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Doug P.

46 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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
Mastiff

Doug's Resident Pets

Karma
Mixed Breed
Female
7 yr 0 mo old
Zero
Mixed Breed
Male
3 yr 11 mo old
Havok
Mixed Breed
Male
3 yr 7 mo old
Charlee
German Shepherd Dog
Female
5 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Doug's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Doug

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We love dogs, but I am more than a dog lover, I am a trainer as well. As a trainer, I am experienced in dog behavior to ensure a safe and happy environment. I am also experienced in dealing with separation anxiety, shy dogs and dogs under stress.

We will treat your dog as one of our own. Your dog will stay with a loving family with a large backyard. We have four dogs that love company. The dogs are welcomed in the house, they can play in the grass out back and even swim in the pool. One of our guests described our home as "Doggie Disneyland". Your dog will return home happy and tired. Our guest dogs are excited to return and we are always excited to see them again.

You can enjoy your trip without worrying about your puppy. You can be assured that your loved one will be in responsible hands, receive plenty of attention and affection. Dogs love it here and are excited to return!

No Kennels. No Cages.

Check Out is 12:00pm. There may be an additional fee for late check out.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Doug P.

46 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Doug's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Daycare At Doug's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Training
$70 /hour
Baths
$30 /bath
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46 Reviews
Bella seemed to have been well cared for. She had a chance to play with other dogs and run around. Doug sent photos of her visit which was a nice touch. My brother and mother also boarded their dogs here and recommended Doug to me.
Excellent! Matey went right to Doug. She knew a dog lover when she saw (sniffed?) him! He was very professional. House and grounds were very nice and in a nice neighborhood. I'd leave Matey there again.
My dog Maverick loved his stay here! He instantly became so comfortable around all of his other dogs. I loved how Doug would send pictures to me throughout his stay!! Thanks for everything! Anytime I come to Temecula, I know Maverick will have a fun safe place to stay!
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Doug has truly been a blessing babysitting our great dane! TJ took a liking to him immediately and loved him even more the second time around!! TJ was exhausted when we got home and slept all day from his stay of 8 days. I could tell he had a good time. I highly recommend doug in taking care of your pup!!!! He is the best ever and such a kind man!!!!
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ex cellent!! Oakely had a great time. Came home and slept on and off for 2 days. Recovering from a fun time playing with friends.
Doug is a great guy, that made me feel comfortable of me leaving my dogs with a stranger for the first time. He is quite knowledgeable in how to handle dogs of many breeds and you can tell he has a great relationship with his own dogs. I will definitely take my dogs to Doug in the future.
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Doug is THE BEST! He has the patience, understanding and techniques to make sure your pup is safe and comfortable. I probably messaged 8 other DogVacay hosts, but never quite felt comfortable leaving my pup with them. To be honest, not every DogVacay host has the experience to handle energetic, strong/powerful pups. But when I finally found Doug's profile I knew I wanted Misty (7 month old pit lab mix) to be in his hands! Although Misty was the smallest pup during her stay, she was very comfortable with Doug and the other dogs. All the dogs that Doug had introduced us too were so well-behaved and took to Misty really well. Misty came back EXHAUSTED. She slept the whole ride back from Temecula to Los Angeles..woke up to DEVOUR breakfast... then went back to sleep and cuddle! I know she had so much fun socializing. I received a video and many photos during a weekend stay. I wish there was a Doug in every city... When I am back in the Temecula area, Doug will be the FIRST one I'm contacting!
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Doug is always great with our dog Zoey. We love that we have a place we can take her knowing she will be loved and well cared for while we are away.
This was our dogs first vacay. Doug did a great job watching her. Luna came back very tired and happy. It was nice to have a place for her to stay where she had lots of other dogs to play with since she is very social. The pictures he sent me of Luna showed she was having a blast playing. I would definitely use him again.
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This was our first time boarding our dog Mac with Doug. He proved to be a wonderful and gracious host. During Mac's stay, Doug emailed us pictures of Mac which we greatly appreciated. Drop off and pick was very organized with no delay or complications. But most importantly, Doug is very kind and Mac loved him!
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Highly recommend! We used Doug three times for overnight stay and my dog seems to love staying Doug's house and meeting new friends :)
Our Golden Retriever has stayed with Doug twice and we have been very pleased both times. She really likes Doug and was very comfortable there. She usually tries to get back in the car when we leave her anywhere, but walked right in the front door for Doug.
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Our dog Zoey can be... difficult. Doug and his wife were fantastic with her. She came back exhausted and happy to be home.
Doug is very knowledgeable and kind to dogs. He is able to control a large amount of dogs between the vaycay and day care doggies. We are thankful he was able to settle our dog's anxiety with some comfort and attention, especially at bed time.
Our dog MiMi had a great time at Doug's. She was a very happy pup and was wiped out from all the fun with the other dogs.
My dog, Buffy, spent four days at Doug's and I was very happy with the attention and care she received there not just from Doug, but from his wife and daughter as well. When I arrived to pick Buffy up, I could tell that Buffy had been given a lot of attention while she was there, and that made me especially pleased. I would definitely recommend Doug to other people looking for a loving place for their dog to spend some 'vacay' time.
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I've boarded my two dogs with Doug before. I will always board with him and his wonderful wife in the future. It's a safe home that's soooo dog-friendly. He even easily handled Daisy's meds. Doug is such a blessing to me, so I don't have to worry when I'm on vacay. My dogs are on a vacay as well. Safe and VERY well-loved. It's dog-party time at Doug's house!!!
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We are so grateful to Doug and his wife for taking such good care of our dog. They went above and beyond to make our dog comfortable We will be using Doug again in the future for sure..
Jaxx loved it there I can't wait to go back
As far as my wife and myself can tell our four-legged son Jaxx definitely love it there! Doug is really nice and professional and he makes sure that your furry little one is always comfortable and relaxed. Jaxx can't wait to go back again
Doug was great. He answered me last minute and really helped me out last minute. Jack was happy so I am too. Thanks again!
Hercules had a great time and was well taken care of. Doug was very helpful and informed me on tips and tricks that will help Hercules. I am very thankful!! Looking forward to taking Hercules back :-)
Our puppy absolutely loved her time at Doug's house! And my husband I did too. We were introduced to all of his own dogs and had conversations about temperament. He even gave us some tips and education about our new puppy. Would not hesitate to have Doug take care of her again!
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What a great place for my big ol Dane mix to stay. They took such good care of her and she was TIRED and happy when we picked her up.
Highly recommend. Doug is very experienced with animals and does a thorough meet-and-greet process to make sure your dog will acclimate well with the other dogs. Our dog was with him for three weeks and Doug periodically sent pictures and updates. When I asked how my dog was doing he would give an honest answer. Harry will definitely be back. He looked like he had a blast!
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We feel Doug did a great job caring for Daisy. She showed no anxiety when we dropped her off, and although she was happy to see us, she gave Doug a kiss when we were ready to leave. Doug's home is quite nice with a large, well fenced yard where the dogs play together. His dogs are very friendly and he treats visitors like family.
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This is the 4th "vacation" for my 2 older dogs at Doug's. They have a HUGE yard allowing the dogs the freedom to run and play or just hang out by the pool. Plus, Doug and his wife have a way of making my usually unsociable dogs feel comfortable with other dogs. I highly recommend this "host"
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Doug has always been so great with our fur baby, Opie. We rescued Opie in February and noticed he took some time to warm up to others and has become very attached to my husband and I. We have brought Opie to Doug's a few times, and with each time Opie goes to Doug's home, we can tell he gets a little more comfortable. I would recommend Doug for your daycare and overnight care needs!
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Thank you for taking great care of Febe! I was so happy to get pictures while we were gone of her with the other dogs! She is curling up on our couch sleeping and snoring and dreaming of her next vaca with you!!!
Sammy had her first Vacay at Doug's and she loved it! We couldn't have felt more at ease with leaving her during our vacaation and she seemed to have a great time. Doug is very knowledgable and has a great way of working with dogs. We look forward to many more future stays at Doug's for Sammy!!!

Thank you Doug and family for taking wonderful care of Sammy :)
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Doug took excellent care of my dog! He was very flexible on time she would be dropped off/picked up. He was kind enough to send pictures of our dog to keep us updated. I love that he has a big backyard for my pet to play around. excellent job done!
I am very satisfied with Pippa's boarding experience with Doug.
Doug took excellent care of Lola once again!
Doug was great; Lola had a fantastic time! She'll be back!
5 Stars Doug was someone I could trust with my Dog. My dog is a part of my family and I would bring Boo back over to Doug's house again without thinking twice.
Seamus had a great time with the other dogs at Doug's. It was his first vacation away from his family, but by the pictures Doug sent, he had a great time. Seamus had a bit of separation anxiety, but Doug handled it well. We will definitely use Doug again.
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You can tell Doug really loves dogs. His wife too! In addition to being a great host, he's a dog trainer with understanding of dog psychology and active in helping to rehabilitate rescued dogs.

My husband and I had been disappointed while looking at our other options for dog boarding like Camp Bow Wow (in Temecula, not a lot of space to run around and just a small kiddie pool) or Country Kennels (lots of space, beautiful property with awesome pool, but dogs are kept in their kennel almost all day). We had also tried a private dog sitter at her home where her yard was too small for our boy, a 90-lb Belgian Malinois mix with lots of energy, and she wasn't able to take dogs for walks. We were so excited when we found Doug on DogVacay.com. His profile and photos looked like a perfect fit, and we were right! Doug has a nice pool that he lets dogs use and a huge backyard where the dogs can play freely and run. He doesn't believe in keeping dogs in their crates unless that's what the dog owner wants.

Our dog, Max, was not used to being separated from us, so it took him a little bit to relax. Doug knew what was best and took him and other dogs on a long walk to start the trust and bonding process. It worked like a charm. My husband and I were on vacation for a week. Doug kept us posted with photos and videos, and we could tell Max was having a great time. We will definitely be bringing Max back to visit his new friends at Doug's house!
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Doug did a fantastic job with our greyhound, Clipper. He spent a lot of time with me on the phone prior to our vacation, and he was very thorough while answering all of my questions. Doug sent a few photos, and it looked like Clipper was having a great time hanging out with his new friends.
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Our 'baby' is 10 years old, sweet, shy and submissive, and a bit nervous in new situations and around other new dogs. We left her in Doug's capable hands this past week, knowing that she would be in the best of care and she was! Doug has that certain 'Dog Whisperer' quality that is absolutely unmistakable. Cali and others respond naturally and immediately to him.
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I have had Doug watch my beautiful dog, Sophia twice now. Once for three weeks and again for one week.
Let me start by stating that I am a helicopter parent to my dog. I watch her like a hawk and don't want anything bad to ever happen to her.
It was rather difficult for me to relinquish my control over to another person to care for her.
I did a couple of meet and greets with Doug and another DogVacay sitter and found Doug to be the best fit for my concerns and Sophia's enjoyment.
I also did an initial one overnight to see how she did.
From the moment I met Doug I pretty much knew he was going to be my dogs sitter. He is a very calm person, doesn't raise his voice and seems to have his eyes in ten different places at once (watching all the dogs).
He is a dog trainer too and utilizes his knowledge of dog behavior to introduce a new dog into the current dog pack at his house and maintain order throughout their stay.
Whenever I text Doug to see how Sophia is doing he is always prompt with an answer and usually a picture too.
I was concerned about my dog being in a house with so many other dogs because she is an only dog and lives a rather quiet and boring life at home, but she did great and made friends and was happy to return on her second visit.
Doug is also doing daycare for my sister's dog and I will be returning soon with Sophia for another adventure.
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We found Doug and his wonderful wife thru Dog Vacay. I highly recommend them and will have my two dogs vacay again with them in the future. They are true dog experts plus provided our dogs with a loving and safe home environment. No kennels! Just lots of love and fun. I had never boarded these dogs before so I was stressed because my dogs would be stressed. They made us so comfortable that our dogs would be safe, loved, and entertained. Also, when they had a concern about my blood hound's ears, they called me straight away and we discussed the treatment plan. Last, they taught my cocker spaniel to dance to a Beyonce song. What an amazing experience! Again, I highly recommend them.
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We were in a bind and needed a dog sitter immediately for one night in Temecula area. We do not live in the area so were unable to do a "meet and greet" first. We were thrilled when we dropped our beloved Golden, Baylee, off for the night as Doug and his wife were great and their yard includes a huge pool and hot tub that Baylee was allowed to swim in. She thought she had died and gone to heaven when she saw the pool! We picked her up the next day (she was dry!) and we drove home with one happy dog. I would highly recommend Doug to anyone looking for a loving home to board their dog in the Temecula area.
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Halo had a great time at Doug's last weekend!! It's nice to have a true dog lover look after your dog. No Cages...
From our first contact up to the afternoon we returned from our trip Doug was prompt, friendly and informative. He returned our request for a 'Meet and Greet' almost immediately and every step after that went just as smoothly. We loved the pictures he sent of Molly hanging out with all of her new canine friends and felt at ease knowing she was in such good hands. Molly came home a better dog after her weekend with Doug and friends! Doug seems to be the dog whisperer of Temecula.
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Reggie loved his stay with Doug and all the friends he had to play with, he emailed pictures through out his entire stay, it made us feel very comfortable knowing he was having a good time. thanks Doug
My dog loved her stay! We will use again!
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