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Laurel Puppy Sitters

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Stef's Pet Services
4.8
from 82 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Hang N.
Verified review

This is my first time ever using Thumbtack and I was a little bit skeptical, but I went ahead and booked Stef's cat sitting service as her reviews seem to be very good. At first, I booked basic cat visiting service. However, just the day before the trip, my cat got an abscess burst. I had to take her to the vet and requested some extra services from Stef, but she was very accommodating. My cat seems very happy when I'm back home, food, water and litter pan well taken care of. Stef sent me messages everyday to update me on my cat's condition. Plus points in Stef's services: responsiveness and quality. She did everything to make sure my requests are fulfilled. I can't thank her enough for putting my mind at ease while being away and my cat was sick. Overall five star service!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chloe P.
Verified review

After a week of working with the Walk with Renzo and Ruby team, we have seen a noticeable improvement in our (already happy and energetic) puppy - he is walking better on the leash, more responsive to commands, and generally just happier when we come home from work. The members of the team that have worked with Archie have gone above and beyond every single day to provide an amazing and social experience for our puppy. We cannot recommend them enough!

Waggy Walkys
4.6
from 40 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah K.
Verified review

This is an absolutely fantastic company. I was super nervous about leaving my puppy to be walked by a stranger but I have been so incredibly pleased with Waggy walkys. I've had two different walkers and both have been so trustworthy, kind, and reliable. I don't ever worry about my baby I know she's well taken care of and loved when I'm not home. On top of that their customer service is great. So so glad that I decided to do this!!! They are awesome here!

Cat Care by Donna
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Bethani E.
Verified review

In a word, Donna was AMAZING! She checked in everyday with updates and pictures. She even helped out with a minor, unrelated emergency that came up while I was away. I could tell from the pictures that my kitty was very happy, and when we came home; she was bubbly and upbeat like we'd never left. I highly recommend Donna to anyone looking for cat sitting services. She is extra professional and especially trustworthy. I'm just so happy I found her. We plan to keep in touch for our next long vacation. I can't thank her enough for how wonderfully she took care of my kitty, Buffie. Five stars is not enough. Thank you, Donna.

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Paw Patrol of VA LLC
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Erin D.
Verified review

Vicki was a wonderful trainer who managed to help us train our 1yo rescue, Penny. She provided tips, advice, and made amazing suggestions to practice while not in training sessions. In the course of 6 weeks, Penny learned several obedience commands (stay, leave it, wait, etc) as well as tricks (sit, down, paw, crawl, etc.) Penny was difficult to teach when we first got her and although I have had a dog before, I have never had a puppy/younger pup and she wasn’t a good listener until we saught help from Paw Patrol of VA, LLC. Vicki was very flexible with our schedule, understanding of our ongoing frustrations in trying to teach her obedience, and was able to help us change our body language and tone to teach Penny what we wanted her to do. After the first 2 sessions, Penny recognized Vicki when she came to our home and LOVED school (mostly because she loves attention, praise, and training treats). I am so thankful my husband and I agreed to get a trainer for Penny and we really lucked out with Vicki. Thank you Vicki, Brittany and Sadie for your kindness. We would gladly hire Vicki again in the future and recommend her to others in the area!

K9 College Dog Training, LLC
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We hired Claire to help train our two Border Collies. Our main concerns were dealing with our 3 month old puppy's separation anxiety, and being able to walk our older dog in heavy traffic areas. She listens to our concerns and is patient with us and our dogs. She makes things easy to understand because of the years of experience she has. After the first session, our very hyper dogs seemed to better understand the rules around the house and we had a better knowledge of how to communicate with them.

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Barking Trails
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren S.
Verified review

After I contacted Barking Trails, I got a response back right away. The owner, Adam and the woman that was going to be walking my puppy came to my house at my convenience. We went over all the instructions and training techniques we've been working on. They have also been really flexible with our changing schedules. Great company.

Cupid Pets
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa W.
Verified review

Our fur babies (4-year old Lab Mix (w/anxiety issues) and 10-year old Puggle) spent the weekend with Cupid Pets sitters Bruce and Mary Lou and their lovely puppy Phoebe! Our pups had a blast!!! So much so, they didn’t want to leave when it came time to pick them up. We will certainly be using Cupid Pets service again for dog sitting and walking in the future!

La Pet Care & Dog Training
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Georgia S.
Verified review

Jenny is so professional, and her love for animals is obvious!! She came over on short notice, was punctual and caring with my 3 little rescue dogs. She will be house/pet sitting for us for a weekend as well as when we are away on our 10 day vacation. We are so glad that we have found her!!! For us and for the canine members of the family, it is peace of mind knowing that they are in such capable and loving hands!!

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Social Tailwaggers, LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandra A.
Verified review

Jody was (and still is) a tremendous help! She came prepared with lots of great ideas and information, all of which were extremely helpful. I especially appreciated her advice on making mealtime a fun and educational experience. He has really taken to the games/toys to get his food, rather than gulping it down in 5 seconds. With her guidance, we have registered our puppy for his first kindergarten class. He is off to a great start! We are taking advantage of Jody's new service, in-home puppy sitting. We had hoped to take a vacation this summer, but with a new puppy it did not seem possible. Jody has a great service in which she will stay with your little one, in your home, and continue to work with them. No need for boarding! I am happy to recommend Jody to anyone looking for a wonderful trainer, who obviously loves puppies. I have already given her information to two friends with new puppies.

Tails to Scales Pet Care LLC
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Mandy B.
Verified review

I use Tails to Scales for daily mid day walks, periodic evening walks when I'm working late and in-home dog sitting when I travel. My dog loves her walker and I know that she is in good hands.

Kim's Petsitting
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriela N.
Verified review

We were VERY happy with Kim's dog sitting services! Kim took absolutely great care of our Pomsky and our Great Dane and sent us pictures every time she visited our house. She is responsible, punctual and our dogs love her!

  • 20 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen R.
Verified review

Crissi has been taking care of my cats (and watching my house!) whenever I go away for many years now. With her knowledge, overall capability and degree of integrity, I am able to relax and enjoy my vacation, knowing all will be taken care of. I rely completely on Crissi for pet sitting and can recommend her without hesitation.

Lullaby Pet Sitters
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mariah H.
Verified review

Lullaby Pet Sitters took good care of my bruiser!! I was hesitant at first to let a pet sitting company look after my pup but 10/10 I definitely reccomend it was like i never left ! They treat your dog and you like their own !

Shaki De Pena
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Peluche S.
Verified review

I had to leave town for 3 days but didn't want to leave my Yorkie at a kennel. Shaki was the perfect solution. My doggie was able to stay at home at my condo In SoFi where he feels safe and Shakir visited him 4 times per day to feed, walk and play with him. She kept me updated with lots of photos and videos with location tracking of their walks. Shaki is very loving with pets. When I came home my doggie was calm and happy almost as if I had never left. I highly recommend Shaki's pet sitting services.

FourDogLovers
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Nika W.
Verified review

When I met Kevin my expectations were low for my dog. He seemed to be pretty much out of control and I was told by several other trainers that his breed could not be trained. When Kevin came in the first day he got my dog to sit and actually follow a command. He accomplished more in one day then other trainers did in months. As the time went on I saw my dog's Behavior change drastically. He became an overall better dog and seemed much happier. Also as he was training Kevin trained me as well. I realize that I was doing a lot wrong and that was the cause of a lot of his behaviors. I realized in order for my dog to be better I had to be a better owner. All of this I learned from Kevin. I thought I was a dog whisperer until he showed me the right way to do it. Highly recommend Kevin because he doesn't have a method where one fits all. He takes the time out to learn your dog and customize the training. He also educates himself all things animals. You can contact him and get advice on just about anything for your pet. And if he doesn't know at that moment he will find out for you. It's hard to find people who Do It For the Love of Animals. Kevin is one that clearly has a connection with animals that allows you to be comfortable with him and the care of your dog. Having Kevin train your pet would be the best thing you can do for your family.

  • 14 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole E.
Verified review

I felt very comfortable leaving my cats in Jill's care. One of my cats has some health issues and is on several meds and the fact that she is a Veterinary Technician was reassuring. No accidents, and both cats were happy upon our return.

Dog Lover
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Mark E.
Verified review

House and dog sitting / walking for two weeks - Sherri did an excellent job

Debbie's Pet Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew J.
Verified review

Debbie is great! From the moment she met our little pup, she was eager to help him reach his full potential. She sends daily updates when she visits with him, and when available photos as well. I would highly recommend Debbie to anyone looking for pet walking/sitting services.

Puppykins Pet Sitting
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
The Ruckman's M.
Verified review

If you ever need any dog sitting needs, Julie is the one to go to. She is affectionate and understanding to your dogs needs. We have three dogs, two are older and one is a puppy, and she kept them happy on each of their levels of comfort. Julie is very responsive as well if you ever have any questions or want a photo of your pets.

  • 6 years in business
Yvonne M.
Verified review

My pet sitter was Gray Akers, and I left her in charge of three elderly cats for AN ENTIRE YEAR. I never worried once. When I came back all was good, and even after she wasn't pet sitting, she came by to help me trim toenails!

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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