made the Angie's List honor roll!
Angie’s List is a review site where customers rate their experiences
with businesses on a scale of “A” to “F”.
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.
Cage Free Home Dog Boarding in NJ
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Aunt Darlene's Bed &
BarkFest Cage Free, In Home Dog Boarding is available to All Of New
Cape May County
In the United States there
are over 63 million individuals who own at least one pet, and there are
roughly 64 million dogs and 76 million cats in U.S. households.
Now with five
Cage-Free, In-Home Dog Boarding locations to serve you better
Aunt Darlene's Pet
Sitting & Dog Walking Service, LLC
22 Sherwood Lane, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Client Letters & Testimonials
Please take a minute to read some of the emails that we get from our clients. We would like to thank our wonderful clients for their complimentary letters and testimonials. We truly love every pet we care for and we think of their owners as our extended family. Animals are our passion and because we love our pets so much, we understand how much you love your pets too and our promise to you is to love and care for your pets exactly the same way we do with our own pets.
No better folks to trust your dog with than
Darlene, Tom and their team! My dog Boomer was never left in a kennel
and when I had to travel I was so worried about leaving Boomer but then
I read about Aunt Darlene's. The setting is cage free & more importantly
Darlene & Tom treated Boomer as their own. I never worried again when I
had to travel.
I also had Maryann, one of the dog sitters come to the house each day to
feed & let Boomer out. Maryann also treated Boomer like he was her own
from day 1.
I also want to tell you how they all treated Boomer as he got older &
his needs changed. He went blind & they carried him down the stairs,
when he had to wear diapers they changed them no questions asked but the
thing I will be grateful for forever is the day I had to put Boomer to
sleep. Pam called to tell me he wasn't doing well & stayed with him
until I got home & Maryann, Boomer's daily caregiver was recovering at
home & she came to the house to say goodbye. While that would seem like
more than anyone could ask for both Pam & Maryann then went with me to
vet and said goodbye with me. These are all folks that care so give them
a call you will not be disappointed!
Debbie G., Sayreville
We read a large number of excellent reviews about
Aunt Darlene's pet-sitting and dog walking services, but were still
nervous dropping our dog off for a two week vacation; it would be the
first time we left her with anyone but family and she has some
attachment issues, to put it mildly.
Any concerns we had about whether our girl would be happy at Aunt
Darlene's were put to rest the minute we entered their clean,
pet-friendly home for the initial meet and greet. Tom and Darlene
clearly love animals and know how to care for them, but what sets them
apart is their ability to put people--as well as pets--at ease. They
cared for our girl as if she was part of their family, and when we
picked her up two weeks later, she was happy to see us, but sad to say
goodbye to Darlene and Tom and her new doggie friends.
I'm so glad all the positive reviews turned out to be accurate, and
we're relieved to have found a wonderful place where we can leave our
dog and know that she'll be happy, taken excellent care of, and treated
These guys are truly great! We've also used their Dog Walking service
and Crystle, one of their walkers, did a great job with our pet and our
These guys really are wonderful and I recommend them whole-heartedly.
Liam K., Old Bridge
As a first time user of Aunt Darlene's Bed and
BarkFest, and Cat Sitter, my daughter and I are extremely happy with
this Service. Since this was our first vacation away from home, we were
very hesitant in leaving our babies in a boarding kennel. As soon as I
inquired to Aunt Darlene's about the CAGE FREE environment, I was able
to relax knowing Lacey and Lily (Bichons) were not confined in a cage.
They were so excited going there for the meet and greet. The Sawyers are
wonderful Pet People who honestly love our babies more than just
treating as a business. Their first priority is making sure that each
and everyone is comfortable in their vacation bed or couch. Gino (our
cat sitter) is also an extremely protective care taker. Since Sox was
hiding, he searched high and low and found her under the comforter on
the bed. Coco gave him a run for money since she likes to tear paper
towels as her new hobby. Receiving emails and texts during vacation
calmed our fears and worries. We have already recommended Aunt Darlene
to several people. We know they will also be very happy with Darlene,
Tom and Gino.
Aunt Darlene's Pet
Sitting is the best!! Very professional and cares about our pets like
they are their own. We began using Aunt Darlene's a few years ago as an
in-home pet sitting option for our cats while on vacation. Darlene and
Crystle (our pet sitter) came over to visit our home, go over where
everything was and meet the cats before-hand. We've used them 4-5 times
already and, each time, Crystle does an excellent job taking care of our
cats. If you are looking for a pet sitter, try them out!
Jillian G., Milltown
Darlene and Tom have been caring for our pets for
years. They treat our three big dogs as if they were their own babies.
My husband and I work long hours and wouldn’t be able to have our
rescues if it weren’t for Darlene and/or Tom coming in every day to
play, treat and check on our pups. They don’t even flinch when our
elderly shepherd has an accident. Darlene and Tom are very vigilant when
it comes to the pups and alert us to any lump, bump or behavior change
that they observe. This makes continuity of care possible.
In addition to caring for our dogs, they keep our chaotic lives in a
semblance of calm as they check on the pool, mail and even the tomato
I have never hesitated to recommend Darlene and Tom to our friends and
family. Each and every person that I have recommended them to are amazed
at the care that the animals receive.
Thank you again for your continued care,
Nancy & Bill, Old Bridge
We have never used dog walkers or pet
sitters before – my brother always took
care of our pets when we were away.
Well, he recently moved, so we needed
someone else. We wanted to find someone
1. Loves and can handle large dogs.
2. Can diagnose any problems and have
the means to take the dog to the vet.
We contacted Aunt Darlene’s Dog Walking
and were able to schedule an evaluation
at our house at a time convenient to us
(very late at night!) - Darlene and
Crystle accommodated our challenging
work schedules. My husband and I were
impressed by how friendly and
professionally the evaluation went. Our
dog, a hyper 6 year old 85 lb boxer, ran
into the kitchen, jumped up and down,
and was immediately the center of
attention. The price was very
reasonable, contact information and care
directions were exchanged, and we hired
them to take care of our dog for a week.
Not only did Crystle call us that week
just to let us know everything was ok,
she offered to buy more food for the
dog, she fed our turtles, and brought
our mail in. When we came back, the
house was spotless, and there was a very
long and detailed note describing how
each day went: how he behaved during
each visit, how they played (inside and
outside), what Romby ate, how much he
drank, what treats were given, how often
he went to the bathroom, etc., etc.,
I am a perfectionist by nature (aka a
control freak), and I could not be
happier with how our dog was treated,
how much time, love, and attention he
was given. We are so glad we found
someone who is trustworthy and reliable!
We even gave them our house keys for any
unexpected dog walking requests.
Thank you for all you do!
Julia L, East Brunswick
Darlene has been our loyal pet sitter
for the last five years and I must say
that sitting our pets is no easy task.
We have a turtle, a bird and two
rambunctious large dogs. Without fail
rain or shine Darlene makes all her
appointments. She has done everything
from playing/watching with the dogs to
shoveling snow so we could get back to
the house after vacation. Believe it or
not these are not the things that
compelled me to write on her behalf.
One of our dogs, Lilu who is a five year
old pit mix has come down ill. Lilu has
been diagnosed with a stage two mast
cell tumor, in short cancer. We plan on
doing everything that we can to get Lilu
better but even with Lilu's illness life
goes on. Recently we had to go on a trip
so of course I called Darlene to dog
sit. Normally things go without a hitch
but this time there were problems. One
of the meds that Lilu must take makes
her very thirsty and of course this
means that Lilu needs to pee a lot more.
Twice while we were away Lilu couldn't
hold it and she let go all over the
living room floor. This wasn't your
normal mess either, the excessive water
intake made for a tremendous mess.
Many other dog sitters may have said no
way and left the mess or simply tossed
down some newspaper and bailed out on a
unpleasant situation but not Darlene.
She called me right away, she didn't
call to complain she called to make sure
that Lilu was ok. Her concern was that
Lilu may have lost bladder control due
to her illness. Darlene was ready to
take Lilu for emergency care. I
explained that I think Lilu is ok and
that the additional intake of water has
caused the mess. Darlene didn't even
flinch, all she did was ask where the
additional towels were so she could
clean up the mess. This didn't happen
once it happened twice.
Darlene never balked at the situation
all she did was make room in her
schedule to drop by the house an
additional two more times. She did this
because she has a good heart and true
love of animals. It's no surprise that
both of our dogs love her dearly.
Darlene shows love to our dogs (and
turtles and birds) and professionalism
to her clients.
My wife and I do need to travel a lot
and with Darlene as our pet sitter we
feel confident that everything is well
taken care of even when things don't go
There was even a time a couple of years
ago when we locked ourselves out of the
house. I called Darlene (who has a key
to the house) she dropped everything she
was doing and got us in our house.
There's a saying in business that anyone
can do a task or sell a product but if
you want to be successful you need to be
able to come through with service.
Darlene is the true definition of that
She's trustworthy and dedicated. She
runs her business with her heart and in
this particular line of work that's the
key to success.
Darlene has my family's 100% trust and
Larry & Barbara M., Old Bridge
I have been using Aunt
Darlene's Pet Sitting Service for a little over a year now and I can say
they are amazing!! I have three Akitas and they love Darlene and Tom.
They take excellent care of them - and even go the extra mile to take in
my mail and clean muddy paws on days it is raining even though they
don't have to.. they do it because they love animals. You can tell
the minute you meet them how much they are animal lovers. I trust
them with my 3 precious babies and I also trust them coming into my
home. I would be lost without them - I depend on them and so do my
puppies. My 3 Akitas have never been so happy since the day we
signed them on. They behave better and go straight in the kennel
in the morning. it is the best money I've ever spent by having them come
into my life and my home. I would recommend them to anyone who
works all day and wants their dogs to be let out and taken care of.
They are my life savior and handling 3 Akitas is no joke.. it's a tough
job - and they have done the most outstanding job raising them with me
since they were 9 months old.
Tiffany T., Monroe
Just of note of
thanks to Aunt Darlene’s and specifically Crystle, who took such great
care of our “boys”, Shea and Teagan while on vacation last week.
efforts with my Mom were truly professional and second to none.
Marie checked in with her twice during the week for updates and things
were great. Crystle has shown the patience to learn the nuances of
our boys and work with them.
I can’t begin
to tell you what a relief for us not to have to worry about them while
we’re away. It allows us to enjoy our vacation that much more,
knowing the boys are being well taken care of.
along to Crystle. She is the best!
PS – With
Crystle’s permission, can you send me her address as we’d like to send
her a card of thanks, directly.
If you have
friends or relatives watch your beloved pets when you're away but you
just don't feel completely comfortable they can or will handle it or you
don't want to impose on them any more, you should give Aunt Darlene a
"Aunt" Darlene watch our 2 cats while we're on vacation a few times. We
are extremely satisfied with her service. She always goes above and
beyond for us and our pets. We've joked with people that we're not sure
who's happier when Darlene watches our cats, us for the peace of mind we
receive or our little fuzz-balls for all the attention they get when
we're NOT home! We view having Darlene watch our pets as a treat for
This is a testimonial
that comes from the heart. My dogs are my babies - they can
be spoiled brats at times, but they are truly bundles of unconditional
love. Usually, we have a friend take care of our animals when we go
away. Last year, our plans were changed and we could not find anyone to
overlap a 2 day period of time. My groomer recommended Aunt
Darlene....boy were we so glad she did...We used Aunt Darlene's for the
2 days we needed her, on a holiday week no less, and she came through
for us. Her service was impeccable - my babies were well taken care of
and were extremely happy upon our return home. I didn't write a
testimonial last year, because I, quite honestly, didn't think of it.
However, this year my whole family was going away for the weekend, I
remembered the exquisite service we had received from Aunt Darlene last
year and called her. We arranged for our meeting and to give her the key
- we were so very pleasantly surprised when we arrived home. My babies
were so well taken care of that I don't think they even missed us!!
Darlene went above and beyond - not only were they VERY loved, but their
dishes were washed and shiny, the floor had been cleaned and we had a
wonderful note from Darlene letting us know that they had all been well
behaved. We called Darlene to thank her so very much and let her know
that we were so very thankful that we had someone who understood and
loved our dogs just as we do. Darlene and her husband are truly
exceptional people, and the world of pets needing care when their owners
are away or just stuck, is truly a better place because of them. I could
go on and on about Darlene and her services but I think that I have made
Diane & Pete A.- South
already have some great testimonials on your site but I am happy to add
Also, I wasn’t sure if you would be interested in this
link, but am sending it along anyway. It is a sponsored website for
animal rescue (and a few other causes) and just by clicking on it, you
are contributing. I try and click every day. Anyway, here it is:
And here is my
testimonial: I can not say enough about Aunt Darlene. She sat
for our kitty cat Callie twice so far, and took such good care of her –
I think Callie missed Darlene when I returned! Darlene not only fed
Callie, and cleaned the litter box, and swept up the kitchen floor, she
spent time petting her and brushing her fur every day. There was a
snowstorm while I was away on vacation, and Darlene even shoveled the
walkway to the front door! To anyone looking for someone caring and
reliable to sit for their pet while they are away, I would highly
recommend Darlene and her service.
Janet H., East Brunswick
I highly recommend Aunt
Darlene's Pet Sitting Service. This is the first time that we used a
pet sitting service and Darlene did an excellent job with both of
our dog's. She went beyond what we expected. When we arrived
home both of our dogs were very happy and content. We will
definitely continue using Darlene's services. I know that if I
had left my dogs in a kennel they would not have received the love
and attention that Darlene gave them.
Thank you Darlene for
the exceptional service that you provided for our animals.
Don and Joyce C., No.
After Darlene came over for the consultation visit, I was completely
secure in the the fact that my cats and my home would be in good hands
while I was away. When I returned from my vacation I was in awe! My cats
were happy & healthy (it was as if they hardly missed me!) and my house
was beyond perfect. It was almost as if i never left...except for the
fact that the mail was neatly sorted, the unexpected packages I received
were neatly stacked in the foyer, the cat litter was TOTALLY clean and
my trash can had been emptied... I ended up extending my vacation for a
day and at a moments notice Darlene was able to come over, pick up extra
cat food and take care of my cats...Aunt Darlene's is wonderful...Thank
you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!
Ilsa Q., East Brunswick
Thank you for an
outstanding job. Upon my return I found my floor spotless, the
deck well-scrubbed; and most of all my dogs, Mandy and Benny, happy!
Special thanks to Maryann,
our pet sitter for the week, for all she has done to fill the void with
Mandy and Benny while we were gone! My daughter said she was
"wonderful" with the dogs and the nicest person too!
In the future I will feel a
lot better knowing that I can depend on you rather than a kennel when
vacations come along.
Aunt Darlene’s services
come highly recommended.
Regards, Debbie S.,
I would highly recommend
Darlene and her pet sitting service. This was our first time using such
a service and we were very apprehensive of our cats being taken care of
by a stranger. But after our initial consultation with Darlene we knew
right away that we had nothing to worry about. She was very
professional, friendly and thorough in going over everything with us and
she took notes on things we said specific to our 2 cats. The biggest
selling point was how Peepers and Tabby came right up to her with no
hesitation. That is very unusual for both of them because they have a
tendency to hide when anyone other than us enters our home. She kept
in contact with us over our vacation and also went above and beyond what
we expected. We came home to a vacuumed house which was a very pleasant
surprise and 2 very happy cats. I will definitely be looking to use
her services in the future and will recommend her to anyone who asks.