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  • 3 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
George V.
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She is a genuine animal lover and I would trust her with anything when it comes to pet sitting. She is the most honest person I have ever met, no homeowner would have to worry about belongings or valuables. She is amazing! She had her hands full with my job and was a huge help. She has her own pets so she knows exactly what she's doing. She was reliable and put some projects on hold to take care of my job. I would've loved to have kept her on for my pet sitting but I'm not in a place for that right now.

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cath C.
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Very happy with Barbara’s work. Since the minute she walked in my house she was very professional had paciente with puppies and they had a beautiful grooming. I highly recommend her services and I will be her long time client. Five stars for you Barb

Rita's PetCare
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Lipton J.
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Rita provided not only the usual care and feeding but love and affection to our aging cat. The moment Rita arrived for our "meet and greet" session, I "shoved" cordelia into her arms. Rita drew her in, held her close and their eyes met. I could see instant bonding. Cordelia was completely relaxed and both were content.I know that continued all the time I was away and that was verified by my husband who was occasionally in the house when Rita visited cordelia. And, by the way, Rita is a really nice and cheerful person.

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Pet Sitter and Dog Walker
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Denice D.
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We met Sharon while she was working with our veterinarian, Dr. Kordon at Animal Health Oasis in Naples, FL. We were fairly new to the area and were looking for a responsible, knowledgable, and dedicated pet sitter for our 2 cats and small dog. We were so happy to discover that Sharon had a small petsitting business for select clients and we began working with her for in home sitting. Sharon is very knowledgable about feline health and behavior, as well as about caring for dogs (and other animals as well), as she was also doing part time work at a high end boarding facility in Naples. Her attention to detail, dedication, and expertise quickly gave us complete ease of mind knowing our furry babies were being very well cared for. (A prior disastrous pet sitting experience with someone else had made us very cautious about hiring anyone!) Pet owners who travel often or even on occasion, know how difficult it can be to find a sitter who truly approaches their job with professionalism, honesty, knowledge and love for pets. We found that in Sharon, and we highly recommend her! Denice, Michael, Scout, Pasha and Coco Dan

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Walkies Pet Sitting
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Norman M.
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Walkies is an excellent pet sitting choice. I got pictures of my kitties each morning and evening. They were well cared for and she kept an eye out for my house and outside as well. Highly recommend this company.

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Jae Schmidt
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike S.
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We hired Jae to care for our 4 cats when our long time sitter had to leave her business. Our experience with Jae has been excellent. Her attention to detail is wonderful, and it is evident that she cares greatly about our cats, and their needs. She is very trustworthy, and we feel very comfortable leaving her in charge of our cats and the care of our house while we are gone. We have engaged her for upcoming trips and we look forward to a long-term relationship. We are very pleased with our selection of Jae.

Help Me Rhonda Pet Care
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah W.
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Great pet sitter and dog walker. Rhonda has been taking care of my dog since I had him and she is really great with him and goes above and beyond just walking and house sitting. Her focus is always the well being of the animals she takes care of.

For Your Privileged Pets
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Donna M.
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Deanna and her mom were prompt to our first meeting and I could see how dedicated they are to providing the best service. I feel relaxed about leaving my precious Oliver in their care.

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey W.
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Excellent value. I've recommended the service to a friend and I plan to have them back again in a month. Makes my life easier, and they made my house fresh and clean.

Martee Hays Loving Pet Care
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Rita F.
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Martee is fantastic! She cared for our 3 pets for 11 days this month. She cared for them like they were her own. I felt so much happier knowing that Martee was at my house with my pets instead of at a kennel. Do not hesitate to use her for your pet sitting needs. We will definitely use her services again!

Coastal Living Cleaning
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sue T.
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Barbara comes to clean my house every other week now and does a great job. I'm very happy with the job she does, and it feels great coming home on the day I know that she's been there. I know I'll walk into a sparkling clean, great smelling home. She's reliable and thorough. I highly recommend Barbara!

Linda's Critter Sitters
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Patti H.
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Linda was pet sitter (stayed in our home, too) to our cocker spaniel for at least 5-6 yrs before his death Fall 2017. We never worried about the house or Lexus (our dog) any time Linda was there. She was attentive to changes in L’s routines and behaviors and updated us if she felt she needed to do so. She had been his groomer for several years before, therefore, knew his temperament and likes/dislikes. Linda stayed with Lexus for periods of 2 days to over 2 weeks. We always came home to a happy dog and a home as clean (or cleaner) than when we left! Of course, as you would expect, there were a couple of “out of the ordinary” situations Linda ran into. She was resourceful in solving them or called for our help if needed. We loved the occasional pictures she sent assuring us our beloved pet was doing well. Linda would still be our pet sitter today if Lexus were still with us. Should we decide to get another pet, she will be the first person we call for sitting services.

Pup Club, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna E.
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I loved getting an email from Megan every day when she checked in to my house and when she completed her visit. She sent pics of my cats every day! When I got home she had not only swept up the cat litter around the boxes, I’m pretty sure she swept up the fur tumbleweeds! I definitely recommend Pup Club and will be using them again when I go out of town this fall!

High Tail It Pet Sitting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sheryl B.
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I knew that Teddy was in good hands with High Tail It pet sitting.

Tia Z.
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We met Barbara through Thumbtack. She cared for our pet and home in our absence. My dogs immediately took a liking to her. She left my house clean and spotless. I don't think my dogs missed us at all. We will use her again and again! We are so happy to have found her!

Lane’s Gig Petsitting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Sarah J.
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Lane was AWESOME!!!!! She sent me pictures of the dogs each day, she made sure she checked in, she took care of taking out the trash, bringing in the mail, just keeping the house in order. She took care of our dogs and fish... we love her!!!! We will hire her again and again!!!!

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I'am very professional, on time, available when you need me

About

My personal training philosophy goes beyond simply going through the motions and counting reps. It is about making a decision to change your life and taking the necessary steps to make it happen. I take a whole body approach so that my clients will see and feel the personal training benefits. With motivation, dedication and education you can do it and I can help! Changing your life is a journey and I will be there to support you, motivate you and make sure you enjoy every step along the way. Are you ready to start living your life being stronger, healthier and happier? It is time to change and the time is now. “If your mind can believe, the body can achieve.”

About

I love all animals. I'm very reliable, trustworthy, and honest about my work.

About

We perform a 90 point inspection on your home while you are away. We are your local eyes and ears.

About

I sit houses, dogs, cats, and horses. I live in when I house-sit, no drive bys. By living in, I can watch and care for both the house and critters. I keep the house in good order while I'm there. I am a former vet tech, both large and small animals. I do not do housecleaning, and I do not care for children or seniors.

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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