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Philip G.

28 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Philip's House

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Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Philip

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We live in a quite cul-de-sac in Baltimore county, with just under an acre of (unfenced) yard. Although the yard isn't fenced, we do have a large, gated deck, and are quite used to having to escort our guests outside on a leash.

We have over 10 years of dog care experience, but don't have our own pet, which means your dog won't be competing for attention. Since I work from home, I can give your pet almost 24/7 company and supervision. We can accommodate and have experience with cats and other small animals, too!

The pictures you can see show my wife and I, our home in the spring, and some of our doggy guests! Since we're within a couple of minutes' walk from a state park, we can guarantee plenty of fresh air and fun for your furry family member! We are also happy to administer medicines (pills, anti-tic treatments, et al), and take care of any special needs.

We very rarely have more than one guest at a time. When that does happen, the animals are either from the same owner, or everyone has met beforehand to confirm that the pups will get along.

Please come for a 'check-us-out' visit - with no obligation. We want you to be totally confident that we are the right fit for your family.

Please Note:

We appreciate your trust in letting us care for your four-legged, furry family member(s).

1. You will not see a "Background Checked" on our listing, since DogVacay cannot provide me with assurances that the personal information required for such a "badge", will be kept secure. We remain, however, more than willing to provide any references or testimonials you may require.

2. Please let us know if DogVacay wish to charge you any fees above the $35 per day we ask for. We believe that $35 per day is a fair rate. 15% of this is taken by DogVacay. We do not agree with any additional charges and wish to understand if, how, and when they are charged. We are considering whether or not we can afford to reimburse our guests for any additional fees charged by DogVacay.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
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Philip G.

28 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Philip's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Philip's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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28 Reviews
Philip was great- I felt very comfortable dropping our dog off with him. He provided excellent care for our dog and it was nice knowing our older dog would have a relaxing time while we were away. He was very flexible for pick up and drop off. The surrounding area is a lovely place for walks. We will definitely return.
Came home to a healthy and happy greyhound! Will definitely use Phil again!
Oliver loved his stay at Phil's it was like home away from home.
Great communication! Felt comfortable leaving our pug and even got a few pictures through the stay.
Phil treats my dogs as if they were his own! They're always happy when I pick them up and know Phil and his family take good care of them.
Phil and his lovely wife, Pat, were extremely kind and tolerant towards our 13 year old spoiled Westie! Thanks to them, we enjoyed our vacation without worrying about the little guy. Phil and Pat are wonderful people!!! Betsy
Excellent care! We'll be back!
Great pet sitters!
My dog has stayed with Phil many times now and continues to have great experiences. I'm not sure my dog wants to come home after his walks and times with Phil ! Highly recommended.
Phil and his family treated my dogs, Bentley and Roxy, like part of their family giving them lots of love and attention and were very happy when I picked them up. He also sent me pictures. I would highly recommend Phil as he not only is great with the dogs, but very nice and accommodating. I will definitely have him watch my dogs again. This was my first experience with dogvVacay and has been great, both the booking and dog sitting!
This was our first time leaving our dog, Olive, so we were a little nervous, but Phil was wonderful! Olive has special needs and Phil was attentive and cared for Olive just as we would have. We received updates while we were away and Olive was happy and rested when we returned home. We would highly recommend Phil!
Phil and his family have taken in our dog twice and we are very pleased with their care for him. Our dog returned to us calm and content. We recommend this provider whole-heartedly!
Phil is fantastic! Great communication, Tucker was happy, we were happy. We will be back!
Wonderful people. I could not be more satisfied!
We are repeat customers, and are thrilled to have Phil continue to host our Beagles while we go on vacation. Drop-off and Pick-up are super easy and very flexible. Our pups can't wait to go back a *third time* this fall!
Phil and Pat are wonderful. No complaints from us or from Tucker!
As always, Phil and his wife Pat are amazing hosts. Our fur babies jump for joy when the arrive at their house, which is so comforting to us! They send us photos, and we even received a phone call this trip!
It's the little personal details that make a difference.
Excellent experience. Our dogs really bonded and we will send them back in a heartbeat.
Phil and his family were great. Tucker seemed very happy and relaxed when we got him back.
Phil was extremely helpful, especially for a first-time DogVacay user like me. We arranged everything before our vacation, dropoff and pickup took no time at all, and the dogs loved it. Daisy and Milo will be back! :)
When we open our car door in front of Phil's house, our doggies run up to the front door and wag their tails in delight when they see Phil and Pat. That says it all.
Phil was absolutely great. He put us at ease right away and sent my wife some pictures to calm her mind that Cody was in good hands:) Thank you. We will be back!!!
We love Phil and Pat, but more importantly our pups seem to love them just as much. It was the first time they've been away from us for so long and we will never leave them with anyone else!
We love Phil and Pat and can't say enough good things about them. When we dropped our doggies off (for their 4th stay) they ran out of the car towards them, tails wagging and crouching on the ground in front of them. I missed my pups terribly but was very comforted knowing they were enjoying their stay and being loved and spoiled.
What an awesome find! Phil is the best. He even emailed me pictures of my pups during the day... just when I was the most anxious! We've already booked their next stays.
Phil was a great host! We went out of town for a wedding, and since our dog is very skittish, we didn't want to board her at a kennel. Leaving her with Phil helped us relax, since we knew she was being well-cared for. She got to go on a lot of walks & came home happy and healthy!
I felt I left my dog in good hands with Phil as he works from home and provides company for the pets throughout the day. He's able to walk the pet each day and I was very appreciative of his flexibility in pick up time. I will be hiring him again.
We were somewhat worried about leaving our very large, arthritic, older dog, who doesn't like being away from home. But Phil and Pat were great and very caring. We can always tell when we pick our dog up how she enjoyed a stay away, and Cassie was calm, happy, and not anxious to leave. Phil responded to all of our e-mails promptly, and even reminded us to set up our Meet-n-Greet. The best recommendation we can give is that we would not hesitate to leave Cassie with them again!
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