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


At Sit-A-Pet, we don't charge
by the pound.

Maintaining your pet's routine is Sit-A-Pet's specialty. This includes exercising your pets in familiar surroundings and feeding them their favorite foods. Strict attention is paid to prescribed feeding requirements, including medications. (Many of our sitters are even experienced in caring for special-needs animals). Pet quarters are maintained and litter boxes cleaned daily.

Making sure your home is secure is also a top priority. While you're away, Sit-A-Pet creates a lived-in look in your home. This includes bringing in the mail and newspapers, and rotating the lights and drapes. Plant care is also provided.

Sit-A-Pet will schedule an initial meeting at your convenience at which you and your pet are interviewed in order to become familiar with your pet's routine, diet, and medical history. The name and location of your veterinarian and emergency contact numbers are recorded at this time. Sit-A-Pet will obtain a set of your door keys (which will be security coded) and alarm system instructions. At this meeting, you are encouraged to instruct the service about any additional requirements you and your pet may have.

On the last visit before your arrival home, your sitter will leave you a detailed note. They also will remind you to call the office upon your arrival so Sit-A-Pet knows you have returned as planned and that your pet is cared for.


There is an initial registration fee of $20.00.

Charges start at $25.00 a day for one visit a day for one pet. Price varies according to number of pets, number of visits per day, and any special requirements. Please call the office for your custom pricing.


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!

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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!

CPPS Certified

Certified Professional Pet Sitter with Pet Sitters International

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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