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Oakland, CA 94601

Brittney J


  • 18 Repeat Guests
  • Course 101 Graduate
  • Premium Insurance
  • Pack Leader
  • Phone Interviewed
  • References Checked
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Responds Within a Day

90% Response Rate

Last Updated: 3+ Months Ago

Special Skills

  • Years Caring for Dogs: 10
  • Pet CPR/First-Aid Certified
  • Administer Oral Medication
  • Administer Injected Medication
  • Gypsy

    Black Lab

    F, Age 6 years

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Happy Paws!

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Dog Sitting Nightly Rate (within 15 miles)$45/visit

Daycare Rate $22/day

Checkups and Visits Rate (within 10 miles)$15/visit

Walking Rate(s) (within 10 miles) $17/half-hour, $22/hour

Training Rate --

Grooming Rate --

Bathing Rate $8/bath

Pick Up/Drop Off (within 10 miles)$10/one-way

Dog Boarding Rate $32/night

Property Type house

Outdoor Area large

24/7 Supervision Yes

Emergency Transportation Yes

Cancellation Policy flexible question bubble


• Full Refund w/3 Day Notice, 50% After


• Full Refund w/7 Day Notice, 50% After


• No Refunds

Last Minute Bookings Yes

Years Caring for Dogs 10

About Me

I am currently not accepting new overnight boarding clients until March. I am accepting new walking clients or day care only. Thanks!

About Happy Paws...
A place for your furry family member...
I am an animal LOVER and advocate, offering love, fun, and great environment to vacation! All guests receive all natural healthy treats (homemade), daily walks and play time.
Large wrap around front/backyard. Trips to Dog Parks, runs, hikes, and car rides (they love those) are also offered if guest would like. Couch potatoes are always welcome though...I will cater to what they need and want.
Over 10 years of loving and caring for animals...
I am a Certified Vet Assistant and have a Certification in Holistic Pet Care.

*Side Note*
My preferred method of pick up and drop off is me coming to you (I charge .80 cents a mile/Min $5) this way it is less stressful for your and my dog. Having me bring them in my home, its not as threatening and overly stimulating as a new dog and new people all coming into a new environment. It also cuts out any protection aggression that dogs sometimes have due to their owners being present, or any fear aggression from my dog having someone come into her space. I have found this to be the BEST method and most calming transition for all parties involved-and of course it makes it easier on the families travel plans as well.

*Puppy's 1 year and under are an additional $5/night. Crates and/or potty training tools must be provided-but I fully understand that accidents do happen.
*For stays over 2 days a 1 time cleaning fee of $5/per stay applies.
*Referrals will be rewarded with 1 free night stay!

I look forward to meeting you and your furry family member!

Reviews (28)

Below are some reviews of Brittney J from real dog owners who have used their services on!

Average Rating:
  • Brittney and her family once again took great care of Benny. He always comes home healthy and happy from his vacation there. The updates with pictures are always reassuring especially this time with the long 2 week stay. I feel lucky to have found Brittney. Thanks!!!

  • Brittney was great with our 2 pups. Very responsive and flexible. Would definitely ask her to take our pups again!

  • Brittney was an awesome host! She sent pictures of my little pooch constantly while I was away and was always very responsive. Jabo became great friends with Brittney's baby Gypsy. Can't wait for Jabo to go back to Brittney's so that he can hang out with Gypsy again.

  • Brittney is the best! My dog loves her and she lives her back. Not to mention Gypsy is now her best dog friend. Gypsy is very welcoming and is always polite to Betsy. I'm so lucky to have found someone I trust fully to watch and love my dog when I'm away. Everytime Betsy arrives she displays sheer excitement and immediately begins running around the yard with Gypsy. She knows it's a safe place and that she will be having a great few days with her friends, human and canine. Thank you Gypsy and Brittney!!!!!

  • Once again Benny had a terrific time with Brittney and Gypsy. I am very greatful that he has wonderful place to go for his vacation while we are on our wonderful vacation. Thanks. cheers, Pier, Dan and Benny

  • Once again Brittney took excellent care of Buster and helped with his socialization with other dogs. She is a professional and very loving to her "campers." I highly recommend Camp Brittney!

  • Brittney is incredibly reliable, communicative, and understanding. She sends me updates on a regular basis, especially when she notices that my dog is acting a little unusual. She is trustworthy and a very kind and compassionate person. I would recommend her to anyone and have to friends in need of a dog walker/boarder.

  • Brittney took care of Scooter for three weeks and did a fabulous job. Her dog Gypsy, a Black Lab, was equally hospitable to our little guy, a Jack Russell-Beagle mix who can be shy around other dogs. Brittney and Gypsy put Scooter at ease from the start and in the course of his stay he mingled well with other dogs belonging to Brittney's day care clients. Periodically she'd send an update and photos so that for the duration of our time away we were assured of his good care. We happily recommend Brittney!

  • Our girl Millie is always happy after walking and staying with Brittney!!! Brittney is also always super accommodating and texts me with pictures and little notes because she knows I'm THAT kind of doggy mom. Thanks Brittney!!!!!!

  • This is Buster's second stay with Brittney and her sweet lab, Gypsy. Buster had excellent care with Brittney, she kept his regular schedule and also took him on adventures and walks. You can be confident your pup is cared for and even taught when at Brittney's. She helped Buster to came out of his shell and become more confident and playful with other dogs. I highly recommend Brittney's Happy Paws doggie camp, and will definitely have Buster stay with her again. Thanks Brittney!

  • This was the second time our Obie stayed with Brittney and her dog Gypsy. Now, I think he gets it that this is a true vacation for him, being around other dogs and his new found friend, Brittney. He's come home each time well exercised and attended to. While Obie seems to be happy to come home, he does seem a little down for a couple of days, as if he's really missing his good times with Brittney. and pals. And I have to say, I feel very confident when he's there, that he's in good hands. Thanks, again, Brittney!

  • Brittney is a pleasure to work with and took excellent care of Buster. I look forward to boarding with her again.

  • Brittney is great as per usual!!

  • Great Host!! Check my other reviews of her for more info but have and will use again and again!!

  • Brittney has been a lifesaver. I know my puppy is having a great time with her while I'm away.

  • Brittney did an amazing job with our dogs! One of our boys, Dickens, is a sweet but sneaky troublemaker. The other, Franklin, is a little nervous and frightened by almost everything. Combine that with the fact that they have both never spent any time away from home, and you can imagine how concerned we were about leaving them for the weekend! Luckily, Brittney was more than we could ask for in a dog-sitter! She knew we were worried, and she went above and beyond the call of duty to send us lots of updates and pictures. She could charge twice as much as she does, and I would still gladly fork it over. Her services are worth every penny. She is a gifted dog whisperer, without a doubt.

  • Brittney was great! She was friendly and communicative. She made it very easy for drop off and pick up. Betsy really enjoyed herself and the photo updates were great. The yard was perfect for our 80lb princess and Brittney also took Betsy to the dog park, even a cafe. Most imporantly to me was that Brittney didn't purposely over book dogs. She likes to ensure that your dog (and mine) have all the personal attention they need. No competition. We will definitely be bringing Betsy to visit Brittney again.

  • Once again Benny had a great two day adventure with Brittney and Gypsy. Thanks for all the loving care and pictures.

  • My dogs couldn't have received better care. It was like they had a vacation too!

  • From the first moment I met Brittney I knew she would be great with my dog! I dropped off my high energy, happy-go-lucky, Standard Poodle with her Friday evening and I picked up a happy, health, well exercised pup Sunday afternoon. I highly recommend Brittney!!

  • Brittney has been walking my dogs Fritz and Josie daily since I started a new job a couple of months ago. She does a great job, doing clicker training so we're all consistent in working on some behavior issues (dog aggression, mainly). Brittney is great about texting me updates, letting me know if Fritz gets a chicken bone off the sidewalk (impossible to prevent all the time because he's so fast!). I've seen how happy the dogs are when she arrives, and it's great knowing I don't have to rush home quite so fast because they've had a nice walk during the day. Brittney is very reliable and trustworthy, and it's obvious that she really cares about our fur kids :)

  • Benny had a great time with Brittney and her easy going dog Gypsy. She has experience and the perfect home and yard for an energetic smaller dog like ours. Sending me pictures was very reasurring and the extra adventures in the dog park was heaven for Benny. This was our first time being apart from our dog so all in all a very good experience for us. We are now more comfortable leaving him for a longer stay in the coming months. Thanks, Pier & Dan & Benny

  • Brittney has been wonderful so far with our dog. She picks her up 3 days a week for walks and has been timely and very communicative.... even sending photos via text of their outdoor adventures! I would definitely recommend her as a pet walker/sitter.

  • Brittney was extremely flexible with arrival times and a lot of confusion regarding DogVacay payments, and once Rigby was finally there he was so happy. She clearly loves taking care of animals and I'm sure he received the best of care! He left somewhat half-heartedly with us when we picked him up :) I definitely recommend her services for your pup!

  • Reese loved his stay with Brittney and Gypsy. He was happy and relaxed when I picked him up. Brittney was great about meeting the needs of an older dog that is also nearly deaf. She sent cute pics of him during his stay. They even took him with them on Christmas Day so he wouldnt be home alone and gave him lots of special treats. I will not hesitate to leave my pup with her again.

  • Brittney was great with my dog! He seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed his stay with her. It was quite a long stay so the photos were reassuring and the best way to know that your dog loved the place was to see him miss it when I brought him home. Jabo and Gypsy really seemed to get along and she has an awesome little backyard/house set up. Perfect for pooches! I'll definitely be calling on Brittney to watch Jabo next time I'm out of town!

  • Brittney is awesome! My husband & I had to be out of town for more than a week and we were not sure who to ask to take care of our 1-year old dog, Cody. We would normally ask a friend, but +10 days seemed like a lot to ask. Then I found Brittney from Dog Vacay. Frankly speaking, I was worried because it was my first time using a pet-sitting service and first time away from Cody... but soon I was very happy that I found Brittney. Brittney was quick to respond to my inquiry and within few days we arragned for a meet & greet session (thanks to her flexible schedule). She was pretty thorough during the meet & greet, taking the time to get to know Cody and all of his likes and dislikes. Brittney is great with dog - Cody absolutely craves attention, playtime, snuggles, etc. When I returned from a trip I was so relieved to see Cody was so happy & healthy - with all the toys on the floor, play with Gypsy in the backyard, run & play fetch in the dog park, home made treats and full bellies! I also loved the email/photo updates that Brittney sent when we were off on our trip, its something that definitely help me sleep better at night. Cody really enjoyed staying with nanny Brittney & Gypsy! Brittney is an absolute professional & I give two thumbs-up.

  • KJ just spent the weekend with Brittney and Gypsy, and she came back happy as a clam! Brittney was able to connect with KJ immediately which is impressive as KJ is very timid. All weekend, it was so nice to receive text messages with pictures of all the fun things that KJ and Brittney were doing. She got to go to Point Isabel, the Alameda Dog park, on walks, car rides and to a BBQ--it's like she was on vacation, too :) I will absolutely be using Brittney again in the future for KJ's care.

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