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
Under half an hour

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:


repeat client
2 Reviews

Duane W.
Duane W.
Mar 3, 2018
Verified Stay

Gretchen did an amazing job taking care of our dog. We have a puppy who needs to me taken out mid-day for a walk. She was punctual and spent a good amount of time with him. We will definitely be using her again.

Gretchen S.
Gretchen S.
Katie B.
Katie B.
Jan 22, 2017
Verified Stay

Gretchen did a wonderful job taking care of my animals while I was gone on vacation. I received regular updates and pictures, and she even kept an eye out and noticed a package that had been delivered while we were gone and brought it in for us. I would have her pet-sit again in a heartbeat!

Gretchen S.
Gretchen S.

About Gretchen

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Dog-less dog lover!

I'm a dog trainer who has been dog sitting for fifteen years. I am currently without a dog of my own, and I would love to care for your dog to fill that dog-shaped hole in my heart until I can get another dog of my own. I will spoil your dog rotten with walks and play times. Your dog will have a great time! I might even teach them a new trick or two ...

What Gretchen would like to know about your dog

Does your dog have any health or behavioral issues I should be aware of?
Does your dog have any food allergies or sensitivities?
What makes your dog unique?
What is your dog's favorite activity?
What would your dream dog-sitter do with your dog?

I have no breed preferences, as I have dealt with just about every kind as a trainer. I love them all!

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience
First Aid/CPR
Can provide daily exercise

When Gretchen watches your pet

I have a favorite trail in Marion that is about a four-mile walk. Your dog and I will have a great time together there, and I may even buy them a dog ice cream from The Freeze (my favorite local ice cream shop) on our way back. (That is, of course, if your dog has no dietary restrictions.)

Gretchen's Service Area

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