Samantha & Matthew B.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Under an hour

Services

Doggy Day Care

$20
in the sitter's home
per day
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • No Females in Heat

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Samantha & Matthew can host up to 4 dogs per day for day care.
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:

Samantha & Matthew's Photos

100%
of clients received photo updates
Samantha & Matthew is using the Rover app to track activity and send Rover Cards

Reviews

10
repeat clients
26 Reviews

Jeff R.
Jeff R.
Aug 14, 2019
Verified Stay

Samantha and Matt have been amazing! They are super flexible with drop off and pick up times and communicate extremely well! I always get pics of how my pup is doing and him playing around in their nice fenced in yard! Will be using their services many times more! Thanks guys!

Samantha & Matthew B.
Nicole D.
Nicole D.
Jun 26, 2019
Verified Stay

My pup had an amazing day and got so much quality attention and play time! She gets along with their dog so well. Samantha sent tons of cute pics and updates throughout the day which made me feel so comfortable. Already booked more daytime dates and overnights for some upcoming travels and am looking forward to it (I know the dog is too!).

Samantha & Matthew B.
Janice K.
Janice K.
Apr 27, 2019
Verified Stay

Samantha and Matthew B did a very good job watching my Girly! I would recommend them to anyone who needs a dog sitter

Samantha & Matthew B.

About Samantha & Matthew

6
years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check

Fun 2nd Home For Your Big FurBaby

We are currently unavailable until October 9th, 2019.

Hi there! We are Matt and Sam. We have a “fur baby” of our own, Reggie, and know exactly the type of love and fun we want for our baby while we’re away. So we will do anything & everything to provide that for you and your doggos while you’re busy!

Our biggest salesman for our services is actually our dog Reggie, because he truly will become ...

What Samantha & Matthew would like to know about your dog

Note: This is an exhaustive list of questions. You don't need to answer every question, it's just some suggestions to get your brain going when describing your dog to us.

Also, do not be scared that these questions will make us not want to care for your pupper. We can handle anything, and in fact we have a special love for what others might consider "problem dogs". We believe they deserve just as much love and even more careful attention than a perfectly-trained dog.

But we need an honest assessment of what your dog is really like; good, bad, & smelly lol. Not only will this help us make your dog as comfortable as possible, but it is necessary for us to know how they will relate to other dogs. We want to be able to honestly tell all of our clients what other dogs will be here with their fur-babies.

Since we accept rescue dogs, puppies, and in-tact doggos, we need to ensure the best fit with other dogs that will be here. Thanks for understanding!

1.) Tell Us About: Behavioral Tendencies

Is there any dominant behavior that they do? Any protective / guarding / territorial behaviors they do? If they are rescues: what do you know about their history that is important for us to know? Have they ever attacked another dog? Have they been attacked by another dog? Are they afraid of anything in particular? Does he mark? Inside, outside, or both? Do they mount or hump? Other dogs, people, objects?

2.) Tell Us About: Their Toy Preferences

Do they have a favorite type of toy? Are they any styles of toys that they can’t have? Do they know how to share? Are they heavy chewers that we shouldn’t give a certain type of toy to? Do they become possessive of any toys? Do they have any toys / blankets that are like a “security blanket” for them?

3.) Tell Us About: Dietary Restricitons

Can we give them treats, bones, rawhides? Can we mix peanut butter or pumpkin purée into their food if they don’t want to eat due to being nervous about being in a new environment? What is their feeding routine.... How many times a day do they eat, and how much do they eat? Or do you free feed?*

*Note: we feed all dogs individually, unless you book multiple dogs and they are used to sharing food. If your doggo free feeds, they will need to be isolated from any other dogs we have until they’ve eaten, as most other dogs will immediately eat any food that is freely left out. When we say they will be isolated, we base our system off of what Sam learned at the boarding facility she worked at in the past. What exactly does this mean?: We have an old 1940’s home that is not “open concept” so all rooms are separated with doors. We have gates in almost every door frame, making it possible for us to compartmentalize our home into many different configurations. This way, your free-feeders can still see / talk to the other dogs, and will have multiple rooms to play in while isolated.

4.) Tell Us About: Bathroom Habits

Describe their current level of potty training. How long have they been fully trained? How do they let you know when they need to go to the bathroom, or what is their potty schedule? Any particular situations that trigger accidents?

5.) Tell Us About: Their Sleep Situation

Do they sleep on your bed with you? We don't mind if they snuggle up with us. Since we accept multiple dogs, it may not be possible to have every dog on our bed. If that's the case, how else are they comfortable sleeping? We have 2 crates one is 36" and one is 48". Do they sleep through the night? Do you do or say anything in particular to help them understand that it's bedtime?

6.) Tell Us About: Their Activity Level

Would you like them to go on 2, 1, or 0 walks a day? What do we need to know about them in regards to walks?

QUESTIONS FOR PUPPIES & NEW-TO-YOU DOGGOS

How long has he/she been a member of your family? Do they know their name? What commands to they know? Describe their potty training... if they are untrained is there any part of potty training that they do have mastered, such as knowing to go on a pee pad? Do they nip at people or dogs? What would you like us to use as corrective words or actions when they have accidents or do things like nip or excessively bark? Are they too young to go on walks or to a dog park? Are they too new to you that you’re unsure of how they will react to us, other dogs, car rides, walks, going to a dog park, etc.?

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience
Injected Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

About Samantha & Matthew's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Samantha & Matthew's Pets

Reggie

Labrador Retriever and Mixed
1 year, 3 months old, 54 lbs.

When Samantha & Matthew watches your pet

We will play games that will keep his/her mind stimulated so that they don’t get bored!

We accept up to 4 dogs at a time, and since we prefer large dogs that like to play, the dogs typically get a lot of exercising simply through playing all day. Sometimes the dogs run laps around the house and yard all day and chase each other up and down the stairs. If they do this for hours and hours, we don’t force them to do walks, as we don’t want to exhaust them.

We have a kiddie pool in the yard for the summer to make sure no one overheats while we’re playing outside!

We sometimes take them to Middlegrounds dog park.. so please let us know if they aren't good with dog parks.

In Samantha & Matthew's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Samantha & Matthew's Neighborhood

Samantha & Matthew's Neighborhood
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