ARF! Pet Care was founded in 2008 with the goal to provide professional, loving, dependable and secure pet care services to our clients in the Hampton Roads area. We strive to be the most streamlined and respected pet sitting company in the area. We exist to serve you and your pets by exceeding your expectations.
Whether it's for a routine trim or an extended stay, each visit to Femmes & Fidos begins with a furry version of a red-carpet welcome. Pet pros—all of whom are American Red Cross Pet CPR certified—start with a bit of playtime to get pups happy and relaxed while consulting their people about the dogs’ habits, behavior, and general knee-high outlook on life. Paws ease into padded bathtubs designed to simulate the feel of a mud-hole full of chicken broth and onto cushioned grooming tables. After they've been groomed and re-fluffed, pets romp into their owners' arms smelling lightly of essential-oil-based, aromatherapeutic bath products. Boarding guests snuggle and socialize in lattice-fenced play areas selected to suit their temperament, even if they're aging, anxiety-prone, or behaviorally challenged; the Pet Sitters International members specialize in handling hard-to-please canines.
Paws-N-Play simplifies your daily routine with one-time and routing dog-walking services. After a brief consultation with the owner, a fully insured walker takes a jaunt around the neighborhood with pup in tow. A typical session may include playing, exercise, and basic training reinforcement. Pet owners may also opt for supplements such as feeding, supplying medication, scooping waste, or teaching the dog how to drive.
When Let’s Go! Pet Care’s team members say they care for each pet “as if it were our own,” they want customers to put their claim to the test. Though they love welcoming canines to the dog wash and telling owners all about their eco-friendly pet products, the team is most passionate about their in-home pet-care services. Upon client request, caretakers arrive to remove waste, taxi pets, or walk dogs on trips tailored for their activity levels. For clients who’d rather not take their furry friends to a kennel, pet sitters trained in animal CPR and first aid are available to drop in on pets up to four times per day. While they’re with pets, caretakers can send owners email updates and help pets set up a Twitter handle so they can tell the world about a squirrel they just saw. Let’s Go! Pet Care operates as a division of Eggleston Services, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing job training and employment opportunities to adults with disabilities.
To say that Far Fetched Tales' head trainer, Pamela, has a way with animals would be a major understatement. Her 30 years of experience include time spent working on a farm and showing and training horses, and her own prized corgis, Harley and Jo Dee have won seven national titles combined. Throughout her career, Pamela has helped well-meaning dogs overcome a variety of behavioral issues, from jumping and chewing to separation anxiety and poker addictions, using techniques that focus on positive reinforcement. Beyond training neighborhood pooches to sit and stay, Pamela also offers agility training for pets and owners who are interested in qualifying for competitions, as well as pet sitting and training for service and therapy dogs.
Jennifer Thurman, owner of Sit Happens Dog Training, earned her certification from the International Federation of Guide Dog Schools, and then spent seven years teaching seeing-eye dogs to guide their owners. Using the experience and techniques that she developed as a seeing-eye-dog trainer, Jennifer presses a clicker to signal to family dogs that a treat is on its way in order to teach them to sit, heel, or deal the next round of Go Fish. She leads both group classes and in-home sessions in which dogs and owners learn basic obedience skills or target problem behaviors.