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Xander M.

Sacramento, CA

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 reviews
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Every pet is a gift and a friend!

Pet care experience

As a lifelong dog owner and animal lover, I possess a wealth of experience in caring for dogs of all breeds, from giant to miniature. I have undergone multiple obedience training courses and have even provided end-of-life care for senior pets. My pet-sitting experience has included lizards, cats, and even a family of eight rescue dogs. I'm excited to meet your pets and provide them with the care they deserve!

Reviews

Jenell H.
Jun 19, 2023

Xander is an amazing dog dad, and when he watches your pets, you know they will be given the care and attention they need. Xander has watched my animals several times, and I feel confident that they are safe. My dog is a bolter, so to have that peace of mind means a lot! Xander is also very trustworthy and responsible—he’s a gem!

MJ J.
Jun 14, 2023

Xander remains the best pet caregiver we’ve ever had. I was never nervous when leaving my two dogs and two cats in his care no matter how long. We have reactive dogs and visually impaired cats, so not the easiest situation. However Xander always met all of their needs and was an absolute dream with all of them. He was always respectful of the rules we had in place for them (e.g. no dogs on the couch), he made sure all of them got the enrichment they needed and kept us updated without us having to ask. If we hadn’t moved away i’d absolutely still hire him to pet sit for us - anyone would be lucky to have Xander care for their pets.

Easton R.
Jun 14, 2023

Xander has taken care of my two cats countless times over the last 5 years. He always provides loving reliable care. He makes sure all there needs are met as far as feeding, cleaning, and medications but also makes sure to spend plenty of time giving them all the love and pets they could want. He will care for your pets as if they were his own.

Julia F.
Jun 14, 2023

Xander has the passion for dogs. He's proven to be a wonderful dog-dad, as well as a reliable and enthusiastic sitter and walker. He will be sure to reciprocate the love you have for your own special pup so that they can feel safe and cherished while you're away.

About Xander M.

Communication

100% response rate
Usually responds in a few minutes
Sends updates with Rover Cards

Skills

29 years of experience
Oral medication administration
Injected medication administration
First aid/CPR
Senior dog experience
Special needs dog experience
Can provide daily exercise

Safety, trust & environment

I’ve dog sat for many families, and can adapt to any environment. I have experience with crate training, and can gently guide dogs in without causing fear. I want to ensure your pet is at their most comfortable, so I will adhere to whatever routine they’re familiar with.

Information Xander M. would like to know about your pet

I like to know if a dog has any areas of discomfort. For instance, are they nervous around other dogs? Do they not like their feet touched? Do they chase cats or squirrels? My goal is to take care of each dog the best way possible, so any information that helps me do that is perfect!

A typical day

I tailor my activities to the preferences of the dog and owner. If a dog loves long, slow walks to sniff everything in sight- great! If an owner is hoping to reenforce some commands, we’ll get practice in. Fast walks, fetch, toys, whatever results in the happiest, healthiest dog! On walks, I like to go to parks in order to dodge the dreaded foxtails that crop up along residential sidewalks. Plus, there are so many things to see and smell!

Services

Drop-In Visits
visits in your home
$13per visit
Dog Walking
in your neighborhood
$16per walk

Xander can watch in your home

Cats
0 to 15 lbs
16 to 40 lbs
41 to 100 lbs
over 101 lbs

Availability

Monday | 5:30am-6:00pm Tuesday-Sunday (Early Mornings) | 5:30am-7:30am I'm an early riser and would be thrilled to walk or watch your pet while you get ready for the day or catch some extra sleep.

Available
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SMTWTFS
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:

About Xander M.

Communication

100% response rate
Usually responds in a few minutes
Sends updates with Rover Cards

Skills

29 years of experience
Oral medication administration
Injected medication administration
First aid/CPR
Senior dog experience
Special needs dog experience
Can provide daily exercise

Safety, trust & environment

I’ve dog sat for many families, and can adapt to any environment. I have experience with crate training, and can gently guide dogs in without causing fear. I want to ensure your pet is at their most comfortable, so I will adhere to whatever routine they’re familiar with.

Information Xander M. would like to know about your pet

I like to know if a dog has any areas of discomfort. For instance, are they nervous around other dogs? Do they not like their feet touched? Do they chase cats or squirrels? My goal is to take care of each dog the best way possible, so any information that helps me do that is perfect!

A typical day

I tailor my activities to the preferences of the dog and owner. If a dog loves long, slow walks to sniff everything in sight- great! If an owner is hoping to reenforce some commands, we’ll get practice in. Fast walks, fetch, toys, whatever results in the happiest, healthiest dog! On walks, I like to go to parks in order to dodge the dreaded foxtails that crop up along residential sidewalks. Plus, there are so many things to see and smell!

Location

Sacramento, CA

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Xander M.

Sacramento, CA

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 reviews