4 Paws Whisperer Pet Care
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Rachel L.
Oakland, CA 94605
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Pet Requirements

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

Rachel's Resident Pets

Toy Poodle
6 old

Rachel's House

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Outdoor area

About Rachel

I've had pets for most of my life. I've traveled and had several singing stints abroad and once lived in Sumatra Indonesia where I rescued and took care of the most amazing animals. I was surrogate mother to an orphaned baby orangutan and two long-tailed macaque monkeys that I hand raised, an Australian horse name Macho, several dogs, aquarium and pond fishes, exotic birds, pet mice, a rescued Sunda Pangolin who I fondly called Walker and a beautiful male Sumatran tiger (who was in poor health) I rescued from a small local zoo. I became a proprietor of a licensed pet care business in 2001. I am a certified groomer/pet stylist and specialize in little breed dogs. It is not surprising that my choice has led me back from the music world to the care, nurturing, and love of animals.


4 Paws Whisperer Pet Care is a humble, home-based, licensed & certified Pet Care Business, founded in 2001, located in the beautiful hills of Oakland California. 4 Paws Whisperer Pet Care's range of pet care services aims at the responsible and worried pet parent who wants the best care for their dogs.


Like any other business, we have set working days and hours. All Pet Care requests via e-mail and phone call are returned promptly from MONDAY through FRIDAY, 9:00 a.m. up to 5:00 p.m. only, EXCEPT Major Holidays, Weekend, AND Unavailable dates. Thank you for understanding and your cooperation.


A LIMITED, one dog only, Private Home Boarding Service for little breed dogs, namely teacups, toys and minis up to 20 lbs.

We truly understand that dog siblings are better off staying together. Both dogs have to meet our specific size and weight requirements and will have to do a trial Day Care or Overnight stay with us.


Picture this...
Your little one, staying in a private home, located in a serene neighborhood, surrounded by hills, majestic trees, teeming with a family of wild life. A home away from home where your little dog can play, eat, rest and snuggle. YOU, traveling, free from worry, knowing that your best friend is happy and in good and capable hands. Our goal is to give your little dog a vacation as exciting and relaxing as yours, and much more fun than your trip! Unlike a crowded kennel or doggy day care with limited and scheduled play and human contact, our small furry guest has the run of the place, play all day long and truly pampered without their pet mom or dad paying 'extra love', ever! Our Bed and Biscuit service is a highly personalized and very limited service for concern and worried pet parents. Your dog will receive the same care they receive in their own homes, without breaking a routine they are used to. To top it all, your best friend gets a complimentary, luxurious bath & fluff dry (without the frills) during or before pick up day.


Eligibility for Overnight Boarding stays/Day Care, 4 Paws Whisperer Pet Care welcomes healthy, happy, socialized dogs as well as young puppies that have completed their required vaccinations.

4 Paws Whisperer Pet care offers a highly interactive boarding experience where your dog will socialize with many people in the neighborhood, and dogs on a daily basis. If this is not an appropriate way if your dog prefers a quite environment, we will meet that need.


- Small breed dog, up to 20 lbs.
- Had a recent physical (within a year)
- A current rabies vaccination (within a year)
- Free of all external and/or internal parasites
- MUST be well groomed and clean
- A current DHLPP vaccination (within a year)
- A current Bordatella (kennel cough) (within a 6-month, but at least 3 to 5 days PRIOR to boarding)

Please understand that a one-time temperament evaluation is mandatory for the safety of our family and pets. All new dog guests must be evaluated for sociability and suitability prior to their first visit so we highly encourage a trial day care or overnight stay. From there, we will be upfront and honest with you if your dog is not a suitable candidate for this service. This trial stay needs to be done a few weeks BEFORE your scheduled trip so, in case things don't work out, you'll have a better chance to find the ideal place or people who could work with your dog.

WE TAKE FLEA INFESTATION VERY SERIOUSLY! We board your dog in our private home, so please check your pet for the presence of fleas BEFORE boarding them with us. There will be a minimum $30 service charge to treat any and all parasites (i.e. fleas and ticks) if present upon arrival.

All boarding and daycare clients over the age of six months must be spayed or neutered.

We will, at our discretion, make exceptions for dogs with a veterinarian's note stating that they have a medical condition that prevents them from being spayed or neutered.

We will not take dogs that are being kept intact for breeding purposes regardless of pedigree.


We will never rush our work! We will not force a dog to the verge of stress and trauma. There will be stretchy and bathroom breaks. We don't take short cuts with time or products. We use the latest grooming equipment and tools, and high-end bath & finishing products. We offer a special 'First visit' for puppies once their inoculations are effective. This involves an introduction to bathing, drying, grooming ears and claw trimming, plus lots of praises to make the experience a pleasant one! Special care is given to older or the wee dogs (and their owners) with a nervous disposition.


4 Paws Whisperer Pet Care's goal is aimed on your pets' care, safety, well-being and more importantly, your peace of mind. That's a 4 Paws Whisperer Pet Care promise!

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Rachel L.
Oakland, CA 94605
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Rachel's Home
$55 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$35 /min
$80 /max
$35 /bath
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