The Close to Home Difference
Our Purpose: Close to Home Pet Services brings customers and our team together to provide pets with unique individual care from a team of honest, kind, reliable, good people. Although we are a pet care company we believe our purpose is to empower all including our team, clients and pets.
Core Values: We are an LGBTQAI owned and operated company. We base our decisions on ‘if it’s right’ not if it’s easy. We may make mistakes but we will always be honest. We respect all folks and require respect in return. When hiring we vetted our team members, run recurring background checks and seek out character and train skills. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Vision: To provide professional and compassionate care for pets and their owners. To allow pet owners to feel confident and at ease when they leave their homes and pet family members in our care. This allows the client to be present in their day, whether it is at the office or on vacation. We help pets feel like they are on vacation and allow the humans to be as well.
Mission: To connect good people with good people while caring for the animals and supporting everyone in a healthy manner.
Goals: To encourage life/work balance for our entire team while empowering them to be the best version of themselves every day. While at work remain present with the animals providing specialized care and support to the animals and their families.
Customers and Community: We work with good, kind, honest, and all-around awesome people. If this sounds like you, please consider being a Close to Home client. You will fit right in.
Service Area: Located in West Seattle, we serve local neighborhoods including: Junction, Fauntleroy, Admiral, Genesee, Gatewood, Fairmount, Arbor Heights, Highland Park, Alki, Delridge & High Point. We also serve other areas of West Seattle – contact us today!
We offer weekday leashed dog walks for the dogs in your family. We have a primary walker and back up walkers trained and ready to help with your schedule needs. All of our walkers are employees and offer friendly skilled care for your dogs.
While you’re away, let us care for your cats and small pets with our stop by visits. We offer 1-2 visits a day from our highly skilled cat sitting team. We offer this service 365 days a year. We require consecutive days with no skipped days or every other day services. Unfortunately we do not offer medication or specific timed visits.
Close To Home Customers,
We will protect people over profit and do our part to save lives. Thank you for remaining loyal customers before the COVID pandemic, during and after. We reopened on June 1 2020 and were able to by supplying the team with PPE’s and cleaning supplies. We also implemented new protocol requiring customers to keep the area our team comes in contact with clean and free of debris. In addition if any humans are home we require face covering and a minimum distance of 10 feet. We are excited to see you all so we know this may be difficult. Thank you for supporting our safety as we support your safety and well being.
While we were quarantining we kept busy by becoming certified in the Pet Sitters International COVID-19 Certification for safety, Certified Professional Pet Sitters certification, First Aid and Pet CPR certified, supporters of the ACLU / NAACP / GSBA members and a certified NGLCC Certified company. We have invested in our Company’s future in our beloved West Seattle.
We are ready to care for your pets and also keep everyone safe as our #1 priority. Please reach out for clarification if needed.
Sincerely, Drew Bensen
Our Seattle area clients love us!
I recently moved here from Chicago and love these guys! My dog walker is amazing and Drew the owner is so nice and helpful, he sent me an email with places to go and in my new city! I cannot say enough good things about them.
I saw my dog walker on the street one day and my dogs flew over to see him, jumping around, so excited to see him, made me feel so good to know they really love him! Highly recommend!
We could not be happier with the service Drew and his team provided us. We have 2 smaller dogs–and they have major social anxiety and bad behaviors on walks 🙁 Drew and his team (especially his sister Tami -who is a DREAM) did not blink an eye at being able to handle our nutty pups. The other thing that meant the world to us-was how professional and respectful they are at all times. Calling ahead if they knew we were home sick–letting us know they were coming in. Very pro-in ways that you don’t always find in the pet care world. One time, we completely forgot we had changed the walk schedule with them–and WE FORGOT to go home and walk the dogs! We called Drew and Tami and within 15 minutes they were on it and to the rescue.
Drew was very professional and helpful when it came to the setup for my services. The online tool made it easy to schedule dog walks and other services.
My dog walker Amy was fantastic. She would send me updates along the way, which made me feel like my dog was in the best hands. I highly recommend this company.