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Stef's Pet Services
4.9
from 85 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 127 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!

Waggy Walkys
4.6
from 42 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 101 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
Zhuoqing Y.
Verified review

It's my first time using the pet-sitting service from a third party website (10 days, 1 ragdoll kitty) and was very happy with Donna's service - Donna is very responsible and caring, she fed and played with the kitty, scooped the litter box during every visit, and sent photos of the kitty from the visits, recommended for anyone looking for pet sitting service!!

Romes Paws
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin K.
Verified review

Dee, the owner of Romes Paws, is AMAZING. A neighbor recommended her when we had a very last-minute need for a pet sitter. Within an hour, I had confirmation from her and a VERY reasonable rate. She spent the whole morning with our puppy and had pictures and a full update to share when I got home. Our puppy ended up getting sick a few days later and needing intensive veterinary care. Dee is a vet tech so we contacted her immediately and she gave plenty of advice and offered to help us provide care for him when he is ready to come home. She is a true animal lover and is so responsive to her clients. Other services I contacted only offered walks, not day-time pet setting. They also required a very formal home visit before they would work with us. By contrast, Dee was really flexible and handled everything quickly over email. I can recommend Romes Paws wholeheartedly to everyone!

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Paw Patrol of VA LLC
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle R.
Verified review

Vicky was great! She not only took great care with all of our animals, she handled my anxiety well! We received photos and notes every day with updates of the animals and how they were doing. I told her not to worry about one of my super shy cats because if she tried to find her, it would stress her out more than just being left alone...well, the first day I get a picture of that cat just chillin with Vicky! When we came home we were greeted with an, "Oh...it's you. You're back" bored look from the animals...that was GREAT! I knew she kept them so happy they were not pining away for us or stressed out. I had used another pet sitter for seven years due to convenience, but the animals seemed stressed when we returned. With Vicky, everything was great.

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Barking Trails
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Zorger's Pet Care, LLC
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
Verified review

Nikki has watched my cats several times and has given them excellent care. I highly recommend her for pet sitting.

La Pet Care & Dog Training
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 31 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!!

  • 20 years in business
  • 15 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.

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

I am a Dog Trainer in the Northern Virginia area. For the past four years, after I am done training with my clients, I send them over to Cupid Pets. I looked around at other dog walking and pet sitting companies and none of them meet my standards like Cupid Pets has for my dogs and previous clients.

Christine's Pets, LLC
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Marisa L.
Verified review

We absolutely adore Christine's Pets, and don't know what we would do without them! They are always a pleasure to work with and have been extremely accommodating of our older dog's needs. We believe they perform an outstanding and personalized service and our pup adores them- and by the way, he's a great judge of character! I highly recommend Christine's Pets for all of your dog walking/pet sitting needs.

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Petstigious Pets
4.6
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Phillip M.
Verified review

We used Petstigious Pets for cat-sitting, and plan to continue to do so well into the future. Shatiya is a clearly an animal lover as well as professional, organized, reliable, and communicative. She arranged a pre-meeting to get to know us, our cat, our house, and our routine. While we were on vacation, she cleaned the litter, put out food and water, played with her, and picked up our mail and packages. After each visit she sent full reports and pictures. She is by far the best cat sitter we've had yet.

Tails to Scales Pet Care LLC
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 13 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
Gabrielle M.
Verified review

It was great working with Kim! She was very responsive and flexible, and was able to extend a day when my travel plans changed last minute. I’ll be contacting Kim in the future for all my pet sitting needs for my kitties Jack and Aspen!

Debbie's critter sitters
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Donna J.
Verified review

Care for two indoor cats and two caged parakeets for a weekend This was the first time that we have used Debbie and this was the first time that these pets have been left since we got them four years ago We had a previous pet sitter experience a couple of years ago that was not good at all so we were hesitant about needing the service again.Debbie responded to our request very promptly on thumbtack and arranged for a meeting with us to discuss what we needed.she was very willing and eager and understanding with all of our requests. When we arrived home we were definitely not disappointed. Debbie exceeded our expectations. She was in touch with us via text message during the weekend each time that she came to the house to give us an update which we very much appreciated. When we arrived home we found the areas vacuumed the trash had been disposed of and everything was in order. She also had provided us with a very cute daily journal of each of her visits and more details as to what the pets were doing each time and how much they had eaten. Debbie even took care of refilling food containers on our front porch that we leave for the feral cats in the neighborhood. We would not hesitate to ask her back again to care for our pets and we highly recommend her to anyone in need of pet services. We have told Debbie that she could give our name and contact information to anyone who needed a reference

FURRY WALKS AND WASH
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Paul F.
Verified review

They pet sit for my cat sassy. The sitter was a polite student from GW, my sassy fell in love with her and I feel very comfortable with her sitting with my cat while I'm away.

FourDogLovers
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Frederick Pet Buddies
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Inma J.
Verified review

Deb and her team did a wonderful job with our crazy pup, all of our requests and instructions were followed to a 'T' and we had several text updates (and a great note!) throughout the day. We are excited to have Pet Buddies sit for us again, next month! Highly recommended and exceptional service!

  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
John & Valerie K.
Verified review

How do we love Melina? Let us count the ways! I don't often write long reviews like this, but she is worth it and we think every family with pets should have someone like Melina. First of all - we want the world to know about her! She truly cares about our pets, booking her is super convenient, and her service goes beyond pet care. She looks out for our house and plants, loads the sheets in the washer when she leaves, and manages the trash bins if we're away on trash pick-up days. The last time she was here, she took the kitchen trash out for us. We have a dog door and fenced yard, and she even picked up after the dogs the last time she was here (totally not a requirement for us!). She doesn't complain if our cat has an accident, and she's never charged us more for the little extras. We have 2 large dogs and a cat, and she always asks questions if she notices something is amiss. My husband and I tend to be last minute planners (we do the best we can, and I don't recommend it!), but have never once had an issue booking Melina when we're in a bind - that's because even when she's got a full schedule, she does what she can to work around her other commitments to fit us in. We've actually only met her in person one time for the initial meeting a couple of years ago. She makes it super easy, by being extremely responsive and using common and current technology - text message, email, Thumbtack, spreadsheets, and Venmo. She doesn't mind when I send long email updates or send a spreadsheet if we need to coordinate due to one or two-week long trips. She always sends an update and photos of the pets every time she arrives and leaves. Finally, she didn't originally have a frequency discount, but when we asked about it, she created one for us. Melina is a rockstar and comes highly recommended from a grateful pet family! Thank you so much, Melina!

The Unleashed Pet, LLC
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa N.
Verified review

I highly recommend Unleashed! Wonderful people and service! Gave me the peace of mind I needed to be away from home but still connected to what was going on and how my pet was doing. The email updates and photos were just perfect.

Debbie's Pet Services
5.0
from 7 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.

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.

Actual Requests

See other requests for pet sitters in Arlington

Need a Dog Sitter

Richmond, VA

  • Type of pet(s)
    Dog(s)
  • Length of sitting
    Multiple days / nights
  • Frequency
    Just this one time
  • Additional services
    Feeding, Other (walking)
  • Details
    Our dog is 12 and very sensitive. She needs extremely tender loving care.

Need a Pet Sitter

Henrico, VA

  • Type of pet(s)
    Dog(s)
  • Length of sitting
    Visit / Partial day
  • Frequency
    Twice a day
  • Additional services
    Feeding, Other (let out in back yard)
  • Details
    it would be helpful to check on our bunny too
  • $18
    Average price
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