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Angela R.

58 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies, No Senior Dogs
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Siberian Husky

Angela's Resident Pets

Giant Schnauzer
5 yr 0 mo old

Angela's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Angela

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Note: I will only respond to new requests during business hours M-F 8am-5pm.
All new requests are required to have a meet'n greet first to make sure it is a good fit in my home. I do not kennel/cage/separate dogs, so they must get along or they cannot be boarded here. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

I live in Willow Glen with a large backyard about the size a 1/3 acre, with lots of running room. There are parks close by to also walk and exercise your dog.

So a little about me; I grew up in southern Ohio in the farmlands, we had all kinds of animals...many dogs, a rabbit farm, goats, pigs, herd of heifers and of course cats! I had animals in 4-H, a champion goat & rabbit.

I've owned several labradours, german sheppard, dachunds, chihuahua, bassett hound and several cats over my lifetime. I've had my labs professionally trained and do very well at helping friends get their dogs in order.

I'm very responsible and am a retired USAF member with 30 years service. I've never used illegal drugs, or marijuana of any kind, and do not have a drinking problem and/or substance history/usage/problems, etc.

Thank you for reading!

Additional Notes:

Note: Please do not inquire if you have a pit bull or mix that is older than 1 year, after being bitten once for no reason and almost torn up a few weeks ago for no real reason with a certification of a service dog which are supposed to be safe...I will decline all pit bull & pit bull mix requests. Thank you.

I love cats and offer cat sitting as well as dog sitting! I'm happy to visit your kitty while you're away, since most cats do not transition well and do best in familiar surroundings.

Daycare pickup after 7pm will incur additional charge of $20.00, this has incured to be customer abuse of the daycare fee of $30.
To book more than 1 dog, use drop-down menu to select # of dogs. Price is automatically computed.

Other services available on menu:

Daycare Rate: $30/day
Checkup/Visits: $20/visit within 10 mile radius)
Walking: $35 - 30 min or $45 - 60 min
Pickup/Dropoff - $15/per way within 10 miles radius
Dog Bath with organic flea powder as protective: $15

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Can administer injected medicine

Angela R.

58 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 17, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Angela's Home
$55 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Angela's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$30 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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58 Reviews
Great host & space! Thanks to Angela, we felt at peace leaving Cookie behind with her, while attending an all day event!
Very happy with Angela hosting Cookie! She was very accommodating when Cookie ended up peeing at multiple spots in her home (perhaps due to the presence of other male pups). She shared pictures of Cookie having fun with the other pups. We feel confident Cookie is in great hands when we leave him with Angela!
Very happy with how Angela and her giant dog look after Aurora!
Again, very happy with updates and also with the group of dogs she stayed with. It gave us peace of mind during holidays.
Angela was a great sitter/host in every aspect. She also txts pictures of your dog everyday which is something cool and gives you comfort knowing that your is pet is happy and in good hand! Thanks again, Angela!
Angela is a terrific pet care taker. I have three dogs, 2 Neopolitan Mastiff puppies 150+ pounds each and a cranky little Schipperke who is 8 years old. And I live out in the country.

There are always lots of logistics with these three and I am a fretting pet owner. Angela allows me not to fret and the dogs love her - at first sight.

I get text and picture updates from her when she does her visit. She truly cares for the pups. I am very glad I found her as three dogs is not easy to find a caretaker for. Thank you Angela!!
Angela is great! Our almost 2 year old corgi, Zoey, has been enjoying daycare with Angela and her dog Brody twice a week. Angela has a big yard for them to run around in and she also takes them on walks. I like that she only takes on a max of 2 additional dogs at a time and she really cares for them well.
Having only left a house a few times after getting all of his shots, our puppy Riesling was terrified to leave our house. We decided to puppy sit Riesling for a day, we were introduced to Angela and her dog Brody after reading Angela's amazing reviews. Angela was very nice and knowledgeable about dogs, Brody was playful and immediately started to herd Riesling into playing. Riesling was very shy and wanted to hide. He wasn't used to having another active dog around and used to being the king of the house. I left the house worried, as any parent should dropping off their kids at school for the first time. Angela took the time to send me a video of Riesling playing, and that he was doing good. When I returned hours later to pick him up, Riesling had completely transformed and warmed up to Brody. He was not timid and very playful. He didn't want to leave! I could not recommend enough why it is important to have someone loving and caring watch your dog. Angela is a gem, she is very loving to dogs and true dedication to ensuring that the dogs have a wonderful vacation from home.
Angela is a real lover of pups! During our week vacation, she kept us up to date on activities that our guy was taking part in. We received pictures of him on walks, hikes, playing, and afterwards, naps! It was so nice to feel like he was in good hands- it allowed us to relax and enjoy our vacation because we felt like he was on vaca too! She has a large yard for the dogs to run around in. Because of our drought most likely, not a lot of grass, but no worries about ruining any thing. Angela was pleasant to work with and she likes to do a meet and greet beforehand so that she and her dog can meet you and your dog. She will check vaccination records, so make sure yours are up to date. We would definitely recommend her to care for your dog.
Sadie loved Angela R. She came home happy, well fed and tired from playing. We will definitely use Angela's services again!
Angela is really a super star with respect to handling puppies. I had to leave my 3 month old gsd for a family vacay and she came to my place for home visits and walks with my pup twice a day. My puppy had a nice play time with her dog broodi and she also sent me pics of them bonding during the visits. Thanks angela for taking good care of veera and yes i would definitely recommend her.
Angela is wonderful, so is Brody. Even though Brody is 5 times the size of my pup, he is very gentle with her during their tug of war and they played great together. Angela sent me photos throughout the day, which I really appreciated! I'd definitely come back ;)
Angela was our life saver this weekend. We tried finding someone to watch Chewie on late notice and checked with five other places before finally finding Angela. She was a very responsible dog sitter, and we loved meeting Brody. We got two pictures and a video update for his six hour vacay which was awesome. :)
Another great visit with Angela and Brody! Cake runs up to her door now when we arrive and leaves happy and exhausted when it's time to go home. Thanks again!
Bo had a great time with Angela! He came back very happy :)
Our Pups had a great time playing with Angela and her dog. They were happy and content to be there. Thank you, N
We were extremely pleased with the care and service for our dear one. We were given updates and even videos daily. Absolutely wonderful!
Sadie had a wonderful long weekend with
Angela. She came home happy and tired, having done lots of her favorite things: played fetch, took walks, ate well, ran around with another dog, and was well appreciated.
We will book a visit with Angela again!
Great daily updates with videos, she has a lot of experience and a great dog companion. Her house also allows a lot of freedom for the dog
This was our first time leaving our then 4 month old little golden retriever. We went to a Sharks game and it was comforting knowing that he was in safe hands. Angela sent us pictures of Charlie laying on the couch with her as we were at the game. When we picked him up, he was a happy and tired pup.
Our dogs came he happy and healthy. They ran out of the car to get to Angela ' s door. They were happy to be there and at pick up time still happy to be there. Would definitely ask Angela to dog sit my loves again :)
Very helpful when I was in a bind and Brody (giant schnauzer) was real sweet to my dog.
Angela is a wonderful pet sitter who really cares about your pets. She sent me pics of my dogs every time she came over to take care of them, and kept me informed with texts as well.

I would highly recommend her to anyone that wants exceptional care for their pets, and she is the only sitter I will ever use whenever I leave town.
Angela was great, she sent a lot of updates and pictures, and was available if I had questions. I'll definitely contact her again if we need a pet sitter in the future.
Angela was amazing with our dog. He was happy and content in all the pictures and videos we got. And when we picked him up.
Angela did a great job watching our old pup for a very long weekend (almost a week actually)! She is lovely and we will definitely be calling her again next time we need a dogsitter. Thanks, Angela!!
We booked with Angela for 2 days so as to enjoy some family time in the snow. We were so happy with the regular updates and photos of our pup. And Angela was super flexible with our drop-off and pick-up times. She's easy-going and laid back. We will definitely book with her again!
Angela did a great job with our fur babies. They seemed calm and relaxed when we picked them up. Angela sent us pics each day while on a walk, resting, and bedtime. Look forward to using Angela again.
Again, Angela is the best! Top rate! She took care of my girl, Shadow over the weekend. I don't think Shadow wanted to leave. Sounds like she had a good time playing with Brody! :)
Angela was wonderful with Phineas. Gentle and understanding. Plus her communication with us was great, including photos with her, walking or snuggling on the sofa with Phones.
Loving, caring and attentive. I don't like to leave my dog anywhere but always feel comfortable and know my dog is safe and in good hands with Angela
Angela had my girl for several hours today. It went well and I'm looking forward to the next visit!
Bravo ANGELA! My hubby was traveling with our dog for a month. Rufus needed a safe, fun place to stay while my hubby was attending a local conference. Angela is very accommodating and you can tell when you talk with her, she has a great way with dogs! I highly recommend her. Thanks Angela for making Rufus feel welcome and at home in San Jose!
This was the second time for 18-year old Daisy to be cared for by Angela. Angela was great with her, patient and attentive. I definitely recommend Angela as a great dog sitter.
Angela was wonderful! Dice seemed like she had a great time and was totally knocked out when she got home, which is always a sign of a lot of play time and fun!

She was really attentive to Dice's unique needs and listened to all of my tips and tricks for dealing with a dog that doesn't always love other dogs. She sensed that I needed a little extra communication and was sending me reassuring pictures and videos all weekend, which really helped me enjoy my weekend away.

She was patient and kind and I think she passes that sense of calm onto the dogs she sits, which is great.
Angela did a good job with my elderly cocker spaniel. She updated me by email and kept her well fed and exercised. She kept a watchful eye on her which I appreciate.
I am always hesitant to leave my English Bulldog, Fremont in the care of someone. I was so relieved to have found Angela and could not say enough good things about her and her love and attention to the dogs she cares for. She sent me pics to help relieve my stress and made me feel totally comfortable.
I now feel like I can travel a little more now that I found a great pet sitter
Angela is the ideal "host", especially for big dogs. She handles them well... with patience and love and laughter. She has a really good outdoor and indoor environment for the dogs and (in my quick assessment) creates a very easy-going, stress-free environment. I felt very comfortable leaving my two great dogs with Angela... and I'm sure we will visit again.
Angela was great with our 1.5 year old male Great Dane. He had a little bit of an adjustment period the first night but she was still very sweet and patient. Brody, the resident dog was super friendly and Blue had a wonderful time with him. I would definitely use Angela again.

Thank you Angela!
Angela was great; Mac did not want to leave! We got plenty of photo and video updates throughout the stay, and Angela was always quick to respond to any messages we sent. We will definitely board Mac with her in the future.
Angela was very understanding of our shy dog's needs. She was quick to respond which made me, the worried owner, feel much better. We will definitely be using Angela again.
It's so nice to have Angela (and her great back yard) available to care for our dogs. I don't have to worry about my dogs when they are with her and no post kennel trama/drama to deal with when I pick them up. Thanks Angela
We were extremely happy with Angela's help! She has a great fenced in back yard and our little guy seemed very happy. We received regular updates with pictures and videos and couldn't have been happier. Thank you Angela!
Our dogs had a lot of fun at Angela's. They came back happy and tired! We got regular messages and pictures of our dogs during their stay, which came as quite a relief. We will definitely come back to Angela!
Angela has been great! We have used her several times and our dog comes back happy and relaxed that he doesn't want to get in the car to come home lol. She's been available in a pinch for us and during times we were running late due to flight delays.
I had to go to my sister in law's wedding up in Gilroy area and she lived up in San Jose. We are very thankful to find Angela. My experience with her was really good. she's very flexible,responsive and easy to work with.

I like that she sent me a video clip of my dog playing with the other doggies. It was nice to know that my dog is in good hand.

Thank you Angela!
Angela is the best host ever! She took care of Rusty like he was her own dog and he came home happy and healthy. She took him out to the park and out with her friends like she would with her own dog. She played with him, watched tv with him, and loved him just like we do at home. Her house is totally secure so I felt comfortable leaving him there, and he was happy outside and inside when she had to go to work or run errands. She is the perfect dog host!
Angela was great! She handled our hyper dog very well and we would use her again! She has a large yard perfect for running around.
Angela did a great job with our two dogs and she kept us updated on how they were doing while they stayed with her. They were happy to see us when we got back but weren't manic and needy like they often are when we leave them at the kennel. We were happy an the dogs were happy! Thanks Angela!!!!
Angela watched my dog for a week while I was on vacation. She clearly is very good with dogs, and made sure my dog was comfortable and happy. It was great to get updates during the week, including pics, which made me happy to see the visit was going well! I would definitely recommend Angela as a host, and hope to have her dogsit for my pup again.
I'd been meaning to find somebody who come to my house to feed and walk my dogs and cats twice a day when I'm away. It finally happened that I needed to look for someone, and I happened on Angela on She came to my house and met my pets. I could tell right away that she was very good with animals. I also felt relieved because I could tell she was trustworthy. And Angela did not disappoint. Her communication with me was very reassuring. She sent me pictures of my dogs that showed they were obviously enjoying themselves. I never had to worry.
Excellent service at very last minute!!! I could tell when I picked up Buddy he had been loved while I was away.
Angela treated Rusty like he was her own dog. He came home tired and happy. Rusty was well taken care of and looked after while I was gone. I now have someone I can trust to look after my dog. Thank you so much!
Angela has a nice size back yard and small sun room for the dogs to roam freely. Angela provided a custom quote with a discount for managing our second dog. My dogs got free baths. Ping Pong and Chewee were clean, soft, and smelled so good. What a nice surprise.
We were extremely pleased with Angela excellent care of our two pooches! Her home was the perfect environment and her love and care was more then we had hoped for.
Angela listens to the specific needs and desires you want for your pet. She is very loving and professional. We never had a moments concern while ours dogs were in her care!

Daily texts including photo's and daily walks were just some of the added bonuses!

We highly recommend Angela ... she's an "Angel"!!
My two SBTs loved staying with Angela! I will definitely be calling her again the next time we go out of town. I have had trouble finding a place for my dogs because they look like pitbulls. The only kennel that would take them is really expensive and they don't really get much human contact. They love people so much and with Angela they got lots of love and attention. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

On a side note, Angela was great about keeping me updated via text messages / photos while we were gone. I totally wasn't expecting it, but it was really nice to have it. Thanks Angela!
Angela genuinely likes dogs. She provided our puppy with a large shady enclosed backyard to play in and spent most of her time with him. She gave us status and reported any issues immediately. She definitely makes an effort to make pets feel at home!
We could not have had a better experience with Angela. Our dog Koa is high needs because of his anxiety and reactivity. Angela took such expert care of him, he didn't even want to come home! He returned home to us calm, happy and TIRED after all the playing and fun he had! She kept in constant contact with us to let us know how he was doing and totally set our mind at ease. Even prior to his visit she made sure to spend extra time with him at the meet and greet to ensure he'd feel comfortable with her. We feel so lucky to have found such a great dog sitter. I would recommend her to anyone looking. It really was a dog vacay for our little guy. Thanks again!
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