San Diego, CA, USA

Hello everyone. I’m Cristal and live with 2 pups that I adore. I figured I could share how I got both.

The first pup I got I bought in 2014. It was going to be my first dog as an adult and I was searching for a yorkie. I had wanted one since I was a child. I checked the shelters and couldn’t find one so I expanded my search and still came up empty. I then decided to look for a responsible breeder. I picked him up weeks later once he was ready. He loved meeting people so I named him Amigo Jack, goes by AJ.

Second pup I got with help from my sister. Well I started feeling bad that I was leaving him all alone when I went to work everyday. Then i thought, he needs a buddy. Ihad told my sister about it, but I hadn’t really gone to get one just yet. She lives in an area with farms and large fields. She also was part of the community Facebook group. One day a lady posted a picture of a small white dog they had found on their property with no tags. They had taken her to the vet to see if she was microchiped, she wasn’t. The lady that found her couldn’t keep her and didn’t want to take her straight to the shelter so she posted a picture of the dog and her story and asked if anyone would take her. My sister sent me a picture of the post and instantly I said yes! She has gorgeous honey colored eyes, I named her Athena.

My life then became full of amusement with them. Athena even began being protective of me and later of AJ too. I mean he is smaller at 8lbs compared to her 12-13 lol

Anyway, I love to travel but I stay grounded due to having to find someone to watch them. I used Rover in the past, but it gets expensive for 2 dogs. I wish i could take them with me but that’s not possible either.


Hi @LaCristal and welcome to the Forum AND to TrustedHousesitters. You are going to find it is full of helpful information to get you started on your journey with the greatest group of folks known to the Petsitting World!

I looked at your profile and wow, what a couple of cuties you have there. They are absolutely adorable and I can see why you fell in love with Athena and couldn’t resist her. She’s adorable and AJ is quite handsome as well!

You are in one of the most coveted areas for petsitters and I would love the chance to jump on a sit for you when it would work out. I am in NC but family lives in SD so we are there quite often.

I do have just a couple of suggestions that might help you get applications quickly though. With all the great pics of your pups, you should also add pics of the areas in your home where the sitter(s) would be “living”…bedroom, bath, kitchen, living area, etc. as well as a couple outside if you have an area to enjoy that beautiful SD weather!

Also, I see you have not linked your member profile to your forum profile. You can’t post in on the forum page, but if someone clicks on your name, they can immediately go straight to your profile, thus making it easy to apply. Just click on this How to add a listing or profile link to your FORUM profile link and it will be very easy to do so.

Once again, welcome to the community!