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Lydia L.

28 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Lydia's Resident Pets

Shih Tzu
8 yr 5 mo old
7 yr 5 mo old

Lydia's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Dog door access

About Lydia

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are a retired couple who love hanging out with our dogs. We have extensive experience with guest pets, since in addition to our own two dogs, we frequently care for (cuddle and entertain) the pets of most of our friends and family. We are not set-up to provide daycare on a regular basis, but if you need an occasional caretaker we'd be happy to help out. Our main recommendation comes from the fact that without exception, our furry visitors can't wait to come back and anxiously trot up our walkway for a return visit. Our house has a large secure yard with both grassy and shaded concrete areas. Access is via dog door, but we are home 90% of the time and available to open the slider for anyone who doesn't fit. Both the inside and outside are "well dog-proofed". With your permission, we also enjoy taking our guests with us to the dog park, nearby hiking trails and romps on the beach. You can rest assured that it will be hard to find another place where your dog will be more safe, comfortable and doted upon.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Lydia L.

28 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 17, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lydia's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Lydia's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
28 Reviews
Trust me...I'm fussy and I am 100% comfortable leaving our Phinney with Lydia and her two adorable dogs. While Phinney was happy to see us, it was clear she had loving care in our absence. Lydia treats her "guests" as if they are her own and I wouldn't hesitate for a second recommending her.
Our reservation was outstanding. I cannot complement Lydia and her husband enough for all their thoughtfulness, kindness, attention, and affection they gave to our puppy during his stay. She sent us photos with a short note, almost every day with a description of that day events. We looked forward each day to these in anticipation. Her two dogs , Bo, and Marley bonded , and also watched over our puppy, Gatsby, and all became best friends. We could not
have selected anyone better to care for Gatsby, he was cared for as if he was their pet. LILY & JERRY
Lydia was wonderful with my anxious mini Aussie. She figured out how to calm her. Have already scheduled her next visit!
We were very happy with the care our pup received while we were away. Lydia was kind, professional and extremely capable Ziggy came back to us an extremely happy and well cared for girl .
This was our puppy's first daycare experience and he had a lovely time at Lydia's home. Thank you!
Sammi enjoyed his first stay with Lydia and Dave! He got all the love and attention from them as he would at home. The daily photos that they provided were very comforting and much appreciated. We will definitely be using them again!
Our elderly Cavalier Dash had his first weekend stay at Lydia's home. To reassure us that he is fine, we got updates and pictures on how he is doing. When we picked him up he was his happy self. Lydia is calm and caring and can be trusted to do what's best for the dogs. It took away worries, knowing that Dash was well taken care of.
We definitely will be back.
A-Maz-ing! Thats how I would describe Lydia and David. Our dog Herbie was treated like a part of their family. I couldn't recommend them highly enough!!!
Lydia and her husband are both loving and caring people. I knew that our Toby will have a comfortable stay with them. I really appreciated the pictures and the messages she sent me. I will definitely use her next time. Thank you Lydia for everything!!
Tater frequently visits Lydia when we go on trips. She and her husband are amazing with him and he loves playing with their two dogs. Lydia is also great at sending us photos of the fun adventures they take Tater on and we love getting the updates. We know that when Tater is with Lydia he is in great loving hands!
Lydia is awesome she really made me feel at home when we came for our meet and greet. It really made me have peace of mind that Cricket was in such great care
I felt 100% comfortable leaving my dog with Lydia. I'm very thankful to have found her, and I think my dog is, too!
Lydia took great care of our labradoodle. Our pup came back to us happy and with no ill effects from a long term stay. For this we are grateful! Thanks!
Lydia and her husband David were wonderful hosts! They sent me frequent updates and pictures. I felt my dog was in good hands with caring, friendly and loving people. They were very accommodating and are very experienced in caring for other people's dogs. They have a great place with a backyard and doggie door. I would definitely book with them again.
Loki stayed at Lydia's home for 4 days and he loved it! Lydia took him in like he was one of her own and I really appreciated that. Loki is a picky eater but Lydia went out of her way to make sure he ate every meal and even home cooked a chicken meal that he gobbled up!
Thanks again Lydia!
Our dog Collins had a wonderful time with Lydia and her pups. He was so well taken care of during his stay. She sent us lots of texts/pictures of how he was doing throughout the day. It's so reassuring that he was in good hands while we are away. We would definitely have Lydia watch Collins again!

Joey enjoyed his stay and looks forward to coming back!
Leo had a great time spending last Saturday with Lydia and her family! A full day of playtime and a great backyard? That was the most fun Leo has ever had on a Saturday! We got regular updates and pictures and we took home a tired and a hungry dog! Lydia and her husband are very nice, warm people and we look forward to leaving Leo in their care for a longer duration in the future!
I am inexcusably late with this but Lydia (and her husband) were fantastic. Our dog had nonstop fun and was cared for expertly. Lydia was extremely accommodating of our schedule, sent us daily updates and photos and is truly a dog person.
We recently went on a 10 day family vacation and needed someone to care for our 4 yr old maltipoo. We were fortunate to find Lydia who sent us email updates, pictures and even video of our Pushka while we were away. We know Pushka felt comfortable at Lydia's home when we heard she was eating her meals. Pushka rarely eats when my family is not present. Lydia even allowed her to sleep on their recliner which I assume Pushka found more comfortable than her own bed. We were completely at ease and didn't have to worry about our girl. Pushka had free access to their enclosed yard with their doggy door and Lydia's own 2 dogs are such gentle playmates too. I highly recommend Lydia and we of course will be using her services anytime we're out of town again. Thanks, Lydia, for the excellent care you provided!
Lydia and David are the perfect hosts. My pup was so well taken care of, he didn't even miss us. Lydia and David are conscientious, dedicated, and loving hosts.
Lydia and Dave were simply fantastic! My dog Paco stayed with them for 2 weeks. Lydia was great at sending me updates to let me know what Paco was up to. He definitely looked like he had just as much fun as I did on my vacation if not more! Paco will most definitely be returning to their home for more fun times. Thank you Lydia, Dave, Bo and Marley for being so good to my Paco while I was gone!
Very grateful to have found someone we can trust so near to where we live. Chet seemed to enjoy his stay and we won't hesitate to leave him with Lydia and family again.
Lydia and her family were just terrific! My dog Tess was happy as can be! Lydia was welcoming. kept me posted, and was accommodating with regards to pick up and drop off. Tess came home happy, healthy, and ready to visit again! I would highly recommend Lydia to anyone needing a DogVacay.
Nancy and Tess
Lydia and her husband are simply fantastic. Our boys LOVE to go see her, and it's such a relief to know they are always in good hands. I get a message everyday of some adventure they've been on - whether it be a beach day, a long walk or the dog park - they have the best time with her. Sometimes I think they don't want to come home! Thanks for taking such great care of our boys! We'll be back for a fourth time and more I'm sure.
I absolutely love Lydia and her husband. They are very nice and caring. Its my first time to California and my very first time using dogvacay, so you can imagine my anxiety. I received updates and pictures of Bentley throughout the day. I became completely at ease while I was at work knowing Bentley was being taken care of. I would definitely use them again. I highly recommend them. Thank you so much Lydia!
We will absolutely send our dogs to stay with Lydia and David again. We received pictures of our pups and they always looked happy and well cared for.
Lydia and David were so kind and wonderful with Junie. I could tell she was very happy there! They let me know how she was doing during her visit and were so thoughtful about how they cared for her. Junie obviously enjoyed their two sweet dogs as well! I really look forward to using them again.
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