House Sitting in Downtown, Washington, D. C.

Find a loving dog sitter to watch your dog overnight in your home.

1. Jenay

I love animals more than people

Deanwood, washington, DC, 20019

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

4 repeat clients

"Jenay did a great job handling our two dogs, Luna and Atlas, for three nights and sending us updates throughout our trip. You can tell Jenay is a natural wit... (more)"

2. Libby

Happy to stay and play

Catholic University-Brookland, Washington, DC, 20011

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

3 repeat clients

"Libby was just what we were looking for in a dog sitter! She checked in once a day with a sweet photo, was very responsive with all communication, and took g... (more)"

3. Rachel

I love doggies!

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20002

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

5 repeat clients

"Rachel was great! The dogs loved her and we felt totally comfortable with her in our home for the night. Her flexible schedule also helped us big time when m... (more)"

4. Caroline

All proceeds go to my student loans

Downtown, Washington, DC, 20001

House Sitting, Dog Walking

5 repeat clients

"Caroline was wonderful, we will definitely be repeat clients! She was wonderful with our pup (who took to her immediately), sent cute photos and videos, and ... (more)"

5. Emily

The Mary Puppins of DC

Logan Circle, Washington, DC, 20005

House Sitting

5 repeat clients

"Emily could not have been a better dog sitter for us. She watched our three dogs, one of whom is a puppy and is still a little wild. She was able to handle... (more)"

6. Haley

I care for your dog like you do!

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20002

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

4 repeat clients

"Haley was great. Our dog needed to receive several medications and attention to some stitches while we were away and she was on top of it all. Our girl was g... (more)"

7. Elle

I haven't met a dog I haven't loved

South West, Washington, DC, 20024

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

6 repeat clients

"Elle was so sweet with our dogs & kept us up to speed our whole trip including great pics! We are so grateful to have had her watching our two dogs & are ve... (more)"

8. Jessica

I'll Care for Your Pet Like My Own!

Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, 20009

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

2 repeat clients

"Jessica was wonderful when she house sat/ walked my dog Clover while I was out of town. She kept me updated with pictures and videos, and followed instructio... (more)"

9. Kristen

Flexible Dog Lover!

Woodley Park, Washington, DC, 20008

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Kristen has petsat for my small animal multiple times over the last year. I always return home to a happy and well cared for pet. She is a responsible lover... (more)"

10. Charlie

Big fan of all things fluffy

Catholic University-Brookland, Washington, DC, 20017

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

25 repeat clients

"Charlie was great! We got home to happy pups who seemed to have completely loved their week away from us. Just as wonderful, the house was possibly cleaner t... (more)"

11. Taylor

Large park by my house!

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20002

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

3 repeat clients

"Taylor was great! Our dog, Haley, warmed right up to her and enjoyed hanging out in the yard and walks to the park. Haley even ate food for Taylor, which doe... (more)"

12. Rachel

Sit, Stay, Cuddle, Play

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20002

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

3 repeat clients

"Rachel was great! She took great care of Ringo, sent pics and updates frequently and was a great guest as well in my home. I would definitely use her again, ... (more)"

13. Bailey

Everyday is a Dog Day

Ledroit Park, Washington, DC, 20001

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

3 repeat clients

"Bailey was great! She stayed at our apartment to watch our dog, Ruby, for a long weekend. She sent us fun picture updates--she clearly loves dogs. She was fl... (more)"

14. Christopher

Your Dogs Are My Family!

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20003

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

4 repeat clients

"Christopher watched our 2 dogs over an extended weekend and was amazing. He is easy to work with and treats your animals and home with love and respect. Th... (more)"

15. Mafe

We'll have fun and follow rules!

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20003

House Sitting, Dog Walking

"Our 11-lbs. chihuahua-mix, Dolly, had a great time with Mafe! We came home to a happy pup and a clean place. Mafe made sure to get Dolly plenty of exercise a... (more)"

16. Shelagh

I'll run with your dog!

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20003

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

2 repeat clients

"Shelagh was an excellent sitter and super responsive on a last minute request! She took great care of Riley and our place; highly recommend her and will be ... (more)"

17. Clare

GW student with a love for dogs

Foggy Bottom, Washington, DC, 20037

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Clare took such great care of my dog while I was away. She sent me updates daily with pictures of my dog. She is very reliable and friendly and I will defini... (more)"

18. Leandra

The best Fur-baby sister ever

South West, Washington, DC, 20024

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

7 repeat clients

"Leandra is fantastic! My puppy was exhausted when I came home, which could only mean my puppy received lots of stimulation - both physical and mental. Thank ... (more)"

19. Brooke

I love all dogs!

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 20003

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Brooke M. would be an excellent dog sitter for any family. She loves all dogs and is extremely responsible and trustworthy. I have trusted her in the past to... (more)"

20. Carolyn

I'll walk or run your dog

Foggy Bottom, Washington, DC, 20052

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Carolyn was very responsive and easy to work with, and I returned home to a happy dog. (more)"

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When it comes to pet care and house sitting, pet owners in Downtown, Washington, DC trust their pets with sitters on Rover.com. Over 7,397 pet owners have reviewed house sitters in Washington DC, giving them an average rating of 4.9/5. House sitting doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, it's probably a lot more affordable than you think. You'll quickly find that there's a house sitter on Rover for just about every price range and lifestyle. Wondering how much you might expect to pay for a house sitter and pet care on Rover? Check out our average house sitting rates to get an idea before you begin a conversation with a sitter who seems like a great match.

As dog lovers, we understand how difficult it can be to leave your dog when you have to head out of town. Luckily, you can find the perfect Downtown house sitter in seconds on Rover.com. If you're looking for trusted dog sitters while you're away, whether it's for one night or a whole month, you can find a house sitter in Downtown Washington, DC who meets your and your dog's needs. We manually review and approve every profile on our site, and we offer tools to help you make the right decision for your dog, including background checks, sitter testimonials, community reviews. We also offer educational opportunities and extra safety tools, such as the Protection Package. And we always recommend an in-person Meet & Greet so you can see that your sitter is the perfect fit for your dog. Rover is proud to be the nation's largest network of dog lovers pet sitters and dog walkers.

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