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Ben G.

6 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

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, Reptiles

About Ben

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Need a normal and trustworthy dog-lover? I'm Ben. I'm your guy.

About me... I'm a Santa Monica-based writer with an MFA from NYU who's looking to put a bigger dent in some student loans while I make inroads into the film and TV world. Besides that, I'm smart, pleasant, and responsible--the type of person who always gets asked to watch friends and neighbors' dogs when friends and neighbors head out of town.

As far as experience goes, I've been around dogs my entire life and worked professionally as a boarder, sitter, and walker for several years in Hawaii, New York, and northern California. I also spent half a decade offering behavioral support for children diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Long story short, I'm super well-versed in applied behavioral analysis, positive reinforcement, and understanding non-verbal communication--all excellent skills that pay huge dividends when working with dogs.

If any of that sounds good to you, please drop a line!

Thanks kindly,

Ben
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Ben G.

6 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 27, 2016

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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
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6 Reviews
We reached out to Ben to sit for our dog, Batman, at our home because he is newly adopted and has some anxiety with new people and places.

Ben was absolutely incredible. He took the time to meet Batman and get to know him before the reservation started. He also made it a point to educate himself with the training we've been working on so he could continue while we were away. We were a bit nervous to leave Batman, but as it turns out, we had no need to be: Batman absolutely LOVED Ben and felt completely comfortable and content having him in our home.

We were so grateful and relieved with how responsible Ben was and how communicative he was while we were away. We received constant updates and a full report when we returned. We are already looking at our calendars to try and book with Ben again!
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Ben is great! Looking forward to making him our regular dog walker!
We've had nothing but good experiences with Ben. Our Golden has stayed two times with Ben and she always comes back happy. He sent daily pics to let us know how the dog was doing. Overall a great experience! Highly recommended!
Ben was absolutely awesome. Since we were driving in to NYC from the Midwest, he was very accommodating with our time schedule for drop off and pick up.
Ben sent us pictures of Chloe having fun in Central Park. And he certainly must have wore her out from all the love and playing, because she slept in the car most of the way home!
Chloe was safe and well-cared for and Ben and Meagan even tried hand feeding her because she was going on a hunger strike.
Ben is very easy going, Chloe loved him, and I wouldn't hesitate to use him again or recommend him to anyone.
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Ben and Megan were the perfect babysitters for my 2 year old pup!

I left Frankie at their apartment for 4 days while I went to VT with the boyfriend. The whole time I was gone, Ben sent me photo updates and kept me posted with anecdotes from her stay. When I returned, Frankie was so excited to see me, but also obviously attached to Ben who spent a lot of quality time hanging out with her.

We warned Ben and Megan on our meet-n-greet that Frankie often takes a little while to warm up to men, but she seemed to make to herself right at home immediately at their apartment. Not even an issue.

We got stuff in traffic on our way back, and Ben was really flexible about her pick up as well. It took so much stress out of the trip, and I felt like she was in great hands the whole time.

Cannot recommend highly enough!!!
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Ben and his wife are the ideal dog sitters. They were exactly what I was looking for and met every expectation I had (which were very high). They are the most kind, gentle, and loving sitters with experience under their belts. They had no qualms about watching a puppy and did an amazing job handling my Schatzi. Ben works from home so my puppy did not have to be alone too often. Their apartment is spacious, very clean, and has outdoor space--I couldn't have asked for a better place to leave my dog! They took Schatzi for several walks everyday and played with her often--I even received pictures of her while I was away. I was able to enjoy every moment of my trip because I knew she was in great hands. Schatzi definitely had a wonderful time and still tries to drag me to their apartment on our walks. I will definitely use Ben in the future and will recommend him to anyone looking for a sitter. Thanks again for everything, Ben!
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