18-24 Hr Dog Sitter Extraordinaire

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Christine W.

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25 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

About Christine

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Someone's a little obsessed with dogs.

Playing fetch, long walks on a sunshiny day, smooching the top of a pooch's head, happy puppy snorts...sometimes it's the littlest things that make me happiest to be a dog sitter.

In addition to being a dog-mom to a dog who had seizures, I am experienced with
+ Senior dogs
+ High energy pups
+ Administering oral medication
+ Rescue dogs and those with special behavior/emotional needs
+ Dogs who aren't dog- or stranger- friendly.
...and, of course, dogs who want to be snuggled, held, and played with 24/7

When I dog sit...
+ I typically spend 18-24 hours per day with your dog, though my record is 55 straight hours with one adorable pooch.
+ You can specify if you want your dog to have 2, 3 or 4 walks per day (and/or frequent, short potty breaks). I typically walk dogs for up to 2 hours per day.
+ I'm happy to share a bed with your pup at night, but also understand that some dogs are more comfortable sleeping alone and/or in a crate.
+ Your dog will receive TONS of cuddles, doggy massages, affection and be treated with love, kindness, and respect.
+ I send detailed emails every 1-2 days with pictures and am always reachable via text or phone.
+ For stays exceeding five nights - and for dogs that are amenable to it - I'm happy to give your pup a bath before I leave.
+ I can gather the mail/newspaper and water indoor plants as instructed.
+ If in-unit laundry facilities are available, I will change the bedding and wash any towels before I leave. If they're not available, I will strip the bed.

*the 18 hour per day applies to Sat/Sun and 3 weekdays. I have to go into work the other 2 weekdays, so these include - at minimum - morning/evening walks and overnight. My boyfriend, (his DogVacay profile is below), oftentimes will be able to swing by and/or spend the whole day with your pup if he isn't booked. Otherwise, I suggest you have a dog walker to come mid-day; I'm happy to suggest dog walking services or arrange a walker on your behalf.

Am I already booked and you want another recommendation? This is the only person I trust with dogs I love/sit for: https://dogvacay.com/i-adore-all-dogs-including-yours-dog-boarding-418212?sm=cam

Please note:
**prior rate will be honored for all repeat guests through 2016
**I'm only able to dog sit in your home, as my landlord has a strict no-pets policy
**San Francisco proper only - thanks!
**all dogs in the pictures are pups I've cared for, mostly via DogVacay :)
***New Years Eve - $75
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Christine W.

Online Now!
25 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 4, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
25 Reviews
Christine went above and beyond!! Had a couple last minute changes on Thankgiving nonetheless and she was there to save the day! I can't recommend her enough, she deserves way more than 5 stars!!
Christine is phenomenal. This trip was the longest we had ever left our pup, and Christine made us totally comfortable and confident. We received tons of photos and prompt communication.
Christine was amazing. Both our dogs (an elderly Lab and a young terrier mix) loved her and had a great time. As soon as we met her for the meet-and-greet we knew our dogs would be loved, safe and have a great Vacay!

Christine kept us up to date on the dogs with texts and pics which as fur-parents we greatly appreciated. We would definitely book with Christine again and highly recommend her.
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Christine was an excellent guest at our apartment, who clearly takes pride in her work. She stayed with our two dogs, Macy and Haden, for 4 days in October. We came home to an immaculate apartment (we definitely didn't leave it as such!) and it was very clear how courteous she had been while here. She sent us daily pictures of our pups and kept us assured they were in good hands and has stayed in contact since she departed. We will definitely be working with her again and I'd recommend her to anyone.
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Christine was amazing, she took great care of both my dog and cat and you can tell that they were very happy during their Vacay. She also did a great job housesitting for a few days, keeping everything in order.

An added bonus was the daily updates and pictures that she would send us. We will definitely call her again soon!
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First time booking with Christine and her reviews are spot on! I'll echo what everyone else says in that she was very reliable, trustworthy, personable and took great care of my place. In addition to that, my apt experienced a substantial leak while I was away and she took total control of the situation. She coordinated with my bldg manager and plumbers as well as taking care of the pets while new people were in and out the entire time. I will definitely be looking to book her again!
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3rd time with Christine, she's reliable and great, as usual. At this point, I'd trust her with my dogs more than anyone else I know.
Second time booking with Christine, and Happy LOVES her. Christine is super communicative, sends pics and texts daily. If I could give her 6 stars, I would. She is an amazing, professional dog sitter and animals love her. You're lucky if you can get her.
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Christine is an absolute dream come true! I felt so secure leaving my precious 10 year old boys (golden retriever and lab) in her care. We got wonderful updates and pictures each day about their cuddles, walks and adventures. She took special care to tend to one of our boys sick with an infection by watching his energy levels and administering his medication. And we came home to an absolutely spotless house with the boys sleeping soundly in bed. No question -- she will be our first call any time we go out of town! Thanks again, Christine!
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This is the second time Christine has stayed with Janie; Christine is the ideal sitter. She's super communicative, left our apartment spic and span (even washed our sheets and towels), and spent nearly all day each day on walks and spending time with Janie. While Janie is generally very anxious (particularly when we leave town), she seems totally at ease with Christine. We couldn't ask for anything more. We're so glad we found Christine!
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As always, we love Christine! We will continue to book with her when we need a dog sitter for Louie :)
Christine is an angel! Max had the best time with her. We loved receiving photos and updates about the little maniac. Booking Christine now for our next trip. She is truly the best! Thank you
Christine did an absolutely phenomenal job! We were very nervous about leaving our new 6mo old puppy just 2 weeks after bringing her from the shelter but had a long weekend trip away we couldn't easily reschedule - Christine assuaged every fear and went above and beyond in looking after Tess. She was flexible and understanding with us inexperienced owners, and spent tons of time and extra effort training and doting on Tess. Her updates were thorough (and had some helpful advice for us) and she was professional and an absolutely joy to communicate with. I will definitely be contacting her for dogsitting in the future and cannot recommend her highly enough to anyone else!
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Christine was such a great dog-sitter! She kept us updated every day with really sweet messages/ emails & pictures of the hounds. They liked her immediately as well (and they're a tough audience!) so it was nice knowing they were happily snuggled up with someone while we were away. Christine was very respectful of our space and left it clean & tidy for when we got home. There were even some fresh tulips which was the loveliest touch and much appreciated. Will definitely be asking her to stay over again in the future!
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Christine was the best! This was our first time leaving Arthur with someone and she did a great job making us feel comfortable with the decision. She sent us several pictures as well as text/email updates over the course of Arthur's day/night with her.

2 things she did that really stood out to me:
1) She tidied up some of the apartment, especially around Arthur's crate, which was totally unexpected
2) She noticed that Arthur was avoiding the sun, so she moved his crate to be out of the sun light. This made it apparent that she was being very attentive towards his needs and was proactive about making him feel comfortable.

We'll definitely be booking our next DogVacay with Christine!
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Christine was fantastic with our pup! We received tons of detailed updates and knew Janie was getting lots of love and attention. Christine was even kind enough to do laundry before she left -- when we returned on a late flight, it was a huge treat to come home to a clean apartment.

It seems like Janie had a great time. We hope we can book Christine again!
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Christine was wonderful! It was so nice knowing that Louie was getting a lot of love and attention while we were away. It was actually perfect that she needed stay at our house because our dog is older and get anxious in new environments, so he was much more comfortable being in his own home. She sent us an update every day with pictures so we knew they were doing great. I really appreciated how much she genuinely cared for Louie the same way we do; giving him plenty of love, attention, cuddles & walks while we were gone. We will definitely book with Christine again.
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Christine was wonderful. We loved the detailed updates, photos, and our pup loved her too. Thanks for taking such good care of her (and our home)!
It was such a relief to know that Christine was at our taking care of our full house of two dogs and a cat while we were on vacation. She took such great care of everyone and of our apartment! We feel super lucky to have found her, and will definitely be using her again!
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Christine stayed in my home, watching my dog and cat while I traveled overseas on a two week vacation over Thanksgiving. She was professional, communicative, and friendly the entire time. Not only did she do a great job with the pets, she kept the apartment clean and watched over while we were gone. I will absolutely call on her again in the future and recommend her wholeheartedly.

Christine calmed all my nerves about leaving my dog with a stranger. She communicated clearly at the beginning about her schedule and how she would spend her time with the pets. Once we left, she sent us daily email updates with photos – which was great. We felt completely connected to what was going on back home.

We know our pets were being cared for and entertained the entire time. Most of the time Christine spent the whole day at home with the pets, but on the few days she had to leave for work she helped us coordinate with a secondary walker, which was super helpful.

All in all, I have no hesitation in offering the highest praise for Christine. She is trustworthy, professional, communicative, and great with pets.
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Thank you, Christine! Dagny was happy, the pictures were great, and the house was clean. Will reach out again when I'm out of town. THANK YOU!
Christine stayed with our pup Hopper for 2 weeks while we were in Spain. She sent us detailed email updates with pictures throughout the trip. Knowing that Hopper was being well taken care of at home was a great relief. He had a little trouble adjusting to a new person in his home at first, but soon warmed up to Christine & they became best friends. She was even so sweet as to wash the linens & towels she used before we returned. I will not hesitate to use Christine again in the future, and Hopper agrees!
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Christine has taken such good care of our older rescue pup Amos each time we've traveled. She's very caring with him, makes an effort to keep his routine consistent, and still finds time to have fun adventures (and send us photos so we can experience them vicariously)! She's wonderful and we'd highly recommend her.
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Christine was awesome with our dog! She took great care of Zoey, took her on lots of walks and trips to the park, sent photos every day, and left a detailed note when we returned on exactly how everything went. Our dog has some issues with new situations, and Christine paid close attention and worked to bring her out of her shell. Highly recommend Christine!
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Christine was a fantastic sitter and will certainly hire her again. She was very communicative before the weekend we were gone and made us feel easy while we were gone. During the sitting she sent us photo updates and kept us posted. Wally had a great weekend snuggling and hiking with Christine.
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