Dog Boarding

$40
in the sitter's home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$15
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

$15
30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
100%
Response Time
Under an hour

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences

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

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Heather can host 1 dog per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

49
repeat clients
261 Reviews

Lily N.
Lily N.
Oct 19, 2018
Verified Stay

Heather was wonderful with my fur baby! Always kept me up to date with pictures. I knew she was in great hands. I highly recommend having your pup stay with Heather. I will definitely book again with her for future stays. Thank you so much for taking care of Khloe while I was away.

Heather H.
Heather H.
Lindsay O.
Lindsay O.
Sep 17, 2018
Verified Stay

Over my 2 years living in San Diego Heather became like a second dog mommy to my little Molly!! Molly even got to know and be very attached to all of Heather's extended family! She always treated Molly like a princess and we will be forever grateful! One of the hardest things about leaving San Diego will be losing Heather as a dog sitter - she is amazing!!

Heather H.
Heather H.
Zach W.
Zach W.
Jul 9, 2018
Verified Stay

Heather left our pups worn out and happy as could be. They always have a great time and are in good hands with her!

Heather H.
Heather H.

About Heather

20
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Dependable & Caring, True Dog Lover

I only board 1 Dog at a time, so they will get my sole attention and love while in our home! We (my husband, Jake, and I) do not have children or any dogs of our own- so your pup will be our #1!! :)
Since our 17 year old cairn terrier, Sassy, passed 2 years ago we have not gotten another dog-- this is the first time in my life I have not had at ...

What Heather would like to know about your dog

I truly love ALL dog breeds and I mean that 100%!
A little about some of the dogs I have cared for:
I have had in my care multiple Labrador retrievers and they are just the sweetest, big fur-balls there are! If a lab could speak: "Let's play, let' play, take me on a walk, throw something I can fetch, let's go, let's go-anywhere!", would probably sum it up! :) They are such wonderful dogs, with HUGE hearts of gold!
I have also cared for golden retrievers, they have a special place in my heart as one of my family dogs since birth. The most loyal family dog, always seeming wiser than their years and so full of energy, they are tremendous cuddlers as well, I have laid on the floor and snuggled with golden's more times than I can count!
I have sitted for a Border Collie now for quite some time and she has a big piece of my heart! She is a beautiful, intelligent, loving obedient princess. She will go on walks forever, as long as I keep trucking, she is right by my side. She will fetch just about anything and if she even sees a tennis ball, it's over! You are looking at hours of non-stop play. I love her energy and it is so clear that her heart and soul needs that love and activity we share when we are together.
I have also cared for many smaller dogs as well from my personal family dogs to others own dogs from Yorkies, to Dachshunds to Miniature Poodles.
I hand picked my first little dog a Maltese, when I was only 4, she was the cutest little white fluff ball I had ever seen and it was love at first site. She was the most adorable companion a girl growing up could have!
I have cared for a Lhasa Apso, they may be small and have the cutest faces but boy do they carry big personalities! The Lhasa Apso I would do house visits for was 14 years old and the Queen of her Castle and she made sure everyone knew it :) I loved her to pieces for her endless spunk and her adorable under bite that made me smile every time I saw her. She was older and had diabetes, so I did handle her medical care during our visits, providing insulin shots and oral medication. I am very comfortable with "senior" dogs and providing medical attention to them, if needed. The older a dog gets the more love, respect and tender comfort they deserve, I am honored and happy to provide that to yours.
Let's talk about pugs!! I mean, how incredibly wonderful are these little doggies! I have cared for multiple pugs in my pet-sitting time and they are just a barrel of fun! I love how they just want to be present with you, the epitome of a lap-dog, so content and eager to please. But they will go, go, go if they feel like it, running in circles and fetching and snarling over stuffed animals- some of the sounds that come out of those precious pugs makes me belly laugh!
One of the great loves of my life was our cairn terrier, Sassy. She had a face that could melt your heart and such a personality! She was madly in love with her burger squeaky toy and would fetch it back and forth until she was so tired she would just lay right on top of it and fall asleep. She was the perfect companion and would go with us everywhere. She was my couch buddy, beach buddy (professional seagull chaser and boogie board rider), camping partner (chipmunk chaser), sidewalk strolling, furry best friend and she lived to be 17 years old. In those years she was given constant TLC and no dog could have been loved more.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience

About Heather's Home

Lives in an Apartment
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has No Dogs

When Heather watches your pet

All dogs are unique, which is one of the many reasons I love each and every one I meet! Each dog has a personality and day-to-day routines all their own- While in my care I will ensure that your dog's day-to-day routine is followed, if that is your preference. However, if your dog normally spends a lot of time laying on the sofa and lounging around and misses the excitement of walks outside, some ball fetching, or perhaps just laying in the shade in the grass- that is what your dog will have while in my care. I enjoy all dog styles: from the cuddles on your lap, to the lazy couch potato, to the non-stop "let's go, let's play!" types (and everything in between) I can and will accommodate their needs and make sure your dog(s) is happy, comfortable and, most certainly, make them feel incredibly loved.
In terms of boarding your dog I would like to note that I am a very active person who loves to walk around my very dog friendly neighborhood. I live incredibly close to Balboa Park which has great walking trails and lots of open green grass to enjoy! Many restaurants nearby accommodate dog-friendly seating as well, so if your dog is in my overnight care rest-assured if they enjoying being out and about that is exactly where they will be, safe by my side. If you would prefer that your dog be kept inside for the most part, relaxing or playing some fetch with me inside our spacious condo or in our fully fenced/secure large patio, I am happy to accommodate that as well. (We are located on the ground floor level, with ample private outdoor space, the fence itself is 6 feet high and completely secure, there are no openings in the fence, the only entry to and from the patio is direct access to our home.)
I live at home with my husband, Jake. For stay at home visits the dogs would be with us both in the evenings. He truly loves dogs just as much as I do! Unless couch's are a no-no for your dog, (which I will strictly enforce if that is your preference) I ensure you that your pup will be sandwiched between both me and my husband while a thorough petting ensues for hours on end.

In Heather's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 2-4 Hours

Heather's Service Area

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