Pet First Pet Care

Saint Louis, MO

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How does your service stand out?

Pet First Pet Care is a refreshing change of pace from other pet care companies. We offer different services and many other fabulous gifts for you because our priority is you! We are a unique Christian company and genuinely care about the people and pets we help more than just "making a profit." We love to show our clients that we love them! We give our clients exceptional service and care for their pets and as a result, have many happy clients and pets that we adore! We love to treat our happy clients with occasional gifts to show our love for them. We offer a 5% discount for regular clients. Regular clients are those who use our services at least biweekly. Check our website often as our gifts and offers change. You can view these offers on our "Hours & Additional Pricing Info" page. Here at Pet First Pet Care, we are animal fanatics with a huge passion and love for animals and caring for them. Caring for animals is not a job for us; it's a passion. No matter how many pets we may care for, you and your pet(s) will never be treated like a "client." These wonderful people and pets are highly respected and treasured friends. They are like family to us. You can therefore be certain and have peace of mind that your furry friend (or not so furry) will always receive the exceptional care and love they deserve. When it comes to caring for pets, we are naturals because we genuinely love what we do. We love people and pets and find great fulfillment in helping others and caring for pets. We were born for this. It's what we do. Honors and Special Recognition We have the honor of having the less than 1% chance of being spotlighted on Thumbtack! Check it out on Thumbtack's 'Best Dog Walking Services in O'Fallon, MO'! (Spotlight at bottom of page) Pet First Pet Care was selected as PetSitUSA's featured St. Louis pet sitter! We were also selected by CBS and KMOX News as one of the top dog-walking companies in St. Louis! Check it out on St. Louis CBSlocal’s 'Top Dog Walking Services in St. Louis'! ​Fewer than 3% of Thumbtack pros have reached top pro status- and we are one of them! We have been awarded 'Top Pro' 2 years in a row; in 2016 and 2017! We also received a 'Best of' award from Thumbtack 2 years in a row; in 2015, and 2016! Check it out on Thumbtack's '10 Best Pet Sitters in St. Louis, MO'! We have an A+ rating with the BBB! We are licensed as well as insured and bonded for your safety and peace of mind. We like to make sure our clients have as much peace of mind as possible, and we only give them the very best; that is why all of our walkers/sitters use our GPS check in software for each visit/walk, and it shows us precisely where they are throughout the day, what time they arrive, and how long they are with each pet.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

*** A WORD FROM SARAH ZUMHOFE, OWNER OF PET FIRST PET CARE: I have always had a love and special connection with animals. Ever since a young age, I knew I wanted to work with animals. I have been working professionally with animals for 11 years, since the age of 18. I have been a pet care associate at big chain pet stores and a veterinary technician. I loved that with those jobs, I could work with animals, but I also started to realize that I wanted to work for myself, while still working with animals. This line of business is so rewarding and fulfilling. The most fulfilling projects, are the projects that require me to work my hardest at. Those are the dogs that pull a lot when I first walk them, and they become good walkers, or the pets that are initially the most withdrawn, and they learn to trust me and we become close friends. For example, I have one client that rescued abused dogs. They adopted 3 different pugs that were all formerly abused by their previous owners. It broke my heart to learn that... But I thought it was such a noble thing their new pet parents did, to look for animals in need to adopt and show them a better life; and I was glad they were now in a loving home. I was also happy I could help them to trust people again and give them the love and affection that they so deserved. When I first started working with them, they were terrified and defensive and would bark the entire time I was there. It was a very loud 20 minutes... It took weeks, and several projects with them, for them to really learn to trust me. Now they love me and are excited when I am there. I am their best buddy. They love me, and I love them so much! My workers have worked with them as well, and the pugs are now close to them. They have finally learned, that not all people are bad people. They have slowly learned to trust again. It is triumphs like these, that make my career amazingly fulfilling and worth it all.
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Location

Saint Louis, MO 63114

Years in business

9

Number of employees

4

Times hired on Thumbtack

42

Reviews

17 Reviews
  • Carole A. Jul 28, 2016
    Cat Sitting
    Verified Review
    Very considerate and professional!
  • Lizeth H. Jul 5, 2016
    Pet Care
    Verified Review
    I recommended forever. I appreciated all the comunication, my pets loves stay in home. Thanks for all.
  • Debbie L. May 20, 2016
    Dog Walking
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  • Doug L. May 18, 2016
    Cat Sitting
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    Did a great job and we has a short time to make everything happen.
  • Maggie B. Apr 27, 2016
    Dog Sitting
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    Absolutely fabulous! I will definitely use them again! They were incredibly professional and really gave a personalized touch to everything! I had them do a few walks and watch my fur babies over the weekend while I was out of state. For those of you who are close with your dogs, you know you want to be able to trust the people taking care of them and with PFPC I had no issues. I got to meet my walkers beforehand and during my vacation was kept up-to-date on how my dogs were; it was wonderful and extremely reassuring. You can really tell their walkers love animals and it shows! After doing my due diligence on pet sitting/walking companies in St. Louis, I am so happy I ended up finding Pet First Pet Care. I expect to continue to use them in the future and highly recommend others do as well!
  • Deanna B. Apr 5, 2016
    Pet Sitting
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    Valerie came by got the lay out and routines of both our cats. She was great and I felt very comfortable leaving them her care. And Boo took to her right away. So glad to have found the group. We will be regulars from now on. Valerie did a great job and Pet First Pet Care seems to be a first rate company that really cares.
  • Kelly B. Feb 28, 2016
    Dog Walking
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    My dog loves her caregiver! So easy to schedule and these people love what they do.
  • Beth S. Feb 20, 2016
    Dog Sitting
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    They were excellent, great communication and my dog was very happy when we returned. My house was in the same condition as we left it. Would definitely use it again! I highly recommend this company!
  • Amanda P. Dec 15, 2015
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
    Quick to respond, organized, on time.
  • Debbie M. Nov 3, 2015
    Dog Sitting
    Verified Review
    Dog sitting/walking
  • Carol K. Oct 11, 2015
    Dog Sitting
    Verified Review
    Caring for 14 year old female dog, letting her our, keeping her company and making sure she eliminated outside every time she was taken out. Text was sent each time and no messes in the house! Excellent service
  • Kate M. Jun 4, 2015
    Dog Walking
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    They are fantastic!! Ashley is my walker for my dog and she is awesome. You can tell she truly cares about the animals. They give you an update when they leave. They are happy to accommodate for your pets needs. I will be keeping them!!
  • Jillian B. May 16, 2015
    Dog Walking
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  • Jessica R. Apr 30, 2015
    Pet Sitting
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    Sarah from Pet First Pet Care Dog Walking & Pet Sitting offers a phenomenal service!! She is quick to respond and very accommodating. She quickly connected me with Amanda her assistant who offered an equally phenomenal customer service. When your pets are truly your family, its tough to trust them to others, but this duo left me at ease & I was able to enjoy my trip out of town. I plan to begin using them regularly! I highly recommend them, and something tells me my two dogs do too.
  • Molly C. Apr 24, 2015
    Dog Walking
    Verified Review
    Pet First Pet Care has been very flexible and accomodating for my schedule. All of my (many) questions were answered to my satisfaction. Would recommend.
  • Jessica S. Jan 29, 2015
    Dog Walking
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  • Jen D. Dec 13, 2014
    Pet Care
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    Sarah is amazing and has great communication! My animals love Julie and I can now finally breathe and relax knowing that they are getting the care when I cant be home. I'd highly recommend PetFirstPetCare to anyone who has been looking for a long time for someone you can trust with animals and home!