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Palo Alto Pet Sitters

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The Cat Nanny
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer P.
Verified review

Joyce was amazing with my two cats. She even sent us pictures of them while we were away. Joyce fed our cats the prescribed amounts, cleaned the litter box, and played with them. We came home to very happy kitties and plan to use Joyce for all of our future cat sitting needs!

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Hoppy Tails Animal Care
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie V.
Verified review

We met Tiffany through our local Veterinary Hospital and she came highly recommend from our attending Vet for pet sitting. We have a senior cat with lots of needs who is best left in her own setting when we leave. Tiffany is extremely diligent and trustworthy in giving the best care including medications and multiple visits daily for food and meds. Her text messages keep us informed and relieved our kitty is in the best of care while we are away. She goes above and beyond great service taking her responsibility very seriously and is always professional. Her love of animals shows in her work.

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Shelley - Here to Help!
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I hired Shelley for cat sitting. It was on short notice, but she was very quick to respond and meet up to go over instructions. I was gone for almost a week, but Shelley was great with providing video and picture updates. When we got back home, was just as we left it and my cat barely even noticed we left :) Overall, my experience was great. I can't recommend Shelley enough, she was fantastic!

Your Critter Companions
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Becky M.
Verified review

First time user of the pet sitting service. I was pleased and felt that my two kitties were in good hands. Thank you!

Dirty Paws
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Carol S.
Verified review

Kevin impressed us with his willingness to work around our schedules and to patiently manage our young rescue dog. Our dog reacted to him better than others we interviewed so, in a sense, she chose Kevin. His rates are very competitive too. We hope this is the beginning of a long and successful relationship!

Erika's pet care
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Kara P.
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Erika is an EXCELLENT pet sitter!! She is extremely responsive, responsible, thoughtful and caring. Erika impressed us immediately at our first meeting- she was thorough in learning about what our cats' wants and needs, personalities and proclivities. For each visit, Erika sends us short videos of our cats; which gives us peace of mind. She is very quick to respond to our requests, even if its short notice. Erika even arranged for a reliable, vetted sub when she was out of town, and we needed cat sitting. We feel very fortunate to have found Erika to take care of our beloved kitties. We highly recommend her!!!

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4 Paws Concierge
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
NICOLE M.
Verified review

Krystal is absolutely amazing. I knew she as a great fit right from our initial communication and confirmed during our first meeting and subsequent visits. She has a true love for animals and it show in her work. I'll definitely be contacting Krystal again for future pet sitting needs.

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The Heart of Caregiving
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teresa S.
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She came over within a day and helped us learn how to teach our puppy and we left with 3 tricks down!

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Mark D.
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Christina did a great job cat-sitting for us while we were out of the country, even extending the time for an extra day on short notice when our flight was delayed.

Chelsea DeLong
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Martha I.
Verified review

We're so happy we found Chelsea to look after our 3 cats! Two of them are kind of shy and we were worried they would spend the weekend hiding, but Chelsea went out of her way to coax them out and play with them. She stayed in contact with us while we were away and provided photos and updates. I felt totally comfortable leaving our lil ones with her and would definitely recommend her pet sitting services.

  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
HongY J.
Verified review

Yolanda genuinely cares! She is attentive, on time, caring, thoughtful, and she will take great care of your dog! She sends thoughtful notes and wonderful pictures of your dog on her walks while you're at work. Give her a call if you're looking for someone caring for your pet, you're lucky to have found her! She's a winner! and your doggie will love her.

  • 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.

Honest Creature Care
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriel R.
Verified review

Heather came out free of charge for a meet & greet with my german shepherd & she was great. Received a lot of great information. She has a wonderful personality, very caring towards animals in general & off the back, you can tell she knows her stuff. I look forward to working with her on my dog.

It's all about the CAT 🐾
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon D.
Verified review

Jody was excellent in all ways. She was wonderful with our elderly cat...he loved her and was calm and happy upon our return. She is very personable, responsible, and completed all cat and home tasks to perfection. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I would hire Jody again in a second! (It’s All About the Cat)

Pam's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Reid B.
Verified review

I tried Pam for the first time and she was great! She took care of my elderly cat while I left for a week long vacation. She gave me regular updates when she visited so I didn't have to worry about my furry friend one bit.

Walkin' Waggums Pet Sitting
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jason J.
Verified review

Overall, she did a great job! I appreciated her initial consult and how thorough she was and how she included her BG check. And then when it came to the actual pet sitting I loved the videos she sent — really put my mind at ease.

Silver Lining Pet Services
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Kim P.
Verified review

Sue is very knowledgeable and her training methods make sense and can create a training schedule that suits you and your pet. My partner and I are/were very appreciative of her service.

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Precious Fur
5.0
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.

Gina's Comfy Critters
5.0
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.

The Crate Escape
5.0
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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

We do pet sitting. We have many clients in the La Morinda area. Give us a call. We are pet owners also and will treat your pets as if they were ours. We have been doing this for 3 years in our area. We will come twice a day and take care of your pets. We can also walk them, if you like. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Thank you.

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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Need a Dog Sitter

Mountain View, CA

  • Number of dogs
    1
  • Dog breed(s)
    Husky
  • Type of services
    Provide companionship, Give food and water, Provide exercise
  • Length of time away
    3-4 weeks
  • Frequency
    A few times a week
  • Length of sitting
    Visit for part of the day
  • Additional services
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Details
    She is a husky puppy about 9.5 weeks old!
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