Ranch & Horse Sitter

Hire Trustworthy, Experienced Ranch, Farm & Livestock Sitters!

Your everyday cat and dog sitter often doesn’t have the intensive and proven experience needed to work with small to large ranch critters such as horses, goats, sheep, pigs or other outdoor animals.

These animals need exercise, grooming and hoof care, preparation and feeding of complex diets, and live in corrals that often feature electric fencing and automatic waterers.

Nor do inexperienced, small animal sitters know what subtle to apparent signs of distress or injury look like in ranch animals and livestock or understand when a home remedy might be appropriate or when it’s time to call in your trusted veterinarian.

We provide care for non-commercial livestock, such as:

  • Goats, sheep, cattle and other bovids
  • Equines (horses, mules, donkeys, etc)
  • Ducks, chickens, geese, other feathered barnyard friends
  • Llamas, alpacas and other camelids
  • Traditional and mini pigs
  • Any other outdoor feathered or furry critters
  • Drop-in visits and overnight pet sitting available
  • Do you have an ark of animals? We’ll put together a Custom Quote for you!

How Does Hiring BatCo Work?

We understand the stress involved with finding a ranch sitter who will treat your animals with superior care and attention. To help reassure you,  we will make a trial run visit prior to starting our sitting services for you.

This will allow us to observe your routine as closely as possible, you can see how we interact with your animals, and you can explain your process of caring for them to us. The more knowledge we have about your pets and their routine, the better care we can provide.

What Makes BatCo Different?

My name is Briana (read my bio here). I will provide your horses and livestock with the care they need to be healthy, happy, and well cared for while you’re away.

I grew up in a town steeped in horse ownership including breeding, riding, and showing, and also livestock rearing, showing, and meat production. My family bred and showed national-level winning Arabians, Saddlebreds, and National Horses. Our neighbors raised goats, sheep, pigs, and cows for milk and meat production and I often assisted in their care, feeding, and medical treatment.

Our neighborhood was alive and raucous with the sound of peacocks, guinea fowl, geese and roosters calling at all hours. I was a trusted young critter sitter and cared for all sorts of our neighbor’s creatures, and I loved it!

From a very young age, I provided grooming, feeding, and medical care to our own horses and goats, and became quite skilled at handling and assisting horses and goats during foaling or kidding. I also bred and sold pygmy goats for fun and profit.

We also kept chickens and ducks, along with the usual cats and dogs. At one point, I had a pet crow named Mr. Beasley, raised from a fledgling that was dropped off at the vet clinic I worked at. Working with all manner of creatures is a lifelong passion.

You can trust Bat Country Pet Sitting with your beloved outdoor critters!

We’re Top Rated Pet Sitters!

Google 5 Star Pet Sitters

Best Austin Pet Sitter 2016