Virginia Pet Sitters

Virginia Pet Sitters

Virginia Pet Sitters locationGreat Falls, Virginia, Fairfax

(7 Reviews)

Offering daily dog walks and vacation pet care visits in your home for all types of furry family members and other pets.

All of our pet sitters have been fully background-checked. We are licensed, bonded, and insured.

BED & BISCUIT (Your pet stays with us!)

Virginia Pet Sitters Reviews

Virginia Pet Sitters Reviews

Review of Virginia Pet Sitters by Sarah Hawkins
1 04/05/2018 Sarah Hawkins

As a former employee, NEVER do business with this horrible man, Rick Rahim. He is incredibly abusive to not only his employees, but I have heard cases of him beating the animals in his care. He came to my house in the middle of the night, rambling drunk like a mad man demanding I give him his keys. He was cussing at me, called me a B***h and a C**t, going on and on making no sense at all, barely able to get most of what he said, all while my baby slept inside. I was terrified and didn't know what he was going to do. I tossed his keys at him because I didn't want to give him a chance to grab me, and becsuae he had clearly been drinking, he didn't catch them. Threatened to call the police because he "didn't want to search for keys in the dark" while his phone flashlight was on. Tossed the keys in his lap and ran inside, saw him tear off through my neighborhood. The man is a complete lunatic and is refusing to pay me and others the money he owes for the jobs we worked. He has a long history of abusive tendencies towards employees and animals.

If you want an honest pet care company that will not charge you obscene amounts, and will never abuse your animals, please visit my friends page. Her company is called Zara's Zen Pet Care and the people who work for her are phenomenal, truly dedicated to the safety and well being of the animals.

Please, if you value the safety of your animals and the fair treatment of hard working individuals, do not do business with this horrible man. He truly could not care less about his staff, his clients or the animals in his care. His ratings have dropped TREMENDOUSLY since 2016 and they are only going lower. That should tell you everything you need to know about this company. Untrustworthy, dishonest and abusive.

I pray no animals come to harm in the hands of this maniac, I already know how he treats the humans he surrounds himself with... No excuse for a grown man to behave that way, none at all.

Review of Virginia Pet Sitters by Jonathan Morstein
1 13/01/2018 Jonathan Morstein

AVOID THIS COMPANY--THEY ALMOST KILLED MY CATS!! I made an online reservation for pet sitting over Christmas and they called me two days later to confirm and get my new Visa number, but they never showed up and my cats went without food for four days. When I got back and called to find out what happened, they said the reservation had been cancelled but I did not do that and they did not send me an email saying it was canx. The owner refused to call me back and no one ever even apologized. FIND SOMEONE ELSE!

Review of Virginia Pet Sitters by Evisa Baraj
1 13/12/2017 Evisa Baraj

Terrible experience .I got bitten by one of their dogs when i was 9 month pregnant .The dog walker could not control the dog ,and after the dog bit me the dog walker tried to leave They did not even reimburse my urgent care bill.They did not answer my phone calls .It was a nightmare .Don't do business with this company .

Review of Virginia Pet Sitters by Cheryl Gannaway
1 04/11/2017 Cheryl Gannaway

I had been a long time customer with this company. I don't know what happened recently but we have had multiple negative experiences that has caused us to seek other options.

1. We went away for a week and scheduled the pet sitter. We did the appropriate paperwork and left notes at the house that we had 3 cats. When we arrived home, we were greeted at the door by only 2 cats. We searched the house and found the third cat locked in a bedroom. He had been trapped in there the entire week and the sitter never noticed that they were missing a cat.

2. We went away for a two week trip. When we arrived home we found notes from the sitter that one of our cats had been "vomiting, throwing up, having diarrhea, etc." during the time we were gone. This is a 16 year old cat! The sitter never notified us during those weeks that our cat was clearly sick and needed treatment! The service does have our cell phone numbers and email.

My husband and I both called the service multiple times and were given horrible customer service. There were no apologies, just excuses.

Please do not use this company!

Edited to add - I have also been charged extra fees in the past few months that were not in the contract!! My husband and I both called multiple times to get the fees reversed and they refuse to do so!

Review of Virginia Pet Sitters by J Walker
5 01/08/2017 J Walker

I have used this company for several years and they have always been fantastic. Accurate billing, quick responses to emails, calls, and late schedule changes. Great notes left by walkers. Highly recommend!

Review of Virginia Pet Sitters by Jin-Kyong Yu
1 17/04/2017 Jin-Kyong Yu

I have also been double/triple/quadruple billed in the past months. Please let me know if you're experiencing this situation as well. I will contact a lawyer so we can take legal action together.

Review of Virginia Pet Sitters by Emily Smith
1 14/02/2017 Emily Smith

After being a client for over 4 years, there have been 4 overcharges totaling over $500 in less than 2 months, which they have refused to reverse. If they have your credit card on file, I recommend canceling the card immediately and contest through your bank!

PS - the 5 star google review is from the shady business owner. Report it as a conflict of interest through google!

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Virginia Pet Sitters Q&A

Virginia Pet Sitters Q&A

What do you love most about your job?

We love playtime with animals! There is nothing more satisfying than being a part of a great day with a pet.

What inspired you to start your own business?

The joy of helping others and caring for their animals when our clients cannot be home.

Why should our clients choose you?

• In business 20+ years
• Full background checks performed on all pet sitters
• Licensed, bonded, and insured
• Office staffed full time. We always answer the phone! (No phone tag)
• We can provide more references than you'll have time to check!
• We are passionate about pets and we love what we do!

Services provided by Virginia Pet Sitters

Virginia Pet Sitters Services


When you cannot be home during the work day, your pet can still play! We'll stop by, go for a walk, play a bit, and be sure we get out for a potty break!


When you're out of town, we'll care for your home and pets. Dog walks, feeding, medications,bring in your mail, rotate your lights. Change litter boxes. Whatever you need!

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