Service Area for Dog Training: Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, parts of Los Altos Hills
Service Area for Group Hikes: Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Los Altos
Pricing: Our services vary from $56 per session to $161. Please contact us for our most up-to-date pricing list.
*Boarding is only available to clientele with established relationships. Must have had one paid overnight trial or daysit before boarding is an option.
Chris W. with Neo Steph is ridiculously reliable when it comes to pups… actually she’s ridiculously reliable when it comes to almost anything. She is very organized and accommodating. She has the absolute best personality that makes any pup or person ecstatic to know her! She’s very knowledgeable in all things pups and is somewhat of an animal whisperer. Our dog leaps in joy every time he sees her!! She’s such an honest and trustworthy individual. She leaves things the way she finds them and she even adds to them- we are so lucky to know her and have her watch our pup when she can!
Abby K. with Ozzy and Pasha We have two large and rambunctious dogs. Steph has cared for them several times when we’ve traveled. She has even stayed at our house when one of them was a puppy and needed lots of care. She is reliable and trustworthy. She absolutely LOVES animals and is super caring and fun with them. She takes them on extra long walks and hikes – they love seeing her!
Alicia T. with Mako
Stephanie was amazing! She sent multiple pictures of my dog throughout the day. I was really worried about how my fear aggressive dog would behave while I was away, but Stephanie eased my anxiety. She worked really well with my dog and was very patient to him warming up to her. I 100% trust her with my pup & would HIGHLY reccomend her to other dog owners.
Giselle G. with Chelsea Stephanie was amazingly sweet and diligent with our anxious senior rescue. She took time on the meet and greet earlier to get to know her and clearly knows a lot about pets. We are already hiring her again.
Tamara K. with Mia, Misty, and Leo
Stephanie is the absolute best! She gave my two senior kitties and anxious dog so much love and care. The “pupdates” with photos were so amazing and gave me peace of mind during vacation knowing my fur babies were being so well cared for. My dog is looking for Stephanie and can’t wait for her next visit!
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Good Sit’s owner, Steph Haddad, is a lifelong animal lover. Though she didn’t grow up with pets of her own, she always found ways to be around cats and dogs as her neighbors had many. As she grew, she became interested in training and rescuing animals. After getting her degree (in fine art!) she spent time first volunteering then working at the Champaign County Humane Society, where she was exposed to a large variety of temperaments, breeds, and learning the networking needs of dogs and cats who need new homes.
As an Animal Care worker, she did basic training, cleaning, grooming, caring, and socializing dogs, working hard to make sure that dogs who were in “holding” could get time outdoors and de-stressing despite their new, strange environment.
Having spent that time at the animal shelter from all those years ago, she uses her knowledge to help others while staying on top of the news for animal welfare. Steph helps network animals in need of adoption as well as place dogs with trainers and behaviorists who fit their needs. Now settled into the Bay Area, she’s made a small business of walking dogs and petsitting. She is furthering her education through the help of The Academy for Dog Trainers, Dog*biz, and what workshops, seminars, and webinars she can attend.
While she loves all dogs, Steph has a particular soft spot for all guard dog breeds, from shepherds to bullies, and especially enjoys working with them. Her experience has taught her that all dogs are individuals, and they deserve a chance to grow and have a good life on their terms.
While everyone at Good Sit has their own experiences, Steph trains everyone to meet dogs where they are utilizing force free techniques, whether they need a little extra help feeling safe, learning how to play with other dogs, learning how to trust people, or just plain making sure they get their exercise while they are out and about (and coming back when called!)
Twelve years of experience with dogs and cats caretaking
Steph is currently working with pets between East Palo Alto and Sunnyvale. Check on the Services section to see how Good Sit can help your family!
Paid internships and apprenticeships available
Interested in our internship program? Learn how to run your own business while taking care of companion animals. More information coming soon! Contact us to get on the inside.
Who is that black dog I see?
Mindy is Steph’s dog, who tags along from time to time with dog-friendly dogs. She is a 75 pound German Shepherd mix who is a good reader of what other dogs want. At 7 years old, she has matured into a playful and respectful adult who loves playing with puppies or just going on a walk with another dog. Get her on the beach and she turns into a zoomie puppy herself!