Dakota M.

Response Rate: 90%
Response Time: Under 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
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repeat clients
44 Reviews

Carrie E.
Carrie E.
Jan 2, 2019
Verified Stay

Dakota does such an excellent job with my pups while I’m away! It really takes the stress out of leaving home knowing she has her eye on them.

Dakota M.
Dakota M.
Mary M.
Mary M.
Oct 21, 2018
Verified Stay

Our pets were well taken care of Dakota was so good communicating with us and sending pictures while we were gone. Everything we asked was taken care of. She is such a sweet person and we are lucky to have found her.

Dakota M.
Thank you Mary! You have a wonderful bunch of animals. <3
Dakota M.
Diana W.
Diana W.
Sep 18, 2018
Verified Stay

Dakota was awesome! We had a "meet & greet" and she gave ample time to allow our fur babies to settle down and show us they were comfortable with her, showing us she was a good fit. Thankfully she was willing and able to accommodated some last minute changes. Dakota happily sent a brief daily update, with pics, which assured us our fur babies were in good hands. Our fur babies are getting old and ...

Dakota M.
Thanks Diana! I really hope to see your pups and kitty again soon!
Dakota M.

About Dakota

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Happy Days with Dakota!

I have always loved dogs and cannot imagine my life without my babies. While I grew up with dogs, it wasn't until I adopted my first girl about seven years ago a that I really understood what it takes to truly take care of them and train them for a happy lifestyle. I haven't looked back, as I adopted my second pup two years ago! I am well-versed in animal behavior and look for signs ...

What Dakota would like to know about your dog

**For winter 2019, I will be attending college in Seattle on Tuesdays and Thursdays which requires me to be gone about 10 hours with my current schedule.

Please let me know your expectations for my visit/stay with your pup, including walks or park visits, how long you'd like me to stay in your home, if I should expect to stay overnight, etc. Let me know if there is anything around the house that I would need to do, including trash days, any security codes I'd need, any neighbors/friends in the area who can help in an emergency, and other house rules like if visitors are allowed while I am in your home. I'd love to know what your pup's typical day is like so that I can continue their routine to the best of my ability. It helps to know of any behaviors I should watch out for (darting out doors or reactivity when on a leash, for example) and what I can do to make sure everyone remains safe and happy. I love any and all dogs from puppies to seniors, and can handle multiple dogs without issue.

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

When Dakota watches your pet

There are several parks around Kitsap county that I can take your pup to. I will always have them on leash, I will have water available to them throughout the walk, and I will do my best to engage their minds too. There are also several dog parks if you are interested in socializing your dog where I will keep a careful eye on them to ensure they do not get uncomfortable at any point in time. I love activities like hide and seek (dogs that understand the game have so much fun!) but it’s truly whatever will keep your dog happy during and after staying with me!

Dakota's Service Area

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