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Shawna K.

58 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Shawna's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
7 yr 7 mo old
Mixed Breed
2 yr 4 mo old

Shawna's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Shawna

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
PLEASE schedule a meet & greet prior to requesting a reservation!!

In your meet & greet request, please state the time of BOTH your DROP OFF & PICK UP for the stay & also provide me with your e-mail so I can send you a quick questionnaire to fill out.

All major holidays are charged extra.
ALSO, if your pickup is after 1:00 PM, we will charge a daycare fee of $35.

About Me:
Hi! My name is Shawna. I am a professional makeup artist, but also a HUGE dog lover! I have grown up with family pets my entire life, currently have 2 pups of my own, and even foster from time to time. We love having puppy friends over! I have been a DogVacay host since the company started so I promise you I know what I'm doing :) I also am a mentor for the company and train new incoming hosts to become a part of this amazing service!

My Schedule:
I work part-time throughout the week, and I also freelance every now and then. The rest of my time I will be able to dedicate to your pup(s)! And when I step away from the house for work or for errands, I have a security camera that allows me to check on the pups from wherever I am! It even lets me speak to them through it!

Your Dog:
Your pup(s) MUST be house-trained, obedient, vaccinated, flea medicated, and must get along with other dogs. No disruptive (barking) or destructive (chewing) behavior.

Our Neighborhood:
I live in a very quiet and dog-friendly area. There aren't any immediate dog parks nearby, but Griffith Park is very close and I would love to go on hikes with your pups! Walks also consist of routes around the neighborhood. Also, with your permission, we love to visit the Pasadena Off-Leash Dog Park for all-day fun!

Message me for any questions you may have! We look forward to meeting you & your pup(s)! :)

For more pictures, follow us on Instagram @hello_sadie!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified

Shawna K.

58 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 9, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Community Mentor
One of DogVacay's top Hosts and a mentor to new members of our Host community.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Facebook Connected
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Pack Promoter
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Shawna's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 2 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Shawna's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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58 Reviews
Shawna has been my primary dog sitter for over a year. She's attentive, responsible, and flexible which makes my demanding travel schedule that much easier. The photos and videos are always great too! Highly recommend for both short and long stays.
Shawna and the other ladies were awesome!
Shawna is great! Very communicative with us and kind to the animals.
Missy loves staying with Shawna. She is spoiled with love and has other dogs to play with. I love getting photo updates to see how happy she is.
After a weekend away with Shawna my pug comes home so happy. Shawna spoils her with attention! I won't take her anywhere else. The photos are awesome. I know she is being taken care of as if she were with me.
Shawna was a great host and we will definitely be back. Being a skeptical person due to previous issues with dog sitters, it's nice to have someone that does as good of a job as Shawna. Highly recommend and it's great to get so many pictures to put our mind at ease while traveling.
Scarlet and Morocco had a great time with Shawna and her dogs. She was very accommodating, watching them over the holidays and sending me nightly updates. Highly recommend
Shawna is fantastic! Chloe loves hanging out with her and her pups. She has so much fun and looks happy in all of her photos :)
Shawna was great with pup! Dorothy returned happy and tired from her weekend away. I can definitely recommend her!
This is our 2nd time leaving our lab Chloe under Shawna's care. Chloe seems to have gotten really attached to Shawna so we feel 100% comfortable coming back. Responses were quick, pick-up and drop-off were easy. Thanks for hosting our pup again!
Hootie Pups has been incredible with my boxer, Otto. Shawna and her roommates have been excellent and he loves going over there! I've had Shawna watch Otto several times and she's always been on top of it. She's informative of his interactions, she works hard at making sure he's happy and healthy. Shawna has watched over Otto several times and he's always happy when I pick him up. I'd recommend Shawna and her roommates any time to take good care of your pup!
Shawna is wonderful! I've left my pup with her a number of times over the course of the last year, including a two week period I was out of town for work. I am 100% comfortable leaving Dobby with her because I know he'll be taken care of and will have tons of fun!
We were coming from out of state and couldn't do a meet n greet beforehand. Shawna was very accommodating and extremely helpful. She was able to accept Rocky our boxer based on the answers to the questionnaire. Thankfully Rocky is a very sociable dog and fitted in quite well with the other dogs. We would definitely use Shawna's DogVacay again and would recommend it to friends. Thank you Shawna & her housemates for giving us peace of mind that Rocky was cared for very well during his stay with you.
Thanks again Ladies!! Baxter had a great time....again. Also thanks to Sadie and Spike for being great companions for Baxter. He is always in such a good mood when I pick him up. Until next time.
I am always a bit nervous leaving Baxter for the first time but he was so happy when I picked him up that I knew he had a great time. Thanks Hootie Pups!!
My boy Baxter loved his visit with Shawna and her Hootie Pup crew. He can home happy and tired. Also thanks for the GREAT photos showing that Baxter had a great time. You Ladies are great!! thanks!!
Our experience with Hootie Pups was awesome. We are usually a little anxious about boarding our dog when we are away. We didn't experience any of that anxiety after meeting Shawna. She was sweet and professional, instilling confidence about leaving our fur-baby in good hands. We were happy to receive frequent pictures and videos during the 11 days that she was with Hootie Pups. We will definitely be using them again the next time we have to leave.
Shawna and her Hootie Pup roomies took good care of Chewbacca and sent me photo updates over the weekend. I'd happily recommend the Hootie Pups to others looking for some caring and conscientious dog lovers to watch over their 4-legged friend(s).
2nd time and I'll be back.
Shawna was very quick to respond to my request. She took good care of my pup when I was away. I would definitely recommend.
As always Hashi enjoyed his stay with caring Shawna and friends.
Lily loves staying here and can't wait to be back!
As all of you reading this review doubtlessly are, we were nervous about leaving our pets for the weekend. Shauna and her friends make a concerted effort to provide a loving home for their guests and share plenty of pictures. I will certainly be leaving my dogs with them again in the future. They are conscientious, have a nice house and yard, and took great care of our 10 year old Lab and Yorkie
Sa-Rang had an awesome time with the Hootie Pups team! Thank you!
Maya had a great time. I appreciated that the other dogs were all around the same size as her - no big pitbulls chasing her around. Shawna and Angie responded promptly and were very accommodating. And everything I sent along with Maya came back in good condition.
Another great visit for Tucker. Thank you!
Shawna and her friends are amazing. They spend so much time taking care of Maeby and they truly love her. I can tell because when I come to pick her up, she looks healthy and happy. I would definitely use Shawna and her friends again.
Great host! thank you for taking such good care of my doggy. I will use you again and highly recommend to anyone... Shawna is the best!
Lily had a great time at Shawna's! She's exhausted from her week long playdate and lots of rolling around in the yard. She'll definitely be back to play soon!
Hashi's stay with Shawna and the ladies of Hootie Pups was great, just as his stay before, even though this time was a little eventful, as Hashi managed to get away from their place (no fault of Shawna's). Immediately Shawna and friends alerted both DogVacay and ourselves.They kept us informed and went above and beyond looking for him on the surrounding streets. Within an hour, he was found.
Dogvacay was also very responsive and proved themselves to be a great service in this emergency.
We have no issue whatsoever with leaving Hashi with Shawna and friends again as he looked just as happy to see us upon return as he was to stay there.
Shawna and Angie were great!! They updated the photos during the weekend which was great and our little Benj-E was popped when we picked her up which is a sure sign of a good time(not talking about Bud Lite). We will definitely use them again if we ever need to go out of town again.
Shawna and the crew were fabulous!!! She posted pictures for me and it was undeniable that both of my dogs were in heaven. Jax and Onyx will definitely be back! Thanks ladies!!!!
Shawna and Angie were so wonderful! I left my recently rescued adult dog with them this weekend when I had to go out of town, and they took such great care if him. Talked through their process in detail, sent me pictures regularly and then updated me on the overall stay when I picked my dog up. My dog seemed to have a great time and I would definitely feel comfortable leaving him with the girls again!
Awesome as always! Pups were happy and tired when we picked them up from their weekend with the Hootiepups team. We did receive a photo update during their stay. We would love to get even more pics next time! Love at first bark.
As always Shawna and the girls were great with Dante. He was in great shape when I picked him up. He was happy and excited to see me. Shawna was super flexible about me picking him up because my plane was delayed getting back to LA.
As usual, the pups loved spending time with the Hootie Pups team! They ran, they played, and the girls even set up a little doggie pool for them, which they loved! Thanks again, ladies!
Wonderful stay as always! The pups love Shawna and Angie, and the girls seem to genuinely love our pups! See you guys again soon :-)
I had to travel to the east coast, for 5 days and chose to leave my dog (for the first time ever!) with Shawna. I was extremely nervious about being away from my sweet, little pup for so long, but my experience with Shawna put me completely at ease. Having another dog to play with/be around constantly, I believe made the transition easier for my dog, thus making it easier for me.
Shawna (and friends) are so caring with Hashi that we felt very comfortable leaving him in her care. We booked for Hashi to stay for a much longer period of time in June with her, which is testimony to how we felt about her skills, abilities, and trustworthiness with our fur boy. More importantly, Hashi seemed very happy to be with her.
I was so happy with my experience with Shawna and her roommates and would recommend them to anyone!

They have a great setup--a nice and spacious house with a nice lawn that is perfect for dogs.

She has two cute dogs that my dog, Rudy, got along well with and, since she has roommates, I knew that Rudy would have plenty of company while i was away.

Shawna was also very understanding when I had travel complications and delays that were out of my control. I will definitely go back to her and definitely recommend her and her roommates! Thanks again, Shawna!
Penny had a blast with Shawna! Her two small dogs were great play pals, and the fenced back yard allowed for plenty of exercise. I would definitely leave Penny with her again.
Tucker had a wonderful time with the Hootie Pups. He spent 16 days with them and when I picked him up I think he wanted to stay! I loved getting photos while I was away. I would highly recommend the Hootie Pups and Tucker looks forward to a return visit (if he lets me leave again!). Thanks so much Shawna!
Shawna and her roommates took excellent care of Westley while he was with them. The pictures they sent were adorable - I think he had as awesome a vacation as I did! He seemed perfectly happy with them and because it was a week long stay - I think they were a bit attached to him as well! He sometimes has issues eating the first little while he is with someone new - he seems to have had no problems at all with this stay! I was SO pleased to find a sitter with a backyard he could be out in and playing to his heart's content. I'd not only recommend Shawna; I think I've found the perfect place to send Westley if I have to be away. Thank you so much for keeping him!
Shawna was a great host for my dog, she gave me regular updates and pictures throughout the weekend. And when I went to pick him up, he seemed happy and well adjusted. I would highly recommend Shawna and I would totally use her again.
Once again, Shawna and Angie at Hootiepups have outdone themselves. They accepted our reservation an hour before we needed to drop off the pups, and kept them safe & happy for the night. They were super helpful & flexible about pickup, and send us some photos even though we were only gone one night (it's so nice to see the fur babies while you're away)! We will, of course, be using Hootiepups again in the future. Thanks, guys!
Evie had a wonderful time with Shawna and her housemates, including their two chihuahuas! The hosts were very accommodating to my dog's particular needs. Looking forward to her next stay!
This was Grace's first stay away from us. Luckily, we already knew Shawna and Hootiepups from our other dog Toby's stay with them three months ago. Once again, the Hootiepups crew exceeded our expectations. We received tons of pictures while Grace was with them, and she was a happy little ball of fur when we got her back. We will be bringing our babies back to Hootie pups next time, for sure!
We adore Shawna and the Hootiepups gang! This is Toby's second stay with them. Toby can be a little shy, and it's been 3 months since his last stay, so we were worried that he might have some anxiety going back to "camp" at Hootiepups. However, when Shawna opened the door, he ran right in without hesitation and settled right into being there. That says a lot! He obviously bonded with them last time enough that he remembered and felt comfortable going back. He was exhausted coming home from his long weekend, so we know he got enough exercise. THANK YOU, HOOTIEPUPS!
AMAZING! This was my first experience with Dogvacay and I'll never go with any other service in the future. I didn't have a single concern about leaving Herman for a week after I met Shawna. She was incredibly sweet and easy to interact with and sent me pics everyday, sometimes twice a day. She even took him for a hike! So cool. And he had a nice big area to run around in with her little dog as well. I also had to add an extra day because my flight was canceled and she was totally accommodating. Great price; great service; great experience. I literally couldn't have been more pleased:)
Shawna and her roommates were great hosts for My dog Posey. Shawna is a great communicator and updated photos to show how Posey was doing. I believe my pup enjoyed her stay and would welcome more fun with friends :)
Shawna and Angie were great to Buddy and Charlie! The dogs seemed like they had a great time and I got updates and pictures when I was away. Thanks Shawna and Angie!
Shawna and Angie at HootiePups were fantastic! They made it easy to meet & greet, and were flexible with dropoff time. We even had to change our dates, and that was made super easy by DogVacay and HootiePups. They sent us a couple of pics during his stay, and our beloved pup came back happy & healthy. We plan to contact them again whenever we are out of town. Thanks, ladies!
The girls of the Hootie Pup House are awesome! Dropping off my dog was very easy and they had space set aside for her things. The house is clean so I felt comfortable leaving my dog with the girls. Their backyard is pretty spacious and your pet has access to the backyard, with supervision, of course. The girls are also very cautious and put on "bumper collars" on the dogs to prevent them from trying to squeeze through the backyard gate/fence. I thought it was clever and hilarious at the same time. I got photo emails with updates, which are always appreciated. When I picked up my dog, all her things were ready to go.

I would definitely recommend the Hootie Pup House! They truly love dogs!
Thank you Angie and Shawna for taking care of Rocky. They responded me very fast. It was easy to reach them. All the girls live there were sweet and nice to Rocky. I felt very safe asking them to take care while I was on vacation. Rocky seems had a great time over there. I definitely recommend them!
Shawna and her roommates were very professional and took good care of my pup! I enjoyed getting pics while Tip was on vacay, I could tell he was having a great time! They all love dogs very much!
This was my first time trying out DogVacay and I couldn't have asked for a more pleasant and convenient experience. It was a day before I was leaving town and Shawna was more than happy to take Wally (9 month corgi/chihuahua pup) in for the weekend. The drop off/pick up times corresponded with my schedule and updates were fantastic. I would recommend anyone in the DTLA area to drop of their dog for boarding.
Shawna was a perfect dog sitter! I had a last minute cancellation from my previous sitter, and she agreed to take my pup the night before I left to go out of town for 10 days. I received picture updates everyday and it made me so happy to see my dog having such a great time with her and her dog. Shawna will be the first person I call next time I am looking for a sitter. Highly recommended :)
Shawna and the Hooties were fantastic! They were very professional in communications before Chewbacca's stay, and they pampered him when he was with them. They took Chewbacca for regular walks and sent daily pics during his stay. He looked sooo happy to be with them. I highly recommend the Hooties.
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