House Sitting in Lake Merritt, Oakland

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

1. Lara

Flexible, fun, reliable dog lover

Pill Hill, Oakland, CA, 94609

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

"Lara waa such a great treat for both Bear and I! Leaving my Bear with a complete stranger in my home is always a little unsettling at first but Lara's proa... (more)"

2. Claire

Work from home. Dogs are my life!❤️

Hawthorne, Oakland, CA, 94619

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

8 repeat clients

"Claire was great with Frida and Peewee. Frida being a puppy and it being her first time being away from us, Claire was definitely patient and very caring wit... (more)"

3. Laura

Keeping you and your dogs happy!

Merritt, Oakland, CA, 94606

House Sitting, Dog Walking

32 repeat clients

"This was our very first experience with a dog sitter, and we were very pleased. We have two pups, and one is a nervous wreck. Laura made sure Miles was enter... (more)"

Available this weekend
4. Jasmin

Gives long walks and many pats

Acorn-Acorn Industrial, Oakland, CA, 94607

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Jasmin is my dog Jimmy's best friend! He's always so excited when she dogsits and Jasmin has always done a great job. She also follows all of my special requ... (more)"

5. Mariel

Dogs are my favorite people!

Alameda, CA, 94501

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

"Mariel has done a remarkable job when dog sitting Charlie. Growing up with dogs of her own she was a natural and Charlie grew close to her very quickly. I wi... (more)"

6. Laurin

Everything You Need Under One Woof!

Grand Lake, Oakland, CA, 94611

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

2 repeat clients

"Laurin was amazing with Tripp! She took him on adventures and gave me daily updates! She also kept my house tidy while i was away. I'll definitely book with ... (more)"

7. Kimberly

Dog whisperer

West Alameda, Alameda, CA, 94501

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"If you need a trustworthy person to care for your dog while you’re away, I would 100% recommend Kim. She is reliable, trustworthy, and will treat your dog ... (more)"

8. Nick

Your Best Friend's Best Friend

Longfellow, Oakland, CA, 94608

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

"Nick was fantastic. He sent us photos and updates and the pups had a great time with him! We would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a trustwort... (more)"

9. Lisa

Let me love on your babes!

Chinatown, Oakland, CA, 94607

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

17 repeat clients

"Lisa was a lifesaver, available on super short notice! My girls are sometimes nervous with new people, but they warmed up to her right away. Super quick re... (more)"

10. Amelia

From Netflix&Chill to Trail Runs!

Clinton, Oakland, CA, 94606

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

"Amelia was amazing! She took great care of my chocolate lab while i was away for the weekend. She went hiking and running with her and kept her entertained! ... (more)"

11. Adam

I love a smiling dog.

Ivy Hill, Oakland, CA, 94606

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

"Adam was great! He sent me updates on how bertie was and also sent me some beautiful pictures he had taken throughout the night on his camera! I would defini... (more)"

Available this weekend
12. Mariko

A true animal lover!!

Oak Center, Oakland, CA, 94607

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Mariko is wonderful with animals. She is basically a pet whisperer. She is incredibly attentive and always goes the extra mile when it comes to meeting the n... (more)"

13. NP P. & Andre

Dog Family in SF/Bay!

Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94611

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Doggy Day Care

11 repeat clients

"NP and Lucas were fantastic dog sitters! We have an old but very lovable lhasa who needs extra care and we were delighted that this couple provided that and... (more)"

14. 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)"

15. Tobe

Dog Lover in the House!

Grand Lake, Oakland, CA, 94610

House Sitting

5 repeat clients

"Tobe was the most wonderful host we've ever had for our dogs! She was extra communicative with updates and pictures. Our dogs looked incredibly happy with he... (more)"

Available this weekend
16. Suzanne

I absolutely love animals!

Alameda, CA, 94501

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

5 repeat clients

"Suzanne is amazing! She has such a great understanding of an older dog's quirks and health challenges, which made me feel at ease hiring her to take care of ... (more)"

17. Rachel

Play, run around with your dog

Oak Center, Oakland, CA, 94607

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"I’ve never met a human that dogs love more than Rachel. It’s futile to try to get canine attention when you’re with her; dogs just care more about her than t... (more)"

18. Heather

I'll jog with your dog

Northgate, Oakland, CA, 94612

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

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

19. Stevie

Very flexible, long walks and runs!

Ralph Bunche, Oakland, CA, 94607

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

2 repeat clients

"Stevie was incredibly professional and communicative, it was great to know my dog and home were in good hands on my trip, and I would definitely recommend her! (more)"

20. Patrick

SIMPLY THE BEST!! ENOUGH SAID...

Oakland Ave-Harrison St, Oakland, CA, 94611

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

"Patrick was incredibly patient and caring with my anxious dog, especially over the 4th of July holiday! He took great care in making sure she was comfortable... (more)"

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