Denise The Dog Sitter/Groomer
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Denise R.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
29 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$48/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Denise's Resident Pets

Blake
Terrior, Maltese mix
Male
3 yr 0 mo old

Denise's House

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About Denise

Rest easy your dog will be well taken care of with loving kindness!
My little guy, Blake, loves our guests! He gets along well with other dogs. We have a small place and it is perfect for small dogs to stay and play.
We love to go to the park and the beach and play a lot.
And of course a nap with snuggles :)

I am also a Certified Dog Groomer from American Grooming Academy.




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Denise R.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
29 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$48/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated July 15, 2016

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Denise's Home
$48 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Denise's Home
$28 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$35 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$7 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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29 Reviews
Denise couldn't have been more accommodating while we visited Santa Cruz. She took the time to get to know our 2 year old Shepard mix and made the whole experience very positive. We got updates and pics of a relaxed pup.
Look forward to our next trip up to SC with our pup.
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We came from San Diego and needed a place for our 8 month old pup to stay for an afternoon. So happy to have found Denise! Chica is sometimes reluctant to stay without us but she didn't even look at us as we left! Denise sent us updates with photos of Chica playing and cuddling with the whole family. She was definitely a happy camper when we picked her up! It's good to know there is a safe and happy place for our pup in Santa Cruz!
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Sammie had a wonderful visit with Denise. I was initially worried that he might not do well bc we didn't have a meet n greet prior. Denise made me feel really comfortable, and sent multiple pictures during the day. I could tell he was super spoiled during his stay.
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Denise is a wonderful dog sitter. I have now used her a few times and she is the best. Sunny, our Cavalier King Charles, just seems to be happy as can be when he is with her. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a competent, dog loving sitter.
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Denise was amazing with our 1 year old labradoodle!
Denise was so wonderful and was able to take a very last minute reservation for my puppy. She was communicative through the whole process. I highly recommend her!
Excellent dog hosting! Picture updates and flexibility with drop off and pick up was great. Thanks!
This was Grendel's 2nd visit with Denise! I can tell she really enjoys visiting as Grendel gets very excited when we arrive at Denise's home. As with the previous stay, Denise was very responsive to our reservation request, gave Grendel excellent care, and provided updates.
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Fantastic loving care in a wonderful home style environment. Our little Shih Tzu was well cared for and when I picked him up, he was happy unlike his past experiences staying in a boarding kennel. When the need arises we will be contacting Denise to see if we can reserve a spot for Boshay.
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Denise is awesome! The website won't let me click on the stars, but I definitely give her five stars! Thumbs up. I have a pitbull who is one years old. I feel totally comfortable with him staying at Denise's house. My dog has only stayed overnight at my house, his human grandpa's house, and Denise's house. That should tell you how protective I am of my little big guy. I know my pup is safe with Denise, and I enjoy getting picture and text updates. She is flexible and responds in a timely fashion. I highly recommend her!
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Thanks to Denise our dog, Grendel, had a great "vacation" while we took a short anniversary trip. Denise was a wonderful host! She was quick to response to my initial inquiries and meet-and-greet request. Grendel liked her right away and got along well with the resident pup, Blake. I can tell from the daily pictures Denise sent that she has a great time. I highly recommend Denise!!
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Denise was great with Bodie. We would pick him up during the day and take him to the beach. Upon his return to Denise, he was always happy to see her and her friendly little dogs.
I'm here visiting my daughter from San Diego and it was nice to be able to leave my dog with Denise and know that he was taken care of. It's nice to know that I have someone that will take care of my 4 legged baby when I come to visit again.
Denise was wonderful! She was friendly and my dog, Stella, took to her (and her cute little pup) very quickly. She took special care of Stella by putting sunblock and t-shirts on because she doesn't have a lot of hair and burns in the sun. Stella was very calm when I picked her up - and for a Weimaraner, that tells me she had fun :).
Denise provided very good communication about drop offs and pick ups, and was flexible when I arrived a little later from the trip. Thanks so much, Denise!
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Denise was really sweet and took Dolce on a last minute reservation request over a holiday weekend when there was no one in my area available. She was flexible with drop off and pick up times, which helped out a great deal. Dolce clearly had a great time playing with Blake, the host dog, as she came home exhausted and slept all day!
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Denise was great! She had a friendly dog and was so tolerant of our excited young dog.
Another great stay for Fiji at Denise's while we were on vacation for a week. We continue and will continue to have Fiji stay with Denise. I highly recommend Denise to anyone looking for a great dog sitter!
We are from out of town and needed a safe place in the middle of our vacation to board our middle size dog. Denise is great to work with, great with dogs. Our dog was happy. Although her place is small, she makes up for it in walks. Denise texts photos and texts any questions. We'll gladly use her again if we need boarding or daycare.
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Denise did an excellent job with my two dogs. They went for three walks in one afternoon and all of the dogs got along with each other and they all enjoyed the walks. This was just an afternoon visit. Denise will be taking my pups ( Prince and Duchess) for a three day visit while I am in San Diego. I know they will be well taken care of and get plenty of exercising and will have other dogs to play with.
Chuck
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This was our third stay with Denise and like I have said before I highly recommend her. She was great with Fiji and always very prompt in returning my messages. She has become a trust sitter for us for all our future needs.
Denise was so great with Fiji we extended her stay through the duration of our time in temporary housing. Fiji is normally very shy with strangers but had no issues with Denise at all. Denise provided updates on how Fiji was doing along with pictures. Again I highly recommend and plan to use her for any of DogVacay needs.
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I highly recommend Denise. She was a life-saver for us and Fiji. We recently relocated to Santa Cruz county for work and was put in temporary house that wouldn't allow dogs. We had to scramble at the last minute to secure housing for Fiji. Denise was very accommodating and was quick to respond to my many questions. Again I highly recommend Denise!
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Denise was a wonderful host for my dog. She took good care of him and he was in great spirits upon my return. Her communication was excellent and arranging pick-up and drop off was no problem, despite our arriving fairly late. She sent pictures of my dog to us while we were away and even called to make sure everything was OK with us after we hadn't called to find out about how our dog was doing. I would highly recommend her.
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Denise was awesome with Belle. I got daily pictures and updates. I knew my dog was in excellent care and would use Denise again!
Denise is very positive about all aspects of taking care of dogs and was very kind and helpful to my dog and to me. I picked my dog up this afternoon and she feels completely normal which is what I want. I plan for Lilly to stay with Denise again soon and highly recommend her to others.
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Denise was great! She was very welcoming towards Baxter and I could tell he was going to have a fun time staying with her! She was accommodating to my special requests and I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with her. She sent pictures of him while I was away and was easy to contact if needed! She is definitely a gem in the dog sitting world! I would recommend setting up a meet and greet with this lady for sure :-D
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Denise took great care of Kole Bear when I was away for a week to vacation in Mexico! She sent photos often via e-mail (since I couldn't receive text messages) and loved him like her own. She even let him sleep in the bed with her! I would definitely book Denise again and feel totally confident that Kole Bear was well taken care of.

Thanks again, Denise!
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DEnise responded to my questions promptly and was very helpful and accommodating. She had a couple other dogs in her care and they all looked very happy. We dropped our dog off and Denise was very sweet with her. After we left she sent us a few picture to let us know how our dog was getting on. Winnie was very happy.
I will use Denise every time we visit capitola! She was great!
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Denise was wonderful and so accommodating on my last minute request! We were staying at a nearby hotel in Aptos that does not accept pets and Denise kindly picked up Tebow from us and then brought him back to us at the end of our stay. It worked out perfect! She updated us on how he was doing, took him on dog walks with her dogs, sent us a photo of them all..... so cute! We will definitely look forward to using Denise again when we travel to Aptos and would highly recommend her to anyone!
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