Aunt Darlene's Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Service, LLC

Old Bridge, NJ

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How does your service stand out?

We have been pet sitting & dog walking since 2003 and established ourselves as Central Jersey's Best Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Service. In 2007 we added Dog Boarding and now it's the vast majority of our business. We love what we do and it shows!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love everything about my job. My day is filled with happiness. The pets are always happy to see us and we love seeing them too. The owners love us because we love and care for their babies. There's no job like it in the world plus I always wanted to work with animals and now I do every day, and I'm my own boss. What could be better?


Old Bridge, NJ 08857

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10 Reviews
  • Michelle F. Feb 15, 2014
    I've been using Darlene's pet sitting service for years! It's so refreshing knowing I can go on vacation with peace of mind! And there's been several times I've been in a pinch (wanted to stay an extra day, husband was in hospital for longer than expected) and she was there for us! I don't know what I would do without her!! Highly recommend, feel free to contact me personally for a reference!
  • Lucia B. Feb 15, 2014
    Compassionate and caring and peace is what you feel when you leave your furry family members in Aunt Darlene's care
  • Danielle S. Feb 15, 2014
    I have been a customer of Aunt Darlene's Pet Sitting Service for almost 8 years now! I have nothing but great things to say about Darlene, Tom and the 2 walkers I have had for my 2 poodles. Even in a last minute emergency need of 2 walks for my poodles due to a cancelled flight they made it work and my precious pups were well taken care of until we could get home the next morning! I highly recommend!!
  • Esther Y. Nov 21, 2013
    Darlene and Tom took the best care of my dog while we were on vacation. Darlene and Tom treated my dog like he was one of their own pets. They walked him, played with him - immediately knowing that he loves tennis balls, provided a clean and dog friendly environment. They have a camera to watch the dogs at all times. When I came to pick up the dog, he was playing with their dogs and totally enjoying the experience. I would highly recommend Aunt Darlene's Pet sitting to anyone with a dog. The experience was perfect
    Darlene S. Nov 21, 2013

    Thank you Esther. Max was a pleasure. We look forward to seeing him again.

  • Renee F. Jul 4, 2013
    They have been caring for our 13yo beagle Riley for about 10 years. He likes them better than us!!! We never have to worry. They are extremely caring and reliable. Crystle cares for Riley and she is wonderful.
    Darlene S. Jul 13, 2013

    Hi Rene, Thank you for the review. We love Riley! He's such a swet happy boy. Have a great Summer!!

  • Sue F. Jul 3, 2013
    I have been taking my dog to Aunt Darlene's for over a year now for both boarding and day care services, and I cannot say enough about Darlene and Tom Sawyer. When I first went to them, I was very disheartened and worried over my pet's care in my absence, as I had had a horrible experience at the local PetSmart Doggie Day Care center, and didn't trust that anyone would care for my dog the way the I would. Thank God that I was wrong. As pet caretakers, they are the very best in every possible way. They are true animal lovers, conscientious, kind, nurturing, structured and attentive. They take the time to get to know you and your pet, and take the necessary steps to ensure that your pet is in a safe and happy environment. They are thorough, professional, and serious about the care of your pet. They don't take any of your needs or your pet's needs lightly, and feel just as strongly about your pet's well-being as you do. It just doesn't get any better than Darlene and Tom, and I am constantly recommending them to friends and neighbors.
    Darlene S. Jul 3, 2013

    Thanks Sue! We love Orlando. He's so handsome and such a nice dog.

  • Kim F. Jul 3, 2013
    Darlene and Tom have been taking care of our Abbey for two years. They love her like she is one of their own and Abbey loves going on vacation at Aunt Darlene's. She gets excited when she sees her bag packed knowing that she is going to be spoiled by Aunt Darlene and Uncle Tom. We feel very blessed that we've found two people who love our Abbey as much as we do.
    Darlene S. Jul 3, 2013

    Thanks Kim! Abbey's a doll. We really enjoy having her stay with us. Have a great Summer!

  • Roshell R. Jan 9, 2013
    I highly recommend Aunt Darlene’s Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Service! I have left my Morkie, Misty with them several times. Each time I picked her up, I was very pleased at how well kept she looked. Darlene and Tom brushed her long hair and made sure her eyes were clean, etc. Misty comes home exhausted from having so much fun! I rate them a 5 star pet sitting service! Roshell R. Manalapan
    Darlene S. Jul 3, 2013

    Hi Roshell, Thank you for your review. We can't wait to see Misty again! She's a sweetie!

  • Sunil G. Nov 14, 2012
    We have now been to Darlene and Tom twice for care of Oliver. They treated our long hair chihuahua as their own. We were very scared about leaving our dog with Tom & Darlene however seeing them interact with the dogs under their care and Ollie, all our worries were put to ease. Darlene and Tom are very vigilant and advises of any issues they note while our pets are under their care. I heartfully recommend Darlene and Tom to our friends and family. Sunil & Gincy, Old Bridge,NJ
  • Kimberly M. May 14, 2012
    Gino watched my minpin, Sisko, for almost a week, and I could not be happier with the service. Sisko was happy and safe, and I know he had a great time while I was away. I highly recommend this service. Gino even texted photos while I was way, to show me that my dog was doing well. I will definitely be using this service again! Thanks guys!


What types of customers have you worked with?
At Aunt Darlene's we have been providing Central New Jersey's pet owners with peace of mind knowing their pets are being cared for by pet sitters, dog walkers, and home dog boarding guest home owners since 2003.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When hiring a pet sitter, dog walker or boarding your pet you should always be offered a free consultation and make sure the person or service that you use is insured and bonded. If you don't feel comfortable with the person you interview you should trust your gut instinct and check out someone else. This is a person you are going to rely on to love and care for your precious pets and you should feel comfortable with that person, or you'll always have that uneasy feeling when you're away. Another thing I would look at is how the pet sitter/walker reacts to my pet, and how my pet reacts to them. Meeting your pet should bring a smile to your pet sitter's face. If not, find another sitter. It's also a really good idea to look up online reviews for the person, or service you intend to use as your pet sitter, dog walker, or dog boarding service. Read them all and look at the posting dates. I have seen reviews online that were so obviously faked it was ridiculous. One company listed reviews on a website that were all listed in the owners first name with 4 different initials for the last name, and they were all posted on the exact same day. Sometimes it easy to tell when the reviews are not real, and sometimes it's not. Use your own instincts to make sure you are 100% comfortable with the person you trust to care for your pets. It's worth taking the time to do your homework.