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Nancy L.

36 Reviews
20 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
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Nancy's Resident Pets

Pharaoh Hound
10 yr 2 mo old

Nancy's Apartment

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Small Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Nancy

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs

"Offering Vacay packages to spoil and pamper your dog!"

I have been around animals all my life.
Horses, Cows, cats, dogs, pigs, sheep, turtles, birds, etc..

I've had several rescue dogs I've loved and cared for and would love nothing more than to care for your dog(s), as I care for my own. Cuddling, walking, hiking, playing, massaging, bathing, dancing and quiet time with them. Old or young, I care for your dog(s)in your own unique way that they will barely know you are away!

My dogs name is Bella. She is an 8 yr old Pharaoh Hound- Heeler mix.

Neighborhood walk options include La Brea Park and 3rd Street Park. We are only seven minutes from Runyon Canyon and Nichols Canyon, 12-20 min from Griffith Park and I'm happy to take drives with your dog(s) anywhere during their stay with me.

Each Vacay visit includes 3 long walks (can be a hike(s) or walk in the neighborhood) You let me know what is best for your dog. Include an additional 2-3 Short walks, I'll work with YOU to find their best options.

Vacay visit also includes daily brushing, massage and, play time.

I have a clean apartment that is dog friendly and my own pet beds they may sleep on as well.
My apartment building is a SMOKE FREE environment.

I have a outside cement area that is very clean clean and guarded so pets
can have additional play time!

Bathing, if you would like, I use all hyper-allergenic shampoo's and conditioners that are paraben and sulfate free.

Daily brushing! Daily massages!

I have plenty of toys, but of course all pets have there favorites too!!

I am happy to travel to you! I have driven pets cross country from East Hampton to Los Angeles!


I may charge more than others, but my services and references stand out amongst them.

Drop off day is a full day rate.
Pick up day before 9am will not be charged.
9am-12noon is $15 additional.
After 12 noon is full day rate.
I do charge a 50% cancellation fee after booking is made.

I am happy to take your pet to any appointments you may need for them as well. (same pickup/dropoff rates apply)

From young dogs to OLDER DOGS that need special care... I am very good with all of this (geriatric needs, medications(oral or injections) and gentle handling) Certified in animal CPR.

My apartment is a clean home! Cozy and fun!

A Good driver to pick up and take on hikes, walks and of course can stay with me and my Dog Bella in my home or I can stay in your home.

Meet and greet is important so YOU are comfortable with all that I have stated.

Thank you and I look forward in hearing from you!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Nancy L.

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


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 7, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Nancy's Home
$75 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$100 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Daycare At Nancy's Home
$65 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$35 /half-hour
$45 /hour
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
$35 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
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1 Testimonial
Nov 2016
I call Nancy La Scalia the dog whisperer. My husband and I travel for a living. We work in approximately 110 cities a year. Our dogs 2 nine year old, female, French Bulldogs and are especially trained and are service dogs. They travel with us most of the time. When they cannot, Nancy takes care of them. She has been doing this for the last 6 years. She is kind and assertive with her training. Dogs know that she is definitely the alpha. Her loving nature, attention to detail and meticulous message makes her the perfect dog sitter especially for any dog with specific medication needs like my dogs. I would highly recommend Nancy to anyone who needs this type of service. I believe she is an asset to your company.
36 Reviews
Nancy did a great job with our pups while we were on our winter break. She sent so many pictures of them having a blast on walks, hikes, and snoozing on the couch! One of our dogs has epilepsy and she was very knowledgeable and trustworthy with his medicine routine.

I would recommend Nancy, especially if your dogs get along with other dogs, as she usually has a puppy party!
Nancy was excellent at communicating with us regarding everything, from how the walks went to how long they played and any other arising questions or issues. She understood the special needs of our older pup. She made sure they were fed and given medications as necessary. Nancy also sends beautiful photos throughout the day of all the fun in the sun (or rain). I came home to happy and tired puppies who were content and slept like babies.
Nancy was such a wonderful puppy sitter. We left our 13 week year old golden puppy with her and he had the time of his life. He had a puppy to play with and we were given so many wonderful photos. If I'm going out of town again I'll certainly see if Nancy is free!
Nancy was so amazing!! She sent me updates all day with pictures and videos. I have a new puppy and Nancy was so great about his routine and maintaining it. My significant other and I will definitely be having Nancy take care of Oliver again!!
she was absolutely wonderful, sent us constant updates, some of the best pics we've ever seen of our doggies.

One of our dogs is sick and she did everything to make him feel comfortable which made us feel comfortable about leaving for a couple days.

They seemed happy and exhausted after the two days with her. We would recommend to anyone
Nancy is simply amazing! This is not the first time we have needed her to take care of our puppy and we keep going back to her because she is sooo good with him! He comes home happy and tired. Nancy not only takes care of our dog but also she takes care of us! She is wonderful with updating us about his needs and the activities they have done throughout the day...She is so flexible and works with us when we need to drop him off or pick him up at specific times. Thanks a million, Nancy!
SHES AMAZING!! I always call her last minute and she pulls through with requests. Our little frenchie loves her. She is Wonderful with dogs and has such a great personality too. Nancy always to the rescue :)
As always, Lilah loved her day with Nancy. Lilah loves the long hikes, playing with the other dogs and Nancy. We look forward to the picture post, we feel we are part of their day.
Great as always! Nancy never disappoints. Maya had another fun day with her & Bella.
Nancy is nothing short of amazing. My dog (a pit/weimaraner mix) is so scared of new situations that he shakes all over. (I know, big scary pit bull...) He shows his fear by low level growl- which can be somewhat off-putting. He met Nancy with no difficulty at all- within a few minutes he was wagging and literally eating out of her hand. She is CLEARLY a dog person- She and her dog, Bella, were able to put my skittish pit bull at ease AND he arrived home after his sleep over relaxed and calm. Sure seemed like he had a great time. So I highly recommend her. I would use her again in a second. (oh wait, he's there right now!)
Once again Nancy outdid herself with the videos and photos she sent me during her check-in with Junior. It was a great visit!
This was Nancy's first time checking in on my dog, Junior. It did not go as well as planned but Nancy handled the situation with ease and professionalism. Junior is older and very set in his ways. When Nancy arrived to walk and feed him Junior did not welcome her as I would have hoped. In fact, I'm embarrassed to say that he bit her. Luckily Nancy wasn't hurt but she let me know about the incident right away and told me she was working with him. She was able to soothe him and calm him down so he didn't feel scared anymore. When I arrived home Junior seemed as though nothing even happened!

Nancy sent me photos during her visit to put me at ease and enable me to see that Junior was okay. I appreciated her thoroughness and thoughtfulness.

I am so grateful that Nancy checked in on Junior and not someone who might not have handled it as well. She was very sensitive to his needs and didn't try to force him. She was patient and understanding and I will not hesitate to continue having her take care of Junior.

I highly recommend Nancy!
Nancy treated our puppy as if he were her own - there were some days that he didn´t even want to come home with us because he had so much fun with her! She tired him out, which is amazing, and he came home happy, healthy, and calm. She was very accommodating to the routines and personal preferences that we have for our puppy. I would hands down recommend her to anyone - if she can take such good of our high-demanding puppy, she can take care any dogs!
If I could give Nancy 100 stars, I would! I was in a total jam, I was about to start shooting a film and the arrangements for my very high energy Boston Terrier fell through at the last minute and I was just a total mess. Enter Nancy, who calmed me down the moment I met her. Not only is she beautiful inside and out, she is truly an animal whisperer. My pup is not for everyone. He's got a lot of love to give and it's hard to calm him down but Nancy absolutely has the touch. After a week with her he returned home as a new dog! He's calmer, happier and more well behaved. Now WE are trying to live up to the Nancy experience! She also sends you photos all day long, showing you what loving care she takes of your baby. She's the absolute best!!! Sir Roger can't wait to go back :)
This was Maya's longest stay with Nancy. 8 days and we both survived. Wonderful care as ever!! Maya came home happy, healthy, and tired out from all the fun. She had a better time than we did! Thank you Nancy for taking such great care of our girl.
Nancy is the best! We just completed our first boarding stay with Nancy, and things could not have been better. This was my first time that I would be away from my dog Edie and as a 'dog parent' I was worried about everything. Nancy set me at ease from the first minute and Edie had a fabulous visit. Nancy truly understands and loves dogs - and it is evident by how happy Edie was in her presence. Her visit was filled with lots of playtime with dog friends, long walks, and lots of love! Nancy sent pictures and short updates every day. And I arrived home to a happy, healthy (and tired) dog! I will happily recommend Nancy and Dog Vacay to friends and family.
As always another great day! Thank you Nancy for being so good with Maya. She loves you & Bella.
Nancy L. is a fabulous dog sitter. Her photos and updates during our vacation were wonderful. We knew our dog was in good hands..

This was our first time using a professional dog sitter. In the past we used neighbors or friends. Wow! What a difference. Nancy kept us informed everyday on how our dog was doing, Having an older dog that needs a little more care with medications and her allergy shots usually causes us a little more concern while we are away. Nancy allayed our concerns with daily updates, photos, and videos. Nancy provided affectionate care to our dog while we were away. We could tell from our first meeting with Nancy that she was going to be a wonderful dog sitter and we were right. I would highly recommend Nancy L. to anyone. We will definitely be using her again. Five stars all the way!
As always, nancy was wonderful. Lilah feels like Nancy's is a second home. Nancy maintains constant contact and the photos make us feel like we are with them.
Our pup Maya loves Nancy! It's an amazing thing to see!! Thanks Nancy for another great stay.
Another amazing day with Nancy! Thanks!!
Nancy L. is our "go to" for Lilah. Our pooch gets lots of exercises, hugs & kisses. We boarded for the first time & it worked out as we expected; Wonderfully.
We were at ease the whole nite knowing that Lilah was having a great sleepover & making new friends.
Nancy was extremely accommodating to Dennis during my last minute request for care. She was extremely knowledgable and genuinely cared for Dennis. I will definitely be using Nancy in the future!
Nancy is a lifesaver. She took care of my pups like only I would. She has a super clean and fun place with her dogs that are also really friendly. If you're looking for your dogs to hike, walk, run, play, get loved, and most of all be comfortable, you can not and will not go wrong with Nancy! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
What can I say about Nancy?
Loves to take photo updates!

She saved me in a pinch while I was out of town. Hikes, walks, cuddles, treats, I felt like I was right there with my pups at all times. That was a huge plus! She is kind, and genuinely loved my pups. Can't thank her enough. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Nancy is absolutely a fantastic host! She is easy to communicate with and a natural around dogs. This is our second time using her and will without a doubt use her every time we need sitting. This was our pup’s first overnight ever. We were a little worried on how she would do, but Nancy made the experience easy and worry free so our pup would feel at home. We just rescued our pup 6 months ago and she has some bad manners that need to be worked out, but Nancy was able to handle these issues with patience and understanding. She got our pup to behave really well during her stay. Nancy will make sure your pup is happy, loved, and safe. She will also send tons & tons of wonderful pics that will make you feel like you’re with your pup while you’re away.
Thank You Nancy for giving Lilah a wonder-full day! I'm so glad we found you.
We couldn't have asked for a better host. Nancy was amazing! Maya had a blast with her & Bella. She kept us posted with a ton of photos. And best of all she treated Maya like her own. I highly recommend Nancy!!
Thank You !
My baby girl had the best time, she enjoyed walks & love from Nancy. I'm so glad we met her.
Nancy is wonderful! My dogs Milo and Piper had the best time with her. She took them on a great hike and sent lots of pictures. I could see how much fun they were having and it really put my mind at ease knowing that they were in such good hands. I'm so happy to have found someone so wonderful to care of my pups. It really takes the stress out of leaving them. I'd highly recommend Nancy to anyone! Plus, her dog Bella is the sweetest.
She defenitlay takes really good care of your dogs, if you really want someone better than yourself, she is the one. At drop off my dogs were extremely sad to see her leave, one of my dogs refused to eat his favorite treat, unheard of. Highly recommended, she will notify you in good and in bad times, she will take an immediate action if needed. Thank you Nancy
Great vacation for my dog Francesco. He was very happy to be accompanied by other dogs and going on hikes daily. I could tell by the daily pictures that he was very happy being active and surrounded by other loving dogs. I will most definitely book with Nancy again :)
Nancy was great with Ojai - she really does spoil your dog! They went on multiple walks and hikes every day, had lots of playtime with toys all was documented via photo texts throughout the day. This is so nice and reassuring when you're away from your best friend - so good to know they're having a good time.

She picked Ojai up and dropped her off, and when we got home Ojai was happy and tired. Will absolutely call Nancy again, and highly recommend her services/
My dog, Francesco, was very happy during his stay. Nancy was nice enough to send me pictures of his daily hikes with his buddies as well as taking the time to teach him how to get even better at walking on a leash. I will most definitely leave Francesco with Nancy again next time I leave town!
Nancy was more than helpful. I got a good vibe from her when I met her during our meet-n-greet, but I never expected her to take such good care of Francesco. She was constantly sending me photos of their activities and even went out of her way to help me find him a better pet food as well as give him some pointers on how to be better trained. I would definitely leave my dog with her again as I felt very at ease throughout my entire vacation. I can tell she has a high knowledge on dogs and their needs.
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