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Lafayette House Sitters

Browse these house sitters with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lafayette.

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Hoppy Tails Animal Care
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carolyn W.
Verified review

Tiffany did a great job taking care of my cat Rufio. She sent videos and photos of him during her visits and took in all of our mail/packages. Tiffany clearly loves animals and her knowledge of animals put us as it ease with her in charge. I would not hesitate in hiring her for future cat sitting needs.

Passion For Paws
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Raul F.
Verified review

Cathy has been walking our almost 5 year old Rottie Niki for only a couple of weeks now. She recently stayed with NIki at our home while we both traveled! We've had a couple of different individuals from over the years sitting with Niki but to date NO ONE has bonded so quickly with the most hardheaded Rottweiler on this planet. Cathy has such a special bond with our girl and she loves her so very much. If there is a Dog Whisper in bay area it must be Cathy =) I don't know what we would do without Cathy! You are the absolute best. Niki loves you, she told us =)

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4 Paws Concierge
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beth C.
Verified review

Krystal took excellent care of our cats while we were away. She is professional, experienced, and really loves animals. She took time to send an update every day and send a picture (if the cats came out of hiding)! I highly recommend Krystal for cat-sitting.

Melissa's Pet Care
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy H.
Verified review

I was TOTALLY DELIGHTED with Melissa. I had never used Thumbtack before, let alone for someone to come and take my beloved pet out of the house alone - someone whom I had never met before. Because I was in a time bind, I met her and had her take my 15 year old dog for a walk on the same day. She was SMART, KIND, GENTLE, DEPENDABLE, and all around WONDERFUL with both my dog and me! We will definitely engage Melissa again. She's a gem.

Jared Scott
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.
Verified review

Jared is such an amazing pet sitter! He's my go-to guy, and I've hired him multiple times to house-sit while taking care of my two dogs when I was away from home. I 100% trust him to care for my home and love my dogs as his own. He sends me consistent updates and photos, and I never have to worry about a thing. Whenever I come back from a trip, my dogs are super happy. He is also an all-around personable guy who is fully reliable, intelligent, and kind. You will most certainly be happy with his services!

  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
HongY J.
Verified review

Yolanda genuinely cares! She is attentive, on time, caring, thoughtful, and she will take great care of your dog! She sends thoughtful notes and wonderful pictures of your dog on her walks while you're at work. Give her a call if you're looking for someone caring for your pet, you're lucky to have found her! She's a winner! and your doggie will love her.

Lori's Loving Pet Care
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Luci F.
Verified review

. Lori is so good with animals. I definitely trust my dogs to her. Right now she walks them twice a week. She is dependable, honest andKk reliable. I would recommend her for dog sitting and dog walking

B.O.N.E. Dog Training
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Carole S.
Verified review

Kristen went above and beyond for my pugs. They are very excitable and get overheated very easily so I can't take them in the car to go to the groomer. Kristen came to my house to groom them. She was amazing with my dogs she gets 10 stars from me!

City Tails SF
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria G.
Verified review

I've used Gail for pet sitting for my 2 cats several times. She is very sweet and my kitties love her! She is very caring and professional - I highly recommend her!

Silver Lining Pet Services
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen M.
Verified review

Sue has been working with me and my two min pins, Coco and Tootsie on behavior modification issues. I was at the point of contacting the breeder to give one of them back - basically at the end of my rope. I'd worked with other dog. trainers, but Sue explained and showed how to manage and modify behavior that was easy to comprehend and made sense. I am not exaggerating when I say she has literally changed my life and helped me rethink how to interact with my girls. I am very grateful.

  • 2 years in business
Joel A.
Verified review

Richard was the best dog & house sitter we have had. Always did a wonderful job taking care of our kids and we never had to worry about a thing.

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin G.
Verified review

Highly recommended! Charlie and Izzy are always excited to see Rebecca. She also has house sit for me and does a great job maintaining the peace and keeping the dogs happy and well taken care of while I'm away :)

Dog Tired Adventures
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Leanne M.
Verified review

An outstanding job looking after our beloved goldendoodle 'Bear'. So professional and great with him. Would highly recommend and will be booking our next sitting soon!

Bay Area Pet Pals
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Lauren Y.
Verified review

This is seriously the best pet sitting/dog walking service around! I've tried several others and nothing compares to Bay Area Pet Pals. I have 2 cats who definitely need a visit every day when I'm on vacation for food and litter cleaning. I feel so much less anxious about leaving them now that I have BAPP. Up until recently I also used them for daily dogs walks. Our elderly dog passed a few weeks ago. ;-( They come to your house and take notes about where food, water, treats, toys, etc are. They also have VERY detailed online forms to fill out. You get to meet your sitter/walker....you will have the same person every visit unless you are notified otherwise. WHICH I LOVE. I have used several of the BAPP sitters and walkers and I can honestly say they have all been wonderful. Lynda seems to do a great job screening all of her employees. I feel so much better about taking trips now and I don't feel guilty about leaving my pets! One of the best parts of their service is that every day you get an updated email or text message! They also send pictures and a description of what happened and/or cute videos. No more worrying if the petsitter made it there, if your animals are starving or if they've gone to the bathroom everywhere! Even though I never specified this they also vacuum the litter area and take out all the trash every time so I come home to a nice clean house. They even left the porch light on for me knowing I wasn't getting into town until evening on the day I came home. I highly recommend BAPP FOR SURE!

Claudia's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michaela M.
Verified review

I needed somebody to like and trust in taking care of our chickens and Claudia was the best fit. From the first day i knew she likes animals and birds and my chickens was all over her. We have chickens as pets, they are part of our family and we love the way Claudia treats them, feed and clean the coop. She is very carefully with the details making me feel comfortable when i leave the house that m.

Mindful Housesitting
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Kathryn W.
    Verified review

    Amy from mindfulhousitting stayed in my house to take care of my cat and do some small chores. She proved to be responsible and kind; I gladly recommend her and hope she'll be available to house-sit for me in the future. Kathryn W.

    The House Holders SF
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Lisa V.
    Verified review

    Kat is so sweet and sent me photos of my cat every day! It really put my mind at ease getting the daily updates. I highly recommend her and will definitely be using her for all of my cat sitting needs in the future!

    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Damara A.
    Verified review

    Mzima exceeded my expectations. Knowing my cats are being responsibly taken care of with love is priceless. I was a little nervous about having a child stay in my home but she turned out to be an added bonus! Mzima's daughter was so sweet with my cats and they warmed up to her quickly. I couldn't tell a child had been in my home when I returned but my cats got twice the playtime and cuddles by having two cat lovers stay in my house. I 1000% recommend Mzima as an overnight house and cat sitter!

    5 Star Pet Car
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Breanna G.
    Verified review

    Shanna answered our prayers for an honest and trustworthy pet sitter who knew animal behavior as well as how to be a respectful house-sitter. She is also reliable, available/flexible, and communicative. We have a dog with some socialization issues and Shanna listened to our explanation of his behavior and our approach to managing him. We tried several sitters before Shanna and were unfortunately not confident in their instincts or level of responsibility with our pup. It was such a relief to finally find that person in Shanna. You won't regret hiring her.

    Jesse Falk-Finley
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Nathan S.
      Verified review

      Jesse has been walking our dogs, a wily aussie cattle lady, and an intact vizla pitty mutt for the past 4 years on a weekly basis. Neither is the easiest to care for because of various breed related reasons (cattle dogs are wily and fearful of things on wheels, intact males attract interesting dog feelings), but Jesse has handled them perfectly and with never an issue. He is a thoughtful, caring, happy, and careful dog master. The dogs look forward to their weekly hangouts with him, and love and treat him as if he were their pack leader. Whenever we travel Jesse is not only there to help with our dogs daily routines but also to house-sit and take care of other needed house issues. We always come back to two very happy dogs, and a house better than we left it. It is great to have the peace of mind of such a nice and thoughtful person caring for our loved dogs and belongings. He has an easy going way with dogs and they gravitate/execute well to his voice commands. I really have nothing but incredible things to say about Jesse's assistance. He is an honest, happy, and helpful friend and house/dog watcher and I give him the highest recommendation.

      • 5 years in business
      Bill S.
      Verified review

      She really loves dogs and it shows. She was always on time and would take my dog (Freedom) for long walks and always play with him. I'd still have her but now I'm retired so I take him myself. Highly recommended Kim to walk and sit your dog.

      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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