We Love Dogs

Our dog walks are
dog-gone great


We Love Cats

Our pet sitting packages
are the cat’s pajamas


Surf Sitters Loves
All Your Critters

We are your pet's best friend
when you need to be away


How it Works

Meet and Greet

We’ll come to your home, meet your pet(s) and answer all your questions. We’ll discuss your pet’s needs and review all our policies.  Sign Up for your free Meet and Greet.

Request Appointments

Setting up dog walking and pet sitting is convenient. We accept appointment requests via phone, text or email.

Start Walks

Pets are our passion. Our dog walkers and pet sitters are friendly, professional and most of all, they LOVE animals. All walkers are insured, bonded and background checked.

What Pet Owners Are Saying

David C.

Thank you, John and Shannon, for taking such good care of Destiny! She connected with you guys quickly and it is so obvious upon our return home that she enjoyed her time with you!  You guys are great and we feel blessed to have your service and support in Destiny’s life and therefore our life too! Surf City is so lucky to have you! I highly recommend these guys!

Samantha C.

John and Shannon remain our go-to pup team here in Topsail. Not only are they super responsive, they are also well organized. It’s hurricane season in these parts and they’re fantastic about watching the weather and keeping pet parents in the loop. Wouldn’t trust anyone else with our dog and still highly, highly recommend their services!

Brooks G.

Surf Sitters are everything we could have asked for in a dog sitter. John and Shannon will bend over backwards to take care of my fur baby and are always flexible if I have a last minute change. They will help with any training you are trying to reinforce and treat your animals as their own loved ones. We love Surf Sitters!

What's Included

Treats and More

Treats and pet waste bags are always provided free of charge. We always give your pet fresh water before leaving.

Report Card

After every service, your pet sitter fills out a report card so you know exactly what we did together and that nothing was overlooked.

Love and Affection

When you’re not home, we make sure your pets get plenty of exercise, belly rubs, butt scratches and snuggles.

Surf City's Best Pet Care

Leaving your pet home during the workday or while you’re out of town can be one of the most difficult necessities of being a pet parent. Whether you have a dog, cat, hamster, or iguana, we can help lessen the guilt of being away. Surf Sitters Pet Care and Dog Walking takes the stress and worry out of leaving your pet by providing the best pet care in Surf City, Hampstead, and Holly Ridge. We take care of your fuzzy family like we’d care for our own.

No matter which service you choose for your pet, you know we will treat your beloved fuzzy family with compassion and patience. We go above and beyond to provide your pets with happiness, comfort, and safety.

We provide dogs with the exercise and stimulation they need to be mentally and physically healthy, and we give all of our slumber party pets the companionship, attention, and affection that they’re accustomed to so they’re having just as much fun at home as you enjoy your vacation.

Photos of Our Happy Pets

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Learn More About US

Surf Sitters was founded in 2015 by John Barrile and Shannon Morrow as a pet care company that unconditionally cares for all pets, the way they’d want their own canine babies to be cared for.

As pet parents, we all love our dogs and want everyone they meet to see the good that we see in them. John and Shannon experienced the unfortunate but common problem that not all good dogs are treated equally. As the proud dog parents of their beautiful three Chow children, they faced negativity and rejection from groomers, trainers, and even veterinarians, despite the fact that their pups were friendly and well-behaved.

But no matter how others saw their beloved pups, they knew their dogs were bright, sweet, loyal, and lovable! They just wished pet care professionals could embrace their dogs’ headstrong and independent personalities and experience the love these friendly pups had to offer.

These experiences did not deter John and Shannon from loving their Chow babies, in fact, it fueled their mission to provide pet parents with the pet care they felt all pets deserved. They began to envision their ideal version of a pet sitting company, which became Surf Sitters Pet Care and Dog Walking LLC. A business that never judges pets or their owners, but instead embraces their unique personalities.

Now, they use their wide range of knowledge and experience to provide the best service for all their clients. They continue to see the charm and boundless potential in every dog, cat, or other pet they meet.

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