“I have been acquainted with While YouR Away, in particular Linda Valentine, for the last 13 years. Using her petsitting service changed my life as I no longer needed to place my dog in the haphazard care of kennels or ‘doggy hotels’. While YouR Away provides loving and reliable care in a stress free environment (your home) during your absence. Upon return, my beloved Shayna was happy, well-fed and cared for as if I had never left.”



While You R Away® has allowed us the freedom to leave our babies Maxwell, Sherman and Abbey at home worry free while we are at work. They have the most professional team, who are also very caring toward each individual members of the family.

Carol and Jerry - Coto De Caza

Wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how thrilled I was with your service, kindness and just plain excellent care of my animals. They were so happy when we came home and the good care showed on their little faces. The house looked much better than it had in the past and I really appreciate that. We will continue to use your service and refer you to everyone that loves their animals. You came to me unexpectedly but meeting you took such a load off my mind and renewed my belief in real pet sitters! Thank you again.

Carlye - Laguna Niguel

We have two ten year old labs, one that recently developed diabetes and requires injections twice daily. While You R Away and their staff has never missed a step. Michael has even taken the extra time needed to teach us about diabetes, monitoring and injection techniques and proper diet than our vet has. For the past year While You R Away® has been there when we couldn’t. Their cost including medical care was about the same or better than other pet sitters. We (and our dogs) would recommend While You R Away to everyone who loves their pets.

George and Kathy - Mission Viejo

We have a Cocker Spaniel named Bailey. We travel frequently and many times on short notice. We had tried boarding our dog when he was just a year old but he always seemed very stressed and ill afterwards. That’s when we found While You R Away®. We bonded with owners, Linda and Michael, and their staff right from the start – and so did Bailey. And the best part is that he can remain at home where he’s happiest. It is so wonderful to have a resource like While You R Away® in our neighborhood that will care for our dog the same way we do. Bailey is now 7 yrs. old and we still call on While You R Away® whenever we travel. In fact, we were so impressed by their organization that we decided to launch our own WYA location.

Steve & Julia - Irvine

We are very pleased with your service and how well you have taken care of our pets! It says a lot that when you come into our home both Angelina and Oreo come right up to you because they love your attention to them. It is a great sense of security to know that you are caring for our pets, and looking after our home too while we are on vacation. We appreciate your attention to the small details like bringing in newspapers from out front, and rotating lights as needed. It’s great that you leave behind a checklist so that we know everything was taken care of and our pets were happy! Having used your company for over 10 years we can confidently say that we would not use anyone else!

-Eric and Michele, owners of Oreo and Angelina

Eric & Michele