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Amanda B.

15 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Amanda's Resident Pets

DeLempicka (Dill)
Australian Shepherd
7 yr 9 mo old

Amanda's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Amanda

9 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My Australian Shepherd and I have just relocated to Santa Monica via the Bay Area and couldn't be happier to meet you! Thank you for perusing my profile. At the onset, I'd like to express that I am a woman with a heart 10 sizes too big for my body. My innate love to care-take and my highly intuitive nature and ability to communicate, combined with my respected level of responsibility and my penchant to think on my feet and act as the calm of any storm, make me a standout candidate for being able to best assess the needs of both dog and owner. I am a creative writer, working from home, with an abundance of time and desire to tend to the needs of the special animals that bless me with their presence in my life. I live in a spectacular location for dogs; steps from parks, and 7 blocks from the Rose Garden along the Santa Monica Bluffs. An exquisitely dog friendly neighbourhood, indeed! Your beloved will share my home with my copilot/love of my life, my incredibly special therapy dog (Australian Shepherd little girl, DeLempicka (aka Dill)). My home is a paradise for dogs - lots of light, a lovely landscaped yard in front (albeit, unenclosed) and an abundance of love to be bestowed. Seeing as I've yet to have the opportunity to have children of my own, my Dill, is my heart and soul. The happiness and well being of the animals in my care are the priority of my life. When I moved to the West coast from my native New York City (and prior to adopting Dill), I spent 3-4 afternoons/week volunteering as both a dog walker and assistant in animal behaviour care at the Marin Humane Society. Whilst I'm not a dog trainer by trade, I am very well versed in the realm of animal behaviour and obedience training via way of orientation courses through the Humane Society and my own in depth experience with my own dog's highly regarded trainer. I am uniquely astute and fast acting when it comes to understanding and implementing the necessary care for another. My focus for your dog will revolve around his/her best interest, happiness, health, exercising and socialization needs. Thus, I am able to express with assurance, that I am the woman who you will want to have loving your dog. I greatly look forward to connecting with you and helping you to feel safe and at ease in making sure your loves of your lives are cared for in the best ways possible. Ever warmly, Amanda and Dill
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Amanda B.

15 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 15, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Amanda's Home
$65 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Amanda's Home
$55 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
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15 Reviews
Amanda & Dill are the best. You can definitely see how genuinely caring she is for not only her own pup companion but for your own pup as well. I am really grateful to have found Amanda on Dogvacay.

1. It was the crazy 4th of July weekend, where almost every dogsitter was unavailable,

2. Grizz was only 4.5 months at the time.
Puppies can be a handful.

3. The request was very last minute.

And she still took our Grizz in. I would definitely recommend her and use her again in the future!
I absolutely adore Amanda our our doodle Captain loves spending time with Amanda and Dill. Captain now looks forward to his weekly date with them and loves the cuddles and the playtime and walks.
Amanda goes above and beyond in every little way.I love the lengthy text and video updates I get through the day. Most importantly, I know that my dog is being cared for the exact way I would care for him, which is priceless.
This was truly a most serendipitous meeting. I am so grateful to have them in our lives!
Amanda was amazing and we won't hesitate to contact her next time we are out of town. Our pup was in great hands.
We are very picky about who we leave Zen with, and despite our travels, he has never been kenneled. We have just relocated to the Bay Area, so had to find a new sitter for him.

Amanda and Dill were great with Zen, it was really cute when after 5 minutes together, Dill and Zen just took themselves off and lay side by side.
It was a great weight off our mind to be able to leave Zen there, and we will be happy and confident that we have a great place for Zen when we need to travel without him
Amanda was AMAZING!! I couldn't have asked for a better person to look after, and care for my injured pup. My puppy was viciously attacked a week before, but I had to go out of town... So I looked everywhere to find a professional dog sitter who would be able to care for his wounds and give him his meds. Amanda was all that and more, and we are so grateful that she took the time to really care for him like he was her own. Thank you so much!!!
We've just gotten to know Amanda and Dill and things have been great! Amanda is warm and loving with my pup, kind and communicative with me : ) Amanda sent photos and a video during the day and I was really happy to see Coco having fun with her and Dill.
Amanda B is amazing! She takes wonderful care of our Stella.
We highly recommend Amanda! Our Border Collie mix, Gracie, had the best possible experience and so did we. Amanda made it possible for us to go away without worry. She (and her wonder-dog Dill) were warm, welcoming, and loving. Plus, Amanda sent pictures and texts to let us know how well Gracie was adjusting to being away from us -- a challenge for our very attached 9 year old dog. We're grateful to DogVacay for "introducing" us. Amanda is a wonderfully kind and competent person. We feel so lucky to know her, and relieved to know that Gracie will have a loving place to stay when we go away in the future.
Amanda and Dill are an amazing team. So loving and nurturing.
We don’t know what we would do without Amanda and Dill! Amanda is such a nurturing soul. Our dog had two accidents and her canned food triggered a series of events resulting in an injury, and Amanda still wants us back! Unbelievable! She graciously forgave our dog all offenses, and kindly welcomed her back anytime. Amanda is kind, understanding, generous, merciful, and gracious. Dill is the same way…tolerating our dog’s bossiness and demanding moods. Dill (like her owner) is a sweet, gentile being.
Well, we said we would be back, and we were (for longer this time) and Amanda was just as fantastic. We have no qualms when leaving Zoe with Amanda and Zoe feels very at home!
Amanda was everything she promised to be and more! Zoe was very comfortable with her new friend Amanda and we look forward to utilizing her services again. She is a wonderful communicator who made us feel very assured. Thank you!
We love DogVacay and we love Amanda! What a great experience. Our dog, Poppy, spent almost a week in her care and we were so happy to know she was getting the best care possible. I was able to relax and not worry about whether our dog was happy or safe. Amanda was so re-assuring and I felt confident that she would take care of her as if she were her own dog. I would highly recommend Amanda for the care of you dog, too.
After so so experiences with local Kennels, I felt that "for top dollar I expect more then simply ensuring that our Stella was safe wile we are away". A quick search brought me to dog-vacay and Amanda. Words can not express how amazing she is! Amanda truly loves and understands dogs. Stella was one happy pup!

- Her home is nice, big yard
- She walked Stella every day
- Stella fell in love with Dill (Amanda's Australian Shepherd)
- Amanda stayed in constant contact with us (even posted videos)

Stella is a nine year old Cairn Terrier (Toto dog), super smart and extremely strong willed. After picking her up from the top kennels in Marin she always seemed stressed and dirty. After four day's with Amanda she was relaxed and the happiest pup in the world. Amanda is worth every penny and we plan on having her watch Stella from now on.

Thank you Amanda!
Amanda was absolutely excellent with Ginger! We will definitely reach out to her the next time we have to go out of town without out pup.
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