Top Choice Pet Care LLC offers dog walking, dog, cat and other small animal pet sitting and related services in your own home in Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket and Nokesville, VA.
In addition to routine pet care, Top Choice Pet Care offers special services such as administration of oral pet medications, bringing in your mail and newspaper, adjusting blinds and lights for security when you're traveling away from home,
We are excited about the opportunity to provide professional care to your dogs, cats and small mammals, amphibians, birds, fish and reptiles.
Top Choice Pet Care LLC, founded in 2013, is bonded and insured. Chris Bates, owner and chief pet care provider, is a Certified Professional Pet Sitter through Pet Sitters International, the industry's largest educational networking organization. He also is trained (and retrained every 2 years) in pet CPR and basic first aid.
Chris Bates is a life-long pet owner, animal lover and nature enthusiast. Born in Iowa, son of a physician mother and suit-wearing businessman who became a farmer at age 38, he learned at a young age the disciplines and joys of early mornings, hard work and close attention to important details, including spoken (and unspoken) customer expectations.
"Animals always have been drawn to me, taking comfort and readily gaining trust due to my low-key approach, calming baritone voice and great respect for their needs and individual personalities," Chris observes. "I think animals sense my understanding, confidence and genuine interest in their welfare when I'm interacting with them," he adds. "Pet care is a natural fit for my experience, temperament and life-long interests."
Dog Walking/Sitting: "After trying two different cage-free boarders, Top Choice Pet Care is by far the best service we have used. Our finicky Shih Tsu warmed up nicely to Chris and was very well adjusted when we returned. With long, affordable visits including playtime, walks, text updates and pics, the attention to detail was amazing. Top Choice Pet Care is now our first choice for a worry-free get-away." Lisa and Curt, Vint Hill
New Neighborhood: "I met Chris the day we moved into our new neighborhood. I have an older dog who was not happy with leaving the home he grew up in. I felt very comfortable from the beginning having Chris take care of Louie. You can tell that he truly loves dogs and will go above and beyond to make sure they are happy. I don't know what I would have done without him during this transition period." Yvonne, Bristow
Cat/Dog Sitting: "I highly recommend Top Choice Pet Care for pet sitting services. Chris took great care of our dog and cat in our home while we were at the beach for a week. We are very happy with the services he provided, his rates are more affordable than boarding, and I feel like our pets were better taken care of compared to leaving them somewhere else. It was also nice to have someone who is reliable and trustworthy to check on our house and send us daily updates about our pets while we were on vacation. Our pets were very happy and healthy when we returned." Angie, Bristow