Valerie O.

Response Rate: 90%
Response Time: Around an hour


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Valerie can host up to 2 dogs per night.
Valerie can host 1 dog per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
137 Reviews

Cory S.
Cory S.
Jan 13, 2019
Verified Stay

Valerie was amazing! Kept me in the loop with photos and updates. Great communicator, and overall great experience! Would 10/10 recommend and use her again.

Valerie O.
Valerie O.
Amy B.
Amy B.
Jan 2, 2019
Verified Stay

Jenkins was well cared for during his stay. Valerie sent pictures of his adventures throughout the day. He seemed to fit in well with the pack.

Valerie O.
Valerie O.
Justin M.
Justin M.
Dec 13, 2018
Verified Stay

This was our first time using a dog sitter that wasn’t a close friend. The experience couldn’t have been better. Our dog had a great time and we were able to sleep with no worries if our doggy child was being well taken care of. We highly recommend Valerie!

Valerie O.
Valerie O.

About Valerie

years of experience
  • Pet Tech CPR & First Aid Training
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101
  • Home inspection and phone-screening
  • RoverGO

Zen Doggy Retreat

Hi there - I'm Valerie!
I am a Navy wife and I have lived in San Diego for 14 years. I am a Certified Veterinary Assistant.
My husband and I have a great home with a large fenced yard here in beautiful North Park, close to the Zoo, Balboa Museums and 5 lovely dog parks!
My dogs, Jenna and Laddie, love going with me on my 'urban hikes' through our neighborhood along it's many designated canyon ...

What Valerie would like to know about your dog

I would love to know if you dog has any special needs so I can give them all the care they need! I would also like to know their temperament and how they get along with other dogs.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience
Injected Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

About Valerie's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
Has Caged Pets
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has Cats
Has 2 Dogs
Valerie's Pets


Australian Cattle Dog
11 years, 10 mo. old, 45 lbs.


Dachshund and Labrador Retriever
8 years, 5 mo. old, 45 lbs.

When Valerie watches your pet

Exercise, Discipline, Affection!!
Your dogs age, temperament and energy level will dictate our activities together. Whether it's a dog beach day or just a laying on the puppy couch kind of day, you can be sure that your dog will get the exercise and attention they need. I am also very mindful of your comfort level as a puppy parent. Let me know what you expect for your baby - for example, if you would prefer that I limit their exercise to my home and yard or if you are happy for them to join me and the pups on our daily outdoor excursions.
At the end of the day, all of the pups sleep outside under my large covered patio on their own personal Coolaroo doggy hammock and pillow. If your dog has special needs or just does not do well sleeping outside we are happy to accommodate them inside in our comfy doggy room (see pics!)
Of course, if it gets chilly outside, everybody gets to use the doggy room!

In Valerie's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Valerie's Neighborhood

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