The History:

  • Bad to the Bone Pet Care was founded in 2014 by Doug Keeling in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Providing the most personable, reliable, and professional pet care in Northeast Florida, Bad to the Bone grew to over 300 repeat clients by 2017
  • The team of pet care professionals have been voted Best Pet Sitting Service Northeast Florida 2016 & 2017
  • Bad to the Bone Pet Care expanded to Plant City and Lakeland, Florida in July 2017 and continues to grow

The Company:

  • The Bad to the Bone Pet Care team offers fully customizable in-home pet sitting, dog walking, and more!
  • Our team is fully licensed and insured, and has gone through extensive background checks
  • We are currently pet sitting and dog walking in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beaches, Orange Park, Lakeland, Plant City, Brandon, and Eastern Tampa

Other Reasons to Choose Bad to the Bone Pet Care:

  • Our team operates as a family and views our clients as family
  • Before providing any services, we will come over for a Meet & Greet where we can get to know you, your pets, and your needs. The Meet & Greet is vital for assuring we are the right fit for you and to go over all specifics.
  • All of our clients have an account they can access via our website or our app. Clients use this account to submit requests, make payments, keep pets records up to date, and see the details of our visits. After each visit, clients are able to see our GPS tracker, as well as any photos and notes that were taken. This information is also sent as a summary email at the end of each visit.
Doug began pet sitting shortly after moving to Jacksonville in 2013. By 2015 he had enough business start forming a team of dedicated, licensed and insure sitters, by the name of Bad to the Bone Pet Care, LLC. Doug has a true love and passion for pet care and aims to eventually bring top quality in-home care at affordable prices to families all over the country. Currently Bad to the Bone has 7 sitters in the Jacksonville area, 1 in Lakeland, and looking for opportunities to expand. DOUG


Jeannie and her beautiful pets became clients of Bad to the Bone in early 2016 after relocating here with her husband from Louisiana. After being a client for several months, Jeannie joined the Bad to the Bone team in October of 2016. Jeannie took on the role of “Pack Leader” in February 2017. As Pack Leader, Jeannie handles all incoming clients and requests, and recruits and trains new sitters. Jeannie will travel but prefers clients in the Oakleaf and Orange Park areas.


Margaret joined the Bad to the Bone team in June 2017. Sporting many years of retail management, and an avid love for animals, Margaret is now the lead for expanding Bad to the Bone Pet Care from North East to Central Florida. Margaret currently serves the Lakeland, Plant City, and Tampa Bay areas. MARGARET


Tia joined the Bad to the Bone team in March 2017. Tia has lived in Jacksonville all her life and previously worked at Adventure Landing. Tia will travel but prefers clients in the Arlington and Jacksonville Beach areas. TIA


Josie joined the Bad to the Bone team in August 2017. Josie has been a longtime volunteer at the Humane Society as well as a a kitty rehabilitation center. Josie has several pets of her own and is very passionate about the welfare of all animals. Josie will travel but prefers clients in the Beaches, Ponte Vedra, and Southside areas. JOSIE


Matt joined the Bad to the Bone team in July 2017. Matt is a receptionist at St. Vincent’s by day, and pet sitter by night. He has several pets of his own that is family takes care of while he is doing overnight stays. Matt prefers clients in Orange Park but travels to Riverside and Mandarin also.


Haley joined the Bad to the Bone team in August 2017 after selling her insurance agency. Haley was born and raised in Jacksonville and has been a volunteer with the Humane Society and other charities. She has also recently started her own charity called MuttLove where she designs and sells cute stickers and accessories and all the proceeds go to the Humane Society! Haley will travel but prefers clients in the San Marco, Riverside, Saint Nicholas areas. HALEY


Interested in joining

the Bad to the Bone


We are currently

looking for sitters in

the Fruit Cove,

Bartram Park areas.


Areas Currently Served

Entire Jacksonville Area: 32244, 32073, 32222, 32065, 32003, 32068, 32043, 32221, 32210, 32205, 32209, 32208, 32206, 32207, 32217, 32257, 32223, 32258, 32277, 32211, 32256, 32224, 32225, 32259, 32225, 32226, 32233, 32266, 3250, 32082, 32219, 32220
Lakeland, Plant City, Tampa Bay Area: 33809, 33810, 33811, 33815, 33805, 33803, 33801, 33812, 33813, 33563, 33565, 33566, 33567, 33527, 33594, 33570, 33572, 33573, 33569, 33579, 33578, 33510, 33511