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Costa Mesa In-Home Dog Sitters

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Dee Cee's Dog House
4.8
from 74 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
Gina T.
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Somehow reading a book with common-sense dog training tips did not give us confidence. Dee Cee shows you these methods & how they work--but it is up to you to do it over and over till you and your dog get it. Our dog did not have hard issues so were were looking for guidance more than a trainer that would come multiple times. Dee Cee showed us insider tips and all the details..demonstrating with our dog... to give us methods & confidence. She left 2 tools to use as we will continue to work with our dog. We wanted an hour private session in our home to target 3 simple issues and Dee Cee was just what we needed.

Peace of Mind Pet Concierge
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
David D.
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Becky and Charlotte did an outstanding job taking care of our dogs. We did not worry for an instant as they kept us up to date with texts and photos every time they came over to feed, walk and play with our dogs. We are thankful that are usual dog sitters were booked as this gave us the opportunity to use PMPC. We will definitely be switching to Becky and her business! Thanks!

  • 16 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Karol R.
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I would recommend this company a thousand times! My dog is very aggressive and suffers from anxiety issues and the dog sitter knew just how to handle her. They are professional, reasonably priced, and genuinely cares for your pet.

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Angellily Pet Care
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Cynthia K.
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Angela was amazing! She took excellent care of my dog and my home over a long weekend. She’s trustworthy, communicates well, and is very kind and loving with the animals she cares for. I returned home to a clean house and happy dog. I highly recommend Angela.

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PENNY's POOCHES
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Elisa M.
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Petra is great and very patient with our dog Tobi that doesn’t get along with our cat but already after 3 lessons is improving and also learning obedience commands!

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Basic Instinct Dog Training
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Hernan P.
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Alison is simply an animal lover, she takes great care of our dog and our dog loves going with her. She's always on time and you can't beat the price. She even sends us pictures when we're on trips. Highly recommended

XOXO Pet Sitting
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Marcia S.
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We are so glad we picked Jenny as our dog pet sitter! She took care of our dog for 4 days while we were traveling. She was very attentive and kind with our boy and was always sending pictures and messages. Which helped us to see how he was doing. One thing that really amazed us is that our dog was trained in portuguese and Jenny learned somethings just so he could understand her better! Our dog was very happy under Jenny's care and that's the most important part for us. We sure recommend her services.

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Tracie's Pet Service
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Nancy M.
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Tracie took care of my cat and pet rat for a week while I was out of town. Both critters happy and healthy when I returned. Would definitely use again.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Martha R.
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watched my cat and dogs while i was away. really good girl

Teresa Young
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly S.
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I have been working with Teresa for a few years. She is very responsible and reliable, and takes great care of my pet and home! If I request, she sends me daily updates and she is attentive to my specific requests for care needs. I am very comfortable leaving my loved one and my home in her care.

Walk'n Wag'n Pets
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy W.
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Jessie is hands down the best dog sitter ever! My 3 pups were well taken care of while I was away and she did a fabulous job with them. Will definately be a return customer😎💩!

Golden Days Pet Services
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
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* Playful Toys (not available in other doggie day/nite camps) * enjoy social interaction in comfort of home environment * personable service and attention from owner, Michael with last minute requests * playful & lovely hosts dogs - * quality photos of my dog romping, resting

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Greta S.
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Natalie has watched our two maltipoos a handful of times and is now the only dog sitter we use! We absolutely LOVE her and highly recommend her. She is so attentive and so kind and caring. She sends us pictures of our pups when we’re away and keeps us up to date on how they are doing. She has a dog of her own and I was nervous as one of our dogs is not very friendly with other dogs. However, Natalie made the transition smooth and has helped make sure my dog is comfortable and handles it perfectly. She is extremely flexible with when we drop the pups off and when we pick up, which is soo convenient. Overall she’s the best dog sitter we have had, and I’m so thankful we found her!!

Walking With Leesh
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra Z.
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At the last minute I required a sitter for my special needs senior dog Xena. Alicia came over and immediately I knew we had found the right fit. Xena requires lots of potty breaks with the use of a sling which can often scare people and Alicia was happy to take on the challenge. I would recommend her to anyone!

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Fur Baby Love
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Kyle P.
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Jen did an amazing job watching our dogs while we were alway for 10 days. Highly recommend her to anyone looking for a pet sitter.

Where the Heart Is
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Richard S.
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Jo stayed with our pets - dog and cat - while we were away. The pets were happy when we returned and the house was in better shape than we left it. I plan to ask Jo to take care of the pets and house when I have to travel again. I highly recommend her to anyone needing a house/pet sitter.

Kayla's Pet Care
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Martha P.
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This was our first time hiring a cat sitter so my husband & I could go out of town for 2 nights. Kayla did a great job of feeding them, cleaning out their litter boxes , and even playing with one of them. (The other cat is too shy so he hid most of the time, but he was well-cared for.) I left her a list of instructions which she conscientiously followed. I appreciated that she took the time to try to bond with them & make them feel comfortable. She also texted me with a couple of questions & gave me an update on how they were doing. So the next time we go on vacation we will hire her again knowing that our cats will be in good hands.

Whiskers, Tails and Mail
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Beth P.
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We have a 3 1/2 year old cat that is new (2 weeks) to our family. The vet suggested that the cat stay home and not be boarded while we are on a short trip. George (Wiskers, Tails and Mail) was very understanding of our situation. He took excellent care of our cat and her new environment (litter box, feeding area, etc.). George also kept me informed on her activities while we were away. Utilizing the services of Wiskers, Tails and Mail was a huge relief during our time away. I highly recommend George and his company as they really provide more then pet sitting. They also supply peace of mind for the owner. P.S. I ran out of time to have the mail stopped and at the last minute George stepped into collect the mail on a daily basis. What a life saver! George and Lorna, thanks for everything!

Pawcific Coast Sitters
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Arthur J.
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Barbara was fantastic. Conscientious, capable and kind. She took care of a nineteen year-old cat that needed 4 types of medication and sub-cutaneous fluids twice a day. And our beloved cat actually gained weight!!! Plus walking and pampering two dogs. She sent us pictures and texts, staying in communication, and watered our plants and left the house in great shape. She's a responsible person who is home most of the time. Can't recommend her enough.

Truly TLC Pet Sitting
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Chris J.
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My dog was at home alone while my wife and I were working throughout the day. Being at home for five hours at a time. I noticed she was getting bored and in need of extra attention maybe a walk during the middle of the day. I saw Jarod walking other dogs in my neighborhood and decided to look up the company. There rates are reasonable and service is excellent. They spend so much quality time with our dog while we are at work. We can really tell a difference in our dog since they have been seeing her. I would highly recommend Truly TLC if you are looking for a dog walker!!

Tallbrook Farms
5.0
from 1 review
  • 56 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jonathan W.
Verified review

Penny was the best pet sitter I've seen! When I came back from vacation my dogs were happier then I've ever seen them! 10/10 service.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to hire a house sitter?

House-sitting can be a lifesaver when you’re leaving town for any length of time. Whether you work remotely, you’re taking a much-needed vacation, or you just want to road-trip for a few days, it’s wise to have a pro keep an eye on your house and pets while you’re gone. Your home is more likely to stay safe and you won’t have to wrangle the kitty into a kennel to travel with you. The national average pet-sitting price ranges between $20 and $30. Pet-sitting and house-sitting costs will vary based on where you live in the country and regional labor rates. Another factor in cost is how long you want the house-sitter to stay. Some people prefer to have the house-sitter stay the night at their house, perhaps to care for an elderly pet or simply to keep a watchful eye on the home at all times. Overnight stays will cost more, ranging anywhere from $50 to $100, depending on services provided. For day visits, house-sitting and pet-sitting prices will increase incrementally the longer the visit and the more service you want performed. For example, a quick 10-minute visit to feed and walk the pet and bring in the mail could be $12.50, a 25-minute visit could be $18, a 40-minute visit $25, and a 50-minute visit $32. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

How much should you pay for a pet sitter?

Pet sitting provides your precious pet with in-home care. A pet-sitter can make a brief visit during the day to provide snacks, playtime or affection, or stay at your house for one or more nights to tend to your pet. Prices for pet-sitting will vary based on length of the visit. Nationally, pet sitting prices range from $20 to $30, although prices run higher for your sitter to stay the night. Prices will also be affected by where you live in the country. Here are some examples of average pet-sitting prices based on length of time and region:

  • 30-minute visit: $17 in a small Texas town.
  • 30-minute visit: $25 in Southern California.
    • 45-minute visit: $28.
    • 60-minute visit: $32.
  • Overnight stay (10 hours): $50 in Texas.
  • Overnight stay (10 hours): $85 in Southern California.
    • 12 hours: $100.
    • 24 hours: $200. This is a good option for a sick, elderly or brand-new pet that needs constant supervision.
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