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Jon M.

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20 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$39/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

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

About Jon

3 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi there! I'm a longtime pet lover and am eager to care for yours. I'm that guy who greets dogs on the street waiting for their humans to finish shopping, and I know which dogs and cats live where in my neighborhood. :) I've been sitting and walking dogs since October 2013 and volunteered with the Seattle Animal Shelter for a few years before that.

Like people, every pet is different, and I enjoy getting to know them and giving them attention, playtime, cuddles, and treats as well as meals, walks, medicine, or other needs. I've had basic behavior and first aid training I can call on in an emergency, though thankfully I haven't had to. I also know cats after having one for 13 years, and I've cared for tortoises, rats, and other pets too. Animals usually take to me pretty quickly, but if not, I'm good at earning their trust with a combination of patience, treats, and non-threatening behavior. I've only been unable to win over one dog so far, and I'm proud of the frequent comments I get about pets taking to me much more quickly than most people, or pets liking me who rarely like anyone.

Since I don't work a 9-5 job, I'm available to sit or walk for you 7 days a week. Please note that I can't board pets in my own home, but when I watch them, they're in familiar surroundings where the only different thing is me. I like to meet you and your pet(s) at your home to get acquainted, go over questions, and show your pet(s) that you think I'm ok. While you're gone, I'll send regular photos and updates, unless you don't want me to (look out for roaming or other charges if you're outside the US). I'm also happy to get the mail, water plants, take out the trash, or other light household chores.

I happen to have Asperger's Syndrome (mild autism), which seems to give me an edge in communicating with our furry friends. At my old building, there were 3 dogs on my floor, and even when their owners were on the balcony with them, all 3 dogs would gather around me. :) I'm excited to meet you and your pet!

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine

Jon M.

Online Now!
20 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$39/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 25, 2017

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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$39 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
20 Reviews
Jon did an amazing job of connecting with both of our Irish wolfhounds. He did a perfect job of feeding the girls with their needs and schedule. The house looked as though we had only went to the theater instead of Mexico for a week. Thanks again house looked as though we had only went to the theater instead of Mexico for a week. Thanks again Jon for a wonderful job!
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Jon was very responsive before and during his stay with our dog. He contacted us to let us know he was running late on the day he arrived, and texted with questions and updates as they came up.
I have trouble trusting people to walk my large, strong reactive dog, but Jon does an AMAZING job with him. I'm so glad I find someone to work with him. I've already booked more time with him!
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