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Vista House Sitters

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Rosy House cleaning
4.8
from 82 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Christina B.
Verified review

They did a great job. There was confusion in the beginning because the quote said "one bedroom and one bathroom". As soon as I got the quote about a week before the appointment I confirmed with them that they understand it's a move out cleaning for a 4 bedroom and 3.5 bathroom home as well as full kitchen cleaning. they responded that they understood. When they arrived today (a week later) at the appointment, they were surprised that it was a 4 bedroom / 3.5 bedroom home and a move out cleaning. I showed them the email/message correspondence that I was very clear, even still they informed me that the price would be double to cover the full house. I was in a tight spot because I needed to be out today. My option was to just clean it myself as I usually do (but had other things going on that prevented that), or hire someone else on the spot. I agreed to the additional cost. To be fair, even the double amount was still a great price for the work. The worked from about 11:45 until about 5:45. The house was spotless. They got the windows, blinds, ceiling fans, oven, microwave, fridge as well as bathrooms, bedrooms, closets, etc. They did a fantastic job and it smelled great in the house. We actually ended up giving them about $40-50 extra on top. They are worth the money, just make sure what you want is clear ahead of time or have them come out and look first to give a quote. Great job. I'd use their services 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.

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephen N.
Verified review

No one could ask for a better person to watch their home and dog while on vacation. Juliet is just awesome. Our dog was very comfortable with her and had a wonderful time while we were gone. We had used different house/dog sitters the previous two years and Juliet was a vast improvement over both of them. We came home to a happy dog plus a house that actually had a few decorating improvements added to it. Juliet will now be our house/dog sitter every time we travel. A perfect 10!!!

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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
Catherine C.
Verified review

Tracie was great from start to finish. She watched our 2 cats and even sent us photos and updates. She is incredibly professional and was able to give us an in-home quote right away. Will be using again!

Heather's Pet Sitting & More
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole P.
Verified review

Heather stayed at our house for a week to watch our two dogs and the fish. She did everything that I asked of her and more. I returned to two dogs who were happy and well taken care of. When I was away, the pest control people came to take care of our ant problem and asked that we water granules that they left in our front bushes. Heather took care of that for us without even being asked to do so. Heather went above and beyond to do a great job. I would definitely recommend her.

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

I can't say enough good things about Posh Paws! Laura is AMAZING! She is so accommodating and has been a lifesaver for me and the pups. She always makes room at her house for my pups, even when I contact her last minute. My dogs love going to her place and they are already so comfortable in her home. It's also a HUGE plus that she has a back yard and doggy door! Laura knows how to handle all types of animals and she knows how to read their personalities. One of my dogs is sort of moody, and she knows how to deal with his crazy personality and weird moods! In the past, it's been hard for me to find a person that understands him, but Laura picked up on his personality quirks right away!! She is so patient and loving towards my animals, and I could not think of a better place for them to go every week! Laura is great with texting me updates, pictures and videos. She always responds quickly to my calls and texts! If you are looking for any kind of help with your furbabies, Posh Paws is the only option. Laura is the best!!!

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

What can I say about Annie. My four boxer girls are absolutely in love with her. At the mere mention of Annie's name they are at the garage waiting for her arrival every morning. Whether my boxer girls are being walked or Annie is sitting with them I know that they are safe and secure. I would recommend Annie in a heartbeat to anyone. Annie he is not just a dog walker or a sitter she is much more. The care, compassion and love that she has for my boxer girls is amazing. My boxer girls deserve the best and Annie is the best!!

Walking With Leesh
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Eddie Louise C.
Verified review

This is a pre-sitting review, which I will update after our trip - I just wanted to say that her responsiveness, and professionalism where top rate and I have no worries about leaving my kit-kat in her excellent care. She asked all the right questions and understood my requests perfectly, even adjusting the price to match my expectations. I am chuffed.

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!

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Dionte R.
Verified review

I was in San Diego for 8 yrs thanks to the Navy. I bought a house and accumulated quite a bit of things to make my house to a home. Now that I am being stationed on the east coast and needed to get the house together for an open house. Hired Peak of Performance by recommendation from a friend and honestly I am extremely satisfied with the results. They were very professional and punctual. Being in the military punctuality is a big thing. After they finish cleaning my house I didnt recognize my house at all. Everything was emaculate and well put together. I definitely recommend them to everyone.

  • 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.

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

I was very satisfied with Gayle Brigham. She took care of my cats and spent time interacting with them in addition to feeding and litter cleanup. I had a full detailed report and she also went the extra mile and shoveled snow near the front door. I won't hesitate to call on her again. A real sweetheart.

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

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 :)

Wizard of Pawz
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly G.
Verified review

Kristie and her team at Wizard of Pawz have been super professional, flexible and easy to work with! They've done a great job of understanding my high energy pup's needs and have been reliable and trustworthy. I'd recommend them to my friends!

Sunrise Housesitting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gary M.
Verified review

Dorota was the absolute best sitter for my cats. Both have special needs. They both instantly took a liking to her gentle spirit and Dorota did great work taking care of them while I was away, and she took care of me by sending me pictures of the girls. I recommend her to everyone.

About

I would love to have your dog in my home! I will make sure you and your dog would feel cozy and happy in my home! Please contact me for further details. Thank you.

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 will take care of your dog in your home while you are gone on a trip even if it's for 1 day, 2 weeks, or longer. I love animals. I'm very good with them. They all love me. I'm not afraid of any dog. I'm honest, reliable, and very clean. I have references of other dog owners I have worked for in the past. In training a dog, I can teach them to sit and stay shaken, that's about it. I can also potty train; I seem to have good luck doing that too. I will also keep an eye on your home while you are away. Also, I will walk your dog, play with it and give it lots of love.

About

I have had dogs for over 60 years, and right now I am without one, so the thought of being in a dog's life now in a walking and sitting capacity is very exciting to me. I want to be helpful in life, and I think that caring for dogs is very important for both of us. I will need transportation at this time if you are willing to give me a try. Sincerely, Kathy

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

We are pet sitters and dog walkers in Chula Vista, Bonita, San Diego and Imperial Beach areas. We offer clients peace of mind during their vacations and while they work with regular updates on the welfare of their fur babies. We've been in business since 2010 and currently employed 4 sitters who have a passion for animals and their wellbeing.

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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