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Tuija M.

33 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish

Tuija's Resident Pets

13 yr 1 mo old
6 yr 1 mo old

Tuija's Townhome

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

About Tuija

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Little dog's paradise in RB.

Bring your dog to stay with us for a weekend or longer time. Our home consists of a 12 y old Pekingese Fluffy (aka grumpy old man) and 4 y old Chihuahua Cali (aka Princess). We usually go out at least 3 times a day. Cali likes to play a lot, Fluffy not so much. There is a dog park nearby and other dogs in the neighborhood.
Our dogs are spoiled and pampered with attention and lots of belly rubs.

Pick up time by 11 am. After 11 am, daily rate of $15 applies to late pick ups.
I will enforce last minute cancellation policy during the holidays.

I also do overnight sitting at your place and visit your cats when you are away. Pet/house/plantsitting, I offer all services while you are away.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Tuija M.

33 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tuija's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Tuija's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$28 /hour
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
$18 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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33 Reviews
Tuija it is very nice with dogs. The place is perfect for small dogs. The place is very convenient and a nice area.
Tuija made my leaving my 9 year old pug (my baby) with her easy and will definitely contact her again as needed!!
Tuija is very knowledgeable about dogs and has a lot of experience. She is reliable and professional and we would use her services again!
Definitely going to book with Tuija again and would easily recommend her!
Thanks for a great stay as always!!
Very pleasant and seemed to get along fine with my pup. Secure yard which was a big concern of mine.
My puppy had so much fun with Tuija! I was kept updated on him and he seemed to have so much fun he was actually sad to leave! I will definitely be a returning client when out of town again.
Macks stay with Tuija was great. I had to make the request last minute because some else had flaked. Tuija was very nice and accommodating.
Everything was great. Jasmine loved her vacay with Tuija:)
Tuija was very sweet and her home is conveniently located off of the 15 Fwy in the Rancho Bernardo area. She is quick to respond to text messages. She was not home when we dropped off our dog, however, she did have a neighbor meet us and open up the house so we could get London settled. She had two other dogs at her home, in addition to her own two. We only left our dog with her overnight.
I did not like that Tuija did not send us any updates throughout the day and that we had to pick up by 11am. However, I am sure that if we had texted Tuija for an update, she would have responded and when we return to the area, we will be sure to make arrangements so that we can pick up London later in the day.
Not best for big dogs since the apartment is really small and the sitter accommodates 4 dogs not including 2 of her own. Sitter wasn't home when we picked up my pup and the son didn't know which was my dog and how he was during the stay. No updates during and even after the stay from the sitter. Sadly my pup was very stinky and really wanted to leave after a 3 day stay. Very unfortunate since we live so close to this sitter :(
Midget had a great time!
This is the third time that Tujia took good care of my little boy Snoopy,Just anohter great experience! Will definitely use Tuijia again if she's available.
My dog had a nice 1 day/night stay at Tujia's house. The location was very convenient off of the 15 (major plus) and the other dogs there were friendly (there were 4 other dogs there). Tujia was very nice and clearly loves dogs. I did not recieve any text updates, but the overall experience was good so I would use this host again.
Tuija is great!she is so patient with my little boy!
My baby boy Snoopy had a wonderful stay with Tuija, she is so patient with my dog, took good care of him.Thank you again,Tuija!
Maple had a happy and comfortable stay with Tuija, her son and her 2 dogs. This being the first time away, Maple dint eat food in the beginning but Tuija dint rest in peace till my dog had a full stomach. She even fed Maple, her own dog food. And that's what you want when you are away - someone who cares and loves your pet like you do. Now we can plan for more trips :)
First ever experience on DogVacay and it was perfect! Tuija was very courteous and kind, and her two adorable doggies were as well! We were warmly welcomed during the meet and greet and knew that we had found the right home away from home for Rocky. A true haven for small dogs, I felt completely comfortable leaving Rocky with Tuija and her dog-loving, attentive, wonderful family! Rocky will definitely be back. =)
Maggie loves staying with Tuija! Recommend her!
I know Hoover had a great time.
Maggie had a great stay with Tuija and her pups. I would highly recommend this host and will definitely book again!
This was the first time I have ever left our dog with a non family member and Tuija was wonderful. She even sent me a picture of our sweet little dog sleeping soundly on her couch to let me know she was doing fine. I would definitely recommend her!
Mickey now has a new second home instead of a cage when we travel. I love that Tujia sends us updates on how he's doing, and Mickey enjoys going there.
Tuija is a true dog lover and took excellent care of Mickey. No more cages for him - we'll be boarding with Tuija when we have to go out of town.
Tuija took the best car of our dog, Ollie. He loved staying with her and she even sent a text letting us know he was happy and doing well. You can tell Tuija loves dogs. I will bring Ollie again next time I take a trip as she makes you feel so welcome and confident about leaving your dog with her so you don't have to worry about a thing while you are away.
Very nice, friendly host, thanks!!!
I cannot recommend Tuija enough!!! She and her son took care of our 4 lbs poodle. She was great in communicating with us via pictures and texts all throwout our vacation. This was our first time with Doggy Vaca and could not be happier. If you have a choice, take Tuija! She is the best.
Tuija is the best! She takes very good care of our dogs and we feel confident that they are taken care of as well as if they were home. She loves them and knows how to handle them. We will forever use her services.

Thank you, Tuija, for letting us enjoy our trip fully without worrying about our dogs.
Tuija had all small dogs at her place, which was important to us, since Sprout is only 8 poinds. Also, her place is literally 4 minutes from ours! (Can't beat that with a boarding, or even just taking her to my in-laws!)

We will definitely be calling her again. Her dogs are sweet and have the run of the house, so Sprout was very happy with them. She also took Sprout with only a day's notice!
Once again Tuija was amazing with our Rosie. We are so excited we have met such a great doggy sitter.
Tuija is a fabulous person. She is human-friendly and dog-friendly! Her home is comfortable. She sent us photos and texts to let us know our dogs were well cared for and enjoying their time with her. I would recommend her to anyone. We're anxious to use her again the next time we travel. Thank you Tuija for loving and caring for our dogs.
Fantastic again, our Rosie was excited for the visit and happy when we picked her up. We love it! Thanks
Rosie came home very happy and Tuija was delightful and an obvious dog lover.
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