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Todd P.

3 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Todd's Resident Pets

Male
0 yr 1 mo old

Todd's Apartment

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Small Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Todd

32 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
It's the "holidaze" and things are always a little more complicated but I'm now available as of today (Dec 6th), so let me know your needs and I'll see what I can do. I will be attending a few family gatherings here in Oakland and your dog(s) might have to attend depending on the day.

I've walked hundreds of dogs and honestly I've never met one I didn't like. Each is so precious and unique. I just joined here (Nov 2016). I live right off Lake Merritt which is basically Canine Heaven.

If my calendar here says I am "booked" or "unavailable" please check with me anyway as I might have an opening. I can charge less than my stated rate depending on your dog.

I'm a former teacher and longtime owner of bookstores who now works at home. I'm always around so let me know about your needs, email/messaging is best, phone is land-line.

Dogs and humans have an ancient and unique connection and I'm very sensitive to each dog's character, their fears, needs, eccentricities, disabilities, and I'm careful about their diet and hydration. They will rarely (if ever) be alone and will receive ridiculously exorbitant amounts of love and attention.

Safety, health & loving attention are my main concerns. No dog will ever get loose or be endangered under my care and my home is completely non-toxic and dog-proof, I do all my cleaning with Dr. Bronner's and stay scrupulously flea-free with baking soda and careful vacuuming, dogs will generally be flea-combed after walks. I can accept one unvaccinated dog but I can’t accept two or more unvaccinated dogs to be together unless companions.

My last dog just died so I will be very grateful to get to know yours, call or message me any time if you have questions,

I've owned dogs my entire life and for three years walked hundreds of dogs for the Sonoma Humane Society where I was known as the go-to guy for difficult dogs. I am physically strong and have no problem with large dogs or carrying senior/disabled dogs up and down stairs and in and out of my car. I have a doggie seat-belt and crates if desired.

I'm an antiquarian book-dealer (35 years now) specializing in scholarly books and work out of my beautiful book-lined home, a huge 1920's three-bedroom apartment just two blocks to the lake, where I have lived for 10 years. I am currently studying dog training methods and pursuing a new p/t career as a dog trainer (using “motivational” and “relationship-based” methods, no punishment, non-punitive, it works). I look forward to meeting your dogs!




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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Todd P.

3 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 9, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Todd's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/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
$50 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Todd's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Baths
$10 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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3 Reviews
We were so lucky to find Todd after searching for someone who could manage our sweet little anxious pit. He was so kind with her high strung personality, and obviously respected her needs with patience. He also gave us some extremely useful advice for our continued training. We would definitely highly recommend Todd to care for anyone's pet. Marylou and Leah
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Todd was my first experience with DogVacay. He was very nice, had parking available for me to park. We met outside and Coco warmed up immediately. Todd, was very organized and through with the hand off process. I was gone for two days and we kept in contact the whole time. I appreciate all the attention and advise he provided. Coco was relaxed and I could tell she was well taken care of. I will definitely book again with Todd
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Todd was absolutely amazing with our two older Pups. He was very accommodating, understanding, patient and took excellent care of our dogs!