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Linda O.

85 Reviews
55 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Linda 's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Linda

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello there!
My name is Linda and I live in a house with a huge backyard that is fully enclosed!

I was lucky enough to grow up on a farm in Ireland so animals are basically my life!

I grew up caring for and raising horses, dogs, cats, cows, birds, pigs and of course my pet lamb Snowball! When there were no animals in need of rescue on the farm, I spent my time volunteering at local animal shelters and rescues.

I am very active and outgoing person and I live right beside Runyon Canyon so your little furry angel will enjoy plenty adventures and exercise!

As I mentioned, my house is a large 3 bedroom with hardwood floors, pet friendly furniture, and most importantly we have a a huge fully enclosed backyard which is perfect for playing games, lounging in the sun or exploring!

I live with 2 other animal lovers and we all work from home so your little furry friend will have constant love and attention! Boredom or loneliness is not an option in this house!!

While you are away, I am always available by email, phone or text and I will be delighted to send you photos and updates on how your best friend is doing. You can even Skype with them if you'd like!

Hope to meet you soon! Cheers!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Linda O.

85 Reviews
55 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 27, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Linda 's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Linda 's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$50 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$20 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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85 Reviews
Linda took great care of our two babies and they came home happy and exhausted, which is always a sign of a good vacay. Linda was extremely patient given the torrential downpour that created not only muddy paws, but also limited the dogs time outside, which I am sure made them a bit stir crazy. She kept in touch via text and sent us photos, which we love to see. Overall, it was a great visit. Thank you Linda!
Linda is the absolute best! I got pictures each of day of my dog (Ted) having fun at her house. Ted took full advantage of her big yard and for the first time in a long time he came home exhausted from having so much fun.
What a great lady!! She is warm and flexible and really cares about dogs! I learned a lot from her about dogs and dog behavior and both myself and my dog will defiantly benefit from her knowledge. I have a high energy dog and her large, fully fenced back yard gave her a great place to play! I felt 100% comfortable leaving my dog and knew that she would receive loving, healthy care and i didn't need to worry. I will use her services again in a heartbeat!
I dont ever need to search for a dog care person again - i will be a repeat customer for sure! Thanks Linda!
I love my two Yorkshire pups as if they were my children. I was apprehensive to leave them. After reading Linda's great reviews, and seeing how many return customers she had, I decided to give it a try. She was great! She stayed in contact with me throughout the day giving me updates and sending pics. They came home happy and exhausted both nights. We will definitely be trusting her with our pups again! Thx, Linda, for making our weekend a little more enjoyable!
Linda is a very nice host & is accommodating for all drop off & pick ups. My dog Bailey is always happy there with lots of room to run & play with the other dogs. My dog stays here often & seems to love her time there. I would recommend her & her home to my friends who also travel for work often and you can trust Linda will take good care of their dogs as her own.
Linda was very open and communicative with us the whole time she had Hershey, and he came back super happy to have hung out at her place with other dogs. Would definitely bring him back again when we need a sitter!
we left our girl with linda and she came back happy and healthy. much appreciated!
This was the second time I had Linda watch Eevee and she was fantastic! We ended up coming later than our set time and earlier than our pick up time and she was SO flexible about everything! My puppy had trouble eating, so she told me of this awesome idea to mix coconut oil and I loved it! She was able to try it with my puppy and even sent me the cutest video of Eevee gobbling it all up! Now I'm gonna try it with my dog when she has trouble eating :) She's very knowledgeable about animals and I feel confident that my dog is getting the care she needs with Linda!
Linda is AWESOME! I contacted her during the week and she was so easy to talk to and messaged me back right away even asking about my dog's normal routine. I could tell she really cared about animals and it made me feel so confident to leave Eevee in Linda's hands, that I requested to have her watch my dog for an extra day :) She sent cute photos and even gave me a recap of the day when I picked Eevee up!
When trying to research what to do with our 4-month old pup while we were away for a long weekend, my husband and I came across Dog Vacay and Linda. It was the first time we felt like it was something that we could be comfortable with when leaving our fur baby. We got an incredibly quick answer from Linda to our request and set a time for a visit and meet and greet. It was easy and we felt like Tenaya would be in good hands and be able to run around, play with new friends, and get plenty of care and attention. It was such a relief. It was clear she would be in a great, dog-friendly environment. While we were away we were kept updated with notes and photos so we knew our pup was doing well. And when we picked her up, she was happy and healthy and clearly had fun. Great experience all around!
Linda has watched my dog Marley on several occasions in LA. She has been solid every time and Marley comes home exhausted so I know she has had a great time. She communicates well, and keeps me updated. She will always get the first call whenever we are traveling in LA and I need someone to watch the pup.

Thanks Linda!
Cosmo had an awesome time at Linda's. He played all day and came home happy and tired! We will definitely have him stay with her again! Thank you!
Linda was awesome with my baby and I would take him back anytime.
Linda has been amazing with my pup. Always accommodating and communicative. She is my number one call when I am in need of a sitter for Marley when I am in LA. I highly recommend her.
Linda is a wonderful hostess. She was very attentive to our senior dog's needs.
Our dog loved Linda, the big backyard, and getting to play with the other dogs!
Always happy to take in my Starbuck even on little notice. Its like a vacation for my dog also.
Always happy to take in my Starbuck even on little notice. Its like a vacation for my dog also.
We love Linda! From the moment I met her I just felt great about leaving Storm with her. She is warm and friendly and her personality speaks volumes of the great care your pal will receive. She went over everything with me and I even got to meet some of the other doggies that he was going to be with - they were all just so adorable and friendly - Storm's an only dog so we were excited for him to have some friends to hang out with. She told me about each one and ensured me he was in a safe, happy place. She took amazing care of Storm while we were away and sent us pics and updates regularly - we were totally at ease our entire trip! And we arrived home to a healthy, happy pup! We are so happy to find someone we can trust to take care of our boy. Thank You Linda! :)
Linda is awesome! I have used her several times already taking care of my pup. Marley is always excited to see her and their sweet dog. She communicates well and has always been very accommodating when it comes to my crazy schedule. I highly recommend her.
Linda is a fantastic host taking great care of our pups!
Dogvacay was such a great experience!! Lulu had a great time playing in the huge backyard. I received lots of pictures throughout Lulu's stay, and my family loved seeing her happily playing with the other dogs. It was so nice being able to relax on our vacation knowing that Lulu was being taken care of by someone that loves dogs! Linda made drop off and pick up so easy - and was very flexible with the timing. We hope to have Lulu stay with Linda again in the future!
the best
Lola and Ramona adore LINDA
The only person we leave our babies with
Linda is the best
Linda was amazing! I dropped my little girl off to a house full of happy dogs running around everywhere in the backyard. It was truly a puppy paradise, if your dog loves all the attention. Thanks so much for making Miso so happy while I was away & for sending such cute photos of her and new friends :)
Molly LOVED her stay here! She had friends to play with, and a big yard to run around in. I felt very confident leaving her with Linda, and would highly recommend!
George had the best time!!
Linda was super accommodating and flexible when we were making arrangements for Charley's vacay. She sent lots of pictures of Charley and her dog, Blue, having a great time in the yard. I couldn't have been happier leaving her knowing she was having a great time away from home. Highly recommend booking a stay for your pup with Linda.
dharma loved staying with linda and playing with the others during the day. linda was responsive, communicative and lovely to deal with. I will definitely have my dog stay with her when I need help in LA.
They were wonderful !! I think they actually took better care of my dog then I do lol, very much approved :)
Penny and I love Linda! She is my definite go to for daycare and boarding. The giant backyard is perfect for my active/wild pup. Linda always sends me pics of Penny throughout her stay there, which I really appreciate (yes, I am a crazy paranoid fur mom)! Just knowing she is sleeping in a nice warm cozy house (and not a kennel) with people who adore her, gives me a sense of relief. Thank you Linda!
Parker had a great time under Linda's care. She sent us photos of him while we were away. I think he misses her big backyard and playing with Blue! We will definitely request another stay when we are on vacation!
Good experience with host
This is our third visit with Linda. She is wonderful and our dogs love it at her house. She has a huge backyard. Our dogs like sleeping in her nice, dog-friendly, comfy house. I'm a wreck when I leave them, but Linda always sends me pictures of "my squeasels" every day. I highly-highly recommend Linda to watch your dogs. I'm looking at Pebbles and Sundae right now, and they are sleeping like babies. I know they had a great time! (And they love her accent too!) -- Thank you, Linda!
Linda was an excellent dog sitter!! Watson had a blast. We had to bring him a day earlier than expected and she was so kind and accommodating. We will definitely book with Linda again soon!
Linda was so good to Watson. He had such a great time playing with the other dogs and came home exhausted :). She sent pics and status updates daily. We will definitely work with Linda again!!!
So grateful to Linda for taking care of our dog Frank while we were away. She is exceptionally kind and caring, and we know he receives incredible care. She sends photos, and he always looks so happy and/or relaxed. Knowing we can leave Frank in such capable hands is a true gift.
Many thanks to the lovely Linda for fostering such a pleasant and comfortable stay for our dog, Frank. From the photos Linda sent, we knew our boy was well taken care of and at ease. We are so grateful for her warmth, responsiveness, and tremendous knowledge; she made Frank feel right at home. I know Frank looks forward to visiting Linda again very soon!
Bronson had a great time with Blue!! :)
Great communication, wonderful place, my dog came back happy and healthy!
Linda is the best
Linda did a great job taking care of Zachy, while I was away. This was my first time using someone new and I was nervous, she sent many photos and videos so that I was assured Zachy was having a great time. I look forward to having Zachy stay with her again in the future.
She had a great dog for our pup to play with and he had a blast playing in her yard. She also washed his blankets for us and sent hilarious pictures.
NOBODY is better than Linda! We had to move away from LA, and leaving Linda behind made it so much harder. She's amazing with our dog, flexible with our schedule, and a generally wonderful person who we're happy to now call a friend. It's one thing to find a great dog sitter--it's another thing to find someone as amazing as Linda. She's the best!
My pups were exhausted when they came home, and happy and healthy. What more could one want? Thanks, Linda!
Lola and Ramona love Linda, they get so excited to see her. We are happy we found a place to leave our babies when we need to and we know they are happy and safe.
Isabelle and Fred came home safe, happy and tired! Perfect and tells me that they had a good time. What more could one ask for?
Lola and Ramona love staying with Linda
Thank you, Linda! Great as usual!
Lola and Ramona love Linda! She is super sweet, she sends lots of updates, and we will keep leaving our dogs with her
Linda was the perfect host! Her love for dogs was clear and Caleb had such a wonderful stay. He came home happy and exhausted, which was perfect.

Linda sent daily photos of Caleb so that I wouldn't worry and also shared frequent updates. I always felt like he was in the best of hands and can't wait to have him stay with Linda again soon.
Linda was the sweetest, my dogs felt right at home and so incredibly happy, we are gonna be regulars. She gave us constant updates, it was perfect.
Linda and her housemates were great with my pup. I got updates multiple times per day and felt confident my dog was having her own vacation while I was away.
Gatsby loved his time at Linda's - came back a very happy pup! :) I also appreciated Linda's communication throughout his stay - so I always knew he was safe, sound, and playing happy! Made me able to enjoy the night away!
Our dog had a great stay and she kept in contact with us each day which was awesome. I would totally recommend her!
Linda is amazing. She is very caring and great with my unconventional requests, like picking and dropping deen off at odd hours and watching him for rough play. I highly recommend her for people looking for care especially for their bigger dogs.
My husband and I were so thankful to find Linda on short notice so we didn't have to board our Lab/Pointer/Border Collie mix pup, Sam, while we were out of town. After sending him to stay with Linda, we will never board again.
Sam's stay at Linda's lived up to the Dog Vacay name--it was truly a vacation for him, like sending him to Disneyworld for the week. With their huge back yard and other dogs for playmates, Sam got to run and play his little heart out daily and we could see how much fun he was having in regular photo & text updates from Linda. Her excellent communication made us feel so at ease while we were away.
I'd sent along some info about Sam's habits/routine, and it was apparent Linda was happily mindful & understanding of those personal notes.
She was flexible and accommodating to our travel plans, which was a big help. She even thoughtfully washed his toys that he'd dirtied up playing so hard. Sam was so well-cared for, and we could tell he was in the hands of true dog lovers. So thankful we found her, and we'll definitely be back again.
Faith refused to eat her first meal today at home-- but as soon as I dropped her off, Linda texted me pictures of Faith eating dog food at her house... Guess eating at Linda's makes her feel like she's cheating :)
I'm realizing that having Faith be a regular at Linda's is very therapeutic. She gets to see her doggy friends which makes her very, very happy.
OMG, Linda took my dog Faith really last minute, and I really, really appreciated it. This is Faith's second time at Linda's, and she seems to love it there. Honestly, it seems like Faith is lonely at home, and until I get another dog I'm glad that she can go to Linda's and wag her tail so much. Thanks Linda!!
Linda is amazing!
From the moment that we did the meet and greet to the time i picked Deen up from his daycare session, I felt so comfortable with Linda and her boy Blue. Linda was super accommodating for my requests and kept communicating with me throughout the day.

I highly recommend Linda for anyone looking for a friendly, accommodating, and dedicated dog sitter.
I'm new to the site, booked Linda super last minute--based on her reviews. I was worried about my german shepherd/lab mix who just came from the animal shelter only 2 months ago; worried about her separation anxiety. Clearly Linda is an expert. I was shocked and pleasantly surprised that Faith was really happy and calm there. I got lots of texted pics from Linda to reassure me, which is such a great service. I will absolutely book he again!
Second time Marty has stayed with Linda and she was well taken care of. Always stressful going out of town and leaving her behind but feel much better knowing she has somewhere to go where she feels comfortable and has a great time.
Linda is the best! .... what else can we say? We feel at ease knowing our dog is being taken care of by a responsible and caring person like Linda. The outside space is great for our german shepherd lab to run around and play. She always makes sure to text us with updates and pictures of the days activities which usually include a hike or tug of war with blue! :)
Truth be told, our dog was all but ready to move in with Linda after the amazing stay she had there. She was treated to days filled with backyard playarounds, nature hikes, and couch relaxation time; and with regular text and photo updates, we always felt that our pup was well-supervised and cared for. Will definitely dogvacay here again!
Linda was awesome, our dog Carmine had an awesome time and she handled him very well. We will be more than glad to leave Carmine under her care again in the future.
I'm always a bit nervous leaving my two mutts. Pogo is barky and bossy, Little Dog has a sensitive stomach. Linda took care of them both with ease and sensitivity. Both dogs came home happy and well cared for, they had fun and they definitely bonded with Linda. She also sent me pictures and kept me updated while I was away. She was the best sitter I could have imagined, and I have no hesitation leaving my dogs with her again. She was great!
Famous had a great time with Linda and Linda followed all my instructions for caring for Famous. Famous really enjoyed the large yard.
Linda is fantastic! My husband and I felt completely comfortable walking away and leaving Sadie with Linda, and our gal had a great time. Linda also sent pictures of Sadie playing in the huge, fenced-in yard, sleeping comfortably with her new buddy (exhausted from having so much fun) and when we picked her up, it was obvious that she had had a super experience. We felt a little bad, as Sadie was even looking out the back window as we drove away...;-(.
I would absolutely recommend Linda...Wonderful person and place!
Linda was amazing and took very good care of my two girls. I would recommend her to everyone and will for sure use her again. Thank you linda! You Rock!
We absolutely LOVE Linda. I have 2 very high energy pups, and Linda handles them like a pro. Not just that, she makes the entire process of leaving our girls with her super easy: she is extremely responsive and easy to reach by phone/text, she sends great photos of them having a blast either hiking or in her huge backyard, and she follows any and all training instructions that you leave her. My girls always come home happy and exhausted, and you know they had a good time with her. Highly recommended!
Linda took great care of Marty Alabama! I always worry when I have to go out of town but Marty was well taken care of and even made some new doggy friends. Linda kept me updated with pics throughout the week and I know Marty enjoyed a week of play and fun with her new friends. I will definitely use again in the future!
Walter had a ton of fun with Linda. She even took him on a nice long hike at Runyon Canyon. When we picked Walter up, he was very happy and definitely had a great time. We will be using her again in the future for sure!
Linda is amazing! At this point I wouldn't trust Carson with anyone else. Her text updates with pictures are always appreciated and I'm always smiling knowing that he's in great hands. I'm not sure what I'll do if I'm traveling and she's not available. Huge recommendation from me.
My wife and I kept postponing a trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan because we did not know what to do about care fro Cosmo and Lily. A friend of my sister told us that she thought very highly of Linda and we should have a meet and greet with her. We immediately noticed how kind and dedicated to animals she is and we knew that we could trust her to take care of our dogs. I thought about them on this trip but I never once worried that they were not being loved and taken care of while we were gone. Linda's home is perfect for dogs and her roommates are great guys. I will use Linda again to take care of Cosmo and Lily without hesitation and I very highly recommend her to anyone in need of a place to leave your dogs.
I rarely trust my girls (two DDR German Shepherds) with anyone. Linda took them in as if they were her own, gave them more attention than we probably do (and they are spoiled rotten) all while keeping me up to date on their daily activities with text and pictures. I wish there was an add a star button on the rating, because I would give Linda 5+++ stars. Her experience and professionalism really let my husband and I enjoy our vacation. We knew our babies were in great hands!!
Fabulous as always!
Linda was great with our dog. She came back happy and seemed to have had a great time! Linda also sent us daily updates with pics.
We love Linda! She's terrific w/Scupper & he has fun. We feel at ease when we're away, because our dog is in terrific hands!
Our dog Scupper is so well loved & taken care of when he visits Linda. We are thankful to have found her!!
I cannot say enough good things about Linda and my boys' stay with her this weekend. I'm always nervous leaving my boys Connor and Angus in anyones care after several bad experiences and Linda was so understanding of my paranoia! My boys liked her right away when we met her for a meet and greet several weeks ago and made themselves right at home upon their arrival yesterday. Linda kept me updated during their entire stay with photos and text messages of what they were doing and how much fun they were having. It was quite obvious they were in excellent hands and were truly cared for while being looked after. They came home happy and exhausted from their adventures and I cannot thank Linda enough for being so kind and wonderful with them. I now know I can go away without worry with them in her care - the boys had an amazing time and are looking forward to their next visit! I would recommend her to anyone and everyone, she's fabulous!
Linda was absolutely FABULOUS!! I recently moved to the Los Angeles area with my two King Charles Cavaliers and I had to travel to NY for work. Being in a new city with no friends or family I was faced with the difficult decision to have to board my dogs. I had heard about DogVacay and thought I would check it out. I looked at many profiles and for some reason Linda's profile stood out and I thought she would be a great fit my pups. She was very professional and very prompt in responding to me to set up a meet and greet. My dogs and I both loved her from the moment we met. My pups immediately seemed at home in her residence and I could tell that she was going to care for them as if they were her own. She regularly sent me photos and updates to let me know how they were doing and even let me facetime with them! She has an amazing fenced yard and lives close to Runyan Canyon where she will gladly take your furry friends for their daily exercise. I am very glad to report that she not only met, but exceeded my expectations as a dog sitter. I would HIGHLY reccomend her to any fellow dog owner!!
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