Want to go away on vacation but hate kennels or caging your pet? Have a pet that prefers (or needs) to stay in its own home instead of someplace else? Or perhaps you simply want to make sure your pet gets the exercise and hugs he or she needs while you are working? Regardless of what your needs may be, look no further! "Your Critter Companions" is a local family-owned pet sitting and dog walking service that offers Bay Area pet owners a wide variety of pet services including dog walks, cage-less boarding, pet visits, medication and fluid administration, as well as pet transportation, hospice and respite care for most types of pets. Established in the Bay Area in 1990 (and the ONLY pet service in continuous operation since that time), we have 20+ years of experience providing outstanding dog walking / pet sitting service for our wonderful animal friends, and helping out with their owners with all types of pet service needs. Remember to shop local for pet services, since this supports not only locally-owned / operated small businesses but also benefits local rescue and adoption services!
We are reliable and caring, and are all pet owners just like you -- we'll treat your pets like our own! Everyone has been through a detailed vetting process since we believe strongly that as pet service providers we should meet not only the client requirements but also our own high standards. One result is that everyone at YCC is licensed, bonded and insured. This is particularly important since each pet owner needs to be able to put their trust in the staff sitter or dog walker that is assigned to their pet.
All kinds of pets are welcome with Your Critter Companions -- big, small, young, elderly, hearing-impaired, vision-impaired, calm, energetic, mobility-impaired, you name it...they all are truly your best friend and the most loyal companion you can have! We will go above and beyond for your pet to make sure they get everything they need. And we can email, call or text you with regular updates for any type of service. Our rates are based on the number and type of pet you need service for, as well as the type and frequency of service needed. We don't believe in a "one size fits all" approach since every pet family is unique. We will happily provide you with a rate quote via phone, just give us a call (925-951-8445 or 650-690-7744 or 510-397-7387 or 408-498-1880)!
Currently, we can provide service in the following cities: Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, Dublin, Albany, Piedmont, Palo Alto, Burlingame, Belmont, Redwood City, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, San Jose, Campbell, Fremont, Newark, Union City, Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, San Leandro, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Pleasanton, Livermore.
* Family-owned and locally operated, we are not a franchise nor a generic web broker
* We live in your neighborhood, so last-minute service requests are welcome!
* Flexible schedules based on YOUR needs
* Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including all major holidays
* Long-time members of HomeAgain's volunteer rescue group, and, Pet Sitter's International
* See our web site at www.YourCritterCompanions.com
* Visit our page at facebook.com/YourCritterCompanions
* Give us a call at (408) 498-1880 or (925) 951-8445 or (650) 690-7744 or (510) 397-7387!
Our services include:
* Dog walking (feeding / water change/ exercise / solid waste service)
* Exotic pet visits (feeding / water change / play time / habitat service)
* Cat / dog visits (feeding / water change / play time / litter box cleaning & poop scoop service)
* Pet transportation (examples include vet / groomer / location to location)
* In-home overnight sitting
* "Special Event" services, including wedding day pet services, hotel drop-in pet services, etc.
* Medication administration (pills / liquids / subcu)
* Location security check, mail collection, lighting changes, plant watering, and more
* Hospice and respite care, as well as transport
Our pet visits can be daily, multiple times per day, as well as every other day depending on the type of pet and service needed. We also offer combination services, such as overnight sitting combined with one or more pet visits per day. If you have a pet service need that hasn't been listed, give us a call and we'll try to help.
We will schedule an initial face-to-face meeting so that you and your pet can meet us, before starting the initial service. We always receive excellent reviews and feedback from our existing clients, and can provide references when we meet! You can rest peacefully while you are away on vacation or at work, knowing that your pet is now a part of our family, for the night, for the weekend, or whenever you need. Check out what some of our customers have to say:
★★★★ " Shana loves animals, especially dogs. I have had great experience with Shana taking very good care of both our dogs for times we had trips of out town, as well as for several last-minute needs. " -- Derrick M.
★★★★ " It's hard to summarize the wonderful care my guinea pigs get from Karen. Oh, wait. Wonderful probably does it! Karen is an amazing, kind, loving and gentle human being. She is smart and responsible beyond anything I could ever be (and it hurts me to say that about myself). She has taken care of my first doggie child many times over the years and suffice it to say Mocha adores Karen! " -- Juan R.
★★★★★ "Ed was great once again. He even took the time to take Louis to the groomer's for me and he looks great! He updated me regularly with pics and kept me informed throughout the entire trip!. " -- Toni J.
★★★★ " Melissa was excellent. She sent me pictures of the rabbits throughout the weekend, and was very responsive and easy-going. We had Melissa stay at our house and her warm personality made it easy to trust her with our pets and our home. Definitely recommend! " -- Jus T
We look forward to working with you and your pets, and can't wait to meet!
Services include: dog walks, pet visits, exotic pet care, pet play, ball fetch, animal nanny, group dog walks, overnight sitting, boarding, daycare, evening care, special events, respite, hospice, medication assistance, subcutaneous fluid administration, pet transportation, remains transportation, poop scoop service, litter box service, security check, wellness check, dogvacay, wag, rover, thumbtack, angie's list, bark.
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