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Dana G.

52 Reviews
41 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 21 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

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

Dana's Resident Pets

Francis
Chihuahua
Female
6 yr 3 mo old

Dana's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Dana

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
IMPORTANT NOTE:
I work during the day at a local office (~10 mins from the house) so the pups will be alone for ~4 hours at a time. While I DO have roommates that are often home during the day (all day at times), you should only consider MY schedule/availability when making a reservation(s)!

ABOUT ME:
I've been pet sitting for nearly 15 years & enjoy having various "packs" around the house! Whether your pup(s) drop by my place for a play-date or an overnight, or whether you'd like me to walk & watch them at your place - I'm available practically 24/7!

I am female, 33 years old, and currently have a Master's degree & PhD in learning & behavior...I've worked with puzzle-solving pigeons & language trained chimps, so "working" with dogs again has been a welcome treat!

VET TECH BACKGROUND:
I have lived & worked with animals my entire life, and have held various positions in veterinary clinics around LA. I am comfortable administering medication(s) & can even monitor animals post surgery. As a result of my extensive experience with animals, I am very *patient*! I can handle rambunctious PUPPIES as well as temperamental SENIORS and everything in between!

ABOUT MY HOME:
My home is about 3,500 sq. ft. of wood floors so no worries about "accidents" if they happen (lots of dogs "mark" when they get here!). Keep in mind, though, if you have a dog that is prone to slipping, my place may not be the easiest for your pet(s) to get around.

The house itself is situated in a lovely neighborhood, perfect for long, quiet walks and it's got a great backyard with some dog beds for lounging in the sun. The entire yard is double fenced and has a strong, metal **locked**gate - I've never had any escapees!

DOG CRATES:
I have 1 medium crate but it is currently in use by my roommate's pup. Unless you instruct me otherwise your dog(s) have free reign over the house/yard! AND, if your pet(s) enjoys having a crate or is crate-trained, please bring it along for the stay so they have their "own space" here! ^_^

EASY PARKING:
I generally have space for you to park in my big, long drive-way for pickups and drop-offs - please feel free to do so.

MY HOUSEMATES:
I live with 2 other young professionals (one Male & one Female), who are equally pet-loving and happy to have your pet(s) join our pack!

DAYCARE & BOARDING:
I try to make the pet sitting/boarding experience as EASY as it can be for you and your pet(s). My schedule is relatively flexible and I am always available to keep your pup longer than you initially book, I do not have "black-out" dates that would leave you without a sitter in an emergency!

I encourage MEET & GREETS but they are *not* required before a stay with me. I also encourage you to bring anything your pet(s) enjoy using/having at home - a bed, bowl, or even something that smells like you (many people leave a t-shirt,,,HOWEVER see below...

BRING ITEMS @ YOUR OWN RISK: I *am *not responsible for lost or destroyed items (toys, beds, blankets, bowls, etc) I try my best to send you back home with everything...but SOMETIMES a bowl or a toy gets left behind. I am happy to RETURN any item(s) I find (e.g. a dog bowl that wasn't packed because it was in the dishwasher) but I will NOT replace an item(s) if it was lost/destroyed during play!

SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT WALKS: I generally do not offer WALKS to my guest pups because they tend to tire themselves out running around the yard/house. If you would like me to walk your pet (regardless of how active they have been around the house), I will send you custom quote that includes an additional fee for the WALK(s)! Thanks for understanding!

DAILY UPDATES ABOUT YOUR PET:
I email/text updates (including pictures and videos) DAILY. Additionally, if you ever want to check on your pet(s) I *always* have my phone and am happy to update you as much as you need. Lots of my Vacay "kids" are in my album! Please let me know if you do not want them added to my listing! ^_^

HOME VISITS:
I am also available to come to YOUR HOUSE to house-sit and/or pet-sit. I have reliable transportation and a completely open schedule. Please be aware, if I am watching other pets at my home, your pets may be at your house unattended for 4+ hours a day. ^-^

CARE FOR EXOTICS, TOO:
I can take care of other types of pets (birds, lizards, rodents, etc.), as I have personal experience with many exotic creatures. You're welcome to bring your exotics to my home (if they travel well). I am also available to come to your neck of the woods to sit/visit your cat(s) - but, unfortunately, I cannot board cats at my house at this time!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Dana G.

52 Reviews
41 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 21 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 10, 2017

Credentials

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dana's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Dana's Home
$18 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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5 Testimonials
Feb 2017
Dana has been the dream dog sitter we've been searching for. From our first meet and greet to our our pups latest stay, she's been awesome. Our dog Harper always runs straight to her and into her house the moment we drop her off, which is the best endorsement you can get.
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Jan 2017
My dog always leaves happy and tired. Dana is good with dogs and knows how to settle them in. She also takes care of my bird, a cockatiel, and gives him a prime spot where he gets lots of attention without distracting the dogs. She is responsible and accommodating. So glad I found her!
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Jan 2017
Left my pup Basil with Dana for a week while i was at home for xmas & he had the BEST time!!! Dana was awesome with sending me daily pics & videos which was a great comfort :)
Her place is the perfect pooch pad with loads of space & toys for them to play with - Basil even came home with a new one which he LOVEs - thanks Dana ;)

Highly recommend & will defo use again!
Thanks so much Dana for taking such good care of Basil!
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Dec 2016
I’ve known Dana in her pet sitting capacity for over five years. I’ve watched her nurse sick dogs, administer sub -q fluids, coax pills down stubborn cat’s throats, and go above and beyond for pet owners and their pets. She takes pride in her work with animals and deliberately keeps her rates reasonable - especially for animals with special needs. I’ve seen her rearrange her entire calendar to accommodate dogs with medical requirements - recognizing that owners may be unable to book a home-style, loving environment to help in their animal’s healing process.

Once, a pet owner, while already overseas, found out their current pet sitter was no longer willing to keep their animal. They contacted Dana and arranged for their friend to leave their dog at Dana’s sight unseen, for nearly six weeks without any notice. Dana, using her own funds, purchased the necessary food, medicine, and toys to ensure the dog was comfortable during their stay.

We dog owners are a special breed (no pun intended) -- often treating our furry ones like our children. There is no one that I would be more comfortable leaving my “child” with than Dana.
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Oct 2016
Dana has cared for our pugs many times and we love her! We are very very picky with who watches our dogs. She genuinely cares for our boys, and follows all of our many special instructions to a tee. When we return from our trips we find them happy and healthy, and we have even arrived late and woke them up from a happy deep sleep, which made us feel good that they were so comfortable with Dana. Dana is very responsive to texts and calls (which is very important to us when we are away) and sends pics to keep us from feeling too separated from them. Overall we highly recommend Dana.
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52 Reviews
Dana was AMAZING. She has such a way with dogs and makes her home a wonderful place for dogs while their owners are away. She checked in and sent us pictures every day so we felt comfortable that our dog was very happy!
Dana is awesome. She is so great with animals and her customer service is outstanding. My dog Maddie was well cared for and remained happy and content for her entire stay. Dana sent pictures and text updates multiple times each day. It was so fun and comforting to know that my sweet Maddie was being cared for in a loving way.
Highly recommended!!!!!!
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Dana is such a great sitter! Our pug stayed with her for the holidays (both Thanksgiving and Christmas), and he couldn't have had better care. We received tons of photo updates while we were out of town, which we love. The outdoor space is wonderful and Dana is clearly a knowledgeable and experienced sitter. Thank you, Dana!
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