Fudgy Lipschitz (the really sweet poodle)
Dear Ruth Ann, Thank you so much for sending Nanny Marilyn to my house. We had a wonderful time today and I look forward to playing and having massages again, very soon! Mommy and Daddy are VERY HAPPY to have Nanny Marilyn come into our lives. You were so right -- she is a perfect new best friend for me !! I like the fact that Nanny Marilyn has no chores to do in the house and she can just let me sit on her lap and play with my toys with her all day -- my kind of woman! Thanks again and we will be in touch soon. I hope my Mommy and Daddy will be well enough to get away for a day at least once a month. They are very happy tonight just thankful that I will be in such good care. Thanks again -- take care. Love
Laguna Niguel, CA
We love our friends at OC Pet Companions and are fortunate to have been clients for almost three years. Our pet sitters are very devoted to caring for pets and have been wonderful in providing such to each member of my four legged family, Shih Tzu’s Emma Grace, Winston and Annabelle and feline Isabella.
In addition, they have been a great source of pet care information directly and through their website. My kids always look forward to seeing their pet sitters and enjoy their nice long walks and lots of quality play time. I have also relied on OC Pet Companions for overnight services and appreciate having someone stay at the house. I trust OC Pet Companions completely, the kids are happier being home rather than boarding, Isabella is not alone and they all love the extra attention. I highly recommend OC Pet Companions and so will your pet.
Aliso Viejo, CA
We have been using OC Pet Companions for almost two years now. We recently moved to California so not knowing anyone made us very nervous about who would take care of our pups while we were away. I cannot express how lucky and how happy we are to have found OC Pet Companions.
Ruth Ann runs a very professional, yet very down-to-earth and personal business. It never feels like we are dealing with a "business" in that it always feels like we are dealing with friends or family who truly care about the pets they care for. Several of Ruth Ann's people have taken care of our pets and we have always been very happy and impressed with each and every one of them. Another aspect of OC Pet Companions that we highly value, and have taken full advantage of (THANK YOU Ruth Ann!) is their ability to work around our schedule and respond quickly.
I could not provide a higher recommendation that what I would give for OC Pet Companions, I love what they do for us and our pups. As long as we are in Orange County, Ruth Ann and her team will have our business.
I've been using OC Pet Companions (Marge, Lynn and Carrie) since I brought Trixie home at 3 months. Trixie just turned 2, and is still a bundle of energy) and still has her daily visits with the girls (along with her best friend Molly!) Everyone at OC Pet Companions is a delight to work with. They are flexible and responsive and do their best to make themselves available for last minute requests or schedule changes. They give me daily updates on the girls and always ensure we know of any issues or concerns.
When Trixie had emergency surgery, they all checked in with concern and took great care to work through her restrictions during recovery. The girls love their daily walks, in fact I've been home on occasion when OC Pet Companions arrive, and Molly and Trixie are so excited to be with their pals that they hardly give me a second glance! It's obvious how much Marge, Lynn and Carrie enjoy spending time with Trixie and Molly. They know all their funny little idiosyncrasies- and it's clear to us that they really know our girls. It makes it much easier being away for the day, knowing there will be someone coming to visit that gives them lots of love and affection!! Our friends tease us about how spoiled our dogs are, with their daily visits - but we wouldn't have it any other way!
We are so happy to have OC Pet Companions! We have used them numerous times for our two Chihuahuas - and it works out so well! Our dogs get to stay at home where they are comfortable and happy, and the pet sitters come here to feed and walk our dogs. This leads to less stress than when we have to take our dogs to the kennel or vet. They aren't exposed to other dogs that may be sick. We always get notes telling us how the dogs were each day, whether they played or walked or both, the normal issues we expect with our dogs strange eating habits. We trust OC Pet Companions with our treasured pets.
Mission Viejo, CA
I have been asked to give a testimonial about OC Pet Companions. I am happy to report that for many years we have been devoted to our Pet sitter, Joan S. She is a kind and honest woman who shows total devotion to our golden retriever. There are daily emails with photos taken and sent which give us a wonderful sense of being connected to our doggie while we are far away. I trust Joan S implicitly and in all situations, I trust her judgment. It is easy to reach Ruth Ann, phone calls and emails are promptly returned. We would have missed out of town weddings and even a silver wedding party if not for our wonderful pet sitter. Very sincerely,
Portola Hills, CA
We've used OC Pet Companions to pet sit our dog, Cody, whom we consider a member of our family. We were delighted with the experience. We felt much more comfortable leaving Cody at home while we were away, than had we left him at a pet hotel. He, too, was much happier with this arrangement -- being able to stay in familiar surroundings. We were provided with daily updates by phone, and when we returned home there was a report including a re-cap of each day's activities. Cody adored all the attention he received from the Ruth Ann and the OC Pet Companions staff. It's important to trust the people who care for your pet, and we trust OC Pet Companions completely.
Ilona & Bob Horton
Mission Viejo, CA
OC Pet Companions are the best. We’ve always gotten great service from them, never had a complaint. They’re always available when we need them even if that hasn’t been for a while and Ruth Anne & all her staff are wonderful. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
"The folks at OC Pet Companions are awesome! I can always travel for personal or business reasons knowing that my cat will be well taken care of (and I am VERY picky about who takes care of my baby). They are always there when I need them, and add those little personal touches that give me peace of mind. Their pet sitters are very professional and just all around nice people who really care about your pets. I would highly recommend them for your pet sitting needs."
Lake Forest, CA
I have used OC PET COMPANIONS for about 2 years now. They are the BEST!!! I had a special needs 18 year old ShihTzu who was blind and barked when she wanted something i.e.: food, play, attention and to go outside to the bathroom and no matter what time of day or night they were with her 24/7. They watched her as if she was my little baby which she was. Sadly enough she recently passed on.
I also have a 7 year old Shih Tzu who needs attention and is a little moody and they took care of him like he was their own! I have used them when I go on long trips for over night stays for weeks at a time and I have never felt as safe as when I leave them in charge of my home & pets. I will always be using them for my babysitting of my pets since they are my babies!!! I can not recommend them enough!! They are wonderful and believe me I have used quite a few pet companies through the years and they are NUMBER 1.
The owner and the sitters are fantastic. My 7 year old dog loves Lynn as she has been taking him out for walks while I go to work. Do not hesitate to use their company for all of your pets needs they are fantastic!!! Thank You Lynn & Ruth Ann for making my life, Rosebud & Truffles a very special and comforting one!! I can not say enough!! They are fantastic!!!
We used OC Pet Companions to take care of our two miniature schnauzers and our african grey parrot. and we couldn't be happier. It so nice to come home to happy animals (unlike when we boarded the dogs and they came home to us in a state of shell-shock!). Suzanne sent us photos by text message everyday and did a fantastic job of walking and playing with the dogs. One of them is very leash reactive, so he can be challenging but she took it all in stride. Suzanne also cleaned up, even vacuumed around the bird cage (they love to throw their food out!), picked up the mail and generally went above and beyond. I can't recommend this service enough; we will definitely be calling them next time we need to leave town!
One of our two cats was recently diagnosed with heart disease and put on 2x daily medication, two weeks before our non-refundable vacation. After getting over that initial shock, we realized we needed a game plan on how he would be looked after properly, along with his sister, during our trip.
We were so fortunate to find OC Pet Companions via Yelp. Ruth Ann (owner) did an initial phone consult that was incredibly thorough, asking all sorts of questions about our pets, giving suggestions on medication administration and very much putting us at ease. We then had Susanne (pet sitter) come by for an initial consult. One of my cats is incredibly shy, and Susanne immediately put her at ease. She even brought a new toy for them to play with! She had a very gentle, calm and friendly persona and our cats seemed to warm to her almost instantly (no small feat).
The visits themselves went great. Susanne texted or emailed us an update, complete with photos, after every visit. We were naturally incredibly nervous given the newly diagnosed heart disease for one of our cats, but it was wonderful and after the first (okay, maybe second) reassuring text, we were able to relax and enjoy our trip. We came back to find detailed notes on how each visit went, and our cats were really relaxed.
I highly recommend them, and will absolutely use them for all future needs!
Mission Viejo, CA
Ivy Melton babysat my Abby over Christmas. She did such a wonderful job! Abby took to her right away and Ivy was so kind and attentive to Abby. I highly recommend OCPetcompanions to anyone who loves their pet like their children. Many, many thanks Ivy for you love and care for Abby
Dana Point, CA
I can't say enough good things about OC Pet Companions. The owner was extremely friendly and professional, my doggie companion Erica was awesome and sent me daily reports with pics and they responded to my email immediately. Big relief to have found this company. It's scary leaving your fur child and OC Pet Companions made me feel comfortable leaving my baby. I would absolutely recommend them to a friend and will be using them again
I was very reluctant to leave my almost 17yr old border terrier with anyone as he's partially blind, very deaf, needs 2x daily medicines, and has trouble getting around, but he had only stayed with family and we were all going on vacation together. Ruth Ann was very professional and understanding in her assessment of Sparky.
When I dropped him off, she had added some runners to help him negotiate and was very reassuring with my many questions and instructions about his food, medicine, etc. While I was gone I received regular texts and I felt completely comfortable. When I returned he had gained a little needed weight and was obviously "doted on". I highly recommend Ruth Ann and will not hesitate to use her company again
Lake Forest, CA
I found OC Pet Companions through my veterinary clinic (and Yelp). Ruth Ann runs a fabulous company and Ivy was amazing. She visited our three cats before we left so she was completely familiar with their craziness. Every day we were gone I received texts and pictures, usually just Toby's tail as he dashed off to hide (he is the ultimate scaredy-cat). The other two cats were brushed, fed, played with, cuddled and very happy. She was also accommodating with our night-before-we-left hot water heater death and the contractor coming in while we were away. I will definitely use them again.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
I used the 24/7 pet service just a few days ago...I can't say enough good things!
First, I'll give you some background information. Our baby (2 year old Labrador) is a rescue and has anxiety/separation issues. While we certainly make every attempt to travel with him, we encountered a circumstance where this was not possible. Our dog also has anxiety and minor aggression towards other dogs. I was very, very, very nervous to leave him overnight with a pet sitter due to these reasons.
OC Pet Companions is great. The owner (Ruth Ann) and dog sitter (John) came out to my house to do a consultation. We discussed everything from leashes, to food, to walks/runs, and sleeping arrangements. Both employees were professional and great with our dog. While we were away, I received several text messages and photos from John with the report about our dog. It was a huge comfort to know our baby was being taken care of and having a lot of fun! When we came home, our dog had a full bowl of water and was tired from the long run he did with John. In addition, the dishwasher and washing machine were both ran. Talk about service! We will definitely use this service again!
Laguna Niguel, CA
We had been taking our dog to a local pet hotel but found a better way with OC Pet Companions. He is a large breed that did not fare well there. He would come back exhausred and with strange behavior. They would also charge extra just to play with him. OC Pet Companions not only takes wonderful care of our dog but our house and plants. Marilyn can be counted on and communicates whats boing on. We afe much less sfressed when we go out of town.
We were very impressed with their service. From the first very detailed interview to go over routines and where everything is to the actual face to face meeting with our sitter, Susanne, everything was exceptional. We had never had a pet sitter before and our little guy isn't exactly the most friendly, but Susanne quickly made friends with him the first time she came. Quite frankly, it was a surprise and we were very impressed! Susanne sent us pictures almost every day and that was both reassuring and showed that she really cared about us missing Marvin. Ask for Susanne, you'll be happy you did!
Lake Forest, CA
I use OC Pet Companions for Dog Sitting. They provide Dog Sitters to come to your house and Dog Sitters that will have your dog stay with them. I've used them 3 or 4 times over the course of 3 years. I've had my dog stay with 2 different sitters and she's been very well taken care of. My dog is much happier with the one on one attention rather than boarding her at a doggie day care place. OC Pet Companions is pricier but I trust the care my dog is getting.
Laguna Beach, CA
OC Pet Companions is a top-notch pet service. Ruth Ann Krisa professionally and compassionately runs this business with the best interest of the pet in mind. She is knowledgeable and diligent in providing the best care for you pet. You won't find a better pet service in Orange County!
Ladera Ranch, CA
I can't express enough how amazing this company is, especially our dog walker Ivy. She loved our pup just as much as we did and brought him so much joy while he was with us. She brought him treats, took him on field trips, and treated him with the kindness and love that every pet parent would want.
Aliso Viejo, CA
Have no doubts - this is a truly great and professional pet sitting company. The proof? What other pet sitting company takes the time to write down "logs" of each visit with notes as to how your pets behaved, ate, played, etc. that you can read upon your return? What other pet sitting company will send you texts, photos, even short videos of your pets when you are out of town?
They are friendly, professional, and give your pets one on one attention. Ruth Ann manages your entire experience and remembers her clients. Why would you leave your pet with anyone who doesn't meet these standard? I have spent a lot of time looking for a pet sitter before but never again!