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Abigail W.
Los Angeles, CA 91324
15 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Abigail '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 Abigail

13 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
ATTN: We're moving out of state (back to D.C.) so our pet services business is on hold until further notice. We'll miss all the wonderful dogs and owners we've met over the years! Give them a nose kiss for us :)

I grew up working with wild and domestic animals at The Reston Animal Park (D.C. native) and working with client's pets through our family cleaning and organizing business, Our love for animals evolved the business and we ended up delivering litters of puppies to caring for massive exotic fish tanks and much more! I was also the owner of two beautiful German Shepherds (now have passed but always my beloved brothers) that I trained to do everything from obstacle courses on the playground to our game "find it." Currently we do not have any pets but its fun to pretend when we're dog boarding!

We love animals and especially big ones - Great Danes to Great Pyrenees. We like the little fellows too but not the yippy types that bite at your feet and are prone to snap. Just being honest ok! Drool, fur and energy don't bother us! For active dogs, requests to take your dog to an enclosed dog park, open field or go for a hike is available for a small fee ($10-$20). We do play with the dogs we watch during our lunch and after work and can walk them at those times as well (morning walks possible too). We have a large, completely fenced in yard that's great for running, playing and exploring.

If you're going away for a while or have a bunch of pets, ask me about discounts for 3+ pets or 2+ week stays! We are happy to do long or short term boarding as well as doggy daycare and home visits in our immediate area.

In addition, we can walk & train dogs. I can seriously say I can walk any dog. I used to walk my two Shepherds at the same time and just one outweighed me by 10 pounds. Even if they saw a squirrel or a cat, I could handle it. Training your dog can lead to much more enjoyable walks and time with your pet! It is worth the investment! I can train your dog independently and after a few sessions, the owner can become part of the process to learn how they need to learn to command and be the master. Dogs actually love and need discipline, just like children do! Nobody wants to do bad, including our critters. All dogs we board will receive complimentary mini-training lessons too!

! ! ! PLEASE READ ! ! !: My fiance and I work staggered schedules, so one of us is home every 3-5 hours during the week. We work extremely close to our home and come home for lunch. Before &/or after lunch I walk the dog(s) or have some playtime. Ian is home before me and hangs out and plays with the dog(s) and once I get home, there is usually another walk or playtime after dinner.

We typically leave dogs outside when we're gone since we have a spacious, completely fenced in yard. We provide an enormous bowl of water and our yard always has a shady spot due to big trees. There is also an overhang on our house in case it rains. We find this much more fair to dogs rather than keeping them cooped up inside or in a crate. We've experienced time and time again that even dogs that are unaccustomed to having a yard or being outside alone, love being outside to being locked indoors. Who wouldn't? None the less, we do allow some dogs to stay indoors &/or crated per the owners request.

Currently, there are some weekends we can't be home quite that often so please message me with your dates so I can let you know if we can accommodate your dog.

We don't have any other pets or children and typically don't accept more than one owner's pets at once unless that is explicitly OK'ed by the owner. We do accept multiple dogs at once though and offer discounts for 3+ dogs.

ATTN: Until at least February 7th (and most likely through February) we'll be home boarding two small outdoor dogs. Unfortunately meet and greets haven't gone well - these dogs haven't been socialized with other dogs at all. Therefore I may have to decline any bookings during this time. Message me for details/questions.

Feel free to ask me any questions and now go give your pup a kiss on the nose for me!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
Abigail W.
Los Angeles, CA 91324
15 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated July 6, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Abigail 's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$42 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Abigail 's Home
$22 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$40 /hour
Baths
$23 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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15 Reviews
Abigail was great with our dog and took good care of her, including taking her for a nice walk. We were told Sophie had some anxiety issues at being left there overnight. She was fine and happy when we went to pick her up. Overall, it was good and we recommend them.
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Abigail was wonderful. I needed a sitter at the last minute for super early in the morning and late in the evening. She rearranged her schedule so she could help me. When I dropped my dog off she was very kind and I felt comfortable leaving. When I picked up my dog, I could tell she did a good job because my dog is normally very shy and gets depressed when I am away. When I picked my dog up, although extremely happy to see us, she still went by Abigail.
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Fantastic! Thanks!
Wonderful in every way. Our dog seemed to love Abi! Wouldn't hesitate to have our dog visit again.
Abi was a great host for my two dogs. This was the first time my two dogs were away from home with non family members and my wife and I were nervous about it. Abi and Ian were great and we felt comfortable after the first meeting. Nice big backyard for them to run around in. I will be using her again to watch my dogs.
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Bonnie Abigail watched Star for 2 nights and I felt very comfortable leaving her there. She has a very spacious yard with plenty of room for a dog to run in. Star was a very happy camper. Abigail has become Star's official sitter.
Abi has a big and secure yard for my dogs to play around, I feel peace of mind when I leave my dogs with Abi. I would recommend her for my friends.
I was able to book an overnight stay last minute with Abi. She was super accommodating and even coordinated with her roommate so that we could pick Piper up at our convenience. Everything was perfect! Thank you, Abi!
warm, loving ,and caring-great with large dogs
outstanding care for my Shepherd and Dobie Couldn't have asked for a better arrangement
Abi was so helpful when I needed to make a last minute arrangement for my dog. She even allowed to extend by two days! She got my dog's personality and needs. She was just great!
I was losing hope as I had contacted numerous sitters only to be turned down, until I received a response from Abby who was eager and more than happy to care for our dog. She accommodated to our last minute request of watching our pitbull, Kya, for two weeks while we went away to Europe. She not only adjusted her work schedule to meet us and periodically returned home just to check on our dog, but she kept us updated with photos and notified us about Kya's wellbeing. Kya had never been away from us, so we were really nervous and worried about leaving her with a sitter and in a new environment. Abby helped me feel relieved by staying in touch with me, which I initially doubted if she would since we were overseas. She also supplemented Kya's food when she wouldn't eat, which is likely to happen when dogs are placed in a new environment. She also allowed Kya to sleep in her bed with her when she doesn't even have dogs of her own (and Kya sheds--excessively!). It was clear that they formed a bond from seeing how happy Kya was. She honestly looked a bit sad when we picked her up and upset to see our other dogs, most likely because she was spoiled with affection from Abby and loved receiving all the attention. We are so thankful that we met Abby, whom we feel we can trust to keep Kya happy and safe while we're away! Abby also has a big backyard and high fence which is a plus. From hereon she is officially Kya's sitter!
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I couldn't have asked for a better place for my mutt to stay while I was out of town! I will for sure have them watch my pup again.
Abigail was warm and responsible. We left our pups with her and didn't have to worry. Her home was very clean and the backyard was well-kept and perfect for Eugene and Daisy to run around in, sit in the shade under the trees, and bark, and bark, and bark... Thank you Abigail, we wouldn't leave our two youngest family members with just anyone!
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This was my puppy's first nights away from home and I was very nervous. But Ian and Abi were so sweet and welcomed my dog into their home in a way that made me feel comfortable.
My dog loved it there and really loved them. I will be using them again in the future.
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