September 2018 Pet of the Month

Name: Steve Whitaker

Breed: Well, a mix of tabby and Siamese

Likes: ATTENTION and things he should not eat

Dislikes: LACK OF ATTENTION and most males of any species

Do you know who I AM?

About Steve:  We adopted Steve at age seven through Four Paws — the source of our previous kitties, Peter and Floor.  He is a beautiful cat who loves to be petted and brushed and adored, and finds that females of most species understand that.  Thus they merit more attention from Steve.  But Steve […]

2018 Best of DC - Washington City Paper

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Once again Sit-A-Pet is honored to be voted the best pet service in the 2018 City Paper Readers poll. Thank you for your support!

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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!


  • Arlington
  • McLean
  • Vienna
  • Falls Church
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Bethesda
  • Chevy Chase
  • Takoma Park
  • Rockville
  • Silver Spring
  • in MD and VA


Sit-A-Pet clients like to speak for themselves…

Twinkie & Happy

Twinkie & Happy

“Twinkie” and “Happy”, pictured here surveying the world beyond their back door, are the second generation of McKay cats that Sit-A-Pet has cared for. We found Sit-A-Pet ten years ago when we moved to Vienna. We have been dedicated clients ever since!!! Sit-A-Pet’s reliability and excellent care, including nurse-like attention through multiple chronic illnesses (with the three “girls” in our first generation), have made all the difference in the world when we go away! Our girls are well cared for (and, in fact, often eat better for Sit-A-Pet), and we can relax!!

Art and Susan
Vienna, VA


Sit-A-Pet took care of my lovely cat Anna and her swaggering brother Sam (pictured here) most of their lives during my frequent absences, nurturing them through their adult lives and their declines and deaths. In the last years, Sam was very physically challenged — though he didn’t know it — and he relished the care and affection he got from Sit-A-Pet. A new pair of cats now grace my abode — and I continue to call on Sit-A-Pet with the greatest confidence. Oh, and my house is also happy in Sit-A-Pet’s Care… did I mention the time a basement water pipe sprang a leak while I was in Copenhagen? I learned about that only when I got back, and it was already fixed!

Downtown Silver Spring


As near as we can tell our Blue-fronted Amazon, Carmen, is 35. That means Sit-A-Pet’s wonderful sitters have been looking after her since she was a teenager of 17, to our great satisfaction and, apparently, to hers.

Marcia and Paul
Northwest, DC



Sit-A-Pet staff have looked after our family pets for over twenty years, whenever we’ve been away. The animals adore the special attention, and I feel better knowing my dogs (and home) are in the best of hands. Debbie and her staff are knowledgeable, compassionate and highly professional.

John and Jane
Arlington, VA



I can’t say enough good things about Sit-A-Pet! Marlene has been taking wonderful care of my cat Charlie for six years. I never worry when I travel, because Marlene not only comes over everyday and feeds Charlie, but she visits for a while and plays with him. All the Sit-A-Pet sitters who have cared for my cats during the past 12 years, are conscientious and ultra responsible about the comfort and safety of my pets AND the security of my home. Most importantly, all the people who work for Sit-A-Pet are true animal lovers!

Takoma Park, MD

Cara & Mia

Cara & Mia

Over 12 years we’ve taken many trips, and we’ve enjoyed them all the much more because Sit-A-Pet has always been there looking after our cats. The level of caring and service is unequaled. We have used Sit-A-Pet exclusively for 12 years. While we never like leaving our cats, we have no fear doing so because of the fine service Sit-A-Pet provides. Our cats accept Jan their pet-sitter from Sit-A-Pet as one of the family. For 12 years they’ve received nothing but the finest, most attentive service we could imagine. It truly makes vacations and trips more enjoyable knowing they are being well taken care of.

Steve and Nina
Capitol Hill



You are fantastic. We can leave town knowing our sweet Louie is in great hands. We don’t have to think twice about him.

Tom and Cindy
Bethesda, MD