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Beagle dog walk Northampton

Regular exercise and social interaction are key to a healthy and well-mannered companion.

Sarah and Noam have been providing pet care and dog walking in the Pioneer Valley for over fifteen years. Our friendly service is the best way to make sure your pets get the loving treatment they deserve, because we know that they are an important part of your family.

We specialize in hour-long, off-leash walks. A tired dog makes for a happy owner! In addition to exercise, the dogs in our pack work on social skills such as staying together in a group, coming when called, and being well-mannered on the trails. And, unlike dog daycare, our dogs get to roam, run, and sniff, satisfying their deeply seated “seeking” drive, the urge to explore and understand new environments.

Sarah’s Pet Services also offers puppy potty breaks, on-leash neighborhood walks, cat care, reptile and rodent care, and in-home pet and house sitting. Whatever you and your pets need, call us to see how we can help make your life together better!

Meet The Team

Meet Our Team

Our Team

Despite a lifelong love of animals, Sarah never had a dog growing up. Well, she’s more than made up for it by now! Sarah was a student at Umass when she started a small, part time job walking a few dogs around town. Word spread and her client list started to grow. Fourteen years and many piles of dog bones later, Sarah and her family (and their extended network of canine friends) have learned that the best things in life can be found outdoors.

Sarah is active in the local community, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a home visit co-ordinator for Canine Last Hope Rescue, and a participant in Leadership Pioneer Valley class of 2013.


Ryan began his professional career of working with animals in 2008. From vet tech to service dog trainer, Ryan has made countless doggy pals over the years and has continued to learn from each and everyone of them. Currently, Ryan is Sarah’s Pet Services pack manager and oversees all things dog related. He is also a founding board member of the Faithful Friends Therapy Dog program in Ellington, CT and is in pursuit of his certification as dog trainer through Karen Pryor Academy. In his downtime, Ryan enjoys being in nature and hanging out with his dogs: Aero, Flicker, and Wrynn as well as his chickens!


Evan moved to the Pioneer Valley during the fall of 2019 after receiving his B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Wildlife and Environmental Biology. Before that, he served in the U.S. Air Force as a firefighter stationed in North Carolina. Evan is originally from Connecticut, where he grew up with Freddy the basset hound and many cats and reptiles. He currently enjoys spending his free time kayaking, hiking, running, and playing video games. He’s excited to be a part of Sarah’s Pet Services, hiking with and caring for your pets! 

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Sara moved to Massachusetts in 2016 after 12 years in Florida. A dog and animal lover since childhood they hike and walk all sorts of dog friends with SPS and work part time with a traveling veterinary clinic. In their free time they walk and train their own dogs, Forage and garden in the warmer months, and continue to learn as much about the health and keeping of various species of furry and feathered friends as they can.


Char started off as a teenage intern for a local sled dog business and has gone on to work at local vegetable, fruit, and dairy farms before coming to SPS in early 2018. A lifelong Valley resident, they love to watch the seasons change up close in the woods. Getting to know each of the dogs so closely has been very rewarding and has made every day educational and interesting. They are also enjoying learning as much as they can about animal behavior and handling. Char graduated from Clark University with a bachelor's in English and a concentration in creative writing. When they aren’t writing their book or walking dogs, they enjoy cooking, volunteering & mutual aid, and dreaming about tiny houses.


Brie has been a caregiver and bestie to many kiddos and animals throughout her 16 years of nannying and pet sitting in the Pioneer Valley. She found her way to SPS in November 2021. Getting to know and play with so many new dog friends with SPS has been such a wonderful and joyful learning experience!


Brie especially loves getting to work, play, and care for senior animals and four-legged friends who might be a bit anxious. Helping animal friends regulate so they can access their joy and comfort is an honor. Capturing photos of animal friends in those moments has also become an unexpected creative delight.


When she's not improvising parody songs for your dogs, she can be found beatboxing with babies or singing Kirtan throughout the valley with Adam Bauer & Friends.


April is a Business Management graduate and a registered Nurse. She is originally from the tropical country of the Philippines. A very determined and focused administrative professional aiming to enhance her working capacities, business efficiencies and to serve her organization in the best possible way with sheer determination and commitment. A proud dog parent to Hunter, an adorable fox face Pomeranian . Hunter is always full of life and eager to learn new things. He's her best buddy and they have the best time together. She is the company's Office Manager.


When Sarah showed up at Noam’s college graduation with a little puppy named Taiko, who could have imagined the impact it would have on his life. After a decade of walking dogs, he has learned much about dog psychology, animal behavior, people behavior, trees and plants, the seasons of New England, and especially mushrooms!


After moving to the Pioneer Valley from Connecticut, Chris began their career with dogs in a crowded pet hotel and daycare. Their approach to handling so many dogs was simple - be loved by all of them. Their calm and attentive demeanor helped them win over even the most aloof dogs. While they thrived in that chaotic environment, they are happy to now be working with dogs more individually.


Ashley is a dedicated professional with a profound love for animals and babies. Her background includes pet sitting, dog walking, and a thriving career in nannying. At home, she cares for five cats, including the latest addition, a charming black kitten named Fish, along with her hamster, Huck Finn. Dreaming of owning a farm, she plans to expand her furry family. When not caring for animals or babies, she enjoys playing The Sims, content creation, and online shopping. Her priority is ensuring every animal feels safe, loved, and content under her care.


Katie was born and raised in the Pioneer Valley. She has previously worked in the veterinary field as a licensed veterinary nurse for 17 years. Married and have a ten year old son. She  enjoys hiking, camping,  and gardening. 


Her family lives on a farm with 4 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 guinea pigs and they grow their own food like asparagus in their greenhouse. 


She’s more excited to get to enjoy dogs in a wonderful outdoor environment versus a clinical setting.


After a childhood growing up in the woods of Maine with many adorable cats and a burly black lab named Tomahawk, Wendy endured a dogless adult life in the Pioneer Valley while she pursued her B.A. in Psychology and an M.S in Counseling at Springfield College. When her two children decided they had better options than hanging out with Mom she knew it was time to adopt her first dog. She found the greatest dog in the world, a golden retriever named Zeus. Zeus became an avid hiker, kayaker, road tripper, international traveler, and even somewhat of a therapy pup to the 28 sophomore boys who lived in the dorm with Wendy and her family at Deerfield Academy and at King’s Academy in Jordan. Following Zeus there was Moby, a second golden who Wendy labeled “wonderful and willful” and who certainly could have used some of Ryan Hall’s training! Wendy has always been quick to say she has been owned by two of the greatest pups in the world, and has always encouraged her students, both domestically and abroad, to find a way to share life with a dog. Wendy currently enjoys a semi-retired life, lives with her husband of thirty years, is a grandmother to an adorable 3 year old, and is the companion of two indoor cats - Bo, who can, when he wants to, play fetch and Kili who is happy just to be a cuddlebug.

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