House Sitting in Elkin
Find a loving dog sitter to watch your dog overnight in your home.
“Danielle was amazing with our animals! She was super flexible with our last minute plans and was fast to respond to texts. We also enjoyed the several pictures we received while we were away. We will definitely use her again in the future!”
“Alyson continued training our puppy Blue and he is so happy to see her arrive in the morning. I highly recommend and appreciate her care for our new puppy”
“Christina did great with Deacon. She sent me regular updates and took him to the park each day. She kept him close to his normal routine, even letting him sleep with her. When I returned home, my house was clean, sheets had been washed and bed made. Deacon was very happy to see me and also seemed happy with Christina. Not distressed at all. I will definitely book Christina again!”
“Paige has been such a reliable and outstanding dog walker for my husband and I. She is always prompt and even able to help with my last minute requests. Our pups trust her! I would highly recommend using her services.”
“Laurel was great taking care of our babies Ranger and Maddie and even went beyond when our flight was delayed. I would highly recommend Laurel if you want your babies to be loved while you are away. I would definitely hire again when needed.”
“Jeff did a terrific job of taking care of our pups. He stayed in our cottage, while watching our dogs (no small feat as they are Great Pyrenees - a 1 and a 2 year old) . Not everyone is up to the task of handling these gentle giants, so kudos to Jeff. He communicated with us daily with pics or a video. He also kept an eye out for deliveries to the residence. We will definitely book with Jeff again.”
“I’ve already booked again!! Professional, trustworthy, and reliable. I was out of town for an extended period of time and knew my boys would be in great hands. They played and loved on my boys each day. I got pictures of them and consistent updates. I requested the heat get turned on and they had no issues completing that for me! I came home to happy boys and a clean home!”
About: **Please note I am disabled and hard of hearing. I will always prefer texts over phone calls. **Check out what your babies get up to and the pictures/videos I didn’t end up sending on our Facebook or Instagram page, Zig Zag Wag pet care! I have experience with a variety of animals, including dogs and cats, horses and livestock, rodents and reptiles, and everything from basic grooming including nail trims and baths to basic behavior training. (See safety section for further details) I have experience with basic first aid. I have pretty much free and short notice availability, thought I limit bookings on WEDNESDAYS and SUNDAYS as my days off. I have a whole zoo worth of pets and need to stop by my own house throughout the day, so any house sitting will be based on regular visits. I have reliable transportation and excellent driving skills in case of needing to transport. My vehicle has a crash tested seat belt and I have a few crash tested harnesses if you do not have one, though providing your own sized for your dog is preferred. I will not provide transport for animals other than cats or dogs and cats and small dogs must be tolerant of being crated for the ride. I am great at working with your schedule with at least 2 hours notice, but Rover does not allow easy schedule changes. If you need to reduce your visits, CANCEL the booking and REBOOK with your new dates, as once Rover confirms your booking it won’t let you reduce the current rate. In your home, I offer basic cleaning services and can ensure any messes get cleaned. I can meet many varied needs and am meticulous with following your house rules for your pets. I do not offer boarding or allow client pets at my home. I will not provide food or other consumables, though I will confirm what treats your pets can have because all good pets deserve treats. I provide basic behavior assistance such as teaching your dog that jumping on people is inappropriate, basic tricks (sit, down, paw), leash manners, but I DO NOT OFFER PAID TRAINING. I am not a certified trainer in any capacity, though I have trained many of my own animals (including rats and cats!)
“MaiLynn was fantastic with my 3 animals. She was very punctual and communicative. I would trust her with my animals in the future.”
“Kristine is incredible! We were more than comfortable leaving our dogs with her over the weekend. She came to us for a meet & greet and I knew our dogs would be very happy with her. She kept us updated with photos and videos so we had total peace of mind while we were away, also left our house clean & tidy. Thank you!!”
About: I have taken care of dogs/animals since i was little. I have many exotic animals and 5 pups of my own that I absolutely adore! I am a stay at home pet mom. I spend all my time with my dogs and other pets, and have plenty of time to watch other pups and kittys! I am also available to pet sit exotic animals as I have several and know an extreme amount about them. And have years of experience and rehab with exotics. As well as dogs and cats! I live in a pet friendly neighborhood. With many close by dogs parks and parks. I have 5 very friendly pups that would love to meet yours. We go to the park several times a week. And have loves of enriching fun!
About: I have years of experience with young and old dogs. Especially German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers. I really enjoy working with all types of animals. I am available seven days a week at any time. I will provide services day or night. Please contact me for your special pet needs. I care for all pets by making sure they have water, food, and outdoor access and exercise. I also like to keep the pet entertained.
Heather & Richard R.
“Heather is a wonderful and loving animal caretaker! She has watched my two pups regularly for over 3 years now and we love her! Now that she’s moved to more land, we will be visiting her more often as our pups love to run and play with her. She’s very attentive and responsive, and I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my dogs. Highly recommend!!”
About: More than 10 years of experience working with dogs from many different backgrounds. Professional experience includes working at a kennel and volunteering at a vets office. Education includes vet assistant certificate, equine management certificate, and a Bachelors of Animal Science. Personal experience includes owning and raising multiple dogs growing up. This includes bathing. Also included in personal growth is constantly reading books on how to properly care for a happy, healthy dog. As an independent contractor, my schedule is of open availability in order to fit your family and dogs needs and to spend as much time with the pups as possible. Caring for pets will include reading their body language and making sure they are feed, taken outside, and properly enriched for their personal well being.
“Abbie has been my go to dog sitter for years now. She always treats my babies like her own. She always develops a personal relationship with the dogs she cares for. I hate the idea of boarding our pups when we go out of town. I’m so happy we have Abbie to step in when we’re gone. ❤️”
About: I have taken care of dogs pretty much my whole life, along with cats. I love animals so much and am willing to work with almost any animal. I’m currently in college but it’s online I work Monday Through Thursday 1-5 but any time other than that i’ll be available! Thank You! I hope to hear from you. I am very caring for pets and would love to eventually get into pet care one day, I am very gentle and loving and will definitely spoil your pet a little.
“Jaszmyn is such a kind and responsible soul to take care and love your fur baby. She has such gentle and calm natured personality any pet will love her. My cat Neko enjoys her cuddles. Jaszmyn is such an awesome fur baby caregiver! Your pet will be in good hands!”
About: I have a frequent client family with 3 dogs , I sit with them as needed , clients are happy with my service and pets get loving care ,also have 3 dogs of my own , so I know how important it is to provide the care and attention they need. I usually work as needed. Staying overnight when needed. Available for holidays partial week , full week or one day . Flexible , reliable, loving care for your pet. Pets are loved and care for while you are away . I have Schnauzer dog , he loves to play fetch with me and lots of attention.
“She is a very responsible individual. She has always walked my dogs on time and has spent the time with them that they have needed and wanted. She loves the dogs and treats them like they are her own. She takes her time with them and makes sure that they have everything they need before she leaves. She will treat your dogs like they are her own!”
“Carly is an incredible dog mom! Working at an animal shelter and fostering many dogs has allowed her to be an exceptional dog carer, always knowing how to handle every situation or emergency. I always call her when I have a question regarding my dogs. She loves her two pups endlessly, is very active, and always puts the dogs' needs first. I know she would take amazing care of your dogs as well!”