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Lake Balboa House And Pet Sitters

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Dee Cee's Dog House
4.8
from 74 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
Steffany H.
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Dee Cee is the best dogwalker I have ever had. She is reliable, trustworthy, and my two Rottweilers absolutely love her. She walks them an hour each day, Monday through Friday. I can't say enough good things about her. I trust her with my dogs more than I do members of my own family.

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Weatherwax Dog Training
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joan H.
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The Weatherwax family dog training method has been renowned for decades for their work training Lassie and many other animals in film and TV. Their methods use only positive reinforcement and set a high standard for results.

Peace of Mind Pet Concierge
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Christina W.
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Becky is awesome and we are definitely keeping her as our regular Pet Sitter when we go out of town. She provided great care to my two dogs and they both really like her. Thank you for such great service.

  • 16 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Peter Y.
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I needed a pet sitter last second for my two big dogs and cat. I found Superstar Pet Sitting and after using them, I can definitely agree with the other reviewers that they are the best company around. Affordable, reliable, flexible and honest. I will be using them again when I plan my next vacation.

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Angellily Pet Care
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Doggie Bliss
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristina H.
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I appreciate the attentiveness to my dog. As well as the ability for other dog walkers/sitters to be available of my regular walker/sitter isn't available.

The Speed Walking Dog
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Justine H.
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Lisa is the best dog walker. Not only because she is professional but because she has a passion for pets. I know my pooch is in the best hands possible.

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Basic Instinct Dog Training
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen G.
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We are house sitting a dog for 6 weeks, and we needed immediate training as the dog had not been previously trained. Allison came over, helped me immensely, and we are on the road to good behavior! Allison will be available as our needs arise, but I highly recommend her for her knowledge, patience and guidance.

Tails R Waggin'
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen D.
Verified review

I was very nervous about hiring a new pet sitter, as I recently moved to LA and did not know who to call. After meeting Susan at Tails R Waggin', my fears were alleviated immediately. She was kind, professional, punctual, and obviously loved her job. I just returned from my first trip. The attention that Susan paid to my three cats is beyond compare. They are typically shy and hide but they instantly took to her, a feat that has never happened in the nine years I have had them. The care to my home was equally impressive!! (I came home to find my house looking better than when I left.) You cannot go wrong with Tails R Waggin. Use with confidence and know that your furry loved ones will be in great hands!

Over and Out Petsitting
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Gina T.
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I love Robin! She does an amazing job with my pets. I have several dogs and cats (seniors and special needs animals) and I NEVER worry about them while I am away. Robin does a fantastic job taking care of everyone and my house while I'm gone. And as an added bonus she takes the most amazing pictures of your pets and sends daily updates! I would highly recommend Robin as a great pet sitter!

Teresa Young
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly S.
Verified review

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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Skyler A.
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Natalie is a godsend to my girlfriend, our two pups and me! We were reluctant to trust anyone to walk our boys, let alone stay over with them. However, she is a great example of how there are still "good people" in the world. Natalie has taken care of our boys as if they were her own. She's gone above and beyond our expectations, including bringing them special treats and giving us a holiday card. The boys - who are definitely not the best behaved - quickly warmed up to her and she's been very patient with them, trying to teach them tricks and manners. I highly recommend Natalie as a dog walker or pet sitter. I'd be happy to discuss by phone if you have any questions.

Out For A Walk
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea W.
Verified review

Tomika is a great pet sitter and did an OUTSTANDING job taking care of my cat. He thought she was the bees knees too. She not only fed him, she kept his box clean, played with him and kept him comfortable. I highly recommend Out for a Walk for sitting your cats and dogs!

Where the Heart Is
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Richard S.
Verified review

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
Tom L.
Verified review

If you need a quality pet sitter look no further than Kayla. We have a 16 year old cat who can be very cranky. Kayla kept us up to date on everything from her mood to her food ! Thank you Kayla !!!!

Roo's Pet Sitting Service
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Nanette M.
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One week after we adopted our 1-year old mini-pinscher, my housemate had to go away on business for a week, and I still needed to go to my 9-5 job, so I was desperate to find a good pet-sitter to come by to walk Russo and spend a little bit of time with him each day. I met Linda through Thumbtack. She came over on Sunday to meet Russo and agreed to come by the next day through Friday to walk him and spend some time with him at our home. She was awesome!! I really like that she would send me a text while I was at work, letting me know how things went, which greatly put my mind at ease. We so appreciated the great service that we have continued to hire Linda to pet sit. She is very intuitive about determining what Russo needs to feel comfortable and sometimes stays a little longer with him, as needed. I really like and appreciate that she has Russo's best interests in mind and that she continues to communicate how the visit went. It might seem like a little thing, but to me that's huge!

Arlene Mantek
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Vique M.
Verified review

Finding a responsible, caring and professional dog sitter is more than a pet owner can ask for. Arlene not only asked me all the right questions, but also tuned into all of Odin's subtle yet critical (signals) body language. With this, she successfully assisted and aided his every need. Odin is not just my senior canine, but he also has special needs that require 24hr. care and observation. Arlene's compassion and patience not only put all the animals at ease in my home but her professional demeanor was also reflected through the relationships that she established in my home with my fur babies. Arlene quickly established a connection with my dog and assisted him with all of his needs (getting up, re-adjusting,and going potty) as well as administered all of his meds., not to mention cared for my cats as well. If it were not for Arlene, I would not have been able to take my trip with peace of mind. I plan to use Arlene as a regular sitter and Strongly recommend Arlene as a pet sitter/care giver

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Haute Pawz
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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Eduardo A.
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Trent is nothing short of an ideal partner in our pet care. We instantly felt comfortable with him upon first meeting and it is beyond clear that our puppy is benefitting from his care. He takes great care of the dog, our house and our peace of mind. Trent keeps us up to date on when he's with our pup and when he leaves. He's extremely flexible and reliable. We cannot recommend Trent highly enough for your pet needs!!

Ana's Pet Sitting Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy A.
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Ana has been taking care of our cats and dogs for a few years and they love her. She is honest, responsible and reliable. I would highly recommend her for pet sitting and house sitting. Nancy

Pawcific Coast Sitters
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Arthur J.
Verified review

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.

  • 24 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Roberta N.
Verified review

Patricia stayed at our house for three weeks to care for our two dogs, Lola and Banjo. Since this was Patricia's first time with our dogs, she suggested coming over at least twice before our trip to get acquainted with our dogs. I thought that really showed her attentiveness and concern about our dogs. It also gave me an opportunity to observe how she acted with the dogs. Well, she was fantastic. Patricia is really sensitive to the dogs' temperaments and preferences. She gives them time to get comfortable with them. When we returned from our trip, it was the first time that the dogs weren't insanely excited to see us. Happy, but not overexcited. I attribute that to the fact that they were comfortable, well taken care of and got lots of attention from Patricia. Patricia followed all of our instructions to the letter. She was at our house all of the time. She took care of all of the dogs' medicine needs exactly as asked. You could not find a more responsive house/pet sitter than Patricia.

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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Need Pet Sitter

Sherman Oaks, CA

  • Type of pets
    Dog
  • Number of pets
    1
  • Type of services
    Dispense medication
  • Length of time away
    Other (Sporadicly. Usually 2 sunday's a month. In September we need quite a bit more help, so we're hoping to start working with someone now who we can employ more once September rolls around.)
  • Frequency
    Other (It varies. Sometimes we just need a quick walk during the day, other times we will need someone to come in the evening and admisnter insulin.)
  • Length of sitting
    Visit for part of the day
  • Additional services
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  • Details
    We have a dog who needs insulin 2x a day. One of the shots is at night, between 8 and 8:30. On a few nights we need someone to come over, let her out, feed her and then give the insulin. She's a sweet senior.
  • $46.67
    Average price
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