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Best Pet Sitting Services in Boston, MA

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Boston, MA
$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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Boston, MA Rating

Why choose this provider?

Need help contacting a Pet Sitting Service in Boston? 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.

454 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02171 Rating

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5.0 (26)
5.0 (20)
5.0 (8)

Why choose this provider?

Boston's Best Dog Walkers and Pet Services LLC is a full-service pet care company offering walks, daily play groups, and boarding. They provide services in Downtown Boston, China Town, The Seaport, Beacon Hill, The North End, East Boston, Quincy, Weymouth, and Braintree. Training and medical administration services are also available, with 24/7 pet care coverage for dogs and cats. Opened in 2011, the company's employees are all CPR and first aid-certified, and they provide daily photo and video updates for owners' peace of mind. GPS tracking allows owners to see where their pets are at any time.

Brighton, MA 02135 Rating

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5.0 (15)
4.8 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Penny's Pet Care proudly serves the residents and pets of Brighton, Massachusetts as a neighbor in the community, and the company's full service area also includes parts of Brookline and Newton. This family-run business brings more than a dozen years of experience in the pet care industry to its dealings with clients and their pets. Penny's Pet Care's team treats all animals in their care as if they are their own pets. In addition to pet sitting services, Penny's Pet Care offers specialty services such as doggie playgroups to increase socialization and exercise opportunities.

Boston, MA 02116 Rating

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5.0 (24)
4.9 (9)

Why choose this provider?

Boston Pet Sitters provides Boston's Back Bay, Beacon Hill, West End, and South End areas with high-quality dog walking and cat sitting services. Recognitions of the company's excellence abound, including Best of Boston awards from Boston Magazine in 1994 and 1998 as well as mentions in the Back Bay Sun, Boston Courant, Boston Globe Magazine, and Boston Herald. Sitting services are available for dogs as well as cats, and the company's bases prices on the number of animals as well as the time of each sitting session. Dog walks are available for households with up to four dogs.

219 Bear Hill Road 219 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA 02493 Rating

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4.9 (204)
5.0 (20)
4.0 (19)

Why choose this provider?

Serving the Boston area, The Dog Retreat and Spa gives pets a safe and happy place to stay while their owners are away. Their boarding facility has indoor and outdoor parks for dogs to explore, and each dog gets its own private room. The spa offers pets a soothing massage, facial, cut and blow-dry, nail trimming, brushing, and clipping. Its puppy training programs teaches puppies how to socialize with people and other dogs.

Brookline, MA 02445 Rating

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5.0 (31)
5.0 (7)
5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

For the Love of Jobe, LLC offers pet services to residents, cats, and dogs in Brookline, Massachusetts, and beyond. To ensure maximum security and client peace of mind, For the Love of Jobe is a fully ?bonded and insured business. For the Love of Jobe is an Animal Behavior College-Certified Dog Trainer, and the company also holds certification in pet first aid and CPR. For the Love of Jobe's pet sitting services take place at a pet's home to ensure they remain relaxed and comfortable. In addition to pet sitting, For the Love of Jobe also offers independent cat care.

Arlington, MA 02476 Rating

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5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

Pet Sitting by Jen has almost one dozen years of experience in the pet care industry offering both personal and loving care as well as hand-drawn animal portraits. Pet sitting services are available for dogs, cats, and small animals such as rodents, reptiles, birds, rabbits, and fish. Pet Sitting by Jen is comfortable administering medication and performing various household tasks during these visits. All services start with a complimentary meet and greet session. As for Jen's portraits, they are realistic pencil drawings based on photographs she receives via email, CD, or mail. She can accommodate clients who want to combine multiple photographs into a single portrait.

Compare our Top Pet Sitting Services

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Boston, MA$10 off first booking!
Boston's Best Dog Walkers and Pet Services, LLC
454 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02171
Penny's Pet Care
Brighton, MA 02135
Boston Pet Sitters
Boston, MA 02116
The Dog Retreat and Spa
219 Bear Hill Road 219 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA 02493
For the Love of Jobe, LLC
Brookline, MA 02445
Pet Sitting by Jen
Arlington, MA 02476


  • 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.