Barksley provides professional and reliable pet care services that are tailored to your specific needs. Our Pet Care Professionals are trained, experienced, and insured. We adhere to strict safety guidelines for the protection of your pet, home, and our professionals. We are trained in Pet First Aid, CPR, and emergencies and have a comprehensive insurance plan that is specific to dog walkers and pet sitters. We strive to provide our clients with outstanding customer service and convenient scheduling. We send pet photos and real time updates with every visit. We would love to meet you and your pet today!
Abby launched Barksley in January 2017 after many years of dreaming and planning. She grew up learning how to run a business as both of her parents are business owners. Her father owns and operates the Commodore Theatre in Olde Towne Portsmouth. Her mother is a dog and cat veterinarian who has been practicing animal medicine and primary care for over 35 years.
Abby moved to Richmond in 2011 and worked at a law firm for five years. She instantly fell in love with the city and now lives with her boyfriend and two dogs in Church Hill. Before opening Barksley, Abby left the law firm to work in a veterinary hospital learning about common issues, diseases, medications, vaccines, and surgeries for dogs and cats.
Abby is dedicated to her clients and their pets. Barksley is her full-time job and main focus. She forms strong bonds with her clients' pets and usually has great success getting fearful dogs and cats to warm up to her. She would love to meet you and your pet today!
Janet has always had a furry friend by her side. From the moment you meet her, you feel her love and affection for animals. She currently has a handsome kitty of her own named Morris. He loves to keep her warm by snuggling in her lap during the day and "sharing" her pillow at night.
Janet joined the Barksley Pack in April 2018 and loves making new furry friends. She is committed to providing quality and compassionate care. She has a lot of love to give and it shows in the updates she sends to pet parents. It is the highlight of her day when she has the opportunity to visit a pet and provide love, attention, and lots of kisses. She treats her clients' pets as if they were her own and has a great deal of experience with cats, their body language, and many medical conditions. Barksley is so fortunate to have Janet as part of the team and we are so pleased with the exceptional care she provides.
Lindsey joined the Barksley team in May 2018 after working at a dog daycare and boarding facility. Through her work and training she learned the specifics of nutrition, the importance of play and routine, and how to best care for pets with special health and behavioral concerns. Lindsey was eager to transition to in-home pet care because she loves seeing the personality traits and quirks that pets show in the comfort of their own home.
Lindsey is from Richmond and developed a deep love for animals and learned at an early age that all creatures deserve compassion and respect. She carried this sentiment with her throughout her life and made it a priority in her career caring for animals. Lindsey is a huge advocate for adoption and has an adorable family of rescues. Her fur-family now includes a hound mix named Merle who loves to cuddle, a herding dog named Cooper who often finds ways to outsmart his momma, a senior lab mix named Rex who Lindsey is currently fostering, a kitty name Little Cat who keeps all the dogs in check, and a hamster named Willie Nelson.
Eden started working with Barksley in July 2018 and is passionate about Barksley's commitment to the utmost client and pet satisfaction. She is very intentional with the time she spends with the pets she visits and uses her time to give all of her attention to the animal's best interest. Eden finds it truly uplifting to connect with the animals in a meaningful way during her visits. Her deeply empathetic and compassionate nature makes her an ideal pet care provider. Her genuine care for the people and animals she encounters comes through her work and presence.
Eden has always had a special love for animals. Eden has a deep sensitivity to animals and has always deeply enjoyed spending time with her furry siblings. Her family has a Goldendoodle named Clementine who Eden loves taking for long walks and doing yoga with. In addition to yoga, Eden is studying to become a health coach and also enjoys dancing and playing music, especially Fleetwood Mac.
Daniel joined the Barksley Pack in July 2018 after leaving the corporate world behind him. He has a kind heart and respect for all animals. He loves that he is now able to spend more time outdoors and doing what he loves - caring for pets. Daniel has a habit of falling in love with the pets he cares for rather quickly. He pays close attention to the specific needs of each pet and is experienced with animal body language and behavior.
Daniel moved to Richmond in 2009 and worked as a manager at a law firm then was a project manager at the Supreme Court of Virginia. He loves exploring Richmond with his dogs and spending time on the river. Daniel's favorite hobbies include working on house projects, being in his garden, gaming, and talking about Tesla and SpaceX. His dream is to own a Tesla, witness a live rocket launch, and has aspirations to be the first human to walk a dog on Mars!