Your trusted pet care experts in Portland

Our commitment to community runs deep because, just like our clients, we call the vibrant, rainy, coffee-loving city of Portland, Oregon home.

Established in 2023, PetSitter Portland is a team of experienced professionals and proud locals dedicated to offering top-notch pet care services.

Whether pet sitting, dog walking or simply dropping in for a visit, we pride ourselves on always going the extra mile for our clients. That’s why we’ve become the go-to choice for Portland pet owners seeking reliable, trustworthy care for their beloved family members.

What sets us apart

Licensed, bonded and insured

Available 24-7 by phone, email or app

GPS-verified visits and easy-to-use app

Local team, carefully vetted and trained

Five-star reviews from pet parents

Meet our founder, Joseph P. Kelley

As a former teacher, Joseph understands the importance of genuine caregiving. Originally from Chicago, he considers his teaching years in Chicago’s public schools a valuable life experience, the tenets of which he still embodies today.

Since switching careers from teaching to pet care, he has worked with pets throughout the Portland metro area and continues to further his education in animal handling and behavior training.

Now, he leads the pack at PetSitter Portland, only hiring the best to join his team of pet care professionals. To ensure the highest-quality services, team members must pass certifications and thorough reference/background checks—and be equally paw-sionnate about animals!

Meet the team

Joseph P. Kelley
Founder

As a former teacher, Joseph understands the importance of genuine caregiving. Originally from Chicago, he considers his teaching years in Chicago’s public schools a valuable life experience, the tenets of which he still embodies today.

Since switching careers from teaching to pet care, he has worked with pets throughout the Portland metro area and continues to further his education in animal handling and behavior training.

Now, he leads the pack at PetSitter Portland, only hiring the best to join his team of pet care professionals. To ensure the highest-quality services, team members must pass certifications and thorough reference/background checks—and be equally paw-sionnate about animals!

Priscilla M.
Pet Care Specialist

As a native Oregonian, Priscilla has a deep love for the Pacific Northwest and its natural beauty. Having always had pets, she truly understands the importance of giving them the attention they deserve. At home, she has one dog and two cats who are like family to her. Whether it’s cuddling with them or going on adventurous walks, Priscilla makes sure all pets, including her own, feel cherished and happy. With nine years of experience at Banfield Pet Hospital, she has honed her pet care skills, to ensure the well-being of every furry friend.

Besides her love for pets, Priscilla is an avid runner, having completed over 30 half marathons. Her dedication to fitness means that every pet she cares for gets the exercise and attention they need to thrive. When she’s not working, you can find Priscilla in the kitchen, practicing her culinary skills, or getting lost in a book.

Janice N.
Pet Care Specialist

Janice is an unwavering animal enthusiast with a lifelong commitment to their well-being. Nurturing a special bond with several canine companions throughout the years, she was a dedicated volunteer dog walker at the Oregon Humane Society. Jan’s passion for service extended to Autism Service Dogs of America, where she volunteered for three years.

Having recently embarked on the journey of retirement, Jan finds fulfillment in nature, hiking and home improvement projects. Family remains the cornerstone of her life, with precious moments shared with her adult children and the delightful presence of her granddaughter.

What our clients are saying

Brendan R.
Brendan R.
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Joe has been walking my dog Rosie for several months now and he always does a great job with her! I love that he takes lots of pictures so I can see my happy dog while I’m at work. He is also very accommodating which I greatly appreciate. I definitely recommend Pet Sitter Portland!
Emilie B.
Emilie B.
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Petsitter Portland is awesome! Professional, safe, reliable, kind, efficient, great communication and fun are just a few words to describe Joseph. He walks my dog daily during the week and Toby (my goldendoodle) loves Joseph. I feel safe leaving my dog and cat in his care. Joseph provides detailed descriptions of walks with multiple pictures. For my cat he provides detailed description of the visits and great pictures. Joseph has been caring for my fur babies for the past 9 months and I am so thankful to have found him. Book him in, you won’t regret it. I highly recommend Petsitter Portland!
E.D.
E.D.
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Joe was recommended to us by friends for a last minute pet/house sitter this summer while we were on vacation. Can not say anything but good things about our experience. Joe was timely,professional, caring and responsive. He always sent us updates and pictures and did everything to a tee with taking care of our dog Jasper. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for s reliable trustworthy pet/house sitter service. We’ll be using him again! Thanks Joe!
Jenna S.
Jenna S.
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Joe is AWESOME! He walked my dog Oakley for a few months before I had to move but 10/10 would recommend him! He is very reliable, kind and communicates and updates you with pictures of your dog every time. If I still lived in Portland he would still be walking my dog three days a week for sure. Thank you Joe and good luck to you!
Alison O.
Alison O.
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Joe has been caring for our senior dog and 3 cats for the past year, and we couldn’t be happier with his service! He is extremely detail oriented and provides lots of photos so we are always certain our pets are getting the best care while we’re away. He is comfortable providing all our dog’s medications and patiently tends to her needs, always letting us know if something seems off with her so we know he will pick up on any concern. Scheduling is easy and we’ve never had an issue with availability. We are excited that he’s started his own business, and trust he will continue to provide a high level of compassionate pet care in the area.
Huck F.
Huck F.
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When my son had to go into the hospital all of a sudden, Pet Sitter PDX stepped in seamlessly and was so easy to work with. They were responsive by phone and the profile was easy to set up. We received many pictures each day showing a happy kitty and all the care Sunshine was getting. We wouldn’t use anyone else in the future. Thank you!
Christine A.
Christine A.
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This company is amazing! Super reliable, communicative, and honest. They are very well organized, you can track the sitter on their app, plus they post photos of your pets so that you can see what is going on and have peace of mind. They handle medical issues, give meds, and keep everything very tidy & neat. I would thoroughly recommend them and am so glad to have found them!
Daniel S.
Daniel S.
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Joseph is great dog sitter/walker! Incredibly consistent and detailed, highly recommend giving him a chance to take care of your pets.
Steve S.
Steve S.
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I highly recommend Pet Sitter Portland! I have a senior dog with mobility issues and Joe is extremely attentive and patient with his care and daily walks. I trust Joe's experience and expertise with animals. Joe at Pet Sitter Portland is smart, friendly and prompt with communication. He also watered my plants and picked up mail while I was away. EXCELLENT service and animal care!
Catherine W.
Catherine W.
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Our dogs absolutely loved Joe and had an amazing experience with Portland Pet Sitter. As pet parents we loved all the detailed feedback and cute photos that came with each visit. We will definitely be using Portland pet sitter whenever we need pet care.
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Alison O.
Alison O.
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Joe has been caring for our senior dog and 3 cats for the past year, and we couldn’t be happier with his service! He is extremely detail oriented and provides lots of photos so we are always certain our pets are getting the best care while we’re away. He is comfortable providing all our dog’s medications and patiently tends to her needs, always letting us know if something seems off with her so we know he will pick up on any concern. Scheduling is easy and we’ve never had an issue with availability. We are excited that he’s started his own business, and trust he will continue to provide a high level of compassionate pet care in the area.

Experience the PetSitter Portland difference.

Ready to join our pack? Simply create a new client account and build your profile in our easy-to-use software, where all service bookings take place. Then let the paw-ty begin!