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Come. Stay. Play.

Washington, DC

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Home Sitting

$30 per night

Traveling Dog Sitting

80% response rate Sitter responds to most requests
Under 12 hours Sitter responds in under 12 hours
Description:

While you are at work, away on a business trip, or vacationing, I am more than happy to care for your pet(s). I have been providing pet sitting services on Rover since August 2012.

For Overnights Boarding, I encourage a meet and greet before your booking so that you and your pet(s) can come meet me and my pets. Please feel free to check out the house and backyard so you can get an idea where your pet(s) will be staying while you are away. For Traveling Sits, I am able to come to you so I could meet you and your pet(s) to see if I am the right fit.

I am very flexible about pick up and drop off times.If you decide to take an extra day or two on your vacation - no worries! Just let me know in advance. Or say you have a delayed or cancelled flight, do not worry - I will not charge you for something that is beyond your control if your dog needs to stay another day or so. If you need to drop off your pet(s) a day earlier due to my own time conflict, you will not be charged for that as well. I am also very flexible in the cancellation policy. If for any reasons you need to cancel and already paid Rover, you will get a full refund within 1-3 business day via Rover.com.

My prices are negotiable if need be, especially if you need me to care for your pet(s) for a long period of time which can get extremely expensive.

Your pet(s) will be given lots of love and attention as well as daily walk and exercise. I am more than happy to provide your pet(s) with whatever they need to make an unfamiliar surrounding comfortable for them (for Overnights Boarding).

I live a few blocks away from Atlas Vet (On H St) and Metro Mutts (On H St) that is an awesome pet store stocked with specialty food/treats/ toys and medicine should any needs or emergencies arise. There is also Friendship Hospital for Animals that is open 24 hours in the Northwestern part of WDC.

***I am more than willing to accommodate pets that require special care due to age and/or other medical reasons.

I look forward to your requests and meeting you and your pet(s)! :)

About Rebecca R.:

My name is Rebecca Roa and I am twenty-five years old. I am a third generation Deaf in my family and a fluent American Sign Language (ASL) user. I have residual hearing and can also speak just fine - this does not interfere with my abilities to care for pets at all.

I will be completing my Maters in Mental Health Counseling study at Gallaudet University in May 2014. I am studying to become an Animal Assisted Therapist and I volunteer with People. Animals. Love. (PAL) as a Pet Visiting Team with my four year old Yorkshire, Rocco a few times a month.

I am currently an Addictions Counselor intern for Deaf Addictions Services at Maryland (DASAM) affiliated with the University of Maryland School of Medicine. I also work with the HIV/AIDS Project under DASAM and provide free HIV testing to the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind community in the state of Maryland.

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

I have a four cats and a dog..... and I want more! I believe that pretty much says it all. ;)

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

I would like to know your dog's needs for a variety of things such as exercise, walks, feeding instructions, if there's any allergies or medications, food and/or toy aggression, and social interactions (with other dogs/cats, children, and strangers). I would also like to know how to keep your dog happy in my home (i.e.: playing with toys, getting treats, and etc).

In case of an emergency, I would like to have your vet's contact on hand. Atlas Vet is a few blocks away from my house. I also know of a 24 hour emergency clinic, Friendship Hospital, if needed.

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

I do.

Are you comfortable administering medication?

I am very comfortable in administering medications. I have a variety of experience such as using an inhaler, giving pills (by mouth, in food, pocket pills, etc), administering cream in ears/body, eye drops, etc.

I am also very familiar with Cerebellar Hypoplasia (neurological disorder). I used to have one of my own, Skittles, but he passed away about 1.5 years ago to Kidney Failure.

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

Typically, your dog and I could spend at least 5 to 6 waking hours with the dog on weekdays, and every waking hour on the weekends. I also have roommates so your dog will never be alone for long, if ever.

If you have a backyard, please describe it.

I have a huge backyard with plenty of grass for your dog to run in! It is fenced in, but I always supervise their play time in the backyard. When your dog is outside, there will be a bucket of ice cold water to quench their thirst.

Where will my dog sleep?

Wherever the dog prefers! Your dog can sleep in the bed with me, the cat's bed (wink), the floor, the couch, and just pretty much anywhere. I do have a crate readily available or you can bring your own if preferred!

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

There are many dog parks nearby such as the Kingsman Park on D and 13 ST NE, Lincoln Park (not fenced), or Shirlington Park in Virginia (which is my favorite). I am also always visiting the different trails in the metro area such as the Turkey Run or Theodore Roosevelt Island. If your dog prefer quiet areas, there are plenty of other routes available to suit your dog's needs.

About Rebecca R.:

My name is Rebecca Roa and I am twenty-five years old. I am a third generation Deaf in my family and a fluent American Sign Language (ASL) user. I have residual hearing and can also speak just fine - this does not interfere with my abilities to care for pets at all.

I will be completing my Maters in Mental Health Counseling study at Gallaudet University in May 2014. I am studying to become an Animal Assisted Therapist and I volunteer with People. Animals. Love. (PAL) as a Pet Visiting Team with my four year old Yorkshire, Rocco a few times a month.

I am currently an Addictions Counselor intern for Deaf Addictions Services at Maryland (DASAM) affiliated with the University of Maryland School of Medicine. I also work with the HIV/AIDS Project under DASAM and provide free HIV testing to the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind community in the state of Maryland.

Rebecca R.'s Experience:

I am adopted by four rescued cats (two short-haired and two Maine Coons) and a Yorkshire Terrier.

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

I have a four cats and a dog..... and I want more! I believe that pretty much says it all. ;)

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

I would like to know your dog's needs for a variety of things such as exercise, walks, feeding instructions, if there's any allergies or medications, food and/or toy aggression, and social interactions (with other dogs/cats, children, and strangers). I would also like to know how to keep your dog happy in my home (i.e.: playing with toys, getting treats, and etc).

In case of an emergency, I would like to have your vet's contact on hand. Atlas Vet is a few blocks away from my house. I also know of a 24 hour emergency clinic, Friendship Hospital, if needed.

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

I do.

Are you comfortable administering medication?

I am very comfortable in administering medications. I have a variety of experience such as using an inhaler, giving pills (by mouth, in food, pocket pills, etc), administering cream in ears/body, eye drops, etc.

I am also very familiar with Cerebellar Hypoplasia (neurological disorder). I used to have one of my own, Skittles, but he passed away about 1.5 years ago to Kidney Failure.

Are you willing to do additional tasks at my home while I'm away
(e.g., water plants, bring in the mail)?

I am able to bring in the mail, water your plants, leave a detailed journal (notes about your pet(s) for each visit), send you an email with an attachment of your pet, and if you have an alley cat you tend to feed (some do this) - I am able to do that as well.

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

For mid-day walks, they usually last about thirty minutes. I am able to accommodate to your needs whether you want the visits to be shorter or longer. For overnights, I pet from 8pm-8am. The rate for overnights $30.

Additional Information
Location: Washington, DC 20002
Children at location?: No
Num. of Spaces: 2
Cancellation Policy: Flexible
Price: $30/night
Radius: 5 miles (see map)
Cancellation Policy: Flexible
Acceptable Dog Sizes:
  • Small (0 - 15lbs)
  • Medium (15 - 40lbs)
  • Large (40 - 100lbs)
  • Giant (100lbs and above)
  • Accepts puppies

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Rocco

Age: 3 years, 4 mo. old
Weight: 10 lbs.
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier

Ratings

I booked an appointment last minute and Rebecca was able to accommodate my request. My dog Lincoln had a great time as always and seems to even calm down after he stays there!
Rebecca agreed to walk our dog, Lulu, on very, very short notice this past weekend. She was extremely responsive and went above and beyond. She offered to come meet Lulu prior to our leaving, arriving at our apartment within a few minutes of us contacting her, she sent text updates and photos and was just all around great.
Blue had a great stay. I received several video updates of her playing at the park having a blast!
My dog stayed with Rebecca for almost 5 days, and I know he had a great time from the pictures and video Rebecca sent me. Would recommend to anyone!
Rebecca did a great job taking care of my four month old yorkie and was really flexible with my schedule. Would definitely recommend her to anyone!
Rebecca treats my little man well and he always comes back happy.
January 16
Although this review is a bit late (totally my fault), my pup absolutely loved staying with Rebecca. Kanna came back happy, well fed, relaxed and was treated very well! I wouldn't want to book with anyone else!
December 13
Rebecca was great. Tyler loved being there and she gave me consistent updates with pictures! She went out of her way with me and she was great!
November 25
Simba had a great time with Rebecca and the other dogs! Lots of playtime, personal attention and walks and backyard time. I felt at ease knowing Rebecca was experienced and had a terrier! (my dog is a terrier mix) Thanks Rebecca! (albeit it a big late in reviewing....)
October 8
I enjoyed my weekend out of town so much more with the peace of mind that my dog was being well taken care of by Rebecca.
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Testimonials

Stephanie S. September 26
Rebecca did an absolutely AMAZING job with my little pooch! Not only did she go above nd beyond in regards to caring for my dog, but when I returned home from my trip, my dog was happy! She usually goes through separation anxiety, but with Rebecca she didn't! I will continue to utilize Rebecca's sitting services whenever I need to leave my dog home. Thanks Rebecca!
Lee W. November 28
Rebecca was AWESOME with Mika! She texted me updates and pictures and made me feel extremely comfortable when I had to leave my pup behind for the weekend. I will definitely use Rebecca again and highly recommend her!
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