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

Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old


  • Available
  • Unavailable
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repeat clients
12 Reviews

Elizabeth A.
Elizabeth A.
Nov 24, 2018
Verified Stay

Hoabie was a dog and house sitter for me when I went to England for two weeks. Hoabie kept in touch with me every couple of days with photos and little videos. It was important to me to have someone in the house for the whole time I was away and not someone who just dropped in but slept at their home ( I had learned this the hard way ) but also a caring dog sitter ...

Hobie A.
Hobie A.
Kristen G.
Kristen G.
Nov 3, 2018
Verified Stay

Hobie was great with our two big, rambunctious doggies. They seemed happy and well taken care of when we got home!

Hobie A.
Hobie A.
Negar H.
Negar H.
Oct 25, 2018
Verified Stay

Hobie did a great job. We came home to two happy pups.

Hobie A.
Hobie A.

About Hobie

years of experience
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check
  • RoverGO

Portland Writer Seeks Doggie Time

Hi, I’m Hobie and I’ve been taking care of pets, people and even urban gardens for years. I work from home as a writer, as well as part-time as a caretaker for developmentally disabled people and caring for your pet will easily fit into my flexible schedule. While I prefer mid to large-size dogs, I am open to caring for all types of pets such as cats, bunnies, reptiles, fish as more! I ...

What Hobie would like to know about your dog

Please be sure to let me know all dietary needs, especially if medicines are involved. I would also like to know about your dog’s temperament, especially with other dogs and children, plus anything else you think I would need to know!

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration

When Hobie watches your pet

I’ve been pet-sitting in Portland for over five years and enjoy taking pooches on long walks through local neighborhoods. I’m most familiar with Mt. Tabor, Sewallcrest Park, Hosford Middle School and I’ve always wanted to visit the 100-acre woods. You can be sure your dog will be walked regularly and well-cared for with me!

I like chucking a ball and/or a dog-friendly frisbee with pups. I've even worn out a Viszla with my frisbee tosses!

Hobie's Service Area

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