Northeast & Central Florida’s Best Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters!

Proudly serving the pets and families of Jacksonville, Orange Park, Eastern Tampa, Plant City, and Northern Lakeland!

Our Mission: Uplift and inspire our local community through our work with pets and their families.

We have donated over 50,000 poo bags to local dog parks, and we have donated hundreds of pounds of dog food to underfunded rescues and shelters. We also founded the Northeast Florida Pet Professionals Association to raise the standards for pet care and bring other local pet businesses together under the same mission.

Every Service Your Pet Needs


Pet Care & Sitting

We have the service for every pet owner’s needs! From daily dog walking, customizable drop-in visits, and overnight care!

Dog Walking

Dog Walking & Play

Whether you need solo walks to keep your furry friend happy or field trips to socialize with them, we have it all for you!

Private Transportation Service

Private Transportation

From doorstep to destination, our private pet transportation service lets your furry friend travel in comfort and safety.

The Baddest Dogs In Town.

Bad to the Bone Pet Care was founded in 2014 by Doug Keeling. Doug and the team’s mission for Bad to the Bone Pet Care is to uplift and inspire our community through their work with pets and their families. The Bad to the Bone team has been voted Best Pet Sitting Service Northeast Florida 2016 & 2017 in the Bold City Best competition, and voted Best Jacksonville Dog Walking Company every year since 2019 by ThreeBestRated! 

Doug is proud to have been chosen as the 2023 Pet Sitter of the Year by Pet Sitter’s International!


Licensed and Insured
Doug holding a small dog and walking a puppy on a leash

What Our Clients Have To Say

Doug has been great at remembering details about my boy’s personality and likes/dislikes. This is important to me because it has enabled both my dog and myself to trust the team implicitly.

Rebekah B.

Google Review

Doug was amazing and took great care of our dog while we were away! He treated him like he was his own dog and it gave us such peace of mind while we were away.

Rhonda W.

Google Review

Doug has been walking our dog for over a year now. He’s BY FAR the nicest and most caring human being and we wouldn’t trust any other company/person with our pup.

Alex W.

Google Review

We have The Proof to Back It Up

Nurturing Care

Jacksonville Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers Voted Best Pet Sitting Service in Northeast Florida 2016 and 2017.

Award Winning Team

Whether you need solo walks to keep your furry friend happy, or group play and field trips to socialize them we have it all for you!

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Need to get your dog to the vet down the street? How about across the country to a new state? Whether it’s near or far we will travel with you.

Reasons to ChoosE Bad To The Bone Pet Care:

    We are fully licensed, bonded, insured, and everyone on our team goes through full federal background checks.

    We’ve been featured in the Florida Times Union, Pet Sitter World Magazine, and other publications for our award winning service

    We are fully trained in animal body language, pet first aid, and so much more!