The Little Playhouse in the Mission
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Celine N.
San Francisco, CA 94110
11 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Celine's Resident Pets

little love mutt
1 1/2 old

Celine's House

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Outdoor area

About Celine


We are Ale, Celine, and Samson. That is, a dog-loving couple and their small 1.5 yo rescue mutt with a wiggle butt.

We rescued Samson in August 2012, and we feel like the luckiest moms in the world. He's a lover of all and everyone, and wise beyond his years. Even the mail man likes him! And, he loves nothing more than having canine company.

Although Samson doesn't mind size differences, he is a wee little guy, and so we'd like to keep the size gap relatively close. So, unless your giant is as gentle as can be with small guys, our home may not be the best match. Also, we like to have only one doggie guest at a time (so please consider booking early).

About our home: We live in a large one bedroom, on the bottom floor of a lovely home with a dog friendly landlord, many cozy nooks, and an enclosed garden.

Over the last 4 years, we have volunteered as foster and hospice moms with Muttville Senior Dogs Rescue. We have hosted many dogs here, many of them senior and with special needs. As such, we are both dog CPR trained certified, and we are used to administering pills, or even subcutaneous injections. We like to cook for our dogs, and they are allowed pretty much everywhere in the house. We do like to practice a good sit, down, and wait, and make sure our dogs are stimulated and stress-free... Celine is also a dog volunteer at the SF SPCA and assists with public dog training classes there. And, we own all the dog training books you could think of :)

Celine works from home as a web producer, and is the full-time dogsitter; at night, both moms are on duty. A typical dog day here includes at least 30 minutes of free play in an enclosed dog park in the city (mission creek or noe valley recreation center being our favorites), several walks around the small mission streets, and if we're lucky, a trip to Fort Funston, Bernal Hill, or St Mary's park.

If you're curious for more info, we'd be happy to share more photos and videos of us, and some of our foster dogs, so just ask :) We love to post photos of our guests!

Ale, Celine, and Samson.
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Celine N.
San Francisco, CA 94110
11 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated August 3, 2013


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Celine's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Celine's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$50 /hour
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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11 Reviews
Celine was great. She took me on short noticed and more importantly Bobo was a happy camper. She even took/send me a great picture of Bobo during his stay!
Celine and Alex were great hosts! They took Bixby on a week's notice (even though he's a bit larger than they usually like to have in their place). Both of them seemed to have a lot of experience with dogs of all stripes. They were flexible on timing and sent regular text updates and pics so we knew he was in good hands. Great first experience with DogVacay! Thanks guys!
Very, very pleased with the care Celine provided for Ruby this past week. Would absolutely reach out to her again when in need of future boarding!
Absolutely adore Celine. Communication was great and she sent updated photos....far better than the ones we have of Nikki. Thank you for taking such great care of her
Celine, Ale and Samson made Tommy feel welcome right away. He didn't even notice me leave he was having such a great time playing with his new pals! I can't thank them enough for looking after our little beastie while we took a mini vacay ourselves! I highly recommend this situation to anyone with a small to medium size dog(s) who want run and play with Samson, take walks to fun spots or just bask in the sunshine in the garden. Thanks Again!!!
Celine was an excellent host to our pup, Ruby. She graciously provided photo updates during the week we were away. Ruby was happily exhausted from her play-week with her dog Samson. We enthusiastically recommend her as a DogVacay host!
Celine was an outstanding caretaker for Shadow - she had such a wonderful time and really loved their resident dog Samson! Celine was easy to work with, accommodating and truly wonderful. Shadow was one happy dog when she came home!
We are new dog guardians. We adopted Kiki after fostering her and she has been with us for about a year. She is very shy and not used to being around strangers so we were concerned about boarding her. We knew she would not do well in a kennel.
Celine, Ale and Samson took wonderful care of our little girl! The resident pooch, Samson, really helped to reassure Kiki and made her feel comfortable. Celine and Ale are great and truly love dogs. Their home is warm and cozy and they have lots of toys to play with and a lovely yard for sunning and hanging out. Celine sent us pictures and updates of Kiki every day and that really helped me to relax and not worry about how my little girl was doing. They all won Kiki over and I wasn't even sure if she wanted to leave. I can't recommend them enough!
These guys are great, and Samson is a wonderful little dog. Our 6 year old pug sometimes gets a little sad when we leave, but when I went to pick him up, he seemed like he never knew we were gone. I think Ralphie and Samson must have played the whole time. He came back calm and happy! And they even sent me pictures so I wouldn't have to worry.

This was my first time using Dog Vacay and they did a great job. I'm sure we'll be visiting the Mission Playhouse again!
Well this was an add-on day - so I already reviewed the full stay but I was SUPER grateful for the flexibility when my roommate had to change his travel plans!

Celine and partner went above and beyond with their flexibility to make Justice feel at home! Truly grateful!
This was my first time with Dogvacay and I couldn't be more thrilled! I was happy to learn that my roommate actually had worked with our host previously (thanks Facebook Connect) and that was very helpful in reducing worry! And Celine and her partner were truly just so kind in working with us with last minute changes, taking on a large dog with a small dog they already had and welcoming our baby into their home crazy habits and all.

I was grateful to get daily photos while we were away and just seeing him sleeping peacefully made my holiday so much better!
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