Welcome again! My name is Anne Buckner. I am the owner and operator of Pet Pals. I live in the Great Bridge section of Chesapeake with my husband, three children, dog, cat, hamster, hermit crabs, frog and fish. Yes, it’s a crowd but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
I grew up having a deep love and respect for all types of animals. My mother taught me the importance of caring for all creatures, great and small. Animals in need of help were always welcome in our home. Our intentions were to nurse our new friends back to health and find them a good home. That “good home” usually ended up being our own home. All of these little creatures became my family members and brought love, laughter and joy into my life.
I decided to start Pet Pals for several different reasons. The first being, I love animals and enjoy spending time with them. I wanted a career that would give me joy and allow me to give the same in return. Secondly, I saw a real need in our community for a pet sitting service. My options were very limited on what to do with my pets when I had to be away. I could board them at a kennel, something my pets have never liked, or ask my already overscheduled and busy friends to look after them. Neither option was ideal. I knew there had to be an alternative and Pet Pals was created.
We all know that it is hard for our family pets to be without us. However, it is less stressful on them to be left in the safety and security of their own homes surrounded by familiar sights and sounds. Nothing can replace “mom and dad” but Pet Pals is the next best thing. We will love and care for your pets as if we were caring for our very own.
I look forward to meeting with you and your pets soon!