Octavia B.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


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 clients
2 Reviews

andy H.
andy H.
Jul 20, 2016

Beyond having the best name ever , Octavia has been a part of the family since we moved to Asheville 5 years ago. She is a true animal lover ! She is responsible, mature, professional, reliable and just an overall wonderful person. My home is cleaner when I get home after she's been there, than when I left it. She sends pictures of the doggies, and checks in all the time with us. My dogs look forward ...

Octavia B.
Octavia B.

About Octavia

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Experienced, caring, professional

Life long dog owner with experience in a shelter setting. Working in a shelter setting was an invaluable experience. I became familiar with common pet medications, deworming/vaccination schedules, and administering IM injections. I will need a refresher on IM injections before I am comfortable giving these again. It also gave me an opportunity to work with a diverse population of dogs. Both in breed and temperament. Through my personal dogs, my time in ...

What Octavia would like to know about your dog

I know that when I go away, I write down every little thing i can think of about my dogs. My boyfriend has called it "over kill" - I call it "covering all my bases."

Initially, I would like to know your dog's age, sex, activity level, and breed. I'm fascinated by working dogs, dream of owning a saluki one day, and melt when I see a whiskery terrier. That said, I have zero breed restrictions or preferences.

Before the meet and greet, it is important to me to get an idea of what their general personality is like. Are they outgoing? Shy of strangers? This will help me get off on the right foot with your dog from the very beginning.

Before or during the meet and greet, we can go over topics such as:
What their daily routine looks like.
Any allergies and medications they may be on.
Behavioral quirks - fear of thunder, whether they are dog friendly, resource guarding, etc.

You can talk my ear off about your dog and I will gladly listen. Having all this information ahead of time helps me prepare and will ensure there are fewer surprises!

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

When Octavia watches your pet

My intention is to maintain your dog's routine as closely as I can. I'm happy to take them on walks, play in the backyard (if allowed/fenced), and engage in any enrichment activities within reason. My job allows me to work remotely. This means I can be present with your dog most of the day, but there will be quiet downtime while I concentrate on my work.

Octavia's Service Area

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