Calgary Exotic Pet Sitting: About Us

Meet Pat and Caitlyn: Pet Lovers and Owners of Birds and Critters Pet Sitters in Calgary

With Over 40 Years of Combined Animal Experience

Pat and Caitlyn formed a friendship over the years with the love of all animals great and small.

They  first met in 2005 at the Calgary Avian & Exotic Pet Clinic and a friendship grew from there. Many discussions revolved around their pets, and Caitlyn babysat Pats feathered friends and Pat babysat Caitlyns  menagerie.

Birds and Critters are proud members of the Better Business Bureau and are bonded and Insured.

Meet Caitlyn, Owner, Animal Enthusiast and Registered Animal Health Technologist  

Caitlyn has had a passion for animals ever since she can remember. And it started to grow exponentially with her first pet, a boisterous budgie named Holly when Caitlyn was 9 years old. A registered Animal Health Technician for over 12 years, Caitlyn is currently working in the veterinary field in Calgary with responsibilities for many types of pets, including birds, small exotic animals, reptiles, fish, amphibians, rabbits and more. She graduated with her diploma in Animal Health Technology from Olds College in 2005, and she has worked for the City of Calgary Animal & Bylaw Services and several canine and feline veterinary practices. With professional experience in the veterinarian field, one being the preparing of prescriptions for pets and their usage (being just one of the MANY things an Animal Health Technologist does), she can handle your pet’s current medical care knowledgeably and gently. Caitlyn enjoys spending time with her family and her menagerie of pets, which includes an African Grey, budgies, Jake the cockatiel and 2 other adorable dogs (all rescues) as well as a tortoise named Wilson. She is a valuable resource to Birds and Critters Pet Sitters, helping ensure your pet receives trained and compassionate care.

Meet Pat, Owner and Pet Sitter 

Owner Pat has always had a passion for animals of all sizes – cats, dogs, birds, small pocket pets, you name it! She is currently the proud owner of a cockatiel named Chichi and has owned several birds, dogs and cats throughout the years – all living long, happy lives. Pat has spent the majority of her career in the finance industry overlooking at least 25 agents at a time, helping people from all walks of life purchase the homes of their dreams. Pat has always believed in giving back to the community and volunteers with organizing dinners for the Ronald McDonald House, helping with Bikes For Kids and food bank drives. Now that she is semi-retired, she decided to follow through on her own dream of opening up her very own pet sitting business and in 2016 Pat’s Pet & Home Sitting was started, now partnered with long time friend Caitlyn with Birds and Critters Pet Sitters. That is how Birds and Critters Pet Sitters in Calgary was born.


Your pets are in safe hands with our team!

We are knowledgeable in all aspects of animal care and provide dependable in-home pet sitting, grooming and specialized expertise in exotic care handling services as well as bird caretaking right in your home. We are no strangers to the hard work that is required to keep your pets happy and healthy. Give us a call or send us an email to learn more about our services and to find out specific rates for your pet.

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Birds and Critters Pet Sitters
Calgary, AB

Monday - Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM