Fun, safe, and affordable care for your dogs!

Powellhurst, Portland, OR

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Home Sitting

$25 per night
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Hello! I would like to offer my home (couches included) and backyard to your dog while you are out of town, at work, or just need a break! My home won't have jungle gyms and spa services for your dog, but it will be safe, have plenty of treats and toys, and lots of love and active obedience. As a single doggie mom myself, my goal is to keep your pups' daycare costs as low as possible while still being able to provide all the simple ingredients to a happy and healthy dog!

About Christina N.:

I am a nature lover and animal/dog enthusiast. When I'm not hanging out with my canine friends I am helping out on a friend's farm in Gaston, taking long hikes with my hound dog Amelia, or doing some gardening. I am definitely a people person, but the joy and challenges our canine companions bring me is not only what I want to focus my career on, it's what I have the most passion towards.

How long have you been a dog lover? Tell us about your history with dogs.

My love for dogs began with my family rescuing our Dalmatian Spot from an abusive owner. After spot, came many more adopted dogs and rescues in the San Diego area. I have since mothered and dog sat for coworkers' and friends' dogs for the last 10 years. I am a Volunteer for PAW in Portland, working in the free clinics for homeless dogs and their owners.

What would you like to know about a dog before sitting him or her? Do you have any breed preferences?

I welcome all breeds. Just be honest and upfront about special needs dogs including needs related to health, injuries, or temperament.

Do you have reliable transportation in the event of an emergency?


Are you comfortable administering medication?


How much time do you plan on spending with my dog each day?

The entire day, with other dogs as well.

If you have a backyard, please describe it.

The backyard is fully fenced with a sturdy 6 foot chain link fence. I have recently spread wood chips throughout the yard-leaving the other part grassed. Included in the backyard is a large covered wood deck which can be closed off for rest time and training. Gigantic Cedar trees border the perimeter leaving a complete canopy from rain and plenty of shade! My lot is zoned R-2, making it a fairly large backyard.

Where will my dog sleep?

Your dog/dogs will sleep inside my home in the winter, with full access outside via doggie doors through the garage.

Where will you take my dog on walks? Tell me about it.

I would most likely walk the dogs along the springwater corridor behind my home. You let me know what your dog's walking schedule is and we'll stick to that!

Additional Information
Location: Portland, OR 97266
Children at location?: No
Num. of Spaces: 7
Cancellation Policy: Moderate
Acceptable Dog Sizes:
  • Small (0 - 15lbs)
  • Medium (15 - 40lbs)
  • Large (40 - 100lbs)
  • Giant (100lbs and above)

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November 22
Christina was great. It was my first sitting experience in Portland and she made me feel comfortable from drop-off to pick-up when leaving my dog with her. She provided me with occasional text updates and has her own dogs to keep my dog company. Having an older dog it is hard to relax without worrying while away but Christina put me at ease. Thanks again!
November 20
We were on vacation for 16 days and Christina provided exceptional care for our Minnie Aussie. She is high energy which was not a problem for Christina.
September 4
Jacquie enjoyed her week with the other dogs, and was healthy and happy to see us when we picked her up.
Christina had great communication from the beginning of the booking until the end of the stay. Her yard was super dog-friendly and her resident hound, Amelia, made Chase feel right at home. Chase came home tired and happy, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I will definitely be using Christina's help again. I am sure that Chase was safe and happy at her home. If you have an active dog, you have found the perfect place. Thanks, Christina! (Collapse)
We couldn't have asked for a better sitter for our little pup. While we were out of town, Christina happily provided for Jacquie's every need. Her house is set up perfectly inside and out for the needs of a dog. The level of interaction was great, and we even received photo updates during the week on our smartphone. We will definitely ask her to sit for us again, and we give her our highest recommendation.
April 25
I had my dog, Bosley stay with Christina for four days as I went out of town. We met beforehand and I could already tell that Bosley was going to really enjoy his stay at her place with her huge backyard and her dog, Amelia! Christina was great in communicating with me before and during Bosley's stay with her. When I picked him up, he was happily exhausted and perhaps missed the company of the puppy party too! I'll definitely have Bosley stay with Christina again! (Collapse)
April 23
Overall experience was excellent. I would refer anyone to use Christina as a sitter. She was very professional. Sachi had a great time there. She made friends with one of other dogs there.
I dropped my 2 dogs off with Christine for a week; she was very responsive and sent photos of them while I was gone. She also graciously let us pick them up super late when our plane was later then expected. Will use her again to watch them!
March 11
Nice place for the dogs to hang out, and they enjoyed hanging out with the other dogs there-
January 30
Christina is a good sitter! Another good stay!
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Keri A. October 13
I have known Christina for about three years and she has helped me out with my two dogs frequently when I travel. Christina is a very focused animal lover. It doesn't take her long to pick up on an animals' personality and be able to recognize when something is amiss. One of my dogs has been known to scale 6 foot fences with ease, yet she has never escaped from Christina's yard. There is tons of room to run around in the backyard and a large covered deck for when the dogs want to get out of the elements. I wouldn't hesitate to leave any animal with Christina! (Collapse)
Libby H. October 17
Christina has watched my black Labrador, Barley, many times over the past two years. Not only does she have a great backyard for dogs, but she also does a wonderful job of exercising him and giving him the love and care he needs. Sometimes Barley will try to eat more food than he needs and Christina is good at setting boundaries with him and ensuring he receives the correct amount and type of food. We will continue to use Christina's services to watch our pup. (Collapse)
Jason M. October 17
Christina is absolutely wonderful with my Pug Otis. She has a natural flair for working with dogs as well as many types of animals. She is one of the few people I actually trust my dog with while I am away. She also has more than ample space for your dog to run around, play, sniff, otherwise do dog stuff in, i love that he has room to run around and get exercise while he is there. :) (Collapse)
Jessica T. November 20
Had my dog Houston stay with Christina, came back a happy puppy, and probably didn't want to leave i had to drag him out of the house! i would defiantly have Houston stay with her again great person to have take care of your pet!
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