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Santa Cruz Dog Day Carers

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Alpha K-9 Academy
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marnie S.
Verified review

Tammy worked wonders with my dog. She came to my house and picked him up. Now that he's spent time with him she will work with my dog and me. She is very knowledgeable and great with dogs

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Nu Pawspective
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dianne G.
Verified review

We have been sending our dog to Susan at Nu Pawspective for about a year now. Susan is an intelligent trainer with a "dog whisperer" instinct for dogs. Our dog loves going with Susan every day and always comes home exhausted and happy. We are thankful to have someone whom we trust to care for our dog as much as Susan does.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Judy H.
Verified review

Christina hasn't yet started with my puppy, but I was very impressed with her when we met. Her references were stellar and I'm looking forward to having her help take care of my puppy!

The Heart of Caregiving
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Susan V.
Verified review

I had a meet & greet with Sonia yesterday; she brought her "pack" of dogs to meet my dog, who is sometimes aggressive toward other dogs. Sonia really seems to know her stuff, and gave me great advice on dealing with my dog!! And he behaved pretty well around all her dogs, thanks to her coaching! I was impressed!

Pet Care Services
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Niloo B.
Verified review

She was very understanding and knew how to handle our crazy husky. :) She cared so much and always sent pictures. She even bought a leash for us since our dog ripped the leash up. Stella walked our dog every day and gave him some wet food that we never gave him. Thank you so much!!!

Laura's Pet Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ivo I.
Verified review

Laura was extremely professional and took really good care of my pet.

Pet Walker and Sitter
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rajani B.
Verified review

We would highly recommend Andrew as a pet care-giver in the Bay Area. He proved himself to be extremely responsible, trustworthy and professional. We were very happy with the services he provided. He was required to provide care for our 7 year old lab-mix, Rusty. A big dog who needs a lot of exercise. The schedule required 3 day-time visits, at 8am, 12:30pm and again at 5pm, to walk, feed and play with our dog, over the two-week period that we were away. Andrew is obviously very comfortable around animals and our dog loved him. We had other arrangements for overnight care, however, Andrew did everything we asked of him and after our initial meetings with him, my husband and I were very comfortable with his ability to be conscious of the security of our home during these visits. Our dog was very, well taken care of during our absence. We will definitely hire him again, whenever the need arises.

Bay Area Dog Walkers
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stacie N.
Verified review

Craig is amazing he connects with my dogs. Yes he takes them out for exercise, but he also learns about each individual dog and understands their needs. I’ve been a client for over 12 years and had foster dogs as well as my own from puppy to senior. He’s worked with and built relationships and trust with my fear aggressive female or does not trust humans except kids, and doesn’t care for all dogs. In essence, it’s important to understand her, so that you can catch cues when she’s overwhelmed or needs a timeout. I also have a fear retreat male that Craig has built a relationship with so that my dog trusts him. I also have a puppy that is clingy and can become over stimulated that Craig has taken the time to work with. I also had two beagles that Craig was amazing with. Currently, I have 2 ridgebacks and a beagle that go out daily with Craig. Craig has also taken out my foster dogs on occasion. When my dogs come home, they are exhausted. Craig is also flexible when I need to cancel or have an emergency he’s available and understanding. He’s done overnights with my dogs and I can leave on vacation and not worry about them. Even when I had surgery, Craig came and got the dogs to ensure they were exercised and exhausted so that when I got home I could rest. He has keys to my home and trust him. The one thing that sticks with me, is Craig’s compassion- it was Sunday and he has a big family of his own, but I was having a home euthanasia, I called Craig and he came and got my other 3 dogs and took them for 5 hours so that I could spend the last hours alone with my senior. Craig would have kept my other 3 longer, but I needed them home as the euthanasia was hard on me. Craig is part of our family, and he cares about my dogs and when there are certain requests he obliges whether it’s making sure my senior boy doesn’t jump down. Or when one of my dogs was on limited activity and crate rest, Craig would make sure to take him potty in my yard on a leash before or after he took the other 2.

Small Paws Big Love
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

The team at Small Paws Big Love was so accommodating and so understanding when we introduced them to our rather nervous mini dachshunds. They took the time to meet with us on multiple occasions to make sure everyone felt good about moving forward, and now our dogs love them! They are so responsive and also take care of the details when they see that something needs to be taken care of at home (ex: they notice when we forget to leave the radio on for the pups, and they'll turn it on). Love working with them and would highly recommend them!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kshetrajna R.
Verified review

It has been excellent to have Caitlin take care of our dog. She has been extremely flexible to accommodate a lot of our last minute requests and my dog loves to visit her and her dogs :).

Purr-fection Pet Care
3.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
John H.
Verified review

Julie is a thoughtful and caring person who keeps the best interest of her clients in mind at all times. She is trustworthy and a pleasure to work with. I trust her with my three dogs and would not have it any other way!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I can do overnight stays with dogs. I volunteer for WOOF Animal Rescue, and 10% of my income will go to this organization for fundraising.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Hi, there! I am a stay-at-home mom (to a baby and a two-year old dog) with over 12 years of dog-caring experience. I offer dog walking and sitting at very competitive rates. Are you worried about your dog at home while you are working long hours? My female havanese and I can help.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I provide individual care for your dogs. I have over 50 years of experience with dogs and their care. I am dependable, as well as responsible. I would love to have someone like me to help with my pets!

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I walk, feed, clean, and bath dogs. I sit dogs at home. I have 10 years of experience. I worked for the shelter of San Jose and Vac Rocker Hospital.

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I get the work done, and do it with care and simplicity.

  • New on Thumbtack
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If you need help with pet care, dog walking, pet sitting, house cleaning from a trusted, respectful and caring professional, then I am your girl! Our pets get lonely during the day and would love a little extra attention to get them through that time when you are away. I would come to your home and give them love and care, walk and play with your dog(s), clean up any mess they made, brush, feed and provide water too, if requested. Cats don't like to be walked, but I offer the above services for them as well. Rats, hamsters, birds, snakes, and fish, I've had them all and know how to care for them. I offer housecleaning services as well. Sometimes just the company of someone in the home is good enough for your pet.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Dogs and cats have always found a special place in my heart. All through life I have always found comfort in my dogs and cats. Grooming, walking, and overnight care for the animals are my greatest passion.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have two wonderful dogs at the moment (beagles), but I would like to earn some extra money besides the money I earn from doing chores. I am comfortable walking and taking care of all dogs, but I preferred those who are potty and/or crate trained. I am in high school, but I am a great caretaker. I love walking and playing with dogs, and I will even groom your dog! I love all kinds of dogs, so I will take care any kind. Contact me if you're interested. I have walked and taken cared of dogs around my neighborhood, so I have tons of practice.

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Are you taking a little trip and don't wanna leave your pooch in a kennel? Do you have a busy work schedule but still want him to get the exercise that it needs? I've got you covered for all your puppies' needs. I have great experience with dogs and flexible hours.

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Outstanding service. One-on-one attention. Business background. I love the out doors and love to exercise and play with all breeds of dogs.

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