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Rebecca R.

2 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 1.2 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Rebecca's Resident Pets

Irish Wolfhound
4 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

About Rebecca

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
While you are at work, away on a business trip, or vacationing, I am more than happy to care for your pets. I have been providing pet sitting services on Rover since August 2012. I offer a complimentary meet and greet before your booking to become acquainted with you and your pets. This meet and greet is beneficial to ensure I am the right fit for you and your pets.

My name is Rebecca Roa and I am twenty-seven years old. I am a third-generation Deaf in my family and I am fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). I have residual hearing, however; I can speak clearly and communicate effectively with all individuals - this does not interfere with my abilities to care for pets whatsoever.

In May 2014, I completed my Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Gallaudet University, located in Washington, D.C. I am aiming to become an Animal Assisted Therapist, and for two years I have volunteered with People. Animals. Love. (PAL) as part of a Pet Visiting Team.

I just moved to Austin, Texas from St. Augustine, Florida and I am really enjoying the change of scenery here. I am currently working full time as a pet sitter!

***I am more than willing to accommodate pets that require special care due to age, chronic illnesses, post-surgical recovery, and/or other medical reasons. I will treat your pets as my own and greatly understand the importance of your pets' needs. With me, your pets are in gentle, caring, and experienced hands!

My experience administering medication:
I am very comfortable in administering medications, due to my many experiences, such as: using an inhaler, giving pills (by mouth, in food, pocket pills, etc.), administering cream in the ears or on the body, eye/ear drops, etc. I do not have experience at this time with administering injections, however, I am willing to learn if you teach me!

I am also very familiar with Cerebellar Hypoplasia (a neurological disorder). One of my cats, Skittles, was diagnosed with this disorder. He passed away about 3 years ago due to Kidney Failure, and is missed very much.

What Rebecca would like to know about your dog:

It’s necessary to know about any special needs your pets may have, ranging from dietary restrictions to behavioral concerns. I am very accommodating, and with your help, will provide the best care possible for special needs.

Please include the following in your care instructions and/or inquiry:
- Allergies (food/environmental)
- Toy or treat restrictions
- History of destructive behavior
- History of reactivity (such as barking/lunging on leash, guarding food or toys, or uncontrollable excitement)
- History of separation anxiety

In case of an emergency, I would like to have your veterinarian's contact information (name, phone numbers, address) on hand.


I am also always visiting different trails in the area - if your dogs like that, I'll be more than happy to bring them along! I enjoy early morning and evening strolls around the neighborhood. If your dogs prefer quiet areas, there are plenty of other routes available to suit their needs. our dogs will get a lot of exercise, which makes for tired but happy dogs at the end of the day! Of course, my walks is dependent on the age of your dogs and level of energy and stamina.

Depending on your dogs, we can play tug of war, fetch, go swimming, or on a hike. My dog, Ellie, loves play dates. If you are interested in socializing your dogs, I am more than happy to bring her along to our Meet and Greet, to see how they get along.

My style of care is completely based on your needs and the needs of your dogs. I am aware that some dogs are active and playful while some like to nap and relax. I am prepared to accommodate any temperament, age, or activity level, in addition to supplying you with daily updates and photos upon request.

Extra house-sitting services:

I am able to bring in the mail, water your plants, leave a detailed journal (notes about your pets for each visit), send you an email or text message with an attachment of your pets, and if you feed alley cats, I would happily do that as well.
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Contact Rebecca
Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Rebecca R.

2 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 1.2 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 2, 2017


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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$35 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
$15 /bath
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3 Testimonials
Oct 2016
Rebecca is a true veterinarian! A true veterinarian will put their own and others's animals first before themselves. She makes sure they are well taken care of following your instructions and makes time to spend with them by giving them her full attention. She will nurture them like her own and communicate with you as if you were there in spirit. She knows her stuff and will assist them in any emergency. You will feel at ease knowing your furry kids are in good hands with plenty of pictures and videos!
Oct 2016
Rebecca is wonderful. She is great and is truly compassionate with animals. She is caring for my labradoodle while Im going through treatment and always gives me updates, sends pictures and videos of my baby. Its a nice feeling to have peace of mind knowing my dog is in such great care receiving just as much love if not more. Rebecca has a passion and love for animals and goes above and beyond her responsibilities. With her, your animals will be in great care and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her to anyone who is looking for the best in pet care.
Oct 2016
I am very happy with Rebecca! It was nice to come home to happy and content cats... they seemed to care less that I returned which means they didn't feel neglected!

Rebecca knew I was nervous about being away from the cats, so she updated me while I was gone every single day letting me know how they were doing. She even sent pictures and videos - that made me very happy! She made me feel very comfortable about leaving our cats in her care. We truly appreciated the loving attention she gave our cats. They know an animal lover, and she is one. I also must share that I LOVE that my house was clean and neat and everything was as I left it! I am so glad I found you! We would absolutely use your service again! Thank you SO much Rebecca!
2 Reviews
Rebecca was attentive and easy to communicate with - everything you'd want in a dog sitter. We have plans for next month, too.
After meeting with a few potential sitters for our three fur babies we came across Rebecca and we are so glad that we did. She was a pleasure to deal with from the beginning. She put out minds at ease from the start with her care for our fur babies. I have recommended several friends to check her out and will recommend more and use her services in the future. This was our first time leaving our dogs with someone other than a family member and we were apprehensive just because this was our first time, however the daily updates showed just how much they enjoyed Rebecas care and stay with her. When we picked up they were so tuckered out from their own vacation it was wonderful and and are so pleased. I want to truly thank Rebecca for her services and say that we will see you again soon.
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