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We take pride in the service we provide our valued clients. Here is what a few of them are saying about Bone-A-Fide Pet Care:

Pet Names: Coolio, Tiger Lily and Molly (cats), 3 guinea pigs, wild birds & deer
Service: Vacation Care
I have known people who were perfect for their jobs, but I must say that Kato takes 1st place as a caretaker of pets. 

She is extremely competent, able to handle any situation, has great compassion for animals of all kinds, and a tremendous sense of responsibility. She always goes over and above the call of duty to do a perfect job for me every time I have been out of town. 

Ever since I started using Kato’s service, I can leave town without any worries about my home or my animals.

I highly recommend her services to anyone who has pets in need of care while traveling! 

Thanks Kato for the peace of mind!

Van Eure, Owner
The Angus Barn

Pet Names: Simon, Sally and Scout
Service: Vacation Care
Client: After moving to Raleigh, we no longer had family around to watch our dogs when we went out of town. Luckily, we found Bone-a-Fide Pet Care and were immediately impressed. Kato's professionalism, attention-to-detail and genuine love of animals makes us feel so comfortable leaving our dogs at home. We especially look forward to the daily updates and detailed notes when we return. Like many pet owners, our dogs mean the world to us and it's so nice to be able to go away without worrying about them. Bone-a-Fide Pet Care provides A+++ service and we highly recommend it to anyone who wants top-notch care for their pets.

Emily and Erik Larsen
Raleigh, NC

Pet Name: Daisy
Service: Mid-day Walks
Client: Bone-A-Fide Pet Care is wonderful!  Daisy, my bulldog, gets mid day exercise, love, and attention while I'm at work and I get peace of mind knowing she's not lonely.  I also get great, detailed reports on what Daisy did during her outings.  I even receive pictures and videos via email on occasion.  It makes my day to get to see that cute puppy face while I'm working.  I've had a great experience with Bone-A-Fide and would recommend them to anyone with a pet.

Kristin Paige
Raleigh, NC

Pet Names: Cerilene (Bassett Hound), Charlie (16 yr old Cocker Spaniel) and Thelma (Cat)
Service: Vacation Care, Elder Care
Client: Bone-A-fide Pet Care is wonderful!  I have always been very stressed when I leave my pets at home while I'm traveling. Now that we have Bone·A·Fide Pet Care, I feel completely at ease knowing that, when I am away from home, my pets are in excellent hands. I am kept updated via phone or email on how my "kids" are doing, which is especially comforting for me. I arrive home each time to happy pets, as they have received the best care and attention in my absence.

Victoria Schwarzer
Raleigh, NC

Pet Names: Riley and Paddie
Service: Vacation Care
Client: We are so pleased with Kato's care of Riley, our orange tabby cat, when we are away from home. Kato has been very efficient and organized in taking care of Riley. By going over the contract for service in detail from the onset, everyone knows expectations of the caregiver and the pet owner. While she is very officious, we feel that she is giving Riley very personal attention. She goes beyond what is required by sending us not only daily updates of Riley's antics, but pictures of him that she takes while she is playing with him. We really appreciate the loving care she gives Riley and the truly professional manner in which she conducts her pet sitting business. Riley is quite happy with the situation and anxiously awaits Kato's visits whenever we are away!

Mike and Myra Marin
Raleigh, NC

(Note From Kato: Since provided this testimonial, we now take care of Mike and Myra’s little girl, Paddie, while they are on travel. She receives lots of TLC, and in return, we get lots of kisses!)

Pet Name: Gypsy
Service: Vacation Care, Elder Care, Medication
Client: I have a senior dog, Gypsy, who requires much care. She is taking several medications and is not always cooperative. Gypsy is also very careful about who she will allow to pet her.

It was a hard decision on my part to “trust” anyone with her care while I was traveling. When I called Kato, I was concerned about 3 factors:  reliability, trustworthiness and someone who loves pets. After meeting Kato and talking, it was very evident she loves pets. Gypsy was careful, but seemed to be at ease with her. 

After my trip, the other factors were answered with flying colors. Kato is absolutely reliable and worth my trust! She handled a situation where my door lock was broken, calls me every time I asked and was always available when needed.

Now Kato and Gypsy are best friends! I have complete trust in Kato and know my dog is in great hands whenever needed. Thank you Kato!

Randy Hackett
Raleigh, NC

(Note From Kato: It is with great sadness that I add that Ms. Gypsy went to doggie heaven in December 2008. I will miss her greatly, especially our peanut butter covered kibble feasts! Rest in peace sweetie….)

Pet Name: Niki
Service: Travel Care
Client: I’ve used Kato’s services on multiple occasions, once in an emergency situation to care for my dog Niki. I was really impressed with her. She listens to what my needs are and what Niki’s routine is, and I feel confident that she is in excellent hands when I am away. In my emergency, Kato told me not to worry, she had all of my documents and she jumped right in to care for Niki. My proof—Niki is always excited and happy to see her! I highly recommend Bone-A-Fide Pet Care, and will definitely be calling Kato for future service!

Jim Pommerenke
Raleigh, NC

Pet Name: Jessie, Salt Water Fish Tank
Service: Vacation Care
Jessie: Thanks for taking good care of me while my parents were out of town.  I am glad you were able to come twice each day but wish you could have stayed longer—next time maybe!  We can play with some of my squeaky toys! …Stop by and see me if you are in the neighborhood, mom won’t mind at all!  Thanks again!
Client: Thanks for taking such great care of Jessie! I felt so much better leaving town knowing a responsible person would be looking after her. I had a real peace of mind knowing my dog would receive the level of care and attention I would give, and being in her own environment was very important.

Having never used a pet sitter before, I was very pleased by the level of professionalism and information requested. Your documentation and website are very impressive.  After meeting with you, I felt very comfortable leaving my pet to your care. I will definitely recommend your services to my friends and family!

Susan O.
Raleigh, NC

Pet Names: Omelette and Harley
Service: Vacation Care, Insulin Injections
Client: The amount of detail you go into with initial interview, reviewing of forms and daily phone calls made me feel 100% at ease on vacation. It is very apparent that you are very committed to your work!!

Angela C.
Raleigh, NC

Pet Names: Champ and Malcolm
Service: Mid-day Walks and Vacation Care
Client: Bone-A-Fide provides conscientious and loving care to your pets. Your four footed family couldn’t be in betters hands whether on vacation or just daily walks. I highly recommend their services!

Barry Cannon
Raleigh, NC

Pet Name: Abby
Service: Mid-day Walks
Client: Your evident love for animals—this is not just a job for you. I know you really care about Abby and will take good care of her. I love your notes about Abby! :)

Anne and Jim R.
Raleigh, NC

Pet Name: Clyde
Service: Overnight Vacation Care
Client: I truly felt like Kato treated my dog as if he were her own—he was sick while I was away and it gave me great peace of mind to know he was in her care.

Jennifer C.
Raleigh, NC

Pet Name: Asner
Service: Vacation Care
Client: We love how thorough the communication and reports are. We loved the updates and detailed progress reports. Great work!

Mark and Nicole Masters
Raleigh, NC

Pet Name: Jimmy and Julius
Service: Vacation Care
Client: You’re clearly an animal person—the guys like ya!

Sarah C.
Raleigh, NC

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