I am a Full-Time Pet Sitter with a secure backyard. My mission is to provide the same love and attention that your dog gets at home and to provide you with a great, worry-free experience.
In addition to pet sitting, I am an Assistant Trainer with Synergy Dog Training (www.synergydogtrainingsd.com) and am currently working on my CCDT certification through CATCH Canine Trainers Academy. As a way of giving back to the community, I volunteer with the San Diego Humane Society’s Behavior & Training Center and was an apprentice (service dog) trainer with Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs (TLCAD). I am originally from the East Coast, a college graduate and a homeowner.
My five year old pug, Sampson, and I specialize in caring for small-medium sized dogs and provide personalized care in a calm and relaxing home away from home environment. By default, your dog will instantly become a part of our family and will have heaps of fun! They will receive plenty of stimulation, exercise, socialization and rest and you will receive daily photo and video updates as I enjoy, and have a knack for, dog photography where I'm able to tap into my creative side and capture the amazingness of dogs while making their humans happy too!
Follow me on Instagram: @doglovesandiego!
*Requirements for Daycare/Boarding:
1. At this time, I only accept small to medium sized dogs (35 lbs. and under). All dogs must be social with other dogs, housebroken, neutered/spayed, up to date on all vaccines and on a flea prevention.
2. A Meet & Greet is required, as making sure that I am the right sitter is my top priority
3. After the Meet & Greet, I require one half-day of Daycare (@ the standard Daycare rate). This is to ensure the environment is a good fit, and to help ensure that your dog will acclimate quickly and have a happy, stress-free stay. This initial day of Daycare is a four-hour stay. An overnight stay will also be required for new clients requesting longer stays.
-RATES & SERVICES-
*DOG BOARDING: Straightforward, 24 hour pricing starts when you drop off, and you pay only the overnight rate for each 24-hour period your pet stays with me. Just pick up by the same time on their last day.
$50 per night (2 years and older)
$60 per night (Under the age of 2)
Family Discount: 2nd dog - less 10%
Board & Train: Custom program based on your dog's needs and your goals. Prices vary, starting from $75-$110 per day.
*DAYCARE (Weekdays, only): A great option to consider if you have plans for a day trip, a busy work day, or if you just want to socialize your dog. Flat daily rate. 7:30 am-6:00 pm.
$40 per day (2 years and older)
$45 per day (Under the age of 2)
Puppy Socialization: Prices vary.
*Dog Walks: $20 per walk, per dog.
A 30-minute leisurely walk in your neighborhood - just enough time to get in a little fresh air and some relief. Additional dog (from the same household) +$5. Offered within two miles of 92104.
*Holiday Rates: During the holidays, Daycare/Boarding can book up quickly so please book in advance. 2 night minimum stay required on Boarding ($9/night surcharge).
Thanksgiving: November 21-29. Christmas: December 19-January 3.
We look forward to meeting you!
Erica + Sampson
Why I love dog sitting:
Dogs have always been an important part of my life. I've owned 3 Pugs (Lola, Coal and Sampson), a Pit Bull (Z), a Basset Hound (Virginia) and a Terrier rescue mix (Roger). I enjoy meeting and helping people and sharing my home with the fury love of their lives. The unconditional love and affection that dogs provide is contagious and nothing brings me more joy than bringing a smile to their faces.
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