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  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours
  • San Marcos, CA

Chelse M.

Verified review

I have an English mastiff whom I was reading wrong. So I ran into a girl who knew Paula and swore that she is the best with dogs and she also said Paula brought down the euthanize rate at the local shelters. I was skeptical because I have never had a dog trainer come to work with my dogs. My mastiff was a little different from my other dogs so I was in need of someone who knew what they were doing. When Paula came to meet djanga, the dog was doing her normal barking and showed some of her nervousness. Paula just came to just be around her pursay, and it was just so djanga could see that she's not a threat or anyone to be worried about. Paula has the most open personality and it's like these dogs just feel that vibe and soak it up. Djanga doesn't feel comfortable around most adults but she loved Paula from day two haha. I know that Paula can solve all dogs issues if not strive to give her all trying to. She would come in and we would take djanga out come back in let her chew on an antler to release her tension then go back out. It worked, I thought my dog was a goner. Djanga was getting so much better and Paula would bring different things to introduce her too, ( including her daughter). I bought a super nice leash off of her that djanga worked really well with and a few antlers. Djanga got to where she was looking for her weekly tennis ball in Paula's bag and was super happy to see her. That's not the only good thing though she is very adamant about working the dog and getting them to where they need to be to feel comfortable in their environments and just calm no stress. She did that for djanga and I'm so thankful for that. Djanga today is a better dog then she's ever been I still use her tools to this day and it has made the world so much easier to handle for her. Paula is a great person and the dogs love her but she is very patient and calm with them. Her rates are super affordable, and she will come to you where ever you are. If anyone has the chance to work with her or her work with their dog, it'll be the most wonderful experience you will ever have with a dog trainer. The only thing I would change is I would live to see Paula travel and help dogs around the world I know she could make a difference in our shelters today.

Amanda W.

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It’s such a big world out there for a first time dog owner. You’ve got your vet giving you advice, the neighbor giving you different advice, google, YouTube, word of mouth...it’s hard to actually know how to teach your dog in the best way for your dog. For an entire year I had created an amazing bond with my dog, and we are inseparable. However, because I didn’t understand training, she had a lot of fear issues that turned into what would look like aggression at first, then an unnatural need to please. She needed help before her issues of barking, being defensive, and being afraid escalated to a level where she would intentionally “go off or after” another human who was a stranger. Paula connected with me and it was just the best possible experience ever. Paula is the type of person you just want to be friends with even after the lesson. She’s understanding and patient. I don’t even know if my dog would’ve done as well, had I gone with a different trainer/teacher. Within 5 weeks Zoey had improved immensely. And not just her, but me as well. I started to understand her behaviors and mannerisms and help her before she could even react negatively. I would tell all of my friends to go to Paula and would 100/100 choose her help with our dogs again.

Ashley C.

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We couldn't be happier! Paula came to our house to help us with our Yorkie puppy. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and an all-around dog whisperer! We already have our next session scheduled!

TOP PRO
  • 8 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Amy K.

Verified review

Kim and Lori were fantastic. Lori came out with Kim (the one who would be staying overnight) to meet my dogs. I was very impressed when they brought toys for them. Kim was great with my dogs as well as taking care of my house. I received daily texts and pictures of the dogs which relieved any anxiety I had about leaving the dogs. My vet is in Orange County but Lori recommended a vet close by which reassured me that if there happened to be an emergency everything would be handled. I also appreciate the fact that they are licensed and bonded, just another reassurance. I am very happy with the services Coco and Boo provided for my fur babies. Kim treated my dogs like they were her own. I could tell how much they liked her when she returned the house key once I got home. I will be using them again when I go out of town.

Meghan D.

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Amazing! Our dogs were so loved and cared for. Lori and her team went above and beyond taking care of our 2 dogs for an entire week! HIGHLY recommended for individuals who love their pets like children and want the absolute best care! Made our pups feel extra important and like they were the only 2 dogs they were caring for!

Bill S.

Verified review

Excellent service !! Unfortunately my dog just passed away but the owner and one of her employees came by and did a meet and greet before taking care of my dog while I was out of country and they gave him a toy that he kept near by till his last day..

TOP PRO
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Maureen H.

Verified review

Maggie is the best. We hired to do an evening feeding and walk. She sent a text message with pictures of our dogs. They looked very happy and relaxed. Our older 14 year old dog need extra special care coming up the stairs and that was not an issue. Maggie also wrote a detailed report of how the visit went and gave puppy report cards (A+ for both). I highly recommend them to anyone looking. I will use again in the future and gave cards out to my friends and customers at work.

Rich W.

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Very friendly, thorough, and professional. After a less than optimal experience on Thumbtack the last time I hired someone to watch my dog, Just Four Paws was exactly the service I was looking for. Slightly more costly than others, but worth the peace of mind to know your dog is in conscientious, professional hands.

Jessica G.

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Melissa is very accessible. Her and her staff have done an outstanding job with my dogs. I can rest assured my dogs are in great hands when Just Four Paws is walking my little guys.

TOP PRO
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Josh S.

Verified review

Above and beyond all expectations I had. I had a 1.5 year dog was an aggressor, and would start fights with dogs constantly. She was able to socialize my dog with other dogs and stopped all the aggression. Not only did the training work, but she would pick up and drop off my dog while I was at work. She has a through training program and was able to teach obedience and patients to my dog. I would recommend to anyone who needs helps. This is a trainer that cares and loves dogs!

Billy G.

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monica was very nice really good with my dog. she was absolute joy to be around and my dog now knows all the command s, and she came to my house,was there intill my dog had learned what we discussed. She went above and beyond what I expected very good dog trainer and I would recommend her to anybody. if you're thinking about having someone train your dog I would call her. she really helped my dog and I out.

Cassie T.

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After day one I am overjoyed to see the incredible strides forward and watching my dog be able to walk next to another dog is astounding! She is strong and cares so much about improving the lives of dogs and their people!

TOP PRO
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 min

Leslie P.

Verified review

We only had two weeks to find a dog walking before leaving for 16 days. I used Thumbtack to get some leads. Meg, who owns Peace Love and Walks, responded immediately and we set up an appt. She came out to meet us and Molly. She was professional as well as friendly and helpful. Her price for walking is very competitive and fair. We really liked her background in working in veterinary clinics and her reviews of her dog walking. She and Molly hit it off right from the start. She came to our house every day we were gone and walked, fed, and played with Molly. She sent us emails and pictures of her walks with Molly which made us feel good about our choice of dog walker. Our trip was so much more enjoyable since we didn't have to worry about Molly while we were gone. I would highly recommend her.

Amy B.

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Meg is the best! She is super responsive and responsible, my shy dog Zinny warmed up to her immediately, and they had their first walk today that went very well! Meg also communicates well about the walks, letting me know that she's at my apartment and keeping me posted after the walk about how it went. So happy to have found Peace Love and Walks through Thumbtack!

Elizabeth H.

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Meg is so awesome looking after my two mini Aussies. They are all excited when she comes to get them! Meg is very committed and caring and her prices are great! I like that I can opt for a 15 or 30 minute walk for both dogs and she can do overnights as I travel for work! Thanks Meg!

  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Kandee C.

Verified review

Really easy to work with! Very responsive to our needs. Obviously love our dogs! Send adorable photos at each visit. I feel very confident allowing Peticularly Perfect in our home, and to take care of our prized possessions--our dogs. After finding them on Thumbtack, will not look any further for our dog sitting needs.

Marcella W.

Verified review

Petcularly perfect does cat and house sitting for me. Allison is a great manager and Kate is a great siitter. I have two kitties and one is very shy. Kate does a great job at being sensitive to the issue. We work as a team to solve any issues and I am able to relax if I have to be away. They are a good group!

Maxine Y.

Verified review

Allison was very patient with our dog and made sure he improved his fear and anxiety so he could train with the other dogs. Great dog home away from home.

  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Valley Center, CA

Cheryl B.

Verified review

I’ve been using Heather to watch my two dogs for several months now. I have found her to be extremely caring and committed to my two 'kids'. When I first met Heather it was obvious she was compassionate about taking great care of my pets as well as anything that was needed in securing my property while out of town. Heather is reliable and her fees are outstanding. I have no hesitation about leaving town for several days at a time now, and I do so with a comfort now that I didn’t have even when leaving my dogs with family. I only wish I would have found her service sooner. If you are looking for someone you can trust and who will take great care of your pets giving them the attention that they need, I highly recommend Heather.

Rayanne F.

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We recently moved to Valley Center and needed a dog walker - I found Heather on Thumbtack and I'm so glad I did. She is GREAT! She comes to our house daily to walk our weimaraner - she gives me daily updates (texts/pictures) which is above and beyond. She has been super reliable, trustworthy and is also very accommodating (coming over on the weekend last minute to let my dog out and walk her). I wouldn't think twice about recommending her - just be careful your animals might love her more than they love you!! Kidding - but she is really THAT good! :)

Katie S.

Verified review

Heather was outstanding! She took care of my dogs and cat, including two medications for one of my dog's who is older. When I returned home all my animals were calm and happy. I will definitely use Heather again!

  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Jen H.

Verified review

This was my first experience with a Pet Care Professional and a very pleasant one it was! I needed a Walker right away since i recently rescued a rascally little 7 month old mutt from the shelter that i named "Bobby" haha So i Immediately scheduled a initial consultation with Tommy right away because Bobby didn't like being alone and his high energy needed to be taken care of. Since i work 8-5 and don't get home till 6 to an overly energetic pup wanting to go for a walk as i slowly make my way into my apartment exhausted. I needed to remedy this asap. I had a very pleasant experience with tommy, he was very clear about what i needed and recommended the mid day walk. He connected with Bobby right away, something that took me a lot longer to do. Maybe its a boy thing. But he has been walking Bobby for almost a week and what a difference it has made. Bobby still meets me at the door, but he's so much more calm and things aren't torn up inside. I love the new Bobby even more, yay Thank you Tommy at Dog Walker Woof Woof!

Mark G.

Verified review

Tommy has been an amazing quality person with an outstanding service... He has BY FAR exceeded my expectations. I was having constant disappointments and then he came along and brought something completely different to the table: professionalism, genuine care and always delivering beyond what I demanded of him. He not only provides the main necessities you want in a dog walker... he always makes the effort of going the extra mile too. With his service you will get: - Super attentiveness - Punctuality - Complete reliability - Perfect care and understanding of dogs - And zero worry in your mind If you need a high quality dog walker, hire him now. He's THAT good.

Tia H.

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I started a new job and needed someone to walk my dog while I'm at work. I am so glad I found out about Tommy. He is dependable, punctual, and awesome with my little Ace from the beginning. He takes him on dog park visits, the beach, and I really love his service.

  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Natelle B.

Verified review

Nancy is a real animal lover; cares a lot about them. Does what she says she is going to do and arrives on time. She's a gem. I had her care for my feral colony while I was on a business trip. The job was not "beneath" her. She was happy to do it. I was extremely appreciative. Happy Paws and Happy Moms, is more like it!

Thumbtack Customer

Verified review

I went out of town for a little over a week and needed someone to provide care for my cat. Elese was very responsive and professional. She was also very accommodating when coordinating the drop off of my key. My cat seems very happy in the daily reports I revived. I will most definitely be using Happy Paws again!

Marc B.

Verified review

What great people and our Walker, Aaron is the best.

  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Jayme F.

Verified review

I adopted Bailey from the Oceanside Humane Society when she was 7 months old. I was informed I was her third owner in her short life. Bailey was timid, hid food, urinated in the house, & generally unattached to our family. After researching canine training methods, I chose clicker training, & contacted Britta's Animal Training. Britta's lessons focused on correcting behaviors I was concerned with. Before a lesson she previewed what we would work on, after she would review, then later that day send me an email outlining what we did, & the homework we were to work on. I wanted to be able to bring Bailey to Farmer's Markets, street fairs, etc. Britta, suggested we meet at a Farmer's Market, she trained Bailey, while showing, and telling me what I needed to do, pay attention to, how to interact with people, children, & other dogs. This was invaluable. Bailey is the first dog I've had that when I walk in the door I'm not worried about something being ruined, chewed, a mess. Britta's training gave Bailey confidence, she doesn't hide, she's in the middle of the family.

David H.

Verified review

Not exactly what I expected, mostly Britta trained us on how we we need to work with our dog. She works with the dog also but mostly teaching and watching me and my wife work with my dog hand's on. She did an excellent job in addressing some our dog's behavioral issues and we will be working with our dog every day. She also gave us quite a bit of written directions to work with.

Patty G.

Verified review

We've taken several of Britta's puppy training "good manners" classes, as well as using Britta as a trusted dog sitterl. She is a wonderful trainer and our dog has come SO far since we started working with Britta. I would unhesitatingly recommend Britta to anyone who loves their dog and just wants a good training experience that is built around positive reinforcement.

  • 1 year in business
  • Response time: 3 min
  • La Jolla, CA

Lauren B.

Verified review

For years, our neighbors looked after our 2 dogs when we traveled out of town, but with this recent trip, our travel plans coincided with theirs and so we turned to Plan B~ Amy Loves Dogs. For one week, Amy took care of our Border Collie and Australian Shepherd while we were across the country. She stayed in our home, fed, walked, hung out and played with our dogs. Right from the beginning, I knew they were in good hands with sweet talking Amy. Watching how they responded to her during her first visits to the house, I had peace of mind knowing she was with them and that our home would also be looked after. During our trip, I received daily text updates from Amy about the fun staycation the pups were having and it sounded like everything was going well. Upon our return, we found a clean house (Bonus!) and a couple of content and happy dogs.

Cheryl N.

Verified review

“ Amy has been dog sitting and housesitting for us almost two years, and she does a wonderful job. Our dog Bristol, 15 years old, requires special care. He is a mixed breed with a very shaggy coat that needs a lot of brushing, and he can’t see or hear very well. Amy gives him the special attention and slow walks he needs. Our other dog, Lola, is a Boston Terrier, full of energy but with dietary restrictions. She loves to play tug of war with Amy. Both of them are always very happy to see Amy. The texts and photos of our dogs while we are away help us keep in touch. And when we return from our trips, the house seems cleaner than when we left! No one will be disappointed with Amy’s professional services. — Cheryl N

David H.

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We recently had the pleasure of engaging Amy to care for our two cats while we were out of town. We couldn’t be happier with the service she provided. She did all the feeding and maintenance activities we requested but went above and beyond when playing and caring for our two loved ones. She sent us great pictures and updates, it was reassuring and fun to receive the photos. Our cat Kato is a real recluse when it come to new people in the home… We were so surprised to see pictures of him out playing with Amy and our other cat D’jango. We highly recommend Amy’s pet sitting!

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 56 min

Veronica V.

Verified review

Wiggly Tail took care of my cat Jewels all last year when I lived in San Diego. My cat Jewels has kidney disease and I felt so comfortable leaving her in the care of Paulina. She took excellent care of her; she kept me informed of how she was doing on a regular basis; did anything extra I asked her to do for Jewels with no hesitation. I wish I could have taken Wiggly Tail with me when I moved to FL. I highly recommend this pet care giver.

Lisa R.

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I was very happy with Palina. She is a lovely person and was very good with my dogs. I would definitely hire her again to look after my dogs whether it be daily walks or overnight stay.

Susan C.

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We Love Wiggly Tail! Thank you for taking Pete and Sam on "walkies" and for loving our pets as though they were yours! We hope to see you again Soon! XO

  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Diego, CA

Pam W.

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There is no better pet sitter in San Diego. Pridey Girl provides loving, dependable and overall outstanding care for our fuzzy family (3 large dogs and 2 cats) while we're away. We're kept up-to-date on how things are going via Instagram and Facebook which is a great source of reassurance. When we return, our pets and our home are happy and most often, in better shape than when we left. We can't offer a stronger recommendation for Pridey Girl Petcare!

Tracey K.

Verified review

Amazing! Pridey Girl Petcare only needs one word to describe the services provided. Okay, I'll write more. I always know my pets are in good hands. The photo updates on Instagram, the online booking, and excellent communication. If my pets could talk, they'd say, "When is CC coming next!?"

Belinda R.

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Christine Marooney of Pridey Girl Petcare consistently provides top-notch pet services! Our pup loves her wags, walks, and love and there's never a worry when he's with her. Highly recommended!!

  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Helen P.

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Nanny Nancy is a very qualified pet sitter as she has cared for my 2 Great Danes while I was recovering over 6 months from serious illness. When I returned home I found my both dogs in Excellent Health so well cared for by Nancy and both dogs adore her. These are Show Dogs and she kept them in Great Health & disposition. Nancy loves her charges and they same to her. I have had other care givers for my dogs but None as Excellent, Loving, Caring and sharing of info while I made my recovery, I would give 10 Stars to Nanny Nancy for the Excellent Service she gives to each of her Pets in her Total Care. Sincerely, Ms. Helen Patterson, Eubie & Raiffee

Shary K.

Verified review

Nancy has helped us caring for our pets in our home. She is scrupulous and extremely trustworthy. Our dogs have always loved her. Nancy leaves no footprint: she leaves everything as it was. Nancy is totally reliable: she has always been there when she committed to help us out. And she is willing to take on the issues that may arise and handle them well. Nanny Nancy is a member of our family now! Shary Kee

Becky G.

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Nancy is the best pet sitter we've ever had. My dog is more excited to see her walk through the door than me! She is reliable, trustworthy, and caring. I know that when we are gone our dog is with the best care and that makes vacations that much more enjoyable. She took care of my aging dog who needed extra care when she was older and now is sitting for my 10 month old pup. I highly recommend her.

  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Miranda L.

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First let me say I was very nervous about finding a new groomer for my Havanese. He's 5 years old, terrible with other dogs, and decently anxious around new people. That being said, Tessa responded to my request within a few hours describing her set up, pricing, and some of her background. Furthermore after explaining to her my concerns about my dog (having the same groomer for 4 years it's been a while) she reassured me and agreed to an appointment the very next day. Throughout the appointment she sent me texts updating me on his progress and any issues he had and how she solved them. I just got my Bear back and he smells great, she was able to clean up most of the discoloration around his eyes, mouth, and feet. I have checked him up and down and don't see any nicks or cuts. He isn't limping (previous bad groomer attempt....long story) and now he's just curled up on my lap sleeping. Thank you so much again Tessa for a great experience for both me and my baby. I'll see you again in a few weeks!

Jamie L.

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I was looking for a good dog groomer who has experience with goldendoodles. I was so happy to to have found Tessa and very happy with my Mini goldendoodle’s haircut and bath. My 9month old puppy is a bit squirrelly at the groomers to the point where she nips at the groomer during her ear cleaning. We picked her up and she looked great and happy and Dixie didn’t give her a hard time at all. She got a lot of compliments on her haircut from other doodle parents. We will definitely be taking her back to Tessa.

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Lisa M.

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nikki did a great job training our dog louie we went with the three week train n board ,also planning to brush up on training and will board louie again when we go on vacation this summer . great job!! Lisa McKendall

Brian E.

Verified review

Excellent service, great communication. My dogs learned a ton. It was a great head start on their training journey. I'm very satisfied with the service.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 42 min

Puneet G.

Verified review

My puppy, clementine, loves spending the day with dog wild. Their professionalism and compassion for dogs shows in everything they do. I recommend asking about the off leash pack adventure if you need dog walking services. Your dog will come back tired, socialized, and happy. They even send awesome photo updates!!

Theresa B.

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I absolutely ADORE Dog Wild San Diego, their mission, and their attention to each dog and their personalities. I highly recommend their service for anyone with a dog who wants not only a professional, but someone who truly cares about each individual pet as if they were one of their own. Love these guys <3 !

Jon F.

Verified review

I was super nervous about trusting anyone with my pup. Kristen put my nerves at ease. She’s so knowledgeable about animal behavior I found myself wanting to hire her to train Penny, not just walk her. Can’t say enough good things. Dog Wild is the best. Can’t rexommend enough.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Christina P.

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Ellen has been so great! My pets liked her immediately and didn't even bark at her. She takes my dog to the park for walks and visits with my cats. She has never missed a visit and she goes above and beyond her duties. If there is an accident, she handles it. She feeds everyone and takes care of the litter and even leaves me a log of what she has done for the day. She took out my trash and brought in my mail while I was gone and she is very trustworthy. I hope to have a long pet sitting relationship with her and our family :)

Gerald I.

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Ellen took care of our two dogs while we were out of town for a week. She is reliable, caring, and trustworthy. We were very pleased with the care she provided and plan to hire her in the future. Gerald

  • Carlsbad, CA

Carol S.

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Tricia is the consummate in-home dog sitter and dog walker. My husband and I, and our two adult Rhodesian Ridgebacks, easily give her five stars. We have used Tricia for multiple in-home overnight pet sits of a few days each and were very pleased. We came home to dogs that were happy, well-exercised, extremely well cared for, and a house that was in perfect order. Each day that we were gone, Tricia communicated with us by sending pictures of the dogs and a short message about their activities. As a result, we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves knowing that our dogs, and our house, were in excellent hands. Rhodesians, even well trained ones, are large, active dogs but Tricia handles them perfectly.

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I walk and run dogs, play with them and make sure that they get the most exercise. Also, I am good with dogs.

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The Dandy Dog Walker is a full-service dog walking and pet sitting company. We offer expert care to you and your pets, giving you peace of mind and the care that your pet deserves.

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I have a passion for animals and dogs in general. I myself have several pug mixes. I'm always reliable and able to work with any schedule you have when it comes to your animals. They are in trusted hands to ensure they get the exercise and attention they need while their parents are away at work or even on a business trip.

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I have been petsitting for a little over 3 years now and currently foster my own American Bulldog/ Pitbull mix. I have an experience with dogs over 5 years. Overall, I hope to make pet care not only affordable but convenient for you and your furry friend.

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I have two dogs and one cat myself. I have a chihuahua and a German Shepherd Lab mixed. I walk them everyday, sometimes twice a day. I give them baths, brush their teeth and cut their nails. Brushing your pet's teeth can be an option but cutting nails might not, unless I'm familiar with the pet.

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We have a 7 y/o Dobie who loves attention and his walks. We live in South La Mesa just in a very hilly area. If someone is up for a vigorous workout great but if not there is a nice flatter area you can drive to just 2 minutes from our house. Please let me know if someone might be interested and what rate would be for 2 days a week. Thanks, Dana
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