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Luke S.

8 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 34 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

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

About Luke

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I can take your dog jogging! I can also take your cat jogging, but I doubt anyone other than onlookers would enjoy that very much.

My name is Luke, and I'm a full-time grad student and a military veteran who dog-sits on the side. (This coffee addiction won't pay for itself.) I've been around dogs my whole life and have objectively determined that they are better than humans. I have volunteered with, and received training from, multiple pet organizations, such as Hero Dogs, Austin Pets Alive!, and RuffTail Runners. If you have a large dog, I'm your guy; I have a soft spot for big pups (Rottweilers, German Shepherds, pit mixes, etc.). I'm young and athletic, so if your dog needs to let out some steam, I'd be happy to take your pup for a run. (Please see below.) A properly exercised dog is happier, healthier, and better behaved.

I provide in-home pet sitting (in YOUR home, not mine), where I will become your dog's newest best friend. Fetch, belly-rubs, walks, and Netflix marathons will be plentiful while I spoil your dog rotten. (I hope your dog likes the X-Files.) Overnights start at $45/day.* Please note that this is the starting price. Your specific quote will depend on the level of effort required to adequately care for your dog/s. Factors for determining your specific quote include things like where you live, how many dogs you have, and how long they are able to be left alone.

For those of you with high-energy dogs, or maybe ones who just need a bit more exercise to shed a few pounds, I offer dog jogging/running. Please contact me to establish a custom price depending on distance, time, speed, number of dogs, etc.

I'm patient and consistent and can help with basic obedience and manners if needed. My schedule is flexible, and I am able to spend as much or as little time with your pups as you or they need. Contact me and let's make sure your dog has a happy stay-cation!

-Puppy Messiah

P.S. - I love cats and offer cat sitting as well. I'm happy to stay at your house or visit your kitty while you're away. Please contact me for rates for cat sitting.

*Last Day Policy: For the last day of the stay, if you require that I care for your pup after 12:00 pm, I charge an extra 1/2 day; if you require that I care for your pup after 4:00 pm, I charge an extra full day.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Leash Pulling

Luke S.

8 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 34 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 29, 2017

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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 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
8 Reviews
Luke was great to work with! I was traveling out of the country and was a bit apprehensive about leaving my Henry with someone new but Luke was super accommodating and communicative. He took great care of my Hens and provided multiple updates!
Luke stayed at our house with our one small dog while we were out of town for a week over Christmas. She can be a bit nervous around strangers and warmed up to him very very quickly. It was great getting all the photos from Luke while we were on our trip and she seem to be doing really well. He was clean and respectful of our house and our neighbors. Luke was flexible and easy to work with.

We will definitely use him again and recommend him to our friends.
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Luke was fantastic with our dog Frank! He sent us regular updates and Frank seemed to have a blast :-). He was extremely accommodating around our very late flight home, and left the apartment in spotless condition. Would highly recommend him to anyone!
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