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Darlene S.

3 Testimonials
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 1.2 hrs
  • 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 Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Darlene's Resident Pets

Mona Mi
Italian Greyhound
12 yr 6 mo old
Italian Greyhound
4 yr 6 mo old
Italian Greyhound
2 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Darlene's House

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

About Darlene

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I love pets and pets love me! I have over 12 years of pet care experience. Pet owners know I give their pets the best care. I just can't rub it in too much, how much their pets love me too. d;*

I have a pet friendly home with a back yard, where they can bask out in the sun when the weather is ideal, or cozy up in a warm bed, couch where they can lounge.

My pups love to play and socialize with other dogs, so if your pup is playful perfect! They will never be lonely be without a playmate/companion-human or dog.

There's plenty of toys and bedding. They have easy access to water and or treats upon parent's preferences. Personally my pets love veggies, yum! There is also cuddle time and nap time. There's no set schedule except food and potty time. We are just a fun and harmonious home environment.

My motto is I treat my clients like I treat my dogs and that means the best pet care.

As far as restrictions, I usually discuss the specifics with the parents. I'm pretty flexible as long as the dog is not aggressive and if a puppy, he/she doesn't have to be neutered or have all it's shots. But for adult dogs I do request they are up to date on shots and be neutered or spayed unless expecting of course. All my animals are spayed and neutered and non-dog aggressive.
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Can administer oral medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Darlene S.

3 Testimonials
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 1.2 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 27, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Darlene's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$15 /bath
$12 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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3 Testimonials
Dec 2016
This last weekend Darlene took care of our Daisy for three nights. Daisy is more comfortable at home so Darlene came to our house twice a day to walk her and feed her and make sure she was all right. Darlene did an excellent job. Daisy liked her and so did my husband and I. It was easy to see that Darlene loves animals and they love her. We will definitely use Darlene again when we have to leave town.
Nov 2016
Worked with Darlene at bed and biscuits in Santa Cruz. I was impressed with how well she took care of the dogs paying close attention to their individual needs and owner requests. Based on this I have had her watch my old cat with special needs. Also I have recommended her for pet/house sitting to others who have been relieved to find someone like her.
Nov 2016
I am happy to write a testimonial for Darlene! I have know her for at least 7 years now, she's been taking care of my two Schnoodles with such good care. I always highly recommend her to anyone who asks. Darlene is a very reliable trustworthy person who takes care of my pets as if they were her own. Darlene has always been available to help me, and at anytime she may not be I know I can trust her opinion about someone else. I come home after she has been staying at my home, to very happy dogs, and my house is always as I left it. Darlene is awesome!
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