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Encinitas House Sitters

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  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Cristian A.
Verified review

Lori came to our Babe we are home to care for our two boys. She is a wonderful cat caregiver. I recommend her for pet sitting any time. She will send pictures and photos of your pets every day. That is so thoughtful of her.

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Just Four Paws, Inc.
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julia S.
Verified review

After two visits, my typically shy kids are already sitting on Emily’s lap!!!! Very happy with Emily S — great with my furry kids, calm energy, very responsive, and love the photos and updates!! Nervous at first - but feeling thankful to know my kids are getting care during some very long work days!! Very profession and detailed organization. 🐾❤️🙏🌟

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  • 3 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karyn D.
Verified review

KC is a gem! She is helping us to organize our living space and make our house a home! Got so much done on our first visit! We can't wait for our next session.

PoshPaws
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jade T.
Verified review

I can't say enough good things about Posh Paws! Laura is AMAZING! She is so accommodating and has been a lifesaver for me and the pups. She always makes room at her house for my pups, even when I contact her last minute. My dogs love going to her place and they are already so comfortable in her home. It's also a HUGE plus that she has a back yard and doggy door! Laura knows how to handle all types of animals and she knows how to read their personalities. One of my dogs is sort of moody, and she knows how to deal with his crazy personality and weird moods! In the past, it's been hard for me to find a person that understands him, but Laura picked up on his personality quirks right away!! She is so patient and loving towards my animals, and I could not think of a better place for them to go every week! Laura is great with texting me updates, pictures and videos. She always responds quickly to my calls and texts! If you are looking for any kind of help with your furbabies, Posh Paws is the only option. Laura is the best!!!

Heather's Pet Sitting & More
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole P.
Verified review

Heather stayed at our house for a week to watch our two dogs and the fish. She did everything that I asked of her and more. I returned to two dogs who were happy and well taken care of. When I was away, the pest control people came to take care of our ant problem and asked that we water granules that they left in our front bushes. Heather took care of that for us without even being asked to do so. Heather went above and beyond to do a great job. I would definitely recommend her.

Annie's Pet Care Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Christine R.
Verified review

What can I say about Annie. My four boxer girls are absolutely in love with her. At the mere mention of Annie's name they are at the garage waiting for her arrival every morning. Whether my boxer girls are being walked or Annie is sitting with them I know that they are safe and secure. I would recommend Annie in a heartbeat to anyone. Annie he is not just a dog walker or a sitter she is much more. The care, compassion and love that she has for my boxer girls is amazing. My boxer girls deserve the best and Annie is the best!!

Mandy Reynoso
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Amandine D.
Verified review

Mandy looked after our 2 cats while we went to visit family for 5 days and she was AWESOME! First of all she was very punctual, and super easy to communicate with which made it easy to make the last minute arragements. Second, yet most important, she was GREAT with the cats! One of our cats is very attached and would get really worried and depressed when we would leave, and the other one is very shy and usually hides around strangers, but not this time! They were both happy as can be!! She later described a few things about the cats that she wouldn't have known unless she was spending quality time with them and that I know our cats wouldn't do unless they were comfortable and trusting of her. Mandy just has a very easy going, calming and kind personality that really put both the cats and myself at ease. She also managed to send us regular updates, even though it was nearly impossible to reach us where we were. She sent some photos as well, and I could just tell the cats were 100% content. It was so great not having to worry! We will definitely be calling her again since now I can actually look forward to our next trips rather than dreading having to leave my favorite fuzz balls with someone. Oh, and on top of all that she kept the house super tidy and clean(I think even better than when we left). So without a doubt, I would recommend Mandy to anyone and everyone who is looking for a pet sitter they can trust. Thanks again Mandy!!!

Nanny 2 Pets
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie D.
Verified review

Our girls (2 bichons) had the best time with Renee. We know they have a friend for life (and they don't like everyone). Before our trip Renee stopped by to meet the girls. I was impresses with the way she so quickly bonded with them. I highly recommend Renee and we will be using her for all our dog sitting. Thanks Renee!

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Laurie is so wonderful with my horse! My horse loved her and I felt at peace knowing my girl was so well looked after. I would recommend Laurie to anyone for pet sitting.

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Dionte R.
Verified review

I was in San Diego for 8 yrs thanks to the Navy. I bought a house and accumulated quite a bit of things to make my house to a home. Now that I am being stationed on the east coast and needed to get the house together for an open house. Hired Peak of Performance by recommendation from a friend and honestly I am extremely satisfied with the results. They were very professional and punctual. Being in the military punctuality is a big thing. After they finish cleaning my house I didnt recognize my house at all. Everything was emaculate and well put together. I definitely recommend them to everyone.

AMYLOVESDOGS.COM
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Cheryl N.
Verified review

“ Amy has been dog sitting and housesitting for us almost two years, and she does a wonderful job. Our dog Bristol, 15 years old, requires special care. He is a mixed breed with a very shaggy coat that needs a lot of brushing, and he can’t see or hear very well. Amy gives him the special attention and slow walks he needs. Our other dog, Lola, is a Boston Terrier, full of energy but with dietary restrictions. She loves to play tug of war with Amy. Both of them are always very happy to see Amy. The texts and photos of our dogs while we are away help us keep in touch. And when we return from our trips, the house seems cleaner than when we left! No one will be disappointed with Amy’s professional services. — Cheryl N

Happy Paws Pet Sitting
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mary L.
Verified review

I was very satisfied with Gayle Brigham. She took care of my cats and spent time interacting with them in addition to feeding and litter cleanup. I had a full detailed report and she also went the extra mile and shoveled snow near the front door. I won't hesitate to call on her again. A real sweetheart.

Ellen's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christina P.
Verified review

Ellen has been so great! My pets liked her immediately and didn't even bark at her. She takes my dog to the park for walks and visits with my cats. She has never missed a visit and she goes above and beyond her duties. If there is an accident, she handles it. She feeds everyone and takes care of the litter and even leaves me a log of what she has done for the day. She took out my trash and brought in my mail while I was gone and she is very trustworthy. I hope to have a long pet sitting relationship with her and our family :)

Crowncierge
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sharrie W.
Verified review

Sam has always done a great job pet sitting my two dogs, as well as providing daily walks and playtime for them. He's a true animal lover and now he is the only one I trust him with "my babies" for their daily care and overnight care when needed.

Alex's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 1 review
    Whitnee B.
    Verified review

    Hired Alex to pet sit our cats while we went out of town last weekend. Was nervous to leave our fur babies with just anyone; however, upon meeting Alex at our consultation, I knew she was someone I could trust. Alex is very professional, accommodating and reliable! She also kept us up to date on how our cats were doing and sent pictures of them while they were under her care! Would highly recommend Alex and look forward to having her take care our fur babies in the future!!!

    Sunrise Housesitting
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Gary M.
    Verified review

    Dorota was the absolute best sitter for my cats. Both have special needs. They both instantly took a liking to her gentle spirit and Dorota did great work taking care of them while I was away, and she took care of me by sending me pictures of the girls. I recommend her to everyone.

    About

    If you are looking to get away for a beautiful Hawaiian vacation or off for a business trip, I will be happy to watch your pets or home, or both. I am 100% committed to customer satisfaction as well as happy pets. I, myself, have a dog, cat, turtles, and koi fish. I am available for house-sitting as well. Your piece of mind is what I want the most, so you can relax and enjoy wherever you maybe. Happy trails.

    About

    I am a college student, doing odd jobs. I am intelligent, mannerly and reliable.

    About

    Hi, my name is Lindsay Honea. I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University this last December 2013 with honors and a bachelor's in liberal studies (teaching arts) and decided to get into the business field! I am currently enrolled in Point Loma's graduate MBA (Masters in Business Administration) program. I am also a member and leader of the track team at PLNU and will move into a coaching position next year. I love house and pet sitting and a chance to get out of my little apartment. It reminds me more of being home when I am in a place that has been loved and cared for by a family. I also love animals, and they only add to this feeling of being home as I am from a ranch/farm in Arizona and was surrounded by them growing up. It offers me a mini vacation as well as a break from my apartment. I live and work in San Diego, so I am available when needed. I have also been a trusted nanny/babysitter for many families over the years and am wanting to transition to more house/pet sitting. I think that it says a lot that families have trusted me with their little ones! I am also very active and greatly enjoy taking dogs for runs/walks if asked to and have a lot of experience with many different kinds of animals. In general, I perform the jobs that are needed in house/pet sitting. I have great problem-solving skills, and I am very responsible and organized and will leave your place as neat if not more than it was when you left it with me. I can definitely be trusted to take care or your home and pets!

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I think my work will stand out because I have love and respect for all animals and people's homes, routines and lives I will treat your home and animals as if they were mine.

    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We are pet sitters and dog walkers in Chula Vista, Bonita, San Diego and Imperial Beach areas. We offer clients peace of mind during their vacations and while they work with regular updates on the welfare of their fur babies. We've been in business since 2010 and currently employed 4 sitters who have a passion for animals and their wellbeing.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is house sitting?

    A house sitter watches your house while you are away for work or vacation, or if you have to be away for an extended period. House sitters can also provide pet-sitting services, staying in your home and caring for your pet while you are away. The house sitter can say overnight in your home while you’re gone, or stop by once a day to ensure everything is in order if your pet doesn’t need overnight supervision. Reptiles and most cats are just fine with daily visits and feeding.

    House sitting provides major advantages to the homeowner. A regular presence in your house deters break-ins and theft. Home safety issues such as water leaks get noticed and dealt with right away, so you don’t come home to big problems. A house sitter can bring in your mail daily, care for your houseplants, and provide home safety and peace of mind.

    How do I find a reliable house sitter?

    House sitting can help keep your home safe and well cared for so you can be worry-free while you’re away for work or play. There are several steps you can take to make sure you hire a trustworthy house sitter and do your part to be a responsible host. One of the best ways to ensure a safe home is to hire a professional house sitter. Here are some key points to look for when hiring a house sitter:

    • Reviews and referrals: When searching for a house sitter, always read reviews. Previous experiences will indicate how the house sitter will care for your home while you’re away.
    • Contract: Sign a clearly written contract outlining services to be provided (e.g., mail in each day by 5 p.m.), the daily rate you are paying, and how long the services will be provided. You can also include any agreed-upon house rules in the written contract.
    • Your part: Leave important phone numbers (vet, emergency contact, etc.) and information on where to find emergency items like the circuit breaker and the fire extinguisher, and have a credit card on file with the veterinarian in case of emergencies if the house sitter is watching your pets.

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