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Al & Barbara S.

9 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier

Al & Barbara's Resident Pets

0 yr 0 mo old

Al & Barbara's House

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

About Al & Barbara

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Al & Barbara Pet Sitting, aka Camp Cooper, has been welcoming dogs into our home for more than 10 years. We have seen hundreds of dogs throughout the years, and our pet sitting business has become such a fun and important part of our lives. Al is a retired general contractor from Big Bear Lake, and Barbara published Big Bear Magazine for 15 years. We moved to Indio in 2006 and began pet sitting in our retirement. Living in Southern California, we are always prepared for earthquakes, with additional food and water should there ever be a problem. We have parented three children, and have always had dogs, and usually a cat as well. We recently lost our dog, Cooper, and currently have no dogs of our own. Our home is primarily covered in hard surfaces, but we do ask that our guests be potty trained to visit Al & Barbara Pet Sitting, aka "Camp Cooper". The yard is large enough to play with the dogs, throw the ball, and they also have an area of privacy. The yard is completely enclosed with a block wall. We are conveniently located off the 10 freeway (Jefferson exit) in Sun City Shadow Hills, Del Webb. We often watch dogs whose owners are visiting a time share or attending one of the many Indio music festivals. When possible, we like to schedule a meet n greet for new clients, so we can introduce ourselves and meet your fur baby. In certain cases, we understand it isn't possible. We always enjoy meeting new owners and their "campers." Because we watch other dogs at the same time, we are unable to accept aggressive dogs, or dogs that do not get along with other dogs.
Appointments are scheduled and your name will be at the gate for clients coming from outside this community. We do always need your last name and cell phone for scheduling. For more information, visit website at abpetsit.com and Facebook.com/campcooper.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Al & Barbara S.

9 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 24, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Al & Barbara's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
9 Reviews
Barbara and AL were wonderful hosts to our 2 dogs. Their back yard allowed them to run around and play with the other dogs and the doggie door allowed them to come inside whenever they wanted. They felt at home.

They definitely will be going back the next time we need someone to care for our dogs.
My puppy Troubles had a wonderful time! I received pictures of him daily. I definitely recommend Al and Barbara. They are great and took excellent care of my puppy!!
Best experience ever boarding my dog!!! Super nice couple, beautiful home and yard & so accomodating & flexible!! I felt so comfortable leaving my dog, Chloe, in their care!! It felt like I was leaving my baby with a loving & trustworthy family member. Several times each day, Barbara texted updates and photos of Chloe...she looked happy and content and I never once worried about her - not once! I would recommend Al and Barbara to anyone needing a pet sitter in Indio...they were absolutely fantastic and I would most definitely use them again. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give them a 20+++ !
Al and Barbara were very welcoming our two dogs and helped them with their initial apprehensions. Worked out well and we will use them again.
Yoda had a wonderful visit with Al and Barbara! She was well cared for and very happy and relaxed when we picked her up. Pictures everyday of her playing and sleeping really made us happy. I would highly recommend Al and Barbara to care for your pet!
Al & Barbara have a wonderful home for the doggies that they sit. Barbara responds quickly to inquiries online as well as text messages. I called her when I was on vacation to check on my pup and she gave me the full scoop on how Stella was doing.
She also sent me pictures of Stella. The location is convenient and pricing is very fair. I would recommend Al & Barbara to anyone looking for a doggy sitter.
Barbara and Al are wonderful! They treated my babies like there own. I will definitely be boarding with them again.
We were staying at a timeshare that did not accept pets but instead of leaving Dexter at home we decided to bring him on vacay with us and use a petsitter in the area. How lucky were we to find Barbara! Dexter had a great time, he met new playmates, and even learned to use a doggie door for the first time. Barbara was super flexible about dates and making arrangements before our visit, and sent updates every day that Dexter was with her so we didn’t have to worry. Dexter made himself right at home and even worked his way into bed with Barbara so we know he was well taken care of. Definitely would recommend and can’t wait to come back.
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