Pet Sitting—Dogs

Travel with peace of mind

You focus on business… Or relax on vacation… We’ll keep your dog happy until you return.

The Animal Nanny approach to dog sitting & home care

Skilled Nannies

Our Nannies are not hobbyists or well-intentioned animal lovers, but trained, professional pet sitters who take a serious, safe (though fun-loving) approach to your dog’s care.

Substantial Visits

No quick 15-minute potty stops. Your Nanny spends 30-40 minutes of quality time with your dog at each visit, looking to reduce any stress she may be feeling from your absence.

Husbandry Care

Your Nanny will feed your dog, supply fresh water, administer any medications, wipe paws and towel dry in wet weather, and do a nose-to-tail check to monitor for good health.


Every visit includes a walk to stretch your dog’s legs and provide mental stimulation. We’ll take your dog’s walk at a brisk stride or an easy saunter, according to her preference.


Most important part of all, your Nanny will provide love and attention in the form your dog most enjoys, be that quiet companionship, a rousing game of fetch, or a good belly rub.

Home Care

We’ll bring in the mail and paper, take out the trash, scoop the poop, water your plants, and adjust lights to deter would-be troublemakers.

How our pet sitting service works

A quick email or phone chat

To make sure we’re a great fit for you, we want to hear a bit about your needs and answer any questions you may have. We know you’re busy, so we can do this however works best for you—by email, via a quick phone chat at your convenience with our owner Marna, or you can fill out our New Client Inquiry Form.

A Free get-to-know-each other Consult

If our service meets your needs Marna will schedule a Consult Nanny to visit your home according to your schedule. Our Consult Nanny’s job is to answer any remaining questions, learn all about your dog and her needs, review everything you need done and where to find supplies, and give you a chance to meet us in person.

We assign you a Nanny

After your consult, our owner Marna will hand pick a Nanny for you and your dog, taking into account your dog’s personality and needs, each Nanny’s specialized knowledge and skills, and your location and trip timing.

You enjoy your trip

We’ll take excellent, loving care of your dog and your home so you can fully relax or focus on your trip. And for extra peace of mind your Nanny will post Nanny Notes to a digital journal after each visit so you know all is well back home.

The Animal Nanny Pet Sitting Rates

Pet Sitting for Union City, Hayward, Fremont, and Newark dogs

$35 for each 30-40 minute dog sitting visit for up to two dogs

$95 per night for overnight pet sitting for up to two dogs


Pet Sitting for Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and Dublin dogs

$35 for each 30-40 minute dog sitting visit for up to two dogs

$95 per night for overnight pet sitting for up to two dogs


Pet Sitting for San Francisco dogs

$40 for each 30-40 minute dog sitting visit for up to two dogs

$100 per night for overnight pet sitting for up to two dogs


How our pet sitting service works

“We have been using the Animal Nanny for years now, and it is absolutely perfect for Zak… What has really kept us going back, though, is how great all of the "Nannies" have been with Zak… I know he is well taken care of every time we go out of town, and it is so nice having a service we trust that we can always use.”

–Alex Christopher - SF, CA