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Will G.

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

Pet Requirements

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

Will's Resident Pets

Enzo
Male
6 old

Will's House

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About Will

Hello, my name is Will G. I'm a pack leader of a 10 year old black lab named Enzo. He loves to have guests and is a great energy and mentor for those younger dogs. My main goal is to meet the energy level of your dog come light rain or shine. I live near Battle Creek Dog Park which is one of the best dog parks in Minnesota. The dog park, pack walks, and rollerblading are a few ways of how I will meet the energy level of your dog. If you prefer not to have your dog in the dog park setting then we will focus more on walks and or running.

A little about me. I am 34 years old, I work for the Department of Homeland Security part-time, I'm a student in the ways of Ceaser Milan (the dog whisper) I have had a dog/s my whole life, I have been fostering dogs for the last 5 years (which I love to do) and would very much enjoy having your dog (family member) join my pack for as long as you need. I am willing to watch your dog in my home. I charge $30 a night. I'm also willing to pick up the day you leave and drop off on the day you return for $15 if within 15 miles. The fee goes up outside of 15 miles.
Thank you for choosing me!
Your dog is going to love you for it!

Aggressive dogs welcome, however will not be allowed with other clients' dogs.
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Will G.

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

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 30, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Will's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Willing to travel 30 miles
Daycare At Will's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 30 miles
Training
$50 /hour
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 30 miles
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40 Reviews
Will did a great job with Dakota. Dakota is a very high energy young lab. When I drove up to his house after my trip, Dakota was walking nicely with him and she even approached me calmly. He definitely knows how to work with dogs. I will choose Will again in the future when Dakota needs a place to stay.
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It was a great weekend and having Will watch the dogs worked out great.
Our dogs had a great time, Will gave us updates and sent a few pictures of the pups! Will was great to work with, very knowledgeable about dogs and the correct pack order. We have a cranky dog and he worked with her with the other dogs in the house!! Thanks so much Will! We'll definitely give you a call when we go out of town again!!
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I am so glad we found Will! He treated Nala as if she was his own pup, caring and knowledgeable about all her needs. She was able to relax during the day and after her walks or trips to the dog park and sleep in a comfy spot (out of a crate as she prefers). He provided a low stress and welcoming environment for her, it was almost as if she was at home. Thanks Will!
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Thank you again Will for a great experience. We left our two large labs with Will for a week and everything was great from drop off to pick up. I even mixed up the dates and booked for the wrong week but Will was understanding and accommodating and moved our dates without a problem. While we were away, one of our dogs started showing signs of an ear infection. Will was very on top of this and provided great care including antibiotic wash for him and messages to us to let us know how he was doing. We trust him completely and our boys always come home exhausted and happy!
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Will responded very quickly to inquiries and also gave us updates during the stay. Will has a great pack leadership and and a good sense for canine needs that I immediately felt comfortable despite the fact that this was the first time bringing my anxious canine kid. I will certainly consider asking for my dogs to stay with him in our future vacations.
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As usual- awesome service and no problems from booking to pick up. We trust Will completely with both our dogs and feel fortunate to have found him!
Will was great. He answered my questions and Stella had a great time.
This is the third time we've trusted Will and we are always impressed! We originally made a reservation for one but ended up adopting another dog in between the initial reservation and our vacation. I contacted Will and he responded right away and took both dogs. Will handles both dogs (both are 80 plus pound labs) with ease. He is always so considerate and sends updates during the time so we know they were doing just fine. We highly recommend Will and already have our next vacation booked with him!
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I am so glad to have found this web site. My normal dog sitter was out of town and then the person I scheduled had an emergency at the last minute. Will answered my request right away and agreed to take care of the dogs over Thanksgiving. I was impressed at how he met the dogs and that he seemed to understand how to act around some very active dogs. He came over to my home and fed cleaned kennels and let the dogs out for a short run. I hope if I ever need help again he will be available.
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Once again Will demonstrated a wonderful ability to manage our very energetic dog. Our little one does not do well with welcomes and Will is very skillful at calming her down and establishing dominance. He has a wonderful skill with dogs!
As usual Will never disappoints us. We decided to leave both Indie and Cubbie in Will's care this time, and it looks like they both had a great time hanging out with Will's pack. Will and I use the same philosophy and we know that when he returns our dogs to us, they still have their manners. Truth is, we do not trust anyone else to watch our dogs besides Will. Again, thank you for taking care of them while we go on vacation. I don't know what we would do without you!
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Will was fantastic with our dogs. Typically our dog comes home with anxiety when at the kennel and is very nervous around others and that was not the case with Will. He even took pictures and sent them of them together getting along great. We definitely will use him again!
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Thanks again Will! It's so great knowing our dog is in good hands while we are gone. We appreciated the updates and pictures during the week as well. We will definitely trust Will again.
Bailey and Grace had a GREAT time at Will's. Will is the perfect solution to my sister going away to college and still wanting to see the dog when our parents come to visit and bring the dog! It was amazing to watch how quickly they both responded to him and how happy they were to be there. Will sent us pictures of the dogs together and kept us updated on all of the fun they had!
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As a first participant in Dog Vaycay Will put our minds at rest by communicating with us about our dog and his experiences. Our dog is a reluctant participant and Will worked to get him more involved. I'll be bringing Jess back.
Will was wonderful with our girl from the moment we arrived. Our dog is very high energy and sometimes does not remember her manners. Will was calm yet firm with her and made her mind from the minute we dropped her off until pickup.

Will also willingly gave medications with meals. The most impressive piece of our stay with Will is that our liquid medication cap got stuck and rather than bothering us on vacation, he found a way to create a new opening for a syringe to give her oral medication. He went above and beyond!
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Thanks again Will!
Will was an awesome host! His philosophy matches ours, and that was critical because our dog is a tough dog for most people to accept - he's big and isn't socialized much. Will introduced our dog to his pack in a proper way, which setup the visit for success. It feels like we weren't even gone - usually when using a kennel or "dog ranch" type of place, our dog comes back stinky and hyper. Dozer was chilled out and seemed to be in even better shape than when we dropped him off!
We will definitely call on Will again for our dog sitting needs.
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We had a great first experience leaving our rambunctious lab puppy with Will. He was always quick to respond to our emails. Our puppy seemed to have a great time and we will definitely be using Will again.
Will was extremely flexible. We had a mess up with our itinerary and Will was able to change his dates on a short notice. The dogs seemed to have enjoyed their stay, they both came back really tired. We have used Will twice now and both times have been excellent, he is our number one choice when we need a dog sitter.
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Our Olde English Bulldogge just came home from Will's last night and he did wonderful! Will texted us regular updates to know he was doing great, and sent pics and a video as well! Grizz had a wonderful time playing with the other dogs and got lots of exercise. We are hoping to use Will again next month!
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A+ as usual
Will is great! He was so good with Simon and made me feel comfortable leaving him behind. Will not only looked after him but made sure he had fun at the park. Simon was certainly unimpressed when I came to pick him so he'll be going back when he can.
We love Will and so does Indie!
Wally was so excited to see Will again when I dropped him off! It is obvious he is well taken care-of and has fun when he stays with Will.
Our regular house sitter was unavailable and Will was able to take our dog Vegas with just a couple weeks notice. Vegas was a little on the timid side, as this was his first over-night away from home. Will was able to work with that and made him feel comfortable with him and the other dogs. As we drove away he was already on his inaugural walk. Thanks Will
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I think my dog Wally was actually sad to leave when I picked him up! It was obvious he had a great time and was well cared-for.
Will is an amazing dog sitter. He definitely knows how to work with dogs and we know we can trust Indie with him. I think we finally found our forever dog-sitter! Thank you Will.
Will was willing to make a last minute reservation with a dog he had never met. We showed up and instantly knew that he knew how to take care of dogs and the Java would have a great weekend. He sent great updates with pictures of Java enjoying herself running. We will definitely try to book Will in the future.
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Will was able to take our pup last minute and did a great job of introducing her to the other dogs! I can tell she got lots of activity based on how tired she is today! I will definitely bring piper back in the future.
Will did a fantastic job helping us feel at ease with dropping off the dogs and while they were there. He sent periodic notes and even pictures to let us know they were doing fine. This is the first change of boarding we have made in over a decade due to a out-of-state move, and we are so glad we found Will!
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With no immediate need for a sitter, we wanted to meet Will and and let our dog sniff him out. We met Will at a dog park and liked him immediatly. He knew a lot about dogs and dog behavior. Shortly after our meet n greet we had a death in the family. With no last minute options we decided to take one with us and leave one of our boys , spunky 8 yr old flat coated retriever Yukon - with Will. It was a VERY SMART DECESION. Will was very good with him and even got him to behave on a leash. When we got back to pick Yukon up- he was getting back from a walk with Will.

Will was very accommodating on the need for a last minute sitter. We will definitely be calling him again!
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My pups stayed with Will about a month ago for a long weekend and everything went so well that I had no problem bringing them back while we went on an extended vacation recently. We have one older dog who needs a little extra TLC and medication and a younger pup who needs extra attention since he's a little difficult to handle sometimes! Will took care of them and paid attention to their individual needs and sent us updates while we were gone. All communication is great and after having left them with only family previously, I'm glad to have found someone I can leave them with and not give their safety or care a second thought while out of town. They will be back I'm sure!
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Will gave us an update shortly after we dropped our dog off. He seems to have introduced our shy dog well into the pack and have given it plenty of exercise. We will entrust him with our dog again.
This was our first time using dogvacay. We needed a last minute sitter and we're so lucky to have found Will. He was VERY flexible with our pickup/dropoff, sent pics of our pups with the pack, and let us know they were doing great. Our boys came home happy and were still worn out the day after picking them up! I will definitely book with Will again!
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Will does a great job. Right from the beginning, I knew I'd have nothing to worry about. Tucker did great and had a blast hanging in Will's pack. I'm glad we chose Will and would choose him again, hands down, next time we're out of town and aren't bringing the dog along.
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Britta has never shared a house with other dogs before. I didn't think this would be her favorite vacation since we have taken her everywhere for the last 5 years. We know Britta was cared for and maybe even learned about sharing with other dogs.
We think Will was great for our dog and would choose him again.
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Lets just say Dudley and Deog came home totally exhausted....but I think they "ran" Will just as much as he ran them...anyway Dudley did....Will's update had me rolling on the floor...after the fact that is...talk about a dedicated dog sitter. Thanks for taking such good care of my boys!
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I knew that a kennel was not the answer for my rescue dog. I read Will's profile and knew that he fit the bill. Mystic is stubborn and can be quite willfut at times, but Will not only provided a comfortable home for her, but also spent time improving her heeling and overall manners. She got to go running and rollerblading - things that she looked longingly at during our walks. I picked up a happy and tired pup. I'm already scheduling my next vacation with Will :)
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