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Chelsie Jeppson

25 May 2018

I was nervous about using a pet sitting service, since I've previously only had friends and family watch my cat. Katie did a great job and I'd definitely recommend her / use her again. Having an older cat with medical issues, it was such a relief that she was very responsive to my emails and left helpful notes describing when my cat received his medications and how he behaved. Very happy with my experience! More...

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CB B.

27 March 2018

Fantastic, reliable, caring cat sitter.  These guys are great!  I can rely on them to lovingly care for my cat and go the extra mile to bring in garbage bins, mail, papers, etc. when I am away.  I always use them when I'm away and have complete confidence in them. More...

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Suzanne Publicover

25 May 2017

I've been using Capital Petsitters for the past year, we have a 15 year old cat who requires daily subcutaneous fluid injections so it was a real relief to find someone qualified to administer the fluids. Patricia's team is extremely professional. Great communication while we're away and their website is extremely user-friendly which makes setting up visitation appointments a breeze. It's a comfort knowing our cat is comfortable in her own house while we're away and being checked on by professionals. We've had several different sitters take care of Puppy and everyone has been kind and communicative, with daily text updates and notes when we return home. More...

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Ashley Doherty

26 May 2015

Patricia and her team made sure to make a wrong a right, and I am so glad I gave them a second chance. I was totally put at ease during my consultation, and all of my expectations were met during my dog walking visits.I will use again.

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Julie C.

27 November 2014

I have had only positive experiences with Capital pet services. I use them for a midday walk while I am working 12 hour shift at the hospital, and they even come late night for my night shifts. I have had two primary dog walkers and occasional fill in walkers when needed. Each month I email the company my dates and they promptly reply with a confirmation. I come home after work with a note about the walker's visit with Vivian, and a very happy dog! It is so nice to know that my pup will be well tended to, on my long days. More...

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Ashley D.

12 August 2014

Patricia and her team were so incredible apologetic and professional after my previous situation, I decided to give them another chance and I am glad I did!!! Niecy was an excellent walker, and very responsive to my emails and texts while I was away. She put me at ease during the consultation and really followed through. I will be using Capital Petsitters in the future. Looks like I just had some bad luck first time around. More...

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Alyce Welling

26 May 2014

Thank you so much Patricia for coming out to look after Waffle and Hobnob at the last minute! We are home and the girls have given us the "What, you? Not the petsitter! Oh man!" looks. That's the sign that they had a good time. Thank you again and happy new year! More...

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A Google User .

26 May 2014

I'm writing to thank you and Stephanie for your recent excellent pet sitting services.I could not have been more pleased with Stephanie's reliability and attention to details (e.g. she remembered to unravel the cords of my blinds). She took the trouble to keep my house immaculately clean, and care for Josie and feed her exactly as I instructed - these are all things that matter significantly to me.She was also very diligent to communicate with me daily and to let me know when Josie had eaten or walked. I was able to enjoy my vacation and not worry, knowing that Josie was well cared for by Stephanie.I also very much appreciated your quick responses, and for setting up my service request promptly. Knowing that either of you would have been willing to do all you could to make sure Josie was cared for while I was gone was very reassuring.I'd like give Stephanie a $50 service tip as a small token of my appreciation. What is the best way to do that - can you charge it to my American Express credit card and pass the money to Stephanie without any tax?Please advise when you get a chance. More...

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Robert Austin

26 May 2014

My husband and I just got back from our weekend trip, and Jim did a great job with Darcy and Clio! They were obviously very well taken care of, and we loved Jim's notes from each day he visited. We were happy to read that clio actually sat on his lap. More...

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Robo Barbeque

26 May 2014

Barb was great as always!We greatly appreciate your good care for himHe is truly great to our pooches. Thanks!

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Culbreth Chartier

26 May 2014

Thanks so much, Patricia. We really appreciate that your team always takes such good care of our cat and is committed to your work even over the holidays. Happy holidays!

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A Google User

26 May 2014

I had a short time frame to locate a Pet sitter I felt I could trust when my usual sitter was unavailable. Capital Petsitters were very responsive and friendly and instantly put me at ease. I came home to well cared for pets. I plan to use them again which is the best recommendation I can offer. More...

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Danisla

29 May 2013

My husband and I just got back from our weekend trip, and Jim did a great job with Darcy and Clio! They were obviously very well taken care of, and we loved Jim's notes from each day he visited. We were happy to read that clio actually sat on his lap. More...

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Kate G.

15 November 2012

Every experience we've had with Capital Pet Sitters has been great. We called them after getting a recommendation from a friend, after another dog sitting company canceled on us the DAY BEFORE our week long out of state trip. When we called, Jake answered and was incredibly nice and helpful. Since then we have used them multiple times and anytime I've needed anything, Jake has always responded within minutes, and has always been absolutely wonderful about accommodating any and all of our needs. They are also great and incredibly reassuring with over-worried-dog-moms, who every once in awhile to check in and make sure everything is alright. Which I find incredibly comforting. Every pet sitter we have had has been great with the dogs, which is saying a lot, since one of my dogs, in particular, is scared of everyone. They leave detailed notes about the walk, the activity, and the mood of the dogs.I could not recommend Capital Petsitters more. More...

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Monica V.

18 October 2011

I have a 7 month old (strong) golden retriever puppy.  :)   I did mid-day visits with my puppy myself for the first month (he was 8 weeks old when we got him) and was nervous to use a service.   Puppies are a lot of work and I needed someone that would be gentle, patient, and also work to make sure the puppy behaved well during the mid-day walk.  I have used several pet sitters for mid-day walk services for my puppy.  I have had a few struggles with other services but found this service to be the best service out of the few I have used.  The rates are good, and I have had no problems at all scheduling all visits (and cancelling when needed).  The invoice process is simple and straightforward.   The policy for them is that if there is ever a question to error on the side of being sure the visit is done vs. not done which I appreciate (as I have had other services "forget" or say it wasn't done b/c they did not think I needed service b/c I didn't call each week to confirm that I need service that week - when I had said I need service every week until I say otherwise).  Patricia has helped me ensure everything I needed was always taken care of and the pet sitter she found for me is the best sitter I have used.  Bill is the person who does the service for my puppy and I could not have asked for a better, more reliable, friendly and intelligent person to take care of my puppy.  He seems truly invested in the care of my dog as well as working with the same training principals I have in place - which is so hard to find and VERY important.  I I would recommend the service. More...

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tinatina24014

7 June 2011

I used this service twice and they were great. I was so stoked to have found someone to give my little baby some attention and comfort while I was away that I even bought my petsitter an itunes card over the xmas break as she was watching my kitty cat.

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Josefa Arrequin

1 June 2011

was great to work with

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katharinefirnges

18 April 2011

Bill does a wonderful job with Sophie. It's obvious when we come back home that she has been well cared for and she's so happy... a true testament to his care and attention. A huge thanks to you all for your help the past few weekends! More...

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slawski2010

15 April 2011

Thanks for your wonderful service -- we feel that our kitties are in good hands!

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madeleinespilmann

30 March 2011

You are the only professional petsitting service I use.  You are the foundation of the care for my dogs. The responsiveness and value that you provide cannot be beat.  Anyone else who stops by (friends and ex-wives) I see as a little additional contact for the dogs to keep them stimulated.  These other people are not as reliable at you and that is why I like to make sure that I have you guys coming at least once every day when I am gone.  My company had a challenging year, having laid off 1/3 of the employees just a couple weeks ago. My job is safe, but I need to be very careful about my budget.    I have installed a dog door so that Beau and Alli can let themselves out anytime.  They normally eat once/day (same with Luna) so the food and water check that you guys do is very important. More...

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krista watson

23 March 2011

Hi Barb, thanks very much for taking such great care of the cats.  They seemed really relaxed when I got home.  Also, thanks for filling Pepper's water glass!  I didn't want to bother you about that.  That is her latest fad.  She always had to drink from a glass, so now I put them around for her in the bedroom and the living room.  The things we do for these cats... More...

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heather simmons

18 March 2011

Thank you so much for the extra care and calls this past trip.  We were concerned given the snow and power situations, but you put us at ease, which was very appreciated.

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Lilianflaxman

9 March 2011

I just wanted to write to let you all know how appreciative we are of Deanna and Meredith’s heroic efforts this week.  While it’s very sad to lose Henry I know he was in good hands until he passed and Scarlett was well taken care of afterwards.  Several neighbors have commented on how caring Deanna and Meredith were during this crisis and I think that says a lot about what true professionals they are.  We will always be truly grateful to both of them. More...

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Dprothero

27 January 2011

We just landed at National so we are home (yeah!) and done with care needs for this trip. Thank you as always for your ability to promptly respond and take care of everyone!

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Va Guest

21 January 2011

We found Capital Pet Sitters after having gone through a bad experience with another local pet sitting company.  The company is efficient and Barb, the sitter assigned to us, has taken excellent care of all of our cats, including our special needs cat who was on insulin and anti-seizure meds.  You make a pet- sitting request online and within a day at the most the company has always gotten back to me.   Cats are always relaxed looking and acting when we return from a trip, whether it has been a couple of days or a couple of weeks, so I am confident Barb takes good care of them.  Prices are reasonable for this area (which, admittedly, is rather high-priced). More...

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shennah

18 January 2011

Thanks, Patricia.  Again, thanks for all your help and for Meredith's help as well.  I was SO glad to have you guys taking care of my cats because I knew I wouldn't have to worry about them...and one less thing to worry about was very welcome. Happy New Year to all of you at Capital Petsitters! More...

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glovato

14 January 2011

Capital Petsitters are like family. They care about all aspects of my dogs' well being. I know that I can count on Capital Petsitters for the regular visits or the last minute overnight. They truly care about my dogs!

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janyce

12 January 2011

Meredith has taken care of our Great Dane, Elijah since he was 25lbs and could be carried in our arms. She and all of the people at Capital Petsitters are great. We count on them for daily visits during the work week as well as overnight stays when we are out of town. More...

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tonjakouri

10 January 2011

A busy schedule, and an apartment, often mean a dog-less life. But, with Capital Petsitters, my dog gets exercise and attention, and I get the peace of mind that he is taken care of and happy.

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bettieshiloh

6 January 2011

Had to put my two cents in because we've always had a good experience with them. We found Capital Pet Sitters after having gone through a bad experience with another local pet sitting company. The company is efficient and Barb, the sitter assigned to us, has taken excellent care of all of our cats, including our special needs cat who was on insulin and anti-seizure meds. You make a pet- sitting request online and within a day at the most the company has always gotten back to me. Cats are always relaxed looking and acting when we return from a trip, whether it has been a couple of days or a couple of weeks, so I am confident Barb takes good care of them. Prices are reasonable for this area More...

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corrinao

3 January 2011

Good job from all involved, thanks!

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hildegardeya

30 December 2010

I've used CPS for a few years now and have never had any issues or problems. With three large dogs the cost of a kennel is outrageous if I want somewhere that they won't be caged the entire time. Keeping them at home is much better for them - they are not stressed out by the kennel, not exposed to any diseases (one would always come back sick with something) and they get to protect the home while we are away. Much better for me because I'm not spending as much as my vacation to kennel them, and I come home to happy (and spoiled!) dogs. I swear they get more attention from the pet sitter than they do from my own kids! I have recommended them to many people and still do More...

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Virginiaguest

29 December 2010

Thank you so much Patricia for coming out to look after Waffle and Hobnob at the last minute!  We are home and the girls have given us the ""What, you?  Not the petsitter! Oh man!"" looks.  That's the sign that they had a good time. Thank you again and happy new year! More...

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VA GUEST

28 December 2010

We love Bill and his commentary!

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Steph inVA

22 December 2010

I went on a 10 day vacation and was hesitant to board my 16 year old deaf cat. This service worked out great and allowed me to worry less on my vacation. The petsitter came for a consultation with me and my kitty before I left. I showed her where his food, treats, litter, etc was. She was eager to hold him and play with him as soon as she met him. I came home to notes from everyday I was gone. He was sleeping soundly on my bed. He is old and cranky so he like to make messes on the floor when I am gone. The sitter cleaned them all up so I did not come home to a stinky room. I tipped her nicely for that. Plan on using her again in the future. More...

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Charita

20 December 2010

I've used Capital Petsitters four times now to look after my cat and fish for both long and short trips. We got home last week from a 10 day trip abroad, and my cat looked quite relaxed and well-brushed. I can't say enough about how nice it is to be able to travel and not worry about how my cat is doing. More...

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Patty Z.

22 November 2010

I wrote this review under "Capital Pet Sitters" and then realized the company was under this listing with several reviews.  Had to put my two cents in because we've always had a good experience with them.  We found Capital Pet Sitters after having gone through a bad experience with another local pet sitting company.  The company is efficient and Barb, the sitter assigned to us, has taken excellent care of all of our cats, including our special needs cat who was on insulin and anti-seizure meds.  You make a pet- sitting request online and within a day at the most the company has always gotten back to me.   Cats are always relaxed looking and acting when we return from a trip, whether it has been a couple of days or a couple of weeks, so I am confident Barb takes good care of them.  Prices are reasonable for this area (which, admittedly, is rather high-priced).By the way, my bad experience at the other pet sitting company that sent us to Capital Petsitters?  The other company sent someone over that they said knew how to give insulin shots.  Well, the sitter gave my cat 10 times his dose.  It is amazing he lived but that is why he needed the anti-seizure meds afterwards. More...

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Theresa J.

10 June 2009

I've used CPS for a few years now and have never had any issues or problems. With three large dogs the cost of a kennel is outrageous if I want somewhere that they won't be caged the entire time. Keeping them at home is much better for them - they are not stressed out by the kennel, not exposed to any diseases (one would always come back sick with something) and they get to protect the home while we are away. Much better for me because I'm not spending as much as my vacation to kennel them, and I come home to happy (and spoiled!) dogs. I swear they get more attention from the pet sitter than they do from my own kids!I have recommended them to many people and still do - I don't need to worry about the dogs when we are away, and it is an added bonus to know that someone is at my house three times a day keeping an eye on things there as well. I've never had any communication problems - my emails are answered right away and if I call after hours & leave a message I have always a return call the next day. I love the online form to sign up for service, that is very helpful. More...

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Missy E.

9 July 2008

I went on a 10 day vacation and was hesitant to board my 16 year old deaf cat.  This service worked out great and allowed me to worry less on my vacation.  The petsitter came for a consultation with me and my kitty before I left.  I showed her where his food, treats, litter, etc was.  She was eager to hold him and play with him as soon as she met him.  I came home to notes from everyday I was gone.  He was sleeping soundly on my bed.  He is old and cranky so he like to make messes on the floor when I am gone.  The sitter cleaned them all up so I did not come home to a stinky room.  I tipped her nicely for that.  Plan on using her again in the future. More...

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Mary Kay S.

14 May 2007

Update 1/1/08:  I've used Capital Petsitters four times now to look after my cat and fish for both long and short trips.  We got home last week from a 10 day trip abroad, and my cat looked quite relaxed and well-brushed. I can't say enough about how nice it is to be able to travel and not worry about how my cat is doing.  ----------------------------------------I just got back from a week vacation, and I'm so pleased with the catsitter I used I had to write a review!I have an old cat with a few "special" needs, namely she needs pills and subcutaneous fluids. She also tends to be somewhat needy in terms of companionship -- she's nearly blind and mostly deaf, so she likes to have people around to feel safe. Plus she's very susceptible to stress and unhappiness, and has more than once ended up at the vet after one of my vacations.  I usually have friends come stay with her, but no-one was available for this particular trip. Hence I was VERY interested in finding a good petsitter.Petsitting services have certainly multiplied since I last used one, and you can find many of them on the internet.  I viewed a number of websites, read policies and terms of service, paged through client feedback, etc. etc.  Long story short, I ended up choosing Capital Petsitters since it was clear they did a lot of cat sitting, and didn't concentrate just on dog walking.They have lots of sitters in their employ, but they hooked me up with one that knew my neighborhood (Adams Morgan), was good with cats, and had given medications and fluids before.  Jim came over to meet me and my cat, and do the paperwork.  After just half an hour, I was perfectly comfortable leaving my cat in his hands.My vacation week went by (too fast), but I checked in occasionally with the main office, and they were very accommodating to my somewhat neurotic need for reassurance that all was well.  I came home to a happy, relaxed cat who had clearly been brushed a lot!  She greeted me somewhat nonchalantly, as if saying "Oh, hi!  You've been away, haven't you?" She was in great condition.Jim left daily notes about how my cat was doing, as well as our fish, who he also fed daily.  He cleaned up a few hairballs, and even cryogenically preserved the body of an old gourami who gave up the ghost while we were gone.Check out Capital Petsitters if you need a pet looked after, and hopefully you will be as happy with them as I am. More...