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Sarah S.

16 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

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
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Separation anxiety

Sarah S.

16 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 25, 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
Check-ins
$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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16 Reviews
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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