House Sitting in Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA

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

Confirmed Memorial day Availability
1. Tanya

Your Dog’s Second Best Friend

West Des Moines, IA, 50266

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

18 repeat clients

"Tanya was outstanding in her care of my “kids” while I was away. It was actually really fun to see pics and updates throughout the stay. At one point I tol... (more)"

2. Marissa

Home Almost full-time nced backyard

Drake, Des Moines, IA, 50310

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

2 repeat clients

"Marissa was great with Magic. She contacted me to let me know how it was going and what they were doing. We felt Magic was in good hands and safe with Mari... (more)"

3. Jared

Flexible schedule - Love dogs

Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, IA, 50309

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Jared is a proud dog lover who has helped watch and care for my dog when I am out of town many times. Most recently, he stayed at my home and watched my dog ... (more)"

4. Sarah

Dog obsessed, responsible pet owner

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits

About: I have been house and pet sitting for friends, family, and co-workers for about six years. I enjoy spending quality time with dogs and treating the... (more)

5. Mikayla

Proud Corgi Dog Mom

Johnston, IA, 50131

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

"Mikayla absolutely LOVES all dogs....no matter the size or breed! Her own dog Phillip is her baby and she treats him as if he’s human. Mikayla is very resp... (more)"

Confirmed Memorial day Availability
6. Rebecca

I will treat your baby like my own!

Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, IA, 50309

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits

"Rebecca loves dogs and has been great when watching my lab! She is responsible and always takes my dog out on adventures! I’d recommend her to anyone. (more)"

7. Hannah

Pets are like family, special!!

Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA, 50322

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

"Hannah took great care of Percy and gave him lots of attention and snuggles! (more)"

8. Sarah

7+ years of loving pet sitting

Johnston, IA, 50131

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Sarah has been wonderful for my dog, Cooper! Being a Blue Heeler he has more energy than he knows what to do with. She is great at keeping him busy and he ju... (more)"

9. Ally

I'll scratch your dog for hours

Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, IA, 50309

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Ally is a warm, patient person. She has a passion for four-legged fur babies. She has taken care of our two dogs numerous times, and I would recommend her to... (more)"

10. Brittany

A home for yours pets to be loved!

Lower Beaver, Des Moines, IA, 50310

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

"Brittany is one of the best dog moms I know! She has such a natural loving care for not only her dog but others as well! She always puts their needs first wh... (more)"

11. Kate

Puppy Date with Kate

Urbandale, IA, 50322

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

27 repeat clients

"All of our animals were so happy when we got home! She played with the puppies and sent us pictures! It was so warming to us knowing they all had smiles on t... (more)"

12. Emma

Grad student, active sitter w/ refs

Drake, Des Moines, IA, 50311

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits

2 repeat clients

"Absolutely Love Emma and trust her completely. She's booked when I need someone again and I actually tried changing my plans simply to be able to use her ag... (more)"

13. Stacey

Simply put, I love dogs.

Drake, Des Moines , IA, 50311

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

8 repeat clients

"This is the second time Stacey has watched our pets, and she does a great job! She always sends photos, which is great for me because I miss them like crazy ... (more)"

14. Elizabeth

Known as the "Dog Whisperer"

Clive, IA, 50325

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

14 repeat clients

"We cannot say enough good things about Elizabeth! It's always harder on us when we have to leave our fur babies behind while we're enjoying a vacation...but ... (more)"

15. Liisi

Ultra animal lover!

West Des Moines, IA, 50266

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Liisi took care of my dog, Mabel on a moments notice and how willing to adjust her schedule to meet my needs. She not only took care of her but sent me photo... (more)"

Available this weekend
16. Kristen

Life’s an adventure, better w/ pets

Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA, 50310

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

"Kristen is wonderful with animals! She's very caring and patient. She's also very responsible and will give your pets the best care! If you want a dog sitter... (more)"

17. KyLeigh

Nonstop Playtime and Adventures

Drake, Des Moines, IA, 50311

Dog Boarding, House Sitting, Doggy Day Care, Dog Walking

1 repeat client

"I have been friends with kyleigh since elementary school. She has always had a love for animals and a kind heart. She has owned dogs for most of her life and... (more)"

18. Amanda

student with passion for animals!

Westwood, Des Moines, IA, 50312

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

"Amanda is an animal lover and has a huge heart. She is responsible and is someone you can count on. She has a lot of energy. (more)"

19. Cheryl

Former Vet Tech is Home FULL-TIME

Urbandale Ia., IA, 50322

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

14 repeat clients

"Our dog, Otis had a great weekend experience with Cheryl! We were able to relax for the weekend knowing our family pet was being well taken care of. Our dog... (more)"

20. Caitlyn

100% chance of spoiling your dog

Drake, Des Moines, IA, 50311

House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Dog Walking

3 repeat clients

"I would HIGHLY recommend Caitlyn. This was my first time leaving my pupper and Caitlyn was courteous and kind and that put me at ease. She kept me informed b... (more)"

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