Sitter Hound is locally-owned and operated by Jack and Ann Mayer Eisen, dog lovers who believe that many dogs thrive best in a home environment when their people are away. Being local and privately owned, helps ensure the homey and homegrown feeling that sets Sitter Hound apart.
Sitter Hound grew out of Jack and Ann's own dog sitting adventures which began small and grew fast. They began Sitter Hound in 2014 out of a growing desire to provide more high-quality and trusted home environment solutions for St. Louis dogs. Staying within the current animal regulations is important to Jack and Ann but it limited the number of dogs that they could directly care for. So in 2016 they established a network of trusted, caring and reliable dog sitters in and around St. Louis to increase Sitter Hound's availability and provide care for a wider variety of dogs' needs.
Carefully Selected and Protected
Each team member is personally interviewed, carefully vetted. (no pun intended) They CANNOT just log on to a website and sign up to be a part of our team. Sitter Hound is insured and bonded with insurance especially created to protect your dog and our team members, as well as, your home and property, if we are coming into your home.
After Sitter Hound handpicks a team member that meets your dog's needs, you and your dog can meet your team member and view their home in advance of your dog's stay.
Accessible and Prepared
Sitter Hound management is available for questions and emergency backup if the need should arise.
Your dog's vet will be called for all your dog's medical needs. Should your dog's own vet not be available, Sitter Hound has a relationship with a 24-hour emergency vet.
Not only are we accessible, you, too, can be accessible if you choose. You determine your own style of "dog-parenting from a distance." You can receive daily messages and photos or be away from it all.
Proudly St. Louis
Jack and Ann are the parents of two adult children, a 17 year old son and an aussie-sheltie mix and head camp counselor named Toffee.
Ann is a native St. Louisian and graphic designer in solo-practice at Design Annex which allows her the luxury of being with caring for dogs while working at home. Ann credits growing up with basset hounds, Daisy and Morgan, as the source for her love of dogs.
Jack is a St. Louisian by way of Massachusetts over 30 years ago. A huge Cardinals fan, music officiando and KDHX listener, Jack loves everything St. Louis. Coming from a family that did not particularly like dogs, immediately after college Jack jumped at the first opportunity to get a dog, a spaniel shepherd mix named Bingham, to be followed by Rocky, a border collie mix.