Sylvie's Camp and Spa in San Pedro

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Sylvie C.

49 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Sylvie's Resident Pets

5 yr 1 mo old

Sylvie's Apartment

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

About Sylvie

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
To all dog lovers,

* Repeat clients please do not take calendar in consideration, send me an inquiry for your dates.

Taking care of someone else dog is a PRIVILEGE and RESPONSIBILITY I do not take lightly. I am a firm believer in "communication is KEY" . The more I know about your pooch the better I can care for him/her.

** We call it a day early at Camp Sylvie, if you are contacting me after 9pm I may not reply to you till 5 am.

My place is ideal to socialize young dogs and older ones. They receive 24/7 supervision. My husband George and I love dogs, we offer dogs a den feeling that brings them a sense of security and comfort. We get out of the den often to lounge on the deck, run and play in the yard and stroll in the neighborhood. We have a gorgeous, huge park very close by that we like to visit every day and many trails to hike if that is OK with you.

I have been pet-sitting dogs full time since 2006 in the Newport Beach/Costa Mesa area where I lived for 16 years. I also have been grooming dogs since 1992. I was born with dogs, cats and birds surrounding me.
I moved to San Pedro 2 years ago. My apartment is located behind a residential house, above my garage and my laundry room. Where I continue to pet-sit for my clients of Newport Beach/Costa Mesa. I have my own private backyard, it is 600 square feet, fenced off with a 6' tall brick wall, locked gates and a gated deck. I am a stay-at-home pooch mom.

My daily activities are dog walking, gardening, cooking, reading, playing Ukulele, dog grooming (only the dogs I pet-sit) and bird watching. I am always working on some project to beautify my immediate environment, I enjoy restoring stuff.

I am certified with the Red Cross for Dog CPR.

I know how to administer insulin shots and medications if needed. My veterinarian showed me how to care for my little diabetic Schnauzer some years ago. I also had several clients, cats and dogs to which I was giving and still am, insulin shots.

I studied canine massage and I am a certified groomer.

A Meet-n-Greet prior to your departure is best for all involved, even for a last minute booking.

For the well being of your dog, my dog and my guest dogs, it is important that your pet be on a flea treatment program and have received vaccinations or titer test.

Please contact me for more information. When sending me a request please include the time you will need to drop off your dog and the time you will be picking him/her up on the last day. Thank you, I am looking forward to hear from you.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Sylvie C.

49 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 16, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sylvie's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Sylvie's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$30 /min
$50 /max
$25 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
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49 Reviews
Our dog, Bear, stayed with Sylvie for 2 weeks in Dec. He was comfortable and happy for those 2 weeks. I'm so glad Sylvie took great care of him. We are always happy and glad for her to take great care of our little old dog.
Awesome!!! I feel at ease with silvie and muffet is happy
Milo is very picky on who he feels comfortable with during his stays. On our meet & great, Milo went up to Sylvie like he already knew her. He didn't feel shy or afraid of her, like he just felt like he was home.

Sylvie is very attentive and cares for my dog like he is her own. We travel a lot and go through so may dog sitters because Milo just doesn't seem to find someone he really feels comfortable with. So we are very happy we found someone we can sure use for our future stay. Thank you Sylvie!
Silvie is great with muffet. My dog is very happy when she goes with silvie. She is amazing !!!!!
I was extremely pleased with the care my dog "Daisy" received while under the care of Sylvie. Sylvie was very kind and loving to Daisy and she sent me daily notes and videos. I could see the Daisy was happy. Sylvie was very professional in setting up the reservation and arranging for the "Meet and Greet."
I highly recommend Sylvie and will definitely use her again.
Cathleen Bartleson
I have a Maltese and silvie did great job with muffet . My dog is not use to being in strange places, but she adapted well to silvie and her pooch. I felt comfortable leaving for daytime dog cAre, I'll use her again for sure !!!!
My dog absolutely LOVES Silvie. When we pull up to her house, Xena starts bouncing all over the car with joy. Once she sees Silvie, it's nothing but pure excitement. I can tell by Xena's actions that she is happy and well taken care of. I travel often and Silvie is flexible and has always been available when I need her. She is also great about sending picture and video updates. If I could give her 10 stars, I would!
Sylvie took exceptional care of my baby girl !! she was shampooed and groomed beautifully !! I plan to make Sylvie my "go to" boarder for every future trip away from home. Thank Sylvie !!!
Sylvie was wonderful with our puppy. It was like a home away from home for Willow. While we were away Sylvie sent photos and video updates which we loved. We are happy to have found Sylvie.
Sylvie was great.
Sylvie, took great care of my 3 dogs, Buster, Prince & Princess. They returned happy and spoiled as they are always. She is a good host and available when I have needed her. She is friendly and let's the dogs do what they want within reason and I believe she understand the individual personalities of my dogs.
Sylvia is great with my pup. She shows him a great amount of affection. He likes it so much with her that he hates coming home lol. I highly recommend her, she is a life saver.
We had great experience with Sylvie. I received photo updates every day and my Chowder looked super happy. Chowder had a blast! She had as good a vacation as we did. We look forward to the next time!
Sylvie was absolutely the best doggy sitter that I'd could seriously ask for. Recently, I adopted my rescue dog, Onyx. I had some concerns that Onyx would experience separation anxiety, due to my out of state business travel. At the meet and greet, Sylvie immediately put me at ease with her love of canines and expert knowledge. After the meet and greet, I knew Onyx was in great hands. During Onyx's stay, Sylvie sent me videos and photos throughout the day and Onyx looked so happy and played with the other pups well. She gave me great recommendations for Onyx's care as well. I would HIGHLY recommend that you consider Sylvie as your dog's care taker, if you want someone who will love your canine just as much as you do! I will definitely use her services again in the future.
My dog had a great time playing with the other doggies. Sylvie was very flexible.
Sylvie was amazing! She gave us daily updates on on our dog during the stay. We enjoyed getting the videos and pictures and were reassured our pooch was happy and healthy. We would not hesitate to use Sylvie again.
Great experience with Sylvie. My dog was relaxed and happy and we look forward to the next time! Thanks so much.
Dropping off my boys was very easy. They seemed to adjust quickly. Sylvie took very good care of them. I will definitely use her again!
Sylvie and George were great! We have small dogs and she chooses carefully what other dogs she will bring in at the same time. She sent pictures and videos every day and it was clear our dogs were relaxed and enjoying themselves. I was afraid they wouldn't want to leave.
Sylvie is very sweet and knows dogs. She immediately lets them know she is the pack leader and bonds with the dogs very quickly. My babies loved being in her care and had a blast making new friends.
My husband and I highly recommend Sylvie. She is very knowledgeable about dogs, and she really cares! She went above and beyond when we found that we needed to find daycare for my mom’s lemon-drop beagle. We were in a situation where we were allergic to the little cutie pie and needed someone we could trust to watch her while my mom was away. Sylvie was amazing. She took great care in sending us video and pictures letting us know the puppy was in good hands and happy. She took her for walks, trained her and was excellent at communicating with us. We will definitely be a repeat customer of Sylvie’s and feel confident in her services and care for animals.
Our dog Charlie enjoys spending the day at Sylvie's. She is an expert dealing with dogs and knows how to socialize and modify behaviors. The videos she sent of Charlie playing with the other dogs were fun to see and amazing. She is truly a wonderful dog sitter and you can rest assured your dog is in good hands when they are with Sylvie. Charlie will be returning for another fun filled day very soon!
Sylvie is the best! Our Ditto loves to stay there and we never gave any worries while she's with Sylvie. We will definitely book with her again!
Sylvie is a wonderful person an obviously cares for the dogs she watches. Our dog loves to go there and we will definitely contract with Sylvie again! Thank you Sylvie. You're the BEST!
Our dogs were in great hands with Sylvie. After reading the reviews and seeing how many repeat clients she had, we met with Sylvie and were very assured the dogs were going to be in great hands.

She was very easy to contact will communicate with us constantly. While in our trip, she kept us up to date on how the dogs were doing and would send us pictures and videos on what they were doing.

The dogs would spend time in an enclosed yard or patio area during the warm days with a lot of bed to relax and sunbathe.

I'm extremely happy that our dogs were in great hands. Thank you so much Sylvie.
Sylvie is a caring sitter. She made Bella feel at home and got her adjusted to her new surrounding quickly. She daily emailed pictures and videos of Bella taking walk and playing with the other dogs. Bella looked happy when we picked her up and she enjoyed the stay. Thank you Sylvie for taking such good care of Bella.
Fezzik had a great time with Sylvie. He got lots of walks, play time, and snuggle time. I'm always nervous when I leave Fezzik, but the pictures and updates from Sylvie helped with that. She let me know that he had settled win with the other guests and people. He looked thin when we picked him up, but that is most likely from having to eat on a schedule. He's a free-feeder at home, and that's just not a good idea in a multi-dog environment. Also, Sylvie has stairs so he got to run up and down to chase his ball - one of his favorite things to do. Altogether not really surprising that he lost some weight. I would definitely recommend Sylvie to anyone, and will be back the next time we need to leave Fezzik.
We couldn't be more pleased with Sylvie and the care and LOVE she showed our two dogs! She walked them (an extra charge with some caregivers), gave them some turkey with their kibble on Thanksgiving, sent several photos during their stay, and even took care of a grooming issue that came up. After they came home, happy and calm, she also checked up on one of our dogs that developed a stomach issue to make sure he was doing okay. Our dogs will DEFINITELY be going to Camp Sylvie again for our next trip.
My dog Charlie had an excellent stay with Sylvie and the other dogs. He received excellent care and Sylvie sent texts and photos daily during his stay.
So thoughtful. I will have my dog stay with Sylvie again without hesitation. She is knowledgable about dogs and is an expert at caring for them.
My dog Charlie absolutely loves going to Sylvie's. She provides a safe environment where he can socialize with other dogs and spend the day being well cared for.
Silvie is a caring pet sitter.
Sylvie was a great dogvacay host. She posted pictures and/or videos each day which made us feel so comfortable with Ditto's care. We will definitely have Ditto stay with Sylvie again!
We picked up our puppies last night after 3 days, 2 nights at "Camp Sylvie". This was our puppies first stay with Sylvie. While we were away, Sylvie kept us updated on how our dogs were doing and sent two videos of our dogs running around, playing. The videos were priceless. The puppies were having a blast! They instantly made me feel like my puppies were in the best of care. Sylvie also gave me tips on how to help one of my puppies with his anxiety issues while on walks, which we have already implemented.
Fred had a great time at Sylvie's and I can't tell you how wonderful it was to get photos of him playing with the other dogs. He was very relaxed when I picked him up... I'm pretty sure he had a great time. I will definitely contact Sylvie again when I need a sitter.
It is our second time leaving Millie with Sylvie. She does a wonderful job taking care of Millie. Millie also feels very comfortable with Sylvie.

Sylvie also does a great job sharing pictures and status updates regularly which we appreciate.

We would highly recommend her.
Sylvie was great the second time around! She sent lots of pictures and videos and our doggies were very content in her care. Highly recommended!
Charlie had a fabulous time with Sylvie and other dog friends!
Sylvie was very responsive and LOVED my dog! Charlie seemed to have a great time at Sylvie's! We'll definitely be back!
Sylvie is a warmhearted pet sitter. You can feel very secure in leaving your 4 pawed babies in her care. Her photo updates tell the story that your pooches can't and that is a tremendous comfort. I will use her again for our next trip!
Sylvie took great care of my Minerva. She made sure that all sizes got along well. She was flexible with pick up and drop off times.
Our dear Millie was very well cared for by Sylvie, it gave me great joy to see her being loved like we do.
Thank you so much for sending pictures of her walks and her beside your family on the couch. One could tell she was so comfortable with you.
I would definately use Sylvie's services again if need be. Appreciate what you did, very much. Thanks a lot!
Our fur baby had a wonderful time staying with Sylvie for the first time last week! She is looking forward to staying with her again in July! :-)
Sylvie was an amazing sitter for my baby boy Pax. She sent pictures of how he was doing. I would definitely recommend her as a sitter and will be setting up another stay with her soon. :)
Sylvie is wonderful. She is so knowledgeable and loving. Bruiser was well taken care of and I can tell he loved being there. Thank you Sylvie and Judah!
Sylvie was awesome. She took such good care of our two dogs while we were on vacation. She always went the extra mile to make sure our dogs were happy. We have an older dog with arthritis and Sylvie and her husband carried her down the stairs to go to the bathroom, so she wouldn't be in pain. That is truly going above and beyond. She texted us pictures while we were gone. Sylvie will be our official dog watcher from now on. Our dogs were very happy while they were there. Thank you Sylvie for taking such good care of our family while we were gone!
Sylvie was wonderful, and we fully intend to use her services again in the near future. Henry is used to a ridiculous amount of love, attention, and exercise, and Sylvie gave him all three. She sent pictures of Henry and even a video of one of the walks she took him on. Sylvie seems to really know her stuff where dogs are concerned, and even more importantly, she seems to genuinely love dogs. It was a great experience for all of us.

Thanks, Sylvie!
I love Sylvie and the huge help she gave me and my sweet little boy Socks. He had surgery on his knee and was on a cone with restrictions in his movements for 2 weeks.
She has a nice deck thats great for doggie hanging out in the sun and a small grass fence in garden for my doggie'd peeing needs .

I go to work really early but we were able to arrange pick up since I leave not so far away , it really helped me alot.

I felt very comfortable that she was watching over him and I didnt have to worry too much. I provided her his food and meds .

Very easy to communicate with and sends me text picture .
Thank you for taking such good care of our dog Blu Sylvie! We were hesitant on leaving Blu behind on our trip since he hadn't been feeling well on his new food, but Sylvie went above and beyond to help him transition to his new food. She was awesome on keeping us updated on his progress and the picture updates really made the trip easier! He couldn't of stayed in better hands, so we are really grateful we found Sylvie. I can also tell Blu had a great time with her since he came home happy and his normal self. We will definitely be using her boarding services in the future!! She also is an awesome groomer, my mother's poodle was really matted and in need of a cut, and she left her absolutely beautiful. She took her time and was really patient with her, so my mother has also found her new groomer. Thanks Sylvie!
Sylvie was great with my two fur babies, Prince and Buster. My boys have different personalities and she catered to those personalities. She sent me videos which I appreciated so much. My boys came back happy and got along well with her resident dogs.
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