Find a dog sitters in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Find dog sitters in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Find dog sitters in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Top 10 dog sitters in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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New on HomeGuide
6 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Working with dogs all day, every day, can challenge; but it can also be stress-free and rewarding. When I think of dogs, I instantly get a smile on my face. The word best associated with dogs is "Happiness". Dogs are happy animals.
Green Monster Frenchie

Green Monster Frenchie

2+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Leonardo B. says, "They were great and took care very well of our Dog for 4 weeks!" Read more
Erika Loves Pets

Erika Loves Pets

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
I am a jack of all trades. Try to give many different services.
Jojos Grooms & More

Jojos Grooms & More

13 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Maryjo S. says, "Treats you and your pet as families ly Excellent grooming on time total professional " Read more
Boss The Pet Connection

Boss The Pet Connection

New on HomeGuide
4 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Whether it’s a pamper day, playdate, sleepover, training class or doggie treats, he and his team provide the best in pet services with highly trained, passionate associates. From the BOSS pet hotel & doggie day camp as an alternative to pet sitting, to the dog training and grooming as an alternative to DIY, BOSS Pet Connection services are conveniently located inside most of our stores located thought Florida.

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 Fort Lauderdale dog sitters

Recent success stories from people in the Fort Lauderdale area.
Jackie H.
It’s obvious that jojo loves dogs. She was so loving to my puppy Kiki.
Jojos grooms & More
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