Lynda H.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Under an hour

Services

House Sitting

$35
in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$18
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

$18
30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs

Availability

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

Reviews

20
repeat clients
35 Reviews

Betty C.
Betty C.
Nov 26, 2018
Verified Stay

Lynda was amazing. She was on time and took great care of Mollie and Daphnie. She sent pictures throughout the stay and gave them lots of love and attention. We've glad we found her and will absolutely be using her in the future!! Thanks, Lynda, for allowing us a worry free getaway!!

Lynda H.
Lynda H.
Michael G.
Michael G.
Nov 17, 2018
Verified Stay

Linda if very good with Ginger. She seems to realy care about her well being. And Ginger likes her. She is on time and does every thing needed.

Lynda H.
Thanks, Michael. Ginger and I have a good time together. She smiles a lot.
Lynda H.
Jay H.
Jay H.
Oct 8, 2018
Verified Stay

This was the second time we book Lynda and this was for a longer trip as our family was going to spend 2 weeks in Hawaii. We had no reservations about leaving our pup, Harper, with Lynda based on the first time we had Lynda take care of her. She sent us pictures of Harper the whole time we were on our trip and when we got back it was clear that Harper was well ...

Lynda H.
Harper is such a smart, funny and sensitive dog, intuiting exactly how to interact to interact my old, arthritic dog ...
Lynda H.

About Lynda

18
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • RoverGO

Trustworthy, conscientious, caring

Hi there, I’m Lynda and I can’t wait to be your dog’s next best friend. I was inspired to become a pet sitter by a close friend who was a professional dog sitter, and I just thought that it sounded like such a wonderful profession! However, I really didn't know how to get started so I never really got off the ground with my own career in sitting. Although just recently, we ...

What Lynda would like to know about your dog

How does the dog do on a leash? Does your dog have any aggressive behaviors such as lunging, or food guarding? Does your dog have preferences about being touched and petted? Does your pet have anxiety issues that need to be addressed?
Is your dog house trained or have accidents in the home? Is your dog an escape artist or a Houdini with a crate? Does your dog use a crate and if so, is that crate a safe haven for it? How does your dog act around other animals (usually) or strangers?
As far as breed preferences go, I try to take animals as individuals. However, I don't have enough power in my shoulders to rein in a powerful, muscular animal that lunges or snaps. I don't mind a larger dog who is obedient and has a sweet temperament with other animals.

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

When Lynda watches your pet

Although I’ll always make sure that I follow the instructions of every owner, I do like to have a general structure for care. The first thing that we’ll do together when I arrive is head out for a quick potty break and walk before preparing breakfast. Before I prepare the food, however, I’ll ensure that the food and water bowls are clean and wash them if they are not. When we go on our second walk of the day, we’ll engage our curiosities and explore the neighborhood a little bit. I’ll make sure to play it safe as we get to know each other and I get more familiar with your pup’s temperament. After our second walk, I’ll make sure they’re taken care of for the day and set up their crate if they have one. I’ll return again in the afternoon or evening to head out for another walk and mealtime. We’ll also make sure to spend some quality time together, whether that means playing some games to build trust or cuddling together with some TV!

When I am just getting to know your pup, I will take them to familiar places around their neighborhood. As we establish a pattern and they obey me on the leash, we can venture out a bit. The Seneca Greenway Trail and the Damascus bike trail are right nearby, so we can definitely begin by exploring those areas. It just doesn't get any more wonderful than that! On summer days, we live close to a school and playground. If your pup is to be trusted off-leash, we can play and run in a field near our home. We might let them off leash in the woods to wander around and swim in the Seneca Creek (but I would never do this without the owner's permission).

Lynda's Service Area

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