A Few Excerpts From Our Numerous Customer Testimonials
This is the best option for dog boarding I have ever seen!! Thank you Darlene and Tom!!! Kathy M.   |   Leaving our Pet Nina with Aunt Darlene's Pet Sitting Service was the best decision my husband and I ever made!  Janice & Kian J.   |   The Sawyers are wonderful Pet People who honestly love our babies more than just treating as a business.  Amy & Melissa C.   |    I am so grateful to have a wonderful place for our dog to stay when we are away. Kathy M.   |   Don't hesitate for one minute to leave your precious pets with Darlene. They will be in good hands. John T.  |  Darlene and Tom treat your pet like their own. We will never use a kennel again and will bring our dogs back to their service every time. Gail O.   |   Darlene and Tom have been caring for our pets for years. They treat our three big dogs as if they were their own babies. Nancy & Bill........  (To read more of Aunt Darlene's testimonials click the Testimonials button below)    Thank you for visiting Aunt Darlene's Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Service at www.WeSitPets.com

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We just made the Angie's List honor roll!
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Since we have had such an outstanding rating for several months and with our business in the top 1% of pet services in NYC and New Jersey we made the Angie's List Honor Roll and will be the featured pet service in their January & March 2014 magazines Honor Roll section.
Thank you to all of our wonderful clients who made this possible.

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Aunt Darlene's Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Service, LLC
22 Sherwood Lane, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Phone: 732-254-1980

 

 




Services & Prices

Dog Walking - A dog walker is someone who stops by during the day to walk your dog while you are at work, or at the beach for the day, visiting a friend or relative, etc...  The visit consists of a walk, or letting the dogs out, giving them fresh water and a treat, or whatever you prefer.  We also bring in mail, newspapers and flyers in your driveway,  garbage and recycle cans at no extra charge.  We always clean up after every dog on every visit.

  • While you are at work, we will spend approximately 30 minutes of quality time with your dog.

  • Feed and give fresh water to your pet.

  • Walk or let your pet out in the yard, whichever you prefer.

  • Administer certain types of medicine, vitamins and special treats, if any.

  • Tender, loving care for your pet from a true pet lover which makes your pet feel loved in your daily absence.

  • Individual loving attention.

  • Any special instructions you want followed in caring for your pet.

  • Take in your mail and/or newspapers.

  • Fully insured Pet Sitter (Certificate of Insurance Coverage shown at consultation).
    Get More Information About Hiring A Dog Walker.


Pet Sitting - A pet sitter is someone who stops by 2 to 3 times a day to care for your pets while you are away on business or vacation.  If you have dogs the visit consists of a walk, or letting the dogs out during each visit, giving them fresh water and a treat, or whatever you prefer.  For cats we feed them and change their water, clean their litter boxes, give them fresh water and a treat, or whatever you prefer. We also bring in mail, newspapers and flyers in your driveway, garbage and recycle cans and we alternate lighting to make it look like somebody's home for security reasons, at no extra charge.  We always clean up after every pet on every visit and most people are very surprised to find their house looking better than when they left.

While Pet Sitting We Will do the following;

  • While you are away, we will spend approximately 30 minutes of quality time with your pet.

  • Feed and give fresh water to your pet.

  • Daily cleaning of litter box and/or crate.

  • Walk or let your pet out in the yard, whichever you prefer.

  • Administer certain types of medicine, vitamins and special treats, if any.

  • The convenience of not having to take your time to transport your pet to and from the kennel which can sometimes be traumatic for him/her.

  • Your pet gets to stay in its own home where it may be more comfortable with its own familiar surroundings and routine and is there to greet you when you come home.

  • Tender, loving care for your pet from a true pet lover which makes your pet feel loved in your absence.

  • Eliminates the risk of illness or disease your pet can be exposed to outside of the home.

  • Individual loving attention.

  • Any special instructions you want followed in caring for your pet.

  • Take in your mail and/or newspapers.

  • Alternate lighting and drapes to give your home that "lived in" look which aids as a theft deterrent for your home while you're away.

  • Water your plants if you are away for an extended period of time.

  • Fully insured Pet Sitter (Certificate of Insurance Coverage shown at consultation).

Cage-Free Home Dog Boarding - We board dogs in our cage-free, non-smoking homes.  We only board 1 to 2 dogs at a time so your dog gets the one-on-one kind of attention he or she deserves.  Our facilities and our business practices are nothing like a kennel.  Please visit our dog boarding pages to see what we offer.  Cage-Free Dog Boarding.

  • While you are away, we will spend daily quality time with your dog.

  • We care, feed and give treats, and fresh water to your dog as per your instructions.

  • Walk take your dog out in the yard starting at about 7:00 AM until about 10:00 PM and about every two hours or so in between.  During nice weather we spend most of the day outside.

  • We can administer certain types of medicine, vitamins and special treats, if any.

  • We provide plenty of tender, loving care and affection from true dog lovers which makes your dog feel loved in your absence in a warm, happy, smoke-free home.  You can't get that kind of love and affection in a warehouse franchise.

  • All guest dogs are required to be vaccinated eliminating the transmission risk of illness or disease your pet can be exposed to in an unprofessional facility outside of the home.

  • We follow any special instructions you want followed in caring for your dogs.

  • We are fully insured for pet Sitting, dog walking, dog boarding & doggie daycare
    (Certificate of Insurance Coverage shown at free consultation).

  • Your dog gets to stay in a real home with dog lovers, where it is more comfortable with a home-away-from-home environment, unlike a cold, loud, bad smelling, often nauseating  kennel, or one of those cold warehouse style giant franchise facilities popping up all over the place.  Additionally a condition known as predatory drift can occur in such large groups, and besides boarding 30 to 50 dogs of all sizes can be dangerous especially to the smaller dogs. 
    Predatory drift is a condition that happens when normal play between dogs suddenly drifts into predator mode when the dogs predatory instincts kick in and take over.  If something is not done immediately to stop the predatory behavior, it can turn very violent, and even deadly very quickly.
    There are numerous documented cases where dogs were either mauled or killed by otherwise perfectly nice, normal dogs.
    Predatory drift can happen suddenly and unpredictably, but almost always occurs during intense play.  It can even occur between dogs who have known each other and have played together for years and have always gotten along.
    What suddenly triggers a fight?
    The cause of predatory drift can be pain, a yelp or scream, or over-arousal type play that gets out of hand, or too rough. It can happen when a dog is hurt or frightened by another dog in play and squeals. The squeal triggers a predatory reaction, which can ripple through the entire pack in an instant.
    Unless qualified, knowledgeable people are right there to stop it, the result is what happened to an Old English Sheepdog named Jasper who yelped and was violently attacked by 13 dogs he knew and had played with several times.
    The attacking dogs are not bad dogs. They are simply dogs. It isnt a conscious reaction; its just instinctive.
    Because of the potential of predatory drift we never overload our boarding homes with 15 to 20 dogs. We limit our boarding homes to a maximum of 1 to 2 dogs each, depending on the size of the dogs and who they are boarding with.
    We have been told by some of our clients who have used the large warehouse franchise companies to board their dogs that there were 20 plus dogs in 1 room with 1 to 2 handlers who were mostly very young and did not appear to be experienced.
    Knowing what we know, we could never leave our dogs at one of the large high volume dog boarding franchises because we wouldn't be able to sleep at night wondering if they were okay.
    It's our goal to provide a safe, dependable, and affectionate environment for your dogs that lets you relax and have as much fun on your vacation as your dogs will have on theirs.
    We're not trying to scare you, we just think this is something you should know and something that anyone who handles dogs professionally should be aware of and should know what to do if it happens. 

Payment Policy
Payment for services rendered is due in full prior to services rendered. 
Currently we are only accepting cash payments. 

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Pricing
Standard rate for one pet per approx. 1/2 hour visit, which includes feeding, walking or taking out to play.
Also includes: Watering a few Indoor plants, taking in mail, circulars & newspapers, alternating lights, and hugs and kisses (for the pets).
Starting at $20.00 (depending upon location and number of pets).

Cage-Free, In-Home, Non-Smoking Dog Boarding
The rates for dog boarding are as follows:
1 Dog - Starting at $40 per day*
2 Dogs - Starting at $70 per day*
3 Dogs - Starting at $95 per day* -
Additional dogs over 3 dogs starting at $20 each per day*

(*Additional Charges May Apply)
     Holidays/Holiday Weekends - $10 per day extra
     Puppies, Non-housebroken dogs - $10 per day extra

We do observe the following holidays, and cannot offer pick up/drop off on these days.
Memorial Day
Independence Day (4th of July)
Labor Day
Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve (Morning Only Drop Off and Pick Up)
Christmas

A charge of $10 per dog, per day exists for each holiday period. Those holiday periods are:
Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
Fourth of July Weekend - When it falls on a weekend 
Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
Easter
Thanksgiving Weekend (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
December 24th & 25th (Christmas Eve & Day)
December 31 & January 1st (New Years Eve & Day)
 

All terms subject to change without notice.

 

 

Aunt Darlene's Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Service, LLC
Cage-Free Home Dog Boarding, Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers in Central New Jersey (NJ)
all of our cage free guest homes are 100% smoke free

Aunt Darlene's Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Service, LLC
22 Sherwood Lane, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Phone: 732-254-1980

Author: Darlene Sawyer
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