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Top 10 house sitters in New York, NY

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Pet Sitting

Pet Sitting

New on HomeGuide
Serves New York, NY
My job stands out for my passion to pets. I treat pets like my own babies. i love pets, I'm very passionate for animals' care and I treat them with love, respect and like a human. Pets are part of a family so to me they receive the same treatment. I love playing with pets, showering them, going for walks.
Exclusive Pet Care

Exclusive Pet Care

New on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Our client list reads like a Who's Who of NYC: We've taken care of the pets of Actors Robert DeNiro, Edie Falco, Ashley Green, Harvey Keitel, Musician Dave Matthews, Producer/Director JJ Abrams, Director James Mangold, Fashion Designers Nicole Miller and Patrick Robinson, Vogue Accessories Editor Virginia Smith, Francois NARS (of NARS Cosmetics), and Playwright Craig Lucas. We were THE FIRST & are THE BEST service downtown, in business 26+ years now (since 1991). "I never have a second thought about my animals' care when Ann and her walkers are on duty. I've worked with them for years and would recommend them to anyone." -EDIE FALCO ...
Majestic Group Barnaby Mechanical Piping & Heat

Majestic Group Barnaby Mechanical Piping & Heat

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves New York, NY
Mary B. says, "Mr. Barnaby was a most helpful person as I was unsure of what I should do regarding my furnace and with winter upon us I was very worried. Mr. Barnaby calmed my fears and said he'd be at my home at 6pm! Mr. Barnaby arrived and almost immediatley diagnosed the problem! He explained a bit about how the furnace works and advised me of maintaining it. In just under an hour the furnace was up and running! He cleaned out the furnace which was in an awful state and he showed me how to do it! Mr. Barnaby is a most helpful, knowledgeable and kind man. I highly recommend Majestic Group Barnaby Mechanical and have put them in my home/address book! A thousand thanks Mr. Barnaby!" Read more
Reina

Reina

New on HomeGuide
Serves New York, NY
Pilozo Cleaner Cleaning services. Ofrecemos: - limpieza de casa - Limpieza de oficinas - Limpieza de ventanas ¿Por qué debe elegirnos? Porque nosotros usamos el mejor cuidado y el mejor material de limpieza. Somos capacitados para una buena limpieza y usted quedará satisfecho. Tenemos años de experiencia. Lo que más nos gusta de nuestro trabajo es ver a nuestros clientes felices después de que entregamos las casas/ oficinas/ ventanas limpias. About Us - House cleaning - Office cleaning - Window cleaning Why do you need us? Because we always have the best attention and we use the bests cleaning products for you. We have experienc
GroomingbySabrin

GroomingbySabrin

5.0(1)
3 hires on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Cynthia B. says, "Sabrin did a great job on my toy schnauzer. She is knowledgeable and full of helpful suggestions. I am very happy with her. " Read more
Von Porsches Complete Pet Care

Von Porsches Complete Pet Care

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
For 25 years I have specialized in dog behavior and help owners understand their dog's purpose in their life. I deal with basic obedience and special needs. I also do boarding, walks, and consulting. Watching the bond between owner and dog get stronger and harmonious.
GH4DOGS

GH4DOGS

New on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
I truly believe in what I do, whether I am watching your Mother, Father,Children, or pets I know I am there to protect, love,care,and be there.to care for them like my own family. Everything whether it's your Elder family members, your children, or your fur babies. I truly enjoy the being there for you and getting to help and love them.
Noah Arc

Noah Arc

4.5(2)
9+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Mallory says, "Leila is very caring and loving to our 2 adult cats, and our guys took to her too. She is reliable and followed all instructions including administering medication. Leila also provided us with regular updates (texts and videos) and is welcome back in our home. Thank you Leila for taking care of our precious gifts." Read more
The RDF Group

The RDF Group

5.0(4)
Top Pro
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Kim R. says, "I have used RDF group several times now. They always come on time. They never rush through a job. They make sure everything is done to my satisfaction before leaving. " Read more
Skootee’s Pet Care Service

Skootee’s Pet Care Service

New on HomeGuide
11 hires on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
I offer a loving,home-like setting for pet boarding and daycare.. There is an enclosed outdoor play yard for the dogs. Private room for cat boarding. Free pick up and return I love animals and the unconditional love they give us. It’s rewarding to provide quality care for pets, so their owners can be away from their pet and not worry!

Your House Sitting questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does house-sitting cost near me?

House-sitting costs $15 to $35 per hour on average for short-term care. Longer house-sitting jobs have rates of $40 to $80 per day for drop-in pet and general upkeep services. A pet sitter charges $50 to $125 per night for full-time care and overnight stays for high-anxiety or high-maintenance animals.

  • Dog walking prices are $10 to $35 per outing.
  • Cat sitters are typically cheaper than dog sitters.

What is house-sitting?

House-sitting is a service where someone goes to your home and watches your cat, dog, or pets while keeping up with your minor housekeeping tasks. You can negotiate the amount of time they spend at your house from a few hours per day to a full-time job with overnight stays.

Remember to make a list of the specific tasks you need a house sitter to complete each day. Then you can discuss what their fee includes and if you'll need to pay extra for anything.

What do house sitters do?

A house sitter can do any routine work that protects the property from burglars and keeps everything in good working order.

Typically, you can ask a house sitter to:

  • Keep debris out of your pool in summer.
  • Shoveling snow off of the sidewalk in front of your house in winter.
  • Keep some lights on and windows closed to make the place look occupied.
  • Water plants and gardens around the house.
  • Do light cleaning inside as necessary.
  • Move all delivered packages and mail inside.
  • Keep the thermostat at a moderate room temperature.
  • Move any vehicles you've left behind each day to simulate occupancy.
  • Walk through the whole home and around the grounds daily to check for any potential problems that need quick attention for repairs.

Do you pay a house sitter before or after?

You can pay a house sitter either before or after the job is complete, according to the terms of your contract. Some house sitters in high demand can ask for an initial deposit, while others are happy to wait until after their stay to receive the full payment.

Do you tip a house sitter?

You don't have to tip a house sitter, and many people don't include gratuity charges in their bill. Nevertheless, a tip is appropriate if you received high-quality service and you want to encourage the sitter to work for you again in the future.

Tipping guidelines for house sitters are:

  • You can pay 10% to 20% extra for a tip.
  • You can also give them a gift card for food delivery.
  • If the house sitter has given you great service before, then offer to let them eat any food in your kitchen or consider sharing your Wi-Fi service next time.

How do you hire a house sitter?

Before hiring a house sitter near you, follow this checklist:

  • Compare at least 3 prices from various local house sitters.
  • Ask friends, neighbors, and colleagues about who's done house-sitting for them.
  • If you have pets, check if the sitter has experience caring for animals like yours.
  • Read their reviews from prior customers on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Request references from recent customers.
  • Look at their website and online profiles to gauge their background.
  • Collect a written contract and schedule prior to the first house-sitting job.
  • Check that they understand your expectations and house rules.
  • Specify how often you want updates on the home or pets while you're away.
  • Ask if they have Pet sitter liability insurance.
  • See if the house-sitting company has a guarantee to pay for accidental damages.

Questions to ask

To find the right house-sitting service for you, ask these questions first:

  • How many clients have you had as a house sitter?
  • Can we meet up first to talk about if this arrangement suits both of us?
  • How often can you message me about how my pets are doing?
  • Will you buy groceries and cook in my home, or will you order takeout?
  • What do I need to show you before I leave?
  • How long do you normally stay at each house-sitting job?
  • What is your cancellation policy if I change my travel plans?
  • Which responsibilities will you handle while house-sitting?
  • Can I see a list of references from your previous jobs?
  • What types of homes and homeowners do you typically work with?
  • Are you good at pet training or plant care, and if so, how much do you charge?
  • May I review your service contract and payment terms?
  • Can we negotiate costs of additional tasks, and how would that affect the rate?

Reviews for New York house sitters

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
Mallory
Very professional
Noah arc
Naima D.
Dry satisfying/outstanding customer service, Thank you
The RDF Group
Paola C.
I love kathy the best house keeper ever! She makes sure my floors and house are flawless I book her every 2 weeks because I love the way she cleans my house !
Spotless cleaning
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