Dani's Pawsitive Pet Care

Sacramento, CA

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Hi and THANK YOU so much for visiting the online home of "Dani's Pawsitive Pet Care"(DPPC). We have been providing professional pet care services including dog training, dog walking, and pet sitting to Sacramento since 2010. We are committed to providing a safe and fun experience for both you and your best friend. Our team of dog walkers and sitters is made up of animal lovers who are highly experienced dog handlers and are certified in emergency pet first aid. We are fully bonded and insured within the city of Sacramento. A little about me…. My name is Dani and I am the PROUD owner of Dani’s Pawsitive Pet Care and Campbell Clan Bostons, here in Sacramento, CA. I am Professional Animal Lover (Pet sitter), Show Breeder, and Mom. I am a member in good standing with the National Assoc. of Professional Pet sitters (NAPPS), the Boston Terrier Club of America, and Sierra Gold Boston Terrier Club of Nor Cal. I was actually raised on a farm in Southern CA. My family use to show American Fox trotters, bred and showed various dog breeds, participated in Future Farmers of America (FFA), and 4-H. As a teen I would help our local Equine Vet, Dr. Connoly. I’ve raised everything under the sun, including a variety of reptiles, bred my own mice and rabbits, and have even nursed a hummingbird back to health. I truly owe my love of animals to my mom. Our home is nestled in the “Tahoe Park” area of Sacramento, which is between UC Davis Medical Center and Sacramento State University. Both of our children attend school just a few blocks from our home. I share our home with my boyfriend, Lance, a couple of human kids, Gunner (12), and Gillian (15), and our resident Bostons. We also have an English Toy Spaniel and a Whippet. My children have been immersed in my animal loving lifestyle since they were infants, so much so that my children thought they were puppies when they were little. Lance also has two daughters, Tara (19), and Tayler (21) whom attend Sac State. The girls often fill in for me as my employees when I am unavailable. They both have an immense love for animals. Our family is very active in our community. I have been involved in the Show/obedience venue since 1989. Gillian, competes in AKC Junior Showmanship and has an apprenticeship under Professional Dog Handler, Lauren House. Gunner, is my little photographer as he enjoys going to the dog shows to take pictures and loves taking snapshots of our boarding client dogs. Both of the children love animals and helping with our temporary fur kids. Quite often you will find them helping mom supervise our Daycare group after school. Gunner will often come with me on my Drop in’s to client homes and on dog walks. I take great pride in our dogs and the services I extend to our clients. I have many references that will vouch for my integrity and expertise, all you have to do is ask! I offer a variety of services: -24HR In my home care -"Drop in" in your home care -"Day care" 8-6PM -"Puppy care" 8-20 weeks old -House sitting -Dog walking...On and Off Leash -Vet taxi -Basic obedience instruction and more!! All consultations are FREE OF CHARGE. Thank you again for the opportunity to serve you!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love all animals-large and small. I do specialize in brachycephalic pets (squishy faced); however, I care for all types of dogs and cats. I take great pride in providing an environment that our pet families can feel confident about. Their fur kids become our fur kids. I am in the business of reassuring frightened dogs and cats, and stressed-out pet parents that everything will be fine while mom or dad is away. The animals are always comforted with having the same pet caregiver and are excited to see their friends when visiting. They leave contented and tired from all the excitement they had while visiting!
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Location

Sacramento, CA 95820

Background check

Complete

Years in business

14

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

26

Reviews

24 Reviews
  • Michael A. Jun 15, 2017
    Dog Walking
    Verified Review
    Dani is terrific. She is responsive and amazing with dogs.
    Dani C. Jul 31, 2017

    Thank you!

  • Sandra S. Mar 16, 2017
    Cat Sitting
    Verified Review
    My cats love Dani!
    Dani is lovely and the cats took to her as soon as they met her. I felt confident that they were well cared for and loved. Dani sent cute pictures and videos of the little guys, showing me how they were doing and how much they adored her. When I got home the house was clean and all was good. I will definitely have her take care of them again!
    Dani C. Mar 28, 2017

    Thank you Sandi 😍

  • Harvey S. Feb 12, 2017
    Dog Walking
    Verified Review
    Very happy.
    We hired Dani to walk our dog Max about a month ago and she has been very responsive to our needs, responsible and professional. Most important, she is caring and has Max's needs in mind whenever she walks him.
    Dani C. Mar 28, 2017

    Thank you Harvey! I love being Max's walker. He's such a joy.

  • Rachel Z. Feb 6, 2017
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
    Great cat sitting
    I've been using Dani to watch my cat since September 2016. She is definitely an animal person! She came by to meet my cat before the first time I needed her to pet sit, and I really appreciate the time she took to meet the cat and ask questions before just diving into watch him. It made me feel more comfortable to see her interact with him prior to leaving town. Dani also takes care of mail, trash, watering plants, rotating lights and blinds. It's great to know that she's there to also keep an eye on your house in addition to your pet. She always texts me when she's at my place, and will also text pictures of the cat, which is reassuring. I trust her with my cat and house. She's very easy to communicate with, and very friendly!
    Dani C. Mar 28, 2017

    Thank you Rachel. Dico is such a silly boy. He cracks me up every time I watch him!

  • Heidi T. Jan 28, 2017
    Daisy's Home away from Home
    Dani was Awesome! She welcomed my little round Beagle, Daisy, into her home and treated Daisy as if she was one of her own. I know my begging/howling little cutie can be a handful, but Dani was very patient. I look forward to bringing our furry family member back to Pawsitive Pet Care again in the near future. Thanks so much, Dani! Heidi Taylor
  • Bill M. Jan 27, 2017
    Dani is awesome!
    Dani is awesome! I've been a pet care customer for over a year now and could not be happier. I travel alot for work and am not always able to take my 9 year old Boston with me. Dani is so nice and professional and has been there for me in a pinch more than once. I always feel good knowing my little buddy is in such good hands. Thank you so much :)
  • Willie R. Jan 27, 2017
    We love Camp Dani!
    We found about about Dani and her company by sheer luck, and we could not feel luckier we did. Being new to the area we did not know what to do with our frenchie Daisy when we would have to travel for work or vacation. Luckily Dani came to the rescue. Daisy loves Dani and loves staying with her (we call it "Camp Dani") and Daisy always comes home happy, and clean. We would recommend Dani'a Pawsitive Pet Care to anyone!
  • Gabrielle B. Jan 19, 2017
    Cat Sitting
    Verified Review
    Beware of this provider
    In August 2016, I created a cat sitting request that I truly forgot about and plans changed and I forgot to delete the job. Apparently this provider had offered a quote with an initial introduction, but I never coordinated with her or agreed to any service. Fast forward to January 2017, I requested a cat sitter for a week and received a response from this provider again with a demeaning accusatory response. She belittled me and used her own personal struggles in effort to guilt trip me into accepting her quote. Trying to take the high road, I provided an empathic response and kindly shared that I would not be using her services. I then received a message back that was sarcastic, aggressive, rude, and completely inappropriate. When you end a message with ..' I hope you find an individual to watch your p****..' you better believe I am calling Thumbtack. Completely out of left field and completely unprofessional. I spoke to Thumbtack and was encouraged to leave a review to be transparent about my experience. So here was my experience.. awful and I thoroughly encourage others to look elsewhere.
    Dani C. Jan 26, 2017

    Hi Gabrielle, I'm sorry you had a less than perfect experience. I have over 20, 5 star reviews, due to the fact that I love my job and every aspect of it. There seemed to be a miscommunication on both of our parts and it's unfortunate that we could not come to an agreement in regards to care of your pet. I would hope that our unfortunate conversation will not deter you from hiring another Thumbtack pro. I truly wish you the best and hope you can find a solution for cat. Sincerely-Dani

  • Devoney D. Dec 19, 2016
    Dog Sitting
    Verified Review
    Great experience
    Dani dropped in on my dog and cat for two days. From the beginning she had detailed and quick correspondence and was able to easily answer all of my questions. She was very flexible in her scheduling and provided great background information on herself and her business to I had no doubts that she was highly qualified. I will definitely be keeping her on speed dial and would recommend to anyone in need of pet services!
  • Cindy G. Nov 7, 2016
    Cat Sitting
    Verified Review
    AAA Rating
    Danny took great care of my kitties! I highly recommend her.
  • Katie G. Nov 7, 2016
    Cat Sitting
    Verified Review
    She's the best!
    Dani is wonderful! She's the only one I'll trust with my kitty care.
  • Jacqueline B. Nov 5, 2016
    Cat Sitting
    Verified Review
    Wonderful!
    Dani was a joy to work with! Extremely professional and up front with pricing and conditions. Appreciated her daily check ins and pictures. We will definitely be using pawsitive pet care, again!
  • Christine K. Oct 17, 2016
    Dog Sitting
    Verified Review
    Home Away from Home
    Dani was great and took excellent care of our dog. She responded immediately to our questions and sent photos and updates. Our dog was part of her family while he was there and that gave us tremendous peace of mind. I would definitely recommend Dani's pet sitting!
  • Gregg M. Sep 23, 2016
    Cat Sitting
    Verified Review
    Dani's is the BEST
    Dani exhibited professionalism, and a caring attitude toward my pets, which I very much appreciated. She did everything she promised, up to and including cleaning out the cat litter box, bringing in my mail while I was gone, and taking the garbage out to the street on garbage collection day!
  • Brent R. Aug 25, 2016
    Dog Walking
    Verified Review
    Dani does an excellent job with my Mastiff named Cali. I would highly recommend her if your looking for her dog services.
  • Jen S. Aug 24, 2016
    Dani is Awesome!!! Seriously I know my Boston is in great care when I drop her off!!! We are going on vacation soon and I'm not stressed at all because I know she will be well taken care of!!!
  • Pat D. Mar 30, 2016
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
    While I was dealing with a family emergency I knew my pets were getting excellent care. I knew I didn't have to worry about them which made it much easier to address the current situation. A lot of people would not have wanted to care for a 20 year old cat. Dani took that additional responsibility in stride. I have already made arrangements to have Dani care for my pets again. The little extras that she did for me were also greatly apprecdiated.
  • Krissy C. Mar 24, 2016
    I never worry about my boys when they are in Danielle's care. Flexible, reliable, clean and loving. I won't put my dogs anywhere else!
  • Carolyn P. Mar 22, 2016
    Dani has watched our Posey several times while we went on vacation. Posey has had a great time, and it is the only place we trust to take Posey when we are out of town.
  • Shayna W. Mar 21, 2016
    What a great person and service! You can't get a more loving environment for your dog while you're away. Dani is an experienced AKC breeder who knows so much about about how dogs are wired and what they need. She can even do grooming for you! Great rates and she goes out of her way to work with you.
  • Mel P. Mar 21, 2016
    I trust Danielle so much that I'll literally drive or fly from Burbank to ensure she watches them. She's amazing! She is affordable, is excellent at grooming and most importantly treats them as if they are her own. I couldn't be happier and appreciate her services when we take long trips.
  • Kathy B. Mar 21, 2016
    A wonderful, clean family environment for the dogs. Dani has tons of experience with short-nosed breeds. I will be using Dani again.
  • Maria T. Mar 21, 2016
    Dani's Pawsitive Pet Care is great!!! You can leave your 4 legged family member with Dani and feeling completely at ease that they are getting the best care!!! She is very knowledgable, kind and she loves animals!!! You cannot do any better than Dani's!!!!
  • Alberto U. Mar 14, 2016
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
    Awesome experience! Dani was very attentive to my needs. My puppy was full of joy when I arrived to pick him up. Also very affordable price compared to others in the area that charge $50 plus. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
If staying in my home - $20 daily rate (8AM-5PM) $35 overnight boarding per day I do offer multi dog discounts If traveling to clients home - Rates are based on what client needs are. Clients also pay mileage of $.58 per mile. 1 dog- $35 plus mileage (average twice a day) 2+ dogs- $55 per day plus mileage Walks-$7 each dog *Feeding, watering and current yard waste pick up is included in pricing. Find my reviews on YELP and FB just search "Campbell Clan Bostons".
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
It depends on the situation- if the client has me go to their home we will do an in home assessment. This allows me to know what the pet/s in question needs are, what the owner requires, and if I am the best fit for the job. If the client is to have their pet stay in my home, we do a meet and greet at my home, and I will evaluate their pets behavior in combination with our resident pooches. Ultimately, I want the clients to feel confident when choosing a provider for their furkid/s.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I grew up on a farm in So Cal, so you name it I've done it. We raised cows, pigs, rabbits and had chickens for years. I was involved in FFA (Future Farmers of America) and 4H as a child. And also raised/showed American Foxtrotters. My "claim to fame" so to speak has been my involvement in regards to the dog show world. I have been an owner/breeder/handler for many years. I am a Top Breeder and member of the BTCA and Sierra Gold Boston Terrier Club. I have been involved with the Boston Terrier breed since 1989, and have over 35 champions to my credit. I am a breeder of merit, therefore breed dogs to keep the integrity intact for the breed. I am a "know it all" (lol) when it comes to many Brachiocephalic breeds.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Started out doing side jobs for current clients that purchased puppies from me.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Breeds I've worked with include- Boston Terriers, Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, English Toys, Shelties, Australian Shepard, Boxers, Fox Terrier, Burmese Mountain Dogs, Rottweilers, and many mixed breeds.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask for references, ask to see their home, ask them to provide coverage paperwork.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Customers need to take into account that their furkids are their babies. They do not want to have someone care for their pets if they are not insured/bonded or appear cheap. Cheap can =equal poor service/desperate individuals. I recently heard a nightmare story of a client that hired a pet sitter to watch her kennel (15 dogs) for one month while she traveled to Thailand for vacation. That person took her $3000, fed the animals for 1 week and then never came back. She came home to dogs that were starving and had attached each other to survive. She is now trying to locate this individual to prosecute. So beware! Ask questions, call references.