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Experienced, Loving, Active SitterColumbia, MO

Responsible professional with many years of animal-caretaking experience. I have been a volunteer with and fostered animals for almost all of the local rescue groups. Your dog can romp in my fenced yard or I will take him/her on leashed walks if preferred. I come home for lunch on weekdays, so dogs don't have to hold it for 8+ hours! I will talk with you before the pet-sitting appointment regarding your pet's diet, habits, likes & dislikes. Rest assured I will give your pet the best care, comfort and attention. Please let me know if you have any questions and I will be glad to answer.

About this sitter:

I am a highly experienced cat and dog owner who will take time to play with your pet(s) while you are away. I am comfortable giving medicines, providing special diets and even giving injections. I'm very flexible - message me to inquire about your specific situation!

**No Cat-Aggressive Dogs, Please.**

Why I love dog sitting

I grew up with dogs and have spent a great deal of time volunteering with local rescue/sheltering organizations. I have experience caring for many different breeds, all ages of dogs, and dogs with temperament issues or other special needs.

Meet my pets

I have adult cats who know how to take care of themselves around dogs. I do not have any dogs of my own.

About my yard

Flat, fenced-in (chain link), and no special landscaping so I don't care if he/she digs.

My experience administering medication

Yes, very comfortable giving pills or even subcutaneous injections.

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Professional Dog TrainerColumbia, MO

I have over 18 years experience as a professional dog trainer, breeder, and occasional groomer and have been around dogs all my life. I have handles all sorts of dogs from teacup poodles to great danes. I have taken time off from dog training to care for my son and will treat your dogs as my own while they are with me. Relaxed household with dogs able to be inside or out in a nice fenced yard. I have two fenced in yards. A smaller one for short outside breaks and a larger one for longer playtimes during nice weather. I try to maintain a schedule and rules similar to what your pet is used to at home. I would love to take care of your pup when you can't.

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I'm the pet-sitter's sitter!Columbia, MO

When my pet-sitter needs to go out of town, she calls me to take care of her pets! The care at my house will be just like being in their own home, or as close as it can be. If you are a laid-back owner who spoils with treats and belly rubs, I can do that. If you're more structured and want to work on commands and manners, I can do that. I will try to treat your pet just the way you would, learn their quirks, habits and preferences. Most of all they will be safe and cared for while I'm watching them, just as if they were my own. I've had pets all of my life and am comfortable with nearly any of them. I can give oral or topical medications, special diets or any other individual care that might be needed. I have a large, privacy-fenced back yard so your dog will be safe and can get plenty of exercise without even leaving my yard. I have many years of experience with animals, I love them all! I've worked with local rescue groups and have fostered many. If you have questions or want clarification on something, please feel free to ask.

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Huge fenced yard & loves long walksColumbia, MO

I love all dogs and cats with their different personalities and quirks and am happy to accommodate them all. I like to take my own dog on 1-5 mile walks and also to hang around the house and cuddle so we are happy doing either or both! I worked in the small animal ICU during undergrad and my dog and cats are my whole world. I have a large full privacy fenced back yard and a great, safe neighborhood to walk in as well as a mile walk down to the trails. I can accommodate most special requests, just ask and I'll try to make it work. I am home full time to care for your pets and provide a home setting for their stay-cation!

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Detail-oriented pet caretakerColumbia, MO

My name is Ashley, I was born and raised in NY, although I consider Washington DC to be my true home due to spending my 7 University years there! I hope to someday open a non-profit dog/cat rescue, and a local coffee shop as well!

I have a big heart and passion for working with animals, I always grab every golden opportunity to interact with those four legged friends/family members. I have loved animals since I was a child, and my love for animals has grown over the years. I have my own fur-family: a pit-lab mix rescue, and three "former DC street cats" for the past six years!

During college I shared a house with roommates and their pets as well, and have had years of experience pet sitting individually, and through Rover as well! Those experiences have been valuable and very memorable for me.

I have an extensive understanding of what dogs and cats need – from feeding them nutritious food, administering medication, exercise, and love!

Paws to all pet-owners, I hope you will consider hiring me as your pet caretaker, as your four legged friend/family member will be in good hands!

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Amy 
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Run-hike-walk-large yardColumbia, MO

I have a great deal of experience working with various breeds of dogs. Most of my work has been with rescue animals. I am very patient with animals and put them first while they are in my care. I provide the level of care that I would expect for my fur baby. I can taylor my schedule to fit their needs. I have experience with gerbils, chinchillas, sugar gliders, and birds! I have a three bedroom home with one dog. I am more than willing to watch your pet in my home or travel to yours. I can provide clean food/water bowls, a clean pet bed, and a large size indoor kennel. I do allow my dog on the couch and bed and yours is welcome to do the same. However, my rules are your rules. Therefore if you prefer if your pet not to be allowed on furniture let me know so that I do not start any bad habits. While animals are in my care I will only provide them with food and treats that I get from the owner to avoid any allergies or diet issues. I am very active so I will take your pet on leashed walks, hikes, car rides, and runs! Let me know your preference and I will be sure to accommodate the needs of your pet.

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Animal loving family for your pet!Columbia, MO

I have had pets since I was a kid (cats, dogs, even rescued a squirrel once) and love taking care of them. I currently have a 1 year old pitbull terrier mix named Skittles who is SUPER friendly and gets along with everyone. She gets over the moon excited when she has friends over! She's very adaptable and with run and play with your pup, but she's also great with just lounging on the couch if that's more their speed. I also have two children, Aurora (11) and Jude (8) who both LOVE animals. We volunteer at the humane society and Aurora wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. I live in my own home in a quiet neighborhood with a decent sized fenced in back yard for animals to play and potty. The streets are quiet with low traffic and great for walks; it's one of our favorite past times! When the weather is nice, we like to leave the back door open so that pups can come and go as they please, and if it's too hot or too cold we make sure they get to go outside whenever they "ask" or at least every one to two hours when we're home. I work full time Monday through Friday from 8-5, so animals boarded during that time will be at my home alone until my children get home from school, but they will get plenty of outside time both before I go to work and after the kids get home. We look forward to watching your furry friend!

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The best care for your best friend!Columbia, MO

Hi there! My name is Kelly. I work in the medical field as a full-time certified medical assistant. I have 12 years of experience with dogs and I am well versed in caring for dogs.

I have a 2 year old female Labrador Retriever mix named Nova. She gets along great with other dogs and loves to play just about any game, especially fetch. I live in a single family home with a large fenced backyard with my significant other, Justin, and of course our Nova.

We love to spend our time taking Nova to the nearby dog park and special dog events in town, and we would love for your dog(s) to join in on the fun! I can’t wait to meet you and I can’t wait to hang out with your dog(s) and give them lots of love! Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to know more.

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Responsible, kind teacher.Columbia, MO

I'm a teacher who is home on

school breaks and weekends and ready to spend time and energy with your pet. Our 2 story home has child gates to keep your dog safe when the door is opened. I have a lovely shady fenced backyard for outside play time. I keep the number of dogs low, 2 dogs for daycare or overnights at a time max, so your dog or dogs will not be stressed by multiple unknown dogs, and will get plenty of attention. I take one client at a time. Our goal is to provide a home away from home, not a kennel experience. I have a small dog myself, and we walk every day. My 12 yr old son will play with active animals, as will I. We are a fun family. I provide photo updates of your pet and contact texts with updates. Caring for your pet is a precious task, and I take animal well being very seriously. While with us your dog is a loved family pet the same as at home.

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Experienced Dog Sitter & Walker!Columbia, MO

I have experience with a wide variety of dog breeds, from Chihuahua puppies to a full grown Mastiff. Dogs of all ages have been in the shelters where I have volunteered, as well as in houses of friends and family. I rescued a kitten from the shelter I volunteered at a few years ago. I am very passionate about the wellbeing of animals, and take every opportunity I have to meet new dogs and cats.

2013 -2016: Five Acres Animal Shelter adoption assistant, basic dog needs, basic cat needs, mobile event volunteer

2014-present: in-house dog sitting

2016: Purina Pooch Play date Confident Canine station an obstacle course intended to desensitize dogs from sensory triggers such as a vacuum cleaner, textured walkway, swimming pool full of empty water bottles

May 2016: 3 weeks Senior Service project at Stray Rescue St. Louis laundry, dishes, walking dogs, cleaning kennels, general maintenance

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See what owners are saying about dog boarding in Columbia

Columbia dog boarders were rated 5 out of 5 stars from 1,100+ reviews
Amanda
(323)

Suzette's review on May 10, 2019

Our dog Pogo has always done well with Amanda. Now she also cares for our kitten when we travel and Elphie loves her too! Amanda is a great friend to our animals and snuggles with them like we do!

Lindsey & Joshua
(16)

Devin's review on Jul 23, 2019

Lindsey was great to work with. Our pups and cat really liked her, especially our border collie. She played with them, was able to give our older dog her meds, and kept us updated with messages, pictures, and video. Definitely recommend!

Bridget
(19)

Ashlyn & Kameron's review on Sep 02, 2019

Bridget dropped in for our pups when we were away for the day. She was reliable and made sure to send updates. We will definitely be contacting her again to take care of our fur babies!

Zachary
(11)

Kori's review on Sep 15, 2019

Zach was great! He had very positive reviews and definitely lived up to them. He was easy to communicate with and sent photos/update. We would gladly have Zach watch our dog again.

Victoria
(19)

Mariah's review on Dec 16, 2019

Absolutely amazing! We were stuck in a snow storm and accommodated our dog the extra days. Great communication, completely understanding, and wonderful environment. Will happily return as a client!!!

Kelly
(20)

Tina's review on Dec 17, 2019

I always leave my pup with Kelly and Justin when I travel. They just go so above and beyond, and my dog loves them. I am grateful to have found them through Rover and so happy for the peace of mind they give me when I'm far from my pet!

Lauren
(11)

Amanda's review on Dec 28, 2019

Lauren is knowledgeable and caring. She was so wonderful with my pups! And I appreciate her communication and timeliness.

Zoey
(15)

Sarah's review on Jan 06, 2020

Hunter was well taken care of over an extended stay! Nice to meet and greet before hand to make sure it was a match and continued to get feedback and pictures throughout stay. Zoey was quick to respond which was very much appreciated. Will contact again in future.

Amanda
(323)

Suzette's review on May 10, 2019

Our dog Pogo has always done well with Amanda. Now she also cares for our kitten when we travel and Elphie loves her too! Amanda is a great friend to our animals and snuggles with them like we do!

Bridget
(19)

Ashlyn & Kameron's review on Sep 02, 2019

Bridget dropped in for our pups when we were away for the day. She was reliable and made sure to send updates. We will definitely be contacting her again to take care of our fur babies!

Victoria
(19)

Mariah's review on Dec 16, 2019

Absolutely amazing! We were stuck in a snow storm and accommodated our dog the extra days. Great communication, completely understanding, and wonderful environment. Will happily return as a client!!!

Lauren
(11)

Amanda's review on Dec 28, 2019

Lauren is knowledgeable and caring. She was so wonderful with my pups! And I appreciate her communication and timeliness.

Lindsey & Joshua
(16)

Devin's review on Jul 23, 2019

Lindsey was great to work with. Our pups and cat really liked her, especially our border collie. She played with them, was able to give our older dog her meds, and kept us updated with messages, pictures, and video. Definitely recommend!

Zachary
(11)

Kori's review on Sep 15, 2019

Zach was great! He had very positive reviews and definitely lived up to them. He was easy to communicate with and sent photos/update. We would gladly have Zach watch our dog again.

Kelly
(20)

Tina's review on Dec 17, 2019

I always leave my pup with Kelly and Justin when I travel. They just go so above and beyond, and my dog loves them. I am grateful to have found them through Rover and so happy for the peace of mind they give me when I'm far from my pet!

Zoey
(15)

Sarah's review on Jan 06, 2020

Hunter was well taken care of over an extended stay! Nice to meet and greet before hand to make sure it was a match and continued to get feedback and pictures throughout stay. Zoey was quick to respond which was very much appreciated. Will contact again in future.

Amanda
(323)

Suzette's review on May 10, 2019

Our dog Pogo has always done well with Amanda. Now she also cares for our kitten when we travel and Elphie loves her too! Amanda is a great friend to our animals and snuggles with them like we do!

Victoria
(19)

Mariah's review on Dec 16, 2019

Absolutely amazing! We were stuck in a snow storm and accommodated our dog the extra days. Great communication, completely understanding, and wonderful environment. Will happily return as a client!!!

Lindsey & Joshua
(16)

Devin's review on Jul 23, 2019

Lindsey was great to work with. Our pups and cat really liked her, especially our border collie. She played with them, was able to give our older dog her meds, and kept us updated with messages, pictures, and video. Definitely recommend!

Kelly
(20)

Tina's review on Dec 17, 2019

I always leave my pup with Kelly and Justin when I travel. They just go so above and beyond, and my dog loves them. I am grateful to have found them through Rover and so happy for the peace of mind they give me when I'm far from my pet!

Bridget
(19)

Ashlyn & Kameron's review on Sep 02, 2019

Bridget dropped in for our pups when we were away for the day. She was reliable and made sure to send updates. We will definitely be contacting her again to take care of our fur babies!

Lauren
(11)

Amanda's review on Dec 28, 2019

Lauren is knowledgeable and caring. She was so wonderful with my pups! And I appreciate her communication and timeliness.

Zachary
(11)

Kori's review on Sep 15, 2019

Zach was great! He had very positive reviews and definitely lived up to them. He was easy to communicate with and sent photos/update. We would gladly have Zach watch our dog again.

Zoey
(15)

Sarah's review on Jan 06, 2020

Hunter was well taken care of over an extended stay! Nice to meet and greet before hand to make sure it was a match and continued to get feedback and pictures throughout stay. Zoey was quick to respond which was very much appreciated. Will contact again in future.

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