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Sitter Profile Image: Arianna Z.
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1. Arianna Z.

Loving Sitter with Fenced Yard
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
0.8 mi. away
Boarding
5.0 out of 5 stars
12 reviews
3 repeat clients
from
$50
per night

Ariana is wonderful! She took care of my pup Luna for a long weekend and it felt so good to know Luna was in good care! She is a great communicator and sent lots of pics and updates. Arianas home is well set up with a large gated outdoor space. Luna loved her right away upon meeting her, which was great to see. I definitely hope to have Ariana sit Luna again in the future and highly recommend her to others looking for loving, responsible care for their pets.

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Sitter Profile Image: Nancy K.
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2. Nancy K.

Stay at Home Mom 4 your Dog!
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
2.0 mi. away
Boarding, Doggy Day Care
5.0 out of 5 stars
55 reviews
14 repeat clients
from
$65
per night

Nancy was willing to watch my dog Ollie for a weekend when my work schedule changed last minute. My puppy is super energetic and she has a great walled-in yard for him to run around. She could tell I was super anxious about leaving him for the first time and sent me updates and a bunch of pictures :)

Sitter Profile Image: Desiree Y.
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3. Desiree Y.

Let’s go to the beach!
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
0.3 mi. away
Boarding, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
3 reviews
1 repeat client
from
$36
per night

Desiree was awesome! Due to some poor planning on our part, we ended up needing a last minute puppy sitter on our way to Santa Cruz. Desiree was very sweet and welcoming, she agreed to let us meet her before leaving our pup with her, made sure our puppy was comfortable and we felt good about leaving her there. Desiree shared updates frequently and went above and beyond for our puppy, next time we go to Santa Cruz we won’t hesitate to book with Desiree again

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Sitter Profile Image: Denise D.
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4. Denise D.

Experienced pet care - fenced yard!
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
1.2 mi. away
Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
2 reviews
2 repeat clients
from
$81
per night

Really happy with the daycare & overnight care my older, 15 lb dog received. Denise is great, my dog looked happy hanging out with her, plus she has veterinary experience, and we also like Jerry, Denise's husband. I received pics/video throughout the stay. I like that they limit the # of dogs in their care because my dog gets stressed when there are too many dogs. And they have a small dog named Quarky, so there's a canine buddy. At Quarky's my dog has the choice of indoor/ outdoor time but he LOVES being outside this time of year, and Denise provides a tall fenced yard, comfortable furniture, companionship, sun and shade. Who could ask for more?

Sitter Profile Image: Carolina M.
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5. Carolina M.

College Students Who Loves Pets
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
1.1 mi. away
Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
4 reviews
from
$65
per night

Carolina is undoubtedly the best choice to care for their beloved pet. Their genuine passion for animals, extensive experience in pet care, and a nurturing personality ensure a safe and loving environment. Their commitment to providing the best for their furry friend is unmatched, making them the perfect caregiver.

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Sitter Profile Image: Nicole L.
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6. Nicole L.

Rover 101
Active Seabright Escape!
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
1.3 mi. away
Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
10 reviews
2 repeat clients
from
$74
per night

Nicole is amazing!! I hesitated to write my honest review because she was so great I don’t want everyone else to fill up her schedule and then I can’t rebook with her when I’m out of town again! I love how active Nicole is and takes my high energy pup on lots of walks and adventures (and supplies me with great photos too! ) She is a great communicator and my dog Krauss loved his stay with her and Zack! Already planning Krauss’s next stay with her!

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Sitter Profile Image: Gianna F.
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7. Gianna F.

I always show pets all my love!
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
1.7 mi. away
Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
7 reviews
6 repeat clients
from
$56
per night

Gianna did a fantastic job when she watched my dog Leo, for 16 nights. She took him on walks, to the beach, and played with him regularly. My dog got along well with hers, and they had a great time together. I was impressed by how considerate Gianna was about my dog's fear of the 4th of July fireworks. She provided him comfort and gave him his medication, making him feel safe during the challenging time. Gianna was also responsive and shared adorable photos whenever I checked in, reassuring me that my furry friend was in good hands. I highly recommend Gianna to anyone in need of a trustworthy and caring dog sitter. She truly went above and beyond to ensure my dog's happiness and well-being during his stay. It was wonderful to know he was basically on his own doggy vacation while we were on ours. :) Thank you so much Gianna!

Sitter Profile Image: Sinead M.
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8. Sinead M.

Rover 101
Reliable Animal Lover
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
1.7 mi. away
Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care
5.0 out of 5 stars
18 reviews
7 repeat clients
from
$94
per night

Sinead was great! This was our dog Monty's first time with daycare on Rover, so we were very curious about how he would do. Sinead sent us a couple videos throughout the day, and in each one he was relaxed and playing well with her dogs. Monty was completely tuckered out when he came home, happy as could be! Sinead was able to accommodate his quirks and made sure he was as comfortable as possible.

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Sitter Profile Image: Bethiah R.
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9. Bethiah R.

Dog boarding near the beach!
Capitola, CA, 95010
3.8 mi. away
Boarding
5.0 out of 5 stars
6 reviews
from
$63
per night

Bethiah was great with our dogs! We received wonderful pictures of their adventures while she had them and they seemed very happy and relaxed when we picked them up. Would definitely recommend!

Sitter Profile Image: Judith C.
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10. Judith C.

Home Away from Home.. Pampered dog
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
1.2 mi. away
Boarding, House Sitting
5.0 out of 5 stars
4 reviews
from
$75
per night

Let me start off by saying my Callie is a special dog, with special needs, Judith took such great care of Callie, exceeded my expectations with 5 days of one on one attention and treated Callie as her own. I felt completely at ease knowing Callie was in her care and loved the amazing photos and videos that kept me feeling connected and assured. Thank you Judith for being a caring and nurturing friend to Callie. She has a friend for life. See you next visit! ~ Happy Tails!

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Sitter Profile Image: Ashley B.
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11. Ashley B.

Veterinary PM with space to share
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
1.0 mi. away
Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
4 reviews
1 repeat client
from
$138
per night

My 6 year old pug, Liam had a blast staying with Ashley for a long weekend! He was very well taken care of, and Ashley was super available while I was gone to answer text messages about how he was doing. Her experience working in a veterinary setting eased my mind about potential emergencies. I will definitely rebook with her in the future!

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Sitter Profile Image: Yingen P.
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12. Yingen P.

Your Dog’s Home Away from Home!
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
0.7 mi. away
Boarding, Doggy Day Care
5.0 out of 5 stars
3 reviews
1 repeat client
from
$50
per night

Yingen was wonderful and very loving , patient and took excellent care of my fur baby, and frequently updates some photos showing all the fun they had along. We will definitely book Yingen again ! I highly recommend Yingen to care for your fur babies.

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Sitter Profile Image: Ines D.
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13. Ines D.

Dog-Walker Missing Pups! 🐾
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
1.5 mi. away
Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
6 reviews
1 repeat client
from
$49
per night

Ines is a fantastic pet caregiver! Her responsible and loving nature shines through in every interaction with animals. She ensures they're well-fed, hydrated, and entertained with playtime and walks. I trust her completely with my doggie Maggie, she adores her! Highly recommend Ines for top-notch pet care.

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Sitter Profile Image: Jenna S.
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14. Jenna S.

Rover 101
Jennas Pet Sitting
Soquel, CA, 95073
4.7 mi. away
Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
16 reviews
4 repeat clients
from
$69
per night

Jenna and family were great with our dogs! This was our second time leaving them and they both were happy and tired coming home after their stay! The children all pitch in to help with dog care and are clearly dog lovers! Will book again!

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Sitter Profile Image: Helen K.
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15. Helen K.

I Will be a Friend to Your Pets!
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
0.2 mi. away
Boarding
5.0 out of 5 stars
17 reviews
2 repeat clients
from
$98
per night

Helen is a wonderful dog sitter. After our meet and greet a few days earlier, Olive ran right into Helen's house. We received lovely photos of Olive's time there and it was clear she was well cared for. We thank Helen for her kind attention to our senior dog and recommend her highly. Thanks Helen!

Sitter Profile Image: Marina A.
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16. Marina A.

Nurtured Play
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
0.9 mi. away
Boarding, Doggy Day Care
5.0 out of 5 stars
20 reviews
6 repeat clients
from
$188
per night

Marina took good care of our pup overnight. He had a great time and fun on their walks and beach adventures. We appreciated the fun pics and videos :) Happy to have Marina watch our dog anytime. Thanks!

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Sitter Profile Image: Erika & Kevin K.
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17. Erika & Kevin K.

Active couple close to the beach
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
3.6 mi. away
Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
16 reviews
3 repeat clients
from
$63
per night

THE. BEST. CARE. Erika and Kevin watched my sweet cockapoo Gus for a 5 nights. He had so much fun. They have very nice house with a fenced yard, but they also took Gus on lots of adventures. Beach time and plenty of walks. Gus really loved them; I got many photos of him snuggled up against Erika or Kevin. They had no problem giving him his medicine. And best part was that they were so communicative. I received lots of updates, photos and videos. I highly recommend them! And will gladly use them again whenever I'm in Santa Cruz!

Sitter Profile Image: Lise M.
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18. Lise M.

Hi I’m Lise, can’t wait to meet you
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
1.4 mi. away
Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking
2 years of experience
from
$35
per night

About: I’ve been taking take of my friend pets since I was 17 ( 22 now ) and I’ve always been close to pet, I have 1 cat who’s 2 years old. Pet loves me ( not to brag haha ) I’ll be your best match and will take care of your lovely pet ☺️ I’m currently a student at Cabrillo College and work in a French bakery I have a lot of free time and would LOVE to spend it with some new friends, I am a really caring and patient person ( more with animal than human ). I spend a lot of time with my cat and my boyfriend’s dog who’s a 11 years old golden Lab I have a little backyard, good for dog but not big enough for them to run but I live 2 minutes away from doggy park on Frederick st so I can drive or walk easily.

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Sitter Profile Image: Sofia B.
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19. Sofia B.

Student looking to pet-sit
santa cruz, CA, 95060
0.4 mi. away
Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
8 reviews
from
$63
per night

Sofia sent us lots of pictures and took our golden retriever on beach trips, which is not easy! She loved her stay and we really appreciated Sofia for being there for us.

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Sitter Profile Image: Yu R.
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20. Yu R.

Dog lover in Dog paradise!
Capitola, CA, 95010
3.8 mi. away
Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
30 reviews
6 repeat clients
from
$95
per night

Yu took amazing care of my dog Molly. We got tons of updates and pictures of their walks. I definitely recommend Yu and would love for her to watch Molly again!

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Overall Rating:
4.9 out of 5 stars

Dog boarders in Santa Cruz are rated on average 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 1,117 reviews.


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