Pet Care

Pet Care

Two resources to help you care for your pet!


Sittercity, a component of your Bright Horizons Care Advantage benefit, connects you with options for occasional and long-term care of your furry or feathered friend (in addition to listings for nannies, sitters, elder care providers, tutors and more.) 

• Evaluate pet sitter profiles and reviews. 
• Run unlimited, free basic background checks (a $15 value).
• Post an ad detailing exactly what your pet needs.

UCSF sponsors your access to the Bright Horizons Care Advantage website with its networks of pre-screened providers. You make all the arrangements including hiring and payment to the provider you choose.

Check eligibility and activate membership.

Sittercity – UC Faculty and Staff >>  See list of participating bargaining units at UCnet.
Sittercity – UC Postdocs >>
Sittercity – UCSF Students, Residents & Clinical Fellows >>

If you have questions regarding your Sittercity access, please contact Family Services at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 415.502.6312.


Pet Insurance

University of California employees receive preferred pricing on pet insurance through Nationwide. There are two benefit options – coverage for accidents and illness or more comprehensive coverage that also includes preventive care and wellness services. Plans are available for dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and exotics (such as reptiles); animals categorized as livestock (including horses) are not eligible. UC employees may enroll in pet insurance at any time, not just during Open Enrollment.  Please visit UCnet for more details.