Uncle Scotty's House

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Scott W.

58 Reviews
34 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Scott's Resident Pets

Phoebe
Rat Terrier
Female
11 yr 4 mo old
Lucy
Rat Terrier
Female
10 yr 4 mo old
Maisy
Great Dane
Female
4 yr 11 mo old

Scott's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Scott

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi, my name is Scott Watkins. For the last 10+ years, I've been active in animal rescue, rehabilitation and adoption. This has allowed me to work with dogs of all sizes, breeds and ages. I've had the opportunity to attend training in pack socialization, obedience and red zone retraining. My pack are all rescued dogs, ranging in size from Rat Terrier to Great Dane.

I am able to work from home which lets me interact with the dogs 24/7. Although my backyard is securely fenced, the dogs get their exercise on daily trips to the nearby dog park.

Feel free to message me through dogvacay with any questions you may have.

Have a fantastic day!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Scott W.

58 Reviews
34 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Scott's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Scott's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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58 Reviews
First time leaving Cleo. Although she was reluctant at first, Scott did a great job getting her acclimated to him and the other dogs. The pictures and videos that he sent us throughout her stay put our minds at ease that she was enjoying her stay - we so appreciated that! We would definitely feel comfortable leaving Cleo with Scott again.
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Scott did an amazing job taking care of my Dakota. Scott was attentive and listened to my requests and concerns regarding my dog. Throughout the day while my dog was in his care, I received updates, photos, and even videos of her playing at our local dog park. When I picked up Dakota, she seemed very relaxed with him and had clearly formed a positive bond with Scott. I feel completely comfortable leaving my dog with him. Scott truely cares and has a passion for caring and showing kindness to dogs. I highly recommend Scott for your dog care needs!
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Scott did a great job with my dog Scarlet. I got frequent picture updates and she always seemed comfortable in his home (and during their trip to the park). I'd recommend Scott to anybody looking for a dog sitter.
We trust Uncle Scotty completely with our two dogs. They're rescues and he understands their backgrounds and helps us with the nurturing and leadership each dog needs to live a happier more remarkable life.
Syd and Mel spending some time with their Uncle Scotty and his pack, even if it's just for the day.
Scott was absolutely great to work with. He made this process very easy and answered all of our initial questions regarding Dog Vacay in a very timely manner. He sent us many pictures and videos of our puppy Clark while we were away. I think Clark had more fun on our vacation than we did! He came home exhausted from playing with his new friends. We will definitely bringing Clark back.
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I always see if Scott is available when I'm out of town! He is extremely flexible with pick up/drop off. I received multiple videos or pictures each day! My pup always comes home happy and tired from all the playing he got to do! I continually recommend him to anyone asking where the best place to leave your dog at is!
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Great 1st time experience! I felt comfortable with leaving my dog with Scott. I received pictures of Bailey while I was gone which was fun for us (especially my kids as they really missed him). Great experience and I won't hesitate to use him again!
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We were very pleased with the care our girl received. Our girl means the world to us, her little human mommy, my 14 year old daughter went to heaven, and knowing that she was in good hands while we were away, helped us really enjoy our vacation. We knew she was well taken care off. Scott really understood how much this sweet girl means to us. We came home to her, being happy and excited to see us. I will definitely book with Scott again.
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Hey Scott I lost your number. I sent you a PM on messenger
What a great surprise Scott's home was for us and our dog Rufus. Scott cared for our dog just like we would with love, kindness and some learning to boot. Rufus is 10 months old and has never socialized with other dogs.....until Scott took care of him. Scott kept us posted everyday on how Rufus was doing...what a great relief it was to know that Rufus was adjusting and doing great. So here's a Shout out to Scott Thank you so much and looking forward to having you babysit Rufus again.

Janeen
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The fur kids love being spoiled rotten by their Uncle Scotty and hanging out with his pack.
Did a FANTASTIC job with Lucky! Scott was willing to set up a meet and greet and dogsit for Lucky when my regular petsitter backed out last minute. Lucky is incredibly anxous and shy but quickly came right out of his shell and seemed like he was having a better vacation than I was! I got regular photo and even video updates on how Lucky was doing. Easily the best dogsitter I've ever had and I'm sure Lucky will enjoy staying there again sometime!
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The 1st we left our dog with another business in our town was not very pleasant. With Scott, I was very comfortable from the first meeting, to dropping off and the pick up. He kept us updated on what our dog was doing regularly which was fantastic. Our dog Chumley was his self when we picked him up, and we will definitely be referring Scott and will definitely return when needing someone for our Chumley.
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He took excellent care of our puppy, getting him exercise and most importantly keeping him safe and happy!
Apparently I'm terrible at remembering to review and rate our experiences with Scott. I forget to do it because we have never had anything but exceptional experiences and that's why we continue to rebook and why I continue to have reviews piling up. My boys had a GREAT time at Scott's, like they always do. I got constant updates that I absolutely love. This time was a little harder for me than usual. When we dropped off the boys both of them went into Scott's house and made themselves right at home. Luckie was climbing all of the furniture, Buddie was sniffing the whole house out and exploring Scott's kitchen. Both boys were immediately taking to the other dogs and all over Scott. Kissing, sniffing, and begging for his attention. It's like I wasn't even there - which is both difficult for me, but also comforting. I know the boys are happy, being well taken care of, and enjoying their vacation away from Mom & Dad. They were both thrilled to see us when we got back. Scott is always a joy to talk to and we appreciate all that he does for us and the boys. We will be rebooking very soon!
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Scott was great! Marlie loved going to Uncle Scotty's for the weekend! And it was really nice knowing Marlie would get to play and go to the dog park, and not just be in a kennel all weekend!!
My dog had a great time at Scott's place! I received plenty of pictures and updates. I'm happy to drop him off knowing he will get his own dog vacation while I'm on mine! I recommended him to to friends/ colleagues and will continue to bring my dog to Scott's anytime I need too.
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We have a little shih tzu bishon pup named Bauer!
He really is our "baby" and we treat him as such :)
I met w Scott b4 deciding, and he made me and Bauer feel welcome. I could tell his home was a comfortable/safe place we could leave our "baby" at. During his stay, Scott was able to administer meds to Bauer's ears due to an ear infection he got a week prior. Scott sent me many pics of Bauer interacting with the other dogs. He looked happy :)
We will definitely send Bauer again!!! Scott does a terrific job and I can tell he loves dogs :)
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The kids loved their stay with their Uncle Scotty! I think they're excited to see him. They always come home refreshed and recharged from time with his pack.
Always appreciate Scott's wonderful care.
Teddy had a great time, as usual!
Syddie and Mellie love their Uncle Scotty! This was their first daycare experience. Of course, they had fun and were exhausted when they got home. They always have so much fun. Scott does an amazing job. He really knows how to read dogs and be the alpha dog of the pack, regardless of who's in the pack at the moment. Scott really is a gift. We're very grateful for everything. I cannot recommend him enough.
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I'll continue to book through Scott as he provides excellent customer service and quality care for my dog.
I just realized I didn't review this reservation and it's been months! Woops!

This experience for us was Excellent! The dogs LOVED Scott & we are actually going to be visiting Scott again SOON! My Buddie is not always as friendly with men as he is with women, but he warmed right up to Scott, which is amazing in and of itself. The dogs were taken care of extremely well, enjoyed their trips to the dog park, and were happy when they were picked up. I got constant updates via DogVacay & Picture Messages to my phone, which made me feel relieved to know the dogs were doing good, and happy to see pictures of their smiling faces. I was very impressed and comfortable with the dogs being with Scott. We had a great stay! Thanks Scott! See you again soon!
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Dog Vacay makes it easy to schedule and Scott is quick to respond to bookings. Thank you for providing great care, Scott!
Scott is outstanding! Do I have to say more? The thing about reviews is that I know I rely on them and so I assume others do to... what happens....
Scott becomes super busy to his already busy and I can be a little bit selfish. : ? Toby and Lucy absolutely love going to Scotts and spending time with all the other dogs and for Lucy who thinks she is the Queen of wherever she might be... this is a big deal. Thank you Scott for treating our dogs as you do your own dogs! Carla J
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We recently moved from the area, but wanted to take a second to review all of our girls multiple stays with Scott. Words simply cannot express how good he was with them, he cared for them like they were his own. I'm sometimes not so sure they didn't like staying at Scott's better than home because of the frequent trips to the dog park, playing and socialization.

We could not have been more fortunate to find a genuine, loving, caring dog person in Willmar MN. Don't hesitate a second to trust your "kids" with Scott, he is the real deal, they are in good hands.
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An excellent experience per usual. Thanks for providing the peace of mind that comes with Scott's dependability and the love my dog has for him.
Scott does a great job!
Scott is the best. He really gets to know your dog. I don't know what else I can say but my Ralphie loves him!
Scott did an excellent job with Mikka and Molli! He was very attentive to her needs and her allergies, he helped calm her when she needed it, Scott is excellent!!
Really appreciated Scott sending me photos twice during the day to assure me that they were being well cared for.
My Scooby Doo seemed to have a wonderful time with Scott. Scott updated us with photos and texts. Scooby was well-rested and full of energy when we picked him up. We will bring him to "Uncle Scotty's" again!!
To put it plainly...Syd and Mel leaped out of the truck when we arrived at Uncle Scotty's house. LOL! We booked a daytime stay this time. The "kids" came home well cared for and loved...and exhausted, as they did on their weekend vacay. Scott is one of the few people I completely trust with Syd and Mel. They're rescues and Scott's knowledge of dog handling dovetails nicely with wherever their at in life. Thanks Scott! The "kids" love their Uncle Scotty!
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I always appreciate that Scott confirms the date and time he is coming prior to the scheduled dog walk. It's fun to receive a photo from his visit too. Thanks for providing that extra reassurance, Scott!
Thanks Uncle Scotty! Syd and Mel had a fantastic time. Both are rescues. The vacay was especially helpful for Syd. He learned volumes by interacting with the other dogs. He is much calmer, relaxed and more playful. Both dogs were exhausted. They both sleep soundly when we got home.

Scott really spends a lot of time with the dogs. They were walked, taken to a dog park, plenty of time outside to play, in addition to all of the attention they received inside. We will definitely be back. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Uncle Scotty's House.

Thank you!!!
Doug, Lance, Syd and Mel
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Turbo had a great time. Scott kept me updated with texts and photos throughout the weekend. He brought Turbo and the other dogs to the dog park in town. I would definitely recommend Scott.
Luna loved her stay with Scott, and we were so happy with all of the love and attention she gets when she goes to his house. It was our first time leaving Luna since she was a puppy with someone else, but she did excellent and we were so pleased to receive pictures from Scott. It is a pleasure to find someone close to home that takes on dogs who doesn’t put them in a kennel all day long. With Scott, all of the pups are part of the family:-) Luna has stayed twice with Scott now, and the second time I went to bring her over she was ready to bolt out of the car and play with the other pups. We are very pleased, and I highly recommend Scott.
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It was so nice to have a place for my boys to go that was a home setting and a man with a very good heart!!!! He actually did more with them than I ever expected!!!! I'm so thankful I found Scott when I did. I was stressing out about leaving them while I went away to see my son!!! I felt so safe leaving them with him that I didn't once worry about them. He even posted videos so I could see them every once in a while if I missed them!!!! Thank you Scott for doing such a wonderful job with my boys!!! I'm so thankful I found you when I did!!!!!
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Scott is awesome with dogs! Luna loves to go stay with him. Can't say we have ever had a dog that loved to go into a kennel boarding situation. So glad we found this alternative when Luna was a baby - she has never had to be boarded in a kennel situation. Having her in a home environment makes leaving her for a day or 2 or even longer much easier. Thank you Scott!
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Scott took care of our dog Charlie just like he was one of his own. We received many pictures of Charlie while we were gone showing him playing, napping & cuddling (Charlie's favorite pastime). These certainly let us enjoy our time away even more because we knew Charlie was well taken care of. Thank you Scott!!!
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Scott loves his guests. He treats each one as the individuals they are. I would recommend Scott to everyone. Scott recognizes each dogs personality and individuality.
Another successful stay with Scott! I had 3 very happy and tired pups :) I am truly blessed I found Scott to take care of my fur babies!
My dog kids have stayed with Scott twice now. He does a wonderful job at keeping you updated throughout the stay, so I've never had to worry. My little girl has some health conditions and needs a little extra TLC. Scott does wonderfully in caring for her needs. He truly goes the extra mile and exudes compassion for animals!
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I feel so at ease knowing that my dog is being cared for by a dependable, reliable person when I am out-of-town. It really cuts down on the stress of having to be gone!
Scott did a great job of keeping my psychotic dog overnight, he has so much patience, a good place to go.
I really appreciate that Scott took the time to meet my dog prior to booking anything with him. Being able to see that my dog was comfortable made me feel good about making the reservation.
Scott did a great job! He kept us informed and posted videos for us. One of our dogs is a rescue with anxiety issues and she did great. The other dog travels with me around the country and we have only been separated for about eight days since she was about nine weeks old and she did great too. They were well exercised and cared for. We would gladly use Scott's services again.
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Scott has been a God send for us! Our dog suffers (as therefore so do we) from anxiety issues and doesn't do the best meeting other dogs. But she does so well with Scott and with the others dogs there too! And most of the time when she comes home she is so relaxed for a good day or two. I just wish I knew his dog whispering secrets! ;) Totally recommend Scott for day stay and/or overnights-whatever you need! Plus, all other places I tried for day or overnight care would not be able to accommodate all the medications and special eating instructions that our dog needs (like 15 pills a day-she has special needs!) so again to have someone not only able but willing to provide that extra special care is so awesome! Try him out and you will not be disappointed-oh, tell your friends too!
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Our experience with Scott was very positive! Sophie had so much fun at his house. She played with his own dogs and other guests. I didn't think it was possible to wear her out, but she slept for 2 days after she got home! Scott was great about updating me throughout the week. He sent pictures and videos. Scott was more than accomodating and professional. We ended up coming back way later in the day than we planned, and he completely worked with us so we were still able to pick up Sophie that night. I even think the socialization Sophie experienced under Scott's care changed her a little for the better. She has more manners and is less food aggressive with other dogs. It's nice to know that there is a place to bring your dog that will treat them as one of their own and has the knowledge to handle any quirks your dog may have. Thank you Scott!
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I could not believe what an exceptional job Scott had done with my two dogs! He went above and beyond! All the care, activities, pictures an video he did. Kept me updated so I didn't have to worry! He truly is the best! I couldn't have asked for a better person to care for my two doggy kids :)
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Finding someone to leave your dog with when you cannot take them with you is a difficult thing. We feel so fortunate to have found Scott! While most boarding facilities we have used in the past keep dogs kenneled for most of the time, Scott does not. When you leave your dog with Scott they are in his home with him and treated like members of the family. Luna was loved, exercised and very well cared for. She will be back to stay with Scott and his pack in the future!
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I have a 9 year old yellow lab that acts like he is 3 years old. Full of energy! I was a little leary on having him stay with Scott just for the fact that he is a real hyper dog. Well, my dog, Champ, did wonderful and Scott was amazing! When we brought Champ home he slept like a baby. I could tell he had a great time. If dogs could talk, he would say he wants to go back to "Uncle Scotty's" house! Thank you Scott for the great care of our dog!!! You are the best!
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I was extremely happy with Scott and his services. Bella seemed to enjoy her stay. She was so tired from all the attention she got from playing with all the dogs that she slept for 2 days. :) Overall, I was very pleased and Bella will be back.
We couldn't be happier with our experience! We got updates every day, as requested, even including photos and videos of our pup! It was clear he was having the time of his life. He was well exercised and played with, and he came home exhausted and happy. We felt so comforted knowing our puppy was safe and happy so we could enjoy our vacation. We live two hours from Scott, but the drive was worth it for the experience. We'll use him again!
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Another great vacay with Scott! Dori, who forgets most people and places until the 15th meeting, remembered where we were before we even went in the house when I dropped her off. She was excited, like she was being dropped off at Dog Fun Camp. When I picked her up, she had had so much fun playing that she slept in the car all the way home.
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Dori had a great time with Scott and his dogs. Scott took very good care of Dori, and he kept me updated with photos, which I appreciated. Overall, it was an awesome experience.
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