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The Cat Nanny
from 55 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alice L.
Verified review

Joyce did a great job taking care of our two kitties when my husband and I were on vacation. She sent us pictures whenever she visited and played with the kitties. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a professional and caring cat sitter.

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

Im so happy to have found Tiffany! She is responsive, caring and trustworthy! She sends us pictures of our cat Mia every day she comes to see her and tells us Her mood, eating habits and if there is anything that calls her attention. I highly recommend Tiffany for anyone that is looking for a pet sitter!

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Shelley - Here to Help!
from 44 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Denis D.
Verified review

Shelley is a great pet sitter! After posting my inquiry on thumbtack, we met for the initial consult with 2 days. Throughout the entire process Shelley was very responsive and during the sitting hours she always sent photos of my kitties. One of my cats requires medication, which was not a problem for Shelley. Knowing my pets were in the hands of someone who cares about them just as much as myself was a huge relief. I will be asking her to sit my cats whenever I travel now. The quote was a great value! I highly suggest working with Shelley.

Your Critter Companions
from 31 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Grace W.
Verified review

They did a great job taking care of my pet and house during my vacation!

Erika's pet care
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth P.
Verified review

I highly recommend Erika as a pet sitter. Erika is flexible, professional, and friendly. Our cat, Bubby, loves her. Erika always sends us videos of Bubby while we're away so we get to see that Bubby is happy and healthy in our absence!

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Humberto E.
Verified review

Christina was amazing cat sitter for us. She checked in on Merlin once every couple of days while we were out on a week long vacation. She not only followed every instruction we left her, but also went out of her way to bond with our cat and keep him company (and trust me our cat is not the easiest to bond with). She knowledgeable and confident around pets. I will definitely be checking if she is available next time we need a pet sitter.

Chelsea DeLong
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly P.
Verified review

My house and pets are in good shape and happy when we come home from vacation. Chelsea has pet sat for us for over 6 years... wouldn't use anyone else.

It's all about the CAT 🐾
from 9 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen K.
Verified review

Jody was the best cat sitter I could ever have asked for! She came twice a day to feed my kitten and spent a lot of time playing with her everyday. Her price was the best for the quality of care she provided. I highly recommend her to everyone

  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Charles G.
Verified review

Christina was great with our two kittens and sent adorable photos of them to us after each visit. I'd recommend her to anyone looking for a pet sitter.

Pam's Pet Sitting
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Veronique S.
Verified review

Pam took excellent care of our 3 dogs: she walked, fed, brushed them and administered eye drops to one of them. She also demonstrated initiative in the house and kept in touch with me the whole time. I highly recommend her as a dog sitter and will definitely use her services again in the future. She is a trustworthy person, her prices are reasonable and I am glad I found her on Thumbtack!

City Tails SF
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!

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Precious Fur
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer G.
Verified review

This was our first time using Precious Fur (or any pet sitting service) to watch our 2 kitties, and we were amazed beyond our expectations for how wonderful they were with them. We were out of town for just over a week, and towards the end of our vacation, one of our kitties had an unexpected medical emergency. Jessica noticed right away that he wasn't feeling very well and was able to get him into the pet hospital that same evening to be treated. She dispensed his pain killers and made sure he was hydrating, eating, and was comfortable for the last few days we were away. We came home to kitties who were extremely happy, even after the medical emergency and disruption in their usual routine. We will definitely be using Precious Fur again and would recommend Jessica and Craig to anyone looking for a pet sitter. The care and love they showed our babies was beyond what we were expecting. They treated them like their own little family, and it makes the anxiety of leaving them when we are out of town a bit easier.

from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Deborah B.
Verified review

Jenny is a fabulous pet sitter. She regularly walks our dog and routinely house sits for us when we go on trips. Our pets absolutely adore her and I have no worries about either my house or my pets when I have her house sitting for us. I highly recommend Jenni!

Gina's Comfy Critters
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Patti G.
Verified review

We've had Gina house-sit and stay with our precious Shih Tzus for years. She is absolutely dedicated to loving and caring for animals. She is experienced in giving medications, when necessary and our girls love her. I never worry about a thing when we travel. We've been gone as long as two weeks, and Gina is professional in every way. I highly recommend Gina for pet-sitting, dog walking, or any job related to your precious pets.

  • 24 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Joyce C.
Verified review

Shawnon is great with my boys and treats them as her own "ratties" (rat terrier twins)!

  • 34 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Deanne P.
Verified review

My dogs LOVE Vanessa and that is the most important thing! She gives them lots of personal attention and I know they are in good hands when she is with them. Vanessa is always professional and punctual and her rates are very reasonable. Excellent pet sitter!

The Crate Escape
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Linda H.
Verified review

Diane took such good care of my dogs while I was away that I have hired her as my dog walker on a permanent basis. She is very loving and caring. I would recommend her to anyone looking for pet care. You can leave your pets with her and not have to worry at all.

Waggin' Tails
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin C.
Verified review

I was waiting a few weeks to post a review so I was able to leave feedback. I've had several spot checks from friends, raving reviews from neighbors, and random neighborhood "neighbors" that know my dogs name and new care giver. I am happy to say I am presently satisfied and have a piece of mind which allows me to relax knowing I have someone providing care for my dog. The email updates and questions never go unnoticed. I do recommend Margot and would be happy to give a verbal review. Thanks Margot for taking care of Madge.

Bill's Pet Sitter Service
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jason S.
Verified review

Bill watched my 10 month year old puppy while I was gone out of state for business for an entire week. I couldn't be happier with the service he provided and I will definitely be calling him again next time we need a sitter for our pup!

  • 2 years in business

I run a pet care business that prides iteself in providing quality service and experience for the familys of the bay area. There are 3 of us who work diligently and effectively to work with your work schedule and the schedule of your family members (4 legged friends). I offer daily visits, walks, and overnight care.

Dog Duty

New To Thumbtack

  • 32 years in business

I have 25 years experienced at animal care -- doing public animal control. I have worked with the public for over 30 years and handled all kinds of situations.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts 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.

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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Oakland, CA

  • Type of pets
  • Number of pets
  • Type of services
    Change litter or bedding, Give food and water
  • Length of time away
    Less than 1 week
  • Frequency
    A few times a week
  • Length of sitting
    Visit for part of the day
  • Additional services
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  • Details
    We have two adorable kittens that need some care while we're on a business trip.
  • $30
    Average price
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