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Sergio P.

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13 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

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 Sergio

3 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
It’s not uncommon for me to spend up to 24 hours per day with a dog I’m sitting. A dog in my care will enjoy plenty of walks, occasional field trips to Ocean Beach or Dolores Park, and lots of snuggles and affection.

Growing up, my father was a farmer and my mother treated our home as a sanctuary for every stray animal she came across. I’ve been dog/cat sitting independently for several years and was thrilled when a friend told me about DogVacay.

When I dog sit...
+ I spend most (occasionally all) of the day at home with your pooch. I work remotely and, thus, spend lots of time keeping your dog company.
+ Dogs in my care receive at least one long walk per day with shorter walks interspersed throughout.
+ Longer stays often include outings to Fort Funston, hiking in the Presidio, play time at Golden Gate/Corona Heights dog park, visits to the beach, and/or picnics at Dolores Park.
+ I understand that some dogs are more comfortable sleeping alone and/or in a crate, but welcome dogs who are used to sleeping in a bed.
+ Your dog will receive TONS of cuddles, exercise, affection and be treated with kindness and respect.
+ I send detailed emails every 1-2 days with pictures and am always reachable via text or phone.
+ For stays exceeding five nights - and for dogs that are amenable to it - I'm happy to give your pup a bath before I leave.
+ I can gather the mail/newspaper and water indoor plants.
+ If in-unit laundry facilities are available, I will change the bedding and wash any towels before I leave. If they're not available, I will strip the bed.

I’m experienced in watching anything from a Maltese puppy to a 3-year-old lab all the way to a 14-year-old Golden Retriever who was blind and deaf. I am comfortable with dogs who have dog- and/or stranger-aggression as well as dogs who love everything and everyone they meet.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Sergio P.

Online Now!
13 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 29, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
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13 Reviews
Sergio is absolutely great. He responded to us very quickly when we inquired and came over for a Meet 'N Greet. During the meet 'n greet, we showed him around the place and he got to know the dogs a bit. He asked a lot of great questions in regards to our dogs' schedules, quirks, watch-outs, etc. It was very easy to tell that he had a lot of experienced with dogs and loved being around them. During the stay, Sergio sent us pictures and kept us posted on how the dogs were doing. We felt very comfortable that our dogs were in safe hands. :) We will definitely be using Sergio's services in the future and you should too!
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Sergio is an absolute gem of a dogsitter. He's quick and clear to communicate with, our handful of a dog Tess clearly adores him, and we come home to a happy and tuckered pup anytime we've used him for walking or sitting. This last trip he went particularly above and beyond after a forgotten spare key and an out of town landlord caused chaos on our end - Sergio was able to not only get in to care for Tess but also handle the situation for us panicked owners, well beyond the scope of what his dog sitting duties entailed. His love for pups and commitment to providing great care is obvious. I cannot recommend him enough!!
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Sergio was FANTASTIC! You can tell he truly loves dogs. I felt at ease knowing our senior dogs were well taken care of while we were away. I got lots of pictures and updates and he spent more time with them than expected, which was a treat.

Thanks for taking care of our kids!! We will reach out to you in the future for other pet sitting needs, Sergio!
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I am possibly the world's most paranoid pet parent. I actually have 2.5 pages of notes for anyone that comes to watch my little guy. Sergio was fantastic. We were referred to Sergio by his lovely girlfriend Christine (also a Dog Vacay sitter) when she was unavailable to watch Zeus while we were away. It was great that they are both available to serve as backup for each other! Anyway, Sergio was incredibly nice, LOVED our dog, was LOVED by our dog, and was a great house guest as well. I got pictures of my little guy as much as I wanted them, and Sergio was very responsive. I am an incredibly proud mama, and Sergio would text updates that included detailed compliments about my dog (he does have the best ears), which I loved and which also showed me how much he really enjoyed spending time with him. Sergio works from home, so it was awesome that Zeus didn't have to spend much time alone during the day. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to have him or his girlfriend Christine come stay with our pup again. Thank you so much Sergio!
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Sergio was awesome, especially because he had to deal with an emergency cut paw. He was super communicative throughout the entire deal and helped Happy get to the vet. He was very communicative and sent regular texts and pics as well, which was great. Would absolutely hire Sergio again!
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Sergio went above and beyond to give my pets the best possible experience while I was on vacation for 8 days. I would be happy to have have him in my home to watch my pets again and can give a personal recommendation to anyone that is looking for a pet sitter.
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We had Sergio come watch our puppy Tess while away for an extended workday - Sergio took attentive and loving care of her and we came home to a relaxed and happy pup. Sergio was delightful to coordinate with and we will certainly be using him again!
Sergio was so great! It was so nice knowing that Louie was getting a lot of love and attention while we were away. We especially like that he can stay at our house because our dog is older and can get anxious in new environments. He is much more comfortable being in his own home. We loved getting updates with pictures and hearing about what they were up to while we were gone. Most of all, we really appreciate how much he genuinely cares for Louie the same way we do; giving him plenty of love, attention, cuddles & walks while we were gone. We will definitely book with Sergio again in the future.
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Sergio came to the rescue with a very last-minute booking with our hounds. He was super sweet and gentle with them and they warmed up to him in no time. He was very respectful of our space and left our home spotless. We'll definitely be in touch with him in the future!
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Sergio was great and our dog Wayne clearly had a great time with him. Sergio is very professional and communicates well and with lots of pictures. He clearly loves dogs and showed Wayne just as much love as we would have while we were gone. Highly recommend!
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A last-minute trip had me concerned about leaving my dog with someone new, but I needn't have been. Sergio was phenomenal and put me right at ease the moment he walked in the door. I'd initially wondered why a Harvard grad (yes, I researched him on LinkedIn - that's the kind of crazy dog mom I am) would be dog sitting, but the reason why became apparent as soon as Sergio met my Rocket: he LOVES dogs.

Sergio kept me updated with emails and pictures. He stuck to the admittedly arduous routine I've established for my puppy, including two middle-of-the-night potty breaks, and even took the time to work on Rocket's puppy class training. I returned from my trip to an empty dishwasher, clean sheets and a puppy who was very happy. Will definitely be booking Sergio again in the future.
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Sergio looked after my 9 year old French Bulldog and 8 month old Labradoodle puppy over the Christmas holiday.He frequently sent pictures of the dogs and I could tell they were having a great time.

He took really good care of the dogs: he kept them warm with blankets since it was so cold at the time, and took them to the dog park to run around with other dogs.

We were really happy with the quality of his work and would recommend him to anyone looking for dog-sitting.
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Sergio was great. Payton seemed content and not stressed when I returned from my vacay. I received pictures and updates and was able to enjoy my trip without worrying about Payton knowing he was in good hands.
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