House Sitting in Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA

Find a loving dog sitter to watch your dog overnight in your home.

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1. Kaila Verified Background CheckRover 101

Fenced in backyard - photo updates!

Waveland Park, Des Moines, IA, 50311

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Bodhi loved staying with Kaila and Hamm. I’m not sure she wanted to come home! Kaila provided excellent care to our aging lab, and her black lab Hamm was als... (more)"

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2. Erin Verified Background Check

Animals are Angels on Earth

Drake, Des Moines, IA, 50311

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Erin has been awesome. By the love and caring she showed our herd (2 dogs and 3 cats) we were able to relax and enjoy our time away. She left the place spotl... (more)"

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3. Katlynn Verified Background Check

Can’t wait to meet your fur-babies!

West Des Moines, IA, 50265

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

About: Hey! I’m Katlynn, I have been around all different animals/pets for about 4 years and have worked in doggie daycares for 2. I will provide picture... (more)

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4. Allison Verified Background Check

Animal whisperer

Clive, IA, 50325

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Allison did a great job watching my dog and house while I was traveling. She sent pictures and kept me updated how the stay was going. I will be hiring her ... (more)"

5. Amber Verified Background Check

Dog loving family since day 1!

Urbandale, IA, 50322

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Amber took great care of our Bolt while we were away. A huge thank you to Amber for being so incredible. We received updates and pictures with each visit whi... (more)"

6. Michelle Verified Background Check

Cuddles, exercise, and fun!

Urbandale, IA, 50322

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"The best service and definitely knows her stuff. She even made a recommendation on a special shampoo that has worked wonders!!! Honestly the best. 10/10 woul... (more)"

7. Robin Verified Background Check

A dog lover helping pet parents

Sherman Hill, Des Moines, IA, 50314

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Robin took amazing care of our pets and left the house is perfect condition. Very trustworthy. We have a special needs dog and she was soooo good with her! 1... (more)"

8. Abigail Verified Background Check

Sunshine and Slobber

Drake, Des Moines, IA, 50311

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"I am so grateful that I got connected with Abbey!! She came to visit and meet Ozzie a few days before, and we all hit it off right from the start!! She is ... (more)"

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9. Jeremy Verified Background Check

I love dogs with my heart and soul.

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50311

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Jeremy is the ideal pet sitter. He arrived several minutes before the desired time so he could touch up on all of my house rules and the desired schedule. He... (more)"

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10. Emily Verified Background Check

Complete dog lover

West Des Moines, IA, 50265

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

"Emily is great and patient, which was a plus when dealing with my puppy. He's very sweet, but timid, and she took her time in order to let him become familia... (more)"

11. Tabatha Verified Background Check

Energetic Animal Lover - Fenced Yd

Greater South Side, Des Moines, IA, 50315

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Tabatha did a great job with our pup! Walks, dog park, cuddle time - she kept our Gwen active and sent a lot of photos and was great about keeping in touch. (more)"

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12. Laurie Verified Background Check

Dog walker and sitter

West Des Moines, IA, 50266

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Our dog, Bentley, LOVES Laurie! He gets so excited when he sees her and she showers him with attention. We used Laurie to watch Bentley while we were on vaca... (more)"

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13. Laura Verified Background Check

Lover of all fur babies

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

"Laura exceeded our expectations in every way! She was professional, responsible, trustworthy and super nice! She sent frequent pictures of our dog playing a... (more)"

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14. Steph Verified Background Check

Love caring for dogs of all sizes!

Urbandale, IA, 50322

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Steph takes such good care of my dog that she is sometimes more excited to see Steph than me. Steph is very responsible and professional, and I definitely re... (more)"

15. Taylor Verified Background Check

I'll run and snuggle for hours

West Des Moines, IA, 50021

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Very trustworthy and took great care of our fur baby! (more)"

16. Katelyn Verified Background Check

Will love your furry family members

Drake, Des Moines, IA, 50311

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"The dogs seemed relaxed when we returned and that always a good sign. Katelyn took good care of the house and watering all my flowers. ? (more)"

17. Sarah Verified Background Check

Dog obsessed, responsible pet owner

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Sarah was AWESOME! I could tell my pup had a great time with her while we were away. She sent pictures which is greatly and let me know how everything was go... (more)"

18. Casandra Verified Background Check

No bark is too loud!

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Dog Walking

"I needed a dog sitter overnight at the last minute and chose Casandra on Rover.com. Casandra did a great job taking care of my dog, Happy! Happy is often anx... (more)"

19. Amanda Verified Background Check

I will take care of your furry baby

Oak Park, Des Moines, IA, 50313

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Amanda did an amazing job with our 2 boys. They were happy and healthy when we came home. She took a lot of pics of our boys as she knew we missed them terri... (more)"

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20. Katie Verified Background Check

Pro Pet Aunt! Will snuggle!

Urbandale, IA, 50322

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Katie is fantastic with our friendly dog and angry cat! Katie follows our instructions as we have particular pets. I also enjoy that she sends us photos and ... (more)"

When it comes to house sitting, dog owners in Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA love Rover.com. Over 540 owners have reviewed sitters in the Des Moines metro area, giving them an average rating of 4.9/5. The cost of house sitting in Merle Hay may surprise you - in a good way. That's because there's a house sitter on Rover for nearly every price range and lifestyle. Curious about how much it you can expect to pay for house sitting on Rover? Check out our average house sitting rates to get an idea before you start a conversation with a sitter.

Never beg a friend to watch your dog again. With Rover, you can find your the perfect Merle Hay house sitter in seconds. When you book house sitting on Rover, your dog will enjoy a loving, relaxing stay in their own home. If you're looking for care for pets other than dogs, you can find a pet sitter who offers care for cats, caged pets, and even horses. No matter what, you'll know that your pet is getting loving care. By removing common pet care obstacles, Rover ensures dogs nationwide are happy and well-cared for even when their human is away, and empowers dog lovers to live happy and fulfilling lives. Founded on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the unconditional love of a dog, Rover makes it easy for you to reach trusted house sitters in Merle Hay, Des Moines who can provide the care your dog needs, when they need it.

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