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Rancho Santa Margarita Pet Sitters

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  • 19 years in business
  • 144 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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Cristian A.
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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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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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Basic Instinct Dog Training
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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 :)

Consider It Done!
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay H.
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I had a great experience working with Sherri and had Doreen take care of my cat while I was out of town! Doreen was sweet and updated me on my little guy when ever I asked. I will be using their services in the future!

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.

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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.

Teresa Young
5.0
from 13 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!

Walk'n Wag'n Pets
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Karen A.
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I have a GSD with a serious case of separation anxiety. We got pet walkers to help and Jessie was one of them. Jessie was not afraid, took control, and my dog loves her. Jessie is prompt, will let you know if she notices anything wrong, and will make suggestions on food/training if you need help. She goes above and beyond - she helped search for my dog when sable escaped the vet/boarding kennel facility on her own time. I highly recommend Jessie's walking and overnight pet sitting.

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.

Golden Days Pet Services
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny P.
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Michael was the ultimate professional. We received texts and pictures often and could tell that our "boys" were healthy and happy! Michael provides excellent pet sitting with some extras that makes him in every way a "Top Dog".

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

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.

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!

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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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.

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

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

  • 3 years in business
Eden S.
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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!

Eva’s pet sitting
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mandi B.
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I felt totally comfortable leaving my pets with Eva! I knew they were in good hands and with her knowledge about pet health (because of her career) put my mind even more at ease. I got pictures and text updates along the way which was awesome! My kittens love her! Definitely will be a repeat customer!! I don't think you'll find a person who loves cats more than her, even cats who don't belong to her :)

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

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.
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