House Sitting

$31
in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$16
30-minute check-ins
per visit
Response Rate
100%
Response Time
Under half an hour

Traveling Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

4 Reviews

Crystal R.
Crystal R.
May 29, 2018
Verified Stay

Athena was amazing with Barney!! I didn’t worry at all about how he was doing while I was away thanks to her lovely text and pic updates. Barney was happy to see me but I could tell he already made himself at home when I went to get him.

Athena R.
Athena R.
Heather C.
Heather C.
Apr 12, 2018
Verified Stay

Athena was great!! We were able to meet with her before boarding and she is a great, energetic, positive person who took great care of our dog. She even texted pictures to reassure that our girl was having a nice time. I’m not sure if our dog really wanted to come home with us in the end ?. We will definitely be contacting Athena to watch our dog in the future. Thank you!!

Athena R.
Athena R.
Jadelyn M.
Jadelyn M.
Dec 28, 2017
Verified Stay

Athena is so sweet! She took such great care of my Petunia over the Christmas holiday and gave her lots of love and attention!

Athena R.
Athena R.

About Athena

20
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Fenced in yard! Someone always home

I am a patient, athletic and gentle former dog-owner. I grew up with big dogs (a labrador and a dalmatian) and experience caring for dogs and cats who need medical attention. I used to board dogs at my Brooklyn apartment but I've moved location so now I'm available for house-sitting visits and drop-in visits.

I'm happy to house-sit your dog in Brooklyn or Manhattan, as I do freelance work in Manhattan and currently live in ...

What Athena would like to know about your dog

I require a meet and greet before boarding new dogs. If you’re a repeat client, feel free to book me last minute but if I haven’t met you beforehand and there’s no time for a meet and greet prior to boarding, then I can’t take the booking.

I like to know if your dog has a history or problems with biting. I am sensitive about my hands. It might not be a great fit if your dog could be described as having "problems" with biting behaviors.

I love big, gentle dogs! If you describe your dog as a mushy cuddler, I will give him/her preference. Labradors are my favorite breed. Anyone gentle, smart and emotionally intelligent. My partner has experience with smaller breeds and there are definitely a lot of small dogs I have grown to love.

I am also fantastic with cats and love cats. But I can only do house-sitting for cats and not boarding because my partner is allergic, unfortunately. But I am happy to do drop in visits for cats of all kinds as well as house sitting for cats. I've cared for and administered medicine to cats.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience
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