Pet Sitting Services, Ocala FL

Pet Sitters make daily visits to care for you cats, dogs, birds and other small animals. It allows your pets to stay at home in a comfortable environment, with socialization and love when you're away.

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Doggie Playtime & Dog Walks

Give your dogs the extra attention and exercise they need while you're at work or on a fun day trip. Dog walking or playtime is fantastic for their physical and mental health.

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Puppy Potty Breaks

Have a new puppy that needs to be let out while you're at work? We can give them the extra potty breaks they need and reinforce the training you've started with them.

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Since 1993

Pet Sitting & Dog Walking is our Passion!

Hi I'm Shannon, owner of Ocala Pet Sitting LLC and I LOVE all animals! They provide us with unconditional love and bring so much joy to our lives. My respect for them goes deep and I have high standards for their care and emotional well-being.

What can a great Pet Service offer you?

Firstly, pet sitters offer your pets the opportunity to stay in their own home where they feel comfortable, loved, and safe from the stresses of a kennel environment. Secondly, your pets won't need to be vaccinated against illnesses transmitted by being in contact with other pets. Thirdly, we are consistent. We show up at the same times daily, and our dog walks follow the same safe paths you'd normally take.

Reasons you may need a pet sitter or dog walker go beyond vacation time, so it's great to plan ahead and set up a meet and greet before you actually need us. Here are some reasons you may need a pet sitter that you may not have thought of:

  • Business trips
  • You're Working or in School for long hours
  • You're tired of asking neighbors, family and friends or they are going with you on your trip
  • Special events in town such as concerts, parties, etc.
  • Special-needs pets that require medication at specific times
  • A New Puppy's in need of more frequent visits
  • Hospitalizations or an illness leaves you physically unable to care for your pets
We’re Growing Ocala!
We're now offering services to a wider area, including the WEST side of Ocala! I have wanted to do this for years and I’m so excited to expand our service areas and to welcome a TEAM model of pet sitting! This will allow us to take some time off when needed (your pet sitter needs a vacation, too! haha!) and will provide us all with peace of mind knowing we have excellent backup coverage for times when one of us gets sick or has an emergency.

Please Hire a Local Professional Pet Service. Here's why:

  1. Pet Care Professionals are insured and bonded for your home and your pets! Always use someone who's insured.
    We're Insured & Bonded by Kennel Pro
  2. A local, small pet business owner has a vested interest in their clients and their community (We LOVE you Ocala!) and they aren't out just to make a quick buck off the next tech fad out there. They care about you and your pets on a deeper, personal level.
  3. Hiring a professional pet sitter gives you the peace of mind that we will be on time and responsible, and we won't just feed them and leave. We truly enjoy spending time with them! You'll see proof of this in the time stamped photo journals you receive.
  4. We're highly astute to changes in your pet's behavior and experienced with giving medications and insulin shots. We take our job seriously and we will immediately notify you of any concerns about your pets' health while you're away.
  5. I can't impress upon you enough how much experience truly matters in the pet sitting industry. We've seen it, we've done it, we know what to watch out for and how to handle it. Your pets are less likely to be involved in an accident with an experienced professional.
  6. Bonus, is the security you'll feel that your house is being checked on - on a daily basis, by a responsible adult. (Ask me about the time the cats accidentally filled up a bathtub and I found it bursting to the rim on thanksgiving day! I'll never forget that one!)
I want to take this opportunity to say, "THANK YOU Ocala for over 12 years of love and dedication to your pets and to me as your locally trusted pet sitter!" ~ Shannon Hendon
  • positive review  Shannon and Laura took amazing care of our 3 dogs and cat when we were gone for 9 days.

    Elizabeth Rachel Lopez Avatar Elizabeth Rachel Lopez
    September 17, 2019

    positive review  The best petting sitting around. Your animals will have a great time and be in great hands while your away

    Janice Hendon Gentzel Avatar Janice Hendon Gentzel
    October 16, 2018

    Shannon is amazing to put it in the simplest terms. My husband and I have crazy schedules and she is always there for us and our sweet lab boys. Even the kitties get their loving too and our crazy nephew pup that comes to visit. She picks up right where we leave off and they adore her. Our chocolate lab boy is ball crazy and you can see how improved his catch game has become along with our sweet yellow lab boy too. Love having visit by visit updates when she comes and photos to see their happiness. Makes being away for long shifts bearable with our working schedules. Thank you Shanon for being such a blessing to us in the Gragen house.

    Christine Gragen Avatar Christine Gragen
    July 30, 2018
  • positive review  What more could you ask for aside from a bachelors graduate? Recommend shannon for pet services all over ocala.

    Hailee Jane Avatar Hailee Jane
    October 16, 2018

    positive review  Very responsible and provides excellent pet sitting and pet care while you are away!

    Diane Lee Kinsman Avatar Diane Lee Kinsman
    October 16, 2018

    positive review  Shannon actually got my cats to come out and play with her!😁❤️

    Michelle Stanger Avatar Michelle Stanger
    January 20, 2020
  • positive review  We have been using Shannon to pet sit our dogs and cats for a few years. She does a wonderful job and we always come home to happy pets. She sends pictures and texts so we know our pets are safe and well and happy! Could not take many trips without Shannon!!

    Sherry Williams Thompson Avatar Sherry Williams Thompson
    August 27, 2018

    positive review  Shannon has taken care of our small animals and now watches our elderly dogs also when we’re gone. She is wonderful with all of them. She takes time to get to know all the animals and goes out of her way to make sure they are well cared for!

    Connie Larsen Avatar Connie Larsen
    March 15, 2019

    Shannon has been dog sitting for us for a couple of years now. She is very professional and our puppies love her. She treats them as one of her own. Highly recommend ??

    Cindy Darnell Miller Avatar Cindy Darnell Miller
    October 1, 2017
  • positive review  My husband and I just moved to Ocala in October and found an ad for Ocala Pet Sitters in our communities bulletin. We went away for 4 days over Thanksgiving and Shannon took wonderful care of our little Izzy! She sent pictures and updates every time she visited Izzy. I was totally at ease with Shannon taking care of our little girl! We will definitely be calling Ocala Pet Sitters next time we plan a getaway!

    Caroline Corson Kahny Avatar Caroline Corson Kahny
    December 2, 2019

    positive review  shannon was very professional when we met, love that she gives journal updates on our babies, love the app so convenient to schedule def been recommending to people about her services,

    Pamela Sloan Avatar Pamela Sloan
    November 26, 2018

    positive review  They are amazing!!! I had nothing to worry about on my trip, as I knew my fur babies were in good hands. I received multiple daily updates on the portal, complete with pictures! They got some of the MOST AMAZING PICTURES of my pets - better than I’ve ever been able to take!!!! I highly recommend them!!!

    Kristen Soucy Avatar Kristen Soucy
    December 18, 2019
  • positive review  While I was away over the Christmas Holiday, Shannon took excellent care of my “senior” kitty. I could not be more pleased and would highly recommend Ocala Pet Sitting LLC! I will definitely call on Shannon again when I am traveling!!!!

    Diane Jewell Avatar Diane Jewell
    December 27, 2018

    positive review  First time ever for pet sitting and Shannon and team were awesome. They took excellent care of our sweet Precious puppy AND handled a water break in the house superbly. Way above and beyond god service! Highly recommend this excellent company and service. Dale and Robert Bee

    Dale Donovan Avatar Dale Donovan
    October 23, 2021

    positive review  First time user & so pleased by their services & daily communication, especially the photos! This first time for our Kaiser (kitty) who has not been left alone in our new house since we just moved only 2 weeks ago! He loves her visits and we’re so glad we found her!!

    Linda Panchou Kniedler Avatar Linda Panchou Kniedler
    November 20, 2019
  • positive review  My dog is treated like a shield. I would leave Shannon in charge of her for one day or one month without worrying one minute. She is the most kind and beautiful lady I know. She truly has fun with the pets she cares for.

    Peggy Young Burke Avatar Peggy Young Burke
    October 16, 2018

    positive review  Shannon is very patient and understanding of my dogs’ needs. My one dog is very timid, and Shannon has been taking her time to get to know her and slowly getting Zoey comfortable with her with each visit. Great pricing for great service! And the pet journal she posts is amazing for all the updates during the visits. I 100% trust them with my animals.

    Katelyn This Avatar Katelyn This
    November 29, 2018

    positive review  Used her services this past weekend and she did an excellent job caring for our springer spaniel, cat,, and betta fish! She kept us informed of visits and sent photos! Highly recommend!

    Lorna Grim Meyer Avatar Lorna Grim Meyer
    July 10, 2018
  • positive review  Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value We had an emergency arise in our family. My mom and dad came down with covid. They are elderly. I live 2 and a half hours away and was going to go get Dayzee....but I also was sick with covid. In desperation I reached out to Ocala Pet Sitting just to do walks for my parents. Shannon responded almost immediately. She agreed to help, but in Dayzees best interest she felt it would be better for Dayzee and safer for her if she boarded Dayzee with her. Shannon picked Dayzee up in less than 2 hours. She used safety precautions to keep more than 6 feet apart to get Dayzee. Then she took Dayzee to her home and cared for Dayzee as if she was her own. I got pictures texted throughout the day on her progress and fun. I also a daily pet journal with even more pictures. She was always available to answer questions and ease concerns. It helped my parents focus on getting better. Dayzee also made great strides learning how to be a dog and just play with toys and of course Princess Phoebe. Shannon and Ocala Pet Sitting went above and beyond for our family in a time of need. She truly was a light in the darkness of covid. She has a client for life. Even if I need long term care for my dog I will drive him from Jacksonville for her to care for him. I just can’t imagine someone loving or treating my dog or parents dog as good or better than us until Shannon and Ocala Pet Sitting. Amazing lady, amazing company.

    Jennifer Westbrook Avatar Jennifer Westbrook
    January 7, 2021

    positive review  I left my precious dogs for 5 days and was pretty worried. These ladies were amazing! They were great with my dogs and sent me updates and pictures with every visit which put my mind at ease. I highly recommend them and will definitely use them again. ?

    Shirley Reid Minogue Avatar Shirley Reid Minogue
    November 3, 2018

    positive review  I had an amazing experinece with Ocala Pet Sitting. They treated my fur baby like their own and really put my mind at ease. I received many updates and status reports without having to ask if he was doing ok. There is no one else that I would trust my previous Chewy with.

    Mary Milian Campbell Avatar Mary Milian Campbell
    October 16, 2018
  • Have been using Shannon for a little less than a year now and so glad I found her! She is so wonderful, reliable, and good at communicating. I love she sends us updates when she stops by. It feels so good knowing our fur babies are in such capable hands.

    April Jasmine Avatar April Jasmine
    July 4, 2018

    positive review  We felt very happy with their service.

    Peggy Semesco Avatar Peggy Semesco
    October 25, 2020

    positive review  Our two cats received amazing care from Shannon. I believe they will miss seeing her! And Shannon also did an excellent job cleaning up after them as well. I highly recommend Ocala Pet Sitting when you need a pet sitter!

    Sue Ross Avatar Sue Ross
    October 17, 2020
  • positive review  Had a excellent experience while my cats were being cared for and will most definitely be using them again!

    Britney Brancazio Avatar Britney Brancazio
    September 8, 2021

    positive review  I have five dogs and one cat and four of the dogs as well as the cat are on medications. My animals are all special needs in their own way and I have always been very hesitant to leave them with anyone. Shannon and her pet sitters are wonderful and I feel like I can trust them 100%! I would highly recommend their service to anyone! They definitely go above and beyond!!!

    Amanda Ross Avatar Amanda Ross
    October 15, 2020

    positive review  5 Stars! 🙂 Shannon is AMAZING! From the moment I met Shannon I knew she would take care of my fur babies as they were her own. She has always been able to fit me in last minute which I really appreciate. I highly recommend Ocala Pet Sitting LLC. I’m new to the area and was dreading finding a new dog sitter but Shannon has made this whole process easy and my babies love her! 🙂

    Jessica Lang Avatar Jessica Lang
    November 10, 2018
  • positive review  Very personable, loves pets, considerate, affordable and works with your schedule. Highly recommend!!

    Jaime Boone Avatar Jaime Boone
    October 16, 2018

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