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Distinctive Pet Care Services
Littleton, CO


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.

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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?

Nyla & Mia Salter

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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by Bryan on Distinctive Pet Care
The best pet sitters!

Julie is awesome with our cat and always takes the best care of her when we're away! Working with Distinctive has been awesome - they are always courteous, accommodating, professional, and very loving toward our pet!

by Rebecca Belik on Distinctive Pet Care
We love Julie!

After a horrible experience with a sitter I found on one of the App programs, I searched for a true pet sitting service and found Distinctive Pet Care and Julie. I cannot say enough good things about Julie's care of my pets. I have two dogs both with special needs. Julie has consistently shown loving care to my dogs. One of my dogs is a puppy mill rescue who is shy and skittish, especially around new people. Julie is patient and kind which has led to Frenchie trusting her and now excited to see her for a visit. My other pup is diabetic and Julie has done an excellent job adhering to Izzy's medication schedule. I utilize Julie's care for midday walks and overnight care. She is dependable for both services. What has Julie done for me? She has taken an owner who a year ago thought she may never leave town again and given me confidence that my pets are being properly cared for when I am away. Thank you, Julie & Distinctive Pet Care!

by Barbara on Distinctive Pet Care

I have always felt at ease when Kathy watches my dogs – She sends photos and lets me know they are such well-behaved animals. I will definitely use Kathy again!

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