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KRISTA L.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
59 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Rottweiler
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs

KRISTA's Resident Pets

Peanut
Chihuahua
Male
6 yr 8 mo old
Bruiser
Miniature Schnauzer
Male
1 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

KRISTA's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Small Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About KRISTA

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I love all dogs and your dog will be loved when they are with me. I live across the street from a park and I'm home all the time. I have a lot of experience with all types of pets since I volunteered for a rescue for many years. I know what your dog needs to be happy. Exercise, discipline and affection! When I watch my friend's dogs, they get 3 to 4 walks, some playtime with other doggies and at night, they sleep right next to me. I think my home can offer so much more comfort than any type of boarding. Your pet will have the opportunity to be loved all day by a family and will enjoy a lot of doggy socialization, too!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
KRISTA L.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
59 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 18, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At KRISTA's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 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
$55 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At KRISTA's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Training
$100 /hour
Baths
$20 /bath
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59 Reviews
I book with Krista every time I need a dog sitter. She is wonderful and my dog Stella loves it there. She sends me updates and photos on how she is doing. If you need a sitter she is the one to go to!
Our little dog Mimi has some health issues and Krista did an amazing job of tending to her needs while we were on vacation. We will definitely use her services again!
Krista and her family are awesome. They take great care of our dog and are very communicative and flexible as well.
Krista was wonderful with our dogs. She took them on walks and sent us pictures of them. In each photo you could see our dogs smiling! I will definitely be using her again.
It's been great to have Krista as a resource for our family. We can leave our puppy without any worries and know that he'll come back home happy and tired. When we picked him up after his first time at her place, he passed out from 6-10 p.m. It was great :) She has a big park right across the street from her house so the dogs get plenty of exercise and opportunities to socialize. Our dog also came home knowing how to fetch very well because I think he learned from Krista's dog. Now he's a fetching machine!
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I'm pretty sure Simba loves when we go out of town because he gets to go to Krista's!
Krista is a great host we are repeat customers
After 7 years owning our little fur baby and never leaving him before with anyone except with our son. We had to figure out a solution of what to do with him when our son would be getting married out of the county. We never wanted to put him in a kennel and so I decided to look on line to see what I could find and I am so glad I found Dog Vacay and Krista. After reading her great reviews I decided to meet with her and I immediately knew this was the place to leave him. She took the best care our little guy and sent me photos of him every other day which really took any worry I had about him away. I will recommend her to all my dog owner friends. She walked him several times a day and he came back to us a very happy guy. Thanks Krista, you are the best.
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Excellent. Great job by Krista. I had no worries while on my trip! Darcy was well taken care of. Thanks!
Krista was great with our Daisy. We received texts, photos, and a video. Our spoiled girl even slept with Krista. Will definitely use her again. Thanks
Simba had a great time! He seemed so happy when we picked him up.
Krista is great - I had a last minute meeting pop up & she was able to accommodate me. And, of course, the dogs always have a great time!
Rosco is an elderly dog that loves attention. Krista sent pictures to ease my mind and know that he was in a loving home. It gave me a great piece of mind knowing he was being well taken care of (and had someone to follow around). Krista was great and I could tell Rosco came home very happy!!
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Krista and her family took wonderful care of my Jessie while I was on vacation. Jessie was happy and at ease when I picked her up, a good sign to me that she was well cared for. Krista kept me updated with text and photos. I even got a video. I did not have to worry about my Jessie while I was away knowing that she was in good hands. I will definitely use Krista again. Thank you Krista!
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She was great with our medium sized dog. We felt comfortable leaving our four legged with Krista. She walks them several times a day.
Krista was very good with our somewhat nervous dog. She was calm and patient, and sent a text with photo the first evening. Would definitely use her services again in the future
Another great stay with Krista! In addition to Molly, my Maltipoo,I brought my recently adopted 2-year old Yorkie mix named Piper. Piper is sweet but quite rambunctious and I wasn't sure how she'd do. Krista handled all with great aplomb for another stay enjoyed by all.
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Ashton had another awesome vacation with Krista and family! They are the best!!
Our dog Theodore seemed so happy to be staying with Krista! She sent pictures of him playing with the other pups, and kept me updated on how he was doing. We had never left him with anyone besides our family members, so it was a great relief to know he was well taken care of. He got to play at the park several times, which he loves. We are really happy we found DogVacay, and Krista! Thanks for such a great experience!
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Krista was so great!! She was responsive and accomodating before I booked my reservation and kept in touch while I was away. She sent the cutest pictures of my dog being well-loved her kids and playing with other dogs. When I picked him up, he was happy and calm - clearly well taken care of! I absolutely recommend Krista and will definitely book with her again next time I go out of town.
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What a life saver! We almost cancelled our trip because we didn't want our dog in a kennel. Krista and Troy are great with dogs and very comfortable with the whole arrangement. They live in a neighborhood full of dogs and dog lovers! My dog was bored when she got home because she missed her new dog friends and the park across the street! It was truly a dog vacay for her! :)
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Krista and her family were amazing with our puppy. We received daily updates , photo and video. I would recommend her to anyone that is a bit nervous leaving their pet. Krista made us as wel as our puppy very comfortable!
Spencer had a wonderful time with Krista! She is a great communicator and kept us posted as to how our boy was doing. We will definitely be calling on her whenever we need her help again! Thanks so much Krista!
Krista is fantastic. Zorro just loves her and her family to pieces. I am very relaxed when our "baby" is with her. I know she will take care of him. I have tried 5-6 sitters and so far I have a complete trust in two of them. Krista lives a bit far from us, but I do not mind to drive the extra miles just have Zorro with the best of the best. Thank you Krista and Family.
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Kristal was amazing!!! My dog Gypsy was loved and cared for..played with and walked! I was sent messages and pictures everyday and did not worry at all! Gypsy will definitely go back next time we travel!
Krista, along with her lovely family, treated our dog like a queen! I loved getting the daily updates. She also took our dog at a last minute's notice and also kept her longer than planned and was very flexible. Definitely give her a try!
Another happy stay for Molly. Thanks, Krista.
Krista is a professional and caring dog boarder. I needed overnight care for my three dogs at the last minute, and she happily accepted them in her home.

Krista communicates in a timely manner and was diligent to keep me updated with photos of the dogs during our vacation. Krista is warm and friendly and shows great care as a "pack leader." Our dogs were happy to see us, but they seemed rather happy and contented at her house and didn't necessarily run up to us after 5 days of absence; so, that says something about how much they enjoyed being at her loving home.

I would definitely choose her as a regular boarder for our dogs. Thank you again Krista!
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Thanks for taking care of stormy and especially thanks for all the pics-made me comfortable while I was away :-)
Left my dog in Krista's care for two and a half weeks, she came home happy and healthy. I also appreciate that Krista had occasionally sent pictures of my dog to keep us posted on how she was doing, that certainly eased our mind especially we were on the road.
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Krista did a fantastic job! Our dog was happy and well cared for. Krista sent text updates with pictures which was really nice. We will use her services again to watch our dog! Thanks!
Krista was really great with small dogs (bichon) and truly deserves a 5 star rating! She took very good care of my dog while I was on vacation for 10 days, and sent happy cute photos of how my dog was doing. When I picked up my dog, he was clean and happy and even gave Krista a good bye kiss. She is really the BEST!!! I will definitely booked with her again in the future.
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Great folks! Buster will be back!!!
This was my dogs' first stay with Krista. All went smoothly. Treasure (8# Maltese) & Molly (11# Maltipoo) quickly became quite comfortable and each got the individual attention they needed. We'll definitely be back.
Krista and her entire family were wonderful and my Lily was welcomed into their home as if she were already a part of the family. Using DogVacay for the first time, like any nervous (and over-protective) pet owner, I had reservations. However, from the moment we walked through the door I could see how much love and affection filled Krista's home. Within minutes, Lily was walking around and making herself comfortable, which relieved any reservations I had. Each day I received fun pictures of the kids playing and sleeping with Lily and I could see she was perfectly content and more than happy. Never once while traveling did I have a single worry. Krista even went the extra mile when my return travels delayed me a few hours, requiring me to pick up Lily later than scheduled. She assured me it was okay, easing my concerns and rush. I am so happy to have met Krista and I have no doubt Lily will be staying with the family again (and again) during my business and vacation travels.
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My dog seemed to really enjoy her stay with Krista, normally she would hurry to leave the place but not this time. I also appreciate that Krista had text me and kept me posted on how my dog was doing. I certainly will be using Krista's service in the future.
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Our dogs enjoyed their time with Krista. We are so glad to have found her.
Our dog Sparkle had a wonderful week with Krista. She was very attentive and loving to Sparkle and sent updates all week about how she was doing. We are very particular about who we leave our dog with, and our minds were at ease with Krista caring for her!
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Krista was very prompt and interested in all we had to tell her about Ren and her needs It was a pleasure having her help. Look forward to having her help in the future.
Krista and her daughter loved our doggie like their own. And she helped me figure out a remedy for Trilli's incessant itching. I will call Krista again and I'm sure Trilli would love that as well. Thanks, Krista!
10 out of 10! Krista was great with our Molly! She kept us posted with pictures and updates. I think Molly was a little bummed to come home because she had so much fun with Krista!
Oh my gosh...got busy and remiss in sending this along! Krista is absolutely wonderful! Took Buster at the last minute, no problem! And even though Buster was there only one night, she sent wonderful pictures of his overnight stay with her and her family. Buster looked so happy and calm to have her daughter brushing him. She also keeps blankets on the couches, so not a problem if he wanted to jump up there too.. Her home was definitely dog friendly and she immediately gave Buster a drink of water when we walked into the house. In addition to a dog friendly home, there is a hugely fantastic park right across the street from her house! When we got there, we introduced the dogs by walking them there and then he was walked at the park several times daily. I don't think he wanted to come home! I am definitely going to book another DogVacay with Krista again. Thank you for taking such GREAT care of Buster!
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Another great stay with Krista! My Betsey is like part of her family now! I am a crazy, overbearing fur momma and krista gives me nothing less than outstanding peace of mind!
Sonny absolutely loved it over there!! What an incredible dog family. We can't thank you enough for taking him on such a short notice. Sonny will definitely be staying there again. Thank you so much.
Krista was great with our dog. She notified me immediately when she discovered a minor eye infection and took our dog to the vet. We are very appreciative and look forward to sending out Dog to stay with Krista in the future.
Krista is my "go to" sitter! She's awesome. Husband is awesome. Her kids are amazing and love the dogs! Can't ask for anything more than that!
We have used Krista several times to board our Lab puppy and had great results. She provides a great environment and plenty of exercise in the big park across the street. Krista is very good with her and Halo always seems to have a great time staying there. We definitely plan to use Krista again.
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As usual, Krista exceeded our expectations!
Pawsitively Pawsome! My discerning little Yorkie didn't even miss us! She had a great time with Krista and her family. We will be using her services again very soon!
Krista was such a great host for my pet. Kept me up to date with pics and made my dog feel very welcome. I will definatly call Krista again should I need her services.
Krista cared for our dog Charlie as if he were her own. She and her family gave him lots of TLC and plenty of exercise at the park across the street. The morning after we picked him up he seemed to be searching our house; I think he was looking for the kids to play with. We loved the frequent picture updates via text. We would definitely use her (them) again!
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Shiloh LOVED staying with Krista!!!
Krista is the perfect sitter. Bells has been with her twice overnight, and we have a wk vacation coming up next month and she was our first choice. She is loving and caring and takes over being the mom when I am gone :) I would recommend her to everyone.
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Buddy, our 8 yr old Llasa, had an absolutely wonderful time with Krista and her family. He spent a long weekend with them and was happy and well adjusted when we picked him up. He was well taken care of with regular walks and even ate all his meals. We will definitely have Buddy stay with Krista next time we go away.
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Krista and her family were so welcoming to Tokey and he absolutely loves them. It brings me so much peace of mind to know they love him so much and care for him like a member of the family. They have a very comfortable home, very accessible to the dogs, and a secure property to play outside. Best of all, they enjoy the sizable park directly across the street often, and get to play with even more playmates. I will definitely make more reservations with Krista.
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Krista was amazing with our dog, Shiloh. When we picked him up, he was (and remains) happy and super excited. Krista treated Shiloh as part of the family and we will definitely select her again on our next vacation.
Krista is terrific! We feel so blessed to have found her to take care of our Bella. We will be taking Bells back to stay with her as we are assured she is safe, and having fun. Thank you Krista and family!!!! :)
Our dog seemed to be well cared for and I appreciated getting picture updates to see that he was happy and doing well.
She was amazing! My dogs loved their stay.
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