My husband and I were going on a family vacation and planned on leaving our 1 year old Golden Retriever, and 2 cats with a pet sitter for the first time. We had never used a pet sitter before and we were really nervous about leaving our animals in the care of someone we didn't know, especially since we love our animals dearly and treat them as if they were our children. After interviewing multiple pet sitters and not feeling comfortable with any of them, our dog trainer recommended Lynes. When we met Lynes for the first time, we knew immediately he was going to be a great fit for our animals and for us. He is down to earth, and has such a calming presence that put both of us, and our animals, at ease.
He was so affectionate with our dog and our cats, and treated them like I would assume he would treat his own. Our Golden Retriever has an abundance of energy and is not easy to handle sometimes, but Lynes was so patient, kind and wonderful with him and found humor in his puppy antics. I am usually the one to overly worry about my animals, but when we left for our trip, I found myself free of worry because I knew our animals, and our house, were in good hands with Lynes. During our trip he sent me daily updates with pictures, and when we got back home our house was clean, our dog was calm and happy, and the cats were well taken care of. Lynes has now become an invaluable part of our lives, and continues to take our dog out for walks when we can't. We honestly couldn't have asked for a better pet sitter and dog walker and feel so lucky we found him! We would highly recommend Lynes to anyone looking for a reliable pet sitter and we will definitely be using him in the future for doggie walks and for pet sitting!
S & S, Novato
Lynes came highly recommended by another petsitter. We had never had a house sitter or an in-home pet sitter before, but we decided to give it a try. Lynes took wonderful care of our sweet but anxious Rosie, took great care of the house and kept us updated every day on Rosie's activities. We so appreciated his gentle nature with our dog and professional manner with us. Rosie did much better with the company that Lynes provided; when we returned home we noticed that she was not anxious or upset, as she normally would have been after our extended absence. I unreservedly recommend Lynes and I know that Rosie can't wait until he comes again!
J & M, Tiburon
Lynes is great with our dogs. We have a King Shepherd and a Lab mix that love it when he dog sits. He’s taken care of them for up to two weeks when we’re on vacation. It’s great because they can stay at home and still get plenty of activity when he comes over. He takes care of them just like we would.
Matt and Nicole
Rocky is our Tiny Toy Poodle and he's a big part of the Zipper family.
Moving here from Ohio, it was very difficult for us to find a place for Rocky during the times that we needed to travel for business. I had actually put him in one of those doggy daycare facilities complete with cameras so I could log on and see how he was doing. Although the camera did help me to feel more at ease, it really bothered me that he did not get the interaction and attention that he is used to getting. Soon my feelings of guilt and concern took over and that was no longer an option.
We found Lynes through a mutual friend. In a very short period of time, we felt that we had really gotten to know him. He has stayed in our home and watched Rocky several times and I can say with all honesty that I never worried about Rocky and I felt that my home was in good hands. It was so nice to go away and miss Rocky instead of going away and worrying about him. For you pet owners, I am sure you know the difference.
The service that Lynes provides for us has been invaluable.
A & J - Novato
Lynes of Pet Sitting Professionals is an outstanding pet sitter. He is wonderful with our pets, always on time, and extremely professional. We love that he sends us updated photos of our pets while we are away. Knowing our animals are well cared for makes leaving town easy and worry free. We highly recommended Lynes for pet care!”
Elizabeth & Jonathan Goodhue