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Pooch Ventures
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Sally L.
Verified review

Olga was punctual. She was very gentle with my dog. She worked quietly and efficiently. My cat and I were dozing off at the other side of the room because they were so quiet : ) She gave my dog a beautiful haircut. My wee dog and I couldn't be happier. I would definitely use their grooming service again.

  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey S.
Verified review

Michael is my number “go to” cat sitter. He is dedicated, easy to communicate with genuinely caring with my cat, Hughey. I trust Michael wholeheartedly and I strongly recommend his services.

Krystie's Pawfect Pet Care
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Morgan E.
Verified review

Great service and easy to work with! I loved the pictures she would send me of my cat while we were gone.

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suki lau
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judy O.
Verified review

(+) Suki fulfilled the expected tasks of a cat sitter -- providing food, filling the water bowl, and scooping the litter box. She sent daily photos. She was pretty quick to responding to my texts. Suki's rate/cost is affordable compared to other cat sitters, especially professionals (-) Although she sent daily photos, they were sometimes just blurry snaps of my cat's back. From the photos alone, it did not seem that Suki spent much time with him. Rather felt like she was merely showing me that she "checked in" to see my cat. I was disappointed to return home and see that the curtains were down when she said that she will make sure they are up.

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Flipz Pet Care
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sean B.
Verified review

Jenn was amazing!! This was our first experience with a Cat Sitter and we were a bit nervous being our first trip away after getting out little cat. However, once we met Jenn and saw her great attention to detail as well as love for animals, we were reassured and were able to enjoy our time away. Jenn will be our first and only cat sitter moving forward and we can't recommend her highly enough!!!

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Simply Yours Concierge
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ja R.
Verified review

I hired Kyle to take care of my cat while I was out of town. I was pleased with his professionalism, and my cat must have been pleased too - she came to say hello to him every day (I know because he sent me pictures!), which she usually doesn't do when strangers are around! I'd definitely recommend Kyle, and would hire him again.

  • 8 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Carol D.
Verified review

Jill has been very good...on time and really seems to like our dog. Very helpful.

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  • 39 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Bruce is very skilled and caring. Extremely attentive. Bruce follows up between appointments to assess progress and provide any assistance needed. My situation is introducing and integrating a senior cat that I rescued with my 3 other cats. I highly recommend Bruce and Interdyne International K-9 Academy.

  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Susanne F.
Verified review

We love Prima Donna Pet Services! We have two large rescue dogs and have the utmost trust in Prima Donna's Pet Service. We rely on them to care for our beloved pets whenever we go away or just need a night out. In addition to the service being extremely reliable, we always know that our fur kids are cared by professionals with excellent judment, kind hearts and a love for animals. It's the only pet sitting service I have ever used that I know with 100% confidence that my dog kids will be cared for as well as if I were home.

  • 28 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Julie R.
Verified review

Need spot-on care and love for your furbabies while you are away? Katie is the one to call. She took perfect care of our elderly cat going above and beyond expectations to ensure he was comfortable having just lost his brother prior to our vacation departure. Katie is a treasure!

TREAT!
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa R.
Verified review

My dog Trouble gets walked by Eli from Dawn of Dogs. Trouble is always excited to get walked by him, I provide bags and he always cleans my dog's paws when he gets back. He's always on time and also reliable for when I can't do night walks with Trouble. Eli has been great with Trouble and handling his walks, he gives feedback and when I'm not at home he lets me know pick up and drop off. I recommend him my dog is a rescue he has some antisocial behaviors with other dogs and Eli has been able to work greatly with that and give Trouble hour walks even time at the dog park. I'm happy with the dog walking service.

Edz Pet Walking
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Toni-Ann A.
Verified review

Ed has been checking in on our new puppy almost every day for a while now and we've felt really comfortable with him. He provides us with daily feedback through text message so we always know how our pup is doing and if we should expect any surprises upon our return home. He's been great confirming the schedule in advance as well as being available last minute when our schedule has changed unexpectedly. I would highly recommend Ed for your dog walking needs.

Katy Cat Care
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jason E.
Verified review

Katy is amazing! We found her through Thumbtack and couldn't be more pleased, and hope she's available next time we're out of town. She provided references and came over for a visit with us and our cat, Samsonite, a few days before our trip. While we were gone, she not only fed Sam and kept his litter box clean, but she spent time playing with him and keeping him entertained. She sent us pictures and texts on how he was doing, and allowed us to enjoy our trip without worrying about the little guy. We can't recommend her highly enough, and am happy to provide a reference to anyone interested in her services. Thanks so much Katy! You rock!!

Strut Your Pup, LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen B.
Verified review

Jorge did an amazing job house and cat sitting for us when we went away for 5 days last week. He is very professional and sweet and clearly loves animals. We have 3 cats all with different medications and he was very thorough asking about their different needs and personalities. He also took great care of our home. I would definitely recommend him and he really gave us peace of mind that our babies were being taken care of. Thank you Jorge!

Pampered Pooch NYC
4.3
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jarret S.
Verified review

Adene was great! Our cat requires medication twice daily on a fairly strict timetable. Adene was completely reliable and sent us a picture and text every time she went to feed him so we wouldn't worry. If you need someone to look after your cat, I would not hesitate to recommend Adene.

Greenfuzz Pet Care
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rabab A.
Verified review

We hired Amber for cat sitting services over Thanksgiving break. Amber was very professional and caring and we particularly loved that she sent many photos and updates throughout her visits for our two cats. She even took care of our neighbor’s cat as well! They were really well taken care of and I would definitely recommend her to anyone!

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Dominique Designs Dogs!
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy V.
Verified review

Dominique and Lee are excellent groomers. We hired them to groom our two cats and then do twice a month upkeep comb outs and trims. They are so warm and gentle with our babies. They bring all their own equipment and clean up after themselves. We are very please with their services. They even brought us some fish oil for the boys when they noticed that their coats were getting a little dry! They are fabulous.

Peg's Pet Sitting
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Gemma W.
Verified review

Peggy stepped in to take care of my two cats with very little advance notice. They were fed, medicated, loved-on and entertained! I trust her to treat my fur-babies like they are her own. Great experience!

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I used Leah for the first time to take care of my cats while Iwas a way. She was very responsive and dependable. No doubt, I would use Leah's services again.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary P.
Verified review

Brigitte is wonderful at taking loving care of people’s pets. She cared for my beloved cat for over 10 years when I would go away. I trusted her implicitly with my cat and in my home.

What About the Pets, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marta J.
Verified review

What About the Pets is the only business I trust with my pets. Christina and her team take great care of your pets and go out of their way to make sure you are satisfied. They are professional, knowledgeable, and caring. What About the Pets won't let you down. I highly recommend this business for all your pet sitting and dog walking needs.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Do cats have to get groomed?

It’s not crazy to have your cat groomed. Grooming will keep your cat’s fur soft and silky as well as give you early warning about any health concerns. Regular grooming can also help reduce the volume of hair your cat may be shedding and keep your longhair kitty cool if you live in a warm climate. Professionals competently groom your cat and are trained to manage them if they resist being groomed, while you may get scratched doing the same task. The national average price for cat grooming is $50-$70. Pet grooming prices may vary based on the task. For example, a bath and brush for shorthair cats may be $15, $20 for medium-hair cats, and $25 for a longhair. Cat groomers can also keep your cat’s ears cleaned, trim their nails, and provide haircuts if needed. Average prices for haircuts can vary from $30 to $95 or more, depending on whether the cat is shy or aggressive and whether their coat is in good condition, matted, or otherwise difficult to groom.

How much should cat grooming cost?

Keeping your cat groomed is an important part of maintaining their good health. The national average cost for cat grooming ranges between $50 and $70, with prices varying based on where you live and the services you request. Your cat’s temperament can also affect grooming prices. Scratching and hissing during a groomer visit can raise rates an average of $5-$10, or more, as hazard pay. Larger cats and long-haired cats that take longer to groom will also usually cost more. Here are some examples of cat grooming average costs:

  • Shave down or lion cut: $35-$60. These cuts preserve the hair around the face and tip of the tail but shave down the entire body. The lion cut is often recommended for extremely matted hair is exceedingly matted, for extreme heat, or for cats who are suffering from hairballs.
  • Ear cleaning and nail trim: $30.
  • Nail trim: $10-$15.
  • Bath and nail trim: $45.
  • Bath and sanitary trim: $55. A sanitary trim clips the hair on a cat’s behind to prevent fecal matting in longhair cats or cats that have mobility issues.
  • Bath, blow-dry, brush out, nail trim and ear cleaning: $40.
  • Full haircut, bath, and nail trim: $45-$95, depending on matting.

Where can you get your cat groomed?

Cat grooming keeps your cat’s fur tangle-free and clean. Most businesses that offer dog grooming or general pet grooming also offer cat grooming; some businesses even specialize solely in cat grooming. Look for a professional who has training grooming cats or belongs to a professional association such as the National Cat Groomers Institute, because cat grooming techniques can be different than for dogs. Cat grooming can encompass a wide range of services. In addition to haircutting, hair detangling and hairstyling, cat groomers can trim cat nails, clean out your cat’s ears, give flea baths, demat, trim facial fur, bathe and even blow-dry your cat. Health safety and etiquette requires your cat to be in good health and have all their vaccinations before using grooming services.

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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