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Sheila M.

$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

About Sheila

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I would love to sit and care for your dog in your home - or walk them! It's up to your needs.

Growing up with three dogs (two Airedales and an Irish terrier) with three different temperaments taught me what I know about caring for dogs and making them happy. Here in the city, I sit for my boyfriend's sister's King Charles Cavalier when I can. I love dogs, and my motto is: my time around them is spent doing what makes the dog happy - not me!

That's not to say I necessarily spoil them - aggression issues need to be curbed firmly, a lesson I learned with my dearly departed - and highly spirited - Irish terrier Mike.

I have experience caring from everyone from puppies to elderly (and in one case, blind) dogs. I can administer pills, ear and eye drops. If you require more complicated medical care, I'm a quick learner.

A dog's day with me? WALKS, of course. Since a dog "sees" with its nose, I like to let dogs linger on their walks a bit so they can sniff everything they want. TOYS! Not just catch, I love to invent all sorts of new games. (But do tell me if you dog has a favorite - tug-o-war, for example). PETTING and all sorts of tactile affection - I'm good at "reading" a dog and discerning what they like. REST and naps are important, especially if they get too wound up on their walks. And can't forget MEALS - let me know about their food schedule or special ways to prepare the chow.

I'm able to sit and stay overnight for pets at your home - mine simply isn't pet-sized!

I don't own dogs in the city, but I do share one with my mother back in the midwest, and I promise you that I will absolutely treat your dog (or other pet) as if it is my own.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Sheila M.

$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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