Distinctive Pet Care Services
Welcome to Distinctive Pet Care Services and thanks for visiting our page! We are glad you would like to explore a different type of pet care for your furry friends. We have been providing top-notch pet sitting and pet care in the Littleton community since 1995 (yes, that is over 20 years!) and the Best Choice as an alternative to pet boarding.
Advantages of Your Pet
Staying in Their Own Home
No exposure to illnesses such as kennel cough, canine flu & parasites. No extra vaccines your pet doesn’t need.
Reducing their stress by allowing them to stay on their own schedule
Being cared for by a trained, responsible pet sitting professional that will treat your pets as if they were their own.
Reduces the pet owner’s stress by providing crime deterrence by alternating lights, picking up mail, etc.
No hassles of dropping off and picking up your pets during certain hours.
What makes Distinctive Pet Care different?
What makes us different than other services (especially Rover, Wag! or a “hobby” pet sitter, etc.) Our business is run by Dawn Olson, a former Veterinary Technician (see Meet The Sitters Page) that has many years of professional pet care & also currently owns & operates The Ken Caryl Pet Spa. We hand pick our pet sitters & match them up with our client’s needs. They are trained, pass a background check and we only hire people that Dawn would allow to care for her own pets!
In October of 2017 we converted all of our pet sitters from contractors to EMPLOYEES! Why is this better for you? As a business that has served this community for many years, we have always wanted to provide the BEST services with the BEST pet care givers. As employees, our pet sitters qualify for Workers Compensation Insurance, Unemployment, SSI, Liability Coverage and other benefits that do reduce your risk as a home owner. We also have more leeway to require continuing education, training (such as Pet First Aid & CPR Training) and more supervision. We also use a software called Pet Sitter Plus that allows you to update your pet’s information & care, directly book your pet reservations needs and provides our pet sitters with their daily schedules, they check-in and out of each visit! We even send you visit notes (& pictures) directly through the software to your email about our visits, which our client’s love!
Clients absolutely love the convenience and security that our pet sitting service provides and we work 365 days per year. . . all we can ask is that you TRY IT! We are used to handling pets with separation anxiety and have been known to sit on the floor and hand-feed them!
We recommend you explore our website, as it provides answers to many questions, but don’t hesitate to give us a call, we would be happy to discuss your specific needs because we realize that every pet is different and requires individualized care so they are able to have a successful at home experience.
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Terri S. has so many talents that she brings together to provide outstanding care to not only pets, but owners, as well! She engaged beautifully with our Aussie/cattledog mix Gilda at our first meeting and throughout her five-day stay. Terri's daily reports and extra texts were full of the kind of detail, problem-solving and photos that let us know she was invested in Gilda's well being. Terri is wonderful, and we know Gilda felt loved while they were together. We'll definitely call her again!
Chris--thank you! As a professional in the pet industry, we are grateful for your glowing review! I will make sure that Terri sees it, will surely make her day, week, month! Dawn
Holly visits my fur babies 2 times a week. They adore her, as do I! I have such peace of mind knowing Lucy, Chester and Sweetpea are getting attention, lots of love and of course ... treats! Chester is an ornery cat that Holly has gotten to stand on his hind paws! And Lucy, she knows when I say it’s a “Holly Day”, that she’s going to spend time with “her” Holly! And Sweetpea loves to cuddle and I know she loves those Holly snuggles!
Joanne--Thank you so much for the bestest review! Holly is honored to care for your pets and this will make her day....month....and year!
Nikki took very good care of Charley. Will certainly use your service again.
Jan from Littleton, CO