Carrie's Dog Walking & Pet Sitting

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Carrie R.

5 Testimonials
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

About Carrie

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I currently have 4 cats, who I rescued (three from the street and the other was abandoned as a small kitten in a laundry room). I grew up with dogs and have had cats for many years. When I was old enough, I was the one in our family to walk our miniature schnauzer, Ajax, and feed him. I took him for long walks; he was always considered as part of the family, and I always loved animals. I take good care of my pets, as well as others' pets. I become attached to them in the process. I have rescued quite a few cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, a ferret, some domestic and wild birds, a hen, mice. I advocate for animals, as well as don't eat or wear animals or use products tested on animals. I enjoy pets' company, and find it satisfying to give them their exercise, do basic training and take care of their needs while their guardians are away or at work.

I keep clients posted as to how theirr pet is doing, and send photos, if desired. (I can take care of other types of pets as well - cats, birds, fish, gerbils..). I can walk your dog 2-4 times a day while you're on vacation. I am reliable, trustworthy and honest; I have many good reviews. The pets are glad I stayed with them. (I also keep your home cleaner than when you left it.) I can medicate (topical or oral), and groom your pet (brushing, trim nails, clean ears, bathe, dematting). I have some experience with minor wound care, and administering subcutaneous fluids, and have recently become certified in Pet First Aid. I will let you know any observations I've made, to make your pet happier or healthier, from my valuable experience, and give advice and/or referrals.
When my own cats were/are sick and/or aging, I give them homeopathic gentle treatment and supplements, good quality food and homemade food, and whatever care they need, to help them feel as comfortable and stress-free as possible. I provide a quiet, safe, loving place for them to freely live their lives.
I have experience with young puppies to senior dogs, dogs of varied sizes and breeds, even ill dogs.

I have been professionally walking and pet-sitting for almost five years now, in different situations, some after surgery, in my home (can no longer) and in their home. I've taken dogs to the vet, to rehab or boarding or groomer. I play with them in the home or out in the park/dog run. I take dogs on varied walk routes to make it interesting for them. When sitting cats, I clean the litter box (and even wash the box if needed), play with the cats, talk to them, brush them - I don't just come to feed cats and leave; cats are sensitive and need companionship as well as dogs. I have a knack with shy pets - for example, when informed that a cat won't come out of hiding when I come to feed him or her, most in fact do and even let me pet them and play with them. I do basic training with dogs, such as not pulling on the leash and sitting at street corners. I can reasonably predict if dogs are going to have a scuffle or fight, and prevent it.
On one dog-sitting job, I took Aiden, a small dog, to Van Cortlandt Park on public transportation, where they have a great dog run, and horses, and trails in the woods. Needless to say, he enjoyed it immensely.
I would need to know if your dog has resource guarding issues - food aggression, or toy aggression, or with certain dogs or with cats, before the sitting job. Of course, any medical or health-related issues, as well as house-training or incontinence, and whether the dog is spayed/neutered.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Carrie R.

5 Testimonials
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 13 miles
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5 Testimonials
Oct 2016
Carrie was my dog walker for several years. Both my dog and I loved her and if I still lived near her she would be my dog walker. Carrie is extremely loving and caring towards animals. I only trust myself and Carrie with my dog. Beyond being loving and caring, she is also very prompt and went out of her way to help me on many occasions. I really can't say enough about how much my dog loved her!
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Oct 2016
We have a dog and a cat (George and Penelope), and they LOVE Carrie, and Carrie loves them. Carrie has been providing dog-walking and pet-sitting services for us for over a year, and we highly recommend her. She's reliable, responsible, knowledgeable, and very loving towards all animals. In particular, she's very intuitive about the animals, both their physical and emotional needs. I would particularly recommend her for those of you who may be on your first pet. She has stayed in our home many times, and we trust her completely.
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Oct 2016
Carrie is the best dog walker I have worked with. My dog responds to her well and she has socialized my dog, something that was a big challenge for me.
She is kind and considerate and treats and loves my dog like her own.
I would recommend Carrie to anyone and can vouch that she is great with animals and is extremely trustworthy. She also communicates changes in her schedule in advance which I really appreciate.
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Oct 2016
My wife and I consider our pets as members of our family. They deserve and receive only love and affection. so when we have to go away for vacation for a business trip we turn to only one person: Carrie Rosenblatt. Her obvious love for animals is her most winning trait. She takes care of them as if they were her own pets. We feel secure in knowing that when she visits, she "hangs out' with our cats, giving them attention and making an effort to get to know them. She is not afraid to make suggestion on their behalf when she notices something in their environment can be improved be it their food, the toys they play with or location of litter boxes. She is punctual, stays the amount of time she says she will stay and often sends us photos of how Mia and Theo are doing. She has never let us down. I recommend her highly.
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Oct 2016
You know all those details you're sweating about when you have to leave your little one when going away, well Carrie is brilliant at managing specifics and is 150% reliable. She really does care more about your dog/cat than you can imagine. She's been sitting for me for 2 years and every time I have returned home, 'the kids' were happy.

My kids can put up a 'protest' about my departure and not eat when I'm away. Carrie has gone out of her way to even buy them a different food so they didn't go without for too long.

She's a professional sitter, not a fly by part-timer so expect all of your personal affects protected and respected, along with timely visits and fun to our furry best friends!!

Thanks Carrie!
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