Susan Z.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes

Services

House Sitting

$45
in your home
per night

Dog Walking

Away
30-minute walks
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:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:

Susan's Photos

100%
of clients received photo updates
Susan is using the Rover app to track activity and send Rover Cards

Reviews

17
repeat clients
29 Reviews

Bridget R.
Bridget R.
May 9, 2019
Verified Stay

Susan was absolutely phenomenal! So many pictures to keep us at ease and the pups looked so happy! She did an amazing job and we so appreciated her!

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Erica F.
Erica F.
May 5, 2019
Verified Stay

Susan was awesome with our 2 dogs and home while we were away for 5 nights. She took great care of our energetic 8 month old puppy and 10 year dog. House was clean when we returned. We also appreciated the updates and cute pictures everyday. We already rebooked with her for our next trip which is months away!

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Christina M.
Christina M.
Apr 11, 2019
Verified Stay

I cannot recommend Susan highly enough! Initially, I thoroughly looked through the profiles of available dog sitters and Susan’s experience stood out.  Her background in animal behavior, training, and animal nursing was really impressive but when I met with her in person, she exceeded my expectations.  I recently rescued my dog Sadie and although the timing was not ideal, I had to leave town.  During our meet and great, Susan took the time to understand ...

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About Susan

20
years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Rover 101
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check
  • RoverGO

5 Star Care for Your VIPup!

*Licensed and independently insured* I have a deep love and empathy for animals, and have even before I was old enough to speak - "dog" was my first word. Pets, especially dogs, have always been an important part of my life, so being a sitter comes naturally to me. Even when I was young, I was always responsible for my dogs' welfare, and that interest only grew. Since then I've gone on to study animal ...

What Susan would like to know about your dog

Some things I like to learn ahead of time:

- What are you looking for in a pet sitter?
- What is your pet's usual schedule - when does she eat, sleep, play, walk, etc.?
- What does your pup do well around? What does your pup try to avoid?
- What makes your pet happy? What helps her relax?
- Do you have a vet nearby that you trust?
- Is your dog spayed/neutered?
- Does your pup have any health issues that need to be tended to? For instance, dietary restrictions, allergies, medicine, or behavior triggers?

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience
Injected Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

When Susan watches your pet

For walking clients, I try to keep the dog in their own neighborhood (unless safety would be compromised by traffic, off-leash dogs, etc.). For dogs that are reactive to other dogs and/or people, I tend to prefer standard street sidewalks, because this makes it easy to avoid people and dogs by simply crossing the street. I have a walking client that's allergic to bees, so I scoped out the neighborhood to find the nearby streets with the least flowers, allowing her more things to safely sniff. My favorite places to walk dogs are "off the beaten path" - anywhere without a lot of foot traffic, and lots of things to sniff!

Whatever I can do to make a dog’s experience more pleasurable, I’ll do. I never let my walking clients greet people or other dogs, for their safety - even friendly dogs can get overwhelmed when there are a lot of people and/or dogs passing nearby! I love walking in our city's natural beauty, along the beaches, mountains, and many parks. There are tons of great adventures to be had all around, so I’m happy to get out and explore with your pup if they like that!

Susan's Service Area

Susan's Neighborhood
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