Find a dog sitters in San Diego, CA

Find dog sitters in San Diego, CA

Find dog sitters in San Diego, CA

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Top 10 dog sitters in San Diego, CA

Homeowners agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Blueberry Mobile Pet Spa

Blueberry Mobile Pet Spa

New on HomeGuide
7 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I have over 15 years experience in pet grooming and I work very well with dogs that have behavior or agression problems. We use all natural ingredient shampoos and conditioners and purified water for all our grooming services.
San Diego Dog Training

San Diego Dog Training

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Tori S. says, "The SDDT family changed our lives! Our puppy was too much to handle. She would bark throughout the night, pull on her leash, and wouldn’t get along with other dogs. Now we’re able to take her to the beach with the family and not have any concerns! " Read more
Avery Green

Avery Green

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I've worked with cats dogs and guinea pigs for 7 years I can give your pet special foods meds whatever you request
Hilarys Pet Care Plus

Hilarys Pet Care Plus

5.0(2)
4+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Libeth O. says, "We have used Hilary's Pet Care plus for Dog training, dog sitting and dog walking on multiple occasions. Hilary is great with our dogs." Read more
Responsible And Caring Sitter

Responsible And Caring Sitter

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Ann & R. says, "She was wonderful in every way. We trusted her completely. Would hire her" Read more
Jennergy Cleaning & Household Soutions

Jennergy Cleaning & Household Soutions

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Experience a transformational cleaning.
Paradise Pet Care

Paradise Pet Care

New on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Paradise Pet Care (PPC) offers the best personalized in-home pet sitting and dog walking services in San Diego. We offer the highest levels of fun, safety and service for your furry family members. All of our pet sitters are very experienced in working with various pets. We all are great with dogs and cats, but we also have sitters who specialize in bird, rabbit and rodent care. We even offer plant care. Our team is very knowledgeable, and we all believe that the safety and comfort of your pets is our top priority. If you are at work or on vacation and you entrust your pets to Paradise Pet Care, rest assured that they will be well taken care ...
Handygirl-4-U / Jeanette's Grooming

Handygirl-4-U / Jeanette's Grooming

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I specialize in sanitation and pet hair removal, on your pet (GROOMING) or in your home, vehicle, or RV. (DETAILING) Steam Cleaning carpet extractors inside homes, businesses. Any surface: upholstery, car seats, mattresses. Using natural products, always finish with rinse = no residue. POWER-WASHING EXTERIORS, ROOFTOPS, RAIN GUTTERS, STUCCO REPAIRS, PAINTING AUTO & RV DETAILING 20+ YEARS PET GROOMER for 25 yrs (cats, birds, reptiles, dogs, livestock) I enjoy not being stuck at a desk all day long because I am a hands-on kind of gal, and I am not afraid to get dirty. I can clean anything, including impossible stains, out of any surface. I ...
Coastal Canine

Coastal Canine

5.0(1)
11+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
MARCIA M. says, "I was very pleased with Callie’s stay with Kayla. Kayla sent me a text and pictures of Callie and I felt like my dog was well taken care of. I would definitely leave Callie there again. I’m glad I found her." Read more
L&T Quality Care

L&T Quality Care

New on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
We specialize in traveling with pets and have multi day trips to get them to their homes. No matter if we are on the road, in our home or in your home, we offer the same full coverage insurance, communication, experience and more! We love spending time with pets that love us back! The cuddles, slobbery kisses, feisty cats and unique animals are all worth it! They each have a different personality and make everyday different and fun for us.

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 San Diego dog sitters

Recent success stories from people in the San Diego area.
Dayle V.
Hilary is an excellent trainer and walker. My dog, Gertie, walks nicely on a lead with no pulling. She also knows all the basic commands such as shake, sit l, down, leave it and others. Hilary also trains her when she walks her so that she reinforces Gertie's training. Hilary is also an incredible photographer and sends me pictures for most holidays.
Hilarys Pet Care Plus
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