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Tom and Liz L.

41 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Bullmastiff, Doberman Pinscher, Great Dane, Mastiff, Newfoundland, Rottweiler, Shetland Sheepdog

Tom and Liz's Resident Pets

Cairn Terrier
15 yr 7 mo old
6 yr 1 mo old

Tom and Liz's House

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Small Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Tom and Liz

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Thank you for visiting our website! You will find us conveniently located on the way to Ft. Myers Beach and Sanibel Island in south Ft. Myers.

We are retired educators who love animals and have taken care of many dogs over the years. We enjoy providing a safe and loving boarding alternative for your dog(s). Dogs are so much happier in a home where they will get lots of love and personal attention... just like they get with you!

Our guest pups will now have a fenced in area for play and potty in addition to their walks! We are pleased to offer this added convenience for all of our clients.

Whether in their own bed, or ours, they will be taken care of! We love to cuddle on the couch, give belly rubs, lounge by the pool or take leisurely walks through our quiet neighborhood. Host dog Teddy will enjoy playing tag or chasing toys if your pooch is so inclined. We love meeting new dogs and enjoy spoiling them while you are away! We like to keep you posted on all of their activities through texts and photos so you can have peace of mind! No worries for your pup while they are in our care!

Typically we take one dog at a time. We can take two dogs if they are from the same family. For two dogs we will provide you with a custom quote after a successful meet n greet with our dogs to ensure a happy stay for all! Occasionally dogs may overlap when coming or going.

Please have your dog on flea and tick prevention. Proof of vaccinations is needed for all clients (Rabies, Distemper/parvo and Bordatella).

We require a meet with our dogs prior to accepting a boarding reservation. Please consider a meet well in advance of your vacation so you can be assured that your pup will be happy in our home. We are unable to take dogs that are not neutered or spayed, or dogs that are not friendly with other dogs or people. All guest pups must be housebroken.

We look forward to meeting you and your furry friend(s)!
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Tom and Liz L.

41 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 13, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tom and Liz's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
41 Reviews
Tom and Liz were wonderful! Our dog instantly felt at home. Our dog Jo and their dog Freddy instantly became best of buddies! There is nothing better than to know our Jo is being treated like a queen while we are away!!
Our two pups had a wonderful time and terrific care while staying with Liz and Tom! We received terrific communications during their stay and we were totally confident of their well being. Liz and Tom were flexible with drop-off and pick-up as both changed unexpectedly. We would recommend them time and again!
After years of trying to have a pleasant vacation without worrying about our dog, we finally achieved utopia with Liz and Tom this year. We were amazed at how soon and how strongly our Jenny felt safe and comfortable with Liz and Tom. They were incredibly welcoming and she could feel it and looked every bit as comfortable as if she were in her own home. We will never find better and more caring people to trust with our baby.
Just like home for our Sadie. Best of care for her when she is visiting Tom and Liz.
Very happy and pleased with Liz and Tom. Couldn;'t ask for a more caring couple. My pup's new step parents! Thank you again, Liz & Tom.
I cannot say enough how wonderful Tom & Liz are. Our two little ones are our children and that is exactly how they treated them. Attentive, loving, committed to making the time at their home just like they never left home. From sleeping on the bed with them, to sitting next to them to watch TV - to their bathroom schedule, they so far exceeded my expectation. I am so happy I found them - I can leave now and never worry about my angels........
Liz and Tom are truly wonderful!!! My little Bella had never stayed with anyone except family or close friends. At Tom & Liz's, she felt right at home. She and Teddy became fast friends and she had a terrific stay!! I can't thank Tom & Liz enough for taking such excellent care of my little Bella....she is already looking forward to her next stay!! I have already recommended Tom & Liz to friends of mine who are looking for someone they can trust to care for their puppies while out of town....I know they will be perfect!!!
Our Lennox will only stay with Tom and Liz because of the all the love and care he gets!
The best!
Tom and Liz went above and beyond anything We ever expected. We were away for over a week and the care our poodle received was extraordinary. Daily we received photos and texts telling of his activities and asking any needed questions regarding his care. He loved playing with their dogs and cuddling with Tom to watch tv. He was allowed free access to their beautiful home.

We were so worried to leave him but would never again hesitate to have him in the care of these wonderful people.
Tom and Liz were the best caregivers we have ever left our dog, Harold with! They were so attentive to his needs, both physically and emotionally.
Harold was so happy there that he was reluctant to come home.
The many pictures we received from Liz made us feel confident that our dog was happy and getting along well with their two dogs, Murphy and Teddy.
I cannot say enough glowing comments about these two pet lovers.
I'm so glad I found Liz and Tom. My dashund Coco is not young anymore and I wanted him to be comfortable when we are away. He was definitely right at home in their care. I was updated on his "vacay" fequently and loved all the pictures. I will be using them again. I know he will be safe and comfortable in their care.
Tom and Liz were great. I felt comfortable about leaving my pup with them, and will definitely use them again in the future.
We will definitely be using Liz and Tom again to watch our dog while we are away, they took very good care of her and sent us updates throughout the day. They were very accomodating to our dogs needs. Thank you again for all your help!
Tom and Liz are amazing!! Their home is gorgeous and they provide a loving and caring environment for your pet. They communicate regularly while they care for your pet. I have used them twice now and would not consider taking my dog anywhere else.
I would highly recommend Tom and Liz. Our dog has not been out of her surroundings but a couple of times. She was very happy with them. She is very shy around other dogs but came out of her shell with their dogs. They treated our dog as if it was their own. I never worried about her while we were gone. I will always use them when I am in their area. They are the greatest!
It was an amazing time at Liz and Toms house. Coming from Michigan for a 3 month stay in Fort Myers with our dog to a new area and leaving him while we had business up in Orlando with total strangers was a frightful and anxious occurance to think about but it turned out just the opposite . Our dog was immediately welcomed into their home and I was blown away by how great the 2 of these people were in treating my dog just exactly like it was their own . Liz took pictures and sent them to me throughout the day and if I just needed to touch base with her , she responded immediately . I would give both Liz and Tom along with their 2 great dogs a 5 star plus. Hands down . I loved meeting them and how they cared for my dog . Can't wait to do it again soon .
Liz and Tom are just wonderful. Our golden retriever Drake stayed with them for the first time last week and he seemed so happy about the whole experience. It is awesome to be able to leave knowing Drake will be well cared for and happy while we are gone. We booked Drake's next DogVacay with Tom & Liz the very next day.
Tom and Liz were fantastic! This was our first time using DogVacay, and we were beyond impressed with this service because of them. We would definitely recommend them to anybody! They are completely professional in how they conduct their service, yet they are extremely warm and personal. What a perfect combination! Above all, they are LOVING, and they sincerely enjoy having dogs in their home and accommodating the owners. To say we had peace of mind with our dog Willy there is an understatement. During his stay, Liz texted us pictures and told us how he was doing, and It was easy to see Willy had FUN while he was there. He loved playing with their dogs, Teddy and Murphy, and was so excited when we took him back to stay after our initial Meet & Greet. Their home is impeccable, and Tom and Liz epitomize "class combined with comfort." To anyone looking for the best possible experience, I can tell you sincerely that you will be beyond pleased with Tom and Liz.

Barb & Kirk Hegna
My experience with Tom and Liz was amazing! They were incredibly accommodating with Toby’s drop-off and pick-up times. Toby got along really well with Teddy and Murphy and Liz sent us pictures of Toby enjoying their company. Tom and Liz’s home was very clean, spacious, beautifully decorated and very welcoming. I would absolutely have Toby stay with them again and recommend anyone to leave their pup with these two, knowing your dog will be in loving and caring hands.
This is Lennox's second stay with Tom and Liz, and again they were amazing hosts! Lenny stayed with them for 10 days over the holidays and he had a great time. We were emailed daily, informing us how he is doing. We would recommend Tom and Liz to anyone looking for a dog sitter, and we will undoubtedly be using them again in the future. Thank you guys for taking such great care of our baby!!
Liz and Tom at the BEST! Amelia misses them the moment she leaves.
Tom and Liz were absolutely fantastic! They walked our miniature poodle Amelia and played with her constantly, sent us daily photos and messages, and prepared a photo book of Amelia's vacation with them. Amelia particularly enjoyed playing with their dog, Teddy. Tom and Liz took the time to understand Amelia's medications and to meet with us to discuss the visit. We had a home visit and then a sleepover before our long trip. The care and love Tom and Liz gave Amelia was unparalleled and we definitely recommend them and will use them again. In fact, we may have to schedule regular visits so Amelia can play with Teddy!
Absolutely impressed about the care and love in this house. I couldn't think of any other place to leave my dog while we're gone. Charlie had a great time and so did we, without worries! We'll see you soon again
I feel very fortunate to have found Tom & Liz. They took great care of my Bichon.
This has become our Kody's "home away from home". Kody enthusiastically runs to the door and feels right at home when we take him to see Liz, Tom, Teddy, and Murphy. It is wonderful knowing that our Kody enjoys his "vacation" while we are away. Liz sends us frequent updates and pictures which puts us at ease. We feel fortunate that we found Liz and Tom!
As a DogVacay host myself, I have a very high standard of who I leave my own dog with. Tom and Liz were so sweet and accommodating during a difficult time for me and my family. They were very flexible with our uncertain schedule (we were in town for a family crisis) and offered my aging schnauzer a quiet, peaceful break from the family grieving process. Fort Myers and the surrounding area is fortunate to have them as DogVacay hosts. I highly recommend them and will certainly use them again next time we visit family here in SW Florida.
Liz and Tom you were wonderful! I felt very comfortable leaving my baby you both for the day. Liz thank you for texting me a pic of Bentley-it really made me happy to see him relaxed and care-free. I definitely recommend Liz and Tom-Thanks!
Our maltese, Kody, had a fabulous vacation with Tom and Liz. Tom and Liz made sure "we" had a fabulous vacation too, when they sent numerous pictures of Kody playing with their sweet little dog, Teddy, Kody asleep "on the sofa with Teddy", and Kody making himself at home. We took Kody back to Tom and Liz when we went on another trip to celebrate a big birthday, and when Kody arrived at their home he couldn't wait to get to the front door to see Liz, Tom, Teddy, and Murphy. We feel assured that Kody is in the best of hands when staying with Liz and Tom!
This was the first time our senior Bichion had ever stayed anywhere other than with family or friends. After our meet and greet with Liz & Tom we felt very comfortable. We received updates and photos each day and Bijou seems like he had lots of fun with Murphy and Teddy! They even set up a spot for him to sleep on the floor of a closet like he does at home, sounds crazy but Liz & Tom didn't think so and went out of their way to make him comfortable. So glad we tried DogVacay and found Liz & Tom, we were able to relax and enjoy our trip knowing our little old man was in such great hands! Thanks again
Thank you Tom & Liz, for making Buddy feel so at home! He has never been this relaxed after a stay with someone! Instead of being extremely needy like he usually is when we first return, he just laid down & rested on the ride home! Thank you for trying your "tricks of the trade" to get him to eat! You considered his many food allergies and his love for people food & found a food combination that was enticing, healthy, and successful! We really appreciated all of the pictures and updates, too! It makes our time away more enjoyable knowing he's adjusting well! Sincerely, Chris & Debbie
They made our dog feel right at home. You could tell they took very good care of him. They kept us informed on a regular basis which was a nice touch. We highly recommend them.
My experience with Tom and Liz was absolutely amazing!!! My dog usually stays with nobody but family, however, when attending a family wedding we did not have any to watch him. We came across Dog Vacay and requested a meet and greet with Tom and Liz. I warned them that my dog gets bad anxiety when we are gone and may be a handful, but they reassured me it would not be a problem. I dropped Lennox off on Friday and was sent constant updates and pictures. When I picked up Lennox he came back even more spoiled than when we dropped him off. Tom and Liz took great care of him and played with him constantly. I was so pleased with the care and attention that was given to my Lennox that not only would I recommend Tom and Liz again, but I would use Tom and Liz in a heart beat.
We were looking for a nice couple that would be home with our pet like us since we are retired. Wow, Liz and Tom was a perfect find for us and our Penny. They are such wonderful hosts, beautiful home and definitely animal lovers through and through. Liz volunteers at the local shelter and had a wealth of information. Our Penny even had a scarf on that looked so cute and we've not been able to get her to wear anything in 4 years :-). The pictures they provided clearly showed she was receiving a lot of love and having fun with the resident dogs Teddy and Murphy. Penny misses Teddy already. We may have to arrange a play date and lunch :-). They were so cute together. I wish we could give ten stars. Liz and Tom are the best and we look forward to having them host again. Thanks again for your wonderful and attentive care. Best regards, Doug & Julie
Love Liz and Tom! Perfect place for my pups! The pups were happy and so were we! I can't wait until we can use them again!
My dog Lucky had a wonderful stay with Tom, Liz, Murphy and Teddy!
Lucky has a little separation anxiety, and they made him feel like he was part of the family. They sent pics and progress messages through-out our trip away. I am so grateful to have found them!
Tom and Liz are great! My dog Lucky is an oldy. they took great care of him. He had lots of fun, and slept peacefully after arriving back home. It gives me great pleasure to find real pet lovers!
Murray had his first stay with Liz,Tom,Murphy and Teddy today. We are thrilled with the love and care that Liz and Tom gave us today. Five stars are not enough! We are coming back tomorrow...
Maggie's stay with Tom and Liz was fabulous. We were nervous because we hadn't has the chance for a Meet and Greet but it was quickly obvious that we'd picked the perfect place.

Within minutes Maggie was chasing around with Teddy. Liz sent texts with pictures several times a day. We almost felt bad about Maggie having to leave!

If we are ever in Ft. Meyers and need a home away from home for Maggie, she will be staying with Tom and Liz.
Liz and Tom are not only exceptional hosts, but special people as well! They cared for Duffy as one of their own. Coming home was surely a let down for him after hanging out with their cute pups Murphy and Teddy, and being spoiled by Liz and Tom all day. The picture and text updates they sent while we were away were the best. We cannot recommend them highly enough!
We are so happy we found Liz and Tom to care for our furry children. My husband and I are in FL for 6 weeks and were looking for daycare for our two dogs 1-2 days a week, while we toured the area. Liz and Tom are wonderfully caring hosts. We have been able to see the sights with peace of mind knowing our girls are safe, happy and so well cared for. They come home happy and tired! My Lucy has so much fun playing with host dog Teddy! We will continue to use them throughout our stay in FL and would recommend them to other pet parents.
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