Sit-A-Pet, Inc. - Because there's no place like home
Washington: 202-362-8900 | Maryland: 301-424-7100 | Virginia: 703-243-3311
Established 1980

About Us

Voted "BEST" by Washingtonian Magazine

Sit-A-Pet's founder, Debra Hollander, has a love for animals that led her to an innovative concept: to care for pets in their own home while their owners are traveling. Because at the time there were no similar services in existence, she was unsure whether pet owners would warm to her concept. Not surprisingly, they loved it! Sit-A-Pet's first client — in 1980 — lived on Capitol Hill. Word spread rapidly and, along with grass roots advertising, the business grew to the enterprise it is today, serving parts of Washington, Virginia, and Maryland.

The careful selection of reliable and responsible pet sitters was and continues to be a key ingredient to the success of the business and the satisfaction of Sit-A-Pet's clients. Since 1980, the staff has grown to more than 70 pet sitters who have cared for pets in more than 10,000 homes in the Washington Metropolitan area. Since 1980 Sit-A-Pet has been written up in numerous national publications (see "In The News").

Sit-A-Pet is proud to be part of a nationwide pet sitting industry whose growth is in response to a heightened awareness of the need for pets to be happy and content. Sit-A-Pet is a member of Pet Sitters International, the National Association of Professional Petsitters and the Northern Virginia Professional Petsitters Network.

Sit-A-Pet is bonded, licensed and insured.


Once again Sit-A-Pet is honored to be voted one of the best pet services in the 2017 City Paper Readers poll. Thank you for your support!

Sit-A-Pet in the News

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We Don't Charge
By the Pound

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Meet Our Staff

What kind of person does it take to be a pet sitter? A dedicated one!

Treat Your Pet!

Sit-A-Pet is the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area's oldest and most trusted pet sitting service.

When you have to leave town, enjoy peace of mind for the care of your pet and home.

Why impose on friend or neighbor? No matter what the occasion or weather, your professional pet sitter will be there when you're away. Sit-A-Pet is available mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays, 365 days a year to care for your beloved pets while you are away.

No kennel can match the comfort of your own home. Sit-A-Pet is the smart alternative. Most animals are more comfortable in their own surroundings and suffer less separation anxiety when they can remain in their own home. Knowing you will come home to a relaxed and contented pet will also make your trip more stress-free and enjoyable.

True pet lovers take to Sit-A-Pet's motto: Because there's no place like home!

Sit-A-Pet serves the following areas: Arlington, McLean, Vienna, Falls Church, Washington, D.C., Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Takoma Park, Rockville and Silver Spring, in MD and VA.

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