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Sam M.

6 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

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 Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats

Sam's Resident Pets

10 yr 11 mo old

Sam's Townhome

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

About Sam

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I live in the Carson/Torrance area. Easy access from both the 405 and 110 freeways and near LAX. I have always had dogs growing up and now my wife and I adopted a 6 year old poodle/terrier mix from the NKLA shelter in West LA. We named her Pepper.

I work at my day job from 7:00-3:00 so I get out earlier than most people and could walk or care for a dog early in the morning and early afternoon. I am able to walk Pepper at least three times during the weekday so your dog won't be sitting in a house for more than 4-5 hours at a time. On the weekends I am very flexible and I enjoy spending it going to the beach or just walking around with my dog. We take her most places with us including restaurants and even Home Depot.

Your dog would have to meet Pepper before a booking to make sure they are compatible. We have a small yard that is for our gated community to use. We have a doggy door for our patio that allows Pepper to walk out and hang outside while we are gone.

*If you are picking up the dog after 3:30pm on your "end date" then I will have to charge an extra day. Similar to a late check out at a hotel. I also reserve the right to charge extra for larger dogs that may be harder to handle or require more exercise than a smaller dog. This will depend on the meet and greet. 99% of the dogs are okay and normal price applies.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Sam M.

6 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016


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Home Checked
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sam's Home
$39 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$30 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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6 Reviews
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Sam is a dog lover and lives in a nice house with front and back yard where your pup can play with his dog Pepper. He likes to go for a walks during the day and has a flexible schedule at work so your dog will have undivided, quality attention and care. He will even share the couch with those who love to snuggle. Your pup will have a great vacation with Sam!
Sam is awesome. He watched our dogs and house and took care of everything while we were away. We returned and it was like we had never left. Would definitely recommend and use Sam again.
Sam was great. He took expert care of our dogs and I would use him again without hesitation.
We know our pet is well cared for when he comes back happy and calm. Our dog Bennie was happy as a clam and Sam was the perfect host. His home is welcoming and allowed Bennie space to relax indoors and run around outside. Sam shared photos of our happy camper and all was great! We will definitely book Sam's care in the future.
Sam's place provided my Maddie with a second home to stay. She looked like she was as comfortable as she is at home. I got great photos every day and felt totally secure! She had a doggie buddy there which was a nice plus. Sam and his wife are also so nice. I'm looking forward to using them again.
Sam and Cynthia were awesome! They took great care of our two dogs while we were out of town for six days. Our dogs returned home relaxed and tired from all of the love and attention they received during their Vaycay. We got regular photo updates, and our pups even got to take a special trip to the dog park! We will definitely board with Sam again!
Sam was great! He was very easy going and very understanding of the needs of our 12 year old granny of a dog. He took great care of her, and his own dog Pepper was sweet and did well with our cranky Mushka. He kept us updated with photos and videos, which gave us peace of mind while we were away in a 2 week out of country trip. We travel quite a bit due to family, and this has been the most relaxed we have seen our dog when we got back. I would definitely be a repeat customer next time I travel.
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