Darlene and her staff are top notch. They are very reliable, dependable, and trustworthy. Their love and care for animals really shows in the good job they do.
Joe B. – FL
I just want to thank you once again for watching our home and Robbie, our dog. It was such a blessing to go on vacation for a week and have the home and dog under your expert care while we were away. It was priceless to return to a nice, neat home and our dog Robbie, happy and healthy and secure .
You were the best vacation investment that we made and will certainly use your services in the future. Please feel free to use my name as a reference. I would highly recommend In Home Pet Sitters services for pet care and home sitting to anyone who cared to ask. You have a five star service and heart of gold!
Carolyn S. – Palm Bay, FL
Leslie, with In Home Pet Sitters, provided dog sitting and house sitting services for my dog Moe in June of 2013. Moe is an older dog that is incontinent at times and needs extra care. Leslie proved to be capable and responsible as well as a good communicator. During this time, I had no issues with the services she provided. She was always on time and did a great job keeping me informed of how Moe was feeling and behaving.
I recommend anyone that is looking for a pet sitting/house sitting service to rely on In Home Pet Sitters for these services. I was fully satisfied and felt confident that my dog was in the best hands.
Virginia – FL
My 9 year old Golden Doodle rescue has been having day care and overnights with Darlene’s “In-home Pet Sitters” for over a year. When I go on vacation I know Sunshine is getting great care and having fun. I’m free to enjoy my time away without worry. Monday through Friday while I’m working, I know Sunshine is playing and swimming with his friends. Last September, I fell off a ladder and broke my foot , tore ligaments and was totally immobilized. The first call I made was to Darlene who came immediately to get Sunshine. I’m grateful every day for the professional and loving care that’s provided. I recommend Darlene’s “In-home Pet Sitters” without reservation.
Debbie S. – West Melbourne, FL
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of Recommendation for Darlene Krause. I have known Darlene since February 2010 when she began in-home pet sitting for me.
My husband and I travel 3-4 times a year, usually for a week to 10 days each time. During these times, Darlene has taken care of my 5 dogs, allowing me the freedom to travel and having the comfort of knowing my home and pets were all being given the attention they required during my absence. (One of my dogs can be “a handful” but Darlene had no problems with him.) Darlene is dependable, caring and above all willing to meet the needs of her clients. She has a genuine love for
animals. I never hesitated to leave my pets in her care, knowing she would feed, water, comb/brush, walk and clean up after them. It was so comforting to know they were in her capable hands.
Darlene is professional at all times. She is efficient and timely when meeting to arrange services. She is extremely competent in her performance of the tasks and fair in her pricing. Her willingness to meet my needs, the needs of my dogs, and tailor her services made finding a personal concierge a positive experience. I will use her services in the future and highly recommend her business to persons seeking personal support of this nature.
In summation, I can say that Darlene Krause is a woman of integrity who works hard to please her clients and provides a necessary business niche to our community.
Ann – Satellite Beach, FL
The dogs were fine when we got home, and Robyn texted and sent pictures every day we were gone. The house even looked like it had been cleaned when we got here. She was just wonderful, and I would like to have her again when the occasion rises.
Joyce W. – Sept. 9, 2017
My dog George must have had a fabulous 3 week stay with Darlene…he normal sulks for a week once home again when we travel. For the first time, he is as relaxed coming home as he was when I dropped him off. We had met Darlene a couple of months ago, and when we came back in December for drop off, George ran to her as if they were already old friends.
In addition, such a lovely touch to text us photos of George with all his new furry friends every couple of days.
We will definitely rebook with Darlene, highly recommend!
Sarah R. – Jan 6, 2017
Darlene was great to work with. I was very comfortable leaving my baby in such good hands.
Communications were very good. Darlene was quick to respond to emails and accommodating with drop off and pick up times.
Randy W. – Mar 19, 2018
Darlene provided a warm home and a fun dog camp, all in one, when my pittie, April came to stay. She also accepted a breed that some sitters reject, and did so on short notice when my other sitter bailed.
A shaded back yard with large grassy areas as well as a bone-shaped dog pool. It allows for a lot of outdoor activity and socialization. Inside Darlene’s home, there are no “off-limits”; she allows her boarders on her couch, even in her bedroom. She has crib mattresses on the floor near her bed so all the dogs can feel secure and comfortable while sleeping.
April, who is an “only child,” had never been boarded before, so I was concerned about how she would socialize with Darlene’s other pets. At our Meet & Greet, Darlene introduced her dogs one at a time, so April could ease into the “family”. Darlene also took special interest in April and helped her get accustomed to a more active lifestyle than she has at home, alone, while we’re away at work. I think April may have lost a little weight, which is a good thing; something my vet definitely would be happy about!
April is typically quite anxious during 4th of July fireworks, and afternoon thunderstorms, so I was also very concerned about April being left alone during those times. Darlene and Ron reliably provided 24/7 attention throughout the 10-day board. And on July 4th, they closed the blinds and watched a distracting TV show with all the dogs surrounding them. April could not have felt more safe.
Darlene sent daily photos/texts, which allowed us to freely enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime trip abroad. I can’t recommend Darlene highly enough. She is awesome! We plan on doing doggie day care now, so that April keeps having fun!
Janice N. – Jul 15, 2017 – “April”
Darlene and Ron are the best pet sitter I have ever used. My pups love going to stay with them and I totally trust their well being while they are there. It is like their second home. Darlene sends updates with pictures and is quick to respond to my texts and emails. I cannot say enough good things about them.
Marti V – May 2, 2018 – “Winona” & “Derek”