Celebrating 25+ Years of Pet Care

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A Pet's Best Friend

Providing professional and personalized pet sitting since 1995


About A Pet's Best Friend

Celebrating 25+ years in business, A Pet's Best Friend™ pet sitting service was started in Broomfield, Colorado in 1995 by Melissa Kauffman, a pet owner and animal lover. We provide loving pet care for all domestic house pets in areas of Broomfield, Westminster, Northglenn, and Thornton, Colorado.  To view our service area, see the map under the list of services.


A Pet's Best Friend pet sitting is a wonderful alternative to kennels. Our clients are able to enjoy their time away knowing that their pets are in excellent care. Your pets will be comfy and cozy in their own environment they are used to, relieving them of any stress that may be caused by staying elsewhere. They will get individual love and attention, providing them with the routine that will be reviewed with you at a free initial consultation at your home with Melissa as well as a free meet n greet with your assigned pet sitter.


"Pets are more than just animals to us. They are family members and friends that love us unconditionally. That's why A Pet's Best Friend™ pet sitting has dedicated over  25 years to ensuring pets' comfort and well-being while providing them with love and companionship. It is greatly rewarding and we absolutely love what we do!" 

Benefits to Using Our Services:

  • 25+ years in business with great reputation

  • Avoid imposing upon friends or relatives

  • Avoid your worry that comes with hiring inexperienced neighbors or kids

  • Pet care instructions are carefully followed

  • Many pet sitters available & flexible scheduling

  • Free meet n greet with assigned sitter available

  • Your pet will be happy & comfortable at home

  • No stress or trauma for your pet

  • Avoid exposure to illnesses from pets at kennel

  • Your home care tasks provided and home secured

  • Proud member of Pet Sitter International (www.petsit.com)

  • Pet sitters are bonded and insured

  • Pet sitters complete criminal background check

  • Recommended by local veterinarians, testimonials provided, and online Yelp reviews.

Melissa also participates in fundraising for Denver Dumb Friends League and contributes to Maxfund No-Kill Animal Shelter, Best Friends Animal Society, The Humane Society of the United States, and ASPCA.

Melissa with her dogs, Ruby  and Levi.


Services and Rates

At A Pet's Best Friend, we charge for our time per visit, not per pet or itemized task.

Pet Care and Home Services INCLUDED:

  • FREE video chat or in home initial consultation for new clients

  • FREE video chat or in home meet n greet with assigned sitters

  • Dog walks, exercise, and playtime

  • Personal attention and companionship

  • Special medication or dietary needs met

  • Meal times and fresh water attended to

  • Litter boxes kept fresh and clean

  • Watering houseplants or gardens

  • Turning lights, radio, or t.v. on or off

  • Opening or closing window blinds or curtains

  • Bringing in mail, newspapers, flyers, deliveries

  • Setting out garbage cans for pick up

  • Visit reports emailed with photos

Every other day services not available

No matter how independent your cat may be, a minimum of 1 visit per day is required for clients going out of town in order to make sure there are no medical, behavioral, or household emergencies. We are willing to make an exception if you have a friend or neighbor 18 or older visiting on days we do not visit. Their contact information would need to be provided, and a written note at each of their visits for communication of pet care so we may work as a team.


We can take your dog out to relieve itself and provide exercise needed for the physical and mental health of your dog.  Minutes indicate length of visit.


  • 30 minutes $19

        (if 4+ sits/ week on         

                  regular basis)

  • 30 minutes $21  

  • 45 minutes  $26 

  • 60 minutes $33

Midday visits provided 

 within options of windows of time. Time specific appointments not  available

  • Holiday fee/ visit: add $10

  • 50% non refundable deposit for holiday sits required. 

  • <24 hour cancellation: $10


We are happy to visit morning, midday, or evening, to provide a walk, feeding, medications, litterbox care, companionship, playtime, as well as home care.


  • 30 minutes $21 

  • 45 minutes  $26 

  • 60 minutes $33

Morning, midday, evening visits provided between 7am-7pm,

 within windows of time,  time specific appointments not  available

  • Holiday fee/visit: add $10 

  • 50% non refundable deposit for holiday sits required. 

  • < 24 hour cancellation: $10


(limited availability) Your pet sitter will stay with your pets from 6pm through until the next morning to at least 6am, or until after the morning routine has been completed.

$85 per night

Stays are typically 6pm-6am.  7pm to 7am or 8pm to 8am are also options.

  • Holiday fee/overnight 

       on holiday date: add $20.  

  • 50% non refundable deposit for overnight stays required



$15 one time fee, yours to keep

Your key/lock box may be attached to a mutually agreed upon location. Your key will never leave your property and allows another sitter from our team access to your home if your assigned sitter is not able to visit. We may use a garage code or a front door keyless entry code for home access, but a lock box is still needed as a back up due to possible malfunction or failure of those access areas. If you have a lock box of your own, this purchase is not necessary.

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This map shows our street boundaries of our service area. If you have any question about if we can make an exception for you outside of the service area, please contact us. We are more than happy to confirm if a sitter is available to visit your area. We are more able to make an exception to go out of the area for overnight stays. 

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Contact Us

Office hours 8am-7pm

Pet sitting hour listed in services


home office landline (please leave message if no answer)


cell (texts best)