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came to my house twice a day on Friday through Tuesday to care for my 10 cats. She also gave pills to 3 of my cats daily. Regular services included scooping litter 5 large litter boxes daily, refilling 7 large water bowls daily, feeding twice daily, bringing in mail and newspaper, and generally making sure that everything was as it should be at my home each day I was away. Caring for 10 cats is challenging! The feeding routine by itself is complicated, putting down the correct quantities of specific foods for each cat, and ensuring that each cat eats the right food. I trust
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implicitly with my cats, and I am delighted to recommend
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as a pet sitting service I will use repeatedly.
- Lynn N.
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was a great cat sitter! He started with our pre-trip visit to meet the cats, and was very professional and helped subdue our worries about leaving our kitties. While we were away,
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texted us a few times to keep us updated and also left note cards about services completed while he was over. Would definitely like to keep him for next time!
- Jamie W.
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Wow, just wow. Sondi (the owner) is amazing. I would very strongly recommend her and her company to anyone who needs cat care while they are away. Sondi is an animal lover and that comes through from the very first conversation you have with her. She loves animals and knows how to take care of them (an unfortunately rare combination). I don't usually feel compelled to write reviews but Sondi and her pet sitter
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did such an exceptional job that I had to write a review.
We found Sondi last minute when our original pet sitter fell through. we've had some unfortunate experiences in the past with strangers caring for our pets so we were nervous about trusting a stranger with our FeLV positive, scared of new people cat. However, as soon as I got Sondi on the phone she immediately put me at ease. So far so good.
What really made Sondi (and
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) shine though is what happened 24 hours before we were supposed to leave on our trip. My wife and I found a lost kitten in the middle of the road late at night and took him in so we could try to find the owner. Unfortunately we were unable to find the owner before we had to leave and Sondi was exceptionally accommodating. It's a lot to ask your new petsitter to take care of your one needy cat, and then dump a second stray kitten into the mix. Oh and the stray kitten has to be kept in isolation from the other cat. And yet Sondi handled it with grace and dignity. I don't think I could have come up with a worse first customer situation but Sondi made it easy and was very accommodating to our last minute chaos.
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is the pet sitter who Sondi assigned to us and she was exceptional. From the time she first met our neurotic cat, I knew that he was in good hands. She was clearly confident in her abilities and knows how to interact with cats. She repeatedly went above and beyond. She took the trash out (even though we hadn't asked her to) and when in the middle of the trip the lost kitten stopped eating, she started mixing his dry food with the wet food we feed the adult cat to make sure that the kitten would eat. In short, although I only met
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once she proved herself an exceptional pet guardian and I wouldn't hesitate to have her back to care for our cat(s).
Thank you!!!

- David E.
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They are fantastic...totally reliable, always on time, full walk and most of loving care of my dog. I trust them implicitly with the most important thing to me, my dog. Definitely recommend them highly!!!!!
- Yvonne Z.
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We recently moved into the neighborhood, and heard about
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and his pet sitting business from our neighbors. The one thing we kept hearing from all of them was that he is trustworthy, so we knew we needed to keep his information handy for the future when we needed him.
Unfortunately, we had a family emergency which required us to travel out of state for an extended period of time on short notice. I was really in a pinch, because we had 2 dogs, no pet-sitter, and very little time to sort everything out. I sent
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a desperate late night email, asking him if he could help. He responded early the following morning, and was at my house later that day to meet my dogs and talk about an arrangement for looking after them. He took the time to talk with me for a while, which was comforting because it helped me to get to know him a little bit and I didn't feel as though I was leaving my dogs and my home in the hands of a stranger. He also took the time to get to know my dogs and their habits.
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is very detail oriented, which really is great. Since one of our dogs was a puppy, he eats different food than the older dog. I could tell by his follow up questions to my instructions that
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would have everything under control.
We asked
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to do the following: 30 minute walks for our 2 dogs, 3 times per day. Put down food and water for them twice per day (AM and PM). In reality he probably did much more than this, for which we are very grateful. One of our dogs is a good sized puppy with lots of energy. I also know that it rained quite a bit while we were gone, and
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did a fantastic job in keeping our home and dogs clean during this muddy time. We had a doggy
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set up so we could check in on our furry friends from our smartphones. We could tell that our boys were very well taken care of, which gave us peace of mind while we were away during a difficult time. Thank you
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, you are a treasure!
- Joseph W.
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’t know what happened to this company. I used
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VIP Daily Walking Service from 2008 through 2011 until I moved away from the area. Back then
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was responsive and dependable. My daily walker remained the
same person. She was trustworthy, always on time and never missed a day she was scheduled. Often she would spend overnights to take care of my pet when on vacations. Naturally, because of my previous good experiences I wanted to use
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again as my regular dog walking service when I moved back to the area. Unfortunately, my new experience was nothing like my previous one.
Walkers:
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advertises they will match you with “The same dedicated dog walker each time” and arrange a “meet and
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” so you feel comfortable with whom you entrust your pet. All started out well, our first dog walker
was reliable and professional. However, after only one week she resigned from the company and for the next 6 weeks we had a total of five (5) different dog walkers parading through our house, none of whom we ever met until we became concerned enough about the last one to make a point of doing so.
2. The last dogwalker assigned to our pet was the final straw. The walker serviced his route using a bicycle, left unintelligible notes, and neighbors told me the walker either let our pet out in the backyard briefly or simply walked to the end of the street (2 houses) and returned. Thus, the walks lasted only 10-minutes and not the 30-minute walk paid for. He was eventually terminated by
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3. I requested walks to occur between Noon –2pm. On more than one occasion I came home for lunch and stayed until 3 pm to meet the dogwalker. The dogwalker did not come until sometime after I left. Causing me concern my dog was regularly not getting walked until late in the day.
Billing:
1. I initially requested
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’s VIP Service 4-day package and then switched to the 3-day package.
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continued to bill for 4 days.
2. When I terminated the service in late May I was billed $318.00 the next day for June. I have called their billing department multiple times over the past few weeks with no answer or return phone call. When I have spoken with their manager she promised to reverse the $318.00 charge but to date the charge has remained and I never received the promised return phone call to verify the charge has been reversed. I have now placed the charges in dispute with Visa.
Termination:
After determining my house was being paraded through by multiple unknown people and my pet was being handled by a multitude of less than professional dog walkers, my scheduled walk time was often well past the time I requested (except for the day the walker noted his time in as 10:38 a.m. much earlier than agreed), my pet was not being walked the full 30 minutes or given the attention, I was being over billed and it was impossible to find anyone at the front office to take corrective measures, I decided to
terminate
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’s services. What I then found the most disturbing was that when my wife called to request to pick up our
house key, she was told it would be necessary to wait until a later time. When asked why, she was told the latest dogwalker assigned to our house had been terminated and they had yet to get his route’s house keys back from him. I had
no way of knowing how long a terminated employee would be holding my house keys or if he duplicated the key. The keys
were returned by
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that evening. However, feeling uncomfortable about the situation I hired a locksmith
to change my locks. I have asked
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to reimburse me for the cost of the lock replacement but I have yet to get any reply.
Out-of-Pocket Cost:
1. Charge for the extra unused month not reimbursed: $318.00
2. Charges for extra 4-day walks when only walked 3 days: $90
3. Cost of rekeying my locks: $198.00
Total Out-of–Pocket extraneous costs: $606.00
I will also file my complaint with the Better Business Bureau.

- JAMES H.
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Our walker, Will, and his back-up have been WONDERFUL. Our pup,
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come in for a walk mid-afternoon. We could not be happier with their service.
- Angelina R.
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in-home pet visits are excellent. They visit as promised, walk, feed, potty, and spend time with your dog, bring in your mail, leave you written reports, and contact you if anything is amiss.
- Shawn S.
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and her staff love animals and have taken good care of both my cats and my home. They visit twice a day, leave notes about each visit, and are careful to follow any special instructions. I feel completely comfortable traveling when
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- ANN C.
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has been taking care of our pets for almost two years now. We can’t say enough about how wonderful he has been with our two dogs and cat. There are very few people I trust to watch our pets and I trust
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completely.
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has watched the boys for us while we have been out of town and does routine walks during the week. He would come about twice a week to walk the dogs during the day and many times I asked him to walk and feed them depending on our schedule. He will always leave a note with how the walk went and anything he may have noticed (if a dog threw up, or had a bad stomach etc.). The first time he watched our boys we were out of town and one of the dogs had a bug that caused a very bad stomach while we were gone. He called and updated us, cleaned up a lot of mess, and was extremely compassionate!
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takes great care and time with all three of our pets. He has been available for last minute walks and feedings, during holidays, and any other time you could think of needing his assistance. He went above and beyond while our house was for sale and would come at the last minute, took care to make sure things were very clean on wet or rainy days, and would even
clean the cat box for us (which was not part of his normal routine for walking our two dogs). Our cat is strictly an indoor cat and I trust him completely to care for him and keep him safe in our home. Without hesitation we recommend
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to care for your pets!

- Daniel S.
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PO Box 2711
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435-B Carlisle Dr
Herndon, VA

Allison's Pampered Pets,Inc.

5520 Cherokee Ave Ste 204
Alexandria, VA

Alternative Pet Care

10135 Colvin Run Rd
Great Falls, VA

ALWAYS THERE PET CARE

920 W Broad St
Falls Church, VA

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1200 Delaware Avenue SW Suite 303
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PO BOX 10829
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APEX PET PARTNERS

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PO Box 337
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