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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repeat client
7 Reviews

Katie H.
Katie H.
Oct 9, 2018
Verified Stay

Gretchen was fantastic! Karma had a great time. We look forward to booking with her again soon!

Gretchen H.
Gretchen H.
Eileen M.
Eileen M.
Sep 4, 2018

My family dog, Bogart was an ornery, mischievous, alfa male border collie that my family straddled a love/hate relationship with for 12 years. His neuroticism made us dread leaving him under another person's care for any period of time. We had a several page instructions document written out for dog sitters that detailed things like, "when he barks at the fridge, he wants an ice cube," "when he barks at the bathtub, he ...

Gretchen H.
Gretchen H.
Gabriella H.
Gabriella H.
Sep 3, 2018
Verified Stay

Gretchen was a fantastic pet sitter while my fiancé and I were out of town for a long holiday weekend. She kept us updated with pictures and detailed drop-in reports, and gave our cat all the love and attention we couldn’t while gone. I would book her again in a heartbeat!

Gretchen H.
Gretchen H.

About Gretchen

years of experience
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

Get your ear scratches here!

I've always lived with dogs and had them in my life - but these days, I live vicariously through friends and relatives! I go out of my way to pet the pups in my neighborhood and get to know them. I love the DC area and seeing so many dogs here!

Not only have I had family dogs throughout my childhood, I've done plenty of pet sitting (dogs, cats, fish, etc.) and volunteered for an animal ...

What Gretchen would like to know about your dog

Knowing some details about a dog's temperament and general habits will help me do the best job! I can handle most dogs on (and off!) a leash, but it helps to know what a dog's training has been and how he/she is in encounters with other dogs, pets and people. I'm open to caring for any breed!

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

When Gretchen watches your pet

I love to explore different routes around my own house when commuting or running errands, and I like to do the same when walking dogs! (I like to think they agree with me that variety is the spice of life!) I'm great for a good frisbee or ball toss, tug-of-war, or general cuddles and play (inside or out).

Gretchen's Service Area

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