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Valerie G.

35 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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

Valerie's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

About Valerie

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'll come to you! (I no longer offer boarding at my place)

FYI I charge $45 per dog. (multiple dogs & other animals = negotiable)

I will be there to put you at ease & to make your fur babies endlessly happy. I love taking care of dogs in their own home because it means they are more comfortable and relaxed.

I house sit & pet sit all animals (even houseplants), and keep things tidy. - I love all animals; I work with both small and large dog breeds, as well as cats, fish, and birds.

I have 8 years experience as a (human) caretaker, and 6 years experience at doggy day care centers and pet sitting.

Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions you may have via email or carrier pigeon.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Valerie G.

35 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$28 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$18 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$13 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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35 Reviews
Valerie was absolutely wonderful! She came out to meet me ahead of time and get an understanding of Yoda's environment. She befriended him instantly, and while we were away she sent lots of pictures and videos that made my first trip away from my puppy much more calm. She took note of the things I'd asked for Yoda, and gave me some helpful feedback for continuing to train my puppy. I was overwhelmingly satisfied with her service, and she'll be my first contact for the future!
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Valerie was great!! We already booked her for our next getaway. She kept us well informed and we felt so comfortable with her. Great experiences!
Valerie was amazing with my pup Roxie. She was with her for 5 days and everyday she will send me multiple pictures. She even took her out to the park to play ball. She responds in a timely manner and was very accommodating with my request. My place was very clean when I came back :) I will definitely use her service again next time I go out of town.
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Great. Thanks.
Valerie was amazing with our baby girl Cali. She stayed with her for four days and sent me so many pictures, which was great because this was the first time i'd left my pup with a sitter. Cali had just had a surgery so there were quite a few things Valerie had to follow to ensure she has a good recovery, and she did it flawlessly. She was so sweet to my pup and they got along so well. I will definitely be calling Valerie again whenever we go out of town :)
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Valerie is awesome! I don't trust many people with my two pups because they have been in a fight with one another before. Another dog sitter didn't respect/follow all of our rules and restrictions for the pups, so I've been extremely picky with who watches them.

Upon Valerie's first trip to meet the pups, the pups LOVED her and she did really well with the pups. I'm writing this review after I've already had her stay at my house to watch the dogs 3-4 times and already have her booked for another date.

Valerie is great about sending me pictures of the dogs, following all the rules and restrictions we have for the pups, and keeps my house looking exactly how I left it.

With my husband leaving on deployment and me traveling for work, I think it's caused an abnormal eating pattern for the pups. Valerie and I always are in close communication via text message and she's always very accommodating trying new feeding schedules to get them to eat.

The dogs really like her and every time I come home they're as happy as can be. The times Valerie has dog sat our pups were some of the first times I could travel for work or family without having anxiety about leaving them at home.

As long as she's available, I know that Troy, Xena, and I will be more than happy to have her dog sit.
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Valerie was great I felt our dogs were well taken care of. Love the abundance of photos that she sent me. Caryn
It was a great experience.
Hershey had another great time with Valerie, who is a fantastic host.
Rocky seemed to have a good time exploring Valerie's home. She has a yard which was great for my border collie. Thank you!
Valerie reassured me of my dogs' wellbeing the first time I left them. She was dedicated and adhered to their schedule, sending me pictures as proof. In addition, Valerie did an excellent job as a housesitter. Upon return, the house was clean and orderly. I intend to take more vacations and leave the dogs in her conscientious care,
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Valerie was great. She was able to accommodate our last minute request to watch our two dogs and was quick to communicate with us. The dogs enjoyed her yard and their stay.

I would recommend Valerie to others and will definitely be booking her again.
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Valerie came to stay at our house for 3 days to take care of our puppy Randall. Seriously she is amazing!! He is a lot of work and has a lot of of energy right now and she took such great care of him. She was beyond responsive and so flexible. She always kept us updated with photos and videos and sent us texts. It was so awesome being away and knowing that are boy was in great hands!! The best part was we came back to a happy boy! This was our second time using Valerie and definitely plan on booking with her again!
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Loki had a great 1st visit with Valerie. She was flexible with pick up and drop off times, very responsive via app and text and sent lots of pics. I will definitely be booking with Valerie again when I need to be away.
Valerie came over to take care of our little guy, Randall, while we were out for the day. Valerie was awesome and sent lots of pictures! We knew he was in great hands, and he was a happy boy when we got home!
Great Vacay for my pup! Valerie attended to all of my needs and always kept the pictures flowing. I would definitely reserve her again!!
Valerie responded quickly to a meet/greet request; answered messages quickly; and ended up giving my dog a good vacation. She sent pictures and videos and I could see Shasta was "at home." I plan to use her again and would recommend her. Her home is cozy, she has a backyard and she knows dogs!
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Twice in a row?! Yes, she was lovely to deal with and the doggies really enjoy their time with her!
It is so nice to have my doggies with a loving, patient hostess. She sent us regular photos and videos which really helped our anxiety of leaving them behind. She was very attentive and answered questions quickly. She really loves animals which is the kind of person who you want to watch after your fur baby.
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This was Hershey's second stay with Valerie, both have been excellent and he's obviously been very happy. As before Valerie's really communicative and we were able to set up a stay over the busy Christmas period during which I received photos and videos of Hershey whilst we were away. Highly recommended, I will definitely look up Valerie next time I need to have Hershey looked after.
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Valerie was amazing! She had excellent communication... easy to schedule and provided updates throughout Izzie's stay. I could tell that she really loves dog's. Highly recommended. Thank you!
Valerie was great, really easy to set up and communicate with, experienced with dogs too. She took great care of my dog Hershey and sent updates during the stay. Recommended.
Valerie was the best! She kept us well informed of how our pups were doing and sent many pictures :) Rest assured that you dog will receive lots of love an attention from Valerie. Her house is the perfect setup for dogs of any size. There is a nice sized backyard for them to run around in as well! Our dogs love being outside!I will absolutely be using Valerie for any of our future travels!
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Valerie was great! I had to make a reservation about as last minute as it gets and Valerie was very accommodating. When I picked up my dog he was doing great and I could tell he didn't want to leave yet so she obviously took great care of him. Valerie sent a bunch of pictures throughout his stay with updates on how he was doing.

I would definitely recommend Valerie to anyone needing to board their dog!
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Valerie accepted my reservation last minute and was very accommodating. Took great care of Lacy and would definitely use her again.
Valerie was welcoming and accommodated my last minute request to care for my little old dog without hesitation. Thank you Valerie, Prince was comfortable and relaxed, which is rare for him. He usually barks due to separation Anxiety. but he did a good job at her home!
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Valerie was awesome and very caring with my two dogs who were weary from over 24 hours of travel. They were happy and I got many photo/video updates.
Valerie was very good with Hailey. Unfortunately Hailey had some anxiety, but Valerie kept her busy with a neighbor's dog, they enjoyed playing with each other. Valerie sent photos and a video, very nice!
This was our first time using DogVacay, and we were very satisfied with the service, and our host, Valerie G. We were nervous about leaving our dog for a week (having never been away from him for that long since we've had him) but Valerie understood this and did her best to make us feel comfortable. She sent us lots of pictures, videos, and updates daily so we knew he was doing just fine without us. :) Valerie answered our initial request promptly, and welcomed us into her home when we dropped him off. All special requests and feeding schedules were followed. I recommend anyone needing pet boarding in the San Diego area to consider using Valerie.
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Valerie was a great host! She is a fantastic communicator and very understanding.

I was running over an hour late dropping off my little fur baby (sorry!). He had never been boarded before and so, had a couple of bladder/anxiety accidents inside the home. Still, Valerie welcomed us.

Also, I really appreciated the fact she sent multiple texts and picture of my little fur baby during his three day stay. (This helped with my anxiety).

Thank you SOOO much Valerie!
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Valerie was great and beyond accommodating! She took great care of my dog!
Really nice lady helped me out when I was working late nights and couldn't get to my pup. Even better she let me are age late night pick ups. Thanks again.
Another great Dog Vacay. Our pup always comes home from Valerie's happy and relaxed ! Valerie is flexible and loves all of her pup visitors. It's sweet to hear how she talks to them and always keeps the owner apprised.
Valerie was awesome with our puppy, Luca! She was extremely accommodating with us running a bit late and Luca was exhausted when he got home! This was my first time using Dog Vacay and I will definitely book with Valerie in the future :)
Great! Kept us up to date while we were away. Provided great care! Wanted to make sure our pup was comfortable. Our pup enjoyed romping in Valerie's yard....and alas has some plant allergies. Valerie was sure to put some ointment on the itchy spot and let me know about it right away. No problem. His love of the wilderness is worth a little bit of itchy, it's happened before. We appreciated the care Valerie took to make sure he was comfortable.
Valerie has a great gated yard and kitties that get along with the dogs (they peacefully ignore each other). I would recommend Valerie's animal haven.
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