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Gloria R.

49 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
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  • 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

Gloria's Resident Pets

7 yr 1 mo old
Labrador Retriever
4 yr 5 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Gloria's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Gloria

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your dog(s) will think they have gone to doggy heaven. All dogs large and small love the warm pet friendly environment.
We have an open lap policy, if your pup wants one we provide it. We take no more than 2 dogs that are on vacay at one time. So your loved one is sure to get the maximum attention! If you want your pet to be the only vacay pet, please contact us regarding an upgrade for an additional fee.
Our family has been loving dogs for over 21 years, we know when they are happy, sad, scared, when it's time for a long walk or a game of tug of war.
Our experience and knowledge comforts you in knowing that we can care for your dog in a way that is special to their personality. We help them to adjust to a new environment so they can eat, sleep and play freely while you are away doing exactly the same thing.
We will consider dogs younger than 18 months if they are not known to chew or have finished their chewing stage and are potty trained.
If you are a past client, please note you will pay original rate; please email me regarding my client loyalty program.
*For daycare and dog walking client requests: All fees are reduced for a client who maintains a schedule with me, including travel fees.
*For discounts on over night boarding please refer to my client loyalty program.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Gloria R.

49 Reviews
24 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 7, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Gloria's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$33 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$12 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
49 Reviews
Gloria was communicative and helpful right from the start.
We have a large (70lb+) friendly (but slightly scared) male dog who got along great with the host dogs after an initial adjustment period. Meet and greet was a good plan as it let all the dogs get to know each other with the owners around.

Our dog clearly had a fantastic vacation. We would happily send him there again!
Gloria was great and has a great home for multiple dogs. The yard is large for the dogs to run around and her family is truly dog lovers so I know my guys were getting the same attention I give them.
Charlie had a great time with Gloria and her family. He got plenty of love and attention and seemed to get along really great with the other dogs. Gloria was also great at communicating with us and adjusting drop off/pick up times to help accommodate our schedule and hers.

Gloria made us feel very comfortable because she really understands how dogs think and are motivated. She's selective about which dogs stay with her instead of taking just any booking.

I'm grateful we've found her!
Our family appreciated the get to know you visit to see if my dog would be comfortable in the host home. It put us at ease to meet all the family members and the dogs that Kibbles would be spending time with as well as the routine. All aspects seemed very dog friendly and the most comfortable set up outside of our home for Kibbles. Kibbles seemed happy and comfortable upon our return and didn't seem to miss us as much as when we board him with larger and more commercial boarders. I would recommend this host to others.
Gloria and her family have taken care of Scarlett several times now and we would not use any other sitter! We have traveled out of the country twice and have absolute trust in her care. Highly recommend Gloria.
Great family and flexible with my schedule. They treated my dog like it was their own and now it is his home away from home.
What a great experience! We had very little time to find a replacement dog sitter and we're lucky to be directed to Dog Vacay. We found Gloria's information to be just what we were looking for and it turned out to be a great choice. She was very clear with her communication and expectations and after visiting her and her two dogs with our dog, Nikki, for a meet and greet, we knew we had the right people and pooches. Nikki's energy and personality match very well with her two dogs and when we picked her up we could see that she had a great time!!
Gloria did an awesome job taking care of our baby girl! She went out of her way to make her feel at home. She kept us updated and even sent us a picture and video! We would highly recommend her and definitly use her again!
Gloria and her family took excellent care of our 6 month old pup! This was our first time leaving our little guy and we felt very comfortable leaving him in her care as she has a lot of experience and a passion for dogs :) We would recommend her to anyone and would definitely bring Rocco for a return visit. Thank you, Gloria!
Still awesome! Thank you Gloria for taking such great care of your dog.
Gloria was absolutely wonderful with Gator! She knew how to make him feel right at home. Gloria's yard was huge for Gator to run around all day and play with other sweet dogs. Gator was exhausted by the time he got home, thank you!!!:) Will 100% book with Gloria again!
Thank you!!!
Another wonderful stay for our Parker. Gloria is so patient with our quirky pup. She really helped us out in a bind, with very short notice. Parker is always so well cared for by Gloria and her whole family. We are so lucky we found her!
This was our second time leaving Baloo with Gloria and again, we are extremely happy with how Gloria cared for our dog. Additionally, Gloria was able to take care of Baloo on short notice due to a family emergency. Thank you Gloria!!
Do not hesitate to book with Gloria! Our Golden, who is like a son to us stayed with Gloria and her family for 2 weeks during our Florida Keys Vacation. Gloria was very accommodating, organized and was always sending us updates (with pictures) of Baloo. She completely put us as ease with leaving our beloved dog.
Gloria and her family took great care of our dogs. Both of their dogs were friendly and very playful with our dogs. They even let the dogs sleep in their bed with them (like they do at home)! Our dogs seemed happy and tired after their weeklong stay. We would definitely leave our vizslas with them again.
Gloria and her family were so welcoming to my Italian Greyhound and Morkie. They watched them for a long weekend and it was so nice to be able to get away and know that my babies were in such great hands. Gloria sent emails and texts daily as well as pictures so we were able to keep informed with how their visit was going. Her house was like a little doggy heaven. They came back so happy and tired from all the play time they had with her. I will definitely use Gloria again and would recommend her to anyone!!
Gloria rocks! Her and her family took amazing care of my dog. She has a big back yard for them to run around and play. Her dogs were very friendly and took to mine right away. She looks after your dog as her own and is very helpful. I will use her again and have already referred her to a couple friends who are going on vacation in the near future!!
Gloria and her family will make your doggie feel like one of their own. She is very attentive and thorough when it comes to the details of your dog's care. When you are far from home, it makes a world of difference knowing your doggie is well taken care of and in a safe and comfortable environment. We are very picky when it comes to choosing a sitter, and we would definitely recommend Gloria to anyone! Thanks again Gloria!
We loved Gloria and more importantly our dogs loved her!
She was very particular in making sure that she was the right fit for our dogs.
I feel like she spent a lot of time with my dogs and made sure they felt part of her family.
We laughed when our dogs came home after their dog-vacay, they seemed like they were depressed and missed Gloria and her family!
I was hesitant on the price because I have 2 dogs but I went for it anyway. She was so worth it. It is hard to put a price on peace of mind. I didn't worry about my dogs at all while I was on vacation.
Gloria is definitely my 1st choice when I go on vacations!
WOW! I have surely found the best dog sitter in San Diego! Gloria was amazing with my dog Ruger, and treated him as her own. He loved her dogs and the doggie door allowing him the freedom to play inside and outside in the large yard. Gloria was great at communicating with me while he was gone, and I could tell he had a great time when I came to pick him up because he was so happy around her. His routine was no different than with me--he even slept in their bed. I will definitely be using Gloria again :) Thank you, Gloria!!!
Gloria is always the best! Her and her family take such good care of my pups! We only will use Gloria whenever Pepsi and tucker need some loving while im away! Thank you so much Gloria, youre the best!!
We picked up our tired, happy pup this morning - so nice to know our Parker was safe and happy while we were gone.....makes a vacation even nicer when you don't have to worry - AT ALL - about your dog! Thanks Gloria and family....we will be back!
Awesome experience! Gloria was so patient with this nervous Mommy. Really appreciated the frequent updates. Parker looked so happy and comfortable with his new canine friends when I picked him up. Came home happy and tired. Everything went so well that we'll be back next week!
Gloria and her family did a fantastic job sitting our Josette. Josette is a small older dog, but she did great with Gloria's two dogs who are larger and younger. Thank you!
This is our second time we left our Golden Retriever, Miss Scarlett, with Gloria and her family. Once again, we have only great things to say about the care and love she received. Scarlett required frequent ear maintenance and Gloria provided the care to prevent recurring ear problems. Gloria was kind enough to send periodic updates regarding Scarlett's stay wich was difficult because we were out of the country. When we picked up Scarlett, she was happy, energetic, and generally her Retriever self! If you are leaving the country or just leaving town, we highly recommend trusting these wonderful people to treat your four legged family member like their own. Thanks Gloria.
Haven't had the time to sit down and give Gloria a great review! She's very flexible and genuinely loves our son! It is incredibly hard to find a doggie-sitter, and we're so thankful to have her.
This was our first time with dog vacay. We read the reviews of of previous users and found two people to interview. There was no question about where we would leave our dog after visiting with Gloria and her family. We left a detailed list of her care needs and they were followed exactly as we hoped. Scarlett was happy and excited and well cared for when we picked her up after our trip. We will book another stay in November so we will know she's in the best hands. Thanks Gloria and family.
Just like a 2nd home to Benji...;-)
Gloria helped us tremendously again by taking excellent care of our dog while we are on a trip. We had very limited access of email or cell phone on this trip, but Gloria really gave us the peace of mind.
Gloria took very good care of Zeus. Her place is huge, and her two dogs (one also named Zeus) are very, very nice. Our little Zeus had quite a bit of fun. He was very excited to be dropped off, and was reluctant to leave. We'll be bringing him back again!
Emma had an absolutely lovely time with Gloria and her family. Emma was in a shelter for a long time and can have separation anxiety when we are away too long, but Gloria gave her lots of attention and paid close attention to her. She has a lot of experience with dogs and it shows in the way she handled Emma from her excited exuberance to her anxiety. Emma is also full of energy and loved having such a great yard to run in and out of and got along so well with the other dogs. She really felt like a part of the pack and felt comfortable knowing that Gloria was watching out for her. We had an absolutely lovely experience and will stay with her and her "pack" again!
Benji knows exactly where we are when he gets out of the car and is always excited to stay with Gloria and play with her pups! Great as always;-)
Simba had a great stay with Gloria and her family. My dog loves to play with her dogs and other vacay dogs. He looked very happy when we picked him up. Thank you, Gloria!! We really appreciated it!!
Gloria is the best! Her whole family took a lot of their own personal time to attend to our cockapoo, Joey. Their other two dogs are very friendly and playful. Gloria knew exactly how to handle the dogs to keep everyone happy. We're extremely satisfied and highly recommend Gloria and her family!

Gloria and her family (human and canine) were great hosts! Paisley had a fantastic time there, and Gloria went out of her way to make sure that we the arrangement was a good fit for everyone. She is very attentive and responsive, and my wife and I agree that we would have total ease of mind leaving Paisley with her again.
So happy! My dogs loved their stay with Gloria and her family! I am a dogvacay host myself so when it comes to picking someone for my pups i am picky! Gloria is certainly an experienced, trustworthy and loving host so i would recommend her to anyone! Her dog and her family will definitely provide a warm, trustworthy home for your pet! Thank you Gloria.
We feel very fortunate to have found such a wonderful person to watch our fuzzy baby while we are out of town. Bella was treated very well and we were happy to get an update with some pictures while we were gone. Bella loves going to Gloria's house and we rest easier knowing that she is well cared for.
Gloria is wonderful! If your dog is happy with other doggie buddies - try to get them in with Gloria!
Great as always!
Whenever we need to go out of town and can't bring Chuck with, we know he is in excellent hands staying with Gloria and family. He loves all the space to run around, the two friendly family dogs and all the petting he gets. If Chuck could talk I think he'd ask us why we don't take him to Gloria's more often.
Gloria did a great job taking care of our petulant miniature dachshund. Her dogs were fantastic, and Gloria was on the ball and clearly very experienced taking great care of the dogs under her care. Will use her again!
Great as always. Benji seemed real happy when I got him back;-)
We were so happy and lucky to have had Gloria watch our 2 dogs. She loved and cared for them as her own. She kept us updated while we were away. I have already recommended Gloria and DogVacay to others.
Gloria is great with dogs and I'm not worried when my dog stays with her. Her two dogs are very friendly and playful so if your dog likes to play it's a perfect fit. My dog also loves the huge backyard...;-) I'm so glad I found her!!!!
My wife and I highly recommend, without reservation, Gloria's services. She not only keeps an immaculate house and yard, but the care and expertise attended to our dog were remarkable. Gloria is bright, knowledgeable, and sensitive to the individual needs of animals, in a general sense, and dogs in particular. We will not hesitate to board our dog with her on future dates. Bill and Kathy
Gloria is a WONDERFUL sitter. Our dog got sick and Gloria took care of her as if she was her own. She contacted our vet and did all that was needed for her quick recovery. Gloria has a lovely home and wonderful loving family. I know it was the best care that we could possibly get for our aging dog. She enjoyed her stay also... :) Thank you - See you again....:) Denise
We are so glad to have found Gloria to take care of our 10 year old Tibetan Spaniel during our travel. She is such a professional, warm and pleasant person to interact with. She completely understands our anxiety and guilt to leave our beloved pet behind and just showed her absolute willingness to go out of her way to meet our needs in order to give our dog the best vacay ever. Thank you so much, Gloria!
Conan's stay with Gloria gave me the piece of mind we needed to enjoy our vacation. I'm glad we found her and DogVacay because neither I or Conan were excited about the possibility of a stay in kennel.
Gloria is just what we wanted when we needed to find a place for our dogs. She is caring and only wants the best for our dogs. Her home is very inviting and a great place for the dogs to have a great time!
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