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San Marcos Pet Sitters

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Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diana C.
Verified review

Pet sitting for my 2 cats. We couldn't ask for a more responsible and considerate pet sitter. Nicolette was wwonder! We plan on using her service again.

  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Cristian A.
Verified review

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.

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

If you and your pets are lucky enough to get Megan Grinpas as your pet sitter you will thank me. My dog Griffin is more happy to see Meg than me! She is so professional, kind, full of love and joy. I never worried about Griffin when I was gone. I knew he was happy. She sent me a picture and an update every day. We really miss her, but I know she will find grateful owners like me. You will never worry about your pets. She is amazing.

  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
John E.
Verified review

I can't say enough good things about Dexter's House. If you're like us and don't want to leave your pup in a kennel with little personal attention, check out Dexter's House where your pup is made to feel at home. We think it's more like sending your pet to camp or a sleep over than locked up when they just can't come with you.

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Malia P.
Verified review

Juliet is all set for a future pet sitting with us but our meeting was wonderful. Our pets loved her and so do we! Not only sweet and loving but very professional. Looking forward to working with her.

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Canines4Life
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin E.
Verified review

Maureen was very responsive to texts/calls/emails. She made sure to address the individual needs of my family/pet. She packed in so much information into just one session and provided us with some unexpected extras. We have already seen an improvement in our puppy's behavior after one session. I love her positive approach to modifying behavior. She was also super patient with us (first time dog parents). We had some very basic questions but she spent extra time with us to make sure we were set before she left. Will definitely use her again and refer friends in need of doggy help.

Peticularly Perfect
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Kandee C.
Verified review

Really easy to work with! Very responsive to our needs. Obviously love our dogs! Send adorable photos at each visit. I feel very confident allowing Peticularly Perfect in our home, and to take care of our prized possessions--our dogs. After finding them on Thumbtack, will not look any further for our dog sitting needs.

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

Annie's Pet Care Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
SJ L.
Verified review

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

Nanny 2 Pets
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie D.
Verified review

Our girls (2 bichons) had the best time with Renee. We know they have a friend for life (and they don't like everyone). Before our trip Renee stopped by to meet the girls. I was impresses with the way she so quickly bonded with them. I highly recommend Renee and we will be using her for all our dog sitting. Thanks Renee!

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I went out of town for a little over a week and needed someone to provide care for my cat. Elese was very responsive and professional. She was also very accommodating when coordinating the drop off of my key. My cat seems very happy in the daily reports I revived. I will most definitely be using Happy Paws again!

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

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.

Dexter's House
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Monir G.
Verified review

Had my daughters Shih Tzu mix pup which was a mess a needed special attention because of all the tangles in her fur. We could not brush them out but Michele took her of her and the pup is so much more relaxed and is now letting pet her again! Will be back

Happy Paws Pet Sitting
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Elena B.
Verified review

Gayle is the best pet sitter ever! She took excellent care for my 3 cats. They were all very happy and relaxed when I got home and the place was spotless. I would highly recommend her!

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!

Pet Paws Pet Sitting
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia H.
Verified review

We were really happy with our experience with Amanda. She met with us beforehand to go over all the details and was in contact with us daily while we were gone. It was very reassuring to know our pets were cared for while we were gone. She left a detailed form for each visit with information about the Pat's and what she did. We will definitely call Amanda next time we need pet sitting!

  • 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.

Truly TLC Pet Sitting
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Linda Y.
Verified review

Lynn and Jared are absolutely WONDERFUL!!! They truly love animals and it really shows. We have used them for years now and each time we feel comfortable, confident and rest assured that our furry bunch will be well taken care of. We have 4 dogs and 4 cats and all of them love, love, love Lynn and Jared very much. They get a ton of love and attention and are all very happy and healthy upon our return. Lynn and Jared treat all of our pets as if they were their own. Other petsitters charge in 30-minute increments and only stay for the time you pay for. Lynn and Jared stay as long as needed to get everything done and to make sure everyone gets a lot of attention. They make sure the house is cleaner than they found it, which is truly appreciated. They clean the dog waste in the backyard and keep the litter boxes nice and clean. They leave detailed notes on each visit and what each pet was up to. They bring in the mail and take out the trash on trash day to keep up the appearance that people are still home. They do not charge extra for giving medication, getting the mail, watering plants, etc., as many others do. All of that is included in their already very reasonable prices. Their contractor Amanda is also WONDERFUL. She is very sweet and hard working as well. She has the same love for animals as Lynn and Jared, treating ours as if her own. Our animals all love her too. Amanda holds the same values, principles and hard work ethic that the owners have established as the foundation for their business and it really shows in her work and dedication. She also makes sure that the pets are happy and healthy and the house is clean and orderly. I couldn't thank all of them enough for everything they do for our furry bunch... and with 8 animals that is truly an amazing feat! I would highly recommend Truly TLC Pet Sitting.

Ellen's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christina P.
Verified review

Ellen has been so great! My pets liked her immediately and didn't even bark at her. She takes my dog to the park for walks and visits with my cats. She has never missed a visit and she goes above and beyond her duties. If there is an accident, she handles it. She feeds everyone and takes care of the litter and even leaves me a log of what she has done for the day. She took out my trash and brought in my mail while I was gone and she is very trustworthy. I hope to have a long pet sitting relationship with her and our family :)

Pet Stays And Plays
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
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.

Tallbrook Farms
5.0
from 1 review
  • 56 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jonathan W.
Verified review

Penny was the best pet sitter I've seen! When I came back from vacation my dogs were happier then I've ever seen them! 10/10 service.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for pet sitters in San Marcos

Need a Pet Sitter

San Marcos, CA

  • Type of pets
    Dog
  • Number of pets
    1
  • Type of services
    Provide companionship, Give food and water, Provide exercise
  • Length of time away
    Other (I am in the process of looking for someone for the future)
  • Frequency
    Other (If I go out of town, probably only at 2-3 day intervals)
  • Length of sitting
    Stay full day and night
  • Additional services
    Gather mail
  • Details
    Remy is very well behaved. I lost my husband last year so I like him to have someone around 24/7 if I go out of town.
  • $42.5
    Average price

Need pet sitting

Encinitas, CA

  • Type of pets
    Dog, Cat, Fish
  • Type of services
    Give food and water
  • Frequency
    Once
  • Length of sitting
    Stay multiple days and nights
  • Details
    4 small Yorkies and a Persian cat, two beta fish
  • $43.5
    Average price

Need a Pet Sitter

Encinitas, CA

  • Type of pets
    Cat, Rabbit, Other (5 hens)
  • Number of pets
    5
  • Type of services
    Change litter or bedding, Give food and water
  • Length of time away
    Less than 1 week
  • Frequency
    Twice a day
  • Length of sitting
    Visit for part of the day
  • Additional services
    Gather mail
  • Details
    Rabbit comes in house about 4:30 or 5. Then she is let out 8:00.
  • $24.67
    Average price
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