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Rebecca L.

18 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$48/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 9 hrs
  • 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, Reptiles

About Rebecca

4 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi, I'm Rebecca and I lost my pet a little more than a year ago. I have visited several shelters, but am just not ready to take on another pet full-time. But I sure miss having a pet to care for and interact with.

One of my most enjoyable jobs I've had was working in a pet salon, bathing and grooming animals. I loved all my customers, and even the ones who were uneasy quickly learned to trust their paws and hair in my gentle hands (despite holding nail clippers and a detangling comb). One of my most favorite and simplest things to do were using my special brush to minimize shedding between appointments. This, among other things, is something I can offer while I sit for your pet.

I have had animals all my life. First came dogs, then rabbits, then cats, and then reptiles! And then I went back to mammals. Their food was just a bit more easier to "administer!"

I love the outdoors, as many pets do, so I will make it a priority to spend time in fresh air where there are limitless scents for your pet to experience. I take the dogs I look after to a large city park from my very own backyard that no one seems to know about except me. It offers many diverse smells and terrains. This stimulation is very good for a pet's well-being! I also think it is very important to interact with pets and give them the full attention they deserve. Many of us have busy lives and our pets are left awaiting for a friendly, living friend to receive physical contact and interact with. I am committed to be that person!

After losing my pet to diabetes, I naturally had a lot of regret wishing I had more time. More time to play, cuddle, etc. I have accepted that I cannot have that time back, but I can offer my time to other pets who otherwise would be alone/unstimulated or potentially in hands that are less passionate than mine.

[Please be advised there is a $10 increase in my boarding rate per day on holidays, including the day before and after. The reason being that it takes a significant sacrifice on my end to accommodate guests during the holidays and it's important to me your pet receives the same excessive love and attention they would had their vaycay not been during a holiday.]
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Rebecca L.

18 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$48/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 9 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 13, 2017

Credentials

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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$48 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
18 Reviews
Our first sitting experience with Rebecca was on very short notice but she was very responsive & willing to sit for us despite it not being 24 hours before booking. Our pooch Lucy was immediately taken with Rebecca & it was almost like she was just part of the family. She was very professional in her communication & during our first introduction with her, we were very impressed! We went through some information about what to expect & other details pertaining to the evenings events. Rebecca kept us up to date with her whereabouts before getting to our house to sit for Lucy, & once we left for the evening she sent us updates & pics via text message. She was very attentive to Lucy & was wonderful all night while my husband & I were away in Tacoma. We felt extremely comfortable leaving Lucy in the care of Rebecca & this was our first time leaving Lucy in someone else's care. Rebecca left everything in our home just as we left it & Lucy's made a brand new friend!! We couldn't be happier with our first experience with Rebecca & will absolutely be using her services again in the very near future! We certainly recommend Rebecca for anyone else looking to find a trustworthy, responsive, & very caring sitter whom not only puts you the pet owner at ease, but your beloved pooch too! Lucy gives Rebecca four enthusiastic paws up!!!! Thank you so much for making our night out together without Lucy an enjoyable & satisfying one knowing she was in great hands! Rebecca's a rockstar!
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Rebecca was wonderful. We can always tell if our dog is under stress by the way she smells, and when we came home after our vacation, Molly smelled delicious! She communicated well, sent pictures and the house was spotless on our return. We would heartily recommend Rebecca!
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Perfect!!!!!!
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