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Diane C.

9 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 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, Reptiles

Diane's Resident Pets

Hazel
Female
12 yr 2 mo old

About Diane

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My rates reflect/include care for 2 SMALL PETS (or 1 medium or 1 large) - walks/care/love - In Your Home. I've cared for almost every size and personality dog (and cat) for over 30 years; giant to tiny in size; abused, aggressive, separation anxiety, health afflicted, fearful and high energy! I'm First Aid/CPR Certified to look after pets at any age or health stage.

If you're looking for premium care for your pet, you can rest assured yours will be adored and cared for as if they were my own.

Your pets will be cared for in familiar surroundings by an experienced, calm, insightful, attentive, responsible, punctual, detail oriented, compassionate and loving caretaker. I have a sincere love and insight for dogs and cats with all their nuances and have no fear of mess, fur or slobber!

Professional Background: I've professionally walked, visited and physically cared for other's dogs and cats for over 18 years. This includes a wide array of breeds, mixes, sizes, temperaments and personality dynamics. My experience also includes in depth recovery care following major surgeries. Member of Pet Sitters International Professional Pet Sitters. Insured and Bonded. Pet First Aid and CPR Certified.

Personal Background: Born and raised in Southern California. I've been owned by multiples of pets always - from Irish Wolfhound, Rottweiler, Bouvier, Retriever, Mixes, Cocker Spaniel, Weimeraner, Terrier dogs and more - to rabbits, hamsters and reptiles! Volunteer work includes rescue organizations, animal shelters and Petfinder.

You can have peace of mind knowing your pets are cared for with compassion, understanding, experience and responsibility in the comfort of their own home, customized to their needs and yours.

Overnight stay? 11-12 hours of care, generally from 8pm to 7am. Or we can discuss a customized schedule that suits your pets' needs and yours that includes day and evening. I am self contained, have my own sleeping kit and everything else needed to leave your home undisturbed.

Health Ailments: I am experienced in caring for dogs with health challenges. I will keep your veterinarian's information in my contacts, along with an excellent 24 hour animal hospital in Tustin (or the one you provide me).

Coyote Watch: The presence of coyotes is always in the forefront of my mind while caring for your pet. I own an air horn, red pepper spray, whistle and stick ready for use if needed.

Whether it's walking, visiting, overnight, all day care, drop ins, extended care, 3 visits a day, a customized, highly detailed schedule or anything unique your pet needs, I've most likely experienced it, enjoy and excel at providing a high level of care. I look forward to caring for your pet. Let's talk more!

* Rates reflect care for 2 small pets, or 1 medium or 1 large sized pet. There is a $4 additional fee for the care of 2 pets (i.e., 1 small and 1 medium sized or 2 medium sized). Rates for multiple large sized pets will vary, ask me!


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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Diane C.

9 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 26, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$55 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 9 miles
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$26 /hour
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
Home Visits
$18 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
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9 Reviews
Diane was AMAZING, truly! I have never used a dog sitting service and Diane was better than I could have imagined! I will never feel bad about going away for work. I cannot wait to use Diane again, she was perfect for my high maintenance, attention addicted and cuddle obsessed toy poodle and yorkie! She sent lots of photo updates and I came back to a perfectly clean house and very clean looking puppies, along with notes and a personalized puppy present! Our flight was even delayed and she stayed at our house until late in the night to ensure they weren't left alone for too long. Cannot thank Diane enough
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If my family and I could give Diane 10/5 stars we would... she is that amazing!

We went on a family vacation to Hawai'i for a week but needed someone to come stay in our home to watch over our two shih tzu dogs. We have used DogVacay before but our other dog sitter has since found another career. So, we carefully researched the next person we would entrust in taking care of our beloved pets.

Diane went above and beyond. For example, when we left for the airport at 5 am she came over before per our request so our dogs would not be too sad. This is just one instance where Diane treated our pooches as if they were her own!

We gave her a step-by-step manual of what we do to take care of our dogs when we are home for an easy transition and she followed it to a T. They are shih tzus so they are somewhat high maintenance (oops! ha) but she was more than willing to ensure they were well taken care of.

She sent us pictures throughout the day with updates on how they were doing. This included pictures of her snuggling and giving our fur babies love!


In summary, going forward I will only be requesting Diane to watch over my dogs. I could not have asked for anyone better and she has raised my standards for an animal caretaker beyond what I could have imagined. Thank you, Diane! You are truly THE BEST.
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Diane is ah-mazing!!! Her gentle and caring approach to my pups really helped put them at ease and me too! I trust her taking care of my babies and makes my days easier when I know she is visiting them. Most importantly my pups love her and fast on becoming friends. I highly recommend her and have told all my neighbors! She is very accommodating and responds right away to your messages. She is the best!!
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Diane has been great with both of my large dogs. They seem just as happy now even when I'm not home and I no longer stress when I leave for business trips. Diane truly cares about the dogs and their happiness.
Diane was wonderful! Prompt and caring, she gave me daily texts, pictures and videos of my pets which made me feel confident that all was well with them. She updated me constantly on my older dog who has been ill and gave him special care and meds! Will use her again!
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Diane is THE BEST! So sweet, kind, caring and genuine. I was so comfortable leaving my dog in her care and would be thrilled to have her again. Extremely trustworthy and dependable, she's amazing!
Diane was very attentive and affectionate with my three big dogs. She was also extremely responsive to my needs and accommodating with my schedule. She was obviously interested in providing whatever Is best for me and my dogs. I plan to use Diane's services again and I recommend her to anyone needing quality dog care.
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Diane was amazing. This was a last minute booking and she was fabulous. Every time she came to the house she sent me pictures of all my animals who couldn't of been happier to see her. I have a Lab/Great Dane mix that sometimes can be intimidating to people because she is a lab personality with a small dane sized body that Diane was able to understand and love. On the opposite side of things I have a yorkie that was able to get loved and cared for just as much. As an added bonus, I have a cat that I was just going to leave food and water out for but Diane fed and gave her love too.
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Diane is truly exceptional. She took amazing care of my dogs and the house. She kept me up to date and my dogs were happier than ever. I can't recommended her enough. She's one of the best pet sitters I've come across. Diane was on time and was happy to spend time with the dogs. I will definitely be using her again and recommend to reach out to her for your pet sitting needs.
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