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Gareth T.

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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler

Gareth's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Gareth's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Gareth

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are Gareth, Danielle & Sasha. A dog loving Trio ready to love your hound when you aren't able. We've had dogs of our own for years until 12 months ago when Nemo departed to the great kennel in the sky. Nemo was a rescue who needed training and mentoring through his separation anxiety. He also needs meds in his final years so we are used to being hands-on for your dogs needs. We miss the walks, tickles and fun of having dogs around. We also used to volunteer at the Encinitas dog shelter.

Gareth works from his home studio at the end of the garden and is home pretty much all day most days. His door is open to the large, fenced and secure back yard and he likes nothing more than looking over to see hounds asleep on their beds in the corner of the office while he works. Your pooch will be free to wander the yard, access their bowl and catch a nap in the shade at their will.

Gareth & Danielle are both runners so if your dog if up for a run around the local parks and golf course, they are surely welcome! Your dog will get at least one good walk while they are here every day, maybe more if its a long day.

Note : our cats are indoor only and in the house. Your pooch will be in the studio and garden with Gareth so they actually will never meet.

We prefer that you have a crate for your dog so that if they need to be left for a short period in the daytime or do a sleep over that they can be safe and secure in a space that is theirs. We will of course talk with you about exactly what your dog needs so that they are never crated longer than you expect or wish for.

Our car is totally dog friendly. It's an SUV with ample truck space - perfect for trips to the trails, beach or parks. We will NEVER leave your dog in the car unattended, EVER.

If you have any questions, please contact us. We will want to meet you and your hound(s) prior to starting to care for them so that we and you can be sure that we are all on the same page and comfortable.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Gareth T.

1 Review
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016


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Services & Rates

Daycare At Gareth's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$12 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$6 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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1 Testimonial
Sep 2016
Gareth's home and heart are open to pets. He and his family live in a well-kept, beautiful home in Santa Monica with a sun-filled interior and a lovely, spacious yard. They are animal lovers through and through, with plenty of love and empathy to share. Watching his family with their own pets is heart-warming, and after losing their own dog last year, I could see what a special bond they had developed.
1 Review
Home Checked
Gareth has quite a large enclosed yard in between his main house and back cottage/work studio. While working from the studio he would like to have a doggy daycare in the yard and the studio. His previous pup used to hang out in this area while he worked and would love to host your pup there now while mulling over the idea of when he will get another pup!
Our boy, Roscoe, had an incredible time with Gareth and his family. It was our first time leaving our buddy behind while we went on vacation and I'm fairly certain that he had a better time than we did on his own Vacay.

Gareth kept us updated with daily photos and updates, so that we could see that Roscoe was relaxed and happy. We are training Roscoe currently, and Gareth made sure to not only follow our current skills training, but worked with him on new commands. He was walked regularly, even though he also had access to a beautiful, large yard. Roscoe was treated like a member of their family, a lovely home away from home.

It was clear on pickup day, that while he was excited to see us, that Roscoe had had a super fun time with Gareth and family. We would absolutely book with them again!