Why Use a Professional Pet Sitter?

Not all pet sitters are created equal, nor are they all professional.  In hiring a pet sitter, it is important to make sure you have chosen the right person to care for your beloved animal.

Professional pet sitters are advocates for the pets in their care and often become trusted pet advisors for their clients. Many professional pet sitters also become the “pet-care experts” contacted by local organizations and media outlets for pet-care tips and advice.

Using a professional pet sitter reaps benefits for both pets and pet parents. Once you experience professional pet care in your home, you’ll never worry about being away from your pet again.

Why use My Best Friends Pet Sitting Service?

My Best Friends Pet Sitting Service, LLC began pet sitting in the Stroudsburg, PA and surrounding areas in 2003 with the sole mission of providing our pet clients with love, attention, and professional pet sitting care as if they were our own.

We provide our human clients with professionalism, dedication, and technology to make their absences less stressful. From booking appointments, to making payments, to the moment you walk in the door upon your arrival home, our clients are guaranteed peace-of-mind in the pet sitting we provide. From cat sitting to dog walking to ferret snuggling, we are here to provide complete safety, interaction, and care for your pets!

If you’re like us, your pets are family members. When you can’t be home for them, whether because of work, vacation, or other obligations, you want them taken care of with the same love and attention you give them.

Whether you looking for a cat sitter, a dog walker, or a pet sitter, we’ve got you covered! We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best pet sitting service in the industry. My Best Friends Pet Sitting Service offers a multitude of pet sitting services for a variety of pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, fish, reptiles, and other pets by a team of professional, trained, bonded, insured, secure and safe pet sitters. We also handle various home services which, by making it appear that your house is occupied, can be a crime deterrent. Choose the schedule and pet sitting services you want, and we’ll do the rest.

Benefits to your pets include:

  • Staying at home in his/her safe, secure environment
  • Being surrounded by familiar sights, smells and sounds
  • Following his/her regular diet and exercise routine
  • Having play time
  • Receiving love and personal attention
  • Maintaining medical treatment, when required
  • Having someone responsible in case of an emergency
  • Eliminating the trauma of travel or an unfamiliar environment
  • Helping to ensure good health (no exposure to other animals’ illness or parasites)

Benefits to you include:

  • Knowing that your pet is in caring, loving hands
  • Feeling secure with a sitter who not only passed a criminal back ground check, he/she is trained, bonded and insured
  • Having the confidence that the pet sitter can deal with other issues – such as emergencies and vet visits
  • Eliminating the trauma of having to transport and leave your pet
  • Not having to impose on family, friends or neighbors
  • Feeling your home is more secure (with someone going in and out several times a day)

Our services include:

  • Feeding
  • Walks
  • Brushing
  • Administration of medicine
  • Litter box cleaning
  • Overnight and extended stays
  • Dog walks
  • Kitty snuggles
  • Pet care

Our services for your home include:

  • Watering plants
  • Bringing in newspapers/mail
  • Turning on/alternating lights
  • Opening/closing blinds
  • Carrying trash in/out
  • Making the house look like you are home!

Dog Training Goals

As a certified dog trainer, I provide professional training programs designed to help you reach and maintain your goals. I work with each client to design a customized plan for your dog. In an initial consultation, we can discuss which one best suits your ambitions and lifestyle.

A happy, well trained dog develops through positive reinforcement, consistency, and a healthy lifestyle.  I only use positive reinforcement during training, and teach owners how to use these holistic methods effectively at home.

I believe working directly with dog owners is essential to maintaining a dog’s progress. There are few things more gratifying than truly communicating with your dog. It becomes a life changing process for all.

My aim is to help you identify goals and design a program that fits both your needs as well as your dog’s needs.  By guiding you through every training exercise, every success, both you and your dog will be feeling great and seeing results in no time.

Set Your Dog Up for Success

When training your dog—whether it’s to learn a new behavior or modify an existing behavior—it’s important to remember that he or she is an individual. Observe your dog as objectively as possible when trying to determine the source of problems so that you can understand what might be triggering them. Involve everyone in your household in the game plan to try to solve problems.

And last but not least, don’t let good intentions keep you from doing what’s necessary: If you aren’t succeeding but know something must be done, seek professional help from My Best Friends Pet Sitting. Don’t push your dog to the point at which you end up condemning him to a shelter. Help your best friend with all the resources available to you. Your responsibility toward him will be rewarded with his love and trust.

Common Behaviorial Issues We Address:

  • Begging
  • Chewing
  • Digging
  • Jumping Up
  • Playing Too Roughly
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Stealing Food, Clothing, or Other Objects
  • Submissive Urination

Common Commands We Teach:

  • “Watch Me” command
  • “Sit” command
  • “Down” command
  • “Stay” command
  • “Heel” command
  • “Wait” command
  • “Come” command
  • “Off” command
  • “Take it” & “Drop it” command
  • “Out” command
  • “Leave it” command
  • “Place, Bed, or Crate” command
  • “Stand” command
  • “No” command
  • “Settle down”command