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Rhonda Triad Pet Sitter
from 52 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Londa F.
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Rhonda is an amazing professional who we were so impressed with. Her communication was excellent. You will not find a better person to care for your pets. She has such a big heart, and it makes all the difference. She sent us texts with photos the entire time we were gone with updates on how they were doing, eating, and their walks. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a pet sitter. She is the best sitter we have ever had. One of my chihuahuas takes a while to warm up to people, and Rhonda was amazing with her. She came over to meet both of our pets before we left to get to know them, and she was so patient with them. By the time we were on the plane, our little rascal was sitting on her lap!!! Do not hesitate to call and reserve her while you can. I would give her six stars if I could.

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Affordable Pet Sitting
from 48 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Janice W.
Verified review

One of my dogs only loves men, but when Jennifer picked her up Missy started trying to lick her face. That says a lot for that dog to immediately like Jennifer. At the first visit, meeting Jennifer doesn't feel like meeting a stranger, she is very inviting and organized. I have two cats, two dogs and all of them immediately took a liking to her, that usually takes awhile for these guys. As I watched how my pets reacted to her, I knew she was perfect for us!

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Angel's Paw Academy
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vickie D.
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Angel took care of our two cats while we were on a beach trip and our dog accompanied. Next time we hire Angels Paw Academy our dog will be at home. All went well and we are pleased with her.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay L.
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I highly recommend this mobile groomer! She treats your dogs just like her own. I thought my "difficult" dog could never find a suitable groomer and now this is the only groomer that I trust my dog with! She provides extra special attention and care to my babies!

  • 19 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Roberta B.
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Janet is the best pet sitter we've ever had! We have hired her twice and will do so again. Our 3 cats love her! Even our Valentine, who is afraid of her own shadow, came out to be pampered and petted by Janet. She is very professional and caring. She fed our kitties, cleaned their box, played with them and made sure they were not lonely, sick or scared. Janet texted us with updates so we didn't have to worry on our vacation. We were extremely happy that we left our kitties and our home in the hands of a true professional.

Alkemi Clean Greensboro
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christine N.
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Awesome job! Clean carpets from pet accidents! Including area rug!

Nancy & Jenny's Pet Sitting
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Katie H.
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Nancy and Jenny took care of my puppy for almost a week. They provided great, loving care to her and were very responsive about how she was doing while I was away. They were wonderful and I will definitely use them again!

Hounds, Horse & Home
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
Verified review

Peace of mind is paramount when you need someone to care for your pets and home. Joan provided this and more during our family's 2 week vacation. I first met with her after calling her references, both of which gave her glowing recommendations. I immediately felt comfortable with her after our initial meeting. She brought a handful of her homegrown catnip for my cat, who immediately took to her. Not only did she come twice daily to care for my older cat, but she also took care of my small goldfish pond and my potted plants, and took my trash out to the curb once a week. During our meeting Joan asked if I would like to receive daily texts and updates when she was at my home. I really looked forward to these texts, some with pictures as they provided a daily connection with my pet and Joan if any questions or problems arose. I was aware of a bad storm that occurred while I was gone and it was reassuring to know that everything was fine. I will definitely be calling Joan to watch over my home in the future.

Woofs & Whiskers Petcare
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack

Due to my experience working in the Veterinary Medical field you can be assured that no matter the circumstance I am capable and knowledgeable to care for your pets in the correct manner. If your pet has had surgery, a puppy in training, is elderly or needs to be medicated I am the person you need! No more having to worry about your pet being in good hands, or the stress of being in a kennel. Keep your pets at home where they are comfortable and let me do all of the work!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Richard S.
Verified review

Barker & Katz provides a great pet sitting service. Lori is super good with animals and is caring, thoughtful and professional. I trust her in my home and more importantly with my fur babies! I highly recommend her for you pet sitting needs.

from 2 reviews
    Georgia P.
    Verified review

    Lisa is a wonderful, wonderful daughter. She is good to me, and I have no problem getting her to do the things that I need and to take care of me with upmost responsibility.


    I can pet sit, house-sit, or babysit! I guess you can say I love sitting. I love pets and children. I have a dog myself and take care of the local cats in my neighborhood.


    I show love and affection to all pets. I play to stimulate the mind and body of your pet. I also offer feeding service.


    I babysit kids of any age and also pets. If you would like to talk on the phone or meet in person, let me know.


    I absolutely love making your pets' stress-free environment with the best pet styling they can possibly have!


    I go above and beyond to make sure your pets are taken care for while you are away. I may do extra drop ins to make sure your pet is safe and comfortable. I am able to meet your needs even if they are last minute. I will make sure any extra considerations you ask of me are taking care of.


    We offer complete pet sitting services to fit your needs. We offer in-home pet sitting, dog walking, cat sitting and overnight care. We are passionate, experienced and professional!


    we are truly animal lovers and have experience in large and small animals.Now that we are retired we can spend more time doing something we love. We have 3 rescues

    • 8 years in business

    I am not just some person that comes to feed, water, walk, etc your pets. I view your pets as if they were one of my own and make sure to provide them with the same care and love. I always build strong bonds with my clients and their pets.


    I could babysit, sit for dogs, or even clean your house. I work hard! I'll try to work with my clients as safe and secure as possible.


    I pet sit animals for $20 an hour. I stay in a high class that watches over everyone with a nice front and backyards to play.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is included in a dog grooming?

    Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

    Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

    What does a dog walker do?

    We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

    • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
    • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
    • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
    • What are your different walk routes?
    • When will you pick up and drop off?
    • How will we communicate?
    • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
    • What’s your cancellation policy?
    • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
    • How and how often do I pay you?
    • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

    What is a dog groomer?

    A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

    What is a dog groomer?

    Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

    A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

    What vaccines do dogs need to be groomed?

    It’s important to make sure your dog is up to date on its vaccines before taking it to a groomer. Vaccinations keep your dog and the other dogs that use the establishment healthy. Viruses can linger long after a dog is gone, so an unvaccinated dog can infect a number of other dogs days or even months after their visit. Find out about your dog groomer’s vaccination policies, and think carefully about receiving services from a company that does not require vaccinations. Here are the main vaccinations that are generally required for dog grooming:

    • Parvovirus: Parvo is a nasty virus that can kill dogs within 48-72 hours of infection. The virus is incredibly persistent and, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, is resistant to heat, cold, humidity and drying. It’s spread by dog-to-dog contact or contact with contaminated feces, environments (food and water bowls, collars and leashes, etc.,) or people.
    • Adenovirus 2: Dogs receive this vaccination to protect against canine infectious hepatitis. The vaccination can also helps prevent canine cough.
    • Canine distemper virus: Distemper has no known cure and can cause serious pain, illness, and even death, although recovery is possible with medical intervention.  
    • Rabies: This disease attacks the central nervous system and — when untreated — will
    • lead to death. The CDC recommends euthanizing an unvaccinated animal that has been exposed to rabies, although six-month isolation followed by vaccination is also permissible.
    • Para-influenza: Canine para-influenza leads to kennel cough and an unhappy dog.
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