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Angela S.

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31 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Angela's Resident Pets

K.C. (black small dog)
Maltese
Female
5 yr 6 mo old
Cali (Short for California Girl)
Cocker Spaniel
Female
12 yr 9 mo old
Layla
Dachshund
Female
2 yr 0 mo old

Angela'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 Angela

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi and welcome to Pet Pals Paradise in Chula Vista, CA. NOTE: PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE SECTION AS CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS ARE DEFINED FOR YOU, THE DOG OWNER!

My partner and I have been caring for dogs for over 40 years, we love all breeds, sizes and temperaments, so long as they can hang out with our three resident dogs, K.C. Cali & Layla. K.C. is a 5 year old Cocker/Maltese mix and Cali is a 12 year old Cocker/Terrier mix! Layla is a 18 month old Mini-Dachshund.

Our home sits on about a 1/2 acre lot and has a pawtastic backyard that is perfect for your pups to lounge in while you are on vacation. Each Vacay day for your pup includes walks around our neighborhood if desired, plus unlimited indoor/outdoor playtime at home. If you board over the weekend, we will also include outings to the local dog parks if they are good with other dogs! There is also a large in ground swimming pool in the backyard and if your dog loves the water, this will be perfect for them. We are also very careful with those dogs that don't like the pool and will guard them with limited space away from the pool if that is needed.

There are separate fenced off areas that can be setup in the backyard too if we need to make separate areas for individual dogs too. We also have individual outdoor fenced playpens to use to separate puppies or just give some private space to your dog if needed.

The interior of the house consists of 4 bedrooms; all have doggie beds in them or they can sleep on the beds. Again this is a "Dog Friendly" household and our dogs will definitely show your dogs all the special places within to hang out and play or rest! The floors are all hardwood or tile; so if they do happen to have an accident, it is easily cleaned up. There is also a very large front room where they can hang out and watch TV with us! The house is all on one floor, so the little ones won't have to worry about any staircase issues!

We are also able to supervise your pups 24x7 and provide transportation to a vet in case of a pup-mergency.

We also offer:
- Bathing
- Additional walks
- Care for elderly or disabled dogs
- Grooming
- Training

Inquire via message prior to your stay if any of these additional services are required. We use outside resources for many of these services and will need time to schedule and book these specialists. *NOTE: For Training & Grooming rates. These are by appointment only and available with my personal dog trainer and dog groomer, so booking appointments for these must be done ahead of time with at least a week or two notice to me if these services are needed. These rates are also determined based on your needs, so let's discuss all that you want and we can agree on services requested, rates and needs ahead of time!

Looking to board your pup for the holidays? We are available! We can't wait to meet you and your fur-babies!

As stated above, we have three small dogs of our own who love to socialize with other dogs. They have a large 4 bedroom house to play in all day and their very own doggy door to come and go as they please into their very own fenced in very large back yard. Their water dog friends especially love the large swimming pool in the back yard!

I am a work from home dog parent with no other kids in the house except my own 3 "Fur Children"! We love special play dates with other fur children, and with a great day of playing, we know the sleeping hours are usually very peaceful with snoring dogs!

We love taking photos and videos so you'll be getting lots of regular "pupdates" of all your pet’s fun activities! :)

You can count on the following to be provided for your pup:

• We will provide 24/7 companionship
• All pups sleep & stay inside home
• Play areas are Fully fenced & a part of a completely secured property
• Dog door access for up to a medium sized dog to the backyard
• We provide Filtered water & organic treats for all Furry Guests
• Environmentally friendly household
• Central A/C & heating HVAC
• Positive affirmation/training
• Read all our reviews & come meet us!

All guest dogs are required to wear a Collar: your dog should be wearing ID tags labeled with your current contact info.

Normal business hours are 8am to 7pm daily.
Overnight stays are 24 hours and are to be picked up before 9 am the following morning. Daycare is 8 hours; up to 10 hours with a pre- approved agreement of time for pickup. We are flexible about drop off and pickup times for daycare, we just ask for you to communicate those needs before booking.

If you will not be picking up your pup by 9am the following day you will be charged for an additional daycare until pick up at 7pm closing or an overnight charge if not picked up by 7pm. Please let me know your requirements in advance.

+Reservations are on a first-come first-served basis and numbers are limited. Best to book early so you lock in your travel dates & ensure availability.

Pups should be in good general health. We cannot accept any dogs that are coughing or sneezing, have vomited or had diarrhea in the last 72 hours. If this is the case, please call me in advance to discuss the specific details of your dog’s situation. For dogs that have been ill with a communicable condition in the last 60 days, we require a veterinarian’s certification of good health prior to being admitted.

NOTE: In the interests of our safety and the safety of the other dogs for whom we care, we will NOT accept any dog that shows dominance, doesn't play nicely with others, is aggressive to humans & other dogs and/or will not obey basic commands when given.

+ Must be current on core vacs, rabies & flea treatments please bring paperwork.
+ Must exhibit good canine manners
+ Adult dogs must be neutered
+ Must be outdoor potty trained
+ No diggers/fence jumpers/counter-surfers, please
+ Dogs should know the basic commands: sit, down, stay, come, off and leave it.

We look forward to meeting you and your fur children and promise you a very safe, fun adventure at Pet Pals Paradise!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Angela S.

Online Now!
31 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Facebook Connected
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Pack Promoter
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Angela's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Angela's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Training
$50 /hour
Grooming
$40 /min
$80 /max
Baths
$35 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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31 Reviews
Angela was a wonderful sitter. She gave me frequent picture/video updates showing my dog playing or relaxing, letting me know she was safe and comfortable. My dog has never been in better hands while I was away (this includes me leaving her with close friends). If you want your dog to feel at home and have multiple play buddies then Angela is the sitter for you!
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Our first experience with DogVacay. Angie went above and beyond expectations to make the experience easy and carefree. Rafi obviously had a great time. Thanks Angie. - Josh O. (and Rafiki)
Angela was so sweet to my doggies.
Angie is awesome! She is our first choice of sitters. She is incredibly conscientious and devoted to the pups. Our dog loves the water and she has a chlorine free pool that is the highlight of his visits.

Angie has been very flexible with drop off and pick up times, and does what she can to make the entire process as easy as possible.

She is very responsive with pictures and updates while we are away and we feel completely confident leaving our special needs dog with her. She gives extra care to him since he does require daily medication.

Great sitter, great service!
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I placed my dog Mia into Pet Pals Paradise (Angie's place) recently for four consecutive days. At the beginning Mia was shy, aloof and unsure of new people or other dogs. Staying with Angie has proved to be the best experience of her life. She looked forward to going every day. She loved playing with Angie's resident pets and any guests who may be staying. Mia came home happy, relaxed and tired.
Angie Is a very loving, patient caregiver and is beautifully set-up at her home, they have everything they need, and more..
I have no hesitation to use Angie's place for Mia again and again. I highly recommend Pet Pals Paradise to anyone who wants only the best for their family members - aka. Furry friends.
Julia A.
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Angela was absolutely amazing!! Penny had plenty of pups to play with and she sent me pictures and updates the whole time I was gone. I will definitely be using her again in the future! :)
I couldn't be more pleased with Alfies visit with Angela S. He could bring his own bed, sleep in a bed with stair-steps, or share a room with a new-friend. His new friends were friendly, with a pool in the back yard and plenty of space to run. Angelia is a dog lover, and what you see with her is exactly what you get.
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We were very pleased with our experience! Angela was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. We have two huskies with a ton of energy and they need constant stimulation and exercise, both of which they received over the three days Angela watched them.
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We are very particular who our dog stays with. Our Pitbull who's breed gets a bad rap is almost 2 years old, so we want to make sure he stays a fun-loving, non-aggressive, and an enjoyable dog. It is very important to us who he stays with when we are not around. Angie is PERFECT for our dog!!! When I went to meet her and drop off our furry pup, I was beyond happy to have keep our dog. Her backyard is perfect for an active dog. She is fun loving and our dog showed her love immediately. She sent pictures and video to keep us informed on how our dog was doing! She kept our dog active because he was completely worn out when we arrived home! I would ABSOLUTELY use Angie again! In fact, I wouldn't want anyone else to keep him but her! Big THANK YOU Angie....you are the BEST!!!!
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Angela is the best, I never worry about my pups when they are with her. My two boys think they are visiting a favorite Aunt who spoils them.
Charlie seemed to have had a great time with Angie! He was very playful when he got home, well fed & definitely had plenty of rest. Angie has a great home & was very sweet at our meet & greet. I'm sure that if we go on another trip we'll be giving Pet Pals Paradise a call for Charlie's stay :)
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Angela kept us up to date on our pet's condition constantly. She made sure that our pet was taken care of and in good hands. Angela's home and yard is big and has plenty of space for any pet to feel at home. The backyard was really made for pets and has plenty of roaming and play space, and it was secured to make sure that no pet could get out by accident. Our pet was tired when we got her back because she spent a lot of time playing with Angela's own dogs. We will definitely use Angela again. Thanks so much!!!
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This sitter is dangerously unqualified to administer oral medication and does not read instructions. I filled out a 7 page questionnaire stating my dog was to receive "one pill once a day on an empty stomach" in three different places. The same instructions were printed on the box of pills. I also gave these instructions on the two occasions when we met in person. Yet, she double dosed him each day. Thankfully, these pills have low toxicity. I picked him up early and contacted DogVacay. They reimbursed me for the days I did not use, his blood work and the cost of the medication. However, DogVacay claimed they were doing me a favor "waiving the $250 insurance premium," since I didn't buy their insurance! Angela's lack of professionalism was evident when she sent me a text saying she had fed her dogs some of my dog's food and wanted to buy some - could I photograph the front of the box and send it to her? This was further evidence she didn't read the instructions, since the name of the food was written down in the feeding instructions. When I picked him up, she didn't bother replacing any of the food she used. Wish I could be more positive, but her actions were
dangerous and she is negligent and unqualified to manage medication. Do yourself a favor and find a sitter who has a business license, is actually trained to manage pet medication and pays attention. DogVacay has no serious vetting process to ensure only qualified hosts are caring for your pet.
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Angie did a great job of taking care of my two dogs. She has a great backyard for the dogs to play in. Her home is also really dog friendly, multiple dog beds and water in each room.The best part was she kept me up to date on how they were doing with texts and pictures. I highly recommend her and will surely trust my sweet pups to her next time I need a dog sitter.
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If you love dogs, you know they have emotions and personality quirks, just as humans do. They are also social creatures who crave human interaction. Our dog is an older boy adopted from a shelter years ago. In addition to a few personality quirks, he also has glaucoma requiring a complicated medical regime of oral and eye medications multiple times (16!) per day. We have had disappointing boarding experiences in the past with medication errors and extra fees for minimal human interaction. Because of this, we have not traveled without our dog in years. We recently had an opportunity to travel overseas, and thankfully stumbled upon the DogVacay website and Angie’s listing. From our first communication, I could tell that Angie is meticulous in her preparation. The initial records she requires had us outline our dog’s medical issues, treatments, veterinarian and specialist veterinarian and all contact information. Additionally, Angie wanted to know our dog’s habits, routines, behaviors, and what he was allowed and not allowed to do at home so as not to disrupt training. When we visited her home, we were overwhelmed by how dog intuitive she is, and how her beautiful home and yard are arranged to be an enclosed, safe, and welcoming environment for canine residents. Most telling of all, our dog entered Angie’s home as if he owned the place, promptly found a toy in the toy box, and then sat contentedly next to Angie while she scratched him in all the places he wants to be scratched. Needless to say, we felt very secure leaving our dog in Angie’s capable hands. And, we were not disappointed. Angie kept us up to date on our dog’s status with emails, texts, and photos, and he was healthy and happy when we returned to pick him up after our trip. Truthfully, our only concern was that he might not want to go home with us after his time with Angie at Pet Pals Paradise! Thanks to Angie, the world has opened up for us. We now can travel, because we know our dog will get the care and the LOVE he needs. Gail S.
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My family and I rarely go away on vacation because we can't always bring our four legged member of our family with us when we go. Sadie is our 10 year old boxer who has a bit of separation anxiety We finally found our dog sitter, Angie. First of all, Angie is not like any dog sitter I have ever met. She made myself and Sadie feel at home in her house when we met for a pre-visit to get to know each other. Her house was like doggie paradise. A dog bed or two and a bowl of water in every room you can quickly tell that the dogs rule the roost in that home. The house was clean and well kept. Our family was worried about leaving Sadie when we went away for a couple of days, but Angie kept us updated with pictures and texts about how good Sadie was being and how she was relaxing around the house. This made us feel better and we were able to enjoy ourselves better on our trip. When we got back in to town and picked up Sadie, Angie gave us some good advice about feeding and care for older dogs. I could tell that she was relying on her years of experience with dogs rather than shooting from the hip with nonsense. I would highly recommend Angie if you are like my family and I and don't want to just throw your dog into a cage for the time you are away. GO WITH ANGIE if you want your dog to have a vacation too.
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My dog Nemo absolutely loves Angela! I have a Yorkshire Terrier that isn't used to being around other dogs and I worried about how he would do with a sitter. The second we arrived at Angela's house for the meet-n-greet I knew she was going to be perfect fit. Angela was very welcoming and understanding to his needs and within minutes my dog was comfortable and playing with the other dogs. She has an awesome dog friendly environment filled with lots of love and tons of fun. Nemo has visited her twice this week and both times I've picked him up he acted like he doesn't want to leave. I am very happy with Angela and thankful that I found the perfect match and highly recommend her to anyone looking for doggie daycare or boarding in the Chula Vista area.
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Angela is the BEST! She was able to watch all 3 of my dogs (2 small, 1 big) on short notice for an entire week while I was completing some renovation work on my home. I received regular pictures and updates of their time with Angela, they were completely SPENT by the time I got them home! Angela has a lot of room and the dogs had the run of the place. I was so happy to not have to kennel the them and even more happy that they were in a caring home having fun the entire time. It really did seem like they were on a dog vacay while I was working on the house! My wife and I are definitely taking a vacation soon since we know the dogs will be taken care of at Angela's. Absolutely the best!
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Angela worked very hard to keep Akira active and happy. We appreciate the attention she gave her, playing ball, brushing her, and letting her play in the pool. She provided excellent playmates for our husky and sent us photos of her time there. We are very grateful she took in our pup, who is now back at home, contently sleeping off her adventure at Angie's...
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Another great stay at Casa de Angie! When I leave my "best friend" with Angie, I have ZERO concerns and it's easy to see that the visit was wonderful. Thank you Angie
OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE!

Angela provides the BEST setting and care imaginable. She provides tremendous TLC and an environment as close to home as imaginable except with greater fringe benefits (dog playmates to hang out with)! Kyra looked refreshed and as mellow as mellow as could be (as if she had spent a week at the spa).

I absolutely give Angela my highest possible rating and recommendation!
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This is the second time we have booked a holiday with Angela. The first was for 5 days this one was for 10, in the past we always tried to have family take care of our pets while we where away. Let me tell you leaving them with Angela is so much better. We never have a worry about their care and comfort when in her home. With daily messages and pictures of their adventures we have total peace of mind. We have one older less active Greyhound and a 1 year old pup who loves to play both are very happy here. In fact the puppy was a little mad that we brought him home away from his friends at Angie's I think he'd move in if we let him. I can't say enough about the excellent care your pet will receive in this home.
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Angela was our savior when our doggy sitter backed out at the last minute. She took Akira on short notice, and Akira appears to have had a wonderful time. She was very conscientious and I would happily use her again!
Angie took absolutely wonderful care of our Duchess! Not only is her home clean and inviting, her understanding of our dog's needs and experience in dog care is spot-on! It was so great to receive pictures and videos of our Duchess while we were away-Angie kept us updated which was such a special treat for us, and so assuring that our fur-baby was in the right home with the right person. We are so secure and at ease with Angie's care we have already booked another doggy Vacay! Duchess came home content and relaxed from all the love and playtime she received. We feel very blessed to have found Angie Shelton!
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This is our dog's second stay with Angela at Pet Paradise. Super terrific as the first (See first review) Third stay next month. Our dog just loves it there.
Angela at Pet Pals Paradise is the best. Our canine daughter, Hazel, truly enjoyed her stay and her daily swim in the back yard pool. She was treated like one of the family and got along well with the resident dogs. This was our first vacation without Hazel and thanks to DogVacay and Pet Pals Paradise, we felt comfortable and secure leaving her in such good hands. Also the text messages, photos and video were so appreciated. With great confidence, we have scheduled three more stays.
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Our dogs had a wonderful time staying with Angie. We felt very comfortable even though we were very far away that our dogs were being well taken care of. And she did a great job sending us pictures and videos and notes about how well our furry babies were doing. We were very, very pleased and will definitely use her again.
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Our Greyhound Bert had the best time with Angela and her pups. We knew he would be happy when he made himself at home at the intro meeting. The yard and house where very pup friendly. It was great to leave town and not worry that our Bert was taken care of. Angela sent pictures and messages letting us know how Bert was doing it was a great experience and Bert will be staying with Angela again.
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Angie is the best dog sitter you will find in Chula Vista. She understands dogs and loves my dog like it's her own. She has a nice home and big yard with plenty of room for playing. I will definitely go out of my way to use Angie for my dog again in the future. I get pictures from her to know my pet is doing well and so I don't worry. Angie is a pet pal paradise :) I recommend Angie 5 star - all the way - hands down.
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Angie was great! She sent daily updates and photos. It was our first time leaving our 2 dogs with any sitter and we couldn't have made a better choice. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy our trip without worry about our dogs!
We were extremely happy with this sitter! She was able to fit us in on extremely short notice. The location was great and her home was extremely pet friendly. She kept us informed on what our puppy, Daisy, was up to! Daisy had a great time and was ready for nap time when she got home!
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