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Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Services
Dog Walking

Dog Walking

Stable Hands Pet Care and Services mid-day dog walks are for when your business interferes with your pet’s business. We offer mid-day dog walks of 15, 20, and 30 minutes and all our dog walking services include refreshing of water, giving of treats, and the rubbing of bellies.

Pet Sitting

Pet Sitting

Stable Hands Pet Care and Services pet sitting is a customized plan for the care and well being of your pet. All pet sitting services include feeding, medication, refreshing of water and basic house sitting needs on top of the pet sitting and pet care included in our pet sitting services.

Horse & Farm Services

Horse & Farm Services

Stable Hands Pet Care and Services farm sitting services is open to all types of farms, with our specialty being horses. Our horse show grooming services allows us to take the hassle and worry out of your day.

Cat Care

Cat Care

Stable Hands Pet Care and Services cat care includes both our cat sitting and cat play session services. Just like we do for dogs we will take care of your cat whether you're busy at work, out for a night on the town, or traveling around the world.


Why Hire Us?

There are a lot of options when it comes to your pet sitting and dog walking needs. Why hire Stable Hands Pet Care and Services as your pet sitting and dog walking provider? Because, Stable Hands Pet Care and Services is a licensed, bonded, and insured professional pet care company providing peace of mind to pet owners. Our pet sitting and dog walking services include mid-day dog walks, pet sitting, cat sitting, overnight stays, and pet taxi services. Stable Hands is your partner in pet care. We provide peace of mind to pet parents while they are busy at work or out of town. We get to know your pet and customize our pet sitting and dog walking services to their unique needs. During visits we provide feeding, play, exercise, waste clean-up, and companionship as well as basic house sitting tasks such as trash to and from the curb, bringing in the mail, and rotating light and blinds. After every pet sitting or dog walking visit you will receive a report detailing what was done at your visit as well as pictures of your pet. We have no breed restrictions or extra pet fees. You pay us for our time and what we do with it is up to you.   

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Lara grew up on her family's dairy farm in Union Bridge, Maryland caring for all the baby calves, border collies, and barn kitties. Throughout High School Lara served as a working student at several horse farms in exchange for learning to ride Dressage. In 2005 Lara earned her degree in Equine Science from Delaware Valley University and began managing horse farms. In 2008 Lara moved to Northern Virginia to live with David and soon discovered pet sitting and dog walking as a career. Lara started out majority cat sitting with a few dog walking clients to supplement her income at her primary job as a cake decorator. Eventually Lara enjoyed pet sitting and dog walking so much she made it her primary job along with managing a horse farm in Haymarket, Virginia where she continued to hone her Dressage skills and even rode with Olympic level riders. Lara moved to Virginia Beach in 2015 and founded Stable Hands Pet Care and Services along with her husband, David, and in her time in Virginia Beach Lara has helped to bring peace of mind to hundreds of pet owners on thousands of pet sitting and dog walking visits.    


David grew up in the shadow of Washington, D.C. but just like Lara he has never known a life without pets. David's love for animals started when he was young and would spend weekends at his grandparent's house. Ward Huzzard, David's grandfather, was an avoid birdwatcher and photographer. Beyond the time with his grandfather David fondly remembers his family's dog Carly and how much love Carly had for him as a child. As a child David spent a lot of time at his sister's house getting to know their Orange Tabby, Sunny, and Basset Hound, Ryan. David would get to know several more family pets, Allie, Roxie, and Dory, before departing for college where he would earn his degree in English with a minor in Political Science in 2005. After college David went to work for the family business, a photo supply company, Fuller and d'Albert. When working for family stopped working David decided to forge his own path and began pet sitting and dog walking with his wife Lara. Eventually David grew tired of the traffic and congestion in Fairfax, Virginia and along with his wife Lara they moved to Virginia Beach to found Stable Hands Pet Care and Services on the core values of open communication, reliable service, and a life time of passion for animals that helps them provide the best pet sitting, dog walking, and cat sitting services they can.   


Our dog Charlie loved working with David! She is a high energy lab who needed a mid-day walk daily. We always felt confident with David taking care of her. Her was prompt, reliable and flexible. When she had CCL surgery and needed extra attention and sensitivity during her walks, we knew David would be able to take care of her. Working with him gave us great peace of mind while we were at work or away.

Tyler W.


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