We are a current member of Pet Sitters Associates.
Services & Rates
No matter what service you require from our team, we will make ensure your pet’s safety and comfort.
*Rates are based on one or two dogs or cats. Final quotes are left to our discretion.
**Rates are based on one-hour escorts of your pet to the vet or groomer. Rates may increase if the trip exceeds an hour.
Lost a Pet?
If you have lost your pet or if you have found a stray or injured animal, contact your local animal control officers.
The local stray holding facility is Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center. Visit their stray search page to view stray pets or submit lost reports.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday to Saturday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center is closed on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Other Local Organizations
Hours of Operation
Tuesday to Thursday: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Friday to Saturday: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Augusta Regional SPCA is closed on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Augusta Regional SPCA Benefit Shop
2217 North Augusta Street
Terry Court Shopping Center
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: (540) 886-0444
Hours of Operation
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
What Our Clients Are Saying
“I am proud to have been Sylvia's first client way back in 2004. She has been an exemplary and indispensable pet sitter, from the two golden retrievers we had then, Mac and Tilley, all the way through Molly and Mossie, and now for just Mossie.
We have entrusted not only our beloved dogs to Sylvia, but also our home. She has been vigilant, and we have never had a single problem that Sylvia did not immediately recognize and properly handle. This includes her time in our 1790's house while we were away in Europe, on trips ranging from 2 weeks to a full month. Sylvia Baldwin is a dedicated and loving caregiver for animals. She has even tended to my Angora goats when we were away for day trips. I know firsthand that Sylvia is trustworthy, conscientious, attentive, and tuned-in to animal behaviors, especially if something seems amiss. I do not hesitate to recommend Sylvia Baldwin to you for loving and responsible care of your animals.”
–S. Holler, Waynesboro, Virginia
“We can highly recommend ‘The Dog Nanny’ to pet owners considering pet sitting services in your home. Our 14 yr. old dog had the best care with Sylvia we could have ever imagined. He was ill at the time and she gave him medicine, took him to the vet several times, conferred with us on the phone frequently.
Sylvia is very professional and we feel confident that the only concern you will ever experience is that your pet will want to leave with Sylvia when she departs for her home at the end of her stay. Our dog received the best care we have ever experienced over many years of having sitters in our home while we are traveling, and we gained a new friend as well. The pet world should be full of ‘Sylvias.’”
–R. and C. Browne, Waynesboro, Virginia
“Sylvia Baldwin has been puppy sitting our three Boston terriers and taking care of our home for several years when we are away. She loves and cares for our ‘children’ as much as we do. Her genuine interest for animals is heartfelt and honest. We feel very comfortable on our vacations knowing that Sylvia is taking great care of our ‘family.’”
–C. and C. Hughes, Staunton, Virginia
“Sylvia has been supporting us with the management of our dogs, Jackson and Jules, for the last 6 months. In that time, her 10 years of experience has been apparent. She is extremely caring and conscientious in everything that she does. Her reliability and punctuality provide us with peace of mind that is very much appreciated and settling.”
–D. and C. Pugh, Waynesboro, Virginia
“You provided love and care to my most important possession. Knowing you were with her every day allowed me to relax and do my job free of stress. But it wasn't just the knowledge that her bladder had been emptied and she'd been walked. You were a valuable source of information and expertise and have helped guide me and given me confidence as a dog mother. We truly cannot thank you enough for all the walks, cuddles, kisses, and belly rubs. We'll both miss you sooo much.”
–S. and D., Waynesboro, Virginia (Now in Florida)
"Sylvia is the best! Words cannot express how amazing she is and how much she cares for your dog. When I moved here I had two rescue dogs, Lola and Boots. Lola was fifteen and Boot was nine. I recently had to say goodbye to Lola and I wouldn't have been able to get through it without her, nor would Boots. Her heart for the dogs she cares for is unmatched and they love her equally in return. Boots looks forward to her coming every day and Sylvia always checks in to let me know how he is. She is kind, loving and goes the extra mile to make sure your family member is well taken care of 🙂 I travel for my work and try to plan my trips around her availability, that way I know Boots is having the best time and is well taken care of."
–C. Clark, Christiansburg, Virginia
"Excellent service! Thank you so much Sylvia!"
–Chris, Waynesboro, Virginia