Distinctive Pet Care Services

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Welcome & thanks for visiting our page!  We are glad you would like to explore a different type of pet care for your furry friends. We have been providing top-notch pet sitting and pet care in the Littleton community since 1995 (yes, that is over 20 years!) and the Best Choice as an alternative to pet boarding.


There are many advantages of your pet staying in their own home.

~No exposure to illnesses such as kennel cough, canine flu & parasites. No extra vaccines your pet doesn’t need.

~Reducing their stress by allowing them to stay on their own schedule,

~Being cared for by a trained, responsible pet sitting professional that will treat your pets as if they were their own.

~Reduces the pet owner’s stress by providing crime deterrence by alternating lights, picking up mail, etc.

~No hassles of dropping off and picking up your pets during certain hours.


Nyla & Mia Salter

Nyla & Mia

What makes us different than other services (especially Rover, Wag! or a “hobby” pet sitter,  etc.) Our business is run by Dawn Olson, a former Veterinary Technician (see Meet The Sitters Page) that has many years of professional pet care & also currently owns & operates The Ken Caryl Pet Spa.  We hand pick our pet sitters & match them up with our client’s needs.  They are trained, pass a background check and we only hire people that Dawn would allow to care for her own pets!

In October of 2017 we converted all of our pet sitters from contractors to EMPLOYEES!  Why is this better for you?  As a business that has served this community for many years, we have always wanted to provide the BEST services with the BEST pet care givers.  As employees, our pet sitters qualify for Workers Compensation Insurance, Unemployment, SSI, Liability Coverage and other benefits that do reduce your risk as a home owner.  We also have more leeway to require continuing education, training (such as Pet First Aid & CPR Training) and more supervision.  We also use a software called Pet Sitter Plus that allows you to update your pet’s information & care, directly book your pet reservations needs and provides our pet sitters with their daily schedules, they check-in and out of each visit!  We even send you visit notes (& pictures) directly through the software to your email about our visits, which our client’s love!

Clients absolutely love the convenience and security that our pet sitting service provides and we work 365 days per year. . . all we can ask is that you TRY IT!  We are used to handling pets with separation anxiety and have been known to sit on the floor and hand-feed them!

We recommend you explore our website, as it provides answers to many questions, but don’t hesitate to give us a call, we would be happy to discuss your specific needs because we realize that every pet is different and requires individualized care so they are able to have a successful at home experience.


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Katie went above and beyond caring for Whiley. Whiley lost his companion Eli last month. Whiley and us are still grieving from this sudden and horrible loss. Katie was awesome to Whiley and a huge comfort to us knowing she was walking him every visit and giving lots of affection. She not only cared for Whiley, but her quick actions in cleaning up a water leak saved further damage. Amazing care to dog and home!!!! Can not thank her enough.

Thank you, Pat, for your wonderful review. I am so sorry for your loss of Eli. This is a perfect example of how important it is to have someone check on your home while you are away and hiring a professional pet sitter is well worth it for your pets' comfort!

by Debra & Tom on DistinctivePetCare.com

Distinctive Pet Care is totally worthy of 5 Stars! We used them some time ago, but as our cats began to age and needed more specific meds and care, we were becoming reluctant to travel.We just returned from a 10 day vacation & it was worry free! Katie sent us daily updates with pics to ease our minds. (Those daily updates can become addictive!) We are so thankful to Katie for the loving and care she provided. Thanks so much!

Thank you for your review! Katie is wonderful and the peace of mind to have your pets stay at home especially as they get older is part of the reason I started this business over 20 years ago. The real-time daily updates have been a nice addition to our services, I'm glad you like them! Dawn

by Anonymous on DistinctivePetCare.com

Sheryl is great! She rocks! We will call on her again when we need care for Punk-Thank you!

by Barbara from Littleton on DistinctivePetCare.com
Kathy MacKnight

Kathy was great as usual. She sent great photos of my dogs walking and Libby in her bed. I like how the photos show how Kathy cares for our animals.

Thank you!

I was so sad when Mary Ellen could no longer be our pet sitter, but Cassie is fantastic! I absolutely love her and so does Abbey, my crazy, wheezy little black cat with asthma. Cassie takes very good care of her while I'm on business trips and always sends me at least one picture every day. Abbey is always delighted when I'm back, but she is never, ever stressed.

Awesome business

I can't thank Sheryl enough for the TLC she gave Jack my cat while I was out of town. I just loved the daily reports & pics of Jack she sent me! Jack was so calm when I got home that I'm totally relieved to use this petsitting company again! Jack thanks you too!!

by Gault Family on DistinctivePetCare.com
The Best

Distinctive Pet Care is the best! Wouldn’t use any other service to help care for my critters. Keep up the good work!

by Marvin and Rocky on DistinctivePetCare.com

Cat is awesome! We loved our previous sitter, but Cat has been fantastic!

by Fredrick Patten on DistinctivePetCare.com

Your service and visits are FANTASTIC. We appreciate Cathy Thompson a great deal.

by Stephanie S on DistinctivePetCare.com
Dog Whisperer

I have used Distinctive Pet Care for many years, but last Aug I needed to hire a pet sitter to come 3 days a week to look after my pups while I was at work. Enter Kathy M. My dog Nyla immediately loved her. My dog Mia who is afraid of everything and everyone came down shortly after Kathy arrived and went right up to her. I was stunned. Thus, I am absolutely certain Kathy is some type of dog whisperer! The best!

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