Your Pet’s Family When You Can’t Be

Auntie Abby’s Professional Pet Sitting Services offers a variety of pet sitting services designed to make your pet’s life (and yours) easier! We offer customized packages for long term arrangements. 

Auntie Abby's Professional Pet Sitting

Drop-In Visits

Drop-in visits are perfect for the pet owner that needs their pet let out, fed, and/or played with during the day while they are at work or out of the house for the day or evening. We customize the provided services at each drop-in visit to your pets needs for that particular time of day.

Here is what a Drop-In Visit Can Include:

Here are a few reasons we provide drop-in visits for our current clients:

*Rates start at $25/30 minutes and are determined by the type of pet, number of pets, needs during the visit, and are subject to change at any time with notice.

Dog Walking

We love getting active with your pets, so we enjoy taking your pets on walks through your neighborhood and nearby paths. Your dog will get plenty of exercise during their walk and will likely return ready for a nap. The amount of exercise your dog needs depends on their health, breed, size, and age. We keep this in mind when developing an exercise plan for your dog. We will communicate with you often to keep abreast of changes in your dog’s health and activity level so that we can make sure that we are exercising your dog properly.

If there are certain routes that our walkers should avoid when exercising your dog we will discuss that during our meet and greet.

Our dog walking service can be added on to our drop-in visits with your dog if you are participating in that service as well.

Here is what a Drop-In Visit Can Include:

*Rates start at $25/30 minute per walk

Here are a few reasons we provide dog walking services for our clients:

Do you need daily dog walking or walks multiple times per day? We can customize a plan for you that is either stand alone walking or encompases drop-in visits as well.

Overnight Pet Sitting & House Sitting

Auntie Abby’s Professional Pet Sitting Service offers overnight stays to make sure your pet and home are secure.

We know that pets are most comfortable in their own homes and some of them need someone there throughout the night to keep them company, give them a sense of security, and help comfort them while they process you being away. Our sitter will stay overnight in your home with your pet however your pet is most comfortable (sleeping in bed with the sitter or kenneled) and will make sure that their every need is tended to while you are away. Throughout the day we will send you updates on how your pet is doing along with photographs. We offer different packages depending on what your pet needs and what you are most comfortable with.

*Rates start at $130/per day.

Reasons our clients hire Auntie Abby’s for Overnight Pet Sitting / House Sitting

Vacation Home Visits

Headed out of town or have a busy day ahead? No problem! One of our caregivers will visit your home up to 4 times per day to take care of your precious pals. This service includes all of the complimentary pet and house sitting amenities (watering plants, daily collection of mail and packages and taking out the garbage) without the overnight stay. Visits are offered in 30, 45 and 60 min increments and can be mixed and matched any way you like to keep your pets on their regular routine. For households with dogs, our first visit will be made at 7am or prior. For our last visit, we will stay until 10pm to ensure no one goes too long without a potty break!

Here’s What A Vacation Home Visits Can Include:

*Rates start at $25/30 minutes and are determined by the type of pet, number of pets, needs during the visit, and are subject to change at any time with notice.

Reasons our clients hire Auntie Abby’s for Vacation Home Visits

House Sitting (No Pets)

Going out of town and taking your pets with you? We provide house sitting services to help keep your home maintained and secure while you are away. We can stop by regularly while you are away to prevent the appearance of an empty house. We can also make sure that your trash goes out, your plants are watered, packages and mail are brought in, oversee service appointments and more.

*Rates are dependent on location, package level and task list.

Reasons why our clients hire us for House Sitting with No Pets

Pet Nannying

Does your pet have a hard time being alone or need to be under supervision at all times? We offer pet nannying services to alleviate the worry of leaving your pet alone and keep them happy, comfortable and safe while you run errands or to an appointment. We understand that every pet is different and may have additional needs.

*Rates start at $30/hour (minimum of 2 hours to book) to stay with your pet for a short period of time while you’re away. Rate is dependent on a variety of factors and will be discussed with you during your Meet & Greet.

Reasons why our clients use our pet nannying service:

Other Pets

Do you have a pet that isn’t a cat or a dog that needs care while you’re away? Our team can develop a customized care plan to tend to the needs of the following animals:

  • Amphibians (Frogs, Lizards, Iguanas, etc.)
  • Birds
  • Chickens
  • Fish
  • Gerbils
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Rabbits
  • Snakes

Rates are set based on the type of animal, their needs, and expected routine.

“Abby was fantastic for us this week! She let our dog out while we took a quick getaway. She was very responsive to messages and the photos/updates she sends with each visit were very reassuring that our dog was in good hands. She even volunteered to water our outdoor plants when she noticed they were looking a little thirsty. I’d definitely recommend her!”

Alison Moon

“”I recently had Abby come in daily to check on my two kitties. They’re very shy and hide when strangers arrive. Abby cleaned their litter boxes and refreshed their food and water along with setting out treats. She was able to send pictures of them even though she had to search their favorite hiding places to locate them. I felt completely confident leaving them, knowing they would be well taken care of. I highly recommend her and won’t hesitate to have her take care of my fur babies again.””

Kathy Purcell

“I have used Auntie Abby’s Pet Sitting Service when our GSP was a pup and continue to use their services even though our girl is now 16 months. Abby or one of her staff come in twice a week while I’m volunteering to give her a chance to get outside, stretch her legs, potty, play and give her some extra hugs while I’m not home. If you need to give your dog or cat a break from being home alone I highly recommend Auntie Abby’s Professional Pet Sitting Services. They are a top notch organization.”

Bobbi Trachta Smith

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? We have an answer! Check out our frequently asked questions and contact us if we don’t have an answer for you below.

We care for animals 7 days a week, 7 am to 10 pm. Our business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm for scheduling and inquiries. Prospective clients may call 515-240-7129 during these hours to speak with us in regards to our services.

A Liability insurance policy protects a business owner in case they are liable for accidental damage or injury that they cause while caring for pets in your home. Bonding means that the job that the sitter has been hired to do is performed and that the customer is protected against losses from theft or damage done by a company’s employees or contractors. Our Insurance is specific to the Pet industry.

Our screening process includes: A face-to-face interview, followed by both professional and character reference checks, followed by a complete criminal history and background check conducted by PetProCheck, a preemployment screening screening company designed solely for pet based businesses. All of our Pet Sitters are Liability Insured and Bonded. Each sitter shadows business owner Abby Strong on several types of pet sitting jobs prior to joining our team.

If you have any other questions, please contact us