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Pat G.

97 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Pat's Resident Pets

Sophie
Mixed Breed
Female
6 yr 1 mo old
Abba
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Female
7 yr 11 mo old
Dreamer
Maltese
Male
10 yr 8 mo old

Pat's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Pat

50 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
"Certified in CPR and Pet First Aid"

"SENIORS" AND "SPECIAL NEEDS" ARE WELCOME."


In addition to overnight boarding I now offer day care! I’d be happy to keep your pup entertained while you’re away for the day.

Your pet(s) will be in a loving and comfortable home away from home with an experienced and caring pet owner. I have a fully fenced yard and they will have other pets to play with. When your pet is outside it is with full supervision.

I live in downtown Long Beach with my small dogs, Abba, a 7 yr. old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel; and Sophie, 5 yr old. mixed Shih-Tzu, and Dreamer a 10 yr old Maltese. When I retired from doing facials I started my pet sitting business, you might call it my encore career. I felt there was a strong need to provide loving care in a loving environment. I care for all ages and breeds but "Seniors and Special Needs" have their own place in my heart. I am certified in Pet First Aid and CPR and I go for my recertification every two years.

My time with your pet(s) is totally devoted to their care and well being they are treated as one of the family with all of the privileges and individual attention. I accept both short term and long term boarding and offer Multi-night discounts.

"Home Cooked Meals", and Super Premium Dog Food are proudly offered or you may wish to bring your own. Diets are tailored to your pets individual preferences and needs. Supervised feeding is 2x's daily unless otherwise specified.

In-home visits include cleaning of the pets area, a good brushing, dental hygiene, and play time and a walk.

Medication given at no extra charge.

I can also give Sub-cutaneous injections, i.e. allergy shots.

Pick-up and Drop Off Available for boarding pets this service is not available for day care.

Drop Off time as early as 6:00 A.M

Pick-up usually by 4:30 p.m. Late pick up by pre-arrangement.

Your pet will only be released to you unless written permission is given. The person or persons picking up your pet will be required to show ID

Vaccinations or a titer test must be current for overnight stays or day care in my home .

References available on request.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Pat G.

97 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 29, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Pat's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Pat's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
97 Reviews
I am so happy and relieved to have found Pat! My little one has special needs and Pat was wonderful with giving Lola her meds and making sure she was happy during her stay! Pat is so sweet and easy to work with. It is apparent how much she really loves dogs!
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Pat was wonderful! I arrived at her house much later than I had planned and she was very accomodating. I know Jobba was in good hands during his stay and would not hesitate to use Pat again if I need to board my pup. Thanks Pat!
We appreciate the convenience of Pat being so close to the marina we have our boat. We are so lucky to know we can count on Pat to lovingly care for our Sasha when we are away.
Pat loves dogs and has a special place in her heart for seniors and special needs dogs. I knew my dogs were in good hands and would definitely use her again!
We can't say enough good things about Pat. This was our first experience using this service and we were naturally reluctant and didn't know what to expect. We reached out to Pat last minute based on her positive reviews and close proximity for weekend family getaway to watch our two Spaniel Mix rescue dogs. From the very beginning Pat was friendly, accommodating, and professional. We have used big box chain pet boarding facilities in the past and weren't sure what to expect, however, Pat met us and took the time to get to know our dogs first before introducing them to her resident pets on "neutral ground", which seemed to really help with our pets anxioty issues. Her residence was very clean, with ample secure space in the backyard for the dogs to be dogs. Pat even prepares custom, home cooked meals for her "guests" should you be so inclined. While we were gone we received photos/text updates on how our girls were enjoying their stay. We will be using Pat again in the future as our dogs have never come home from boarding seeming quite so happy.
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Overall great. First time we have left our "baby" so it was difficult for us, but Pat is obviously a very caring person and he seemed to warm up to her quickly . I would recommend her anytime
Dogs had a great time! I always know things are good when Charlie runs out to greet Pat and jumps right in her car. Dogs are truthful about their feelings!
Pat provided excellent and loving care to our older dog. She gave us daily updates on how our girl was doing. Our dog was happy and showed no signs of stress or anxiety after we picked her up.
Pat was fantastic at communication and accepted our daycare request on short notice. Our Dog Bear was well looked after with updates during the day from Pat. Recommend highly!
Pat was absolutely wonderful and so easy to work with. She watched our dog for an extended period while my father was hospitalized and couldn't take care of her himself. It was such a relief to myself and my father to know Puff was safe and so well-cared for. She was incredibly responsive and kind.

I would highly recommend Pat to anyone looking for a dog vacay!
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Pat was amazing! She kept my three ladies for the first time over the 4th of July holiday. Two of them suffer severe anxiety due to fireworks. Can you imagine, three new dogs two of them with issues over a holiday weekend ? But, Pat was able to administer their anxiety medication as well as keep them happy, comfortable and safe. I was happy because she maintained constant communication through pictures and texts during our 4 days apart. Because of Pat I was thoroughly able to enjoy my vacation. She is everything that a dog mom could ask for :-)
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Once again we were going out of town for 4 days and needed to make sure our 'old man' chihuahua was in good hands. He is very elderly, frail, and needs a lot of TLC. I booked with Pat once again, and as usual she took really good care of him and texted us some pictures while we were away. Additionally, we had neglected to bring enough food for the length of our dog's stay---she immediately volunteered to 'take care of it' and she made some healthy homemade for for our pooch while we were gone. I highly recommend Pat.
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Pat is a very energetic, kind and knowledgeable lady. I could tell by our home visit that Sandy, our 8 yr old Diabetic Lab, would fit in and be totally comfortable in Pat's home. Pat was wonderful both in accommodating a change in our schedule and Sandy's special needs for stairways, etc.
I felt a real peace of mind leaving her with Pat and I was not disappointed in any way.
Sandy is looking forward to her next visit at Pat's! (me too! - now that I have found a wonderful sitter - I can take more vacations!)
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Jax got a very last minute overnight boarding with Pat. Jax met with all her fur babies prior to his stay and fit in well with the other dogs. Jax had an amazing time with Pat, she is knowledgeable, loving, she sent us updates throughout his stay. Which was perfect since we were a bit nervous to leave him. We were very pleased with the doggie tips Pat provided us about Jax. She put all our concerns to rest.

Pat lived up to her ratings, and we will certainly be utilizing Pat's services again!
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Sent my dogs to stay with Pat again and it was great just like the first time. She was able to take them last minute and was so accommodating. Thanks Pat!
Pat was great, she was so easy to work with and my pups enjoyed playing with the dogs, would definitely recommend. Thanks Pat!
Pat took great care of my dog, Hugo, during the holidays while I was out of town. Pat has a very obvious love for, and knowledge of, dogs and their needs. She is very capable and goes the extra mile to make it easy on the owner. I did not worry once while Hugo was in her very capable hands.
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Happy dogs had a great time playing in Pat's backyard! Love that she offers to pick up the dogs at my house at the start of the trip - that is always a hectic time
Pat is the best. She is caring, nice to work with, and is knowledgeable about canine nutrition. She has taken care of my dog twice in 2015. This first was for a weekend, second for a full week. Both times she was awesome! Very responsive to texts and any questions you might have.

Thank you, Pat!!
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Pat was awesome with my pup . She was very accommodating. Took my dog last min. She sent me pics and videos of him socializing with the other dogs. She kept me informed and educated me on anything going on with my puppy and made good suggestions for pup food. I highly recommend her and will definitely use her inin the future.
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A great place - my pup came home so happy and rested
Pat was amazing and a saint. She took both my girls on the busiest of weekends. Having this been their first dogvacay experience I was a bit worried but I was confident in Pat’s extensive experience dealing with dogs. She was beyond patient and gave us great pointers for training and I look forward to the next visit.
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For this trip we went to the Napa Valley area for a wonderful week----once again, we entrusted our very senior chihuahua (who we worry about all the time) with Pat. As usual, we could relax and have a good time on our trip knowing Killer was in good hands. Since he is frail and has a hard time walking, we especially need someone like Pat who has a great deal of patience. While we were gone she made him homemade food (with our approval) and now we are continuing to feed him the same recipe's at home! I highly recommend Pat for anyone who loves their mutt as much as we love ours.........Brad Shore
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Pat is great! I loved the photo updates she texted to me. My pup came home nice and tired from the walks they went on together.
So good with our dogs, and very helpful.
Our little dog had only had one sitter for the last 10 years but we moved. He has cancer and is really a full time job but Pat was great with him. She catered to his dietary needs and kept me updated with photos and notes throughout the day. She went above and beyond the call with regard to keeping him happy and me informed. I would without a doubt recommend her to others.
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Pat was an incredibly gracious host and took wonderful care of our little pup. Thank you so much, Pat!
We needed someone to pick up our boy Banksy after our wedding ceremony (he was the ring bearer). Pat was very accommodating and waited outside the venue for Banksy. We generally are very nervous leaving Banksy with people he's never met since he has severe separation anxiety. Pat made us feel comfortable and sent us update photos of Banksy (happy with other pups) to ease our nerves. We are so grateful for Pat and would definitely recommend Pat to all other fur parents. Pat is incredibly sweet and what we love the most about Pat is that she shares the same mentality as we do towards dogs and adoptions/rescues. Thank you so so much Pat!
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Pat is an awesome dog sitter. It's like our little Killer is on vacation too! She is caring and loving to our baby- it makes our vacation even more enjoyable. We also love the pictures she sends us.
Pat is very accommodating and I am more than happy with my experience. My dog Maizey has separation anxiety so I was nervous to leave her with another person, but Pat's experience with dogs and familiarity with behavioral issues immediately made me confident that Maizey was in good hands. Pat also sent pictures and videos of Maizey during her stay, which was very reassuring. I'll definitely be booking with Pat again!
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Pat is AMAZING!!!! She has watch my dog, Lulu several times and I would go no where else!!! She is great with dogs, keeping you updated while out of town, and truly is a wonderful person. Pat is the best!!!
Pat went above and beyond this time. I went on a week vacation and my little girl got sick. Pat not only took care of her but gave me daily updates on how she was doing. never picking anyone else!
Pat treated my pug dog Winston like a King while I was away, and I’ll definitely contact her again the next time. Winston has terrible separation anxiety, and Pat is so sweet with a gentle demeanor, so Winston took to her right away. This was my first time leaving him with her, and when I dropped him off she showed us around and introduced us to her dogs. I was happy to know that Winston had nice play mates to keep him company. I left feeling secure, knowing Winston was in very good hands, and would have a lot of fun too. Not only did she respond quickly to my short notice request, she kindly offered to deliver him home! She also texted me pictures while I was away, which was so nice and reassuring. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!!
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Pat is a seasoned and experienced dog lover. She has been great in trying to work with our sometimes hard to manage Charlie - both in house and at her place. I use her exclusively as she is now a key part of the effort to get my dogs behavior turned around. And she also turned me on to the Pine Street Vet folks - another great find.
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Pat as always is a 5 star vacation experience for Bolt and Maddi. As soon as Bolt and Maddi see Pat they know they are in for a great vacation - going to the dog park, visiting with their other furry friends, and taking long walks. While they enjoy their vacation with Pat, I get to enjoy mine without any worries about my four footed kids. If I didn't have Pat to leave them with, I don't know what I would do.
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We had a great experience with Pat, and Apollo had a great time staying under her care.

Pat actually went above and beyond by driving our pup to and from our wedding venue so he could be part of our ceremony - something we thought might be tough to find someone for. But Pat was

It's clear from working with Pat that she truly loves dogs, and that she puts a ton of thought and care into looking after them. Would recommend in a heartbeat!
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Charlie and Andy spent 15 days with Pat. As always when she came to pick them up they ran happily over to her! At pick up the dogs were overjoyed to be home but also made sure to give Pat a good bye bark. So happy that I found a place that I am confident that my dogs are well cared and loved while they are there
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This is the second time we have used Pat to watch our dog Kalani. Pat is sweet, calm, accommodating, and a has a natural gift in caring for dogs. During the car ride over to Pat's, Kalani was trembling with fear. We arrived at Pat's, took our shaking dog out of the car, and called for her to meet us downstairs. As soon as Kalani saw Pat, his nervous shaking had immediately stopped and his tail went back up. I knew that Kalani had remembered Pat and that he was in the best of care. He made himself right at home cuddling on her sofa and even next to her at night. Pat is an amazing dog sitter. I highly recommend her!
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Pat walks our dogs everyday they stay with her and takes them to the dog park to socialize. She is wonderful with them always go back to her anytime we need a pet sitter.
Pat is wonderful, she really loves our dogs and they get plenty of attention.
Pat was great!
Pat is amazing, loving and great. She really goes above and beyond to make you comfortable.
Pat is a blessing! She has taken such great care of my dog, Lulu. Pat is reliable, trustworthy and so committed to giving the best care to the dogs in her care. She is the best and I will only have her watch Lulu!
This is Sasha's 3rd stay with Pat this year! Pat is extremely accommodating when it comes to our dropoff/pickup schedules. This past visit, we were an hour late dropping Sasha off due to an accident blocking both lanes were driving on. We kept her apprised of what was happening via text. Pat was understanding with no problem and looked forward to seeing Sasha when we finally arrived.
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Pat was great with Cody! She took his special needs into consideration and made him feel right at home with her. She sent photos and didn't mind me checking in on Cody at any time!
I trusted Pat again with our little Cavalier, Hara. Pat, of course, took great care of her, being very thoughtful and keeping Hara's best interests at heart always. Thank you, Pat!
Bindi's time with Pat could not have gone better. Bindi was depressed after spending some time in boarding, and Pat was very patient with her and her quirks. I would recommend Pat to anyone who needed a place for their dog to hang out.
My partner and I were planning on going to Europe for a weeks vacation---the only thing standing in our way was 'who is going to take care of our 2 elderly dogs'? We left our dogs with Pat and felt safe, secure and confident when we left, as this was our 2nd time using her services. Both of our dogs are elderly, one is deaf, and the other one has difficulty using his back legs; both require a great deal of patience and love in order to get through the day. While we were gone Pat emailed us some pictures as well as some general emails about how they were doing----we felt very relieved. I highly recommend her as a pet-sitter as she is dedicated to her profession. This is not just some sort of part-time gig for Pat while she does something else; this is her career and she does a very good job at it.
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We know we can confidently go on vacation and leave Sasha in Pat’s care. Sasha had been a little under the weather and not feeling well after we left. Pat tenderly cared for our baby by cooking her chicken and rice to soothe her stomach. We kept in contact by texting and Pat always replied immediately. She even emailed us pictures of their outings. Pat watched over Sasha with the same love she gives all her dogs, which is why we only reserve Sasha’s stay with her.
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As soon as you speak with Pat on the phone you will know that she is the right choice to take care of your dog while you're away! She is kind and immediately puts you at ease. Once meeting her in person, her love for dogs really shines through. We left our two dogs with her over the weekend and couldn't be happier. They came back well exercised, well socialized, and happy. We look forward to using Pat's service again in the near future!
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This was our first time leaving Koffee for two nights with Pat, so I was having a bit of separation anxiety. As always Pat made us feel so comfortable leaving him. Koffee absolutely loves Pat and I know he is loved and well taken care of. Thank you so much, Pat! We will see you again soon!
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Patricia was absolutely our guardian angel! She was a loving, caring and responsible care giver to our two dogs. Pat truly loves dogs and instills confidence and reassurance especially as we were so far from home. She provided great exercise and outstanding support and attention to both our girls, but especially for our 'special needs' dog. In the face of an emergency, Pat was calm, and knowledgeable, making the right decisions for our dog's health and welfare. She is a kind, compassionate care giver.
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We trust Pat so much, especially knowing she would watch over our Sasha. She took care of our baby as if she was her own. She even made chicken and rice when Sasha was having tummy troubles, including giving us leftovers to take home! We thank her so much and look forward to having her sit for Sasha again.
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We have 2 dogs that are older (both 14) and need special 'tender-loving-care'. It was easy to tell that Pat is a 'pet person' as soon as we met her. She is very dedicated and I felt like I was with a 'professional'---somebody who loves her work. Our dogs were very comfortable with her, and she texted us and emailed us pictures while we were gone. We plan on using her again this spring when we go to Europe----I highly recommend her.
Brad Shore
Long Beach, CA
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Pat was a fantastic choice for our dog's vaycay. She was flexible and accommodating, and Bug, our poodle mix took to her almost immediately. Pat is very organized and her thoroughness instilled confidence in us that Bug was in good hands. Her updates while we were away were reassuring and Bug came home exhausted from all the fun he'd had during the week he spent with Pat and her furry family. We will be back!
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Pat was great again! You can tell she does this business more so for the love and well being of dogs than anything else.
This was the first time I was away from my puppy and I could not have been happier with Pat. She took my puppy to the park, sent video and picture updates, even gave her something to help with some digestive issues my pup had while I was away. I would definitely recommend Pat and I will be using her over the Christmas holidays as well/
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Thank you Pat for taking Koffee into your home. He was so comfortable with you from the moment you both met...I was almost jealous! Koffee came home acting like his usual self, which was so reassuring. It was also great to hear that he behaved so well considering he is still a puppy and he can be a handful at times. I will definitely be calling you again!
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I wish I could have brought Pat up to Portland when we moved! Harley stayed with Pat two times and both times I knew he was in good hands. She truly loves what she does and I would recommend her to anyone.
Our two dogs just returned from their "vacation" with Pat. As always, they came home happy and healthy. I never worry about leaving Maddi and Bolt with Pat when we travel. I know they are well taken care of and have a great time. Pat always does what is best for the dogs, from walking them several times a day to taking them to the dog park, she is totally centered on taking care of them. I don't know what we would do if we didn't have Pat to leave our dogs with when we travel.
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Great! Bentley really enjoyed himself at daycare. I know this because my little bundle of energy was sleepy, sleepy, sleepy each night in the hotel. I enjoyed the little videos Pat sent of him playing with the Pomeranian. I highly recommend Pat. Bentley also says "YES!"
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It is very difficult to describe how wonderful Pat is…. of all the baby sitters, nannies, dog sitters, horse sitters, cat sitters and other care givers I have experienced in my life, Pat is, hands down, the best care giver I have encountered. Pat took care of my darling 12 year old toy poodle and 2 year maltese mix for over two weeks while my husband and I traveled to Europe. When we went for our "meet and greet", my dogs immediately took to Pat. She just has that dog karma that can't be faked and has to be genuine. She asked all the appropriate questions about their care and it was clear just from the first meeting, that it would work out. During our vacation, Pat sent me pictures and kept me updated on their status. Both my dogs have finicky stomachs and my older girl has some aches and pains but they both seemed in better shape when I picked them up than when I left them! Pat is caring but professional, warm and loving but responsible, reliable and conscientious. I can not sing her praises more highly and/or recommend her more heartily! Thank you Pat.
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Second time leaving my dog with Pat now and once again she did a great job taking care of him. He actually behaved a lot better after being with Pat which I was very greatful for. Thanks!
This was Sasha's second stay with Pat and we love her! We knew Sasha was in good hands once again. We especially love the photos she sent us of Sasha via DogVacay with her new little friends.
My husband and I felt very comfortable leaving Sasha with Pat. We'll be using her a lot more!
Auntie Pat, as my pup Frida and I call her, is fantastic! Can't say or write enough great things about her. My only fear is that too many people will find out about her and then she'll be booked up for life! So shhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
Pat was great with our dogs I have never had them feel so comfortable with anyone other then us. She is a dog lover and treats everyone as they were her own. Defiantly will use Pat again and recommend her to all our friends. Thanks again Pat.
Finding Pat was such a relief, since I am a new dog owner and had to go away on a business trip. Knowing that I had to make my flight, Pat picked up Bodhi and dropped him back off. She sent me doggie cam photos every day. Her experience with dogs made me feel that my dog was in good hands. I would recommend Pat highly to anyone with particular dog needs.
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Pat was fantastic!!!! She really took good care of my dog, Lulu!!! I felt very comfortable with her. She took the time to get to know Lulu before she watched her, kept me updated and was so kind and loving with her. I will only be using Pat's services now when I go out of town. She is the best!!!!
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Pat is new to my pup Frida and me but so far so GREAT! Frida has had three nights with Pat and each time she's come home happy, well rested and totally connected to her new 'auntie'! :)

I'll be doing a lot of travel this year and needed to find someone close by who could walk Frida at least two times a day and keep her safe at night, Pat loves dogs and is totally committed to their safety and happiness. So glad I found her and will be booking more nights with her very soon!
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Pat took great care of our dog, Hara. After visiting her place prior to Hara's stay, I knew it was the right place when one of Pat's little dogs came flying at me and jumped straight into my lap as I sat on the couch. I'll call her the next time we need someone to watch Hara for a bit.
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Pat is a great dogsitter. She has lots of experience and shows real care for each dog she takes care of. My GSD seems like he had a very good time while under her watch. Thanks!
Pat was WONDERFUL with Harley. She made me feel so much at ease leaving him with her. I would definitely board with Pat every time! You can definitely tell her passion is caring for animals and your dog will be treated like royalty with Pat. As much as I hate leaving Harley behind, I am glad to have found Dog Vacay and Pat to trust him with.
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Pat was, as always, wonderful. Maddi and Bolt love to go on "vacation" with Pat. They are happy to see her when their vacation starts and and always healthy and very well taken care of at the end. Sometimes I don't think they want to come home at all...just like the rest of us on vacation! I hope I never have to find a new pet sitter....no one could ever live up the what I have experienced with Pat.
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We were so delighted to meet Pat. She is a great person! One of those people you feel you have known your whole life. Kasey, who is so timid, took to her right away and enjoyed playing with her dogs. When we picked him up, he clearly had had a great time and was bestowing his kisses on her. She is very knowledgeable about dogs and gave us some great tips on how to manage walking with him. We have boarded Kasey with many sitters, but Pat is clearly the best we have ever used. We will definitely see her next time we are in Long Beach.
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Pat has been absolutely outstanding! It is a bit embarrassing, but I think our dogs like her better than us!
When Pat came to pick up my dogs both ran right up to her - even though it had been a few months since they had seen her - that is the best recommendation and I feel completely confident having Andy and Charlie stay with her
Pat is a "dogsend!" When I set up an appointment to meet, I was pretty nervous about leaving my fur baby with a stranger. Pat makes all the pups feel welcome in her home. She treats them like their own. She is extremely professional and takes her job very seriously. She had me fill out paperwork on the pup's behaviors, needs, and medical info. I met with other sitters after my meeting with Pat which was a mistake. No other sitter seemed to convey the same level of care and professionalism that Pat had. My pup stayed over Christmas and she even got him his own stocking filled with toys and goodies! That was totally above and beyond and it just shows me how much she cares for all of the pups she watches. Jax has stayed with Pat twice now and I know that he loves it and he is getting just as much if not more attention and love than I would give him at home. I will absolutely drop my fur baby off with Pat when I leave town again. I am so happy to have found her.
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Pat definitely delivers a five-star experience for Bolt and Maddi every time. While we were cruising during the holidays, Pat made sure our dogs were well cared for and even gave them a Christmas stocking each! We were out of the country and out of touch for the entire time, but I never worried about either Bolt or Maddi - I knew they were in good hands. I'm surprised they ever want to come home.
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Pat took good care of Dioji and was very flexible in-spite of our last minute need of her services. Will use again.
Happy dogs once again at pick up! My dogs are getting along fine with Pat's dogs She was also kind enough to come and pick up my dogs east side of LB from her apt near downtown at 6:30 am so I could leave for my early flight out of LAX
They had a great time
Pat is amazing. She took excellent care of our cocker spaniel. Being an elderly dog and spoiled rotten, Chloe demands a lot of personal attention and Pat was there for her. I felt very comfortable and secure in leaving Chloe for the day. Pat loves her work and it shows.
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Pat did a great job with Buster. She knew right away what he needed and made him very comfortable. He told me he had a great time.
My Daisy and I love Pat! I was very hesitant to leave my dog with somebody but Pat was professional and highly competent, not to mention my dog loved her. She's very high energy and needs a lot of attention but we had a great a experience. I'm already setting up my next trip now that I've got a reliable sitter. Now my only concern is Daisy not wanting to come home!
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I will not hesitate to leave my beyond-adored dog with Pat again and again. I like to think my guy is pretty low maintenance and he has faired well (even thrived!) in his seven years of experience with varied care options while we are away. But for the very first time, after his return from Pat's care, I can say that he did not miss one beat off his usual routine. Energy level, check. Eating habits, check. Sleeping habits, check. Digestive system, check. All around, he came home acting the exact same way he left us, which I interpret as evidence that there was not one bit of stress for him while in Pat's care.

As far as human logistics, Pat is a breeze to work with. She picks up, drops off, sends photos, feeds according to instructions, and is timely with communication. She even reached out the day after our boy's return home to inquire about his well being. That was a first.

I must also mention that she took our guy to the dog park (with our permission, and to his delight) at no extra charge. We've happened upon a committed and trusted caretaker for our beloved pup!
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Pat is absolutely amazing. Our three year Maltese has terrible separation anxiety issues and Pat made the transition so easy and comfortable for all of us. She kept us posted on how Toby was doing while we were away. We will most definitely be utilizing DogVacay and Pat whenever we go on vacation.
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Pat was wonderful. We did a meet and greet first to make sure all the dogs would get along. The meet and greet went very well. I was impressed with all that Pat knew about dogs and their behavior. I felt very comfortable leaving Bolt and Maddi with her while we were gone. At the end of the first week, Maddi became sick and Pat immediately notified me and took Maddi to the vet. Since we were on a cruise, we were out of touch for the next week, but Pat still sent pictures and updates on both dogs. She took great care of Maddi and by the time we got home, she was doing fine.

I found it very helpful that Pat picks up the dogs and returns them after their Dog Vacay. This is a wonderful touch and removes stress from getting ready for travel.

I have already made arrangements for Pat to care for Bolt and Maddi when we go on vacation next....I'm sure they will not only be well cared for but also have a wonderful time.
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Pat was awesome! We left Andy and Charlie with her for a week. Andy, my senior, is going through a severe case of pancreitis which included having a feeding tube - although he was in good spirits. Pat met with us at the Doctor before our trip and kept us informed every day how things were going. Pat agreed to watch him knowing she would have to feed him via the tube every few hours. This was really hard and she did a great job. She definitely treated him as one of her own and took him to the vet (after checking with us) when she was concerned about how he was doing. Even the vet complemented us on Andy's sitter! Charlie had a great time and was happy to have some new dogs to play with. (ps Andy is doing much better)
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Pat is wonderful! She is warm and you can tell she is a dog lover. She is very accommodating and sent pictures and updats while we are on vacation which put our mind at ease. Pat likes to take her guests on mini field trips too. Our dog Kalani has never been to a dog park before so we didn't know how he'd respond, but we could tell from the pictures Pat sent that he loved his time with Pat. Kalani also ended up cuddling up next to Pat at night. That's what Kalani does when he regards you as family so his actions speak volumes to how he was treated and his time there. We would totally recommend Pat to anyone who is looking for a caring place for their dog while on vacation. She is terrific!
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Pat is great. I was so worried to leave my puppy with someone else but Pat is so kind and took all my worries away. Bella was with her for two nights and I'm pretty sure she had a great time. She really likes Pat and we will definitley use her service again. We highly recommend Pat.
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Pat is very kind, and attentive to my dog's needs. Pat also gives advice to foods that better fits dogs nutrition needs. I'd definitely recommend Pat to everyone I know.
Pat was wonderful. She first came over to meet with me and my dogs and it was a successful visit. Our two cavaliers stayed 4 nights with pat and she made sure our senior dog received all of her medications. She also emailed us pictures while we were gone so we could see how comfortable the dogs were in her home. We will be using pat's services again and would recommend her for your dogs. Pat also was on time for all pick ups and
Drop offs.
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When I picked Starbuck up she had clearly enjoyed being there and was comfortable. I plan to use Pat for future overnights, she is very attentive and organized.
Pat is very kind and I know my dog was well cared for. It was great to receive a picture of Lilly at the park! Pat provides the additional service of picking up and dropping off your pet, which is a huge help.
Pat has been great to work with! She is very accommodating and has been willing to work with me on flexible pick up and drop off times. She also had me fill out emergency forms, which makes me feel a lot better about my dog's safety while I'm gone. My dog, Cupcake, is very social and has lots of energy. I love that Pat has other dogs to keep him company and wear him out. She also takes him on walks and to the park when he stays with her. He always comes home tired and happy. I would definitely recommend taking your dog to Pat's for his/her Dog Vacay:)
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Pat is awesome! She is passionate about canines and takes this seriously. Before the weekend that she took care of my dogs she had me fill out basic paper work about each dog regarding their eating habits and other information she can reference if she ever had any questions.

She arrived and dropped the dogs off on time as scheduled.

My dogs were able to socialize with her dogs during the dog vacay which is great because my dog Butters is always looking for another friend. We set up a meet and greet the week before at a small dog park. Her two dogs Sophie and Abba are well mannered and our dogs hit it off easily.

Pat took our dogs on multiple walks and even to the dog beach. When she dropped them off my dog Butters was crying and stared out the window looking for her for some time after she left.

I highly recommend Pat to anyone looking for a dog sitter who will spend quality time with their pets and not just stick them in a kennel. My fiancee and I plan on moving away from Long Beach by the end of the year but anytime we need a dog sitter we will be driving back out to Long Beach because we know we can leave our dogs with someone we can trust.

Thanks Pat!
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