Hi, I'm Sarah, Owner of Sarah Sits-N-Stays.
I've grown up with pets my whole life. As an animal lover myself I have modeled my business after the kind of love and care I give my own animals. As a company, we’ve cared for cats and canines from pups and kittens to sick and elderly dogs. We've even cared for the occasional rabbit, fish and bird. Regardless of the pet, you can be sure you'll receive the best care and love a human can give whether it be from me or my amazing staff:
I’m an animal nut. I started Sarah Sits-N-Stays in 2010 because I wanted to do what I love...spend my day with animals...but also because I saw a need for a service that has a standard so high that the animals in its care are treated like family, given love as closely as possible to what their own humans would do. I grew up with dogs (and goats) as siblings, and worked as a Vet Assistant for almost two years. During Katrina I volunteered for animal emergency relief, and I have a Bachelors of Science in biology from VCU. I have a passion for rescues and rescue work, a weak spot for pit bulls and the like, and I've never met a better friend than a dog.
Growing up surrounded by animals on a farm in Rockbridge County, I only ever dreamed of working with them as an adult. My childhood consisted of raising Labs, Great Pyrenees, Border collies, and, on occasion, horses, goats, and sheep. Later, I was the assistant shop manager at Dogma Grooming for 8 years. Now I've been working with this company for several years, and I love my job and the animals in our care.
Animals are my passion. I have been pet sitting since I was 10 years old, and I absolutely adore all types of animals. I am a graduate of University of Virginia with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. But, I admit, I think I like animals more than people...