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About Us

Meredith De Olavarria was a frequent traveler and faced challenges to accommodate her then 13-year-old miniature schnauzer, Leslie. Kennels weren’t an option because Leslie was diagnosed with various pancreatitis issues. As she grew older, she needed more care and attention.

Meredith wanted Leslie to be comfortable in her own familiar environment while being cared for. Back then, there weren’t any formal pet sitting companies in and around the Houston area. Hence, Meredith had to depend on friends and family which became a burden for them over time.

It was in 2002 that Meredith decided to start a pet sitting service called Urban Pet Sitting to help many pet owners like her to travel without worries.