Marathon Runner Turned Dog Sitter

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Shannon W.

14 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3.2 hrs
  • 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

Shannon's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

About Shannon

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Being a fierce, fun-loving runner who stops and says "Hi" every time I see a dog, shows that I might have a slight obsession for 4 legged furry animals. I spend my weekday hours teaching High School Science (yes, that is Bill Nye, The Science Guy in my photo). I value the importance of animals and teach a veterinary science course to my students so I am aware of anatomy/physiology of animals as well as their needs and care. Having experience working a vet assistant in college, helped me pursue my love of animals. After completing my Masters Degree in Zoology over two years ago and being around dogs my entire life, dog sitting seemed like the next logical and enjoyable step in life.

I enjoy dog running, walking, and sitting on my mornings/evenings and weekends. If your dog is athletic, I would love to run him/her 4-6 miles, although I have been known to out run a dog or two! I am also okay with walks or strolls in the park. I have no problem spoiling a dog. You might catch me throwing a mean chuck-it or sneaking an extra scoop of peanut butter in a kong. Overnight(in your house) dog sitting is my specialty since I have the opportunity to give your dog my undivided attention! ***Note: I charge an additional dog rate of $10 if you have more than one furry child. I'm also open to taking your pup(s) on field trips to the beach or extended hiking trips. Happy dogs make me happy!

Originally from Michigan, I grew up on a farm raising chickens, pigs, horses, and growing veggies. My childhood dog was a Dalmatian named Chocolate chipped Cody. Although I miss Michigan, I am proud to call the Bay Area my home!
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Shannon W.

14 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3.2 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$55 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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14 Reviews
Shannon recently stayed at my home with my dog, Gracie, while I was out of the country on vacation. I have never left Gracie with anyone other than family, so I was pretty stressed about leaving her, to say the least. Gracie is like my child – I take her everywhere I can (she's small and portable), and, yes, I do spoil her. So, Shannon had her work cut out for her, and she could not have done a better job!

When I first met Shannon, I immediate got why she is a dog sitter . . . she loves dogs and it shows! Gracie loved her immediately, and from that moment on, I knew Shannon would take great care of my baby. She played with her, she slept with her, and she petted her a lot (Gracie does like to be petted). In short, she treated her exactly like I would have. She also sent me lots of text updates and pictures showing me how well Gracie was doing. I cannot tell you how nice it is to have a “go to” sitter for my dog, so that I can finally take stress-free vacations with my family, knowing that Gracie will be well taken care of and loved while I am gone.

Shannon is a rare find, and, if I could keep her to myself, I would. But, like me, I know there are many parents out there looking for someone to take great care of their dog, so I feel compelled to pay it forward and do someone else a great favor by recommending Shannon as their next dog sitter.
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Can't say enough good about Shannon taking care of our dogs!
We had another great experience with Shannon watching our 2 Goldens! She was here for 6 days. We can tell they were spoiled with lots of walks/runs and attention! She sent photos too which is always reassuring when we are away.
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