Capital Critter Sitters
Cats, fish, hermit crabs, mice, 50-foot pythons, birds who talk back, birds who are shy.... We'll take care of 'em all! Pet sitting by Capital Critter Sitters typically consists of feeding, exercising, cleaning up after, and most of all showering love and affection on your pets. And yes, we love your chickens! We know they're sensitive critters who appreciate a gentle presence and a soft voice. While you're away, we'll keep their coop clean and their feed tray filled, carefully following your instructions to keep your little egg-layers happy.
We can provide multiple visits in one day, including early mornings, mid-days, evenings, or night visits. We also work weekends and most holidays. Animals like predictability, so we stick as close as possible to the routine you have established with your pets. We also have experience administering most common medications. Need special help? Just ask! Consider us partners in your puppy's basic training program. We will happily reinforce voice/hand commands, leash handling, boundary awareness and any other training strategies you're working on at home.
$15 per half-hour visit
Angie Hickerson founded Capital Critter Sitters in 1996 in Washington, D.C., and has served hundreds of clients during her career. While earning her bachelor's degree at Monmouth College in Illinois, Angie worked part-time as a veterinarian's assistant, gaining valuable knowledge of animal health and behavior. After nine years in the U.S. military, departing as an Army captain, Angie tapped her lifelong love of animals to build a successful small business on Capitol Hill. In addition to hanging with animals, Angie enjoys running, bicycling, and spending time with Mary and their two great kids.
Mary Hillebrand has been assisting Angie since fall 2001, and joined her as a partner in the business in the summer of 2002. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Mary worked for 11 years as a journalist in Washington before discovering the joys of pet care. Mary currently teaches high school at Prairie Phoenix Academy, in Sun Prairie, and helps out part-time with the critters. Her experience walking packs of dogs has proved invaluable when trying to figure out packs of teenagers, so she plans to continue on dual career paths.