Patrick J. S.

Response Rate: 75%
Response Time: A few minutes


House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences



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9 Reviews

Brian C.
Brian C.
Jul 12, 2018
Verified Stay

Buddy has never been so spoiled. Patrick was great housesitting taking buddy in lime one lf his own. He took him on a bunch of awesome adventures. 10/10

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Kim R.
Kim R.
Aug 21, 2017

Patrick is an experienced large-breed dog sitter.  He has dogsat for our German Shepherd several times, and has provided lots of exercise, care and attention.  Patrick spent hours playing ball with our pup, and he even braved taking him on a bike ride! Patrick is a reliable and trustworthy petsitter- we will definitely use his service again!

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Marissa H.
Marissa H.
Aug 20, 2017

Patrick has been watching my dog Luna, for times spans from a few hours to one week, since she was a very small puppy last year. He also cares for my cats on occasion. He is wonderful with all the animals, and will go out of his way to make sure time spent with them is quality time while they're under his care. He is very good at following any rules or special instructions for ...

Patrick J. S.
Patrick J. S.

About Patrick J.

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Focused on Care and Play

I began my dog sitting adventures for friends who were foster parents for Pity Love over five years ago. Working full-time as an engineer and going forward as a full-time student, it was a great outlet for me to spend time with animals, since I currently don't have any of my own while I am in school.

Since those initial years sitting, I have dog sat for numerous pups and their families, and a wide ...

What Patrick J. would like to know about your dog

No breed preferences. Most of my experience with sitting comes from watching Pitt Bulls, Pit-Bull mixes, Basset Hounds, Australian Shepards, German Shepards, Blue-Heelers, Golden Doodles, Black Labs, Pugs, Both puppies and senior dogs.

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

When Patrick J. watches your pet

Depending on the type of visit, I generally like to make engage in any activities specific to the dog in respect to their age and energy level. If it is an older dog, with health issues, such as joints, I would want to know from the owner, what activities they can do, such as shorter walks, but spending time, playing together with toys on the floor, or if it is a young, high energy pup, well then I would want to know how far the pup can hike? Do they like to run wild in open spaces, fetch, tug-of-war or just me chasing them back and forth?

I am a full-time student, so my ability to watch pups and have them engage in the activities will depend on the duration of my sitting. If I am watching animals overnights, we will absolutely go on longer walks, hikes, bike rides, if drop-in's, then a walk, feeding and play time at home. Many of the activities we would do are listed below:

- Dog park (if dog is registered)
- Walks on the Erie Canal, Genesee River, Lehigh Valley Trails, Neighborhood walks and walks around the city.
- Hiking at one of the many parks in the area, including, but not limited to; Ellison, Mendon Ponds, Tryon, West Bay, Webster, Letchworth, etc.
- Bicycle riding on Erie Canal, Lehigh Valley trails
- Hanging out at beach; Hamlin, Canadaguia
- Camping (if owner and dog are up for it)

Patrick J.'s Service Area

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