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David B.

17 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

David's Resident Pets

Rat Terrier
12 yr 9 mo old

David's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About David

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Premium Stress Free Atmosphere

Welcome to The Happy Dog Retreat. We realize that the last thing you need when you leave your beloved pet behind, as you travel, is to feel anxiety at ANY level. The same goes for your pet. We provide a comfortable "AT HOME" atmosphere at all times to relieve stress to your furry family member. Whether it's when they relax in our home or retreat to our beautifully landscaped, fenced back yard; the experience is like a vacation. We will always give your pet our full attention and premium care. We work hard to maintain a 5 STAR RATING.
I have a working knowledge of pet nutrition (11+ years) and have great relationships with many local Veterinarian Clinics in my area. You can rest assured that your family pets will be safe, comfortable and relaxed until you return.
Oh, I almost forgot. Be prepared when you return. Many of our guests seem to want to stay just a little longer.
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Can administer oral medicine

David B.

17 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 13, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At David's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$12 /bath
17 Reviews
These are great hosts. I am a repeat & would never go anywhere else. Pics, texts, just excellent people.
I can't begin to tell you what lifesavers David & Vickie are! They not only came to my rescue at the last minute, but they once again provided a loving home for Basil during the entire Holiday season until after New Years! They are loving, kind and patient with Basil, who can be a very over energized Jack Russell. They have even given me training tips & rewards for Basil when he listens. He just loves being there and I feel so comfortable leaving him with them that I will never use another care giver for my fur make your reservation EARLY!! Everything about this home is absolutely wonderful
Unfortunately, we had to leave suddenly due to a death in the family. But, David was very understanding and worked with our short notice plans.

As always, it was a pleasure for our Min-Pin, Chuckie, to stay at "Uncle" David's home. He gets along beautifully with their dog, Lovergirl. And from what David said, there was little, if any, separation anxiety from Chuckie this time around.

I truly wish that I could give David more than 5 stars, because he truly has earned it on so many factors. Between taking him to the dog park, the beach, and this cute little creek. All the while, taking beautiful pictures of him that we will treasure forever.

He has a beautiful oasis of a backyard that Chuckie can go to, to both play and do his "Doggie Business".

If David were to ever be unable to watch Chuckie for whatever reason, we would be devastated. Because, Chuckie feels, to our knowledge, that going over like a treat/extended playdate.

David is the best petsitter that we have ever had in the 13 years that my husband, Mark, has had him. Now, keep in mind that Chuckie is no walk in the park!!! He suffers from EXTREME separation anxiety. But, with every visit over to David's home, the anxiety seems to lessen bit by bit. And I attribute that to David's great love of dogs, and his overall personality. Dogs have a 6th sense about people, and they can tell caring people vs. people just looking for spare money. And David DEFINITELY falls into the caring category!!!!!
We really can't say enough good things about David and Vicki. This was our first experience with them and Dogvacay but we will be back for sure. We were gone an unusual amount of time, 3 weeks, but they were wonderful to our Bear, sent us updates and pictures and did everything we asked of them. They are very caring people and if there were more than 5 stars I would give them the tops. Dave was in touch with us on a regular basis and got right back to us if we had any questions. This was Bears first ever stay away from us and 3 weeks was a long time for us both but Dave and Vicki were so nice to him and us that I would recommend them to everyone. They truly treated him like their own. You won't be disappointed there not ever. We thank them with all our hearts and wish them the best ever. And to think I almost didn't call them what a shame that would have been for my little boy Bear. See you next time.
I am over the top thrilled with the care and love my Basil boy received at the home of Dave & Vicki! Dave gave him such a great daily workout he has been resting since he came home today :) Something he really needed since he is usually very high strung. Dave sent me pictures of Basil all week and as many progress reports as I asked for. He was very patient and loving with Basil and knew just how to make him feel comfortable with the 2 other dogs in the home. I felt that Basil was in excellent hands and I would recommend Dave to EVERYONE.
David and Vickie were awesome with my dogs. They were happy to go there and were happy when they came home. David sent me pics of the dogs while I was gone. Will use them again for sure. They are great people who love ❤️ dogs.
Dave is simply fantastic! I think Penny is the one who left the Garth Brooks concert flier where I would see it just so she could go visit with Dave! Thanks, again, for another stress-free sitting experience.
Elsa (our dog) and I was very satisfied with the stay We will definitely recommend David B to others in need of boarding
Again, Dave has been a dream to work with!

We had a last minute family emergency, and had to go out of town, and Dave literally bent over backwards to help us out with everything!

And on top of that, our dog, Chuckie, had a blast while he was in his care! Dave took him to dog parks and the beach. And he sent us the most adorable pictures of our baby playing in the water, and playing with his dog.

We had no worries about Chuckie'so separation anxiety issues because as soon as he saw Dave, he knew that he was in for a great time!

I would recommend anyone who wants their pet to be pampered and spoiled and to not even notice that your not there to use Dave! This is the 3rd time we have used him, and we've even booked him for a trip that we know that we are going on in October!!!!

Your pet couldn't be happier or in better hands than with Dave when you need a petsitter!

Too bad he doesn't have a husband-sitting business! LOL!!!!
I wish that I could leave 6 stars for Dave!!! He and his wife did such a wonderful job on the weekend where we got married, that we HAD to use them for when we went on our Honeymoon Cruise!!!
Dave even stocked up on Chuckie's favorite snacks!!!
He kept us updated as to how Chuckie was doing, and even though Chuckie suffers from EXTREME separation anxiety when he's away from his "Daddy", the second time around was much smoother!
Chuckie was very spoiled while in Dave's care. They took him to dog parks and he had plenty of friends to play with!
Chuckie loves going to Dave's house so much, that the next time we go out of town, we are DEFINITELY going to splurge and spend the money to have him take care of him vs. having family watching him for free!!!
If you are looking for someone who will treat your pet as you do, and will spoil them so that they don't even know that you're gone... This is the guy for you!!!
Dave and his wife were wonderful to our dog, Chuckie!!! We were getting married that weekend, and anyone who would have normally watched him for us was coming to the wedding. So, we found this site and then found Dave.
Chuckie instantly got along with their dog at the "Meet and Greet" and we closed the deal.
And Dave sent us really cute pictures of Chuckie taking naps and playing, and let us know how he was doing.
I would recommend that anyone who wants an EXCELLENT pet sitter chooses Dave. We even used him for our Honeymoon Cruise, and I will go into details about that when I do that review.
We have never told our Shitzu-Bichon mix that she is a d-o-g. Thanks to Dave's excellent care, Penny still believes she is a Princess of Pawdom. We were gone more than a week, the longest time we've ever been away from her. It's also the first time she has not stayed with relatives when we traveled. The texts and pics Dave sent relieved our separation anxieties and we thank him so much for the extra 2% of care, including allowing Penny to sleep in his bed as she does in ours. I would highly recommend Dave for your 4-legged fur baby.
These were the greatest babysitters. We were relaxed the entire time we were gone. Without a doubt will use them again!
David and Vicki were phenomenal!! This was our first time using this type of service. We needed someone for Christmas weekend and they were so kind to take in our 14 yr. old beagle, Mollie. This allowed us to travel out of town to be with family for the holiday. They have a lovely home with a beautiful fenced backyard. They were so attentive to her needs and texted me with any questions or concerns pertaining to her well-being. They sent pictures, including one that we will always cherish...Mollie lying on her bed near the fireplace that had Christmas stockings hanging on it- It was precious! She got along wonderfully with their dog as well. I highly recommend this couple for your dog sitting needs!
This was my dog's first vacation with David. They treated him with such love and care! He loved romping in their backyard, and they took him for special walks. They even gave him a "spa" treatment and bath. He got along fine with their dog. David sent me regular emails as to how my dog was doing, and sent pictures as well. I will definitely take my dog back to David's for another vacation!
My pups loved their stay with David and his wife, so much so they were not in a rush to leave when we picked them up. Definitely will be using them again!!! They sent us update texts and pics of my girls everyday. Highly recommend using them !!!
My 4 dogs were very happy with David and Vicki! They took great care of them and I can't wait to use them again!
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