We used What's Up Dog for the first time and had a wonderful experience. Our little girl came home with a bit of a hangover from playing so hard with Silvia's dog Addy.
My wife, Kathy, planned and booked a wonderful anniversary trip to Hawaii for us. The big hurdle was finding someone whom we felt we could trust to take care of our long haired chihuahua Charley while we were gone. After seeing the 5 Star Rating and reading a number of reviews regarding What's Up Dog Pet-Sitting Services on Yelp, Kathy decided to contact Sylvia. After meeting her we both were left with a really good feeling. Sylvia just exudes competence and professionalism. She is bonded and insured and brought over documentation to prove that, along with glowing reviews of her service during a free meet-and-greet with us and Charley. We felt really comfortable after that meeting and hired her to take care of our dog for the eight days we were going to be gone. 5 Stars doesn't begin to tell you how good she is. She was so patient with Charley regarding gaining his trust over the time we were gone. Sylvia provided daily updates for us with pictures and video's of Charley as well as maps of where they walked each day. We never had to worry a single moment about him receiving the very best care. In addition, Sylvia did lots of extras at the house while she was there like taking care of the mail, feeding the fish, etc. She is so good that even after you get home you're not going to want her to stop coming over! Can't say enough great things about Sylvia, just know this--if you need someone who will love and care for your dog as though they were her own--you won't find anyone better!
We had to leave our home for 48 hours for tenting and fumigation so we were happy to leave our dog Molly with Silvia for those few days. Molly had a warm, loving home with other friendly dogs to visit with during those 2 days.
When we picked her up, she was happy to see us but would have just as happily stayed with Silvia and What's Up Dog!
It was a relief to not have to worry about our dog's comfort and well being; we will use Silvia again whenever we need to go somewhere overnight without Molly.
Silvia provided much more than the standard boarding care. We received several photos and updates while our Beagle was in her care. She gave her extra TLC and made sure Lucy was happy in her temporary home. We'll definitely use Silvia in the future and highly recommend her services. Thank you, Silvia!
My puppies must have had a wonderful time at Silivia's, because I'm not sure they are glad to be home. She sent pictures and the puppies looked happy and relaxed. Silivia did a great job and we will use her again.
Both our dogs had a great time! We had a great vacation and I know our dogs did also. Sylvia took great care of our dogs, and were very accommodating to our open vacation schedule. The daily picture updates were awesome and there is no doubt they will be back again!
Our dog, Inca, is like our child and for the first time we felt very comfortable leaving her while we go on vacation. Silvia has a wonderful family and home and treated Inca like she was part of her family! Silvia was very respectful and did a great job with our long list of commands (we are very peculiar about that). We received lots of pictures and updates throughout the stay. Inca got plenty of playtime and exercise, too. I would not hesitate to recommend Silvia as a pet sitter for anyone. Thank you, Silvia!
Silvia starts off with a serious meet & greet. She has a detailed notebook that includes her background information, all about her family and her dog sitting business. Then, she slowly and easily introduced my dog to her home, her dog and it feels very natural and comfortable. Within minutes, Wrigley is relaxed and exploring her backyard. She takes her business of caring for my precious pet very seriously and I really liked that. But, she was also flexible with us when we wanted to pick up Wrigley to play at Huntington Dog Beach for an afternoon (which is very convenient to the location of her home). I would recommend Silvia to anyone! I will use her services again. We got to enjoy a week...some with our dog and some time without....which was a perfect vacation in our minds!
My wife and I decided to head to go on a last minute trip, and we were in need of a good dog boarder. I emailed Silvia and she got back to me within 15 minutes. We set up a meet and greet for later that day, and it went very well. Silvia absolutely loves dogs, and it was very apparent the minute you show up at her house. My two male dogs immediately felt very comfortable with her. While the boys were being boarded, Silvia provided several pictures eachday from the dog walks as well as the boys lounging around. When I picked them up, you could tell they played a lot, and that they had a wonderful time. I highly recommend Silvia, and I will continue to use her in the future!
This was my first time with Silvia. My dogs are my babies, they get better treatments than any human being. I do not trust them with any stranger, but Silvia made me feel very conformable. her communication before, while and after boarding is amazing. Her house is very dog friendly, backyard is great for gods, she has all toys and crates available. Her house is hardwood floor so you know it is clean. While my dogs were staying with her, she sent updates, pictures and in constant communication which brought a big smile to my face and made the trip easier while I was away from my babies. I would recommend her services and will trust her with my babies.
My yellow lab, Chloe, had her first dog vacation stay with Silvia over the long Easter weekend. Silvia's house is very dog friendly with a great backyard and 2 friendly resident dogs. Silvia took such good care of my dog, with daily walks and visits to the park. She sent me several pictures which assured me my Chloe girl was doing fine and having a vacation of her own. I would absolutely recommend Silvia (& will) to care for your dog(s). Thank you Silvia! - Tracey and Chloe
I am very impressed and so pleased with how Silvia accepted my dog as one of her own. She updated me through out the day and sent a video! Loved it! Made my day.
Dano, our 9 year old Golden Retriever boy had a wonderful doggy vacation with Silvia and her family. Not only is Silvia an awesome dog person, her whole family welcomed Dano. We received photos of the family members giving Dano belly rubs and hugs. He had walks, play and lots of attention. The family dog, Coco, is also a lovely hostess and she and Dano hung out together. Dano is an extremely social guy and it was clear to us in the pictures and in the descriptions and annecdotes regularly sent by Silvia that he was enjoying himself and was never lonely. If Dano could talk I know he'd be telling me that he should go back to Silvia's house the next time that his family has to travel. I would definitely recommend What's Up Dog as the finest of doggie retreats. We'll be back!
Silvia was an amazing hostess!! Two days before I was leaving town my dog sitter had to back out I had no idea what I was going to do. I contacted Silvia and she set up a meet and greet right away. I have a Sharpei/bulldog mix which is a tough breed and a bit sketchy around unknown people, however Silvia was very patient and within a very short period of time they got along great!! She stayed in contact with me, sent photos and I felt very at ease!
My husband Chris and I have a 10 month old morkie named "Pepper". We tried many different pet boarding facilities, but were not comfortable leaving our puppy in a cage, alone overnight. Then we found Silvia. We went to Big Bear and left our Pepper with Silvia from Friday to Tuesday. Silvia is warm, friendly, loving and caring! We immediately loved Silvia and the true test was that Pepper loved her too! We highly recommend "What's Up Dog" and would not leave our dog anywhere else.