Houston’s Best Pet Sitters is a local, family-owned business, operated by Melanie and Bobby Whitman. Their love of pets dates back to childhood. Melanie remembers how her family took in all sorts of strays, from cats and dogs to orphaned raccoons and flying squirrels. After marrying, Melanie and Bobby adopted their first furbaby together, a beloved Irish Setter named Max.
In 2006, the couple and their two daughters lived in a rural town west of Houston. An out-of-town trip necessitated boarding the family pets. When Melanie went to pick them up, she discovered their family cat hiding under a towel. Upon finding out that the cat had spent the entire time under that towel, she knew there must be a better way to care for pets when their owners travel.
In 2009, Houston’s Best Pet Sitters was born. Melanie was the only sitter, and Bobby assisted when his job permitted. A year later, they added their first four pet sitters. By 2012, there were more sitters — and more administrative duties — than one person could handle. Bobby left his job to work full-time in the family business.
Here are just a few of our accomplishments since then:
- Over 15,000 pet visits completed every year
- 59 straight-A reviews on Angie’s List
- 5 out of 5 stars on Google reviews
- 4-1/2 out of 5 stars on YELP
But enough about us — let’s talk about you.