House Sitting in Big Rapids

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Sitter Profile Image: Emily L.
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1. Emily L.

I'll be their new favorite human!
Cedar Springs, MI, 49319
33.0 mi. away
House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
5 reviews
from
$39
per night

Emily was wonderful. She followed my instructions exactly, and provided periodic updates, so I did not have to worry about my pets’ wellbeing. My dogs loved her and they all cuddled a lot, so my pets were very well taken care of.

Sitter Profile Image: Samantha M.
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2. Samantha M.

Flexible Schedule, Cats & Dogs
Big Rapids, MI, 49307
0.1 mi. away
House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
5 reviews
2 repeat clients
from
$50
per night

Samantha is an extremely caring individual, EXTREAMLY towards animals, she’s a dog lover for sure and a dog mom herself, I’ve had her take care of my dog for the last 3 years whenever I’m not able to, she always takes him on walks, feeds him, baths him and just overall keeps him happy and healthy, she’s an amazing dog handler as well!

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Sitter Profile Image: Sarah D.
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3. Sarah D.

A friend for your fur family!
Big Rapids, MI, 49307
0.1 mi. away
House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking
1 repeat client
from
$40
per night

About: I have been housesitting in the UK, as you can see from my reviews in photos, but now back in Michigan and reactivating my profile here. I love all animals and am sensitive to their needs and preferences, whether they are affectionate and like a lot of attention or if they are shy and prefer to hide. My usual approach for the first few days is to give treats or otherwise get them to associate me with food, and then they usually can tolerate me from there. :) I know it can be confusing or stressful at first for them to have their family gone and someone else in their house instead, but it's still so much better than going to a kennel, and I like to think of it as being a friend who comes over and helps them enjoy life until their family returns. My general housesitting process is to arrive at the previously-agreed upon date and time, texting a photo and brief message to check-in if owners are already gone. I spend a few minutes connecting with the pets and checking everything over, and then give a potty break and/or walk. From there it's about following all instructions from the owners and making sure the pets are relaxed and comfortable with me in their home, with two walks per day and lots of cuddles and play. I also allow them to sleep on the bed with me. I do not give them human food unless previously instructed -- one exception might be that cheese is a brilliant vehicle for delivering a hidden medication. I send twice daily updates, morning and evening, with photos and a brief report on how it's going and any minor issues or questions. For major issues, which I have not ever experienced, I appreciate having emergency contact information of a local family member or neighbor. I currently work long days on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so I can still do overnights on those days, but it would be best if you have someone who can pop in for a potty break a couple times during the day. Otherwise, I am totally free to devote my time to your pets. I spend my last few hours before departure cleaning up after myself, including stripping the bed (if time permits I’ll run through the laundry cycle), vacuuming, wiping down bathroom and kitchen surfaces, and straightening and tidying as needed. Owners can expect to come home to a clean space, in the same or better condition than when I arrived. I do ask that the house is fairly clean upon my arrival. That said, I have worked professionally as a cleaner and organizer, so if you need extra help with cleaning, decluttering, or organizing and would like these services as an add-on, please let me know. It’s a great opportunity to come home to a fresh start. Additional info: -Please double-check that your dates are accurate, as I can only guarantee availability for the dates we agree to and have booked. If it turns out your travel time extends beyond these dates, or if you are delayed, you can check my calendar or ask if I'm available, and I'll do my best to help, but in case I'm not able to, you should have an emergency contact who can help in this scenario. -You can rest assured that I do not cancel. I understand the stress that cancellation places on people, especially since it has been done to me, and this is not something I want to cause. I enjoy repeat customers and positive reviews. :) -Please be sure your pets and home are treated for fleas, as I am going into many different homes with pets. -I do not have guests over, it will be just me in your home. I do not smoke, and I only drink if offered one socially. -As a single woman, for my own security I keep the doors locked at all times and do not answer the landline or door, unless requested by owners and expected ahead of time, such as a delivery. -My fee is a flat rate of $40/night. Rover is setup to charge per pet and I can't modify it until after a request comes in, which I can then customize. So if you have multiple pets and are quoted $40/pet when requesting, don't let it stop you, I will adjust the quote to the flat rate of $40/night if we decide to book. If you have more than two dogs, I have an additional rate of $15/extra dog to cover extra walks and cleaning. -I am fine to use Rover TOS for the first sit. I also have my own simple contract if you prefer. Thank you for reading and entrusting your pets and home to my care! I currently work long days on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so I can still do overnights on those days, but it would be best if you have someone who can pop in for a potty break a couple times during the day. Otherwise, I am totally free to devote my time to your pets. I do not have any pets at home at this time, which is one reason I am free to petsit and enjoy it so much. I give pets my full attention and make them my priority. I keep the house in tidy condition during my stay, and clean up after myself thoroughly upon departure.

Sitter Profile Image: Katelyn G.
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4. Katelyn G.

Dog lover
Twin Lake, MI, 49457
43.9 mi. away
House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
11 reviews
7 repeat clients
from
$45
per night

Katelyn was great while watching our dog over our long vacation- Great communication, along with some pictures of our pup! Katelyn even stayed an additional night for us when we ran into some car trouble and wouldn’t be home when planned. Thanks Katelyn!

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Sitter Profile Image: Linda N.
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5. Linda N.

My love for all pets.
Lakeview, MI, 48850
27.4 mi. away
House Sitting
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$30
per night

Linda has been our pet sitter for several years now. She is absolutely amazing with our dog Bronco who is a pit bull mix and our 3 cats. Because of her vet tec background I know my fur babies will get their meds property and without any issues. She treats them as if they were her own pets, even buying them a Christmas present or two during the holidays. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who need a sitter for a long trip or just drop ins for a daily walk.

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Sitter Profile Image: Cher D.
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6. Cher D.

Caring companion
Union Charter Township, MI
39.3 mi. away
Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
27 reviews
14 repeat clients
from
$65
per night

Cher took wonderful care of our pets while we were away this weekend!

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Sitter Profile Image: Megan S.
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7. Megan S.

Pet lover here for you!
Big Rapids, MI, 49307
0.4 mi. away
House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
5 reviews
1 repeat client
from
$50
per night

I am more than happy with the service provided by Megan (and Scott). I asked they take Frank on a walk because he had been crated for a few hours, feed him and just hang out for a while. They went beyond, by taking him on 2 walks, sending several pictures of a smiley happy dog and communicating throughout the visit what Frank was up to. They are friendly, knowledgeable about dogs and training, timely and reliable. We were at ease being gone for so long knowing Frank was in good hands. I will absolutely use them again when we need someone to take care of our boy.

Sitter Profile Image: Dylan P.
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8. Dylan P.

I’ll run with your dog.
Big Rapids, MI, 49307
1.0 mi. away
Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
6 reviews
1 repeat client
from
$30
per night

Dylan loves dogs. He is a very responsible person. He enjoys playing with dogs and making sure they are cared for properly. He is willing to continue working with dogs if they are learning on a new behavior or trick. Gayle H

Sitter Profile Image: Lisa W.
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9. Lisa W.

Love my pets and want to love yours
Baldwin, MI, 49304
27.3 mi. away
House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
45 reviews
6 repeat clients
from
$50
per night

She was great. Dogs really like her. She did a great job.

Sitter Profile Image: Brittany C.
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10. Brittany C.

Rover 101
Huge animal lover !!
Mecosta, MI, 49332
13.4 mi. away
House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
7 reviews
3 repeat clients
from
$50
per night

Brittany did a great job pet sitting for us! She paid careful attention to our pets’ needs. She showed up early and communicated with us extremely well! We loved the pictures she sent! We would definitely hire her again!

Sitter Profile Image: Elece T.
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11. Elece T.

Ready to car and love your pet
Big Rapids, MI, 49307
1.8 mi. away
House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking
2 years of experience
from
$27
per night

About: I have taken care of and trained dogs my whole life, from my own family's pets to those of my close friends and family members. My love and patience for every kind of pet makes it easy to connect and form a bond with yours. I walk, feed, train, bathe, and play with each animal as if they were my own. I currently work three to fours days a week with weekends off to care, train, bathe, watch, and love your pets for however long needed Depending on the requirements for each animal means different kinda of care. For the high energy breeds we would go for long walks or runs with brain stimulation play as well. And for the breed that are working dogs i would give tasks to complete in order to give them that kind of satisfaction. Also if there are any certain diets or medication that needed to be given i would do that.

Sitter Profile Image: Hallie H.
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12. Hallie H.

I hope to meet your loving animals!
Big Rapids, MI, 49307
1.0 mi. away
House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking
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$28
per night

Hallie is a very caring, loving person. She has always been a huge pet lover. They are her babies. She is also very responsible and dependable. I would recommend her to care for children and or pets.

Sitter Profile Image: Sydney P.
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13. Sydney P.

will take care of your sweet pups!
Big Rapids, MI, 49307
4.4 mi. away
House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking
from
$60
per night

Sydney watched my dog and two docs for a whole week while we were on vacation I couldn’t have asked for somebody better to watch all of our babies. She did an outstanding job gave me updates the entire time set lots of pictures and made sure that we were at is knowing everything was being taken care of. I would recommend her any day. She will take very good care of your pets, as if they were her own.

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Sitter Profile Image: Brenda L.
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14. Brenda L.

I'll walk your dog for you.
Bitely, MI, 49309
19.0 mi. away
House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking
from
$100
per night

brenda is such an amazing woman with a hear of gold. shes a true lover of all animals,and is one of the most kindest people ive ever known,im truly blessed to call her my friend. ive known her for many ears and has always been a person of integrity,and truly strives to be a better person with every new day. i for one would trust her with my life as she is one of the most caring individuals ive ever met. smart,funny as well as witty and lovable. anyone whos around her can always be themselves as she accepts anyone for who they are,and is loved by many people,so its with nothing but love for this beautiful soul i have to say...shes wonderful

Sitter Profile Image: Samiki S.
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15. Samiki S.

I have grown up living with pets.
Lake Isabella, MI, 48893
24.9 mi. away
House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking
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$15
per night

She is the best! If you ever need anyone to watch your pets she’s definitely very pet friendly, and qualified for the job. Definitely would be my go to! She done a great job pet sitting for me!😃

Sitter Profile Image: Melissa W.
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16. Melissa W.

Owner away? I sit stay and play
Cedar Springs, MI, 49319
32.5 mi. away
House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking
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$26
per night

I have known Melissa for years and have watched her take care of her own dog and cat…. But they are far more then her pets, they are her family. There is no one I trust more with my dog, Bear then her. When he is with her, he’s family too and I never had a concern when she’s watching him. I couldn’t speak more highly of her.

Sitter Profile Image: Emily B.
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17. Emily B.

I'd love to be your pet's new pal🫶
Cedar Springs, MI, 49319
33.1 mi. away
House Sitting, Drop-In Visits
from
$50
per night

Emily is an attentive, loving, responsible caregiver for your fur babies. Both dogs and cats. Emily has watched our animals, fed, played with and given medicine many times. She can handle multiple dogs and cats. We have had as many as three dogs and one cat she has cared for while we were away on vacation.

Sitter Profile Image: Jenn C.
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18. Jenn C.

Kitty whisper, dog entertainer
Cedar Springs, MI, 49319
33.0 mi. away
House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking
5.0 out of 5 stars
2 reviews
1 repeat client
from
$100
per night

About: I grew up with setters and have been around great danes, labs, pittys, berners for my whole life. I prefer more energetic, sweet, friendly dogs, I can not do any sort of aggressive behavior, other than where and when I can control the situation. I’m a cat fanatic and am 10/10 gonna be greeting your pet first🥲❤️ I am working part time in the evenings Wednesday-Saturday and am available any other times, I will be fully working from home in 2 weeks. I prefer to sit cats and friendly bigger dogs, I can handle smaller ones too, preferably trained. I can not provide any sort of services in my own home due to lease compliances. Thank you for understanding! I’ll be more than happy to do in home services and I’m obsessed with keeping up and tidying, I’m a server /bartender so I’ll keep your home clean, your babies fed&loved

Sitter Profile Image: Rylee G.
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19. Rylee G.

I love spending time with animals
Hesperia, MI, 49421
27.4 mi. away
House Sitting
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$28
per night

My dog Dwight is always so happy to see Rylee. She has a very calming attitude about her that I think dogs respond really well with. My dog also loves playing so Rylee always brings her own golden retriever Phoenix to burn some energy for them both. High recommend!!

Sitter Profile Image: Cory J.
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20. Cory J.

A dedicated animal lover.
Reed city, MI, 49677
12.5 mi. away
House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking
15 years of experience
from
$24
per night

About: I have taken care of many different animals in my life. Horses, cats, guniea pigs, rats, gerbils, dogs, rabbits, lizards and snakes. I love them all. I have done all different types of animal care and want to help others out when I am able. I can take of horses, cows, goats, dogs, cats, lizards and more. Just let me know! Pricing would vary with different animals that are larger than a dog, and smaller than a cat. :) I work full time. An 8 to 5 job. I am able to help out on the weekends when I have nothing going on, after work for drop ins or I can even house sit for you too. Just need a weeks notice. 😊 I care for them with love and care. I will listen close to your instructions and make sure they are taken care of as though you were home.

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Big Rapids House Sitting ratings

Overall Rating:
4.9 out of 5 stars

House sitters in Big Rapids are rated on average 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews.

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