About Us


Mother Hen Pet Sitting and Large Animal Care is a bonded and insured pet sitting service based in the beautiful Blue Water Area of Michigan. While sticking close to home nursing her own dog through his retirement years, Pattie Dooley, owner and founder of Mother Hen Pet Sitting, realized that there must be other people in the same situation and opened her doors for business. We now offer a full range of pet care services designed to meet every need.

Today, with a team of seven experienced sitters, Mother Hen Pet Sitting offers both small and large animal care at your home providing services ranging from multiple daily visits for vacation coverage, pet taxi service, and large animal care from basic to 24-hour coverage. See our entire lineup in the Services section.

Each client is visited by a sitter before the assignment begins. During this Pre-Service appointment we will meet you and your pet(s) to determine your specific pet sitting needs as well as any housesitting requirements such as collecting mail, trash needs, light plant care, and a daily walk through to check for leaks, etc.

Mother Hen Pet Sitting fills in for you while you’re away the best we can. We follow your pet’s routine as closely as possible. After the basics- food, water, tidying the pet area- it’s time for playtime, hugs and kisses. While we’re in your home we’re happy to help you with anything we can do to give your home a lived-in appearance.