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Helena Z.

7 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

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

Helena's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
6 yr 9 mo old

Helena's Apartment

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Outdoor area

About Helena

My husband, me and our 3 years old black Labrador live on top of the pacific heights neighborhood across the street from Alta Plaza Park where dogs can be walked unleashed. This is heaven for many dogs and people from all over area are coming to walk and play with their dogs here.

I have years of experience working with dogs, and I grew up with different size dogs up to Mastiff in my home and in past 3 years often dog-sited for friends dog. I am currently unemployed so have plenty of time to devote to caring for your dog, day and night.
I am walking our dog 3 times a day (1 hour morning walk and playing, 1 hour afternoon and 15 minutes at the evening) so your dog will be in good hands and will have plenty of outdoor play-time. If you would like your dog to be more or less than that outside, I would be glad to do so.

Our apartment is very sunny and cozy make it a good home for dogs. I do not require your dog to be in a crate at any time unless you prefer so. We rescued our dog when she was 8 months old from a shelter where she grew up until that age. She is well trained and loves having new friends around. She gets along very well with both large and small dogs.

We're able to handle dogs of all sizes, as well as multiple dogs if necessary. We're extremely responsible and will look after your dog exactly as our own.
While you're away we can do a Skype call or send you pictures of your dog.

Please feel free to contact me and come over to see the place and meet us.
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Helena Z.

7 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated May 7, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Helena's Home
$60 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Helena's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$30 /half-hour
$38 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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7 Reviews
We've been using Helena Z since the first days of Dog Vacay! Jake loves her so much, he jumps out of the car and runs to her door each time. We love Helena!!!
Jake loves staying with Helena, for him it truly is a dog vacay. Helena always gives Jake lots of attention including his favorite, long walks in the park. When we arrive at Helena's for the drop off, Jake just runs right up to the door and scratches to be let in - there is no better reassurance in the world that he is happy while staying with her!

Sandra + Jake
Helena is a dream! We have been leaving our dog Riley with Helena and her dog Grizzly since he was just a few months old. He absolutely loves staying with them! I get pictures and updates on how Riley is doing every day - which makes me feel much better about leaving my best friend behind. Whenever we see Helena and Grizzly in the park Riley makes a bee line for them. We couldn't be happier on finding Helena!
As always, Jake loved his time with Helena and Grizzly. I'd recommend Helena for anyone who wants to board their dog with a true dog lover. Jake always gets so much exercise, he comes home totally wiped out from play.
Helena was AMAZING! She helped us out last minute with our pups, and she was a great fit. She was friendly, accommodating, and easy to communicate with. She seemed to have really bonded with our dogs - both Helena and the dogs seemed sad when we picked them up! When we travel again, Helena will be the first person we call for help with our dogs :)
Jake had a great time with his host family. He came home well-exercised and very happy. We've found the perfect home away from home for our boo.
Jake loved his time with Helena! We had to leave town on short notice, and Helena was so accommodating, meeting us on short notice. Jake loved his playmate, and came home happy and totally 'played out'. It was overall a pawsome experience :-) and I'll definitely bookmark this vacay spot for future reference, so much nicer than a kennel!
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