SanDPups is a locally owned and operated dog sitting & walking business based in Encinitas, California. It is run solely by owner, Heather Fraley, with the guarantee that every pup will be under her care. Heather belongs to The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) and is certified in pet first aid and CPR. SanDPups is registered with the city of Encinitas. Insured and bonded by Pet Sitters Associates, LLC.
SanDPups was born shortly after Heather’s home became a hangout for the neighborhood dogs—namely Buddy, a senior labradoodle, and Virgil, a mixed breed with an old soul and an unfortunate myriad of health problems. By tending to their needs and providing a safe, comfortable space for them, Heather realized that nothing made her happier than having a house full of happy pups. Her goal became simple: to provide relief to the busy dog mamas and daddies of North County and enrich the lives of every dog under her care: one cuddle, one run, one wet nosed kiss at a time.
The mission of SanDPups is to provide honest and reliable pet care for its clients while providing companionship to their animals in a fun, safe environment whether in their own home or in the community. SanDPups believes that a healthy dog is a happy dog, and that through regular physical exercise and emotional bonding they can achieve optimal health and harmony.
Heather is a California transplant who relocated from the Arizona desert in 2011. For as long as she can remember, she’s been a dog lover and owner–the go-to when her family and friends needed a pet sitter. In 2014, Heather took over a decade of knowledge and experience in the financial services industry to pursue her passions and form the business known as SanDPups. In her free time, Heather enjoys snowboarding, running, and writing and can be found participating in local half marathons or at home, putting her English degree to good use by blogging and drinking too much coffee. You might also find her exploring Encinitas with her two loves, Joshua and her wiggle butt boxer princess, Stella.
A creative, free spirit at heart, Heather found her happiness when she stepped out from behind an office desk and into the world before her—as curious and sincere as the pups for whom she cares.