Kritter Sitters of Minneapolis


 Serving:  Fridley and areas nearby, Columbia Heights, Quarry area, NE Mpls., Lowry Hill, Isles/Makaska/Cedar Lakes, St. Louis Park, eastern Hopkins, Golden Valley, New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Camden, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park.  

General Boundaries:  North – zipcode 55433/Hwy 694/94;  East – NE Stinson Blvd to 35W to 94W;  South – Excelsior Blvd;  West – Hwy 169.  

About Us

We are dedicated to providing reliable, compassionate, at-your-home pet care.  We've been in service over 18 years, are fully bonded and insured, and are members of Pet Sitters International ( and Professional Pet Sitters of Minnesota (, and listed on Angie's List.

We have a wide variety of pet care experience - from caring for our own pets, to pet sitting, to dog training and kennel work, to humane society volunteering.  We have experience with most types of domestic pets - mainly dogs and cats, but also bunnies, birds, rodents, reptiles and fish. And chickens!


Mid-day Dog Walks or Breaks
This service is offered only during the workweek (M-F between 10am and 3pm).  It includes dog walking and/or yard play and potty break (plus feeding, watering and medications if needed).  Your dogs get a consistent break mid-day, so you don't need to worry about them while you're working.  (For safety and control, we prefer not to walk more than 2 dogs simultaneously.)

Travel Visits While You're Away
This service is offered 7 days a week.  It includes one to four daily visits to your home, depending on your pets' needs.  We feed & water, give potty breaks or walks, clean litter boxes or cages, give scheduled medications, cuddle and play with your pets, and check on your house (mail and papers in, lights on/off, plants watered, etc.).  Your pets get great care, in their own familiar environment! (For safety and control, cats must remain indoors during our care.)  Overnight Stays at your home may be available, on a limited basis. 

Free, No-Obligation Consultation*
Prior to beginning service, each new customer receives a free 30-45 minute consultation at their home.  We meet each other and your pets - to see if we're a good fit for each other.  If not, there's no obligation.  If so, we'll go over your pets' routines and scheduling, complete the necessary forms, get keys, etc.  After that, care for your pets is just a click or phone call away!  Consults are offered M-F during the day, or M-Th evenings if needed.   *(Additional meetings for home moves, new pets, etc. are charged at regular visit rates.)


Our services do not include:
  • Boarding - we only offer in-your-home pet care.
  • Veterinary care -- we will, of course, transport your pets to their vet if they become sick or injured.  Clients must complete our Veterinary Authorization Form with payment information for use at Emergency Vet Services, or your vet, if needed.

  • Full-scale grooming - we will always clean and/or dry off your pet if they become dirty or potty-soiled.  And we are happy to do light brushing or nail trimming (if your pets allow it).
  • Full-scale pet yard cleanup - but, we do pick up whatever waste your dogs leave during our visit or stay.  

  • Housekeeping - however, we will always clean up after ourselves and clean up any messes your pets make during our visit.  We try to leave your home as good as you left it.
  • Carpet cleaning - we will pick up feces and vomit as we see it, and blot up liquid messes. However, deeper carpet cleaning must be done by a professional cleaner of your choice.
  • Snow removal or yard care - please arrange for a service to handle these needs when you travel. 

Picture credits: Nancy Novak, Chris Barber, Sandos