Beach Bungalow for Dogs
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Theresa & Brad D.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
15 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Black Russian Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Great Dane, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Irish Wolfhound, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tibetan Mastiff
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Theresa & Brad's Resident Pets

8 yr 1 mo old
1 yr 4 mo old

Theresa & Brad's Apartment

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

About Theresa & Brad

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Fall and winter holiday spots available....Book NOW! Spots get filled quickly!

My name is Theresa and I live with Brad and our beautiful 7.5 year old Greyhound "Vasilka" in warm & sunny Santa Monica, California, which is a very popular place to have a dog! I am a graduate of Animal Behavior College; currently a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. My partner Brad is an Apprentice Trainer who assists with the day to day events, giving me the full support needed to care for your furbies.

We offer Dog/Puppy Training ($75.00/day) Mobile Daycare, Reverse Board and Train, Reverse Pet Sitting, Walks, Visits, bathing, and transportation. If you'd like boarding at the Doga Bungalow for Dogs, please contact us for more details.

Our Vacay program is specifically designed for pups like yours! We lead a very active lifestyle and love to be outdoors. Santa Monica is a very dog friendly neighborhood and we will take your pup everywhere that he/she is allowed.

Our daily schedule is flexible, and we typically work from home so your pup will have lots of attention. We offer 24/7 supervision, and your pup will be with one of us at all times. During a typical stay your dog will enjoy lots of walks and exercise in Santa Monica, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, and Westwood communities. Your pup may even be lucky enough to experience a hike or trip to a park once or twice a week (post bath/grooming not included and must be requested ahead of time).

We love well behaved, easy mannered small and medium dogs, however, we can also be very accommodating to puppies, and adult dogs that are larger and who may have more energy or need structured training. The best solution we have for your puppy or young adult dog that needs structured training, is our Reverse Board and Train Program! Let us know if you need to take advantage of our Reverse Board and Train option and we'd be happy to help you with this!

We have one 7.5 year old Adult Greyhound who is super chill and hibernates all day long, if you let her! We adopted her from Hemopet Hospital in Garden Grove in 2013. She is (CGC) Canine Good Citizen trained and recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club) as a highly trained, well behaved citizen in the community. She fractured her right hind hock and is not a very active dog, although she behaves beautifully with dogs of all sizes and would love to hangout with your dog!

Since caring for dogs at a young age, we've both handled dogs who've needed oral medications, eye and ear drops, First Aid, and managed specific diets. I am also CPR and First Aid Certified. Any specifications you have will be met.

I grew up with a Golden Retriever, many domestic cats, fish, and a Black Labrador puppy, but I also have experience training many other breeds from Great Danes and Pit Bulls to Dachshunds, Samoyeds and Chihuahuas.

We understand and believe that dogs are Social Animals, and they need constant interaction to stay fit, mentally stimulated, and furthermore well balanced. Therefore, being around other dogs and humans is the best way for your dog to thrive as a family pet. As it is in your family, it will be in ours.

Don't hesitate to message me or Brad with any questions you may have, we are here for you and your dog (s).


1. Overnight Stay Rates run in 24 hour intervals. Any time spent over the allotted reservation stay is subject to a ($15.00 Late Fee) to be applied each additional hour, not to exceed full or half-day charge. *As a courtesy, we allow a 30 minute grace period, if your pup isn't picked up during the 24 hour period.
For example, if your pup was dropped off on Saturday at 9am and picked up on Sunday at 10pm, you will be assessed a $15.00 Late Fee for exceeding the 24 hour interval period. If you picked your pup up at 9:30pm on Sunday you will not be charged a late fee because the 30 minute grace period applies.

2. Plan on picking your pup up before 10pm unless otherwise discussed.

3. We can take booking up to a month in advance.

4. Dogs with separation anxiety will be considered for visits in their home including walks and feeding.

5. Any dogs that are repeat customers will be charged the original rate they started with.

6. All major Holidays will be full price. See our Rates Page.

7. We can only take dog friendly pups, as we usually have more than one pup booked each day, (but no more than 4 guests overnight).

Cancellation policy: Flexible. Full refunds are given if the cancellation is made at least 4 days prior to the start of a reservation. If a cancellation is made within that 4 day window 50% will be refunded. No refunds will be issued for same day cancellations.

Thank you so much for booking with us! We are always ready to welcome new pups and repeat customers.

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CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
Theresa & Brad D.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
15 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 8, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Theresa & Brad's Home
$60 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$55 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Theresa & Brad's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$30 /half-hour
$45 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$75 /hour
$30 /min
$50 /max
$25 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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15 Reviews
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Theresa and her boyfriend have a lot of experience with dogs as they are professional dog walkers. Furthermore, Theresa received her Dog Training Certification in November 2015 from Animal Behavior College, and has now also been Dog Trainer Certified by Petco in December 2015. They have been very active in the dog community for some time now as they have also volunteered and fostered dogs as well. They also have a very sweet, gentle and calm pup to keep your dog company while you're away.
Theresa and Brad were everything I expected. They did home visits for my cat while I was away for a weekend. I really appreciated the pictures and videos they sent me :)
It was my dog Henry's first Dogvacay, and my husband and I were a little nervous, but we got bunch of pics and updates from both Theresa and Brad, we're not worried.
Henry socialized with other dogs and looked like he was having a good time!
Since Theresa and Brad are dog trainers, they used a suitable harness to walk him and recommended a good brand for Hanry.
Theresa & Brad were great! They're so friendly. They sent update pictures each day with a few pics in each batch. Very quick to respond to email and questions too! We'll probably go back for dog training =P
Taz looked like a part of the team in the photos we received every day while she was with Theresa! This is our second DogVacay with Theresa and it will not be out last. So glad to have found this wonderful service. Highly recommend.
I'm a first-time DogVacay user and I am IN LOVE!
Theresa and Brad made an instant connection with our two dogs. They have great energy and their background as professional trainers was a major plus when it came to Betty's barking issues. They were able to socialize our Betty and Gidget with their regular dog walking members and we greatly appreciated their daily photos and updates. Courteous, professional and clearly passionate about canines, we are so glad to have them as part of our support team.
Ruu seemed to enjoy his stay and came home healthy and happy although exhausted after his time with other dogs, which he loves. Theresa also sent us snaps of Ruu throughout his stay which was very much appreciated. We have already booked Ruu's next stay. Annie & Craig
Sienna had a great stay with Theresa. She was busy the whole time and came home absolutely exhausted and happy. She had lots of play time, socialization, walks, and time outside. I also learned some great training tips. I highly recommend that you book with Theresa!
Great experience for my pup! Lots of play, exercise and attention from Theresa. Would highly recommend her services and would happily use her again.
Theresa and her associate were great-- we got lots of photos and video updates of Marco throughout the day on his walks and sleeping :) The other dogs at the bungalow were awesome, and Marco came home happy and tired!
Theresa and Brad where great with Metra !!! I would diffently use them again .... Thank you Brian Cody
Theresa took great care of Tallulah while I was away. I truly feel that Lula was on vacation too. Theresa sent many pics (even fancy collages!) and took Lula with her on numerous outings. I know that my baby girl had tons of fun with her peeps and had some good down time in the comfy doggie bungalow. I recommend Theresa and company--they make a great team!
Excellent experience for Beaux! He loved Theresa and Brad and enjoyed all the love and activities they had for him. My recommendation comes with no reservation!
What a delightful stay Otto had with Theresa! They are experienced dog handlers and socializers, so my pup got the added bonus of lots of (safe and fun) play with other dogs. They sent plenty of photos for me to obsess over during his stay, and my dog came home happy and exhausted.
Our dog was in wonderful hands with Theresa. She was very responsive and sent us a lot of cute pictures and updates while we were gone. When we picked up our dog after two nights of boarding, he was calm, happy and tired. I highly recommend Theresa as a dog walker and sitter and we're looking forward to board our dog with her again. Thank you!
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