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South River House And Pet Sitters

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Krystie's Pawfect Pet Care
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Christina Y.
Verified review

Krystie took great care of my 2 cats and always made sure to send me updates with photos which I appreciate. She was very accommodating and willing to stop by even on short notice. I definitely recommend her if you are looking for a reliable pet sitter.

  • 2 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren N.
Verified review

Michael was professional, courteous, and responsible. I appreciated the care with which he looked after my two cats and my home, and would recommend him to others looking for a trusted in-home pet sitter.

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suki lau
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 96 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.

Debbie's Darlings
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Greg Z.
Verified review

Debbie took great care of my pet cat (and house!) when I went away for a 5 day vacation in August, and I would absolutely use her again and again in the future. The things about Debbie and her services that impressed me the most: she was very reliable, very competent, very trustworthy, and very flexible with her scheduling to suit my needs. Now what more can a pet owner ask for in a pet sitter?! She is like “the perfect” pet sitter in each of those categories. I will say that because I had never needed a pet sitter before, I was reluctant to give a “stranger” a key to my house and to trust them to take care of my cat and to stay in my house while I was in another state, but after meeting with Debbie for a while I just knew she would treat my pet and my home with the finest of care and she did just that. I can say without a doubt that knowing Debbie was “in charge” of my cat (and even my house in the unlikely event a pipe broke or something while I was away…an added bonus!) truly allowed me to enjoy my vacation so much more; I honestly felt as if a family member or close friend was taking care of things and that was priceless. Debbie did an A+ job and I am so happy to now have a great pet sitter when I need one!

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Flipz Pet Care
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia P.
Verified review

Jen and her associates truly love pets. So many of the pet-sitters are solely focused on dogs. These guys really know and like cats, too. And my cats like them back.

Luxury Leash Pet Care
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Ruby M.
Verified review

Out of all the pet sitters I've hired over the past 14 years, Susan stands out as one of the best. She truly has a love for animals and obviously not in this business just for the money. I have a cat who requires insulin shots 2x a day and very scared around new people. She was a pro and on her own time, did some research about feline diabetes. Susan made me feel that my kitty was in good hands when I was away for 8 days. I want to keep her a secret because she's that good, but want someone who has a passion for animals and great business ethics to do very well. I'd recommend her for any of my friends who have cats or dogs.

  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Allison M.
Verified review

I adopted my dog when he was 6 years old. He was dog aggressive and weary of strangers. He absolutely loves Pilar, and she does a wonderful job with him. She is so patient with him, she even got him to be comfortable with another dog in my house. (Which is a big stride from where he came from). She also does a great job when teaching me new things to implement in my training which have made life a lot easier. Highly recommend using her!

  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
Verified review

Karen came to us through a friend she was extremely professional and caring the first time she came to meet my pets which is 3 cats and 2 pug puppies which are very active she came and feed and took care of my puppies she even moped my kitchen floor after one of the puppies made a messy she is very caring and wants to gain your pets trust I would not have anyone else for my pets but Karen. She is professional and very concerned about your pets and how she cares for them. Karen is a very responsible and caring pet sitter but she’s also my friend. I would use no one else.

Greenfuzz Pet Care
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Amy R.
Verified review

I am so happy to have found Amber she was great to work with, and she sent me texts after each visit checking in on my cat. I already booked two more jobs with her. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a pet sitter.

Katy Cat Care
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jules M.
Verified review

Katy is a reliable, trustworthy and loving cat-sitter. I trust Katy completely to care for, feed and medicate our 16 year old cat. For many years Katy has taken care of him for us over long weekends to up to 3 weeks while we've been away overseas. She has always been there for us even when we've made last minute plans and over holidays. Our cat's special needs require being fed 2-3 times a day from a variety of foods which include frozen rabbit and/or chicken that needs to be defrosted ahead of time, cleaning his box every day while keeping a watchful eye he isn't blocked, and administering 2-3 medications up to twice a day. Katy goes above and beyond and truly does an amazing job, and she does so with love! Our cat does not like many people yet he has fallen in love with Katy and now runs to greet her at the door! I would absolutely recommend Katy to care for your cat if you are looking for someone who is responsible and caring too.

Edz Pet Walking
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Janet S.
Verified review

Edz Pet Walking has been walking my dog daily for three weeks now. I am extremely happy with the reliability and quality of service. Edz Pet Walking takes excellent care of my baby girl, and I'm so grateful. I highly recommend.

Rover New York
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Ken N.
Verified review

An excellent way to find great pet care in your neighborhood or nearby. The Rover website and app let you easily choose, schedule, and communicate with pet sitters and walkers. Sitters and walkers are vetted and background-checked before they can be listed on Rover. Other pluses: 24-7 customer service staff support, the ability to get updates and photos from a sitter or walker during a service, and protections offered through the Rover Guarantee.

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

I could not have asked for better cat sitters! They are professional, kind and are very obviously real animal lovers. Because Jorge is a vet tech I felt comfortable leaving my sick cat with him for a few days and having him administer fluids and medicines. They have reasonable prices and I totally trusted them in my home. Both jorge and another employee even took it upon themselves to FaceTime me so I could say hi to my babies.

Your Dog's Best Friend
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Eli R.
Verified review

These guys are amazing! They truly care for the the dogs they service and really come through for last minute walks.

Woofs & Whiskers Pet Care
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Emily K.
Verified review

Christina and Tony are the best!! They care for your pet as if it was their own. Lots of love, belly rubs, walks, treats and everything else your furry friend needs while you're away, whether just at work or on vacation. The best part... you get pictures and texts of your pet so you know they're having fun while you're away. My dog LOVES them and goes crazy every time she sees them. What more can you ask for?! I highly recommend Woofs & Whiskers for all your pet care needs!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
George C.
Verified review

Tammy is unquestioningly a wonderful pet sitter. We have left our two elderly Nichols in her care for two weeks on occasion, and we returned to happy and healthy dogs. Tammy , in addition is a delightful person who is absolutely lovely to deal with. We sing the highest praises on her behalf.

Peg's Pet Sitting
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Monica M.
Verified review

Don't look any further! Peggy is just brilliant! Not only a great pet sitter but a lovely person. I have had many pet sitters in the past and I didn't know this kind of service was possible, she provides daily updates and cute pictures while we are away, she buys Rosita (a tiny chichi) yummy treats and gives her tons of love. She is so responsible, sweet, experienced (she has a big bunch of rescue pets herself) and caring that my dog misses her and of course she stops by once in a while to pet her and let her know she is still around. We feel very lucky to have her in our lives! :-)

K9 Experts, LLC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon P.
Verified review

K-9 Experts LLC is an amazing dog walking and training company. The firm is run by Jose Menedez out of Short Hills, NJ. He has a dedicated team of dog walkers who can handle all of your pet needs. They are always very punctual, professional and easy to work with. You can schedule you dog walking appointments on-line and you receive an email when the dog walker has entered your house and at the end of the walk telling you how the walk went. K-9 Experts LLC offers house services like taking in the mail, newspapers etc so you know your house and pet are safe. They also will feed you pet or take him to appointments as necessary. They are a one stop shop for all your pet walking, boarding and training needs. They have provided me with exceptional services and great dog care advice over the years. A year ago I had an emergency and wound up in the hospital for 4 days and they immediately went by my house and pickup up my dog and boarded him until I recovered. They truly care about your pets!

Dean MacKay
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda H.
Verified review

I can not recommend Dean enough for any service. Specifically, he was my children’s nanny and my house-sitter/pet caretaker for two years. He is responsible, tidy, considerate and conscientious. Furthermore, he is caring and honest. There is no one I could trust more than Dean. We miss him and can’t wait for his next stay with our family.

Jen's Happy Pets LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Meredith R.
Verified review

Jen has been walking our two dogs (11 yrs and 2 yrs) for almost a year now, and we are so fortunate to have found her! She is extremely reliable, flexible, and responsive. She always sends me texts to let me know she's been to the house (and what the dogs did on their walk), and lets me know if anything seems off in their behavior/routines. She was also extremely helpful with advice about training/behavior issues with our new rescue pup. I work in Manhattan and have a long commute-- sometimes things come up last minute and Jen is always available to help if I need an extra visit. I have no reservations recommending her service.

Howl N Go Pet Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dulce R.
Verified review

Jonathan has been a great help to our family and our lovely Maltese, Fluffy. Before Jonathan became our dog walker, Fluffy was always hyperactive around the house. Now he enjoys his daily morning walks with Jonathan. Jonathan is trustworthy and reliable—I know that my Fluffy is safe while I’m working.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts 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.

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.

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