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Todd P.

8 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • 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 Apartment

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Small Yard
Pets allowed on furniture

About Todd

32 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Dogs give me great joy. I've walked hundreds and honestly never met one I didn't like. I just joined DVC (Nov 2016) and loving it. I live right off Lake Merritt which I walk everyday. If my rate seems a little high know that I offer full-time 24/7 high quality care in my safe comfy home. Every dog is loved unconditionally. My girlfriend Julia is almost always here so double the attention!

For large leash trained dogs, and smaller ones without difficult issues I can possibly offer a lower fee, but if your dog can't be kept with other dogs I might have to charge a bit more, please inquire as it all depends.

I'm a former teacher and longtime Bay Area owner of bookstores who now works at home full time. I'm always around so let me know about your needs. Call my land line phone, 510.835.1766 night or day.

Dogs & humans have an ancient and unique connection and I'm sensitive to each dog's character--their fears, needs, eccentricities, disabilities etc. I'm careful about their safety, dogs never get loose here and are always on the leash. Their diet/hydration is important, no bones or crap on the street will be snatched! My home is non-toxic, cleaned and kept flea-free with vinegar and baking soda, I'm very attentive to all this. Your loved ones will rarely (if ever) be left alone and will receive exorbitant amounts of affection and attention.

I can accept one unvaccinated dog but I can’t accept two or more unvaccinated dogs to be together unless companions.

I've owned dogs most of my life and for three years walked many hundreds of dogs for the Sonoma Humane Society where I was known as the go-to guy for difficult and large dogs. I'm physically strong and have no problem with dogs who want to use me as a sled driver, or carrying senior/disabled dogs up and down stairs and in and out of my car. I have a doggie seat-belt and small 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 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 based on praise), I look forward to meeting your dogs!




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

Todd P.

8 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 23, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Todd's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$90 /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
Check-ins
$35 /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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8 Reviews
Todd gets an A++ for his caring and conscientiousness. Truly a dog person, he understands dogs and wants to do his utmost best to make sure your furry baby does well when you’re away. And if your dog has special needs, he’s your guy. He asks a furry baby does well when you’re away. And if your dog has special needs, he’s your guy. He asks a lot of valid questions and makes sure he understands what is required. Our dog has seizures, and we’ve learned the hard way that it’s best to keep our boy in his own home environment with a caring companion. And we couldn’t have found a better guy than Todd. He’s not trying to balance being a professional dog walker and everything else while he’s dog sitting. He may calmly work on his laptop while your dog takes a nap, but your dog is still his priority and gets multiple walks a day and lots of attention.

I work at home, so usually Scotti doggie hangs out with me, mom, while hubby is at work. During this past week when I was out of town, every day when hubby got home, doggie was happy and calm and has continued in this vein for days after my return. For a special needs dog like ours, there is no better testament than that.
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Todd was great! Kept me informed the whole time I was away and it seemed like Linus was really spoiled :) I think they bonded and I would have no hesitation about Linus staying with him in the future. He's attentive and loving and I love the fact hesitation about Linus staying with him in the future. He's attentive and loving and I love the fact that he's home much of the day!
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Todd and his girlfriend are AMAZING. They gave Jazzy not only a comfortable, safe place to stay....but also all of the love and adoration in the world. They were flexible, accommodating, communicative, and super caring. 5 star experience all the world. They were flexible, accommodating, communicative, and super caring. 5 star experience all the way!!
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