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First Aid Certified

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In YOUR home Pet Sitting


Fear Free Certified Professional

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Leanimal’s Animals
"The Upscale Pet Sitter"
Keep Your Pets
 in the Comfort and Security of Your Home

I don't board dogs but I'd be happy to give recommendations
Serving Temecula/Murrieta/Winchester 

Why You Should Hire a Professinal

Pet CPR and First Aid Certified. Seizure & Diabetes Management.

Fear Free Certified Professional.

Licensed, Bonded, Insured, Clean Background Check.
Your Pets and Home Are Worth It.

I provide so much more than simply filling up the pet food and water bowls.  This is what I do full time, it's what I do for a living. I've established great relationships with my clients and I enjoy all of the repeat business. They keep me busy enough that I could absolutely expand by hiring employees.  Here's why I don't hire employees-- the whole reason I decided to go full time caring for other people's pets is because I LOVE the hands-on work and the relationships I've created with both human and fur clients. If I were to hire employees  I'd make more money, but then I'd be spending my days managing those employees and worrying that the high standards I've set for Leanimal's Animals wouldn't be met. It's a no-brainer for me-- babysit employees or continue my days making others happy? Thus, the solo operation of Leanimal's Animals.


Pet owners who want quality care for their pets trust me because I take great pride in what I do and I go above and beyond.  

Some of the unexpected things I've handled for my vacationing clients are:

  • I drove a client's mother to the hospital in San Diego to see her son who had just been hit by a car

  • Facilitated humane bee swarm relocation 

  • Repaired broken doors

  • Dropped off important documents (and a heart rate monitor) to the post office

  • Picked up prescriptions

  • Taken dogs to get groomed

  • Installed new doggy gates

  • Changed smoke detector batteries in the middle of the night

  • Driven an hour to get the house key the client forgot to put in the lockbox


You shouldn't trust your pets and home to just anyone.  You can trust me. The majority of my clients will actually plan their vacations around my availability which, to me, is the ultimate complimentHire a responsible adult you can trust to go the extra mile.  Maturity has its benefits.  

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About Your Sitter

About Me

Leanne Lowden
Chief Executive Officer of

Scratchies and Lovin'

I pride myself on the high-standard of care and services that I offer. I have a number of clients who have become more like family, and clients who consider me to be an integral member of their family. People will actually plan their vacations around my availability which, to me, is the ultimate compliment. 


I keep up on my education to make sure that your pets remain as safe as possible while in my care.  Thankfully, I've never had to use it, but I am certified in Pet CPR and First Aid. 

I am a Fear Free Certified Pet SitterWhat is Fear Free®?  Founded by “America’s Veterinarian,” Dr. Marty Becker, and developed by hundreds of experts in behavior, medicine, and handling, Fear Free has become one of the single most transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice.  The programs and courses provide veterinary professionals, pet professionals, animal welfare communities, and pet owners with the knowledge and tools to look after both a pet’s physical and emotional wellbeing.  


I get you. Like you, I love pets like family and want what is best for them. I feel empowered to relieve the fear, anxiety, and stress of every animal, every stay, every interaction; regardless of whether we’re meeting for the first time or have an ongoing relationship. I serve animals under my care in a calm, low stress environment as I provide for their daily needs and deliver any needed home husbandry or medical care that’s required, while minimizing fear, anxiety, or stress in animals, their guardians and in myself.

I was voted a Finalist in the L.A. Times Best of the Southland 2023.

I strive to learn more from the Pet Sitters International community and it's publications.  I also have a small, local community of fellow Professional Pet Sitters that I can refer the potential client out to if I am already committed. 

Of course, I've always been very passionate about animals and animal welfare.  Just ask my clients, I have a special way with animals, even the ones that would normally constantly bark at or hide from others.  I've volunteered for many shelters and rescues, and was even awarded "Volunteer of the Year" at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley.  


I was born in Canada and immigrated to California in 1998. I never had human children of my own, I'm dog mom to two rescues, Coco and Casper.  Animals are my babies.  


I worked in the hospitality industry (fine dining) for almost 30 years before becoming a Multisport Coach.  I myself became an "Ironman" in 2017, at the age of 49. The Ironman competition is a 2.4 mile open water swim, 112 mile bike ride, followed by a full marathon (26.2 miles).  There is no break in-between each discipline, no stopping for lunch. An Ironman covers 140.6 miles continuously.  I'm very proud to call myself an Ironman and I'm able to continue to help others achieve that goal remotely.

After the passing of my father, I had some time to reflect on life and what was important to me.  I decided to take a leap of faith and turn my passion for animals into my way of life.  I created Leanimal's Animals, became insured and bonded, and I'm able to provide my clean background check and stellar referrals to anyone that asks.  What was once a part-time, sporadic, almost hobby when I wasn't training triathletes is now Leanimal's Animals.  I service the Temecula, Murrieta and Winchester areas.

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Pet Sitting in YOUR Home
(I don't board dogs but I'd be happy to give recommendations)

Think of me as your Estate Manager while you're away relaxing, or on a fun adventure. Imagine the experience you would have at a Denny's versus dining at Spago. My years in the hospitality industry taught me a thing or two about customer satisfaction.  I don't merely meet your expectations when it comes to caring for your pets and home, I exceed  them.

You get the satisfaction of a stress-free vacation. 

Your pet gets love and expert care from a knowledgable, full-time Professional Pet Sitter.

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Live-In Pet Sitting at Your Home

I Come to You

I cater to the client who wants the "Spago" experience for their pets.  Your pet gets to stay in the security and comfort of their own home.  You get a responsible, experienced adult to care for your home and pets while you're away. 

We schedule a complimentary 30-minute "Meet and Greet" ahead of time to go over all of the information necessary for a successful overnight stay.  I'll be taking your place while you're gone, making sure everyone is safe and happy.  Heck, I'll even vacuum up the pet hair, bring in the mail, and put the trash bins out for you.

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Pet Care Over a 24-Hour Period

Your Pets, Your Home, and Me.  

Do your pets require much more attention and security throughout the daylight hours?  Will YOU feel better knowing that I'm with them in your home for hours during the day as well as sleeping there with them?

With enough advanced planning, you can give your fur babies exactly that.  Your home will be my home base while you're gone.  

Walking Dogs

Exercise For Your Dog

A Tired Dog Is A Good and Happy Dog

I'm an athlete that loves being outside, who also happens to love dogs.  I'll pick up your dog and take them on an adventure.  Walk or run, it's so much fun.  I get paid to do this?  Life is good.

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Breakfast, Dinner, Bathroom, Medication

I pop in for at least 25 minutes to give your baby love, companionship, food, water, meds, sunny spot time.


Airport Transportation


Enjoy the convenience of being dropped off at the curb.  No need to search for parking or pay for parking!  When you return, I'll pick you up and I can even bring the dogs if you want.  Just lay back and enjoy the ride home.  Pricing varies, we can discuss at the Meet and Greet.

Hear From Clients
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If I could give Leanne 100 stars I would! ⭐️ She is beyond amazing!! My senior rescue dog is typically anxious and untrusting around new people but she won him over (and me) the very first meeting. She sent pictures and videos of my boy on daily walks and during play & cuddle time. He looked so content and happy it made my entire trip better. PLUS there was fresh baked banana bread on the counter when I got home 🤯
I honestly can’t say enough about Leanne. She is professional and kind and she took phenomenal care of my boy. If you’re wondering if she’s a good choice to watch your fur-baby the answer is 10,000% YES!!

Lisa E.


Leanimal’s Animal Pet Sitting business is the one and only call to make. Leanne is amazing. She takes the time to really get to know you, your pets, and all the specifics needed to ensure a top quality experience for you, and your pets. Her attention to detail and passion for pets and people is superb. If you are looking for a best in class customer experience, and if you want to be sure your pets are very well taken care of, give Leanne a call. Take it from me, as an experienced pet owner. I currently have the 4 Golden Retrievers and the 1 smaller rescue dog pictured. You will be glad you called Leanne. She is simply put, the VERY BEST!!!

Craig and Cheryl Harlan


Leanne is a very caring, loving and responsible professional. Our German Shepherd Dog Tika, fell in love with her, during the three days we had Leanne come over for check-Ins. On the second night, we heard an unusual noise on our Pet Cam (we thought we might have a water leak). We contacted Leanne, and she rushed right over to check on our house. Being out of town, it was a huge relief to find out right away that everything was OK. We went to bed that night feeling blessed, knowing that Leanne “had our back”!  We will definitely use Leanne’s services again soon, and highly recommended her!!!

Michael and Marina


Leanne is an amazing person and care giver. From the first correspondence, Leanne showed impeccable professionalism and courtesy. She was always prompt in her responses and clearly demonstrated the dependability and reliability I knew I would like to engage with and could trust with my precious fur-babies.

Leanne is compassionate, kind, thoughtful, understanding, and truly caring - not only to her fur-baby clients, but their ‘parents’ as well 😊. She is a natural with my little ones and they took to her gentle nature immediately.

Thank you, Leanne – so thankful and blessed to know you.
Lucky, Snow, and their “mom”, Carmella


As her business name implies, Leanne must be part Human Angel, part Human Animal,  She understands, supports and protects you as a person and dog owner as well as totally understands, protects, and supports those animals entrusted to her care.


I lack the words to fully express my thankfulness, love, appreciation, and gratitude to Leanne for her selfless caring, thoughtfulness, support, and care of my two Labrador Retrievers and my Golden Doodle. They require overnight care due to the sensitive nature of one of my Labradors. My most recent experience with Leanne was for two weeks of overnight and daily care in February 2023, due to an emergency situation with my 95-year-old mother who had developed pneumonia, and also has congestive heart failure and lung problems. My two week stay was extended to over a month due to complications with my mother’s recovery and rehab. Leanne took over the entire situation and provided care beyond measure for the entire month,  as well as emotional support for me with her assurances my babies would be well cared for,.  And they were!


I returned to find my boys healthy and happy, my car battery charged, fresh sheets, freshly cleaned bathrooms and home, and another delicious banana bread waiting for me. After an extremely stressful month, upon return I could easily enjoy a well deserved rest without having to clean, or groom my babies. My Golden Doodle had missed three grooming appointments, and Leanne had surprised me by taking him to be groomed before my return. 


JoAnn Alfred

I'm so glad I found LeAnn! She is the best pet sitter we've ever had. She is so dependable and trustworthy, is excellent at caring for animals, keeps us updated on how they are doing while we're away, literally goes above and beyond, and is very responsive. She's also such a genuine, caring person, and is super friendly.

The first time I reached out to her was when our last pet sitter didn't lock our door and my dogs were running around our community. I found her company on our community Facebook page. We were in another state and felt so helpless. I called her crying and she returned my call while she was on vacation and offered to check on our pets when she returned.

A few weeks later we had a death in the family and called her last minute so we could travel out of state. I was so surprised how she made it work with her busy schedule. She did such an amazing job that we hired her again for our vacation. She did a fantastic job each time and will be our only sitter going forward.

I am a very picky person when it comes to whom I trust with my pets and my home. LeAnn has exceeded all of my expectations!



Pet CPR and First Aid Certified
Fear Free Certified
Licensed, Bonded, Insu
Clean Background Check

Seizure and Diabetes Management


Rates start at $35 (for up to two pets).  Feeding, cuddling, playtime, making sure they get their meds, potty breaks.  I'll spend a minimum of 25 minutes with your pet.  Puppies and pets with behavioral issues require more time, therefore a small up charge.

My rates are based on feedback from my clients. If you take comfort in knowing that a responsible, knowledgeable, trustworthy, clean, discreet, loving adult who takes initiative is in your home alone with your pets, call me.


My rates for making your home MY home base start at $225 per 24-hour period.  Your pets and I will live together while you're gone.  I'll only be leaving the house for a few hours at a time to run errands and do check-ins for other clients.  

Pet Care Over a 24-Hour Period

Dog Walking/Running

$50 for a 50 minute outdoor adventure with two dogs.  


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Special needs?  No problem.
Insulin injections, seizure management, oral medication, first aid and CPCR, care for the elderly as well as puppies.

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