At Your Home Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

About Me

Dedicated to taking care of your precious animal friends.

Julie Wheeler with Onyx

Hello, my name is Julie Wheeler, the owner of Homebodies Critter Care. I have always loved animals! I had numerous different pets growing up, and currently have four adorable pups.

I am originally from Iowa, but lived in South Dakota for about 15 years, where I met my husband, Mike. We, along with our 3 sons, moved to Austin in 2005. I was a stay at home mom for 14 years. When I decided to return to the work force, I knew I wanted to work with animals.

I went to work for a very busy and reputable boarding facility where I gained 2½ years of Kennel Technician, as well as Kennel Management, experience. I then went to work for a very successful Vet Clinic as a Kennel Technician for another year and a half. During my employment I had the responsibility of feeding, medicating, and walking the animals in my care. I am trained in Sub Q injections, such as insulin, and am also Animal First Aid / CPR Certified.

Why a Pet Sitter?

The best part about working at both of those places, of course, was being with the animals. However, I quickly learned that not all dogs do well in a boarding situation. It broke my heart to see the stress that some of the dogs exhibited - from pacing, excessive drooling, and scratching at the cage/run door, to stress induced diarrhea. This is why I decided to start Homebodies Critter Care. I wanted to give pet owners an alternative to boarding their pet while they are away.

With a pet sitter, your pets will stay in their own comfortable, familiar surroundings. There is no need for additional vaccines, and no need to worry about your pet being exposed to illness from other animals. With a pet sitter, your pet will get the individualized, personal attention it needs and deserves. You also get the added bonus of having your home monitored while you are away.

Four Legged First Aid CPR Certified
Insured and Bonded by Pet Sitters Associates

Services and Pricing

Service Area

Service area includes Zip Codes 78739 and 78749, Hillside Estates, Sendera, Shady Hollow, Granada Hills, Lewis Mountain Estates, Ridgeview, Southwest Hills, and Covered Bridge.
Requests outside of normal service area will be considered, but may incur additional fees.
All dogs and cats must be up to date on Rabies Vaccinations

Pet Sitting For Dogs

Overnight visits will be considered on a case by case basis.
Quick Potty Break


One 20 Minute Visit for up to 3 dogs
Includes: Feeding, Fresh Water, Medicating, Playtime and/or Walk, Waste Clean Up, and lots of TLC.
*Additional $2 per dog over 3


One 35 Minute Visit for up to 3 dogs
Includes: Feeding, Fresh Water, Medicating, Playtime and/or Walk, Waste Clean Up, and lots of TLC.
*Additional $2 per dog over 3


Pet Sitting For Cats

Up to 20 Minute Visit for up to 4 cats
Includes: Feeding, Fresh Water, Medicating, Playtime, Litter Box Clean Up, and lots of TLC.
*Additional $2 per cat over 4


General Critter Sitting

Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles, and small mammals
Includes: A visit for feeding and light cage / enclosure clean-up.


Dog Walking

I will walk two dogs at once, provided they are non-reactive to outdoor stimulus. If they need to be walked separately, additional fees will apply.
10 minute walk


20 minute walk


30 minute walk


Small Dog Bathing

I will supply towels and my own hypoallergenic shampoo. If special shampoo is required, owner will need to supply.
*Matted hair and burr removal subject to addtional charge.
Short hair - Includes ear cleaning.


Long hair - Includes blow dry, brush out, and ear cleaning.


Additional Services

Taxi Service - Groomer or Veterinarian - One Way


Taxi Service - Groomer or Veterinarian - Round Trip


Supply Run - Cost of Supplies Not Included


Special Requests will be considered

Important Information - Please Read

For bookings during the weeks of:
Spring Break, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
there will be a cancellation fee of 25% of the originally agreed price, if the cancellation occurs with less than 5 days advance notice.
Cash or Checks accepted, Sorry, no cards.

Complimentary Services

Complimentary meet and greet where your pets and I will get to know each other.
Water House Plants
Garbage / Recycling to the curb
Mail / Newspaper
Rotate lights and blinds
Text / Picture updates upon request
Refer A Friend And Receive Free Services!
Did a wonderful job taking care of our dogs.
-- Maria D. - Austin
Clearly loves her work.
-- Donna F. - Circle C

Contact Me

Thank you for visiting my web site. If you'd like to schedule a service, or if you have any questions, please contact me by clicking the button below, or using the information shown. There is no obligation and I will do my best to answer any questions you have. Thank you.

Austin, TX
(512) 745-9531
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