DogVacay Pet Sitting Review

Rating: 8.9 / 10 (Excellent)
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DogVacay is an active online community that gives pet parents access to thousands of pet sitters nationwide. They offer a variety of pet care services, including pet boarding, grooming, walking and transportation, just to name a few. DogVacay gives pet owners the option of booking pet sitters and their services through an online portal or talk with a representative over the phone. Booked services comes with pet insurance and 24/7 support.

Formerly a competitor of, Santa Monica based was acquired by in March of 2017. The two websites now operate as separate consumer facing brands both of which are run by the same company.  


Availability: (Nationwide)

Pet Sitter Rates

$10 per hour average


Payment Options

All major credit cards

Pay with credit card over the phone (885-DOG-VACAY)


Pet Sitting Location

Home Pet Sitting

Sitter’s Home


Pet services

Dog boarding

Day care

Pet sitting

Dog walking



Setting an appointment


Pet sitter locator

Telephone (885-DOG-VACAY)


Pet Insurance - Included with all services 

Only applies for dogs booked though or their mobile app


Medical coverage


$250 deductible


General liability

$1,000,000 per occurrence

$2,000,000 general aggregate

No deductible


Professional liability

$1,000,000 per occurrence

$2,000,000 general aggregate

No deductible


Fine Print

Cancellations and refund policy

Reservations and bookings become official once payments are made or when your cards are charged. Hosts or service providers set their own cancellation policies which are clearly stated on their profile. “Flexible” entitles pet owners to a full refund with 4 days’ notice and a 50 percent refund thereafter. “Moderate” entitles pet owners to a full refund with 7 days’ notice and 50 percent refund thereafter. “Strict” implies no refunds after booking except in cases where DogVacay determines this is due to unusual circumstances.  

Cancelling or modifying reservations

To make changes or cancel an existing reservation, call DogVacay Concierge at 855-DOG-VACAY or email them at and include your receipt number in the subject line if possible.


DogVacay Summary

DogVacay offers pet owners searching for pet sitting services a convenient portal for connecting to thousands of pet sitters nationwide. It even encourages pet parents to arrange a meet and greet with pet sitters to determine if they are truly comfortable with the arrangement. DogVacay like most of the leading services include pet insurance as standard but this is only available through online booking or their concierge services. DogVacay is definitely a must look option for pet parents searching for pet sitting or pet boarding services.  

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Top Rated
9.9 / 10
  • Over 25,000 pet sitters nationwide
  • Complimentary premium pet insurance
  • 24/7 support and Rover reservation guarantee
  • Sitter background checks
  • On-call veterinary assistance
  • Daily photo updates of your pet via free mobile app (IOS & Android)