Why Fetch?

Choose Fetch! for our experienced, vetted, animal loving pet sitters

Our Sitters Are Thoroughly Vetted

We do our due diligence when hiring to make sure every single one of our sitters is not only safe and reliable but that they have a true passion for pets and people.

  • All sitters pass a mandatory background check.
  • All sitters go through an in-depth interview process.
  • All sitters are required to provide any essential personal information.
  • All sitters are required to be bonded and insured.

Meet Your Sitter Before You Schedule

We believe that you and your pet should feel as comfortable as possible with your sitter before our scheduled service takes place. That’s why we offer a free in-home consultation before your first service begins. This gives everyone a chance to get to know each other and make sure that this is a good fit.

You’ll Get The Same Trusted Sitter Every Time

When you schedule a service with us, we’ll partner you with a primary and back-up pet sitter based on your needs and schedule. You’ll have the chance to meet these nearby sitters and once you approve of them, we’ll assign them to your account. Any time you schedule services thereafter, you’ll receive care from your primary or back-up sitter. This way you know your pet is getting care from someone you (and they) know, trust, and like every time.

We’ve Earned a Glowing Reputation

With tens of thousands of satisfied clients nationwide, we’ve earned a solid reputation as the most trusted and reliable pet care service in the country. And it isn’t just Fetch as a company. Each of our sitters come with fantastic reviews of their own and our local owners are constantly reviewing feedback surveys to ensure it stays that way.

Meet The Owner

Hello, we are Dorene and Jim Thomas, owners of Fetch! Pet Care of NE St. Petersburg.  Both of us are military veterans and retired police officers.  My love for animals started with a deep respect for them due to my family fostering guide dogs while I was a child.  Jim grew up on a farm and between the two of us, our animal world included dogs, cats, hamsters, ponies, goats, pigs, hamsters, reptiles, and birds.  We have fostered and owned pets and recognize the unconditional love that they give.  Along with our youngest daughter, we have nine pets now; and, in honor of them and our rainbow bridge pets, we operate Fetch ethically and with compassion.  We service St. Petersburg, Lealman, Feathersound, and surrounding areas.

Need a dog walker? We’ve got you covered. Cat sitter? No problem. Last-minute doggy or kitty care? Not an issue.  Fetch! Pet Care of Northeast St. Petersburg is available for you and your furry family! Our Fetch! Happy Pets Promise™ always ensures peace of mind, convenience, and guaranteed satisfaction for you and your pets.  Our Pet Care Coordinators do all the legwork to personally match an expert dog walker or pet sitter from our large, pet-loving staff to your specific needs! Plus, each one of our pet caregivers is experienced, bonded, insured, and background checked.

Meet Our Sitters


Hi, I am an animal lover that looks forward to pet sitting all kinds of animals. I had a boxer for 13 years before he passed away several years ago. I have fueling my love for animals by pet sitting for friends and have been sitting for pets for the last eight years. I now have a cat in my life. In my spare time I enjoy paddle boarding and playing sports, as well as coaching. I welcome the opportunity to watch your pets for you!


I have always had a dog in my life. The first was a stray mutt, Abby, who wandered into my life when I was seven. Later came Walter the miniature poodle, then Sydney the Australian Shepherd/ Husky mix, and most recently – Jodie the boxer/pit mix. Fast forward to the present day, and sadly I find myself living in one of the most “dog-friendly cities,” without a furry friend. I frequently go on walks in my neighborhood and explore many beautiful parks and beaches, sans dog. I love all different sizes of dogs, from Great Danes to lil’ nugget dachshunds. I consider myself a pretty intuitive person when it comes to people and I feel this transcends to animals as well. Dogs are like people in that they have different personalities. Some are in-your-face 24/7 extroverts, while others just want to relax and be left alone. I have dog-sat throughout the years and most recently house-sat two terriers for two months. I work remotely from home, so I have the flexibility to provide for and play with your pets. Please consider me to walk and care for your dog before I am diagnosed with a serious case of doggie withdrawal. Thanks in advance!