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Escondido Humane Society - FREE PET SITTING VISIT w/adoptions!

Rancho Coastal Humane Society - adopt a dog, cat, or small pet here and we'll give you a free pet sitting visit or dog walk!

San Diego Humane Society - adopt a dog, cat, or small pet here and we'll give you a free pet sitting visit or dog walk!

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San Diego Pet Sitting, Dog Walking & Private Boarding

Zeyda - a Lab/Aussie/Shepherd mix shelter pet adoptee owned by Jo-Ann Friedman, owner

paw Welcome to Gotta Love'Em! Pet Care, a top quality pet sitting service specializing in in-home pet care for dogs, cats, birds, and other domestic family pets! PSI Accredited

paw Gotta Love'Em! is family-owned and operated by JoAnn Friedman, a former veterinary assistant, certified dog obedience instructor, pet nutrition specialist, and pet-owner!

paw Whether you're going on vacation for several weeks, or simply need someone to exercise your pet while you're at work, Gotta Love'Em! is your in-home pet care solution, completely tailorable to you and your pet's needs! With over 18 years of professional experience with dogs, cats, and small animals, and over 25 years of personal experience with animals & pets of all kinds, you can feel confident that your furry family members will receive only top notch pampering while you're away!


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Why Use A Professional Pet Sitter?

Kitty Benefits For Your Pets Dog
dot Individual and personal loving attention for each pet. dot No cages, bars, or confinement.
dot Not exposed to constant barking/noise of other animals. dot Less anxiety & stress due to change of surroundings.
dot No exposure to communicable diseases or parasites associated with kennels. dot Diet, feeding, and exercise routines remain regular and consistent.
dot Training continued to be enforced as usual. dot Usual contact with pet "siblings", if any.
dot Pets are happier and healthier by staying in their own homes, sleeping in their own beds, eating their own food, and living their usual routines.

Benefits For You
dot Peace of mind knowing your pets are happy, comfortable, & safe. dot Convenient - no check in/out times to adhere to.
dot Transporting your pets to and from a boarding facility eliminated. dot No imposing on friends or family.
dot Your home retains that "lived in" look with daily visits. dot Visits can be customized to your individual needs.
dot Cost savings to you over boarding facility rates. dot Provides exercise and mental stimulation decreasing behavioral issues.

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Areas of Service

Chula Vista
Del Mar
El Cajon
Imperial Beach
La Jolla

La Mesa
Lemon Grove
Mission Beach
National City
North Clairemont

San Diego
San Marcos
Solana Beach
Sorrento Valley
Spring Valley
Universal City

What Some of Our Clients Are Saying...

"Thanks for the wishes, and thank you for all the times you took care of the kitties!!!! You were the best pet sitter ever!!!" - Carin - Cardiff, CA

"I can't even begin to tell you how nice it is to come home and have Cleo here, happy, relaxed and normal! She used to be a nervous wreck when we would bring her home from the kennel, hoarse from barking. Plus, she would have had to stay in the kennel an extra night because we flew home too late to have picked her up that night. Seeing her wagging her tail and running to grab a toy and acting the same as she does every day when we come home is priceless. We are so completely sold on your service ...and couldn't be happier about it!" - Suzanne & Jason, Romoland

"I wanted to thank you for doing an excellent job in taking care of Cole and Jade. We were home by 6pm on Sunday and the kitties were very contented. I am still firming up our plans for the weekend so I will let you know ASAP if and when we will need a pet sitter..." - Rhonda - Escondido, CA

"[We] will be going out of town for a couple of days next week and were hoping to use your companies services again. We were very happy with Melissa's work last time and would love to use her again... thanks very much!" - Tina - Vista, CA

"Jeanna provided very good care to our dogs. One of our dogs is a little (ok a lot) hyper and Jeanna had no problems with him at all. All medications were provided to our pets and when we returned they were sad that Jeanna wasn't coming back. They missed her! Thank you! Great service!" - Bill - Lake Elsinore, CA

"JoAnn was such a loving, pet savvy sitter - we loved having her come take care of our four dogs, and three cats! We have used other sitters in the past, but none have shown us such professionalism as she did. We knew what everyone was up to through her daily texts and email updates which was a great peace of mind to us. We were very comfortable knowing they were in good hands and well taken care of. We will use no one else now! Thank you Jo!" - Allison & Ted Armosa - Escondido, CA

"Anne-Marie was an absolute delight! I couldn't have hoped for a nicer and more conscientious person to take care of my kitties. I have no complaints whatsoever. Thanks for taking the time to write and check on things! I definitely will want Anne-Marie the next time we go away." - Kim - Lake Elsinore, CA

"I would like to take this opportunity to say that I was very pleased with your services and would recommend them. Daylene did an excellent job and appreciate all her help. Hawn and Utah were well taken care of. Again, thanks for the services." - Brad - Lake Elsinore, CA

"We?re very happy with the pet care our cats have been getting. Everything was in order when we got home, and Jennifer always leaves a note, which is much appreciated." - Laura - Rancho Bernardo, CA

From what Millie and Tina (cats) told me - Jenn did a great job caring for them. She was very personable when we met her, and appeared to be a caring and responsible person. Overall we were very pleased." - Marilyn - Escondido, CA

"When I got home this trip, Bob and Alice were so happy to see me. Usually, they would have turned their backs on me, at least initially, but not this time :-). Overall no problems! Thanks." - Janis - Oceanside, CA

"Haley seemed to have been very well taken care of! We appreciate you making it work for us on such a busy Holiday! Michelle was great!" - Katie - San Diego, CA

"We have been very happy with the service that you provided to us. We have a elderly dog with hip problems and on medication, and we have felt very comfortable leaving him in Jeanna's care. My husband was very hesitant to use a service, but after meeting Jeanna and the great care she has given he has been won over. We have already scheduled a cruise knowing that Jeanna will be available to take care of our pets." - Warren - Lake Elsinore, CA

"Daylene did a great job. We were very pleased. She took care of the critters once before; with very good results. Ann-Marie was also very good. They are both very proactive. An example of which is Daylene wasn't available for our first trip, and provided us with alternate names. She then followed up to ensure we had found someone. Thank you!" - Cynthia - Lake Elsinore, CA

"I really appreciated all the messages Ambyr left for me on my cell phone during our trip. It helped us enjoy the trip without worrying about the dogs. As you know, I was quite nervous leaving both my house and my dogs with a stranger, but Ambyr was great and really helped relieve our nervousness. We came home to two healthy and happy dogs, and our house was well taken care of. Thank-you for all that you've done and I'm sure we will use your service many times in the future." - Janet, Wildomar

"As usual, Jennifer did a great job. Casey was relaxed, comfortable and happy. I really appreciate being able to find a company I can trust to care for my doggy, and in my own home - it's so much less stressful than a kennel, for Casey. Thanks again," - Vicky - Escondido, CA

"[We] couldn't be happier with the wonderful job that Nancy does in caring for our two dogs. Nancy is a very pleasant, thoughtful companion for our "kids", and we leave them in her hands knowing they will be well attended to. We have confidence in her unlike previous experiences with kennels, sitters, etc. You can bet we will be faithful clients whenever the need comes up in the future!" - Don & Paulette, Murrieta

"As far as we could tell everything was great. It was wonderful being at my daughter?s wedding and not having to wonder about my boys. Erin seems like a really sweet person who cares a lot for animals. We warned her that Reo would sit on a chair until I came home (which he did) so she tried to trick him that his food was treats to get him to eat. Thanks so much !!!!!!" - Lynn - San Diego, CA

"You guys have the best service EVER!!! I think you are a godsend, and I can't believe I survived without your services. Please put my comments in your testemonials sections and please take pictures of my monsters(dogs) for your list of happy campers."- Darian, Wildomar

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