Christa L.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's 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

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Christa can host up to 2 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
102 Reviews

Lindsay L.
Lindsay L.
Jan 3, 2019
Verified Stay

Our little puppy was so well taken care of. Christa kept us updated and he was a happy lil guy upon pick up!

Christa L.
Christa L.
Caryn K.
Caryn K.
Dec 19, 2018
Verified Stay

This was our third time leaving our Boston with Christa. Christa is terrific! She always takes the best care of Layla and sends us daily updates and photos. Highly recommend!! Layla is looking forward to hector next stay!

Christa L.
Christa L.
Melissa K.
Melissa K.
Dec 15, 2018
Verified Stay

Christa & her husband were amazing with my pup. They were so thoughtful & kept me updated to ease my mind, since my pup can be timid. I highly recommend them. They’re amazing & I will be booking them again.

Christa L.
Christa L.

About Christa

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Door-to-door pet-loving service!

My name is Christa, and I am a lifelong pet-lover! I have 10+ years of pet-sitting experience with dogs, cats, and even the occasional reptile or fish. I'll offer your pet a safe home when you're away, or stop by your place to make sure they're well-fed, exercised, and loved. I love little dogs that want to snuggle, big dogs who never want fetch to end, and cats who pretend to be aloof, but cave ...

What Christa would like to know about your dog

BOARDING/DAY CARE RESTRICTIONS: Per my landlord's requirements, I can only board or provide daycare in my home for dogs smaller than 15 lbs. (No large dogs or cats.) My apologies -- I would invite all the pups and kitties if I could! I am happy to visit cats or provide walks for larger dogs at your home, and have no number or breed restrictions. (I have visited numerous large dogs, including pit bulls and great danes, and strong pullers have never bested me yet!)

SERVICE AREA: For walks or drop by visits, my service area is the mid- to upper-west side of Manhattan (Midtown West, Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood, and in-between neighborhoods accessible by the A/B/C/D or 1) or northern NJ (Weehawken, Union City, North Bergen, Edgewater, Jersey City, and other nearby communities). On weekends, drop-by visits and walks can be provided anytime; on weekdays, visits are usually provided in the evenings unless otherwise requested. For dog boarding, I serve clients from all over Manhattan and Northern New Jersey. I can provide pick-up/drop-off of pets for a small fee (to cover tolls), so don't let the river dissuade you from letting me care for your fur-baby!

- Their schedule (how often they go out for walks and what times, what time they eat and how much, etc.), so I can try to keep things as stable as possible
- If they are good with other dogs, animals, or people so we can stay safe while on walks
- Your opinion on treats and/or "people food" so I can comply with your chosen lifestyle
- Any medical conditions your pet may have, and your vet's contact info (just in case)
- A little about your pet's personality. What does he or she love? What does s/he find scary? What quirky traits make your pet unique?

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

About Christa's Home

Lives in an Apartment
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Does Not Have a Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Christa's Pets


Yorkshire Terrier
11 years, 6 mo. old, 7 lbs.

When Christa watches your pet

I only accept one client at a time for pet-sitting (i.e., up to two dogs/pets from the same family, but only one family at a time) -- that means your pet will get my individualized attention for play- and snuggle-time.

I live in a quiet, residential neighborhood, close to beautiful green parks and a lovely dog park with agility equipment and lots of furry friends. If your pet likes the outdoors, we'll have a great time going to the park, playing fetch, walking along the water, and enjoying the fresh air. Alternatively, if your pooch is more of the lazy type, we can crash on the couch and enjoy some serious belly rubs.

I can pick-up and drop-off your dog from anywhere within my service area (north New Jersey and the midtown and upper west side of Manhattan) for a small fee (to cover tolls; please ask for more details).

In Christa's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours

Christa's Neighborhood

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