Erin's Purrfect Pet Sitting

Affordable Pet Sitting Service in Earlysville, VA

Earlysville, VA

About Erin's Purrfect Pet Sitting

Hi, I'm Erin Hallahan. I've been pet sitting and dog walking for over 20 years.

Rates are as low as $10.00 a day. I cater to Ivy, Charlottesville, Earlysville, Ruckersville, Free Union, Advance Mills, parts of Dyke and Crozet, Virginia.

References are available upon request.

Services

Pet sitting Dog walking Horse sitting

Brands

I pet sit horses, cats, and dogs.

Remodeling cost guides

Pet Proofing Cost
Typical cost to pet proof a house in Earlysville is about $490 (pet gates, furniture protection and invisible fence)

Earlysville, VA 22936
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Payment options
Erin Hallahan accepts cash and checks
Certifications/licenses

I used to be affiliated with KBS Instruction and Boarding as a stablehand. Also, Brookhill Farm, and Millington Stables as a stablehand. And I used to be connected to Monticello Animal Hospital as a Kennel Worker and Creatures Great And Small as a Kennel Worker.

Cities served
Charlottesville and Earlysville
Services offered

The first question I would ask a person if I were seeking pet care for my animal is do you have any references and if so can I contact them? If the person says he does have references but you cannot contact them, they either do not exist or the person did such a poor job sitting/ walking that he/she is afraid the reference will give them a bad review. And the person wanting the pet sitter/ dog walker has to make sure and follow through with any phone calls to any references. The second question people should ask is how much they are charging for the service. Many, like me, change their rates- they do not have a fixed rate. For many, they charge by the hour, day , or by how many animals they are expected to take care of ,or they may charge by how many miles they're expected to drive.

It's very important for me to stay in contact with the customer so I can stay in contact with their pets.

I got started pet sitting in my neighborhood for people.

I have been a stablehand at various barns throughout the Free Union/Earlysville/Charlottesville areas.

The types of jobs that are most common are jobs where the customer needs me to pet sit for the week or 3 days.

It was really about 2 years ago. The job entailed looking after a field of 5 horses and a houseful of 4 cats for 2 weeks while the owner was in England.

I would say that someone looking for a pet sitter/ dog walker should be specific about the animal's breed. A lot of people will not pet sit or dog walk the so called 'dangerous breeds' e.g. Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Pit Bulls, because they have so many misconceptions about the breed. For a pet sitting job , ESPECIALLY one in which the owner is going to be away for more than 3 days, they should be specific about the vet they use and the phone number, as well as any other emergency contacts. People should also always provide the pet sitter / dog walker with information such as the owner's cell or email address, too. And last, but not least, pet owners should make an effort to inform the dog walker / pet sitter about any known behavioral issues and any known health problems. For pet sitters , it's important to know the exact diet the animal is on, along with how many times a day they are fed.

Reviews

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Erin was great with our two cats while we were gone. It really put my mind at ease knowing she was taking such good care of our fur babies. When we got home they both seemed very relaxed and happy. She even offered to take out the garbage while we were gone! I will happily use her services again. Thank Erin!

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Erin was great with our black lab. She sent daily updates and even stayed the night when there was an issue with locking the door. It was nice knowing that we had someone watching after our dog!

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Erin did a great job with my guy (large dog) while I was out of town. She sent daily updates, videos, pictures, and even checked in on him after I got back home :) I felt good knowing she was there, and have already hired her for another getaway weekend! Highly recommend!

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Erin clearly loves animals and enjoyed getting to interact with my kitties. I appreciated her daily updates and I'm sure the cats appreciated the company!

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Erin did a great job taking of my seven cats. That's lots of cat dishes and plenty of kitty litter! She kept me updated on how the gang was doing with pictures and texts. I'm happy she took care of my cats.

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Erin is the best sitter for my fur babies! Very attentive and loving. My friends will hire her as well!

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I chose Erin because she appeared to have a passion for the well being of animals. True enough, not only did she feed my cat on schedule and as instructed, she also played with and petted him. Moreover, Erin also sent me daily updates and images, and so I felt very assured that my cat was in good hands. I highly recommend Erin.

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Erin watches my cat Sophie whenever I go out of town. She is without question the best cat-sitter I've worked with. Erin is really great about keeping me updated on how Sophie is doing when I'm gone and I always feel confident that she's giving Sophie the attention she needs when I'm gone. Erin is careful to monitor how much Sophie is eating and drinking and if she has concerns about her not getting enough water, she reaches out to me and brainstorms how to help her be more hydrated. Sophie loves her and she's someone I reach out to whenever I need a sitter. Highly recommend!

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Erin did a great job of taking care of Hazel. She was great about keeping us updated on Hazel's eating and overall well being. She is very caring and kind.Thanks :)

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I used Erin to watch my cat and dog while I was out of town for a couple of weeks. She sent texts everyday with how they were doing, and I definitely was able to relax knowing Erin was watching my pets.

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Erin looked after my 4 cats and did a fine job. She kept me informed of how they were doing. I would be happy to use her services again.

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I used Erin to watch my cat while I went out of town for a week. She did a wonderful job. My cat was very happy. Erin kept me updated by email throughout the week. I will definitely be using her services again and will be happy to recommend her to all my friends.

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Erin took care of our cat over the holidays while we were away and she did a great job. Achilles was happy and healthy when we returned and Erin gave us periodic updates throughout the week. She was also very responsive to emails and phone calls which I greatly appreciated. We will certainly be calling Erin again and recommending her to our friends.

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Erin is very professional and good with animals. We called her when we went out of town for a week and she kept us updated the whole time!

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We called Erin very soon before we left town for 10 days to ask her to look after our dog and she came over right away and agreed to do the job. She was very dependable and kept in touch with us, which was very nice since we were gone for so long. We were very happy with her services.

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I called Erin somewhat last minute (just a few days before we were supposed to leave) and she was not only willing to help, but very flexible in setting up meeting times and working under short notice. She did a great job while we were away, taking care of our two cats and our vegetable garden as well as sending updates throughout the week that were greatly appreciated! We will definitely be calling Erin again next time we travel, and I recommend her without hesitation.

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I've known Erin for several years and have always been impressed with the care and concern that she shows toward animals. She makes their well-being her number one priority.

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We were very lucky that Erin was able to come take care of our new puppy at the last minute. Our little one warmed up to her right away and it was immediately clear that Erin has a natural gift with animals. On both occasions Erin gave me updates on how the visit went and it was much appreciated. Would highly recommend her!

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I have known Erin for a number of years and can attest to her conscientious care of her own animals. She has studied a multitude of books on dogs, cats, and horses to make sure she has a more in depth knowledge so she may better serve the needs of her pets and those she takes care of in her business. She takes her pet sitting jobs very seriously and I would not hesitate for her to care for mine if I needed her to do so.

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I usually get a family member to watch my cats, but this time we were all going away together. After seeing Erin's reviews, I contacted her and she was able to take care of my furry "kids" for my long weekend. She kept me updated after each visit. I definitely give her my recommendation. And will not hesitate to request her services in the future.

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I would recommend Erin to everyone. She didn't hesitate in agreeing to take care of our 3 cats, on very short notice. We really appreciated that. It was her first time sitting for us, but after meeting her our minds were at ease. Her gentle, sweet manner and sincere concern shows through. We will be calling her every time we need our cats taken care of.

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I have known Erin for quite a few years now and can say with confidence that she is a loving person. She especially loves animals and will always do her best to care for them.

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I have known Erin for a number of years, She has worked at my barn doing a large selection of chores. She is very systematic and excellent with horses. She tries to do a very thorough job, and has empathy with all our animals.

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Erin did a great job coming over to feed and take care of our dogs and cat. She is dependable and her prices are very reasonable. I would recommend her to anyone.

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Erin did a great job taking care of my cat while I was out of town for the weekend. My cat is usually very timid and hides from everyone but she seemed to take to Erin right away. Erin also did a great job keeping in touch and sent me a picture of my cat while I was away!

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We are very happy we found Erin to care for our cat while we were away. She is very professional, and gave us regular updates. Out cat is usually skittish around new people, but he warmed up to Erin very quickly. We highly recommend Erin because she cares deeply about the well-being of our animal family members.

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Erin is dependable, reliable and takes great care of my cats when I'm away. She also does little extra things (mail, water my garden if it's hot). She communicates very well. Her prices are very reasonable. Would recommend her to anyone! Bev

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I have found Erin to be reliable and interested in her job-she responded to my initial email promptly and asked several questions pertaining to her responsibilities that reflected her experience with caring for animals-I am happy I chose her.

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Erin is a great pet-sitter! She spends quality time with my puppy and he is always ready to take a nap when she leaves. She sends me pictures and updates on how he's doing when she's with him. She is thoughtful, reliable and trustworthy. Having Erin over is definitely a highlight of my dogs day. I recommend her to anyone who wants a pet-sitter that genuinely cares about pets and enjoys spending time with them.

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Erin is a fantastic pet sitter! I was out of the country for seven days. She kept me informed about my dog and I was able to enjoy my vacation without worrying. I would call her back anytime for her service.

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Erin is sweet, reliable and fun. My dog, James, who does not bond with just anyone, adores her.

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Erin watched and walked my dog Chopper. He can be a hand full. He is a Jack Russell Boxer mix. Lots of fun but determined. She was always patient, but just as determined! She was reliable and prompt. Chopper loved her too!

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