Kerrville, House/Pet Sitter

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Anita C.

6 Testimonials
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 43 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:

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

About Anita

Avid animal lover, ready to care for your dogs, cats, or rabbits in your home only. I am willing to go beyond 25 miles for overnight stays, which is the limit on the dogvacay form. Currently, I am available every afternoon, 7 days a week, for dog walks and kitty visits. (Only 15 minute walks when it is over 90 degrees.) I am often available for overnights while you are on vacation, just look at my calendar. I would like a 2-day minimum for overnights, and a 3-day minimum for holidays. I will provide references in person, when we have our meet-n-greet.

I require a 3 day minimum for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

I grew up in a house full of cats, a neighborhood full of dogs, and as an adult, I raised a couple of rabbits, and took a rabbit care class at UCLA, from a veterinarian. Throughout my life, I have cared for my friends' pets while they were away.

From 2011 through 2013, I spent approximately 15 hours a week,
at a no-kill shelter, in Dallas. After these 3 years of walking and socializing dogs there, I decided to leave office work, and just care for pets. Two of my photos were taken at the shelter, where we volunteers walked the dogs on several acres in a park-like setting.
I have also helped out the Poodle Rescue of North Texas.

Starting in the Spring of 2014, I was a traveling petsitter for over 2 years, mainly in Los Angeles, for 2 wonderful Persian cats (lots of grooming). I have now settled down in beautiful Hill Country, TX.
My home is in Kerrville. I will not be boarding at my apartment. Currently, I do not have any pets of my own. Please enjoy looking at the favorite pets that I have cared for, in my gallery of photos.

Overnight stays (approximately 24 hours):
1 dog = $40
2 dogs = $60
2 dogs + 2 cats = $80
3 dogs = $80

1 cat = $40
2 cats = $50
3 cats = $60
3 cats + 1 dog = $80
4 cats = $70

I have a 3 dog maximum, and a 4 cat maximum.
Rabbits cost the same as cats.
Please let me know all of their routines, as I like to keep their daily routines the same. For instance, if they sleep with you, they are welcome to sleep with me.

If you have any trouble filling out the form to get your volume discount, please contact dogvacay.
Looking forward to our meet-n-greet.

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Anita C.

6 Testimonials
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 43 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 24, 2017


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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
6 Testimonials
Jan 2017
Donna F. Williams
81900 Eagle Claw Drive
La Quinta, California 92253

My husband and I were blessed to have Anita Coakley care for our
home and two Bichon doggies over the December 2014 holidays.
Anita took excellent care of our home, and the puppies loved her!

When we returned to California from our New York vacation, the
house was immaculate and the puppies were so calm and peaceful.
Our chubby doggie even lost weight, from the multiple daily walks and
regular feeding schedule that Anita maintained for him! Anita also gave
us regular email and text updates and sent great photos of the puppies
to us throughout our trip.

I highly recommend Anita for a great house and pet sitting experience.

Donna F. Williams
January 15, 2017
Jan 2017
Anita stayed with my two French Bulldogs for a week. Although they don't require much attention, she took them for walks and made sure that they had all of their medication.
My dogs were very happy and content when I got home and I could tell how well they had been cared for. Anita was meticulous in her preparation pointing out the need for items I hadn't even thought of. She was easy for me to reach while I was away and immediately responsive. When I returned home, the house was just as clean as it was when I left and you wouldn't have known anyone was even there.

Jan 2017
Anita Coakley took care of our house and cat for 46 days in September and October, 2015, while we were away on a road trip. Our home is in the desert of Southern California where weather temperatures are regularly above 100°F. We asked her to keep the house temperature at 80°, and she did.

She really has a way with cats. Our cat, Katalina, took to her right away. Anita not only fed her and kept the cat's litter box clean, she also gave her hairball medication, brushed her, talked to her and played with her. When we returned home, Katalina was calm, relaxed and acted as though we had never left.

Anita kept in touch with us about different household issues that came up, and sent us photos of Katalina. She is trustworthy, responsible and easy to work with.
We hope she is available to house/pet sit for us again.

Kathy and John, Indio, CA
Jan 2017
Re: Anita Coakley
I don’t think Boz, our two-year old, 10-pound, blind, Silky Terrier, could have found a better Pet Sitter/Companion, while we traveled for 10 days over the big T-day fiesta. Within minutes of his meeting Anita, her deep fondness for animals was easily discernible. Her concern for his well being was shown about halfway through her stay. She noted an anomaly with Boz, looked up the symptoms on the internet, and contacted us to call to our vet. She then updated us with the information in the next of her daily status update emails. Her attention to our precious dog’s care, I am sure would be extended to your non-human family, as well. Her frequent emails with photos gave us a warm, fuzzy feeling about Boz’s contentment during her stay. During the overlap before and after our trip, she was quite willing to help with any household tasks that needed to be done. She also organized her time to visit several local attractions with no impact on the dog’s schedule.

I am sure you will be quite pleased with the results of offering her an opportunity to sit with your beloved pets. If you wish to contact us directly, send your contact information to Anita, and she will forward it on to us.

Bud Ingersoll
Florida Panhandle
Jan 2017
I have known Anita since the early 1980's. I have always found her to be trustworthy, reliable, and dedicated to accomplishing whatever she sets her mind to doing. She is creative and well organized. She sets high standards and expectations for herself and others.

I think anyone who engages her to take care of his/her pet would be pleased with her dedicated work.

If you email me, it is important to put 'Anita and dogvacay' in the heading.
Jan 2017
Anita is a very nice lady and took good care of our home and our three cats as our house and pet sitter while we were on vacation. I am sure you will be pleased with her services and we would not hesitate to recommend her.
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