Find a dog sitters in San Jose, CA

Find dog sitters in San Jose, CA

Find dog sitters in San Jose, CA

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Find dog sitters in San Jose, CA

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Top 10 dog sitters in San Jose, CA

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Pawsitively Purrfect Pet And Home Care Service

Pawsitively Purrfect Pet And Home Care Service

New on HomeGuide
27+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
We have been doing this for over 20 years and still love working with animals and their families. We have 3 cats and a turtle ourselves and we also foster puppies and cats when possible. The other thing is that we get to meet so many different types of animals that we normally wouldn't get a chance to take care of. We have taken care of poisonous frogs, snakes, birds, tropical fish, iguanas....
All Pet Services

All Pet Services

5.0(2)
3 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Donna F. says, "They are gentle and expert. Great service!" Read more
My Boo's Pet Care

My Boo's Pet Care

5.0Exceptional(6)
7+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Dorothy F. says, "We love this pet sitter! We highly recommend Janice, a truly unique affordable pet sitter. Giving your pet(s) to Janice is like sending your pet to summer camp, with a range if activities all day. She has dozens of unique toys and games, and takes your pet(s) on long hikes in nature and much more. We recommend Janice without reservation!" Read more
Wilfs Place Pet Services

Wilfs Place Pet Services

4.8Excellent(6)
5+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Mike S. says, "I felt my dog was not only in safe hands but having a great time. I got lots of photos and saw him out on walks,exploring parks, playing and just being happy. Emma is also a dog trainer and she was able to give me insight into some of his issues that has helped me since I came back from vacation. " Read more
Val's Petsitting And Love

Val's Petsitting And Love

New on HomeGuide
Serves San Jose, CA
We take care of your pets as if they are our own.
GL Services

GL Services

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
What I like to do is spend me time and perfection into your project from the smallest details to the big finish we will make the effort for the satisfaction of your wantings
Petsitting -desaineel

Petsitting -desaineel

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Able to take care and manage overnight/daytime petsitting accommodations of owner, while also having availability to complete dog-walking resquests for time period you are unable to complete services for your pet dog. Have a spacious family home to accommodate the pet and allow it to be safely watched over for the requested time, in a friendly and healthy environment. Available throughout the week please feel free to reach out.
Jimmy

Jimmy

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Outstanding business and care😉
Petsittingyourhome

Petsittingyourhome

New on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
I am a professional petsitter and dog walker who is bonded and insured thru Petsitters Associates. I can meet with you and your pets and give you a free consultation.I love working with animals and whether I stay at your house or come by to walk your dog or visit your cat you will notice how relaxed your pet is when you return home.
Mia's Doggy Boarding

Mia's Doggy Boarding

New on HomeGuide
Serves San Jose, CA
I take the time to learn about your pet and ensure that they are happy. I have a dog of my own and we do a meet and greet before to ensure they are compatible. I love dogs and have them in my life since I was young. I enjoy taking them on walks and playing with them in my huge fenced back yard.

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 Jose dog sitters

Recent success stories from people in the San Jose area.
Kannie L.
Very patient and friendly with the animals
All pet services
Indira A.
Your truly loving and attentive care, you took Sheila outdoors and gave her plenty of exercise and fun! You kept me posted with lots of pictures
My Boo's Pet Care
Max E.
Emma has been a lifesaver with our pup with reactivity issues. She's been able to help work with my wife and me, building a bond between our beloved Daisy and us. We both have felt confident in her ability to handle our dog and trust her to care for her when we leave town. We recommend her for house sitting and training!
Wilfs Place Pet Services
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