Kirstyn takes the best care of our kitties while we’re away! She is honest, caring, and trustworthy. I worry about every last detail when it comes to our babies, and so does Kirstyn. She does all the basics AND has plans in place in case of emergency which really eases my mind. The kitties think she’s a lot of fun, and she sends us thorough updates with some of the best pictures of the cats that we have! The kitties and I HIGHLY recommend her! ~ Domino & Weasel’s mom


Kirstyn – thank you for your patience with Kia. She is so much happier on the days when she sees you. She eats better and feels better and is overall happier. I’m truly grateful. ~ Kia’s mom


So delighted that I found Kirstyn! She is a natural with pets, paying attention to their personalities and quirks and making them feel comfortable in her presence. She has taken care of our two cats several times and was able to get our skittish cat to come out from under the bed every time, which doesn’t often happen when a stranger comes to the house. We love – and look forward to – the daily pictures and written updates. A great touch for worried pet parents! ~ Harley & Tupelo’s mom



Kirstyn at Northwest Pets DC does a fabulous job taking care of our kitties – Princess Lucky Star and Captain Luna Galacticat! She is reliable, flexible, kind, and a genuine animal lover. We used to get nervous leaving our cats but they are much less stressed when we have Kirstyn look after them while we are away. Kirstyn actively engages and plays when them and she sends photos and updates every time she visits! Her pet information sheet is very thorough and her house key safety plan is stellar. I highly recommend her pet sitting services. ~ Lucky and Luna’s mom

Captain Luna Galacticat
Princess Lucky Star

I was fortunate to have found Kirstyn Kralovec through this listserv and couldn’t be happier with the services she provided for my two cats during a recent vacation.   With my long-time cat sitter retiring, I had been through several unsatisfactory experiences before Kirstyn and I connected.  When I returned, my cats were calm and happy, and everything was spotlessly clean.  In addition, she is a pleasure to work with and a genuinely wonderful and caring person.  As a cat owner herself, she is unusually well-attuned to the needs of our feline friends.  She also caters to dogs. ~ Sandra & Aida’s mom

Sandra & Aida

If I could give Northwest Pets DC six stars I would!  Kirstyn is a highly professional, wonderfully caring pet sitter.  Kirstyn has looked after our pet rabbit while we were out of town on numerous occasions and she consistently exceeded our expectations.  Having our pet in such great care made our travels easier.  Highly recommend!. ~ Lilac’s mom


Kirstyn Kralovec is the owner and sole(?) employee of this terrific pet sitting business. She is incredibly conscientious, including remembering all the little instructions for my cat. She is prompt, brings toys she thinks the cat may like, even took her for an emergency vet visit. I cannot recommend her highly enough! ~ Emmett’s mom


I was so glad to find Kirstyn a few months ago when I first added a second cat to my home and decided I needed a professional sitter when I traveled. She was very understanding in the beginning when I was still socializing the cats and flexed to meet their changing needs. I no longer worry about separation anxiety since the cats are buddies now and they have Kirstyn caring for them. I also look forward to the daily text messages and pics / videos she sends. If you are looking for a sitter that understands how important your pets are to you, I highly recommend Kirstyn! ~ Poppy & Langston’s mom

Poppy & Langston

My five month old kitten, Ziggy, was a scaredy-cat, causing me angst prior to a five day trip.  Kirstyn was amazing: she coaxed him out of his hiding places and got him to learn to trust another person.  She keeps you filled in on your pet’s daily activities, kept his box better than I do, and otherwise brought him fun.  I absolutely recommend Northwest Pets DC for top notch cat sitting… and plan to book their services for my next trip! The daily photo made my day and assuaged all my fears about Ziggy’s loneliness.  Terrific service!!! ~ Ziggy’s mom



“Kirstyn was great with our cat and dog. Our dog Pepper, a very anxious terrier, is deathly afraid of everyone, and Kirstyn has exercised a skillful intuition for reading exactly the right kind of attention that Pepper needs; attentive but hands off. Not many people know how to handle an anti-social, quirky pet and we don’t know what we’d do without Northwest Pets.” ~ Pepper & George’s dad


Pepper and George
Pepper & George


“Kirstyn’s pet sitting was more professional than I’d expected. Not only did she like animals, she had a much more thorough and thoughtful understanding of dealing with them than I’d encountered before. Given that my cat is 17 years old, it was nice to have Kirstyn’s expertise, just in case. And with her regular communication and perceptiveness, she was able to smooth out some other home issues as well. She’s as much an anxiety-reducer as she’s a pet sitter!” ~Lucia’s dad


“When we moved to NW DC, I was nervous about finding a dependable, trustworthy dog walker — turnover in the dog walking market is high. Kirstyn’s company is fairly young, and she does not have very many reviews yet. GET IN WHIILE YOU CAN. I have been so impressed by Kirstyn’s reliability, compassion, eagerness to build her business and learn about dogs (and mine in particular!), and flexibility. I love going to work each day knowing that my dog is getting great care at home. Worth every penny.” ~Poki’s mom


I HIGHLY recommend Kirstyn. She is attentive, professional and trustworthy. I can travel worry-free knowing that Kirstyn is taking care of my two pooches. ~ Annie and Pal’s mom

Pal & Annie

Kirstyn has provided top dog service for our three dogs.  She is professional, yet warm and caring.  She is extremely organized and communicative.  She is always prompt and provides details of her visits, keeping us in the loop.  She is also working on additional training.  I highly recommend her services, without a doubt! ~ Belle, Oskar, and Buster’s mom

Belle, Oskar, & Buster

“Kirstyn is fabulous! She conducted a thorough intake, took wonderful care of my dog, sent updates and pics after each visit! I’d definitely hire her again without any hesitation.” ~ Gracie’s mom


“When Kirstyn visits my cats, I can rest assured that she will not only follow my directions, but will leave the cat’s area in better shape than she found it, and sometimes leave the cats in better shape as well. I have a Himalayan and a Persian, and when they’re overdue for grooming, things can get kind of…messy. Kirstyn takes the extra time to clean up where she can, and it is greatly appreciated. My Sheltie loves her, too!” ~ Promise, Regals, and Mattie’s dad

Matty, Promise & Regals


“Thank you for taking care of Pax! Having you there made me feel a lot better.” Pax’s mom


“Thank you so much. This is seriously the least I have ever worried about her and the best shape our house has been in upon our return.” Brooks’ mom


“When moving overseas with a pet, one needs a responsible, caring, and knowledgeable pet sitter. Kirstyn is amazing and took excellent care of my scaredy cat I had left in my almost empty Columbia Heights apartment while on a family vacation, texting me photos throughout the week. When I mentioned I was struggling to find a hotel that would accept cats, she suggested Kimpton and gave me some tips to reduce Louisa’s anxiety levels. When I am back in D.C. I will definitely use her again and hope I can find someone half as good in the Dominican Republic!” ~Louisa’s mom

“We’ve used Kirstyn and find her to be reliable and thoughtful! She responds quickly to messages, which is great, especially when it comes to figuring out availability and logistics. We were very pleased with her service and plan to use her again!” Kiera’s mom