About Surf's Pup®
Surf's Pup Doggie Lounge® is a mobile Dog Day Care that operates along the coastal areas of Southern California offering all kinds of PUP adventures and Dog Day Care options! Our mobile Dog Day Care, aka the Doggie Lounge, travels all over coastal San Diego and is available for private or group bookings with pick up and drop off options available! We offer hourly rates, short term Dog Day Care for owners while they surf, shop, dine, run, yoga, climb, swim, or anything else that requires an hour or two of Dog Day Care!
We cater to each pup on an individual basis and have put together all kinds of PAWsome Dog Adventure packages to bring the best adventure to life for your Doggie! We want your Dog to have the best day ever with Surf's Pup®! We have group adventures or we can go solo to give your Pup all the one on one attention needed! Check out our day packages and individual bookings for land or water PUPventures, and we also take special requests!!
Meet Our Team
Hey there, I am Janis!! I grew up in Colorado, where I fell in love with all the awesome outdoor activities that everyone loves in the land of red (aka Colorado) including mountain biking, snowboarding, running, hiking, road cycling, and so much more! After several years of exploring the mountains in my early twenties, I decided I wanted to pursue a career in medicine and finished an undergraduate program at CU Denver in 2007 and then went on to Yale School of Medicine to complete a Physician Assistant program in 2010…..what a ride that was!
Over the last decade I have practiced medicine in several specialties including Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Emergency Medicine. In 2014 I finally found my way to Southern California in pursuit of living the surf and beach lifestyle and this is where you can still find me and my two rescue pitbulls, Mystertee and Lily (who are my whole world, obviously!). Despite living in this paradise, surfing the Pacific Ocean almost every day alongside the companionship of my pups….I was miserable. I was burnt out from the medical career I had chosen and I fell into a dark place at the end of 2018….so dark it almost took my life.
BUT thankfully it didn’t!! I opened my eyes and realized that I just wasn’t cut out to continue my PA career and I resigned and retired from medicine almost immediately. In contemplation of “what’s next,” I kept coming back to my love for animals, especially doggies. My whole life I have had dogs; I have helped care for my friends and family’s dogs; I have assisted in the rescue of animals in need of homes; and most importantly my own dogs have provided the most amazing support through the hardest of times with their unconditional love and loyalty. I just LOVE dogs! So naturally I had to start career number two, with lots of DOGS! I decided to blend my passions for dogs, the Southern California lifestyle, and helping other people take care of their dogs to come up with Surf’s Pup Doggie Lounge!
As a previous working professional, I know first hand how hard it is to take care of pets while also taking care of yourself, and my overall goal with Surf’s Pup is to help other people take care of their pets while they simultaneously take care of themselves and manage the day to day of our busy lives!
Hi I am Susan! I have a love of dogs that goes back a lifetime! I live in restricted housing, and not able to have my own animals currently, and love to help with in home care of your pets. I have local customers and friends who trust me to care for their babies as I would care for my own. I am Aunti Sue to so many lovies in the area. I also provide care for special needs dogs and other pets.
Susan is also the very important DOGmother for the Surf's Pup Doggies, Mystertee and Lily!
"Hey Janis, just wanted to let you know we used Susan to take care of our dogs when we were gone. She was great!! Thanks again for the referral. My one dog had acl surgery about 3 weeks before we left and she did great with him and was willing to do whatever it took." ~Alan, happy client
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Hi, I’m Jenny + I live with my sweet husband + two hilarious kids. We have spend a lot of time outside + have a ridiculous amount of fun together. I’d say the only thing we are missing is a pet of our own. To get our dog fix we will often volunteer to watch friends dogs + walk neighbor dogs. We will welcome your dog into our home with lots of attention + exercise. And don’t be surprised if they end up on our family Christmas card :)
I was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii and have loved and cared for all types of animals my entire life! There was never a dull moment in my house growing up because of all the pets we had - a guinea pig, bunny, cats, a dog, a bird, a tree frog, and even Jackson Chameleons. I was mostly responsible for taking care of our dog, Lily, which taught me a great deal about the time and effort that goes into properly caring for a dog. Lily was a great companion to hang out with during my summer vacations and weekends at the beach. When I moved to Santa Barbara in 2014 for college, I missed her company and began pet sitting for my coworkers and clients I met through Rover. House sitting was my favorite side job because I got to have my own space for studying, and also got to enjoy the company of animals. After graduation in 2018 I moved to San Diego, where I currently continue to care for animals until I am able to get my own dog some day!
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