About Us

The aim of Critters Pet Care is to give pet owners the peace of mind that their companions will be given the best of care while they're away. We take great pride in being reliable, honest, professional, and caring.

Critters Pet Care was founded in 2009 and is owned by Megan Keating. Louise Hammond, Fiona Foster, Charlotte Long, and Liza Pearl each joined the team over the years as independent contractors, to help cover the growing demand and expand our coverage. Please see this map for a detailed look at the regions covered by each of us.



Megan and SarellaAbout Megan


Megan started Critters Pet Care after contemplating how she could make a living doing something that she loves (cuddling animals) and fit it in with her studies. Over her years as a chronic student, completing a BSc (psychology), BScTech (zoology), Cert III in Companion Animal Services, and Graduate Diploma in Education, Megan grew her business beyond what she could cover herself, and so gradually added some wonderful, hand-picked people to help her look after the many pets of Perth.

Growing up partly in the city and partly on 6 acres in Serpentine, Megs has kept a huge number of animal companions including; dogs, cats, mice, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, fish, chooks, ducks, aviary birds, and reptiles. She has also fostered and rehabilitated a handful of orphaned or ill native wildlife, including kangaroos, a possum, bobtail lizards and a range of birds. She has worked as a trainer at the Dog's Refuge Home in Shenton Park and volunteered with Assistance Dogs Australia.

Megan shares her home with a standard poodle (Blueberry), cat (Marlin), a carpet python (Sarella), a marine aquarium, guinea pigs (Tigger and Cookie), an assortment of bantam chooks. Not to mention her human family of her husband, and children Francis and Sebastian (who often accompany her on pet sitting duties and are already developing an enthusiastic love of animals).

About Louise

Manager. Covering the south-western suburbs

Hello, I'm Louise. I manage our pet sitters across Perth, as well as looking after my own clients. I have been pet sitting for over a decade now, having entered the industry in 2012, and with Critters since 2014. I've looked after the full spectrum of animals over this time, from ferrets and snakes, to Great Danes and Malamutes. During this time I've also been heavily involved in rescue, having fostered a variety of dogs & cats over the years. This has given me experience and confidence in dealing with pets who might be less social, more nervous, or simply don't fit into the everyday mould.

I look forward to meeting you and your beloved pets, and drawing on my extensive experience to provide you with a service that is both personalised and professional. Thank you for your continued trust in our company.


About Fiona

Covering the northern suburbs

Fiona, growing up in rural Tasmania, has always loved pets, with her family’s menagerie of dogs, cats, goldfish, ducks, chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits, mice, canaries and budgerigars, including several litters of puppies, kittens, guinea pigs, rabbits and mice. She also enjoyed her horse riding lessons and has fond memories of riding an elephant and a camel at a traveling circus.

Since adulthood, Fiona has had had dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, crazy crabs, goldfish, tropical fish, chickens and a canary and cockatiel. Currently she lives with her 15 year old poodle called Snuffy, her husband and 2 of her adult children, who all share her love of animals. She also gets to be with a constant stream of dogs coming to visit her home that her daughter cares for.

Fiona has a background in the health care industry. She loves working with animals, getting to know each pet’s beautiful, unique personality and helping to give them happy fulfilling experiences.


About Charlotte

Covering the central, south-east suburbs

For as long as she can remember Charlotte has always had an affinity towards all animals. This sometimes led her into a bit of trouble as a child as she would sneak into the paddocks surrounding her grandparent’s home to try and cuddle the cows and horses.

Charlotte loves animals of all shapes and sizes and especially enjoys taking care of big dogs. After graduating school, she moved to the UK where she worked at a large veterinary hospital as a kennel hand. She loved her job here and often found herself taking care of up to 20 dogs and cats at a time!

After moving back to Perth she embarked on her university studies and, after changing her mind a million times, is now halfway through her medical imaging degree. Charlotte’s dream is to move down South with her partner, rescue a greyhound (or 2 or 3), and hopefully find work as a veterinary radiographer.


About Liza

Covering the western suburbs

Hi, I’m Liza

I'm a passionate animal lover for all creatures big and small. I take pride in creating a safe and nurturing environment for all animals.

I have owned Australian Kelpies/Border Collies & chickens, along with various small animals over the years; think suburban farm girl. I’m seasoned in the various needs of different animals, and caring for them comes naturally to me.

I'm excited to be apart of Critters Pet Care, where I'll treat every pet as if they were my own family.