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National City Pet Care Professionals

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  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Mark F.
Verified review

Look no further! Lori will take care of your pet family while you are away! Dependable, reliable, pet savvy, and friendly .... Lori has a true love for animals and it comes out the moment you meet her ... No wonder she it the top rated pet concierge in north San Diego. Go away on vacation ... Just make sure you call Lori first 😺

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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
Karura N.
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Taylor took such wonderful care of my cat, Peter. The note she left detailing her care was a nice touch. I will definitely be contacting Just for Paws when ever I go on vacation! Next time I won't wait until the last minute to schedule. Thank you again!

Peace Love and Walks
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Monica H.
Verified review

Meg is amazing! She is so trustworthy, honest and hardworking. Our entire family loved Meg. Our dog's eyes lit up when she arrived at our house. I never worried about our pets when we left Austin for the weekend because I knew they were in great hands. Meg took such great care of our dog and cat in a daily basis. She was so kind to both of them and their care was a priority. She takes pride in her work and puts her heart into her job. She was a lifesaver for me with a new puppy and a busy family schedule. She became part of our family! I would rate Meg an A plus and high 10. I only have positive things to say about her and the services for our pets. I would hire her again in a heartbeat !

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  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Noel V.
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My wife and I have a three month old puppy and had to be away for 24 hours for a wedding. We decided to hire someone to stay with the puppy and hired Juliet through this service. She was very professional throughout the entire experience from start to finish and is also a very happy and charming person to know. She and the dog bonded well. We felt completely comfortable having Juliet take care of our puppy and house and plan to use her services on our next trip.

The Yeller Pet Services
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Grace W.
Verified review

The Yeller Pet Services did an amazing job with my 2 dogs! We have one Scottie and a Scottie/Cairn mix and they both looked and smelled great when all was done. Having the mobile van come to us was so convenient and easy. The dogs felt so much more comfortable too as they didn't have to travel to a grooming salon. We will definitely be using them again in the future!

Peticularly Perfect
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Michael H.
Verified review

Alison and team care for the animals. They are experienced, thorough and professional. We are very glad to have them take care of our cat during a 2 week vacation. Thanks again and definitely recommend!!

Heather's Pet Sitting & More
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Julie T.
Verified review

Heather is honest, trustworthy & dependable. She really care about your pet. Gives feedback & voices any concerns she has about your pet. She will care for your pet as if it is her own. Julie Torgerson & Hazel

Paws In Good Care
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly M.
Verified review

Very pleased with the care our pets have received. Stephanie has dog & cat sit our animals .. clip out cat's nails. Would recommend Paws in Good Care to to others and we are now regular customers A+++++

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

Mandy did an excellent job, and is highly recommended. She really cares about the pet, and has a very high quality of service and dependability as a result.

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

Jennifer O. March 12, 2017 VERIFIED STAY Trina has been checking in on my pups while we're at school and work and has been very patient with my dogs who tend to be very leery of new people. She sends me a report on how it went each day, putting my mind at ease and is making progress with my little ones, which I'm sure isn't easy. I really appreciate having her as our doggie-sitter. ============================= Laura D. February 1, 2017 VERIFIED STAY We're so glad we found Trina! With three dogs and a cat, it's been hard to find quality in-house pet care in Vallejo, but Trina was wonderful. We felt completely at ease having her stay in our home and the animals clearly think she's the best. We are certain we will be using Trina again in the future. ============================== Susan F. December 19, 2016 VERIFIED STAY Trina did a home visit for our older hound. He is a lover, but can be very picky when it comes to eating. Trina spent lots of time with him and even got him to eat! She spent the extra time to clean up after him, and wrote us a lovely note detailing how he did with her while we were gone. We feel very comfortable using Trina, and look forward to using her in the future. ============================== Teresa B. July 21, 2016 VERIFIED STAY Trina was a wonderful help when I went on vacation and had no one to watch my two shiba inus. She was prompt and very professional in responding. Very accommodating with regards to my dogs needs as well as mine. She was very sweet to my two little children when meeting them. The dogs were in good spirits upon my return and I could tell they were well cared for. I appreciate that she let me know each time she was at the house, and it was exactly what we agreed on. She also brought in my mail and ensured the house was intact, in addition the house was how I left it upon my return. I would strongly recommend her to anyone needing care for their animals and I will be calling on her again! Thank you Trina. ================================ Ben S. July 19, 2016 VERIFIED STAY Trina is WONDERFUL! We left our two dogs with Trina to be sat for two nights while we went Rafting & Camping, and then to an event in San Francisco the next day. The dogs ABSOLUTELY loved her! She has a 10 year old Boxer named Max, and Cash, my partners tiny little 5lb. Chihuahua, hung with his new buddy on Trina's living room couch. Tilly, my 12lb. Jack/Pom mix adores Trina as well, and loves going on walks with Max. PERFECT SITUATION for us -- Trina lives about 2 minutes away from us, and she also agreed to take the dogs again last minute for another night the following weekend, while we go kayaking. She's a lovely person, and is VERY thorough, and VERY responsive to her clients needs, both human and canine. I HIGHLY recommended her and her services.

AMYLOVESDOGS.COM
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
David H.
Verified review

We recently had the pleasure of engaging Amy to care for our two cats while we were out of town. We couldn’t be happier with the service she provided. She did all the feeding and maintenance activities we requested but went above and beyond when playing and caring for our two loved ones. She sent us great pictures and updates, it was reassuring and fun to receive the photos. Our cat Kato is a real recluse when it come to new people in the home… We were so surprised to see pictures of him out playing with Amy and our other cat D’jango. We highly recommend Amy’s pet sitting!

  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Nick L.
Verified review

The dog training for when all other training fails. Long story short Ed has the experince and proper guidance to turn even the most unruly dog into a great pet and companion.

DogLove San Diego
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Amanda J.
Verified review

Erica (and Sampson) took such wonderful care of our puppy! We cannot thank them enough! Erica knew exactly how to handle our crazy, over the top puppy who received an hour of private training while at daycare. We were thrilled about that! She’s patient, caring and has a lovely dog-friendly home with a fantastic backyard. Our puppy came home calm, well-rested and happy! Thank you Erica!

  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica V.
Verified review

Wiggly Tail took care of my cat Jewels all last year when I lived in San Diego. My cat Jewels has kidney disease and I felt so comfortable leaving her in the care of Paulina. She took excellent care of her; she kept me informed of how she was doing on a regular basis; did anything extra I asked her to do for Jewels with no hesitation. I wish I could have taken Wiggly Tail with me when I moved to FL. I highly recommend this pet care giver.

Pet Stays And Plays
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jillian M.
Verified review

I hired Pet Stays and Plays to walk my dog for 30 minutes, 3 times a week since I work long days. It has been the greatest relief knowing Brixton is taken care of and in great hands. Although my dog is not the easiest dog(Little rescue dog). Jenny has been able to gain his trust and work through some of these issues. I’m thankful to her for socializing him around other animals as well. An added bonus is when out of town Jenny knows his schedule and steps right in to take care of him.

  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie H.
Verified review

She spent extra time and care with our dog because he's a puppy. She did an excellent job and we will be working with her continuously.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rene P.
Verified review

Very thorough and my dog loves her!

Paradise Pet Care
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
Marcy P.
Verified review

Our pups love Paradise Pet Care. The pet sitters are friendly and trustworthy, and take such good care of our two dogs. We never have to worry about them when we travel. They get lots of walks and TLC - and we get lots of updates (love the photos!). I highly recommend the Paradise Pet Care team if you need pet sitters or dog walkers.

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We can provide some horse care, training, and riding lessons, as well as some trail rides. We are in the Tecate, BC area.

About

I watch/visit pets while the owner is away from home, this could be while you are at work or while you are on vacation. I can feed and do all the necessary things for them.

Melinda's Pet Sitting

New To Thumbtack

  • 4 years in business
About

My work stands out more then others because I honestly enjoy my work and Will never complain about anything that goes along with the job.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a dog walker do?

We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

  • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
  • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
  • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
  • What are your different walk routes?
  • When will you pick up and drop off?
  • How will we communicate?
  • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
  • What’s your cancellation policy?
  • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
  • How and how often do I pay you?
  • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

What is included in a dog grooming?

Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

What is a dog groomer?

A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

What is a dog groomer?

Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

How much does it cost to groom a dog?

Dog grooming costs depend on the service your pet requires. Nationally, the average price for dog grooming ranges from $40 to $100, varying by location. Not surprisingly, dog grooming on New York’s Upper East Side costs nearly double what it costs in a small town in Montana. Dog groomers typically handle every aspect of your dog’s beauty and hygiene, from tooth brushing to hairstyling. One potential way to save is to have your dog groomed at your doggy daycare — sometimes they offer discounts on dog grooming prices for clients. Here are some examples of average dog grooming costs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please note these prices would include transportation fees for picking up and dropping off your dog to your home:

  • Nails: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
  • Toothbrushing: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
  • Tooth scraping (removal of plaque from teeth to prevent infection), with anesthesia: $600
  • Tooth scraping, without anesthesia: $400.
  • Wash and dry: $60
  • Ears: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
  • Grooming package: $130 — includes wash, nails, teeth, ears, gland expression and haircut
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