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, Sendera, Granada Hills, Lewis Mountain Estates, Ridgeview, Southwest Hills, Belterra, Highpointe, 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

One 15 to 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 30 to 40 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


Three Visits per Day for up to 3 dogs
Includes: All of the services for one visit (above) in three 15 to 20 Minute Visits per Day.
*Additional $2 per dog over 3


Pet Sitting For Cats

One 15 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.


Important Information - Please Read

For bookings of 7 consecutive days, or more, a 25% deposit will be required at meet and greet. You can cancel at any time up to 3 days before your scheduled service, or the 25% deposit will be forfeited.
Cash or Checks accepted, Sorry, no cards.

Dog Walking

Must have a safe harness that they are unable to get out of, or a Martingale collar
10 minute walk


20 minute walk


30 minute walk


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

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

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Austin, TX
(512) 745-9531
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