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I cannot recommend Stephanie highly enough. We hired Stephanie to look after our 1 year old cat for a two week period and a one week period over the past couple months and both times Stephanie did an excellent job. She checked in on our cat every day, spent time with him and sent us updates. Most recently, we ran out of wet food for our cat and she ended up bringing that exact same brand with her, which was very generous. She watered plants, and looked after our home very very well. In addition, she's a very friendly person and genuinely cares about the animals she's caring for. If you need a pet sitter, look no further! We surely haven't. : )
Having quality care for the pet that I love so very much, required much research and someone who genuinely cares about my loved one. After looking for quite some time for a local pet sitter, I was blessed to have found Walking with Renzo & Ruby! My dog and I were one of the lucky ones that got the Renzo & Ruby experience! Their amazing owner Natasha is top notch and is very accomodating. She met all the needs that I asked for and more! Natasha welcomed us to a break the ice session. Mink and I were invited over to meet Renzo & Ruby to help with my dogs socialization skills, this helped with Mink's aprehesion she sometimes has with other dogs. Natasha offered the in home care and drop by visits if I needed it. I was assured that my dog would do fine in her home or mine because Renzo & Ruby were very good about sharing their space! Mink's nervousness diminished as she warmed up to Natasha and the introduction to her babies Renzo & Ruby, prior to her stay! I was elated and impressed at the attentiveness being displayed. While on vacation, Natasha sent the cutest pictures of Mink on the ride over and while warming up to her dogs! I will definitely recommend her services to anyone who is looking for superior care for their pet/s. Thank you Natasha! Alindia
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Adam is great with our dogs! He's here everyday to take them on a walk, rain or shine! I can tell he's dedicated to caring for our pets and our boys love him!
Best pet care professional we have used. Responsive to all questions, they kept detailed notes while also texting updates on our pets. We will keep them on speed dial for emergencies and future needs.
I returned to my home in Virginia after having been out West for a few years, caring for my parents. Upon my return, I learned that my closest friend had just weeks to live. She wanted me to be with her. At the same time, my little 18 month old dog was not well. We still didn't know exactly what was wrong, but with increasing frequency, she had severe bleeding out of both ends! It turned out to be a serious autoimmune disorder, and she must receive pretty close attention because symptoms are subtle until it is a life-threatening emergency. I was torn, knowing that my friend had two cats and I couldn't take my dog with me. She requires medications and a special, home cooked diet. I placed a notice for an emergency, 24-hour pet sitter who could take my dog in their home, because she wasn't well enough to be alone. I received many responses. I chose Nikki partly because of the caring message she left me, and I was impressed with her medical background. Upon meeting Nikki, I felt reassured, and appreciated her directness and honesty. I felt very little trepidation about leaving my little dog in her care for what could have been a few weeks. Finding Nikki was a gift. Trusting her with my little dog came easy by the second day. She always made time to talk with me when I called to check on my pup, and the details she told me helped me to know that she was keeping a close watch on the little one. Her love for animals is very apparent, and she notices everything. Nikki has, on several occasions, taken my dog into their home on very short notice, and on other occasions, has kept her a day or two longer than planned, again without prior notice. (A couple of times, my home cooked meals for the dog ran out, and Nikki cooked up a batch without being asked.) Nikki is very knowledgeable concerning medical issues and treatments, and I NEVER worry when my dog is with her. My pup enjoys every second with Nikki and her family, and it's a special treat for her to go there. She is well socialized during those visits, with Nikki's family and seven pets, with neighbors and friends, and with other pets that Nikki sometimes has at her home. I have gifted my dog with a 24-hour stay at Nikki's home on quite a few occasions, even when I didn't need a pet sitter! Nikki has far exceeded my expectations of a pet sitter, and I've always received from her so much more than my money's worth. I highly, highly recommend Nikki. She is skilled, patient, reliable, honest and caring; she notices every detail, and she LOVES animals! I'm so thankful to have found her.
Kim is very professional and sweet, she took care of my kitty cat and chinchilla while we were away for our wedding. I have an incredibly needy cat but he wasn't super desperate when we got home so I could tell he had enough attention. We then used Kim to check on the house and chinchilla while away for our honeymoon. I usually worry a lot about my animals and can get a bit anxious but she was very understanding and I felt relieved to have her with them. I left my cat at a friend's house for our honeymoon but I think if we go on another long trip I will just ask Kim to come back. She has even brought in packages for us and made an extra stop to turn off my ridiculous house alarm so the beeping noise wouldn't bother my chinchilla. Highly recommend. (Oh and she is one of the only pet sitters we have had who isn't scared of the chinchilla. I can tell she is a real animal lover)
I am beyond exceptionally impressed with Adam of Wags & Purrs Pet Care. I called him on rather short notice last week, and when he came to my home to meet my crew -- a Great Pyrenees, two parrots, a cat and my indoor-kept Pekin duck, Adam was not fazed â not even about caring for a duck! He was very businesslike and asked all the appropriate questions an experienced pet sitter would ask. I liked the idea of hiring a vet tech, but when I met him, I also immediately felt comfortable with his easy-going and professional manner. Even though my trip was stressful, because I was 1,500 miles away for my 94-year-old motherâs surgery, I never, EVER once "worried" about how things were going at home, because Adam kept me apprised of every detail. Iâm sometimes a worrier, but I was very impressed with Adamâs ability to handle anything that arose. His reliability and consistency were immediately evident, and when my two-day trip suddenly turned into three because of a massive blizzard, Adam picked up the third day without hesitation. He faithfully texted me after his twice-a-day visits, but he did much more than that. He sent me lots of pix of my pets, video clips, and always updated me on how they were doing. Adam was never, ever in a "rush" when we talked or texted, which says so much about his dedication to animal care. I am confident Adam genuinely cares about animalsâ health, safety and welfare, and clearly doesn't see pet-sitting as "just a job." He is extremely responsible and detail oriented, and even stopped by a time or two just to check on things. I knew I found the right person for the job with my varied crew when Adam took it upon himself to make friends with my African Grey, 18, who NEVER goes to anyone except me! I was beyond shocked and impressed!! Greys are extremely cautious of anything and anyone "new," but mine undoubtedly sensed Adam was trustworthy, and sat on his hand every day! In the pictures Adam sent me, my Grey looked so content! I have always made sure my parrotsâ cage doors are secure to avoid âescapes,â but when Adam took it upon himself to open the parrotsâ doors -- and my Grey let Adam handle him, thatâs when I was convinced WITHOUT a doubt that Adam is âtheâ sitter for my crew. He was extremely attentive to all of my "family" members, and even my standoffish cat kissed him on the nose. Adam made sure my duck had her bath to exercise her arthritic legs, and prepared her salads and watermelon in addition to her the regular diet. In fact, he did not hesitate to take care of every little detail each pet needed -- and took it upon himself to do much more. I was also very impressed with his respect for a client's home. Of course, he made sure my home was secure and never hesitated to call and text when he had a question or concern. But he also treated my home and my family like his own. My landline rings incessantly (it's only backup), and Adam called me because he was worried someone was trying to reach me! My laundry sink overflowed (my fault for not advising him!) and he was very concerned about it. Not only did he clean up, he even improvised a ânewâ cat litter box when my kittyâs box became wet from the sink issue. Amazing. When I came home last evening, I honestly wondered if my critter crew was a bit disappointed it wasn't Adam coming back! They were all so content, and that simply spoke volumes about Adamâs care. I hope to keep him as my permanent pet sitter for a long, long time -- and I know my âfamilyâ feels the same way. Terri M C, Nov. 26, 2015
Our fur babies (4-year old Lab Mix (w/anxiety issues) and 10-year old Puggle) spent the weekend with Cupid Pets sitters Bruce and Mary Lou and their lovely puppy Phoebe! Our pups had a blast!!! So much so, they didn’t want to leave when it came time to pick them up. We will certainly be using Cupid Pets service again for dog sitting and walking in the future!
Outstanding pet sitter, patient, reliable, and very accommodating. My kitties got all the care and attention they needed, I highly recommend.
Lullaby Pet Sitters took good care of my bruiser!! I was hesitant at first to let a pet sitting company look after my pup but 10/10 I definitely reccomend it was like i never left ! They treat your dog and you like their own !
Great service. Appreciated meeting rhe owner Jen to go over details before 1st visit from sitter. Loved getting texts and photos from sitter, Melissa during her visits.
I can't speak highly enough about Laura and Animal Paradise Pet Care and Sitting. My husband and I needed help working with and training our rescue pup, and from our initial contact with Laura, we were certain we made the right choice. After discussing our needs over the phone, we met in person to allow Laura to make her assessment and create a plan. Throughout our time working together, Laura was always quick to respond, flexible with scheduling training sessions, and displayed the utmost in professionalism. Laura effectively customized (and modified as needed) our pup's training needs, ensuring that everything requiring attention was properly addressed. Again, I can't say enough great things about Animal Paradise Pet Care and Sitting, and HIGHLY recommend you consider working with Laura before going elsewhere. (And this bit of advice is coming from someone who exhaustively researched dog trainers before choosing to work with Animal Paradise.)
I had two senior Yorkies and one had special needs. Their pet sitter always provided professional and exceptional services. She would always provide care that met their individual needs and thus provided reassurance to working pet parents.
Tyler provides exceptional care for our 2 very active dogs daily for mid-day walks. One of our dogs is very difficult to leash walk, and Tyler’s patience and compassion has made a big difference. He was able to provide extended visits when we were out of town. He is reliable, flexible and trustworthy. He provides feedback by text at each visit. I strongly recommend Loudon Pet Care.
Caroline came through for us when we needed to find a pet sitter fast for our cat Luke as we were going out of town for business. Thanks !
Taylor's care for animals is exemplary. She is very nice and my animals (dogs and horses) love her and feel comfortable around her. I love that I don't have to worry about them while I'm away because I know Taylor provides the utmost, diligent care. I also find comfort in knowing that Taylor is a certified Veterinary Assistant so of there was an emergency or if one of my animals seemed off, she would notice and attend to it and know how to safety handle an emergency. She has many years of experience with animal care and I know I can entrust the care of my fur children to her when I have to be away. You won't be disappointed and your animals will not only love her, but also be thankful someone as kind hearted and knowledgeable as Taylor is caring for them. My one horse is special needs and requires meticulous instructions for feed, hay, medications and topical treatments. Taylor has background knowledge on her health conditions and diligently gives her treatments and meds that she needs. I never have to worry those small, extra care instructions are forgotten or neglected since Taylor takes her care role with utmost dedication and sincerity. It's not just a job to her, it's a true passion. If you're looking for the ultimate pet sitter or dog walker, Taylor is the person you're looking for!
Cyndie was a professional with her first appointment screening process. Lots of questions for me that even I hadn't thought of. We hadn't had a dog in a couple years, so her thoughts and comments were very much appreciated. Nancy did a great job keeping us posted from afar while we were away with great pictures of our dog Stella. Prices are very reasonable.
Raquel was great was pet care professional. She took great care of my 16 year old cat in his final days, and dog loves her. She was very responsible.
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I became a pet sitter to put owners' minds at ease. Finding someone loving and caring to watch your pup can be an involved process. I'm here to make it easier! Availability are as follows: * walking services - weekends only * sitting services - weekdays and weekends
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My name is Julia Tinker. I live in Round Hill, Virginia. I am a lifelong resident of Loudoun County and have been pet sitting informally for the past 25 years. I am a full-time Montessori teacher. However, my animal magnetism and love for animals became apparent at a very young age. Growing up in the country, I had a menagerie of animals ranging from cats and dogs to llamas. I was their caretaker, vet and mommy. I began doing odd pet sitting jobs for friends and neighbors when I was old enough to ride my bike to the far end of the village where I was living. In middle school, I began volunteering with the Loudoun Therapeutic Handicapped Riding Foundation. In 2000, I was Junior Leader of the 4-H "Loudoun Llama Lovers" Club. With a lifelong passion for helping people, love for animals and the desire to own my own business, I decided that I would put my passion for people and my love for animals together and start my own pet sitting business. With much research and thought I began a professional pet sitting business in 2009. I am anxious to put my animal magnetism to work for you and am ready for you and your beloved pets. I am a member of Pet Sitters International, Pet Sitters Association, United Pet Sitters and Northern Virginia Professional Pet Sitters Network. In February 2009, I completed an in-depth "Pet Sitter Accreditation" Program through Pet Sitters International. In addition to owning my own pet sitting business I have four cats who are all 10+ years old. I have had these cats since they were 1 year old. I have a fish tank with a variety of freshwater fish. Over the years, I have had several dogs, and raised llamas.