Customer Reviews

“It was such a comfort”

Just wanted to say what a great job you all did watching after Sunshine while we were away. I think he got really spoiled. It was such a comfort to know he was being well taken care of, and we really liked getting pics & texts of what he was doing. Thanks for everything!

– Valerie, South Austin

“exceptionally positive experience”

We had an exceptionally positive experience with Stayin’ Home this past Christmas. They took great care of our sweet old boy- Elwood, and made us feel great about being so far from him/home, sending pictures and texts everyday. Thanks Karla!

– Erin, Austin

“we love the updates”

Thank you Karla for taking care of Harley and Sid when we are not home. It is so comforting knowing they are being well cared for. We love the updates you text us to let us know that everything is OK. We really appreciate your service.

– Karen, Austin

“they also looked after our home!”

This was an excellent choice for us. They were very friendly and thorough. They not only took care of our pets an sent us pictures and text updates, but they also looked after our home and took care of lights, blinds, garbage cans and the air conditioner. The price is reasonable and our pets got great care at the comfort of their own home. We highly recommend Stayin’ Home Pet Care!!

– Stephanie D, Austin, TX

“a great relief of stress”

Karla and Crystal took great care of my dog and house while [I was] out of town in December. I would recommend Stayin’ Home Pet Care to anyone that might prefer leaving their pets at home over boarding them. Having pictures emailed / texted to me while away was a great relief of stress!

– Judson, Austin

“detailed, trustworthy, exceptionally patient, and fun”

Stayin’ Home Pet Care in South Austin has been fabulous for our family’s crazy lifestyle! Not only do I appreciate that Karla Cadell, owner and pet sitter extraordinaire, is detailed, trustworthy, and exceptionally patient and fun, but also reasonably priced, insured and flexible with our random schedule. We love getting daily updates (with pictures) via text and appreciate that our house and animals are well cared for in our absence!

– Carole, Southwest Austin

“a huge relief”

Stayin’ Home Pet Care has been pet sitting for my two dogs and two cats for the past year. [They are] great! I live in the 78745 area (Southwest Austin) and it’s great to have someone close by who can be at my house within a matter of minutes if needed. I have an older cat that is on daily medication and Karla is able to handle her, which is a huge relief to me when I’m out of town. And, of course my dogs love their evening dog walks with her. I would highly recommend Karla and her staff at Stayin’ Home Pet Care. I get daily updates when I’m away, so I never have a worry about what’s happening when I’m gone. I have total confidence that my ‘kids’ are being well cared for.

– Jenny, Austin Southwest

“conscientious, careful, and caring”

Karla and Stayin’ Home are conscientious, careful, and caring. We had ultimate confidence in her and in Kim when we met them and they were very loving with our two dogs. She sent us text-message updates with every visit — complete with pics of our pups — and showed up as promised and for thorough, engaged visits. The doggies were happy and healthy when we got back. The most we could ask of any pet sitter! Very happy with the service and will use Karla and company again and again.

– Tiffany, Austin

“part of our family!”

Karla lives with integrity and I want no one else in my home other than her! She updates me while I’m gone and loves my little pups! She’s part of our family!

– Cynthia C., Austin

“I come home to two happy dogs!”

Karla Caddell is a great petsitter for my two dogs in Southwest Austin! One of my dogs gets anxious when I go out of town, but when Karla takes care of my dogs, she is relaxed and calm. She spends quality time with my dogs when she takes care of them, and I come home to two very happy dogs! I would highly recommend Stayin’ Home Pet Care.

– Becky, Southwest Austin

“really took the time”

Stayin’ Home Pet Care took care of my super shy Tonkinese cat. They spent time with us before we left town finding out about our home and our cat. Karla is so thorough and really took time getting to know all of our preferences and making sure she had every piece of information needed in case of emergency. When we go out of town, my cat really doesn’t come out from under our bed. He came out for Karla though! She was kind enough to give me a call and assure me that he had come out from under the bed and was doing fine. It was so nice to get that update and know everything was okay. I recommend Stayin’ Home Pet Care for anyone needing pet sitting in Southwest Austin. They are great with animals, very detailed and trustworthy. Did I mention that she did all of this even though I asked her at the last minute? She rocks.

– Mora, Austin

“made our trip away from home that much more relaxing”

Stayin’ Home Pet Care is great! We moved from Bouldin out to 78737 (off 1826) and were sad to lose our pet sitters in town. I should not have worried! They watched our two older dogs and did a great job. They even looked in on the house and gave us twice daily text messages about how things were going. It made our trip away from home that much more relaxing.

– Kristin T, Austin

“we love you!”

I used to take my boys, one Lab and one Golden to a kennel in Austin. They would suffer a lot. But now, since I heard about Stayin’ Home Pet Care, my babies get to stay home and enjoy their environment. I recommend this pet care service 100%. My dogs love Karla and she loves them back. Anyone can tell she enjoys her job and I appreciate her effort and care for my dogs. She even can give my Lab insulin shots when I am gone!! You can count on this service anytime and most of all, you can be sure Karla is really taking good care of your pets. We love you, Karla!!

– Claudia, Austin Southwest

“highly recommend”

We have two Brussels Griffon, our children, and Karla began pet sitting for us in March of this year following the departure of our previous sitter who moved out of the area. From our initial meeting to introduce my husband and I (the dogs had already met her as a substitute teacher), we knew that she would take excellent care of them. She provides daily updates and often, pictures and videos, which are absolutely priceless (and find me laughing hysterically!). We highly recommend Karla and would not hesitate to provide her contact information to anyone who asks.

– Valerie O., Austin

“superb from start to finish”

Stayin’ Home Pet Care was superb, from start to finish. I have always been leery of letting someone come into my home to take care of my dogs, so this was a huge deal for me. I worked with Karla previously at Lifetime Fitness so I knew she was a great person and when I found out she was the owner of Stayin’ Home Pet Care I thought this would be a great opportunity to test out home pet care. There was only one catch…she would be sitting for five dogs in one house! I have two dogs, my in-laws have two dogs and my aunt has a dog. We had a family trip planned so this was ideal for all dogs. Karla came over to visit and get acquainted with the dogs, and they all loved her. As soon as she came over she went into the living room and got on the floor, and ALL the dogs flocked to her and were ready to play like they already knew her. That was all I needed to see. We were gone for five days and had her come three times a day. Karla took pictures, videos and sent emails to update me, in great detail, about how all the dogs were doing on each visit. She took them on walks and played with them in the back yard for quite a while each visit as well. She even turned my Christmas lights on one night when they didn’t come on like they were supposed to! All in all, I would have to say that Karla & Stayin’ Home Pet Care did a FANTASTIC job and now I don’t feel so bad when we have to go out of town. Karla is 100% trustworthy and I high recommend her.

– Charonda, Austin, TX

“by far the best!”

I have used multiple petsitters over the years and Stayin’ Home Pet Care is by far the best! Karla Caddell and her team do an outstanding job at taking care of our multiple cats, our pond and our house while we are away. They go above and beyond what is expected and do a fantastic job. We trust them like they are part of our family and they treat us, our home and our cats as if we were part of their family. I highly recommend using Stayin’ Home Pet Care.

– J.L., Austin

“dream come true”

I interview my pet sitters like I did my daycares and schools for my kiddo. Karla was a dream come true! Not only does she service South Austin, but she’s kind, thorough, insured, reasonably priced, and FABULOUSLY in love with my crazy 80 pound dog! She has gone above and beyond the call of duty for us personally and we love our daily texts (with pictures!) reporting on our furry family members care while we’re away. Not only is Karla ready to handle loving on your pets, but I love having someone trustworthy in and out of my home during the day to turn on/off lights, ensure nothing is left hanging on our door for days on end, etc while we’re gone. I recommend Stayin’ Home Pet Care without reservation!

– C.H., Austin