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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Wonderful ... kept in contact with daily activities ... ( texts ) as requested 😀. Friendly ... asked questions as needed ... friendly with Zoe ( pet ) on first contact ... will keep your info handy ... may suggest sitters have business card to put on my fridge 👀... 🐶
Our sitter is Terri S and she’s the perfect match for our very shy kitty who needs a lot of pills. She also gives our other friendly kitty plenty of playtime and affection. Neither of them seem at all phased or unsettled when we come home from a trip. It’s so good to be able to rely on her. She’s a very tenacious and caring sitter! 😌
Terri S is a gem . I worry about my cats. Terri’s help me stop that. She has a Mercedes of cat sitters. She sent me pictures and detail information about what my cats did down to the last tablespoon of food left and eaten the next morning. My neighbors even complemented her always being there. They are very impressed I am impressed my cats love her and soda why she’s wonderful and everybody should be so lucky to have Terri as a cat sitter!!