Sandy Paws Pet Sitting & PositiveTraining

Sandy Paws Pet Sitting & PositiveTraining

5.0 (3)
14 years in business

About this pro

Hello my name ia Sandy Devine. I am a certified dog trainer through Animal Behavior College 2011. My devotion to to all that concerns the happiness and wellness of animals is my life's passion. I love spending as much time with animals as I possibly can. When I'm with your pets weather I'm pet sitting, training, or just having fun time I am absolutly focused on and connected with them. I am very good at whatever encounters I have with animals because I love doing it!

I chose the petcare industry as my profession because I love interacting with animals in a loving way. When I'm providing a pet service it's so exciting to me. Making new friends and forming a speacial bond with them makes my world go round. I'm so lucky to have part in all that I can that involves animals.

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Vista, CA 92083
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3 Reviews


  • Adam Kramer

    Excellent Service over the past year and a half. Sandy communicates really well and always takes photos of the walks her and Abby go on. I would recommend to anyone looking for a reliable dog walker.

  • Jennifer Kroll

    Honest, Loyal, Communicates great, kind, fun and most importantly attentive to our pooches. They enjoy Sandy taking care of them.

  • Jeannie B

    Over the last 15 years Sandy has stayed at our house and cared for all 3 of our dogs. She is knowledgeable regarding their needs and most of all trustworthy which is so important. Bonus fun to get daily updates with pics of dogs happy while we are gone. Our pups have absolutely loved her. She is reliable and organized.

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Set a time for a phone coversation to discuss the needs of the potetial client and to comuticate to the client what my services incude. Discuss my experience with animals and my background in animal care. Set up a time to meet and greet with the client and their pet(s). Schedual time and dates of arrival and departure. In closeing dicuss fees for my services.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a certified dog trainer through Animal Behavior College 2011 that has has given me an education in understanding animal behaviors and how to apply that in my life with animals. I also have a lifetime of education through experience. I started pet sitting 14 years ago for friends. Then I got referals from those friends and so It goes. Pet sitting is my favorite service of all that I provide. It's like being on vacation with new's fun!

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

My services:

Dog walks

Must be within a reasonable distance

*1/2 hr $25

*1 hr $35

Overnight stays

depending on the number of and type of pet Per night includes one 1/2 hr walks and lots of love and attention


Drop in Visits

includes feedings, administration of medications, limited grooming, playtime, walks, and most requests

1 hr $30

2 hrs $45

For overnight sitting with a minimum of 3 nights I can travel more up to 50miles.

How did you get started in this business?

Since I was young I have always loved animals. Dogs, hamsters, rats, birds... I've had the pleasure of them all! Rescuing the neighbors dogs, or so I thought, was my job. As I got older I started sitting all my friends pets when they would go on vacations. And 10 years ago when I  got certified as a dog trainer I of coarse incorcporated pet sitting and dog walking.

What types of customers have you worked with?

Mostly I work with families and their pets. But I have and do care for people in roomate situations and single people too. All my clients love their petss so much! And they show it by keeping them home while they're away to provide a comfortable and familiar environment while being cared for by a qualified, experienced and loving speacialist. Thats me!

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Last weekend I was on vacation...I mean sitting for 3 Terrier mix pups. We had such a fun weekend. Going to the park, taking pictures, basking in the sun and playing. I always incorporate a little basic training throughout our visits. They are all at different levels with in their skills but that what makes it fun. My buddies always remember me and get so excited no matter how long it's been. It's so great! 

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

I'd think they would hire me. I am a pro. I have long  relations  with my regular clients. I am experienced and educated in my area of expertise. Mostly they know they can trust in my care for their pets above and beyond.

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Ask about their credentials, years of experience in what and how they came to be a qualified in the pet care industry. Are references avalible. Requst permission for a background check if still needed.