About Our Business

Services offered: Overnight House and Pet-Sitting, Alternative Visits and Pop-Ins Visits for all pets.

Service Areas: Aptos, Capitola, Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz Mts., Scotts Valley, and Soquel.

Billing charges: Begins on the 1st day the Pet Sitter arrives. The start time can begin between 7am and 7pm and client is billed every day that the pet-sitter is in the clients home.

Example #1: Overnight House and Pet Sitting for 1 night with client leaving anytime after 7am and returning next day before 7pm fee is $150.00

Example #2: Client leaves the house on Tuesday at 7:30/8am and the Pet-sitter arrives Tuesday at 9am/9:30am. Client returns home the following Tuesday at 5pm for a total of 8-days.

Non-Holiday-Zone $75 X 8 = $600.00
Holiday-Zone $680.00.

Alternative Visits and Pop-in Visits
Non-Holiday are $35.00
Holiday-Zone $45.00

Late return: Client home after 7pm and before 11pm, then an additional fee of $50.00 will be posted.

Rates: Are for the first 3 pets, additional pets are $5.00ea. or you may need to book the “Extended Visit” that offers 60 and 90 minutes to allow enough time for the proper care for all pets and pets that require Sub-Q fluids, medications that requiring additional time.

Alternative Visits: This service is used when a few dates over-lap or no availability for overnights. Offering the pet owner, Breakfast-Midday-Dinner-Tuck-in pet care visits. If there is a doggie-door available, then no less than 3 visits a day. NO dog-door, 4 visits required to insure pets are happy and health. These visits are 30 minutes. Non-Holiday $35.00 Holiday-Zone $45.00

Pop-in Visits: These visits are perfect for popping in to walk your dog, fed and give fresh water and/or cat care. Visits are 30 minutes. Non-Holiday $35.00 Holiday-Zone $45.00

Extended Visits: This service is for pet owners with multiple pets that require Sub-Q fluids, medications, outdoor bird feeders, water garden and potted plants, etc., thus giving the Pet Sitter enough, thus keeping pets on their veterinarian instructions of health care. 60 minutes: Non-Holiday $65.00 Holiday-Zone $85.00 90 minutes: Non-Holiday $100.00 Holiday-Zone $110.00

Special services: administering fluids, injections, medications, etc., thus keeping pets on their veterinarian instructions of health care.

While you’re away: Enjoy receiving photos or videos along with “News from Home”, and mail, newspaper, packages, water indoor and outdoor plants will be taken care of as well.

New Clients: Meeting you and your pets at your residence gives us both the opportunity to discuss your pet’s needs. Most importantly, it allows me to meet your pet(s) before the Pet Sitters first Overnight stay, Alternative or Pop-in visits. The meet and greet is complementary.

First booking at meet and greet: Full payment is required at the time of your meet and greet. If you choose not to book at that time, and then later decide to book pet care services, you will have to book a second meeting, fee of $35.00

Current Clients Only: If you need overnight house and pet sitting, please book your departure date and time, then book your returning home date and time. Susan will receive your request and complete your booking, then send you an invoice.

Overnight House and Pet Sitting and Alternative: All booking reservations: First time client bookings require full payment at the time the booking is accepted.

Immediate or less than 30 days: Requires full payment to secure.

Booking 30-days or beyond: require a 50% deposit to secure with balance due 15-days before clients departure date.

* Thanksgiving week booking for the full week only, between 11/21/2020 - 11/29/2020. If you have any questions. Please contact Susan at Susan@SusansHouseandPetSitting.com

* Christmas week booking for the full week only, between 12/19/2020 -12/27/2020. If you have any questions. Please contact Susan at Susan@SusansHouseandPetSitting.com

* New Year’s week booking for the full week only, between 12/27/2020 – 1/3/2021. If you have any questions. Please contact Susan at Susan@SusansHouseandPetSitting.com

Request services: Text Susan at 831-588-2329 with your departure and arrival dates and times for overnight, or any other services. If dates are available, you will receive a conformational text and a payable invoice via email.

Please Note: Booking system cannot book in "Days" Therefore when booking "OVERNIGHT Pet-Sitting" 60-minutes = 1 day



We are so grateful for Susan' care of our kitty. Now, we feel free of worries when we are away. Thank you!


My husband and I took a week-long vacation with our family and entrusted Susan with the care of our two border collies. Our senior girl requires medication every 12 hours to manage her medical condition. Susan was able to get her to take her medicine and keep her healthy and happy. Our young border collie can be a challenge because of her youth and her anxiety over change and strangers. Susan managed to get our baby to trust her, which is no small feat! Susan stays with the animals and makes them feel safe in their home. I highly recommend Susan if you are in need of pet sitting. 5 stars!!


It has been great knowing that we can count on Susan to take care of our cats & house sit when needed. Just having this service has enabled us to take our first long vacation in many years, and we're glad to have found her!


Susan is very professional as well as being extremely kind and loving to my senior pets. She has stayed in my home multiple times and is very reliable. My two dogs and cat miss her when she leaves!

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Please see your Client Service Agreement

24/7 days a week

8am to 8pm


P O Box 1455
Capitola, CA