Staff Parties

Staff Parties2020-01-30T15:33:23-05:00

Each year we have a staff party for our pet sitters. It is a time for everyone to meet his and her fellow pet sitters, renew friendships, trade pet sitting anecdotes and share lots of laughs. (A sense of humor is a helpful quality in a pet sitter!) Each party has a theme which is depicted through the food. Below is a sampling of some of the invitations and a few menus are also included.

Sit-A-Pet celebrates its 40th Anniversary  1980-2020

We’re the oldest established pet sitting service in the country, the world and possibly the universe! Read our timeline…

Honoring over 30 years of service (2019)

Arlene, Bella, Dean and Sugar were awarded the Presidential Scoop of Honor. Each of them has worked with Sit-A-Pet for over 30 years and thus deserved the coveted award: A golden scoop with their name in rhinestones.

Fire and Furry (2018)

Since we had the party at Texas Jacks Barbecue, the Fire represents the BBQ pit and of course the Furry represents our pets!

We Honor Our Managers (2017)
Celebrating our Environmentalists, Naturalists and Conservationists (2016)
Animal Bites (2015)
Winter Olympics (2014)
Ye Olde Sit ‘n Stay Pub (2013)
Sit-A-Pet Plays Jeopardy! (2012)

The game was specifically written for Sit-A-Pet with categories such as: All in a Day’s Work; Animals “In” Literature; Pet Sitting 101; Poop-pouri; Pet Sitters; and, You Want Me to do What?

Celebrating Our Improvisational Skills (2011)

Surprise performance from the improv troupe “Now This”

Pet Peeves (2010)
The First Ever Inaugural Fur-Ball (2009)
Animals In Litter-ature (2008)
Famous Animals (2006)
25th Anniversary Celebrating

Our Most Tenured Pet Sitters (2005)

All the News That’s Fit to Eat (2004)
Peace (2002)
United We Sit (2001)


Where has the time gone?

Hard to believe that it was 35 years ago that Debra Hollander decided that pet owners in the DC metropolitan area should have an alternative to boarding their pets or relying on friends/neighbors when they traveled … and thus Sit-A-Pet was born, giving them peace of mind that their pet and home were in good hands while they were away.

In the summer of 2015 the staff got together to celebrate those 35 years and the wonderful pet sitters who have made it possible.

We look forward to serving you and your furry family members for another 35+ years!!


IT’S A THREE-PEAT!!!!!!! Sit-A-Pet was voted the BEST PET SERVICE in DC in The City Paper’s Readers Poll for the third year in a row. Debra Hollander and Jeff Hallman attended the “Best of DC” celebratory bash.

25th Anniversary

Sit-A-Pet celebrates its 25th Anniversary by honoring 6 of our most tenured pet sitters: (from left) Patti, Amy, Sugar, Dean, Arlene and Heidi. Collectively, 105 years of Sit-A-Pet experience!

Staff Member Wedding

Sit-A-Pet staff celebrates Robin’s upcoming wedding at a garden party, May 2009.

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