Uncle Bruce's Dog Boarding

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Bruce D.

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80 Reviews
44 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier

Bruce's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
8 yr 11 mo old
Mixed Breed
2 yr 11 mo old

Bruce's House

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

About Bruce

32 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a dog lover who watches several neighbors' dogs, some in their homes and some in my home - usually when they are out of town or when they are remodeling their homes etc.. Many of these families have known me for 35 - 40 years. They can all provide references for me. ( Some have known me since I was a young teenager and now I'm an old 57 year old !! )

My motto is that "We Take The Boredom Out Of Boarding". I usually walk each dog several times and play with them throughout the day until they are tired. Never a dull moment.

I am not bragging - but some of these "references" will tell you that when they bring their dog to me, it jumps out of the car and runs to my front door happily and that when they used to take them to a regular kennel, their dogs would not be happy ( like many dogs act when they go to the vet. ).

I have several bedrooms (5) and during the periods I'm out jogging or gone to the grocery store, I like to separate the dogs usually in kennel/crates or each in a bedroom etc.. It is for their safety. The good thing is, the bedrooms have old carpet that needs replaced, so if any dogs have an accident or chew - it will not hurt the flooring ! No matter how good all of our dogs are, there is always one troublemaker in the crowd, that's why I separate them. Better safe than sorry.

The day usually starts with breakfast (half of their day's feeding) and a walk around 8:00 a.m. - another walk around 1:00 p.m. - another walk around 4:30 p.m. - dinner at 6:00 p.m. (the rest of their daily feeding) and another walk at 7:00 p.m. - and a short outing before bed around 11:00 p.m.

We now offer to everyone - Uncle Bruce's "Double Dog Discount" :
whenever you leave two dogs at the same time, the second dog stays at half price ! ! ! $30.00/day for both dogs ! - (( With Minimum 3 Day Stay )) -
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Bruce D.

Online Now!
80 Reviews
44 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated March 1, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Bruce's Home
$20 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$8 each way
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
80 Reviews
Bruce is very kind and super responsive! He took great care of our Tater Tot and Ellie. We will be booking with him in the future!
10 Stars! Bruce was an excellent host for my furry babies. He is a very kind and organized person. Tango & Willy will go back. :-)
Great experience. Bruce was extremely helpful. Would recommend to anyone.
Really friendly and was really great with our lil guy, Dexter. Highly recommend.
Bruce was THE BEST sitter we have ever had! He updated us daily with pics and info, and was super open and friendly. We loved how clean his house was, and in short, we will never look elsewhere again :)
Bruce is probably one of the best pet sitters I've ever had for my puppy. He appears to have a genuine love for dogs. He assures that your puppy will be very well taken care of while you are away. He even has a schedule for them throughout the day. Bruce is also very accommodating given that I had to change my drop-off time (earlier time) from the original plan. I greatly thank him for that. While I’m away, he also provides constant updates of your puppy and sends pictures. I also love that he has a backyard, perfect for my energetic pup. I would be a returning pet owner and definitely recommend Bruce.
Bruce was a a God send. Last minute I needed to board my Bella and luckily he accepts same day booking even though I was actually booking for the night before departure. Bruce is very welcoming very energetic, seems to have received a calling as a caregiver for people and pets. Bruce has a very relaxed policy when it comes to pets getting ino things (thus he tiled his floor) and he lets them play in the yard several times a day. He has a very good system for introducing your fur baby to his as well as any others he's sitting for. Knowing that pets can be nervous and take awhile to eat, Bruce even has a pantry of goodies to fix that, he's respectful of any instructions you'd prefer and won't cross hard limits if you request. He is even always quick to reply when checking in on your fur baby, and will even send you updates and photos. I would definitely not only recommend him but also be a repeat customer, I think Bella almost didn't want to leave uncle Bruce. Lol. Thanks for everything Bruce!
Bruce is very nice & our dogs seemed very happy staying with him!
Our pup had a great stay with Bruce. Easy communication and I received frequent updates with photos. I felt like Amos had the attention and care he would have had at home.
I want to thank Bruce D. for caring for my Lili. She was comfortable and happy with Bruce D. When I went to pick her up she did not even run to me which she always does that's how comfortable she was with Bruce D. If in the Houston area and need someone to care for your four legged baby this is the best person thank you again Bruce D
Bruce watched our two dogs during our fist extended family vacation in the life of the them (10+ years!). We received several reports throughout the vacay along with pictures and updates how the dogs were getting along with the others. Near the end of their stay one came down with an ear infection, and Bruce went so far to take him to his vet and get him taken care of in our absence. When we asked what the damage was, Bruce said not to worry about it because he didn't want him uncomfortable while we were away. We will definitely be using Bruce again, and thankful to find him as caring about our dogs as we are!
Lucy loves visiting Bruce! When we returned to Bruce for our second stay, she was eager to walk up to the door and ran inside without a goodbye!! She came home with a fresh bath. Such a wonderful experience.
Bruce was terrific! Our dog came home happy, healthy, and clearly had a lot of fun running around. Bruce sent us frequent updates and photos which really set our minds at ease.
Lucy had a great time - Bruce did a fantastic job taking care of her.
My dog really enjoy the time living with Bruce~
We were very impressed with Bruce. He is certainly a dog lover and has a deep sense of passion for pets. He also seems to understand their behavioral patterns and cares for them accordingly. Oscar seemed very comfortable with Bruce as soon as he met him. Bruce sent us pictures of Oscar throughout his stay with him, reassuring us that Oscar was in good hands and having fun.
Uncle Bruce is a real nice guy. He took good care of my dog. Will recommend!!
Bruce took great care of my two dogs during their stay. He replied to all my messages very quickly and eased all concerns I had. I will definitely leave my dogs under his care again. Thanks, Bruce!!
Clearly a very involved, very good pet host! Thanks for the great care of our two beasts. :-)
Bruce was a great host! We needed someone to watch our dogs while we were out of the country and we didn't want them to go to a normal boarding place and be kenneled for that long. I read Bruce's other reviews and decided to try it out. He is great with dogs and loves what he does, you can tell when you meet him! We got updates and pics of our pups while we were done so we knew they were well taken care of. They came home happy which is what matters! Thanks for taking such good care of our pups! We have already referred friends and will continue to do so!
Thanks Bruce for taking care of Buddy. I was nervous, as we all are when trying somewhere new, but Bruce talked to me about his experiences and that set my mind at ease. Judging by the reaction when I picked Buddy up I could tell he had a great time.
Bruce took wonderful care of our dog, Grace, over Thanksgiving. She didn't want to leave when we picked her up! Thanks again, Bruce! We appreciate you!
The dogs were well taken care of and came home good and tired. Lots of photos of the pups while we were away. Will visit again on our next trip out of town. Never had to worry about them when we were gone.
Mr. Bruce was EXCELLENT with my pitbull Boss. He sent pictures throughout the visit to assure me that Boss was okay. Easy location to get to and very reasonable prices. Thanks so much Mr. Bruce, Boss will definitely be seeing you again.
Bruce was very kind man, full of knowledge and care of dogs. His attention to detail to each dog he watches brings a great ease of mind.

He respects dogs and treats dog, the way they would prefer to be treated. This amount of resp4for the canine has brought a new found respect for the man.

I will definitely use Bruce again to watch my dog.
Bruce is great with our dogs! This was our second trip with him and he did great. Thanks Bruce!
Bruce took great care of my dog. He grouped the dogs he have and taught them to play nice. He also sent lots of cute photos of my dog to me. Great choice!
I have used Bruce several times, and he always in an excellent host. It is apparent he cares deeply for the dogs he watches.
She had a great night away!
Bill was great. Caring and loving to my dogs and very flexible with his schedule to accommodate drop offs and pick ups.
Bruce is the best. This was the second time we left our two babies with Bruce. It's such a great feeling to know that our babies will be loved while we are away. Bruce sends pics every day, and let's us know how our varies are doing. I have 100% confidence in Bruce. Now that we have uncle Bruce close by, we can go out of town. He will take care of our babies for as long as we live in Houston. Thanks Bruce. You're the best.
Bruce is truly a dog whisperer. It was not easy for me to find a right dog sitter for my dog because my dog does not get along with other dogs. Bruce was able to handle him with great care and manage well for my dog to stay with him and other dogs. My dog suffers recurring ear infection and Bruce took good care of his ears and cleansed them, he has done a better job than my vet. He faithfully provided pictures update while I was on a long trip. I will send my dog to Bruce again in the future.
Our Westies, Henry and Kinsey, spent a week with Bruce, and were so well taken care of. They were very happy to see us return, but were so calm and relaxed, we knew they had had a wonderful time. Bruce has a terrific way with dogs, and we would recommend him to anyone.
Excelent host. Thank you for all your help Bruce.
Bruce took wonderful care of both of my dogs! He was able to take them on very short notice and provided lots of updates on how the dogs were doing, as well as photos of them. I felt completely confident that they were in great hands. We will definitely use him again and I highly recommend him to others.
He did a wonderful job and made me feel comfortable leaving my babies with him. He handles them well and they can be difficult at times. He sent lots of pictures so I felt at ease while on vacation. Thanks bruce!
Bruce is a super nice guy who took care of my dog completely, he sent photos and socialized my playful dog perfectly. I couldn't recommend the experience more, perfect place for any dog to go on vacation. :)
Bruce was everything we could ask for in boarding our active Golden Retriever, Crockett. He was extremely accommodating, his home is very clean and set up for dogs. You can tell he loves animals and knows how to introduce dogs to each other. He sent pictures that were very appreciated. We will definitely use Bruce again.
Uncle Bruce is awesome! He's super sweet and friendly, first time I met him and felt like I known him forever, he took good care of my two pups, one is being very picky with eating, he took his time and hand fed her making sure she have something to eat and not starving. Toro is shy and tend to run away, but uncle Bruce put me at ease sending me daily photos update on how she's doing. I finally found someone I can trust with my fur babies, he got years of experiences and can handle any type of dogs in any situation. We will use uncle Bruce going forward and only him :)
Bruce is amazing! I'm sure he is the Dog Whisperer, one of my dogs is not use to being around other dogs and therefore gets a little crazy. Bruce had my dogs playing with other dogs like they were old friends. My dogs came home happy. Thank you Bruce for being such a great person.
Bruce is an outstanding petsitter He will accommodate your every need He makes your dog part of his famiy. He send daily update w/ pictures.I could go on and on. I will be using him again. HE'S AWESOME!!!!!
We have used Bruce before and will use him again. He has been a great resource. The dogs and us love using him. It is so nice to be away from home and know our four legged family members are having a great time and being taken care of well.
Dogs had a great time. Bruce was great when we had flight delays. He was calmer than we were.
I highly recommend Bruce. He was very responsive when I first contacted him to take care of my dogs, and was flexible when I had to extend my dogs' vacation with him. He is a wonderful pet sitter, more like an uncle. When I dropped the dogs, he immediately connected with them. He is loving, caring, fun and more importantly, takes great care of our pet family. I was so nervous to drop off my babies, but when I met Bruce, my fears disappeared. I just retrieved my dogs, and they were very happy to see me, but kept going to Bruce for kisses as if they didn't want to leave him out of the celebration. I cannot recommend him enough. Bruce is my pet sitter from now on, or as long as he wants to take care of my babies. Thank you Bruce.
Bruce is awesome! His home is totally dog-friendly, but spotless! Our dog Ginger had a great time while she was there. Bruce sent us photos and she appeared to be happy! Bruce was very loving toward Ginger. I would recommend him to anyone!
Bruce was so easy to deal with on timing for drop off and pickup.His love for Dogs comes through in his easy going nature and desire to make the Owners and Dogs happy. JuneBug had so much fun! Much better then boarding at the vet.We will definitely be using again as it easier on us then trying to find a family member to watch JuneBug.
My rescue dog Coco was very happy while staying at Bruce's. Bruce is a great guy and it is his passion to take care of your pet. He looked after Coco while we were away and he shared pictures daily with a brief summary of her activities.
We highly recommend Bruce and Coco is looking forward staying once again with him.
Our two pups spent several nights at Bruce's house. Bruce was great with them! He handled them both wonderfully even though they can be a little rambunctious. He stayed in communication when necessary and gave us plenty of updates. He obviously has a lot of experience taking care of dogs.

Highly recommended and we will definitely think of him the next time we need dog sitting.
Bruce did s great job watching our puppy boxer. She was nervous at first and didn't eat well. Bruce worked with her to calm her nerves and make her feel at home. She was able to get on a regular feeding schedule and even gain a little weight. Bruce sent us several photos and updates they out the day. When I asked how she was doing, he responded quickly and in a timely matter. He has a set schedule of when to take out the dogs and feed them. This helped us keep our puppy on a schedule. He also had other dogs and described how it allowed one dog at a time to meet and greet. Great service. Our pup came back happy and healthy.
Bruce is excellent! Its a vacation for my dogs when they are there.
Bruce did a great job with our 125lbs dog Maximus. He was very responsive to texts and provided consistent updates and pics during our short trip. Bruce has his caretaking methodology down to a science - he is well organized with his information on all the dogs he watches, knows when and how much the dogs would eat and drink, and understands exactly how to introduce the dogs to one another.
No complaints! Bruce took great care of Ace (male Doberman) and Bella (female mixed breed) while we were on vacation. When I showed up to pick them up early Monday morning, he came out saying that Ace had lost a little weight over the week and held up this tiny little Min Pin in his arms! Needless to say, he seems like a light-hearted gentleman with a sense of humor who really cares for his canine guests.
Bruce D was awesome with my dogs from the very moment I dropped them off. He took care of them like he will his own. Will use him again if need be.
I was a little concerned leaving our dog with someone I did not know. After speaking with Bruce, I felt very comfortable. Bruce discussed his expectations in detail. Bruce took excellent care of our yellow lab. To say Bruce is a dog lover would be an understatement. My family and I joked she would not want to come home. I will never use a kennel again. Thanks Bruce!
Took good care of my dog, super flexible with drop off and pick up, very friendly! would use again
I was really lucky to find Bruce! He is a total dog lover and kept me posted throughout my dogs' stay with texts and photos. I will definitely call on him again to take care of my dogs the next time I'm away. They were in great hands and they clearly loved their vacay!
Bruce is a great host!! Is the second time i left Congo with him and i feel very relax because i know he is in good hands !
Dogs had a great time! Bruce was extremely flexible with our booking and great with our dogs! He has one of the best rates out there and quality does not suffer for it. Will be booking with him again :)
Bruce is great, friendly, and very flexible. This was my dog, Gizmo, first stay with him; and I'm so glad to have found someone who loves my dog as much as I do. Now, if I ever need someone to care for Gizmo while I'm out of town, Bruce would be my first choice hands down!!
Bruce was the best. Bruce was very attentive and made Prince feel like a member of his family.
Best dog sitter experience I've had with dog vacay! Bruce is excellent and it's very obvious that he loves what he does--which means he loves the dogs! He took the best care of my Great Dane, was very flexible with his schedule, and communicated with me often while I was away. I would highly recommend Bruce to anyone and will definitely be a repeat customer in the future. My dog Apollo loved him!
I couldn't have found a better Sitter than Mr. Bruce. He has a very Caring Heart for Dogs. I was very impressed with him.
Thank You, Mr. Bruce for allowing Me to enjoy My Trip, knowing that My Pet was in good Hands. I will always, refer You to My Friends...
Great job with our pups, thanks a lot!
Was a great experience for our four legged family members. All 3 of them had a great time and adjusted to being home without any problem. We will be using Bruce again. He sent us pictures of the all three of them having a great time.
Bruce was awesome! We left our dog, Dolce, with him for about 10 days and he took great care of her. He was great about sending pictures and updates daily. Dolce was exhausted when she got home, so we know she wasn't shut in the whole time. :) We will definitely be going back to Bruce!!!
Bruce was a wonderful host to my dog Deeva! Bruce is a real cool guy that is really into dogs, so much so that he plans to open up his own kennel in the future. If you want to leave your dog with some who really cares, please leave your dog with Bruce.
Bruce kept me up to date with texts and photos every day. Also, when I showed up he outlined his normal way of doing things and checked if certain things were ok with me. Overall I will definitely use Bruce again!
My Piper had a great stay with Uncle Bruce. He was very happy and active when I picked him up. Bruce was very helpful and flexible regarding pick up and drop off time, and he sent me picture of my doggie while I was away. I have already booked a couple days with Bruce for my next time out of town.
Super communicative (he always replied to my texts within the hour), flexible, and sweet to humans and animals alike. I'm just upset that I didn't find him sooner! We will always be booking Bruce from here on out :)
Bruce was awesome. I got updated everyday. My two yorkies had a wonderful time. He took them to the park too. I so happy I found a wonderful sitter for my pups!
I would highly recommend Bruce as a dogsitter. My dog spend such a great time at his house. Bruce cares a lot about dogs, he ofently send as pictures and in all of those pictures our dog looked very happy. Next time I travel I will love to leave my dog with Bruce.
A very kind man who truly loves dogs. He seem to have gone to great lengths to see that my dogs were well cared for and happy. As soon as I saw my dogs on my return, I could tell they were well taken care of and they were happy. Mr. Bruce also gave me a discount, mindful of my extended absence and that I had two dogs. I am truly grateful and will go back again. Thank you Mr. Bruce, from Gift, Favor and Stella.
Bruce is a true dog lover and he treated Ginger like a VIP! His home is set up exclusively to handle any dog issue, and he was totally cool when Ginger, who IS house-trained, decided to pee on his tile floor! The house is pristine, NO odors at all! He has a fenced back yard, he walks the dogs several times a day, carries his cell phone with him at all times, and he sent us pictures of Ginger with a red bandana he had put around her neck! When we picked her up and were leaving his house, he said, "Bye Ginger, I love you!" So awesome. Bruce is a great dog-sitter and we will definitely use him again!
Bruce was great with my dogs! he kept me updated with photos, responded quickly and was very accommodating and flexible. I am referring my sister to him when she goes on vacation and I would definitely recommend him to someone else and use him again!
The Luca's stay was excellent he was very happy when I picked up
Bruce was an amazing host for Ice. I got regular updates and he was very attentive. Would definitely book again!
We left our dog with with Bruce for 11 days over the holidays. It was our first experience with DogVacay and Bruce was wonderful! He took Reggie on multiple walks a day and sent us daily updates with pictures. We will definitely be using Bruce again!
Bruce is very experienced with dogs, we felt perfectly comfortable leaving our dog with him. Will definitely come back to him again when we go for our next trip!
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