Sue Ashby looked in on our four cockatiels for a week, while our house was up for sale. She kept the birds calmed down and their area immaculate. She even sang to them because I told her they liked singing. She sent frequent updates via email and even sent pictures so I knew my babies were all right. Sue is very conscientious and trustworthy. If you want peace of mind while you are away, I would recommend her without reservation.
~ C.M. – Sarasota, FL
Sue Ashby is the best pet sitter we have ever had stay with our six precious kitties. She conducts a pre-interview to get to know the animals and also the parents. She spent at least an hour with my wife and I just going over the particulars and developing the relationship with the animals. She treated our kitties as if they were her very own!
It was a welcome relief to know that our animals were being cared for by such a professional and loving person such as Sue. I would without hesitation recommend Sue to anyone that wants the very best care for their pets. She even sent a text on a daily basis to reassure us that everything was OK.
Thanks Sue for being such a loving and dedicated person to your profession! I really believe our kitties can’t wait for our next trip so they can spend time with you again.
~ Brooks S. Carson – Sarasota, FL
We find ourselves lucky to be introduced to Sue. She takes care of cats while we are traveling several times a year. We are very careful to only allow the most mature, responsible, and conscientious persons in our home while we are away. Sue has not only taken great care of our cats, but we are very confident that she is diligent in closing and locking doors, setting the alarm etc. She is meticulous in keeping pet areas clean and satisfies our request for daily e-mails to let us know all is well. She has gone out of her way to let us know about potential problems with the pool, ants, and always take care to take out the trash on the day it is be picked up. We would always be happy to refer Sue to others needing pet care or home sitting.
~ Robert – Palmer Ranch
We had a wonderful experience with Sue. She took such great care of our dog, Reilly, and I felt so at ease knowing she was here with him. She even stayed later one morning because there was a thunderstorm and she waited until Reilly was calm. He LOVES her and so do we – I give her the highest of recommendations!
~ Sue – Lakewood Ranch
What a great service! Went out of state with my daughter for 10 days and was worried about our cat “Snuggles”. Sue took the worry out and kept me informed on how the cat was doing which brought great piece of mind to me and my 9 year old daughter. Thanks again!
~ Frank – Lakewood Ranch
Sue is an absolutely wonderful person. All of my dogs have all major medical problems and I don’t trust anyone with them, but Sue was wonderful with them. I can go away and truly not worry. I would and will recommend her to everyone I know. Once again thank-you Sue
~ Sharon – Tara
Sue was an amazing pet and home sitter. My dog absolutely adores her and so do I. Sue also goes above and beyond with inspecting each room of the house. While I was away she discovered that I had accidentally left food out while rushing out of house to make the airplane … this could have made for a real bug infested mess. A true professional. I would recommend Sue’s services to anyone who truly cares about the care of their pet and home.
~ Nikki – Beneva
Just a great Sarasota Pet Sitting service!! The owner Sue is British and its like getting this great British Nanny for your animal. She took care of our pets (and plants) when we went on Vacation to Paris for two weeks. Very Trustworthy Person! Somebody who does it out of a love of animals and its very evident.
~ Tonya – Braden River
I’m a first-time dog owner who was a bit nervous to leave her puppy for the first time. Sue came highly recommended and she definitely met my expectations and made me feel very comfortable. Most importantly, Wrigley was happy when we got home! Sue is very loving and warm with animals; she understands them and very quickly puts them (and their owners!) at ease. She is very flexible and willing to do whatever you need. One thing I particularly appreciated was how easy it was to get in touch with her while we were away; she was very responsive via text and always gave me quick updates on how Wrigley was doing. That made the whole time away much easier!
~ Elizabeth Baran
I needed to find a way to transport my cat from Florida to Texas when I recently relocated and was lucky enough to use Sue’s services. She make sure my cat got to the airport and passed all of the items on the airline’s very long checklist. She also followed up to make sure the cat arrived safely in his new home (which he did!). I’m very thankful that I was able to find someone I could trust with my cat’s care during my relocation. I highly recommend Sue for any pet relocation!
~ Rodney Cooke
We are delighted to recommend Sue Ashby for your pets care. We feel so fortunate to have found Sue to care for our 12 year old Maltese. Sue has been caring for our dog, Gabby, for nearly 2 years. Our dog is very happy and well cared for by Sue. We have had medication needs as well for our dog and Sue keeps Gabby on her schedule in our absence. Gabby excitedly greets Sue as her friend. You will find Sue to be responsible, trustworthy, dependable, caring and loving. Sue takes Gabby for walks, plays with her and gives her cuddle time too. Sue will always keep you updated on your pet while you are away. If you are looking for a truly wonderful pet care service give Sue Ashby a try, we did and feel we found a “Real Gem”.
~ Sandra Karman
We have been using Sue Ashby for dog sitting for over a year now and are so pleased to have found her. Our shih-tzu is 16-1/2 and has severe arthritis. Needless to say, she has a few issues — medications, difficulty walking, eyes that drain and need cleaning etc. — and Susan takes care of ALL of Sandy’s needs while we are gone. Sue always stays in touch and sends us updates about how things are going while we are away. We never worry about our pet because we know she’s being cared for just as we would care for her. Sue met with us before to talk with us and our dog before her first pet sitting job and this put our minds at ease. She works with us to keep our dog on her regular schedule and this helps Sandy feel secure while we’re gone. Sue is a warm, nurturing person – reliable and trustworthy – she also brings in our mail (without even being asked . . .). She is a WONDERFUL pet sitter.
~ Myra Kopinski
We are thrilled to have found Sue Ashby to care for our home and our two dogs. She truly loves animals and is extremely reliable and honest. She visited our home on two occasions just to get to know our dogs which was wonderful. Sue kept in contact with us to let us know that all was well. She bonded with our dogs..spending lots of time with them and walked them often. We arrived home to find our dogs happy and healthy and our home was neater than we left it! I highly recommend Sue Ashby to care for your pets…
~ Giselle Fetigan
My owner went out of town for 4 days and couldn’t take me, so she called Walkies Pet sitting and set up a time to meet Sue Ashby. She agreed to come stay a day early so I could get to know her & she would get to know me & my routine. When “Mom” left I cuddled up to Sue and we had 4 days to get to know each other. She took very good care of me, walking, playing, and even romps on the bed. ( I am only a 5 lb. yorkie). She has a very sweet & caring nature. I was very glad to see”mom” come home, but sorry my new friend had to leave. I hope she can come stay again, I guess I will have to think of a reason for “mom” to go away again. Oh, and by the way, she left our home spic & span, so I know “mom” would have her stay any time!! “BUSTER”
~ Sondra Conk
The opportunity to have Sue Ashby stay with our dogs was a great experience for us and for the dogs. A few years ago we had our dog at that time boarded at a vetarinary office and kennel. It turn out not to be a good experience for our dog. At that point we have not and will not board our dogs again. With Sue they had the experience of being at home, having their routine the same, and able to hear a different kind of speech. I am not sure if they liked or disliked watch or listening to the BBC. Maybe they will say some day. We will be having Sue stay with our dogs whenever we go on vacation, or as Sue would say Holiday, or any other reason we cannot take our dogs. Sue is a wonderful person and she really likes animals. With that said I can only give high praises for her dedication and carrying for our pets and all other pets. Good job mate.
On my most recent business trip Sue came to stay with my spoiled co dependent welsh corgi Morrison. I am not sure which one of them had more fun! The piece of mind I had knowing that he was safe and well cared for made my trip away even better. The updates and pictures I got from Sue made my day. As I was unpacking I got a call from Sue and when I said her name Morrison went looking for her with a big smile on his face(yes he smiles just ask Sue) I will be including Sue in all of my future plans when I travel.
Sue Ashby has now pet sit for my cats on two occasions, and thank god I found her! One was a last minute and she was able to pinch hit, and my cats were in great shape. I got updates from her and felt so comfortable that they were in great hands. When I got back, my place was clean and I’m pretty sure she takes care of them better than I do!! One of my cats can be a little skittish initially but he obviously warmed right up to Sue. My last trip was about 2 weeks and my cats can be a bit weird when I leave them, but not with Sue taking care of them!!
I also have a pit bull that goes to a friend’s when I go on vacation and who can intimidate other pet sitters, but Sue didn’t have a problem with him either.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sue for cats or dogs, and I look forward to using her in the future!!
I was fortunate enough to have found Sue Ashby to take care of our 5 year old Golden Retriever for a couple of days instead of putting her at the Kennels. When Sue came to meet us and “Maggie” we immediately felt so comfortable and confident with her. Sue has a way with dogs that only comes from years of experience and a great love for animals. We would not hesitate to ask Sue to take care of Maggie whenever we go away and what is also important is that Maggie would only want Sue to come and live in and look after her.
I hired Sue to babysit my Scottish Fold cat while I was away over Thanksgiving. He promptly fell in love with her and welcomed her as a family member from the very first day. She kept him clean, petted, calm and happy for a reasonable price and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Her serviceto my friends. It’s quite obvious Sue is a thoroughgoing professional who loves her work. I was especially impressed that she reported on his health and state of mind every day as well as sending me pictures of him enjoying himself. He had an enjoyable holiday thanks to her!
Sue recently house sat and took care of our black lab mix, Meg, while we were out of state for 4-5 days. Sue was delightful to meet and she was most capable of handling Meg who can be very willful at times. Sue sent very cute videos and text photos to apprise us of how things were going which gave us great peace of mind. We recommend Sue to anyone seeking reliable and quality pet care and/or housesitting.
Patrick & Scott & Meg
Sue is absolutely fabulous!
We’ve used her twice and been so impressed with her and the kind loving care she shows our cat Maynard
He can sometimes be grumpy!
We always turn to her when we need a “babysitter” for our baby!
Sue is the best pet sitter ever!
Our grumpy cat “Maynard “ really warmed up to her!
She has soothing kind voice that he likes
And is very very reliable and always send updates and pictures!
It is like having your favorite aunt come visit!