Heather's Loving Calabasas Pup Hut

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Heather K.

4 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Doberman Pinscher, Belgian Malinois, Great Dane, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog, Boerboel, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Perro de Presa Canario
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Heather 's House

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Small Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Heather

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Full Time Care For Your Best Friend

Hello, my name is Heather! Please take a moment to read through this section of my profile. I've included important information about myself, my experience with animals, services provided and my policies.

I am a home-based free-lancer. I live in Calabasas in a family-friendly, pet-friendly neighborhood. The lake and park are only a short distance away! I live in a home with wood floors and plenty of space for animals to play and run around. My home is situated in a secured, gated community.

I have owned and cared for dogs old and young, big and small. My passions in life are animals, nature/hiking and music. I am patient, caring and energetic with a lot of experience on the individual dog, and catering to their unique needs. If you're considering boarding your dog in a kennel, please consider my home instead! I will provide your dog the best home away from home. In my care, your dog will be attended to 24/7. Your dog is cared for and loved as if they are my own. I literally sit on the floor with my laptop next to your dog if they're napping, play fetch with them when they wake up, and take them on walks and outings throughout the day. I will not let your dog out of my sight. Of course, we all have to make that occasional quick run to the grocery store or post office. Both of which are less than 5 minutes away from my home. In those circumstances, your dog will be briefly left in a safe area in my home until I return.

When you’re away, I don't want you to worry for a second about your baby. Rest assured I will send you plenty of photo and video message communication during their stay with me. Please see "Services Offered & Restrictions" below;
Looking forward to meeting you and your dog!

***Services Offered & Restrictions***: (please read through the following prior to requesting a reservation; it will answer many of the questions you may have)

For all New Guests and their Dogs:
I do ask for Meet-n-Greets. I'd love to meet you and your dog(s) and for us to get to know one another prior to booking your dog's stay.
Please click on the "Request Meet-n-Greet" button in my profile : )
*I ask for new guest reservation requests/inquiries to kindly be at least 3 days in advance of when you are in need my services, (so that we can plan a Meet-n-Greet).

Repeat Guests: May request reservations last minute/with shorter notice.

New & Repeat Guests: Please check my calendar for all my availability! I do my best to update it frequently.

Please note: I happily serve the Malibu community for house sitting reservations in your home. I charge an additional $10 roundtrip travel fee to the reservation.

** I am happy to care for a maximum of two dogs provided they are from the same guest home. If you have one dog booked with me, I will not be accepting any other client bookings during your dog's stay (you can be assured I will not introduce your dog to any unknown dogs in my home). **If you see my calendar says "one spot left" I'm actually fully booked.**

Rates listed apply to each dog (if there is more than one dog in your reservation).

Overnight and day care in my home: Dogs will not be unattended. We will have plenty of time for hugs, playing fetch, walks to the park, jogs around the neighborhood and as many potty breaks as each dog desires. If they sleep over they are welcome to sleep wherever they'd like!

**For those overnight boarding stays (short or extended) in which a pickup time exceeds the time of drop off, I do charge one additional, flat-rate day care fee of $30. (which will be sent to you in the form of a custom quote upon receipt of your Reservation Request & completion of our meet n greet). To further explain this policy; each boarding rate of $35 covers a 24 hour period. Anything beyond that (determined by the pickup time you designate) will incur one additional flat fee day care rate. This allows you complete coverage and piece of mind under Dog Vacay's insurance policy. (Including a bit of added wiggle room on your pickup time).

New Guests: please bring a copy of vaccinations. Also please insure your dog is house trained. I sincerely thank you in advance.

I ask for the dog's own food and treats (to avoid any allergies) and to be current on flea medications. Please bring their collar and leash, plenty of poopie bags, toys, bones and anything else they would like to have during their stay. I can follow any kind of feeding schedule that is needed for your dog.

30 Minute Checkins in owner's home: I am readily available to check in on pets and address their in-home needs per whatever you deem necessary. Including and not limited to; feeding, cleaning, bathing and other basic care. An additional fee of $5 per dog will be incurred for this service when there is more than one dog.

Pick up and drop off: Need someone to take your pet to the vet or anywhere else and are unavailable? No problem! Happy to be of service.


* For the safety and protection of your dog and myself (including any animals or people your dog may come in contact with on walks and outings) I cannot board or care for dogs who exhibit any signs of aggression toward people or other animals.*

Please note: In compliance with updates in my community HOA rules & regs, I am unable to board certain breeds in my home. Please see the area in my profile with the list of breeds in which this is applies. I tried to include as many breeds they mentioned as possible. I love and am an advocate for ALL dogs. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. This policy (obviously) does not apply to services provided at your home. I thank you for your understanding.

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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Heather K.

4 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 22, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Heather 's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Heather 's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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8 Testimonials
Jan 2017
I can testify to Heather's qualifications as a pet sitter based on our several years' experience when she provided both child care and pet care. She never failed to provide top notch care for my little girl as well as our dog and two cats. She was consistently punctual and caring and was easily able to address every need that came up. I would not hesitate to give Heather the highest marks for this position.
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Dec 2016

Heather is an advocate for animals. She's been a lifesaver to me and my family when we've needed her to care for our pets. When we were away, she'd diligently report back to us with how our babies were doing. I am thrilled to have found her and would recommend her very much so, to anyone in search of a caring, compassionate trustworthy person to care for your pets. 
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Dec 2016
I've known Heather for the past 5 years and have entrusted her with the care for my babies; Selina and Silver. They are small, sensitive dogs with very unique needs. Heather has cared for them when I've been on vacation, some unique circumstances last minute, or even just out for the day and needed her help. I would not trust anyone else with their care. Heather has built her life around her love of animals, music and helping others. She has not only been a great friend to me, and support system for my babies, anytime I've needed her... but she is someone who you and your pets can fully count on, love, and trust.
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Dec 2016
I've known Heather for several years now and can not say enough nice things about her. She is organized, kind, caring, trust-worthy, responsible and has a love for animals as great as mine :) My world revolves around my precious cat Toby and I trust Heather 100% to care for him and love him as if he were her own. I would whole-heartedly endorse her for this position and I would say that your mind will be completely at ease if you have her as your pet-sitter!
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Nov 2016
I have known Heather most of my life. We bonded over our mutual love of animals. I would trust her with watching my cats (or dog if I had one) any day. I know she would treat my cats like they were her own. She would do anything to take care of your animal too.
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Nov 2016
Heather has the ultimate respect for all animals. She is happiest around dogs and cats but loves all creatures. She has a natural ability to connect with animals and always gravitates towards them even when she passes them on the street. If you are looking for someone who will love your pet, talk to your pet and shower it with affection and care, Heather would be the perfect pet sitter! Maria K.
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Nov 2016
Heather was GREAT! My dog Mitchell had such an awesome time! He was well taken care of and went on lots of walks which he loves! She was great about keeping me posted on how he was doing too which gave me piece of mind. I would definitely leave him in her care again!!
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Nov 2016
Heather is not only kind to people. she is extraordinarily kind to animals. extremely responsible and a real pet lover. I couldn't imagine our pets in better hands. sincerely, David Kitay
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4 Reviews
We consider ourselves very lucky to have found Heather through dogvaca! Our girls looked very happy from the first moment they saw her and that's usually not always the case with our doggies! that made us leave them with a positive feeling and not usually not always the case with our doggies! that made us leave them with a positive feeling and not much worry, Heather kept in touch by sending updates quick videos and cute pics making us enjoy our time away even more.
When we picked them up little Poochie and Bella were so happy clean and looked like they had a blast with Heather, at home even though they were so happy to be back in their own place with mom and dad but we could tell they were looking for Heather and missing her!!!!!
Thank you Heather we love you!
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Heather is the best! My pups immediately warmed up to her and felt comfortable with her. She sends many pictures and videos while they are in her care, which I loved! She is very professional and makes sure to get all the details about any specific care, which I loved! She is very professional and makes sure to get all the details about any specific care they need and is very loving towards the animals.Your babies will be in great hands with her. :)
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By far, Heather is the most kind, loving, genuine, and honest pet sitter I have ever come across!! She is AMAZING! After one phone call with her, I could feel her energy radiate! Her love for animals is unlike anything you've seen. You can sleep could feel her energy radiate! Her love for animals is unlike anything you've seen. You can sleep well at night knowing your pet is safe and comfortable. I cannot thank you enough Heather! You are the best! xo
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