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I just wanted to let Beyond Barks and Jo know that you guys have been an absolute lifesaver. I would recommend your service to anyone. Jo is an amazing person and she is one of the kindest, sweetest, dedicated people we have ever met. I wish your business nothing but success in the future. I’ll definitely keep spreading the word about you guys to my friends and co-workers who live in your service area. Thank you again for the great work!


I just wanted to send you guys a huge thank you! We’ve never used a pet sitting service before mainly because my husband didn’t feel comfortable with it. (We’ve always utilized boarding)

This pet sitting experience was THE BEST!! The dogs were super calm, relaxed, and happy when we returned. My husband said, “We will never board them again this was great and Brenda is our new sitter!”

So thanks again!

Andre & Donyale

We recently left our dog with Beyond Barks and it was a great experience from beginning to end. Portis, our chocolate lab, has some nervous tendencies and we rescued him from a shelter so he does not do well being boarded. Kristy came to our house to meet Portis and brought Ana with her, who ultimately opened up her home to Portis during our vacation. Both are true professionals and their love for animals is obvious. We have never come home to a happier dog when returning home from a vacation. We were kept up to date via text and videos while we were gone, which all showed him looking like he was right at home. Ana’s 2 cats were very good hosts and took to him because one of them was right by his side in every photo. Her dog was a gracious host as well and is a very sweet dog. I would highly recommend them to anyone, including someone who just needs to have their dog walked during the day. It has been an ordeal for us every time we are going away, trying to figure out who would take care of him. The search is over and we have found a place to take Portis from now on. Thanks to Kristy, Ana, Ana’s mom, and the furry Rafael, Cupid, and Julian for giving so much love to Portis while we were gone. We are so happy that we found you all!

The Hills

Kristy and Brenda are wonderful to work with. They are timely in their responses, and professional, and my dogs are always happy when we get home. They communicate with us when we are gone letting us know everything is ok and seeing what they can do to make it better for my sensitive dog. The best part is, that they go that extra mile because they love them. I would recommend them to anyone.


Beyond Barks has been fantastic. They are very reliable, trustworthy, and flexible. Most of all my dog and cat love them. I love the fact that I don’t have to board my dog overnight anymore when my family takes a day trip. I can’t say enough good things about them. Very professional company.


“My girlfriend Lacey, and myself, are simply thrilled with your company!

We cannot say enough great things about Beyond Barks!!

We have traveled probably a dozen times this Summer and we have never been disappointed with the level of care our beloved pets have received. We are thrilled with your company and the care our babies receive from your great staff!!

Thanks again and see you soon!”

Mark and Lacey in Jefferson, MD

“Thank you so much for squeezing Chewie into your holiday weekend schedule. I can’t begin to tell you what a lifesaver you were! I am so happy to know he has been good for you and I just have to tell you what a world of a difference his mid-day walks have made for us (OK mostly me). When I come home from work he has been in his dog bed resting, he is not as hyper and most importantly he has not made a mess out of my house!

Beyond Barks has seriously made my life easier and Chewie’s life better.

Just wanted to say thanks.”

– Kelly

“I am simply thrilled to have finally found a pet-sitting company who truly cares about my animals as I do. I have utilized other pet-sitting companies in the past and none have compared to Beyond Barks. The professionalism, quality of care, and compassion provided to my beloved animals by the staff of Beyond Barks are invaluable to me. I feel extremely confident when I leave my animals (including two horses, four Shetland Sheepdogs, and a number of cats) in the care of the staff at Beyond Barks that they will receive the level of care and attention that they deserve and that I expect.”

– Pam

“Puppies are a lot of work, and have a shortened timetable for bathroom breaks and consume food at an amazing rate which of course means more trips to the yard! Beyond Barks worked with Luna’s schedule, even showing up in the middle of the night to take her outside which was much appreciated! Kristy, our Beyond Barks contact, has developed a great relationship with Luna, and has even welcomed her into her own home! The most recent Beyond Barks visit happened during the June power outage, and we couldn’t be more appreciative. Beyond Barks worked with the very fluid situation of us losing power as we were getting ready to go out of town for the day and Kristy welcomed Luna into her home for the day to let her have some doggie playtime with her own pets, and of course, keep Luna nice and cool! Customer service is the lifeblood of a successful business, and Beyond Barks has demonstrated its dedication to our beloved family members, time and time again. If you are seeking knowledgeable, wonderful pet lovers who can work with your schedule and take care of your pets, give Beyond Barks a call!”

– Tony

“I have used Beyond Barks a few times now and once even with last-minute notice. Whether going out of town for a weekend or an extended vacation, what to do with the dogs is always the question. Kristy and her crew do a wonderful job of walking, feeding, and playing with Tai and Monroe while we are away. My Boston Terrier doesn’t like to be alone and I have to say when we get back he is happy to see us but not stressed out which is great. I will certainly be calling them again for future visits!”


“Laura and her team at Beyond Barks are fabulous. I have two vital requirements for a dog/house sitter: 1) that they LOVE my dogs, and 2) that I can trust them with all my belongings and home. Beyond Barks is a home run on both requirements! When we got back from our trips, our little pups were brushed, thrilled, and the house looked great…and while we were gone, we got text message updates and photos – awesome.”

– Suzi

We wanted to thank you for the fabulous experience our family had this week with Beyond Barks and with Joleen.

Joleen has made all of the other pet sitters I’ve had, or ever heard about, seem like… well like we want to keep Joleen forever! We received daily updates which were one of the highlights of a tough trip. The house was all taken care of, the yard clean, and not even any muddy paw prints when we got home despite the rain. I saved the journal writings to read this morning with coffee and it gave us the picture of our mutt getting totally spoiled, just the way we wanted!

Thank you both so much!!!

– Anne and Bill