Pet Sitting Rates

• Up to 30 minutes: $20

• Up to 45 minutes: $25

• Up to 60 minutes: $30

• Overnight (12 hours): $70

• Extended Overnight: begins at $80

• Key Pick-Up/Return: $8 each way

• Bird Cage Cleaning TBD


• $5.00 extra per visit

• $25.00 extra per Overnight (12 hours)

The following services are offered at no additional cost

• Meet & Greet

• Additional pets

• Administering medications

Michelle Boden, PSI CPPS

Hello, I’m Michelle Boden

Owner of Sweet Creatures Pet Sitting Services.

With over 30 year’s experience owning, learning about, and caring for birds, I consider bird care to be one of the specialties of my pet sitting business. I currently have a 26-year-old Senegal parrot, Sassy Sue, who has been my best friend for 26 years.

My love of animals isn't limited to birds and exotics. My husband and I also have a dog and three cats.

 We had a pet rabbit that lived to be 12 years old, which is quite old for a bunny. She was litter box trained and all of our homes conformed to her incessant chewing behavior. Educating myself so that my bunny would be her healthiest thrust me into the realm of exotic pets.

The experience gained in caring for a wide variety of animals is a valuable asset that I bring to every single pet sitting assignment. Whether your pet is a bird, bunny, dog, cat, or other animal you can take comfort in the fact that I will have the knowledge and understanding required to give your pet the appropriate care.

Life Before Pet Sitting

Prior to opening Sweet Creatures, I enlisted in the Army to be a veterinary assistant. I was quite dismayed to find out later that Army veterinary assistants were actually meat inspectors! I had no inclination to be a meat inspector so my recruiter allowed me to audition for a journalism spot with the Department of Defense. I passed the audition and in the six years that I served in the Armed Forces I became an award-winning Army journalist and an Honorably Discharged Sergeant.

After my military service I obtained a journalism degree from Northwestern University. 

Pet sitting IS the perfect, wonderful job of my dreams! Caring for the welfare and needs of animals is what I have always gravitated towards and being in their presence has always been a primary driving force. For me, there is nothing more worthwhile, rewarding or uplifting.

My husband and I live in Fairfield and are both native Midwesterners. He is from the Dayton area and I’m from Chicago.

Home Security

While you’re away from home would you like someone to . . .

• Stop by every day and bring in the mail, pick up the newspaper, switch the lights, open and close the drapes?

• How about put the trash in-and-out on trash day?

• Stock up the fridge before you get home from vacation?

• Take care of the plants?

• Feed the wildlife?

• Skim the pool?

Even if you don’t have pets at home, we can help!

Whatever needs you may have while you are away to make sure that your security needs are being met, Sweet Creatures Pet Sitting Services can fulfill them, too. Our insurance, bonding, and background check credentials make us the logical choice to place your trust in us. 

Our pet sitting rates apply to our Home Security services.