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Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marilyn M.
Verified review

Jim and his worker did a great job on the front door and on the cabinets. They looked great when finished. However, he did not get there when promised and that created some stress for me as I needed things done to get a house sold. Because of his change in the time frame he did not get to finish the door knobs that he had promised to do. He did give me a credit for that and I appreciate that. I would still hire him again, but would make sure I had a confirmed and explicit time.

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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
Mrs S.
Verified review

They asked thorough questions about the pets and house. This service goes above and beyond pet sitting, with services like plant watering, trash, mail, lights, windows, music/tv for pets. It was great. Plus, I even got 2 texts and pictures per visit while we were on vacation. It's a bit expensive, but comparable when considering a boarding house or similar. Only a few dollars more for the pets to be in the comfort of their own home.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karyn D.
Verified review

KC is a gem! She is helping us to organize our living space and make our house a home! Got so much done on our first visit! We can't wait for our next session.

  • 34 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
Verified review

Jennifer's team did an excellent job cleaning our home, and on such short notice too! I walked in the door to a clean scent and a clean sight. My mom was coming to visit so I needed cleaning experts, and they did not disappoint! I highly recommend this talented crew.

PoshPaws
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Rey R.
Verified review

There are many Great things I can say about my experience, for starters Great family and Great house. You can really feel the affection Laura has for dogs and how much she cares about taking care of yours. She took cared of Ari extremely well and sent me lots of updates which was really appreciated. I will definitely be asking for Laura and her husband to watch Ari again very soon.. Thanks!

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

Mandy looked after our 2 cats while we went to visit family for 5 days and she was AWESOME! First of all she was very punctual, and super easy to communicate with which made it easy to make the last minute arragements. Second, yet most important, she was GREAT with the cats! One of our cats is very attached and would get really worried and depressed when we would leave, and the other one is very shy and usually hides around strangers, but not this time! They were both happy as can be!! She later described a few things about the cats that she wouldn't have known unless she was spending quality time with them and that I know our cats wouldn't do unless they were comfortable and trusting of her. Mandy just has a very easy going, calming and kind personality that really put both the cats and myself at ease. She also managed to send us regular updates, even though it was nearly impossible to reach us where we were. She sent some photos as well, and I could just tell the cats were 100% content. It was so great not having to worry! We will definitely be calling her again since now I can actually look forward to our next trips rather than dreading having to leave my favorite fuzz balls with someone. Oh, and on top of all that she kept the house super tidy and clean(I think even better than when we left). So without a doubt, I would recommend Mandy to anyone and everyone who is looking for a pet sitter they can trust. Thanks again Mandy!!!

Trina’s Pet Sitting
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 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.

Brilliant Cleaning
4.3
from 10 reviews
  • 10 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!

AMYLOVESDOGS.COM
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Cheryl N.
Verified review

“ Amy has been dog sitting and housesitting for us almost two years, and she does a wonderful job. Our dog Bristol, 15 years old, requires special care. He is a mixed breed with a very shaggy coat that needs a lot of brushing, and he can’t see or hear very well. Amy gives him the special attention and slow walks he needs. Our other dog, Lola, is a Boston Terrier, full of energy but with dietary restrictions. She loves to play tug of war with Amy. Both of them are always very happy to see Amy. The texts and photos of our dogs while we are away help us keep in touch. And when we return from our trips, the house seems cleaner than when we left! No one will be disappointed with Amy’s professional services. — Cheryl N

Tania Figueroa
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lilia N.
Verified review

She's wonderful! She always checks in and lets me know when she's with my three pups! Also, when they have an accident in the house or she sees that something is not right she lets me know. That's so important to me! I feel that my babies are in good hands when they are with her.

  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lynne K.
Verified review

I have known Valerie at Best Friends Pet and House Sitting Service in Fallbrook since 2005. I trust her implicitly with my pets and home. She does a wonderful job with my pets. She puts the pets welfare as a number one priority always. I can travel away from home and know everything is in good hands. I highly recommend Valerie. She is extremely reliable and conscientious..

Tender Tails
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Melissa M.
Verified review

Tawny is amazing! Responsible, loving, reliable and reasonable. She stayed to our house, took Cosmo on walks multiple times a day, making sure he got tons of attention and love. When we returned home, the house was spotless and Cosmo was very happy. Couldn't be more pleased with her. Highly recommend!!

About

I am a college student, doing odd jobs. I am intelligent, mannerly and reliable.

About

Hi, my name is Lindsay Honea. I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University this last December 2013 with honors and a bachelor's in liberal studies (teaching arts) and decided to get into the business field! I am currently enrolled in Point Loma's graduate MBA (Masters in Business Administration) program. I am also a member and leader of the track team at PLNU and will move into a coaching position next year. I love house and pet sitting and a chance to get out of my little apartment. It reminds me more of being home when I am in a place that has been loved and cared for by a family. I also love animals, and they only add to this feeling of being home as I am from a ranch/farm in Arizona and was surrounded by them growing up. It offers me a mini vacation as well as a break from my apartment. I live and work in San Diego, so I am available when needed. I have also been a trusted nanny/babysitter for many families over the years and am wanting to transition to more house/pet sitting. I think that it says a lot that families have trusted me with their little ones! I am also very active and greatly enjoy taking dogs for runs/walks if asked to and have a lot of experience with many different kinds of animals. In general, I perform the jobs that are needed in house/pet sitting. I have great problem-solving skills, and I am very responsible and organized and will leave your place as neat if not more than it was when you left it with me. I can definitely be trusted to take care or your home and pets!

About

I provide house- and pet sitting while the client is away from home. Backyard and housecleaning are also provided. Please contact me for further details. Thank you.

About

I specialize in house sitting. I began this career in Malibu, CA. I am available to live in your home short or long term. I am quiet, gentle and lovingly. I can watch over your home, your treasured belongings and plants. I can coordinate and supervise your cleaning and gardening staff. I can pay your bills or any other requests you have during your leave. Please contact me for availability.

About

I love animals and have been house sitting and watching animals for quite some time. I enjoy it, and I have a flexible schedule.

About

If you are looking to get away for a beautiful Hawaiian vacation or off for a business trip, I will be happy to watch your pets or home, or both. I am 100% committed to customer satisfaction as well as happy pets. I, myself, have a dog, cat, turtles, and koi fish. I am available for house-sitting as well. Your piece of mind is what I want the most, so you can relax and enjoy wherever you maybe. Happy trails.

About

I offer house and pet sitting. I am flexible for accommodations. I can sit overnight. I am cat/dog friendly. I am willing to hear out special requests such as dog walking, medications, and dog poop scoop.

About

Over twenty years of cleaning and organizational experience. Trustworthy & reliable. I clean quickly and efficiently. Whether it's deep cleaning after a move, organizing the garage or a little light maintenance, no job is too big or too small... I CLEAN IT ALL!! Short notice requests are always okay with me. I'm happy to help!!

About

I have grown up doing a variety of services that include babysitting, pet sitting, and house-sitting.

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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