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Pavla U.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
62 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
$60/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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
Siberian Husky

Pavla's House

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

About Pavla

37 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Twenty three years ago I was looking for a dog friendly home for my 2 four legged girls Natalie, an 85 pound Alaskan Malamute and Silly Sally Sea Shell a Bahamian rescue Shep/Mix, and myself. Ever since my house had been referred to as the Doggy House because it is so dog friendly. It has hardwood floors, a front patio that leads to a long doggie run on the side of the house, completely closed in, allowing them to move freely in and out as they please. It has a bonus back yard as well, and plenty of wonderful parks in the neighborhood if you wish them to be walked.

My last dog Maggie, a rescued runt Shep/Husky mix, passed a few years ago at 16, leaving the Doggy House longing for wagging tails to once again enjoy it, and leaving me with the time and much love to bestow on your pets. Having had to travel quite a bit in the past, I fully understand the challenges that come with finding a safe and loving home away from home for them while you are away. I am highly responsible and conscious of the importance of their routines not being broken as to minimize stress on them. I also have extensive experience with special needs, senior, and with administering medications if required. I would love to have this opportunity to care for your four legged companions and offer you the peace of mind needed to fully enjoy your time away.

By profession I am a writer and therefore accustomed to spending my time at home.

Please feel free to contact me with any further questions and/or to arrange a Meet-n- Greet
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
Pavla U.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
62 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
$60/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 29, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Pavla's Home
$60 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Pavla's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Baths
$15 /bath
62 Reviews
Pavla is great with the pups. She's caring and genuinely loves the dogs. She send pictures and updates throughout the day to ensure us our babies are doing ok. Our dogs love her!
I just picked my dog up from another fun-filled trip to Pavla's. This woman is a dog whisperer, I swear. I could tell in the photos she sent every day that my dog had a great time at her home. Pavla has watched my dogs on several occasions now. I know that I never have to worry about their safety or well-being when they're with Pavla - and they always have a blast!
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Pavla was a great host! She clearly cares a great deal for animals and she goes above and beyond to ensure that every dog she cares for has a great time. She was very communicative and gave us frequent pictures and updates of our pup while he was there.
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Pavla is an excellent host as always. She's very friendly and extremely accommodating, and takes great care of our cat, Isis, who might be happier to see Pavla than she is us sometimes! The dogs in her home always look happy and healthy, and I'd recommend her to anyone looking for an experienced sitter in the area.
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Pavla is awesome! I was a little hesitant to use dogvacay at first because my dogs are picky about who they like. During our meet and greet however it was amazing how quickly the dogs took to her and were already acting like they were in a home they knew. Pavla's energy is amazing and if she can get along with our dogs she can absolutely get along with any dog. Our dogs always come home extremely calm and actually seem excited when they know we're dropping them off with her. Best of all, she sends you pictures and updates which is perfect for a worrier like me.
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Pavla is a wonderful host. She was very sensitive and kind with our elderly dog Cinderella. Her home is warm and inviting with wonderful soft lighting and easy and continuous access to the outside. I would definitely use her again as a host.
Pavla was a delight to work with!
Pavla is not only an awesome person, but has an awesome place. Very pet friendly home, with a patio plus outdoor area that was just perfect. Salami (my puppy) became best friends with her quite quickly, and I myself loved chatting with her (in French). She kept me well updated during his vacay; needless to say I felt incredibly comfortable leaving my baby with her. Hoping he can visit again soon.
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Belated review, but Pavla was great with Matilda -- it was clear that she truly cared deeply about her and we would definitely stay with her again.
Pavla did an amazing job with my babies! She sent updates and pics everyday. They were very comfortable with her and seemed genuinely sad to leave. I would definitely leave them with her again.
Pavla was wonderful! She was very kind and accommodating. And she has a great set up where the dogs can come in and outside as they please.
What a wonderful lady Pavla is. Very friendly with a Kind and gentle nature, and an immediately obvious love and affinity to dogs. She has a very welcoming and dog friendly home.
I went with Ru (my Irish terrier) for our meet & greet and by the time I left he was happily snuggled into Pavla on the sofa.
When I returned to drop Ru for his stay with Pavla he ran straight into her home and made himself comfy. I received updates and photos regularly whilst I was away which was really lovely to see what a wonderful time Ru was having and how he had just settled right in. It made my trip even more enjoyable knowing that Ru was in such good hands.
I highly recommend Pavla will defiantly be asking her to care for Ru again and look forward to an ongoing relationship
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Pavla was kind enough to keep our 4 month old puppy, Henry, over the holidays. It was our first time using DogVacay and our first time leaving him, so we were a little nervous. However, our concerns were quickly quelled once we met with Pavla and saw for ourselves how caring and loving she was with not only our dog, but her other doggy clients as well. Caring for a 4 month old puppy is a pretty big undertaking, but Pavla seemed to handle it with ease. The daily pics and reports she sent us were a great way for us to easily check in and see how Henry was fairing during his first time away from our home. Henry had a great time with Pavla and the other pups who were staying at her house for the holiday break!
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Pavla was wonderful. Kind, honest, loving and thorough.
Pavla's calm, loving nature made it easy for me to leave my girls for the weekend. She's amazing and both of my dogs came home relaxed and happy. I will definitely have her watch them again!
Oh my goodness: Pavla is so much more than a dog-sitter. We think of her as Dash's Auntie. Even though Dash is very old and rather infirm, her tail starts wagging when she arrives at Pavla's and it is even a little hard to persuade her to leave when we pick her up. Pavla gives her all the TLC she needs as well as taking of her meds and other needs with consummate skill and grace.
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Pavla is GREAT! - She made me feel very comfortable leaving Gabi over night with her. She REALLY knows dogs and understands their psychology. She sent along pictures too - so I had ZERO worries while i was out and about.

Great communication - prompt replies - 100% professional.

Couldn't be more happy with my experience.
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Look no more. Pavla is truly a dog whisperer.
Pavla's knowledge in the care of a dog never ceases to amaze me. I feel 150% comfortable when my Bella stays with her.
Bella and I just adore Pavla. She is always astute in her care of my senior Golden. Not sure what I would have done had I not met her.
Pavla is always great! She sends pictures and updates of my girl while I'm away and it's obvious that she gives a very high level of care!
Pavla is our go-to petsitter for Dash, our elderly Golden. She takes superb care of her, offering back rubs for Dash's arthritis, keeping us posted with daily photos and messages, administering meds etc. It's a true labor of love and we couldn't be more grateful.
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We loved Pavla, and so did Isis! It was a great vacay and we got a ton of lovely updates and photos. Pavla was very attentive, accommodating, and it's clear that she cares for animals very much. I would definitely book another Vacay with her again in the future.
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This was my very first time using Dog Vacay and I think we found our forever person in Pavla. Bella and I felt instantly at home and like we all knew each other for years. Especially when Bella walked right onto her couch and snuggled up to Pavla, I know we all would be better than amazing. I got many text pictures and updates which made me feel so good about my choice. This was so helpful to me since I can travel much for work. Bella is also a senior with some unique food and medication issues and this was absolutely no issue for Pavla. She was sweet, loving and an expert dog lover and care giver. We will be back and often. Thank you Pavla for just being you!
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Bentley's stay with Pavla was wonderful. This was my first time using Dog Vacay and my first time boarding Bentley since I adopted him in January. Needless to say, I was a little nervous. My concerns were quickly alleviated during our meet n greet. Pavla treated Bentley as if he was her own for the weekend and sent me picture updates to let me know that he was doing well. I am extremely happy with the care and affection that Bentley received while I was away. I know I have to look no further for care next time and I would happily recommend her to my friends. Thank you Pavla and thank you Dog Vacay for introducing us.
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Pavla was a wonderful host for our dog Marley today. She went above and beyond - keeping us posted with pics and updates throughout the day and treating Marley as if it were her own dog. Pavla was patient and understanding while Marley acclimated to a new environment. We are thrilled we found her. Thank you Pavla!
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Lobo enjoyed another stay at Pavla's! He's really making himself quite at home there. Seeing pictures of him sprawled out on his back on her bed are a sure sign he's relaxed and enjoying his DogVacay. He was very happy to see her when I dropped him off & in no rush to leave when I came to pick him up. It's such a relief to know he's well cared for while I'm out of town. Thank you Pavla!!
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It took me quite a while to warm up to the idea of leaving my dog with a stranger. I thought DogVacay was a brilliant idea, but it took me 2 years to actually use the service after I signed up. My dog can be particular about humans and other dogs. He's quite dramatic and slow to warm up, so I recognized that there was potential for everyone involved to be miserable.

After reading tons of profiles, I found Pavla & decided to do a trial run while I was still in town. I'm thrilled to report that it went very well! She even had 2 other dogs at the time.

I've done my fair share of animal rescue work & I'm vegan, so my standards for animal care are quite high. What I really appreciate about Pavla is that she genuinely cares to get know your dog's personality to connect with them and make the stay enjoyable for both she and your dog. I trust her to make good decisions to ensure that Lobo is well cared for and enjoys his vacation as much as I enjoy mine.

Needless to say, Lobo will be enjoying many nights at Pavla's Dog House in the future.
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After several visits with Pavla, Dash can hardly wait to get out of the car and visit with her new best friend. Pavla is a lovely, kind animal lover who will lavish attention on your dog!
Tammy had a great time with Pavla again! It's obvious that she really loves dogs and I will continue coming back to her for any petsitting needs. :)
This was Minka's second visit with Pavla, and I wouldn't trust her with anybody else. From the moment we pulled up to Pavla's house, Minka was so excited to see her and made herself right at home. While I was away I got plenty of photos and and funny stories from Pavla. My flight was delayed coming back and Pavla was so understanding. It's such a relief knowing that I have someone I can trust and who my dog loves when I have to go out of town.
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Pavla is absolutely the best there is. I won't leave McQueen with anyone but Pavla. McQueen is so excited to see her and she takes such good care of her while we are gone. We used to have reservations about going on vacation if we couldn't take McQueen but now that we have found Pavla we don't hesitate for a second.
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Tammy thoroughly enjoyed her stay with Pavla. She is obviously a dog lover and Tammy had a great time while under Pavla's loving care. I'm not sure she wanted to come home at all. It's so wonderful to feel comfortable knowing Tammy was in such good hands! I will definitely be calling on Pavla's service again soon! Thank you, Pavla!! :)
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I couldn't be happier to have found Pavla. I was pretty nervous initially about leaving Minka with a stranger for the first time, but Pavla made me feel very comfortable at our meet & greet. It was clear that she truly loves animals and Minka took to her immediately. Pavla sent me frequent pictures/updates throughout the weekend which kept my mind at ease. When I picked Minka up on Sunday, she had clearly developed a real trust and affection for Pavla. I could tell that Minka felt very comfortable at her house. I'll definitely be reaching out to Pavla again the next time I go out of town. I feel very lucky to have found her.
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Dash has stayed with Pavla now three times--I wouldn't take her anywhere else! What makes Pavla special is that in addition to being a good and honest person, she genuinely loves and connects with dogs. A trip to her house like a visit with a favorite family friend. She works from home so is available quite a lot to play and take walks. I think Dash was sorry to have to leave this time.
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My dog Dash loves visiting Pavla. She is such a kind, genuinely caring person and a true dog lover. She attends to Dash's "special needs" with thoughtful concern and makes sure she gets her walks, meds and food on schedule. Highly recommended!
I came into a dog that needed an immediate new home and I had to wait for my apartment to ok him. I found Pavla and arranged a short stay. She was wonderful. She helped me find a vet, and my dog needed antibiotics and ear drops that she administered during his extended stay with her. She gave me great advice and numbers of people who can help my little guy. She was amazing with him and her house is perfect with an outdoor run and toys and lots of love. I will only consider her in the future and I can't say enough about the care she gave.
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Boomer had a great time as usual with Pavla who is so wonderful! She immediately soothed and calmed Boomer who suffers from separation anxiety. We received an update and photos almost immediately after dropping him off and kept receiving photos and updates for Boomer's one day vacay. You can't go wrong with Pavla! She is trustworthy and knows how to handle dogs and their humans. My only complaint is that we live too far from her to use her all the time. Thank you Pavla for loving our little boy and treating him like your own!
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My Isabelle had a great time with Pavla! I was extremely thankful to have found her short notice on New Years Eve - she was very communicative and accommodating, and I received a healthy amount of photos... which is always wonderful when I'm missing the puppy. I would definitely recommend Pavla to anyone looking for a warm and secure dog sitting experience :)
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Pavla is such a kind and loving dog sitter. She asked many questions to make sure she knew everything our dog needed, from meds to food, walks and sleep and encouraged me to bring toys and favorite things from home. She sent regular photos and updates and I felt 100% confident leaving my dog with her for a week. Her home is clean and tidy while being cozy and dog-friendly. I will certainly use her again!
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We have a 1 ½ year old Toy American Eskimo, Klondike, who Pavla watched for 10 full days over the Thanksgiving holiday. I was a bit worried about leaving my puppy for such a long time, but Pavla was fantastic with both Klondike and her worrisome parents! While we were away, Pavla frequently sent us e-mails and texts with pictures and messages about Klondike’s stay so far, her behavior, and fun things that they had done together. My puppy is very shy and it takes her a while to warm up to people, but it was clear from the pictures and from when we picked her up that she and Pavla got along great. Not only that, but Pavla was so sweet and really cared about the wellbeing and happiness of our pup! We would love to have Pavla look after our little girl again, and I recommend others do as well!
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Pavla is a true dog lover. She is attentive and warm toward my dog and is responsive and conscientious toward me. She is professional and a good communicator--we would definitely use her services again.
I'm so glad I found Pavla, she's great! She's very caring and has a great instinct with dogs.

My two dogs are rescues with very specific issues and I always worry when I have to travel but Pavla was able to make them feel comfortable in her lovely home. She not only sent pictures everyday but also sent updates on their daily adventures which was so reassuring and fun. I will be definitely be using her services again next time I have to travel, I highly recommend her!
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Dear Pavla:
Thanks for taking care of me and loving me when my mom and pops were out of town over the 4th of July weekend. I thought it was sooo funny that you kept telling my mom you would keep an eye on me when the fireworks went off that night, like I go crazy when I hear the big bangs and other stuff. NOT!
I really like the way you make me feel like I belong to you. I wish I could say you're #1 in my book, but my mom's probably gonna read this and I don't want her to get jealous.
I can't wait for my next sleepover with you!
Love, Boomer
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Max is a regular at Pavla's now. He loves being there; last time I dropped him off he ran into her house and quickly made himself comfortable. Given that Max was a rescue dog who was found wandering around in a park and had separation anxiety when we first adopted him, I consider this a testament to Pavla's amazing connection with Max and the safe, caring environment she has created for him there. We are so lucky to have found Pavla. She has been extremely helpful in watching Max while work is being done at our house. She has sent me regular photo updates, which all show him having a blast. Thank you Pavla and for anyone else looking for a great pet-sitter, she is wonderful and is highly recommended!
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Max has been a repeat customer of Pavla's since we moved to Los Angeles from New Jersey. Pavla is a kind, thoughtful, and observant pet-sitter who has your pet's best interests at heart! Max is so comfortable at her place (especially after having been there a couple times now) and she takes wonderful care of him. I highly recommend her.
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My husband and I left our dog, Max, with Pavla for a weekend and she was, once again, wonderful to him. Max doesn't usually like to eat when we are away and will push his food around, but at Pavla's house he ate right away which proved to us how comfortable he is there. While away, Pavla sent us many pictures and a summary of how Max was doing each day. It was comforting to see how Max was doing and what he was doing (walking, sleeping, and just enjoying life!). As I wrote in my previous review, I would highly recommend Pavla. She has created a very soothing and welcoming environment in her home that is perfect for dogs (and anxious parents of dogs!). I am so happy that my husband and I found a trustworthy and kind sitter in Pavla and encourage others to meet her if you are looking for an attentive and thoughtful person to take care of your pets.
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Pavla is amazing! My husband and I left our dog with her for a day while work was being done at our house. She sent several pictures of Max having a good time and relaxing at her house. He even made a new doggy friend! I would definitely recommend Pavla to other dog owners, especially those who (like me) are worried about their dogs playing nicely with others (human and dog alike). Pavla has a wonderfully calming demeanor and her house is perfect for dogs. Thank you Pavla!
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What can I say but, love, love, love! Pavla absolutely loves dogs (and their humans too). She is such a gentle, loving, warm-hearted soul and she has great stories to tell (ask her about the hummingbird nest in her front porch). Pavla was recommended to me for Boomer by my usual host who was unavailable and I'm so glad she did! Although a bit farther from me than I'd like (Pavla's cozy cottage is in W. Hollywood and I live in Pasadena) it was worth the drive and traffic. We received daily photos, videos and updates of our little boy. And although Pavla had two other dogs that weekend besides Boomer, one of them with special needs, Pavla had the time, a calm energy and love to make all of them feel special. It's such a blessing to know my fur baby is being well-taken care of and I don't have to worry about his well-being when I have to be out of town and he can't travel with us. Thank you Pavla!
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Pavla is absolutely wonderful with our 2 year old, blind and deaf dog, Pi. We've left him with her twice now and would not hesitate to do so again. Pavla sent us photographs updating us on Pi's activities every day. She has had a lot of experience watching dogs with disabilities, and she thought of everything when we dropped Pi off- she even recommended leaving something that smells like us (a sweater or jacket) to make Pi feel more comfortable in a new environment. Pavla is incredibly considerate and will treat your dog like her own. We are so grateful to have found someone we trust and we will certainly ask Pavla to watch Pi again in the future.
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Pavla is an amazing host! Not only is she located conveniently close to our house, she has a perfect house for George to stay at and plenty of room to run around outside. This is our second time leaving George with Pavla and he seemed right at home. There were two other dogs staying this time and Pavla sent plenty of pictures of them all playing together. I think George was actually sad to come home! We will definitely continue to use Pavla in the future for our dog boarding needs.
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I am thrilled to have found Pavla for my little rescue dog. I highly recommend her for any dog sitting or boarding. She provided a safe, loving and comfortable home for my beloved pet while I was on a two week vacation. From the first time I met Pavla I was confident that she would take excellent care of my dog. And she did! Pavla loves animals, is experienced in caring for them and outstanding in providing them with whatever they need. She listens to your needs and follows whatever you ask her to do. I will continue to use Pavla whenever I leave town. She is extremely reliable, nurturing and competent. Thank you Pavla.
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Once again, I left my two elderly dogs with Pavla for a mini-vacation while I was out of town. It rained and stormed the entire time my dogs were with her, which meant that the dogs were probably going crazy, tracking mud into the house, and resisting going outside to do their business, but Pavla didn't complain or make an issue about it at all, even though I know it must have meant a lot of additional work for her. Pavla's the best. I wouldn't even consider leaving my dogs with anyone but her unless I absolutely had to. My two dogs love going over there, and even though they are both older and need special attention, I never have to worry about them while they're in Pavla's caring, capable hands.
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I highly recommend Pavla. She was very thoughtful when I dropped off my dog in asking about her eating preferences and other questions that would help keep her comfortable and happy during her stay. My dog is shy around people but warmed up to Pavla quickly and was best friends with Pavla by the time I picked her up.
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Pavla was an amazing host for our Dog! She kept her for 10 days over the holiday's and was nothing short of amazing. She was so sweet and caring, sent us pictures during the whole stay, along with notes letting us know how our girl was doing. It was such a pleasant experience we are now less hesitant to plan other trips knowing that we have someone as great as Pavla to leave our dog with. I know she would be excited to go see her new friend Pavla.
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We are perfectly pleased with the Care Pavla provided for Seth during this stay. She dealt with all his issues perfectly (blind in one eye, "selective hearing" on one side.) Her house was stimulating for him in the best of ways, and we would use her again in a heartbeat.
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Pavla gave Penny a fantastic experience while I was away! It's clear that she really cares about dogs - she treats her guests like they are her own. She has a house with a secure outdoor area that is perfect for pets. She also accommodated my last-minute reservation. It was an ideal experience and I highly recommend her.
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After the meet and greet it was clear that Pavla was the right choice for us and our dog Cooper. Our concerns about leaving him with her for 2 1/2 weeks were gone once we saw how they interacted with each other and 'clicked' right away. Cooper is usually reserved when it comes to meeting strangers, but that did not happen when he met Pavla for the first time. She sent us tons of pictures and we could see how happy and relaxed he looked. We would not hesitate to leave Cooper in Pavla's capable hands again in the future.
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I couldn't have asked for anyone better to watch our dogs. Both of my dogs require daily medication and the older dog needs special attention because of her age. Pavla had no problem with any of this.

She sent us daily pictures of the dogs the entire time we were away and you could tell the dogs were having a great time (and they're not always easy to please).

She had a ton of space for the dogs, a safe and secure outdoor area for the dogs to enjoy, and, because she works at home, she was able to give them a lot of attention.

I'll definitely be leaving my dogs with Pavla anytime I leave town.
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Pavla was wonderful with our Clovis. Like many dog owners, we are naturally concerned where our dog will spend quite a bit of time without us. However, after meeting Pavla, we immediately knew that she would take care of him with much care and attention.

The environment is very calming and serene. Her attention with Clovis was very noticeable when we picked him up. He was very calm, balanced and without his usual anxiety when he returned from other places. We were astounded by his demeanor and knew that with the combination of Pavla’s loving attention to him and her peaceful environment, he was well taken care of.

We strongly recommend Pavla!
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What can I say other than Annie has been my baby for fourteen years and I have never boarded her through conventional means. Annie has always stayed with family and trusted friends. Pavla put me at ease with our first meeting and now is a part of Annie's life. Her care is making us do some new things in our home. A delightful experience.
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My high energy Boston Terrier Bonkers had a blast at Doggy House. There was so much room for him to run around and play in! From the dog run on the side of the house to the enclosed front patio, Bonkers had a ton enough space to expend his energy. Pavla responded within minutes of my reservation request and was more than happy to fulfill my last minute holiday reservation. Boston Terriers can be quite a handful but Pavla was up for the challenge and completely prepared. She was very patient, responsible and extremely caring. Even though Bonkers isn't afraid of fireworks, Pavla made sure he was safe and secure during the course of the evening. But that didn't mean a lack of playtime, as evidenced by all the picture updates Pavla sent me! That was much appreciated and put my mind at ease. She also made sure Bonkers got his medication and stuck with his general routine.

Bonkers can't wait to go back to Doggy House...and I won't hesitate to call on Pavla for his next DogVacay!
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