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Bristol Horse Sitters

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  • 8 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Benjamin C.
Verified review

Snaggle Foot came twice daily to care for our two cats and our lizard while we were away on our honeymoon. This was a gift from the groom's mother, who had done a lot research into pet sitters in the New Haven area and found Snaggle Foot to have the best combination of flexible service and competitive rates. From the beginning, everything was very professional; Judy S visited our home and gave an overview of the service and inquired about other things we might possibly need (mail, plants, etc). She also asked about our pets' special needs (none in our case) and became familiar with the location of food, litter, treats, toys, etc. The service we received was fantastic -- we received updates daily/every other day (sometimes with photos) and never had any doubt that our pets were in the best of hands. When we returned home, the litter box was sparkling clean, and our cats didn't have that typical starved-for-attention-for-days attitude that they give us when we're only gone overnight. I would highly recommend Snaggle Foot for your pet care needs!

Pampered Pals Pet Care
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Gail T.
Verified review

Sarah watched my dogs for 10 days about a month ago. I have two dogs and work from home so they have beyond extreme separation anxiety, so I was very tentative to travel, but had to leave the country so taking my dogs with me was not an option. A close friend of mine recommended her to me and I tried it. I am so beyond grateful for Sarah and her services. She brought my dogs everywhere with her, fortunately she has a job allowing her to bring them to work with her, she brought them to local dog parks and even brought them to a dog bakery to pick out their own snacks and then stopped at PetSmart to let them pick out some new toys, much more than I would ever expect any petsitter to do. She kept me updated sending me at least two texts with pictures of my babies and responded to all my messages. My female dog, Madison, takes a while to warm up to people and can be snippy, Sarah had no issues at all with her and Madison trusted her within minutes of Sarah watching her. I returned home to a wonderful picture collage of my dogs "Vacation with Sarah" and them happily asleep in their beds snuggled with their new toys, I have Sarah routinely come take them on trips now as they love to leave the house and adventure with her, they always come home super happy and then sadly walk around for at least an hour after she leaves. I couldn't have found a better pet sitter if I had duplicated myself! She truly is amazing

Colonial Hill Quarter Horses
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Patty R.
Verified review

I have been taking Western Horseback riding instruction from Dawne Wilson for approximately two years and in that period have gained the confidence to compete in horse shows and take on other types of riding without doubting my abilities. Dawne is the type of instructor that uses her unique ability to communicate not only with the the beginner rider such as myself but with those experienced riders that need to master more advanced techniques. Dawnes ability to match the rider to the horse combined with the flexiblity to allow a change in horses to maximize on identifing different temperments, form, gaits, etiquette and performance is most helpful. Dawne is also open to many requests, such as the day I wanted to ride English versus Western. She smiled and said ok....now that was a spur of the moment change and she has so much knowledge that it was no problem for her to switch gears and teach. I also must comment on the level of training of the horses, that she herself trained. They can be ridden in any style and even jumped...this is an asset that can only enhance your riding experience. With Dawne as my instructor, I have met or exceeded all my performance goals to date and now have more advanced goals to accomplish in the upcoming year. Although I have been plagued by some tough orthopedic injuries that have hindered my ability to ride, Dawne continues to allow me other avenues to learn and to remain in contact with the horses. She is person that continually will teach you, always make you feel good about your riding, but will always be honest about the level you are at and what you need to do to move forward. She is a pleasure to work with and she drives you to do better. Some of the phrases I would use to describe Dawne and her teaching ability are: • Good Time Management • Creative Talent • Good at Planning and Goal Setting • Problem Solving • Training & Mentoring • Skill to manage the horse extremely politely • Teamwork • Safety Conscious

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Kims Pet Care Service
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kelly E.
Verified review

I have two cats. One is a cranky territorial male who can be hostile to strangers. I have had several cat sitters who were intimated by him and needed to have a water gun handy to deal with him. But Kim, who has worked with feral cats, knew just how to handle him. Her calm demeanor (and treats) went a long way to forge a trust that allowed her to come into the house and take care of both my cats. I would definitely hire her again!

Natasha Ewen
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Barbara S.
Verified review

Very experienced and reliable. Always very comfortable knowing Natasha was taking good care of our animals in our absence...horses, dogs, cats, donkeys!

Dog Walking & House Sitting
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley J.
Verified review

Tara was wonderful! She sent me photos of my horses and texted me while she was at my house caring for them. It really gave me piece of mind that they were happy and healthy while I was away.

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Al M.
Verified review

Olga was a great and professional Vet Technician where I use to bring my dog for medical issues. She is the most amazing pet sitter. I known her for more than 10 years and I can't find nobody like her. She is compassionate, lovely and very responsible with pets. I recommend her to anybody that needs a pet sitter.

Trinity Hill Sporthorses
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lori K.
Verified review

I like that Sara asked what my riding goals are right away. She puts the student first, not pressuring me to do more than I want. Very friendly, down to earth facility with great horses.

London Dog Care
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mimi B.
Verified review

Marilyn of London Dog Care was fantastic! After the regular pet sitter was unable to care for the pets, right before vacation, Marilyn responded, came to the house, met "The Crew ", and we were set. We 4 dogs- 1 small, and then 2 large Bully breeds, and a Cane Corso - all dog breeds that can intimidate by their presence. The dogs took to Marilyn immediately. I received updates whole on vacation, texts and photos, and I always felt at ease that my dogs were excellently taken care of. - When our plane was late coming back, Marilyn did an last minute emergency visit to the house on short notice! - I feel confident in recommending London Dog Care. Marilyn is one if very few people that has met my dogs, cared for them without hesitation inspite of their brutish looks. London Dog Care is my number 1 pet sitting service. Mimi Beaulieu

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Diana S.
Verified review

We have her babysit sometimes, which includes bathing, feeding, and overall caring for our 1 year old Coton. She's very loving towards our dog and is very attentive to her needs. Every time we have her babysit it seems like our dog doesn't want her to leave! She's everything we needed and could ever want in a dog sitter because of the love and attention she gives to our Gigi.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Donna P.
Verified review

Rachael was very patient with my grandaughter's first riding experience. Rchael encouraged confidence by noticing and verbalizing the positive in alexandria's choices.

Teri L
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maureen W.
Verified review

Although I had to cancel the services I needed with Teri due to an unforeseen event, Teri was very responsive to emails and phone calls. We met in person - she is very personable. I would defiantly contact her again if I need to have a pet sitter again.

Horse care
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Cristan F.
Verified review

Jessica's way to deal with horses always impresses me. In addition to providing a thorough and precise service, she truly cares about horses, and she is able to establish a relationship with them from the beginning. I have two spirited warmbloods, one of which was a stallion until a few months ago, and an older rescue mare in constant need of care. When I leave for business, Jessica handles them. She puts on blankets, boots, fly masks and such, turn them out, check them for problems, makes sure they are always provided with whatever they need. All my horses, who are not the easiest horses to manage, like her very much, trust her, and are always willing to do what she asks them.Jessica keeps me constantly informed on their situation, and time and again she went the extra mile to ensure they were well. I define the service Jessica provides to my horses as outstanding, and definitely recommend her as a skilled and trustworthy horse assistant.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Myla's Critter Sitters is the best animal care around town. I'm proud to say my pet sitting can happily be overnight. All animals are welcome and I'm positive you will be completely satisfied. Critter Sitters is not only pet sitting, but can include dog walking, grooming, and light training.

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I am a friendly dog sitter and walker, and I will also provide training if interested. I love God, and I'm very trustworthy with your loved one.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I have grown up around dogs as a child and adolescent. My family has had a wire-hair fox terrier named Missy for over 13 years and a schnauzer named Muffy for 12 years. We inherited my brother's dachshund for around five to six years. On my own, I owned a West Highland Terrier named Atilla for around 10 years, so I have extensive experience with mostly smaller dogs. I have dog sat my bother's larger dog, a beautiful, black Labrador mix for two weeks every year when he went on vacation. I am currently minding my neighbor's dog at her home, a West Highland Terrier named Chloe. I walk her three times a day, and feed her and provide a little play time every day for two weeks. I love all animals but dogs are my special preference because they show emotions just like us and can be your very best friend in exchange for a little, tender, loving care. I would like to care for your dog while you are away or for whatever reason and rest assured, I am a responsible, experienced dog caregiver. I prefer going to your home, which is why I prefer local. But if your dog is fully trained and good with people, my home is also a possibility. Thank you for your consideration from one dog lover to another.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Hillside Stable LLC is located on 37 acres of land in Glastonbury, CT. Hillside offers a wide assortment of equine services including the following: * full and rough boarding * horseback riding lessons * horse transportation * summer day camps for kids * horses available for lease and sale, pony parties, pony rides and more Hillside Stable consists of the following: * a 30-stall barn, with high ceilings and wide aisle ways * large indoor and outdoor arenas * round pen * office/lounge * miles of trails * all day turnout and more Prices are as follows: * Full boarding = $500 per month! * Rough boarding = $300 per month! Hillside Stable provides 30 matted box stalls, in one large facility, with two well-lit, high-ceiling aisle ways. There is a tack room complete with saddle racks and lockable tack lockers. We have an office/lounge that features a couch, a table and chairs, a microwave and a refrigerator to store food/drinks while you are at the barn. There is an outdoor wash stall, round pen, all day turnout in small groups, as well as grass turnout for grazing. We also have a large, lighted, 175-ft by 80-ft indoor arena, as well as a 275-ft by 125-ft outdoor arena. We offer trailer parking at no additional charge. The barn has an apartment upstairs in which one of the owners lives. Hillside Stable offers 37 acres of property in which to ride on, and the property connects to miles and miles of trails. With a friendly family atmosphere, we are open to riders of all ages and disciplines of riding. We offer full and rough boarding, as well as many other additional services. All of our boarding options can be customized to fit you or your horses individual needs. We are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Included with full boarding are as follows: * Daily turnout (weather permitting) * Two feedings of grain and hay (2-3 flakes per feeding) daily * Stall cleaned daily with fresh bedding added * Individual or group turnout * Free blanket changes * Administering supplements provided by the owner at no additional charge * Full access to our facility For the rough boarding, the owner must provide his/her own grain and bedding. We will provide hay. Included with rough boarding are as follows: * Daily turnout (weather permitting) — We will turn the horse out in the morning and bring it in for you in the evening. * We will feed the horse in the AM and PM. (The grain should be provided by the owner; we will provide the hay.) * Owner must clean stall daily and provide their own bedding. * Owner is responsible for their own blanket changes. * We will administer supplements (provided by the owner), if requested, at no additional charge. * Full access to our facility Amenities include the following: * 30-stall barn * 175-ft x 80-ft indoor arena * 275-ft x 125-ft outdoor arena * round pen * daily turnout — individual or group * miles of trails * large aisle ways with high ceilings * indoor wash stall with hot and cold water — new! * knowledgeable staff * friendly atmosphere * trailer parking * matted stalls * 37 acres * pond * office/community room with a refrigerator, tables, a microwave and a toaster oven * tack room with lockers * restroom * trailer parking

  • New on Thumbtack
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My name is Nicole and I have more than 15 years of experience in the animal care field. I have worked in a veterinary hospital for over 13 years so I am very familiar with giving medications and recognizing an emergent situation. Should an emergency arise while you are away I will be able to triage your pet and make a well educated decision on it if should be seen by a doctor. I also have access to a veterinary hospital and well established, educated veterinarians. I will not only provide you with peace of mind knowing your pet is in well experienced hands but they will receive the love and attention they deserve while you are away. I also have over 10 years of pet sitting experience and can provide letters of recommendation upon request and currently pet sit for about 10 people. Please contact me for any of your pet sitting needs. I look forward to providing TLC to your pet(s).

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am available to care for children and dogs. I also speak Spanish, and I can teach you.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm willing to exercise your horse. I also do grooming, turning out, feeding and training your horse. I am willing to muck your stalls and watch your horse when you go on vacation. I can give lessons at your place or you can come to mine.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a pet sitter and can travel to your home, or you can bring your furry babies to me. I can take them anywhere they need to go.

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