Bad to the Bone Pet Care offers a wide variety of fully customizable in-home services across Jacksonville and Plant City.

Doug started Bad to the Bone with the aim to provide the best pet care at the lowest rates possible. Since 2013, Bad to the Bone has grown to include an amazing team of five sitters in the Jacksonville area and 1 sitter in the Plant City / Lakeland area. The team provides Overnight Stays, Drop-In Visits, Daily Dog Walking, and weekly Play Groups.

Bad to the Bone is licensed and insured through NAPPS and was voted “Best Pet Sitting Service” in Northeast Florida in 2016.

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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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