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christa e.

1 Review
$60/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • 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, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

christa's Resident Pets

symmetry
Mixed Breed
Female
4 yr 11 mo old

About christa

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I grew up in Houston with my best friend, a German Shepherd named Tello. He was the best dog, especially for a child, and especially for a child like me. I dressed him up while he panted patiently, shared popsicles during cicada hot summers, pretended to ride him like a horse and at nights watching TV I would lay my head on his stomach and use it as a warm safe pillow. Since then I now share my days with a wonderful dog named Symmetry, a rescue dog I found on the street.

Houston is a dog-crazy place! You can see so many dog-lovers everywhere; walking their pups in the evenings after work, playing in the dog park, bringing them to dog-friendly restaurants. When I started working full time I hated having to leave my dog behind. Not only did I worry about the dull, lonely existence I was providing for her through the many hours that I was gone; but for a while every day I'd come home after a long day to find a puddle of pee and a shame-faced dog. As patient as I tried to be with her, I couldn't help feeling more stressed at having to come home and immediately start cleaning and coaxing my dog from her hiding place when all I wanted to do was relax. Unfortunately, she could feel my stress too and it made her sad.

When my neighhbor offered to walk her during the day; many things happened immediately. My guilt at leaving her disappeared, I knew she wasn't bored and sad, that she was playing and having fun. Her accidents stopped, and I would come home to a happy dog and I could sit down and relax.

Having someone walk your dog during the day not only ensures that you won't come home to a nasty mess that you must immediately start cleaning up- it also means that your best friend is happy with plenty of attention and affection. You love your friend, why would you want them to sit sad and alone all day?

There is a park walking distance from my home so daily walks while pet-sitting is no issue at all.

You will have no worries leaving your pet under my care because he/she will be cared for with a loving heart. I believe pets are an extended part of the family and I can't wait to make yours apart of mine. :)
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

christa e.

1 Review
$60/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 12, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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1 Review
Christa was more than amazing. She was able to do the entire weekend last minute. I normally take my pups with me wherever I go, but we mistakenly made reservations at a condo where they don't accept pets. I was extremely nervous, I have never left my pets before, ever. I am a professional worrier, but she totally put me at ease.

Christa came for a meet and greet and immediately made me feel comfortable. My largest dog was there at the door to greet Christa and she immediately greeted her back. She updated me every time she went to walk them and also sent me pics. I would definitely recommend her and will use her again.
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