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Lake Forest House Sitters

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Rosy House cleaning
4.8
from 87 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Christina B.
Verified review

They did a great job. There was confusion in the beginning because the quote said "one bedroom and one bathroom". As soon as I got the quote about a week before the appointment I confirmed with them that they understand it's a move out cleaning for a 4 bedroom and 3.5 bathroom home as well as full kitchen cleaning. they responded that they understood. When they arrived today (a week later) at the appointment, they were surprised that it was a 4 bedroom / 3.5 bedroom home and a move out cleaning. I showed them the email/message correspondence that I was very clear, even still they informed me that the price would be double to cover the full house. I was in a tight spot because I needed to be out today. My option was to just clean it myself as I usually do (but had other things going on that prevented that), or hire someone else on the spot. I agreed to the additional cost. To be fair, even the double amount was still a great price for the work. The worked from about 11:45 until about 5:45. The house was spotless. They got the windows, blinds, ceiling fans, oven, microwave, fridge as well as bathrooms, bedrooms, closets, etc. They did a fantastic job and it smelled great in the house. We actually ended up giving them about $40-50 extra on top. They are worth the money, just make sure what you want is clear ahead of time or have them come out and look first to give a quote. Great job. I'd use their services again.

  • 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. 🐾❤️🙏🌟

Consider It Done!
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Neela S.
Verified review

Sherri helped us organize and purge food in our pantry, masterbedroom closets and office/office closet for our home prior to putting it on the market. It was a relief to have the extra brain and hands to help set up the house. We have two small children and it's nearly impossible to organize and purge with them running around! So this service was highly valuable to us! We enjoyed Sherri's work and help and would gladly re-hire if we needed help organizing 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
Catherine C.
Verified review

Tracie was great from start to finish. She watched our 2 cats and even sent us photos and updates. She is incredibly professional and was able to give us an in-home quote right away. Will be using again!

Teresa Young
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie P.
Verified review

AAAAAAAAA+++++++++++ Teri has been absolutely fantastic working with my 2 large dogs and my old cat. The animals are all excited to see her when they see her coming. She always texts me to let me know when she arrives and again when she is leaving. Frequently I get text photos of their day. Having Teri with my furballs allows me to concentrate at work. Wouldn't want anyone else at my house.

Walk'n Wag'n Pets
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth L.
Verified review

Jessie has stayed overnight at my house to care for my three dogs. She also has taken them for long walks and to the park to run when I was on vacation and my family was staying at the house. She always does an exceptional job and the dogs love her! I have a dog that is reactive to other dogs when she is walking on a leash and Jessie knows just how to handle her and calm her down. One of the things she does that I love is she not only sends me photos of the dogs but also makes little video movies so I can see them enjoying themselves in the park or in the yard.

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!!

Walking With Leesh
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Eddie Louise C.
Verified review

This is a pre-sitting review, which I will update after our trip - I just wanted to say that her responsiveness, and professionalism where top rate and I have no worries about leaving my kit-kat in her excellent care. She asked all the right questions and understood my requests perfectly, even adjusting the price to match my expectations. I am chuffed.

Roo's Pet Sitting Service
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
Verified review

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.

  • 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.

Brilliant Cleaning
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Gina A.
Verified review

Francis responded within 10 minutes of my request, we set a date and time online via chat, and then she arrived right on time. She spent 5 hours at my house (I asked for a deep clean) and it looks great. Shower doors are like new! I definitely recommend Brilliant Clean!

Trina’s Pet Sitting
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Angela M.
Verified review

I’m so glad I have found Trina to be my pet sitter. She is very reliable, trustworthy, and professional. I am a nurse and work 12 hour shifts 3 days a week so Trina comes to my house to take my little chihuahua potty, feed her, and keep her company. I know my little fur baby is in good hands while I am away and best of all, I know that I can trust Trina in my home. Not to mention her rates are amazing, especially when I leave on vacation! I always book her to spend the night at my house to pet sit and house sit! So awesome! I would recommend Trina to anyone. You won’t be disappointed!

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Haute Pawz
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eduardo A.
Verified review

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!!

  • 3 years in business
Eden S.
Verified review

Dale is an all around great human being. She adores animals and is so responsible and caring. I left my home and beloved dog in her hands for several weeks and I was so at peace while I was away knowing she was taking care of things while I was gone. I highly recommend her for pet + house sitting. She is amazing!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barry S.
Verified review

I always get anxious when traveling and leaving my dog back in LA. I felt 100% less anxious knowing Kenny was watching Sammie. He knows dogs better than anyone I've met and understands my needs as well. I wouldn't dream of leaving my dog with anyone else!

Whiskers, Tails and Mail
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Beth P.
Verified review

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!

Caldwell & Co.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Penny P.
Verified review

Barbara is wonderful. I have an older dog who needed a little extra care. She handled it beautifully. She stayed for a week and when I returned the house was immaculate. She always texts me a picture of my dog enjoying herself to reassure me when I am gone. I would highly recommend her!

A Healing Place

New To Thumbtack

    About

    In addition to massage and Reiki, I teach the healing code for overcoming any illnesses that have manifested. I'm a Christian in orientation and have excellent references. Former clients include famous athletes. My ayurvedic herbs are time-tested, and the company won the American Naturopathic Association's Corporation of the Year 2013. The food we eat is our medicine along with natural herbs, probiotics, and a stress-free lifestyle. Our thoughts and emotions are just as important as the former in creating good or bad health. I can bring an integrated approach to your overall health. I love helping people find out about toxins in the home and food, so that they can make better choices.

    Eli's House Sitting

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I will house-sit for you. I am a 51-year-old, single male with no children or pets, so I have no other responsibilities to take me away from watching your home while you are away. If you would like we can swap houses where as you can stay in my home in as I stay in yours. I have relocated back to Southern California since November 1. I am on Social Security disability, so I have no other responsibilities except maybe to go to the doctor's once in a while. If you are interested and would like to talk more, please contact me with any questions that you may have. I am very honest. I do not use any drugs and I do not like thieves. I would appreciate a couple weeks' notice as I may need to take care of some personal matters, especially if I have to make flight arrangements. I am doing my last little bit of things around the house back in Pennsylvania so I can list it with a realtor. Hopefully, I will be able to finish my duties, but I can have them wait until after winter, if necessary. I am planning to relocate permanently as I was a California resident for a long time before I returned back to my hometown in Pennsylvania. That is a little bit about my circumstances, so like I previously mentioned, you can ask me anything with 100%-honest answers. I have been eager to come back to California.

      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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