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
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.
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!
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!
Emily grew up in the beautiful Hudson Valley in upstate New York. She began her journey with animals in 2014, at the Dutchess County SPCA, walking dogs and taking care of the feline upper respiratory ward. Not long after, she took a job at a boarding kennel/doggie daycare in 2015; this invaluable “kennel kid” job led her to going back to school to work with animals; she was accepted to the SUNY Delhi Veterinary Science program in 2016 and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the state of New York two years later. She moved to Western Massachusetts in 2021 to be with her husband, and now works as an ICU technician at Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital in South Deerfield, MA, and a walker for Sarah’s Pet Services. When she’s not out hiking or at work, she’s hanging out with her little Min Pin, Hazel Moon.
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. She's her best buddy and they have the best time together. She is the newest member of Sarah's Pet Services as an Office Manager.
Ava was raised in the Pioneer Valley and currently lives in Sunderland with her three pets Opal, George and Leaf! Her childhood dog was very active and they would walk to the top of Mount Sugarloaf together everyday after school. Since then, being outdoors and spending time with animals has become an integral part of her lifestyle. Ava feels that hiking with dogs is wonderful.
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.