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Matthew S.

13 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Matthew's Resident Pets

5 yr 3 mo old

Matthew's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Matthew

3 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
You must have owned dog at least 6 months. No dogs over 30 pounds. We require a meet-n-greet for all new dogs prior to first boarding. We are accepting single dogs only.

We are a family of four (2 adults (Elizabeth is my wife) and 2 kids (12 & 10)) that have a sweet dog of our own. The adults work from home and the kids love to take care of animals, so you can be assured your dog will be well cared for and well exercised. We have a fully fenced yard, with ample space for your dog to play when we are not taking them for long walks.

We require your dog to be well behaved around children and another dog. We are only accepting single dogs at this time. Dog must by spayed/neutered.

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Matthew S.

13 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Matthew's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /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 Matthew's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
13 Reviews
Our French bulldog Lola had an absolute blast with Matt and his family over the long weekend. They took her on many walks a day, a hike through the woods and to pick up their kids from school. It seems that she got lots of attention and loved playing with their dog and his kids. Matt was always very communicative through text messages and sent several pictures of Lola each day. We would absolutely recommend them and I'm sure Lola can't wait for us to leave town again so she can go back!
Matthew and family were great! He was very flexible and easy to work out drop-off/pick-up with and kept us updated everyday with how our dog was doing. We would definitely use Matthew again!
Matthew and his Family are the best. They took care of Mimi like if it was theirs. Thank you !!!!
Matt and his family were excellent with our dog...who actually was reluctant to leave. Matt was very communicative of status and activities. His two kids were great with him and their small dog played well together.
I booked with Matthew and his family due to last minute change of plans with my original sitter. I received acceptance of my request almost immediately!

I found Matthew to be professional and thorough. The boys really took to Harper and seemed to have a great time with her. Matthew sent pics of Harper throughout her stay to show how she was doing while I was away.

He made drop off and pick up times convenient and flexible. We even experienced some flight delays on our way back to DC and Matthew was very accommodating. I am glad we booked with Matthew and I am sure we will use his services again! Thank you Dog Vacay, awesome overall experience with this site and sitter!
Matt was extremely responsive and provided great pictures/updates. Great family!
Always a pleasure to Lily with Matthew and his family!
I had a great experience with Matthew and his family. I received lots of pictures of Lily and her outings with the family. My only complaint is that Im convinced Lily would rather be back with Matthew and his kids, having adventures, then back home with me! :)
Matthew & family were great hosts for my pet
Matthew and his family have been phenomenal hosts for Paulie. He's clearly been having a great time. Will definitely reserve with them again!!
Lola loved her stay with Matt and his family. We received multiple texts and pictures every day of her stay and it seemed like she was treated just like a part of her family. We will definitely be booking with them again!
Matt and his family were awesome pet sitters! It was my first time using dogvacay and they made it the best experience. During the meet and greet, my dog interacted with their dog very well. They sent me pictures everyday of my dog playing with their kids, going on walks, and just being completely at ease in their home. It was such a better experience than any boarding that I have done in the DC area. Matt was very friendly and accommodating. My flight was late coming back and him and his wife were super flexible and worked with me to set a new pickup time. I would highly recommend them as pet sitters!
Recently, I had to travel to Hawaii and my usual dogsitter canceled on me last minute. I had no other option other than to scour the internet for dogsitters (a process many of you can relate with). I found DogVacay and was a little skeptical, but decided to take the risk and reach out to potential dogsitters for my frenchie Tank.

I found Matt and was able to meet him and his family on short notice and I couldn't be happier with the result. Leaving Tank with someone else was a bit nerve-wracking, but Matt and his family proved to be amazing hosts and provided Tank with plenty of exercise and love during his week-long stay. I received daily updates and pictures of Tank which really helped ease my anxiety over leaving him in a new place while abroad. Matt and his family took excellent care of Tank and ensured he received plenty of exercise while I was away (if you've ever owned a Frenchie, you know it can be a fun struggle to get these little guys to move!).

As a dog owner and dog lover, I know it can be difficult to leave your pet for an extended period of time, but if you have to, Matt and his family are the kind of hosts you would want watching over your dog. I will definitely be using Matt as an ongoing dogsitter.
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