Pet Sitting & Drop Ins in Merriwood, Oakland
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home a few times a day to feed and play with your dog.
“Candice was great with our pup! She was really responsive and paid close attention to detailed instructions. We will definitely use Candice’s services again.”
“Christine provided an excellent pet-sitting experience for my cat :). Christine was punctual, attentive, and kept me updated with daily photos and messages, giving me peace of mind while I was away. I highly recommend Christine's services for any pet owner.”
“Aaron did a wonderful job taking care of our cat. He was able to help us out last minute as a cat sitter and was flexible with our ever changing travel schedule. Aaron sent photos and updates after each check-in, which we appreciate. We would recommend Aaron to others that require a cat sitter.”
“Rob used to watch our cats and dog when we'd travel. He'd always do an excellent job taking care of our elderly border collie and two cats when we'd be gone for more extended lengths of time. When we'd return, it was as if we never left. We can't recommend him enough.”
Kevin & Anna N.
“Kevin and Anna went way above and beyond to take care of my kitty -they were quick to think in a stressful situation when I left them the wrong key. I panicked but they thought of a quick solution and went out of their way to get a new key. Vinnie is an anxious guy and he clearly felt very comfortable with them. I feel so confident leaving my kitty in their care and I hope they will be available next time I travel.”
“It's like we didn't leave home at all. We came home to pets that weren't needy. Thank you so much!”
“Korin was amazing with our dogs. They can be a little hesitant of strangers when they first come but she did an amazing job adapting to their personality and caring for them. Will book again!”
“Mara grew up caring for animals, dogs, cats and birds. She is very responsible and cautious in her care and has cared for my animals many times over the years. Dogs and cats respond well to her. She has a calm and compassionate demeanor. I would not hesitate to use her as a sitter or walker. Sharon C”
“Lauren continues to be fantastic with our mischievous and loving kitty. We were away many weeks and Lauren let us feel at ease that all was safe and good at home. Thanks again!”
“Xinyao was an amazing sitter who took such good care of our two cats while we were away. She is very detail-oriented, communicative, and caring. She always sent detailed notes about her drop-ins and included photos. I would definitely recommend her and have her take care of our cats again!”
“Alexis was great with my family dog all summer! She has amazing energy and patience with our dog Lily! Very good at making sure Lily had plenty of exercise. Alexis is reliable and sweet!”
“Was respectful toward Eepy and took care of her while I was gone.”
“Terence is the best! Our two cats like him and he is very flexible and reliable. And he brings his own toys and tries to get to know the pets. Definitely recommend 👍”
“Kaitlin checked in on our two cats while we were away for three weeks. She played with our very active cat and tired him out enough that he didn't tear up anything around the house. She was also able to entice our other very nervous kitty out to play. The cats were perfectly set with food, water, and litter the whole time she was taking care of them. She even indulged our active kitty on a walk, which we have never trusted a pet sitter to do before. She managed to keep him safe and occupied while he sniffed around the neighborhood and climbed trees. She sent us some very cute pictures of their adventure. Kaitlin has also been working in vet medicine for several years. Our cats luckily did not have any health problems while she was taking care of them, but we felt comfortable leaving them with her if something did come up. We also asked her some vet questions we had been wondering about and she had very helpful answers. Overall, she went above and beyond taking care of our cats.”
“After meeting Bingyan for the first time, my cat, Michael was very happy to meet him. I thought that was great was because he’s a bit shy when meeting people. Michael escaped out of my house and Bingyan was quick to let me know. He was very caring to take the time to look for him by coming back a couple hours later… including early the next morning. He also sent me lots of cute pics of Michael and was very detailed in his messages about how his day was, which I really appreciated. I truly think Bingyan is the best sitter for furry friends with such positive energy! Thank you.”
About: I have been caring for pets since I was a child. I have cared for dogs with physical disabilities and who require medications. I am also a nurse so feel very comfortable in the caregiving role. I work from home so have a reasonable amount of flexibility. I take my own dogs for a walk twice a day and regularly visit dog parks for socialization. I have a fully enclosed deck with yard space. I have two dogs of my own one of whom is blind. My kids are 12 and 14 and they also love pets. They would enjoy playing with new pups if the owner's approve.
“Lisa is awesome. We have two cats -- one is super outgoing and the other a bit more shy. The shy one tends to hide when we're gone, but Lisa makes every effort to make her feel comfortable and spend time with her, which we really appreciate! We also love the photo updates she sends during her visits. And the best part: she also helped us get married (seriously). My now husband and I were getting married out of state and somehow forgot our birth certificates - she took the time to overnight Fedex them to us. So if you need a cat sitter, or someone to save the day in general, don't hesitate to connect with Lisa!”
“George has known our dog Willow since she was a puppy. I've seen him with dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes and he is great with all of them. George is very thoughtful and treats the dogs he takes care of like his own. I know Willow and all other dogs in George's care are very loved and well cared for!”
“Thanks Alanna! Our dog really took a liking to her, she gave us regular updates and left the house in really nice condition. Would hire again.”