We highly recommend Barbara and crew at For Your Pet’s Sake if you are looking for a dependable pet sitting service. For Your Pet’s Sake is fantastically dependable. They have provided care for our cats, bearded dragon, gerbil, frog, turtles and fish for years. During one trip, they continued daily visits during a hurricane! Barbara runs a tight ship, and we have confidence in the entire For Your Pet’s Sake staff. Preparing for travel and vacations can be stressful, For Your Pet’s Sake gives our family one less thing to worry about, making vacations more enjoyable. When we travel, we know our pets are safe and cozy in their own home.
Barbara Black (For Your Pet’s Sake) has been taking care of our senior cocker spaniel Radar and Yippee, our very nervous and shy SPCA adoptee. Barbara cares for them during our work day and when we are on vacation, they both look forward to her visits and greet her as a member of the family. We recommend Barbara without hesitation. The first time Barbara met our dogs she was playing and holding them on the floor within the first five minutes. Barbara and her team have cared for our dogs since 2004!
On one occasion we were away for 4 days and our 16 year old cocker had to be taken to the emergency vet. Barbara handled everything wonderfully and contacted us to make us aware of the details. With Barbara’s prompt action, our cocker was able to come home when we returned. Without Barbara’s genuine concern for his well-being, we may have had a very different outcome.
Barbara is kind and wonderful, a genuine canine friend.
Sharleen & Skip
Your company, For Your Pet’s Sake, has been an absolute life saver for me. As a busy executive who has to travel on a moment’s notice, I have come to rely on your company for the peace of mind knowing that you will not only care of my dog while I am away but he will always get the loving care as if I were home.
Over the 11 years that you have watched my dog you have always come through for me, even when I called the day before a long trip. You have always managed to accommodate my spontaneous scheduling and for that I am most grateful.
As you know, my dog was a rescue dog and is still the most timid animal imaginable. Your kind staff has shown the patience and love to make not only comfortable, but excited to have them there. They always spend lots of time with him and he is always well taken care of while I am away.
Thank you for your splendid service and your kind way.
For the past twenty-something years that I have known Barbara Black, she has impressed me with her keen interest in the care and health of pets. She has made a habit of reading quality publications to further her knowledge of behavior and medical topics related to animals.
Ms. Black’s common sense and her capacity to make correct decisions generate confidence in her ability to take responsibility for her client’s pets.
I have trusted her with my own pets.
Dr. Constance D.V.M.
I have known Ms. Black as an animal owner for the past 15 years, while I was an owner of Friendship Veterinary Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia and Hilltop Veterinary Clinic in Virginia Beach, Virginia. During this time I recognized that Ms. Black was a very concerned pet owner, and one that was willing to put in the extra effort to make sure her pets received the best medical care and treatment available. She is a strong believer in preventive medicine, good nutrition, and practices proper pet management and husbandry. Above all, Ms. Black loves all animals as individuals and treats them with love and with respect and goes the extra mile to insure their well-being and happiness.
I can recommend Ms. Black, without any reservations, as one that would provide love and attention to your pet in a safe and responsible manner.
Dr. Robert D.V.M.
It is our most sincere pleasure to recommend “For Your Pet’s Sake” for the very best in pet sitting and companion services. Barbara Black was recommended to us by our friends who are using her sitter to care for their chocolate lab. Within minutes of meeting Barbara in our home we knew that she was running a very professional business. She asked all the right questions from feeding and medication instructions to playtime routines and sleep schedules and veterinary information. We immediately felt at ease leaving our most prized possession (one 5 lbs. one 150 lbs.) in Barbara’s hands for care. She takes the well-being of her clients very seriously and gets to know each one personally.
Since that first meeting with Barbara years ago, we have relied on “For Your Pet’s Sake” for all of our pet sitting needs. We have used her services for everything from an afternoon visit while we were at work to extended vacations where the sitter has stayed in our home for several weeks.
When we come home after a pet visit we always find our home clean and in order and more importantly, our pets are always happy and in good spirits! We enjoy reading the letters left by our sitter detailing the day’s events. It’s obvious that they are being loved.
We are so thankful to have the peace of mind that comes from having professional adults with a passion for animals care for our pets. “Barbara and Team” are like family and we trust them completely and rely on them wholeheartedly. They are such blessings!
Doug & Kim