Like us, many pets require prescribed medications in order to prevent, control or improve their health condition. Whether your pet has recently been neutered, diagnosed with an illness, or just needs its monthly heartworm medication, our sitters are available to make sure your pet gets their regular dose.
5 Star YELP Review
You guys are the Best!!!! Never I had left my 3 dogs to anyone.... but after this experience.... Yoo-hoo guys are the ones I will call to take care of my pups!!!!thanks again for the peace of mind!
5 Star YELP Review
I have a 7.5 year old Minpin mix who has severe separation anxiety. Two years ago I was referred to Santa Monica Paws as my sitter backed out the day before I was scheduled to leave on a work trip for a number of days. After much messaging with Theresa, I agreed to let them care for my dog. We had not even met to that point, but they were highly recommended, so I reluctantly dropped my dog (Dalton) off on my way out of town. Not sure if it was harder on Dalton or myself! Theresa knew how anxious I was and continuously send me pictures and a narrative of how he was while I was away. Yes, it was hard for Dalton, but he eventually relaxed and did very well, as did I. Fast forward 2 years and work needed me out of town last minute for 2 night with no advanced warning. I could not remember Santa Monica Paws, or Theresa's name, so I panicked! Fortunately, I remembered and messaged them. They remembered Dalton agreed to sit for him again! This made me feel better as Dalton remembers everyone he meets and I knew he would be upset, but having been with them before would make it easier on both of us.
When I dropped him off, he did remember them and jumped right out of the car! When he realized I was not getting out, he was anxious, but his stay went very well and he calmed down soon after. As before, I received many updates and pictures. I cannot say how totally impressed with Santa Monica Paws I am. Truly amazing people and very caring about the pets they sit. I would not hesitate to use their services again and highly suggest that if you need a reliable, caring and thoughtful sitter, walker, trainer, etc, please Do allow them the opportunity to assist you. -Larry Nelson and Dalton
5 Star YELP Review
To begin with I have a very high maintenance dog. He gets separation anxiety as well as a cancer survivor. So finding someone that I trust with my dog is a really big deal. Especially, because I've devoted approximately 45 months saving his life and returning him to health from one of the most aggressive cancers.
I live very far away in OC. But my dear friend recommended Theresa. I spoke to her on the phone and she was very knowledgeable about my breed which is a Coton de Tulear as well as issues with health and separation anxiety. The first 24 hours was a little concerning because he would not eat or drink. However, Theresa Continued to communicate which is so important. I saw photos of him laying next to Brad as well as being walked. Videos hearing how she was speaking to my very sensitive dog. I let her know he needs bottled water or filtered water. Much to my relief Brad sent a video of Oliver drinking lots of water.
They continue to keep the lines of communication open about his eating and drinking.
I had her check his eyes because if there was anything serious I knew that's where it would show. In the video she sent me he looked happy and cared for.
It was a little challenging dropping off and picking up Oliver because I live so far. She gave me an extra 30 minute grace period which was needed for dealing with traffic.
My feeling is Brad and Theresa are a very good team and very knowledgeable in caring for dogs. Another thing I really appreciated. My dog is always immaculate. When I picked him up he was just as clean as when I dropped him off.
If I lived closer I would probably use them more often.
I would definitely recommend them as well as use them again in the future. Theresa and Brad both showed my dog a lot of love and care.
5 Start YELP Review
Theresa is amazing with my cats Catalina and Murph. She cared for them lovingly and sent me very detailed updates and was very responsive. I am so happy to have found her and her team and I will keep calling them whenever I leave town.
Jul 14, 2019
Theresa and Brad were amazing! They boarded our 6 month old Rodesian Ridgeback Puppy and house sat for us in our guest house, and we returned to a neat and clean home but most importantly, our pup seemed so happy and his training was accelerated exponentially. Theresa (and Brad!) were consistent communicators, always replied promptly and went above and beyond in the care of Meru. They are now our go-to! Highly recommended!
Jun 19, 2019
Drop in Visits
Theresa was extremely attentive to our cat, Tiger. She was prompt, communicative, and sent many detailed photos ensuring we knew he was well-fed, played with, and cared for. We will be reserving her as a sitter for Tiger again!
May 9, 2019
Always a pleasure to have to watch lily. Our go to whenever we are out of town!
Jan 20, 2019
Theresa was our first Rover sitter and we are very happy with how things went. She watched our cat and dog for the evening and we came home to two very happy fur-babies. She took the time to understand each of their needs, gave some guidance on how to improve behaviors, sent plenty of pictures while we were out, and overall I felt secure with leaving my loved ones at home with her. We look forward to having Theresa watch Rosey and Otto again.
Dec 31, 2018
Having Theresa take care of Diggles was great! From the initial meet & greet to the end of the stay, she was professional, caring, and communicative. It was great getting regular updates on how things were going along with photos and video, making everything stress-free. I highly recommend her and would ask for her help again!
Nov 25, 2018
Drop In Visits
Theresa has been a godsend since we moved to LA and needed someone new to watch our kitty. She’s helped us out a handful of times now and we know our boy is in good hands with her! We look forward to the report card updates and photos- Linus isn’t friendly with everyone but he seems to really love her which is comforting when we’re away. Can’t recommend her enough!
Jul 11, 2018
Theresa and Brad are unparalleled as trainers, dog behavioral specialists, and dog sitters. They have now watched our dog Lola 3 times, the last time for almost three weeks while we were on vacation. Lola has some behavioral issues we wanted help with, and Theresa and Brad have been very helpful trainers, correcting her behavior, sending us constant feedback, and giving us tips on how we should respond. They both have extensive knowledge and expertise on dog behavior, so we trust our pup with them for extended periods of time. And if they don’t know something, they will study it and give you a thorough answer! We’ll be working with Theresa and Brad for training on an ongoing basis, and they will definitely be our regular dog sitters, too! And to top it off, they are wonderful people and truly love our dog while we are away. Highly recommended!
Apr 19, 2018
I needed to board Dalton when an emergency business trip came up. A rep from the Rover office helped me locate Theresa and I accepted the offer, although I was terrified. I have never left my dog with someone I did not know. She kept in constant contact with me, sending pictures, etc. This really helped me and it seems Dalton had a good time too. I will definitely use her/Rover in the future!
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