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Fairfax House Sitters

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Dream Clean
from 54 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Rick M.
Verified review

Jeanie arrived on time. Did a thorough clean & left our house clean & ready for the holidays. Absolutely good value for what she charged.

Senior Errand Solutions
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Holly E.
Verified review

Outstanding service from Senior Errand Solutions on first day coming to my house. Cutting grass, edging, removing bushes, replanting, and mulching. A beautiful job done. Would recommend them to others. Thanks Tony and company.

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Errand Works, LLC
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah A.
Verified review

On May 2018, I got help by Emily to move to another house. She was very accurate and fast to pack the kitchen. I highly recommend her, very professional.

Waggy Walkys
from 40 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Kim J.
Verified review

This company has been horrible. The first assigned sitter canceled for personal reasons. Fine, life happens. Not a big deal. Second sitter comes, she seems fearful of big dogs. Third assigned sitter has been M.I.A. She is supposed to be at my house watching my dogs right now. The company's response is "we don't have a status update right now. " Why am I paying almost 90.00 per night ?!?

  • 4 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
James D.
Verified review

This was a last minute project that needed to be done quickly as we had new tenants moving in. Kristopher was quick to provide a good price and showed up as we had scheduled and did the work as agreed. He even discovered a broken vent on the back of the house and offered to replace it. I would highly recommend Kristopher!

KG Yardworx LLC
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Edward M.
Verified review

Great company, recommend highly! Shown are a few pics of some of the work done around my house. 28 ton of rock plus much more in just 2 days. Have used them on many other occasions and never been disappointed.

Cupid Pets
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne J.
Verified review

Love them! We already used them twice and are very happy with the service they are providing while we are on vacation. Love to find the notes of how our cat Tigger was doing every day and how he responded to someone coming into our house. It has taken all the anxiety out of him when we travel as he knows he gets to stay in his home and will be taken care of. I also like that Cupid Pets will check on the house (mail, plants, trash) if needed and I found everything in good shape when we came back home. I highly recommend their service and I find their rated very reasonable for the love and care they give our cat.

from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Julie F.
Verified review

Pet Sitting. Heather came to feed our dogs one evening and the next morning. She took time to play with them, and provided texts and photos/videos to let us know how things were going. After meeting her, I was comfortable with her coming to our home (a first for me)! We now feel more at ease about being away from our babies overnight should the need arise. Thank you.

  • 20 years in business
  • 10 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.

Kim's Petsitting
from 15 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriela N.
Verified review

We were VERY happy with Kim's dog sitting services! Kim took absolutely great care of our Pomsky and our Great Dane and sent us pictures every time she visited our house. She is responsible, punctual and our dogs love her!

  • 19 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Chrissy P.
Verified review

My experience with Happy Paws has been wonderful!! They called and set up my appointment right away ..I got a quote ...and the groomer came to my house and explained how everything works and I could not be happier!! My Gigi ? looks so cute and the convenience of having the groomer come to us is awesome!! I highly recommend Happy Paws ?

Debbie's critter sitters
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

Shaki De Pena
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gavin R.
Verified review

Highly recommended pet sitter. Shaki went above and beyond our expectations for taking care of our cats while we were out of town. She sent us videos and pictures of them to warm our hearts and pictures of all the completed duties around the house. She even watered our plants! We'll definitely be calling her again and recommending her to our friends/neighbors.

from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Luz R.
Verified review

I had a personal dog trainer named Kevin give my dog lessons. What I loved was that I saw results immediately and that he wasn't only patient with my dog whose a Pitbull but he was also really patient with myself. He taught me many things that came in hand. It's also very cheap and they come to your house if you don't have the time to take your dog to where they are. Thank you, I'm very greatful for you guys. I would recommend FourDogLovers to anyone in need of a few training lessons to better their dog.

Sweet Property Services
from 7 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Christina G.
Verified review

Ken is a super nice guy we were totally comfortable with being in our house and has a ton of experience (30 something years?). He caught some stuff the home inspector our buyers hired didn’t even note and figured out one of our repair requests wasn’t actually necessary. Their inspector said some copper pipes were corroded when they really just needed a good cleaning!!! I had trouble finding someone for my little list of stuff to accomplish after our home inspection. It seemed like folks didn’t want to waste their time with a couple of little projects in their busy season, but Ken made time for us and exceeded our expectations. We will likely be hiring him again down the road after we move!

Puppykins Pet Sitting
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
The Ruckman's M.
Verified review

If you ever need any dog sitting needs, Julie is the one to go to. She is affectionate and understanding to your dogs needs. We have three dogs, two are older and one is a puppy, and she kept them happy on each of their levels of comfort. Julie is very responsive as well if you ever have any questions or want a photo of your pets.

Dog Lover
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Mark E.
Verified review

House and dog sitting / walking for two weeks - Sherri did an excellent job

  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Whiskey D.
Verified review

We have been with Spoiled Paws for almost 9 years now. It is worth having her stop by the house to let my dog out and enjoy the sun for some time during the day. Caroline does a great job with our dog.

Doggie Club
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Elana N.
Verified review

Brandon watched our dog and cats and was fantastic! They absolutely loved him and we felt really good about leaving them in his care. He took care of the animals and our house like his own. Would definitely use him again!

  • 6 years in business
Yvonne M.
Verified review

My pet sitter was Gray Akers, and I left her in charge of three elderly cats for AN ENTIRE YEAR. I never worried once. When I came back all was good, and even after she wasn't pet sitting, she came by to help me trim toenails!

House Cleaning
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Sarah M.
Verified review

Tamika has excellent housekeeping skills!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is house sitting?

A house sitter watches your house while you are away for work or vacation, or if you have to be away for an extended period. House sitters can also provide pet-sitting services, staying in your home and caring for your pet while you are away. The house sitter can say overnight in your home while you’re gone, or stop by once a day to ensure everything is in order if your pet doesn’t need overnight supervision. Reptiles and most cats are just fine with daily visits and feeding.

House sitting provides major advantages to the homeowner. A regular presence in your house deters break-ins and theft. Home safety issues such as water leaks get noticed and dealt with right away, so you don’t come home to big problems. A house sitter can bring in your mail daily, care for your houseplants, and provide home safety and peace of mind.

How do I find a reliable house sitter?

House sitting can help keep your home safe and well cared for so you can be worry-free while you’re away for work or play. There are several steps you can take to make sure you hire a trustworthy house sitter and do your part to be a responsible host. One of the best ways to ensure a safe home is to hire a professional house sitter. Here are some key points to look for when hiring a house sitter:

  • Reviews and referrals: When searching for a house sitter, always read reviews. Previous experiences will indicate how the house sitter will care for your home while you’re away.
  • Contract: Sign a clearly written contract outlining services to be provided (e.g., mail in each day by 5 p.m.), the daily rate you are paying, and how long the services will be provided. You can also include any agreed-upon house rules in the written contract.
  • Your part: Leave important phone numbers (vet, emergency contact, etc.) and information on where to find emergency items like the circuit breaker and the fire extinguisher, and have a credit card on file with the veterinarian in case of emergencies if the house sitter is watching your pets.

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