Why we do what we do...

We are often asked why we started Ultimate Pet Services, so we thought we would do our best to give you the short version…

Being so far from our grandchildren (yes, we have 5 grand-daughters), we needed to find a pet sitter for our 2 very old dogs so we can leave them without worry to visit our far-away family members.  We were unsuccessful in finding the right fit for us.  We need a professional that is insured, background checked, reliable and willing to care for our pets the way we feel they need to be cared for.  We want to know who has access to our pets and home.  We need to feel comfortable with the person caring for our pets.  This need reinforces our decision to start a professional pet sitting business.

Anticipating Larry’s retirement and our move to full-time residents of Myrtle Beach, we looked into buying an existing pet sitting business that was for sale.  That didn’t work out, so with the guidance of our mentor, a successful pet sitter in the D.C. metro area, we started our business from scratch.  This allows us to build our passion into all we do.

Our passion is high-quality, in-home care for pets.  Each and every pet has unique qualities and needs.  We strive to constantly and consistently deliver the best possible care to each pet in our care.  To achieve this goal, we educate ourselves in pet care by completing Professional Pet Sitter Certification, Pet CPR & 1st Aid, and many other continuing education programs.

We are very fortunate to finally find other like-minded people that want to deliver the best possible care to pets and want to be a part of our team.  Jamie, Dan and Marion demonstrate daily this shared passion.  And because the demand for the passion we have for our furry clients continues to grow, we are constantly searching for the same high-quality, passionate, pet lovers to complement our team.