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Brandon S.

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2 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Brandon's Resident Pets

London
Yorkshire Terrier
Female
7 yr 4 mo old

Brandon's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Brandon

24 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi, my name is Brandon C. Smith. I am an avid dog lover with two DOG-ters of my own. London and Blue love new friends and are great examples of a big/little dog combination. I work full time for General Motors, but I work 7 blocks away from home...so I'm always around. I have cared for dogs since I was in the second grade for about 23 years now. I have managed a pet store and day care and just frankly love to be around animals. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to bring them to me. I look forward to meeting you all soon.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Brandon S.

Online Now!
2 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Web Training Complete
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Brandon's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$30 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Brandon's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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2 Reviews
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Brandon's home is a loft in downtown LA with plenty of open space for dog romping. In fact, his complex is so dog friendly there may be more dogs than people in the building. While Brandon's flooring is tile and thus great for dog sitting, sometimes it's not the best for older dogs who need more stability. In those cases, Brandon will be happy to put down a rug.

Speaking of special need's dogs, Brandon can also administer oral medication. He has experience with dogs of many different stripes and has worked in a pet store before so he's very conscientious about dog needs and quirks.

Also worth noting, Brandon's dog London is lovely. She's very warm and loves all kinds of dogs. Sometimes Brandon will also have his family's dog Blue with him. She too is dog friendly.

And lastly, while Brandon does spend time out of his loft during the day, he works very close to home so checking in is possible. Likewise, when needed, his mother can come over and provide closer to 24/7 care.
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Brandon was great! Super cool, very knowledgeable about dogs, totally in control of the situation. Also excellent communication and flexibility. Highly recommended!
Thanks for taking care of Oscar. He was in great hands.