When you must be away from home, you want to know your pets are in good hands. Caring pet owners know and trust Grandma Dee’s Pet Care

in San Diego to care for your pets as their own.


My name is Andee Rivera. My husband, Joe and I own and operate Grandma Dee’s Pet Care. I have always had an affinity for animals of all kinds and during our 28 years of marriage, Joe has learned to see them as people, as I do.

I respect them for who they are, and they and I always seem to have a connection. My husband, Joe calls me Dr. Doolittle. I can tell you stories that will have you holding your sides laughing about some of our adventures, but for now, I just want you to know that Joe and I are all about pets.

If you’re like me, your pets are your “kids” and every bit as much of the family as children are. You want to be sure they are well cared for when you are away from home and in good hands for training and walking. You don’t know me, so let me introduce myself so we can get to know one another better.

                I am Andee Rivera, mother of 8, grandmother of 17 and great grandmother of 8 beautiful great grandchildren (human, that is). We have always had a house and yard full of pets. As I have kissed children’s boo-boos and seen to their needs, I have also loved and cared for our furry, feathered and finned “kids.”

                When I retired from the corporate world and decided to play with the animals for the rest of my life. I’ve always wanted to be with them more. Joe and I both are active, strong and healthy. We also believe in keeping our word and that everyone else should do the same.


The services we offer are:

·  Dog Walking Service (1 to 3 times a day);

·  Dog obedience classes and one-on-one instruction (I specialize in puppies);

·  In-your-home pet care visits for dogs, cats, birds and fish;

·  Pet Parenting Classes – Learn to help your dog be the companion you have always dreamed of

·  Professional Pet Portraits;

See the “Our Services” page for more detailed information on our services, as well as the individual pages (tabs) to get down to the nitty gritty and for some helpful information.

   I am a certified Dog Obedience Trainer. I am certified by NAPPS (National Association of Professional Pet Sitters). I am licensed and insured for liability, property damage and theft through my membership in the Pet Sitters Associates, LLC. We also participate in events sponsored by the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, and the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

  If you want to know us better, call for an appointment for a consultation (we call it a “Meet & Greet”). We’d love to get to know you and your “kids.”