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Samantha N.

4 Testimonials
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  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 16 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

Samantha's House

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Outdoor area
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Samantha

2 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi! My name is Samantha and I would love the opportunity to care for your pets and spoil them with lots of snuggles. I have always loved all animals, and have dedicated a large part of my adult life to helping dogs find loving forever homes. I grew up with two German Shepherds and a poodle, and have volunteered with rescue organizations for the past five years. I began fostering dogs about two years ago to do as much as I could to help find these dogs homes.

I have no restrictions on age, breed, or size; I've cared for every type of dog with every type of issue that you could think of, and I've loved every minute of it! My weekends are extremely flexible ( I can be with the dog(s) 24/7 if necessary).

I am currently pursuing my PhD in Chemistry at UMD and I do my research Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. However, I work less than five minutes away from home, so I can come home during lunch for walks and play time! I have a crate for dogs that are crate trained, or a small area that can be gated for those that prefer to stay out of the crate.

My house is large enough for dogs of any size, and pets are always welcome to snuggle on the couch or in bed! Where ever they are happiest, I am happiest! I have a closed-in patio area for dogs that like the outdoors and am close to lots of grassy areas for walks. I am also willing to have dogs in the car (I have a safety buckle for them) if they're up to a trip to the dog park!

I know that it is never easy to leave your furry friends behind, but they'll be in excellent hands with me!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Samantha N.

4 Testimonials
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 16 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 1, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Samantha's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Daycare At Samantha's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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4 Testimonials
Nov 2016
Samantha is a wonderful dog care taker. She is affectionate and patient with the animals that she watches and looks after their well fare above all else. Samantha has watched my dog, and the dogs of several friends, on numerous occasions, and has always done a fantastic job. Her commitment to animals is clear - she fosters dogs on the weekend, will walk dogs when their owners are in need of help, and she truly loves the animals she works with. Your dog will be in wonderful hands!
Nov 2016
Sam is wonderful! She always treats my dog like her own. My dog loves staying with Sam too! I can't imagine a better, more caring person to watch him.
Nov 2016
I have known Sam for over two years and have worked closely with her during that time. She is responsible, kind, and most importantly, the biggest dog-lover I know. Sam has been actively volunteering with Lucky Dog Adoption since moving to the area and participates both as a handler (dog-walker) during adoption events and an overnight foster for incoming dogs. She has a beautiful home full of love and enjoys snuggling on the couch with incoming pups and taking them for walks around her neighborhood :) Whenever I need someone to watch my two Shih Tzus, Sam is my go-to caretaker. She is patient, caring, and attentive to all dogs and treats them like they’re her own. Sam has taken care of all of our friends’ dogs for extended periods of time and is always eager to have them back. I would recommend Sam to anyone I know as an excellent person and tremendous dog-lover.
Nov 2016
My dog is like my child, and it is very difficult for me to leave her in anyone else's care. However, I feel 100% comfortable leaving my German Shepherd, Dutchess, with Samantha after my experiences with her. We live nearby, and she dog sat for us for an entire week while we were in mexico, and several other nights when we had to stay out overnight for an event. She was always on time, often a few minutes early, and seems to have a natural ability to communicate with dogs. I know that she is always walked properly and fed according to schedule, because when I return, she is relaxed and happy, never showing any need to go outside for a second time. Samantha is extremely friendly and kind, and it is such a relief for my fiance and I to have someone trustworthy to help us out.
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