Vacation with peace of mind knowing your pooch will be safe-and-sound…and perhaps a bit overly loved. We specialize in free-range petsitting; no crates, cages, or kennels. There’s always lots of playing, snacking, and sunbathing, plus we go for daily urban hikes/runs around Silver Lake Reservoir, Echo Park Lake, Elysian Park or up to Bronson Canyon.
Our Silver Lake home is super dog-friendly. There’s a nice-size patio and yard, which is safely enclosed with a 6-foot fence all the way around the property. We have an open-door policy: The patio door stays open all day so your pooch can be inside or outside whenever they please. Snuggling is strongly encouraged here, and guest pups are perfectly welcome to sleep on the bed if they’re so inclined.
Both of us grew up with dogs and have petsitting experience for friends and neighbors. I (Deborah) have fostered various breeds, including elderly dogs, pups just coming out of surgery and those with health issues. I welcome detailed care instructions and/or special needs cases. If your dog is an exercise hound, Rafael loves to go for extended runs. I work at home so I'm here most of the time, and if I have to step out, Rafael will usually be on hand to dogsit. Plus, your pup will have constant company with resident canines Maximo (34-lb mixed breed male) and Sophia (female Standard Poodle).
WALK FOR A DOG
While on vacay at Sugarhound Lodge, your dog will be helping other, less-fortunate pups just by going for our daily walks and hikes. We use the “Walk for a Dog” app by wooftrax.com, which means that every mile your pup logs with us helps fund our favorite rescue, Ace of Hearts.
** Drop-off/Pickup hours: 8am-9pm **
- No puppies under 1 year old
- All dogs must be on flea medication
- All dogs must be spayed/neutered
We do require a Meet-n-Greet before accepting a first-time booking. Even if our calendar says we’re booked for boarding, we’re still available for Meet-n-Greets. Please click on "Contact Deborah & Rafael" to message us through our page, and we'll work it out.
We do not hold tentative dates. You're welcome to text us to check availability, but **you must make a reservation through this DogVacay page to secure a booking for your dog.** If necessary, you can always cancel up to three days before your trip for a full refund.
Check us out on Instagram @sugarhoundlodge
Read More about Deborah & Rafael...