Pet Setting & Drop Ins in Lake Merritt, Oakland

Book a pet sitter to stop by your home a few times a day to feed and play with your dog.

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1. Dalisa

Experienced dog adventurer :-)

Berkeley, CA, 94702

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Dalisa was very accommodating of our changing schedule. She got along well with our puppy — a very successful first walk (more)"

Confirmed availability
4th of July
2. Becky

Experienced & Loving Dog Handler

Berkeley, CA, 94702

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

"Becky is easy to communicate with and good with dogs. I think Sobu and Sora had a good time with her. Thank you so much, Becky. I will definitely contact you... (more)"

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3. Laurin

Everything You Need Under One Woof!

Grand Lake, Oakland, CA, 94611

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits

"Laurin is the best! I come home and it seemed my dog was disappointed haha ;) She took him on lot's of adventures which I loved hearing about! (more)"

Confirmed availability
4th of July
4. Zach

Future & Last Minute Welcomed!

Shafter, Oakland, CA, 94618

Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Amazing dog sitter, Zach is so sweet to Bean. Happy we can count on him. Kinda don’t want to make him sound too good bc I want him available, but he is aweso... (more)"

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5. Marissa

Let's hit the trail! Home Full-Time

Longfellow, Oakland, CA, 94608

Dog Boarding, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Marissa did an amazing job taking care of our cats for an extended weekend trip! They’re usually a bit slow to warm up to strangers but, based on the photos ... (more)"

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6. Amy

Run - Walk - Play!

Alameda, CA, 94501

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Amy is so awesome! Very trustworthy and my cat loved getting attention while I was gone. I will absolutely request Any again! Thank you Amy! (more)"

7. Jan

I love them all!

Mosswood, Oakland, CA, 94609

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Jan is easy going and knows how to work with all types of dogs. Mango can sometimes be challenging, but I knew Jan would know how to treat him - thus they be... (more)"

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8. An Duc

Happiness is a Warm Puppy

Fruitvale Station, Oakland, CA, 94601

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

"I had a great experience with An Duc - he was extremely responsive and easy to work with and it seems like he really tired out my pup, and got her lots of ex... (more)"

Confirmed availability
4th of July
9. Lisa

PA student with a love for animals!

Glenview, Oakland, CA, 94602

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits

"Lisa was an absolute godsend for my last-minute excursion out of town and provided great care to my two cats. She was very attentive to their special needs, ... (more)"

Confirmed availability
4th of July
10. Julian and Karolina

Outdoorsy Dog Lovers

Berkeley, CA, 94703

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

"Just got home from a 10+ day road trip and was greeted by two very happy cats who were spoiled by Julian's visits while I was away. I loved getting updates w... (more)"

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11. Maria

Animal lover.The right fit for you!

Alameda, CA, 94501

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Maria was wonderful! We were going out of town and needed to find someone for drop in visits last minute; she not only replied within 30 minutes but also mad... (more)"

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12. Amber

Dogs are my spirit animal!

Produce And Waterfront, Oakland, CA, 94607

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

"Such an enjoyable and stress-free experience having Amber watch Kapuka. Thanks for always responding quickly to my text messages and questions. Appreciate th... (more)"

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13. Brandy

Friendly and experienced pet lover

Alameda, CA, 94501

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Brandy was great! Always on time. I was worried about my 9 week old Vizsla, Remy, who I may add...is a handful. It was the first time leaving Remy by himself... (more)"

14. Gretchen

I love walks!

Produce And Waterfront, Oakland, CA, 94607

Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Gretchen has been amazing at coming and taking care of my puppy who can’t yet go on walks because she doesn’t have all her shots ! She’s very easy to coordin... (more)"

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15. Laci

Pet photographer/Animal lover

alameda, CA, 94501

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Laci was incredible!! She took excellent care of Carter & Coolidge, her reports were detailed and she sent the best pictures! She really took the time to get... (more)"

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4th of July
16. Donna

Home all day to care for your dog

Alameda, CA, 94501

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

"Donna and Josh are excellent and absolutely love all dogs. I am so grateful to have them care for my dog Mako and for their enthusiasm for taking over my cl... (more)"

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17. Shani

Cuddles From A Queer Vegan Couple

Alameda, CA, 94501

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Lex was excellent! From arriving when they said they would to giving amazing attention to our fur babies...it's no wonder why our dogs love Lex so much. The ... (more)"

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18. SUNNY

Sunny ~n~Clyde's Doggie Destination

Temescal, Oakland, CA, 94609

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

"We love having Sunny watch our dogs. They love her like one of the family and she treats them like they're a part of her family. Our dogs get really stress... (more)"

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19. Alex

Let's get your pups outdoors!

Lakeshore, Oakland, CA, 94610

Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

About: Hi! My name is Alex. I have 3 years of experience with dogs - walking, housesitting, and supporting owners with their training. I love all animals ... (more)

Confirmed availability
4th of July
20. Michael

Active animal lover

Hoover-Foster, Oakland, CA, 94608

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

"Michael really helped me out when I was in a bind!!! He was so wonderful and sweet and my Alamo took to him immediately! Definitely plan to be a repeat custo... (more)"

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2) Contact Sitters

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3) Book & pay

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4) Enjoy your trip

Drop off your dog without feeling guilty. Relax with regular photo updates from your sitter.