Locally family owned and operated since 2001, and with a select team of over 140 of the industry's leading pet care professionals, The Pet Staff is far and away Southern California's largest dog walking and pet sitting company. Paws down.
Call today to schedule an in-home interview or just click on the "sign up” tab, Fill out your information and we will call you to schedule a meeting at your convenience. You’ll soon discover why The Pet Staff is California’s #1 trusted choice for pet services.
We're about pets! All pets. Dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, fish, iguanas...we love all that is furry and scaly. As a leader in the pet care industry, we continually strive to provide superior service and have succeeded in setting the standard for excellence in pet sitting and dog walking services.
And in our own way, we take care of you the parent, as well. Our Pet Staffer Visit Logs detail all of the fun and noteworthy events that transpire during each session with your pet. Our business office and dispatching center utilize proprietary state of the art technology to track and record the status of your scheduled visits as they progress. We recognize how important the connection is between you and your pet, and we do our very best to alleviate any anxiety that you may have when you cannot be with them while you are away.
Our awards include "Best Service Business of the Year" (Los Angeles), "Best Pet Service in Los Angeles" (CitySearch), “Best Service Business of the Year” (City of West Hollywood), the "Official Doggie Sitters of the MTV Movie Awards" and " Southern California’s Leading Pet Care Company" (ABC Eyewitness News).
All Pet Staffers have an impressive array of animal experience and provide the love, attention and skilled care you would expect from a professional. Some own or have owned animals for years, and some live vicariously through the pets they provide for. But all share a deep love for animals, and all are service-oriented individuals.
The Pet Staff is fully licensed, bonded and insured (to the maximum limits possible) and is a participating member of Pet Sitters International and The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. We perform reference and background checks through a leading national service – we screen for the best, so that you don’t have to!
Our large qualified staff and geographic coverage insure that we will be available whenever and wherever you need us. We’ve invested heavily in proprietary information systems that allow substitute sitters to be able to seamlessly cover for your primary sitter when they’re not available or have an unforeseen emergency. No other service can offer the technological sophistication that we can.
We maintain a regular business office to handle all scheduling and administration. The Pet Staff office employees are regularly available answering phones M-F from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. On weekends we check messages and e-mail every 30 minutes between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm providing you with responsive 7-day per week access to our Scheduling Call Center.
The Pet Staff supports a wide variety of animal welfare causes throughout the year. A generous portion of our revenue is donated to support animal rescue organizations and shelters across Southern California to benefit less fortunate animals. These include Best Friends (www.bestfriends.org), Much Love Animal Rescue (www.muchlove.org), The spcaLA (www.spcala.com), Pet Orphans Fund (www.petorphans.org), and PAWS/LA (www.pawsla.org) to name a few.
I’m 8 years strong with The Pet Staff and can’t imagine what my life would be like without them. They’ve seen me through pet crisis, family emergencies and many busy work seasons, and their value to me and my dogs it’s beyond expression. My walkers took meticulous and loving care of my senior collie and my terrier mixes bounce off the walls when they hear their buddies at the door. It’s the best decision I’ve ever made and I couldn’t be happier to be one of their "regulars."- Alice, Glendale
I just wanted to express my gratitude to The Pet Staff for watching my dog Junior when I went out of town recently. I found him relaxed and in great shape upon my return from my vacation. Thanks also to all at The Pet Staff for running such a great operation and making a happy pet possible. You've got a loyal customer here."- Jose, Hancock Park
I love The Pet Staff! I travel frequently for work and was recently told by an assistant at my dog’s kennel that she hides most of the time and seems stressed and unhappy. My dog had already gone through a terrible experience at a shelter and that news broke my heart. When a coworker referred The Pet Staff I spoke to a manager, and was immediately assured that they could help. And it turns out my pit mix isn’t shy at all! She really gets a lot from being home. She feels safe here, but her sitters are such a huge part of the equation. They’re kind and sweet- and most importantly they’re pet people. They speak her language and my big ole baby of a pup adores them. I’m very relieved to have found The Pet Staff.- Melissa, West Los Angeles
The Pet Staff is THE BEST pet sitting company you will ever find! My cats Bink and Bobo love their sitters and are always such happy gals when I return home. The last time I traveled Bobo had test results come back from the vet, diagnosing a bladder infection after I left town. The Pet Staff worked with my vet, picked up the medication and starting administering it within hours of my phone call to their office. They’re capable of pretty phenomenal things and I just love their notes, email updates and simply how much they care. Dare I say they’re nothing short of PURR-FECT!- Shannon, Hollywood
I have used The Pet Staff for out of town care many times over the years, and when my older lab started needing more frequent walks during the day I signed up for a daily walking service through them. I get weekday walks, fresh water and attention for both my dogs and it’s a real load off my shoulders. Last week their office called me about foxtails in my yard that I hadn’t even noticed and gave me tips on what to do. Their professional manner, attention to detail and seriousness with which they approach my dogs and their needs is impressive. Highly recommend.- Mark, Pasadena
Away at work? Anticipate a busy day? Your daily schedule erratic and unpredictable? The Pet Staff offers Dog Walking Programs to give your canine companion a bright spot during the day and some needed stress relief from yours. Dogs require physical and mental stimulation just like humans do. If proper exercise is provided on a daily basis, it will energize their body, mind and spirit. Many dog behavioral problems are the result of isolation, boredom and insufficient exercise. The Pet Staff’s Dog Walking Programs are a great service for your dog when you can’t be around to exercise and play.
30-, 45- and 60-minute walks are our most requested walk lengths; please feel free to request longer durations and we would be happy to accommodate based on availability .
Currently available in most areas of Brentwood, Santa Monica, Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills)
Fido chewing on the couch? All dogs are not the same. Some have more energy than others. No matter how much love and attention you give them, these dogs need more exercise than your busy schedule can provide. Our goal is to help you have a better relationship with your high-energy friend. We’ll take your dog hiking through the hills, throwing balls and playing games. Rain or shine, we’ll give your dogs their daily dose of physical activity. By the end of the hike with us, your dog will be ready to go home and relax for the rest of the day! Call to confirm coverage areas and to discuss pricing.
Our 90-minute hike is our most popular program. Unlike the majority of other Los Angeles area dog hikers The Pet Staff’s hikes are private one-on-one outings. The reality of fights and accidents far outweighs the appeal of "socialization," and as a matter of policy the only time we walk multiple dogs is when they are from the same household.
Your dog spends more time on the trail hiking and less time getting jostled around a car while other dogs get picked up and dropped off. The times shown include your dog’s round trip transportation so actual time on the trail depends on your driving distance from house to trail. Please feel free to request longer durations and we will be happy to accommodate based on hiker availability.
|Walking Programs||Billed Weekly||Billed Monthly|
|Private Walks||Billed Weekly||Billed Monthly|
|90-min round trip:||$40.00/hike||$38.00/hike|
Resource permitting, we’re pleased to provide longer walks or hikes if desired. Please call for custom pricing and availability.
|Same day schedule/visit:||$8.00|
|Holiday* premium/visit (non Winter):||$12.00|
|Holiday** premium/visit (Winter Holiday):||$15.00|
Thinking of kenneling your dog or cat during your next trip? According to the American Humane Society, pets are happiest when they're at home, surrounded by familiar sights, sounds and smells, and protected from the stress and potential exposure to illness or accidents often encountered at many boarding facilities (a.k.a "pet hotels"). While these facilities may look fun and inviting, they are often not properly staffed, filled beyond their legal and safe capacity and endemic with illness and injury. Ensure your pets’ health, safety, and emotional well being with a Pet Staff professional by signing up now!
The Pet Staff offers a variety of pet care services for your devoted pets. We currently cover greater Los Angeles including the Westside, Valley, South Bay, Pasadena.
Going out of town? The Pet Staff offers Out-of-Town and Vacation Visits for when you need to leave town. A Pet Staffer will come to your home and care for your pet while you are away. We will follow your pet care routine per your instructions, including feeding, watering, exercising and administering any medication your pet might require. And most importantly, we will play with your pet! A standard visit is 30-minutes in length (however longer times and overnights are certainly available too). Dogs generally require 2-3 visits per day. Cats and other animals usually require 1-2 visits per day. Puppies should receive 3-4 visits per day. We also provide basic home care services while you're gone, such as bringing in newspapers, flyers and mail, watering plants, alternating lights, adjusting blinds and setting out or taking in trash receptacles.
|Overnight Stay* (10-hour):||$68.00|
|Extended Overnight* (12-hour):||$85.00|
|Day Sitting (4-hour minimum):||$21.00/hour|
Charges are based on time, not based on number of pets. We do not charge additional for extra pets like most other pet sitters. If you have more than 2 dogs or more than 4 pets total, we require longer than 30-minutes per visit in order to provide ample care for all of the pets in your household. *For dogs, overnights include a walk when the sitter arrives, a potty break before bedtime and a walk in the morning before they leave
Does your pet need added comfort while you're away? The Pet Staff offers Overnight Stays to give your pet all of the benefits of Vacation Visits, with added companionship and security for your pet and your home throughout the night. Our Pet Staffer will arrive at 9 p.m. and depart at 7 a.m. the next morning. We also offer 12-hour overnights which can be 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., or 8 p.m to 8 a.m., at your choosing.
Our regular office hours are Mo-Fri, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. although you may leave a message at any time and we will respond as quickly as possible.
Pet sitting and dog walking work offers an incredible opportunity to spend time with a variety of animals, while getting exercise, meeting great people and earning income.
Pet sitting assignments range from visiting pets while their parents work or travel, to staying overnight at a client’s home to insure the safety of their pet and household. In general we look for people that can satisfy one or both of the following types of availability: 1) Midday (11am to 4pm) Monday through Friday, or 2) AM (7-9am) AND PM (6-9pm), every day of the week.
To work with The Pet Staff, you will need to be crazy about pets, have experience caring for them, and have excellent work and personal references. Trustworthiness, plenty of common sense, and an ability to follow detailed client instructions are key criteria to working with us.
To be considered you:
For consideration, please click here and fill out all of the information requested. We constantly review submissions and will call you if and when your application matches the criteria we are seeking. At that time we will review exact pay structures/rates. We interview on a regular basis, so please be patient; if you do not hear from us right away we may not have a demond in your particular area at the moment. No phone calls, please. Thank you!