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Darla and Greg K.

94 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
$40/night
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • 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

Darla and Greg's Resident Pets

Shandy
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Female
3 yr 8 mo old

Darla and Greg's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Darla and Greg

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband and I own a 2 flat in Lincoln Square. We both grew up with dogs in our families. We adopted our own rescue pup. She LOVES to play with other dogs, and so do we! We are excited to welcome your dog into our home!

We have a HUGE back yard (by city standards) that is a great play area for dogs. It is completely fenced. Pups are never left unattended while playing in the backyard.
We both work a typical 9- 5 job during the weekdays so your dog will not have 24/7 supervision, but don't worry we will make up for it with lots of love and attention during the mornings/evenings and weekends! Depending on what your dog is used to, we are willing to let them relax and roam free in our home while we are at work, or we can crate them if you (they) prefer. In addition to the back yard, we are always willing and ready to go for walks/runs around the neighborhood or at the park with your dog.

If you live in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, custom quotes can be made for drop off and pick up options, if necessary. Please contact us if you are interested.

Our rates are based on a 24 hour period. We can do a custom quote for times beyond 24 hours. Please check our calendar for availability and then schedule a "Meet And Greet" so we can get things started. We can not wait to meet you and your pup! As you can see from the photos, Shandy is always excited to meet new friends!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Darla and Greg K.

94 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 7, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Darla and Greg's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
94 Reviews
This was our first time using DogVacay and Darla and Greg were absolutely wonderful. As soon as our St Bernard arrived he was welcomed and felt right at home. Their dog Shandy was an excellent hostess and Bruno enjoyed the big yard where he could run around every day with his new friends. Every day we looked forward to receiving the pictures because he looked so happy. We would absolutely recommend Darla and Greg and we will be contacting them again in the future for sure.
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Darla and Greg welcomed Larry with open arms! They were patient with him as he adjusted to his new surroundings. Larry loved playing with Shandy in their big yard and can't wait to go back and visit!
We always love taking Luna to Darla & Greg's. They are so kind and you can tell they really love dogs.
Darla and Greg gave our dog exceptional care while we were away over a weekend. Communication was very easy and their ease in caring for a few dogs at a time is impressive. We appreciated the initial meet and greet for the sake of everyone's comfort. Our dog felt right at home, loved having other dog playmates, and left very happy. I definitely recommend Darla and Greg and I'm certain our dog wants to go back!
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My husband, our pup, and I all absolutely loved Darla and Greg! They were extremely responsive and friendly from the first time we contacted them to do a meet-and-greet. They immediately made sure we were comfortable with them, their pup, and their home, as well as making sure they were at ease themselves with our pup and us. Hannah (our pup) made herself right at home in their house and loved their backyard especially. They sent us photos and updates every day and we loved seeing how much fun Hannah was having with them! We are so happy we found Darla and Greg. They took great care of our girl and we will definitely be booking with them in the future.
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Darla, Greg, and Shandy are so great! They have a great house and yard that is perfect for pups to play and sniff. They are so easy going and easy to talk to. Shandy is such a sweetie too! Our pup was sad to leave.
Darla and Greg were the best dogsitters anyone could ask for. Oliver's stay with them was our first time using dogvacay so we weren't sure what to expect, but they were super helpful and kind and they put us at ease immediately.

Once we got back to the city and picked up Oliver, he reported that he had had a great time and that he would totally be okay with us going on vacation again so long as he could stay with Darla and Greg.
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Darla, Greg, and their pup Shandy were great to our 1 year old dog! They updated us daily and made sure our pup had just as much fun on her vacation as we did on ours :)
Darla and Greg took great care of our labradoodle. They sent us daily pictures of him having fun. We highly recommend them.
Awesome!
Darla and Greg took excellent care of my dog, Frankie while was away. They were incredibly accommodating on scheduling and provided great communications and update while I was away. Frankie is a hesitant dog, but made herself at home in their care in record time :) I look forward to booking with them again for future needs!
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We couldn't be more happy with the care Darla and Greg gave to our dog. She is a senior rescue with some anxiety issues. They were amazing with her and she was very comfortable in their home and with their dog. They provide photo updates daily and are flexible on drop-off and pick-up. We were especially glad to have found them after our previous DogVacay host suddenly could no longer keep visiting dogs and we had to scramble for a new host for a trip less than a month away.
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Since we were going on vacation with family, our normal family dog sitters were unavailable. Someone had recommend us use DogVacay. I was extremely nervous, but knew I didn't want our dog to be boarded. After extensive research, my husband and I both picked Darla and Greg as our top choice. (They also happened to be less than 10 minutes from our home, which was a bonus!) We set up a meet and greet first, and instantly felt comfortable. They were super responsive, and very welcoming. I could tell the entire time how attentive and caring Darla was for dogs. She also does this for the love, and doesn't watch too many dogs at once, which was also important to us. The backyard was the biggest draw for us, which our dog LOVED. (Apparently she never wanted to come inside, because she was having so much fun!) Their dog, Shandy, was VERY friendly and got along well with our dog. I'm sure Nellie misses her! It was clear Darla and Greg have experience watching dogs, since they knew the right things to ask and share with us. Our dog came home exhausted from lots of play time, and happy. We would absolutely use them again! Only thing to note is that they are not home 24/7, and work during the day in an office. Since we both work and have active social lives, this was not something we were concerned about. I know the next time our family is unable to watch Nellie, we'll be using Darla and Greg again. I hope they never stop watching dogs!!
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Another great stay with Greg and Darla! My dog loves them and their dog.
I think Kyla, our dog, had as much of a vacation as we did! We received pictures and videos of Kyla having so much fun with her new friends while we were away. When we got back home, she was a happy, tired girl! Kyla will definitely be staying with Darla and Greg (and Shandy too) the next time we are out of town!
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Darla and Greg were wonderful with our dog Lincoln. He ended up getting sick while we were away and not only did they modify his meal and give him medication we shipped to them, they left work early to come home and make sure he was okay. Lincoln was able to run and play with their dog Shandy in their big backyard and was exhausted when he got home with us. We knew he was in good hands and we loved receiving their pictures they sent us. THANK YOU!
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Stella had the best time! We really appreciated the photos and videos that were sent while she was there. Darla and Greg are very kind and professional. Highly recommended!
Ella's stay with Darla and Greg couldn't have been nicer. Ella can be anxious and a bit neurotic when she's away from her family but Darla and Greg seemed to have done a marvelous job of easing her anxieties and allowing her to very quickly become a part of their family and household. Ella loved playing with their dog, Shandy, which was also a big plus. We received great photos everyday letting us know all was good which is always a nice relief. Thank so much, Darla and Greg!
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Darla and Greg really know dog needs and behaviors. It was hard for me to leave my dogs since we usually take them on vacations with us, but the first picture put me at ease that they were having a great time! Darla and Greg also broke down their stay in detail when we came by to pick them up, which meant they really cared and paid attention during the stay. Our dogs' diet is a bit ridiculous (raw food, lots of supplements) but they didn't make us feel bad about that. Our arthritic dog did fine with the stairs. I would not hesitate to use Darla and Greg (and Shandy) for our next Dogvacay need! Thanks guys!
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Blue absolutely loved spending time with Darla, Greg and Shandy. When I picked her up she was happy and tired(the perfect dog combination). Darla and Greg are my first option for Blue when going out of town. Thanks!
I love leaving Monstro with Darla and Greg, they always provide extra special attention and send us lots of fun pictures!
Spike was happy and we loved the regular updates on his first time away from home. Darla and Greg are very nice caregivers taking the time to discuss expectations from both sides! Shandy is sweet and there are no problems, except our puppy is still so tired from all of the weekend fun. We will definitely use again! Thank you.
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Darla and Greg were amazing! They listened to my concerns and were so helpful in making sure that both Paddy and Finn had a great time. This is the first vacation in a long time where I have not worried about how my dogs were doing - because I knew from the twice daily updates and pictures that they were doing great! I plan on using them again in the future.
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Darla & Greg were the best!
Darla & Greg were amazing to deal with and our pup had the time of his life over Thanksgiving. Will definitely be using again in the future.
Where to start with Greg and Darla - from the initial meeting, we immediately felt comfortable leaving our fur baby in their capable, loving hands. They kept us well informed and updated on his latest activities, and they sent photos and videos to help us feel connected despite being away. They were incredibly patient and kind, even with some "adjustment struggles" and accidents Indy had. We would absolutely recommend Greg and Darla to anyone looking for a responsible, dedicated, passionate sitter to care for their pooch as much as they do. We look forward to Indy's next stay with Greg and Darla, and Indy can't wait to see Shandy again!!
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Another great stay with Darla, Greg and Shandy!
Darla and Greg are AMAZING! They are a young, fun couple who clearly love animals. Their home is lovely and clean, and they have the perfect yard for dogs to play in. One of my favorite things about leaving my puppy with them is the adorable pictures that they send quite often. Also, I know they are incredible kind to my elderly dog - he is always happy when he comes home! I highly recommend Darla and Greg (and their adorable pup Shandy)!! You dog will love this vacay! :)
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We love having Bentley stay with Darla, Greg, and Shandy!

We can tell from the photo updates, and by the way he sprints to their door when we pull up, that he is having a blast and it makes being away from our pup that much easier.

I will always ask Darla and Greg if they are available before looking anywhere else for our sitting needs!
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Darla and Greg were absolutely wonderful. We couldn't have asked for anyone better to watch Max while we were out of town! They put us at ease by sending updates and pictures of Max's stay, and worked around our schedule when our flight was running late. Thank you guys for everything!
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We love Greg and Darla! They took good care of Penny for a few days during our wedding. I didn't have to worry about my pup at all because I knew she would be having a blast like she did on her last visit. Darla and Greg are very flexible with drop offs and pick ups. We were so busy with after wedding to-dos on the day of pick up, so I had a close friend get her for me. My friend had no problems and had many wonderful things to say about Greg and Darla (and Shandy too!). Penny can't wait for her next vacay. :)
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Another great vacay for Fiona with Darla, Greg and Shandy! She had a great time and came home exhausted. I also loved the pictures - especially the one with her dressed up for Halloween.
Darla and Greg are always willing to work around my schedule and have been a great resource for Madison and I!
Madison loves her stays with Darla, Greg, and Shandy!
Another great stay with Darla and Greg, we're happy repeat customers. Thanks so much for taking great care of our gal!
We have used Darla and Greg many times and love them! Their backyard is great for the dogs to play in and we always receive lots of great pictures.
Darla and Greg did a fabulous job taking care of Lola as always! She wasn't feeling great after i dropped her off and they were wonderful in communicating and making sure she was cared for properly. thanks!
Barclay & Digby had a BLAST with Darla, Greg & Shandy! They LOVED the back yard and felt so welcomed and happy in their home. They came home exhausted from all the fun romping around with Shandy! I am pretty sure they were sad to leave when I got home! haha :) They are already excited for their next vacay with D&G, in a few short weeks!
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Greg and Darla are great! I was nervous about leaving Penny for a few nights while I was out of town, but after our meet and greet I knew my pup would be in good hands. When I dropped her off, she eagerly ran straight to their door after just one visit. They really care about the dogs they watch and treated Penny as their own. Shandy, their cute pup, is such a great playmate for Penny. The updates and photos that were sent to me throughout my trip were fantastic. I am re-booking Greg and Darla for my wedding in a few weeks. I am so glad to have found such a wonderful place for Penny to go when I am gone. I highly recommend Greg, Darla and Shandy!!
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Our Labrador loves Darla and Greg. As soon as we dropped her off for the second visit, she didn't look back. She jumped up and down and greeted them with lots of kisses. It made us more comfortable knowing she was happy going back. Again, we highly recommend them!

-Alyse & Kyle Green
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Greg, Darla and Shandy were so great! I had a last minute reservation and meet and greet. They were extremely accommodating with the last minute meeting and answered all my questions. I even stayed for a while to see how the pups got along - and they got along famously. I loved the pictures I received over the weekend and really feel comfortable that they treated Fi like their own. They're my "go to" when I'm out of town from now on!
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Our dog Bentley has stayed with Darla, Greg, and Shandy multiple times but his last visit was over 2 weeks long. I can't say enough good things about Darla and Greg. We consider our golden/lab mix to very energetic and he always comes home pooped! Bentley and Shandy always seem to be having a good time!

We love that they treat our pup like their own. I get constant updates on how Bentley is doing and there is no doubt in my mind that D&G love Bentley.

We are so thankful to have found such a good sitter, as it makes our time away from him easier each time we drop him off.

Thank you again for taking such good care of our buddy!
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Mu pup loves going to stay with Darla, Greg and their pooch Shandy. I know she is in good hands so I can sit back and enjoy my vacation.
This was Dr. Watson's third time staying with Darla and Greg, and it certainly won't be her last! I got daily updates, and they even reached out to check about a possible problem with her ears, just because she seemed scratchy. They have a wonderful home, and an even more wonderful yard, so Watson was nothing but pleased. She was probably disappointed she had to leave...
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Darla and Greg were extremely friendly and professional. They worked well with our busy schedule and were flexible with the drop off and pick up times. They sent us updates everyday letting us know that she is in good hands and if we had a question they immediately responded. Our dog had SO much fun. She played ball, swam in a baby pool, and made friends with other friendly dogs. Kali usually gets anxiety when we leave which makes her allergies worse and we noticed that she was comfortable in their home. When we got home from vacation they sent us a message to ask if we made it home okay and let us know how much they missed her. They are genuine people who truly care for and appreciate dogs. Our dog will be staying with them again in the future and we highly recommend them!

Alyse&Kyle
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Monstro loves staying with Darla, Greg and Shandy, he always has so much fun! We love receiving lots of pictures while we are away, and know that Monstro is well taken care of, we highly recommend them.
Susie had such a great time playing at Greg and Darla's! They have a yard, Susie got lots of snuggles and they were so easy to work with. We got cute pics and updates every day. It was more comfortable care for our dog than boarding, and much cheaper. She can't wait to see her buddy Shandy in a few months, we booked another vacay with Greg and Darla!
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awesome as always
Darla and Greg were fantastic! Riley, our golden retriever, had a great time and we got some fantastic photos of Riley having a great time which put us at ease while we were out of town. Highly recommend! Thanks again, Darla and Greg!
Darla and Gregg were truly phenomenal with my chocolate lab Wyatt. Extremely accommodating regarding my hectic scheduling. Their dedication/attentiveness was clear with the frequent and regular multimedia updates. Looking forward to our next booking.
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Always glad when Kennedy can spend time with Darla, Greg and Shandy.
Darla and Greg took great care of my girls! They stayed in touch and sent lots of adorable pictures. I look forward to having my pups stay with them again.
Darla and Greg were great! They listened, we're professional, and took great care of Madison. She came back happy and tired which equates to a great dogvacay (thanks shandy!) It's great to know Madison has such an amazing place to stay.
I only have amazing things to say about Darla and Greg. They are so accommodating and you can tell that they truly care about the dogs they host. Monstro loves them and Shandy and I know that he is well taken care of when I am away. Thanks D and G.
Darla and Greg were pawesome hosts! They were very flexible with drop-off and pick-up times, they sent great pictures while we were away, and they were so organized with getting details on the pups' schedules and diets. They even made sure to ask for a local emergency contact since we would be out of the country. We love them!
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Fabulous as always!
My dog Ainslee LOVES going to Greg and Darla's home! Their dog, Shandy, is such a friendly, energetic pup. She's a perfect playmate for Ainslee. My husband and I joke that Ainslee gets to hang out with his "girlfriend" whenever we travel. Greg and Darla treat our little guy as if he were their own. I never feel bad going out of town because I know Ainslee is having just as much fun as us!
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Darla and Greg are great. This is the 2nd time they have watched my puppy Wheatie and she can be a handful. They are very kind and patient with her. While away for 6 days I felt very comfortable that she was in good hands. Their dog Shandy is great too! I highly recommend them!
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Darla and Greg (and Shandy!) were wonderful with our pups. We got fun pictures of them while we were away and know they had a ton of fun on their vacay.
great as always! Love the picture updates :)
great as always! Love the picture updates :)
great as always! Love the picture updates :)
great as always! Love the picture updates :)
great as always! Love the picture updates :)
Darla, Greg, and Shandy (their pup) are wonderful hosts! They were more than accommodating to my crazy schedule and really tried to understand what my dog needed to feel right at home while I was gone. I got so many adorable photos throughout my dog's stay and it really put everything at ease. I would definitely use Darla and Greg again!
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They were great with my Wheaton Terrier puppy and sent lots of great pictures. I felt very comfortable leaving my pooch with them. Very nice people and a great dog as well!
Darla & Greg were great!
Darla and Greg are awesome! They took care of my dog for almost a week and were extremely gracious hosts. They took time upfront to ask questions in order to understand more about my dog, his behavior, likes, habits, etc. such that he'd receive the best treatment. I received regular updates and pics ensuring me of the quality of care my dog was getting under their watch (and the pics were great btw, I could tell just from those how much fun my dog was having there). In all, they were amazing to deal with personally, took great care of my dog (he clearly had a great time) and made me feel comfortable while I was away. Without reservation I definitely recommend Darla and Greg (and their dog Shandy)!
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From drop-off to pick-up and all points in between a great experience with Darla and Greg. They are super buttoned-up and their experience with "vacationing" dogs was apparent.

Kennedy had plenty of room to move (both inside and out). And happy Shandy was a nice playmate for Kennedy. He came home from vacay all worn out -- just like his owner.
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I cannot say enough good things about Greg, Darla, and Shandy! Greg & Darla are great people, and I would not hesitate to recommend them. They are so loving and dependable, plus their rates are extremely reasonable. They not only took great care of our pup when we needed someone to, but did so on short notice. They also sent plenty of pics, which we truly appreciated. Big ups to their pooch Shandy, who is one of the friendliest and sweetest dogs my picky pooch has ever had the pleasure of playing with!
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Darla and Greg are great! They were a big help in watching my Lola while I was away for business travel on a last minute and somewhat hectic trip. I never worry about Lola and am always sure she is well cared for and loved. I would highly recommend them..but not too highly because I want them to be available for all my trips :) thanks guys!
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This was my first experience using DogVacay and Darla and Greg made any and all of my anxieties of leaving Frank overnight disappear!! Their backyard is great for outdoor playtime and their Wheaten Terrier, Shandy was a perfect playmate for Frank.

I received a few updates from them throughout his stay, assuring me all was well. You can really tell they make your dog feel at home and treat him/her as their own! Bonus for me, they live within walking distance of my home. Frank will definitely go back the next time I need to leave town. If you want peace of mind while away from your pup, Darla and Greg should be your #1 choice!
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Darla and Greg were amazing and super accommodating!! Both my parents and I were heading out of town so they took in 3 dogs- one being a wild puppy and were happy to do so. They have a large back yard and our puppy was able to play with their puppy Shandy. When we got back home, all 3 pups immediately passed out from their night of fun.
Thank you Darla and Greg!!
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Darla and Greg took great care of our pup! Sent pictures every day and Shandy and Bentley got along great!
My doggies loved staying with Darla and Greg, who were very friendly and accommodating. Their home and yard are spacious and clean. I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing a dog sitter, and I plan to have my dogs stay with them in the future. Thank you!
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If I could leave them more stars I would.

This was Dr. Watson's second long term (over a week) stay with Greg and Darla. She may have loved it even more! I received many updates and photos, and even a video call where I could watch her play frisbee. Their home is lovely, and the huge yard is perfect for my large Golden Retriever. And, as much as she may pretend not to, I think she really loves all the attention from their young Wheaton Terrier Shandy.

Simply put, Greg and Darla are wonderful, and if I couldn't leave Watson with them when I went on vacation, I might just not go!
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Darla and Greg were great with Rocco. My dog has seizures, so it was crucial for me to find a suitable caretaker. Needless to say, they were compassionate and attentive, and it was clear that Rocco's needs were met. Darla & Gregg's home was very welcoming and my dog had lots of space to run free. It was also evident that Rocco had a great time playing with their dog as he was exhausted when we arrived home. I would definitely leave my dog with them again and just want to thank them for being so wonderful with Rocco and sending me daily pics.
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Darla and Greg are awesome! They were accommodating in every way possible. We will definitely be asking them to watch our dog again in the future.
Darla, Greg, and Shandy are awesome!! I will definitely recommend them and will come back. Darla would send pictures of Nacho while I was away that always made my day! You can feel how much Darla and Greg love dogs, its so heart warming and made me feel that my baby was with trust worthy and loving people!
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Where can I start with Darla and Greg?!? Phenomenal and exceptional aren't even the best terms because they are BEYOND that. They are a great choice for a dog vacay. This was my first time trying dog vacay for my two dogs, one which is very active and hyper and can be aggressive with other dogs. It was nice to know my dogs wouldnt be sitting in a kennel all day while we were on vacation but they'd get to enjoy the warm weather also. Greg and Darla were accommodating and helpful in getting the dogs acclimated with their dog Shandy and tiring them out. When we got home, the dogs literally laid down and didn't move the rest of the night! I could tell they had a great time. I don't drive and Greg picked the dogs and belongings up before the vacay started. Was super helpful. These guys definitely know what they are doing and will be great for any dog. If they can handle our tank of a dog, Tippy then they'll be great with someone elses dog as well. They also continuously checked in with pictures and updates which was helpful.
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This was our first time using DogVacay and we are blown away at the ease of using this service, but most importantly blown away with our experience with Darla + Greg. They responded quickly to our meet and greet request and once we met the hosts and their lovely dog, Shandy, we knew this was the best place for our Penelope to stay. The hosts were very accommodating to the special needs of our dog (i.e. medication) and sent us regular text/photo updates. We enjoyed our trip out of town immensely because we knew our pup was in good hands. They have great yard and space in their home. Penelope had a great time, and we were afraid she may not want to come home when we picked her up! We will definitely reach out to Darla + Greg again in the future. Thank you!
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Greg and Darla were great. We felt very comfortable leaving our dog with them. Our dog appeared to have a great time with their dog Shandy. Greg and Darla sent frequent pictures and even a video of our dog while we were gone. We would highly recommend them and look forward to having them watch our dog again.
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I needed someone to watch my Boston Terrier, Wrigley, for a night. Darla and Greg were awesome! They were so nice and I immediately felt at ease when I dropped Wrigley off. I got pictures during his stay and could tell he was having a great time. He also got along great with their dog Shandy, who is such a sweetheart! He was exhausted when I picked him up from all the fun he was having. I highly recommend Darla and Greg. Thanks so much for taking such good care of Wrigley.
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Darla and Greg was Great!!! they took care of Shoko like she was their own puppy, sending many pictures and updates. we had a careless vacation when Shoko was also on a vacation.
As always, Darla and Greg were wonderful hosts! Our dog got lots of attention, fetch time, and walks. Their home is a great space for our dog - she loves to follow them from room to room to explore their home! We got the perfect amount of communication through text messages and pictures through the website. Best home-away-from-home for our dog! Thank you!
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I think I actually told them "I don't have the words to express how thankful I am" when I picked up my dog. And that is the truth. Darla and Greg (and their adorable puppy!) were excellent hosts. I have a dog boarding business that I usually leave my dog at for short stays, but was anxious about leaving her there for ten days during an international trip. Darla and Greg were game for the long stay, and welcomed her into their home. I got frequent updates (via email and DogVacag posts), and could enjoy my vacation, knowing my dog was well cared for. They even have a yard, so frisbee time was a go! If my dog could talk, I'm sure she'd agree with me.
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Very accommodating and flexible. Took great care of our puppy, and ensure he was happy and well taken care of.
Darla took great care of our dog! She was experienced and able to handle our dog with no issues. From setting up the meet and greet all the way to pick up (and everything in between), communication was a breeze! She sent us daily pictures along with updates to let us know our dog was doing well! Our dog got plenty of attention and exercise. She loved playing catch in their spacious backyard. We will definitely trust our precious pup with Darla again!
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I really appreciated the updates that Darla sent me about Rosco while I was away. I could tell that he was enjoying himself in the photos she sent me, and it helped me feel more at ease leaving him in someone else's house for the first time.
Darla and Greg were incredibly flexible with our pick up/drop off schedule and it made the whole trip much more of a breeze!
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Darla and Greg were fabulous hosts for our two crazy dogs. Let's start with the superficial details first. Their condo and backyard are AMAZING. Both spaces are huge for being in the city and their condo is very clean and open - perfect for dogs. Now for the people details. Darla was a great communicator both before and during the dogs' visit. They had another dog staying with them during the time we requested a reservation for, and they were very forthcoming about that. We met with them and the other dog first and Darla & Greg made it clear that if we didn't feel comfortable, we could cancel at the last minute. Everything worked out, though, and we got frequent (but not too frequent!) updates with photos. We are so excited to have found hosts like them in our neighborhood. We will definitely use them again!
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Darla and Greg were superb hosts. So pleasant and accommodating of Ricky. They sent me photos and gave me a run-down of his visit, habits, and adjustments over the stay when I picked him up. I feel that he was in very caring hands.
Darla and her husband watched our dog (Finch) for a week while we were on vacation. I knew they would be a excellent care takers after meeting them for the first time. They were both very laid back and Finch loved exploring their yard right away - a true vacation for a city condo dog! They were also so kind to send several pictures which helped us feel even better that Finch was comfortable and enjoying his new environment. We arrived home early and they were very flexible and even a little sad to not spend more time with our furry friend. I'm so glad this worked out for all of us and would definitely do it again.
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Ozzie had his second vacay at Darlas. He was a happy boy, playing in the yard, barking at the birds. I get daily messages usually with a picture making me feel totally at ease.
Being new to Dogvacay I found Darla K based on her location. Communication was very prompt and we set up a time to meet,introduce my pug Ozzie to them and to check out their place where he would be "vacationing".

Darla and her husband were very open about showing me their place and listening to my instructions on my dogs needs. While I was aways they were still very prompt about keeping in touch with me which I found to be VERY reassuring.

I am very comforted to know that I now have someone that not only can I trust to take care of my dog but they also seemed to enjoy him as much as I do!
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