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Paula G. - Worry-Free Pet Sitting in our Dog Friendly Home

Rosedale, Austin, TX

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Paula G. provides

Home Sitting

from $30 per night
Return Clients Only
NOTE: This sitter is away and may not respond to inquiries.

Traveling Sitting

100% response rate Sitter responds to all requests within 24 hours
Under an hour Sitter responds in under an hour
Paula G.'s Skills
  • 3 Years Of Experience
  • Oral Medication Administration
  • Injected Medication Administration
  • Special Needs Dog Experience
  • Can provide daily exercise
Paula G.'s Home
  • House
  • Fenced Yard
  • Non-Smoking Household
  • Has Cats
  • Has 1 Dog
  • No Children
  • Dogs Allowed On Bed
  • Dogs Allowed On Furniture
About Paula:

Sunmer Special: 10% OFF total stay when you book 60 days in advance. See availability calendar to start planning your dog's next stay.

Travel worry-free as your dog will be treated like family with me.

***20% Discount for Paramedics, Police and Firefighters***

Feel free to bring your dogs bedding and toys. Your dog(s) will get walks, backyard playtime, love and attention while you are away. Travel worry-free as I will update you with pictures, stories, and especially if any unexpected event were to occur. The dogs can be separated for meals and sleeping as needed. All requests will be considered and I'll try to do as you would for your pet. Let me know about your dog's routine at home so I can try to do something similar. I have a dog crate to use if needed or requested.

Our home is a 1950s style, 1,100 sqft house. The dogs spend most of their stay in the living room, kitchen area, and sun room. The backyard has 20+ trees providing shade and a fully fenced perimeter. There is a large covered patio and covered extension to the carport area inside the fenced yard. This is especially good for rainy days so the pups don't have to go out in the rain to potty. Our dog guests are supervised when outside and would not be left out for long periods of time. Fresh water is provided when the pups are outside.

For your dog, please bring: a non-retractable leash under 6 ft, flat collar with ID tag, copy of most recent rabies vaccine and/or other records, written or typed vet information along with emergency vet preference, any food or treats you want for your dog, chew toys, bone, and bedding/crate. Take a moment to complete the Vet information and care instructions when you book the stay. Please also provide a local emergency contact who can be called in the event you are unable to be reached. Thank you in advance.

Same day drop off and pick up dog sitting in our home is also available for a discounted rate of $20/day.

About this sitter:
Hi,I'm Paula. Thank you for looking at my profile. I'm an experienced sitter who will treat your dog and other pets like a family member when you are away. Your fur babies will receive lots of petting, playing and walking during my visits. Pictures of your dog will be posted for you or sent via text message by request. I can provide you updates from time to time while you are away from home as well. Special requests or additional services will be considered and may have an additional charge such as staying overnight at your home, putting out trash cans, cleaning, poop patrolling your yard, and watering plants or grass. **Please complete the instructions and vet information when you book the sitting service for optimal communication**. If you have any questions, please let me know.

I provide dog sitting services in Austin limited to the following areas: North (up to 183/Mopac), Central, West (as far as Scenic Dr), East (as far as Ed Bluestein), South (between Lamar & Mopac, serving Barton Hills) and all of Downtown.

I can provide pet care for cats, reptiles, frogs, fish, small mammals, birds and pet rocks. I love exotics too!! I will provide a discount for multiple pets for my travel service so please let me know up front how many and what type of pets you have.

I have experience with several types of dogs (large and small, old and young) and volunteer at the Austin Animal Center. I am comfortable coming to your home. Please let me know what to expect with your dog's behavior upon greeting me. If your dog has any history of aggression with new people, I'd like to come over to meet you and your dog before your trip. Leave plenty of food, treats, chew toys, collar, leash and any medication or other items that we will need for your dog. I look forward to meeting you and your pets!! I can also look after snakes, lizards, fish tanks, cats,birds, small mammals, and just about any other pet you might have. A discount will apply for multiple pets.

Why I love dog sitting
Dogs have been a part of my life since I was a child. I worked at a vet office in high school where I fell in love with dogs even further. I now volunteer at the Austin Animal Center.

Meet my pets
My dog, Duke, is a 5 year old Lab Mix adopted from Austin Pets Alive. He is healthy, current on all vaccines and gets a long well with other dogs. We have two cats, Cinnamon and Elena, that are kept in a different part of the house because Duke is not yet "cat-friendly" and training is in progress. We enjoy reptiles and would also be able to watch your lizards, turtles and snakes by request. There is plenty of room for everyone!!

About my yard
We have a large covered patio and carport that are gated and with a fenced in yard. The dogs have plenty of room for playing. Fresh water is provided when the dogs are outdoors for play time. The yard is about 1,000 square feet. The dogs don't have to go out into the rain to potty since the covered area extends over a small part of the yard.

My experience administering medication
I am comfortable administering medications.

What Paula needs to know about your dog

Any breeds, types, and sizes of dogs are included as long as they are usually friendly with other dogs and people. Special needs dogs will be considered and special care can be provided on a case by case scenario. I will take special care with dogs who have a difficult time walking on a leash and those who are anxious. If your dog has any history of aggression, please let me know and we will schedule a time to meet prior to your trip.

When your dog stays in Paula's home

Here's where we'll take our walks
We will walk your pup in our dog friendly neighborhood or Shoal Creek trail.

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
Guest dogs will sleep on their beds in the living room. That is where our dog sleeps too but we have another bedroom available if the dogs need their own space. Our dog can be crated if needed for resting apart from a dog guest.

Time I'll spend with your dog
We will have time for your dog most of the day. Ronny is a student and is home most hours of the day. Your pet may be alone for a limited amount of time on Mondays-Thursdays. We are home most of the day on Fridays-Sundays as well as weekday mornings, evenings, and all nights. We update the availability calendar regularly. You can book up to 4 months in advance which I encourage. I offer a 10% discount for stays booked 2 months in advance.

When Paula cares for your dog in your home

Time I'll spend with your dog
Two 45 minute visits, twice a day. Additional time can be requested for a small fee of $5/30 minutes.

Extra house-sitting services
Yes, additional services can be provided for a small fee depending on what you request. Mail & Newspaper pick up are included in pet sitting. Overnight stays are an additional $30/night.

This sitter accepts:

Maximum of 2 dogs, from multiple clients at a time

Clients within: 5 miles (see map)
  • Small (0 - 15lbs)
  • Medium (16 - 40lbs)
  • Large (41 - 100lbs)
  • Giant (101lbs and above)
  • Accepts puppies
  • Dogs who can wait at least 4-8 hours between potty breaks
  • Dogs who can wait at least 8+ hours between potty breaks

This sitter does not accept:

  • Unspayed females
  • Non-neutered males
  • Females who are in heat
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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Duke

Age: 7 years, 9 mo. old
Weight: 65 lbs.
Breed: Labrador Retriever

Duke is a yellow Lab mix. He is a rescue adopted from Austin Pets Alive. He has a gentle nature and loves to swim. Duke gets along well with other dogs of all ages and sizes. Duke can be a little timid when meeting human strangers so it is best to let him approach you or a visitor rather than reaching out for him and definitely avoid hovering him when you first meet. Once he knows you belong there, he is fine and relaxed. He is fine when meeting dogs and loves making new friends.

35 Reviews

Lesley N.

April 29

Paula and Izzy did great together! Completely worry and hassle-free.

Sandra G.

January 22

Paula is very much a dog person, and she made my pet very comfortable. Prompt and efficient.

Lesley N.

January 12

Lisa W.

January 2

As always, Paula took wonderful care of my babies! My shy boys are not the most social dogs, but they seemed to do will with Paula and her boy Duke. She sent me photos during their stay. I can recommend Paula to anyone looking for a caring and kind sitter.

Teresa L.

December 13

Paula has watched my dog several times and did a great job. Highly recommended. She sends updates via text and I've always come home to a happy dog.

Annie C.

November 10

Great communication/picture updates! Will definitely book again with her.

Teresa L.

September 28

Paula did a great job watching Gordon in my home. He seemed very happy and well taken-care of when I returned, and Paula kept me up to date on how he was doing.

Molly R.

September 22

Clark had a great short visit with Paula! He came home tired and happy after playing with her awesome dogs.

Emily K.

August 11

Paula did a wonderful job! She watched our cat for a few days while we were out of town. She kept us updated with pictures and when we returned, we came back to a happy cat!

Jennifer H.

April 28

Testimonials

Lynn C.

September 4
Paula is simply terrific with animals of all kinds. She is super attentive and a great trainer. Your Baby will be in heaven if he/she spends time with Paula! I've seen her with her own dog Duke and with mine, she's wonderful!

Jennifer B.

September 4
I've known Paula for several years now. She is responsible, friendly, caring and has a good heart. If you should choose to have Paula and Ronny care for your pet, you can rest assured they are in good (and loving) hands.

Kitrina A.

September 9

Kelly L.

September 10
Paula is an incredibly sweet and patient person, and has been wonderful with my dogs. She is great about making sure that dogs get enough exercise and attention. Your pooch will love staying with Paula!

Amy S.

December 19
Paula is a true loving dog mom! She has the knowledge and compassion to take great care of our 4 legged kids. I have personally spent alot of time with her an her dog and am confident your pups will have a good time at her house!