About

Welcome to Houston’s Best Pet Sitters. We provide care and comfort to pets when their owners are away, which means peace of mind for you as a pet parent. That’s right — you and your pets are a part of our family. While we care for your pets, we care for you, too. And that’s been our mission from the very beginning.

Our Story

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.

Why You Need a Pet Sitter

Whether your furbaby needs a mid-day potty break while you’re at work, or more specialized care while you’re out of town, Houston’s Best Pet Sitters has you covered. Our sitters are friendly, caring, and experienced. As a matter of fact, they often become like part of the family. Your sitter will tenderly care for your pets while you focus on your job or relax during a much-deserved vacation. In addition, we strive to streamline your experience by making the process as simple as possible.

We provide:

  • Easy online scheduling
  • Complimentary meet-and-greet
  • Convenient payment process
  • Quick response to your questions and concerns
  • Concerned about security? Our sitters are bonded and insured, and undergo a professional background check. We take our clients’ privacy seriously, and all of your information is both secure and confidential.

What Our Clients Say

Our clients never have to worry about leaving their pets at a cold, sterile boarding facility. And they don’t have to comb through listings for dog walkers who may not be trustworthy. Instead, they can enjoy their time away, knowing their pets are safe, secure, and happy at home.

We owe a huge thank you to our client family. Ours has been a wonderful story, and we hope you’ll be part of it for years to come.

Really cares

Melanie is FANTASTIC!! I just moved to Houston in September and had a major trips planned in December. To this point, my cats have only lived in one home and only boarded, with the Vet . . .  that they have known their entire lives. Needless to say, they are not particularly accustomed to change in their old age (one of them in particular). I was apprehensive of leaving my kids with a total stranger and giving someone access to my home, while I was out of the country for 2 weeks. She sent me pictures everyday and provided me with updates, she even mentioned their little habits . . . so I know that she bonded with them. What I loved most is that she ensured that my plane landed on time and that I made it back home as planned in time for their evening meal. My friends, on the trip with me, were envious. My cousin had a horrible experience with her pet sitter in Austin, who she's known for a year. The sitter didn't call or send any communication for 2 weeks. She didn't know if she'd ever see her dog again. Melanie REALLY cares, you can tell this is more than a job for her . . . taking care of animals is her passion. I definitely plan to use her again.

How Can We Help You?

Houston’s Best Pet Sitters would love to partner with you in the care of your best friend! Our sole purpose is comforting your dog or cat while you’re away. Because each pet family is different, we will work together with you to customize your visits.

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