Testimonials

_MG_6360“Sharell has been an incredible blessing in our lives. Over the past few years, she has lovingly cared for our beloved Golden Retriever. She is professional, responsible, competent and caring. While our dog was in her care, we never ever worried about him or our home. Without Sharell, we would have never been able to travel to Paris, Boston, Hawaii and other various locations. Knowing our dog and home were in her care allowed us to vacation completely free of stress.

She communicated with us as often as we requested and actually texted daily photos of our dog enjoying his time with her. She posted photos on her blog and creatively described the fun adventures she and our dog went on. She always left our home clean and organized with a lovely note and usually a special treat for our dog. I cannot say enough kind things about Sharell. She is very special and I will never ever find a better caregiver for our dog. Sharell is one-in-a-million!” ~Susan M. _________________________________________________________________________________

_MG_8494ss“I was very nervous to leave my elderly cat overnight because she gets confused and needs attention at night, along with medicine every morning. When I had to leave for 4 days for work, Sharell stayed with my cat each night, and she earned my cat’s trust right away by being soft-spoken and calm, picking up on my cat’s shy personality. She paid close attention to my cat’s particular needs, and she sent emails with fun pictures of my cat to reassure me. She was very patient with my cat’s needs, and I could tell from Sharell’s message that she responded to issues with care and love. Sharell put me at ease and took great care of my kitty and my home, above and beyond what I expected.

After seeing the incredible talent Sharell has in photography, I asked if she would come take some photos of my cat. The quality of the photos is astounding—you can tell Sharell is not only a skilled photographer but also an artist. The lighting, backdrop, focus, colors—every detail was thoughtful and creative. The photos were fun and perfect. Sharell is an amazing person and an unparalleled professional.” ~Jodi M.
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_MG_9467“We have three dogs and a cat and like our sitter to stay over at the house. Over the years, Sharell has been wonderful to say the least. For example, when we are on a vacation, she periodically sends us pictures of the animals, both when she takes them out on outings and when hanging around the house. Upon coming home, there is always a welcome home note with info on how they ate and often with more photos!

She is completely trustworthy; it is not just anyone that I can leave my little ones with. I never could have gone to Scandinavia for over 3 weeks last summer without knowing that the pets and house would be so well cared for. Having Sharell has made my travel so much better. I could go on and on, but hopefully you get the idea-she is awesome!” ~Jessica B. _________________________________________________________________________________

_MG_9026“My wife and I absolutely loved Sharell. We went away to the beach for a week and left our 3 cats and fish in her care at our home. My wife gets very worried when she is away from our cats overnight, especially for an entire week. During previous vacations we took, her being concerned and hoping the cats were OK was a daily conversation between my wife and I. I always felt like it took some fun out of our vacation with her being worried all the time while we were away. Especially this summer’s vacation because one of our cats is sick and needs daily medication. Sharell put my wife’s mind at ease and we completely enjoyed our vacation without her being worried. Sharell texted us daily updates on how our cats were doing along with super nice pictures, too.

Sharell is completely trustworthy and an obvious animal lover and gifted care taker. We felt completely comfortable giving her our house key while we were away. She went way above and beyond cleaning after our cats and also gave our sick kitty her medicine every evening. You won’t find a better person to pet sit while you are away.” ~Marcel F. _________________________________________________________________________________

annie“Being new to Roanoke, I was so worried about who would care for our little one, Annie. She can be a bit picky about who she likes and doesn’t like! We have also had a few issues with past sitters where we were scared to trust just anyone. Well…, along came Sharell. We felt immediately that we could trust her with our baby. And, Annie absolutely loved her!! There was no hesitation and Annie took right to her like she’d known her all her life. What a relief!! Now, we can travel without having any worries about the home front. In fact, I think Annie is actually wanting us to go again soon so she can see Sharell!!” ~Lisa H. _________________________________________________________________________________
_MG_8206“My two dogs have always been boarded when I travel. It works well for them but as they grow older and the weather is freezing or raining or snowing, I thought it was time to look for a backup plan. If you are reading this, it is your lucky day as you have already found the most amazing person and pet sitter that you are likely to ever find. Sharell stayed at my house this weekend for the first time. I am without adjectives to describe how fantastic the experience went.The dogs adore her, the house was cleaner than it was when I left, she sent me text updates and pictures throughout the weekend.

Since she is also a photographer, every picture she sent was professional quality. She also left a detailed note summarizing the weekend for me to read upon my return. I felt completely connected to the dogs and to my home the entire time I was gone. I realized as I was almost home that I had not experienced the usual feeling of separation that comes with leaving our pets behind. I am selfishly reluctant to post this as I know that as each new client writes of their experience, Sharell will become so busy that I may not be able to hire her when the need arises. She really is terrific. I am a “crazy dog person”. If you are too, your needs will be met.” ~Peggy L.
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“I have never felt more connected to the dogs while I was away thanks to your daily updates and pictures. I felt like the dogs were with family, I was so comfortable leaving them with you. You left the house cleaner and looking better than when we left. Thank you for giving Allie a bath, David says she has never felt so soft. The dogs were so happy when we returned, we could tell you took great care of them. I wish I would have known about you sooner. Thank you for a wonderful experience.” ~Judi S.
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_MG_6244sq“Sharell has been a wonderful pet sitter.  She’s helps our peace of mind when we work long hours.  She’s very flexible and our animals love her.  We love getting the pictures of our pets during the day and knowing that they’ve been taken care of.  We’d recommend Sharell to anyone looking for a pet sitter or photographer.” ~Allison E.
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“Thank you so much for taking such great care of our pets and home. It was lovely to come back to happy pets and your pictures and notes are proof of the loving care they received! I am going to recommend you to all my friends! You may never live at home again! Thank you, thank you!”  ~Nancy L.
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ig“You are the best pet sitter around! Thank you again. I feel really good knowing you are taking care of them.”  ~Jill H. _________________________________________________________________________________
_MG_1604pw“You have a real gift with dogs, it is truly amazing.”  ~Mary Ann M.
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05c copy“I am so glad you could fit us into your schedule today to take Derby on a run. He always looks forward to seeing you and the runs you take him on are incredible. You have really started our day off wonderfully, and it was so nice to see you again.”  ~Hilary A.
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_MG_7282“You are amazing!!! What a lovely surprise to see the photos printed for us and your sweet note! And the flowers! The dogs were so calm and happy…this means the world to us. We will definitely let you know when we travel again. Thank YOU!”  ~Carola M.
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07“I am so impressed with you. You exude confidence, competency, and calmness. I really appreciate that.”  ~Melanie T.
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mmp“We just came home after several days away, having left our home and three pets in the care of Sharell. The two best words to describe her are “above and beyond.” She is knowledgeable (degree in animal biology), caring, responsible, and she stays in frequent communication with updates and tidbits of information. She also took and texted to us professional quality pics of our pets each day, which was wonderful. Sharell is a gem!”  ~Vicki L.
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09“You are the BEST! Thank you so much for walking, feeding, training, grooming, and loving my pets! I really appreciate your help. We could not do it without you. You are worth a MILLION BUCKS.”  ~Barbara M.
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_MG_6156“Oh my goodness-we love you! You went above and beyond!!! That was just the cutest photo. Thank you so much for all your work, care, and concern-you are the BEST!” ~Elise F.
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_MG_6675“You are so friendly and posess natural initiative. I love your creativity. Your passion and love for animals is so apparent. I think you are just wonderful!” ~Muriel T.

 

If you are a client of mine and wish to give me a testimonial, please email it to: Sharell.Whipple@gmail.com Thank you!