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Age of Dog 
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$ 100
Dec 2007
Forks, Washington
Great Pyrenees
Dogsitter took long walks with large dog   more... close row
$ 200
Apr 2008
Austin, Texas
Bijon Friese
Dog loving friends recommended good dogsitter   more... close row
$ 55
May 2008
New Edinburg, AR
Petsitter great with Boxer puppy   more... close row

Description of service

When my family originally planned our Memorial Day weekend trip back this winter, we had 2 grown dogs that my friend's son was going to take care of. Since then we got a Boxer puppy and didn't want to leave him as he still has a LOT of training "issues" and is so young. My aunt recommended her pet sitter and we decided to arrange an informal "meeting" between our puppy and the sitter. It was a perfect fit! I think our puppy now likes the sitter better than us. For the sitter to drop in 3 times a day for 3 days was $55. We couldn't have boarded him for that price!

Review of Service

The sitter was great! She used positive reinforcement and crating to increase our puppy's housetraining. She also took her for long walks and bathed her when she got off the leash and got muddy from the neighbor's pond. The only problem is that now our puppy ALWAYS wants to go for a walk and doesn't want to spend any outside time in the pen without someone there.


Ask people you know and trust for suggestions. Arrange an in-home visit with your pet and the prospective sitter to see how they interact. Your pet has instincts and usually they are reliable as far as people go. If your pet is too nervous or upset around the prospective sitter, find someone else!

$ 180
Mar 2008
san diego, ca
Terrier mix
Wonderful dogsitter during family emergency   more... close row
$ 200
Mar 2008
Pet cared for by a responsible person   more... close row
$ 60
Mar 2008
Phoenix, AZ.
House dog and fish-sitter for two nights  more... close row
$ 100
Jan 2008
Cranston, Rhode Island
A weekend of house and pet sitting  more... close row
$ 150
Apr 2006
Denver, Colorado
Friend's neighbor was oustanding doggie day care provider   more... close row
$ 100
Jul 2007
Lincolnton, NC
Checking the mail and feeding the cats  more... close row
$ 100
Apr 2008
Ijamsville, Maryland
One week house and dog sitter  more... close row