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Fairfax Professional Pet Sitters

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Stef's Pet Services
4.8
from 82 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Paul R.
Verified review

I cannot recommend Stephanie highly enough. We hired Stephanie to look after our 1 year old cat for a two week period and a one week period over the past couple months and both times Stephanie did an excellent job. She checked in on our cat every day, spent time with him and sent us updates. Most recently, we ran out of wet food for our cat and she ended up bringing that exact same brand with her, which was very generous. She watered plants, and looked after our home very very well. In addition, she's a very friendly person and genuinely cares about the animals she's caring for. If you need a pet sitter, look no further! We surely haven't. : )

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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 40 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Abla M.
Verified review

Prompt reply to my search for a cat sitter

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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
Thomas J.
Verified review

Best pet care professional we have used. Responsive to all questions, they kept detailed notes while also texting updates on our pets. We will keep them on speed dial for emergencies and future needs.

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

Adam is great with our dogs! He's here everyday to take them on a walk, rain or shine! I can tell he's dedicated to caring for our pets and our boys love him!

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

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

Our fur babies (4-year old Lab Mix (w/anxiety issues) and 10-year old Puggle) spent the weekend with Cupid Pets sitters Bruce and Mary Lou and their lovely puppy Phoebe! Our pups had a blast!!! So much so, they didn’t want to leave when it came time to pick them up. We will certainly be using Cupid Pets service again for dog sitting and walking in the future!

Tails to Scales Pet Care LLC
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tessa B.
Verified review

I had two senior Yorkies and one had special needs. Their pet sitter always provided professional and exceptional services. She would always provide care that met their individual needs and thus provided reassurance to working pet parents.

  • 20 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dianne D.
Verified review

Crissi is a great pet sitter. She takes excellent care of the animals and keeps the house spotless. I give her a 100% rating and will continue to use her services and recommend her to others!

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

NoMa Pet Walking and Care is amazing. Very professional and treated my dog as one of their own pets. He's a little persnickety and doesn't like strangers at the other end of the leash but he adapted very quickly and was showing off his toys and cooperating with the NoMa Walker very quickly. Good team and very communicative. First class and I strongly recommend!

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

Lullaby Pet Sitters
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 9 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 !

Shaki De Pena
5.0
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.

FourDogLovers
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
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.

Barbara
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Keith D.
Verified review

Barb has been a Godsend. She has taken wonderful care of my dogs while I am away at work. She treats them as if they are her own. I couldn't ask for a better dog sitter.

Loudoun Pet Care
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 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.

Debbie's Pet Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Celia G.
Verified review

Debbie provided outstanding care of my cats, and did all she said, sending video clips and photos and text updates on how they were. She was caring and attentive, and they responded threefold. I've not ever had such a worry-free time with a professional pet sitter and will most definitely work with her company again in the future.

Puppykins Pet Sitting
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Linsey M.
Verified review

We have used Julie numerous times to watch our german shephard rescue, Skylar, who is very particular over who she likes. We never have to worry about Skylar when we are away. Julie has been a wonderful pet sitter and would highly recommed her!

  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole R.
Verified review

Caroline came through for us when we needed to find a pet sitter fast for our cat Luke as we were going out of town for business. Thanks !

  • 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!

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Beth B.
Verified review

Cyndie was a professional with her first appointment screening process. Lots of questions for me that even I hadn't thought of. We hadn't had a dog in a couple years, so her thoughts and comments were very much appreciated. Nancy did a great job keeping us posted from afar while we were away with great pictures of our dog Stella. Prices are very reasonable.

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.
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