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Shelley S.

25 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Rottweiler, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Shelley's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
5 yr 5 mo old

Shelley's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets

About Shelley

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Pawspaw specializes in small/medium female dogs. We accept a limited number of similar size and gender guest dogs so your beloved pet will feel safe and secure. Our house in Santa Monica has a completely enclosed yard. I am home most of the day and very interactive with my guest dogs, bonding with them and ensuring they get proper mental stimulation and appropriate exercise.

I care for your beloved pet the same way I do my own; with love, respect and bonding.
Able to accommodate special requests such as raw food preparation and medication administration.
I love having dogs surrounding me and they are with me as much as possible. All our guests get plenty of attention, belly rubs and cuddling!

Our Annie is a sweet rescued Dachshund/Chihuahua mix. She loves walking and playing with your socialized dog, but will be fine if your pup prefers her own space.

No aggressive or destructive dogs. Must be on oral flea control medication completely HOUSEBROKEN!

Overnight rate is for 24 hours and daycare rate is up to 8 hours. Additional time needed in either circumstance is easily done through custom quote at the rate of $2 per hour.

Bathing available during any stay with organic shampoo and towel dry for $20.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Shelley S.

25 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 2016


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Course 101 Graduate
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Shelley's Home
$50 /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
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Shelley's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$30 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
$20 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
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25 Reviews
Shelley is truly outstanding, and I feel so fortunate to have found her on DogVacay. She provided such love and tremendous care to our dog whose CHF had worsened before her stay began with Shelley. Shelley was careful to provide the right balance of activity and rest in a safe environment. I highly recommend Shelley as her stellar service and high level of care is a rarity these days.
Thank you, Shelley for such a positive experience. Brooklyn is ready to come back for another stay very soon! ;
The first time I ever left my dog in someone else's home was wih Shelley. As soon as I met her I knew my dog was in safe hands. Allie seemed to like the other dogs staying with Shelley and she was comfortable in her surroundings. I plan to use Shelley in the future and for always. I could not have had a better experience.
Bernice Bratter
Shelley was such a great host, and she made it so easy to communicate! I needed a last minute host for the holidays, and she was quick to respond and answer any questions. Her house is great and has a nice fenced in area for the dogs to sniff around, so I felt comfortable that my dog, Cora, would be happy at her home.

She sent me picture updates each day and I could tell Cora was really happy there!

I had a troublesome day traveling home from my trip , and Shelley was very accommodating. My flight was delayed super late and she stayed up later in hopes of me still being able to pick up Cora. Unfortunately it was way too late once I got home, but thankfully Shelley let me add on an extra night so I knew Cora was safe and happy.
Shelley was absolutely wonderful! I needed last minute daycare for my pup and she was more than accommodating! I felt so comfortable leaving Bailey at her beautiful home and knew she was in great hands from the moment I walked in. I will absolutely be using Shelley's daycare in the future. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Shelley was wonderful! She kept me updated and sent photos of my dog while she was there. Will definitely ask her to watch our sweet dog again!
Shelley was awesome. She has a perfect house with a completely closed yard and takes just a small number of dogs. Rocky had a great time. Photos were awesome. Best of all she lives right across the street! Highly recommend.
Shelley took amazing care of my dog and made sure he felt fine and ate his food. I look forward to bringing him back for daycare. So helpful to know I don't have to worry about my dog for a second, he is in the best hands !
This was Mango's first overnight boarding away from home since I've had her. She is a rescue, I've had her for a little over 2 years, and in the past she has always been at her home with someone, usually with someone she knows well.

Since we just relocated, I had to find a new solution for daytime and overnight care and had a few things come up pretty close right after we moved. I was nervous that with all the change and stress of the move it was not a good time for Mango to have her first boarding experience with other dogs.

Shelley made me feel confident and I knew Mango was in great hands. I was able to attend my event and not worry. Shelley was incredibly flexible, kind and accommodating with regard to our schedule.

I would highly recommend Shelley's home and services for your beloved small female dog. :)
Shelley is amazing and made my dog, who is blind, feel right at home. He got along wonderfully with her pup, Annie.
My pup was a bit anxious about being left with a stranger, but Shelley gave her loving attention and held her until she felt comfortable. When I came back 8 hours later to pick her up, my pup was relaxed and happy. I also really appreciated how responsive Shelley was when I sent her messages. A very good first experience for both me and my dog! I would definitely trust her with my dog again in the future.
Shelley was great - easy to work, sent pictures and creates a kind and safe environment for the dogs.
My wife and I are new to LA and needed a last minute fill-in for our 6 y/o Beagle rescue. It takes awhile for our pup to warm up to new people, particularly those that our coming to take her on a car ride. Later that day Shelley notice a couple of bumps on Baileys neck and called to make us aware. Shelley was communicative throughout the original meeting and even followed up a couple of days later to see how Bailey was. Its evident how much she cares for those under her charge and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend or use her again. Hopefully she'll welcome B back into her home!
Shelley is wonderful and her dog Annie is a sweetie. You couldn't ask for a nicer or more caring person to watch your dog. My dog Bianca is lucky to be able to hang out with these two while I'm away.
Very caring lady. Nice home to leave your pet.
Shelley has a wonderful outdoor area for dogs and she is very attentive. I loved receiving a photo update and instant messages.
French fry had the best time with Shelley and her dog Annie. He literally didn't want to leave which meant he loved his stay, so I was very happy!!
Shelley was very kind and informative with texts and photos which put my mind at ease knowing that French fry was having a great time! We will definitely use her services again. Highly recommended!
Can't say enough good things about Shelly. She is great, her place is great. She is the best caretaker for a dog I can imagine. We will definitely be back!
Our dog Freckles loved his time with Shelley and her dog Annie. Freckles was able to run around inside their enclosed property, a freedom he normally only gets at the dog park.

We received frequent updates via text and pictures of Freckles out on walks. We highly recommend Shelley, and we're sure Freckles is looking forward to another visit.
Shelley was awesome! Not only does she have a spacious and private enclosed outdoor area, Shelley's pup, Annie, was a perfect playmate for Maya. We knew she got undivided and loving attention which, at the end of the day, made us feel comfortable and at ease being away from our little girl. Will definitely book with Shelley again!
Shelley was awesome. Scheduling, drop off, and pick up were easy. Our Pom came home happy and ready for a nap! Will definitely ask Shelley to watch our pup again!
Shelley was great--- she accommodated a last minute request on a holiday weekend when other plans for my dog (Friday) fell through while I was already out of town... Huge relieve. She was easy to communicate with, and put any concerns I had to rest. When I came to pick Friday up, he didn't want to come home, as he typically does... he was having too much fun running around and playing with the other dog(s) at their lovely home. Overall a great experience. We don't need dog sitters often, but when we do, I would definitely request Shelley again!
Shelley took excellent care of my dog Lucy! She kept a close eye on Lucy and I could tell Lucy was well cared for. Shelley has a great space for dogs - including an enclosed yard. Additionally, Shelley was a breeze to work with. She responded quickly to all of my messages and was flexible with scheduling. I highly recommend her for your pet sitting needs.
Shelly was a great host and took amazing care of our frog dog. We highly recommend her.
Sophie had a great time with Shelley and her family and her dog. She is responsive and responsible. Thank you!
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