Professional Pet Sitting Service



Our Sitters and Their Friends


Ashley and Kiara

Ashley: "I have a 10 year old black fluffball named Kiara. She is a cocker spaniel/catahoula leopard mix and loves to go everywhere with me. She is a bit sensitive with other animals (sometimes,) so sending her to a boarding place with lots of other dogs would stress her out. This is why I enjoy pet sitting. Giving people the option of having their pet at home in their comfort zone allows for peace of mind when traveling. This is something I greatly appreciate for my own dog and I love being able to offer this service to others. "

Patrick and Friend

Patrick: "Why I chose to be a pet sitter? Well, the long and short of it is that I was told I couldn't bring any more dogs home, so I found a job that lets me go to other people's houses and play with their pets.

But seriously, folks..... I know our pets get lonely when we are away, so if I'm able to improve on their day at all and help their humans out in the process it's a win all around! Any joy I can bring, any stress I can alleviate, or help I can offer, this is why I chose to be a pet sitter with Dusk To Dawn.

Pictured below are Daisy, an 11 year old terrier mix, Abbey, a 3 year oldbloodhound/coonhound mix, and Trey, a Treeing Walker Coonhound at 4 years old.




Anne, Ruby and Theo

Anne: " I haved loved creatures all my life, dogs, cats, birds, fish, rabbits and more. I love caring for pets because once I meet them, they become a piece of my heart forever. I have two dogs, Ruby, a yellow lab, who is a local rescue; and Theo, a border collie from Texas, who is a Hurricane Harvey rescue. I also have two kitties, Georgia and Bo, who are both Cedar Rapids flood rescues, and grand "kids" Milo, Bmo, Rhubarb and Carl."


Emily VanRoosendaal, Buddy and Sandy

"My family has Buddy (smaller guy) and Sandy, both adopted from the Cedar Bend Humane Society. We also have Purrrrcy, our cat, who canít stand the dogs so she does her own thing! Pet sitting is so fun as Iím able to meet lots of different dogs and cats. I also like helping pet owners be able to keep their furry friends at home, in their own space, while theyíre away."


Maggie Mae and Margie

"Hi - I am Margie with my sweet Maggie Mae. Being a pet sitter gives me the opportunity to spend time with our clients fur babies. The snuggles and licks are the best. I am thankful for having such a rewarding job."



Becca and Colt

"I'm a North Dakota native who moved to Waterloo in 2017. I'm currently owned by two cats. Newbie is a fat, orange, one eyed tabby and Nala is a sassy long haired torti. The dog pictured is my doggy nephew, a Dalmatian named Colt. Heís one of my best buddies in the world and he and my sister even lived with me for a short time. I enjoy working for Dusk to Dawn because itís good stress relief from my day job. I love having an excuse to spend 30 uninterrupted minutes to visit and play with animals of all shapes and sizes."



Karen and Leo


"I have had cats for as long as I can remember and a couple of dogs along the way. Our home has three cats and this is Leo our second rescue dog. I also have a koi pond in back and an aquarium in the house. Being a petsitter gives me the opportunity to meet and learn about all different breeds of animals. There is nothing better than the happy greeting of a dog or the magical purr of a cat. I am very grateful to have this wonderful opportunity."

Becky and Dobies

Becky: "I can't imagine that any other job could offer more rewards than pet sitting. I have two Dobies at home and I understand the comfort of knowing that your loved ones are taken care of in your own home. "



Dawn with Rosie


“We have four dogs (Rosie, Sammi, Eddy and Simba), and two kitties (Auggie and Max). I have been petsitting since 1996, when I opened Dusk to Dawn for business. Animals are my lifelong passion. We appreciate the trust you put in us to care for your wonderful family members."