1. Ashley

Knowledgeable and Patient sitter

Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA, 94121

11 repeat clients

"Ashley is one of those rare finds that you'd just won't believe your luck that you ever came across someone like her. She took care of my senior dog (very ch... (more)"

2. Taylor

English Bulldog Mom !!

Noe Valley, San Francisco , CA, 94114

6 repeat clients

"Great time. Taylor and crew were incredibly nice and flexible with our hectic weekend schedule. Had good contact throughout the weekend with status updates a... (more)"

3. Bruce

Born in Year of the Dog

Noe Valley, San Francisco, CA, 94131

3 repeat clients

"Bruce was exactly what I initially expected/wanted from Rover- a dog lover who was communicative, kind and friendly. Took great care of my pup and sent plen... (more)"

4. Adam

Friendly Caring SF Couple

Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA, 94117

1 repeat client

"Great first time Rover experience! Adam and Katie were very nice and had great communication skills with us, and kept us updated with daily pics. I can tel... (more)"

5. AmberJoy

Animal Handling with Heart

Mission, San Francisco, CA, 94110

19 repeat clients

"Amber was great! I had to catch a last second flight to the East Coast and Amber took Coakley in with little to no notice. She kept me updated with photos (w... (more)"

6. Joseph

Work from home dog sitter.

Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA, 94133

2 repeat clients

"Joseph was EXCELLENT with Heidi. He kept me updated daily, and sent photos as well. In past experiences when I have gotten her back from kennels and such Hei... (more)"

Available this weekend
7. Dominique

Comfortable Doggie Care Space!

Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA, 94117

1 repeat client

"Dominique has been a dog lover her entire life. She has pet sit for me multiple times and the dogs love her! I have a large Boxer breed and Dominique has no... (more)"

8. Sean

Great care & fun for your best bud

Pacific Heights, san francisco, CA, 94109

"Sean helped me rest assured Hudson was in good hands. He sent over great pics of Hudson's time with him and it definitely appears like he had a great time. H... (more)"

9. Catherine

My greatest teacher was my Beagle.

Haight-Ashbury, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 94117

1 repeat client

"Catherine is an incredible Rover sitter. She is undoubtedly an animal lover and seeing Cody take to her at first meeting was an assurance that our boy would... (more)"

10. Jenny

Dog lover and pro figure skater!

South Of Market, San francisco, CA, 94105

1 repeat client

"Jenny was super nice and understanding, even though my pup Teddy had some behavioral issues with Jenny's dog, Jenny was really patient while I looked for a n... (more)"

11. Farrah

Dog-Loving and Reiable SF Couple

Western Addition, San Francisco, CA, 94109

"Mimi came back to me happy and calm and ready for a nap. This usually indicates that Mimi got a ton of exercise since she is typically a high energy pup. Far... (more)"

12. Ricardo

Running with the Pack!

Downtown, San Francisco, CA, 94102

1 repeat client

"Ricardo is the best. I felt very comfortable leaving him with Ria in his care. Pickup and drop off were very convenient and Ria is still snoozing on the couc... (more)"

13. Victoria

Doggy ❤️ Power! FUN,RUN,in the SUN!

Downtown, San Francisco, CA, 94102

3 repeat clients

"Couldn't have been better. Belle was very happy. Tons of pictures and videos. Belle even came home with new clothes, toys, and leash. Victoria is the best. H... (more)"

14. Olivia

Full Time Pet Sitter / No Kennels.

South Of Market, San Francisco, CA, 94107

3 repeat clients

"Olivia looked over my two dogs for a long weekend and did a wonderful job. She was super responsive and sent numerous updates and pics to keep me in the loop... (more)"

15. Sally

Dogs love me! I'm a dog whisperer!

North Beach, San Francisco , CA, 94133

1 repeat client

"Sally was absolutely wonderful! I contacted her at the last minute when my friend who was supposed to dog-sit fell through. She was really responsive and eas... (more)"

Available this weekend
16. Kiarash

Dogs are wise!

Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA, 94109

5 repeat clients

"I would used Kia again in a heartbeat! He helped me avoid a crisis and took my dog at the last minute when another sitter fell through. He was very friendl... (more)"

17. Laura

It's a Dogs world

Noe Valley, San Francisco, CA, 94131

5 repeat clients

"Laura (and Kevin) were superb! They took amazing care of my little one, who was clearly feeling quite comfortable and happy with them. They even diagnosed a ... (more)"

18. Erica

Work from home, Love Being Outside,

Marina, San Francisco, CA, 94123

"Erica & Tucker are the best! She was amazingly accommodating, responsive, and sent plenty of pics while I was away letting me know my little guy was in good ... (more)"

19. Biachi

Plenty of love & always VIP!

South Of Market, San Francisco, CA, 94103

6 repeat clients

"Leaving Parker with Biachi and family was a dream. They were loving, incredibly responsible and constantly communicated with us to share how well he was doin... (more)"

20. Sara

Dogs Need Vacations Too

Mission, San Francisco, CA, 94110

"I've left my crazy dachshund with Sara many times over the years and she's one of the only people I trust with him! She's taken excellent care of him, someti... (more)"

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Dog owners in San Francisco love booking pet care with sitters on RoverRover. Over 14,104 pet owners have reviewed sitters in the San Francisco metro area, giving them an average rating of 4.93/5 stars. Booking dog boarding can be super affordable, even in a city like San Francisco. Trust us, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Curious what it might cost to book a night of overnight boarding with Rover? Check out our average dog sitting rates to get an idea before reaching out and starting a conversation with a sitter near you in the San Francisco area.

Just because you have a busy schedule or an out-of-town trip planned doesn’t mean your dog has to go to a noisy kennel. You can easily find and book a loving, trustworthy dog sitter that offers luxury boarding and in-home care for your dog. That means your dog isn’t locked in a cage—they’re snuggled on the couch or running around the dog park with someone who will treat you dog just like you do, like family. You can meet your dog sitter before booking with them to ask questions, get to know them, and make sure they’re the perfect fit for you and your dog’s unique needs. Whether your dog longs to go on energetic runs on the beach or hikes in the surrounding hills or would rather just chill out on the couch eating treats (in moderation, of course), your dog’s perfect in-house sitter in beautiful San Francisco is on Rover.

San Francisco is a booming city—the second most-densely populated in the United States, in fact—but it isn’t just full of people, it’s full of thousands of pets too. We love how pet-friendly this incredibly city by the bay is, and it’s the perfect place not only to own a pet, but to book an experienced dog sitter. The city is equally famous for miles of rolling hills as it is for classic cable cars to help visitors and natives alike navigate this fascinating city. San Franciscans enjoy miles of amazing off-leash dog parks and free-roaming beaches to let your canine companion blow off some steam while making new friends. No matter where you live in San Fran, from Parkside to Nob Hill, there’s a sitter listed on Rover right in your neighborhood. That’s because this city is packed full of dog lovers, so you’re bound to find a great match for you and your dog around just about every corner.

Getting started on Rover is simple: type in your zip code, choose dog boarding as your service, browse 100s of sitters near you, and begin a conversation with your dog’s perfect match.

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