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Kira C.

58 Reviews
34 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 43 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Kira's Resident Pets

Bubba
Basset Hound
Male
6 yr 9 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Kira's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets
Smoke-free home
Dog door access

About Kira

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi I'm Kira! I'm a 30 year old from the Bay Area who loves animals! I have fostered senior dogs with Muttville as a way to give back to the community. I have fostered lots of puppies and kittens with the East Bay SPCA. I also used to work at a doggie daycare in SF. I try to rescue as many cats and dogs as I can from the streets of Oakland where I live. Dogs and cats have always been a part of my family growing up. Six months ago I adopted a six year old Basset/Beagle mix (30 pounds) named Bubba. Bubba (who is neutered) is the perfect fit for me since he is used to sharing the household and he gets along well with dogs of all breeds, energy levels and ages.

After moving in October to a new house in East Oakland (Eastmont), I'm excited that I'm now only 5 minutes away from my favorite dog park (King Estate Open Space). I am certified in Pet First Aid & CPR (by the American Safety & Health Institute). I'm located near the Oakland International Airport, the Oracle Arena and the O.co Coliseum...Feel free to drop your pet off while you catch a game or head to the airport! I have experience with senior dogs and my house only has five steps at the entrance (and I'm happy to carry any seniors who can't manage that). I do have experience with dogs with aggression issues, however I no longer can accommodate this type of dog as I now have my own pup (although I'm happy to dog sit at your home if you have an aggressive dog). I adore pit bulls and have zero prejudice against them. I truly enjoy keeping pets occupied and comfortable while you are out of town---whether that be at my house or yours. I am a clean, quiet and respectful house guest who understands how daunting it can be to trust your home and your pets with a stranger.

In the morning I feed breakfast and walk the pup 15-20 minutes before heading out to work (as a small Business Manager in SF). Once I arrive home I feed dinner and take the pup out for an even longer 30-40 minute walk/hike usually at King Estate Open Space nearby. Before bed I head out to the backyard again for one last potty break and play session, plus lots of cuddles! I like to mimic your dog's at-home sleeping arrangement as much as possible and I am really flexible. For the most part the pups sleep in my bedroom either in their own dog bed or with me. On the weekends I enjoy longer hikes at Joaquin Miller Park, San Leandro Marina Dog Park or MLK Shoreline Park. I am happy to give baths and medications as needed. I also have experience caring for bearded dragons, fish, turtles and cats (including administering oral medication to cats). I text photo updates every other day or so. I always have extra kibble, treats, dog beds and dog toys available to keep things fun and cozy. Our pets are family and I am happy to provide lots of love and support while you are out of town. I look forward to meeting you and your pet!



Drop off/Pick up time frames:

During the work week (Monday-Friday) I require that all drop offs or pick ups for the ~Morning~ happen between 6am-7:30am (before I head to work). Please factor in morning traffic.

I require that all drop offs or pick ups for the ~Evening~ happen between 6pm-10pm.

I understand that flights can be delayed or your car can break down. I will try to work with you as best I can to accommodate any last minute changes. However, please keep in mind that 10pm (and 7:30am) are FIRM time limits. If you think you may not make it in time for 10pm (or 7:30am) please just plan ahead and book an additional nights stay from the start.

I also ask that you communicate via text (or the app) AHEAD of time if you are going to arrive Late Or Early (even if this falls within the appropriate cut off times).

Special Rate info details:

(1) Holidays = Please note my rate is $60 per night for all Holidays ($45 for the second dog from the same family). I charge holiday rates for the following dates (just that date, not the entire stay): 12/31-New Year's Eve, 1/1-New Years Day, 4/20-Easter, 5/26-Memorial Day, 7/4-Independence Day, 9/1-Labor Day, 10/31-Halloween, 11/27-Thanksgiving, 12/24 Christmas Eve & 12/25-Christmas Day. The end of the year holidays tend to be my busiest time of the year so we only accept dogs who are comfortable in a pack during that time.

(2) Overnight at your house = $60 per night if you live in Oakland, Berkeley or near BART in San Francisco. If you live in the South Bay or far from BART in San Francisco then it's $100 per night. Also if you have additional dogs or pets (cats, rabbits, lizards etc) at your home that would require our care there is an additional fee of $5-20 depending on what the creature would be require.

(3) Puppies = I adore puppies and have fostered them a lot, however puppies take a lot of energy to dog sit since they need constant attention, coaching, clean up as well as constructive activities to expend their energy and prevent them from damaging property...for these reasons I charge a higher rate of $50 per night per puppy. I consider puppies to be of age 0-2 for smaller dogs (who tend to mature faster than larger breeds) and 0-3 for larger dogs. Meet n' greets are a great way to determine if your dog falls under the puppy category, as every dog is an individual in my eyes.

(4) Dogs who are aggressive towards other dogs = I used to offer this service in my home, but since I adopted my own pup, I only offer this service for staying in your home ($70 per night).

Thanks for considering my services! Please message us if you have further questions.

Boarding multiple dogs from the same family = I charge $40 per night for the first dog, $35 for the second dog and $30 for the third dog (This discount only applies to adult dogs, not puppies and is discount is not valid for holidays).
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Kira C.

58 Reviews
34 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 43 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 26, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kira's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 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 more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Kira's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Check-ins
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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58 Reviews
Kira did a great job sending us pics and updates about our pup. She also went above and beyond at pick up time!
Kira was wonderful with our great dane, Otis! He can be a bit of a handful and he managed his silliness like a pro. Next time Otis is in need of a Vacay, we will call upon Kira!
Incredible, just beyond what I could've hoped for in taking care of my pup. Kira is super responsive, sends a pic updated every day and Maya had tons of quality play time as she same home content and plenty sleepy!
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