Pet Sitting & Drop Ins in Cherry Gardens, Richmond, VA
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home a few times a day to feed and play with your dog.
“Mariah is an absolute angel. Sweet, kind, super responsive, so easy to work with. She took immaculate care of my sweet old Bo and handled his age-related issues with grace. She even left a thank you gift - treats and toys for my Bo! It was absolutely unexpected and so endearing. I should be thanking her, and I will. Thank you, Mariah!”
“Elle has done several drop ins for our nine month old puppy and has been very professional, punctual, and considerate! We will continue to work with her and would gladly recommend her.”
“Abigale is very sweet, reliable, and made us feel like our cat was loved while we were gone! She sent great updates and pictures that helped us not miss our little guy so much :)”
“Blythe took great care of our pets and home while we were away for a long weekend. Great communicator, timely with her drop-in visits and very accommodating. Highly recommend!”
“Christine has always been an awesome caretaker to her animals. Not only does her animals love her, but others flock to her whenever she is around.”
“Ileandra is an amazing young lady. She loves all animals and understands that each animal has its own needs, whether it be cuddling, playing or just enjoying a walk. Currently she is taking care of her own dog that has Addison’s Disease and she loves her so much. Her dog is her ride or die. She has knowledge of taking care of puppies as well as older dogs, kittens, cats, and rabbits. Ileandra likes a challenge and to learn more. Your pet is in good loving hands with her as she will treat them as her own.”
“Gabby has been great for drop in visits/walks for our high energy pup! She has been flexible and responsive when I have needed to make changes to scheduling. Gabby asked thorough questions during our first meeting and has given our guy the attention he needs! We will continue using Gabby for weekly visits.”
“Austin is AMAZING with my husky,Lyra, and the cats! Super reliable and friendly!! My husky is a rescue with a trauma history- she doesn’t trust or allow a lot of people to walk her, but anytime she sees Austin, she gets SO HAPPY!! I don’t think there’s a time that Austin has come to walk Lyra that she hasn’t had excitement zoomies.”
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“Andrew was able to take care of Randy last-minute this past weekend. He was kind, communicative and you can really tell he's a true animal lover. Thank you for taking care of my son - it's so appreciated! Would book again!!”
“Emma was great! She sent great photos and updates of the pets so I felt extremely comfortable being out of town. Winston (our rabbit) is older and I definitely trust Emma to care for him while we are gone again.”
About: I've taken care of animals for as long as I can remember. Throughout my childhood, my family had several cats and 3 dogs. I have experience with animals of all ages, from kitten/puppy to senior pets. I currently have 2 cats of my own, but I'm more than capable of caring for dogs as well (of all sizes/breeds). Most of my friends have dogs and I always look forward to seeing them and playing with them when I get the chance. I would love a dog of my own, but being a renter and moving around a lot I can't take on an additional pet at the moment. Even though I'm a cat household, all animals are welcome and will be treated like one of the family. I work full time from home so I'm always around to look after your fur babies. I can take frequent breaks during the work day to check in on them whether it be to feed them, play for a bit, or take care of bathroom breaks. During non-working hours, they will have my full attention. When your pet is in my care, my goal is to love them and care for them like they're one of my own. I want to adapt to your pet's needs whether that means a lot of play time, walks, or just some quality couch time. If your pet has any special needs or takes medication, I can accommodate and take care of them as needed. I'll provide as much interaction as possible and keep them safe and cared for (whether that's in your home or mine). I have a small, fenced in yard big enough for dogs to run around or play a game of fetch.
About: Hey there, I'm your go-to pet lover! With a lifelong connection to both cats and dogs, I've mastered the art of understanding their unique needs. As a dedicated pet parent, I've raised and trained puppies and kittens to become well-behaved adults. I'm also an expert in caring for pets with special requirements, like diabetes in dogs or finicky felines. I'm here to provide flexible pet care that fits your schedule, whether it's daily visits, walks, or specialized care. Safety and well-being are my top priorities during visits, and your pets will enjoy all the love and attention they deserve in their own comfy space. Choose me, and your furry friends will experience top-notch care tailored to their individual personalities and needs. Working remotely affords me the flexibility to seamlessly integrate pet care into my schedule. I am available throughout the day and week, ensuring that your beloved pets receive the care, attention, and exercise they require. Whether it's daily visits, dog walks, or specialized care for pets with unique needs, I'm here to accommodate your pet's routine, prioritizing their happiness and comfort. During my drop-in visits, your pet's safety, well-being, and comfort are my top priorities. I create a secure environment, address potential hazards, and maintain open communication with you to ensure your pet's specific needs and instructions are met. I offer companionship, feeding, playtime, and necessary care, all while keeping their environment clean and tidy. Your pets can relax in their familiar surroundings, knowing I'm committed to making each visit a positive and enriching experience for them.
“We love Gabby! And so do our fur babies! She is reliable, punctual, kind, and attentive to our very needy animals. Gabby had to learn all about our elderly pets and their special needs. She administered their medications and followed all of their daily routines for feeding and potty breaks, and made sure our babies got adequate time outside just to enjoy the weather. We are so thankful to have found her and will continue to use her services regularly.”
About: I breed and show my own dogs, and I sell pawTree products! I want to expand my love for animals and help others with theirs. I mostly work from home caring for my own dogs and children. Otherwise I’m out driving and taking care of errands and other related things. I utilize crates, leash walking, socialization, and training. My children are also amazing little helpers, and this teaches them many important life lessons, and creates bonds.
“Wonderful! Will use again for my pet needs.”
About: With two years of dedicated pet care experience, including experience taking care of my own cat, I have gained valuable insights into the unique needs and behaviors of our pawsome friends. During this time, I have provided attentive and compassionate care to cats/dogs of various breeds and temperaments. With a deep love and understanding of pets, I am committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for your furry companions. You can trust that they will receive the highest level of care and attention under my watch, enabling you to have peace of mind while you are away. As a college student, integrating pet care into my daily routine is a fulfilling and manageable part of my schedule. Here's how I make it work: * Morning and Evening Routines: I end and start my day by spending quality time with my cat. I dedicate a few minutes in the morning for feeding, grooming, and providing fresh water. This sets a positive tone for both my cat and I. In the evening, I engage in interactive play sessions or cuddle time to help my cat relax and unwind. * Scheduled Play and Exercise Breaks: I set aside specific times during the day for play and exercise sessions with my cat. These breaks not only provide mental and physical stimulation for my feline friend but also serve as refreshing breaks for myself. * Utilizing Cat Enrichment: I give my cat interactive toys, scratching posts, or puzzle feeders to keep her mentally engaged while I’m away. These enrichment activities provide stimulation and prevent boredom, especially during longer periods when I can't actively engage with my cat. * Self-Care and Bonding: While juggling college life and cat care, I remember to take breaks for self-care and bonding moments with my furry friend. Taking time for myself and enjoying quality moments with my cat is mutually beneficial by reducing stress and promoting overall well-being. When caring for a pet in a client's home, I prioritize creating a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment for their beloved companion. Here's how I approach pet care in a client's home: 1. Initial Consultation: Before the pet care begins, I conduct a thorough initial consultation with the client to understand their pet’s specific needs, routines, and any special instructions. This allows me to tailor my care accordingly and ensure a seamless transition for the pet. 2. Daily Care Routine: I adhere to the established routine provided by the client, including feeding/walking schedules, litter box maintenance, and any required medication administration. I make sure to follow dietary guidelines and provide fresh water at all times. 3. Monitoring Health and Behavior: I am attentive to any changes in the pet’s behavior, appetite, or other habits. If there are any signs of discomfort or illness, I promptly notify the client and, if necessary, seek veterinary care as per their instructions. 4. Attention and Affection: I prioritize offering companionship and affection to the pet, providing reassurance and comfort during the client's absence. This may include petting, talking to the pet, or simply spending quality time in their presence. 5. Home Security: Alongside pet care, I ensure the security of the client's home. I follow any specific instructions regarding access, locking doors and windows, and maintaining confidentiality. 6. Communication with the Client: Throughout the pet care period, I maintain open communication with the client. I provide regular updates, including photos and messages, to keep them informed about their pet’s well-being and activities. 7. Respect for the Home: I treat the client's home with the utmost respect, maintaining cleanliness and order. I follow any guidelines or restrictions provided by the client regarding specific areas of the house. By providing dedicated, personalized care for the client's pet in their own home, I strive to create a stress-free experience for both the client and their furry friend. I aim to go above and beyond to ensure the pet feels loved, secure, and well-cared for during their owner's absence.
“Did a great job with my fur babies. And it was a last min booking. Thank you so much.”
“Laura is awesome with our two cats! I know they’re well cared for in her hands.”
“Emma took great care of our dog for one week. We received regular updates, Emma is a great communicator. We felt so confident and good on our vacation because we knew our dog Tori was being well cared for. She sent us cute pictures. She stayed with him for extended periods of time and followed all the instructions for Snacks. Our elderly dog was in great shape when we came home. We are so grateful.”
“Thank you, Isis, for meeting with Jazz and me today. I think she enjoyed your visit with her. Looking forward to seeing you next week.”