Why Fetch?

Choose Fetch! for our experienced, vetted, animal loving pet sitters

Our Sitters Are Thoroughly Vetted

We do our due diligence when hiring to make sure every single one of our sitters is not only safe and reliable but that they have a true passion for pets and people.

  • All sitters pass a mandatory background check.
  • All sitters go through an in-depth interview process.
  • All sitters are required to provide any essential personal information.
  • All sitters are required to be bonded and insured.

Meet Your Sitter Before You Schedule

We believe that you and your pet should feel as comfortable as possible with your sitter before our scheduled service takes place. That’s why we offer a free in-home consultation before your first service begins. This gives everyone a chance to get to know each other and make sure that this is a good fit.

You’ll Get The Same Trusted Sitter Every Time

When you schedule a service with us, we’ll partner you with a primary and back-up pet sitter based on your needs and schedule. You’ll have the chance to meet these nearby sitters and once you approve of them, we’ll assign them to your account. Any time you schedule services thereafter, you’ll receive care from your primary or back-up sitter. This way you know your pet is getting care from someone you (and they) know, trust, and like every time.

We’ve Earned a Glowing Reputation

With tens of thousands of satisfied clients nationwide, we’ve earned a solid reputation as the most trusted and reliable pet care service in the country. And it isn’t just Fetch as a company. Each of our sitters come with fantastic reviews of their own and our local owners are constantly reviewing feedback surveys to ensure it stays that way.

Meet The Owner

Leigh

Howdy y’all!  I am the owner of Fetch! Pet Care of East Austin.  I have lived in the Austin area my whole life, from Wimberley to Georgetown to Austin.  Pets have been a part of my entire life!  I grew up in a house full of animals at all times including cats, dogs, pigs, goats, chickens, horses, cows, fish, gerbils and even hermit crabs!  Since 2010, I have been fostering animals through Austin Animal Center and Pug Rescue of Austin.  I have fostered over 16 dogs and a dozen kittens and made sure they all went to good homes.

I take my dogs wherever I go around Austin such as on a hike or on a restaurant patio to enjoy this dog friendly city.  I am an active person who enjoys music, gardening, biking and hiking.  I have a Psychology degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown.  Previously, I directed a facility for people with disabilities for 14 years, making sure the residents were living the healthiest, happiest life possible.  Now, I want to make sure your pets are living their best life!  I will give you peace of mind that they are receiving the best possible care.

I am a Certified Pet Expert and an active member of the Austin Pet Sitters Organization (APSO).

Fetch! Pet Care Partners

Fetch! Pet Care is a proud partner of Save An Angel which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization on a mission to end pet overpopulation by providing lifesaving care to homeless and at-risk animals. Visit www.saveanangel.org

Meet The Team

Julie

Hi, I’m Julie! I am an adventurer. I love variety and travel. I am creative and find inspiration in new spaces. I am compassionate and have a natural ability to nurture the things that mean the most to others. House and pet sitting allow me to find all of these unique facets in one place. I work in the public sector and am also a training and facilitation consultant focused on values-driven leadership development and community engagement. Since the pandemic has made my work mostly virtual, I can work most days from your home to keep your pets company. I look forward to getting to know you and bringing a nurturing energy into your home!

Amanda

Hi, my name is Amanda and I absolutely adore pets/animals of all kinds! I have my kitty and 2 bunnies.  All of my friends and family know if there’s an animal in distress whether it be a hurt bird on the sidewalk or a kitten they found or a mouse stuck in a glue trap that I’m the one to call to go help and rescue. I look forward to meeting all of your fur babies, know they will be in great hands!

Brittany

I am enthusiastic about caring for animals of all shapes and sizes! I am dedicated to making sure every pet is safe and happy while their owners are away, and am certified in Pet First Aid & CPR. I am organized, and always come prepared with my handy Fetch! waist pack. When I am not preoccupied with the animals, you may find me knitting or reading. My favorite authors are Terry Pratchett, K. A. Applegate, and Raina Telgemeier.

Teri

Hi, my name is Teri. I’m a native Texan and have lived in the Austin area for 40 years. My life has always been filled with dogs, cats, horses and many other companion animals. I currently live on 5 acres and have expanded the group to include parrots, chickens and a tortoise! For the past few years I’ve been focused on training with my Border Collie to become a search and rescue team. This is so rewarding and the intensive training has created such a close bond between us. As a Fetch pet care giver, my goal is to take care of each pet as attentively as I do my own and ensure that they’re happy and healthy when you return!

Matty

Hi, I’m Matty! I’ve worked with animals for the past 12 years in kennels and vets. I have my own 9 year old pup, Tonks, who is my best friend. I love getting to know pets of all sizes, ages, and types! I’m also a tap dancer, and I perform locally and internationally throughout the year.

Christina

Hi, I’m Christina! I love all animals large and small. I’ve been the proud pet owner and sitter for dogs and cats for over 20 years. My career has spanned art, design, and creative education while traveling frequently before Covid, but I always come back to my love of animals. Taking care of pets with patience, thoughtfulness, and kindness has always been my passion. I believe that it is important to take each pet’s individual personality and preferences into account when caring for them. I look forward to taking care of your pet family member soon!

Gay

Hi, my name is Gay. I grew up in east Texas but have lived in the Austin area for almost 40 years. Growing up, we always had dogs, cats and horses. Over time I’ve had a variety of pets including parrots, llamas, ferrets, goats and a sulcata tortoise. I’m currently a K9 handler on a local Search and Rescue team. Although the training is intense and time consuming, working so closely with my Border Collie is hugely rewarding. Thanks so much for trusting me to take care of your pets while you’re away!

Katelyn

Katelyn is the name and animals are the game! I am definitely an advocate for anything that walks on 4 legs. I am a fire wife and mother of a two year old girl and teaching her to love and respect all animals is a goal. We currently have three doggos and a cat. I love being outdoors so walking doggos is great for me! Cats are an equal favorite. They are so fun and sassy! But my love doesn’t stop there. I love them all! I left a career to spend more time with my family and Fetch is the perfect job for me to still stay active and keeping clients animals safe and loved. 💜💜

Lisa

Hi I’m Lisa! I’ve lived mostly and in Texas and California. I own 2 Golden Retrievers and 7 cats. I’m vegan and I love to hike! Animals make me extremely happy and I am a huge advocate-there’s no judgement when it comes to animals. My other job is in sales so caring for pets helps me get exercise and stay active walking dogs and playing with animals of all types!