About Us                                                                       

We are a full-service professional pet sitting and dog walking company catering exclusively to Rockland County residents.  We provide premium individualized care in the comforts of our clients' homes according to their specific instructions.

BACKGROUND.  The Barking Lot was founded in the  spring of 2006 by Sharon Needelman, who recognized the need for a county-wide professional pet sitting service with a personal touch.  What began as a small operation with one pet sitter and a few visits to clients' homes each week has turned into a sophisticated operation that now includes more than 200 happy pets and hundreds of visits each month.

OUR STAFF.  Every staff member has intermediate to advanced knowledge in animal care and handling.  Some have backgrounds working at animal shelters, farms and rescue organizations while others are licensed vet techs.  ALL of our staffers own or have owned their pets for years.  They have a true understanding that pets are important members of the family and deserve all the love and respect we can offer.

PEACE OF MIND.  The Barking Lot is fully bonded, insured and a participating member of Pet Sitters International and the ASPCA.  In selecting our employees, we perform reference and background checks using a licensed private investigation firm.  Rest assured that your pets are in good hands with us and our staff!

      Ryan with Jackson, a black Lab
                  Donna with Tashi, a Tibetan Terrier

AVAILABILITY AND COVERAGE AREA.  We provide service year-round to most areas in Rockland County (Sloatsburg, Hillburn & Tomkins Cove excluded).  Gone are the days of scheduling your vacations around your pet sitter's availability!  With sufficient notice we are available most times that you need us!