Meet the owner:

"I have loved all kinds of animals since I was a child, so it's no surprise that I own and operate Valley Pet Pal...and I love what I do! I have created a quality pet care service that nurtures and cares for animals the same way they care for us. Since 2015, I have been taking care of pets as if they were my own. I will continue my dedication to keep you and your pets very happy!"

~Christian Shirm

Kind words

Christian is wonderful in every way. I have an ever changing schedule and Christian has always been very flexible.I trust her completely, not only does she walk my dog but she has taken him to the groomers and house sits/ dog sits when I am out of town. She is very sensitive to his needs and always communicates if there is anything special or unusual to report. But most importantly she seems to honestly love and care for my dog and my dog (who is very particular) LOVES her! She brings a tremendous amount of joy to his life and to my life she brings a lot of security as I know my dog is well cared for. She is the best!

~Diana Pokorny (Leo) 


Christian was recommended to me on NextDoor. I hired her to walk my two dogs on a daily basis. She is FANTASTIC. Friendly, professional and 110% reliable. My dogs were very happy

to be with her every day. I am sharing my highest recommendation for Christian!

~Kathy Spanberger (Teddy & Peaches)

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We've had a few dog walkers over the years but since moving to Studio City we found "the one." We're so lucky to have found Christian while on a walk with our two dogs. She is attentive to their needs, caring and always returns calls or texts in a timely manner. Our dogs always get so excited to see her which is all the proof that we need that Christian and Valley Pet Pal is the one for us.

~Lawrence Cassel (Elsa & Muggs)

It's been a huge weight off our shoulders to know that our animals are in fantastic hands with Christian while we are away. Christian has always taken great care of our pets and always sends plenty of photos. I would recommend anyone to Christian who wants that peace of mind while they are away.


~Zak & Christine Gouz 

I'm very grateful to have a trustworthy and loving person like Christian to take care of my dog Sisi as well as an occasional fish. My dog always behaves better after Christian walks her or stays overnight. She does something with Sisi that she is less aggressive to other dogs after her visits. I'm so thankful Christian is so professional, kind and available last minute.

~Dana Altshuler (Sisi)

Christian is a dog whisperer! Dogs love her and no wonder as she cares for them as if they were her own! She is a joy and will light up your day, not to mention your dogs, with her bright smile and infectious laugh. I would not trust my dog who is my baby with anyone else. I am blessed to have found Christian!

~Michelle Mathow (Niko)

"Christian has done a great job taking care of both my dogs and cat. She spends a lot of time with each of them. They all love her and are always so excited to see her. I highly recommend her for all your pet care needs."

~Lisa Levy (Freda, Ricky & Ava)

"Thank you, thank you, thank you, Christian! My dogs absolutely love you! They are always so happy after seeing you! And thanks for always being able to walk them last minute. My schedule is crazy. You're a lifesaver! See you soon."  

 ~Lisa Perkins (Scooter & Lucky) 

My dogs love Christian! I have 3 dogs and they all have strong personalities and Christian always knows how to keep them calm. Just love her!  


~Sabrina Meglio (Bandit, Rhett & Sunshine) 

I am so lucky to have found Christian. Christian takes excellent care of my dog who absolutely adores her! She also sends a quick update text with a super cute photo of my dog. I highly recommend her!

~Julie Obrien (Saki)

"Christian is a terrific dog walker. She is dependable and very compassionate. Christian will care for your dogs as if they are her own. I go out of town twice a year and she always takes care of them while I'm away. They are always overjoyed to see her! Look no further. Christian is the best!!!"

~Barbara (Winston & Maise)

"Wow, I can't recommend Christian enough! She's passionate about both animals and responsibility. I immediately felt at ease when I met Christian. By her thought out and concise questions I knew right away she was a pro! And her caring, bubbly personality just hit home with me. She texted me a cute photo update each day which made me feel so at ease during my trip.

I can't recommend Christian enough!" 

~Alex Abercrombie (Grizzly)

"Christian is the best! So nice and so great with my cat! She made my trip much easier! I got pic updates every day. She also is very smart with animal health as she brought to my attention something that was physically wrong with my cat. I brought her to the vet and turns out Christian was right! She is definitely the only sitter I will use!"

~Stephanie Langnas (Nala)

Christian has been amazing with my baby...I mean dog, Sierra!  It is a peaceful feeling to know I have found someone that genuinely connects with my dog and gives her exceptional care while I am away.  She is dependable and trustworthy!  I recently went out of town for a week and Christian treated Sierra as if she were her own! It is also nice to know she has been available for last minute times I need her as well!  Highly recommend!! 

~Destiny Rael (Sierra)

Christian is responsible and a very caring provider. My dogs are always happy to see her. She reliably texts a pic and detailed report about how the the dogs did every day she has them. I highly recommend her services.

~David McDonald (Roxy & Eddie)

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