Response Rate: 100%
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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2 Reviews
Zita U.
Zita U.
Nov 16, 2017

I would highly recommend Dawn R. for any pet sitting duties. I am very particular as to who watches my dog and I found Dawn to be reliable, and I trust her completely with my dog. She as pet sit my dog several times when I went out of town and I was completely satisfied. My dog adores her. If there was a scale from 1 to 10 and 10 was the highest rate you ...

Dawn R.
Dawn R.
Penny M.
Penny M.
Nov 13, 2017

I highly recommend Dawn for any pet sitting needs you have. She has been pet sitting for me now for several years, both giving my dog walks and staying in my house when I am out of town. She is reliable, honest, and extremely skilled and knowledgeable. I know I can trust her to make excellent decisions around my dog’s care. Plus my dog adores her, considers her part of her “family”.
A five ...

Dawn R.
Dawn R.

About Dawn

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Degree in Veterinary Technology

Well, I'd say most of my adult life has been spent working with or around dogs in some way. I started out as a dog bather when I was 24 years old. Next thing I knew, I became a petsitter within that same year. After the dog bathing job, I started a position as a kennel attendant, where I worked with many different types of dogs, and I loved them all! In 2001 I moved ...

What Dawn would like to know about your dog

Does the dog get along with other dogs? This is important to know, as I have a older, retired Assistant Dog who accompanies me on every overnight stay. I care for all breeds with the exception of Pit-bulls, German Shepherds, Chow Chows, and Akita's. As much as I love these breeds (I once had a Pit-bull), I've experienced too many episodes that have left me feeling distrustful of such breeds around my own dog. I sincerely apologize for this. Dogs mixed with such breeds may be considered.

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

When Dawn watches your pet

As long as those in my care are friendly enough with other dogs, I will gladly take them to any nearby dog parks. If those in my care enjoy a game of fetch, I will gladly play along with them. If those in my care are displaying any symptoms of stress, fear, or anxiety, I will gladly do what I can to help the animal adjust to situation, or remove them completely if applicable. I have extensive experience with anxious dogs. I know how to properly prevent separation anxiety. If a dog should show symptoms of separation anxiety, I feel confident that I can help to alleviate the symptoms in most cases. I am also quite familiar with T-Touch, which can be used to ease depression, anxiety, stress, and even sometimes physical ailments.

Dawn's Service Area

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