Poochie Godmother in Ojai, CA

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Linda E.

41 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

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

Linda's Resident Pets

Miss Josie
3 yr 4 mo old

Linda's House

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About Linda

Hello... Welcome to Poochie Godmothers!

When your pet enters our home, he or she instantly becomes part of our family! I've had dogs as family members my entire life. I love all breeds and appreciate all temperaments... just as long as they get along with my resident pup, Miss Josie. Miss Josie is my 3 year old Westie and loves having new friends to play with.

Our back yard is small, cozy and secure, with grass, well, prior to current drought restrictions :-( , shade umbrellas & comfy furniture to lounge on with easy access to inside the house... a safe and loving environment for your poochie to vacation at while you're on vacation! Our large front yard is fenced and a great place to race around and play fetch, but not without my monitoring. Miss Josie and friends always have freedom to be in or out... their preference.

We love a good long walk and guests are always welcome! If that is too much, we can modify the walk to accommodate our guest... OR... we can play in the yard if a guest is unable to take walks, for whatever reason!

I work from home and do have client appointments to go to, but I am home other than that, which makes Miss Josie very happy.

We live walking distance to our vet and I am able to provide emergency transportation should that ever be the need. (Let's just hope it never is!). Our home is air conditioned, very neat and clean, and all fur friends are welcome to lounge inside and out, on the sofa, or in their personal doggie bed.

I limit how many pets I care for at one time to ensure lots of personal attention while your pet is in our home. It can sometimes be unsettling for your little one to visit a new place, but you have my assurance that he or she will receive lots of love and attention so they feel at home right away!

I'm happy to text photos of your happy pooch each day you're away!

We're looking forward to welcoming your loved one as part of our family while you're away!
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Linda E.

41 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 22, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Linda's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Linda's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
41 Reviews
Linda and Josie were great!
My partner and I ended up getting really sick on our vacation and had to push back our return date at the last minute. Linda was very gracious and flexible. She helped us make all the arrangement so my dog, Inedi, could stay with her longer.
Linda and Josie took very good care of Inedi. I came home to a happy and healthy dog.
From the moment I spoke with Linda on the phone, I knew our beloved dog would not only be safe, but feel at home. And my instincts were correct. Linda is kind, attentive, responsive, accommodating and clearly loves dogs, treating her visiting ones as her own. So much so, that when I picked ours up, she seemed hesitant about leaving! Linda goes above and beyond -- she texted photos, along with comforting updates. We also liked the fact that she has one precious, gentle dog of her own and limits the number of guest dogs to just a few. In a nutshell -- Linda rocks! Your dog will feel secure and happy and so will you.
Our Dude loves Linda and Josie !!!
Linda provided a real home for my dog Lila. It was a wonderful, loving, happy environment. Lila made new friends and had a great time.
Thank you, Linda! Paco had such a great time with Linda and Josie (who is an adorable Westie).
Linda was extremely flexible with our timing - and warmly greeted Paco - and his parents. We had no doubt that Paco had been in good care.
We can't wait to visit Ojai and Linda again.
We could not be happier with the care and love that Linda gave to our somewhat neurotic senior dog Max during his 2 week stay. We will absolutely trust him to her care in the future and know that he will look forward to another stay with her (and the adorable Miss Josie)!
Linda is wonderful! We always feel confident that she's taking good care of our dachshund, Ziggy. She's really loving and kind and keeps us updated on how he's doing, which is so nice because we always miss him when we have to leave. We highly recommend her.

Stephanie, Scott and Ziggy
Ojai, Calif.
Even though it was a short notice, Linda was very quick to respond and was able to accommodate our 2 pugs. During their stay she kept us updated on their behavior and even sent daily pics. When we picked them up a few days later they were well adjusted and acted like Linda's home was their home. I would definitely highly recommend Linda if you need someone to care for your furry family member!!
Sydney, our 4 year old golden retriever had a wonderful stay with Linda in Ojai. It was a very hot weekend, and Linda kept her cool and comfy. The other doggies were very friendly and everyone had a great time. We loved getting the photo updates while we were at our son's wedding at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. We hope to return, and will definitely use Linda again.
I was on-call at the hospital on the 4th of July and my guy HATES fireworks, so I was incredibly happy that Sam could hang out with Linda and other pups that night. It really made a huge difference to have someone I trust watching him during a potentially stressful event for him. Thanks again!
I went to South Africa for almost two weeks, and I was really nervous about leaving my dog with a dog sitter for that long. Linda completely relieved all my concern!! She sent videos, pictures, and updates so I could see how my pup was doing. He had such a great time there and was exhausted when I picked him up (like a kid at Disneyland)! I truly appreciated her kind heart and loving care of my little buddy!
Linda was so sweet to our two dogs! Such a great first time experience. She was quick to respond and very easy to work with. Our dogs loved their stay. Would definitely use her again!
If I could give a million stars I would. My little dude got so much love and care from Linda. She sent pics and he looked so happy snuggled up with her I am not even sure he will want to come back home with us...she's so great ! Above and beyond just dog sitting :) thanks so much !
I always feel very confident that while I'm away my dog is in good hands with Linda and this time was no different. Thank you Linda for taking such good care of Kavalie.
Linda and Josie were wonderful. Our doodles were well cared for and loved while we were away. Linda sent us updates so we could see they were safe and happy, which allowed us to really enjoy our trip. Josie is the sweetest dog...we just hope they'll be willing to let our "boys" visit again!
Linda is amazing with our dogs. We call her Aunt Linda we feel like she is part of our family. When we leave our 3 dogs with her I never worry about anything, I know they are in great hands. Can't wait for my dogs to see her again. Lynn
Linda was so good and loving with Koda. He was happy to be there and it made us comfortable leaving him there. When we picked him up she gave him hugs goodbye and he gave her kisses. We'll definitely use Linda's services again.
Linda is a fantastic host & also has a lovely, warm home with a great backyard. My dog, Anya, an older German Shepherd took to Linda's little, spunky Westie, Josie very quickly and clearly felt right at home. I also liked that Linda did separate some of the high energy, younger dogs from Anya, which is important as they can sometimes be intimidating to an older dog.
I would highly recommend Linda to anyone seeking a Host for their pupster. She's very warm and genuinely cares about the well-being of the dogs she minds.
Linda was great! My dog Inedi got to lounge on the bed and got lots of petting. The house, yard, and resident dog are were all perfect for Inedi's size and temperament.
I would have Walter stay with Linda again in a heartbeat! Linda is kind, patient, accommodating, easy going and incredibly loving towards her dogs. Walter was relaxed and safe for the entire visit, and wanted to stay longer too play with Josie! Linda kept me updated with how Walter was doing, and was a wonderful host. I feel very lucky to have found her!
Thanks again Linda and Josie! See you both next time :)
We often go to Ojai and decided to try boarding our dog Charlie in Ojai instead of leaving him back home. It was reassuring to know if there was an emergency we would be in the area and we could take him on a hike if we wanted. Linda and her little dog Josie was great with Charlie on his four day stay. He was happy to see us but in no hurry to leave when we came to pick him up. Which let us know he had been cared for and has a new home in Ojai.We were impressed enough with her to refer her to a local retreat center that does not allow dogs. Thank You Linda.
Linda was a fantastic host. She was warm and friendly and her little dog, Josie, immediately came up to greet my German Shepherd, Anya. Linda's home is also lovely with a nice, fenced in backyard. And Anya quickly warmed up to Linda and Josie, and a few doggie friends that were there. I feel very fortunate to have found Linda to care for our dog when we go away, and I feel that Anya is thrilled to stay there, as well..
I had and have total confidence in leaving my dog "Kavalie" with Linda at anytime. Linda kept me informed with pictures and texts at all times. Kavalie had a wonderful two week stay.
Linda was very accommodating with our two Beagles and our golf plans.
Her day care went well and I would recommend her to anyone.
Her location was perfect, close in to town. Nice home and fenced yard for our pets to roam and sniff.
We spent time visiting with her dog, Josie who is a sweetie and wanted to come home with us!
If we return to Ojai, we will use Linda again.
Smooth and pleasant experience using dogvacay and Linda and I am very satisfied!!!!!
Thank You
Linda is number one an extremely lovely person - warm and comfortable. Her home is immaculate and clearly a welcoming "dog friendly" atmosphere. We especially appreciated that Linda sent us a text and photo of Georgie Girl and Lola to assure us they were feeling quite "at home". We will definitely book another reservation in the future. Thank you, Linda. Thanks to you, we were able to relax and enjoy our time away!

Bonnie and Katie (Georgie Girl and Lola)
Our 5 year old vizsla had a great time with Linda & her dog Josie. We received up dates every couple days with pictures! We will definitely use Linda again.
I've board my dogs a few times with Linda while I was relocating. I can tell they are happy because when we pull up to her home, they look forward to seeing Linda and her dog Josie and my dogs make themselves right at home. Also one of the reasons I became a repeat client is Linda limits how many dogs she boards at one time, so I feel it's a secure environment for my senior dogs. The calm relaxed atmosphere at Linda's suits them well.
Linda and sweet little Miss Josie are the best! Linda treats our little Lizzy like she's her own and Miss Josie is so welcoming toward and playful with Lizzy, she is so sweet! Lizzy gets so excited when we turn onto their street and we can't hold onto her when we go through the gate because she's so excited to be there, she even says hello when we come back but goes back to Linda and Josie and would love to stay longer, it's awesome! Linda knows how to introduce new dogs and make sure everyone is going to get along. She communicates very well from the time we put in a request until we've picked up Lizzy. We very much appreciate the love that Linda has for all the critters and the love and care she gives to our Lizzy. We very highly recommend taking your fury friend to stay with Linda and Miss Josie, they will be very happy!!
My dog, Kit is in great hands with his Godmother Linda, and he shows no sign of distress following visits. She is a great hostess, experienced and very caring. I have full trust in her!!
Our dog Paul had a fun sleepover with Linda and Josie last night. There is no better endorsement than to say Paul will be spending two weeks with them next month! Linda is calming and reassuring and Josie is a fun, sweet playmate.
Molly always enjoys Linda and Josie, but being a big dog, I think she needs more room to run. Linda is so enthusiastic and is so sweet to Molly - I appreciate that.
Hi - I recently booked a pet vacay with Linda and her sweet little dog, Josie
Our dogs, Zeplin and Max, had a wonderful stay with Linda. She is calm, knowledgable, patient and friendly. She put us at ease to enjoy a little family time, knowing our dogs were in good hands. She has a genuine love for dogs and seems to know how to handle every situation. We know that we will visit Linda again. We are so thankful for her!!!!!!!
Foz had a wonderful time with Linda and Josie. Linda was very communicative and accommodating during his stay. She sent some great pictures and video. We would definitely have Foz stay with Linda the next time we are in Ojai.
The best sitter around for my yellow lab. Extremely happy with service and care, provided with a smile.
We are very impressed with Linda. She took good care of our dogs provided great communication via text and email. Lots of photos and they had a really fun time playing with her dog Josie. We highly recommend Linda as a dog sitter. She was very accommodating to our needs. Next time we are in Ojai we will definitely choose Linda again.
Sophie had a great time staying with Linda and Miss Josie. We had a bad experience with another pet sitter, and we were so happy to find Linda. She sent us pictures, and kept us up to date while we were away. I never worried about my dog while I was traveling, which is very unusual for me. I plan on having Linda care for our dog when she is available during our year long stay in Ojai.
I was very impressed with Linda and her appreciation of relationships with dogs. My dog came home happy and tired! Thank you, Linda.
Outstanding, as usual.
We left our two dogs with Linda for two weeks. Linda sent pictures almost daily--I wish I could attach them so you could see how happy they were and what great care Linda provided. Linda spent hours of quality time with them every day. Definitely 5 stars.
Linda was fantastic! Treated my dog as if it was her own. Excellent follow-up, sent me pictures of my dog Max relaxing with her. Very central, easy location right in the center of town. Great place to be a dog!
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