Doggie Breaks - Dog Walking, Pet Sitting

Raleigh, NC

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About this pro

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I get to spend my days with a variety of great animals.

Location

Raleigh, NC 27604

Background check

Complete

Years in business

4

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

35

Reviews

21 Reviews
  • Nikki M. Apr 11, 2017
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
    I recommend
    When I lived in Raleigh I used Susan. She is flexible, reliable and professional.
  • Marianne R. Apr 12, 2016
    Cat Sitting
    Verified Review
    We used Doggie Breaks for a few days while we were on vacation to visit and care for our cat - feeding, fresh water, Litter box cleaning, etc. Met with Susan a few days before and filled out the contracts. She is very nice and professional. Love the fact that she doesn't have any crazy requirements like some other pet sitters where she is required to come EVERY day. I don't think that is necessary for a cat that doesn't need special care. We even have a dry food cat feeder on a timer. Her prices were reasonable compared to other pet sitters. If you'll need to use her often, she is also willing to keep a copy of the house key for future use but its up to the client. I will be using her again when I go on vacation in May!
  • Brian M. Dec 13, 2015
    Dog Sitting
    Verified Review
    Susan was awesome with my dog!
  • Jay K. Dec 12, 2015
    Cat Sitting
    Verified Review
  • Theresa O. Nov 3, 2015
    Dog Sitting
    Verified Review
    Susan is always available on short notice and does avvreat job with my dogs.
  • Josh M. Oct 14, 2015
    Dog Walking
    Verified Review
    Incredible!!
  • Cynthia S. Oct 4, 2015
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
  • Jennifer W. Sep 3, 2015
    I don't trust my dog with anyone so for me to trust Susan is huge. Susan is amazing in her care for the animals she looks after. She truly loves each one and looks out for their best interest always. I have an older Irish Setter and she goes above and beyond to take care of her each day. My dog absolutely loves seeing Susan come care for her.
  • Natalie W. Aug 21, 2015
    Dog Walking
    Verified Review
    I have 5 dogs that needed to be walked and fed. My dogs bark at everybody except us. Our walker did a great job. She showed no fear when they barked. She got them all to walk and eat.
  • Karla C. Aug 13, 2015
    Cat Sitting
    Verified Review
    Fantastic personal service. She went the extra mile for us while we were away.
  • Mary B. Jul 22, 2015
    Dog Sitting
    Verified Review
  • Panela M. Jul 3, 2015
    I have four cats now and Susan is such a good sitter. It does not take long for them "take to her". Dependability is a big priority for me...and she is there! she is thorough...she sweeps up the strewn litter, gets in the mail, rolls out and then brings back the garbage bin, turns lights on/off as required, opens/closes blinds, etc. plus she is honest! Thanks Susan! Pamela
  • George B. Feb 2, 2015
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
    Susan is reliable and I would recommend her services to anyone. Thanks Susan!
  • Mykal R. Dec 16, 2014
    Susan recently took care of my two English Mastiffs for 6 days. In the ten years we've had them, we've never left them alone over night. We were nervous to say the least but didn't have much choice. We hired Susan to take care of our beloved family members. Words cannot express how happy we are with her care. She went above and beyond for our dogs. She made sure they had plenty of potty breaks, gave them time outside, turned the TV on and off for them, and even offered to stay over night if they needed company. My dogs didn't have a single accident and were in great shape when we got home. She even brought in our mail and took the garbage to the curb on trash day. The best were the daily pictures and texts she sent us, letting us know the pups were doing well. And all this came with a price tag we could afford! I will definitely be recommending her to everyone I know and using her in the future!
  • Alex R. Oct 14, 2014
    Dog Walking
    Verified Review
    I met Susan in person before deciding to utilize her services. Since then, I could not be more pleased. My #1 priority is making sure my dog (Monkey) is treated well. Susan is DEFINITELY a dog & pet lover and that is evident in how she treats Monkey. She has been very flexible with my changing work schedule and always leaves a nice note after her visit to update me on how Monkey did for the day. Simply put, without Susan's visits, Monkey's quality of life would not be as good. Thank you Susan!
  • Virginia A. Jul 12, 2014
    Dog Walking
    Verified Review
  • Ryan F. Jul 8, 2014
    My wife and I both work full time and don't know what we would do without Susan, We have 3 small dogs that she takes out everyday we both work. Susan has been great with them and they love her. Susan has come over under short notice and watched them while we were away for several days always being flexible and available. We love our little doggies and our lucky we found such a great person we can trust to take care of them.
  • Petra D. Jul 6, 2014
    Susan walks our dog couple times a week, and he just loves it. Susan always stays on our schedule, and leaves lovely visit notes:) We are very happy that Susan is taking care of our dog.
  • Russ W. Jun 19, 2014
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
    Susan is sharp and right on point. I have no doubt about her ability to handle my very spoiled cat. She's very personable and straightforward, her fees are reasonable, and she has a good energy.
  • Eric M. May 3, 2014
    So friendly and caring! Our dog loves her. Always available and fair priced to me our needs. Would definitely recommend.,
  • Cliff V. Apr 26, 2014
    Susan treats our pets as her own. She is very conscientious, and gives us peace of mind that our pets are being well cared for while we need to be away. Anyone that needs a Dog Walking or Pet Sitting service should give Doggie Breaks a try.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am currently taking Dog Pychology.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I love animals. I was wanting to do something different. Some one asked me what do you love to do? My passion for animals. Especially horses. My German Shepherds I have had over the last 25 years have been my rock. Our pets are very important to us. Their family. I am just extending my family. They give me a lot of joy. They are all different personalities. They respond to me well. I love it when the pet owner says they are not receptive to new people, strangers and the next thing you know their dog is sitting in my lap.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
During the worst snow storm we had this year a customer of mine was stuck out in it. They called me and asked for help to let their dogs out. It had been a while and they were worried about them. I wrapped up tight and warm and I had to walk to their house to let their dogs out for a much needed break. I was glad that I could do it for them. It was still hours before they got home.