“Excellent service and care for my kitties over last 6 years. Extremely dependable. I highly recommend Donna for pet sitting services.
Thank you 🐱🐱”

Sandra P

“Animal Tails is a phenomenal business. Donna takes such great care of our fur and feathered babies when we need it. She leaves detailed notes with every visit and truly loves animals. All of this, and I swear my house is cleaner when I come over than it was before I left. Donna is a real treasure!”

Michelle M

“Donna knows her stuff. I ask her for advice even when she’s not taking care of our pets at the time! She does little extras for our plants & herbs as well! She’s the best!”

Liisa D

“Donna is amazing! We trust our pets and home to her. She goes above and beyond. We wouldn’t ask anyone else to watch our dogs! Thank you Donna!!!!!”

Ruchal S

“Donna watches our two cats and she is wonderful. She keeps record of what she has done and how the cats are doing so you know what your pets have been up to. She also sends me a quick text as she knows I worry. Our cats love her and meet her at the door. She makes sure our Bo gets his allergy medicine and gives him lots of hugs and she ensure Lucy gets lots of play time. She always ensures we have made it home so she knows the cats are okay. Donna is a wonderful pet sitter and I highly recommend her!”

Amanda M
Bo & Lucy’s Mom

“Donna has been wonderful with my dog Sue! Sue loves her and Donna always texts me and lets me know how she’s doing while I’m gone. Donna has often helped me when I ask her with very little notice and I am so thankful I found her! I love that she can come to my house and help with Sue, as well as water the plants and bring in the mail, so I don’t need to worry about any of that stuff while I’m away. Highly recommended!”

Margaret N
Sue’s Mom

“Donna is absolutely wonderful! She takes excellent care of our cats, gives them extra attention and goes above and beyond when unexpected situations arrive. I never have to worry when I leave our cats in her care. I highly recommend her!”

Heather P

“Love Donna and feel very comfortable when my fur baby is in her care. Donna kept me posted on each visit (including pics), and she gave Lucy a lot of love and attention. When I got home after 4 days, Lucy wasn’t even jaded. In fact, I found her sitting out on the back porch lounging in her favorite chair (doggie door). Also, I liked that Donna is proactive. She figures things out quickly and gets what needs to be done, done! People will say I have only the best for Lucy….and I will be using Donna again, many times, in the future.”

Lucy’s Mom

“Donna is AWESOME! She gave Molson full attention and great walks! She also left a very detailed summary of everything she did. Thanks Donna I knew the moment I met you that Molson would be in great loving hands!!!”

Jane Town
Molsons Mom

“Donna was wonderful with our “kids!!! I was amazed when we arrived home to a detailed note of each days activities.She is very accommodating, easy going, and a pleasure to have met! If anyone is looking for a reliable pet sitter that truly loves animals please call Donna. You will be as impressed as we were!! Thanks again Donna!”

Dobie, Zoey, Ozzie, and Ginger’s Mom!

“I am glad we found Donna. We used one pet sitter prior to Donna that was recommended by our vet but we were less than satisfied. Donna took very good care of our older dog, Alex, who had special needs and Buster loves to see her when she comes over. Donna is very reliable and has always been available even on short notice.”

Buster’s dad

“I’m so glad we found Donna! My boys love playing with her & are always excited to see her! She is so easy to work with! She is easy to contact, flexible & I love the activity report she leaves. It such peace of mind to know that when I have to work late, my boys won’t suffer!”

Moose & Rhinos Mom

“I am so glad to have found Donna. She treats my dog Savannah just like family! She walks her daily, gives her special treats, and somehow knows exactly where to tickle her to make her feel special.”

Savannah’s mom

“We are so happy to have Donna as our dog sitter. Not only does she take good care of our 3 full-size Labrador dogs, she also brings in the mail and packages, and keeps an eye on our household as well. We have grown to trust her and are glad that we can call on her (usually at short notice) to watch our dogs.”

The Hopper Family
Glad We Found Donna!

“Animal Tails saved us! We had a dog nanny for the last year with a regular Monday-Friday schedule to give our girls a bathroom break in the afternoon. Then one day this dog nanny unexpectedly stopped showing up. We found Donna 1 week later and what a relief. In the first week with us she learned more about our 3 girls (2 dogs and 1 kitty cat) than the dog nanny that had been with us for the last year! Donna is dependable and professional. Her commitment to her livelihood shows in the outstanding care and genuine love she shares with our furbabies. She dependably comes by Monday-Friday, plays with our girls, and while we asked her to only take care of our dogs she spends as much time with our kitty cat as she does with the dogs. Thanks, Donna. We are eternally grateful. Good help is hard to find!”

The Neelys

“Finding Donna to take care of our canine and feline kids has truly been a blessing. Both my husband and I work very long hours and often have to travel. The peace of mind we have knowing Donna is there for the girls and boys has been priceless. She comes every day to walk and play with the two dogs (Salem & Shiloh) and looks after the three cats (Peanut, Butter and Jelly) as well. The little things Donna constantly does (without even asking) never ceases to amaze me. Donna and Animal Tails are truly one of a kind.”

Grateful Mom

“Donna did a great job with our zoo. Everyone was happy when we got home. I am glad we have Donna local to us because entrusting your pets to someone is hard to do and she has lifted any worries that I now have someone to care for my dogs, cats and parrots when I go away. Thank you Auntie Donna.”

Claire Jacobs

“We’ve used Donna on various occasions since moving to the area. Just prior to our last trip out of town, our oldest baby was diagnosed with a malignant mast cell tumor. Donna took care of him like he was her own after he took a turn for the worse. She went to such great lengths to make sure Bubba was happy and comfortable while we rushed home. We recommend her to everyone who has pets. She truly goes above and beyond for all our pets.”

Elizabeth Hopkins
Mom to 4 fur children

“Donna was able to accommodate our last minute need for cat care. Malcolm is eternally grateful for avoiding the cat carrier and the three P’s which accompany it! Nice website!”

Malcolm’s Mum

“Donna is awesome!!! Not only has she done a fantastic job of looking after my critters, when we came home from our first trip, their food and water bowls were gleaming clean because she had scrubbed them – what a nice surprise! She takes extra good care of my 13-year-old rottweiler Roxanne, my very active lab Becker, lovable boxer Patrick, and the most finicky cat Kelly. She’s the only one that Kelly has actually let pick her up! She has a way with animals, we are blessed to have found her to care for ours! She is also flexible with her schedule and her rates are great. I’m a Happy Mom. :-)”

Happy Mom of Becker, Roxanne, Kelly, Patrick

“Donna, did a great job taking care of Buster while away for the Holidays..Buster doesn’t like to many people but when Donna walked in he took to her like an old friend…”

Buster’s Dad

“Donna did a wonderful job of looking after Bella! Whenever we’re out of town we know we have a trustworthy sitter for Shoopy (that’s her nickname) :-)”

Bella’s Grandpa

“We are so excited to have Animal Tails take care of our kitty when we’re away from home. It makes our trips easier, knowing that our gal is receiving love and attention from someone who has such a heart for animals. We come home to a very happy kitty and a home just exactly as we left it. The detailed notes from Donna are invaluable and speak volumes to her care. We are so happy to have found you!”

Happy Kitty Mommy

“We moved to the Fuquay-Varina area in July & right away began looking for a daily dog walker. We saw Animal Tails website & clicked on & we are so happy that we did. We interviewed with Donna & she has been wonderful ever since! She always goes the extra mile & not only walks our 2 dog s but also cleans up any possible accidents in the house…gives meds if we ask…spends time each day just rubbing & playing & loving our babies.. Our 2 dogs , Zoe & Jose love her & we just feel very blessed to have found her! We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dog walker!”

Lynda C
Feeling Blessed

“I have used many professional pet sitters over the years (spanning two states), and I can honestly say Donna is the best pet sitter I have ever had! When we adopted our second dog child just 2 weeks before we were to leave the country, Donna stepped right in and took amazing care of both our dogs and our “dog cat”—sending lots of pictures so I knew our children (including our newest baby) were in great hands. I have used her frequently since then and every time she goes above and beyond (plenty of play time, cleaning up after a sick pup). She is very in tune with our animals and leaves very detailed notes for us so I know she is paying attention to them and how they are doing! I am not sure how she does it all, but she has never had to tell us no for a pet sitting assignment. Plus, when I come home, although I can tell my animals are glad to see me, they are both super relaxed with no indication of any “abandonment” stress….a sure sign Donna really gave them lots of love!”

Stacy Cohen
Travel Loving Pet Mom

“We were new to the area and were in need of a pet sitter for over the Christmas holiday for our two dogs (a German Shepherd and Mastiff). Donna responded same day to the email to get information and set up a meet and greet, free of charge. Our GS is nervous around strangers but Donna was confident and comfortable around him and he quickly became comfortable with her, which was an initial concern for us. We were very happy with the service Donna provided and highly recommend her! There was no extra charge for the holiday or for giving medications and she was able to fit in some last minute time slots for us. We were impressed with the detailed paperwork she brought for us to fill out during the meet and greet and you could tell she really cares about animals and was comfortable around large dog breeds. She sent us email updates with pictures and left daily notes on their activities. She also cleaned up their roaming furballs! We don’t know what we’d do without her!”

Jenny Madsen
Trooper and Bear’s mom

“Donna is the best!! We have two high energy Border Collies, Cody and Ida, who love attention, ball throwing, walks, and authentic people. We also both work and often need an extra hand when it comes to making sure Cody and Ida are getting all their needs met. Donna takes care of their basic needs, but also goes above and beyond what other pet sitters have done for us in the past. She has gotten to know Cody and Ida’s individual quirkiness, preferences and personalities. We appreciate the time and attention she gives our pets. We also love the Daily Updates she leaves us for their activities for the day. We HIGHLY recommend Donna, and are grateful for her willingness to work with our schedules and provide some extra TLC to our fur family.”

Megan Mantey
Border Patrol

“We recently moved to North Carolina and I was searching for a pet sitter long term for my 7 kitties. I found Donna and have been using her services regularly since our arrival in August. She does an amazing job taking care of my geriatric kitties and the rest of the more playful ones. I would highly recommend Donna if you are looking for a pet sitter who truly loves animals! Trish & Paul and our children; Scooby, Gizmo, Chimmy, Nash, Molly, Pebbles and Jezzabelly.”

Trish G
Lotza kitties

“We always feel confident Donna will take care of our Gabby, a lab who has lots of energy and and is very loving. When we have to be away long days we can depend on Donna at Animal Tails, she is the best! Can’t say enough of good things about her! Thank you Donna!”

Dee and Rickie Cook
Gabby’s Mom and Dad

“I cannot say enough wonderful things about Donna as a person and professional pet sitter. She is very attentive to your pet’s needs and you can be assured of the best care for your pet. She has accommodated many last minute requests to stop by and always lets you know how your pets did during the visit. Recently I lost my dog Tyler and upon letting Donna know she promptly offered to talk anytime as I grieve his loss. That has meant the world to me and Tyler absolutely adored Donna. Please do no hesitate to call Donna if you want your pets in the best of hands. You are the best Donna and thank you!”

Tyler and Laila’s mom

“My husband and I are so very blessed to have Donna and Animal Tails in our lives!! We work crazy, unpredictable, night shift schedules and Donna is ALWAYS available! I don’t know how she does it! There are so many times we have needed her on short notice and she is always accommodating. Not only does she send an email update with each visit so we can know what our fur child was up to while we were working, occasionally she sends pictures too! One night Peter had an upset tummy and Donna stayed at our house triple the amount of time she was allotted to clean Peter, his kennel, and our floors and walls. Someone who will do that for a pet that isn’t even theirs is absolutely selfless. Not to mention that the only reason Peter knows how to walk on a leash is because Donna took the time to teach him a few commands and bring her own pets to show him the ropes. If you are looking for help with your fur children, look no further!!”

Nathan and Amy Moore
Peter’s Parents

“I’ve been so blessed to find Donna! I’ve always wanted to get a dog sitter but I’ve been scared to trust my babies with anyone, and to leave my house unprotected. I found Donna through extremely high recommendations of a very long standing client with Donna, who happens to be my friend. I was hesitant but was immediately comforted by how my boys responded to her. She had an instant connection with them and that was so reassuring. She is always prompt, reliable and very affordable. I hope she never goes anywhere because I don’t know that I could find such a great person again! I’ve referred her to some of my best friends and clients because I know she wont disappoint!”

Amy Rhoden
Dhammon & Kyo’s Mom

“I am so grateful to have found Donna. She does an amazing job looking after ALL my animals. Initially Donna was visiting our 6 dogs, but we were so pleased with her quality of care that my husband and I have been able to take a few trips and not worry about our farm. Donna has been wonderful, helping us with our cows, sheep, donkeys, ducks, chickens and dogs. She has fed and cared for our farm animals as well as our dogs. We have an insulin dependent diabetic chihuahua that requires shots twice/day and Donna has given the Insulin and made sure the diabetic dog gets the appropriate food and snacks. Donna has also helped me with calves and baby lambs that required bottle feedings. I can not say enough good things about Donna and how helpful she has been to us. We are so lucky to have you and are so grateful for you and the care you show our animals. Donna you always go above and beyond and have exceeded our expectations. Thank You, Linda”

Linda Adams
Satisfied pet owner, hobby farmer, registered nurse!

“Donna is by far the best pet sitter that I have ever used. I am a single woman and my cat, Penny, is my child. He is 15 years old and has some minor health issues which Donna worked fabulously with. Leaving my cat for so many days was very hard for me at first but Donna helped put all of my fears and anxieties to rest. I was able to focus on my trip knowing that Penny (and my home) was in great hands. Let’s face it, anyone who converts their garage into conditioned living space for her rescue animals is MY kind of sitter! I HIGHLY recommend Animal Tails Pet Sitting Service to all of my friends, family and as a Realtor, to all of my clients.”

Penny’s Mom & Realtor

“I can’t say enough good things about Donna…She not only treats your pets as she would her very own, but goes WAY above and beyond. I have only ever trusted my pets in the care of my mom before, so the thought of handing them over was very scary! Donna made me feel comfortable and her true love for animals said it all. Now my girls can’t wait for her to come in to the shop and take them for their mid day walk! Gives me great peace to know she is caring for them”

Amber Nicklaus
Pet guardian, Owner of Mutt & Tabby

“Donna is a fantastic pet sitter! She is extremely flexible with scheduling. We have one kitty with tummy issues and she is always understanding of the changes/additions to his diet when needed. In addition to this we foster with a rescue and often have extra kitties. Donna gives them just as much attention as she does our resident babies. On top of all of this she is extremely affordable! We trust her immensely and can’t thank her enough for taking care of our 3 Kitties and 1 doggie as well as our foster babies when we are away :)”

Kristina Plane

“Donna did a great job taking care of my kitties. She texted me daily and left a detailed log of what my cats were up to when she visited. I’ll definitely call her next time I’m heading out of town.”


“Excellent service and very professional: We were in a bind and called at the last minute. They were so accommodating and our dog loved her!”

Jeannette Moore

“This was our first time using a pet sitter, so we were a bit apprehensive. However, we had a wonderful experience using Animal Tails pet sitting service. She came over and met with us and our cats and took detailed information regarding medical histories, personality, feeding instructions, emergency contact etc. She came by for daily visits and made notes of what she did each day. She also sent emails and photos while we were away to keep us posted on how they were doing. We found her to be caring and trustworthy and will definitely use her services again.”

Jessica Watson

“We had used Animal Tails prior to this visit with total satisfaction. This visit went as well as prior visits. During our initial meeting, detailed histories were requested on all pets, including physical description, medical history, pet’s Veterinarian, habits, disposition, schedule, etc. Medication, food choice, meal times, and favorite activities were also discussed. Next, we followed with pet introductions and living arrangements. We opted for the once a day visit but more visits are available. During our week vacation, we received a couple of phone calls and a few pictures of our pets. Due to a neighbor’s dog entering our yard, the owner of Animal Tails needed to deal with a potentially uncomfortable situation. The situation was dealt with in the most professional and responsible manner. Aside from this incident, we had a very positive experience now and in the past.

Description of work: Animal Tails provided pet sitting for our small farm. Services included providing feed, water and medication (if needed) to multiple horses, donkeys, llamas, rabbits, dogs, chickens, ducks and several other poultry species. In total, care was provided for 10 large/medium pets (dogs,horses, etc.) and about 40 small pets (rabbits, chickens, etc). Along with the basic services, we received phone and picture updates, pre-visit walk through, and detailed daily reports.”

Tyson Mahar

“Donna is simply the best! She loves on our Nellie when we are gone and our Nellie loves her back! We love the daily updates and know that our kitty is in wonderful hands. Thank you Donna for all that you do for our little girl!”

Rebecca Lebiedzinski

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