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Veronica L.

14 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$39/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Veronica's Resident Pets

Sir Didymus ("Diddy")
Mixed
Male
6 yr 6 mo old
Jasper
Chihuahua
Male
5 yr 6 mo old

Veronica's Apartment

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Small Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Veronica

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Board and Train Program now available! *details below

• Certified Dog Obedience Trainer (ABCDT, Animal Behavior College)
• Pet CPR and First Aid Certified
• Pet Sitting Certified (Animal Behavior College)
• Member & Insured through Pet Sitters Associates LLC
• Highly experienced with dogs of all size, age and behavior
• Current LA Animal Services volunteer
• Current Best Friends LA Canine Foster Parent
• Former Santa Monica Animal Shelter volunteer

Daily pooch activities:
* Two-mile morning walk
* Indoor play time
* R&R

Diddy, Jasper, my partner Morgan and I live in a large one-bedroom apartment. You will receive consistent photos and videos of your pooch via text/email, and if you have an iPhone (or other Apple product), we can FaceTime as well!

An initial needs assessment will be done, along with a face-to-face meeting at my home, to discuss your dog's needs (and so you can see where your pooch will hang!).

Documents that you will need to fill out are:
- Dog's medical history and records (please provide medications being given (with dosage and frequency), allergies, microchip number(s), vaccinations and any chronic medical conditions).
- Veterinary authorization form (better to be safe!)

We look forward to hosting your pooch’s Vacay!

*Board and Train Program:
Are you traveling, lacking time to train your dog, or just need your dog to be out of the house (moving locally, having home repairs done, etc.)? Board and Train is a great option for your dog to learn basic obedience skills and basic family manners exercises, while offering more one-on-one training opportunities for your dog. The benefits of behaviors learned is dog safety and manners, and peace of mind for YOU! If you are looking to have your dog excel in the behaviors and obedience objectives below, try Board and Train!

• Sit
• Down
• Stay
• Wait
• Coming When Called
• Leave It
• Sitting Politely for Petting
• Walking Politely On-Leash
• Hand Signals/Verbal Signals

Using science-based methods and positive reinforcement, my proactive Board and Train program will give your dog its very own one-on-one training sessions in my home, each day. Depending on the behaviors you wish for your dog to accomplish, the timeline can range from 2-5 weeks total*. Depending on the training timeline and your needs, one demonstration and 2-4 transfer sessions* will be built in to the training program (approximately one per week). During these sessions, I will demonstrate what your dog has learned thus far, coach you on how to get your dog to perform learned cues, and we will review the training program goals.

*Exact training program timeline and transfer sessions are approximate (based on training needs) and determined after the initial consultation. Two-week minimum required, to set your dog up for success.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Leash Pulling

Veronica L.

14 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$39/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 23, 2017

Credentials

Background Checked
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Home Checked
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Veronica's Home
$39 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Veronica's Home
$29 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Training
$60 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
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14 Reviews
Home Checked
Meet Veronica and Diddy! Veronica starts her day with a two mile walk, so even the most energetic dogs will get the exercise they need. The apartment has plenty of space for playtime. Best of all, the apartment complex has a gated outdoor area so has plenty of space for playtime. Best of all, the apartment complex has a gated outdoor area so there's no need to walk on busy Fairfax!

Veronica has great instincts for working with dogs. Not only is she certified in pet CPR, but she's also in the process of getting certified as a dog trainer. Diddy is a very sweet pup, and he seems very comfortable sharing his space with others-- even the window seat, a prime spot for sunbathing and people watching!
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Veronica is just the BEST! My dog, Winston absolutely adores Veronica's dog, Diddy. In fact, they have become BEST FRIENDS. We will definitely be coming back to stay in this fun warm household - just a matter of time! See you guys soon!
We loved every part of the experience with Veronica, from her conscientious info-gathering, willingness to take care of our dog as well as visit our rabbits (who stayed home), and the super thoughtful (and funny) photo/video updates. Knowing Biscuit rabbits (who stayed home), and the super thoughtful (and funny) photo/video updates. Knowing Biscuit was in such loving, capable hands meant everything; also loved that resident dog Diddy supplied some canine companionship. I very much hope any future travel plans work with her schedule!
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This was my first experience with dogvacay, and I didn't know what to expect. But Veronica was very thorough and thoughtful in her initial evaluation, which made me immediately comfortable with leaving Bailey in her care. She is very warm and evaluation, which made me immediately comfortable with leaving Bailey in her care. She is very warm and enthusiastic with him, and because she is a dog trainer, Bailey always comes home well behaved and tired. I get updates and pictures throughout the day, and Veronica is very responsive and accommodating with appointments. It has been an all around VIP experience. Awesome daycare/boarding.
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