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Dee Cee's Dog House
4.8
from 76 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 215 hires on Thumbtack
Marisa Q.
Verified review

We called Dee Cee because our daughter's new 3 month old Gampr puppy and our 5 year old Australian Shepherd could NOT get along. It was causing an incredible amount of tension in our home and the dogs were both extremely stressed. Our Aussie and the puppy could not be in the same room at the same time and if they were there was a fight. I wish I could say all of the fights have stopped, we remain a work in progress. But after just one visit our doggies are friendly. They share toys, space and this morning they even shared a doggie bed! THIS would not have happened last week.. Thank you!! DeeCee for your help and expertise. Everyone is AMAZED.

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Weatherwax Dog Training
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janine J.
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Great guy. Right on time. Very nice and kind to my puppy. Puppy learned some new things. I would definitely recommend.

  • 16 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Justin K K.
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I was very excited to hear Superstar Pet Sitting and Dog Walking had expanded to my area in the Valley. My sister lives in the South Bay and has raved about using them to walk her dogs daily and when they travel they use there house sitting services. I hired them to walk my dogs twice a day and couldn't be happier. My pets are everything to me and I feel very secure knowing when I am at work or traveling my 2 dogs and cat are well taken care of. Highly recommended.

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Angellily Pet Care
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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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
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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.

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EveryDog
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Karren L.
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He knows animals. Dave has a way with my dog. My puppy likes him and listens to the commands.

Tails R Waggin'
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle T.
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Due to an illness I've been dealing with I haven't been able to maintain my " little" dog Billie's walk/ run schedule Like she needs, so she had put on a few lb', and worse yet ....seemed more depressed than I!! She just wasn't the dog I knew her to be. It broke my heart. Then I found Susan.... Susan came into our lives and within a week, I kid you not... That puppy smile returned to her face! After over a year of several dog walkers and even medications... I don't know what her secret is but Billie is happier than ever!! And so am I, Susan is always on time, smiling, prepared and a just a delight. Billie sits and edits by the door for her now Every day AND is already back into her skinny jeans !! I feel so much better knowing my little girl is do well taken care of, with someone that adores my dog and treats her just as if she we're her own. THANKS SUSAN !!!

Over and Out Petsitting
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Anne F.
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Robin has pet sat for all of our dogs and cats over the years. She loves and cares for them as if they were her own. When we return from vacation, we sometimes think our pets would rather have her stay longer than watch us come home, as they get daily massages and 24/7 attention in her presence. She is also a fantastic pet photographer and sends us photo updates during her stay at our home. She brings her own food and cleans the sheets and towels she uses before we return. She sometimes has other client jobs during our job, but she asks us ahead of time. Since the jobs are usually feeding a cat across town, which takes an hour or two, we don't have a problem with it. All of our pets are seniors that require medication on specific schedules. Robin is really good about taking care of geriatric animals (guinea pigs included), which allow us the peace of mind to leave for an important family event, one of us would not otherwise be able to attend.

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Tracie's Pet Service
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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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.
Verified review

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.

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!

Roo's Pet Sitting Service
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Amber S.
Verified review

Linda is amazing! I would definitely recommend her to assist with your pet sitting needs!

Where the Heart Is
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy N.
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To Whom it may concern: When I re-located to the Los Angeles area, one of my priorities was to find someone to pet-sit my Jack Russell Terrier, Maggie. Prior to moving, I had an ideal set up where Maggie could stay with a family, feel comfortable and loved, and be safe. I was able to find this ideal set up again with Jo-Jeanne. She is extremely reliable, professional, and I always felt I could leave Maggie with Jo-Jeanne and have a truly carefree vacation. I would highly recommend Jo-Jeanne for any petsitting/housesitting jobs. (She is also great with gardens and plants!!) Sincerely, Nancy Neal 818.330.9147

Nature Girl Tara
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Linda And Len P.
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Dependable, responsible, able to handle all types of dogs with varying dispositions, a true dog lover who really makes you feel like your dog is her one and only and special

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barry S.
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I always get anxious when traveling and leaving my dog back in LA. I felt 100% less anxious knowing Kenny was watching Sammie. He knows dogs better than anyone I've met and understands my needs as well. I wouldn't dream of leaving my dog with anyone else!

Eva’s pet sitting
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jemila P.
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Eva is such a great doggy-sitter for our family. She takes great care of Ziggy; he's a tough dog that doesn't trust many people. Eva is trustworthy, conscientious, and reliable. We wouldn't entrust our dog and home to anyone else!

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!

Pawcific Coast Sitters
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Arthur J.
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Barbara was fantastic. Conscientious, capable and kind. She took care of a nineteen year-old cat that needed 4 types of medication and sub-cutaneous fluids twice a day. And our beloved cat actually gained weight!!! Plus walking and pampering two dogs. She sent us pictures and texts, staying in communication, and watered our plants and left the house in great shape. She's a responsible person who is home most of the time. Can't recommend her enough.

Furree Friends Pet Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ursula W.
Verified review

I have been using her services since my puppy was 6 months, and he is now 3 1/2 years old. She has been watching my dog for the past three years, and my dog is quite picky on what he likes and doesn't like! What I like the most about her services is that she is VERY flexible, many times I have last minute jobs, and she is ALWAYS readily available to take him in. I also enjoy that she sometimes has other small dogs for him to play with, but not where it is overwhelming like a doggie daycare (my dog likes to be just with one person or dogs similar to his sweet temperament). He always wags his tail when I drop him off, and is always happy to see her daughter (my dog loves kids). When I pick him up, he is always tired and passes right out once I leave to go back home, meaning he had fun and was busy while staying over. She also caters do his diet and bathroom regime. She makes sure that when you leave your dog with her, that your dog is treated the same way as you would treat him/her. I would highly recommend her services especially if your dog is picky and you want that more personal touch in a doggie day care service.

  • 24 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carly S.
Verified review

Patricia Gleason has been my dog walker for about four years and was recommended to me by a neighbor. Patricia is like the neighborhood dog caretaker: she knows every dog on the block and they all love her! Patricia truly loves and cares about my dog. She always sends me text updates whenever she cares for him which I greatly appreciate, it's always comforting to get updates about your furry friends. She is great at reading dogs and knowing what care they will need: are they aggressive? Do they pull? Should they be kept away from other dogs or people? Patricia always knows what to do. Patricia is very cautious and responsible and I would recommend her to anyone who needs a dog walker (and I have recommended her to friends in the past). She has walked my dog daily while I'm at work and has also cared for him while I was on vacation. My dog Louie LOVES Patricia and actually smiles when he sees her. She's a true animal lover.

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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