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Silvana E.

90 Reviews
42 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Silvana's Resident Pets

Chichi
Chihuahua
Female
15 yr 10 mo old

Silvana's House

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

About Silvana

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We love dogs and love taking care of them. We have a home with a great backyard, fanced-in and spacious, perfect for playing and hanging out. When your pups are with us, they are part of the family. No cages, or crates. We spend time together, play and go for walks in our neighborhood. We keep them safe and make them feel loved and cared for, just like at home.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask. We have a lot of love and attention to give in this house! Your pup's safety and security, and your peace of mind, is of the utmost importance to us!

***Please note that the rate for large dogs (40-80 lbs.) and puppies (2 years old or younger) is $35/night.**

I will be happy to host YOUR dog only. To ensure your pup is our single special guest, please book early. Charge for requested single dog guest is $75 a night.

No extra charge for early drop off and/or late pick up.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine

Silvana E.

90 Reviews
42 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Silvana's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
90 Reviews
What a relief to have found a loving family and safe home for our puppy when we travel! Silvana and her family were wonderful for our first Dog Vacay experience. Our pup is pooped from all the fun!
Silvana watched our two dogs countless times and they always came and went happy!
I was so afraid to leave my new little puppy but Silvana and her family eased the anxiety of having to be away from my precious pup . It's great to have a second home for him Thank you Silvana Kim S.
I just relocated to California and needed a good reliable dog sitter. I absolutely found a great one. Silvana was incredibly accomodating and my dogs had a great time. A nice size yard for the dogs to play in, was a major benefit. I most definately feel comfortable knowing that I have a great option every time I travel. I will definately go back to Silvana in the future.
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Very easy to work with, our dog had a great stay!
This was the first time our dogs stayed with anyone other than family and I was nervous - until I met Silvana. We couldn't have found a better place! Silvana and & her family are wonderful hosts, they took great care of Daisy & Bowie and the photos they sent assured us the pups were happy and treated as if they were theirs. I couldn't recommend Silvana more, I would give 10 stars if I could. I know where our pups will stay next time we're away :-)
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My dog pumpkin is old , not used to be around dogs. I am aware she isn't issue to be left with strangers but she survived with Silvana's care that I was greatful. She updated me with her condition before I picked her up and do appreciate it so much.
Had to stay an extra day. Sylvana is so accommodating!
They love it at Sylvana's!
Always great!
Great Stay! Happy Pups!
No one likes to leave their "babies" however; taking my dogs to Silvana is like dropping them at grandma's house. You know they will be loved, well taken care of and even spoiled. My dogs get excited as soon as they get out of the car and realize where they are. I have used Silvana several times and this time was the longest period of time, two weeks. I never worried about them the whole time I was gone. I knew they would be loved on and well taken care of. One of my dogs is on medication and once again I never have to concern myself with worrying about if the medication is being administered.
When I dropped my dogs off, I was sad thinking I would not see them for two weeks. As I bent down to give them a good bye kiss they turned and headed out to the backyard. They were right at home! What more could I ask for.
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Silvana is a wonderful host. She is always very easy to reach and flexible with pick ups and drop offs. My dog loves going to Silvana's home and he is always super sad for at least a week when he returns. My only criticism is that she probably spoils him too much!!
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Silvana's home was very dog friendly with a great back yard for him to play in. I live in a townhome, so he was glad for the extra space. Had a medical emergency while Silvana had my dog, but she was able to extend his stay and understood. would book with her again.
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Silvana and her family welcomed our puppies into their home. Our dogs had a great vacation.
Another great stay with Silvana--definitely recommend her! Our pup was well cared for. Silvana was accommodating, easy to communicate with, and a great host!
Sylvana is an absolute GEM!
Silvana is the bomb-digity! I've used her for years. I love that she is cool with late night pickups as my flights back into LAX don't usually land until 10. Leia loves her place! I don't travel for work much anymore but the few times that I do Silvana is my go-to. Speaking of which I'm going to a wedding in October so I better reserve with her soon :)
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My dog, Delilah, was so excited when got out of the car and we were at Silvana's house. She'd been there a couple of times before. She couldn't get to the front door fast enough. It makes me feel reassured that my baby girl wants to be there. She's an only dog, so getting to play with a doggie friend or two is such a treat
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My puppy had a great time. Silvana is wonderful and responds right away when we have a question.
She is the best. I have used her at least 5 times and would only use her in the future my dogs love it there and I feel totally at ease.
doggies very happy!
everything went smoothly!
Silvana does a wonderful job of taking care of our dog Champ. He loves her and her family and they love him. She texts us pictures of Champ while we're on vacation. It makes us feel good to see our Champ so happy.
Thank you for being so flexible. Makes such a difference when traveling. I really appreciate your kind words about Huey. Knowing he is with someone who loves dogs makes all the difference. :-)
Thank you so much Silvana. I know Huey was well taken care of. I loved the pics and messages from you.
Thank you, Silvana for watching over him! I could tell he had a good time and was loved when he came back. She sent a nice picture of Tigger and how he was doing while we were gone which made us feel comfortable knowing he was in good hands.
Thank you again!
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Silvana has been a wonderful host to Maya countless times now and we cannot recommend highly enough. Susan
Silvana and her family was great with our fur babies. Mia and Tucker love their stay at Silvana and they also enjoy the Chi-Chi's company.
It was very easy setting up drop off and pick up time, she is very flexible. She also sent us updates and pictures while we were away to keep us posted on how the pups were doing.
Will definitely bring the pups back to Silvana next time we are going away.
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Sylvana and her family were wonderful to our Fur Babies! We will definitely book again soon. Thank you again!
"Pawsome" stay, as always.
Silvana is great with dogs! She has a wonderful house and yard. I have left my dog with her many times, and I could not be happier! Thanks Silvana, you are the best!
Lola had yet another terrific vacation with Silvana!
Always can rely on Silvana to take the best care of my dog. He loves going there.
Our reservation with Silvana was excellent! She was easy to setup the drop-off and pick-up and very flexible. I would definitely rebook again. Thank you Silvana!
Silvana is simply awesome - Lola just loves going to her home. Thanks Silvana!
Happy dog, happy owner.
Thank you for the short notice customized quote, Silvana!
Silvana was great! She sent pictures to us during our vacation which made my two young daughters very happy!
As always, Silvana was a wonderful host to our dog Maya. Highly recommended. Susan
This was the longest time I had to leave my dog: 2 weeks. So naturally, I was nervous. Silvana sent me picture texts every other day to assure me he was having a great time. This put me at ease. He came home happy as ever.
Sylvana's home was beautiful, clean, and organized! It was a true haven for our doggie. He loved her yard, the family atmosphere, and the other guests. We are truly relieved to know we have a wonderful place for our Baxter to vacation while we are away. Sylvana sent us pictures a daily updates of Baxter which we totally enjoyed. She and her family were awesome!
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Tinkerbell's stay was wonderful as always! We even got a picture and report on how she was doing after a few days. Once again, Silvana accommodated us at the last minute by adding a few days when we needed to extend our trip. It's easy to be away knowing our pet is in such good hands. Thank you again!
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My 2 furkids stayed with Silvana and her family for a couple nights in April '15. They came back happy and tired, so I know they were well taken care of. Got texts part way through the visit letting me know they were doing well. My pups make it clear when they aren't happy so I know they were well taken care of if they behaved.
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Once again, Lola had a terrific vacation with you and Chi Chi. Thanks so much Silvana! P.S. We LOVE that Silvana sends a text and picture of Lola letting us know all is well. Sigh...so much peace of mind while we're away!
Once again, Lola had a wonderful weekend!
Thank you Silvana.Cheska and chico had a wonderful time. We would definitely have you take care of chico and cheska whenever we have to be out on our trips. Thank you so much Silvana for taking good care of our 2 dogs. grace
As always, a wonderful stay for my dog. He loves going there and has so much fun. I never have to worry about his safety or well being while he is there.
Always a great stay with Silvana. My dog comes home happy and tired. I have always had a wonderful experience with her and her family.
Silvana is a very nice lady, with a great attitude and a wonderful house with a big yard. My dog was very happy there. I am so happy I found a dog sitter close to my home. I would recommend her, to anyone who love their dogs. She is awesome!!!!
Silvana is absolutely wonderful. She is so very caring and loving (as is her family). Our pup, Lola, loved staying with Silvana and her family. It was very obvious - in fact we met with Silvana before our vacation and, when the drop off date came, Lola joyfully went into her home. I was also so impressed by Silvana's concern for us - during our vacation she sent us a text with a photo of Lola to let us know Lola was doing fine. There is nothing like having peace of mind knowing that when you do have to leave your pet, there is someone who will care for your little family member just as you would yourself. Silvana is that someone - she truly is a gem. We will DEFINITELY be back again and again. Thanks Silvana!!!
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Another perfect stay. Silvana is always so sweet and accommodating. My dog always comes home happy and tired
Always a great stay with Silvana!
An absolutely wonderful experience and I'd highly recommend Silvana!!!!
Always a wonderful experience with Silvana. So glad I found her on Dogvacay. My dog loves going there, which makes me feel better about having to leave.
Silvana and her family have been an absolute godsend during the last few months. I am in the military and need a trustworthy and flexible puppy sitter for Layla when I have to leave for a few days to a few weeks. Silvana has taken her in as a part of her family and Layla is ALWAYS excited to return to her. Thank you so much!
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Silvana was a wonderful host to our dog, Maya. She was great about sending frequent pictures during the 3 week stay and Maya came back happy and healthy :) We will definitely be using Silvana's services again. Susan C.
We picked up our dogs yesterday after they were at Silvana's for a week and we were very happy to see that although they missed us they were completely fine to spend another week with Silvana and her family. She was flexible, accommodating and quick to respond to questions that we had. The dogs also loved them and were very comfortable with them. Sooo glad we found her and will be definitely sending our pups to her for a dogvacay again.
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Silvana was amazing with our little sheltie, Ava! Ava told us that she had a great time and can't wait to visit again!
My dog, Knuckles, always loves to visit Silvana and Chichi's home! He gets excited the minute I pull up to the curb and he pulls on his leash all the way to the door where his tail is about to wag right off! I can't say the same for the boarding place we used to keep him. Just from his reaction each time we drop him off, I know my dog is being treated like a king. I feel so much better leaving him with someone who is going to take as good care of him as Silvana does. It really is reassuring to know he's in great hands whenever I leave town. And she sends pictures to let us know he's still having a great time! Knuckles is looking forward to his next visit! Thank you Silvana!
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Tinkerbell's stay with Silvana is always great! She doesn't even linger to say bye to me anymore. She just trots inside and disappears. She is very comfortable with the whole family, and feels very much at home. Thank you again!
My pup loved staying here! Will definitely stay here again!
Silvana is very dependable and our dog loves his vacay at Silvana's place. I would recommend Silvana to anyone interested in leaving their dogs in a nice environment. Thank You Silvana for helping us when we need it.
So happy with Silvana and her family. My dog always has a great time with them.
My dog's stay with Silvana is always 100% positive! She accommodated me with very short notice too, which I really appreciate. Thank you so much, Silvana!
So happy to have found Silvana! As soon as we got to her house, both of my dogs ran outside to play, and were obviously going to be just fine without me. When I picked them up they were not only happy and healthy, but completely exhausted from playing and having fun all day. I have already booked our next visit with Silvana!
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Another great experience with Silvana. Since Daphne has been experiencing health issues lately, we were hesitant about continuing with our vacation plans. Our worries were put to rest with the wonderful care our dogs received from Silvana. Both of our dogs were well taken care of and we couldn't have asked for anything more.

Karen & Richard Nanaumi
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Silvana was excellent, again! This was our second time boarding our dog with her. Max felt immediately like home in Silvana's house and ran to play with the other doggies.
I had a great mini vacation, knowing that my dog was in a great, loving home.
Silvana was also flexible with drop off/pick up times that was very convenient.
I will certainly use her again!
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Silvana has watched my dog 3 times now. My dog is always happy and tired when I pick him up. Most importantly, he is so excited when he knows he is going back.
We are so glad to have found Silvana. This was the first time that we left our dog with someone else and was really nervous doing so. However, Silvana put us to ease. She was so warm and loving at meet & great that we had no doubt that our puppy will be in good hands. Silvana replied to all our emails from overseas and also sent surprise emails with pictures. One of the pictures was our puppy sharing her bad with another puppy, which she has never done before.
When we picked up our puppy after 3 weeks she looked very happy and well kept, and it took a while until she got used to being the only dog in the house. Thank you Silvana and your family! We highly recommend you.
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Lucy & Buddy had another great visit with Silvana! We will see you soon! Thank you!!
This was our first time leaving Max in the care of a non-relative and we could not be more thrilled with our experience. Silvana and her family were warm and welcoming and our Max loved his stay. He is usually anxious after spending time away from home, however, when we picked him up yesterday he was calm and happy after spending three days with Silvana. If you are looking for a loving home and person to care for your furry friend, then give Silvana a call.
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The family was good to my puppy, you can see it on his face! Dexter returned to me happy and healthy! I would recommend this family for dog sitting.
We can only say great things about Silvana and her family. We board Trevor for a month with her. We could not have found a better home for Trevor while we were traveling.

She is prompt at replying, and send us weekly updates with photographs. From the pictures we could see Trevor was happy and Silvana and her family were taking good care of him.

We were initially going to leave Trevor with a person one of my friends recommended, but after meeting that person realized that they were boarding too many dogs. So at the last moment we decided to try out Dogvacay and Silvana. We are so glad we did.
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I will rate Silvana as a 5 star for the care of our dogs Coco and Sophia. The dogs were very happy and Silvana was very helpful in extending their stay with her, due to my medical emergency. We are very thankful that the dogs had a happy home and were well cared for.
Thank You very much Silvana and Dog Vacay!
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Silvana and family were great. My dog is 9 months old And only weighs 8 lbs ...she was very nervous and skittish around other dogs. After 10 days
at Silvana's home, She was nose to nose friends
with their dog Chichi...and misses her and the family. Would absolutely return to Silvana.
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This was the second time we went to Silvana, and my dog was so excited to go back (good sign).
She has a great sized fenced in yard suitable to my 90lb dog. And most importantly, she really cares about him (as does her whole family). All of which gives me comfort that my dog is in good hands.
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Great, as always. My dog feels very much at home there. Thank you, Silvana!
Great!! Our second time with Silvana. She's very accommodating, and my dog is very well cared for. I'm so happy to have met her.
Silvana was a blessing. This was the first time we considered using a host family instead of the traditional dog kennel and we were very pleased. Our dogs were not stressed like in the past when leaving them behind and I'm sure it was because of the family atmosphere at her home. We would definitely use Silvana again.
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Very positive experience. Silvana is great! She treated my dog like part of her family. She was very accommodating with time and meeting us beforehand, and was quick to communicate with messages. I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with her knowing she'd be happy and well cared for. Silvana is very calm and kind, and clearly an animal lover.
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Silvana took great care of our dog. When it came time for him to go home, he went up to her for his last hug good-bye - as if to say "thank-you". I could tell he enjoyed himself and was very comfortable with her. We will be using her again.
I'm so happy we found Silvana! She has gone above and beyond for us and Bella came home tired out from play time. She is my new go-to sitter.
My dog (Max) loved Silvana, her kids and her little dog. Max spent 8 nights with them.
I received pictures and updates of Max from Silvana multiple times which made me feel very comfortable during my vacation.
My dog came home happy and well cared for.
I was very happy with Silvana's services and will use her again in the future.
I would also recommend her services to everyone.
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My dog Lucy and 5 month old puppy Buddy had a great time staying with Silvana.We were worried about leaving the puppy because he is so young. Silvana was wonderful with both of our dogs and took great care of the puppy. I felt like the dogs got a lot of attention. Her dog is very sweet and my dogs enjoyed playing with her. Silvana's backyard was dog heaven for both my dogs! We will be sending Lucy and Buddy back for our next vacation!
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We are thrilled with how great our experience with Silvana was. The process was simple, she was very friendly, and our dog was happy. Couldn't ask for more! We definitely plan on contacting her next time we need a dog-sitter.
Another great vacay for my Leia while I was on the road traveling for work. She's in good hands with Silvana.
What a great service this DogVacay is. My dog hated the huge group boarding places and would always come back looking traumatized and smelling awful. Silvana was very sweet and flexible to my busy schedule. Knuckles got along with everyone, and every dog there during the meet and greet, and was excited when I pulled up to her house to drop him off. It made me feel so much better to know that he was getting attention and had a yard to run around in. She even sent a picture mid-trip to let me know he was doing well. Such a cute picture. He looked happy and healthy. Thank you for being such a great hostess, Silvana, and taking care of my little guy. He will be back to visit soon.
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The whole process was easy from start to finish. Silvana took a last minute reservation. She treated my Yorkie like a member of the family even letting Leia sleep in bed with her. Leia was so happy to see me when I picked her up but was very mellow and not at all stressed out even though this was the first time she'd be away from me. I will definitely use Silvana again!
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Silvana was great. She was communicative and flexible with drop off and pick-up. She cared about getting to know my dog and being sure he was comfortable when we dropped him off. I greatly appreciated leaving him with a caring person rather than a kennel. Highly recommended.
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