Pet Peeps is a Washington, DC based pet sitting and pet care services company in operation since 2006. Pet Peeps offers excellent care for dogs, cats and other pets. Founder Gus Elfving has served on the Membership and Member’s Benefits Committees of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, the largest non-profit organization for pet sitters in the country.
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Gus was a military brat whose family eventually settled in Cherokee, Oklahoma. Growing up, his love of animals was apparent as he cared for dogs, cats, fish, rabbits and even a calf he raised while still in high school.
After serving in the United States Navy, Gus eventually moved to Washington, DC to finish his undergraduate degree at American University where he received a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. Everything began to click into place when Gus started working overnight at a boarding facility. He quickly rediscovered his love of working with dogs and eventually moved on to take a job at another pet care service.
By 2006, Gus established Pet Peeps. Since its inception, Pet Peeps has been blessed with awesome clients and lots of luck. Gus is very interested and active in running the office and he still loves to meet every new client. More than likely, when you call the office, it’s Gus you’ll be talking to.
He’s honored to be involved in the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, the nation’s largest non-profit for pet sitting professionals. Gus is a very active member of the Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce where he serves on the communication committee.
Pet Peeps was founded in Washington, DC in 2006 by Gus Elfving, who is still heavily involved in daily operations and customer care.
Gus founded Pet Peeps after working for a number of other DC area pet sitting services and deciding there was room for a DC pet sitting company with a true passion for and commitment to pets. Like an entourage for their clients’ pets, Pet Peeps’ motto is “Your pet got peeps.”
Pet Peeps offers comprehensive services including pet sitting for day or overnight, dog walking, pet feeding and watering, litter box maintenance, cat play sessions and more. A full list of services and prices is available on the company site
Pet Peeps belongs to a number of professional associations such as Pet Sitters International, the Association of Pet Sitting Excellence and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. Gus is very involved with the national association and has served as Chair of the Membership Committee and on the Members Benefits Committee. More about the Pet Peeps network can be found on the company site
Because of the quality of service, Pet Peeps has continued to expand despite stiff competition and troubled economic times. Currently, Pet Peeps services a client base of 900 owners, and growing.
Pet Peeps employs 30+ qualified and experienced pet sitters.
Pet Peeps believes in attending to one client at a time with personalized service.
Pet Peeps believes in home-based care, going to client pets in their home environment to reduce the risk of stress, illness and injury.
Pet Peeps partners with local shelters and animal rescue organizations, such as the City Dog Rescue group, and supports animal charities like Pets 4 Vets, who provide service dogs to veterans.
Whenever possible, Pet Peeps employs earth-friendly practices.