Meet Our Precious Petcare Team

Leila Offner, Owner

Leila, the owner and founder of Precious Petcare, is the woman version of Cesar Millan. She is so good with animals that they instantly get attached to her. Her positive and friendly energy attracts both cats and dogs. She grew up with Labrador Retrievers in Japan and helped her Father train Labs to become service dogs. On top of her training background she also works with dogs with anxiety and separation issues. She moved to San Diego in 2008 and after leaving the hospitality industry she decided to pursue her career in her love for animals. After obtaining her pet CPR and first aid training she decided to start Precious Petcare. She is also a proud member of the NAPPS (National Association of Professional Pet Sitters).

*Leila is also bilingual in Japanese. 日本語可能です

She is the best pet sitter in San Diego! She constantly texted me how my dogs are doing, and always answers my call/text even during night.

日本語も通じる、とても親切なペットシッターさんです。

Chuji Yamada

Pet Owner

We’ve been extremely happy with Leila’s dog walking services over the last few months. She is responsible, trustworthy and accommodating. We were apprehensive at first about hiring a dog walker but we are so happy we did.

Joyce J.

Pet Owner

Leila Offner, Owner

Johnny, Pet Sitter

Johnny’s love and compassion for animals dates back all the way to childhood, where he was raised with a variety of German Shepherds all throughout his infancy. Raised a San Diegan, he has had constant exposure to animals of all kinds but of course has a natural affinity for dogs and is a big breed specialist that understands their body language and tendencies. He also has experience with cats, whom he loves to take care of. Having spent some years living in Mexico, he has a soft spot of street dogs, and is very empathic towards strays/animals at the pound. He has educational background at San Diego State University, where he studied Business Administration and has really aided him in life prior to his arrival at Precious Petcare.

Leila Offner, Owner

Mindy, Pet Sitter

Hello everyone, my name is Mindy. My love for animals began at a young age. A lover of dogs and crazy about cats. I’ve been an early childhood educator for many years and along the way I have cared for multiple families and their furry friends. I have a caring, nurturing side that animals feel welcomed in my care. There’s just nothing like sharing your life with a furry friend. The natural affection I feel for animals can be compared to the affection I feel for children. Your furry friends will have my best interest at heart. Keeping your mind at ease knowing your animals are safe and well cared for when you’re away or close by is my ultimate goal!

Julie, Pet Sitter

Hi, I am Julie. I recently left the corporate world, and it is with great enthusiasm and energy that I am back in the animal care field. I have always loved caring for and surrounding myself with animals of all kinds. I spent 7 years working at the San Diego Zoo, 7 years running my own pet sitting business in Point Loma and Ocean Beach and working at a Veterinary Hospital. I can’t even imagine life without animals whether they are mine or someone else’s. I grew up in the Point Loma area and currently live in Bankers Hill. I am experienced in administering fluids, medications, and insulin for diabetic pets and finding fun ways to give pills to cats. I currently have a wonderful Maltese mix named Zuzu a beautiful Ginger Tabby named Holly. Oh, and my husband John, who shares my passion for animals.

Isabel, Pet Sitter

Isabel is a Central Coast native from San Luis Obispo! She is a third year biomedical sciences major and just moved down to San Diego to continue her education. Walking and watching over any kind of animal is much more of a hobby than she can consider a job! It truly brings her much joy and happiness being able to work with different breeds and personalities of the many animals that we have under our care. She is very excited to continue this journey with us and meet many more friendly animals of all kinds!

Cierra, Pet Sitter

Hello, I’m Cierra! I’m from San Francisco and have lived in San Diego for most of my life. I’ve had a love for animals of all kinds since a young age, having cared for a dog, cat, hamster, turtle, lizard, frogs, rabbits, and a hissing cockroach over the years. I have experience as a dog walker, kennel attendant, and volunteered with San Diego Humane Society. Working and volunteering at shelters, I’ve supported animals with a wide range of personalities, including those with behavioral issues. I love giving extra patience and affection toward the animals who need it the most. Giving and receiving attention from animals has the win-win potential to brighten both the pet’s and person’s day!

Jana, Pet Sitter

My name is Jana, and I am a part-time wildlife care specialist at the San Diego Zoo! I grew up in Torrance, California and went to college in LA. From there I moved for a zookeeping job at the San Francisco Zoo and have now settled in San Diego, which I am loving so far. My passion for animals began with having cats, dogs, snakes, and tortoises as childhood pets which then grew into volunteering in veterinary offices and shelters in high school. I then found my love of zookeeping in college, and I currently work with bears and large cats! At home I take care of my own pets, an orange tabby named Karl and a leopard gecko named Wally. I am a very active person and love going on walks and hikes, so I am super excited to be able to spend some time walking dogs since I don’t have one of my own! I am very responsible and love all animals, and I look forward to taking care of any and all animals you have!

Ariana, Pet Sitter

My name is Ariana and my love for animals started from a very young age. I grew up in North Carolina where my house was always filled with rescue dogs and cats over the years. I moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to go to college and eventually found my purpose in 2017 when I started a job in Animal Welfare. Since that time I’ve worked in a shelter overseeing the health and well-being of 200+ dogs at any given time. I’ve completed dozens of multi-leg transports for dogs and cats going from one state to another. I’ve also mentored other animal shelters to help them with challenges that they may be facing. I moved to San Diego in August 2022 where I currently work remotely helping animal shelters all over the West coast. Since my love for animals is what keeps me going I began pet sitting on the side back in 2017 on my own and just recently joined Precious Petcare as a part time pet sitter. I love having the opportunity to care for pets and know my experience will provide the care and attention that they all deserve! When I’m not caring for my three dogs, Welby, Dexter, and Maxwell, I’ll be happy to share my love with yours!

Ashley, Pet Sitter

Hi, I’m Ashley! I am from Washington State, but have called San Diego my home for over 17 years now! I have always loved animals growing up and had dogs, cats, rats, and a rabbit. I graduated from San Diego State with an Outdoor Recreation degree and have worked in Recreation for most of my career, but I have always wanted to work with animals in some way since I was a kid! I have spent many years as a volunteer at multiple shelters walking dogs and have watched animals for friends and family on numerous occasions. I have three rescue pets of my own: 2 dogs (Cali and Summit), and 1 cat (Diego) and they are my world. I love my pets as my children, so I understand how hard it is to find someone you trust to take care of your pets and make sure they are happy! I will love them like they are my own and give them all the love and attention they need!

Cheryl, Pet Sitter

Animals like me and I love them! It comes naturally. I’ve coaxed wild birds to eat out of my hand and goats follow me around asking to be picked up. Then there’s the thing about being a (retired) nurse for 23 years and serving up Meals on Wheels that totally connects me with taking care of your pets. A lick or nuzzle here and there for a relative stranger is so rewarding! It is my privilege to be of service to those who appreciate it most!

Ashley Z, Pet Sitter

Hello! I’m Ashley and have spent most of my life in San Diego. I went to school at SDSU for child development and was working in costumer service. Animals have been a main passion of mine since childhood. I got my lab mix, Carley, from a rescue when I was 8 years old, and have been the main caretaker of her ever since. I learned a lot really young and fell in love with caring for animals. I ended up dog sitting frequently from ages 13-18 for friends and family. I truly love playing with and guiding dogs/animals and letting them have fun while being safe. Playing with dogs, taking them on walks and letting them safely explore is such a pleasure for me. I can’t wait to make all your animals happy and keep you relaxed while they are in my care.

Ashley Z and black dog