Laurels
Best Pet Sitters
in Boston
2017

Why These Pet Sitters?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored pet sitters on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best pet sitters in Boston, MA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

A Better Way

A Better Way is proud of offering trustworthy pet services to clients since it began in 2006. The company's full menu of services includes dog walking, pet sitting, house sitting, and pet taxi service. A Better Way offers these services to residents and pets in Burlington, Massachusetts, and the surrounding areas. A Better Way proudly holds memberships and certifications with Professional United Pet Sitters, Pet Tech, Pet Sitters International, and Pro Pet Hero. The company won first place in Wicked Local's 2017 Readers Choice Awards and, beyond that, achieved gold status as a regional favorite. A Better Way is certified in pet first aid and CPR.

Burlington, MA(339) 234-1200

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Arff Pet Care Home Sitting Services

Arff Pet Care Home Sitting Services has experience offering its clients peace of mind since 1985. The company is licensed, bonded, insured, and holds membership in Pet Sitters International. Arff's complete menu of services includes daily individual or group dog walking, medication administration, pet taxi service to the vet or groomer, poop pick-up service, let-outs, additional indoor or outdoor playtime, off-leash time at parks, house sitting. Reduced rates are available for clients who take advantage of off-peak services. Arff prides itself on flexibility and can be available on short notice or the same day as necessary.

Dedham, MA(781) 320-9575

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Boston Pet Sitters

Boston Pet Sitters provides Boston's Back Bay, Beacon Hill, West End, and South End areas with high-quality dog walking and cat sitting services. Recognitions of the company's excellence abound, including Best of Boston awards from Boston Magazine in 1994 and 1998 as well as mentions in the Back Bay Sun, Boston Courant, Boston Globe Magazine, and Boston Herald. Sitting services are available for dogs as well as cats, and the company's bases prices on the number of animals as well as the time of each sitting session. Dog walks are available for households with up to four dogs.

Boston, MA(617) 247-7387

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City Paws Pet Sitting

City Paws Pet Sitting began as a labor of love by owner Terri North, whose father was a veterinarian. Terri started working in his hospital at age 12, and there Terri learned a wide variety of animal treatment and care procedures, including the basics of oral and injectable medication administration. Terri is especially passionate about caring for cats, and this passion is the original impetus for City Paws' founding. Terri attunes care to the individual needs of each cat, including their habits, preferences, and desire for contact. Typical visits from City Paws take place during the day, but overnight sitting options are available.

Boston, MA(617) 921-5526

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For the Love of Jobe, LLC

For the Love of Jobe, LLC offers pet services to residents, cats, and dogs in Brookline, Massachusetts, and beyond. To ensure maximum security and client peace of mind, For the Love of Jobe is a fully ​bonded and insured business. For the Love of Jobe is an Animal Behavior College-Certified Dog Trainer, and the company also holds certification in pet first aid and CPR. For the Love of Jobe's pet sitting services take place at a pet's home to ensure they remain relaxed and comfortable. In addition to pet sitting, For the Love of Jobe also offers independent cat care.

Brookline, MA(617) 833-9707

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My Alpha Dog LLC

My Alpha Dog LLC offers top-quality professional pet care services to Newton and the surrounding communities. My Alpha Dog ensures client peace of mind with insurance through Pet Sitters Associates. Previous clients praise the company's dedicated care, to which they attribute their longstanding relationships with My Alpha Dog. Some customers have been with the company for more than five years. My Alpha Dog's goal is to provide an abundance of love, patience, safety, and socialization to pets to promote health and well-being. To accomplish this goal, the company offers services such as pet sitting, off-leash outings, and solo sprints.

Newton, MA(857) 273-4104

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Penny's Pet Care

Penny's Pet Care proudly serves the residents and pets of Brighton, Massachusetts as a neighbor in the community, and the company's full service area also includes parts of Brookline and Newton. This family-run business brings more than a dozen years of experience in the pet care industry to its dealings with clients and their pets. Penny's Pet Care's team treats all animals in their care as if they are their own pets. In addition to pet sitting services, Penny's Pet Care offers specialty services such as doggie playgroups to increase socialization and exercise opportunities.

Brighton, MA(617) 783-0101

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Pet Sitter Melissa

Pet Sitter Melissa's motto is "Where pets are cared for and protected with love and compassion," and the company honors this commitment with insurance, bonding, and by keeping veterinarians on call 24 hours a day to guarantee maximum client peace of mind. Melissa is not just a pet sitter but also a bona fide Certified Veterinary Technologist, and she appreciates being able to combine her technical knowledge with the affection and care she offers at Pet Sitter Melissa. Melissa incorporates Young Living essential oils in the environment of her home to promote a calm and peaceful environment for pets.

Revere, MA(617) 543-7928

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Pet Sitting by Jen

Pet Sitting by Jen has almost one dozen years of experience in the pet care industry offering both personal and loving care as well as hand-drawn animal portraits. Pet sitting services are available for dogs, cats, and small animals such as rodents, reptiles, birds, rabbits, and fish. Pet Sitting by Jen is comfortable administering medication and performing various household tasks during these visits. All services start with a complimentary meet and greet session. As for Jen's portraits, they are realistic pencil drawings based on photographs she receives via email, CD, or mail. She can accommodate clients who want to combine multiple photographs into a single portrait.

Arlington, MA(781) 424-4182

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