House Sitting in Lewis Mountain, Charlottesville, VA
Find a loving dog sitter to watch your dog overnight in your home.
“Julia is wonderful with our two dogs, and is very communicative and sends regular updates with photos. Would recommend to anyone who needs a dog sitter they can trust.”
“The girls were happy and well cared for. Best experience I’ve had for a while using river. Also took care of my home! Will use again!”
“Morgan was great. She stayed overnight with our two dogs. Everything went without a hitch. Pictures kept us up-to-date. We would be happy to use again.”
Anne Elise L.
About: I’ve watched many different breeds of dogs for neighbors, family, and friends for the last few years and have cat sit for several friends. I’m super reliable, trustworthy, and love to meet new pets. I currently work 9-5 during the week but work from home so my schedule is very flexible. I am an early riser and generally have evening and weekend availability! In my current apartment, I’m not allowed to have a pet :( Growing up, I’ve always had dogs and cats and making sure they were always safe, comfortable, and receiving plenty of attention and affection was super important for me. I like to be firm but caring with my own animals.
“I was nervous to leave my cat, as I have never left her with a non-family member before, but Mary was wonderful! Mary came by before the trip and was great with my cat. She updated me during the trip, and when I returned, my cat seemed very relaxed and content. I will definetely be booking again!”
“Rosey was amazing and I would rebook her for pet sitting before any other! It took us a while to connect on this service date and she was unfailingly patient. My pets were completely unruffled by our absence, which is not always the case. Photo updates were welcome and reassuring but not intrusive. As for the house, you wouldn't even know she was there. All in all a "10" for us.”
“Rebecca brings joy and focus to her time with our two dogs. She is an attentive sitter and capable and considerate house sitter and guest. Will very much look forward to future engagements.”
“Diego took great care of our pup. He was very good at keeping us updated while we were away and included many pictures in his updates. Our house was clean and tidy when we returned home.”
“Sarah is extremely responsible. She loves going on walks and making sure dogs feel loved and cared about. She is reliable and easy to communicate with! I would trust Sarah to watch and take care of my fur babies.”
“Emily is fantastic. She and my pup bonded immediately. She went the extra mile, was a great communicator and was so easy and pleasant to work with. I highly recommend!”
“We felt at complete ease with our fur babies in Mariah’s care. She is an excellent communicator and checked in frequently with updates about our puppies. Mariah walked them often sent a steady stream of pictures and videos of our dogs. She enjoyed playing with them and kept up with their high energy/big dog personalities! She even vacuumed under the couch and retrieved toys from the “toy graveyard.” We will definitely ask Mariah to care for our dogs in the future!”
“Kris was wonderful - I came back to happy healthy pups and a clean well-cared for home I would highly recommend Kris and wouldnt hesitate to have her house sit with my dogs when I go away next time Very caring and considerate - took out my trash and brought in my mail too!”
“Mary Katherine took wonderful care of our pup Willow while I was gone at work all day. Willow has a pretty bad hot spot on her back and she took great care of her and made sure Willow wasn’t able to lick at it. We will definitely reach out to her again if we need help!”
“I highly recommend Avantae is a pet sitter. She stayed in my home and took care of my little terrier for three days. I had only recently rescued by dog a few weeks prior to needing a pet sitter, and Avantae was open to the fact that I was still learning about his quirks and needs. She took the time to come to my home and meet him before agreeing to pet sit, which is extremely important for fit, both for her and my dog. A day before my trip, my dog got pretty sick, to the point that I considered cancelling my trip. Avantae reassured me that she had no problem handling the situation, and did so wonderfully while I was away. She was communicative, updated me at least once a day (with pics!), and responded quickly to my texts. She made me feel so much better throughout the weekend, knowing my dog was in good and capable hands. And my dog absolutely loved her!”
About: I have taken care of dogs and cats since I was a kid. Currently, I have a 3 year old cat named Noodles who is my child that I love! It would be so much fun for me to take care of your pets and make sure they are happy while you're away. I am currently working part time and attending grad school at UVA. My grad school also requires for me to do clinical rotations which can make my schedule vary. I am typically free weekdays after 6 or 7pm, and I’m usually free almost anytime on the weekends. I will try my best to make a time that works for both you and your pet, and I will make sure to make them as happy as possible! I am currently living in an apartment with my cat. I believe in keeping a clean and safe environment for humans and pets to feel at ease. I’ve been watching over other people’s pets since I was in middle school, and I’d love to watch yours as well!
“Rachael was an AMAZING dog & house sitter! She is very friendly and considerate, and took such special care of my dog like she was her own:) Rachael was kind enough to send so many pictures & keep me up to date on her walking adventures with my dog, & also left my home in wonderful shape.”
“Catherine took great care of my dog and set lots of updates and pictures!”
“We are constantly so grateful for the love and care Emily gives to our boys. She is excellent in communication and checking in while we’re away. I cannot recommend her enough.”
“Zoe is awesome! She is every thing you are looking for in a dog walker - responsive, flexible, and most of all great with my puppy Kona. I will definitely use her again and would recommend to anyone!”
“Jay was awesome! He watched our dogs while we are out of town and sent lots of updates and pictures. I don’t think my dogs missed me at all, they had a blast!”