Aarf Pet Care
Aarf Pet Care

Aarf Pet Care

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Introduction: We always go the extra mile to provide the highest quality pet care service in the Salt Lake City area. Our team members are fully vetted, well trained, committed pet care professionals who love their work with Aarf and stay with the company for much longer than usual pet care providers. As a result, we have great continuity of care for our furry animal clients, and they and their humans love that! We all love animals, and we all love their humans, so that makes us a very happy team!

Hired 39 times

Serves Salt Lake City, UT

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13 employees

13 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Great 4.8

31 reviews


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Taisia A.

Dog Boarding

I can't even begin to describe how happy I am with Aarf House! We boarded our baby boy while we were gone for a week, and like many anxious dog parents, wanted the best for our dog. Aarf house definitely provided us just that! We received daily report cards of our dog through the day, pictures of our pup, and they even take your dog hiking! It's seriously the best. My dog is passed out next to me just as happy as ever. So thank you Suzie and co for such a wonderful experience!
Aarf Pet Care's reply
Thanks so much Taisia! We love Simon and we're so happy you're pleased with our care of him! We look forward to seeing him again next time!
May 30, 2017
Cynthia W.

Dog Sitting

Aarf Pet Care has been such a lucky find for me. Susie is truly passionate about caring for pets and has provided such a wonderful venue for taking care of the pets. Leaving my dog in her care has provided me with peace of mind that I have not found at other boarding facilities. I highly recommend her and her services.
May 13, 2017
Carrie j.

Dog Walking

This is an awesome dog walking business. Kristen took such good care of aspen he just loves her. I would recommend them always ..
May 10, 2017
Gwen G.

House Sitting

Suzie is wonderful ! She and her staff are true pet lovers who always go the extra mile to be accommodating and provide loving, quality care for our dog Griffin. We would highly reccomend Art Petcare!
Apr 29, 2017
Zach G.

Dog Sitting

We are so grateful to have found Suzie after a long search for a pet sitter for our Wheaten Terrier. From the moment we met Suzie we knew she was the one for us and our dog. We now have peace of mind to travel abroad knowing that our beloved Griffin is in the best of care while we're away. We feel so fortunate to have found Suzie and Griffin is excited to be a new member of the Aarf pack.
Aarf Pet Care's reply
Thanks so much Zach! We love Griffin and are so happy that you found us. We will always work hard to give him the best care possible!
Apr 10, 2017
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Susan Ellison


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Our 1-hr dog hikes, one of our most popular services, are $25 as they have been for several years. If we hike a particular dog more than once a week the rate drops to $23 per hike. Pickup and dropoff at the client's home are in addition to the hour of hiking, but are free of charge. Our overnights start at $60 per night for one pet, and we can manage a household of as many pets as anyone may have. We have successfully stayed overnights with a household of 5 dogs and 6 cats for quite a while now, and love it!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We will arrange a free at-home consultation to go over the customer's needs and meet with them and their pet(s). We also email our forms for completion by the customer. If hired, we will learn the complete routine for the pets, get a key or other type of access to the customer's home (such as a garage door code), gather the completed forms for inputting into our client database that is accessible by all members of the Aarf Team, and look forward to taking great care of the customer's pets as scheduled! We have recently implemented a sophisticated scheduling, communications and invoicing system designed especially for pet care providers, and our clients love the convenience, efficiency and error-free simplicity of using it to communicate, schedule services and pay their invoices.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I consistently study professional journals and other science-based works about animal behavior, training, care, health, and well-being. I have worked many years as a foster care provider and as a volunteer in various shelters. I have a deep and complete understanding of dog behavior from working with them full-time in groups and individually since 2008. I also graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program for small business owners in 2014. I gained so much invaluable knowledge about running my business through this excellent program, and I am constantly striving to apply best practices to every facet of my business. I also subscribe to several top newsletters and periodicals about dogs and cats and am continually learning the most up-to-date information about their health, training, well-being, etc. I share a lot of this information with my staff, and we regularly have trainings to continue to improve our level of knowledge in order to better serve them and our clients.

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