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Paula P.

37 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Paula's Resident Pets

Marlowe
Pomeranian
Male
8 yr 2 mo old
Lucy
Mixed
Female
12 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Paula's House

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

About Paula

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Three-quarter acre with lots of grassy play areas. Fully fenced (6-ft block wall) and gated (cemented base to prevent digging out). Safe cul-de-sac. High energy dogs welcome. Elderly dogs with special needs also very welcome! Home cooking (chicken-rice-carrots daily and roast beef on Sunday). Ball tossing and loving attention - YOUR DOG WILL NOT BE LONELY OR SAD. Special needs accommodated. (Insulin? Oral medication? Sleeping in mom's bed? Separation anxiety?) I am a card-carrying dog lover, retired from 30 years in the (human) medical field, Home all day.

FIRST TIME BOOKING: Please go to www.dogvacay.com/pro/paulaphipps for $10 off your first reservation!

DayCare ($45 for the 8am to 8pm period) at ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME - Welcomed 8am with a treat and a walk around the neighborhood. Breakfast is your choice of protein/eggs/kibble or vegetarian (tofu). Ball throwing, romping in the yard, helping Mom in the garden (go ahead and dig!), rolling in the grass, swimming in the pool (supervised at all times), resting in the shade (some dogs rest on the couch!), one-on-one supervision and loving interaction, then dinner at 3pm, warm homemade chicken/rice/carrot or roast beef on Sunday. Afternoon walk, tv time or reading with Mom in the den. Wind down, evening snack (apple slice, carrot, cheese) and pick up by 8pm. Individualized play, toys, treats and caresses all day long.

Overnight Boarding ($50 for the 24-hour period, total, i.e. $5 more than DayCare) at ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME - All of the above, with sleeping in crate or in Mom's bed (cuddles). Reassurance and love all night long.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Paula P.

37 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 17, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
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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.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Paula's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Paula's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Baths
$20 /bath
37 Reviews
When I found out our home had to be tented for termites, I was thrown into a panic as I realize I would have to find a place for our nearly 14 year old dog and royal ruler of our home, Roxie, to stay. I checked out kennels - even some very high end ones, and was horrified at the thought of our beloved companion being cooped up for hours on end. Enter Paula P. and dogvaycay - what a miracle find. I cannot think of a more loving, safe, happy and fulfilling experience for Roxie to have had. Paula was kind, attentive, patient and caring. Roxie was extremely anxious when we arrived, shaking and not sure of what to make of her new surroundings. Paula expertly guided all of us through a period of adjustment, allowing Roxie time to acclimate and feel comfortable with her new "home away from home" -- even waiting to slowly introduce her soon to be new doggie buddies. Paula was attentive and communicated with us regularly to let us know how Roxie was doing throughout the day. She treated Roxie as one of her family, even allowing her to snooze on her couch or in her bed (something she was used to doing at home). I would highly recommend Paula as a dogvaycay host. She is professional, experienced, responsible, loving, caring, attentive and kind. What more could anyone, or any dog, ask for?
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Paula is wonderful. She took in my two older dogs and willingly devoted the extra work and extra time they required. She kept me informed of their well being so I didn't have to worry about leaving them. They quickly and easily became a part of her home and daily routines. I feel so lucky to have found her both as a caregiver for my dogs and as a friend. I will definitely be a repeat customer!
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We are so thankful to have found Paula! Our dog stayed with Paula for the weekend and Paula was so sweet and loving with her. Our dog has horrible separation anxiety and Paula took special care of her. She cooks home cooked meals for the dogs, she takes them on walks, has play time with them and she even cuddled up at night with our sweet girl so she wouldn't be lonely. It's comforting to know that our dog has a loving, safe place to stay when we are away.
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Paula took great care of Kaya when we were gone for just under a week. Kaya had been there for an earlier weekend and ran to the door when we returned. It was great to see the photos on facebook! Thanks
Paula is truly amazing and a Godsend! We were so nervous to leave our pup Cody for the first time with Paula when he was just a few months old, but she soon alleviated those fears. She is such a kind, loving, gentle, attentive host and her love for dogs is immediately obvious! She takes the time to get to know your pet and their personality and likes/dislikes from the get go, sends updates and pictures while you are away, and prepares homemade meals for your pup if you are okay with that. I often feel like I am leaving Cody with his adopted puppy grandma while we are away.

Cody is a now 1 year old very energetic but sweet and large Boxer who will deatroy things if not occupied, and so I know it takes a patientand attentive person to care for and watch him, and Paula has never minded doing so. In addition to being such a great host to Cody, she is such a wonderful person all around, and she has gone above and beyond what we could expect of her like graciously offering to watch our dog day or night at little notice while I was in labor with our first child (which I took her up on). Cody is always excited to stay with Paula, and we feel confident we are leaving him in capable and loving hands with Paula. We feel truly lucky to have found her.
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Paula did an amazing job taking care of Skittles our family princess. This was her first time ever staying away from home without us and I was very happy with the loving care she received from Paula. She sent me updates and pictures throughout the stay and I would highly recommend her.
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Paula was amazing with Rocko and I would vacay with her anytime. She texted me throughout the day letting me know how Rocko was doing and how calm he was. She cooked him dinner and gave him lots of love. I'm extremely happy with our experience!
We were first-timers and left our 7 month old chocolate lab puppy with Paula over the 4th of July holiday. Our Cooper had SO MUCH FUN at Paula's home! Paula took wonderful care of our puppy, was very professional, and clearly truly loves animals. She treated our Cooper as her own. We will never return to the big box chain Pet Hotel, as we know Cooper is in the best of care with Paula. Thank you, Paula! We will see you again soon!
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Paula is truly one of the sweetest persons I have met! I had a greet and meet with her and my puppy Bella. She's so caring and loving. I have never left Bella with anyone outside of our home. I was so comfortable from the minute I met her. Paula sent me photos during Bella's stay. She washed all of of Bella's bedding to send home. Truly a dog lover! and an Amazing Dog care taker. Thank you Paula.
Bella can't wait to see you again.:)
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Paula is awesome!

I could not have found a better sitter for my 8 year old chocolate lab. Paula made us feel at ease from the start with her calm and sweet demeanor. She kept is updated daily with great summaries of how the day was spent and the mood of our dog. I could tell by my dog's mood when I picked him up that he was in good hands during the stay. Paula is now officially the #1 option for me when a sitter is needed. We had a great experience.
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Paula was absolutely the best!!!! Our pups stayed with Paula for 5 days and they loved it! (Yes they told us...) She made sure to send us a status report and pictures every single day so we can be away at ease.... We can't thank her enough and will definitely call her again when going out of town the next time!
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Paula is a caring, attentive and delightful host. She welcomed my dogs at our initial meet-and-greet and made all of us (my dogs and myself) very comfortable. While caring for Gypsy and Cody Paula emailed daily updates regarding their eating, playing and sleeping habits. Gypsy and Cody were well cared for and I definitely recommend Paula. I will certainly use her services again.
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Paula was great. I could tell she really loved my dog baby as her own. I was nervous about leaving him for the first time with someone new but he absolutely loved his time with her. I would undoubtedly go to her again.
Paula is the most amazingly caring dog lover and host. She treats our dog like family and our dog loves it so much with her that we have a hard time taking her home when we return from a trip.

We are so very lucky to have found such an incredible person for our long-time family pet to visit with when we are away.
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Paula was absolutely extraordinary! Having our dogs with Paula while we were gone put our mind at ease knowing our dogs were being cared for & allowed us to enjoy our time away. Our dogs loved her as well. We absolutely look forward to our pups next visit to Paula's. We would highly recommend Paula to everyone!
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This was our first experience out of the pets marts doggy hotel and when we first met Paula we felt so comfortable leaving our two rescue dogs with such a warm and loving person and animal lover. Several times throughout the day when we were gone she would keep us updated with photos and messages on how the dogs were doing. Her soft spoken nature was a perfect tone on helping our dogs stay calm. Great food and lots of Hugs. We now have the perfect sitter for our dogs. Thank You Paula
Perry & Donna
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Paula is the most attentive, loving, well-qualified host that we have ever met. We were anxious about having to leave our 4-month-old Vizsla puppy for an extended weekend. She was very thorough during our meet and greet in taking note of Olive's daily routine, likes and dislikes, and incorporated those in to her stay while at Paula's home as to make my puppy more comfortable. From her home-cooked meals to an exciting back yard to frolic in to a comfy place on her couch and even her own bed, Paula goes above and beyond the call of duty in taking care of her pets.
Her very detailed, eloquently written accounts of the dog's daily activities we received every day along with pictures of her looking so happy and content were so nice and gave us such a peace of mind while we were away from our new family member. I would highly recommend Paula, and know my puppy can't wait for her return visit to what we coined "Club Paula" because she definitely spoils her houseguests while at the same time keeping them very safe and loved.
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Paula's the BEST! She always makes our puppydog feel at home. I never worry about our baby when she stay's at Paula's.
Paula was awesome! Our 5 month old puppy had a great time and came back happy and exhausted. Paula sent us daily updates and even pictures! I would definitely recommend her!
Paula takes such great care of my dogs. They love going there!
Paula is amazing! I could tell Aldo loved being with her and her own 2 dogs. She was very thorough in asking what my Aldo is used to eating, his sleeping habits and etc.
Paula is amazing! She really went above and beyond her responsibilities. She sent me a detailed account of my dog's day - everyday! She also makes her own dog food, which I really appreciate. It's obvious that she is a true dog lover and I have no doubt that my dog enjoyed her vacay with Paula and her Poms :).
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Paula was the most gracious, loving and knowledgeable host to our two doxies, one elderly and the other a rescue. She gave us detailed updates on their activities and pictures, too. They clearly had a wonderful time. We are absolutely thrilled to have found her and will be calling on her again, soon. Thank you, Paula.
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Paula was absolutely, without any doubts, the best person we could have left our dog with during our extended vacation, she's amazing. Paula was even kind enough to send updates on Roxy while we were gone, even though we did not have good communications while out of the country, it was very reassuring when we finally received them, and made us feel so good about how Roxy was doing and our decision to use DogVacay. We could also tell immediately that Roxy loved staying with Paula because of her demeanor when we picked her up - she was happy. We were extremely lucky that Paula was available because we could not have had anyone better to watch our precious dog.
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Paula is a great sitter. Truly a lover of animals. My dogs always have a smile on their faces when they are with her.
Charlie and Betty LOVED staying over with Paula. She is kind and very friendly. I was a tad worried about Betty being so neurotic in an unfamiliar home but she settled right in.
Thank you so much for taking my fury babies on short notice. You are a fabulous find. Thanks Dog Vacay!
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Paula was great! She alleviated any anxiety about leaving our dog. She made our dog and us feel very comfortable and relaxed. It is evident that she truly cares about the animals. We will certainly use her services again.
Paula was amazing!!!! She took care of our dog for seven days. She asked many questions about our dog (habits, tricks, food likes) to be able to care for her better. She has great knowledge about dogs, their care, likes and dislikes. We love her big yard where our dog could run and play. She kept us informed about our dog via email messages and voice mail. Love the real foods that she fed Buffy. Paula is God's sent. I would recommend her and would never go to anyone else as long as she is available.
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Paula was a great host for my Loki. She spoiled her and even hand fed her when Loki did not want to eat. I highly recommend her.
Paula did a absolutely amazing job. My dog was well taken care of and spoiled just as if i were there. Nobody would take in my "giant" 100lb shepperd and she was happy too even with my parents 6mo golden puppy. Couldnt imagine letting anybody but paula watch my pup in the future. She took many amazing pictures and kept me updated the whole time
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This was my third time bringing my Doberman to Paula. This time it was a very extended stay for 3 weeks. Paula is an absolute delight! We feel very fortunate to able to find her. My dog loves going there. She is loved very much.
I used to take my dog to Petsmart, but no more.
Thank you Paula!
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Paula was excellent! She provided a loving and safe home away from home for our baby!
Paula is AMAZING!!! She treats animals with love and compassion. I feel very blessed to have found Paula on Dog Vacay. It is so important to be able to leave our pets with someone you can trust. Thank you, Paula!
Paula was an amazing host. Upon drop off Paula asks questions to acquire details about my dog regarding diet, behavior and training. She really cares about the dogs well being as if my dog was her own. I received daily updates about my dog in detail along with photos. I can tell my dog really enjoyed his time with Paula. I will definitely use Paula again for the future when I leave out of town.
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I can't say enough about Paula, she was absolutely amazing. She treats your pet like her own, makes them feel like they never left home. I would recommend anyone to her.... Amazing!!
Paula is a true lover of dogs. They had treats, walks, naps and playtime with her dogs. Both of my canines are on medications and she administered their meds as prescribed by my veterinarian. She sent daily pictures and updates on how much fun they were having. My dogs were so happy and had smiling faces while on their vacay! I would recommend Paula to anyone in the Upland area.
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Paula is awesome! She took a personal interest in Kayta and took excellent care of her. Paula also sent pictures and let us know what Kayta had done during the day. 5 stars... I recommend her 100%.
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