About Us

Silver Whiskers Petsitting provides in-home care and mid-day outings for your pets in Northern Virginia's Fairfax, Oakton, and the Town of Vienna.

My pets are my family, and I started Silver Whiskers Petsitting to provide peace of mind to those of us who place a higher priority on making sure our pets will be properly cared for while we're away than we do on packing our own bags for vacation. I know how hard it is to leave them behind, and I can guarantee you that I'll be doing my absolute best to keep them happy and healthy when you're gone.

I spend quality time earning trust and forming bonds with your pets, playing with and pampering them, and establishing a routine that will provide them comfort and security in your absence. I'll provide any and all special care they may need, and I’ve completed the American Red Cross Pet First Aid training.

I'll keep you informed about how they're doing via daily texts, photos and detailed handwritten notes. Animals and birds have been my passion for as long as I can remember, and they can sense that devotion.

Beth with Old Boy, a Picardy Shepherd she petsat for on a road trip to Montreal
Beth with Old Boy, a Picardy Shepherd she petsat for on a road trip to Montreal

After Silver Whiskers reached its 10-year milestone, I teamed up with my friend and fellow petsitter, Joan Cuddeback, who shares my commitment and dedication to animals. Joan has helped to increase availability and enriches Silver Whiskers by bringing her experience with animal care and dog training as well as expanding our services to include overnight petsitting.

Joan has completed two semesters of Veterinarian Assistant classes offered by Fairfax County’s Adult Community Education. She has taken care of my pets for many years and has proven time and time again to be not only reliable, but extremely compassionate, kind and careful with the diverse needs of our 12 pets. (My husband, John, and I have a family of six birds, four dogs and two cats!) I feel very fortunate to have Joan working with me.

Joan with Didi, our senior Papillon
Joan works wonders with even the most challenging of pets: She has even befriended our senior but sassy papillon, Didi!