Dog Boarding

$25
in the sitter's home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$13
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Doggy Day Care

$27
in the sitter's home
per day

Dog Walking

$16
30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
100%
Response Time
A few minutes

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Spencer can host up to 3 dogs per night.
Spencer can host up to 3 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

8
repeat clients
13 Reviews

Chelsea W.
Chelsea W.
Nov 4, 2018
Verified Stay

Spencer was great and Minka loved him and his dogs. The meet and greet was very nice. I received several photos everyday! My dog looked spoiled and happy in every photo. I think she was sad to leave!! Highly recommend.

Spencer G.
Spencer G.
Alex O.
Alex O.
Oct 31, 2018
Verified Stay

Spencer was great!

Spencer G.
Spencer G.
Anna A.
Anna A.
Oct 30, 2018
Verified Stay

Spencer is the BEST sitter! My dog has an absolute blast every time he stays with Spencer. It’s like nonstop playtime it seems. Spencer sends lots of pictures and is very accommodating to my schedule. Highly recommend !

Spencer G.
Spencer G.

About Spencer

30
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Dogs Are My Favorite People

I love dogs. Always have. I mean, I like people and other animals too...but dogs are the best. Big ones, small ones, everywhere in between, all breeds. I've had dogs my whole life, and currently have three of my own. My time spent with my own dogs is my best time, and I'm sure it will be the same with yours. My own dogs get along with everybody, and they're super social with other ...

What Spencer would like to know about your dog

The most important thing is for us to do a meet-and-greet so all the dogs and I can get to know each other -- especially if we'll be doing a boarding situation -- before you commit to a stay, walk, or drop-in with me. All dogs are awesome, but sometimes temperaments aren't compatible, and it's best to find those kinds of things out ahead of time. Please let me know if there are any special needs, or if your dog is especially sensitive to any particular stimuli -- their comfort is the first priority. I don't have any breed preferences, but will reserve the right to pass on a boarding if there seems to be a risk of damaging or aggressive behavior.

Additional Skills
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

About Spencer's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 3 Dogs, No Other Pets
Spencer's Pets

Mickey

Mixed
8 years, 5 mo. old, 25 lbs.

Brutus

Mixed
9 years, 5 mo. old, 65 lbs.

PJ

Mixed
7 years, 5 mo. old, 40 lbs.

When Spencer watches your pet

I'll make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise and attention -- catch, tug-o-war, etc. -- of course, there's always lots of tennis balls around! The area is very dog-friendly, and has very little traffic, making it great for walks.

My own dogs are very engaging and friendly, which provides lots of social time. A multiple-dog environment does bring its own dynamic though, so I've developed some safety procedures with help from Rover. To make sure all of our four-legged friends are comfortable together, please review the following:

ESCAPE PREVENTION:
1. While on walks, I provide my own dogs with secure leads and/or harnesses, and have spent a fair amount of leash training time with them. I ask that you provide similar equipment, and let me know if your dog has any tendencies to pull the leash, make sudden movements, etc. We can determine together at the meet and greet if group walks will work, or if solo walks only are best.
2. To prevent any possibility of bolting through doors, I'll use a side entrance to my home as a "buffer zone". When indicated, I'll enter through the garage and the interior door (I.e. where the dogs are) will remain closed until I'm inside and the exterior door is shut.
3. When the dogs are playing in a fenced yard or fenced dog park, they will still be supervised by me at all times. I monitor for digging behaviors or other attempts to get through the fence. Since this is usually the time when we're playing catch and such, they're usually engaged and this isn't as likely to occur anyway.

INTRODUCTIONS:
1. Whether your dog is meeting mine (as in a boarding or daycare), or if we're on a walk and possibly meeting a strange dog, introduction success is best achieved by keeping things relaxed and friendly.
2. Keeping their leads loose, and letting them circle around so they can sniff each other is best. If we're meeting a strange dog and the other owner isn't familiar with this or is otherwise tense, we'll just avoid them and keep moving.
3. Rover recommends doing introductions in neutral territory, like a park or sidewalk. My experience so far is that the fenced backyard of my home is best. The environment is similar to a dog park, and I have it set up so we can do the introductions gradually. If you expect your dog(s) to need a particular arrangement, however, just let me know. We can make those decisions/arrangements when setting up the meet and greet.
4. I'll always be watching for loose, relaxed body language before proceeding, and I'll be on the lookout for warning signs like stiff bodies, raised neck hair, and staring.
5. If they're not ready to be friends yet, there's no need to rush it. And if a tussle does break out for any reason, I'm good at staying calm and distracting/separating them so they can calm down.

FEEDING:
1. Even the best behaved dogs can be food aggressive, so with that in mind, all meal times get closely monitored.
2. If any signs of food aggression or hesitation with eating around other dogs develop, then there are spare rooms and dog gates that can be employed to provide "safe areas".

ANXIETY: Dogs may sometimes display some anxiety signs (accidents, destructive behavior) on a stay.
1. Usually, most separation anxiety can be avoided by keeping your pup engaged and letting them get plenty of exercise.
2. If problems still arise, I can help calm your dog by providing additional attention and engaging activities in a safe environment. Positive reinforcement, usually with treats, is a personal go-to, and I'll be sure to get your dogs favorite treats from you beforehand.
3. I'll be able to communicate information of this kind to you via the Rover app. When we meet, I'll get your preferences for level of communication as well as your availability to answer questions.

In Spencer's Home

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

Spencer's Neighborhood

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