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Gil D.

30 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$30/night
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

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About Gil

Hi, my name is Gil and I live in an urban modern building in downtown San Diego. I have an expansive Loft on the third floor of my complex which I used to share with my black lab Rebel (pictured) until he passed away two years ago from liver disease. I cared for Rebel by myself for ~5 years after adopting him when I first moved to San Diego from SF. I'm now in the process of looking to adopt a new dog, but in the meantime I thought I'd make myself available to care for and host other dogs :) My place is always kept exceptionally clean, I have several leather couches and a large memory foam dog bed as great sleep/lounge options for my dog guests and plenty of dog toys. My place is always air conditioned. I will take your dog for as many walks as needed and can bring them to a nearby park to play as well.

All weekend services will have 24/7 supervision.

My background: I went to Berkeley and I work for Qualcomm's finance team out in Sorrento Valley.
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Gil D.

30 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 22, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Gil's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
30 Reviews
This is a late review but I couldnt leave it ignored because Gil is so deserving of a good review! He was so amazing. I needed a last minute dog sitter for my 2 boys. Gil was quick to respond to my messages and was available. During my dogs' stay, Gil kept in constant communication giving me updates as well as sending pictures/videos. He took such great care of my boys and I am so grateful. I would highly recommend him!
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Great Experience! Will definitely use Gil again if he's available
Gil was accommodating, friendly, and provided pics of our little girl while I was gone. Thanks for taking care of Daphne.
Gil was great! Couldn't have asked for a better first experience on DogVacay.com Professional, prepared, flexible, and courteous. Also got some great photos and videos while he was watching over our pup.
Gil was fantastic! He asked all the important questions when we dropped off the dogs. He sent us pictures every day. They looked happy when we picked them up thanks Gil.
Gil was great! I contacted him on very short notice to watch Milo and he agreed to do so, even though he was already watching two other dogs. He was very accommodating with respect to drop off and pick up, sent me an update with pics during the day, and Milo seemed to be in great spirits when we picked him up. All in all it was a very good experience and I would definitely use Gil again and recommend him to others :)
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Second time we've booked with Gil. Paulie (our dog) is super finicky and suffers from anxiety, so leaving him while we travel is always an anxious time for us! Upon getting to Gil's place with Paulie and his 2 suitcases and lists of special instructions; Gil put us right at ease! Not only is Paulie well cared for, but he has fun! When it's time for us to pick him up he (for the SECOND TIME) runs back to Gil! Ha! Doesn't make me feel great that he'd rather stay with Gil, but it DOES make me feel great that he is well cared for and having fun! Gil is like that fun Uncle you had growing up, that you never wanted to leave when your parents come for you! So appreciative of Gil! If it weren't for him we would have had to cancel our work trips! LIFE SAVER!! Thanks so much!!!!
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My dog Oliver feels as comfortable with Gil as he does with me. This is his home away from home. I can enjoy my vacation knowing my dog is also enjoying his.
The last time I traveled out of town, Gil did such a good job taking care of my baby that when I knew I had to travel outside of town again, I immediately knew who to go to.

The day I dropped of Mochi, Mochi decided to mark his territory by going both number 1 AND number 2 on Gil's carpet. I was so embarrassed!! Mochi has been potty trained for years and I have no idea why he decided to forget right then. But, Gil was most gracious and reassured me that accidents happen. He took care of it and was very understanding of the incident.

Throughout the weekend, Gil kept me updated on how Mochi was doing. I really enjoyed getting photo updates on Mochi.

Not only so, Mochi was with Gil over Halloween and Gil even sent me a picture of Gil dressed up as Mochi! I had peace of mind knowing Mochi was well-taken care of.

Gil is so great that I've already booked him for my next vacation!

Thanks so much Gil!!!
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Gil is absolutely awesome. He went out of his way to accommodate my odd flight hours and took the time to get to know my dog during the meet and greet. Gil's place is very clean and dog friendly. He also provides toys for the dogs. Gil sent me pictures of my baby and kept me updated. I felt very comfortable knowing that my baby is being well taken care-of. I would definitely recommend Gil.
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This is the second time Gil cared for my dog, Oliver. Before I left Oliver had been sick and I almost canceled my trip. Gil only had concerns for me in case something happened while I was gone. Fortunately, Oliver was fine, and I'm very grateful to Gil that I could leave knowing my dog was in good hands.
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Sorry it took me so long to write a review.
Gil was awesome with George. We arranged a meetup a few days before George's stay. And I couldn't be any happier with the care that Gil took taking care of George. He sent me updates often with pictures of George. Would and will be using Gil's pet care service in the future.
Thanks Gil, from Cynthia and George!
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Gil gave my dog Oliver an awesome doggy vacation. He posted adorable pictures with clever captions to ensure me Oliver was doing well. He responded within minutes to my text inquiries as well. I began to get concerned that Oliver wouldn't want to come home after being spoiled by Gil. I had peace of mind during my trip knowing Oliver was in such good hands.
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Gil was amazing. He is very flexible with pick up and drop off times. He is also awesome about keeping me updated on my dogs stay. I received lots of pictures and videos of my happy pup. You can tell how much he really loves dogs and I really recommend him!
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Gil did a fantastic job watching my high energy golden retriever. He kept me updated and promptly responded to my texts and calls. I would most definitely use his services again.
Gil was absolutely terrific. He took great care of Stanley and provided us with multiple daily pictures. He was very flexible and we will definitely look for him in the future if we ever need a place for Stanley to stay.
Gil was exceptional with Momo, he accommodated in every way to make sure Momo felt as comfortable as possible away from home. Gil even kept us up-to-date on Momo's day through photos. When we arrived to pick Momo up after 4 days, he appeared much happier than any time he had returned from a stay in a pet hotel. We will definitely use Gil again in the future.
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I had a fantastic experience with Gil. He took amazing care of my yorkie, Nikki. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attentive pet caretaker. He sent photos everyday, which made my day!
Gil was awesome! On the meet and greet, he asked questions that I didn't even think to ask HIM! He immediately put me to ease about leaving the fur-baby with a stranger! He sent TONS of updates, via text and photos, and while I was out of the country he even utilized iMessage to get me updates to make me feel more comfortable! When it was time to pick up the pooch, Paulie wanted to stay with Gil!! THAT is the good sign of a dog-vacay! Will MOST CERTAINLY use Gil again!!!
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First time using dogvacay and Gil was great. He was flexible with our meet and greet time as well as drop off/pick up. Chica was well cared for and regular updates were sent.
Gil was great! This was our first time leaving our dogs with anyone since we moved to San Diego. He meet with us before our trip and sent us pictures and videos while he watched our dogs.
Gil is awesome! He is the first & only Host I've used through DogVacay, and I couldn't be any happier. Jax and Hershey get so excited whenever we drop them off. Gil is very thorough on the details of the stay. He sends picture updates and always lets me know how the dogs are doing. We've used him a few times, and one time in particular, Jax wasn't feeling too well and had a hot spot. Gil had no problem applying medicine. He even followed up a few days after Jax's stay was over, just to see how he was doing!

I have had no doubts or concerns about using Gil. He cares for the dogs, just as if they are his own and I feel at ease when they are with him. He's always my first choice whenever we go out of town.
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Gil was the BEST of the best! I will admit I was skeptical leaving my 5 year old Shih Tzu with just anyone but Gil was by far better than any kennel or dog hotel. He worked around my schedule so that we could set up a meet and greet and also was very flexible in regards to when I could drop my Shih Tzu off. I was away for a week and while I missed my dog Baby tremendously, he sent updates and pictures that made me feel more at ease. He was even kind enough to ask if I felt comfortable with him accepting another reservation to pet sit another dog in addition to my Shih Tzu. Overall he treated my dog like a Princess and gave her more than enough attention. He was an incredible host and I guarantee that he is the best option for pet daycare or boarding that anyone in San Diego will come across!
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Gil was so great to work with! He made sure to provide photo updates throughout my entire trip, and was super flexible with the drop-off/pick-up times. Most importantly, Charley seemed to be having a blast and he even seemed a little sad to leave! Thanks again Gil, I'll be sure to bring Charley to you for future trips :)!
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First off, I would just like to say I wish I would have had time to sit and write this review earlier....I would recommend Gil to anyone with a dog. Carlynn was a happy puppy when I picked her up (my golden lab hybrid), Gil let her off her leash and she ran to me, it was like a movie moment :) Gil was professional and asked many questions about Carlynn's day to day routine so he can better accommodate her needs, and he also got her used to walking on a leash (she was 14 1/2-15 weeks). Gil also sent pics of Carlynn playing while we were driving across country. Gil was a wonderful host!
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Gil was wonderful, Luna was well taken care of and I couldn't have asked for a better sitter.
I needed someone last minute and he was more than accommodating and helpful! His space is very nice and he is such a patient guy!
Thanks so much again :)
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This was my first experience with DogVacay and specifically with Gil, and it was excellent.

Gil was extremely communicative throughout the process and made me feel comfortable leaving my beloved Riley (an adorable Wheaten Terrier) with him. Riley was fed, walked and played with during his five hours there. (I needed to have a "sitter" while I attended a 60th Birthday party nearby.) Gil's apartment is modern, well-furnished, and with plenty of room for dogs to run and play.

I highly recommend Gil to anyone looking for dog care in the San Diego area. He is a great host! Riley gives two "woofs" of approval too :).
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Gil was wonderful and professional. He was flexible on the drop off, pick up time, constantly kept me updated with pictures and sent me summary of each day.
I could tell that Pepper enjoyed his stay and liked him. Highly recommended. will leave Pepper with him again.
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Gil was the best host and more. He was very responsive on our first request of a meet and greet. We knew it was a fit within 15 minutes of meeting him. Before I could think to text him for an update there were pictures and updates on my phone. Great experience overall. Thanks Gil.
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Gil was great. He kept in regular contact with me with pictures and updates as to how everything was going. Niña clearly had a good weekend and was well taken care of. I would highly recommend Gil to anyone else needing someone to care for their pup, and I would gladly have Gil look after Niña again.
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