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Lake Forest Pet Sitters

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  • 19 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim D.
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Kym had my dog sitting and lying down on command within an hour. also trained me to use halti and and long leash to get my dog to come and stay. Very pleased with her professionalism and continued support if I need to have questions answered. Tim D.

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Angellily Pet Care
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leona K.
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Angela was great; she got us out of a jamb with last minute cat sitting. She's personable and we felt like our kittens were left in good, responsible hands.

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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
Mrs S.
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They asked thorough questions about the pets and house. This service goes above and beyond pet sitting, with services like plant watering, trash, mail, lights, windows, music/tv for pets. It was great. Plus, I even got 2 texts and pictures per visit while we were on vacation. It's a bit expensive, but comparable when considering a boarding house or similar. Only a few dollars more for the pets to be in the comfort of their own home.

Pupparazzi Petcare
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Lynette C.
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Miki is dependable, loving and a wealth of knowledge. I have a dog w/ cancer and is diabetic, she's recommend and picked up a bag of nutrients to give to Molly girl while she's going through chemo. She goes above and beyond. Your pet will be in loving, great hands! Not only does my dog look forward to her daily walks w/ Miki, but she's tuckered out at the end of the day and sleeps better when on her days w/ Miki. Highly recommended!!

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Basic Instinct Dog Training
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Carol H.
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We have had Melinda care for our older and special needs dogs. We feel much more comfortable with her staying at our home so our dogs get undivided 24 hr care. Our dogs require medication on a regular basis and we can count on her to do this without any concern. As our oldest setter is 13, her day to day needs can change and Melinda is aware of this and will make sure she gets the needed help and attention. We would never be able to leave our dogs without this great care. Also, we have asked Melinda to come in the evenings to walk our younger dog. She will also come for a 2-3 hour pet sitting need. She keeps us informed about our dogs and sends pictures. She also does extra things like watering plants, dishes and things we don’t really expect but it sure is nice! I would recommend Melinda, you will have peace of mind when you are away.

Tails R Waggin'
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Louise T.
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Such exceptional service! Leaving your pet for the day or longer is stressful for everyone concerned. Susan takes some of the stress away by providing a wonderful environment. It's so good knowing someone you can trust is taking care of your pet. Susan updated us with regular pictures. We are very grateful.

Over and Out Petsitting
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Anne F.
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Robin has pet sat for all of our dogs and cats over the years. She loves and cares for them as if they were her own. When we return from vacation, we sometimes think our pets would rather have her stay longer than watch us come home, as they get daily massages and 24/7 attention in her presence. She is also a fantastic pet photographer and sends us photo updates during her stay at our home. She brings her own food and cleans the sheets and towels she uses before we return. She sometimes has other client jobs during our job, but she asks us ahead of time. Since the jobs are usually feeding a cat across town, which takes an hour or two, we don't have a problem with it. All of our pets are seniors that require medication on specific schedules. Robin is really good about taking care of geriatric animals (guinea pigs included), which allow us the peace of mind to leave for an important family event, one of us would not otherwise be able to attend.

XOXO Pet Sitting
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Alana P.
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We love Jenny! She really loves animals and it shows! She took amazing care of our dog Riley while went out of town for 10 days. In fact, she really went above and beyond in the excellent service she provided. She also kept us posted with pics and videos of our dog having so much fun! I was always confident she was In very loving home and having a blast. I would highly recommend XoXo pet sitting!!!! Thanks again Jenny :)

PROFESSIONAL PET CARE
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Felicia E.
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Ginny is the sweetest and very reliable. I highly recommend her for your pet sitting needs.

Teresa Young
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ross W.
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Very professional! I would highly recommend Teresa for your pet sitting needs! Would definitely hire again!

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Tracie's Pet Service
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Doggie Do Pet Services
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kara R.
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We have been using Wendy's pet sitting services since our dog was 4 months old. Duke is our very high energy Weimaraner and he absolutely adores Wendy. We have left Duke with Wendy for several days at a time when we have been out of town and each and every time he leaps out of the car when we get to her house, and even starts to get excited as we drive down the canyon. Wendy is loving, caring, and overall just wonderful with our dog. Duke gets all the exercise, play time, walks and affection that he needs when we are out of town. The best part is when we pick up Duke he is tired and much better behaved than when we dropped him off. We drive from Huntington Beach to Wendy because she is reliable and most importantly we know Duke is in great hands when we are out of town.

Peticularly Perfect
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Kandee C.
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Really easy to work with! Very responsive to our needs. Obviously love our dogs! Send adorable photos at each visit. I feel very confident allowing Peticularly Perfect in our home, and to take care of our prized possessions--our dogs. After finding them on Thumbtack, will not look any further for our dog sitting needs.

Roo's Pet Sitting Service
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
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We were so worried about leaving our very sensitive dog and independent cat when we needed to be out of town for a week. It was truly a blessing to find Linda (Roo's Pet Sitting Service). She put our dog Bella at ease immediately, and even came to see us again a day beforehand to make our girl more comfortable with her presence before we left. She was able to charm our cat with no problem as well. Linda stayed overnight with our babies, provided their meals and ensured Bella had good long walks. Throughout our trip she texted us daily to let us know how our babies were doing. On top of that she took care of plants and mail at no extra charge. I would recommend Linda to anyone who wants good, loving and affordable care for their pets.

Kayla's Pet Care
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Becky S.
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Kayla provided pet sitting for my 3 cats. She feed them and cleaned litter boxes daily for 12 days. She played and groomed them to the extent my cats would let her. She made sure my one cat that required medication got that daily. I would recommend her to others and use her again.

Bark to Basics
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra W.
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We rescued what I refer to as a special needs dog. Calle was two years old and everything frightened her. We knew we needed professional help. The first trainer we called couldn’t make a connection with Calle. We then contacted Melissa based on reviews we read online. We were not disappointed! She really considered Calle’s needs and customized a plan to work on walking Calle on a leash, socialization, and potty training. It wasn’t long before we were able to walk Calle in the neighborhood/park. The potty training techniques Melissa shared with us worked immediately! Melissa also met us at various places (shopping centers, park) to work on socialization skills. Melissa’s style is firm, yet so kind and gentle. She also did a great job educating me as a dog owner. In addition to training, Melissa is the (ONLY) person we count on for dog sitting. Even though Calle made enormous progress in the area of training, I wasn’t so sure she would ever be comfortable away from home. I am happy to report I was wrong. She has overnight visits with Melissa about every six weeks and comes home a happy doggie – NO anxiety. I highly recommend Melissa for her outstanding training techniques, knowledge, professionalism, reliability, and last but not least, her obvious love of dogs.

Annie's Pet Care Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
SJ L.
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Annie is like the dog whisperer! I have 3 fur babies and they all love her! She comes to my home to visit and let my puppies out to play when I am at work. Besides being trustworthy she is very knowledgable and is always making sure she is looking over your pet for signs of, well, anything. I highly recommend Annie and her bright and cheerful can do attitude. Annie has come to my aid at the drop of a hat ... can't say that about most folks these days but saved me big time! Oakley by the way is avery well behaved dog and a lover to boot! He is also nothing but kind to my dogs. A win win duet! SJ Luke

Walking With Leesh
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Avery K.
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Couldn't be more thrilled. Was leaving my puppy for the first time in someone else's care was of course a little nerve wracking. Alicia could not have made it easier. Wonderful with animals, super communicative and flexible. Thanks Alicia!

Mimi's Pet Services
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
David L.
Verified review

Jennifer is great! She is flexible and easy to work with. I would recommend her for any task. She clearly loves animals and capable taking responsibility. She pet sit my cat and bathed him too upon a second appt. I hope she is around the next time I need her! ~Dave F.

Paw Paws Pet Sitting
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Lisa B.
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Christopher and Terri are great. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a dog sitter. The best pet sitters are dog owners, dog people. Safely first. They have a nice yard, and better still is they they have dogs in house as well. Zippy had a great adventure and on 2nd and 3rd time, just joined the other dogs and seemed very happy when I dropped her off and picked her up. They are the only pet sitters I would use. Appreciated the texts and pictures they sent while I was out of town, so much better than previous experiences and stories I have heard! Reasonable cost and it seemed more like having a close relative or trusted friend in charge of my pet, especially since she is so spoiled. It was a good experience for both of us, stress free.

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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.

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.

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