House Sitting in Lake Merritt, Oakland

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1. Naomi

Your Dog's Other Best Friend

Temescal, Oakland, CA, 94609

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

10 repeat clients

"I cannot say enough good things about Naomi!!! I booked her last minute due to an out of state family emergency. She was extremely flexible and easy to wo... (more)"

2. Lara

Flexible, fun, reliable dog lover

Pill Hill, Oakland, CA, 94609

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

2 repeat clients

"Lara was amazing! She stayed at our home and watched our puppy (who can be a handful). Arlo loved spending the weekend with her so much so that he didn't see... (more)"

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3. Liliana

Will treat your dog like my own

Berkeley, CA, 94703

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

3 repeat clients

"Super competent and professional. Couldn’t ask for anything more. (more)"

4. Laura

Keeping you and your dogs happy!

Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94611

House Sitting, Dog Walking

33 repeat clients

"Laura and I did a meet and greet prior to her house/dog sitting. She was on time, a joy to meet, thorough with her questions, and her little guy Cody was ado... (more)"

5. Laurin

Everything You Need Under One Woof!

Grand Lake, Oakland, CA, 94611

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits

5 repeat clients

"Laurin and Josh were fantastic dog sitters. They were so loving to our dog, Harold, and sent updates/pictures throughout the stay. We felt completely comfort... (more)"

6. Adam

I love a smiling dog.

Ivy Hill, Oakland, CA, 94606

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

2 repeat clients

"Adam was a delight. He was super easy to work with and was great with my dog & cat. (more)"

7. Lizzy

Love being outdoors-flexible hours!

Berkeley, CA, 94703

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

1 repeat client

"Lizzie did a great job of caring for our dogs. She was very responsive to our needs and was easy to communicate with. Our dogs were happy and peaceful when... (more)"

8. Lisa

Let me love on your babes!

Chinatown, Oakland, CA, 94607

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

17 repeat clients

"Lisa took amazing care of our dog, Jack London, when we went to hawaii for a long weekend. He had an accident in the house and she even did laundry for us! ... (more)"

9. Mariel

Dogs are my favorite people!

Alameda, CA, 94501

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

"Took wonderful care of your dog Loki, and sentvregular videos of him while we were away. He oftens eats less when we are gone because of stress, but he ate w... (more)"

10. Stephanie

LOVE walking and sitting dogs!

Alameda, CA, 94501

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

2 repeat clients

"Stephanie was great! Responsive, friendly and sent cute photos of Gus, as well as updates as to what they were up to. Gus was sleepy and calm when we arrived... (more)"

11. Suzanne

I absolutely love animals!

Alameda, CA, 94501

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

5 repeat clients

"I just returned from a business trip where Suzanne watched my dog and cat. She did a great job with both! She left the house extremely clean as was very fl... (more)"

12. Claire

Loving Professional Dog Walker

Longfellow, Oakland, CA, 94608

House Sitting

2 repeat clients

"Claire stayed overnight to take care of my senior dog. This was my first experience with Rover and I couldn't be more pleased with how smoothly it went. It... (more)"

13. Heather

I'll jog with your dog

Northgate, Oakland, CA, 94612

House Sitting

1 repeat client

"Heather was great! She gave multiple updates with photos throughout the stay. Sweet, kind, and attentive. Definitely recommend her! (more)"

14. Nowal

Attentive care, flexible hours!

Tuxedo, OAKLAND, CA, 94602

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Nowal is fabulous! She's been watching Toby (5-year-old lab/Shepard mix) for a few years now. Anytime I head out of town, Toby's always super stoked to stay ... (more)"

15. Tobe

Dog Lover in the House!

Grand Lake, Oakland, CA, 94610

House Sitting

5 repeat clients

"Tobe was a wonderful pet sitter while we were away for 3 weeks. She was very responsive and thorough in the time before our trip to make sure she had all o... (more)"

16. Mary Caroline

Efficient & Reliable For ALL Care!

Longfellow, Emeryville, CA, 94608

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

8 repeat clients

"So sweet! Our dogs loved her! :) Will definitely use again. (more)"

17. Tiffany

I love being around dogs!

Piedmont, El Ceritto, CA, 94539

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

"Tiffany was responsive and flexible with any issues I needed for dog sitting Tripp! Will book again with her! (more)"

18. Amelia

From Netflix&Chill to Trail Runs!

Clinton, Oakland, CA, 94606

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

"Amelia is a lovely lady and excellent dog sitter. She kept in touch, sent lots of pics, and treated my dog just like her own. Thank you ! (more)"

19. Caitlin

Pup lover/walker/cuddler!

Hoover-Foster, Oakland, CA, 94609

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

2 repeat clients

"Caitlin was very professional and stayed with my hyperactive dog during all times when I was out. She was very loving and caring to Jovi. Took him out of wal... (more)"

20. Jessica

Reliable and playful!

Downtown, Oakland, CA, 94612

House Sitting

"Jessica was great! Very responsive & communicative. Cats seemed to like her, and I felt totally comfortable having her house-sit. (more)"

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