The Maw&Paw Shop on Central Park N.
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Dina & Stephen E.
New York, NY 10032
25 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish

Dina & Stephen's Resident Pets

8 yr 8 mo old

Dina & Stephen's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Dina & Stephen

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
WE LOVE DOGS! And we will give your dog all of the attention, care, and exercise s/he wants!

We just adopted a very sweet 5 year old female miniature dachshund who gets on with other dogs, so your dog will have company even when we're not home.

Although, as theater freelancers, we work from home most of the time, which allows for lots of loving and playing throughout the day. And we're literally across the street from Central Park, so we tend to get lots of park time every day (both walking and sitting around in the fresh air).

We live in a very large 4-bedroom apartment with a looong hallway and our canine friends are always allowed on the furniture! (unless you'd prefer they weren't). We have 3 other roommates who are also great with dogs, so there are plenty of people to interact with on a regular basis.

We're great at following any special instructions you have for your pooch and at giving him/her lots of special attention. Rest assured, your pup will be cared for in every way :)
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Can administer oral medicine
Dina & Stephen E.
New York, NY 10032
25 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated July 8, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dina & Stephen's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Daycare At Dina & Stephen's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$30 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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25 Reviews
Dina and Stephen were wonderful as always. It is so comforting to know that my boys are being loved while we are away. They got long walks, cuddles, massages and even a new playmate in Pippi.

Dina and Stephen were also super accommodating with my schedule changes and understanding when my return flight was delayed several hours.

I'm sure the boys can't wait to get back there!
Thank you Dina & Stephen for welcoming Thunderboy into your home and giving him so many good walks. He came back to us relaxed and happy. It was good to meet you in advance and see whether our dog would be a good guest. I hope we can do this again.
Dina & Stephen were great as always and took my little dog in at the last minute. This was her second time staying with them. I could tell that she was excited when I dropped her off and happy to be there. I will continue to use them in the future as hosts!
Freddy came home very happy, as always. Thank you guys!
I am hesitant to give Dina and Stephen such a good rating, because then they are more likely to be booked the next time I go out of town!! But it's cool, life's about sharing... They took exceptional care of my very large dog, Georgia, and were cool to be flexible with timing in terms of drop offs and pick ups. They kept me informed with how she was faring (moms love pictures!) and she was clearly happy and well cared for when I picked her up. GA isn't the best with her words, but from what I could tell she had a blast.
Beethoven had another great stay with Dina and Stephen. Their apartment truly is a home away from home for B. Thanks again guys!
Dina & Stephen were fantastic hosts! It was my first time leaving my little dog with someone that I didn't know. Naturally, I was a little nervous at first, but they made me feel so comfortable. I know that she had a great time with them. They sent me pictures of her while I was away, which I loved. I will definitely use them again as hosts in the future when I go away. Thank you guys so much for taking such great care of Bea!
Dina and Stephen are wonderful hosts! My dog Cody loves his vacays with them. They are sweet, responsive and often sent pictures of Cody having fun on his walks in Central Park. Clearly dog lovers! Cody has stayed with them two times now and I always felt assured that he was in good hands - he will definitely be vacationing with them again!
Dina and Stephen are excellent! They take an interest in getting to know the doggie and accommodating to its personality. I felt that my dog Sophie was well cared for, protected and loved.
This was the first time my little ( 5months)Freddy was staying with someone else. Dina and Stephen were fantastic!When I got back to pick him up he was sitting watching tv with them, very calm and comfortable. He looked very very happy. Dina sent me several photos of him updating me of what he was up to. Great couple. Thank you so much guys!
Dina and Stephen are the best dog boarding host I ever experienced!!! I am so happy that I found them. I do not need to feel guilty going on vacation since now on :-) I am sure Pokie will be a repeated customer! Thank you Dina and Stephen for taking a very good care of Pokie :-)
I have never felt so comfortable leaving my dog with someone while on an extended trip. The pictures Dina and Stephen forwarded to me each day showed me that Sasha was right at home and that they welcomed her into their home like she was their own dog. I am so glad I stumbled upon this service and will continue to book with Dina and Stephen!
I have used Dina and Stephen on a number of occasions for both short and long stays. They are diligent about their care of my dog, they provide him with a higher level of exercise than he gets at any other boarding site, and they are a pleasure to interact with. They have helped me in a pinch and are always in touch with me, both prior to and during a stay. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Beethoven had another great 10 day stay with Dina and Stephen. They're the absolute best!
Dina & Stephen E. are the best! Our pup Shenandoah stayed with them for over a week and she didn't want to come back with us. Very flexible, right across from Central Park, and soo patient. They are both true dog lovers. Shenandoah came home to us with new tricks and happy as a clam.
I am a little hesitant to write a good review for Dina and Stephen, because I am afraid everybody is going to book with them! They hosted my french bulldog Nella for almost a month. I am a typical overprotective pet owner and was very nervous to leave her for this long in a new home, but the moment I dropped her off I didn't worry about her for a second. I just knew that she was going to be taken care of in the best possible way. You can tell that they are real dog lovers, but also have a lot of knowledge about how to deal with dogs in general. Their apartment is very dog friendly, allowing her to be on the coach and on the bed, something she isn't even allowed in her own home. The location of the apartment is also great, right by central park. Nella loves to be out and about, so she really enjoyed the daily walks they gave her. A nice touch were the regular pictures and updates from the host that really helped me stay connected to her while I was on the other side on the world. Knowing that your dog is in a loving home and the piece of mind that it gives you is priceless, thanks to Dina and Stephen, without them I wouldn't have been able to go on this trip.
Dina and Stephen are amazing. They are true animal lovers and took excellent care of our dog while we were in London for a week. When we came to pick up Beethoven, he was all smiles. We could tell that he had an incredible time by the big smile on his face and the prolonged goodbyes between him, Dina, Stephen, and their roommates. I would not hesitate to book a stay with them again. They are truly wonderful!
Ava seemed to have a great time and came home happy--I'm not sure she wanted to leave!
Dina & Stephen are great!! Although we were out of the country for a week, we never felt disconnected from our little baby. We received text messages and picture updates from them frequently, and with each picture we became a little jealous because she looked so happy that we didn't think she would want to come home. We have had bad experiences in the past with leaving her with a stranger (not affiliated with dogvacay) but we would recommend Dina & Stephen to anyone.
My dogs are so happy with Dina & Stephen. When we are close to their building, they get really excited. I guess they know something good is about to happen! I appreciated the fact that Dina went to the trouble to host a short play date before my dogs stayed there. She really cares about the pups, and even brushed Scout. He looked fantastic when I picked him up. Two labs can be too much for most people, so I'm really glad I found Dina.

On the human side, the apartment is really cute and clean. And cheerful! I would be happy living there, so I feel comfortable leaving my dogs in a homey place.
Dina and Stephen were wonderfully friendly and accommodating. They were patient with my desire to have a meet and greet and worked around my travel schedule.
Dina and Stephen were relaxed and easy-going with Pete. It took Pete a couple of days to settle in, and they seemed to just go with it. When we picked Pete up, he looked great. I was happy with our first DogVacay experience.
Dina was a GREAT pet host; she and her boyfriend took Bronx for long
walks to get rid of the energy we can never seem to contain, sent me
texts with pictures to update me on their activities, and even let Bronx
take home his new favorite toy that he discovered at their apartment. My
only hesitation in reviewing her so positively is it means she might be
booked up in the future! Highly recommend, very responsive, good value.
Dina and Steven were kind, reliable, and it was obvious Penny had a great time. Their apartment was great for her, with a long hall she could run up and down. And they're right across the street from Central Park North, which I know Penny enjoyed. All in all, Penny's first Dog Vacay experience was a fabulous one.
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