Grandma's House Oceanside

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Pamela L.

37 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 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 Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Rhodesian Ridgeback

Pamela's Resident Pets

10 yr 7 mo old

Pamela's House

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

About Pamela

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Two women that have extensive experience with dogs. One majored in animal science, worked for a vet and owned a horse ranch for 8 years. The other has never been without at least one dog. Between the two of us we have a wide variety of experience with all types of dogs needing medication, walks or just lots of attention. One of us will be at home with the animals just about 24 hours a day.

Our house has low to the floor front windows and sliding glass doors. It's great the dogs can see outside and watch other dogs walk by.

We have access to a private dog park that we will take the dogs to with the owners permission. Your dog will be walked 4-5 times a day as needed.

There is a fenced patio with astroturf potty areas available all day. The dogs can sleep in our beds ( if clean) or your dog bed or crate. We want to develop a regular clientele that will feel total confidence that your dogs are happy and in good hands.

Our profile says we take 3 dogs at a time, but we prefer 2. Some families have 3 dogs, so we want to accommodate them. If we know the dogs and feel comfortable that they will get along, we'll take 3 under those circumstances too. Please understand your dog's safety and level of comfort is number 1 !!!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine

Pamela L.

37 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 6, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Pamela's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Pamela's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
37 Reviews
Clancy was so happy and obviously enjoyed his stay with Pam and Charlene. Clearly they both love these little poochies!
Three words come to mind when thinking about leaving our little Molly with Pamela and Charlene...Peace of Mind! We are so blessed to have found Pamela and Charlene and look forward to many years of them taking care of our little girl!
We have been remiss in reviewing Molly's stay back in December! All we can say is....TOP NOTCH!!! We love and Molly loves Pamela and Charlene!
Pamela was extremely accommodating with our last-minute, holiday request. Jake seemed to have a great time and I know he was well taken care of!
Pamela and her mom were great dog sitters- there's someone always home to be with the dogs. Plenty of walks and love - you can tell they love the dogs very much.
Our shi tzu was well taken care of and even made a few new friends. We will be back again for our next trip out of town.
I loved Pamela, and so did Duke! She took great care of my little guy and I definitely plan to have her watch him again when I'm out of town next!
This was the first time my husband and I have used this pet service and we were extremely happy with Charlene and Pamela! We have 2 dogs, 1 year and 8 months old...and I would highly recommend these two ladies for taking care of your pups.

I'm glad we had such a great experience and now have a place to leave our dogs when ever we need a safe and loving home. They even gave us a gift for the pups when we picked them up!

Thank you Charlene and're the BEST!
I wish I could give them 100 stars! Pamela and her mother, Charlene are seriously THE BEST! I have a 1 year old maltipom that I am extremely protective of. It is very hard for me to feel comfortable leaving him with anyone but within 2 minutes of meeting Pamela and Charlene at the meet n' greet, I knew I would be 100% comfortable leaving my baby with them. They have the perfect little house that is spotlessly clean, meaning I don't have to worry about my little guy eating anything off the floor (which is a big thing for me). They also have windows that go down to the floor so the pups can enjoy watching other dogs and people walk by. The area is also very nice and has tons of green grass. They took Mikey on lots of walks and he even got to sleep in Pamela's bed with her (which is also a huge thing for me, I don't like him to sleep alone because he is a cuddle baby). She sent me two adorable photos which is always great. I also ended up having to leave my vacation a bit early and it was no hassle at all to pick Mikey up a day early. Pamela also brought up refunding me before I even had to ask which in my eyes was extremely impressive and respectable. By the time I got there to pick him up, she had already called dogvacay to have them issue me a refund for the second night. Absolutely NO hassle for me whatsoever, AMAZING!! She also had all Mikeys stuff packed and ready to go. I could not be more happy with their service and I will never leave him with anyone else! Thank you!!
Pamela and Charlene, once again delivered the most amazing TLC to our little Molly! They always treat her like a Princess! It is so comforting to know that Grandma's House is a home away from home for her! When giving thanks this holiday season, Pamela and Charlene are at the TOP of the list!
Pamela was wonderfull with Teddy! I highly recommend her.
Pamela and Charlene take care of our little princess Molly as if she was their own. We have such peace of mind when we are out of town, knowing that she is being well cared for and loved!
Pamela and Charlene are Molly's home away from home! They treat her like the princess she thinks she is and for that we are so grateful!
Pamela & Charlene took excellent care of my 2 young Cavaliers! They were able to manage their finicky diet, and the dogs slept with Pamela on her bed. They came home happy and unstressed. Pamela even worked with the dogs on their leash pulling. I was very impressed and would highly recommend them for pet sitting.
Our dog loved Pamela..we will be reserving again soon!
Our family could not be happier with the care Pamela gave to our dog, Butten! Upon arrival, she took the time to show us throughout her home and yard areas. She updated us with photos while we were gone and she even let Butten sleep at the end of her bed-just like home! When I picked Butten up, I could tell he had a great time. I highly recommend Pamela and DogVacay!
Lexi dog had a fabulous time. Pamela texted me updates which gave me total peace of mind. Pamela's home was so clean and peaceful (I wanted to stay there). This was our first time leaving our sweet dog with anyone other than friends or family. After 7 nights at "Grandma's House dogvacay" we consider them family and we will be using them again. I've already referred them to two friends looking for dog-sitting. We give them 5 out of 5 stars.
Pamela is a wonderful and thoughtful dog sitter! I dropped off my pup for boarding over the weekend and picked up a very happy dog when I returned. Pamela texted me with updates throughout the weekend also, I loved that. I will definitely be booking again!
Miss Molly once again was well cared for by the wonderful Pamela and Charlene! We can't say enough about what a comfort it is to leave our fur baby in such caring hands!
While we took a three week vacation abroad, Pamela and her mom took care of our dog Elmo so well that it's just like Elmo's home away from home. Elmo was very relaxed and comfortable when we picked him up after the trip. Pamela is responsive, flexible with schedule, and just so easy to work with. She kept us updated throughout our trip so we wouldn't worry about Elmo at all. Pamela is highly recommended. We will definitely consider to use their service again for our next trip.
Love love Grandma's House! TJ, my escape artist, was very well taken care of in Pamela's secure, loving, clean home. The ladies are absolutely the nicest most genuine people who LOVE dogs. Pamela was very communicative, returned my initial inquiry right away (I needed services 2 days later), she was flexible with times, and kept me updated the entire time I was away - including sending photos! TJ recorded a gift at the end of his stay. Awesome
Pamela’s doggie sitting was definitely PAWsome. We all felt warmly welcome, and I knew in that instant that my slightly nervous and barky, but very sweet chihuahua would be in great hands. I immediately felt the PAWsitive energy once I entered her clean, calm, and safe space, and was very appreciative of her flexibility with my dropoff/pickup schedule. We arrived far after what was arranged and Pamela was just so understanding. She even gave us helpful directions to her place as well as to our destination from there, and offered excellent communication all around. Our doggie was clealry happy and safe. When we find ourselves in the area, Pamela will be the first person to call. FIVE STARS. Thank you.
Our friend recommended Dog Vacay to us and we are so glad that she did. Grandma's place was a home away from home for our little Sheltie Buddy. Buddy ate the first day, which is unusual. He will usually not eat for several days. Pamela sent us pics of Buddy eating the very first day. Buddy made friends with a little Shih Tzu and this little girl was just the right size for him to play with. Buddy settled in and enjoyed the attention he received and he had the run of the place which is very secure. I had peace of mind leaving Buddy there and Pamela sent pics via text everyday. Our next vacation Buddy will be going back to Grandma's Place..:-) Thank you for taking such good care of our boy. :-)
We were recommended to Dog Vacay by a friend and I am so glad that she did. We took our Sheltie to Grandma's Place and our dog Buddy was a happy boy! Buddy hardly eats when we board him in traditional places and Pamela sent us a pic of Buddy eating his dinner the first day! I couldn't believe my eyes. I was so relived to see him eating on the very first day. We were provided pics of Buddy via text everyday. Buddy settled in quite nicely and made a little Shih Tzu friend. Because Buddy is on the 'skittish' side he hardly plays with other bigger dogs, however he had a wonderful time playing like a puppy again with his little newfound friends. Buddy had lots of open, secured places where he could hang out and he was given the same attention that he would receive at home. Our next vacation Buddy will be going back to Grandma's Place for sure. I am so happy we found out about this program because now we have peace of mind and can leave him 'guilt free'. :-)
After having had the same pet sitter(who recently relocated out of state) for our Little Molly for 8 years, you can imagine our slight apprehension to jumping in to find a new pet sitter for Molly! Well, we hit the jackpot on our first try with DogVacay! We couldn't be more pleased with how Molly was treated by Pamela and Charlene!!! They loved and cared for her as if she were their own. Pamela sent daily pictures to show how Molly was doing and was always available via text. We are so happy that Molly has a place to call home away from home! We are looking forward to more visits with Molly, Pamela and Charlene! We wholeheartedly recommend them!!!
Pamela and Charlene were wonderful with my Baxter who is a bit timid...I recently rescued him (March) and was concerned about how he would be with new people...but they loved him like their own and he got more comfortable daily. Got updates from Pamela and when I went to pick him up he was definitely happy to see me but Baxter also licked Charlene before we left. It was like he was saying bye Grandma!

Will definitely use Grandma's Home again!
Pamela and her mom were great! Our dog Minnie could not have been happier with them! She just settled in and made herself right at home! Pamela sent pics and daily notes how Minnie was doing. This is where Minnie will stay any time she needs a vacation away from us.
She took excellent care of Rex and rubbed some aloe on his stomach he was getting uncomfortable with it. She really treated Rex like a little king! They were great with him and he like the place.
Very friendly and took good care of our baby! Reasonable price too. Pick them
LOVE these ladies so much! Forever grateful for taking such good care of our two dogs! Our trip was 12 nights and I was DREADING leaving my pups. But they thrived under the care of Pam and Charlene! One of our dogs is an old gal of almost 14 years so we had our concerns about leaving her... BUT Pam updated me with her conditions, communicated with me any concerns she had and took AMAZING care of her. It was wonderful to take a real vacation with my family and not worry!

**Our dogs really did LOVE looking out the low windows of their home.
**They have a lovely one story home with no stairs to navigate.
**Great neighborhood for walking.
**Flexible drop off and pick up times

THANK you Pam and Charlene! We will book at Grandma's house from now on!
Pamela and Charlene took wonderful care of our three dogs! We already have their next stay booked. Pamela sent us daily pics and updates while we were gone and dogs seemed very happy and mellow after they came home. Pamela and Charlene are their new home away from home!
I am a first time dog owner and felt horrible for having to leave my puppy but Pam made me feel so comfortable and my puppy so loved!

I went out of the country but got pictures and email updates of how Dudley was doing.

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience Pam!!
My experience was excellent! Vacay-for at grams house was great for my dog. They treated him like he was their own dog. My next trip I will book with them. Definitely a great find with Pamela and Charlene!!
If I could give Pamela and her mom 100 stars, I would! That is how great they really are! I booked them several times to care for my Aunt's dogs while she was in the hospital and unable to care for them. They were so wonderful during a very challenging time. I knew without a doubt that the dogs were getting the best care possible. Pamela was so responsive and wonderful at giving updates on how the pups were doing. I would book them again in a heartbeat!
Excellent care! Above and beyond!
Pamela and her mother were absolutely amazing! We felt confident our pup was safe and being loved all weekend long. He was walked frequently and taken to the dog park everyday. We received frequent updates and pictures while we were gone, and they asked if we had any specific rules (i.e., no people food), so we didn't worry about KB at all. Plus, they sent him home with a little goodie bag - a brand-new toy and some treats. Sending our dog to "Grandma's House" was a great experience - we'll definitely be using them next time we need a dog sitter!
It was my first pet sitting experience with Pamela, but I was extremely happy that I made my choice with her, She and her mom took an excellent care of my two small Yorkshire Terries during our Christmas days skiing trip, My girls were spoiled and comfortable at their "new" home. The place was neat and clean, and girls took advantage of take cares friendliness and hospitality, that they rested on a comfortable bed and sunny place, as was showed on many pictures provided by Pamela via daily text messaging.
I am completely satisfied, and I would not hesitate to leave my two girls with Pamela during my next skiing trip or vacation time.
This will be my permanent choice of dog boarding from now on! Definitely leaving my dog again! I loved they way they treated my dog. They kept me updated on how my dog was doing thorough out her stay! Very approachable, excellent customer service, they are the sweetest ladies that I could ever find for my dog's care!
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