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Theresa & Brad D.

25 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 23 mins
  • 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
Spanish Mastiff, German Shorthaired Pointer, Curly-Coated Retriever, Rottweiler, Rhodesian Ridgeback, German Wirehaired Pointer, American Water Spaniel, Great Dane, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier, Bouvier des Flandres, Bernese Mountain Dog, Tibetan Mastiff, Great Pyrenees, Shetland Sheepdog, Appenzeller Sennenhunde, Belgian Malinois, American Eskimo Dog, Bloodhound, Akita, Airedale Terrier, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Irish Wolfhound, Siberian Husky, Redbone Coonhound, American Foxhound, Weimaraner, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Bluetick Coonhound, Bullmastiff, Mastiff, Old English Sheepdog, Black and Tan Coonhound, German Longhaired Pointer, Alaskan Malamute, Icelandic Sheepdog, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, Belgian Sheepdog, Belgian Tervuren, Neapolitan Mastiff, German Shepherd Dog, Black Russian Terrier, Vizsla, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Newfoundland, American English Coonhound
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Theresa & Brad's Resident Pets

2 yr 1 mo old

Theresa & Brad's Apartment

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Medium Balcony
100% fenced & locked
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Theresa & Brad

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Winter holiday spots available....Book NOW! Spots get filled quickly! Holiday Rates and multiple dog discounted rates apply and will be factored into the cost with a Custom Quote.

Due to the high demand for dog-sitting services during the holiday season, stays that include any of the following dates will be priced at the sitter's Holiday Rate: May 27-29, 2016, July 3-4, 2016, September 2-5, 2016, November 21-26, 2016 and December 19, 2016 - January 1, 2017.

My name is Theresa and I live with Brad and our small Maltipoo Lillyth. 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 Beach Bungalow, 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 the following areas: Santa Monica, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Zuma Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Hermosa Beach, Venice Beach, Marina Del Rey, West LA, Long Beach, and Westwood. Your pup may even be lucky enough to experience a hike, a quick swim in a pool, a day trip to a dog beach, or fun at a small dog park during their stay.

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!

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. Theresa is CPR and First Aid Certified. Any specifications you have will be met.

Theresa grew up with a Golden Retriever, many domestic cats, fish, a handful of Greyhounds, and a Black Labrador puppy, and she also has 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 Theresa or Brad with any questions you may have, we are here for you and your dog (s).


1. Pick up policy: Check out time is at 11:00am. 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 charges. *As a courtesy, we allow a 60 minute grace period, if your pup is picked up during the 60 minute grace period you will not be charged. For example, if your pup is picked up on Sunday at 11:45am, you will be not be charged a $15.00 Late Fee for staying within the 60 minute grace period.

2. Plan on picking your pup up before 12pm unless otherwise discussed.

3. We can take bookings up to 3 months in advance.

4. Dogs with severe 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 and when your stay falls on a holiday a custom quote will be made for you before you book your stay.

7. We can only take small and medium dog friendly pups (up to 45 lbs.), as we usually have more than one pup booked each day, (but no more than 6 guests overnight).

8.) Holiday Rates apply. We will create a custom quote specially designed for each holiday we observe. We observe the following holidays: Thanksgiving, New Years Day, Christmas Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July, and Memorial Day

Cancellation policy: Flexible. Full refunds are given if your cancellation is made at least 4 days prior to the start of your reservation. If your 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 that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Theresa & Brad D.

25 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 23 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 24, 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 can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$55 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Theresa & Brad's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$75 /hour
$20 /min
$50 /max
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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25 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 excellent hosts to our dog Sadie! They house sat for us and took Sadie for walks and to spend time with other dogs. They sent plenty of photos so we never felt that she wasn't taken care of since she looked so happy. We would definitely use Theresa and Brad again!
They were very amenable to our pups and sent us pictures everyday. They were super good with our animals! would def recommend.
They are so great with sammie and are just awesome all around to deal with .
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