Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Crate-Trained Dogs Only

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Darren can host 1 dog per night.
Darren can host 1 dog per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
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repeat clients
10 Reviews

Jamie S.
Jamie S.
Jul 21, 2017

I have known Darren for a long time. He has always been a very caring and giving dog lover. He is very responsible and I know that I would trust him with the care of my dogs. He is a great guy who will take terrific care of your fur family.

Darren L.
Darren L.
Buster R.
Buster R.
Jul 30, 2016

Darren took amazing care of my dog Chanel when I had to travel and she was suffering with significant health issues. I was able to travel and relax knowing that Darren was caring for Chanel like she was his own dog, and that she would be comfortable and well cared for.

Darren L.
Darren L.
Rebekah R.
Rebekah R.
Jul 15, 2016

Darren is incredibly good with all animals, especially dogs. He is kind and compassionate in all he does. You would be blessed to work with him.

Darren L.
Darren L.

About Darren

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
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Your Dog Will be Loved Like Family!

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I've always been a huge dog lover! In addition to helping pet sit for friends and family, I’ve been lucky enough to take in four foster pups of ...

What Darren would like to know about your dog

Some things I like to learn ahead of time:

Would you like to schedule a meet-and-greet before the stay?
What’s your preferred method of communication?
Does your pup have any health issues that need to be tended to? For instance, dietary restrictions, medicine, or behavior triggers?
Does your pup like to stick to a given schedule, like regular walks in the morning and evening?
What does your pup do well around? What does your pup try to avoid?
What’s the best way to spoil your pup?

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience

About Darren's Home

When Darren watches your pet

I love to stay active, so exercise will be a big part of any stay with me. There are plenty of great places that are both human- and dog-friendly in San Diego! Grape Street Dog Park, Dog Beach, South Park, and Balboa Park are all places that I love to go and explore. I love that there are so many great walking and hiking trails here. Nothing is better than having a canine co-pilot along for the ride! I’m also happy to accommodate your pup at their level, no matter where it is. If that means going on double cuddle duty, that’s not a problem at all!

In Darren's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours

Darren's Neighborhood

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