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Corina A.
Emeryville, CA 94608
33 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Corina's Resident Pets

German Shepherd Dog
5 yr 2 mo old
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
2 yr 2 mo old

About Corina

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I provide Dog Training and Walk & Train sessions at a custom rate, pet sitting in your home, and home visits.

Pet Sitting includes me staying with your pet(s) overnight, although on weekdays your pet(s) may be left unattended for part of the early morning and the late afternoon through early evening. Of course, I spend plenty of time playing with your pet(s), 1-2 walks per day, plenty of snuggles and affection, and I can check mail, care for plants/light landscaping, and groom dog(s) as needed. The rate is $50 per night up to 2 pets. If you have more pets in the home please include this information in your request so that I can provide a custom quote.

Home Visits include relief walks for dogs, check all pet(s) food/water, clean any pet messes/cages/tanks as needed, and of course plenty of play and/or snuggles. Home visits usually last one hour and sometimes more if necessary. $35 per visit up to 2 pets.

**I can care for dogs, cats, small animals (incl. rabbits, hamsters, ferrets, guinea pigs), rats, mice, lizards, snakes, tarantulas, fresh/saltwater aquariums, goats, chickens, parrots/macaws, exotic birds, horses, donkeys, sheep, cows, and more! Please feel free to send me a request for farm sitting or special situations.**


Corina is a professional dog trainer with a certification from the Animal Behavior College. She is also a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, a member of the United Schutzhund Clubs of America, a certified evaluator for Therapy Pets Unlimited, and a certified American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and Trainer. In the last 10 years, Corina has worked with dogs from all walks of life including shelter dogs, AKC show dogs, police/military protection sport dogs, and more. Her emphasis on German Shepherds and other sport dogs stems from her love of the sport of Schutzhund as well as the apprenticeship she attended with a breeder and trainer of European working line German Shepherds.

Choose a pet care provider with experience and confidence. A professional that is willing to evaluate each situation and treat each pet as the unique individual that they are. Choose Corina at Proper Paws Pet Care!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
Corina A.
Emeryville, CA 94608
33 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 19, 2016


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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
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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$35 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$50 /hour
33 Reviews
Corina was great! She visited our kitties over a long weekend, paying attention to their special needs and providing regular updates. We are confident that our cats received excellent care.
Great, responsible dog sitter. Went the extra mile and offered to wash my pups when she found a couple of fleas on them (ack!).
I found Corina to be really solidly experienced with dogs and felt very comfortable leaving Ginger, who was a street rescue and still has some trust issues, in her care. We talked at length during our meet and greet and I felt confident that this would work. Ginger loved Corina and I returned home to a happy pup. I will definitely use Corina in the future!
I have an 8yr old great Dane who has stayed with Corina several times over the past few years, and she loves Corina to pieces. I could tell Corina has a lot of experience handling big dogs front the moment she met Indy, in the way she was firm with Indy and didn't shy away from her as most people tend to do with extra large dogs. Indy also comes home with better manners than she left the house with, because I think Corina enforces Indy's training during her stay. I cannot say enough good things about Corina!
Corina rocks!
This is our 3rd time leaving our dog with Corina. She is wonderful. Initially, when I first met her, I thought "utter chaos". Not only does she have 3 dogs but small kids in the house. I was worried that, though our dog is used to kids (we have small kids ourselves), Gus would be too excited with all the energy in the house and do more harm than good. However, Corina speaks and understands DOG and is also very fluent in German Shepherdese. She is calm and exudes confidence and order over the dogs. She explained many behaviors she was observing right then with my dog and put me (and my dog) at ease. My dog has issues with strange men (he's a rescue dog). Corina listened to my specific issues and she and her husband worked with Gus to overcome his nervousness around them. Gus loves going there--he knows their dogs now and he is now so much more social. He is always so tired when he comes back. A tired dog is a happy dog, right? (or is it the other way around?) I never worry about Gus being away from us or even feel guilty he is not on vacation with us. I know he is being taken care of, he is with other dogs learning to be more social and a good dog citizen & honestly, he's probably happier than being on vacation with us. I would rather pay $10 more and have him be in the care of Corina than take him to a kennel all cooped up by himself. What can I say--Corina and her husband are awesome! Now, forget everything I wrote and don't book her. We want to keep her to ourselves!
Thanks Corina and James!
Awesome as always!
Corina is great! We travel a lot and it's been great to have a regular host to leave Trigo with.
Corina is fantastic! I always love bringing Koda here and he practically drags me to her doorstep everytime!
Highly recommend Corina for a home away from home experience. Our dog is more of a people-dog than a dog-dog and we were nervous about leaving her in a group setting. Corina managed her personality very well and her photos showed our dog very happy. Her description of Luna's time there matched what she does at our house: Follow her around the house, lie in the sun, watch the kids play.We feel very confident in leaving our dog with Corina for any length of time.
It was awesome, corina sent me pictures of my lucky and updates, we certainly appreciated that, since it was the first time leaving lucky we were a little nervous, but everything turned out nice, Lucky will definitely be going back to Corina:-D
Was nervous about leaving our dog while on away on vacation but we were glad we made this choice. She was super nice and sweet, kept us updated on how our dog was doing and had plenty of things for her to do. When we go on vacation again will book Corina. Not only is she a dog trainer, just a good person over all. BOOK HER :)
Corina is experienced, accommodating, responsible and an all-around great host. Trigo has developed a great relationship with her and her family. I highly recommend Corina.
I was very apprehensive about leaving our dog for a couple of days, but knew I didn't want to leave him at a kennel. I am so happy we made the decision to leave Yankee with Corina. She took great care of him and posted pictures. I was totally relieved to see he was just fine. Thanks again Corina for taking care of our baby.
Corina is a great host. Our dog was well rested and tickled to have access to a yard!
Another successful and relaxing vacay for our Bogie, thanks to Corina's great care. Corina is great at keeping in touch through pictures and messages, assuring us even more that Bogie is having a good time and fitting in with the "pack." I am confident you will have the same positive experience when you leave your dog with Corina!
Corina is the Only person I would ever leave my puppies with. She helped socialize Love to dogs and children. Teaching her and me new things.
Our dog just spent his first dog vacation with Corina and we are so pleased with her care! Bogie has a tendency to have anxiety with new situations and is more on the passive side. Corina worked with his needs and made sure he succeeded. We brought home a very relaxed dog. Corina also sent us pictures and updates which helped us with our separation anxiety!! Corina is organized, attentive, and patient. Thank you for a very positive experience for all of us!
Although our dog's stay was just for a day, we had a great impression of Corina. She got to know our dog in this short amount of time as she had great feedback for us at pick-up time. We are so pleased with Corina's care and expertise!
As always Dakota loves his time with Corina and friends! It's so nice bringing him here knowing he's in such great hands!
Corina did a fantastic job taking care of our dog, especially considering he had knee surgery recently and needed special care. I am so thankful Bailey was in an animal loving home. Corina and her family treated our dog as one of their own. She also kept us updated thru pictures and messages, so we can see how great Bailey was doing. I highly recommend Corina and look forward to utilizing her services again.
As always Dakota had a wonderful time with Corina! She takes excellent care of my pup and I look forward to taking him back again and again!
I was so impressed with Corina and Dakota just loved her! He seemed really comfortable with her and her little ones and when I picked him up he slept like a baby so I assume he enjoyed himself running around with her two cute puppies! Corina was great about picking up all the chewies and treats in the house so Dakota couldnt get to any of them (he has food allergies and can't have treats.) I felt very comfortable leaving him there and will definitely book with Corina again!
Hate to give a good review to Corina because then she might be full up when we need her again! We were totally confident about Corina from the first time we met her. She has extra training in dog behavior that also added to our confidence. Abby the great dane was with Corina for almost a month. She kept in touch regularly with pics and messages. There was a minor medical problem that required a vet and that was handled with no problem and full communication with us. Abby is kind of bony and loves a good bed. Corina has lots of tempurpedic dog beds that Abby just loved. She also gave Abby a bath before we came to pick her up. We were afraid Abby wouldn't want to come home because she had such a good time with other dogs to play with and two little boys to lick. I just hope she's available the next time we go away.
Shay had a wonderful time with Corina, and her new doggie friends! It was the first time we left her since we adopted her, and were a little nervous. Corina is very organized, knowledgable, and kind. We would DEFINITELY ask Corina to care for Shay again! :)
Corina is awesome. In fact, I believe she cared for our German Shepherds even better than we do! They were happy, freshly bathed, and in great shape when we brought them home. They obviously had lots of love an attention while we were away. One of our dogs is older and recovering from leg surgery, and Corina did a great job of supervising her and limiting her activity level. It was comforting to keep tabs on both dogs in Corina's almost daily FB photos updates and photos, too. I honestly can't think of a better person to board our dogs with than Corina!
Corina was great taking in our puppy Mariah last min. I really took the time to read all her reviews and she had excellent reviews, which gave me a sense that Mariah is going to be in good hands. We visited her the day before, and right away we knew she was a expert. She sent us pics of Mariahs day the two days we had her watch Mariah. Which gave me a peace of mind. She also had a great attitude when I needed to pick Mariah a little later. At pickup Mariah was clean,happy, she also gave corina good bye kisses. Mariah was in good hands and we recommend Corina to all our friends and family. She's a great dog sitter.
Corina was fantastic. From the first moment when she greeted Indy, I could tell she is a professional dog handler. Indy generally overwhelms everyone she meets, but not Corina. Her calm energy made Indy aware of who was boss. Corina posted photos, gave us updated, made us feel good in knowing Indy was having a blast. Indy came home tired and very clean! Thank you Corina, for the bath! We would definitely board Indy with her the next time we are out of town.
Corina was great! I had never left my dog with anyone before and needed to leave her for a week. It was so hard for me, but knowing she was in good hands gave me peace of mind. She emailed me pictures a few times and posted pictures of her to Facebook almost every day. My dog loved her, her mom, husband, and two adorable children. I will definitely leave my puppy with Corina if I ever have to go on vacation without her again.
It was a pleasure having Rudy stay at Corina's place! Rudy had a lot of fun! I give Corina my highest recommendation.
Corina was absolutely incredible. Our dog had a wonderful time, and even seemed a little sad to go home. He loved playing with the other dogs and kids, and we loved seeing happy updates while we were gone. It was great to be able to feel comfortable going on vacation and knowing that our dog was in a great home, with a wonderful family. We will definitely not hesitate to leave him with Corina next time we go on vacation. Highly, highly recommended!
Thank you so so much for such a great experience, Corina! We booked her at last minute, after our other host fell through. She was extremely accommodating, professional, and put us both at ease about leaving our 6 month old puppy with her and her family. We received daily photo updates and she even returned Sophie to us groomed. We couldn't be happier that we found Corina and will definitely be using her again in the future!
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