Durango Pet Sitting Reviews

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5 stars google my business

She sent us pictures of what they were doing and kept in touch…

Cheryl took excellent care of our little dog so we could enjoy a day going to and from Durango and Silverton. She had recommended we get a first floor room at the Doubletree, which we did. She came to our room to take care of her.

She and Izzy were able to take walks up and down the river from right outside our door. She sent us pictures of what they were doing and kept in touch with us throughout the day… whenever we had a connection. I highly recommend Cheryl and Durando Pet Sitting.

Lurinda Barnwell, Bay City, TX

5 stars google my business

Gave me piece of mind everything was ok…

Cheryl did an excellent job taking care of my two cats while I was gone for a few weeks. I was able to communicate daily, and she sent me pictures every few days which is a great addition, and gave me piece of mind everything was ok. I will definitely be using them again!

Brent DuBois, Durango, CO

5 stars google my business

I rarely give five 5 stars because it is difficult for any business to be 100% perfect all the time every time…

However, my experience with Durango Pet Sitting was so perfect in every way they deserve five stars! We were traveling to the Durango area from California for a vacation. I was SO concerned about finding the right sitter for our pup while we toured around (ATV rides, rafting, etc.) and I’m so glad I chose Durango Pet Sitting because everything went perfect.

First, the communication before and during our pup Ivy’s visit was clear, timely and Cheryl never failed to respond to a message and clearly communicated and understood what our requests for Ivy were.

Second, Cheryl perfectly executed our plan to visit Ivy at our campground. She was there at the times we requested (one day she visited Ivy 3’x in one day). She sent a text message after each visit and with pictures of our little lady.

Finally, I should mention I own a couple of pet sitting businesses (don’t think Cheryl knows this) so my expectations are through the roof when caring for dogs. Cheryl is amazing and we will use her services again should we be traveling this way in the future.

Paula Bogard, Mountain View, CA

5 stars google my business

We needed our puppy watched during our train ride…

We utilized Cheryl with Durango Pet Sitting when we needed our puppy watched during our train ride. Since we come in from N. Arizona, Ms. Cheryl did an in hotel room pet sit for us at the Homewood Suites on Girard, just a couple minutes from downtown. She arrived promptly, took time to get to know the personality or our pup and what training commands we are using with him…

She jumped right in to take care of our pup as we were wrapping up to head out of the hotel.

While we were gone, she checked in, sent pictures of him and his antics and kept us updated on his day. On return, she met us outside as she knew he would be excited to see us and it made the reunion with him in a better location on the lawn instead of the room.

Ms. Cheryl is a conscientious pet sitter and I would not only recommend, but will very likely use again in the future.

Stephanie Green and Steve Surak, Prescott Valley, AZ

5 stars google my business

Our first experience with 24/7 pet care…

Very recently, we had Cheryl of Durango Pet Sitting come to our home and stay with our 12 year old dog, Sasha for 4 days and 3 nights. This was our first experience with 24/7 pet care. We had always boarded Sasha before, but an unacceptable experience caused us to look for better options.

From beginning to end, working with Cheryl was a positive experience. She treated Sasha with loving care, following all of our directions and suggestions. Cheryl also respected our home in every way, including the security of it. When we returned home, Sasha met us at the door calmly, as though we had never been away.

If you are searching for a person , who can be trusted to lovingly take care of your pet for a few hours or for longer periods of time, we highly recommend Durango Pet Sitting.

Tim and Stacy Hannigan, Durango, CO

5 stars google my business

We were in a dilemma what to do with the girls during our train ride!

Happy we found Cheryl… My husband and I were vacationing in Ouray for a week with our two female German Shepherds. During our stay in Ouray we had planned a train trip out of Durango. We were in a dilemma what to do with the girls during our train ride.

Travel time from Ouray to Durango would be at least 4 hours round trip plus the 10 hour train ride. Our girls would not be able to stay alone in the cabin for this length of time. A few months before our vacation we contacted day cares in the Durango area and did not feel comfortable leaving our girls with them. In addition, our schedule didn’t seem like it would work with their facility.

Then we found Durango Pet Sitting. After visiting with Cheryl for a while we felt her service was exactly what we needed and the girls would be in good hands. Not knowing Cheryl or having the opportunity to meet her before our trip made us a little apprehensive but everything worked out PERFECT.

Cheryl met us at the train station before our departure and was waiting for us when we returned. The girls were happy and seemed like they had been well cared for. I would highly recommend Cheryl for your pet needs.

Richard and Jill Mayer, Brighton, CO

5 stars google my business

Our dog was not allowed on the river rafting trip but…

We had the best experience with Cheryl, our pet sitter!

We had not planned on taking our puppy with us on vacation. Our puppy sitting plans fell through so we had to go to plan B! We booked a river rafting trip in Durango and our dog was not allowed on the trip. We called so many places and everyone was full because it was the 4th of July weekend.

Luckily, Cheryl called us back from Durango Pet Sitting and she had an opening. She met us AT the rafting starting location and met us back there at the end of our trip with our puppy! She was so nice and made us feel comfortable right away. We can tell that Cooper (our puppy) had a blast, and so did we…

I highly recommend Cheryl! Everything was perfect. Could not have asked for a better experience!

Tristine Bogle, Gilbert, Arizona

5 stars google my business

Highly recommended by my Buddy 🙂

First class! And my *Buddy* told me how much he enjoyed another day with Cheryl! Tells me by the way he greets me! Highly recommend!

William Jowell, Midland, Texas

5 stars google my business

To say that our dogs are special needs is an understatement…

Cheryl was absolutely wonderful with our two dogs. We have one who is elderly and one who is paralyzed. To say that our dogs are special needs is an understatement.

They require responsible 24 hr. a day care and Cheryl was able to meet their needs wonderfully. We have never left them with anyone but family members but, having recently moved to this area, we no longer have family near by. We were nervous about hiring someone but, Cheryl took time to come to our home and meet us and our pets.

She is so thorough with instructions and really took time to observe their routine and behavior. When we returned from our trip our home was spotless and our doggies looked so bright eyed and happy. I think they probably wish she was here every day!

She is very knowledgeable about animals and was able to give us some great tips for better nutrition. We highly recommend her and will definitely be using her services for future trips!

Kevin & Chris McGown, Durango, Colorado

5 stars google my business

Didn’t want to leave him at a kennel or doggie daycare…

We just visited Durango and brought our beloved, 6 month old labradoodle, Dusty. We planned a few activities that he could not participate in and so before the trip, I started researching pet sitters. (I knew I didn’t want to leave him at a kennel or doggie daycare…wouldn’t know who he was with, what other dogs would be there, what diseases he might be exposed to).

After reading quite a few reviews, I contacted Cheryl at Durango Pet Sitter. She got back to me promptly and then we talked on the phone for a bit. I was able to explain what type of temperament my dog has and I felt that she really listened to me and when we hung up, I was confident that she would keep Dusty safe and having fun while we were gone. She picked him up right on time and because I had been specific (but she probably would have done this anyway), she knew just how to approach my shy, cautious boy.

She texted me to let me know all was well and that he was having fun. I can tell when something goes amiss with Dusty but when She dropped him off, he was very relaxed and quite comfortable with Cheryl. Thumbs up! The second day was just as good. He left with her that morning with his tail wagging and a big smile on his face! I am really happy with Cheryl and would recommend her strongly. She also takes care of special needs pets. She is kind, friendly and responsible. She will take good care of your buddy!

Dr. Christine Ives, MD, Ukiah, California

5 stars google my business

What an extraordinary service this is…

Our dogs seemed very calm and happy when we picked them up both days that she had them. We could tell our dogs had been well taken care of. I would recommend Cheryl and her one on one service over a kennel service any day. She plays with them and loves them just like you would. She makes it where your pets can enjoy their vacation as much as you enjoy yours.

Candice & Gunner Hagler, Detroit, Texas

5 stars google my business

We were relieved knowing that they were well cared for…

We were in the Durango area for a wedding and festivities with our two rescue and special needs dogs (One with Epilepsy and the other with only three legs). Cheryl made herself available even though we were unsure as to how long we would need her over a period of two days. We were very satisfied with our experience, and the dogs were happy and we were relieved knowing that they were well cared for. We were also very happy with the cost of the service. The next time we are in the area, we will definitely use Cheryl for our pet sitting needs!

Ginger & Kenneth R. Carlock RPL, McAlester, Oklahoma


Very reliable and caring…

Cheryl, who was our pet sitter from Durango Pet Sitting, was very caring towards our cat. She covered every detail and remained in contact the whole time we were out of town. She even made some suggestions regarding how we could keep our cat even more safe and comfortable while we were gone. I would absolutely recommend her and hope to use her again in the future.

Dr. Lisa Campi Walters, DMA, Durango, CO

5 stars google my business

Cared for our doggies like family…

Cheryl was very responsive and she cared for our doggies like family! I would definitely use her services!

April Lyons-Dixon, Cheyenne, Wyoming

5 stars google my business

Very responsive, trustworthy, and took great care of our pets…

Cheryl helped us on very short notice when our regular pet sitter cancelled at the last minute. She was very responsive, trustworthy, and took great care of our pets. She is very professional and we highly recommend her to anyone who needs a great pet sitter.

Tim Wheeler, Durango, CO


Durango Pet Sitting – was perfect

Cheryl of Durango Pet Sitting did a perfect job taking care of our elderly sight hounds (both special needs dogs) when I was in town for a funeral. Not only does Cheryl possess a vast knowledge and love for dogs, but she was a true professional, confirming arrangements, arriving on time, staying later than originally discussed if needed, and even pointing out when I gave her too much money by mistake. My dogs were lovingly and perfectly cared for by Cheryl. She gets my highest recommendation.

Lisa FitzGerald, Sante Fe, NM

5 stars google my business

Visiting in Durango…

Urgent pet care need arose with our dog with special needs. Quick response to our left message. Excellent care for our dog — picked up at the hotel and brought back there. An excellent response for a pet who needs special care and individual attention.

Dr. Paul Wardlaw MD, Silverthorne, CO


Excellent care of my critters and home…

Cheryl Ashby did a wonderful job of providing care of my dog and cat as well as my home. So nice to come home to happy animals and a tidy home. A big part of a vacation is knowing all is well with my animals as well as my home. I would, and will, use Cheryl again.

— Pam Stillman, West Durango, CO

4 stars google my business

Cheryl was great!

She came over the day I called her and met each of my dogs. She came over every day for four days in a row giving each dog at least a 30 minutes walk, as I requested. She was easy to make plans with and was great with the dogs.

Catherine Gervais, Durango, CO


Terrific experience with Durango Pet Sitting

I had to find a pet sitter for my 7 month old puppy on very short notice. I found Cheryl at Durango Pet Sitting via the Web. She was incredibly responsive, came and spent time visiting with me and my dog and talking thru our needs during our time away. She was great to work with, clearly loves animals and proved very trustworthy and easy to communicate with while my family was away. I would recommend her for sure! It can be stressful to find a pet sitter but Cheryl put my mind at ease!

Melyssa Watson, Durango, CO


Reliable, Trustworthy and Detailed

Cheryl did an excellent job of keeping our 3 dog pack happy and healthy for 5 days. The dogs were kept on their normal schedule including medications. All texts and calls were responded to promptly and all details regarding the dogs and the house were followed to a T. She provided great piece-of-mind that our dogs would be well cared for.

Aaron Potts, Durango, CO


She Recognized My Best Pals Needs…

Cheryl was great with my best pal. My dog has some physical limitations and Cheryl immediately recognized his needs, so I was quickly reassured that it was OK to leave him with her. Afterwards she had some helpful advice and it was obvious that he was comfortable with her. I will call her again the next time we’re in Durango.

Michael M., Rio Rancho, NM

5 stars google my business

Took Amazing Care of Our Dogs!

Cheryl was so great with our dogs! We were on a vacation for over 3 weeks and I couldn’t bear the thought of putting the pups in a kennel. Cheryl was extremely flexible with what we needed, worked with our budget and took amazing care of our dogs. After a kennel trip our dogs look stressed and exhausted. With Cheryl, the dogs were able to stay in their own home. When we arrived home, they appeared so relaxed and happy. I will definitely use Cheryl again in the future for our pet sitting needs!

Lisa Coate, Durango, CO


The Train Broke Down, But Our 3 Terriers Were Well Cared For…

Cheryl is absolutely wonderful… We camped at United campground and had 3 Jack Russell Terriers. She came by once when we were gone for 1/2 day and walked our pups. The next day we took the train and she came by twice plus fed them. It was a good thing we got her to do this on the second day B/C the train broke down and we were late getting back. So glad she has this business and is so reasonable.

— Ellen H., Orange Beach, AL

5 stars google my business

Very Compassionate, Definitely Call Her When In Durango

Cheryl conveniently picked and dropped off our dog at a location and time that worked for us.  Our dog was completely comfortable with Cheryl and Cheryl was extremely compassionate towards our dog; making it easy for me to leave the dog with her.  I would definitely contact Cheryl if we were in the area again!

Cynthia B. Maynard, Menasha, WI


Cheryl Is The Best for My Special Needs Dog…

Cheryl is the best pet sitter I have ever used!  Whether we were gone overnight or for weeks I felt I could relax and enjoy the trip because I knew that Cheryl would take excellent care of my dogs.  I have a special needs dog who is fearful of humans, but he soon came to trust and interact with Cheryl.  She is the only other human able to do that to date!  I believe it is because he recognized that she genuinely loves and cares for animals.

— Peggy Corkran, Austin, TX

5 stars google my business

Everything Went Smoothly With Cheryl Pet Sitting Our Poodles!

My husband and I wanted to go on the train in Durango and our two poodles could not go on the train, so we needed a “sitter” for the day.  Our two girls are very special to us and we have never done anything like this before.  After searching online (we live in Wisconsin) for someone who would do this for us, I came to Durango Pet Sitting.  The website had a caring feel and I reached out to see if this was possible.  Cheryl was very helpful and assuring.  I was still apprehensive – this was a stranger whom I have never met that would be caring for out precious angels for a whole day.  Well, everything could not have gone smoother!  Cheryl picked up our girls at our hotel – cared for them the entire day and then delivered them back to us at the train station.  They were happy and seemed very content.  I was very pleased with the service and would highly recommend Cheryl for your pet’s care!

Debbie Swanson, Town Of Farmington, WI