Jackie Olson

About me

I am originally from Chicago, Illinois and moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1995. I have been professionally pet sitting as an Independent Contractor since 2013 and launched my own business, Jackie O's Professional Pet Care, in January of 2016. In the past I volunteered with various animal rescues for over 10 years and also worked on a mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic for 2 years. I currently reside with one rescued cat, Clover, and four rescued, special needs dogs, Carly, Rodney, Bonnie and Butt Nugget. This is my full time job and I welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your pets. I am bonded, insured, background checked and certified in Pet First Aid and CPR. I'm also a member of Pet Sitters International and will provide references by request.

What is a professional pet sitter,
and why hire one?

What are the advantages of pet sitting (over other pet-care options)?

  • Pets are happier and experience less stress at home in their familiar environment
  • Diet and exercise routines are uninterrupted
  • Travel trauma for both owner and pet is eliminated
  • Pet’s exposure to illness is minimized

What does a pet sitter do?

"Pet sitting" is defined as "the act of caring for a pet in its own home while the owner is away." Dog walking is also a form of pet sitting since it involves coming to the pet’s home to provide exercise and companionship. Caring for pets in the client’s home is what separates pet sitters from boarders or doggie daycare.

Pet owners often use pet sitters when they go on vacation, travel for business, work long hours or when they are too sick or injured to care for their pets. During the pet-sitting visits, pet sitters perform a variety of tasks, including:

  • Feeding and changing their water bowls
  • Providing exercise and play time, which may include walking the dog
  • Cleaning litter boxes and cleaning up any other pet messes
  • Administering pet medications, if needed
  • Providing lots of TLC!

Pet sitters also bring in mail, packages and newspapers and alternate blinds and lights to give the home a "lived-in look" if the owners are away. Pet sitters may also perform other tasks as requested by the pet owners.

What separates a hobbyist pet sitter from a professional pet sitter?

Often times, pet owners, and even news outlets, use the term "pet sitter" carelessly, referring to anyone – from a family friend to the neighborhood teenager asked to walk a dog – as a "pet sitter". Pet sitting is a professional career and professional pet sitters and dog walkers offer peace of mind that other pet-care options cannot.

A professional pet-sitting or dog-walking service should be able to answer "YES" to the following questions:

  • Is the pet sitter insured and bonded?
  • Can the pet sitter provide proof of clear criminal history?
  • Does the pet sitter provide client references if requested?
  • Will the pet sitter use a pet-sitting services agreement or contract?
  • Is the pet sitter certified in pet first aid and CPR?
  • Is the pet sitter a member of a professional and educational association, such as Pet Sitters International?


Initial Consultation

This gives us the opportunity to meet, discuss your pet's needs, complete the necessary paperwork and pick up a key.

Rate: Free

Daily Dog Walks

The benefits of a dog walk are numerous:

  • Reduces hyperactivity and unruly and destructive behavior
  • Keeps your pet healthy by helping the digestive system and maintaining a proper weight
  • Helps build confidence in a timid or fearful dog

If the temperature is over 90 degrees, the time outside will be reduced to 10-15 minutes, but I will spend no less than 30 minutes with your dog at each visit. This is to ensure the safety of your dog and myself.

I will provide fresh water and administer medication, if necessary.

The maximum dogs I will walk at one time are either 2 large dogs or 3 small dogs.

Rate: Starting at $20 per 30 minute walk for 1 dog, $1 for additional dogs.

Pet Sitting | Cats

Services include:

  • Providing fresh food and water
  • Washing bowls
  • Administering medication
  • Scooping litter box
  • Cleaning any "accidents" inside the home
  • Rotating lights and blinds within the home
  • Watering inside and outside plants
  • Retrieving mail, newspaper, and packages
  • Taking trash and recycling out on trash day

Rate: Starting at $20 per 30 minute visit.

Pet Sitting | Dogs

Services include:

  • Providing fresh food and water
  • Washing bowls
  • Administering medication
  • Cleaning any "accidents" inside the home
  • Cleaning yard
  • Rotating lights and blinds within the home
  • Watering inside and outside plants
  • Retrieving mail, newspaper, and packages
  • Taking trash and recycling out on trash day

Starting at $25 per 30 minute daily visit
Starting at $20 per 30 minute visit, 3 or more daily visits
Starting at $30 per 45 minute visit, which includes a dog walk

Pet Taxi

If you require help transporting your pet to the veterinarian, dog groomer, trainer, boarding facility, etc., I’m here to help. In order to ensure the safety of your pet, they will be secured in a crate or carrier. At no point will your pet ever be left unattended in the vehicle. For existing clients only.

Rate: Starting at $30 per hour

House sitting

Services include:

  • Bringing in the mail, newspaper, and packages
  • Taking trash and recycling out on trash day
  • Watering inside and outside plants
  • Rotating lights and blinds within home

Rate: Starting at $15

A word from my clients

Our cat is very afraid of strangers, especially women. It is a testament to Jackie's professionalism that Zuma not only warmed up to her within a few visits, but walked straight up to her for petting!

- An

Jackie is the best! She is so wonderful with my dog, and Emmy loves her too! I am so grateful for Jackie every day. She is so professional, and the animals always come first.

- Beth

Jackie has taken care of our dogs on a regular basis and every time we return, it is evident that they have been well cared for. The dogs get excited when she visits so we know that they approve.

- Bob & Penny

I had no fear going on vacation while Jackie was sitting for us. Both our cat and our home were very well cared for. She kept in constant contact with us while we were away. I would not hesitate to use her services again.

- Dustin & Linda

We loved Jackie's daily texts and occasional photo. When you're away from home, it is such a relief to know your pets are in good hands. Jackie is reliable, trustworthy and really goes the extra mile.

- Jeff

Prior to getting Rose, we've had 3 Pugs over a 20 year period. We've had at least 3 different pet sitters over that time period and Jackie has been the best of them all. Don't hesitate, you won't be disappointed!

- Joey & Dolores

I am so happy to have found someone I can trust completely to care for my dogs as if they were her own. Jackie always makes the extra effort to make certain my dogs are happy, comfortable and safe.

- Mary

Jackie is professional, dependable, highly experienced in handling dogs in any situation that she may encounter, and she has a wonderful rapport with our family and our dog. We highly recommend her.

- Robynn

Jackie is very knowledgeable about animals and thorough in collecting the information she needs. She has been very helpful with questions we had or assisting us with behavior issues we tried to correct.

- Wil & Kim

Contact me

Service Area
  • 91350 – Saugus
  • 91354 – Valencia
  • 91355 – Valencia
  • 91380 – Valencia
  • 91385 – Valencia
  • 91390 – Saugus
Need Help?

Don't hesitate to ask something.
Email me directly at petsitterjackie@gmail.com
or call me at +1-661-644-2339.

Business Hours: 8 am - 8 pm