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Santa Monica Pet Boarders

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  • 12 years in business
  • 202 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel P.
Verified review

Karen is amazing - she is attentive, informative, and very considerate of the concerns I have as a pet owner. She introduced training tactics to me that will help me establish a respectful relationship with my dog. It's training that is beneficial for both me and my dog. I can't wait to continue the working relationship with her and Abby!

Dee Cee's Dog House
4.8
from 74 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie S.
Verified review

Dee Cee came to our apartment and within half an hour I saw immense improvement in the relationship between the dog and the cat. She gave us excellent advice and doesn't ask for repeat sessions. I really appreciated her forthcomingness in not giving us any promises but the promise that she was giving us the tools to succeed.

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Weatherwax Dog Training
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sue B.
Verified review

Roberts background is very impressive, that's why I chose him. Robert also has a unique style of training that I haven't seen before. Most importantly I'm getting the results and my pet isn't stressed, she's happy! If you want to have a loving and bonding relationship with your pet get a trainer. Finding a good trainer isn't easy. Save yourself from frustrating experiences and hirer the very best. You'll be extremely happy you chose Robert, I am!

  • 16 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Susan S.
Verified review

I boarded my dog for the 4th of July holiday with Superstars stellar home boarding and my dog had a great time playing in the yard and wading pool and was very well rested and calm when I picked him up. I liked that there was only one other dog there and I will definitely use them again.

SW K9 Rehab Inc., Non-Profit
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Helene P.
Verified review

Really helped with our out of control dog. Taught him (and then us) how to get him under control; sitting, staying etc. We boarded our dog for over two weeks while he was being trained. Dog seemed happy and wanting to work on the things he learned. We would definitely use them again.

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Angellily Pet Care
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill H.
Verified review

She is very caring. She loves working with your pets. Our dogs responded to her great training

The Speed Walking Dog
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Takeh B.
Verified review

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.

Pupparazzi Petcare
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Maria M.
Verified review

My dog Bambina usually suffers from separation anxiety, and in the care of Miki with Pupparazzi Pet care, she was so happy and relaxed she never realized i was away. Miki has a way with dogs and really understands them. I highly recommend !!!

Tails R Waggin'
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Karyn W.
Verified review

If you hire Susan Wolfe--Don't feel guilty leaving your pet at home when you go away for the day or an extended period of time! If our cats and dogs could talk they would tell you--Susan speaks their language! Susan always took great care of our pets (and property) when she lived here on the east coast. She was great with our special needs/older pug. Our cat loves her too! Thanks for everything Susan and good luck!

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Tracie's Pet Service
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
Verified review

Tracie took care of my cat and pet rat for a week while I was out of town. Both critters happy and healthy when I returned. Would definitely use again.

The Pet Whisperer
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Gail M.
Verified review

We used Randi to watch our dog at our house for a two week out of the country vacation. She was great! Texted us when anything came up, kept us apprised of anything going on with our dog, and also took great care of our house. When we returned from our vacation, our house was clean and neat and just the way we had left it. She followed our instructions to a "T in terms of both of our dog and our house. We had trouble getting home and had to return a day later, and she was flexible enough to be willing to stay with our dog one day more. I would highly recommend Randi for anyone looking for a pet sitter and in fact we will be using her again soon. Thank you.

Golden Days Pet Services
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie M.
Verified review

Golden Day Pet Services is like the Ritz-Carton for Dogs! Michael has the best customer service ever and my dog gets the royal treatment every time he stays the night! My dog Duke is so happy when I drop him off! Michael sends pictures, posts, and updates on Dukes daily activities. I know he is in good hands with Michael and I do not worry about his care when I am out of town. I highly recommend Golden Days Pet Services!!!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Liz K.
Verified review

What a wonderful experience we and our pet have had with Redondo Dog Walker and Petsetting! Highly recommend Natalie.

Kayla's Pet Care
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tom L.
Verified review

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 !!!!

Ana's Pet Sitting Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy A.
Verified review

Ana has been taking care of our cats and dogs for a few years and they love her. She is honest, responsible and reliable. I would highly recommend her for pet sitting and house sitting. Nancy

Whiskers, Tails and Mail
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Beth P.
Verified review

We have a 3 1/2 year old cat that is new (2 weeks) to our family. The vet suggested that the cat stay home and not be boarded while we are on a short trip. George (Wiskers, Tails and Mail) was very understanding of our situation. He took excellent care of our cat and her new environment (litter box, feeding area, etc.). George also kept me informed on her activities while we were away. Utilizing the services of Wiskers, Tails and Mail was a huge relief during our time away. I highly recommend George and his company as they really provide more then pet sitting. They also supply peace of mind for the owner. P.S. I ran out of time to have the mail stopped and at the last minute George stepped into collect the mail on a daily basis. What a life saver! George and Lorna, thanks for everything!

Furree Friends Pet Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ursula W.
Verified review

I have been using her services since my puppy was 6 months, and he is now 3 1/2 years old. She has been watching my dog for the past three years, and my dog is quite picky on what he likes and doesn't like! What I like the most about her services is that she is VERY flexible, many times I have last minute jobs, and she is ALWAYS readily available to take him in. I also enjoy that she sometimes has other small dogs for him to play with, but not where it is overwhelming like a doggie daycare (my dog likes to be just with one person or dogs similar to his sweet temperament). He always wags his tail when I drop him off, and is always happy to see her daughter (my dog loves kids). When I pick him up, he is always tired and passes right out once I leave to go back home, meaning he had fun and was busy while staying over. She also caters do his diet and bathroom regime. She makes sure that when you leave your dog with her, that your dog is treated the same way as you would treat him/her. I would highly recommend her services especially if your dog is picky and you want that more personal touch in a doggie day care service.

Eva’s pet sitting
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mandi B.
Verified review

I felt totally comfortable leaving my pets with Eva! I knew they were in good hands and with her knowledge about pet health (because of her career) put my mind even more at ease. I got pictures and text updates along the way which was awesome! My kittens love her! Definitely will be a repeat customer!! I don't think you'll find a person who loves cats more than her, even cats who don't belong to her :)

Aubree's Pet Sitting

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I do pet sitting. I have years of experience with dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, etc. I have a fond love for animals and am highly responsible and well recommended.

    About

    I am your new right arm. I will assist in your daily life as needed. A permanent live-in position is preferred, but short-term and one-time jobs are considered. We do it all.

    Taylor

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I love dogs and have some of my own. I would love to be a pet sitter. I am young and have a lot of free time.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How much does boarding a horse cost?

      Finding the right horse boarding location is a big step in a horse owner’s life. This will be the place your horse will live and where you will visit multiple times per week or even daily. The cost of horse boarding will depend on the level of service you desire, the location of the stables, and the luxury level of the property. Here are some examples of average horse boarding costs:

      • Overnight stabling: $30 per horse per night.
      • Partial boarding (owner feeds and mucks): $220 per horse per month, with a three-month commitment.
        • Administration of oral medication: $10 per dose.
        • Bandaging: $20 per event, plus cost of materials.
        • Trailering to vet if owner is unable: $25, plus $25 per hour to wait with horse.
      • Basic full boarding: $325-$350 per month per horse. Includes twice daily hay and daily stall cleaning.
        • Horse training: $20 per session.
        • Pasture turn out: $20 per session.
        • Blanketing: $1 per day/$30 per month.
        • Vet or farrier hold: $20. This means haltering the horse and standing with it as it receives treatment or shoeing.

      Where can I board my horse?

      You can board your horse at any barn or stable that provides horse boarding services. To find horse boarding near you, read reviews of area locations and speak with equestrian friends to find one with a solid reputation. Ideally, the location will be within a reasonable drive from your home or office. This is especially important if you are paying for partial boarding services and are responsible for feeding your horse and cleaning its stall each day. You may choose your boarding barn or stables based on the services they provide. Some offer more extensive amenities — at an added price — that reduce the amount of work you need to do to keep your horse comfortable. Consider whether you want training, blanketing, exercise and other perks in addition to standard offerings like hay and stable mucking. Your stable may have temperament requirements and proof that your horse has the proper vaccinations required by your state. This protects both your horse and the other horses in the stable. Many states require that locations offering horse boarding services have stable licenses that are renewed each year. Always be sure to enter into a clearly written boarding contract that will cover your horse and belongings in case of accident, and remember our tips for smart hiring.

      What is horse boarding?

      Horse boarding is like rental housing for your horse. Horse boarding is helpful for people who don’t have the space or the resources to install and maintain a stable on their property. A horse can be housed in a barn with other horses and receive the care they need. Owners can visit their horse for riding, grooming, training, etc. Horse boarding services may vary based on the company and the price. Some horse boarders may offer short-term boarding of 24 hours to several nights for people passing through an area, while most offer boarding by the month for horses whose owners live in the area. There is partial- and full-service boarding, which indicates how much of the work of feeding the horse and cleaning the stall is the responsibility of the owner rather than the boarding barn. For an added fee, horse boarding can also include grooming services, riding and training, medication administration, and more.

      To find the right boarding fit for you and your horse, make a list of your top priorities. These might include immediate access to riding trails, round-the-clock supervision, or a nearby or affiliated veterinarian. Always visit the site to learn exactly where your horse will be kept and whether the barn and grounds are in good condition. Read reviews, and always practice smart hiring. It’s also critical to sign the proper legal documents that protect both you and your horse, such as boarding agreements. Above all, make sure it seems like a place your horse will be comfortable between your visits.

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