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Best Pet Sitting Services in San Mateo, CA

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San Mateo, CA
$10 off first booking! Rating

Why choose this provider?

Rover offers doggy daycare services for pet owners throughout the local area. Its network includes thousands of pet sitters that are available to care for dogs while their owners work or travel. The service connects sitters with clients online or through its app. Customers can meet with sitters prior to booking, and services are available for a range of dogs, including high-energy puppies and dogs with special needs.

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San Mateo, CA Rating

Why choose this provider?

Need help contacting a Pet Sitting Service in San Mateo? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

San Bruno, CA 94066 Rating

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5.0 (7)
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Bark! Meow! Chirp! Pet Sitting, true to its name, offers services for a variety of furry and feathery creatures. The company serves the San Francisco Peninsula area from San Bruno to Redwood City, including Millbrae, Burlingame, San Mateo, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood Shores, Hillsborough, and Foster City. Bark! Meow! Chirp! is a member of Pet Sitters International, so clients can trust the company's bona fides. Services BMCPS offers include 30-minute visits, one-hour visits, dog walking, pet taxi service, and overnight pet sitting in 12-hour shifts. Bark! Meow! Chirp! can also take care of clients' supply needs with its pet store runs.

Foster City, CA 94404 Rating

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5.0 (26)

Why choose this provider?

Jan's Pet Sitting is a professional pet sitting service provider committed to the physical and emotional needs of clients' pets. Jan’s Pet Sitting began in 1996, and in 2005, the company earned First Place Pet Care Service in the San Mateo Daily News' Readers’ Choice awards. The company holds many trusted professional memberships and affiliations with organizations such as Pet Sitters International, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, Peninsula Professional Pet Sitters, and Pet Tech certification for pet first aid and CPR. In fact, owner Jan is a certified Pet Tech instructor. The company's full menu of services includes midday walks, vacation care, and medication administration.

San Bruno, CA 94066 Rating

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5.0 (33)
4.5 (1)

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Adele's Pet Sitting cares for pets in their homes as opposed to kennel boarding. The company finds this option keeps a pet healthy, safe, and relaxed upon their owner's return. Adele's Pet Sitting's service area includes Millbrae, South San Francisco, Daly City, Colma, and the owner's hometown of San Bruno. Adele's is bonded and insured for maximum customer peace of mind. While sitting, Adele's is happy to perform home services such as bringing in the mail and packages and alternating lights and window coverings to create a lived-in feel for pets who need to stick to their routines. In addition to pet sitting, the company offers midday walking and potty breaks as well as pet taxi service.

Compare our Top Pet Sitting Services

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San Mateo, CA$10 off first booking!
Bark! Meow! Chirp! Pet Sitting
San Bruno, CA 94066
Jan's Pet Sitting
Foster City, CA 94404
Adele's Pet Sitting
San Bruno, CA 94066


  • Introduction

    Hiring a pet sitter when you’re planning a trip can help relieve the stress of leaving your pet behind. When you’re confident you have a qualified, responsible pet sitter, you can feel good knowing your pet is safe. Additionally, if there’s an emergency that requires veterinary care while you’re away, your pet will have access to timely help.

  • How much do pet sitters cost?

    The average cost for a pet sitter who visits your home to feed and check on your pet is $15 per hour. A sitter for a puppy or dog that requires extra care usually costs more. However, overnight care may have a lower hourly rate, and sitters may offer package deals for full weeks.

  • How do pet sitters charge for service?

    Pet sitters may charge in several ways, including by the half hour, by the full hour, daily, or with overnight or full week rates. Pet sitters who offer additional services, such as dog walking, grooming, or administering medications to your pet, may charge extra for those services.

  • Do pet sitters need insurance?

    Although it's not legally required, pet sitters may want insurance to cover the cost of accidental damage to a client’s home. Pet sitters also should have coverage in case anything goes wrong when caring for a pet, such as it getting lost or injured. Additionally, if a pet sitter gets injured on the job, insurance could cover their medical care costs.

  • Do pet sitters come to your house or do they pick your pet up?

    Pet sitters typically come to your house to care for your pet. You may be able to arrange for a pet sitter to pick up your pet. Alternately, you may opt to take your pet to stay with a sitter in a boarding situation.

  • Do pet sitters stay overnight?

    Some pet sitters will agree to stay overnight with your pet, although not all offer this service. This can be especially helpful for pets that get stressed when left alone for long periods. Having the pet sitter stay overnight ensures your pet’s needs can be met at all times.

  • How do you tip pet sitters?

    Tipping is optional with most pet sitters, but it's appreciated. A tip says thank you to your sitter for taking care of your pet and helps ensure good future care. Providing a tip that's 15% the total bill is standard, and it shows your sitter that you value the service they provided.