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Lynda J.

42 Reviews
31 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting

Lynda's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
10 yr 2 mo old

About Lynda

24 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
As required by the City Of Santa Monica I hold a business license (#220261) to walk your dog and play with them. I am probably one of the few on DogVacay who has gotten this license.

You’re heading out of town or working long days and can't get home to your dog for walking. Call me and I will give them a long walk and play with them.

We have an 9-year-old chocolate Labrador who still thinks she’s a pup and loves to hang out with other dogs. We always go for long walks each day, so your dog is in for the same treat and I spend time giving your dog love and attention.

We are the consummate doting dog people. We’ve been dog owners for nearly 25 years, having Labs in our family the whole time but also spending endless hours at dog parks, on hiking trails and socializing our four-legged family members with other dogs in the neighborhood.

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Lynda J.

42 Reviews
31 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 9, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
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.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
42 Reviews
Home Checked
Lynda has a spacious home with two secure outdoor areas. One is located in the front and the other is in the back for pups to roam and romp. Lynda lives close to the beach so there will be plenty of ocean breeze for your pups!

Her lab is friendly and playful as well and has extra beds and places for the pups to lounge and take in the sun. You will be worry free if you leave your dogs with Lynda!
Wow - Lynda is everything you could ever want in a dogsitter! She is the first person outside of family/friends I've entrusted Bodhi to and she made me feel so comfortable throughout the process. She asked the right questions, sent pictures and videos frequently, picked/dropped him off right on time, and Bodhi LOVED his time with her! It's clear that Lynda and her husband know and love dogs. I will absolutely be calling Lynda again!
Amazing walking our dog! Super reliable and always shares tons of cute photos!
Lynda was great! She was very easy to work with and accommodating with scheduling. She was also very quick to respond and communicative. Lynda is herself very friendly and great with our dog. I would definitely recommend her for dog walking and plan on using her again in the future!
Lynda was fantastic! She did such a good job making our girls feel loved while we were away. Very caring and attentive, and goes the extra mile to send lots of pictures and videos. Thank you!
Lynda is so sweet and great! She loves our Boxer and has been quick to respond whenever I've reached out to her. She and her husband have walked our dog twice and she's been great with communicating and sending photos. I'll definitely use her again.
Our dog really enjoys her time at Lynda's house. It's like a big doggie playdate and I feel so comfortable dropping her off there. I would recommend with no reservations.
Lynda is amazing! My husband and I knew from our initial "meet and great" with her that our young puppy was in great hands. She sends us photos and videos of our puppy during her visits, and helps us enforce our training which is so helpful! I wholeheartedly recommend her. Finley is in great hands when he's with Lynda!
Lynda was great! Our dog walker cancelled last minute and Lynda saved the day and was able to take our two dogs out for a lunch time walk. She was good with communication and sent cute photos from the walk. Highly recommend!
Absolutely fantastic. Constant updates, beautiful home, very caring. Would recommend to anyone and everyone.
They have a great setup for small and large dogs. Lots of room in the back yard for play and they take amazing care of my 6 month old pup.
Lynda was great! Felt very good about leaving my pupp there - can tell he had a great time. Would recommend!
It's always a pleasure to bring my Frenchie Steven to Lynda's house. He has such a great time and Lynda keeps me updated throughout the day with pictures and videos so I know he is really enjoying himself. It's a comfort to know Steven is in good hands while I am at work. I know he can't wait for his next vacay with Lynda!
We're very happy to have found Lynda. She's very caring, friendly, and took amazing care of our dog. She sent us frequently pictures and videos. Highly recommend.
Lynda was amazing with my dog Maxie! Maxie is more comfortable in an environment he knows well, so I really wanted him to stay home while I was away. Lynda was kind enough to take him out on walks twice a day, sending pictures and videos each time. She was immediately responsive to all messages. Maxie seemed so happy in his videos and I can't thank Lynda enough!! I will definitely reach out to Lynda any time I'm leaving town. Thanks!! :)
Linda is the best! She loves dogs and my dog loves her. After day care for a couple of weeks, I decided to leave Jasper with her when I go on an extended vacation. I was hesitant at first, thinking of leaving him at the kennel where he was trained, But Linda's little community of dogs and her devotion to them won me over!
This service was a fantastic experience. Lynda was so friendly, and I felt very comfortable leaving my black lab puppy with the level of attention, responsibility, and professionalism presented. I will for sure be a repeat customer and look forward to another dogvacay!

We can't say enough about our experience with Lynda. She treated our two Maltipoos like family. They played constantly with the other dogs dropping by and had an awesome time -- so awesome we were afraid they would not want to come home with us! She and her husband are warm, loving, and responsible. Your dog will love them. Highly recommended.
Our fluffball had such a great time here! She got to play with a number of other dogs & we received a bunch of video updates along the way! Couldn't be happier!
Lynda and her husband Aaron are the best!
This was my first experience using Dog Vacay, and I could not have picked a better home away from home for Nugget.
Lynda constantly communicated while I was away, sending photos and videos. Nugget didn't want to leave when I came to pick him up!

Thank you Lynda and Aaron!
Absolutely fantastic host. I could tell that Lynda cared for our dog like he was her own. She has a wonderful home that is perfect for dogs. We look forward to leaving our dog with Lynda again!
Lynda is absolutely amazing! You can tell she and her husband are true dog lovers. Our puppy adores going over for daycare (he knows the route to her house!) and when we had to board him one weekend, we knew we were in good hands. She sends video clips everytime of our pup playing with the others and it truly brightens up my day! It's great that there are other pups around, Uni is super tired when he gets home and zonks out--definitely a great sign!
So ... Lynda is amazing. AMAZING.
1. She sent me numerous videos and pictures of my French bulldog running around her big house and fenced yard with a bunch of other dogs and just generally having the time of his doggie life.
2. When my dog didn't want to eat out of his new travel bowl, Lynda fed him by hand. FED. HIM. BY. HAND. The woman loves dogs, people.
3. When I went to pick up my dog, he didn't want to leave. I mean he was literally pulling to get back in the house. He has NEVER done that (and he loves all his sitters).
She's just the best.
I'm so incredibly grateful that I found Lynda and Aaron. Over a 12-day stay, Lynda sent me around 30 pictures and videos, and my dog Rosie was clearly having the time of her life. She had several other dogs there over the course of Rosie's stay, and my dog blasted around their large house and yard incessantly.
Rosie was loved and well-cared for, and she will definitley be back.
Lynda was an amazing hostess to our dog and provides a beautiful home with plenty of outdoor space. She really cares for the dogs she watches: she even added some bone broth to our dog's food when she wasn't eating enough. Above and beyond!
Lynda and her husband (and Maisey) were fantastic hosts! They sent lots of great pupdates, and treated our little guy with lots of love and attention. Herbie's tail was wagging from the minute our car pulled up to their place. We would definitely like to have them watch Herbie again.
Lynda is the best dog sitter west of the Mississippi hands down. She understands that Zooey is my baby and has been extremely flexible with my schedule.
Mochi seemed to have an amazing time with Lynda and her family! Mochi went to the dog park almost every morning and during the day got to hang out with other dogs as well. Lynda kept us updated every day with photos and messages. We are so thankful to Lynda and her family, we hope that we can have Mochi stay again when we go out of town!
Bodie had the best Halloween weekend staying with Lynda. She is extremely loving to Bodie and kept me updated with videos and pictures of his stay with her. She has a backyard with great space for the dogs to play with each other and she also took him on several walks. I will definitely be booking with Lynda again!
Lynda is amazing. We always look for her on Dog Vacay first to see if she is available. Our terrier mix Holland always comes home a happy dog!
I needed a place for my husky, Leia, to stay while I was away. Lynda was very responsive to my inquiries, often responding within 30 minutes. When I took Leia over for a meet and greet, Lynda made me feel very safe and secure leaving Leia with her. While I was away, Lynda kept me updated with texts and pictures. Leia loved her stay with Lynda's family, and she will be my first choice for future reservations.
Wonderful. Couldn't be better.
My dog Teddy loves going to daycare with Lynda, Aaron, and Maisey. He instantly wags his tail as I turn the corner and runs directly to their front door. They take great care of Teddy and I feel very comfortable leaving him. They have a big backyard for the dogs to run and play. Teddy always comes home happy and exhausted.
Once again, Lynda & her family were wonderful hosts to our doodles. We couldn't be happier with their care and will miss them when we return to Florida. We hope to back next year for more fun!
Lynda was amazing - lots of pictures and activities for Apollo. I highly recommend Lynda to anyone and everyone!
I am so happy that I found Lynda! Her home is an oasis for my puppy Bailey while I'm at work. This is THE best daycare I could hope for. There's tons of room for Bailey to run around and a huge backyard that's very secure. Lynda takes Bailey on walks throughout the day and sends me photos and videos of Bailey playing with the other pups. He just LOVES all the other dogs that are regulars and comes home completely exhausted. Lynda and her family are warm and welcoming and take very good care of my Bailey.
Koda & Kira's visit to Lynda's house was just as awesome as last time. Perfect place for them to stay in our absence :)
Lynda, and her husband Aaron, are amazing. They gave as much care and comfort to our Holland as we do. They have a large home with a great open backyard, so Holland was more than ready for bed each night. They also took him on long walks, perfect exploration for an 8 month-old puppy. We'll try to work with them every time we go out of town.
Lynda and her family were amazing hosts for our little vizsla pup Watson. He required plenty of attention as all pups do, and Lynda provided us with updates all along the way. We'd be happy to book with Lynda again. Highly recommended. Thx Lynda and family.
Lynda and her family were the best possible hosts for our two doodles. We recently moved to this area, had to take a trip shortly after arriving and were very apprehensive about finding good care. We knew in a minute at our meet & greet that we had found the place for them. Lynda sent us several pictures a day in which we could tell our dogs were very comfortable in their environment (i.e. curled up on the couch, lol). We loved the fact that there was a yard for them to play in and they also went for walks. They had a wonderful time, were happy to see us but very mellow & relaxed on the way home which is a first for boarding pick up. Overall it was the best experience we could hope for and can't wait for them to return. Planning our next trip now!
Five stars does not even begin to cover the welcoming wonderful atmosphere of Lynda J's. My Aussie Shepherd, who is normally a little wary of strangers, was instantly comfortable with Lynda and the fun relaxed environment. She put us both at ease within seconds of our arrival! My dog spent a wonderful day playing with Lynda's sweet lab, hanging out in the beautiful green yard and covered patio, taking long walks, playing fetch. I was a little nervous to try doggie vacay as I had never done anything like this before - but my -- and my dog's - experience at Lynda's could not have gone better. I recommend it highly and I plan on becoming a regular client of Lynda J's. Cannot say enough good things.
Mack came home very happy! Lynda was very sweet and sent pictures the whole time we were away.
So happy we found Lynda and her family! Benny made himself right at home and immediately became best buds with sweet Maisey. Lynda's home is perfect for dogs. It has a great yard with big trees ( Benny particularly loved the apple one :) ) and plenty of room to run around. Lynda and her husband were so lovely and caring. I knew my guy was in great hands.
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