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Critter Watchers

Critter Watchers has been serving the San Fernando Valley since 1986

Some of the services provided Include Daily Walks, Scheduled Visits,  Overnight Service, Feeding & Playtime Activities​, Watering Plants & Lawns, Administering Medication, Bringing in your Mail, Newspapers and Packages, Bringing In or Taking Out Trash Cans, Security Check Your Property, Plus most anything else you might need while you’re away can be arranged.

How it Works


Please contact me.  I’m more than happy to talk about your pet(s) and what you might need me to take care of when I come by to visit with your furry (or not so furry) friends.

Let's Meet

We can schedule a time and date when I can meet with you and your pet(s) so you can show me everything I might need to know about your pet(s) while you’re away.

Schedule a Date!

When you’re ready, simply call, text or email me your schedule for when you would need me to stop by to care for your pet(s) and I’ll confirm with you as soon as possible.

My Services

Visits range from 1 time every other day to 3 visits per day, and Overnight Service is available.  Most anything you may need to be taken care of while you’re away can be arranged.
Pet transportation to or from the Vet or the Groomer can also be scheduled.

Daily VisitS

Daily feeding, play-time, walks or what-ever else you might need.  Most visits are usually at least 30 minutes.  Each additional 30 minutes is $15.


2 Visits Per DaY

For when you might need 2 or even 3 visits per day.  Each additional visit beyond your first visit per day will be $20 each.  $65 (3 visits per day)


Over-Night StayS

Over-Night Service includes an evening visit, staying the night, and taking care of your pet(s) in the morning as well.


Critter Watchers?

Because I’ll treat your pet(s) as if they were my own.  I’ve taken excellent care of dogs, cats, birds, fish, snakes, pot-belly pigs, horses, goats, chickens, hamsters, lizards, mice, and even wild raccoons, for more than 3 decades now.







Service Area

Critter Watchers provides service to the entire San Fernando Valley from the western border of Burbank to Calabasas, and from Porter Ranch to Chatsworth, to Mulholland Drive, and into areas of Topanga and Pacific Palisades.  Plus, other areas can also be arranged if necessary.

Pet Owner Reviews

Mark’s been taking great care of my pet ever since I found him in the yellow pages 20 years ago. Was that another era! Highly recommended.

Sherman Oaks

Mark has been my petsitter for many years now and I can't say enough about his skills, knowledge and experience with taking care of my variety of pets. Not only is he great with my young, playful and very shy cat but he is also very smart and knowledgable for dealing with my many aquariums and the rare fish within, catering to their special requirements, feeding times and individual needs as requested. As an all around caregiver he can look after birds and reptiles too, not to mention the house plants, trash days and other things needed while you are away, even for a week or two at times. When I'm on vacation I have always left with peace of mind and know he will call or text me with any questions or concerns regarding my animals or house if needed. I have always been very pleased to return home to find things the same or better than when I left. His service is excellent and if he was to have a star rating it wouldn't be just a five, it would be an eleven! Thanks Mark for all you have done for me and my critters and hopefully will soon again!


Mark has been taking care of my pets now for...over 25 years!...Kaboodle, Graybee, Lazer, Molly, Mimzy, and now Riot and Lily! They have all loved and love him, and so do I. He is always reliable, always on time, always "does what you ask" and more, great communication on "how everyone is doing" and takes great care of your home when he is there. I consider Mark a "family member" at this point, and so do my pets....excited to see him, and relaxed when he is with them... Thank you Mark!! Lin Shaye

Los Angeles

I've been using Mark @ Critter Watchers for 25 years. He's the BEST. Super nice guy and is Very reliable and Trustworthy. I use him for daily walks and overnight stays. While I'm traveling, I'm always at peace leaving Hawk and never have to worry since I know Mark is taking care of him. TRUST ME Critter Watchers is Best Pet sitting company you will find. No need to go elsewhere.

Los Angeles

We have been using Mark for a few years now to care for our needy cat while we are away. Before Mark, it was a revolving door of neighbors, friends, and family. Now with Mark, we just tell him the dates and he knows what to do. He gives us so much peace of mind while we are away. We are so glad we found Mark and you will be too!

Josh & Mia
Sherman Oaks

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Other Stuff To Know

Cost of Visits

The 1st Visit per day is $25.00, additional time per visit will be billed at $15.00 per 30 minutes, additional visits same day are $15.00. Overnight Service is $55.00 per night.


Currently there is a 10% Discount given for 10 or more days of consecutive service. This also includes Every-Other-Day Visits (10 or more consecutive E.O.D. Visits over 20+ days).

Referral Fee

Currently, clients can receive a Referral Fee equal to one Visit ($25.00) as my way of saying Thank You for Referring your friends and family members to Critter Watchers. The majority of New Clients are from Referrals.  Note: The Referral Fee will be credited to your account once your referral has completed 3+ days of service.

Mileage Fee

If a mileage fee is charged at all, it is based on your location. This fee enables me to cover the entire valley, and beyond.  Those furthest away will be billed, per day, not per visit, to help with the additional cost of gas and travel time. These fees will normally not exceed $3 per day… And you will know this fee before service begins.

Pet Transportation

Pet pick-up and/or drop-off, to or from the Vet/Groomer or other location, each way, will be billed as a Visit, plus a $10.00 travel fee (a one-time per day fee if over 10 miles) this fee will be billed only one time per day.

Payment Methods

Currently, you can pay for services with Cash, Check or CashApp.  Credit Cards can be accepted, if needed, processed through PayPal 

When Are Payments Due

Payments are due on or before the last day of service, or within a 7-Day Grace Period, which allows for plenty of time to mail your payment. Failure to pay by the Due Date can result in a $25 Late Fee, Further, all applied Discounts (except Client Referral Fee) will be voided, as discounts are only valid if your bill is paid On Time.

Returned or Non-Honored Checks

If your check is returned for non-sufficient funds, you will be required to pay a $25.00 Fee to cover any and all bank charges. Late Fee: $25.00;  may also be required if your bill was not paid on or before the last day of service, or within the 7 day grace period that is provided.