Finding reliable, trustworthy, and affordable pet care has been a challenge for me during my 35 years as a pet parent. When the pandemic changed my employment model, I decided to go into business myself, providing the kind of services I was so frequently seeking myself.

My name is Tom Lancaster. I’ve always loved, lived with and cared for animals (mostly big, slobbery dogs). I’m an actor by trade, and provide pet care services as a secondary career. I’m a mature, degreed professional living in midtown Kansas City.

I provide a variety of services for pet owners throughout the metropolitan area. Whatever your needs, I’m proud to provide consistent, caring, and reliable care for your pets.



Sitting services are customized to your individual needs. Some clients prefer a sitter at their home 24-hours a day. Some prefer several visits during the day, and an overnight stay. Whatever your preference, I pride myself on respect for your home (I’m a homeowner myself) and the utmost attention given to your pets during your absence. I’m comfortable giving medications, brushing, tidying up any messes, and doing all the daily tasks needed to keep your pets’ daily routine as consistent as possible during your time away from them.


Drop-in visits can be hugely helpful for puppies, senior dogs, or any pet that needs some activity/socializing during the workday. On occasions when my own work schedule would keep me away for more than six hours, I used drop-in visits to give my dogs a mid-day bathroom break and some play time. Visits from 10-30 minutes can be scheduled at virtually any time of the day, depending on your individual needs.


I’m happy to walk your dogs as part of my sitting services, or as a stand-alone service. Your pet will be walked in your neighborhood, on a route and at the time of day you designate. I travel with waste bags and will collect (and dispose of) any waste!


Every pet (and pet parent) has different needs. Rates vary based on services, frequency, and location. Drop-in visits and walks can be as low as $10 each, and overnight pet/housesitting starts at $40 per night. Get it touch to discuss your specific needs! Payment is accepted by cash, check or Venmo.


Call, text or email me to get started, check availability, or set up a meet-and-greet. I look forward to getting to know you and your pets!