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SUPER DUPER DOGGIE CARE

Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA

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Description:

Dedicated loving care for your small dog in our single story Rancho Penasquitos home. We are located on a quiet street in a quiet neighborhood and have a fenced yard for pets to play in.

To reduce stress on our Canine guests we have established drop off times on the first day, pickup times on the last day of your dog’s stay and the minimum length of stay. exceptions may be made on a case by case basis to accommodate our client’s special needs.
• Minimum stay is 2 days meaning you will drop your dog off on the first day and pick them up on the third day.

• Drop off times are from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. If you have an early flight, consider booking an extra day so you can drop your dog off the evening before.

• Dogs must be picked up by 12:00 noon on the last day of their stay. Dogs picked up after noon may be charged for an extra day.

Travel Delays will be handled on a case by case basis. If your return is going to be delayed please contact us as soon as possible and keep us updated by voice or text to our mobile phone. We understand that unforeseen things can happen when you travel (flight delays, medical or family emergencies, etc.). Rest assured that your pet will be comfortable and happy until you return.

The Bijou story:
Bijou was a four pound toy poodle and was part of our family for fifteen years. Finding someone to care for Bijou on the rare occasions when we had to travel and could not take him with us was always an issue. As Bijou grew older the problem became worse, he was accustomed to being at home with us and would be traumatized whenever he had to spend time in a kennel. Having a pet sitter check on him during the day was not acceptable because he did not like strangers in his house (we weren’t too keen on it either) and he did not like being alone.

When Bijou passed away we thought about getting another pet but decided we didn’t want to deal with the boarding issue when we had to travel. Then we thought there must be plenty of other small dog owners that have the same temporary pet care problem and that is how our custom pet care idea was born.

We have been small dog owners (miniature and toy poodles) for more than 40 years. We are keenly aware of the special needs of smaller dogs and are cautious when they are in our care. Your pet will get supervised exercise outside but will be protected from aggressive animals and predators at all times.

About George E.:

Retired couple with lots of experience with small dogs. Let us pamper your pet while you are away, your pet will appreciate it.

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

We both grew up with dogs as pets and have had them for most of our married lives. Our first pet together was Tony, a black miniature poodle that joined our family on Valentines day 1963. After Tony we had Danny, a champagne toy poodle who was the childhood pet of our two children. After the children left the nest and Danny passed we had Biojou, a very small apricot toy poodle. The reason we have not replaced Bijou is explained in our profile as "the Bijou story".

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

We pretty much like all dogs but prefer to care for the smaller ones. We don't want to care for aggressive dogs or those with a history of being overly destructive.

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

We have two SUV's, both in excellent repair and have established a relationship with a nearby 24 hour pet emergency clinic in the unlikely case that there is a need for their services.

Are you comfortable administering medication?

We would prefer to care for well animals and would prefer not to administer medication. It is not that we are uncomfortable administering medication but more that we are concerned with maintaining a healthy environment for future client's pets.

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

Your dog will live in our home with us and be continually part of our activities. We will spend frequent times playing with your pet and accompanying them outside for exercise but generally they will be allowed free access while we go about our daily activities.

If you have a backyard, please describe it.

We have a small fenced back yard that is mostly concrete but there is a small flea free artificial grass potty area as well. The yard has plenty of space for smaller dogs to exercise and it is designed to be easily cleaned.

Where will my dog sleep?

We try to provide a comfortable and secure environment for your dog to sleep in. If your dog is crate trained they may feel more secure sleeping in their own crate but if they are accustomed to sleeping on your bed and they feel comfortable on our bed that is fine too. We observe the dog and they usually let us know what they prefer.

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

We live on a quiet street and your dog will be taken for walks during the day when other dogs are not around. We want to limit your dog's exposure to larger and possibly aggressive dogs so we will not walk it in parks or take it to a dog park.

Additional Information
Location: San Diego, CA 92129
Children at location?: No
Num. of Spaces: 3
Cancellation Policy: Moderate
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Acceptable Dog Sizes:
  • Small (0 - 15lbs)
  • Medium (15 - 40lbs)
  • Large (40 - 100lbs)
  • Giant (100lbs and above)
  • Accepts puppies

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I was nervous about leaving my 8 month puppy until I meant George and his lovely wife Kay. They have their home set up so nicely for baby sitting the dogs. I have a small dog and was glad that they only take care of small dogs. I would not hesitate to refer them and will use them when needed.
I have had my Bichon, Carly, for 8.5 years and never felt comfortable leaving her overnight unless it was with a friend or family member staying at my home. So my traveling was reduced to mostly road trips with Carly. Finding rover.com and specifically George & Kay in San Diego has been amazing! Carly was instantly comfortable with them and in their home, and was never anxious. The Ellsons are very conscientious about the safety and well-being of their charges, and I never worried about Carly during her 5-night stay. Highly recommend them! (Collapse)
This was my first experience with Rover.com and George and Kay were nothing short of amazing. From the first time we met, I felt like I knew it would be a wonderful experience. Since I'd not tried this type of service before, I wasn't sure what to expect. There literally isn't a single thing I could say that I wish was different. I went to their home so we all could be introduced. Their home was spotless and felt comfy. Tiki wasn't nervous at all, in fact, she pretty much ran around and quickly started acting playful with them. Good sign! Before meeting, I was given info on in the event she needed care, which would be doubtful, but the fact we discussed a plan and expectations, made me feel they were on top of everything, very professional. Tiki is allergic to bees and they were sensitive to her needing special attention to not be allowed outside and up for administering medication in the event she needed it. Another thing I liked was they have a 3 dog max generally (another thing I never thought to ask about). In the past, I'd left Tiki with friends but she'd be alone several hours at home. Unless George and Kay are not free for future trips, she will be staying with them. She got an A+ report card and got all kinds of play time, affection and praise. Thank you George and Kay. I really felt like you cared for her as if she were your own ;-) (Collapse)
George and Kay were wonderful. We have 2 little dogs and they treated them like they were a part of their family. They invited us to their home to check it out and they answered all our questions. It is so nice to be able to go on a get-a-way and feel comfortable that our boyz are taken good care of. I highly recommend them for your pet sitting needs. DeDe & Tom Fadell
George and Kay are wonderful people who took absolutely great care of my dog. Sumi doesn't take quickly to others but she made herself right at home with them. I received a picture and update my first day away from her--which was sweet and helped alleviate my anxiety over being away from her. I loved the attention they gave her and won't hesitate to use them again in the future.
George and Kay are wonderful!! From the moment I met them I knew our Gus would be well taken care of and in great hands. They were very understandable when our travel plans changed last minute and I wasn't worried about Gus at all while he was with them.
March 15
George & Kay are amazing. They answered all my questions and was very understanding about our dogs needs. I was really worry about Pookie who has separation anxiety, but Kay made sure she felt loved and assure her I would be back for her. Our girls enjoy their background and couldn't stop running around. I'm so happy we went with George & Kay.
March 6
Snowy had a happy stay - thank you!
February 9
the dogs seem to love it by them!
February 3
Paddington had a great time with George and Kay! They are professional, very friendly, and most importantly, my dog loves them!
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Testimonials

Toni C. July 9
In the past we have had a very difficult time finding a place for our dog Sadie to stay when we go on trips. She is a very social dog and needs to be around people. We were very pleased to find George. He and his wife are so nice and I know they took very good care of Sadie. My only worry was that they would pamper Sadie too much and she would not want to come home with me! They are such a sweet couple and I would highly recommend them!! (Collapse)
Karen D. August 9
We recently took a week long vacation and trusted our precious 4 year old Morkie Bella to George and Kay, who took wonderful care of her! George and Kay love dogs, and cared for her as if she was their own. We are very particular about who we leave Bella with when we are gone, and we would not hesitate to leave her in the care of George and Kay again. They are a caring, kind, loving couple with a beautiful, clean home for your dog to reside in while you are away. They are sensitive to your care instructions for your pet, and are flexible to your schedule. Thank you so much George and Kay. Next time we need help with Bella, we know where we will be taking her! (Collapse)
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