Pet Sitting

I’m a member of, a website that connects care givers (like baby sitters/pet sitters) and people seeking them. I got a call  on Saturday, and was asked to pet sit two dogs and a cat from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.


The reason I was asked to stay for nine hours each day was because the dogs were getting spayed on Monday, and the owner wanted someone with them just in case something would happen while he was at work.

I was feeling a little bit nervous on Tuesday morning because I didn’t know what to expect. I’ve done pet sitting for a few years now, but I’ve never had to watch pets that had just undergone surgery. I’m happy to report that all went well (so far–I’m still pet sitting as I write this post, lol)!

I’m pretty much in love with the pets! They are all so calm and loving.



Because I’m pet sitting mostly for the dogs, the owner said he wasn’t too worried about the cat. In fact, he didn’t even tell me its name. He said it wasn’t friendly, but I did get a chance to say hello.


On Tuesday, the dogs slept most of the day. I took them outside to go to the bathroom a few times, gave them medicine, and fed them.


Today (Wednesday), they’ve been much more alert and perky!

The pet owner said I could use his Dutch coffee maker. SCORE.

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So what have I been doing all day? I’ve been hanging out with the pups, reading, and working on a final paper for my internship (which I just finished–woo hoo!).

Overall, this pet sitting gig has been amazing. I find looking after animals extremely rewarding, especially ones who just had surgery. I’m making sure to give them lots of extra love and (gentle) cuddles.

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What do you find rewarding?



    I love that you do this, Allie! I’m sure their owner feels so much better knowing that you’ll be there in case anything happens. I can tell you guys are getting along so well!

  2. Love this!! So glad it worked out so well for you! Nice you can get some things donw while you are there too! Double bonus! I love! Such a great website. I find my job rewarding on a daily basis 🙂

  3. Aww, that’s so cool you got to pet sit! They are so cute, especially Maggie with her teeth sticking out, haha. I’ve never pet sat before, but I have babysat a lot. I love being around kids and making them feel good about themselves. I find that very rewarding!

  4. Wow that is really cool, I honestly had no idea those sorts of things existed! I’m glad you enjoyed it and the pups seem like total sweet hearts. The cat reminds me of mine though , she is def a meanie LOL

  5. What a fun job! We absolutely LOVE our dog sitter. I’m sure they love you just as much. There is something wonderful about knowing you’ve left your pet with someone you can really trust to take good care of them. 🙂

  6. I took care of two diabetic cats once. I lived in the house and had to give them shots! I was so worried something would happen to them! The house was AWESOME though! Keurig, Ipad and huge TV. It was great!

  7. So cute! I used for babysitting jobs while I was home from college in the summer. I scored a nice summer job and loved the girls I babysat for… It was pretty awesome. Those pups are TOO cute! I’m glad you got to babysit two really loving dogs because I know sometimes dogs can be a major handful. And free coffee?! Double score :-p

  8. This is so cool!! I would LOVE to be able to pet sit like this. I would much rather hangout with furry friends all day rather than kids though haha. I love the way that Molly is laying on the floor with her legs kicked back..HA!

  9. Awwwh so adorable! Pet sitting is the best because they are so lovable and just want to interact with you 🙂 That coffee sounds and looks delish.

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