Sitters for Family Critters

Sitters for Family Critters We are an up and coming pet sitting business with dog walking services and pet taxi services and much We take care of them all! We do more than just pet sitting!

Sitters for family critters is owned and operated by Kelsey Hockenbury who spent the last 11 years working as a veterinary technician in emergency rooms and intensive care units. Animals have been a lifelong passion for her and now she wants to pass on her knowledge, experience and love by helping you to care for your furry family. She understands that your pets are your family, just as her pets a

re her family, and she will treat them as though they were her own. Her work experience allows her to offer more than the average pet sitter; at sitters for family critters you can be confident that your ill or elderly pets will receive premium care and be well taken care of. You can be comfortable going out of town or going to work for the day even if your pet has just had surgery or is recovering from the all too common “dietary indiscretion.” : )
And cats and dogs aren't the only critters who need care and affection and you can turn to Sitters for Family Critters when you’re looking for help with your exotic pets or even farm animals including rodents, ferrets, fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, horses and many more. If you’re out of town, sometimes your home needs a little TLC too and we always include that in our services at no extra charge. Whether it’s bringing the trash in or out, bringing in the mail and newspapers, watering plants, switching the lights around in your house, or anything else you might request, we are happy to do it. At Sitters for Family Critters we pride ourselves on offering that little something extra with our additional services. We’re here to meet your dog walking needs or to take your dogs on a trip to the dog park to get there energy out. We can even provide taxi service to a grooming appointment or vet appointment that you can’t quite fit into your schedule. And maybe your pet needs a little something done but you don’t want to take them all the way to the vet for a pricey appointment? No problem! We offer nail trims, a**l gland expressions, medication administration, both oral and topical (including care for diabetic pets), basic bandage changes, teeth brushing, administration of SQ fluids for pets on at-home fluid therapy, and anything else you may request from us. We are here to make your life easier while knowing that your loved ones are still well taken care of and being spoiled rotten!


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Sitters for Family Critters Services and Pricing List

Dog Walks (30 minute visit)- $20/visit
Each Additional Dog-$2/visit
Cat Care Visit (30 minute visit)- $15/visit
Each Additional Cat- $2/visit
Pet Sitting (3 visits per day)- $50/day
Each Additional Pet-$2/day
Trip to the dog park (30 minutes)-$30/trip
Trip to the dog park (60 minutes)-$45/trip

Taxi service to drop off your pet at an appointment (groomer, vet, etc.)-$15
Pick up from appointment-$15
Taxi to a veterinary appointment that the sitter stays for with the pet-$45

A**l Gland Expression-$25
Nail Trim (dog, cat, rodent, ferret)-$30
Brush Teeth-$15
Simple Bandage Change-$30 plus cost of supplies if you cant provide them
Administration of SQ Fluids-$25
Administering oral medications-$5 per time of day that meds are administered (e.g. if your pet takes three meds in the morning and two at night, that will cost $5 for morning meds and $5 for nighttime meds)
Administering topical medications-$5 per time of day that meds are administered
Administering injections/insulin-$7 for time of day that meds are administered

Feeding Fish-$10/day
Feeding Rodents-$15/day
Feeding Reptiles-$15/day
Feeding Birds-$20/day’
Exotic pet cage cleaning-$40/cleaning


If you refer a friend who books us for services, have them let us know that you sent them and you will get $20 toward a service of your choice!


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A peek into the furry family of Sitters for Family Critters founder Kelsey Hockenbury

A peek into the furry family of Sitters for Family Critters founder Kelsey Hockenbury


Ashburn, VA


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Kelsey this looks great! Do you by any chance care for dogs in your home while owners are out of town? I have a friend who needs someone to watch her pup for 3 weeks but she would have to go to the caregivers home during that time.