Permanently Closed

7 successful years


Permanently Closed

20,000 pets served


Thank-you Topsail Pet Parents

We'll miss you!


Permanently Closed

No longer accepting


Online Dog Training

Still available via zoom!


We'll miss our furry friends!

Headed to Morganton, NC!


How Can We Help You?

Dog Walking

We’ll come to your home, meet your dog(s), answer all your questions, and create your desired schedule.  You’ll receive an update by text after each walk!  Sign Up for your free Meet and Greet or call us at (910)431-5680.

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Dog Training

Private coaching in your home ensures that you and your dog get the level of attention and training most needed for your individual needs.  We use fear-free methods to ensure that you and your dog enjoy learning together.

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Pet Sitting

There’s no place like home for your cats, dogs, and small animals.  We come to your home for feeding, playtime, walks, medication administration, litter scooping,  and cuddles based on your pet’s ideal schedule.

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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.

Text Updates

After every service, your pet sitter or walker touches base by text 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.

About Us

Surf Sitters Pet Care is the most highly Google and Yelp recommended dog walking company in Hampstead, Holly Ridge, and Surf City, NC.  We’ve earned those 5-star reviews and words of praise by going above and beyond to provide a high level of professional care for all the pets and people we serve. With over 5 years of professional experience, a fabulous team of well-trained walkers, and an abundance of energy, we are a great option for daily walks.  Surf Sitters Pet Care and Dog Walking LLC is the co-creation of John Barrile and Shannon Morrow, partners in love and life.  Both are Coltenback Certified Dog Trainers and lifelong devotees to the wellness of pups and their people. Locals in the Hampstead, NC area know us as the folks with spare leashes draped over our shoulders, fur-covered pants, and pockets full of treats.  We’ve worked with hundreds of dogs of all ages, sizes, breeds, energy levels, and abilities since 2015, when we opened for business.  We got our start in pet care as pet sitters and dog walkers, then moved on to learn the art of managing and training our own pet care team to assist.  In order to best serve our clients, we took the next step to become Certified Dog Trainers through the Pet Care Institute in Wilmington, NC. Shannon is also a Karen Pryor AcademyPuppy Start Right Instructor and specializes in puppy socialization and training during the critical early stages of puppy development. Shannon is the trainer, with John pitching in when assistance is needed.

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