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Malika H.

23 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Malika's Resident Pets

Titan
St.Bernard
Male
6 yr 0 mo old
Kaotic
Rottweiler
Male
0 yr 8 mo old

About Malika

17 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
**NOTE TO ALL NEW USERS: If you are not sending me a message via the app, please send me your number for a quick response. Several potential clients may think I am not responding or may believe I have their number through initial contact. Both of these are false. Your information is hidden from me until a meet and greet or actual reservation is accepted. Please, please, please send me your number if you are not using the app. I respond very quickly. Thanks!

My love for pups started as a toddler, when I met my first Rottie. She hated kids, but somehow found a way to love me (a child that would never leave her alone). She was my protector, my teddy bear and my best friend. We loved each other until she left this Earth and I made sure I was the last face she saw. Since then, I've been a true dog lover. I've taken care of dogs all of my life. As a teen and young adult I spent a few years volunteering at shelters, paws humane societies, and animal hospitals. I have a strong affinity for big dogs (they are just teddy bears) and I have a soft heart for senior dogs. I welcome taking care of all dogs regardless of age, size,and breed. I'm extremely gentle with dogs that have health problems. I'm receptive to last minute trips and long vacation travel.


What to expect during a stay with me:

feeding (on owner's recommended schedule)
LOTS OF PLAY TIME (I've recently added a fence to my home so now the dogs can play as much as they like)
Lots of love and attention
2 playmates (I have a Chow Chow and St. Bernard who are playful, yet very laid back.)


***I DO NOT SURCHARGE FOR HOLIDAYS. I understand that holidays can be stressful. Leaving town and your furry children behind can add to that stress. I'm here usually for all holidays and can watch your dog at my usual rate.

**MULTI-DOG OWNER RATES:
$15 dollars per extra dog a night.

**HOLIDAY DISCOUNTS FOR SMALL DOGS!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Malika H.

23 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
23 Reviews
As usual Poncho had a great time with Malika and her crew.
Dingo enjoyed his stay at Malika's. She is very good with handling dogs and he is happy after his stay.
Malika watched my two pups when I went out of town for conference. She was very fast with responding to inquiries and sent me photos of the girls enjoying themselves in the backyard. They definitely loved playing outside there and my puppy Mylo had a blast playing with her puppy. My older girl loved basking in the sun.

She was very good about working with my drop off and pick up schedule. We're definitely using her services every time the girls need an overnight place! Thanks Malika!
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Malika is great! I could tell from the minute we dropped off both of our pups that she knew what she was doing and would connect very well with both of them. Our big baby of a lab didn't even whine when we left! We would definitely use Malika again without a second thought.
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Malika was great. Babe likes here and appeared to get along while with the other dogs her was keeping. I plan to use her again in aug.
Malika was fabulous! She took the time to meet us in a dog park to see how our guy interacted with her and with other dogs. We picked up one happy little guy who seemed really sad to to leave his new friends. We will definitely use Malika again in the future!
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When we planned our 10 day vacation, we were so worried about what would be the best option for Bella's care. When we found DogVacay and connected with Malika, she set up a meeting with us right away. I met her and her dog, and was completely put at ease. The entire time we were gone she texted updates, complete with pictures of Bella and her activities. I would 100% use Malika again and highly recommend her services to anyone. Thanks for doing such a great job Malika! ??
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Malika was instantly available to us when needed to watch our two dogs. Her two permanent dogs were friendly, kind and gentle to us and our two dogs. Her yard is spacious and allows the dogs to stretch their legs and sniff around. The drop off and pick up of the dogs was smooth and easy and Malika listened to any specific instructions and care needed for the dogs.
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Malika did a great job with our dog! She sent updates with pictures often and he seemed to have a great time.
Malika was very good with our pups! We really appreciate her patience and expertise.
I needed a fill in host for my two large dogs on fairly short notice, and Malika was prompt at working with me and coordinating some changing schedules for both of us. The dogs seemed well cared for, happy, and tired from lots and lots of play with new friends. I recommend her. Thanks.
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Malika was phenomenal with my baby Kenzie. She sent me daily texts and pictures of her informing me of how she was doing during our entire trip. Kenzie even met knew friends. Malika kept a clear and open communication with us and is very knowledgeable of dogs as well. I will definitely use her again and also recommend to others. Thank you Malika!!!
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Malika did a wonderful job watching our little guy! Mang Mang was very happy and social the entire time. Malika followed all of his instructions, and he didn't miss a beat when he got home. He really enjoyed hanging with the other dogs. I would recommend Malika to anyone leaving their furry family member for a few days or a longer period of time! We will defiantly use her again for our future trips!
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Malika was great with our dog, Gracie! She was accommodating to the needs we had, and sent us pictures/updates every day. One of the best ways to determine how Gracie does is when she comes home - is she her normal self, or are things different/off? Gracie was her normal self when she came home, which tells us she was very well cared for. We would definitely use Malika again!
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Great to work with. I've already booked another stay. Thanks again.
From the first time I talked to Malika on the phone, to when I first met her in the park, I knew she was going to take care of my dog. I was uneasy about leaving him, but she made me feel comfortable enough to know that she was the right person to take care of him. He stayed for one week. She responded to messages and sent daily updates, along with videos. I would not leave my dog with anyone else but her. She knows what she's doing and she took excellent care of my dog. I highly recommend Malika to care for your pets.
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Malika was very professional and personable! She was flexible with the drop off and pick up times, and kept sending pics throughout the vacay. Brock was a very happy dog when we came to get him!
Raja and Leon loved Malika so much the first time that we saw here again for another vacation! I think Raja and resident dog Blu and boyfriend and girlfriend because they are both Black Chows and Leon, my chihuahua, LOVES resident dog Titan, a St. Bernard!!! Can you believe it?!

Malika still walks the babies and takes them to the park every day. This time Raja rolled all inside a puddle and got really muddy. Thanks for rinsing her off before we came to get her!
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Malika, was awesome! This was the longest I've ever left Raja nad Leon before and they loved her! They enjoyed getting walks multiple times a day and going to the dog park every day and playing with resident dogs Blu and Titan! They had a blast!
Extremely reliable and dependable. Monty really grew attached to her!
Poncho had a great time with Malika and her crew!
Malika is awesome, very accommodating. She's super chill my dog loves her can ask for a better host.
Malik's was fantastic. Very thorough, thoughtful and clearly a dog lover. She was very accommodating and I highly recommend her services!!
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