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Ian W.

Pico-Robertson, CA

5.0 out of 5 stars
35 reviews
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Muttley's Mid-City Mutts

Pet care experience

Greetings. If this is your first time booking with Rover then please use my discount code: IANW96475. Please, no doggies who are constant pullers on the leash. :) I was raised with a menagerie of animals, from fish in the pond and aquariums to frogs, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, cats and of course, dogs. I've also helped former roommates take care of their two dogs, both during the two years they lived here and when I would dogsit for them. It was always my goal to have a dog as an adult, but I thought I would have to wait until I had a place with a secure back garden/yard. Until such time, I was the one my friends called on to dogsit for them, and I loved it every time. June of 2015 changed that when I took in a stray who followed a friend home. She changed my life, and we both saved one another. Since then, I've discovered more and more that I'm good with dogs and (usually) they are with me. I'm the person you see at parties getting down on the floor with the dog of the house. I'm perfectly fine just being down on their level and quiet with them and I think that is what they appreciate most. After a long career in I.T., I am now self-employed as a Voice Artist, and I work from home as I built a sound booth here. As any newly self-employed person knows, finances can be and usually are rather tight. When I saw the ad on Facebook, I thought this might be a perfect way to help give back to dogs and their companions (for all of the love and support they have given me, particularly, of course, Bailey) and to earn a little extra as I grow my business. I have no formal training, but I can promise patience, attention, playtime and companionship for your friend. I have a large, dog-friendly home which they are free to roam. Usually, they particularly like running the long hallway as we play together. For any bathing, I use only hypoallergenic, paraben and sulphate free shampoos. Walks are generally around the neighbourhood which has plenty of trees and grass. I will negotiate a reduced rate for two dogs. I have a regular repeat client with two dogs so I'm very used to this. To read about Bailey's story and see some of the (many) pictures I have of her, take a look at the album on my Facebook profile. I look forward to hearing from you. Cheers.

Reviews

Kat K.
Dog Boarding • ott 05, 2021
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My girl Magna was so happy to see Ian and Bailey again—Ian always takes such great care of my girl and sends the best updates!

Grant H.
Dog Boarding • ott 28, 2019
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Ian was a life-saver for me yet again. He just watched my puppy on short notice and took excellent care of her. When my puppy happened to get sick, Ian took amazing care of her, giving her constant attention and providing me with regular updates. I felt so reassured with Ian watching my puppy, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Grant H.
Dog Boarding • ago 27, 2019
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Ian was fantastic! He took great care of my puppy, who has special medical needs, and his dog Bailey is very playful and well behaved. Ian sent me tons of photos and videos, and it was clear that my puppy had a great time with him and Bailey. I would recommend Ian to anyone!

Federico G.
Dog Boarding • lug 27, 2019
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Always a pleasure

About Ian W.

Communication

20 repeat pet parents
100% response rate
Usually responds in within a few hours
90% bookings with photo updates
Sends updates with Rover Cards

Skills

4 years of experience
Oral medication administration
First aid/CPR
Senior dog experience

Home

Lives in an apartment
Has an unfenced yard
Non-smoking household
Has 1 dog
No children present
Dogs allowed on bed
Dogs allowed on furniture
Potty breaks every 0-2 hours

Information Ian W. would like to know about your pet

I would just like to know that they are house-trained, get along well with other dogs (since I have one) and won't destroy the place. :)

A typical day

Lots of play in the house. It is a large place. I have long yard leashes for when I sit outside with them in the yard. Walks around the neighbourhood and/or to two small parks we have nearby. Dogs receive filtered water (not even my plants get LA tap water) and high-quality, US-made treats.

Services

Doggy Day Care
in the sitter's home
$36per day
Boarding
in the sitter's home
AWAY
House Sitting
in your home
AWAY

Ian can host

0 to 15 lbs
16 to 40 lbs
41 to 100 lbs
over 101 lbs
Dogs over 1 year old
Spayed and neutered dogs
Takes only 1 client at a time

Ian can watch in your home

0 to 15 lbs
16 to 40 lbs
41 to 100 lbs
over 101 lbs
Available
Not available
SMTWTFS
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:

About Ian W.

Communication

20 repeat pet parents
100% response rate
Usually responds in within a few hours
90% bookings with photo updates
Sends updates with Rover Cards

Skills

4 years of experience
Oral medication administration
First aid/CPR
Senior dog experience

Home

Lives in an apartment
Has an unfenced yard
Non-smoking household
Has 1 dog
No children present
Dogs allowed on bed
Dogs allowed on furniture
Potty breaks every 0-2 hours

Information Ian W. would like to know about your pet

I would just like to know that they are house-trained, get along well with other dogs (since I have one) and won't destroy the place. :)

A typical day

Lots of play in the house. It is a large place. I have long yard leashes for when I sit outside with them in the yard. Walks around the neighbourhood and/or to two small parks we have nearby. Dogs receive filtered water (not even my plants get LA tap water) and high-quality, US-made treats.

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Ian W.'s Neighborhood

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Ian W.

Pico-Robertson, CA

5.0 out of 5 stars
35 reviews