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Darlene S. - NJ's Best Pet Sitters, Dog Walkers & Home Boarding

Old Bridge, NJ

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Aunt Darlene's Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Service, LLC has been has been caring for NJ's pets since 2003. We understand that every pet is somebody's baby and what it takes to be a great pet sitter, dog walker, or to board dogs in your home. It takes, passion, love, compassion, dedication, honesty and an obvious true love for animals that you can just see in a person's eyes when they meet your pet. We take pride in ourselves and in all of our sitters and walkers in our unwavering commitment to do whatever it takes to provide the best, most comfortable, loving environment and care for your pets possible. Nothing less is acceptable. We are a professional, insured and bonded company in business for a decade. Please search for us online and read our reviews. We think you'll agree that Aunt Darlene's is who you want caring for your precious furry little kids.

About Darlene S.:

I was a legal secretary for 18 years when I decided it was time for a change. I had always loved and wanted to work with animals, so pet sitting sounded great. I never could have dreamed that I would own my own pet sitting business with five pet sitter/dog walkers and several dog boarding homes ten years later, but her I am. I love my job even more today than I did 10 years ago when we first got started. I am blessed!

How long have you been a dog lover? Tell us about your history with dogs.

We have had Beagles as our first dogs and both have been dog lovers our entire lives. We have been pet sitting and dog walking for a little over 10 years and still love it as much as we did when we started.

What would you like to know about a dog before sitting him or her? Do you have any breed preferences?

We do a meet & greet to make sure all dogs are socialized, friendly and non-destructive. We love all breeds!

Do you have reliable transportation in the event of an emergency?

We have two vehicles that are in perfect running condition. One is an all wheel drive SUV so we can get through any weather. When the post office shuts down for snow we are out pet sitting because unlike the mail your pets can't wait until tomorrow.

Are you comfortable administering medication?

We have administered medication in pill, liquid and hypodermics.

How much time do you plan on spending with my dog each day?

Several hours per day. My husband Tom and I work at this business full time. Tom is with the dogs most of the day from about 7:00 AM until 10:00PM.

If you have a backyard, please describe it.

We have a large securely fenced with a 6 foot solid fence that dogs can't get under, over or through. We triple lock our gate from the inside so it can't be opened from the outside for security reasons. We also never open the gate unless all dogs are inside and accounted for. In 10 years in business a dog has never gotten out of our yard.

Where will my dog sleep?

Anywhere he wants to. Our home is a mother-daughter. The entire first floor is for the dogs. The dogs have free run of the entire apartment and are never crated unless you want them to be. We have a comfy sofa, a recliner and several dog beds to choose from. We also have a private room for those who prefer to sleep without other dogs in the room.

Where will you take my dog on walks? Tell me about it.

We don't walk the dogs due to the traffic in our area and we wouldn't feel safe. We do however take the dogs outside several times a day when the weather isn't very nice and we spend most of the day outside playing when it is nice. We also have a large 18' X 35' screened porch that we play in when the weather is bad. Most people tell us their dogs sleep for a couple of days after leaving us because they were so active they are tired when they go home. We also gauge activity level based on each individual dog. Puppies and certain breeds need more activity while elder dogs and some breeds would prefer to nap most of the day. Whatever your dogs need is what we provide.

Additional Information
Location: Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Children at location?: No
Num. of Spaces: 1
Cancellation Policy: Moderate
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Acceptable Dog Sizes:
  • Small (0 - 15lbs)
  • Medium (15 - 40lbs)
  • Large (40 - 100lbs)
  • Giant (100lbs and above)
  • Accepts puppies

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September 30

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