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Stop feeling guilty while you're at work or away

Let your dog play while you’re away! Sondra Lagnado of Dog Excursions has been showing dogs a doggone good time for over 12 years. At Dog Excursions, we pride ourselves in providing your dog the best exercise and excursions that San Juan Capistrano has to offer. We’ll even pick up your dog right from your home. How’s that for service!!! Our dedicated staff will ensure that your dog gets plenty of exercise and love while you’re away.


Dog Wrangler, Sondra Lagnado

At the age of five, Brazilian born Sondra Lagnado relocated with her family to the U.S. Her passion for animals began when, as a child she was fond of bringing home animals. She crafted her own cameras from Lego™ blocks and took photos of her family, friends and assorted animals.Leaving her Lego™ camera behind, Sondra followed her passion and pursued a satisfying career in photography and graphic design. In 2002, her beloved Dalmatian, Texas, passed away and Sondra deeply missed the companionship of her four-legged friend. In January of 2006, Sondra rescued her current companion and “Dog excursions” mascot Rio DJ from Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Rio is an active female black Lippet (lab-whippet) who craves exercise and mental stimulation. Sondra hired a dog walker to look after Rio when she was at work, but soon discovered that her true vocation was to care for dogs like Rio, whose owners are at work during the day and want their animals to have ample exercise during their absence. As a trial run, Sondra took a 10-day vacation from corporate America and volunteered to take friends and neighbor's dogs on group outings. She has never looked back and since then has trained to become a professional dog walker. She opened Your BUDDY and Me in September of 2006 and in April of 2017 relocated to San Juan Capistraano to open Dog Excursions. On their days off, you can often find Sondra, Rio and Sprocket(our newest addition to the family) at the hottest South Orange County doggy spots. Dog excursions is a member of Pet Sitters Associates, LLC©. Sondra has attended San Diego Humane Society Training classes, Challenge You Horse Workshop and a Red Cross First Aid certification for both humans and their pets. Dog excursions is insured. Numerous excellent references are available on request.

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Doggy Clown Car

Dog Excursions has a Honda Fit for transporting the dogs. The Fit is extremely roomy, has ample air conditioning, and gets environmentally conscious gas mileage. The windows are covered with BreezeGuards™ made by MuttManagers. They are custom made cage panels or "screens" to allow for a cross breeze which will keep your vehicle within a couple of degrees of the outside temperature and keep the dogs safely in the car.

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Our Clown Car has 121,000 miles of doggy smiles

Are you ready for a doggone good time...

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