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About Us

We are a family owned business located in Centerville but serve many locations.  MJ lives with her husband Clint, two sons Jake and Josh and their two dogs Gus a Jack Russell and Owen a Corgi mix.  We treat all the pets in our care like they are part of our family. They really do become such a great and wonderful part of our lives:)

A little bit about MJ:


I have been around animals my entire life.  Growing up I had everything from dogs to lizards.  My parents never knew what they were going to find living in the house.  They were very understanding and never told me no and always let me keep my latest stray (we even had a cat we named Stray) or my latest rescue.


As a teenager I worked at a pet store and loved being around all the animals and always loved going to work. I then decided to attend Globe College of Business and graduated with my Associate In Applied Science Degree for Veterinary Assistant.  I worked as a Vet Tech for 8 years and really enjoyed helping with all pets.  I worked in all areas of a clinic including: Assisting with surgeries, post surgical care, dental cleanings, lab duties, office work, and much more.   It was a very rewarding position.


My husband Clint and I got married in 1998 and had our first child Jake in 2001 at the time we lived in St. Paul and in 2005 we decided to get out of the city and moved to Centerville, at that time we had our second son Josh.  I then started staying home with our boys. I  Loved being a stay at home mom!  I did miss working with animals and one day saw some ladies walking down our street with their dogs and that was when I got the idea to start a dog walking business.


 I did about a year of research learning how to make and design my own website, I also needed to learn how to run a business, get insurance, advertising, and marketing, I wanted to do everything the right way before I opened up for business.  Finally in January 2008 I was ready and so excited to get started!  By February I had my first clients and by September we were so busy I had to hire my first 2 sitters.  Now 9 years later we have sitters in various areas.  We are also very excited about our plans to expand our areas.

Meet The Owners

Mary Jo  (MJ)

Owner:  Dog walker/Pet sitter

Veterinary Tech.


Co-Owner: helps with dog walking, pet sitting, and overnights.


Dog Walker /Pet sitter/Overnight sitter


 Helps with visits loves to cuddle and play with all pets.

Meet The Team

Kelly T.

 Pet sitter/Dog walker

Overnight sitter

Mary H.

Pet sitter/dog walker/overnight sitter

Brenda N.

Cat sitter


Pet sitter/Dog walker

Before we have any sitter join our team they must pass a background check and they must have some experience working with animals other than just having their own pets.  Each sitter goes through training before they start.   I am very proud of all of our sitters they do such a fabulous job and never hesitate to take that extra step to make sure pets are well taken care of.

Rebecca W.

Pet sitter/Dog walker

Overnight sitter 

McKenzie B.

Pet sitter/Dog walker

Overnight sitter

Amber P.

Raven F.

Pet sitter/Dog walker

Pet sitter/Dog walker

Overnight sitter

Ashley I.

Pet sitter

Brandy D.

Morgan S.

Kaitlyn R.

Pet sitter/Dog walker

Overnight sitter

Pet sitter

Pet sitter/Dog walker

Overnight sitter


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MJ The Critter Sitter 

Centerville, MN