Kristen Burton – Owner and Pet Sitter


Insured, professional pet sitters are a way of life in Chicago, so as soon as we moved to Hamlin we searched for a new sitter for our pets.  Seeing a need for a trained, insured, professional pet sitter in the area, Your Best Friend Pet Sitting was born.

Over the past six years, I have been able to serve my customers and community with the very best in pet sitting. It has been my pleasure to delight pets and their owners with my service, attention to detail, and intuitive, loving care for their four-footed family members.

I believe strongly in sharing knowledge, and giving back to those who have helped me. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, the largest non-profit pet sitting organization in the world. I also participate in Professional United Pet Sitters, learning and sharing with pet sitters across the country. Locally I organize the annual Presents 4 Pets campaign, where I collect donations for area animal shelters and rescue groups.

When I’m not pet sitting, or goofing around with my own pets, I love to spend time in nature. Spend a sunny June day at one of the many lakes in the area, and you’ll know what I mean. I enjoy playing guitar, writing, and playing the Nintendo Wii with my niece and nephew.