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Barbara O.

55 Reviews
35 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 7 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Barbara's Resident Pets

5 old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Barbara's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Barbara

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I love cats and offer cat sitting as well as dog sitting! I'm happy to stay at your house or visit your kitty while you're away.

Fifteen (15) year PROFESSIONAL PET SITTER! More than 800 satisfied clients; many over 10 years! Fenced in areas and exercise pens. 25 year Vet experience. Elder and unique-needs pets a specialty. Dogs, cats, aquatics, reptiles and more! Pet rescues, rehab and relocation services available. Breeder, training and groomer recommendations too! We guarantee 100% response rate. We are not 'part-time', this is our business!

My mother was a long-time breeder of smaller Poodles in the 70's & 80's in and around Nassau County's 'Gold Coast'. I grew up caring for those many litters and assisting her in dealing with the clients.

In the early 90's I began as an assistant manager of pets and property on an estate in Centre Island on the water of Oyster Bay. I had found my calling! By the mid to late 90's I started what soon became Long Island's Finest Pet Care. In January 1998 I went professional, full time! My tongue-in-cheek tag line was (and still is!): "your place or mine?..." as I had developed 'in-home clients' AND 'home service' clients.

Those were scary times AND the best of times! My business grew dramatically by word-of-mouth and superior customer service. I had affiliated myself with the local Vet while on the estate in Centre Island and continued to work closely with (and for) her (almost 15 years) gaining invaluable experience. The Vet who bought her practice is my friend and trusted team member to this day...all about a mile from my home. In addition to this primary Vet I have great working relationships with many other Vets in my service area...some recommend me regularly.

I am a Course 101 & 102 graduate and Pack Leader here at DogVacay. My references have been checked and I have been Phone Interviewed!

Check-Out Time is 10:00AM. Pick up and drop off is by appointment only; 9AM to 8PM. Your PROMPTNESS is greatly appreciated!!

Any 'off-site' errands/activities on behalf of the client are $25.00 each

Certified PSI member.

Barbara J. O
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Barbara O.

55 Reviews
35 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 7 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 15, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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References Checked
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Barbara's Home
$48 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$65 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Daycare At Barbara's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$50 /min
$65 /max
$25 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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55 Reviews
What we liked most about Barbara was her laid back attitude which seemed to put Axel immediately at ease with her. He's already got another stay booked for June!
Barbara was great. It was a last minute reservation as our previous sitter had a family emergency. Barbara was kind, knew dogs and our "Charlie" was happy and content when we picked him up. Would definitely use Barbara again. Thank you so much for a great experience.
Barbara is terrific! She cared for my three cats while I was out of town. All was perfect. She spent time playing with the cats and sent me a great slide show of them. Everything (food bowls, litter box, floor, etc.) was neat as a pin when I got home.
She even told me how to fix my garage door keypad! I would highly recommend her!
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