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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Meet The Humans Behind Our Hoofs & Woofs: Sarah P!

This week we are continuing our series where you can meet the people behind Hoofs & Woofs professional pet sitting. Up next is Sarah P!


Sarah Pemberton is a mom to two awesome kids and a fabulous husband. She has always been an avid animal lover, growing up with dogs and horses all through childhood and into adulthood. She worked in the corporate world before having her children and taking time off to be with them. Sarah lives in Middleburg, Virginia with her five dogs that she hunts with and participates in AKC hunt tests, with the exception of her toy schnauzer who thinks he is in charge of all the big dogs.


To learn about our other professional pet sitters and our services in Middleburg, Virginia visit us online at: http://hoofsandwoofspets.com/



Monday, July 17, 2017

Meet the Humans Behind Our Hoofs & Woofs: Tara P!

Today we are continuing our series where you can meet the people behind Hoofs & Woofs professional pet sitting. Up next is Tara P.!


Tara Planeta is a certified equine massage therapist and lives on a farm in the Middleburg area. She loves all animals, and especially enjoys spending time with her German Shepherd dog, cat and Thoroughbred mare. When Ms. Planeta is not caring for animals she is a free lance musician/teacher around the greater DC region.

To learn about our other professional pet sitters and our services in Middleburg, Virginia visit us online at: http://hoofsandwoofspets.com/

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Meet the Humans Behind Our Hoofs & Woofs: Christine V.

Good afternoon,

Today we are continuing our series where you can meet the people behind Hoofs & Woofs professional pet sitting. Up next is Christine!


Christine Vallejo grew up in Virginia Beach. She had a 10 year career in the criminal justice field then went back to school in 2007 to be come a veterinary technician. Christine worked at Piedmont Equine Practice in The Plains for 3 1/2 years as a vet tech where she had an extensive amount of hands on experience in addition to the knowledge gained through school. She also worked at Marion Dupont Equine Medical Center. Christine currently works at Middleburg Humane as their Equine Rescue Program Manager. In her down time Christine spends her time with her Thoroughbred gelding, Berry and her Kitty.

To learn about our other professional pet sitters and our services in Middleburg, Virginia visit us online at: http://hoofsandwoofspets.com/

Monday, June 26, 2017

Meet the Humans Behind Our Hoofs & Woofs: Kelly B!

Good afternoon,

Today we are starting a series where you can meet the people behind Hoofs & Woofs professional pet sitting. Up first is Kelly!


Kelly Borkowski has a B.S. in Equine Science from Virginia Interment College. She moved to Middleburg in 2000 to follow her passion with horses as well as all animals. She started pet sitting for friends as soon as she moved to the area so the transition to a full time career came naturally. Kelly competed in Hunters and Jumpers as well as exercised fox hunters and racehorse at the Middleburg Training Center. She lives in Middleburg with two horses and two cats. Kelly is active in animal rescue and quite often has a foster living with her.

To learn more about our other pet sitters and the services we offer, visit: http://hoofsandwoofspets.com/

Monday, June 19, 2017

Vacation Checklist

Good afternoon,

As professional pet and farm sitters, we have been there and done that! However it's always appreciated when farm owners leave us a checklist or list of instructions to reference while they are away. Of course we go over all of the details before their departure, but having a checklist to reference can be mutually-beneficial. Plus, it can help give owners peace of mind so why not!

On this blog article from 'New to Farm Life' she talks about some things to consider getting ready before taking a lengthy vacation. For example, don't forget to pay you electrical bill if it will fall upon the time you are away. You don't want the lights getting shut off on your farm sitter!

To take a look at other suggestions she had click here.   To learn more about our professional farm sitting and pet sitting services in Middleburg, VA visit: http://hoofsandwoofspets.com/


Monday, June 12, 2017

Gurgle, Snort, Chirp, and Squeak

Calling all pet lovers!!

Photo credit: YouTube.com

Did you know? We also have extensive experience with fish, pigs, birds, reptiles and rodents!! That's right! We go beyond your typical house and farm pets to specialize in all types of pets. So next time you're heading out of town and want to hire a professional to look after your loved ones, think of us first! You can learn more by visiting our website, www.hoofsandwoofspets.com or by calling/texting 703-951-7387.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Caring for Horses in Extreme Heat

Good afternoon pet lovers!

As you know summer is officially here in Virginia and the temperatures will continue to rise as we go through the month of June. All of our pet sitters and farm sitters here in Middleburg are highly-trained and experienced with taking care of all kinds of animals, especially horses. All horse owners know that horses require a lot of work and preparedness to keep things running smoothly. Here at Hoofs & Woofs our farm sitters are well-equipped to keep your horses healthy this summer while you are away. There are many steps you can take to keep horses cool in the hot summer temps and this article from thehorse.com talks about specific things you can do to help keep your horses cool!

Take a look at the article link here and see if you knew about these tips!

If you are looking for a professional, reliable farm sitter to take care of your horses this summer in Middleburg, VA then contact us today! You can visit us online at http://hoofsandwoofspets.com/ or call/text 703-951-7387.