House Sitting

$45
in your home
per night
Response Rate
66%
Response Time
A few minutes

Traveling Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

4
repeat clients
10 Reviews

Jessica B.
Jessica B.
Oct 5, 2018
Verified Stay

Kate is amazing!
I have two, what I would call, very needy pets. Dax is quirky and timid and Sally can't get enough attention and affection. Kate was able to accommodate both pet's needs. She was patient and persistent with Dax and patient and loving with Sally. Kate suggested we meet a few days prior to when I needed her to stay so she could get a feel for the kiddos and the kiddos could ...

Kate T.
Kate T.
Jennifer B.
Jennifer B.
Oct 17, 2017
Verified Stay

As always, Kate took fabulous care of both dogs and the house while we were out of town. It’s amazing how much more I am able to enjoy our time away knowing that the dogs are in good care. I don’t know what we would have done this summer without Kate! Thank you!!

Kate T.
Jen, Thank you so much for the review! I LOVE getting to stay with Hank & Heidi. They are absolutely wonderful.
Kate T.
Jennifer B.
Jennifer B.
Sep 4, 2017
Verified Stay

Hank and Heidi had another fabulous time with Kate last week. She takes wonderful care of my dogs and the house. I was without phone service most of the weekend (which typically makes me nervous) but with Kate I knew I had nothing to worry about and that my fur kids were in great hands!

Kate T.
Hank and Heidi are always a blast to stay with, and I'm grateful I get to see them as ...
Kate T.

About Kate

10
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Your pet's dream staycation

My name is Kate! I've been pet sitting for about 10 years, mostly for family friends that have turned into repeat clients (I've been watching one pup for the better part of 7 years now!). I worked at a dog daycare/boarding facility, have volunteered at my local shelter, and I grew up with cats. I take pet-sitting very seriously, and strive to provide the happiest, least stressful environment for your dog while I'm with ...

What Kate would like to know about your dog

I don't have any breed preferences, and will absolutely watch anything from a teacup yorkie to a big blocky pitbull to a lazy greyhound to an energetic collie. Please provide me with basic information about your pup's personality, and any quirks I may need to know about. Below is a list of questions I typically ask.
+Does your dog take any medication? If so, please leave me written instructions.
+Where does your dog sleep? Are they allowed to sleep in the bed with me?
+Is your dog crate trained? Where does your dog stay when I leave the house?
+What is your dog's eating schedule?
+Is your dog able to sleep through the night? How often will I need to take them out to potty?
+Is your dog leash reactive, aggressive to other dogs, have a high prey drive, aggressive toward men, women or children?

It's an extensive list, but it helps me provide the best care for your dog.

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

When Kate watches your pet

Your pup will get at least 2 walks a day, with the length of walk depending on the dog. My short walks are typically 30 minutes long. Morning walks will typically be around your neighborhood, evening walks will occur around your neighborhood or a nearby park. Over the weekends, your dog will likely join me on a hike at Broemmelseik Park, Klondike Park, Creve Coeur Park, or another similar park. I will absolutely take your dog to the dog park if you have taken them previously. I used to work at a dog daycare and boarding facility, so I will keep a close eye on your dog to be sure they stay safe. My boyfriend will typically join your dog and I on the weekend hikes. Your dog will be getting lots of attention, and will probably get a bit spoiled. I typically bring a grain-free treat for your dog to enjoy.

Kate's Service Area

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