SITTER PROFILES AND AVAILABILITY

Each sitter is an independent contractor and is their own boss, able to set their own rates, rules, availability, etc.  Their profiles will help you become familiar with each of them to see which who might best suit your needs. We highly suggest that the sitters and clients discuss what is expected of them while caring for your homes and pets and create and sign contracts which can help keep expectations clear. On the resources page of our website, we have provided a sample contract to help suggest what might be important to include in your own contract.
DeEtta 
Service: 
- Overnight stay at sitter's home
- I am able to accept well socialized and well behaved dogs only.
- I can take one client dog in my home at a time (some exceptions).
Rate:
- $40/night for one dog
About Me:
I am the owner of Anchorage Dog Walkers and Anchorage Dog Sitters and have been working with dogs since 2005.  It has been a quite entertaining and rewarding job!  I love getting to know all of the different doggie personalities.  In our home, there are two resident dogs, Dante (Lab/Pit mix maybe) and Zoe (Boxer/Pit mix).  They've been able to socialize with many of of my client dogs over the years, which they think is pretty fun!  We all enjoy the outdoors and being active and dog walks are a pretty big part of our lives.  We have a very dog friendly home that is cozy and clean.  Our large back yard is fully fenced in, great for playing fetch, and backs up to the Chester Creek Greenbelt.

Courtney

Service:

- Overnight Stay at Pet's Home

   - Comfortable with a variety of different animals

Rate:

- starting at $35/night  (may be additional cost for extra pets/services)

About Me:

My name is Courtney and I have cared for animals all my life.  I am an animal lover, cat owner, and currently walk dogs professionally.  I have cared for rodents, reptiles, fish, cats, and dogs.  My rates vary depending on the needs of the animals....depending on how many walks are needed, how many animals, if I need to administer medications, etc.  I am comfortable stay in the home with the pets or staying at my own home and providing visits.  I am very responsible and I'd be happy to care for your pets!

Jessica

Service:

- Overnight stay at pet's home

- Comfortable watching all sizes and breeds of dogs and cats

- Well behaved dogs only

- Can only provide service within Anchorage

Rate:

- $37/night for one pet (may be additional cost for extra pets/services)

About Me:

Hello!  I am 20 years old and currently a student at the University of Alaska Anchorage majoring in Natural Sciences with a concentration in Pre-Health Professions. I hope to soon become a Physicians Assistant, possibly working in obstetrics or surgery!

I was born and raised in Fairbanks and moved to Anchorage to go to school and live the bigger city life. I always had dogs when I was younger. For most of my life I had a golden retriever named Maddie and an Irish Setter named Jake. I always saw them as a part of my family and would always see them as a source of comfort and security which is one of the reasons why I’ve grown to love and appreciate dogs so much. Knowing that other people feel the exact same, I take great pride and responsibility when families trust me enough to take care of their dogs. Along with housesitting, I know that a certain amount of trust has to exist between the house owner and the sitter to be confident in knowing your house will be well taken care of when you’re gone, so I treat any house as if it were my own (which is always very clean!).

Hilary

Service:

- Overnight Stay at Pet's Home

- Comfortable with most types of animals, as long as they can be left alone for

   about 5 hrs at a time, due to my work schedule

- Not comfortable with animals that have extreme behavioral issues.

Rate:

- $42/night for one pet (may be additional cost for extra pets/services)

About Me:

I've grown up around animals all my life (mostly dogs) and have had a good amount of experience taking care of and having fun with lots of other kinds of animals also!  I love getting to meet new animals and spend time playing, relaxing, or getting to know their personalities. Learning what makes each pet jump for joy or wag their tail so hard it makes their butt wiggle is so rewarding and I like to think I'm not too bad at it, either :)  I have looked after goats, a miniature donkey, chickens, bunnies, cats, dogs, newborn puppies, reptiles, gerbils, birds, and fish, as well as volunteering at a horse rescue, and I hope that list continues to grow! I mostly have done pet sitting for friends and family but I'm excited to expand my circle to include new folks and critters around Anchorage.

In case you'd like to get to know me a bit more, I currently work at a Yoga studio and as of right now I don't have a very regular schedule so my hours are more flexible lately. I take classes there a few times a week as well as ride my bike, read, cook and bake, rock climb, walk and hang out with my dogs, and hang out with friends. I like to get out and have fun but I really enjoy some chill out alone time at the end of the day, too. Part of why I enjoy petsitting is that the people of Anchorage have such unique character and perspective, I really like seeing how they choose to set up their home space and it gives me inspiration for how I can make my own apartment feel more home-y. Not to mention how they tend to have some super awesome pets, too

Lara

Service:

- Overnight Stay at Pet's Home

   - Comfortable with dogs, cats and other animals

   - Comfortable with animals with medical needs, including shots

   - Comfortable with animals that have issues, other than aggression

- Overnight Stay at Sitter's Home

   - Animals must be okay with kids, dogs, and cats

Rate:

- In my home: $40 night for one pet plus $5 per additional animal

- In pet's home: $45/night for one pet plus $5 per additional animal

About Me:

My name is Lara, I'm 44 years old with a family of 6 plus a Pomeranian/Terrier named Coco and two female cats named Aria and Molly Mosaic. I am passionate about Jesus, family, camping,hula-hoop dancing, outdoors, gardening, and baseball.

 I love animals and enjoy figuring out and anticipating what they need to succeed while they are with me.  In my single family home I have a small fenced yard and would like animals to be okay with kids, dogs and cats. I will be camping a lot this year and my schedule is pretty open, especially if you're okay with your dogs going on road trips to camp and/ or hike. 

Email me and we can get together to see if I'm a good fit for you and your family.

Melanie

Service:

- Overnight stay at pet's home

- Can watch dogs of all sizes, cats, birds, farm animals

- Some behavioral issues ok, within reason

Rate:

- $40/night for one pet (may be additional cost for extra pets/services)

About Me:

I am an artist, dog walker, yoga and meditation teacher, and a professional gardener. I try to spend as much time as possible outside enjoying the Alaskan wilderness. I love animals, especially dogs, because of their unbridled enthusiasm towards life- It's contagious! I have had dogs for most of my life, and I've been walking dogs professionally since 2016. I love cats and have experience with their care, and I also have experience with bird care. I have a flexible schedule and  am generally available mornings, evenings, and weekends to walk, feed and watch pets and I can stay at  your residence. I'm 36, responsible, clean, and considerate. I have been a professional house cleaner and I've lived in group houses, so I know how to respect and care for a domestic environment. I am happy to take your dog(s) on outdoor adventures; short hikes, mountain climbing, whatever they are up for- I'm also fine with dogs who just want to hang out at home. I can try to teach them how to mediate, too- they'll be very relaxed when you return.  

Christopher

Service:

- Overnight Stay at Pet's Home

   - Comfortable taking care of most all animals, breeds, ages, dogs, cats, fish, etc. 

   - Well behaved pets preferred

Rate:

- $42/night (may be additional cost for extra pets/services)

About Me:

My name is Christopher, I'm 23 years old and I'm from Palmer Alaska. I enjoy getting outdoors as much as possible. Hiking, biking and kayaking are a few of my favorite summer pastimes. I am Currently a part time student at UAA and work for anchorage dog walkers durning the week.  Pet sitting and dog walking are great ways to keep my school schedule and free time flexible all the while staying active.

Amy

Service:

- Overnight Stay at Sitter's Home

   - One dog at a time

   - Must be well behaved and get along with dogs and kids

   - Must be comfortable sleeping in a kennel at night

Rate:

- $40/night (may be additional cost for extra pets/services)

About Me:

-  I'm a 36 year old mother of two boys (ages 10 and 12) plus a 2 year old sprint Alaskan Husky named Louie. I've always had affinity for animals and have had dogs my entire life. My experience caring for animals includes: dogs (including 8 sled dogs I kept inside), cats, hamsters, lizards, rats, birds, turtles, tropical fish, and snakes. I believe we can learn a lot from the animals we share our lives with and that they can teach us about ourselves too. I am a dog walker with Anchorage Dog Walkers. Louie and I get the privilege of spending our days with lots of furry friends! I enjoy spending time outside in the sun, running, biking, competing in triathlons, hiking, traveling, music, philosophy, and psychology. My schedule is quite flexible to spend time walking and playing with dogs, especially in the summer. My home is cozy, clean, and comfortable. I am just a 5 minute walk to Taku Lake and the Campbell Creek Trail system.

Brandon

Service:

- Overnight Stay at Pet's Home

    - Comfortable with cats and dogs of all sizes, ages, and breeds

    - For puppies it will depend on the amount of attention they will require.

    - Some minor behavioral issues acceptable. I just ask that the owners give me

      all relevant background information. 

    - Other animals ok too, with proper instructions

Rate:

- $32/night (may be additional cost for extra pets/services)

About Me:

I am a 22 year old student here in Anchorage at UAA. I grew up around dogs and have always enjoyed their company. I believe that both affection and upholding set boundaries contribute most to happy dogs. If you’re dog is high-energy we can play fetch in the yard or go for long walks. If you’re dog is old/disabled or just generally more low-energy, lounging around is no problem either. I have dog-sat for eight clients, the majority of which I have sat for on multiple occasions, and almost all were given the recommendation for me by DeEtta. I have less experience caring for cats but am totally willing and able to watch them if you need it. Because I am a student I am often busy and may need to be away from your home for long periods of time, depending on the day. I will still make time to come check on your pets, give them attention and play/walk so that they stay happy, and will spend the evening and night with them. I don’t mean to imply that I am not flexible, if your dog needs frequent potty breaks or gets nervous when home alone for long periods I am open to changing my schedule to suit your pet’s needs. I love pet-sitting, and it is my goal to not just feed your pets and make sure they are safe but to see that they enjoy the time we spend together. Time away from family can be stressful for pets and owners alike, and I want to make it as easy as possible for everyone.

Justine

Service:

- Overnight Stay at Pet's Home

   - Comfortable with animals of any type, size, and age.

Rate:

- $32 per night (may be additional cost for extra pets or services

About Me:

Hi! I am a 21 year old, born and raised Alaskan. I have grown up in Anchorage with dogs my whole life. I currently live at home with my mom, 2 younger brothers, and our 2 year old "Bernadoodle" (Bernese  Mountain/poodle mix). His name is Bentley, but we often refer to him as "the fourth child." 

I have been avidly house/pet sitting for about 3 years now (so it takes quite a bit to surprise me anymore). I have dealt with very high maintenance dogs and also couch potatoes cats. I love them all! Animals hold a special place in my heart and I take great pride in being able to help out a family, reassuring them that their fur babies are left in responsible loving hands. 

I graduated from Dimond High School in 2015, where I was heavily involved with sports and academics. Now, I am currently a full time student at UAA, hoping to major in Health Sciences next spring with honors, following with graduate school for speech pathology or optometry! I am also involved in the on-campus Christian youth group, Chi Alpha. I attend school Monday-Wednesday until about 2pm, and work Fridays and Saturdays at a local coffee shop. I also like to cook, watch movies, and play the piano. I look forward to meeting you and your pet(s)!

Brianna

Service:

- Overnight Stay at Pet's Home

   - Comfortable with cats and dogs of all sizes, breeds, ages, and behavior

Rate:

- $40/night ($5 per extra pet)

About Me:

 I am a graduate student in a Masters in Social Work program who loves hiking and knitting. As I’m in a long distance program, my schedule can be flexible to your dogs care needs. I have been around dogs my whole life and have been house/dog sitting for families and friends for the past 7 years. I like dog sitting because I get the opportunity to get to know different dogs and breeds. I also like helping families enjoy their activities without worrying about their pets. 

Sarah

Service:

- Overnight Stay at Pet's Home

   - Comfortable with any animal! Young, old, and behavioral issues.

Rate:

- $30/night ($5 per extra pet and/or services)

About Me:

 I’m a barista at a local cafe and absolutely love animals of all kinds. I grew up around them, and never would want a life without them! Dogs, cats, chickens, horses, you name it.  I’m a hiker and camper, and absolutely love Alaska for it :) I’m available every night, however Wednesday thru Saturday it would be after 10pm. Sundays and Mondays I am free all day. However if I get enough time in advance, I can be available whenever. I love to meet new animals, and will do any extra things you need done depending on the pet.

Danny

Service:

- Overnight Stay at Pet's Home

   - Comfortable with all sizes and breeds of dogs and cats but prefer well behaved dogs only.

   - Can also provide service in Eagle River.

Rate:

- $38/night ($5 for extra pets and/or services)

About Me:

Hi! I am 22 years old and am currently a full time student at the University of Alaska Anchorage. I am majoring in Natural Sciences with plans of applying to Dental School in order to become a dentist! I was born and raised in Anchorage, but have family in Brazil that I fly down to visit every once in awhile. When I was younger, I had a miniature Samoyed named Snowball who was very rambunctious. Currently I have a very sweet tuxedo cat named Meow Meow who I adore! I am always happy to to meet new dogs and cats so housesitting is an exciting opportunity to be able to branch out and do this. I am looking forward to being able to make your pets feel as loved and comfortable as I can while you are away!

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