House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
Response Time
Within a few hours

Traveling Preferences



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repeat clients
38 Reviews

Jessica H.
Jessica H.
Jul 19, 2018
Verified Stay

We are so lucky to have found Gretchen to dog-sit for our pup, Wally. Gretchen is super professional and attentive to the needs of our quirky senior dog. We were so happy to receive many reports about him, including pictures, that updated us on his daily activities. Gretchen demonstrates a clear love of animals and that showed in how well Wally was cared for while we were away. We were also so pleased to return ...

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Rebecca F.
Rebecca F.
Jul 7, 2018
Verified Stay

Gretchen watched our 4 month old puppy for 10 days and I am so glad we chose her. From the minute we met her you could tell she has a special bond with dogs. Our pup just loved her. She sent multiple updates and photos every single day and kept us in the loop on her schedule. She made us feel so comfortable leaving the pup in her care. We have continued to have Gretchen ...

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Kelan H.
Kelan H.
Jul 2, 2018
Verified Stay

Gretchen did a fabulous job with my kitty while we were out of town: she was well fed, change of litter, and importantly lots of play time! Thanks Gretchen!

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Gretchen C.

About Gretchen

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Woof, Woof, Woof!

Hey there! I come to Watertown, MA with many years of professional pet-care experience (although, I've been taking care of dogs and cats for as long as I can remember!).

Most recently, I was a dog walker in New York City's West Village and Boston's Fenway neighborhood. There I walked dogs full-time during the weekday (while fending off tourists and Red Sox fans!), provided weekend and evening walks as needed, and provided long and short-term ...

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

When Gretchen watches your pet

Lots and lots of play time, walks, and love! If pet-parent is permits, hikes and other adventures. My goal is to always make your dog feel like they are on a vacation of their own!

Gretchen's Service Area

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