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Dog exercise helps solve:
  • separation anxiety
  • obesity
  • behavior problems
Someone to care when you can't be there 

Is your dog overweight? Is your pet alone for long stretches of time? Does your dog chew things up in your home when you leave?
Is your pet a runner - or more the stroll and sniff sort? My private dog walks are perfect for the pet who needs "their own space". Each dog gets the kind of exercise they need and the one-on-one personal attention to suit their individual needs. As an animal lover and a dog & cat owner, I know how hard it is to find someone I trust to care for my pets so I decided to turn my love for dogs into my business and help other dog owners. 

I can supply many references, I am a member of APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers), I attended ABC (Animal Behavior College) and I am certified in Pet CPR and First Aid. I have had a background check and have a police permit and business license in Santa Monica & I have a 5-Star rating on yelp.
Why Choose Me?

I have had dogs my entire adult life, I currently have an 14 year old mix that I adopted 10 years ago. I walk several dogs on a regular basis plus several that are periodic walks when their people are on vacation or have a particularly busy time.  I walk and love dogs of all breeds, all sizes and all ages. I specialize in private dog walks because I want each dog to get the kind of exercise and one-on-one personal attention they need.  My one-on-one approach allows me to create a strong bond with my doggie clients so I can keep "mom & dad" updated on what their baby is doing.  Every day I leave a note describing our adventures that day and telling you if your baby pooped/peed, if his/her energy level was high/low or normal and giving you a general overview of how he/she was feeling that day.

I'm different than the majority of Los Angeles area dog walkers who walk dogs in packs. Those dogs spend a lot of their "walk time" getting jostled around in a car while other dogs get picked up and dropped off and then standing around while other dogs stop to smell, take bathroom breaks or just rest.  I walk your dog  alone or with 1 or 2 others in your neighborhood (no car and no waiting for others) and I tailor our walks to suit your dog’s individual needs, whether that is a long walk with lots of play for a young active dog or a slow walk with lots of rests and snuggles for the older dogs.

I have also had cats my whole life and I currently have 2 adopted senior cats that I have had for 15 & 16 years.  I have given subcutaneous fluids for a cat with kidney failure, I fed a cat through a feeding tube while she recovered from hepatitis and I cared for a cat recovering from surgery to remove a tumor by his eye. 

You can rest assured that while you are busy with life's hectic schedule, I will treat your pet with the same love I give to my own.  Your pet will get plenty of one-on-one attention so they have an enjoyable exercise, play and socialization time. I take this responsibility very seriously because I know what it's like to trust someone else to take care of my fur babies.


To start, I will come to your house at your convenience for a FREE/ NO OBLIGATION in home interview to meet and get acquainted with your dog (and you of course). We can then work out a schedule that suits you and your dog's needs.

My Extra Caring Services Include:        
Daily Love & Play Time
Dog Walks, Exercise Runs or Hikes 
Pet Taxi for Trips to the Vet or Groomer
Personal Shopping for:               Medications,Food,Treats or Toys 
Cat Visits
Call Me:  310/387-5241
Email Me: carole@pet-assistant.com
Boredom and lack of exercise are the main reasons for behavior problems in dogs.      A good dog walker is the solution!

Dogs get bored and unhappy sitting inside all day. They want to be out running, playing, exploring and socializing.                   
A good dog walker is the solution!

Lack of exercise is the primary cause of obesity in dogs.                          
A good dog walker is the solution!
Problem Solved
Tired dogs are happy dogs!