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Brian S. - Play All Day! - Preferred Sitter

Leiment Park, Los Angeles, CA

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from $29 per night
100% response rate Sitter responds to all requests within 24 hours
Around an hour Sitter responds in around an hour
40% of stays Sitter sends photos through Rover on some stays
Brian S.'s Home

  • House
  • Fenced yard
  • Non-smoking home
  • Has 2 dogs, no other pets
  • No children in home
  • Dogs allowed on bed
  • Dogs allowed on furniture

About Brian S.:
10 years of experience

I grew up on a small ranch in North County San Diego, was in 4H, and absolutely love all animals. The main reason I bought a house (as opposed to a condo or town home) was so I could have a yard for dogs. My home is my castle for myself and my two beloved boxers, an oasis right smack dab in the middle of LA. 

I work from home, so I'm always around, and doggy play breaks happen often. A doggy door and extremely secure yard allow for all day indoor/outdoor play access or just lounging in the sun, as well as your peace of mind. Large, comfy, dog-friendly couches are a great place for everyone to crash into a puppy puddle at the end of a long day. I send lots of photos of every single dog all throughout their stay, so you can see just what they're up to as well! I mostly choose to send the photos privately via text, rather than using the Rover website.

Being an Eagle Scout taught me to always "be prepared," so in case of anything unexpected, the vet's office is just 3 blocks away. If your pup needs any medications, I am personally fully capable of administering oral meds, as well as subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. All dogs staying a week or longer will be offered a complimentary bath with a flea shampoo.

I'm centrally located in mid city, 5 minutes from USC - and just 20 minutes from downtown, Hollywood, LAX, and the west side. Drop your dog off on the way to the airport, it's probably on the way! I also offer drop off and pick up services-rates are very reasonable and depend on time of day and distance-please contact me for a quote. I offer multi-dog and extended stay (Longer than 10 days) discounts. I also offer one-day daycare services for only $20. I do not offer M-F, everyday daycare. Major travel holiday rates do apply.

Although my dogs may be a little spoiled, seeing as they sleep on the couches and my bed, they are well disciplined and obey even whispered commands (OK, sometimes they get a little overexcited meeting new dogs at meet and greets...haha.). If there are habits you'd rather your dog not pick up while staying with us, getting up on the couch, for example, I have no problem following your rules for your dog's stay. I want your dog's stay with us to give you as much peace of mind as possible, before, during, and after.

How long have you been a dog lover? Tell us about your history with dogs.

I have had dogs all my life. Growing up on the ranch, we had 6 all at the same time!

What would you like to know about a dog before sitting him or her? Do you have any breed preferences?

First and foremost, I like to know if they have any aggression issues, with either food or toys. What is their socialization experience? Have you boarded them before? Do you go to dog parks? I like to know if they're housebroken and neutered. I also like to know if they have all their shots. Unfortunately, I no longer accept Huskies, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Weimareiners, or Rottweilers.

Do you have reliable transportation in the event of an emergency?

Yes, I have a SUV with seatbelt attachments for dog harnesses, as well as a back seat sling so they don't fall down into the floor area.

Are you comfortable administering medication?

Yes. Having grown up on a ranch and participating in 4H, I am fully capable of administering oral meds, as well as subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.

How much time do you plan on spending with my dog each day?

I am home 23+ hours a day most days. The dogs are free to roam the house, but most of them tend to get attached to me and follow me around the house.

If you have a backyard, please describe it.

My backyard is a large courtyard, about 20' x 35'. On 3 sides it is surrounded by my house, garage, and neighbor's garage. On the 3rd side is a 6' tall cinder block wall. I have 2 very small ponds (28 gal) with waterfalls, just for the soothing sound of trickling water. There is a huge avocado tree, as well as a large orange tree and lemon tree to provide lots of shade.

Where will my dog sleep?

The dogs sleep with me in my bedroom, either on my bed, the sofa chair, or on one of the dog beds on the floor. You're also welcome to bring a crate or dog bed of your own if you wish, if that's what they're most used to at home.

Where will you take my dog on walks? Tell me about it.

As you can see in my photos, my neighborhood is fairly quiet and great for walking around. It's got tons of grass, trees, and bushes and flowers for them to sniff and do their business on. I take my responsibility for your dog seriously, so I don't take them hiking, to dog parks/beaches, or anywhere off leash at all. Period.

This sitter accepts:

Maximum of 15 dogs, from multiple clients at a time

  • Small (0 - 15lbs)
  • Medium (15 - 40lbs)
  • Large (40 - 100lbs)
  • Giant (100lbs and above)
  • Accepts puppies
  • Dogs who can wait at least 0 to 2 hours between potty breaks
Cancellation Policy: Flexible

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Floyd

Age: 10 years, 6 mo. old
Weight: 65 lbs.
Breed: Boxer

Floyd is incredibly sweet and very obedient. He just wants to be around other people and dogs, with his head in your lap, being scratched behind the ears...

Roxy

Age: 6 years, 11 mo. old
Weight: 65 lbs.
Breed: Boxer

Roxy is Floyd's sidekick. She's younger and a bit more playful than he is...

161 Reviews

Erica J.

December 10

Mario S.

December 10

Charlie came home happy and tired, as always.

Analise D.

December 8

Brian was easy-going, relaxed and I could not have been more comfortable with leaving our two dogs with him. He can clearly manage many dogs at a time and keep the peace between them. He texted us many photos on the weekend we were gone, which my kids loved, and which added to the lack of worrying about if they were doing ok. Highly recommended!

Dena H.

December 4

Brian was wonderful in all ways. Easy to work with on times for drop off and pickup. Sent multiple pictures letting me know Wicket was having a great time. There were other dogs staying there also, which is fantastic for a dog like Wicket who likes his social time.

Michael M.

November 30

Brian's response

December 1

Thanks, Michael! Bruno still has a lot of puppy energy, and was a lot of fun to have around. See you next time!

Jerry L.

November 30

Betty seemed very happy when we picked her up. Looks like Brian took great care of her, he sent us many photos while we were away, she had plenty of playtime and made some new doggie friends!

Brian's response

December 1

Thanks for the kind words, Jerry. It was a pleasure watching sweet Betty for you and Nadine. Glad I could help take some of the stress off of a couple of first-time dog owners leaving their dog behind for the first time, as well. See you next time!

Robert L.

November 10

Brian was a super host and clearly loves animals. He sent multiple photos daily showing Huey having fun during her week-long stay. I will definitely call on Brian again and I really appreciated his attention and care to Huey.

David A.

October 28

Brian listens to the owner's concerns and is attentive to the details. Dogs seem happy and like part of the family while in his care. We're repeat customers for sure!

Mario S.

October 8

Fantastic as always. Charlie came home happy and tired.

Michelle B.

October 7

Thank goodness for Brian! He was able to take care of Ghost overnight last minute! And our dog had a great time, he passed out as soon as he got home :)

Testimonials

Zache D.

January 4
Brian is simply a genuine friend who over the past three years, I've learned many things from. He's amazing with animals and is a patient, caring person. I'm privileged to have him in my life.

Justin M.

January 5

John C.

January 7
I'm always traveling for work—sometimes at the last minute—and Brian has become my go-to guy for Cassius, my four-year old shar pei/lab. There are a bunch of other regulars, and he always comes home pretty tuckered out, so I'm guessing my little dude has a pretty good time playing with the other "guests."

Marina P.

February 1
Brian is the best person to leave your dog with.. ever! My dog is small and very nervous but after leaving her with Brian for a couple of days she was much more socialized and happier! I would highly reccommend Brian to any dog owner!

Jarah F.

July 15
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