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Arlington Pet Sitters

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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!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynn T.
Verified review

Having quality care for the pet that I love so very much, required much research and someone who genuinely cares about my loved one. After looking for quite some time for a local pet sitter, I was blessed to have found Walking with Renzo & Ruby! My dog and I were one of the lucky ones that got the Renzo & Ruby experience! Their amazing owner Natasha is top notch and is very accomodating. She met all the needs that I asked for and more! Natasha welcomed us to a break the ice session. Mink and I were invited over to meet Renzo & Ruby to help with my dogs socialization skills, this helped with Mink's aprehesion she sometimes has with other dogs. Natasha offered the in home care and drop by visits if I needed it. I was assured that my dog would do fine in her home or mine because Renzo & Ruby were very good about sharing their space! Mink's nervousness diminished as she warmed up to Natasha and the introduction to her babies Renzo & Ruby, prior to her stay! I was elated and impressed at the attentiveness being displayed. While on vacation, Natasha sent the cutest pictures of Mink on the ride over and while warming up to her dogs! I will definitely recommend her services to anyone who is looking for superior care for their pet/s. Thank you Natasha! Alindia

Waggy Walkys
4.6
from 41 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!

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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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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.

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!!

Keep It Clean
4.5
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Aubria N.
Verified review

She was on time and cleaned very well. Love that she is pet friendly

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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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.

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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.

NoMa Pet Walking & Care
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Alex C.
Verified review

Incredibly reliable and easy to communicate with -- we love NOMA Pet Walking and Care, so glad we found them when we moved to DC!

Lullaby Pet Sitters
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 10 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 !

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.

Pet Nannies
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Joan K.
Verified review

Patty is a true professional. She arranged to meet our kitties ahead of time, went over all the details with us, and made us feel very comfortable about leaving our cats with her. She gave us updates each day and had us check back with her when we got home. I felt like my "family" was in good hands while we were away!

Angie's Pet Care
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Christine Y.
Verified review

Angie is so wonderful with my dog and she loves her right back! Angie is always flexible and works with my hectic schedule all the time. I trust her in my home because she is so professional. Her love of and commitment to animals is apparent in her attention to them...she has sometimes noticed ear infections and the like I haven't even! I feel lucky that I found Angie and recommend her to anyone that needs a pet sitter/ dog walker.

Loudoun Pet Care
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We are very happy with Loudoun Pet Care. Tyler came over for a consultation and he listened to what we were looking for in a dog walker and was very professional and nice. Our dog immediately loved him. Every day we get an update with a GPS imagine of where he took our dog walking and the amount of time he walked her. Tyler is very responsive if you need him. Overall we are extremely satisfied with his service and are very thankful to him. I highly recommend Loudoun Pet Care.

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.

PetFriendLLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rebecca K.
Verified review

Pet Friend LLC is my go to for pet sitting! Veronica is so great with my cat, Elf. She takes excellent care of him, and I know I don’t have to worry about him at all while I’m away!! On my last trip, she also cared for my flowers, which were thriving when I got home!

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

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Need Dog Boarding Service

Vienna, VA

  • Type of pet(s)
    Dog(s)
  • Length of sitting
    Visit / Partial day
  • Additional services
    No additional services
  • $15
    Average price

Need a Pet Boarding Service

Washington, DC

  • Type of pet(s)
    Dog(s), Cat(s)
  • Length of sitting
    Visit / Partial day
  • Additional services
    Medication
  • Details
    Very loving 8 year old German shepherd and elderly cat need care while we are away.
  • $35
    Average price

Need a Pet Sitter for Extended Boarding

Wilmington, DE

  • Type of pet(s)
    Dog(s)
  • Length of sitting
    Multiple days / nights (drop off Nov 2; pick up Nov 5 morning)
  • Additional services
    Feeding
  • $102.5
    Average price
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