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Brian S. - Play All Day! - Preferred Sitter

Leiment Park, Los Angeles, CA

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from $25 per night
100% response rate Sitter responds to all requests within 24 hours
Around an hour Sitter responds in around an hour
90% of stays Sitter sends photos through Rover almost every stay
Brian S.'s Skills
  • 10 years of experience
  • Can give oral medication
  • Can give injected medication
  • Senior dog care
  • Special needs dog care
  • Can provide daily exercise
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.:

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!

Being an Eagle Scout taught me to always "be prepared," so in case of anything unexpected, my vet's office is just 3 blocks away, and the Culver City 24 hour emergency vet is just 10 minutes away. Although, I've never had to take a dog I was sitting to the vet. If your pup needs any medications, I am personally fully capable of administering oral meds, as well as subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.

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 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.

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. I love pit bulls.

Are you comfortable administering medication?

Yes. Having grown up on a ranch and participated in 4H, I am fully capable of administering oral meds, as well as subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Keeping to a time sensitive regimen is not a problem.

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 4th 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 very seriously, so I don't take them anywhere off leash at all. Period.

This sitter accepts:

Maximum of 15 dogs, from multiple clients at a time

  • Small (0 - 15lbs)
  • Medium (16 - 40lbs)
  • Large (41 - 100lbs)
  • Giant (101lbs and above)
  • Accepts puppies
  • Dogs who can wait at least 0 to 2 hours between potty breaks

This sitter does not accept:

  • Non-neutered males
Cancellation Policy: Flexible

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Floyd

Age: 10 years, 9 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: 7 years, 2 mo. old
Weight: 65 lbs.
Breed: Boxer

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

173 Reviews

Vivian J.

March 16

Nikita and Arlo were so happy to see Brian that they didn't even look back when we left!

Yen T.

March 15

So accommodating and flexible. I trust my kids with Brian.

Rob W.

February 26

Natalie P.

February 23

Brian was great with the dogs. He sent lots of pictures to put me at ease about leaving them for the first time with someone new. The dogs were really happy and we'll cats for amd Brian was really attentive any time I had a question.

CHRISTOPHER N.

February 15

Brian was a great sitter for our 2 month old staffy/boxer and sent us many pictures throughout the day. He was flexible with his hours. Thanks so much, we look forward to future stays.

Brandie G.

February 6

Very happy with the services! Brian texted us lots of pics while we were gone, and he was also flexible when our plans changed. Will definitely be using his services again!

Janelle L.

February 3

Brian is the Mary Poppins of dog sitting. He is great with communication and pictures. His house is perfect for dogs to run around and play in - my year old puppy came home tired and happy from her stay with Brian. It's such a relief to find a trustworthy sitter! Thank you again, Brian!

Matthew P.

January 7

Good work, as always

Yvonne S.

December 29

Once again Brian did a terrific job taking care of our dogs and making them feel at home. Thank you!

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