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Sandra H.
Dana Point, CA 92629
42 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Sandra's Resident Pets

Chloe
Cocker Spaniel
Female
8 old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Sandra's House

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Outdoor area

About Sandra

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
To all my lovely dog clients and their wonderful parents. I have decided to pursue another opportunity which limits my availability to care for as many dogs. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to care for your dogs, it was a great privilege and a joy to do so. Feel free to keep in touch, I love to hear about your dogs (and you too!)

Our dogs are family members and when you have to leave them you need to feel confident that they will be well cared for in a safe, loving and stress-free environment. At our home your dog is our guest of honor and will be spoiled with an abundance of TLC and VIP treatment (Very Important Pet).

Your dog will go on several walks each day, and at home the dogs are free to roam in and out of the house and back yard as they please. While you’re away I will text or email daily photo updates so you can see how much fun your dog is having!

Our resident pets are a sweet 8 year old a female cocker spaniel named Chloe, and a friendly 6 year old cat named Ginger who gets along well with dogs.

Conveniently located, we are just minutes from the I-5 Freeway. We live in a single family home with a spacious, dog friendly, secure backyard, just a short walk away from the park and beach. We have a dog-park around the corner where your pooch can run free and mingle with other furry friends, with your permission of course.

We specialize in small to medium size dogs. Bigger dogs are welcome too, but we do charge $10 extra for dogs 40 lbs or more. Sorry, no Pit bull or Pit bull mix dogs.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Sandra H.
Dana Point, CA 92629
42 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 9, 2015

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sandra's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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42 Reviews
Sandra and her family are amazing!!!! Cotton loves to stay with them when we go on trips to Orange County/San Diego County.

Wish we lived closer so he could visit with them more often.

Thank you Sandra, David & girls!!! : )

Carla, David & Cotton
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Candy, our Maltase just spent four fabulous nights at Sandra's home. Sandra and her family are the most caring individuals a dog owner would want for their pet. We knew Candy had a wonderful experience when he picked him up. He was calmed and although ready to come home, he just had a beautiful expression for the entire family as we departed Sandra's home. We can't say enough for the terrific experience Candy had while we were visiting our children in San Francisco.

Barry and Alma
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Sandra and her family are wonderful! I am so happy that Poppy was able to spend some time with them. Thank you for your gentle, kind, and loving care.
As always, Sandra and family were so wonderful. I know Poppy loves them and is very happy with them. Thank you for being such special people!
Sandra was totally awesome. She emailed us each day with pictures. And when our dog needed a refill on her medicine, she was able to get the meds. Taylor seemed to really enjoy her visit with them.
Sandra is a dream come true. She accepted my high energy dog and made sure he had plenty of exercise every day. She was constantly updating me on his well being. Bernie loved it too ... definitely a go-to-source for guilt free travel.
Sandra and her family are wonderful! I can't say enough about the love and care that Sandra gives Bodie on a regular basis. Her home is Bodies home away from home. He runs up to the door each morning, wagging his tail to see her. The daily updates and pictures are something I look forward to and they never disappoint. We are so lucky to have found Sandra!!!
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We needed a place for Nanook over the holidays as we had some last minute travel plans and our normal kennel that she goes to was booked and full.
Sandra was great and accommodating for our situation and Nanook could not be a happier dog when we picked her up. I loved the text/Photo updates throughout her stay. It was a positive reassurance that our dog was in great hands.
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Sandra and family are wonderful with Poppy. Poppy is treated like family and always comes home well and tired! (a good sign) Thank you again for your care and love for Poppy.
I truely was impressed with this service.I felt it was much better than a pet "hotel".
Sandra,
A warm thank you once again :) for your wonderful services you provided for Candy. You are an amazing host and I know Candy just loved her stay. I knew she would be in the best care with you, while taking my trip to Seattle. The updates and cute pictures of her were just great!!
I am so pleased to have met you when I did before my trip. I will be in touch with you when Candy needs a warm place to stay with an amazing host.
Thank you Sandra!
Sincerely,
Kristine and Candy
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Poppy and I are so fortunate to have met Sandra and her family. As always Poppy's stay was the best. She is still resting from all the fun and play!
5 stars might not be enough to communicate the level of care and attention my 'girls' receive while guests in Sandra's home. They may be staying away from home but the daily walks, attention from Sandra 's girls, opportunity to play with other dogs and maintaining a familiar routine make it a very special stay. And the pictures we receive while away provide a great peace of mind and smiles.

5 stars times 2 means 10 stars for Sandra and her Dana Point Doggy Resort.
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Wolter and Otto cant wait to get out of the car to get into Sandra's home. Last time we were there Wolter was barking at the door to be let in.
Once in, he runs to see who's home and who he can play with. He makes a bee line to the family room to be let out into the yard and survey the area completely
Wolter and Otto both love the attention the whole family gives to them and he loves to be cuddled by the girls.
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Ashby had a wonderful time with Sandra and her family. Sandra sent a lot of great photos and txts of Ashby having fun, which enabled us to relax and enjoy our time away knowing that Ashby was in good hands!!!!
This was Cotton's 2nd time around with Sandra hosting him...he came back so happy and we know that he is in the best hands ever with Sandra and her family. Never for a moment do we worry about him when he is with her. She stays in touch with us via text messages, photo/videos. Thanks again, Sandra! So lucky we found you! See you in the near future.

Carla, David & Cotton : )
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So sorry S for the late review have been out of town.. what can I say ! TRULY BRILLIANT. Doggies host was loving, caring and so responsible. I have a dopey lab and a sensitive small mutt . This was my first 'stranger' watching the pups as we always have family back up but Sandra might as weell have been family, she was so lovely and so are her family and furry friends. I would love to use again and again.. Thank you so much. BTW the daily updates and photos are such a great touch and shows just how caring she is.
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Sandra and her family were a delight. They took amazing care of both of our dogs sending pictures and updates periodically. We will not hesitate utilizing Sandra's for our dog sitting needs again in the future. I would encourage anyone who cares about their dogs to utilize Sandra. You will not be sorry.
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Sandra is great! She took such good care of my baby Yukon. She sent pictures and notes to let me know he was doing great and having fun. She takes her guests to the dog park and treats them as if they were her own pups. Would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants their dog to be taken care of in a loving home!

Lisa
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My choice about having my dog Charlie with Sandra is the best I ever made. What a caring and dedicated family! Yes, is not just one person but the whole family that gets involved. Charlie had lots of attention and when I picked him up, he wasn't sure about leaving Sandra's house or coming home with me. That tells me what a good time he had. I feel lucky that I found the right person to leave my dog with when I have to go out of town.
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I'm so relieved to have found Sandra to care for my boston terriers! Sandra (and her family) are so loving and caring to my dogs. They truly don't want to come home which is rare for them. I can't thank her enough for taking such wonderful care of our girls.
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Sandra was great with our dog, Foster! We felt very comfortable leaving him with her in her home. When we picked up Foster at the end of his vacation, he was happy and relaxed. I would recommend Sandra to any of my friends.
Poppy had a great stay for the day. Lots of love and play. thank you Sandra and family.
We can't say enough good things about Sandra and her lovely family. Our 7 mo. old Lab puppy, Rex loves her so much he literally jumped out the car window as we pulled up to the house. Luckily, he didn't hurt himself. He ran up to her and I've never seen this before--he hugged her with both paws. Need I say more? Her house is immaculate and the backyard is charmingly perfect for pets. Rex learned how to swim there as well. Frankly, I think he's slightly depressed to come home. I may need to take him back to her once in a while just so he can see his Sandra and family.
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Sandra and family were wonderful with Poppy. I feel so fortunate to have found such caring and kind people to care for my dog.
Sandra is a gem! We have been taking our puppy Bodie to her for daycare and couldn't have asked for a better experience. She is so welcoming first thing in the morning and Bodie LOVES going to meet and play with all his friends for the day. Her daughters are so sweet with all the dogs and they give the dogs extra love. I feel 100% comfortable leaving Bodie with her on a regular basis. She is Bodie's second mom!!!
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My dog, Max, stayed with Sandra and her family for 4 days and I couldn't be happier with the experience. Sandra was so loving and hands on with Max. Plus, she sent us daily updates which were so fun to receive. Sandra was so accommodating and so sweet with Max. She took Max to the dog park every day! We highly recommend her!!
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I cannot describe how pleased we were with Sandra and the caring she gave to our two dogs. We left our 2 French Brittany with Sandra and her family for 10 days while we were on vacation. The beautiful house with large backyard and the walking distance dog park was perfect for our 1 year old dogs. They got a lot of exercise every day and Sandra sent us pictures every day and a short description of the dogs activities which was really helpful for my kids who missed the dogs. Thanks again Sandra for everything and I would have given you 10 stars but they don't have more than 5 :)
We'll see you soon.
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Sandra H's home is Angus' home away from home. Lots of fun and lots of love. She and her family treat him like their own and we highly recommend her as a stellar hostess.
We simply cannot say enough about Sandra and her family! This was the best experience we've ever had boarding any of our pets. Thank you for taking such good care of Miley while we were away on vacation.
Sandra was great! Chester had a wonderful time and will be very happy to go back!
Unfortunately I was unable to keep my reservation because my plans did not work out. So I had to cancel. I was really sorry about that.

As far as Sandra is concerned, Sandra is a wonderful host and she enjoys what she is doing and it is evident by her attutude, I did get a chance to meet Sandra and her husband Dave. They are a very nice couple. When I need someone to baby sit Princess I will certainly call Sandra to see if she has room fit Princess in.

James M. Smathers
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It was very comforting to know that Kobe and Honey were looked after while we were on vacation. Sandra was awesome. She is very kind, nurturing and it is obvious that she loves animals....She took the extra time to send texts and pictures letting us know everything was ok at home. She is very professional, yet down to earth and trustworthy. I would highly recommend her to any of our friends and family. Dog Vacay made booking Sandra and payment very simple. Thank you!!
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We cannot say enough good words about Sandra and her family! Our four legged baby, Cotton, stayed with her while we were away on vacation. Sandra kept us up to date with emails, pictures and videos of Cotton on a daily basis. My husband and I could thoroughly enjoy our vacation knowing he was taken care of and in a loving and calm home. Thank you so much Sandra. Cotton most definitely be your house guest in the future. You simply are BEST!!! You deserve more than 5 stars. We are very lucky to have found you, Sandra. Again, thanks for everything!
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Sandra is a A++ host. My pup is elderly and requires a lot of attention. Sandra gave me complete comfort in leaving him in her care. She is very caring, sweet, reliable, communicative and has a wonderfully friendly family. Her home is meticulously organized and clean. My pup was really sad to leave her company and she has followed up with me asking about him several times after his stay. There are those few rare times in life when you find a service provider who excels far beyond your expectations, Sandra is one of them. Couldn't recommend her enough!
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My wife and I just moved to CA from Chicago in March. We have not had any good previous experiences with traditional overnight boarding, so we typically leave Harriet, our 4 year old bully, with family or friends. Being new to town we didn't have that option. So while reluctantly searching for boarding options I came across the dogvacay site and immediately loved the concept. What was even better was when we found Sandra and her family.

Sandra was extremely responsive on our first attempt to contact. We agreed to meet at a park within walking distance from her home. At the initial meet and greet we walked from the park back to her home and were able to get to know each other a bit on the way. Sandra has a lovely home and two young daughters that we knew Harriet would love to play with.

On our trip, we received daily texts with pictures updating us on how Harriet's day went. One of the things that made us most comfortable was that Sandra limits the number of dogs in her home. Being a bulldog, Harriet can easily overheat and by keeping the number of dogs down we felt that there would be enough attention to detail.

After our trip we knew even before we saw Harriet that she had a great time. Our only fear was that she wouldn't want to come back with us! Overall, Sandra and her family were great. Her oldest daughter even drew a picture of Harriet that we took home and have on our fridge.

Harriet is looking forward to her next trip to Sandra's!
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This was a great experience for me and the dogs. Sandra was both helpful and reassuring . Understanding that the two little dogs had some special needs, Sandra was very kind and reassuring with them . What can I say, they loved it!! When I went to pick them up they looked at me and said Wow that was sooo fun! They would have been happy to stay longer.The pictures Sandra e- mailed of the dogs were great and one was Priceless! Well done Sandra! Cookie and Frediie will recommend you very highly. And thank you and the family for all the belly rubs! I am a very happy client.And we will be back!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
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Sandra's house is very pet-friendly and she has a wonderful, dog-loving family that helped make my Bloobee feel loved. Sandra sent me regular updates via text and sent pictures as well to show me how well my dog was doing. Sandra had no problem feeding Blu his raw chicken, which is the only food he does well on. I will always be grateful to Sandra and her family for taking such great care of Bloobee.
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My experience with Sandra was beyond expectation. My dog Charlie is shy around new people and afraid of children,but great with dogs. So at the meet & greet I had some concern about her children. They were very good with Charlie giving him time and space to come to them. He was still shy with them but we thought it would work out. To my great happiness I received a pictures of her daughters walking and playing with Charlie. So I have found a place for Charlie and he is finding out that children are good people too! It is so nice to get the daily photo updates on Charlie what a nice touch. When Charlie got home he slept right away so I know he got plenty of exercise. It really is a dog vacay.
Thanks Sandra
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Wonderful family, very attentive to our dog and gave him walks twice a day. Will definitely work with Sandra again.
Wolter and Otto cant wait to get out of the car and get into the house when I take them to Sandra's. It is obvious to me that they are very happy to go there and that is comforting to me when I have to leave them
I am so happy to have found Sandra . I can leave the boys and know they will be loved and cared for by her whole family
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My dog Ollie has separation anxiety so I needed to find a loving home for him while I’m at work during the week. He loves loves loves going to be with Sandra and her daughters Savannah and Naomi, he can hardly wait to get out of the car each morning. Sandra takes Oliver for walks every day and visits the dog park often, and the girls spend time with him when they get home from school. Oliver is really tired when he gets home every evening which is a good thing, I know he’s had a busy day. Sandra is very attentive and dependable and I feel completely at ease leaving my dog with her. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing either doggie day camp or overnight dog care.
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