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Sarah S.

16 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

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, Reptiles

Sarah's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

About Sarah

31 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi! My name is Sarah and I'm a playwright/screenwriter commuting back and forth from the Poconos to New York City. For the moment, I am only offering pet sitting services in guest's homes. I have stayed in many people's apartments while they are out of town over the course of the 4 years I've been sitting, and am happy to provide references upon request.

I lived in NYC for 10 years, and recently moved to the mountains so that I could pursue a full-time writing career. Now that things are taking off (yay!), I have to be in the city a lot more.

Because I'm a work-from-home writer, your pet will have company all day long! Walking is my favorite way to brainstorm ideas. I generally take two 45-minute walks per day, but am happy to take more if your dog requires it.

I have watched many different kinds of animals in the past (cats, dogs, fish, birds), and am comfortable and competent with all of them (spiders are the only animal I get a little uneasy with...) I am a responsible, reliable person, one who will care for, play with, and pay attention to your pet as though s/he were my own.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Sarah S.

16 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 16, 2017

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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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4 Testimonials
Jan 2017
When you're dog is your child you only want the best. And Sarah took care of my McKinley beautifully. He can be a handful and always does best when he gets to stay home. That being said I felt perfectly comfortable with Sarah taking care of the dog and the house while I was gone. Both were in the same condition when I returned as when I left. Sarah is intelligent, communicative and responsible and I never mind going away if Sarah is available to take care of the dog. It's one less thing to really worry about. She's wonderful, trustworthy and always sends pictures! I highly recommend her.

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Dec 2016
Sarah watched my bichon-poodle, Michael, in my home while I was gone for 10 days this fall. Michael was a rescue dog and has some trust issues, but he just loved Sarah. I received regular updates and pictures on how he was doing. He usually will not eat if I am not present, but he ate well and received plenty of exercise while Sarah cared for him. Sarah will be the only sitter I will contact to care for him in the future. Thank you Sarah!
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Dec 2016
We were fortunate to find Sarah in 2014, shortly after we moved into the neighborhood where she lived. We were sold at the meet and greet; my Maltese mix, Bubba, is usually slow to warm up to people, and he took to Sarah immediately. My Portuguese Water Dog, Jessie, gets along with everyone, and Sarah was no exception. Sarah was great about texting us pictures and updates while we were away, and the clinker about how comfortable and cared for the dogs were occurred when we went to pick them up from Sarah's; they were in no rush to leave! We have used Sarah's services many times since then, at her place and at ours, and the dogs have always been happy upon their return home. (We've had dogs that have stayed in kennels or with other sitters, and they've been mopey upon pick up. Not so with Sarah!) Our dogs are now considered "senior," but their excitement upon seeing Sarah has not waned! Any dog cared for by Sarah is truly a lucky dog!
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Dec 2016
What can we say about Sarah...she is a wonderful person and a "natural" pet sitter. Our little dog Oliver is a 25 lb. Border Terrier. He gets so excited when she comes over he wags his tail like crazy. She basically ignores me and immediately gets on the floor and starts playing with him and he loves it. We have known Sarah for over two years now and feel totally comfortable letting her into our house and take care of Oliver while we are away. We trust and rely on her not only feed him, but take him for long walks and keep him company for a while. Also I know many people who are at ease leaving their dogs at her house if that is what they prefer. When you meet her you will immediately know that she will love your dog and your dog will return that love. She will even email you a comforting photo or two while you are away!












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Sarah is the best. Sorry this is so late. Bare just couldn't wait to get out of the car when we pulled up. Sarah keeps him occupied and happy. So glad we found her.
Sarah was fantastic. She arrived at our home to stay with Lexi at the scheduled time. She stayed with Lexi in our home the entire time. We found Sarah to be very competent and very trustworthy. She communicated with us throughout the weekend so we knew Lexi was well taken care of. I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone looking for a competent and kind pet sitter.
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Sarah was awesome! We had a meet and greet prior to the actual reservation, so Beau had met her once before. He was so happy to see her again, went right to her! While we were away, I was able to text Sarah and get updates on how Beau was doing. It really put my mind at ease! Will definitely use Sarah again in the future!
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Sarah was a wonderful sitter for our dogs. They were comfortable with her from the start. She stayed in our home and arrived at 4:00 am (!!) in-time for us to leave for our flight. She stayed in touch the whole time we were away letting us know how our boys were doing. One of our dogs was a new adopted member of the family and when we came back, he was clearly not stressed that we'd been gone. Both dogs were really well taken-care-of. Thank you, Sarah! We'll have you back again!
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Sarah was great! I was very nervous about leaving my dogs and she took excellent care of them. One thing I especially appreciated is that she took them on long walks, which my dogs need. She was also there with them basically all the time, which was important to me, since one of my dogs suffers from separation anxiety.

When I picked them up to take them home, they were the calmest they have ever been after us returning from a trip or vacation.

I highly recommend Sarah!
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We left our lab with Sarah when we took a quick family trip to s nearby waterpark. She was very welcoming and accomodating. Biscuit came back to us seeming very happy.
He had the best time and care. Bare experienced a little tummy issue and Sarah was quick with a call to us and coo km ed up some rice for him. We couldn't ask for a better care. Thank you again Sarah, Bare sends kisses!
My pup Stella loved Sarah and I do believe that Sarah loved Stella too! I got texts and/or photos sent to me daily. I felt very comfortable with Sarah from the minute I met her, and watched her with Stella. When I returned, Stella was a happy pup. I have already booked a second time and ready to do a third. I also recommended her to a friend.
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Sarah accommodated us on short notice and she was so great with Max our German Shepherd.
We had a wonderful experience! This was the first time that we ever left our dog, Martini, anywhere but with family. He bonded well with Sarah and she with him. She sent updates by text every other day complete with pictures. We loved this and it eased our minds knowing Martini was being cared for by such a loving person. We ended up picking Martini up on Monday evening and Sarah was so easy to work with in making the arrangement to get him early. I can't say enough about how great Sarah was. She gave me a full update when we picked him up. We certainly would used Sarah again if we needed to. I recommend her totally.
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It was a wonderful experience. Sarah treated our German Shep, Annika, as if she were her own. We received daily updates and photos letting us know how our baby was doing during her stay. We would highly recommend Sarah to anyone needing a sitter.
We asked Sarah, sight unseen, to watch our dog while we stayed at a no-pets resort nearby, and we all ended up having a wonderful vacation: Twinkle, because she was in caring, capable hands, and us, because we didn't have to worry about Twinkle. Sarah made sure she got the long walks she's accustomed to -- and in a lovely Poconos woodland -- and she was patient and nurturing with our skittish little rescue dog. The best endorsement came from Twinkle herself, who gave Sarah a nose nudge of thanks when we said goodbye.
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I needed a place to take my little girl very last minute and Sarah was really awesome and flexible! When I picked maggie up she seemed exhausted which I know means she went for some long walks in the woods and got lots of belly rubs during her stay. Thanks Sarah!
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Sarah is amazing! She treated my little Mojo like he was her own. He is not always an easy dog because he needs lots of attention and affection. He got all that and more, including fun walks and tons of hugs. Sarah also administered eye drops with no problems. She has a wonderful warm home that is a little off the beaten path but well worth the trip. I recommend Sarah very highly. She was a Godsend.
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We could not have been happier with deciding to leave our pup with Sarah!!! This was the first time he has been away from us since we got him at 8 wks old and we thought he might have some serious separation anxiety but Sarah was such a kind, compassionate and fun loving person...I dont even think our pup even realized we were gone for the night! Thank You so much for giving him the extra attention that he is always looking for such as playing fetch with him til he gets tired(which never really happens) and snuggling up with him when it was close to bedtime...WE extremely appreciate it and also highly recommend anyone looking for a pet sitter in her area to quickly shoot her a message!!!
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Sarah is wonderful. It is like leaving my dogs with a friend or relative. She sent me a photo of them while I was on my business trip and they looked right at home with her. I will certainly send them to her again and would recommend her without hesitation.
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