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Farkle & Arthur Laurel Canyon
My dogs always return from either walks or dog park run super happy and tired.
I love the email photos Elliott sends of my dogs from the dog park when I'm stuck at work, at least I know my dogs are out socializing.
Very pleased with the service,
Abby West Hollywood
I've also had them stay with her while I've been out of town, and her stay at Elliott's (not as often, since my dog is a little anti-social, but even so, got my dog to come out of her shell a little). While away, I'd get texts and even pictures to keep my mind at ease that my dog was okay. And even having a better time than me.
Elliott has helped nurse my dog back after surgeries, has cared for her like she was one of her own, and has shown both compassion and professionalism. There aren't too many places/people I'd be as comfortable recommending to friends, especially when it concerns the safety and happiness of some of the most valued members of their families -- their pets -- but I recommend Elliott and Citizen Kanine all the time, with no reservations at all.
Sammy & Rudy West Hollywood
Additionally, my canine children have weekly daycare with Citizen Kanine. I vastly prefer this route, considering the small group format and the accompanying attention they receive, in direct opposition to the big daycare situations in town, where the dogs are often more or less treated as numbers. Citizen Kanine also arranges for my kids' weekly grooming appointments while they are at daycare, so they not only come home happy and sleepy, but clean, to boot! Throw in the pickup and drop-off service, and my babies are in the best of hands!
We also use Citizen Kanine for periodic overnight visits.
We've been with Elliott and Citizen Kanine for six years now, and we look forward to many more happy years with 'Auntie' Elliott!
The Gusgus & Lil' Tony Bel Air
back to they look forward to being there.. when they hear her car pull up, or I say the name ELLIOTT they flip, run to the door or gate, dancing, "speaking", parading because they know they are in for a good time & lots of personalized LOVE! Been with Citizen Kanine for 3.5 years, they are the best!
Xandari Venice Canals
Xandari is our little girl, a border collie-spitz+ mix – a definite herder! We have had her since she was around 8 weeks old and now she is almost six years old. She was rescued by a PAWS foster family when the litter was found close to death in a remote corner of the Yakima Indian reservation in the Northwest. Her mother had caught a porcupine and the pups got into trouble when feeding upon it… After the pups were nursed back to good health, we adopted her. She has been a true joy! Because of our deep attachment to her, we are very particular about her care in our absence. From our extensive research re boarding options, Citizen Kanine came out the winner! We have boarded Xandari many times and she always comes home with a wagging tail, relaxed, loving, and confident. Obviously, she has received the kind of TLC that we give her at home. When we travel, it gives us peace of mind to know that Xandari, too, is having a vacation! We think the world of the CK team and the quality care they provide. Xandari always looks forward to spending time with her friends at CK! Thank you, Elliott.
Blair & Bob
Bevin & Lamu Mulholland
I trust Elliott 100% with both of my dogs. She's never let us down and both of my pups come back from her house well exercised and happy. In my five years of hiring dog walkers and house sitters and using doggie daycares in NYC and Los Angeles, I’ve never met such a wonderful dog-loving guardian. Citizen Kanine genuinely cares about my pups, and that’s worth every penny.
- Bruce, Bevin & Lamu
Bodhi & Pedro Santa Monica
Compared to other boarding establishments, Citizen Kanine blows away the competition. Not only is it great for your dog, it's great for the owner, too because you will be relaxed, knowing your pet will be entertained, comfortable and stress free the entire time you're away. I knew I was in good hands when I dropped Bodhi off for the first time because he could care less when I was leaving. He was too interested in roaming around and mingling with everyone else. In the past, when I would leave him in a kennel, he'd be crying as soon as I left the room. It was such a relief finding Citizen Kanine and I can't imagine going anywhere else. There are lots of other places closer to me where I could take my dogs (I live in Santa Monica), but I'm willing to drive a little farther to take them to CK, and have no regrets. I highly recommend them to everyone!
- Jason, Bodhi and Pedro
Mel the Cat West Hollywood
Just wanted to thank you so much for the amazing care you give me when you cat visit! My food is always left for me, my litterbox cleaned, water freshened and I know you'd also play with me too...if I wasn't always hiding under the bed. I know it doesn't look like it, but I really do appreciate that you peek under the bed to see that I am there. Hope you don't take this personally - true to definition, I'm just a scaredy cat! My Mother also loves the fact that you text her after you visit to let her know I'm ok, and that you take in the mail and do everything else she needs when she's gone. With your love and attention, I almost don't even know she's not there!
Thank you for everything you do to take care of me. Looking forward to the next time!
Sincerely, Your friend,
MEL THE CAT
My little puglet is about the most laid-back guy you will find. I just wanted to find someone who would love him as much as I do and give him a break during the long days he spends alone while mama works hard. And, clearly I have. Giovanni LOVES his daily walks, and I think Luis may derive equal pleasure. I know this for the following reasons: My neighbors both work from home, and both have told me how "cool" my dog walker is and how excited they both are to see each other everyday. (2) On a few occasions, I have been home when Elliott showed up, and man, I almost got jealous...Giovanni went nuts. As any fellow dog owner and lover will attest to, this is the best feeling (jealousy aside;-) and every day when I leave for work, I know Giovanni is in good hands. Furthermore, the notes Citizen Kanine sends are just what a working mama wants...and apparently grandparents too. With Giovanni's grandparents far away in Texas, forwarding the weekly notes about Giovanni to them is the highlight of their week. In closing, if it weren't for the CK guys, Giovanni and I would have much rougher days and nights. I thank them dearly and would recommend them in a heartbeat. (And would pay double what they charge, but let's not tell them that;-)
Theo Beverly Glen
B.E. (Before Elliott): Leaving town = horrible. Worry, sadness, concern. And that was while surrounded by white sand and azure waters.
A.E. (After Elliott): Leaving town = peace of mind, security of safety, assuredness of full-throttle fun and comfort for our love, Theo.
Theo LOVES Elliott and all the great canine friends he gets to play with whenever he visits "Camp Elliott", as we now call her little oasis in the hills. We love getting the play by play pictures and updates of Theo's adventures which makes us feel like we're there with him. Theo can't get enough of the super fun toys Elliott stockpiles, and going on manly walks with Will in the hills of Hollywood.
We 're so grateful to have found such a great situation and such wonderful people to look after Theo when we have to be apart.
Rachel & Mark
Tigger & Hamish Cahuenga Pass
I cannot say enough about the level of care provided by the team at Citizen Kanine. I found the company with a basic online search, but what I got in return was anything but basic.
It was last minute, over the Holidays, when I needed cat sitters asap- my father was very ill in the Midwest and my fiance was going to be on a business trip. Elliott slipped me into their busy schedule, and even came a few days earlier when I had to leave even sooner than I had planned.
Then the unthinkable happened- my father died two days before Christmas. Elliott was so kind- they rolled with the punches, sent such lovely condolences and even sent me pictures of my sweet little kitties that lifted my heart during a very difficult time.
Where can one find that sort of compassion and kindness in Los Angeles these days? At Citizen Kanine, that's where. I seldom recommend people or services, yet I do not hesitate to recommend Citizen Kanine to any pet owner in need of quality care. They rock.
Suzie Jack, proud pet parent of two lovely old kitties.
Cooper West Hollywood
It's so much fun staying with you. I get to play and cuddle with you and Beso -- good times! Thanks for having me over for sleepovers!
Ruby and Bananas Beverly Hills
Before we met you (& Beso!), we had never considered letting someone take care of our kids, Ruby (a waifish 6-year-old French Bulldog and Bananas (a wild and crazy 3-pound chihuahua puppy), mainly because we figured it was better to leave them alone with a wee-wee pad on occasion than let a stranger take them out on a stroll alongside the German Shepherds, Dobermans, Labradors and the requisite Rottweiler mix that all L.A. dog walkers seem to keep in their stable.
With Citizen Kanine, however, it seems we have finally found someone who believes as much as we do that the littler the little one, the larger amount of TLC needed to keep them happy, healthy and safe in this crazy city.
In fact, we have always had a policy at our pet boutique (Puppies & Babies) of not recommending dog care services to the many customers who ask for referrals because we never truly felt we could, in all good conscience, endorse any of the people we have met. Now, however, we are proud to tell everyone who asks about the great services that Citizen Kanine offers.
Thanks for all the kindness and good times that Ruby & Bananas continue to enjoy.
Sincerely, Robert & Hannah
A letter to Citizen Kanine from Maid Marian, lab mix with white belly:
I’ve decided to be honest about myself, just to make sure that your customers are aware, that not all your canines are as cute as they look.
For years I have a battled a barking problem, where I have the highest pitch most annoying bark in the city I am told. In addition, I like to bite, particularly smaller dogs and puppies of course. Also, unfortunately, I have this weird thing I like to do where I randomly sit on a walk for no reason. Occasionally, I go through trash, steel your food and eat random leftovers on the street when you can’t see. I once swallowed an entire In n’ Out burger in one bite, wrapper included.
Despite my faults I have found love and friendship with the CK team, which is why I wanted to thank you for the extra mile you have taken to accommodate my special needs. My owner was severely worried about the travel load she was given with her new job, the two of us relocated so far from my home in Kansas. She lost sleep over who would take care of her badly trained 72 year old who takes pleasure out of annoying humans from time to time. Thank you for taking me in, I would be lost without your services.
They went above and beyond the call of duty noticing that I was losing my eyesight. My owner, who only knows me as absolutely perfect, did not notice that I could no longer see at night. They stated that perhaps there was a problem in one of my report cards. After a trip to the optomologist everyone’s worst fear was confirmed, that I had retina degeneration. If it weren’t for my daytime walking boyfriend Will, it would have gone further undetected.
Thank you for your unconditional love and patience.
Lilly, Sherman, and Charlie West Hollywood
When I come home from a trip and open the door and see my kids I am always so grateful! I'm grateful that they are there, waiting for me to smother them with kisses. I'm grateful that Lilly, Sherman and Charlie are so happy, well cared for and healthy with shinny coats and happy smiles. I am grateful that they are home before me so I don't have get in the car and fetch them. And I am most grateful that I can go away and know that Lilly, Sherman and Charlie are happy, running around, checking out the koi pond, exploring, kissed and ticked. No trip would ever be worthwhile if I did not have the conference that my kids were on vacation too.
mother of Lilly, Sherman and Charlie
Bubba & Otto Hollywood (not Riverside or Redlands)
Without Citizen Kanine, we would have to quit working and move to Riverside or Redlands and the pugs would hate it because it was so hot and YUCKY!
With Citizen Kanine, we can live in Hollywood and work really hard, all the while knowing that our pugs are getting some love, and their constitutional, and we don't need to rush home to take them out.
Otto & Bubba LOVE Elliott. They would go anywhere with her.
All of the above is true and hardly does justice to the service you provide
Thanks very very much
Sheila Laurel Canyon
All of my neighbors and friends at the Dog Park who see my Sheila with Elliott remark on how good they are with her.
Just prior to finding Citizen Kanine, Sheila had a really bad experience at a doggie daycare, but since she has been going out with Elliott her confidence level has steadily risen. And their dog report cards are works of literature, seriously.
Update, 3 years later...
Sheila has done incredibly well with your daycare and boarding. I never give it a second thought when she is with you, it is like having a second home for her. And she loves spending time with Besito: he is very generous when it comes to sharing his space.
Citizen Kanine is totally professional, conscientious and loving. I would and have recommended your services to anyone.
Pug Laurel Canyon
Pug can't say enough about you and Besito. He truly loves his trips to the park and the post-park lounging at "the compound". Thanks for taking care of our Pug and giving us the peace of mind knowing that he's in amazing hands.
-Suzanne and David
Dear Citizen Kanine team,
First there was loving and fashionable Elliott. As long as Citizen Kanine is in my life, I, Sequoia, feel especially lucky! In fact, all three of you make up the essence of what I love about Citizen Kanine. It’s like my beloved Science Diet wet food regimen....sure, turkey dinner is fine. Chicken is even better. Beef is a treat. Now, when my Mom mixes it up, and rotates all three, or even better, mixes all flavors for a meat medley, hmmmmmm...... D-I-V-I-N-E. Just like you guys!!
Look, this is coming from quite possibly, your longest client (in years), definitely your eldest client (in age), your client with the best fur (in lusciousness), client with the most “to die for eyes” (as in large pupils), and certainly your most stubborn client.
Now, I may not be your perkiest or cutest client (as in, I know I’m not your poster client). But that’s why everyone should trust me! I know what I’m talking about.
Love you guys. See ya on my next walk.
Bailey Los Angeles
You are invaluable to Los Angeles and to my life. It is a tight ship and a first class operation. Bailey always comes home ready for a nap after a long, hard day of fun.
For such a reasonable rate, exhausting workdays are a million percent easier to get through knowing my little man is safe, well fed, and having a great time. Beso is the penultimate host and the other dogs are wonderfully behaved. Plus, your amazing photos are a fantastic bonus. I can't thank you enough!
Beatrix the Bug Angel aka Miss Bea West Hollywood
Aloha from Michael and Ned. Thank you so much for sending the cute pictures of Miss Bea... Just yesterday we were saying how much we missed the little rug rat. Looks like she is having the time of her life.
We really needed to see the little Princess. Thanks again(Mahalo). You are the best!
Ned & Michael
Jannsen and Petal Laurel Canyon
Dear Citizen Kanine -
Thank you so much for taking such super duper care of Janny and Petal. They always have such a good time on their walks and bounce up and down at the sound of Elliott's car. I love that you are so close and can rescue them if I am not near home. You guys are a lifesaver! Great report cards and pictures, too. I think they like you better than me.
Your services have been instrumental in helping me get through massively long work days. I can’t thank you enough for the load off my mind… Knowing you’re caring for my kids.
Luna(fish) Sunset Plaza
I want you to know how easy you make my life. You do such a good job with the hound and that is so comforting to me.
Thank you so much! I had a great time on my trip, & of course, was SO relieved when I got back home & saw everyone & everything was perfect! I was very happy to see everything beautiful. Thank you, Elliott for taking such good care of BB & the birds... BB & the birds thank you also. I'll definitely call you first when I take my next trip out of town! You're the Best!
Barbie Beverly Hills
Thank you so much for keeping Barbie. She had a blast! I am so glad I have someone so great to keep my baby!