Running Paws Resort
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Dave P.
Cerritos, CA 90703
99 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier

Dave's Resident Pets

Elvis
Poodle
Male
5 yr 8 mo old
Sochi
Poodle
Female
5 yr 8 mo old

Dave's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture

About Dave

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Elvis and Sochi are always eager for fun playmates and you can trust your doggy too, will be in the utmost care having a good time. We have a gated yard where the dogs can run and play or bask in the sun. Our house is in a culdesac away from busy streets and hectic traffic in a quiet and safe neighborhood. We live near numerous parks in the immediate area. Your dog becomes a part of our "pack" right away. We are a loving and responsible family you can feel secure leaving your pet with overnight.
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Can administer oral medicine
Dave P.
Cerritos, CA 90703
99 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 20, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dave's Home
$30 /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
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Dave's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Grooming
$30 /min
$50 /max
Baths
$20 /bath
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99 Reviews
Dave and Cathy are wonderful to our dogs! We feel completely comfortable leaving them in their care. Dave even slept with our Maltipoo when he was homesick in the night!
Their place is clean. No yucky dog droppings laying around ever. The dogs are well cared for and loved!
We will continue using them as long as they are in the business!
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Dave is awesome! We boarded our dog Kona with him several times over the summer, and Kona was so excited every time we dropped her off. We love the photos he uploads on the DogVacay app so we know she's having a good time! Dave is also great with working with our schedule for drop off/pick up and Kona has even come back brushed and groomed by hi. !
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I wanted Koa to have fun while I had to tend to personal matters, and Dave was there for me in my time of need :)
I've been a repeat guest for Dave quite some time now and I've had the best experience with him and his pups on DogVacay !
Dave's been watching my pup for a long time now and I can go to work knowing that Koa will have an amazing time during his stay!
Dave's an amazing host and makes sure that all his pups get along before accepting your pup :)
I can not say enough GREAT things about Dave and Cathee. I went on vacation for 8 days to Hawaii and was a little nervous leaving my sweet little maltipoo Teddy. I felt at ease from day 1, the pictures I received daily of Teddy playing and having fun made my vacation that much better. Teddy had a blast hanging with his new friends Elvis and Sochi. The attention and care Dave and Cathee gave to Teddy was AMAZING, they truly are the definition of a dog lover. I am so happy to finally have found someone whom I can entrust my little guy with. Teddy will defiantly be back to play with his new friends. Thanks again Dave & Cathee!
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Thanks so much for taking great care of Daisy! She came home with a huge smile as usual.
Dave was great taking care of my dog, Summer, and appreciated him emailing the pictures of her to put my wife and I at ease as we were worried about how she was doing. I also believe because Dave has two dogs of his own, Summer was able to better adapt to her temporary environment. I recommend Dave and will definitely use his services again in the future.
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Dave did a fantastic job of taking care of our dog Archie....he sent pictures of what Arch was doing while we were gone. I was confident that our dog was well taken care of.....Thanks Dave!
Harry loved his stay! Dave was professional and has an obvious love for dogs....will be using him again!
Keely stayed with Dave and Cathee over Christmas, and then came back for a (much) longer stay in January. She loves it there! Dave and Cathee treated her as their own. She had walks every day, work on her training, lots of playtime (and couch time, which she loves), and even grooming. I got picture updates daily so I didn't feel left out while I was away. Dave is a dog trainer and has a full grooming setup but, more, he just has a special way with dogs. Keely is used to being an only dog and can be somewhat prickly but she became a part of the ever-changing pack at Running Paws and became special friends with Elvis. I can't say enough about the boarding experience here.
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We are repeat customers because Dave takes such good care of our dog. Thanks again for another great stay. Kai had a great time.
Dave and Cathee are amazing hosts! Dave has a pack leader type aura, and leads with love and care. He always thinks dogs first and makes sure that all dogs are happy, safe, and get the exercise they need by the end of the day. I've been selecting Dave as my host for a number of times now, and he is definitely my go-to DogVacay host in the Cerritos/Artesia area.
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As always, Daisy came home happy and safe. Thanks for the toy and freebies!
Dave and Kathy are amazing! My seven year old dog, Max was loved and cared during my vacation. I am so relieved to find this wonderful team who are knowledgeable and caring for animals because it was hard to find the place where my sensitive doggy can stay without worries in CA! I am going back to this place again and again. Thanks!!
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We were very happy with the experience we had with Dogvacay and with Dave and Cathee. We met before the stay and it was obvious that they are dog lovers. The yard was very clean and they were very loving and caring with the animals currently under their care. The overnight stay went great. We will definitely be using again!
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Another GREAT Dog Vacay Stay! Dave is the most amazing dog sitter ever. My two dogs absolutely love to stay with him since they totally ignore me every time they enter his house. Thank you as always Dave!!!
Waffle had a great time with Dave and his pups! This was our first time using DogVacay and our first time leaving Waffle with someone other than family. It was so nice to get regular updates and pictures of her playing with her new friends. I never worried about her once because I knew she was always happy and safe.

Also, Dave is clearly very knowledgeable about dogs and did a great time introducing Waffle to Sochi and Elvis the first time they met. Waffle can be a little stand-offish when she meets new pups, but after a long walk together they played in the back yard and had a great time. We will definitely be re-booking!
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Thanks for the last minute daycare : )
Great as always. Daily updates. Kai is worn out from all the fun. Thanks Dave.
Pepper is at Dave and Cathee's almost every week for one reason or another. Daycare or boarding. We always know he is well cared for and loved.
Thanks so much Dave and Cathee for taking care of izzy!
Penelope loves going to vacay with Dave and Cathie, they are the best!!!
Excellent as always!
- Second stay, same amazing service & review.

Dave is the BEST! He took great care of my two dogs by providing a safe environment as well as all the attention (and maybe more) a dog can ever need!

Dave and his girlfriend were extremely accommodating to my needs since the very beginning (meet n' greet) and provided photo updates on a daily basis letting me know that my two little beasts were doing ok.

My dogs also loved their dogs and played all the time. Dave's yard is big and they always kept the door closed making sure nobody ran away.

I will be using Dave's dog sitting services for a long time to come and cannot describe how good of and reliable people they are. Dave even gave me a bag with doggie gifts the first time and went above and beyond the second time providing an extra special gift that blew my mind!

Do yourself (and your dog) a favor and contact Dave today!!

Thanks!

Ivan
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Dave is the BEST! He took great care of my two dogs by providing a safe environment as well as all the attention (and maybe more) a dog can ever need!

Dave and his girlfriend were extremely accommodating to my needs since the very beginning (meet n' greet) and provided photo updates on a daily basis letting me know that my two little beasts were doing ok.

My dogs also loved their dogs and played all the time. Dave's yard is big and they always kept the door closed making sure nobody ran away.

I will be using Dave's dog sitting services for a long time to come and cannot describe how good of and reliable people they are. Dave even gave me a bag with doggie gifts the first time and went above and beyond the second time providing an extra special gift that blew my mind!

Do yourself (and your dog) a favor and contact Dave today!!

Thanks!

Ivan
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Thank you Dave and Cathee for taking a last minute daycare and for giving him a bath. He came home tire, happy and clean.
Dave and Cathy were just amazing hosts, we loved all of the pics we received during our trip, and Penelope was super happy spending time with them, we will definitely used them again soon. Thank you Dave and Cathy!!!
Dave and Cathee again gave my pooch 10-star treatment. They were very flexible with pick up and drop off time despite last minute changes. I don't worry at all being away when she is with them and they gave her all that she needed: love, TLC, socialization with Sochi and Elvis, and activities to train her and keep her from boredom. You have no idea how nice it is to pick up your dog happy rather than hearing the heart wrenching whining because she had a bad time when you were away. I drive an hour to have them take care of Casey even though I hate traffic. So this is how much I trust them.
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Daisy was with Dave for 15 days and we were completely not worried because I knew Dave would take great care of her.
Daisy always comes home with a smile.
Always excellent!
so awesome
Our calm, geriatric little poodle always runs into Dave's house. It's his second home. Thanks, Dave and Cathee
Highly recommended! I always trust Dave to care for my pup when I'm out of town!
Thank for the TLC, Pepper loves it at Running Paws!
Again, Casey (and I) had a 10-star experience. Despite being away, I feel like Casey was just right there with the constant updates. I actually preferred to have Dave and Cathee take care of her over asking family or friends because they cater care to her with love without spoiling her and give her more chances to socialized with other dogs. Never saw Casey so excited (literally) when I got her. Thx again. If there is a contest for host of the month or year I sure would vote for them.
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Another excellent daycare experience at Running Paw Resort
Once again, my Casey got a 5-star treatment here. It is rightfully called a resort because Dave really gave Casey resort-grade pampering, snuggling, and playing time. Casey was much better with socialization and Dave knows how to train her. She even got all washed up! The frequent updates I got was reassuring and comforting on top of knowing Dave is treating Casey like one of his own. His passion in what he does also gives you addition guarantee. A 10-star experience really!
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they're the best
Thanks for taking her and brush her. She looks good.
Dave was super attentive with my dog throughout and constantly gave me updates from the minute I dropped my dog off till the end. My dog received so much love I wondered if she even wanted to be picked up! I was put at ease with all the TLC she got and the fast responses & updates. Dave got to know her really well within a short time and cared for her the way she liked it. I am sure she will miss Dave and will definitely come back again.
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Another good daycare experience with Dave!
Thank you Dave and Cathee for grooming and boarding Pepper. He came home happy, clean and beautiful!
We always feel comfortable and at ease to have our Ginza with Dave and Cathy. Ginza feels like home! Thanks Dave and Cathy!
Thanks for taking Pepper for the day so we could go to Disneyland. Dave also gave Pepper a bath and he looks great. So nice to pick up a spanking clean doggie!
This was my first time using dog vacay and Dave made it very easy. He and his two dogs made my dog feel right at home. Dave took great care of my dog and sent daily updates and pictures so I knew how he was doing. We look forward to using Dave's services again very soon.
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Newton had a great time at Running Paws resort. Dave took the time to do a meet and greet and made sure that Newton and I were both comfortable with the place and his two adorable pups. I got updates every day, and Newton came back a happy dog! Will definitely be booking with Dave again!
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My pup always has an amazing time at Running Paws! Love the daily updates and photos. Thanks!
Can't say enough good things about Dave. He loves my dog and takes care of him as his own. My dog has a ton of fun there and Dave sends daily updates with pictures which is really nice. As we pull up to his neighborhood, my dog will start whimpering from excited and the tail wagging starts as we pull into the street. He'll just run inside Dave's house now without even saying bye to us...All goes to show how much my dog loves staying at Dave's and what a great place it is. Highly recommended!
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helped my tiny, shy dog open up and make a few friends
We are always more than happy with care our dog gets with Dave and Cathee.
Excellent as always!
We alway feel confident leaving Pepper at Ruuning Paws!
Dave & Cathee are the best! They treated my pup like he was their own. They watch my pup every time I go out of town. Highly recommended!!!
My Pepper always enjoys his time at Dave and Cathee's. And I enjoy visiting with them at the drop offs and pick ups!
Dave and Cathee took great care of my very active, young poodle mix. The daily photos kept me from worrying about her too! Thanks!
Excellent as always!
Excellent host for my dog. She always comes home happy. Thanks! Dave and Kathy.
Thank you Dave for the flexible drop off and pick up time.
My pup had an amazing time with Dave & Cathee. Loved the daily updates with pics! Thanks!
I was able to celebrate my birthday and not worry about Pepper being home alone! Thanks again Dave and Cathee
Dave took great care of our Chihuahua/Corgi mix. Our dog has never been away in 10 years so we were concerned about how he would react when we left him for a week. Dave made an extra effort to make sure our dog was loved and given the attention he was so used to. Dave sent us many pictures throughout the week so we could see our dog getting comfortable and making friends.

Dave did a great job with our spoiled dog and we will use his service again when the need arises.
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They are good people who are good to my dog!
We are always glad we have Dave and Cathee to look after our little Pepper!
Excellent hosts! Daisy even came home with a new toy she loves so much. We weren't worry at all while we were out of town because we received constant update and pictures of her. Thank you for taking good care of our baby and we will recommend you to our friends who need help with dog sitting.
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We always know Pepper is safe and sane at Dave and Cathee's!
awesome
Milo had a blast as always! Definitely his home away from home. Also, Dave groomed Milo for $25. He definitely did a great job! We usually groom him ourselves, as it is hard to find a good groomer. Milo came back smelling and looking great and received a double brush out. Dave is very knowledgeable about the behavior/personalities of dogs and how to enforce positive behavior based on their personality. Milo can't wait until we go on vacation again :)
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It's always nice to see Pepper's waggy tail at Dave and Cathy's door. He can't wait to get in to play with Elvis and Sochi. Another fun vacation for all of us!
Just want to say thanks again! Our flight got delayed and we weren't able to pick Milo up as expected. Dave and Cathee were able to let Milo stay another night :) Also, Dave gave Milo a full brush out while Milo stayed with them (Milo had a lot of matting after we changed his shampoo). I found out that Dave is studying to be a dog groomer!
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I couldn't have asked for more. Dave and Cathee are amazing and truly have a passion for dogs. I was leaving for a trip and needed to find a home for Milo for a week and they were very accommodating. We met the other dogs that Milo would be staying with (I was hesitant with other dog sitters cause Milo was still a puppy and was only about 5 lbs still). They sent daily updates with pictures which I loved. The most recent trip I took was very last minute, but they happily agreed to watch him. They will always be Milo's home away from home!
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Another great experience with Dave and Cathy!
Since Pepper has separation anxiety Dave and Cathy's has become his second home, and we are all very happy with the arrangement. Especially Pepper!
Dave and Cathee are the best! They treated my dog like family. This was my first time using DogVacay and the experience could not have been better. While we were on vacation Dave emailed me photos of Lucky playing and going for walks. I could actually relax on vacation because I was not worried about my dog. They even gave him a bath! Thanks!
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I want to thank Dave and Cathee for taking care of my puppy, Sophie. They took such amazing care of her and went above and beyond anyone's expectations. Sophie came home no longer biting or jumping. Dave even bathed her. They really treated her as a member of their family. They are my new best friends and I will always ask them to care for her.
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Pepper always perks up when we pull up to Dave and Cathy's house. Thank you for taking him for a play day so we could get so we things done.
Thank you Dave and Cathy for taking such good care of Pepper. We appreciated all the pictures and updates while we were away getting a little R&R before the holidays. Being a only dog I know Pepper enjoys the company of your pack when we are away!
Everything went seamlessly, and our little dog was a very happy camper. Dave and Cathy very nice hosts seem very caring about the animals they care for.
Thank you Dave for welcoming Pepper into your home!
Thanks to Dave and Cathy for taking such a great care of Ginza while we were on a business trip. It was a short notice request, but Dave and Cathy were able to accomodate our need and provide a such wonderful service. Ginza has had a great vacation at Dave and Cathy home.

Thank you for your wonderful service. See you next time. Paw from Ginza, too.
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Mr. Callahan had a great time at Dave's home. We were very grateful for him being able to take Callahan for the afternoon & evening.
Dave is truly Pawsome, flexible on schedule, attentive to needs of our pet, kept us informed on daily doggy activities, adds up to travel without pet worries. Will dogvacay with Dave again and can wholeheartedly recommend his dog care services.
A big "thank you" to Dave and Cathy for taking such good care of Pepper. We had an urgent matter to take care of and contacted them early Saturday morning. We were able to drop him off within the hour and what we thought would be a daycare day turned into a two night stay. They were flexible and friendly the whole time. Even took the time to tell us how much they enjoyed his company. Pepper will definitely be checking into The Running Paws Resort again!
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Dave and Cathie were such great host's to my two babies! They sent me pictures of the dogs while I was away and I appreciated that so much. They were very accomadating to my situation and so relaxed and easy going. I would definelty book my dogs with them again and would highly recommend them to others!
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This is the first time I have ever brought my dogs to a sitter. I was worried about leaving them with a stranger. But Dave took REALLY good care of my dogs. They just loved him and his dogs. He is very knowledgable about dogs and you can tell that he is a very loving owner. He and Cathee would also send me pictures of my dogs while I was away and gave me updates (which I really appreciate). I will definitely be a repeat customer.
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This is the second time using Dave. Takes great care of both our dogs.
David is the most awesome doggy sitter ever! He took such good care of Captain, my golden retriever.
I would recommend him for any beloved pet. He really loves his guests like his own.

This was the second time Captain stayed with Dave.

He even sends pictures!

Cindy O'Malley
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Dave and Kathy do a great job. Darcy is a high energy puppy and gets plenty of time to get the energy out when she's at their house. We will continue to use Dave and Kathy whenever we go out of town.
Sammy had a wonderful time with Dave and Cathee. They were also understanding of our rushed schedule and took on Sammy quite last minute and even last minute allowed her to stay an extra night. I know she had some wonderful walks around local parks! We'll def. have Sammy stay with Dave again when we are in the area!
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Dave and Kathy did a great job with Darcy! We look forward to using them in the future.
We left both our dogs over the 4th of July holiday and they played all day with Dave's dogs. Since there are no fireworks allowed in Dave's city, our dogs were happy and calm when we picked them up.
Dave and Cathy are true dog lovers.....my 5 month old Golden Retriever stayed a week and came back better behaved .......hands down the best!
We are very pleased with Dave and Katy, they give lots of attention and love to Lexy. Dave worked with her and trained to be more obedient, calm, play and walk her.Katy send lots of picture of Lexy to us so we can see she in a good mood.We are truly satisfied with their services. G/ M , I
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I was extremely pleased with Captain's stay with David. Captain was loved, entertained, trained, and exercised. I will definitely book with David again and feel so relieved to have found a second home for Captain to stay at.
Dave was great with our dogs. Sent us lots of pictures while we were travelling. Even took our dogs on a field trip to Petsmart. 1st choice for next vacation.
Dave and his wife did an outstanding job while providing care for our dogs. They went above and beyond my expectations of a pet sitter. After picking up our pets, we noticed a significant change in the temperament of our dogs for the better. Dave worked with our dogs for multiple hours in the following tasks: walked our dogs several times, took our dogs on runs, worked on our dogs’ sitting, laying down, and trained them to remain laying for up to—ten minutes! I have to say that I could never imagine that any trainer may possibly make my dogs remain laying down up to ten minutes, which quite frankly is an eternity for our active dogs. In addition to exceptional training, Dave and his wife took a genuine concern in our dogs’ temperament, health, grooming, and overall well being. Dave brushed our dogs’ coats for multiple hours in order to tranquilize our dogs’ separation anxiety. Once again, I am truly satisfied with their services and look forward to leaving our dogs with them in the future.
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Dave & Kathy are a very pleasant, kind, calm couple who walked our dog once or twice a day & treated him like one of their own. Trustworthy and did a good job with our mini schnauzer who was in good spirits after spending a week with them.
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