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Gardena Pet Care Professionals

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Dee Cee's Dog House
4.8
from 74 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
Lu C.
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Love having Dee Cee take care of our furbabies

  • 6 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Carol L.
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Michelle is very personable and loves her job. She's very accommodating when it comes to scheduling appointments. She uses high quality products and knows which ones are best for your pet's needs. Her prices are competitive. She is always positive and kind. She works quickly but thoroughly.

Peace of Mind Pet Concierge
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Margie M.
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We hired Becky Rose and one of her assistant's by the name of Charlotte from the Peace of Mind Pet Concierge to cat sit while we were out of town for 4 days. Prior to our hiring we had a face to face interview in our home with both of them. We sat down and Becky Rose explained the ins and outs of her pet concierge's service. She made both my husband and I feel very comfortable about leaving our two cats in her care, so we hired her. Each day they would text me photos of our two babies when they would make their house calls in the morning and at night while doing their various duties that we requested of them such as re-fresh moist food and dry food, cleaning of the litter box, fresh water in their two water bowls with ice cubes since they love it that way. Also they offered to bring in our mail and play with each of them. Seeing these photos twice a day reassured us that they were being well taken care of. Upon arriving home from our trip everything was just fine with each cat and our home obviously in good hands. We highly recommend you secure their services the next time you have to leave your babies while out of town. Thanks Becky and Charlotte for all of your hard work while we were away!

  • 16 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Angela F.
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We'll never use a kennel again! We had to leave town very last minute for a funeral in Canada. Barbie and her team jumped in right away and took the pets off our list of details to deal with at this difficult time. We received photos every day of our cat and dog, comfortable and relaxed in their own home while we were away. We came home to very happy, calm, and well pets. And we didn't worry at all while we were away. Not only were our pets well cared for, the whole process, from first contact to pre-visit to payment to return of key, was completely stress-free. We could all use a little extra ease in our life, and Barbie and her team are doing their part to make that happen in the pet care realm. Thank you!!!

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Angellily Pet Care
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Cynthia K.
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Angela was amazing! She took excellent care of my dog and my home over a long weekend. She’s trustworthy, communicates well, and is very kind and loving with the animals she cares for. I returned home to a clean house and happy dog. I highly recommend Angela.

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Mobile Pet Spa
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Vincent Y.
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Mobile Pet Spa came up as a result in a search on thumbtack in my zip code. They called me up immediately to notify me they don't service my area when they could have just ignored my inquiry so props to them for taking the time on a non-sale. They were professional and courteous on the phone and based on that I'd prob say they'd be worth checking out if you're in the area they service (farthest South is Venice). Seems like they'd be a good service to work with.

The Speed Walking Dog
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Takeh B.
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Lisa has been walking and pet sitting my two dogs and two cats for five years. Her walks are always longer than the half hour I pay her for and my dogs come home well exercised and stimulated. When I'm not home, I trust her implicitly with my keys to my house and don't worry about a thing while I'm gone. When I'm away on vacation, the cats and dogs are so well taken care of, I couldn't ask for better. They are happy and content, even groomed. She texts me updates after each walk whether I'm home or away, will make runs to the pet store for me if I need it, will take the animals to the Vet or the park. Anything to do with pet care, she will do. I recommend Lisa's services for dog walking and all other pet care needs highly.

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EveryDog
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Karren L.
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He knows animals. Dave has a way with my dog. My puppy likes him and listens to the commands.

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Basic Instinct Dog Training
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hernan P.
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Alison is simply an animal lover, she takes great care of our dog and our dog loves going with her. She's always on time and you can't beat the price. She even sends us pictures when we're on trips. Highly recommended

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Pampered Tails
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Claudia H.
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Took excellent care of my pup and gave her her first cut. She’s gorgeous! Thanks for the exceptional service. Will use again and again!

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  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Donis S.
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She was punctual, right on time. I told her my Maltipoo had health problems, so she took her time so not to stress her out and when she brought her back in, Precious was the cutest I’ve ever seen her. Then came Mikey who is very healthy so he was done in record time and looked very good too. I was very pleased with both dogs and I really liked the groomer. I’m sorry, I’m getting forgetful so I’m not sure of her name, but she was very nice.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roberta C.
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Paws Angeles is my first choice for dog-sitting/walking for so many reasons but most importantly, because I trust Dani to take the best care of my dog so I don't have to worry when I'm away...and my dog LOVES her! I've had her dog sit for me a few times when I've been out of town and she's been consistently prompt, considerate and a pleasure to work with. She keeps me informed about how my dog is doing and is even willing to send me photos! With Dani you have found the unique dog walker you are looking for, who genuinely cares about dogs and loves taking care of them.

Over and Out Petsitting
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Shea B.
Verified review

Over the past 7 months I've had several trips out of town. Having recently moved before my first trip, I was very concerned about leaving my cat, Lucy. A friend recommended Over & Out Petsitting and they were great. Coming by beforehand to meet Lucy, to learn all her routines and taking notes to make sure everything would be done correctly. That first, 4 day trip went smoothly. I received text pictures of my cat everyday. And when I returned she was happy and healthy. My next trip a few months later was for a week. Again, everything was wonderful. My last trip I was gone 3 weeks - a long time. And once again, the service and care Lucy received was outstanding. I didn't worry about her which enabled me to enjoy my vacation. Over & Out Petsitting is on my speed dial - I will definitely use them to take care of my cat again.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jane Kristel J.
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Had our dog during our last weekend trip. Also helps care for our dog & toddler when we have very long work days. She’s great with kids & animals

Teresa Young
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly S.
Verified review

I have been working with Teresa for a few years. She is very responsible and reliable, and takes great care of my pet and home! If I request, she sends me daily updates and she is attentive to my specific requests for care needs. I am very comfortable leaving my loved one and my home in her care.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeff G.
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Thanks for taking care of our dog Wilson.

Where the Heart Is
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Eric S.
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To whom it may concern, I am writing to recommend Jo-Jeanne Rapier, whom I have known and employed for the past nine years. Jo-Jeanne provided day care, walks, medication administering, boarding, and transportation for my Border Collie, Cilla as well as house sitting, as I was often working out of town. Sometimes those jobs came on short notice and I came to rely heavily on her services and with her dependability, punctuality and trustworthiness, I was never disappointed. I always returned to a happy, healthy, and well groomed dog, my house in pristine condition, and with Jo-Jeanne’s green thumb, my garden always looked better than how I left it. In the final months of Cilla’s life, Jo-Jeanne’s compassionate care was invaluable. She doted on Cilla, as if she was her own, and made that difficult time in Cilla’s life, and mine, an easier transition. With Jo-Jeanne’s past involvement of running her own dog rescue, Abandoned Terrier Rescue Association, she is also a staunch advocate of animal rights. And I have witnessed first hand her skills and abilities in working with many kinds of animals and I would give her my highest recommendation with the care of any of your pets. If I can provide any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at: (818)-434-1123 Sincerely, Eric Sandlin

Kayla's Pet Care
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tom L.
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If you need a quality pet sitter look no further than Kayla. We have a 16 year old cat who can be very cranky. Kayla kept us up to date on everything from her mood to her food ! Thank you Kayla !!!!

Pooch Play Dates
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kate S.
Verified review

Michelle is so lovely, and Diesel just loves her! Shes accomodative and fits in with my crazy schedule, and is very professional, leaving a full report after every visit. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a reliable and caring dog walker :)

Pawcific Coast Sitters
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen Y.
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I get cats Medicine spit up on my blouse Barbara gets in cats mouth neatly, calmly and quickly. I am relieved and in shock

  • 24 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Roberta N.
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Patricia stayed at our house for three weeks to care for our two dogs, Lola and Banjo. Since this was Patricia's first time with our dogs, she suggested coming over at least twice before our trip to get acquainted with our dogs. I thought that really showed her attentiveness and concern about our dogs. It also gave me an opportunity to observe how she acted with the dogs. Well, she was fantastic. Patricia is really sensitive to the dogs' temperaments and preferences. She gives them time to get comfortable with them. When we returned from our trip, it was the first time that the dogs weren't insanely excited to see us. Happy, but not overexcited. I attribute that to the fact that they were comfortable, well taken care of and got lots of attention from Patricia. Patricia followed all of our instructions to the letter. She was at our house all of the time. She took care of all of the dogs' medicine needs exactly as asked. You could not find a more responsive house/pet sitter than Patricia.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is included in a dog grooming?

Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

What does a dog walker do?

We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

  • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
  • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
  • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
  • What are your different walk routes?
  • When will you pick up and drop off?
  • How will we communicate?
  • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
  • What’s your cancellation policy?
  • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
  • How and how often do I pay you?
  • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

What is a dog groomer?

A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

What is a dog groomer?

Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

What vaccines do dogs need to be groomed?

It’s important to make sure your dog is up to date on its vaccines before taking it to a groomer. Vaccinations keep your dog and the other dogs that use the establishment healthy. Viruses can linger long after a dog is gone, so an unvaccinated dog can infect a number of other dogs days or even months after their visit. Find out about your dog groomer’s vaccination policies, and think carefully about receiving services from a company that does not require vaccinations. Here are the main vaccinations that are generally required for dog grooming:

  • Parvovirus: Parvo is a nasty virus that can kill dogs within 48-72 hours of infection. The virus is incredibly persistent and, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, is resistant to heat, cold, humidity and drying. It’s spread by dog-to-dog contact or contact with contaminated feces, environments (food and water bowls, collars and leashes, etc.,) or people.
  • Adenovirus 2: Dogs receive this vaccination to protect against canine infectious hepatitis. The vaccination can also helps prevent canine cough.
  • Canine distemper virus: Distemper has no known cure and can cause serious pain, illness, and even death, although recovery is possible with medical intervention.  
  • Rabies: This disease attacks the central nervous system and — when untreated — will
  • lead to death. The CDC recommends euthanizing an unvaccinated animal that has been exposed to rabies, although six-month isolation followed by vaccination is also permissible.
  • Para-influenza: Canine para-influenza leads to kennel cough and an unhappy dog.
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