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Find dog sitters in Oakland, CA

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Top 10 dog sitters in Oakland, CA

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Chance Productions Inc

Chance Productions Inc

New on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
For more than 15 years my company has been servicing our communities to make your life easier and more enjoyable in your out door space. We pay attention to detail, timelines, and quality of service. From weekly services, to large scale installations and clean ups we are the right choice for your home or business or both locations!!
City Hikes Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Plus Training

City Hikes Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Plus Training

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
We provide excellent care for pets and peace of mind for their humans. We specialize in providing one on one exercise, pet sitting and basic training. I love providing services that help pets stay out of shelters and in loving homes.
Doggy Care

Doggy Care

New on HomeGuide
Serves Oakland, CA
I have great customer service! And I love love loveee dogs!! I will care for your dog fam just as he/she was my own! Playing and cuddling with all different types of dogs!
Fetch! Pet Care Of Tri-Valley

Fetch! Pet Care Of Tri-Valley

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Fetch! Pet Care has been operating under my ownership since 2007 and specializes in one on one care for your pets. We provide private or small group walks (same cost) and in home pet care with a loving, qualified specialist. Our services range from dog walking, in home boarding, overnight pet sitting, cat and small animal visits, pet baths and pet taxi. Our staff of Pet Care Specialists are genuine pet lovers who are pleased to help keep your pet healthy and happy by maintaining their daily routine and are experienced in giving your pets the extra TLC they deserve. We are licensed, bonded, insured and can provide background checks for all of...
While You Were Out Pet Services

While You Were Out Pet Services

New on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
I provide quality pet services, group walks, sitting in my home daily pics to you, mature, dependable I have been walking and boarding for ten years in San Francisco Small groups to closed dog parks I love the work I do ten years in the business I'm mature, responsible and own my home .All my pets are vaccinated I provide pics daily and treat my guest dogs like family .Most if my business is repeat. I help rescue dogs , foster dogs and have my own sweet bunch.
Who's Training Who

Who's Training Who

New on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
I am a certified pet dog trainer. I use positive reward based training methods and focus on the relationship between the dog and his owner. I've been training dogs for ten years and service the Bay Area.
Fur Friendz

Fur Friendz

New on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
I love the animals I care for as if they were my own babies Being able to spend time with animals and give them the love that they give
Dogs Love To Walk

Dogs Love To Walk

5.0(1)
4 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
Larry Z. says, "Brian is flexible and takes good care of our dog. Now when Brian comes over she is excited to see him." Read more
Pet And Home Care

Pet And Home Care

New on HomeGuide
37+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
I love having your medium to small dogs staying with me in my home like atmosphere for Boarding and I can groom them while. They are there for a stay or just come over for Day Care or Grooming. I love also taking care of and grooming Cats. Dropping into the Pets home for care, Pet Taxi, and trips to the Park. I have been in business for over thirty years, lice fed and insured. Will Also do House Sitting. Happy to be Voted Best Pet sitter by Community Focus three years in a row. I enjoy taking care of Pets and helping them Feel More Relaxed. When I have Finished Grooming a Pet it is a joy to seeing them look good. When Pets Stay with me ...
TGD Repair Services

TGD Repair Services

New on HomeGuide
21+ years in business
Serves Oakland, CA
My name is Tung, I have experience in remodeling work for more than 20 years. I'm well knowledge in drywall, tile, cabinet installation, building fences, concrete floor, window, painting, gutters installation or cleaning, over hang installation. Also Plumbing installation water heater, replacing water line or add water line, instalIing water Faucet. I have experience in AC and heat.

Your dog sitting questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much do dog sitters charge?

Dog sitters charge $10 to $20 per hour for a drop-in visit or $35 to $65 per night, depending on your location. Dog sitters may charge more for holidays or if your home is outside of their service area. Costs may also increase if your dog has special needs.

Do you tip dog sitters?

While dog sitters do not expect a tip, tipping 15% to 20% of the total bill is common. Tip on the low end if your sitter did everything they agreed to do. Consider tipping more if they exceeded your expectations or handled any unexpected problems or emergencies.

What do dog sitters do?

Dog sitters come to your home and care for your dog while you are away. Drop-in visits typically last 30 minutes and include feeding, walking, and some play or cuddle time. Overnight visits may be at your home or the sitter's home and give your dog more time and attention than a drop-in visit.

Hiring a dog sitter gives your dog more personalized attention than a pet boarding facility and is a great option for dogs who deal with separation anxiety, dogs who do not do well in a kennel or around other animals, and older, less agile dogs.

Do dog sitters stay overnight?

Most dog sitters offer drop-in visits and overnight options, with overnight stays typically costing more. Many dogs do fine with only drop-in visits for feeding, walking, and some attention. Consider overnight sittings if your pet has high separation anxiety or needs more attention than a short visit provides.

How do I choose the best dog sitter near me?

When searching for a dog sitter, be sure to:

  • Choose a sitter who has a licensed and insured business.
  • Ask if they belong to any professional organizations, such as the National association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), Professional United Pet Sitters (P.U.P.S.), or the Association of Pet Sitting Excellence (APSE).
  • Review their profile and feedback on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask for and check their references.
  • Arrange a meet and greet beforehand to make sure he or she is a good fit for both you and your dog.

What questions should I ask when hiring a dog sitter?

Ask the following questions to ensure you find the best dog sitter near you:

  • What experience do you have?
  • Do you specialize in specific animals or breeds?
  • Do you belong to any professional organizations?
  • Are you trained in pet CPR?
  • Can we schedule a meet and greet beforehand?
  • What is included in your standard rate?
  • What is the rate if I have more than one dog?
  • How and when do I pay for the service?
  • Do you offer dog monitoring service?
  • How long do you stay?
  • Can you give my dog medication?
  • Do you offer any house-sitting services in addition to dog sitting?
  • What is your protocol if there is an emergency or if my dog needs immediate medical attention?
  • How do I get in touch with you while I'm away?
  • Will you update me after each visit?

Reviews for Oakland dog sitters

Recent success stories from people in the Oakland area.
Karen L.
Desiree is genuine, kind and caring towards bith my dog and me. She takes her time with her work and my dog always comes home happy and looking fabulous. We frequently get asked by strangers who his groomer is. Desiree is the best!
Desiree’s Pink Poodle Grooming
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