House Sitting in Balsam
Find a loving dog sitter to watch your dog overnight in your home.
“Jessica provides stellar care for our two dogs, including ably covering a couple extra visits due to travel delays. She took such great care of them they were barely excited to see us when we got home. Communication with Jessica was easy and clear. She was always quick to respond and kept us updated on care at least twice a day. Jessica has our strongest recommendation if you need someone to provide care for your animals.”
“I have known Maddie for most of her life. She absolutely loves all animals, but especially dogs. Maddie takes care of our dogs and cat when we travel. They all love her! I trust Maddie completely with our house and our beloved pets. She is reliable and thorough. She will do what you ask with your pets. I highly recommend Maddie as a dog sitter.”
“Carolyn was amazing! My fur babies loved her and she was very sweet to them. Great communication and shared photos to let me know everyone was having fun! I will definitely have Carolyn take care of the fur babies again!”
About: Hi! I grew up with all types of animals & I have experience with them all. My dog is my best friend, we are currently working towards him becoming a therapy dog! I see animals as individuals & I love learning about their different personalities. I’m CPR & first-aid certified, and my sister is a vet; if anything crazy happens, your babies will be in great hands! I’m currently taking online classes, so my schedule is very open for day visits & walks. I have a dog, 2 cats, a bearded dragon, & a fish at home. I also live on a farm & help take care of those animals. My daily life is loving animals & it’s the best! My dog is currently training to be a therapy dog. If you want your pet to have socialization while you’re gone, he’s the best! He loves walks with new friends & running in the yard. I would have to bring him along for overnight stays. If you just need daily check-ins or walks & your dog isn’t very social, I can leave mine at home.
“So grateful for Kassia’s help with our new cat and farm animals while we were away for the holidays. Her reliability, experience, and love for all kinds of animals made us confident we wouldn’t have to worry or check in constantly. Still, she kept us updated us throughout the weekend as she visited the house and took care of everyone. We will definitely be hiring Kassia again!”
“Cindy has cared for both of my dogs for well over a year now. We affectionately call her Aunt Cindy, because she is like family to all of us. Cindy is not only reliable and trustworthy, but she is also fun and outgoing. She is well educated about different breeds of dogs, and she takes the time to get to really know animals and their unique personalities. I highly recommend Cindy for a fun-loving and dedicated person to take exceptional care of your pets!”
“Andi was amazing! Took such good care of our two pups and our home. Kept in touch with us and sent pics and even called to make sure it was OK to give one a benadryl when she was stung by a bee. We will definitely use Andi in the future!”
“Katrina was the best cat sitter we’ve ever had! Super sweet and communicative. She treated our animals like they were her own ? - we felt super lucky to have her watch our animals. Definitely hope we can have you pet sit again!! Thank you for everything ?”
About: I've taken care of all manner of critters from chickens to puppies for several years. I have been pet sitting, and sometimes farm sitting, for the past eight years. An active individual, my neighbors and family friends often pay me to walk their dogs. I'm currently completing my masters degree virtually, allowing me to devote time and energy to caring for the needs of your pet. I often enjoy running, walking, and physical activity in the morning, followed by coursework in the afternoon. Depending on the needs of your pet, they are more than welcome to join me in these activities in the am. I periodically work at a local pottery shop for 2-3 hours, after which I normally go for a walk. While your pet may not enjoy the pottery as much as I do and may be better suited at home, depending on their needs, an afternoon walk is certainly in the mix. It's been my experience that a happy dog is one that gets to move around. Depending on the needs of your pet, activity and engagement with me are certainly in the cards.
About: I have extensive experience training dogs with positive reinforcement. I’m active and love spending time playing with dogs outside. I believe that I can provide thorough, engaging care for your pet while managing their behavior and safety. I’m working a part time and flexible job schedule, which is perfect if you’re looking for someone to check in on your pup during the day! I’m available weekends and weekdays for all your pet sitting needs. I live in Horseshoe, NC. I love taking advantage of all of the great hiking and the many lakes in my area! I am also very familiar with good dog spots in Hendersonville, Flat Rock, and Asheville.
“I only gave 5 stars because I couldn't give 6! Ginni was responsive, showed up on time, and took great care of our two dogs. She sent pictures during her stay and both of our pups warmed up to her right away. She's a great sitter and we will definitely re-book with her the next time we need someone. And, icing on the cake, she even did a few dishes I left in the sink!! Thank you Ginni!”
“Brinkley was such a great sitter to our dogs and cat! She was very kind, communicative, and sent us pictures while we were away. We knew our pets were in good hands, and we would recommend her to anyone needing a pet sitter!”
“Kayla was fabulous with our four pets (3 cats and one older dog). She was attentive to them and appropriately communicative with me. I HIGHLY recommend her. She even made friends with our most cat-like cat, the one who detests strangers and is known to hide indefinitely.”
“Sebra was amazing! She stayed with our dog for a week! She was very communicative and sent pictures of Sadie at least once a day. Sadie was well taken care of! Will definitely use Sebra again in the future!”
“Sarah did an exceptional job caring for our 2 dogs while we were out of town for a funeral. She stayed in our home for 3 days, fed and walked Beau and Murphy, cleaned up after herself, and left our home exactly as it was before she arrived. Sarah communicated with me throughout her stay and sent pics of our boys so I could see that they were quite content. We couldn't have chosen a better sitter for our pups and will definitely be booking her again in the future!”
About: I foster dogs over the summer to give them a break from being in the shelter! I have roommates and go to college so it gives the dog a chance to be social! I work a part time job which allows me to be around pretty often! When I’m not working i am usually sitting around so having some company wouldn’t hurt at all! I live with 2 other people who love dogs as well! We have a dog park at our apartment so there will be a chance that the dog can meet other dogs!
“Madi cheerfully did a great job with my 4 cats over a long weekend. Two were very shy, but I know she worked to draw them out. One made a poop mistake and she cleaned it up. She kept me posted about anything that was going on, and sent pictures. The house was in great shape when I got home. Would use her again.”
“Morgan is amazing. Excellent communication. Very punctual. Goes above and beyond. We asked Morgan to watch out cocker spaniel while we took a day trip to Asheville. We couldn’t have been at more ease with her in charge. Thanks again Morgan!!!”
“Alana did a great job taking care of our two cats and dog. She kept us updated and I felt like I never had to worry about our pets while we were traveling. Our older cat needs medication and she did a great job administering it and making sure he was taken care of. We will definitely be using her again!”
“Darlene has watched my cats and dogs several times over the years. She truly has a way with animals. My animals love her. Even my shy ones have taken to her due to her gentle loving way. She’s extremely dependable, follows directions to the tee and sends me frequent updates of how they are doing. I can’t highly recommend Darlene enough as an animal sitter. She is really great!”