About Dr. J

Certified Professional | Bonded and Insured | Background Checked

Our Story

Dr. J’s Pet Services, LLC, is a woman-owned, Austin-based professional pet sitting, midday breaks, and dog walking business. Founded in April 2016, Dr. J services more than 50 happy clients in Circle C Ranch, Meridian, Lewis Mountain, and Village at Western Oaks. Dr. J finds maintaining a smaller client base promotes a more personalized, high-quality pet service experience.

Dr. J is honored to be your pet service provider! While you are away on vacation or business travel, she strives to ensure your pets are as happy as they can be without you.

Dr. J takes dog walking seriously! Dog walks are tailored to the dog, whether it be for exercise or a walk and sniff. Either way, a dog walk should be stimulating for the dog. Dr. J is completely engaged in each walk, and she is trained and prepared for just about any scenario that can happen.

Janet Reed (Dr. J)

Janet Reed (Dr. J)


Dr. J is a Fear Free® Certified Professional, Pet Sitters International Certified Professional Pet Sitter® (PSI CPPS®), and dog walker. With a PhD in wildlife and fisheries sciences, Dr. J has worked as a field biologist with Mexican gray wolves, monk parakeets, deer, and small mammals. Therefore, she is comfortable caring for most pet species, both domestic and exotic.

As with most pet sitters, pets have been in Dr. J’s life since she was a child. Over the years, she has shared her life with dogs, cats, birds, rodents, fish, amphibians, reptiles, horses, donkeys, and a tarantula. She currently shares her home with two monk parakeets and an arid leopard gecko.

Dr. J really enjoys learning what makes a pet joyful, and she tailors her interaction accordingly. It may be simply talking to, playing with, or petting your pets. In fact, some pets know her for her head and ear massages!

Dr. J thanks you for trusting her with your pets!

Certifications and Education:

  • Fear Free® Certified Professional
  • Pet Sitters International
  • Certified Professional Pet Sitter®
  • Pet First Aid and CPR trained
  • COVID-19 Safety
  • Health, Sanitation, and Safety
  • Disaster Planning for Pet Sitters
  • Dog-, Cat-, and Bird-Care Specialist
  • Dog Training Foundation Skills, Karen Pryor Academy
  • PhD, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University

Book your Pet Sits, Midday Breaks, or Dog Walks with Dr. J today!