Professional, trustworthy, loving pet care in Silicon Valley. Deborah Riffin, the owner, is Licensed, Bonded and Insured. Silicon Valley Pet Nanny: Pet sitting and boarding in San Jose, Palo Alto, San Francisco and the whole bay area. The Traveling Companion is the source for pet sitting services in the greater San Jose, CA, area.
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FluffyWe have been using The Traveling Companion to board our dog, Fluffy, a miniature red poodle, since August and have never been disappointed with their services. Fluffy & AlexandraDeborah is very professional and keeps a very tidy house. Every time we have boarded our dog, there have been other dogs in addition to her own two dogs and all the other dogs boarding with her have always gotten along. If you are looking for overnight pet sitting services with a special touch, do not hesitate to try out The Traveling Companion. Your pet wil have a wonderful and memorable experience.

Genia Janssen, Janssen & Associates

We have a beagle who does best with a lot of human interaction. We've tried the free-range kennel option with her in the past, and she came back needing to re-learn some basics. We were glad when a friend recommended Deb to us, and decided to let our dog stay there for our most recent trip. It was great to get email updates about how our dog was doing, and we knew that she was in good hands. We will definitely board our dog w/ Deb again.


I've been looking for a good dog sitter for a couple of years now and until I found Deb, I avoided trips that weren't pet friendly. I decided to try leaving my dog Daisy with Deb when I had to go to a graduation in LA and was very pleased. I took Daisy to meet Deb a few days before the vacation and within a few minutes I could tell she would be left in good hands and have a great time.
Deb has a few dogs of her own that are very friendly and a great backyard for Daisy to explore. Deb is home with the dogs most of the day and lets them have free range of the house and backyard. At night she even lets them sleep in bed with her. Deb emailed and gave me an update about 30 minutes after I dropped Daisy off to let me know that she had settled down and was relaxing outside on the deck. Then each day I received another update on Daisy's status. I was actually able to enjoy my vacation knowing that Daisy was in good hands and enjoying herself. Deb is very professional and caring I plan to leave Daisy with her next time I have a trip. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a good dog sitter. Her prices are reasonable, and the home environment is so much nicer for your pet than a kennel. You just need to make sure your dog is people and very dog friendly. :-)

Kayla K.

We were so fortunate to find Deb and her pet sitting service. Our dog loved Deb and felt she was part of her "pack" so it speak. When we adopted our Akita over 7 years ago we found that many pet sitters were afraid of them as a breed and didn't realize how sweet Lady was. Deb was willing to give her a chance. We went on several long trips of up to a week and never worried since we knew our dog was in capable and loving hands. Even during our dogs waning years Deb was patient and caring and Lady always looked forward to seeing her. We are grateful that we found "The Traveling Companion".

Leslie F.

Deb has been my cat sitter for about 5 years. I trust her completely with my two cats, and to have the key to my house. Once when I was gone for two weeks and my mailbox was full, Deb took my mail for me. Extra service, anyone?
Whenever I come back from a trip, my cats seem happy, and that means everything to me. Deb is sure to pet them and talk to them, she feeds them exactly according to my instructions (my cats have picky needs), and she sends me e-mails to let me know everything is ok. I know my cats are in great hands with Deb; I can't imagine anyone else watching them. Thanks, Deb!


Deb walked into my house, for a meet and greet consultation, and my Dachshund jumped into her arms and put her head under Deb's and instantly fell in love with her. Deb was my go-to pet-sitter and I never worried about my dogs. She bonds with animals on a deeper level and really cares about human and animal relationships. I trusted her in my home, as well as leaving the dogs at her place. I love how she is straight forward while still being super kind and gentle. Definitely try her out and you will never turn back!

Shannon H.

We have used Debra and her pet sitting services for many years. She is a very good and caring person. She treats the Pets she is caring for as her own. We will continue to use her in the future.

Chester T.

I was a little apprehensive leaving my little dog with someone new but Deb did all the right things. As soon as Daisy settled down, Deb sent us an email to update us. In fact, she emailed us periodically to let us know how she's doing. When my husband picked up Daisy, our dog almost didn't want to come back home from her mini-vacation.


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