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 this sitter:
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!
Why I love dog sitting
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.
About my yard
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.
My experience administering medication
We have administered medication in pill, liquid and hypodermics.
We do a meet & greet to make sure all dogs are socialized, friendly and non-destructive. We love all breeds!
Here's where we'll take our walks
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.
Your dog's sleeping arrangement
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.
Time I'll spend with your dog
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.