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Very Important Petsitting
25 Years Caring For Your Pets

Serving the Triangle area of North Carolina

Licensed • Bonded • Insured

Gene Crowder out in the weather

Owner Gene Crowder does whatever it takes to care for your beloved pets - whatever the weather.

Gene Crowder is also the owner of Southeast Financial Property and Casualty

Since 1991 Very Important Pets has been a full service pet and home care company. We serve the North Raleigh, West Raleigh, Brier Creek, Durham, Chapel Hill/Carrboro, Hillsborough, Cary, Apex, and Holly Springs areas.

Dog wants to shake handsIn 1993 we became founding members of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Since that time we have established ourselves as the premiere pet sitting service in the Triangle. We have accomplished this by increasing the size of our company from two people to a staff of dozens of sitters.

Forging concrete relationships with local veterinarians has enabled us to better understand the needs of our clients and their pets. These experiences have assisted us in expanding the company into one that our clients trust and depend upon.

Also, in recent years we have worked with local non-profit organizations to increase animal awareness.

How does VIP Pet Sitting Work?

When you call our office, our office manager will assign a bonded and insured petsitter to your pet(s). The sitter will then call to arrange a consultation visit to your home before you leave. This interview enables the sitter to get acquainted with you and your pets, and for you to get acquainted with your sitter. During this time you will complete a Pet Profile, which contains detailed information such as:

Our Mission

To provide a service that increases the quality of life of animals and people by positioning ourselves as the premiere pet This cat is right at home with her canine companion.sitting service.

Integrity and professionalism (i.e. timeless, availability, and responsibility) will achieve the confidence and security that our clients demand. This will foster the opportunity for our clients to promote the success and benefits of our service.

Our staff's cohesion and teamwork, along with their individual entrepreneurial spirit will allow Very Important Pets to set the standard that guides the industry.

Owner Gene Crowder with Kele
Gene Crowder & Kele, Owners

Advantages for the pet

Pets like to stay homeThe pet remains in his or her safe, secure environment, where all the sights, smells, and sounds are familiar. The pet followsCats at play his or her customary diet and exercise routine and medical treatments. The pet is not exposed to illnesses or parasites from other animals. The pet is not traumatized by travel in a car or unfamiliar environment. The pet receives love and personal attention while the owner is away.


VIP Pet Sitting is a fully insured, licensed and bonded organization. What does this mean for me?

“Bonded and Insured” means that each and every petsitter has been insured against dishonest acts committed by petsitters, and liability coverage for property damage, and your pets as well. This gives each client peace of mind that should an accident or wrongdoing occur, our insurance will cover all damages.

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