Find a dog sitters in Virginia Beach, VA

Find dog sitters in Virginia Beach, VA

Find dog sitters in Virginia Beach, VA

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Find dog sitters in Virginia Beach, VA

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Top 10 dog sitters in Virginia Beach, VA

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Soulful Strut K9

Soulful Strut K9

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Virginia Beach, VA
The relationship between a dog and its owner is a unique connection. With Soulful Strut K9 Obedience, you get the finest Certified Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) to condition your pet to the behaviors you desire. My proven techniques and unique approach have helped pet owners across the Hampton Roads area to train animals just like yours. I work closely with other trainers and behaviorists, veterinarians, rescues, breeders, the AKC, breed clubs, and the sport community to bring you a well-rounded and knowledgeable training experience. Passionate. Patient. Persistent. Animal-lover. These are just a few of the characteristics that describe my style. I ...
Paws & Claws Pet Care

Paws & Claws Pet Care

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Virginia Beach, VA
We love pets! We travel to you and visit with pets in their home where they're comfortable. We offer a free consultation before starting services to see how we can help. We offer drop-in visits and overnight stays. We never charge more for additional pets, breed or type of pet. All are welcome! Pawsclawsva.com I love meeting each individual pet and learning about their personality. There's nothing greater than when a shy or nervous dog comes up to you on its own to get some loving!...
Kirsten's Pet Kare LLC

Kirsten's Pet Kare LLC

5.0(4)
9+ years in business
Serves Virginia Beach, VA
Jamie S. says, "Kirsten took awesome care of our Zeus. She walked him and loved on him, like he was her own. She left us notes from the weekend to tell us how things went on the multiple times she stayed at our house. We'll definitely use Kirsten again!!" Read more
Courtney’s Classy Critters

Courtney’s Classy Critters

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Virginia Beach, VA
I am a one woman show! Ok, I'd like to say that but in reality, my 19 yr old daughter helps me as much as possible. See, in 2016 I was diagnosed w second degree basal cell carcinoma breast cancer at 37 yrs old. I was and still am a single mother so being out of the game wasn't possible. Since I'm an animal lover, dog lover especially, I decided to dogsit and dogcare whenever possible. It's provided a way to bring some money in while being able to make my own schedule, never miss my doctor appointments, take the time I need for surgeries (16 surgeries so far, MRSA 8 times, Cellulitis and many other complications). In Jan of 2020 both my mother...
VA Animal Lovers

VA Animal Lovers

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Virginia Beach, VA
I am older female who just loves animals. I have [or have had in the past] dogs, cats, cockatoos, birds, fish, guinea pigs, ferrets and rabbits. I also have experience with horses. I live in the country in Chesapeake, but I am willing to travel anywhere in Hampton Roads. There are a lot of people who need help with their pets for different reasons. Its just me who provides the services so if I commit to care, it ensures your pet is taken care of in the same way I would want someone to care for my pet....
Tess's Treats

Tess's Treats

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Virginia Beach, VA
My passion and love for dogs that has been a characteristic of mine for all my life. I live on over an acre on the water . Not close to any roads because I'm off the beaten path. I would care for your pet like it was my own. Even do alittle spoiling. Dogs literally bring me joy!!! I have two labs that I absolutely adore.

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 Virginia Beach dog sitters

Recent success stories from people in the Virginia Beach area.
Caitlin
She is awesome! Very flexible to fit your needs and always updates on how our pup is doing while we’re gone !!!!
Kirsten's Pet Kare LLC
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