Kelly’s Kritters is trustworthy and reliable as well as fully insured and bonded. We have lots of experience with cats and dogs of all kinds, and temperaments, and we love all animals.

Our visits are solely dedicated to your pets, feeding, playing walking and of course lots of love.

  • We have a team of awesome walker/sitters! With added staff we have more availability to serve you and there is always a backup if your assigned sitter becomes unavailable.
  • The Kelly’s Kritters team conducts weekly meetings to discuss best practices for Pet Sitting / Dog Walking and continuous training expectations. We also share tips and stories so that we are all aware of your pet’s special needs.
  • The Kelly’s Kritters team have been thoroughly background checked and trained. The staff is supervised by Kelly, or in the event of her absence the company supervisor. We assure that your visits are completed and that any questions or problems your sitter/walker encounters are addressed promptly.

Kelly’s Kritters Staff:

Kelly Hester, Owner

Kelly Hester is the owner of Kelly’s Kritters. Kelly’s Kritters was founded with a goal of providing the very best care for all pets. “I know how I want my own pets treated. With that in mind, Kelly’s Kritters goes above and beyond every day to exceed our customers’ expectations and your pet’s needs”.

The mission of Kelly’s Kritters is to provide peace of mind for pet owners when they can’t be home with their pets. To provide pets with loving attention and care in the environment they are familiar with, their home. To always exhibit professional conduct, honesty, integrity and respect for personal property.

After spending many years in the Corporate Sector, Kelly decided to start the next chapter of her life and knew animals had to be a part of it. Since childhood, Kelly has had a deep love and compassion for all animals – starting with her first dog, Frosty!

Kelly is certified in Pet CPR and Pet First Aid. She also has extensive experience in administering medication and volunteering at animal shelters and pet rescues. While her furry family has been mostly cats and dogs, she has also added fish, hamsters, gerbils, and tadpoles as a part of her clan from time to time! Her current fur family includes three cats – Devin, Ivy and Ruby.

Kelly’s Kritters provides all pet care needs for your fur baby. We know you have enough to worry about when you are away but taking care of your furry family members should not be one of them! We offer a variety of services to best suit the needs of both you and your pets, including dog walking, house sitting, drop in services, and overnight pet sitting.

Erin
ErinSupervisor/Pet Sitter
Erin has grown up around pets her entire life including dogs, cats, fish, chickens, reptiles, and many other small pets. She spends much time with her favorite pet “Zion”, a hound mix. Erin has also spent time working as a kennel attendant at a local animal hospital. She loves to build connections with the animals she cares for and has done so for years.

Erin loves to paint and spend time with friends in her free time. She is outgoing when it comes to new opportunities, which is great for the array of opportunities presented as a dog walker/pet sitter. She also enjoys traveling and hopes to get more chances to travel in the future.

Erin loves to make others happy and will go to great lengths to make sure everyone around her is taken care of.

Audrey
AudreyPet Sitter
Audrey is a lifelong animal lover who enjoys hanging out with all things soft and cuddly. She has a Standard Poodle, Posy, who has fulfilled her dream of finally owning a dog.

She grew up in Northern Virginia with a dad who is very allergic to animals, so her first furry friend fix was with her rabbits and by pet sitting for neighbors and friends.

She has lived in Wake Forest for about 10 years. Audrey has a degree in Equestrian Studies, and a Master’s in Intercultural Studies from Southeastern. She enjoys being outside gardening and going hiking with her dog. Horses and traveling are other passions that she indulges in as often as she can. Audrey looks forward to playing with and caring for your fur babies.

Annamaria
AnnamariaPet Sitter
Annamaria was born and raised in Transylvania, Romania. Growing up on a little farm, she was always around animals. Her grandparents taught her how to love and care for them and how to read their body language.

Annamaria moved to Austria to study, where she adopted a Rottweiler and a Sheltie puppy. After she started working the company sent her to Shanghai, China. She lived in Shanghai for 6 years and is very proud to have been a part of the Shanghai animal rescue team and fight against the dog meat trade in China!

While in China, she rescued and adopted a kitten named Tommy. The kitten came with her and her family to the US and lived a happy life.

Autumn
AutumnPet Sitter
Autumn is a life-long pet owner, beginning with her beloved family dog J.J., a black lab. Since moving to North Carolina, Autumn’s home has been a haven for a number of animals, including cats, dogs, fish, birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, and an axolotl. She currently shares a home with three cats (ages 11, 5, and 2) and a Chow Chow mix (age 15).

An artist at heart, Autumn has dabbled in dance, illustration, painting, writing, and acting. She wants to get to know the unique nature of your pet(s) so she can best bring them joy.

Autumn is patient, attentive, and fun-loving and can’t wait to meet your animal friends.

Sydney
SydneyPet Sitter
Since she was a kid, Sidney has always had furry pals by her side, from big dogs like Akita to tiny Pomeranians. Moving around with her trusty Jack Russell mutt, she’s welcomed new furry friends into her life, including a spirited boxer-pointer mix who brought endless energy and joy.

Along the way, she met folks who couldn’t watch their pets due to work or family commitments. They trusted her to care for their furry family members, knowing she understood their bond. Happy to help, she offered pet care that gave peace of mind and safety, without the worries of traditional boarding.

Sydney’s passion for animals led her to a role at an animal hospital kennel, where she honed her skills and knowledge, constantly striving to improve her ability to care for all creatures entrusted to her care.

Sydney is excited to take care of your furry friends!

Nadia
NadiaPet Sitter
Nadia has a passionate and caring heart for every animal. She has grown up owning many different types of pets like chickens, parakeets, dogs, cats, fish, and a hamster. Nadia currently owns a lovely English Bulldog named Ragnar, who loves to sit on her lap, drool, and get back scratches every second of the day.

In her free time, Nadia loves to read, journal, paint, explore nature, and go to the gym. One of her favorite places to visit is the farm, as she loves to connect with the animals and feels the happiest and relaxed there.

Although Nadia has wanted to become a veterinarian since she was a kid, she has decided to go to college to pursue nursing. Nadia is very excited to be a part of the team and care dearly for all your pets!

Claudia
ClaudiaPet Sitter
Claudia is a rising college junior, working to accomplish her BFA in photography in Brooklyn, NY.

When Claudia isn’t at school she spends her time back home in North Carolina. While photography is her main focus, Claudia loves to dabble in a variety of mediums such as; oil painting, cyanotyping, and live figure drawing. In her free time, you can find her at the beach or mountain side, spending time with nature.

Claudia has grown up with many pets, from exotic pets to dogs and cats. She is compassionate and dedicated to animal care. Observant, she is able to easily comprehend animal behavior and health. Claudia also has the ability to create a soothing environment that encourages trust and comfort for the animal, aiming to leave a positive impact for the animals she cares for. Animals bring a smile to her face and she looks forward to meeting yours.

Kayla
KaylaPet Sitter
Kayla is a college student working on her Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. She is from New York but grew up in Atlanta Ga. Kayla’s hobbies include boxing, basketball, doing hair, and going on hikes. In her free time, you will catch her at the gym or at home hanging out with her dog.

Kayla’s love for animals began at a young age. She grew up with two dogs who lived with her through all her school years. Snow, a white lab mix with black spots, and Mocha, a black and brown energetic Yorkie mix. Being around animals brings Kayla much joy. She is caring, aware, responsible and trustworthy as she sees and treats everyone’s animals as if they were her own.

Claudia
ClaudiaPet Sitter
Claudia’s love for animals, plants, and all things living has been apparent all her life. Growing up she had many family pets ranging from dogs and cats, to guinea pigs, frogs, and fish! She also loved horseback riding!

Claudia has worked at several different veterinary clinics across Raleigh and Wake Forest with training both in Kennel/Grooming and Boarding as well as Veterinary Assistant/Technician roles. Additionally, she has experience working as a Farm Hand, Head of Animal Management, where she was responsible for the care of dogs, cats, chickens, goats, horses, ponies, and cows.

In her spare time Claudia enjoys camping, hiking, and the mountains! She also is beginning to pick up photography as a new hobby!

Claudia is so excited to be able to share her compassionate heart with the many family and friends of Kelly’s Kritters!

Kelly’s Kritters strives to continually improve because we value your business and we LOVE your pets!

Please let me know if you would like me to call you to set up a complimentary meet & greet.