Carissa M.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Under half an hour


House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
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2 Reviews
Krystal L.
Krystal L.
Sep 14, 2017

Hello Dog Owner,
I hear how you feel. Hesitant to let someone, a stranger, watch your pet you love so much. However, you can be at ease with Carissa. She intuitively understands your dog's needs. And she loves animals so much! (She owns her own pets too). She checks in with you with updates. She makes sure your dog is the most cared for, always. And knows what to do when there's an emergency. Responsible ...

Carissa M.
Carissa M.
Tamar B.
Tamar B.
Sep 14, 2017

Carissa took great care of my two beagles while I was out of town. Any beagle owners know that these are challenging dogs, always conspiring to do some kind of mischief. But Carissa kept them fed, walked, safe and very happy. I'd have her watch my pups again any time!

Carissa M.
Carissa M.

About Carissa

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Photo MFA - pupper pictures galore!

Hi there, I'm Carissa, a true animal lover - cats too! I've been called an 'animal/dog whisperer' by my clients. When I was young I worked as a kennel assistant at my local Vet, which included walking the dogs, feeding and caring for boarding animals, and assisting the veterinarians as needed. In my twenties I was the go-to dog sitter for my friends and co-workers, which included a darling Schneagle named Wrigley and two Weimaraner ...

What Carissa would like to know about your dog

What kind of breed, age, any allergies to food or health needs? What is the typical feeding schedule and rotation of different foods, treats, etc? Is your dog on any medication? Is your dog people, dog, cat, kid friendly (so I know on walks to either stay clear of folks and dogs, is it ok for people to say hi & pet, etc.)? Anything in particular cause stress or anxiety?

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

When Carissa watches your pet

Depending on your dogs activity level and age we'll enjoy a long walk, hopefully to a nearby park. Indoor activities include playing with toys, snuggling, perhaps I will sing a song made up about your doggo, photo shoots, etc.

Carissa's Service Area

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