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Westside Dog Nanny – Diana Davidson

My Background

Dog Boarding/Pet Sitting in Los Angeles - Westside Dog Nanny - Diana Davidson

I was born and raised on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York, attended Hunter College, CUNY, and graduated with a double major in Chemistry and Biology. I was awarded a National Institutes of Health Fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Center for Brain Research at the University of Rochester, New York.

After graduation, I came to Los Angeles for a summer vacation. I felt so comfortable here that I decided to make this my home.

Since I’ve always loved teaching, I began teaching high school math and science at The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks. High School kids are the best. I loved them; but I wanted a more challenging career.

Acquiring the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification, CFP, I became a Financial Advisor and worked in Century City.

Why Did I Become A Nanny?

For some time I had felt something was missing in my life. The “Great Recession” forced me to reassess my priorities and, as a result, I decided to follow my heart and become a “pet nanny.” I never planned to open my own business, but looking back at this decision, I only wish I’d made it years earlier.

My clients have pointed out I have a very special connection with dogs. Upon first meeting, they are amazed at how friendly and loving their usually unfriendly, nervous and sometimes hostile dogs are with me. They comment that their dogs feel my love … and lack of fear.

Even though I have had dogs and cats for many years, I didn’t realize this special connection until I started Westside Dog Nanny. This business brings me so much happiness and inner peace that it’s my goal to share this happiness and peace with my clients by taking extraordinarily good care of their darling pets.

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Code of Ethics

I pledge:

  • To provide quality care for pets entrusted to my supervision and to be ever mindful of their safety and well-being
  • To promote responsible pet ownership and to work toward increased public awareness of animal rights.
  • To learn as much as possible about my profession and the animals in my care so that I can provide excellent services to each client.
  • To conduct business with honesty and integrity and to avoid dishonorable or unethical business practices that would reflect poorly on the pet care industry.
  • To refrain from defaming my competitors because such actions may increase distrust of Pet Sitters in general and harm the pet care industry.
  • To familiarize myself with all federal, state and local laws pertaining to animal care and obey these laws.
  • To keep my clients anonymous and take reasonable precautions to make sure a client’s absence from home isn’t detected because of any careless actions or disclosures on my part.
  • To operate my business in such a way that I will be a credit to the pet sitting industry and to my community.
  • To enhance my professional skills on a continuing basis by taking advantage of educational opportunities related to pet care.
  • To work toward public recognition of pet sitting as an accepted and respected profession by my active support of the policies and programs of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

Neighborhoods Served

West Los Angeles / Santa Monica / Brentwood / Bel Air / Beverly Hills / Westwood / Palms / Culver City / Mar Vista / Westchester

Complimentary Consultation

For all my prospective clients, I offer a complimentary in-home consultation so we can get to know one another. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please give me a call at 310-919-9372 or email me at diana@westsidedognanny.com.