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Dorothy M.

41 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Dorothy's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Dorothy

9 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
#1 Dog Lover Here! I recently moved to California about 3 years ago from the East Coast - leaving my two pups behind with my momma! I hope soon I will be able to be reunited with them and have them come stay with me - but for now I am fully content caring for the many other pets of LA! I worked at a Pet Boutique for 3 years and have a lot of experience with animals and also animal products. I've also pet-sitted many times for many different families in the past. After being unable to contain my excitement for every pup I pass on the street - I figured this was the perfect opportunity to bring back some animal love into my life! I live alone in a very spacious apartment - and your pets will be free to wander as they please.
(Side note: I've been dogsitting for 2 years now through DogVacay)
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Dorothy M.

41 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017


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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.
Course 102 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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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dorothy's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Daycare At Dorothy's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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41 Reviews
Dorothy is an amazing host & is very accommodating. I trust that my dog Bailey is in good caring hands anytime I travel.
Parker and Priscilla love Dorothy! Her positive attitude towards life, and enthusiastic energy is refreshing and a welcome addition to our little family. We highly recommend you consider Dorothy.
My dog, Dillon, immediately knew that he liked Dorothy and ran over to her. Even though he weighs 135 lbs, Dorothy showed no fear and took Dillon into her arms. He had a great stay and was returned five days later happy and well. I highly recommend Dorothy.
Dorothy was great with our boxer Duke! He came home very happy. Would definitely let Duke vacay with her again!
Clutch for business trips
Clutch when I have business trips
Dorothy is a great sitter! Was very flexible and easy going w my flight times and delays. I will be re-booking her again in the future!!
Thanks Dorothy for taking great care of Jazzy, 2 thumbs up for you!
I've never done something like DogVacay before and was a little hesitant because my dog can have a bit of separation anxiety, but Dorothy was great! She responded to all my messages in a timely manner, sent me frequent pictures while I was gone, and really treated my dog she was her own. I was super pleased with the service and will be booking Dorothy again if I am ever out of town!
Because of our work schedules, I didn't get a chance to meet with Dorothy beforehand. However she and my boyfriend were able to do the 'meet & greet' with Vivi. He absolutely raved about her. The actual sitting experience was so incredibly simple. Dorothy sent great pictures of Vivi when we were away and was very responsive. I will absolutely be using her again!
Dorothy was absolutely amazing. We can't say enough good things about her. She was kind, knowledgeable, and took great pictures of our dog while we were away!
Dorothy was prompt and great with Ahab!
Riley and Minnie had a great stay with Dorothy! She was super flexible with drop off and pick up and gave great updates.
We left our "old" lady with Dorothy for 14 days and we were very nervous because of the length of the vacation. It was great to see from the pictures updates we received that she was doing fine and we could finally relax and enjoy our trip! We highly recommend Dorothy to anyone looking for someone responsible, patient and very sweet with dogs.
Dorothy was terrific! She texted me a few times a day with pics and updates which was comforting. I dread leaving my dog anywhere when I have to leave town but Dorothy made it much less stressful.
Dorothy is very good, professional and very friendly.. she interacts well with our two dogs..
Dorothy was excellent and very professional. It was my first time using and I will certainly be using the service again because of my great experience with Dorothy. Highly recommended!
Dorothy was amazing with my Penny. I have an older dog and she looked after her as her own. Highly recommend. Hope to board with her again!
Dorothy was extremely flexible when it came to drop-off and pick-up times, which I greatly appreciated. I wish I received more thorough updates regarding how Zeke was adjusting (it was his first time with a sitter), but she did text me he was doing fine every time I texted her, and she sent me a video as well.
Dorothy was great! She watched Pencey for a weekend at a great price, quick responses and a couple photo updates as well. She even dropped Pencey off at my apartment when my flight got delayed and I wouldn't be home in time. Thanks again!
Dorothy was great. She took really good care of Phoebe while we were away on honeymoon. She regularly sent us photos so we could see how Phoebe was doing. It was our first time using DogVacay and had a great experience.
Dorothy was great! Our little Dachshund/Chihuahua mix is almost 8 years old and she's not friendly with people she doesn't know. However, Dorothy managed to make her feel at home, as it shows in the video update we got during the day. We will book Dorothy again. :-)
Dorothy was EXCEPTIONAL! All the great qualities you would expect from a dog sitter and more. Highly recommended! (oh, my dogs miss her so much!!)
Dorthy was great! I would highly recommend her
I love Dorothy, and my dog does too! The second time I dropped Jane off with Dorothy, she was pulling her way into the apartment and greeting Dorothy enthusiastically. She's usually pretty shy and reserved, so this was a great sign that Dorothy is awesome. I also have loved the pictures she has sent while Jane was staying with her.
Dorothy is amazing!!! Our dogs love her. She's a total sweetheart. She kept us informed of how they were doing throughout our trip and was very accommodating when it came to us dropping them off at the crack of dawn and picking them up very late at night due to plane reservations. We will definitely be using Dorothy whenever we travel.
Dorothy was so sweet and easy going! She took care of Carter for two weeks while we went on vacation and she took really great care of him. She sent us photo updates and it looked like Carter was having so much fun. Thank you Dorothy!
Dorothy was AMAZING! I am the nervous type, and she was so wonderful. She took great care of our Raymond and sent pictures every day. She was exactly the person i want to leave out "baby" with.
She was really great and professional.
We will be using her again and again.
Thank you Dorothy..! :)
Dorothy was absolutely amazing. I was initially worried as Pudding had developed a hot spot right before the vacation that required the application of a spray as well as the administration of medication. Dorothy took such good care of Pudding that when I came back, Pudding's hot spot had largely healed and was cleared by the vet a couple days later. Thanks again!
Dorothy was the perfect fit for my pup Miso! Super accommodating and easy going. Favorite part about boarding with her was the cute pictures I received! Thanks so much for watching my little girl.
Dorothy was great to take this request on short notice and was flexible with her schedule.. She is very nice and I would definitely use her again.
Dorothy is pawesome! Super easy to communicate with, super flexible with drop off and pick up times, and my dogs are very happy after the vacay. She's great!
The bomb host!
Dorothy watched Max for the first time last week. She was great! Super nice and friendly from the moment I met her. She provided daily updates which kept me at ease. I highly recommend her!
She was very friendly and sent me a bunch of pictures and updates on my doggies, I def would ask her to watch my monkeys again :)
Dorothy was great! Very easy to work with, highly recommend!
Dorothy is amazing! She's super quick to respond and just a great communicator in general. I never had to worry how things were going. We both kept in touch via the Dog Vacay app when my pup was in her care -- she sent photos and we exchanged messages as needed. I would 100% use her again and would totally recommend her to my friends. My pup was so happy and relaxed when I got her. Thank you so much Dorothy :)
When I met with Dorothy, I could tell that she is a responsible person. She assured me that she's totally going to make my dog be at home. I had peace of mind knowing my dog, Cocoa, is with someone reliable. Dorothy's willingness to accommodate early drop-off and late pick-up is so nice of her. When I came to get Cocoa, she seemed confused, she was not showing excitement of being picked-up, and just so calm being with Dorothy, that means she loved being with Dorothy. I will request Dorothy to help me out with Cocoa again next time. Both Cocoa and I had a very pleasant experience with Dorothy. Thank you so much Dorothy!
We used Dorothy again, and we are very happy with the loving kindness she showed Tyler. She walked him, and showed him lots of affection, and we could tell-- he loved staying with her. She worked with us around her schedule as a student so that she was able to attend class, and then we would be able to drop him off as soon as she got home. We appreciated her flexibility and her ability to keep us informed the whole time. Will be using her again-- thanks Dorothy!
Dorothy was great with Tyler! We dropped him off early-- 7am, and Tyler was with her at her cute apt. all day. She sent us pictures of him throughout the day, which was very reassuring. As a host I found her to be kind, friendly, knowledgeable and responsible. I highly recommend her to any dog owners out there!
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