Welcome to MJ The Critter Sitter!

We are a locally owned and operated professional pet sitting and dog walking service.   Since 2009 we have served hundreds of happy clients.  

We provide quality, professional, reliable care for your pets and home when you cannot be there.  Whether your away on vacation, business, working long hours, or working from home and need some help.

  Your pet gets to stay in the comfort of their own home stress free. We offer regular weekly dog walking visits and on demand dog walking visits.  On demand is perfect for the client that has to make last minute requests due to unpredictable work schedule or last minute changes in your day.


 We work in teams so you will have your main sitter and a back up sitter. We are happy to customize your visits to fit your pets needs .

We offer a free meet and greet before we start services.


 Our services are available 365 days a year.

Keeping pets happy and comfortable at home since 2009
French Bulldog

 Our dog walking is perfect for the busy client. We offer daily, weekly, or sporadic walking schedules.  All of our dog walking options can be with or without a walk.

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 Our vacation pet sitting services will: Allow your pet to stay in the comfort of their own home, lower their stress level while your away, give them some social interaction and play time.

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Worried about leaving your overnight? No boarding or kennels! Pets stay at home and enjoy the comforts of their own bed and environment. 

Three French Bullgod Puppies

 Peace of Mind

We are insured, bonded, and registered with the state of MN. 

All of our sitters are background checked and have previous animal experience.

 All Inclusive Services

All of our services include: 

feeding, fresh water, walks, oral meds given, insulin/sub q fluids, litter box cleaning, snuggles, play time, exercise, and one on one attention.

We can also bring in mail/packages, take care of garbage/recycle, adjust blinds/curtains and other minor household tasks. 

 Client Portal 

With our easy to use client portal you can schedule all your visits online,  update your pet & client information, and communicate with your sitter.  

 Other Advantages

We are vet tech owned and operated.

GPS verified walks & visits.

Personal pet journals delivered to your email after each visit.

All journals include pictures of your pet.

We work as a team so you will always have a back up sitter.

 What are clients are saying

I don’t just trust anyone with the care of my fur babies, so I would recommend Critter Sitters to anyone looking for a sitter. When I would use other kennels it would cost me double, because my babies would always come home sick from the chemicals they use there. They are very reasonable. They will additional services too. If your babies need medicine. You can trust them to take care of it.

Leslie Z

If you need someone to help care for your pets, don’t hesitate to use MJ the Critter Sitter. From the ease of online scheduling, to the wonderful care your pets receive, I could not recommend them more.

Christin R

Mary Jo has been walking our dogs for almost a year now, and our 2 labs love her. I wish we would have found her sooner. Her house cleaner does a awesome job also. We couldn't be happier with all of the services she provides

.Mitchell D


We are so glad we found MJ Critter Sitter! She is very professional and really seems to love animals and loves her job. She comes out to our house when we are away to check in on our spoiled bunnies. She takes good care of them and it is such a relief to have this option when we can't get home or are on vacation. She even sends a few photos of our pets to us each time she visits. Love that she will even take a min to bring in your mail or packages/ or water your plants if need be.

Highly recommend!


Pam H.


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