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Whitney & Mat T.
New York, NY 10024
85 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Whitney & Mat's Apartment

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

About Whitney & Mat

16 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Welcome to our page! We are Southern newlyweds (transplants from NC - Go Tar Heels!) who have lived in NYC for the past seven years. Eventually we want to add a pup to our family, but for now we enjoy hanging out with your loved ones. New friends are always welcome!

Our cozy apartment is nestled between the Bull Moose Dog Run at the Natural History Museum and the 72nd St Dog Park in Riverside. We're also one block away from Central Park.

I work in advertising and have a typical 9-6 schedule. My husband works from home and has plenty of flexibility in his day. He's able to spend time with your dog during the day and give as many mid-day walks as needed.

We typically offer 3-4 walks a day, trips to the dog park and Central Park, and drop-off to your apartment if needed. Meet-and-Greets are an option, but not required. Just let us know if you have questions!

Most importantly, we treat your dog like our own - offering tons of belly rubs, couch snuggles and a comfy place to play and rest. No dog ever needs to be left at a kennel again!

ALSO - NOW OFFERING CAT SITTING! We love cats just as much as our pups and are now offering cat sitting. We're happy to visit your kitty while you're away. Message me for pricing details by clicking on the “Ask Host a Question link” as prices listed are for pup-related services!

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues
Whitney & Mat T.
New York, NY 10024
85 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Whitney & Mat's Home
$49 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Whitney & Mat's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Home Visits
$40 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$15 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
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85 Reviews
Whitney and Matt were awsome! we left Sheleg there for few days as we went on vacation, and we felt as if she was on vacation as well! Matt kept sending us pictures and videos of Sheleg and it made us feel very comfortable, knowing she is having good time there.
Thank you guys!
Mat & Whitney were great and made Glory feel at home. They also kept me up to date on how my dog was doing. As a DV host I highly recommend their services.
Wilbur loves to stay at Mat and Whitney's, it's like his second home! And they are so incredibly flexible with pickup/drop offs it's been very helpful!
Barley is shy towards people he doesn't know very, very well. But dropping Barley off at Mat's on just the second day, his tail was wagging away a mile a minute. That's says it all. Thanks Mat!
Mat and Whitney were amazing! Our dog, Letty, loved her stay there.

They did a great job of keeping us updated on how she was doing, which made us feel very at ease. We were sent so many pictures of Letty's adventures on her walks.

They were flexible on the drop-off and pick-up times, which helped tons.

I would hands down recommend them to everyone.
Sheleg stayed one night at Whitney $ Mat's and it looks like she really enjoyed it. Mat was flexible on drop off and pick up times, he sent many pictures (which we really appreciate), and on the second day they had more dog to share company. Thank you guys, and we are looking forward for next time.
Sheleg also says Thanks! :)
Sophie enjoyed her stay very much! :-)
Whitney & Mat are awesome! Denver loved his stay. Received numerous photos and updates.
Whitney and Mat were great at looking after my dog when I had to be out of town recently. They were quick to respond, accommodating of pick up and drop offs and overall very friendly to my dog. They had a couple other dogs staying at the same time so she chad playmates too! Would work with them again !
Whitney & Mat were great! They sent me lots of pictures, my dog Frida looked so happy! I got her back on Sunday and she was walked, fed and I knew she had a great time because she went straight to bed after we got home! When I travel again Mat and Whitney are my first choice!
Amazing! Whitney and Mat were so great and sent photos each day. Wally did great, and will be back next week!
Mat and Whitney did a great job with my 5 year old lab Koki. She loved playing with another dog who was there and was very excited to see Mat and Whitney when I brought her back for a second stay. Great location near Central Park and the dog park at the Museum of Natural History!
Mat helped me out with no notice- I locked myself out and he thankfully replied right away that he was able to watch my dog Slinky (who I had locked myself out with). He took great care of her and I would definitely trust them with my dog again!
Whitney and Matt are the best babysitters in town. Preston had a great time there with his new friends. I felt as if they loved my pet as much as I do. They were flexible, thoughtful and sent the best pics of Preston playing all week long.
Whitney and Mat are AWESOME! This was our first experience with DogVacay and I was admittedly a little anxious. However, when we arrived and Nola ran right in and up to Mat and started playing, I was immediately at ease. They were so good with her. I loved the photo and text updates (which just confirmed that she was having a blast). They were also very communicative and flexible about drop off and pick up times. All in all it was a wonderful experience and we will definitely be returning soon and frequently!
Whitney & Mat are incredible. Great communication and our dog Maya absolutely loves staying at their home.
We loved all the text (with photo) updates we got from Mat and Whitney while Addy was with them. It always makes us feel good to know how she is doing with them. Addy can be a fickle little girl, so knowing she was doing well kept us at ease while we were away.
Thanks for taking such good care of my pup!
Thank you!!!
Whitney & Mat are always helpful with Finley and keep us up to date with how she is doing. Definitely recommended!
Whitney & Mat were amazing hosts for our little Henry! They were very responsive when planning for the stay and flexible with drop off/pick up times. They are easy-going and have a lot of experience taking care of all types of dogs. Henry has some quirks concerning food and they were very accommodating. We loved seeing the pictures they would send us throughout his stay! We know Henry was well cared for and we would absolutely chose Whitney & Mat again.
Mat & Whitney were absolutely amazing! They are easily reachable and keep you up-to-date on your pet's vacation and wellbeing. We will definitely be in touch with Mat & Whitney again in the future, we highly recommend them!
Thanks for taking such good care of my pup!
Whitney and Mat are awesome!! My dog is always very relaxed and happy when we're reunited after a vacay.
Matt and Whitney are simply amazing! I hate not being able to take my dog with me on business trips but I know that Matt and Whitney are taking great care of him.
Thank you!!!
Cosmo had a fantastic visit with Whitney and Mat! We received multiple updates daily and felt totally comfortable with our fur baby in their care. They have a comfortable apartment and Cosmo even met 2 new doggie friends which was a success. Whitney and Mat were sure to keep us informed and asked our permission before taking An additional dog which we really appreciated and thought was very contentious And professional. We will definitely be booking them again and can't thank them enough for allowing us to further enjoy our vacation knowing that Cosmo was well taken care of!
Whitney and Mat are fantastic! They always take tons of pics of my dog so I know exactly what he's up to throughout the day. They even let him take over the couch like he does at home. I definitely recommend Mat and Whitney. They'll take care of your pet as if he/she were their own!
Baileys third time staying with Mat and Whitney was great as usual! Mat and Whitney are really good with sending updates on a regular basis, from the photos we can tell Bailey had the best time! They take great care of the dogs they are watching and I always feel so at ease when they are watching Bailey. We will most definietly be using Mat and Whitney for our next trip! they are the best!
Fantastic couple who took care of my 105 lb lab without a problem. They consistently communicated with photos and texts and were truly trust worthy. I'd definitely would leave my dog with them any time I need to be out of town. Thank you guys!
Thank you Mat and Whitney for another great stay for Sawyer! Your flexibility and dependability are so appreciated! See you soon!
Whitney & Mat were great hosts and took excellent care of our dog. Thanks again!
Whitney and Mat took great care of our CAT, Maisie. They sent updates and pictures to put our minds at ease (it was our first time using DagVacay). We will surely be using them again.
Whitney and Mat were awesome hosts to my dog (Chaupi). In addition to being awesome, they were super flexible, accommodating and responsive. Also, the pictures of Chaupi that either Mat or Whitney sent me everyday was a really nice touch.
Another amazing experience and vacay with Whitney and Matt! Continuous communication and pictures with me and love for my dog. Guinness came home with a smile on his face, which in turn put a smile on mine knowing he was so taken care of. Highly recommended! :)
This review is a little past due but better late than never. Whitney and Matt were awesome. Messi loved his stay with them. They took good care of him and sent us several pictures. We never felt like we didn't know where he was and what was going on. They were accommodating and we will definitely leave Messi with them again.
Whitney & Mat were fantastic. This was our first time using DogVacay, and they were prompt with their responses, provided us with updates throughout our trip, and most importantly our dog, Maya, loved the staying with them. Thanks again!
Whitney and Mat were great with my dog Bailyee. They sent me lots of updates throughout the week showing me how much fun she was having with them.
Thanks for taking such good care of my pup!!
Whitney and Mat are terrific hosts. My dog seemed quite content in the pictures they sent us regularly and when we picked her up. They are very responsible and responsive hosts. We will surely book with them again!
Whitney and Mat were great! They took lots of photos to keep me apprised of all their activities with my dog, George. They took him on walks and to the dog park. He was happy and tired when I picked him up! I'd definitely recommend them!
3 words: awesome, awesome, awesome! Reservation, drop off and pick up were super easy. I received SO many pictures on line and via text throughout the stay and Guinness looked so happy and cared for in all of his pictures! He was on medication during his stay and they did a wonderful job of taking care of him and making sure all of his needs were met. They asked a lot of great questions to make sure they ahd all of the information they needed to take proper care of Guinness.

Whitney and Mat were a pleasure to talk to with and were very sweet and accommodating.

Guinness and I thank you for everything and for a wonderful doggie vacay!
It is my second time using Matt and Whitney, great experience again! Bailey will be visiting them many times in the future!!
Mat was prompt & terrific with Cody. I returned home to a well exercised, happy pup. I highly recommend Mat (& Whitney) to care for your pup.
Mat and Whitney are awesome! They took such great care of our dog Bailey and sent many updates and photos throughout the weekend so we knew Bailey was doing well. They even dropped him off for us when we were getting home late. We will most definietly be having Bailey visit their upper west side haven in the future! Thanks again Mat and Whitney!
Whitney and Mat were great! They sent lots of picture updates and were easy to communicate with. I felt totally comfortable leaving Murray with them.
Whitney and Mat are absolutely wonderful. This sweet couple put my mind at ease from the moment they began to interact with my dog. They exude patience and friendliness; they are calm but firm. Throughout my time away they sent many reassuring updates and photos, and I could see that my dog was well loved and cared for in the cozy home they provided.

It is often difficult for my dog to interact with new people, so I wasn't sure what to expect while I was away. With Whitney and Mat, I wasn't worried about my dog for a minute; I knew that if there were any issues along the way, these guys would be prepared to provide him with anything he needed. They treated him like family. I will not hesitate to bring him back!
Mat & Whitney are great dog-sitters who have puppy-sat with Cody at our house three times (two days, one evening). They were prompt & conscientious & most importantly, terrific with Cody. I had complete peace of mind knowing our pup's needs were well met. I have & will call them again.
Whitney and Mat were unbelievable. We were passing through town and they took our dog in with only a weeks notice. Sent lots of pictures and kept us informed of their activities. Would have Jack stay with them again if we were ever in town again.
My dog Rookie stayed with Mat and Whitney for a week. I couldn't have asked for better hosts. They gave me updates and sent me pictures and videos of my pup. If they are available I would definitely book them again. Thank you guys so much!!
So great - our girl is tough, and she is so settled in with Whitney and Matt. We are so happy they are so patient with her and take such good care of her.
This is my third time using Whitney and Mat as Jack's surrogate parents while I was away, and I couldn't be more pleased. They caught onto his personality at first greeting, and treat him with respect and caring. They are diligent about following all instructions down to every detail, but also seem to enjoy my little guy. Also, they send lots of fun photos with captions. On his Birthday, they spontaneously celebrated without my specifying such.

The icing on the cake has been their flexibility in working with me and following through with extra special requests associated with scheduling for pickup/drop off.

These dear caregivers are awesome!! Spectacular! Amazing. I couldn't be happier. And it warms my heart to see, in photos and detailed notes what great care they take of my silly fuzz-dog.
My dog, Cosee had an amazing time with Whitney and Mat. They were very good keeping me updates and sending pictures! So thankful to have them in the area for my dog.
Whitney and Matt were great!! They kept me posted on Atlas with photos and texts. It was the first time I left my chihuahua, it was such a relief to know he was so well take care of.
We were super concerned leaving Addy with new people, but Whitney and Mat were really good with her. They even sent us photos to let us know things were going well.
Whitney and Mat were amazing! They are both professional, enthusiastic, and enjoy what they do. Just when my mind would start to wander, wondering how my puppy was doing, I would get a cute photo of my girl getting spoiled by Whitney and Mat. I so appreciated not having to worry about my girl, and therefore able to enjoy my vacation. I will definitely use them again in the future!
Mat and Whitney are great! Sawyer had another wonderful stay with them. Thanks for the great photos!
Another great stay with Whitney and Mat. They kept in touch over the weekend and sent lots of pictures.
Whitney and Mat were great--they hosted our rather large dog on short notice and were easy to work with logistically. Our husky/shepherd mix can be a handful, esp. around small dogs, so it was great to know that she was in good hands. She clearly loved M&W and I'm not sure she wanted to leave... definitely recommended.
Leaving Lola for Christmas, two weeks was already long enough for me. This summer I had to go home overseas to be with family, it was a month long, incredibly hard for me to leave my baby. Whitney and Mat did amazing with Lola! All my concerns and worries were taken cared of, constant photo updates and video too, loved those! And they brought Lola to her favorite, Central Park! Lola surely enjoyed herself, and more importantly she was safe, healthy, and happy, that's all that mattered to me. Thank you!!!
Whitney & Mat are just wonderful. They send me the best updates and cutest photos of my girls while we are away. We had to leave our two pups for almost three weeks as we left for our wedding and honeymoon. Whitney and Mat took exceptional care of our babies and we cannot thank them enough. Willow and Chloe were actually sad to leave them!
Gus had a great time during his long weekend with Whitney and Matt! They were happy to pick him up and drop him off at our place which was really helpful and they sent lots of pictures so we could see what he was up to during the weekend. I would highly recommend Whitney and Matt and we'll definitely have Gus stay with them again.
Bomber stayed both Friday and Saturday nights (the second night was last minute.) What impressed me most was that Whitney's husband actually managed to get a photo of him looking into the camera, no easy feat. Appears that a good time was had by all.
Whitney and Matt were great. Very friendly and good about checking if things were okay for Butter. Loved all the pics!!
Duke seemed happy and stress free when we picked him up. We got daily pictures of him looking very happy. Communication was easy and we will happily use them again!
What could be better than saying goodbye to your dog for a few days, knowing she is in great hands? Whitney and Mat were responsible, flexible and hospitable, from the Meet & Greet to the pick-up. And the daily photos of my happy dog were comforting. This was a great experience for own and canine!
Whitney and Matt were awesome! I think my puppies were actually sad to leave. They looked so happy when i picked them up. I will definitely be using them again in the future!
Repeat customer thrilled with Whitney and Matt:

They quickly knew & bonded with my dog. They speak dog + also know how to be the dog-buddy who's in charge.

Home is clean but dog-friendly.

Leather couch is grand central station shared and enjoyed by dog & man alike for phone/computer/TV lounging.

For my dog, two humans is better than one. So this is a twofer. Bonus: both humans dog-smart, intelligent, energetic, hard working, & capable.

Communication, scheduling and coordination with these two is seamless and easy.

They don't perceive clients as "work." They just enjoy their temporary dog-friends as good company.

They send daily photos & notes.

UWS location perfect for me.

I'm a relieved and grateful super-satisfied customer!!
Whitney and Mat were great. I got plenty of photos when I left my dog with them for a long weekend. They were very flexible with scheduling. Earlier this winter, after a trip got cancelled due to weather, they refunded me fully even though they had watched my dog for most of the first day. For my most recent trip, they had no issue with my last-minute booking and were flexible in drop-off and pickup times. They will be my go-to the next time I need someone to dogsit.
We left our puppy (for the first time!) over the weekend with Whitney and her husband. Leading up to the weekend, communicating with Whitney was a breeze and she responded to my messages immediately. We were very happy and comfortable leaving our dog with her and her husband and I know our dog had a great time! We will definitely be using them again!
Another great visit with Whitney and Mat! Sawyer loves these guys and I feel very comfortable leaving him with them, knowing he is safe and well cared for.
Wonderful as always! This was our little guy's 3rd stay with them :)
Lola enjoyed her stay at Whitney's cozy home near Central Park. Loved getting picture updates frequently. I was able to leave with ease knowing Lola is in good hands. Pretty sure Lola enjoyed her vacation at Mat and Whitneys! Awesome experience!
We love leaving our puppy with Whitney and Mat! They made drop-off and pick-up easy, took great care of our goldendoodle, and sent pictures throughout the time we were away for the holidays. We were able to enjoy time away knowing that our dog was in great hands! We have already booked our next Dog Vacay with them. They are the best!
Whitney and Mat were absolutely wonderful watching our dog Winnie! They sent us several pictures a day, and were always quick to respond to any questions!! We will DEFINITELY use them again!!
Whitney and Matt are stellar. A rating of 5+++ Whitney and Matt consider dog-guests as a delight, and embrace them as special fun new family members. And they "get" dogs, accepting them for who/what they are.

This couple understates their offering. Before I met them, I assumed they were loving folks, fairly new to dog care. As it turned out, they really know dogs. Dogs instantly cuddle up to Whitney, and idolize/respect/adore Matt as super-man alpha-guy. Matt is confident, and just knows how to lead. Whitney and Matt are naturals. They are confident, competent, and in-sync with dog ways.

Scheduling a time to meet them was simple. The actual meeting was relaxed and their apartment is great and dog friendly. They were energetic and quick on the uptake. They proved themselves able to efficiently adapt around whatever my needs may have been. Nothing was a big deal. It was all so easy.

My usual dog care couple have left NY, and I'd never tried DogVacay before. The hardest part about traveling this round, was worrying about finding the right fit for my fuzz dog. I am so grateful to have happened upon this wonderful duo.

A delightful bonus was photos beamed my way several times a day while I was gone, complete with sweet and funny captions.
We had a wonderful experience and they took great care of our puppy! This was our first time using Dog Vacay and leaving our puppy for the weekend. Whitney shared pictures and updates throughout the weekend which put me at ease knowing our pup was in good hands. We couldn't have asked for anything more :) We hope they are available for the next time we need to leave town!
It was a pleasure leaving Ziggy with Mat and Whitney. They were very good with communicating details about the stay. Ziggy had a great time!
Thank you Whitney and Mat for taking such great care of Sawyer! Thanks for sending all of the great pictures and giving me updates. It felt great knowing Sawyer was in such great hands!
sent photos, responsive, Tootsie had a great time :) and they even gave her a bath!
I had a great experience with Whitney, she was very kind and flexible with everything and I definitely would recommend her to my friends and to people who are looking for a home away from home.
This was the first time that I use this service and I just loved how easy it was! it was kind of an emergency to find boarding for Matilda and Whitney answered right away which was also really great!
Thanks Whitney for everything and hope to see you soon!

Whitney and Mat were terrific. I have a shelter dog who was terrified of me when I adopted her, then later she was terrified of anyone other than me (when I left her with my parents or with a sitter). But she took to Mat and Whitney immediately, no nervousness or fear at all. They were responsible and caring and fun, and my dog loved her stay. My only complaint is that my dog is now bored with me because I don't play with her as much as Mat and Whitney did!
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