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Samantha S.

73 Reviews
53 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 43 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Samantha's Resident Pets

Cocker Spaniel
5 yr 9 mo old

Samantha's Townhome

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home
Dog door access

About Samantha

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Loving and cozy home available to your pups for last minute, long or short stays!

A few years ago on my birthday, I found a pup roaming the streets. After little convincing, we decided to keep each other. Ollie and I have been inseparable ever since! If I thought I loved dogs before that day, now I'm pretty much obsessed. For the last year, I've volunteered as a dog foster, giving pups a home till they can get adopted. They have become my passion!

Ollie and I would love to welcome your dog(s) into our home! We live in a spacious townhouse in Tarzana, with a front yard, and a closed-in patio with a doggy door, so they can always go outside. Ollie loves dogs, especially ones his size or smaller. Recently, he's become more scared of high energy, big dogs. My neighborhood is very dog friendly, and makes long walks easy and safe. We also have a dog park just a few blocks away to go and play, if you allow. My flexible schedule allows me to be home a majority of the day, and can give your dog the loving attention he/she deserves.


My Booking Policy:
Each sitter has their own policy when it comes to pick ups and drop offs. Since Dog Vacay charges per night, like a hotel, there invariably needs to be a "check out time." My nightly rate includes drop off as early as you want at NO extra charge. Even if it's 4am, just call me when you're at the door, and I'll come grab your pup :) My pickup time is set at 4pm. If you pick up by 4pm on the last day, there will be no additional charge besides the nightly rate. If you pick up after 4pm, a daycare charge will be added for that day, of $25. If you have 2 dogs, it would be $20/dog. If possible, please specify your pick up and drop off times in your request.

Holiday Rate is $45/night. Holidays are usually considered Friday-Sunday, plus the actual Holiday, but varies depending on the holiday. All other nights in the stay will be the standard rate.

Puppy Rate is $40-$45/night depending on the dog's temperament and behavior, determined at Meet and Greet. I LOVE puppies, but they can be a handful :-)

Extra large dogs will also be at a higher rate, to be discussed after meeting the dog during Meet and Greet.

$10 discount per night for multiple dogs from the same family

Rules and Things to Keep in Mind:
- Please make sure your pup(s) are vaccinated, flea medicated, not destructive, and get along with small dogs
- Happy to do last minute bookings if I'm available!
- Big dogs will require a meet and greet --- I only take one big dog at a time, and they need to be low energy and great with little dogs!
- If you need to pick up after 4pm on the last day, an extra daycare charge will be added ($25)
- Dogs will stay inside while I'm away, but will have access via doggy door to very secure, covered, and locked outdoor area.
- At least 2 walks a day around Tarzana!
- Allowed on couch or bed, as long as it's OK with you!
- Please bring whatever will make the dog most comfortable during his stay! If (s)he's used to a crate, please bring it! I will not crate them unless asked to. They can sleep with me, or in their own bed, or wherever they want!

Please indicate pick up and drop off times in your request if possible.

We can't wait to meet you!!!
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Samantha S.

73 Reviews
53 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 43 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 29, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Samantha's Home
$32 /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
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$80 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Samantha's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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73 Reviews
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Samantha is a true dog lover and so is her pup Ollie. Ollie loves dogs more than people, and this is a great place to have you pup stay and receive lots of play and love. Sam has a nice home and a small enclosed secure patio with a small dog-door. There is a grassy area in front of her town home to take pups out for a quick potty break. Also, Sam and Ollie like to take guest pups out for walks in her neighborhood. You'll be at ease leaving you pup here for a stay as Sam has lots of experience taking care of dogs.
I liked that I could reach her when I had a question. I think she genuinely loves dogs. My pet looked well when I picked him up.
It was convenient and safe to leave our puppy overnight!
Samantha promptly answered my texts. Setting up the reservation, as well as drop-off & pick-up, was easy and convenient. I could tell that Wheaties was comfortable with Samantha, her pup and the other dogs in her care. My first experience with Dog Vacay was great, and I highly recommend Samantha. Her roommate Elizabeth is great too.
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