Since 2003, New Mexico Pet Sitters' Alliance (NMPSA) has been a professional trade organization of pet sitters in the state.

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About Us

Our Mission

To promote pet education and pet well-being. NMPSA offers members peer support and business-related information to assist them with conducting businesses that meet recognized standards for pet sitting. We continue to evolve so as to best serve pet/animal owners and the pet sitting field.

Our Goal

To inform the community about pet sitting services, build membership, and keep ourselves current with national standards of pet health and pet care.

Our Directory

Find a professional pet sitter easily with our "Find a Pet Sitter" Directory link below:

About Us


A pet sitter is a professional who provides quality care for your pets and animals when you are unavailable. Most pet sitters provide in-home care, watching your animals on your premises by either making visits or possibly staying overnight. The primary goal is to provide your pets/animals with the best care in the most comfortable setting.

Professional pet sitters can carry liability insurance specifically written or designed for this unique profession. Some sitters are also bonded.

Pets/animals cared for can include, but are not limited to:  

  • Birds
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Fish
  • Livestock/farm animals
  • Reptiles
  • Small animals
  • Special needs pets (animals w/injuries or medical conditions)


Typically, pet sitters:  

  • Provide daily visits
  • Make certain the pet/animal's diet is followed
  • Clean litter boxes and/or kennels
  • Adhere to established exercise routines

Other pet care services that may be offered:  

  • Administration of medication
  • Boarding
  • Daycare
  • Dog hikes/runs
  • Dog park trips
  • Dog walks
  • Overnight pet sitting
  • Pet transportation
  • Poop scooping

Most importantly, pet sitters shower love and personal attention on those in their care.  

In addition, customer services can include:

  • Plant/home care
  • Retrieval of mail, newspapers, and packages
  • Trash and recycling day service
  • Home security checks

To locate NMPSA pet sitters in your area, click on the button below.