Dog Boarding

$30
in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

$45
in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$17
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

$17
30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
100%
Response Time
Under half an hour

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • Unspayed Females Accepted, Neutered Males Only
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences

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

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Sam can host up to 2 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

10
repeat clients
16 Reviews

Joshua N.
Joshua N.
Nov 5, 2018
Verified Stay

I've hired Sam twice and she goes above and beyond for my dog Lucy. She's quick to respond, flexible, and accountable. I'll continue to hire her as long as she's available!

Sam M.
Sam M.
Casey W.
Casey W.
Jul 9, 2018
Verified Stay

Sam is so calm and sweet with my girls. Chloe can be apprehensive about new people but I think Sam's demeanor helped ease her fears. The girls got lots of walks and treats as desired, as evidenced by the photos Sam sent! I will definitely use her again.

Sam M.
Sam M.
Cara W.
Cara W.
Sep 5, 2017
Verified Stay

Sam gave our girl, Ruby, a loving and entertaining labor day weekend while my husband and I were away! I found it reassuring that she sent lots of photos of their activities. She was also a very good communicator, responding promptly to my messages. She let us know that ruby had a little throw up in the bed the first night. I felt she handled it well and notified us first thing in the morning ...

Sam M.
Sam M.

About Sam

10
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101
  • HS of Tampa Bay Donor
  • RoverGO

Kind and loving care for your dog!

Hey there! My name is Samantha. I live in Seminole Heights and I've had four legged friends since I was young. I have 10 years experience in caring for dogs, both in my own home and volunteering at an animal shelter. My own dogs always lets me know how excited they are to go on a nice long walk outdoors, so I can't wait to give your dog the same quality of care by taking ...

What Sam would like to know about your dog

Before we set up pet-sitting, I like to have a meet-and-greet to get to know pets and owners. Besides asking about dietary and medical needs, I would love to hear about quirks and habits. Some dogs have a favorite walk, and some dogs like to have background noise in the home, and I can accommodate that! Does your dog get along with other dogs? Are there situations that might make your dog nervous or aggressive? Does your dog swim? Some dogs love playing fetch at the dog beach. Let me know your pet’s schedule. Would you like me to text you updates and photos while you’re away? Does your dog have a favorite park? Communication goes both ways, and I always want to hear any feedback an owner wants to offer.

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

About Sam's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
Has 2 Dogs
Has a Fenced Yard
Has Caged Pets
No Children Present
Sam's Pets

Bailey

Beagle and Jack Russell Terrier
6 years, 9 mo. old, 27 lbs.

Wrigley

Mixed and Toy Fox Terrier
2 years, 5 mo. old, 22 lbs.

When Sam watches your pet

I’ll keep to your dog’s schedule, and make sure there are plenty of walks and potty breaks. Bailey, Wrigley, and I like to go for long walks, either slow strolls around the neighborhood or romps at the many parks around Tampa, such as Water Works Park, Al Lopez, or Davis Island Dog Beach. In the evenings, I like to hang around and read, which is a good time for pup cuddles and belly rubs. I like to send owner’s notes and pictures throughout the day, if they want them, so you will always know your dog is being taken care of.

In Sam's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours

Sam's Service Area

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