Sue’s Critter Care is a fully insured and licensed professional pet sitting company. Services offered include in-home small dog daycare and boarding, and daily cat care visits.

    Located in Rancho Bernardo, our service area covers Rancho Bernardo, Poway, and 4S Ranch located in San Diego North County inland.

    Sue Schutz has been a certified professional pet sitter since 2008 and has a lifetime of experience as a pet owner. “My job is my livelihood and I take it very seriously by maintaining a professional image with high standards of service and expertise.”

    Hours are by appointment only. Please call to make arrangements for your pet. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Small Dog Boarding/Overnights

    Sue’s Critter Care is not a kennel. Your dog stays with us in our home, like a member of the family. Follow the pawprints and you will be greeted at our secure double gate entrance by your friendly dog hosts Skyler and Bobby. Then enter our totally secure fenced-in, clean outdoor play area.  

    We have designated and remodeled the family kitchen area for your dog’s comfort.  We offer high-end care and comfort for small dog boarding. We do offer crates for those dogs that are more comfortable being in a secure environment. Otherwise, dogs sleep loose in the family room in a socialized boarding environment.

   We have limited ability to care for dogs with special needs, including medications. Please have his information ready when contacting us for appointment. 

Small Dog Daycare

    Sue's Critter Care in Rancho Bernardo offers small doggy day care and dog boarding in a safe and fun experience for your small dog where they are supervised 24/7. They have the freedom to be either outside or indoors during the day and sleep at night inside with cozy dog beds in my family room. We ask that you provide your dog's own food as it keeps him/her more “regular” and consistent. You may also bring your dog's favorite blanket and/or bed so that he/she will feel more at home. 

Cat and Home Visits

    Whether you have one cat or several, I can come by your house and take care of your feline family, because cats do prefer to stay home while you are away. I can scoop the litter box, freshen water, put out food and even bring in newspapers, mail move trash cans if needed.

Non-pet home visits  

    If you don't have any pets but have lots of outdoor plants I can stop and water them as needed.         $25/visit

Contact Us


It can be stressful to board your pet, and I am sure you have lots of questions. Please call me and let's talk.

Sue's Critter Care

12337 Oliva Rd, San Diego, CA 92128