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Billy M.

30 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 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

Billy 's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

About Billy

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Understanding dogs as well as they are able to understand us is something I'm passionate about. My first paying job was as an animal caregiver at our family's veterinary clinic and I've recently graduated college with a degree in Biology. I want veterinary school to be in my eventual future.

I currently work at an emergency animal hospital with a good amount of spare time most weeks and especially weekends. Taking long walks is a specialty of mine.

I live in South Philadelphia on Tasker Street and just a stone throws away from Passyunk Avenue. I am available for dog and house sitting, twice daily visits, and walks anywhere in and around South Philly as well as Center City and the northern neighborhoods. My name is Billy and I'd be happy to set up meet-and-greets per request!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Billy M.

30 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 2, 2016

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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /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 10 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
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30 Reviews
It feels good to come home to a happy and stress-free dog! Raider is always taken care of with Billy and I love that so much!
Quick weekend trip away and I know Raider is in good hands!
This was by far our longest trip - 15 days! It was so hard to be away from Raider for that long, especially because we were in Japan without cell service. It was great getting pictures or quick updates whenever I'd randomly have wi-fi. Billy is wonderful and I'm so sad we have both moved away from each other and can longer have this great relationship! Billy is absolutely wonderful and I could not recommend him any more highly than 5 stars, but I would if I could!
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Easy coordination
Billy was such a great host. My pup Ava seemed to have a great time hanging out with Billy's cats (who I noticed actually played with her like a dog) and having the park so close had to be a treat for her.

Side bonus: When Ava had to go to the doggy hospital a few weeks later for a really bad bite Billy was the nurse to take care of her! It was such a relief for the both of us.
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Billy was wonderful! I was super nervous to leave my pet with someone I don't know, however he instantly made me feel comfortable. It seemed like my dog, Maggie May, had a great time! Thanks Billy!
Billy is awesome! He immediately put me at ease and knowing that he has a background in animal care was a big plus for me. He was easy going and very accommodating about the drop off and pick up times. Definitely repeat worthy!
Billy is absolutely wonderful!
Billy was super great. Not only did he text updates, totally put our 2 senior dogs at ease, but he also reached out on the day of our return to see if they needed to be let out again. This was extremely helpful as our flight was delayed. I can't recommend Billy highly enough!
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Billy is the best! He and his cats have watched Penelope for us twice now and each time Billy was great to communicate with, very accommodating and so nice to work with. Our flight delays prevented us from being on time to pick up our dog Penelope on time and he was super flexible and patient with us.

Our dog loves him too! We would recommend Billy in a heartbeat!
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Billy was a great host...thank you!
I can't say enough good things about Billy. We needed a dog sitter for two weeks on incredibly short notice. Billy was very prompt in getting back to us. We were very hesitant to leave our dog behind and he made the whole experience much less stressful. He text us pictures throughout her stay as well as general updates. I really felt that she was very well taken care of. Billy was also very flexible and worked with us on pick up and drop off times. As a bonus, he lives right across from a park! Dog heaven! Thank you again Billy!
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We just picked Ruffy up from her first stay with Billy and we couldn't be happier. She doesn't do really well around other dogs, so Billy's home was perfect. He has 2 cats, which Ruffy is used to since she has 2 kitty-friends at home as well. Billy was so very accommodating around our schedules for dropping her off and picking her up today. We will most definitely be taking her to stay will him again!
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We are new to the area, and were concerned about finding Rosie a new sitter. Billy is everything you could ever ask for in a sitter - and we were completely at ease knowing that Rosie was in great care! Billy is very accommodating and very quick to respond, and just an all around very kind person. We look forward to using him many more times!
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It was our first time getting a dogsitter for our dog, Sunny so we were a bit nervous parting with her for ten days. Billy was really friendly and helpful. He kept in touch with us while we were away on how Sunny was doing. We felt very reassured for Sunny to stay with Billy. His place was really clean and pleasant and his house was across a big park. We highly recommend Billy for anyone else looking for a dogsitter.
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Our dog Stella had a nice time with Billy. We will book with him again.
Billy was great--very friendly and accommodating, and most important of all, we could tell our senior pug had a great time. When we came to pick him up, he came to greet us joyously...then it was back to Billy. He wanted us all to stay and party with his new friend--it wasn't time to go home yet!

We would definitely book with him again, and recommend him to others.
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Our little girl, Elly (8 months), stayed with Billy and the cats for 5 days. Elly loved her time there, and we were so relieved to have her in Billy's care while we were away. He was extremely easy to work with, responsive, and I simply felt certain that Elly's needs would be met. He managed an active puppy for 5 days without trouble. And, upon our arrival, she ran between myself and him. A clear sign that she enjoyed her opportunity to stay with Billy. I am afraid to post this, as I would rather keep Billy to ourselves. :)
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Our Golden Retriever Betsy is 18 months and very active....Billy was so welcoming and positive I knew he would be a great home stay for Betsy! Billy was great with Betsy... and he lives right across the street from a park so she got lots of walks. we got updates from him while we were away and when I picked Betsy up she was happy and healthy! It was a very positive experience for all of us!
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Raider had his second stay with Billy, and everything went great! Our first stay was 2 nights - this stay was 10. I'm so happy Billy was flexible and able to make it work. I can't wait to use him again.
Billy was super friendly and accommodating. Rose even got to finally learn how to behave around cats.
Billy was great! He was really flexible figuring out all the logistics and obviously had experience working with a wide range of dogs. He was very understanding with Jay, who is wary of strangers at first, and they apparently had a great time while on his vacay. We would definitely use Billy again. :)
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Great guy!!! Will definitely have Lu visit William again when we are traveling!
Absolutely amazing and perfect experience! Billy was professional, kind, and very interactive with Marbles. Billy kept me up to date with texts and pictures and took marbles on some fun adventures! It was so much easier to travel knowing marbles was safe and having a great time! I will book with him again without a doubt!
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timber was a happy puppy when we picked him up. he seemed like he had a great time!
Billy was totally awesome! Our dogs were immediately at ease in his home and came back to ours super happy.
awesome
Raider had such a blast on his long weekend with Billy! We met prior to the weekend, so when we came back for the sleepover, Raider was excited and ran right to the door. He loved playing in Billy's big backyard and going on walks. Billy sent me pictures while I was away to let me know that Raider was doing well, which I appreciated. Billy was a great host and dog-sitter who I will definitely use again (and probably again) in the future!
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