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Donna C.

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33 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 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
German Shepherd Dog, Rottweiler
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Fish

Donna's Resident Pets

10 yr 10 mo old
3 yr 10 mo old

Donna's House

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Children at home (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 Donna

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My family lives in the Aviara area of south Carlsbad. We have a 5 bedroom home with a fenced yard on very private double cul-de-sac. There is always someone here with the dogs. I have been dog sitting for approximately 5 years and have owned and loved dogs all of my life. We take walks every day and we try to make it just like home. Your dog will be very happy here. Boarding charges are by the night. Each pet is charged for the number of nights they stay regardless of the arrival or pick-up time. My rates are all-inclusive; you will never find a hidden fee for special dietary needs, the administration of medications, or extra attention. We strive to provide our guests with the same love and care to which they are accustomed to receiving at home. Please note there is an additional charge of $7 per night for dogs under 2 years old due to the need for additional supervision. Drop-off and pick-up 7 days per week 6:30AM to 7:00PM, No drop off or pick up on major holidays.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Donna C.

Online Now!
33 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 3, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Donna's Home
$38 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$65 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Donna's Home
$38 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
$20 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
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33 Reviews
Donna and her family are so sweet. My two fur babies absolutely loved their time there. One of the photos we received showed my Maltipoo with her head on her daughters lap and she looked so happy and content. Our hearts melted that they looked so comfortable there. I'm very thankful that we found Donna and that we never have to board them in a kennel again and feel anxiety and guilt about leaving them behind! Thank you Donna and family! :)
what can i say?!? Charlie LOVES donna and her family!
i was sad to not be with him over the Christmas weekend but donna was sweet enough to open her home to him and i have no doubt he had a warm and wonderful holiday with her and her kind family.
he is always eager to join them when i drop him off so i know he has fond memories of staying there. and he always seems very calm and content when i eagerly get back to pick him up...
only praise and good vibes for donna's care of charlie
Alfie's stay with Donna was a life saver for our family this holiday season. We were traveling the area and our hotel was not pet-friendly. During this vacation, our children who were visiting us from the east coast could see him because Donna let us pick him up when we visit beaches and parks. He was happy to see us, but also very happy to see Donna and her daughter when we drop him off in the evening.
She was very flexible and understanding. Alfie will be back when we visit the area.
Thank you.
Lola's stay with Donna and her family wa a great! She came home a happy camper ! It was great to get pics and updates the enitre stay! We will def use Donna again :)
Donna was wonderful with our precious Mylie! She sent adorable pictures to us showing just how comfortable Mylie was in her home! We already have our next reservation set!
Donna was great at being accommodating and always quick to respond! Loved getting the picture updates and felt safe leaving my dog at their lovely home.
Donna said that my doggie was a perfect angel. Well, so was Donna! She sent four pictures in the span of 36 hours, all with cute captions. She took excellent care of her, including giving her the medicine she needed and crating her at my request at night to keep her cozy.
Donna provided excellent service for our pups. Great experience all around and would definitely recommend.
Donna C. did a great job taking care of my two springer's. I received texts and photo updates that allowed me to focus on my business trip without having to be concerned about how the dog's were doing. Donna provides a safe clean friendly environment for the dog's. I highly recommend her and will be using her again.

Our Shihtzu was very comfortable and well taken care of by Donna. She emailed us a note of how he was doing along with a picture of him resting in his bed. We look forward to using Donna again.
Our dog Pepper had a wonderful time with Donna.
I felt very comfortable in leaving Pepper with her for five nights. While on my trip, I received a couple of pictures of Pepper and she was always quick to answer me back through text to let me know how Pepper was doing. Drop off and pick up was very easy and Pepper seemed to have a great time!!
I would highly recommend using Donna for overnight stays. I will be calling her again myself.
Donna is great! She is exactly the kind of pet sitter I was looking for. I will book my pup with her again!
Donna and her family were great!! My boys have been back a few times already!! Thank you!
Great communication and our precious pup had a great time
i knew donna and her family were perfect for my boy Charlie from the moment i meet them: a great home with lots of activity to keep him busy and happy.
She has been more than flexible with my crazy schedule and always accommodating to my last minute needs: a unexpected pick-up or an earlier (or later) than expected drop off time.
She always has kind words for me about my sweet boy when i pick him up.
And, most importantly, i can tell Charlie has enjoyed his stay with them and that makes me feel very at ease when i need to be away from him, hard as it always is.
Donna was fantastic and it usually takes our dog a few minutes to warm up to somebody but he loved her from the first moment. We already have another visit planned!
Donna kept great care of my dogs!
Donna is great!!! I'll definitely take my dog there again! My pup had a great time at "doggie camp"!
Donna was a great dog sitter for my baby Luna. She keep me updated on Luna by texting and sending me photos. And her family was wonderful with Luna also. Thank you so much Donna and family. Brenda
Donna and her family made us feel really comfortable leaving Foxy with them! She has a lot of space and has made her home 'dog friendly.'
It was great to get a photo with Foxy on her daughter's lap, getting scratched---'dog heaven'. She was also very flexible when we had to make a change in our drop off time. We feel very fortunate to have found Donna.
Donna took great care of my 2 dogs. She has a nice fenced yard and the dogs can go in and out. Plus she takes them for walks. She is a really organized dog-mom. I never worried!
Everything went smoothly with Donna as a host. She was accommodating and helpful to make me comfortable with leaving our pet under her care. We received photos and a short video during our vacation, assuring us that our pet was doing well. Her backyard has a high fence which works well to protect from coyotes. She hosted 1-2 other dogs during portions of our dog's stay. That concerned me at first, wondering how my dog would get along as one of 4 or 5 dogs. However, all went well, and Donna knows how to make it work with several "guests" at once. I would use Donna again without reservation.
Chelsea had a great stay with Donna and her family! I recently moved to Fallbrook and am so happy to have a second family for Chelsea to stay with when I am away. She was spoiled by always having someone home with her, being welcomed throughout the house and cuddled under blankets, which she loves. She also loved playing with their chihuahua Chica.

I was looking for a home that only takes small (or medium) sized dogs and not too many at a time and I am so pleased to have found Donna. Will definitely be back and I highly recommend her. Loved the photos she sent me of Chelsea while I was away. Great experience overall.
This was the first time I left 6 year old Bella, my daschund, with anyone other than family! She said she loved Donna and her family! Thanks for allowing me to relax and enjoy my vacation, while Bella got to experience one of her own!!
Our dog, Mavis, absolutely loved her stay with Donna and her family. Arranging Mavis's stay with Donna was a breeze. Donna was quick to respond for a meet and greet before Mavis's stay and was easy to communicate with through the website's message board. Donna provided my wife and me with photo updates during Mavis's stay. Mavis also had other well mannered doggy companions to play with during her stay. We've already booked Mavis's next vacation with Donna and would gladly recommend Donna as a sitter for our friends and family members.
100% recommended! Donna was an awesome host for our dogs. She answer my request almost immediately and also sent us daily pictures and updates; which show how relax and well cared they were during their stay. We will definitely use Donna again!
Skipper had a great weekend get-away. Donna keeps me updated and sends pictures to ease my mind, I really appreciate her help.
Donna was so great! Even though I was looking for someone at the last minute, she took Navarre in and welcomed him like part of the family. She sent photos and kept me posted on Navarre's stay. He had the best time and was really in great hands! I will recommend Donna to anyone looking for a great dog(baby)sitter! :)
I found a DogVacay through an online search & took a chance that Donna would be just as awesome as her reviews & she definetly was! I have a small dog who's never been left so I was concerned but my mind was set to ease with great communication from Donna (she even texted a picture of my dog). Donna was also very accommodating in drop off/pick up times allowing us to pick up our dog late evening which was greatly appreciated. I would defintly contact Donna again and refer her to friends.
The lads had a great day at Donna's. Came home and collapsed after a great day of fun.
I was so happy that I stumbled upon DogVacay. I was struggling with the idea of boarding my newly "rescued" dog as didn't feel comfortable with how much time she would likely stay in a kennel or more confined area. I didn't have a lot of time to make different arrangements and was so impressed with how efficient Donna was with corresponding and being available for "meet and greet". In meeting Donna, right away I could tell she was very easy going and crazy about dogs. She was taking care of a coupe of other dogs at the time that seemed very comfortable, well adjusted and "at home". She's warm, kind and calm. She makes the dogs she hosts feel comfortable, allowing them to interact with her own family (humans and dogs) naturally and without pressure or pretense. She promises to walk the dogs daily, respects your "rules" or boundaries (if reasonable), and send pictures, and she holds true to her word.
I was grateful to have found Donna, enjoyed my vacation to the fullest after the first video she sent (before we even took off on our flight). I was also very happy and relieved she was definitely more than willing to host our one year old "rescue" again in the future! It was a great experience for us all!
Thanks Donna C.!
Donna C and her family are top notch. Their home is spacious, comfortable and very dog friendly. Ever since the dogs have returned home from their doggie vacay at Donna's they seem very relaxed - I'm not sure what her secret is but we'll definitely bring the dogs back!
It's difficult leaving the dogs in general but it was really comforting to receive messages from Donna and pictures and videos of the dogs while we were away.
Thank you Donna!
This was Skipper's first stay with Donna and he had a great time. She is very flexible re the timing which I really appreciate and she is very experienced so I felt good leaving him there for the day for the first time. She sent me pics and a little video to ensure he was doing great and he is welcome back.
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