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Experienced dog foster and walkerChatsworth, Chatsworth, CA

I am an experienced dog foster and walker/jogger who specializes in doggy weight loss. I have a huge back yard with a 9 foot fence. I have some experience with training, medical, and special needs. Puppies, cats. and senior dogs ok too. I have a soft spot for rescue dogs. I wish all dogs could be spayed/neutered so we can control the over population. I am a homemaker with a flexible schedule and an overall happy person who loves dogs. I am mature, responsible, and reliable with a large van for canine transportation. I enjoy walking around parks and jogging with dogs if they are able. I foster over 50 dogs a year for LA Animal Rescue. I can handle big and small dogs but they must be fixed. I can usually accommodate last minute bookings. I offer early morning drop-offs and late night pick-ups. I am happy to come pick up or drop off your dog if you live near Chatsworth and you are too busy. There are 5 people in my house so your dog is never alone and gets to stay in a home environment and play with kids. I have never lost a dog, my house is a fortress. I supervise playtime in the back yard.

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MasterSitterw/CleanHouseCleanLgYardWeHo-Los Angeles, CA

#1Priority-Your Peace of Mind! Sanitary & Very Clean environment along w/Excellent Dog Care:Love,Safety,LG-Secure-Yard,& Fun w/Well-Vetted dogs. I am the only one in W. Hollywood who has a Business License & Insured for in-home dog care-This IS my Full Time job. I have Central Air Conditioning 4 the comfort of the dogs & me, a question many people ask especially during the hot summers.Knowing that your Fur-Child is in excellent hands is my First & Foremost Responsibility! I have a helper that assists me when I need him. Caring for many Breeds has given me the familiarity & many years of experience that puts me beyond the rest of the crowd. I ask several filter questions to adhere to my safety rules which you can find here on the site. *I am in the middle of becoming a Certified Dog Trainer. 80% of Los Angeles trainers ARE NOT certified! That is something always one should ask when getting assistance in training your dog!

*Pit bulls, Pit Bull mixes (American Staffordshire Terrier) or aggressive dogs, please find another sitter here on Rover as for liability issues, my home insurance does not cover having these dogs on the premises.

My home & yard are both Always clean,! I pay people to keep everything clean. Dogs are allowed on the bed & furniture and they can play inside or outside which ever they prefer. I send pictures of your dog daily to put a smile on your face so that you are content!

*Daycare Hours: 8 Hours, Over 8 hours, $4.00 an hour fee

*Dog Boarding is a 24 hour cycle from the drop off time.

*Over 24 hours goes into Day Care Fees.

*Holidays are $10 more for both Boarding & Daycare.

**Advanced Senior Care & Special Needs: Max: $200. a night

Senior Care varies, the price will depend on how much work & medications are involved &

I do INSIST on COMPLETE disclosure!

*Meet & Greets are a must!

Drop offs & pick up Times:

Mon-Fri 7:30am-9PM

Sat-8:00 am-9pm

Sun-Pick ups & drops offs from:12noon-9pm

I have a "Do Not Disturb" on my phone so late texts

will be received at 7:00am.

Bring all necessary things that your dog needs in a bag, NO bowls, I have plenty.

If they use pee pads, please bring plenty of them.

I DO NOT take care for dogs that have contagious diseases.

*During the main Holidays, I do take care of puppies. However, out side of the Holidays, I do take great care of puppies & charge more than others because there is always training involved, reinforcing good behavior, & more potty breaks to get them fully house broken.

Food: $5.00 a day if I have to feed your dog some of Ruby's Lucy Dog Food.

I suggest that you over anticipate the amount of what your dog needs to prevent your dog from running out of his or her food. Sometimes plans change & your dog ends up staying here longer for a variety of reasons. *Unused food will always be returned.

**Bring a measuring cup with the food.

Many labels are not carried by Petco or PetSmart, therefore very difficult for me to find if your dog runs out.

$35. charge for the time to go to the store plus the cost in case you forget the food. You can always Amazon Prime the food to me.

I have been doing this for a long time & I have a Business License & am insured outside of Rover. I have taken care of many breeds & my preferences are to take dogs that are well behaved & under 40 pounds.

*I look forward to meeting you with your Fur-Child. Any more questions that you have, I will be happy to answer & I look forward to meeting you & your precious Fur-Child!

About Roxanne:

It is important when you leave your pet in someone’s care, you can relax and know they will be well taken care of. I started my licensed business because I myself have hired people to care for my own animals and had the same expectations. I am completely devoted to giving animals the best possible experience when they are under my supervision. I was involved with a rescue organization for over 10 years in the late 90's and have come across a huge array of circumstances in dealing with animals. Rest assured, I know what I am doing, I have excellent instincts, and I have a deep connection with animals.

Being a pet lover runs in my family. My grandmother was the owner and trainer of the chimpanzee in the Tarzan pictures back in the 50s. My Aunt Bernice and Uncle George were the MGM trainers for all the wildlife and domesticated animals used in all the films back in the 50s and 60s. As a child, I always felt lucky because my mother allowed me to follow my intuition and rescue every lizard, bird, frog, cat, and dog that I felt needed extra love and attention. It didn’t take me long to figure out that I have a passion for both rescuing and an innate ability to care for all types of animals, especially cats and dogs. I learned at a young age that I had a special connection with animals and as an adult, I was able to channel my passion into a career where I get to provide cats and dogs with love and special attention.

In addition to having cared for approximately 75 of my own pets over the last 36 years, I also spent 10 years volunteering for a rescue group called New Hope for Animals in Los Angeles. My experience there was incredibly rewarding and quite the education!

Please let me prove to you that your pets will be in the best hands!

I would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

**Why I love caring for dogs:

My first experience was when I was 1 year old, we had a German Shepard named "Rusty." My family has always had dogs as well as other animals. I come from a background of animals trainers & cannot think of a time that I was without a cat or dog! They are an intricate part of my life, always have been, & always will be!

*Thank you for reading my profile. ROVER customer Service will help you with any questions or assist you with any concerns that you may have.

About my yard

My yard is very spacious, clean, fully fenced in & is doggie proofed with plenty of water for hydration. There are areas of shade from the huge Avocado tree & sun for sunbathing which all of the dogs love! People are shocked when they see this best little kept secret in the heart of Hollywood! Pictures are on this site.

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PAWRIFFICVan Nuys, Valley Glen, CA

Hi! I'm Jennifer aka PAWRIFFIC! I love all dogs..big and small. I have a 14 year old standard poodle named Mona Lisa. My husband, 20 year old son, Jake and I live in a house in a great neighborhood in Valley Glen!

My PAWTASTIC days start like this..we wake up around 7am. All dogs are out in the backyard for their first poop/pee of the day:) Then it's time for breakfast. We chill for a little while after breakfast before going out for our first walk around the neighborhood. Nap time is next or time to watch Hulu & Netflix..we all have to agree on a show :) Free time/play time outside in the yard is next on our pawtastic agenda. My place is nice and cool and all dogs are allowed to nap on the couch or the carpeted floor or my communal cozy dog beds. Dinner time is between 5 & 6:00 and another walk shortly after. Our final romp in the yard is around 9ish. Then it's off to bed...and they are allowed to sleep in bed with my hubby and I!

I love organization and the dogs thrive on the structure I set up for them. I am a full time dog sitter and absolutely love what i do!! I will send photos and videos daily to let you see how much fun they are having.

If all this sounds good to you, let's set up a meet and greet!

I look forward to meeting you and your pup soon:)

About my yard

It's fabulous. Lots of space and an amazing covered area where anyone can chill in the shade.

My experience administering medication

Yes. I have not given shots but I am capable if shown how to do it.

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Your baby safe & happy with us :-)Van Nuys, CA

I am home with the pups pretty much all day. I am a certified pet grief counselor (APLB/AAVSB). I also run #MissionWellington with our “TreatsForPups” pet philanthropic mission, bringing food and blankets to the homeless pups living out in the streets. I love dogs!!

Your dog will have indoor/outdoor access while fully supervised. My 5000sqf Zen Garden Backyard is fully secure with a 6ft wall. Very dog-friendly house (they can be on the couches if they want to) :)

I lost my two beloved boys to cancer in July '17 and in September '18. Wellington was my super sweet golden doodle. He taught me to love dogs and enjoying pooch dates & long hikes :) Handsome was my brave yellow lab and he taught me to be brave and to be in the moment, and that it's never too late to adopt...

As a pet grief counselor, I work out of my house a few hours a day, I'm home a lot, allowing me to give your fur baby the attention & presence he/she needs. We have lots of playtime in the Zen Garden for some added fun! Our pet heavenly garden is spacious (5000 square feet), bright and has a large safe and enclosed back garden area. Beautiful and comfortable with lots of room to sniff, run around and lounge & even chase a squirrel!

Overnight dog stays include lots of playtime and belly rubs at no extra charge :-) For everyone's safety, as I usually have a couple of other well mannered dogs from other families, I prefer dogs who are crate trained for the night if possible - again, just for everyone’s safety (as I can’t supervise them while I’m

asleep) :)

I’m happy to do a simple meet-n-greet in my home to get an idea of how your dog will do here. They can run & play in my backyard but it is landscaped....so if they have too much energy and they tend to dig holes or shred plants, then my garden would not be the best environment for them.

We think it's fun to socialize, have doggie dates and visitors. Happy and affectionate, I feel that other doodle / golden / lab types will be happiest here, as I prefer happy & mellow dogs. That said, I love them all and I've got enough energy for sweet puppies too. As long your dog is not aggressive and will not chew the furniture (dogbeds are available), or destroy my landscaping, we will get along perfectly. Your dog must be on a flea medication, spayed/neutered, crate-trained and must be housebroken.

A comfortable, healthy and safe environment for them is our Nr. 1 priority, I believe in sustainability, no pesticides in our organic garden, and no chemicals on the wood floors. Also, I'm a non-smoker!! I love to play with them as much as they enjoy playing with one another and we love cuddles. There is attendance here with them 97% of the time. They are super happy here and we understand how important it is to not have to worry about how your baby is doing while you are away.

I'll be sure to text you pictures and daily updates of your dog's vacation through the Rover App =)

I am also happy to brush teeth, administer any daily meds, pills, eye creams/drops, even subcutaneous fluids if/as needed (there’s a $5/day nominal charge for any type of daily meds, it’ll be added to your booking), and respect any routines you let us know of. Having lost 2 dogs to cancer, I am well versed in patiently administering meds as needed. Looking forward to taking care of your fur baby soon!!

Rates & times:

Boarding covers a 24hr period. Friday morning to Sunday morning is 2 nights. If you drop off early morning Friday and pick up late night Sunday, you'll be charged for 2 nights plus a daycare. If the daycare exceeds 8 hours, you'll be charged for a full 3 days. Hope that helps :)

Daycare hours are 8-10am to 3-6pm. Longer than 8hours will be booked as boarding. Thank you :)

Neighborly agreement: Earliest drop off/pick up 8am/8pm.

When you message me, let me know what times you have in mind and I’ll let you know if I can make it work with your schedule. Looking forward to hosting your furbaby!

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Big grassy back yard!!Granada Hills, Granada Hills, CA

Hello my name is Irving Antonio, my wife and I have one dog named Teddy and our 2 daughters named Isabella and Anabell. They will play with your dog and will love him/her. Your dog will have a lot of space to play and run around in a fenced side and back yard. Over the course of 6 years I have acquired many skills that make it easier for you and your dog while away from home.

Safe and charming neighborhood with dog loving families.

Where your pets are the center of the attention and are part of the family!

I prefer early drop off and late evening pick up.

Please text me before pick up and drop off.

We have plenty of parking at the curb.

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Echo Bark: A home away from home!Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA

Echo Bark provides the comfort and care of an experienced, loving home with a myriad of playtime activities and outdoorsy fun like hiking the local parks and exploring the neighborhood.

My name's Sylvia. My husband, Ethan, and I are creative freelancers who work mostly from home--he is a musician who records in Los Angeles and tours worldwide, while I'm a freelance writer and a private English tutor.

We rescued two stray pups--a sister and a brother, who we found huddled in the middle of a busy intersection--and since then, they have been part of our loving family. Prior to that, we grew up as children with family dogs and cats and my husband once had a few years experience under his belt as a professional dog walker in Malibu.

Our property is flanked by shady bamboo and brilliant bougainvilleas for those pups who enjoy basking in the dappled shade outdoors.

Among other amenities, we provide our pups filtered water and freshly grown wheat grass. Inside our dog resting room, they can enjoy vaulted ceilings with big windows for adequate ventilation, cool concrete floors and extra bedding/pillows for the overnighters (although it's advisable that you bring your own to introduce familiar smells.) Prior to their stay, we do require that the pups have their flea meds and shots up-to-date.

In addition, we take our dogs on neighborhood strolls. We regularly frequent the newly renovated Echo Park Lake. Hike the dog-friendly paths of Elysian Park and Solana Park, frequent the Historic public staircase--all within walking vicinity of our home.

LIST OF SERVICES:

- Overnight boarding ($43/night)*

- Daycare service ($33/day-up to 10 hrs)*

- Extended daycare ($38/day-over 10 hrs)

-For puppies that are less than 1 yo (daycare is $35 and overnight is $45)

Extra services provided:

- Bathing Sessions ($20)

- We do offer pickup and drop-off transportation for a flat fee ($20 for pickup or drop-off; or $35 for both pickup and drop-off (must be within a 7-8 mi radius from our home)

*For major holidays, rates for overnighters and daycare sessions are $50 due to the heavy demands of the season. They include:

Fourth of July (Jul 4th)

Halloween (Oct 31st)

Thanksgiving (Nov 24th to 27th)

Christmas + New Years combined (from Dec 24th to Jan 1st)

-Next day pick-up for overnighter boarding is usually gratis and we have a flexible policy; however, if the time extends past 1pm then we will charge the regular daycare rate and you have the option of picking your pup up until 7pm. Or an extended daycare rate will be added if pickup is past 7:30pm.

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If you like what you see, hit us up with a general inquiry or meet & greet request!

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HOME FULL TIME WITH YARD ❤️Santa Monica, CA

❤️ Hello! We live in Santa Monica and we will be home full-time with your pup. (I work from home as well as my sister; Arlette)

All of our lives we've lived with pups; from Chihuahuas, to Pugs to German Shepherds.

Caregiving and loving animals comes naturally to us and we love them very much. I am a vegan animal lover. Your dog will never be punished or caged! I have a giant dog bed where they can lay down on! I will also provide lots of luv & attention during their stay!

Your pup will feel right at home! We are very responsible & reliable.

We would love to watch your pooch fetch, run, play, and lots & lots of petting.❤️

Air conditioning throughout the house.

About my yard: I have a fenced yard & patio

ADDITIONAL RATES

MY DAILY RATE COVERS 24 HRS.

FOR STAYS EXCEEDING 24HRS ADD AN ADDITIONAL $4 PER HOUR THEREAFTER. OVER 6 HOURS IT BECOMES DAYCARE.

*THIS APPLIES TO MORNING DROP-OFFS WITH AN AFTERNOON OR EVENING PICK-UP.

DAYCARE COVERS 10 HOURS. $4/HR IS ADDED FOR EACH ADDITIONAL HOUR THEREAFTER. 12+ HOURS STAYS RATE IS SAME AS OVERNIGHT BOARDING.

*SPECIAL NEEDS DOGS-HIGH-MAINTENANCE DOGS REQUIRING 24/7 SUPERVISION

$74 Daycare at sitter's home

$118 Dog boarding at sitter's home

$178 House sitting in your home

There is a $20 non-refundable deposit required to reserve your Meet & Greet.

The fee will be deducted off total bill due on the day of drop-off.

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Miss Paw!Northridge, Porter Ranch, CA

Hello! It's almost four wonderful years of Dog Vacay this May! We thank all our clients- including our feline, scaly, and feathered friends- for being part of our family.

2019: finally updating this- we started in 2012! :D

Please note we are six people in this household (with my mother and sister being direct help in caring for the dogs): someone is always home! I may sometimes require my family to receive you for pick up or drop off. If I find a chance to run an errand, I will take it as we try not to leave the dogs without any of us three.

If I am out of town, I will always let you know and give you the option of still boarding with my family if you are comfortable with that. Booking through DogVacay includes insurance for any incidents directly related to their stay in our home.

We accept all sizes and breeds- yes, we adore pit bulls! -and we can administer medications. If your dog needs to be kept separate from other dogs, we can accommodate! We have two yards for the dogs, a full-height wooden fence as a division. Please let us know in advance.

Feeding schedules can be followed to your specific times and all dogs are fed separately.

We're lucky enough that majority of dogs you'll see in our home are frequent visitors, so sometimes, we fall into routine with the dogs and I'll sometimes forget to update you! Please feel free to ask for an update; but also remember, I am sometimes running around with them or busy feeding or busy cleaning- do not panic if I don't respond immediately!

We require their own food (to avoid allergies and upset stomachs) and to be current on flea medications. Bringing their toys, beds (common, to have the smell from home) and treats is optional.

To save our Sunny California, we have no grass! We prefer you save any grooming for AFTER their stay here as they can get dirty if they have too much fun outside.

There are water bowls in every room and section if the house- we can't force your dog to drink. If your dog is known to have anxiety expressed in dehydration, consider in-home sitting instead!

We allow the dogs on beds and furniture, please note with us if you do not.

We had a lovely client named Foxy, and her humans started a local nonprofit that feeds homeless pets and their humans! If you'd like to donate any food or treats in their original packages (for safety), let me know!

Please note- the calendar is always up-to-date. Days MAY be marked unavailable to slow down requests, so please feel free to inquire with a general inquiry form.

Rover charges by night, but please- if you're going to pick up past 12pm... it's like you get a whole free day. We charge an extra night starting at 6pm, but would appreciate if you make the change yourself to include that whole day. Thank you. Caring for your pet is what pays our bills.

Thank you for reading!

**James C.'s Maltese-Poodle mix peed ONLY inside the house and had it staying in his fur from the amount. We could only use baby wipes as we cannot be responsible for bathing a unfamiliar dog and risking allergies. We do not accept guest dogs back if their marking or peeing is out of control.**

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HUGE Yard, AWESOME Home & FT Host!Rancho Park, Los Angeles, CA

I **AM** STILL BOOKING STAYS during the COVID-19 crisis. My dogs and I are 100% Stay At Home compliant.

ADDITIONAL COVID-details: I do NOT walk guest dogs; they and “use” only my backyard, so they are also safe from encountering others during their stay. I do NOT allow people in my home; we would hand-off a leash(Ed) in my yard - only your pup(s) would enter the house. I’m happy to give your dog a bath (for a small fee) and/or use dog-safe cleaning wipes with them before pickup. Please contact me with any questions or concerns BEFORE booking, so we can be sure all necessary precautions can be adequately accommodated! Stay safe & healthy!

IMPORTANT NOTE: I’m currently ONLY able to take SMALL breed dogs.

ADDITIONAL INFO: ALL my guest pups *must* be altered; have complete & up-to-date vaccinations; and be friendly with other dogs of *all* shapes & sizes. I typically have 3 dogs everyday (this includes my own 2 and another that usually comes for daycare 7 days a week). Guest dogs *must* be friendly with ALL dogs AND be able to warm-up quickly to MULTIPLE dogs at once. My environment is probably best described as a cross between a posh pet hotel & a private dog park, so at this time I *cannot* accommodate requests that require no other dogs be here!

NOW ONTO THE GOOD STUFF:

Owners tell me their dog(s) get excited as they turn down my street. Most of my pups run off to their favorite spot or toy (or both!) when they arrive, so you may want to prepare your "Goodbye!" at the door!

DAYCARE & BOARDING DETAILS:

I try to make the pet sitting/boarding experience as EASY as it can be for you and your pet(s). My schedule is very flexible and I am always available to keep your pup longer than you initially book; I do not have "black-out" dates that would leave you without a sitter in an emergency! I prefer AM drop-offs no earlier than 7:00 and PM pick-ups no later than 10:00 - although there is some “wiggle room!” **

**PLEASE NOTE**

DAYCARE RATES: “Regular” daycare covers an 8 hour period. Daycare stays over 8 hours and up to 12 hours and/or pickups/drop-offs outside of 7-10 AM and 4-7 PM will incur an extra $10 fee.

BOARDING RATES: Boarding covers a 24 hour period, so an additional fee for daycare may apply. A surcharge for drop-offs/pick-ups outside of the 7-10 AM and 4-7 PM window may also apply.

**I reserve the right to enforce what (if any) additional fees will be charged per stay. Since you APPROVE of and CONFIRM the total stay cost at the time of your request, and if/when any modifications to pricing are made, none of these charges should ever come as a surprise to you! I am *fully* transparent about total cost(s) BEFORE you are ever charged. **

I watch a variety of dog sizes, ages & energy levels - however they ALL get along swimmingly and are generally a very *chill* group. Since I have a mix of dogs, all my guests MUST be completely friendly with ALL other types of dogs. I have never had an issue with dogs in my pack getting along, as I conduct meet & greets to determine the “fit” of every member of the pack before a stay (even a daycare stay). More on meet & greets, below.

While I do watch a number of dogs, the house and yard are very spacious - so everyone can socialize, relax, play, nap, etc., when and where they like without being overwhelmed. Owners tell me their dogs come home “tuckered out, in a good way!” In other words, they’re relaxed and/or tired because they had a good stay, *not* because they were over-stimulused all day and pass out from nervous exhaustion (as often reported at commercial daycares).

PLEASE NOTE: WALKS ARE NOT INCLUDED!

I do NOT offer walks to my guest pups because they tend to tire themselves out running around the yard/house. If you would like me to walk your pet, I will send you a custom quote that includes an additional fee for EACH walk!

I have more daycare than boarding pups these days, but this fluctuates around holidays and popular events (e.g. Coachella). More often than not, daycare pups do not require me to feed them, but I’m happy to do so if needed. I feed everyone separately - not only to avoid the potential for an incident over food - but also to make sure everyone eats his/her own food.

Lots of folks have told me their dogs are allergic to chicken these days, so in general, IF I give the dogs treats (which is rare), I use Zuke’s Training snacks (3 calories a piece) in duck or rabbit flavor. I tend to avoid peanut butter, as well, as a few owners have told me a (human) member of their household has peanut allergies and would prefer the dogs not have access to it.

I provide the pack with 10s if not 100s of toys of all manner (balls, squeakers, crunchers, enrichment puzzles, etc.), as well as a number of deer antlers and water buffalo horns. NOTE: I do not have rawhide around and do my best not to have *any* food/treats around that are manufactured or prepared in China.

I also just added a doggy pool to the mix! It’s 6 feet wide by 12 inches deep (I only fill it to about 7 inches), so if you don’t want your dog to get wet...let me know in advance!

The door to the yard is open all day UNTIL I go to sleep (usually around midnight). Before I go to sleep, I let everyone out for one last potty break, then bring them inside to sleep in “my den.” If they sleep with you in bed, they’ll sleep with me in my bed; if they prefer a crate or the floor or a dog bed, then that’s where they’ll be. Sleeping “arrangements” are really sort of up to them - just like their ability to choose what they do/where they do it, during the day. They just have to give Francis & Bruce “first dibs” on their preferred sleep spots ^_^

DOG CRATES:

I have ~10 dog crates of various sizes and types (e.g. metal, plastic “pet taxi,” wicker, etc.). Occasionally a guest dog arrives with their own crate & other dogs lay it; when I notice this, I usually leave a few of my crates around, so they have their own “den” for nesting :)

MEET & GREETS:

I encourage MEET & GREETS but on *VERY* RARE occasions I can accept a guest pup without one (at my discretion). Even though I have a sizeable pack at times, I have *NEVER* had a situation where a dog(s) is/are injured. I credit this, in part, to my “screening process,” as my meet & greet standards are *VERY* specific (expect a lot of questions). Please understand that scheduling for meet & greets is a bit more nuanced than when you are officially booked, as I am entirely flexible for regular booking pickups & drop-offs.

AVAILABILITY FOR MEET & GREETS:

Generally, I can accommodate a meet & greet on Mondays (usually) and Wednesday through Friday at and after 7 PM. I *can* meet on Sat & Sun (timing on weekends is *usually* between 10-1 then again from 6-8).

Of course, you can & should opt for another sitter if the scheduling of *our* meet & greet seems inconvenient or falls too close to your stay dates for comfort. I take meet & greets very seriously & would rather conduct them to my standards, than confirm a booking without one & end up with a guest pup that isn’t a good fit!

ABOUT MY HOME:

My home is super clean and awesomely big - and my guest pups have complete run of it! I also have what is possibly the best back yard for dog boarding that I could ask for - sun, shade, benches, beds - it's definitely a dog "vacation destination!” Be advised, there are 2 small steps to the backyard (they are WIDE steps so all my older pups haven’t ever had an issue with them) AND the entire house has hardwood flooring, which some dogs may find too difficult (i.e. “slippery”) to manage comfortably!

The house itself is situated in a lovely, quiet neighborhood. I am often told the "vibe" is really "chill," and I strive to keep it that way! I have neighbors, but have *never* had a complaint of any kind - which is a testament to how well-behaved my pack really is!

BTW: I generally have space for you to park in my big, long drive-way for pickups and drop-offs - please feel free to do so. After 6 PM and ALL DAY on weekends, my street is permit only, so please remember to park in the drive or you may get a ticket!

ABOUT ME:

I've been pet sitting for about 18 years & enjoy having various "packs" around the house! Whether your pup(s) drop by my place for a play-date or an overnight, or whether you'd like me to walk & watch them at your place - I'm available practically 24/7! I am a FULL TIME sitter & send PHOTO/VIDEO updates at least once a day (and any time you may ask). Plus, I'm SUPER flexible about pickup and drop-off time!

I am female, 36 years old, and have a Master's degree & PhD in learning & behavior. I've worked with all types of animals from puzzle-solving pigeons to language trained chimps, so putting together a great little “pack” of dogs, again, has been a welcome treat!

VET TECH BACKGROUND:

I have lived & worked with animals my entire life, and have held various positions in veterinary clinics around LA. I am comfortable administering medication(s) & can even monitor animals post surgery. NOTE: Many of my guests are older/senior dogs with special needs, so I tend not to take younger puppies in the large(r) breed category (they often lack body awareness!); however, I evaluate each pup's “fit” and have made exceptions in the past!

MY HOUSEMATES:

I live with 1 other professional (1 male), who is equally pet-loving and happy to have your pet(s) join our pack! He has been briefed on my guest pups but is not personally responsible for them.

AVAILABILITY & CALENDAR:

Scheduling & completing a meet & greet does NOT mean I will be available on the dates you’ve requested! Too many times I’ve held spots for folks who fail to confirm a stay (for whatever reason: e.g., their trip is cancelled, a neighbor said they will step in, etc.) and I’m left with an open space in my calendar that could have been filled. You are only *officially* booked when you are charged for the stay & receive a confirmation from Rover! On a related note, please do NOT put all your eggs in MY basket. It’s YOUR responsibility to have a contingency plan should we not be able to complete a meet & greet or book a stay in time. In my 6 years of pet sitting with Dogvacay & Rover, this has not been an issue, as I am upfront with my booking policy (see above); but, please do what is best for you & your pups!

BRING ITEMS AT YOUR OWN RISK:

I am *not* responsible for lost or destroyed items (e.g. toys, beds, blankets, bowls, etc.) that arrive with your pup. I try my best to send guests back home with everything, but SOMETIMES a bowl or a toy gets left behind. I am happy to RETURN or REPLACE any items *I* may break (e.g. a glass bowl) but, I can't guarantee 100% that a beloved item will survive your pup's vacay! I have 100s of toys and 10s of bowls they can break & destroy with impunity - so it’s best just to bring your pup & their food and leave their other belongings at home :)

CARE FOR EXOTICS, TOO:

I can take care of other types of pets (birds, lizards, rodents, etc.), as I have personal experience with many exotic creatures. You're welcome to bring your exotics to my home (if they travel well), but unfortunately, I cannot board cats at my house! :(

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SMALL DOG OASIS with huge backyard!Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, CA

NEW PROTOCOLS REGARDING COVID-19: If you met me and my family prior to March 2020, you'd be greeted with a hug and invited into our home and walked through our doggy oasis. Due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus, we've unfortunately had to switch things up for your safety and ours. We are here and still available to you, but from 6ft away lol We've been bunkered down in our home since the first week of March and are taking self-isolation very seriously. This means we can not do any meet and greets at this time. I'm happy to Facetime, talk on the phone and/or chat through the app so that we both feel comfortable with the booking, but a normal tour or face to face chat isn't something I'm offering. Should you book, all pick ups and drop offs will be done at the end of the porch. I'm asking for a 5 minute warning so that I can be ready. Please do not come to my door. Don't be alarmed by my gloves and mask, I promise there's a smile under there. I'm generally very chatty and friendly, but this will have be a very quick hand off, on leash, of your pup to me. If there are any bags, beds or doggy essentials you've brought I ask you to leave it at the end of the porch and once you leave, I'll come out and grab it and wipe it down. This may sound a little nutty and overboard, but I've always taken safety very seriously. Other than that, it'll be business as usual over here. I'll love on and hug your dogs until their hearts are content, they'll run freely around my backyard, sunbathe, play and I'll keep you updated with pictures and videos every step of the way so you know how they're doing. I'm very communicative so feel free to reach out with any questions whatsoever. Thanks for your understanding during this crazy time and cheers that it'll all be over soon.

ABOUT US

My husband and I absolutely LOVE dogs. We've been caring for dogs for years and can't imagine what our home would be like without them. We welcome all breeds, so long as they're nonaggressive and can hang with our very friendly resident pups. To keep the playing field even, we only accept small dogs (15lbs and under). If you happen to have a small dog that's a tad stocky in the midsection lol and over 15lbs, feel free to reach out, but please be honest regarding size. I only watch small dogs and some of them have fears of bigger dogs, so regardless of how submissive your fur baby is, it just won't be in the cards for us to watch yours if he/she is more than 20lbs. I just want to be upfront and honest so neither of us wastes time.

We know that dogs aren't just pets, they're family. Our dogs have an all-access pass to the entire house and more toys than a dog could ever even hope to play with. We have a huge fenced in backyard with two doggy doors so your little one can come and go as he/she pleases. When we aren't playing fetch, they usually find a spot on my lap and get scratches :) I will treat your dog as I treat my own. There are no cages in our house. When your dog stays with us, they'll just become part of the family and be treated as so. They can also sleep wherever they want, which almost always means in our bedroom, under the covers or by the bedside in any of our dog beds. However, we can always accommodate any special rules you have. For example, if you have trained your dog to sleep in a crate for potty reasons, we are happy to accommodate.

We do have a pool, but that area is blocked off by a fence. However, if you're little one likes the pool, I'm more than happy to go for a swim with them in our heated saltwater pool.

Our home and backyard are professionally flea treated every quarter with an organic spray to make sure no fleas and/or bugs start breeding. I wash linens daily. Our dogs also receive flea treatment on the first of the month. Please make sure your dog is flea treated within 20 days of their stay, especially in the summer months. If your dog is flea treated, they will not get fleas.

Dogs should be in good health. We cannot accept any dogs that have vomited or had diarrhea in the last 48 hours.

Rates: Boarding covers a 24hr period. Friday morning to Sunday morning is 2 nights. If you drop off early morning Friday and pick up late night Sunday, you'll be charged for 2 nights plus a daycare. If the daycare exceeds 8 hours, you'll be charged for a full 3 days. Hope that makes sense. I do offer a grace period. <3

We'd love to keep all pick up and drop offs between 8AM-8PM. If you need to pick up or drop off outside those hours, please let us know. An additional charge of $5 will be added per after hour. No pick ups later than 10pm or before 6am.

You can expect pictures and videos until you tell me to stop. :) We can't wait to meet you and your fur-babies!

Follow us on Instagram @LosAngelesDogBoarding

I should note that I do NOT take cats. I've received an influx of cat requests lately and I am very allergic to them. So I'm sorry, but I can not take them.

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always a five star for Roxanne. Not only was this a hard week to be away from my dog, the entire world was dealing with Corona Virus hysteria and crazy LA weather this week but Roxanne focused on keeping the dogs happy and taken care of. Plenty of photos and updates as usual! thank you, Roxanne!

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Rebecca is awesome! Super flexible, great communicator, and genuinely loves dogs! Thank you!!

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Sitt
(271)

Rick's review on Mar 03, 2020

Wonderful care for our old Beagle. Other small dogs in their home become quick friends with ours. Sends pics regularly, nice yard, convenient location.

Caroline
(294)

Beth's review on Mar 10, 2020

Caroline is the BEST!!! My dog goes crazy as soon as I pull up to her house, and he loves playing in her backyard. Oscar is safe and well cared for in her home. She sends us videos and pics every day - I would highly recommend Caroline!

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(276)

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Anastasia, is a great sitter and Zoe is always excited to spend time with her.

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Ariel's review on Feb 28, 2020

Sylvia and Ethan are fabulous! My dog is so excited every time I take him to them—he’s clearly so much happier here than at his last daycare. And they send me pics and videos of him while he’s playing, which I love!!! Can’t recommend them highly enough.

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(327)

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I can’t say enough about Natasha. She and her family are amazing in every way. Our high-anxiety rescue absolutely LOVES staying with them! I highly recommend her services!

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Michelle's review on Mar 16, 2020

always a five star for Roxanne. Not only was this a hard week to be away from my dog, the entire world was dealing with Corona Virus hysteria and crazy LA weather this week but Roxanne focused on keeping the dogs happy and taken care of. Plenty of photos and updates as usual! thank you, Roxanne!

Rebecca
(313)

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Rebecca is awesome! Super flexible, great communicator, and genuinely loves dogs! Thank you!!

Sitt
(271)

Rick's review on Mar 03, 2020

Wonderful care for our old Beagle. Other small dogs in their home become quick friends with ours. Sends pics regularly, nice yard, convenient location.

Anastasia
(276)

chris's review on Jan 14, 2020

Anastasia, is a great sitter and Zoe is always excited to spend time with her.

Natasha
(327)

Martha's review on Mar 07, 2020

I can’t say enough about Natasha. She and her family are amazing in every way. Our high-anxiety rescue absolutely LOVES staying with them! I highly recommend her services!

Maria
(312)

Scott's review on Feb 04, 2020

Maria and her family were excellent! I’ve taken too long to post a review...but, that’s not a comment on Maria’s service. Needed last minute care, and Maria was so hospitable, even giving photo and text updates. So appreciated it!

Caroline
(294)

Beth's review on Mar 10, 2020

Caroline is the BEST!!! My dog goes crazy as soon as I pull up to her house, and he loves playing in her backyard. Oscar is safe and well cared for in her home. She sends us videos and pics every day - I would highly recommend Caroline!

Sylvia & Ethan
(373)

Ariel's review on Feb 28, 2020

Sylvia and Ethan are fabulous! My dog is so excited every time I take him to them—he’s clearly so much happier here than at his last daycare. And they send me pics and videos of him while he’s playing, which I love!!! Can’t recommend them highly enough.

Roxy
(284)

Michelle's review on Mar 16, 2020

always a five star for Roxanne. Not only was this a hard week to be away from my dog, the entire world was dealing with Corona Virus hysteria and crazy LA weather this week but Roxanne focused on keeping the dogs happy and taken care of. Plenty of photos and updates as usual! thank you, Roxanne!

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