Are you planning a

family vacation?

Do you need to take a

last minute business trip?

Do you work

long hours?

Do these plans have you thinking

"What About the Pets?"

Pet Sitting Essex County
What About The Pets Pet Sitting & Dog Walking

About Us

Pet Sitting Essex County

What About the Pets is a full-service pet care company servicing parts of Essex County New Jersey. Our experienced, bonded and insured sitters specialize in:

  • Dog Sitting (Vacation Visits 1-4x per Day)

  • Dog Walking (Mid Day individual dog walks)

  • ​Cat Sitting

  • Pet Sitting

We walk all Dog Breeds!! NO Breed Discrimination!

Since 2010,  I have been providing professional, reliable and outstanding pet sitting and dog walking services to hundreds of animals entrusted in my care. Have peace of mind knowing that our pet sitters will provide your pets with the unsurpassed level of love, companionship and respect that they deserve.

What About the Pets offers an alternative pet care program so your pets can remain in their own secure place – home! We provide loving, personalized attention while maintaining a balance with your pets’ daily routine.

What About the Pets?

Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Services

Dog Walking Essex County
Standard Mid Day Dog Walk
Pet Sitting Essex County
Vacation/Standard Pet Sitting Visit

MON-FRI *30 Min ... $20/Walk

 * Each Additional Dog ... $4

(1-2 Pets)

$25/1 Visit/Day

$50/2 Visits/Day 

$66/3 Visits/Day

* Each Additional Pet ... $2/Visit 

*Includes: 20 Minute Walk, Feeding, Fresh Water, Mail Retrieval, watering plants, alternate lights, Taking out Trash, Enable/Disable Security System, Administer Medication, if needed

Premium Hours


Early Bird: 7 am-8 am

After hours: 8 pm- 10pm

Rush hour: 4 pm- 7pm

What About the Pets
Cat Sitting Essex County
Standard Cat Sitting Visit 

(1-2 Cats)


* Each Additional Pet ... $2 

​*Includes: 20-30 Minute Visit, Playtime, Feeding, Fresh Water, Scoop litter, Mail Retrieval, watering plants, alternate lights, Taking out Trash, Enable/Disable Security System



 + $5 to Administer Medication, if needed

Additional Services/Fees

​​Standard sitting for smaller pets (fish, birds, rodents, reptiles) ... $20.00

Administering Medication (pills, injections, sprays, etc. .. $5/day

Additional Holiday Fee ... $15.00

Additional Holiday Fee (Overnight) ... $25.00
Full Litter Box Change ... $10.00
Pick up and Return of Keys ... $15.00 each way
Key on File ... FREE
Consultation ... FREE

* Please have TWO sets of keys tested and ready on the consultation.

   One for the head sitter and one for a backup sitter*

**Please note that if keys are chosen to be left on the final visit the pet sitter

   will have NO access into your home if any delays or setbacks occur upon

   your arrival home.

*Extra Holiday charge will be applied to the following:

New Years Eve, New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and 4th of July. Please book holidays ASAP as these days book quickly.

Areas of Service

Essex County: Caldwell, West Caldwell, North Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells,  Montclair, Roseland, Verona, Glen Ridge, Livingston & West Orange. If there is a nearby town I am missing please reach out! 

See Contact section for more details


Meet the Sitters

My name is Christina Caruso, founder and owner of What About the Pets, LLC. 

Won BEST OF ESSEX 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 in Pet Services!

I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Caldwell College and my cat-chelor’s degree from years of caring for my own felines as well as others’ furry loved ones.

My true passion in life is working with animals.  With over 15 years experience working for others as a pet sitter and helping out friends and family with their pet-sitting needs, I felt the time was right to start my own company. 

I am a member of Pet Sitters International (PSI), insured with Pet Sitters Associates LLC, Volunteer District Leader and Animal Rescue Team member with The Humane Society of the United States.

I am certified by the American Red Cross in Pet First Aid.

I currently reside in Montclair, NJ with my 3 cats (Winnie, Rusty, and Phoebe) who bring me immeasurable joy and companionship.

My goal is to provide the best care for your pets while you are away on vacation or business. My promise is that I will care for your pet just as I would care for my own.  You can rest easy knowing that your pets and your home are being looked after by my caring, responsible and trustworthy pet sitting service.



What About the Pets has been amazing since we have moved to Montclair. Our 90lb pit bull has fallen in love with Christina and she has been excellent. Going above and beyond taking him on fun walks and keeping him happy. We have even used her a few time to pet sit. Recommend What About the Pets to anybody looking for someone they can trust!

- Patrick Brown, Montclair