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Dee Dee C.

49 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated

Dee Dee's Resident Pets

Raffe
Mixed Breed
Female
9 yr 1 mo old
Oz
Mixed Breed
Male
9 yr 1 mo old

Dee Dee's House

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

About Dee Dee

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband Ned and I are excited to host your dog(s)! We are both retired, which means that your dog will receive 24/7 supervision. We have two dogs named Oz and Raffe, and they both love having company over. Raffe is actually deaf, so we have plenty of experience with special needs dogs.

We have a large, spacious home that's bathed in natural light, and huge windows looking out to the secure, grassy yard. Your dog will be able to play outside whenever he wants, and we have a doggie door for access to the backyard. For the indoor types, the sofa makes a great lounge for sleeping or snuggling . We live in a great neighborhood by LAX, and enjoy taking 2-4 mile walks together daily based on the dogs' ability. There is a great walking path across the street and a small park to hang out in.

On 3 day holiday weekends, due to high volume requests and limited space, overnight rate is $55.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Advanced senior issues

Dee Dee C.

49 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 17, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dee Dee's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Dee Dee's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
49 Reviews
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Dee Dee and her husband are recently retired dog lovers! They have a beautiful spacious and secure yard equipped with a doggy door so that their two resident pups and visiting pups can freely go in and outdoors as they wish. Having had rescues most of their lives they are opening their home to having other pups come and stay with them during their extra time at home.
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Friendly and her home is so dog friendly. I could see that she really loved the dogs. Honey who is usually very shy and stressed with new people seemed to be calm and collected after her stay with Dee Dee and her husband. I look forward to additinal stays in the future.
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Dee Dee was a terrific host. She took exceptionally good care of my golden retriever for a week. She sent frequent pictures and texts during his stay. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dog sitter.
This was Sadie's second stay with Dee Dee and Ned. She came back happy and healthy and we were able to enjoy our trip with no worries AT ALL. Thanks for taking such good care of her!
This has become Bandit's home away from home. He gets so excited when we walk up to the gate.... And, now, when I pick him up, he is fine with coming home with me but he would also be fine just staying with Dee Dee, Ned and the gang! Guess he is totally comfortable AND that is saying something since Bandit gets insulin shots and he is blind!
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My pup, Argo has stayed with Dee Dee, Ned, Raffe and Oz on two separate occasions while we were out of town on vacation. Dee Dee and her family do an excellent job of taking care of and loving Argo. I was updated with photos and correspondence which allowed me to know that Argo was being well taken care of. I am very thankful that Argo went on enjoyable walks, and was part of the family. Upon picking Argo up, his demeanor was upbeat and happy which meant that he had a wonderful visit. I am very thankful for Dee Dee and her family for giving Argo an enjoyable vacation and for keeping my mind worry free while he was there. I highly recommend them.
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Dee Dee and her husband are wonderful caretakers of pets. Honey loved it!
Dee Dee and her Husband made sure to make Franklin apart of their home and pack. He came back tired, but also a bit bummed because he was so happy playing with all the other pups. Will definitely book them in the future.
Dee Dee was wonderful and made Taro feel right at home from the start! She sent photo updates and videos throughout the weekend, and even gave him a tag/collar to wear in case he got lost! She was flexible with a last minute (urgent due to car accident) request and so kind and gracious throughout. Thank you, Dee Dee! Will definitely book again.
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Bandit, himself, reviewed his first stay at Dee Dee's ... he loved it! This time I am going to review his stay ... I loved it!
Bandit has special needs (he is diabetic & blind) and Dee Dee just rolls with it. She cares for him as if he were her own.
Like all moms and dads we worry about our little guy when we are away BUT not this time! Dee Dee gave us daily updates and lots of pictures so, we KNEW he was in great hands and enjoying his time at Dee Dee's with her 2 pups and their friends. (Truth be told, I think Bandit is kinda bored being home with just us.... He misses the camaraderie of his buddies at Dee Dee's.)
Dee Dee and her husband, Ned are just really wonderful and welcoming people who live in a terrific dog friendly house .... with a great yard.
The best of the best!!!
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Dee Dee and the Callahounds are amazing!!! You can just tell how much she loves the dogs in her care by how they respond to her. My dog, Shiloh, absolutely loves spending the days with Dee Dee - especially cuddling on the couch with her. Dee Dee is so wonderful about sending lots of photos and updates so I never have to worry about my girl. She is also extremely flexible and so kind. It has been a lifesaver having her come into our lives!
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Dee Dee and her husband are such nice, warm people and we felt totally comfortable leaving our dog with them for 10 days. They have a beautiful home with a huge fully fenced back yard, which is important to us since our dog is a little escape artist. We received tons of pictures of them just hanging out or going for walks or to the dog park. Our dog had a blast with Dee Dee and we would definitely use her again next time we have to leave town.
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What can I say? My parents and I went over to Dee Dee's house just to say hi, or so I thought. Imagine my surprise when my folks left ... without me! I was a bit nervous at first but after just 5 minutes with Dee Dee, her cool husband, Ned and my new buddies, Raffe and Oz, all my nervousness disappeared. I'm telling you, they have this really great yard (with lots of great smells) and a really welcoming house (we are allowed to sit, nap or sleep, anywhere we want - pretty cool, huh?). Bottom line, I had a fabulous stay at Dee Dee's .... and you will, too.
Bandit
PS. When I got home, I found out that Dee Dee had sent my folks several pictures of me, just hangin' with my buds!
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Mario had such a nice stay with Dee Dee! She and Ned took such great care of my shy boy who is fighting cancer. They gave him his meds and his special food. He is a little high maintenance at this point in his life but he was in such great hands. I got several updates and pictures each day and Dee Dee helped to put my mind at ease. Mario will definitely be going back for another stay!
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A great home away from home for our doggie!
Trustworthy, kind, dog-loving, secure...so many other positive descriptives...
Dee Dee and her husband Ned are the best!
We are so happy to have found DeeDee and Ned. Their home is a wonderful doggie haven. I hope to use them again soon.
Dee Dee and Ned were absolutely fantastic! They are both so lovely and warm and true dog lovers. Dee Dee was quick to respond and very flexible and accommodating to our drop off and pick up times. I got so many cute photo updates and texts and had no doubt that our fur babies were cared for and having fun! I could tell when we picked them up after our trip they had such a great connection with our dogs! We will 100% book with Dee Dee and Ned again.
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Dee Dee and her husband took excellent care of my two boys Chauncey and Lucky while mommy and daddy were on a vacation. Long walks with the other dogs. Lots of picture sent to us showing how much fun they were having and lots of play time with the other dogs at their home. Lucky my Chihuahua needs extra attention because he's a little spoiled and Dee Dee was up for the task. She even slept with him so he was very happy. There is a dog door and a lovely yard the dogs can play and relax in the sun. I just booked a second visit because the boys want to go visit.
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Dee Dee is very good about dog behaviors and making sure Tula will be well-matched with companions for her next visit. It's good for Tula to socialize and be with other dogs, especially for longer stays. Dee Dee and Ned do a great job in their lovely home and large backyard in caring for her.
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Always great - always reliable - Tula's home away from home! J&L
The experience that I had with Dee Dee taking care of our dog Argo was truly amazing. It was like handing Argo over to loving hands. Dee Dee, her husband Ned and their two dogs Raffe and Oz were like an extended family who loved and took excellent care of Argo. Dee Dee kept me updated with pictures and comments throughout our vacation. I could tell by the pictures that Argo was very happy and well taken care of, and knowing this allowed me to enjoy my vacation. The pictures looked like he was on a vacation too - plenty of walks, relaxation and fun! When I picked him up, I could tell by his demeanor that he had been well taken care of. I could not have asked for anything more. Dee Dee and her family are warm, friendly, kind and trustworthy. I am so happy that I found them and will continue to trust them with Argo whenever we need someone to take care of him.
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We were very happy with our experience with Dee Dee. She and her husband are terrific and you could tell how much they liked Buddy. He was happy to see us, but sorry to not have his furry friends around. We will use Dee Dee anytime we leave town if she is available. We were also uneasy leaving our boy, but she put us at ease and sent us pictures and notes every day. We only have good things to say!!
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Amazing vacation for our loving, energetic fur baby!!!

We were so nervous to leave our pup for a full week while we left the country for our wedding. Our sensitive dog definitely has some separation anxiety, and has had negative experiences in the past when at other overnight boarding facilities.

When we met Dee Dee for our Meet & Greet, we sat with her for over an hour because she's just such a sweet person and so easy to talk to. Their home is large, with a big backyard, and indoor/outdoor privileges. Pictures daily of our pup having so much fun adventuring on pack walks, at the park, and cuddling with her on the couch, which is exactly what he loves. We were so relieved knowing he was happy and safe while we were so far away.

I think he has more fun at Dee Dee's house than he does when he's home with us! Would stay with her again in a heartbeat.
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Dee Dee and Ned were great hosts for my lab, Sadie. I was concerned about leaving her since she had recently been diagnosed with lung cancer, but was worry free on our extended two week vacation. They sent me frequent updates and pictures and she looked happy and content. I'm sure she enjoyed their daily walks around the neighborhood. This was my first dog vacay stay and would not hesitate to have them take care of her again. Thanks Dee Dee and Ned for taking such great care of our little girl!!
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Dee Dee was a great hostess to my Daisy. She kept me informed by communicating Daisy's activity with text messages and photos. She was great in giving Daisy her meds and food supplement as needed. Daisy settled in quickly and comfortably at Dee Dee's lovely home. I will definitely use Dee Dee again for future dogvacays. Thanks Dee Dee! Thanks Ned!
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Dee Dee and family were wonderful! She kept me updated with regular texts and pictures of our doggie. She creates such a welcoming, comfortable home for her canine guests...we will be returning!
Dee Dee and Ned are lovely people who have not only great space indoors, but also a good-sized fully fenced in back yard for the dogs to play. My dog Sadie loves being outside, so I knew this would be a good fit.

When I picked up Sadie she seemed relaxed and comfortable. I already have a second DogVacay stay booked with Dee Dee and Ned.
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Penny had another amazing time here. We think she wanted to stay! We couldn't be more comfortable or happy with Penny staying at Dee Dee's. We will be booking here again:)
This is the home-away-from-home for your pet.

Great people with integrity in the role they've taken on as your pet's guardian. They truly love dogs and their home is safe and fun for dogs to run and play and get used to playing with other dogs too.

My husband and I couldn't be happier to have found Dee Dee and Ned and know our doggie will enjoy being at their home.
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Dee and her husband Ned (and their two dogs, Raffe and Oz) are a great place to have your dog get TLC when you're away.

This couple, who live close to the PDR beach, have great walking paths nearby and walk the dogs daily. They have a huge, safe, backyard for your dog to play in. It's a lovely, clean, grassy area that is so much fun for your pet.

They often have several dogs at a time, but they know dogs well and who'll go together, who will not, when accepting reservations.

So pleased to have found them!
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Nash really likes being around other dogs, so this was a perfect opportunity for him to learn to better socialize with other dogs while I was away.
This was my pup's first vacation with Dee Dee and Ned and I can tell you it won't be his last. Dee Dee and Ned are not just your average dog lovers, they truly know what it means to care for your dog.With daily walks, and games of fetch, to belly rubs and even hand-feeding Dee Dee and Ned go above and beyond to make your dog feel at home.

Once Dee Dee, Ned, Raffe, and Oz welcome your dog into their pack, I can promise you, your pup won't want to leave.
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Our 13 year old Border Collie, Megan, LOVED her stay with Dee Dee. Megan missed Dee Dee and her new furry friends after we brought her back home.
Dee Dee was accommodating and welcoming of Megan and sent photos of her during her stay. I will keep my fingers crossed that Dee Dee can care for Megan during our next trip. Thanks Dee Dee.
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We can’t tell you how happy we were to have met Dee Dee and Ned. Both are wonderful and welcoming. Their home is warm, safe and opens to a large enclosed backyard. Both Oz and Raffe are so sweet and welcomed our two dogs into their pack. With loving attention and daily walks Lola & Max were truly on vacation in Playa. Lola is our special needs pup and she has been blind since birth. She adapted quickly adapted and was in safe hands with Dee Dee & Ned.

Thank you Dee Dee & Ned!
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Dee Dee and family were exceptionally loving and caring for our dog Penny. They cared for her like she was part of their family - truly wonderful. In pictures and updates, we saw her settled-in, relaxed, happy and having a great time. In fact, we wondered if she might want to stay with Dee Dee forever. We certainly will be asking (Penny will be asking) to DogVacay with Dee Dee again.
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Dee Dee is an excellent host and caretaker Her home is warm and cozy. My beagle, Joey was very happy staying at her home with her dogs. We are happy to call her again when we go for vacation..
Dee Dee is awesome. I was so nervous to leave my dog in the care of someone new this past weekend. My husband had done a visit with Dee Dee, her husband and her dogs and assured me I'd love her. He was right! The moment I met her and dropped of my dog I felt at ease. They have a perfect home for pets--huge backyard and great home layout. My dog was so happy she didn't even notice me leave. Then Dee Dee sent regular updates and photos of my dog playing and on gorgeous walks. She looked so happy and it made me feel really happy about her stay. I highly recommend Dee Dee and will book with her again!
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Barkley loved her stay with Dee Dee! There were lots of walks and photos shared over the weekend. She treated Barkley as if she were her own and we will definitely use her in the future!
DeeDee and her husband Ned were wonderful. They have a wonderful backyard and a scenic walk across the street. Mason seemed right at home, and I felt that they took great care of him.
What a fantastic experience! My dog Molly was so warmly and lovingly received by Dee Dee. She was very concerned and answered all of my questions. She has a big fenced-in yard with a doggy door which Molly learned to use. She sent the nervous mother darling pictures during the visit. I certainly recommend her highly. Judy W.
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We are so happy we found Dee Dee and Ned. They are incredibly kind and friendly people and took great care of our dog, Zoey.

Our dog was able to go out to a nice big backyard as she pleased, and they took her on walks daily.

Dee Dee was a great communicator. Booking and drop off was very easy. While we were traveling, we got lots of photos and updates as well, which was great.

I wouldn't hesitate to have them watch Zoey again. They were fantastic.
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Dee Dee and Ned were great. She is a genuine dog lover and Nelson my dog really enjoyed his stay. They took great care of him including having a great back yard, nice long walks and lots of affection. Will definitely use them again.
How shall I even count the ways that our dogs' stay with DeeDee was so fantastic. From the minute I walked into her home with a warm welcome, I knew I had finally found the right situation for Dudley and Tzuzi. The yard is so visible from inside the house that the dogs are always within view and can see DeeDee, too. (I always like to know what they are up to when out in the yard due to the busy neighborhood we live in)
From the beginning to the end of our trip, DeeDee was in touch with great pictures of the "kids" and texts on their activities--that is priceless when one is far away.
This is the most worry-free vacation I've ever been on thanks to the confidence that I had in leaving my dogs with DeeDee. Oh, and she even came to my rescue by supplying me with a phone number that I needed and was unable to obtain while on the trip.
Most definitely, the ultimate in a pet sitter!!
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Dee Dee was great! Her home is very comfortable for other dogs, big wide doors that open to the backyard so they can come in and out as they need, plus there is a doggie door too. She is very kind and loving, I knew our Rex would be well taken care of. She takes them out for walks daily along the beach. She sends text message photos throughout the day so you know they are happy and having a vacation too!
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Dee Dee and Ned are nothing short of amazing - - best dogsitters in the area! From the moment we met them during the "Meet & Greet," my husband and I, and our Chocolate Lab Bailey, feel like we hit the jackpot with them. To say they're dog lovers would be an understatement. . .they don't just say your dog is welcome in their home, they mean it. Bailey had free reign in the dog-friendly and dog-proof house and yard. . .believe me, their backyard is a true paradise for both dogs and people and there's no escaping, even for the mischievous pup. A safe and secure environment is clearly the top priority with Dee and Ned. They watched Bailey for an extended weekend and took great care of her. Bailey's status, playtime updates, and photos were communicated on a daily basis, often several times a day. They were incredibly flexible on drop-off and pick-up times and took great care of Bailey's "special" diet. Honestly, I cannot say enough about Dee Dee and Ned. . .they're kind, caring, intelligent, responsible, funny, active, and very responsive individuals. They're genuinely great people. Bailey was in great hands and will definitely be stopping by for another dogvacation soon! :)
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I have nothing but amazing things to say about Playa del Rey’s CallaHOUNDs! It was the first time leaving Doobie, my 2-year-old pup with anyone and I knew right away after a “Meet-n-Greet”, Dee Dee and Family were the perfect fit. She was accommodating with my frantic last minute travel plans and their house/yard was a safe and secure doggy paradise. I spent some time talking with Dee Dee while watching our dogs interact and I had no doubt he was in great company and practically instantly felt right at home. Both Dee Dee and husband Ned are true dog lovers and it shows. Their daily photo updates were great, and it was fun seeing what an amazing time Doobie was having while I was away.
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Dee Dee, her husband, and their furry children were perfect hosts to my dog! I had never boarded him and was nervous to leave him, but he was in more than capable hands. Their home is spacious, with anytime in/out privileges, and my dog was treated to long walks daily, quickly becoming part of the pack. In turn I was treated to daily texts and posts to their Instagram page, easing my mind. My dog loved his stay and is looking forward to many more visits, as the opportunities arise! I would definitely recommend the Callahounds to anyone looking to keep their dog safe, secure, and most importantly, happy.
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The Callahan's are awesome! No words are enough to describe how lovely, nice and dog lovers they are.
I was looking for a place like a home to vacay my Lola, and I found Dee Dee and Ned. At the moment we met them and their 2 dogs, I knew they were the right pack for my Lola.
I'm so happy to have meet them.
Lola was over for the whole weekend and they updated me the entire time with pictures and letting me know how she was doing. I could see her happy, "smiling face" in the pictures. I knew she was happy and I was happier.
When I went to pick her up, she greed me and was happy to see me, but at the same time I could tell she was sad to be living this beautiful family where she had such a great weekend. There I knew it was the best choice I could have made for my puppy.

Thank you Dee Dee, Ned, Raffe and Oz for such a fun vacay. I'm sure Lola can't wait to go back there.
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