We all like to get information about a company & the people who provide a service before contacting them.  This is where I would like to introduce us and provide some information about our business philosophy & the history of Paws-itively Affordable Pet Care.

Paws-itively Affordable Pet Care is your local professional pet sitter.  We are fully insured, bonded and hold an up to date occupational license.  We are a small family owned and operated business that provides high quality care for pets within their secure environment.  No one knows your pet as well as you do, so we like to base the care we provide on your instruction. 



We are experienced and dedicated to provide continued care while you are away to insure consistency with your pet's routine. We have seen that consistency keeps your pet happier giving you a healthy happy pet to come back home to.



We began over 15 years ago with the goal of earning and maintaining trust while making life easier for pet owners. We continue to provide a successful service using our good values, calm nature and personalized approach.  We are fully dedicated to the knowledge that your pets are loving family members. We have the understanding that each pet and customer is different, and that is what we totally like about them. We are fully committed to providing excellence in pet sitting. We have a lot of pride and satisfaction in our flexibility. We have and can cover any local emergency or unpredictable schedule most anytime throughout the day.



Our Business Practice

1. We follow a code of ethics & the Recommended Quality Standards for Excellence in Pet Sitting.              A) see insert in my book


2. We are dedicated to personalizing every visit to suit the differences of each pet and client's need,

    A) It is important to fill out the form with all the likes and dislikes of your pet at our first meeting. 

    B) This information will ensure that we won't forget anything and enables us to remain consistent to their routine throughout all future visits Please be sure to give me an update as changes with your pet occur.


    C) We have the understanding that your pets are loving members of your family.  As time goes on we come to love them as much as our own and want them to always feel comfortable.

    D) We have the understanding that each pet is different and that is what we love about them. We are dedicated to personalize all aspect of care.

    E) In the event of your pet's accident or illness we like to work with your pet's Veterinarian. 

    F) I would like you to complete the form with pertinent information about your home, from the temperature you keep the thermostat to day of week the trash is collected. We like your home to appear as though you are at home.  


3. Our goal is to remain on a consistent routine with the care of your pet as close as can be done.


    A) This has proven to be a major factor in keeping your pet's stress level down in turn keeping a much happier and healthier pet to return home to.

    B) We are flexible enough to cover any emergency or unpredictable schedule that may come up.

    C) We are not a part time business.  We can care for your pet at any hour through out the day and offer overnight stays for the pets that are use to someone being there.      



4. Our vision is to keep you satisfied with the care your pet and home receive with the added goal of earning and maintaining your trust. We hope to keep you as a long term customer. We aim to be ready and able to step in to keep your pets safe, happy and well cared for as they wait for your return. They are truly our best friends!


"Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them". Quote by Stephen Covey



We are members of: Pet Sitters Associates



I was registered with: Manchester Who's Who, among executive and professional women, 2005 edition




Jan VanDoren

Date we began: May 19, 1999

We cover DeLand, FL and surrounding towns.

Bonded and fully insured for being in your home and keep a current business license




Seven days a week, including daytime & evening visits, holidays and overnight stays


We have the flexibility to cover any unpredictable schedule or emergency that you may have. 




My mission statement


Then 1999: "To help make the lives of pet owners easier"

And now 2014: "Help make life easier for the pet-parent and better for your pet"

 Words change but our love of what we do remains the same.




My motto


"consistency is the key to being a good pet parent"



The top three reasons why I chose Paws-itively Affordable Pet Care as the name for our pet sitting business.


I. Want our name to show that professional pet sitting CAN be affordable to the average pet owner.

2. We intend to keep prices below the national average.


3. Mostly, I want you to have a positive feeling that high-quality pet care is being met by each service that we provide.




Jan & shaggy Bear


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We are celebrating 15 years in business 


Paws-itively Affordable Pet Care has a referral service in place. We give one free visit for each name of

a new customer. 



Look for any current special on Facebook or our CONTACT US page

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We can be contacted 24 hours of the day. Anyone can feel free to email us by using the form above. Established customers can send text to my cell phone. Please wait for a reply! 


We have been known to occasionally get away for a night or two to relax.  See our calendar for the days

we are busy and are accepting limited pet sitting visits only.



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