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Patti P.

24 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Patti's Resident Pets

14 yr 8 mo old
Mixed Breed
6 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Patti's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Patti

60 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I've always had a love and deep respect for all animals. Can’t remember a time when I haven’t had at least 1 dog in my life. From Rottweilers, German Shepherds, beloved mutts, to now 2 friendly and social Chihuahua mixes. I have volunteered at animal shelters, therapeutic horse riding academies, and wildlife watch programs. I’ve been a horse woman since my teens although now retired from riding. Your fur-family will be well cared for, safe, and protected in my home. Your care instructions will be followed and your furry friends will enjoy their stay and look forward to their next visit to Happy Tails. I am retired so have the time available for activities and extra care. I am comfortable giving either oral or inter-muscular injectable medications. Home is peaceful and calm. No children. 2 small dogs and 1 dog friendly cat. Hope to meet you.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Patti P.

24 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Patti's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 2 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 Patti's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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24 Reviews
Patti has been such a blessing..She is so kind and compassionate, and we can tell our little CeCe is getting the best Vacay possible! She gives us lots of great updates/videos of Cece and her stay.

We hit it out of the ballpark when we found a caregiver. Great communication!

Thank you to Patti for everything!!!!
Charlie, our Havanese, had a great time at Patti's. Daily videos and pictures were fun. This was Charlie's first visit with Patti and he would love to come back. Count on it! Gail and Bob
Patti was awesome with my Zoe. She took her for daily walks and kept me updated with her progress. She took great interest in her well being and I am sure treated her like one of her own dogs. Wouldn't hesitate to use her again .
Patti made Annie feel at home. We will definitely call her the next time we are in Palm Desert.
Patti was very good with our girl. She was flexible with the times and sent a picture update.
Patti was wonderful with Maya. I dropped off Maya for Doggy Daycare for a few hours. Maya was being really nervous, came in, went out back to do her business, and then came in and scooted along the floor and left evidence. I was embarrassed, but Patti was extremely gracious. She had easy to clean tile flooring that I was grateful for. Her backyard is also fully enclosed and had nice grassy areas. It was easy to see that Patti was a dog person, Maya was very comfortable with her, and she got along with Patti's two sweet little dogs. Last, she was an excellent communicator and easy to get ahold of her. I'd be happy to have her watch Maya in the future!
Walter had an amazing time with Patti. Her home is lovely and so is she! Next time we need a pet sitter in the desert, we will be using her for sure! Thanks Patti!
Addie loved her stay with Patti over the Christmas holiday! Her regular texts with photos eased our guilt, as well as our minds about how our girl was faring without us! Patti kept her so busy, she didn't play with her comfort toy, which says volumes! In addition, Patti was good about accommodating our drop off and pick up times, which was appreciated! Addie can't wait for her next visit with Patti and friends!
Patti was very conscientious and kept us informed of our dog's stay while we were out of town. The texts with pics were very reassuring to our 10 old while we were gone.
Our 1 year old mini Whoodle puppy is very social. He loves to be with people and other dogs. He got to do both when he went to his very first DogVacay home. Happy Tails was a happy place for him. We know this because the first of two videos we received from Patti was within the first hour we left him. When we returned we were greeted by a very excited and happy boy. One of many good things (I am not going to list them all) is that Patti is "in charge" of the pack. She has an orderly schedule and a comfortable home for her dogs and her visitors. She made them all feel welcome and comforted us parents by keeping in touch via text messages. Hoping she is not busy next time Barnabas needs a home away from home.
Gus is used to being around people 24/7. We were stressed to leave him so long. But, no more! Patti is perfect for Gus. The daily videos of Gus helped us find some peace. He obviously was having fun, enjoyed his vacation and loves Patti.

Thank you Patti!
Patti took great care of Chopper! She sent me photos daily of the fun Chopper was having. I will for sure contact Patti again to look after Chopper if I am leaving town. Was a super easy process to go through as well. They met the day before and then I dropped Chopper with Patti the next day.
This was our first time using dogvacay so we were not sure what to expect. Our pet has had problems with other sitters and after a couple days still would not eat.
Our experience with Patti was totally different. It first started with the other pets being watched by Patti being introduced one by one to ours. It did not take long for them to introduce themselves and get comfortable with each other.
We did stay with our pet for about 15-20 minutes to make sure that he was ok. During this time Patti explained her methods for overcoming the first day blues that pets feel after being dropped off by owners. This made us feel that we had chosen the right sitter.
During the stay, Patti provided texts and video of our pet on a daily basis. This also added to our comfort level that our pet was being taken well care of.
When we picked our pet up, we discussed the possibility of having Patti watch our dog the next time we would be staying in the area.
Cosmo had the best time! Patti was great about sending pictures and video of Cosmo truly enjoying his vacation!! Looking forward to his next visit! Thanks patti for taking such good care of him!
Our dog Twinkie stayed with Patti for 3 days. Patti provides a nice environment & secure yard. We were happy to see our dog "join the pack" with Patti's 2 dogs, along with some others. We also received daily updates via text with pics or video. We will definitely book again when we're in the area. Thanks again Patti!
Patti did an amazing job of making my dog feel loved and cared for. She has a lovely fenced back yard to run around. Buddy was completely relaxed and happy upon my return. Well done, Patti!!
Patti was amazing!! It was my first time using DogVacay, so I just followed the procedure. Almost right after I booked a dog sitting at Patti's, I got an email back from her noticing the request and needed to discuss the situation. She was very professional and friendly.

The day we dropped my dogs off, we didn't get stuck in traffic so we're an hour earlier than we told her, and she was able to accommodate that easily. Her house has a nice backyard and very well-organized. The dogs had so much fun and obviously, the mommy had a great time as well! Will definitely ask her again when we got back to Palm Desert next time (if she's still ok with my 2 lovely monsters)
Patti was great. Warm & welcoming. She took great care of our girls. She sent us pictures and videos and gave us updates. We would definitely have our girls stay with her again. She is just awesome!
Patti was wonderful with my pack of 3 little dogs! We were gone for 2 nights and I was nervous as this was the first time leaving all of them with one sitter. No need to worry, though, as they were in great hands with Patti and her 2 friendly little dogs. When we picked them up they were happy and tired like they had played the whole time. She took great care of them and kept them busy. Highly recommend Patti!
I want to start off by saying this was our first time using Dogvacy. The process was truly easy...Then! we found Patti P!!!!

I can truly say that my whole family was in love with Patti and it only took us 15 minutes! Once we sat with and her dogs, at her home, then watching her interaction with her dogs and our dog...we knew we had found "Buddies" 2nd home!

We have never had to leave our little guy more than a few days, so 14 days was quite scary for us. But the 1st day of our vacation, we revived a picture of our little guy and boy was he happy, playing and having such a great time...it made our vacation so much more relaxing, knowing out best little friend was in a great place! The pictures continue throughout our trip...it was just wonderful!

We had a flight issue on the way home and Patii handled it like a pro and when we came to pick up our little guy...he was PERFECT!

After being gone so long you might think there would have been an issue...but he walked right back into "his world" and he sleep 100% the 1st night back and went right back to being the king of his own home!

I do not have all the right words to express how much it meant to our whole family, how Buddy was treated and it was very very clear, he was treated like family, in a home he did not know, but he was made to feel like it was his home very quickly and that to me is Patti secret! Patti is the best dog care giver I have ever met...period!
Patti was amazing! We immediately felt comfortable leaving our puppy, Beast, with her. She clearly knows what she's doing and is a pro at caring for dogs. We loved that she sent us videos and pictures of Beast playing and hanging out at her house. It was obvious that our puppy was having a blast and well taken care of. Our puppy can be pretty shy, but he followed Patti around the house immediately, which shows just how skilled she is at caring for dogs. I would highly recommend Patti to look after your pet! She's amazing!
Patti is awesome! She is obviously loves dogs and is patient and good with them. Her house is well set up for taking care of dogs, too, with a secure little back yard. She's accommodating of your dog's needs (mine slept loose in her room, like he does at home). She took great care of Django, brushing him and taking him for daily walks. He had a great time at her house playing with her sweet little dogs and the 2 others that were there with her over Christmas. I know because she sent me pics and videos every day so that I was never worried, and was quick to respond when I texted her "how is he now..." :) She's great, I highly recommend and will leave Django with her again.
Patti was the very first pet sitter we hired for our dog. She kept us informed with texts and photos and was able to keep him comfortable and calm while we were gone for five nights. We will definitely use Patti again in the future. Great person and clearly a dog lover. :)
Patti was great w/our 2 girls Cloe & Sadie Pearl. Sent pic's during the day so we could see they were having a good time. We were able to relax and enjoy our day knowing they were in good paws. Would definitely use Patti again & will recommend her to friends.
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