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Tristan B.

10 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Tristan's Resident Pets

Shih Tzu
13 yr 1 mo old

Tristan's Apartment

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Small Balcony
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Tristan

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We would love to host your dog!

We are a professional, active couple living downtown Vancouver (26 & 30 yrs). We've both grown up with dogs at home and currently have a little Shih Tzu named Rudy as part of our family.

I'm employed as a pilot flying out of YVR on a relaxed and flexible schedule (I have only made myself and Jess available on the days where I am home so that your dog is never left unattended). Jess is the day manager at one of Vancouver's local restaurants and works a 9-5 shift. In the evenings we are often out and about at the dog park or on the Sea Wall together.

Rudy, our little dog, is a 12 year old Shih Tzu who loves walks and can either be quite playful or can also keep to himself depending on the surrounding dogs characters. He's very easy going and accustomed to different dogs staying in his home! He even shares his toys! Regardless of anything he's taken outside a minimum of three times a day (morning,  mid day and in the evening) but usually more. We also live two blocks from a dog park which is convenient!

Although we live in a dog friendly 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of downtown, I often find myself on Spanish banks, kits beach or hiking in the surrounding area. I would be very happy having a dog accompany me on some local hikes providing I have information about your dogs abilities so that I can tailor the hikes to accommodate your pet. Of course I'm fine with a day at the beach or a closed dog park if that's more in line with your preferences.

I would politely ask that we be notified about specific behaviours your dog may have (chewing couches,  barking,  howling ect) to better prepare the house or accommodate their needs.

Of course your pets stay will be well documented for you with pictures sent via text or email and your more than welcome to call 24 hours a day.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you and your dog!

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Tristan B.

10 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tristan's Home
$36 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
10 Reviews
Rufus has been staying with Tristan and Jess a lot, on and off these past couple of months because we have to travel so much. Rufus is always SO HAPPY to hang out with them. They have been so helpful and taken such good care of him - even taken him on hikes! All around a great experience.
Tristan and Jess took great care of Lily over the holidays and were available when no one else was. Tristan welcomed her into his family Christmas celebration where she received lots of cuddles and walks. Receiving pictures of her relaxing with his family made us feel better about leaving her. Would recommend!
Tristan and Jess were great. Rufus had a wonderful time with them. They met me before I made the booking since Rufus had never met either of them before, and we were leaving him for a long stay.
We received a lot of text updates and pictures and they were accommodating on pick-up / drop-off times and dates.
Rufus was so mellow when I picked him up, I think that he was honestly sad to go home.
We have already booked Tristan and Jess for our next trip.
We highly recommend them both.
Tristan and Jess were wonderful with my senior dog Bailey. He instantly took to them and they filled his days of his vacay with adventures so much I was worried he may not want to come home! LOL Tristan kept me updated daily with pictures, videos and stories. I would definitely recommend them and use them again!
Tristan was a very nice caring guy. We felt like he was very experienced with dogs, and when we brought our dog over she seemed to feel comfortable really quickly. Our dog is quite high maintenance and from how she is after her stay we feel like she really enjoyed Tristan's place.

His place is also really convenient to get to. We will definitely book again with him.
Griffin had so much fun at the beach with Tristan he cannot wait to stay again!
Tristan and Jess took such good care of Oliver and took him on so many fun outings, I don't think he wanted to come home! Tristan was very responsive and flexible with drop-off/pick-up and he kept us regularly updated with photos and texts, which was all greatly appreciated. Oliver can be reactive and Tristan was able to handle that with ease. Highly recommend Tristan - he clearly loves dogs and we would not hesitate to leave our dog with him again.
Tristan was a great host for our dog Bucky. He took great care of our dog and took him for regular walks in the park and off leash areas. He regularly sent updates and photos, which we appreciated a great deal. He was on time for the initial meeting and when we picked Bucky up again, and very friendly. Bucky showed no signs of being overly spoilt (which was a good thing) and seemed his happy self when we got him back after three nights. Will make use of Tristan’s dog minding services at any time again.
Tristan was extremely flexible for drop-off and pick-up times. He and Jess ensured our beagle Misty was well cared for and her needs were met. Highly recommend Tristan & Jess to care for your pet.
Great! Tristan sent updates and photos throughout my vacation. I didn't worry about Penny once :)
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