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Dennis G.

32 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • 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

Dennis's Resident Pets

5 yr 7 mo old

Dennis's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Great for senior pets

About Dennis

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Oscar (our 5 year old pointer mix), Dennis, and Trish look forward to welcoming your pooch into our home. We welcome any size dog that is well mannered and house trained. Trish works from home, so your pooch will receive lots of love and attention. If your dog likes to hang outside, the fenced in yard is perfect for play.

As you can see from the pictures, Oscar's canine friends come in all shapes and sizes, however we do not host frail elderly dogs due to Oscar's size and youthful happy energy. Visiting dogs must be completely house trained. Two night minimum.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Dennis G.

32 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dennis's Home
$42 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
32 Reviews
We're very pleased with Dennis and Trish (and Oscar!). The girls were well looked after and we were worry-free about them while we were gone. Thank you!
It was wonderful to discover my neighbors Dennis and Trish are dog sitters with DV! Despite the rainy days which Carma really dislikes, it seems she did really well on this first long multiple-night stay with Dennis and Trish.
I would not have chosen to work with them if I didn't know that Trish works from home, and rarely leaves their dog Oscar and guest dogs like Carma at their place. That's really important to me.

It seems their large dog Oscar and my 11 pound Yorki-Poo got along just fine, and Dennis & Trish made "personal space" for Carma within their home, and when they took her on a trip also.
My vet said she needs to be able to get 14-17 hours a day for rest and sleep, so that is important to carve out room and space for her around their rambunctious dog Oscar!

My only request for future would be more photos and stories each day and evening! :) I would greatly appreciate at least 3-4 photos & updates a day (which is what I had been spoiled with by previous hosts in past years, who usually posted a dozen), but Dennis & Trish only provided 1 photo per day on this 5 day trip. I love getting pics and details, and look forward to that in the future! :)

Thanks for being such great substitute pet parents, Dennis and Trish, and caring so well for Carma! xox!
This was just our first trial overnight, and it was great to find Trish and Dennis for dog sitting for Carma.
Their large dog Oscar is quite rambunctious but they managed to keep him from sitting on Carma and giving her some space.
We were challenged by lots of rain, which Carma really dislikes, but it seems they were able to handle those issues really well.
Thanks Dennis and Trish!
Dennis and Trish went out of their way to accommodate River. The backyard was very secure and their location, excellent. Thanks for treating our River with care!
Dennis, Trish and Oscar are the best! Incredibly experienced at dog sitting and Oscar is a highly sociable, welcoming and charming pup host. They dealt with Lexie's quirks without having to involve me and sent regular updates. Adding to my favorites and can't wait to have Lexie stay again.
Trish and Dennis were great. We felt very comfortable leaving Jasper with them and would use them again! They are oblivious dog lovers. K
Dennis and Trish were excellent hosts for our dog Maisie. They have a great house with a huge, fenced in backyard and their dog Oscar ensured Maisie got a ton of exercise. Dennis kept in constant communication with us and sent lots of photos--it looked like Maisie may have had a better vacation than us! We would definitely use them to board our dog with them again!
Dennis and Trish were friendly and very easy to work with. They were accommodating around drop off and pick up times and were willing to administer my dog's several oral medications. They sent several sets of beautiful photos showing how our dog had settled in (the best one is our dog lounging in the sun next to Dennis who appears to be serenading him on guitar). They have a large, sweet, high energy dog, Oscar, who was ready for lots of play with my dog. They have a lovely, fully fenced back yard area, which is where the dogs play. The front yard is also fully fenced. Trish works from home, so she is around to hang out with the dogs a lot. Dog bed and bowls provided. There is easy street parking in front of their house! Thanks Dennis and Trish. We'll be back!
Bailey had a wonderful experience staying with Dennis. She and Oscar wore each other out by running around the backyard, Dennis was great communicating before and during the stay. He kept me updated with what Bailey was doing and pictures to accompany the notes. I couldn't have asked for a better experience for our dog.
Great experience with good people. We will use them again. They kept us informed the entire time and sent great pictures.
Dennis and Tricia have a convenient spot on the Berkeley/Oakland border with a nice big yard. They were easy to make arrangements with and were very cheerful and friendly. Our dog was tuckered out after his stay and it sounds like he had blast.
Trish took care of Ruby today along with her dog, Oscar and two other little ones, Dexter and Duchess- they were adorable! The dogs all got along so well together and Trish was extremely nice. Very lovely yard for the dogs to run around in too. Great communication from both Dennis and Trish and would definitely use them again! Thanks!
Otis seemed so happy after his stay! Dennis was very flexible and accommodating. I wouldn't hesitate to drop Otis with him for our next getaway sans doggy.
If I could give more than 5 stars; I would. Dennis was super friendly and his pup Oscar has a sweet disposition. Dennis sent multiple pictures and text updates on how our pup was doing.

Thank you, Dennis, Rosie will definitely be a return visitor : )
Dennis and Trish were fabulous! Our pup enjoyed his stay and we will definitely use them again. Smiles all around :)
Clyde's stay with Dennis and his wife could not have gone better. They were very responsible personable and trustworthy. They sent me updates every day while I was gone and handled my 120 pound puppy with a professional level of care. I highly recommend them.
Louise really enjoyed her stay with Dennis, Trish & Oscar. I had to go out of town for a long trip to the East coast & was nervous about leaving Louise behind, but after meeting with Dennis I knew she would be in good hands. Dennis has a lot of experience with dogs and a great outdoor yard space. I liked that there was a warm home environment & another dog to play with. He was also great with keeping in touch & sent several photos and notes to keep me updated during our trip. It was great to see photos of Louise looking happy & playing with Oscar.
Dennis and his wife have been absolutely wonderful to my 2 dogs, and me as well! They went above and beyond in accomadating every need of mine.
I felt extremly comforted knowing my girls were so well taken care of, in a loving, fun and beautiful home. I will certainly be using their services again!
Dennis was great with our dogs! He understood our younger dog's non-stop energy and our older dog's need to stay out of the fray. Both seemed very happy and tired from the excellent weekend. We would definitely work with Dennis again!
Dennis communicated very well throughout the entire process. He has a great house and yard for pets. My dog seemed very comfortable and happy in the environment when I picked him up--not stressed at all. Overall it was a great experience, and I would use Dennis again.
Dennis was great - very accommodating considering this was a very last minute request. He kept us up to date while we were away from our girls with pictures and updates throughout the weekend. It seems like Dunkel and Holly got along with Oscar really well and it only took a little bit to become like peas in a pod - sharing each other's beds and playing all day. We highly recommend Dennis (and Oscar!) to take care of your pups!
Our usual dog-sitter was booked during the time we were going to leave our dog for over a week while we were traveling to Costa Rica. I found Dennis on dogvacay, and we were able to schedule a meet and greet a few days in advance. We were impressed with how he responded to our boy, Brisco, and his boy, Oscar, during the meet and greet, and decided to book with him. Dennis sent lots of pics and emails while we were away, which really put our minds at ease, especially with leaving Brisco for the longest we've ever left him. We loved hearing about the adventures he was having and how much Dennis, his wife, and Oscar were enjoying Brisco's company! I really liked that they only take one client at a time too so we knew Brisco and Oscar would be the only dogs staying there at the time. Brisco slept the entire next day after we picked him up, so we know he had a ton of fun!
Dennis was absolutely awesome!!! Lola had a great time and came home happy tired! Dennis sent updates and pictures along the way which were very much appreciated it. He is also a great communicator and super responsive to my and my pup's needs. THANK YOU DENNIS!
Rhea just loves staying with Dennis & Trish! This was her second time as a guest with them and she got so excited as we were pulling up to their house, she already knew where we were! As soon as Dennis opened the front door, Rhea and Oscar began playing immediately. Rhea is treated as one of the family with Dennis and Trish, and we will definitely board with them again and again!
Our dog had a great weekend with Dennis and Oscar. Dennis is a thoughtful responsive communicator. His place is set up for a lot of outdoor fun. We wouldn't hesitate to use him again.
Dennis, Trish and Oscar were the perfect hosts for Cooper. Cooper is a young, energetic dog that thrives on human and dog interactions and he received plenty of both. We have only had Cooper for a short time and Dennis gave us valuable feedback that will help us with training issues. We are thrilled to find a second home where Cooper can stay and be well cared for.
Dennis, Trish, and Oscar were great hosts for our little dog. We brought Tony for a meet-and-greet with Oscar before making a reservation. Oscar's energy was great and the two got along very well. Our dog is a 12-year-old pomeranian and Oscar was easy-going and a great buddy for Tony. We were extremely pleased with the feedback from Dennis and they were very flexible in accommodating our schedule for dropping off and picking up our dog. Thanks for another great DogVacay experience!
Dennis, Trish and Oscar are pawsome! They were able to accomodate a last minute request to board our very active Shadowggy. We first went in for a meet-n-greet and they made us feel very comfortable, answered all our questions, addressed any possible concerns for leaving our pet. Shadow can be a handful being a typical black lab. But I think she met her match in Oscar who can more than keep up! When we picked her up, she seemed very happy and well adjusted there. So in essence, Dennis, Trish and Oscar are very friendly, reliable, accommodating, and we would definitely use them again!
Dennis, Trish, and Oscar were fantastic! We left our big ol' girl Myka with them over 4th of July weekend.
Their pup Oscar really adapts to your dog's energy, so he's pretty much the perfect host-dog. Great experience all around: nice folks, nice pup, extremely available, and they also kept us updated on a daily basis with funny pics of the dog pack. A+
Amazing dogsitter who took care of our little one like he was his own. Snow (our dog) did not want to come home! I would definitely recommend Dennis to anyone who wants the best and most exciting time for their dog.
Dennis was a great host! Was able to coordinate last minute and had great communication. Saw that my dog had a lot of fun through the photos. Overall Dennis was a really positive person to work with and I'd happily send my dog Champ to board at his home again.
Our dog had a great time with Dennis, Trish, and their wonderful dog, Oscar. Dennis and Trish were very helpful in getting all of our pup's arrangement squared away, and in helping us to feel comfortable while we were out of town. Our dog can be a bit anxious around bigger dogs, but Oscar was very gentle and friendly to her. We highly recommend Dennis--we'll definitely be boarding our dog with them in the future.
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