Warm House for Cold Noses!
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Samira S.
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Culver City, CA 90232
23 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$20/half-hour
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Samira's Resident Pets

Mona
Miniature Schnauzer
Female
9 yr 3 mo old
Tequila
Labrador/ terrier mix
Female
2 yr 0 mo old

About Samira

I'm passionate about dogs. I was raised with boxers my whole life and never lived without a dog in my house.
Now I have my own family and they love dogs as much as I do!
I was part of DogVacay for a year. I meet great people and their awesome dogs that spent nights with us.
Now I'm offering only dog walking and dog sitting at your house.
The dog sitting rate includes Morning and Evenings visits, playtime, 30 minutes walk and food/water change.
If you have any question, please contact me and I will get back to you ASAP.

Love,
Samira,

*In loving memory of Conan, the one who started this with me.
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Samira S.
Online Now!
Culver City, CA 90232
23 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$20/half-hour
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 1, 2016

Credentials

Community Mentor
One of DogVacay's top Hosts and a mentor to new members of our Host community.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$38 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$50 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
23 Reviews
Samira is absolutely wonderful. While she can no longer watch our pup at her home, she does walks for us occasionally - and Bella adores her. She's respectful, friendly, kind, responsible, responsive, helpful, and best of all, truly loves what she does.
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Samira is amazing! I won't leave Toby with anyone else now! He was under a year old and still a puppy when I left him with her and her family and she made me feel so comfortable. She sent me at least 1 picture a day showing me what a good time Toby was having! She even allowed Toby to sleep in bed with her because he was used to it sleeping with me every night! Their house is adorable and completely fenced in/dog proofed.

She is the best dogsitter I have yet to find. You won't ever want to leave your dog with anyone else! Thanks Samira and Danilo!
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Samira and their loving family were the perfect fit to take care of my attention seeking labrador. They provided me daily pictures and made made Prince feel at home. She has a lovely house with a white fence and a front and back yard. I look forward to bringing Prince to them everytime I go out of town. Thanks again Samira!
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My pup was so excited to start her second stay with Samira, that she started whining, leaped out of the car and raced up to the door when we arrived. Samira and her family make my dog part of their family which includes lots of couch time and attention. The daily picture updates keep us connected, and we can tell that she is a happy camper. Thank you Samira for making it easy and convenient when we have to leave our pup behind.
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Another perfect experience boarding my puppy with Samira.
Repeat stay for my puppy Sadie. Samira and her family were perfect hosts yet again. Frequent photos and updates and plenty of play and affection for my pup. I highly recommend Samira for your dog's next stay.
I felt so comfortable leaving my Baci with Samira and her charming family. He seemed to have a great time and was loved by all. Samira sent tons of updates and photos. She made our anxiety about leaving our dog behind melt away.
I definitely recommend Samira's services. She is very kind and loving and my dog felt she was at home. She will provide a cozy, warm and happy home for your pooch. Dogvacay and Samira gave me a piece of mind while I was away.
I'm always nervous about leaving my boys behind when going out of town. Usually, we try to find friends to house sit or go to an expensive doggy hotel, but all of our friends were busy for the Thanksgiving holiday and I wanted something more personal than a doggy hotel.

Samira (as well as her husband, Danilo, and their two kids) took wonderful care of my Butters and Cartman. Their dog, Mona, was a gracious host. They sent many wonderful pictures of my boys having fun with their family and dog--lounging about, playing in the yard, and even Cartman inspecting their Thanksgiving turkey as it came out of the oven. They were very loving with my boys, and gave them the attention I'd want to give them myself.

Cartman, my large German Shepherd, jumped their fence to chase a squirrel, and they were very vigilant after that and kept him on a leash when in the yard--which is what I would have done.

Another thing I noticed--at the meet-and-greet, drop-off, and pick-up--was that their house was clean. It looked clean and smelled good. This is important to me. Samira told me she has someone come once a week to clean. It was a warm, clean environment.

I was happy picking up my dogs, and never experienced that horrible sinking feeling of 'What's going on with my doggies?!' while on vacation. If Samira doesn't mind Cartman's fur clogging up her vacuum (and killing it), his odd inside marking behavior (which I will work on with him, and I'd never seen before), then I'm hoping our boys get to take future vacations with Samira and her family.
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Samira, Donilo, Lara, Julia and Mona..thank you so much for making my Lucy feel like a member of your family and well loved, fed and cared for in all ways. I could not have asked for a better happy family environment. I knew from after an hour visiting with your family that Lucy was unusually at home, no shaking or worrying about a new environment. She seemed like this was her home away from home. She took to making your house her house and you made her feel like your dog. What a great find you are. Thanks and of course you will be seeing me again soon. It was such good fortune to find such a beautiful family so near by. Everything was clockwork with Lucy's meds, feedings, treats....she ate perfectly (she often will miss meals in new environments) and had fun with Mona playing with her and playing house with your kids covering her with blankets. Donilo carrying my baby to the park was so sweet..again..very touching. Thank you from the bottom of my heart...with huge gratitude from Lucy and me...Lucy's mom...Lots of love, Lynn
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Samira and her family welcomed Rosie into their family (and I think our dog may have wanted to stay forever). She's a golden retriever who is obsessed with her ball. During her weekend with Samira, she played fetch for hours, and they even got a bag of tennis balls so that she had her choice of which ball! We were happy to leave Rosie in their home, knowing that their children would play with her, as Rosie loves to play. Samira sent us many pictures throughout the day, even one with her tucked in to sleep with their daughter! It warmed our hearts how she was taken in with so much love. We highly recommend Warm House for Cold Noses!
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Wow! Samira and her family truly provided my pup a "vacay." Such a nice loving family, home, and environment for my puppy. At 1 yr old, my puppy is full of energy, but they provided all the walks and play she needed every day and were kind enough to share plenty of photos throughout my trip. Even sent me and my dog home with some treats! Couldn't ask for a better, more responsible and sweet puppy-sitter than Samira.
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This review is long overdue but very well deserved. We had such a wonderful experience with Samira and her family, I can't say enough.

First off, Samira was very flexible with pick up and drop off times (even when our flight was delayed and we had to pick her up later in the evening than planned). During the meet and greet, our dog, Molly, was immediately welcomed into her home and made to feel one of the family. And Molly definitely had a hard time leaving when we came to pick her up (A bit sad for us, but reassuring that she was so loved while we were away).

Best of all, we received many pictures and updates of Molly while we were away (I can never get enough pics)!

We will definitely use Samira and her lovely family in the future.
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Samira and danilo are amazing! They are the sweetest people and truly love dogs. I was nervous , as I always am when I have to leave my dog, but they reassured me everything was going to be fine, and it was :) They sent me several pictures every day and responded right away to any texts/emails I had sent them. I really feel my dog was in good hands. Also, my dog takes medications and I trust that she got them routinely because they are very on top of things and responsible. And my dog loves attention, and I could tell she got plenty of it , including from her adorable children. They really make it easier for me to leave my dog because I know she is being cared for responsibly and getting lots of love from them:)
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I couldn't have been more thrilled with my dog's recent stay with Samira and her family. It was apparent that my spoiled dog was immediately made a member of the family, including sleeping on couches and beds and running freely from the yard into the house. It helped that Samira sent us lots of pictures, which made it obvious that our dog was having a wonderful time. I know that my big, gregarious dog enjoyed finally having a playmate with Samira's dog and constant attention from her two adorable daughters. We will be back at Samira's as soon as possible!
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Samira and her family were so lovely and I felt very comfortable leaving Benny with them while I was on vacation.
Samira was easy to communicate with and sent plenty of pictures of my pup having fun at her house. When I went to pick him up you could tell how happy he was there.
I feel really lucky to have found her and her husband to watch after Benny if I'm ever out if town.
Thanks for taking such great care of my man, Samira!
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Samira and her family are dog-lovers and you can tell from the minute you enter their house. We have never used a stranger to look after our dog but when we unexpectedly had to leave town and our friends were not available, dogvacay was our last exit and Samira our savior. She met with our dog Mini the same night we called and agreed to take her in the next morning at seven. From the moment we left, she e-mailed us pictures and notes about the status quo of our girl. Waking up, driving to school, playing in the yard, walking in the hood. We were not worried for a moment. When we picked Mini up, she came with a goodie bag and a thank you note. We'd give a dozen stars if we could.
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Samira treats your fur baby just like it's her own. Leaving a puppy is always a nerve wracking experience, but we felt completely at ease, leaving our 5 month old pug Lucy at Samira's lovely home. She has a great fenced in yard for playing. We received numerous picture updates each day that made us feel that Lucy was having a great vacation too. Lucy was wiped out when we picked her up so we know she got lots of love and attention. Samira even sent us home with some doggie and human treats!
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Where do I even begin?! My dog's stay with Samira and her family was truly an amazing experience from start to finish. Leaving your dog with strangers for the first time can feel a little overwhelming for most dog owners. Thankfully, Samira instantly put to rest any reservations I had about leaving my dog with them.

Their home is a perfect sanctuary for dogs with its white picket fenced front yard and living room couch where dogs can lay on as they watch television or movies with the family. Samira sends emails and texts updating you on your dogs stay which let you see that your dog is officially a member of their family and being treated with the same love and compassion as their own dog, Mona.

I couldn't be more pleased to have found this family and have had the opportunity for my dog stay with them. From the endless hours of playtime with their children (who played doctor with my dog and gave her a "vet check-up!) to the warm confines of their home, you know your dog will be in excellent care with Samira and her family. I thank them for their generosity and look forward to having my dog stay with them again in the future.
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Samira and her family were a perfect fit for our dog Kuna. They have two small children and Kuna is used to our rambunctious toddler so to keep her around kids while we were gone was a plus. Kuna is a special needs dog and Samira was super attentive and very accommodating to Kuna's needs. Samira took photos each day and sent them to us so we could see how much fun she was having. And we even got a Facetime chat in!

We would definitely send Kuna back here and recommend anyone else who is looking for a sitter to give Samira a try. She was a GREAT hostess!
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Samira was THE BEST! This was our first experience using DogVacay and for so many reasons it was a truly great experience. She was super communicative via email (and through the DogVacay system) when asking questions and scheduling our meet & greet, which went great.

During our trip she sent us regular picture updates about what they were doing and little tidbits about how things went, which really helped with peace of mind and helped us not feel guilty about leaving our doggie home while on vacation.

For us, leaving Bella with Samira was a MUCH better option than boarding her in a kennel where she would get less human attention (which she prefers to other dogs) and often would come home with eye or skin infections because of so much exposure to other dogs. She got more love and attention and rest this way, and (from what we heard) lots of love from Samira and her family.

We'll definitely be using DogVacay again, and hopefully can book with Samira when the time comes!
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Samira and her family are fantastic!! They completely exceeded all expectations with the amount of love and attention lavished on our two dogs. She sent numerous pictures and updates and offered to skype or FaceTime when needed (though we never did since the pictures were more than enough). Samira or her husband Danilo were with our dogs nearly 24/7 making sure they had daily walks, plenty of exercise and play time in their yard, and plenty of socialization with their kids and friends. She also made them personalized frozen treats! In the end, it felt more like we were leaving our dogs with family friends rather than just dogsitters. It seemed like our dogs had their own personalized vacation just as much as we did. The only drawback is that I think our dogs are happier with Samira and her family more than us! After a long flight and late night back, Samira even sent us home with a lovely card, printed pictures and homemade treats (for us humans) when we picked up the dogs to go home. We love them!
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I can't recommend Samira highly enough! I left my energetic puppy with her and her family for 3 nights and was a little nervous about it as I've only used boarding facilities in the past. Not only did I get a ton of photo updates throughout the whole weekend (which I just loved! Thanks Samira!), but when I picked her up this morning she was clearly happy, well exercised and very loved. I will absolutely bring my girl back here!
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