THE FARM GIRL, LLC

Farm, Pet & House Sitter

My name is Tonya and I am the owner/operator of The Farm Girl, LLC.  I am The Farm Girl! After spending 20 years in the US Army, I spent a few months working with horses in Montana and discovered my purpose in life, caring for animals.  Horses, in particular, have been a source of healing for me, but I truly love all animals.  I know how difficult it can be to trust someone to care for your animals the way you do. Whether you are going on vacation or just need some extra help around your farm, I'm the one to call!

 

What animals do I have experience with?
Dogs
Cats
Horses
Mules
Mini-horses/donkeys
Cows
Goats
Chickens
Rabbits
Pigs
Guinea Pigs
Bearded Dragons
Fish

I specialize is geriatric/special needs/multiple animals. I’m confident in administering medications, orally or via syringe. I offer bathing, nail trimming, cleaning pens/stalls and I even clean up after myself! Call me if you want to add to my list!

**I do NOT handle birds

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Go ahead and take that vacation you’ve always wanted, go visit family for the holidays, feel free to go out with friends after work, or just take a weekend off… I’ll take care of your furbabies while you are away! Now even farmers, horse owners and multi-pet owners can enjoy more freedom.  I’ve got you covered!

The Farm Girl, LLC provides professional, experienced care for your pets & livestock at your home or farm. I am insured through Pet Sitters Association, LLC.  I am also certified through the American Red Cross for Cat & Dog First Aid and CPR.

Here are some of the services I offer, please call or email to further discuss pricing or to see if I offer something not listed:

Initial Booking Consultation (30-60 minutes – Free)

At this free “Meet & Greet” visit we complete necessary paperwork, answer questions, transfer keys, and tour your home/farm while discussing detailed instructions on how to care for your pets. This required meeting will be scheduled at least 48 hours prior to service                                                                                                  

Dog Walk/Kitty Duty/Pet Taxi
  (Rates
start at $10 per visit)

Visits include feeding, medications, walking, litter scooping and plenty of attention. Pet Taxi includes rides to and from destination.  (Visits usually average 30-60 minutes.  No extra charge for administering medications.)

Overnight Stay
  (Rates
start at $50 per overnight/$60 per holiday overnight)

I will stay overnight at your home. The overnight sit will include any feedings and outside time in the morning and/or evening, as well as collecting newspapers & mail, watering plants, trash to curb, etc. The overnight gives the added security of having someone in your home all night to keep your pet company and also to keep an eye on your home. 

Farm Visits are determined by workload.

 I limit my number of clients to ensure I can spend ample time with each animal I am caring for.  My policy is that cats and other small animals are visited at least once every 24 hours, and dogs, horses, etc are visited at least twice every 24 hours. 

I use Time To Pet, a pet sitting software, to keep your information secure and to keep you up to date.  Once you become a client, please download the app from the app store to help me ease your mind.

I accept cash, checks, and PayPal only.

 

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Client Comments

Wow! What a top-notch farm/pet sitter we have found in Tonya Williams. She is organized, orderly, responsive, on time, loves animals, and they love her right back. Our Golden Retriever and our herd of 13 Angora Goats were given excellent care while we were away for 5 days. Tonya is also keenly observant: she promptly noticed that our Goldie had indulged in a round of ear-scratching, texted me for my care preference, and resolved the issue before it became a problem. The house was also well tended, with newspapers and mail brought in daily, and everything in ship shape when we came home.
Golden Retriever happy? – Check! Angora Goats happy? – Check! Farm/Pet Owners happy? – Check! You could not ask for a better farm and pet sitter than Tonya Williams, and your trips away from home will be stress free, knowing that she is in charge. I recommend her to you without reservation.
— Shirley H., Waynesboro, VA
We recently had Tonya pet sit our two dogs and one cat. She stayed overnight and cared for them during the day for several days. We couldn’t have found a better pet sitter. She not only took great care of our pets, but also did extra things like bringing in our mail & washing the pet’s towels, blankets & furniture covers. We really appreciate the care our pets received. We highly recommend Tonya!
— Cindy M., Fishersville, VA
Tonya is the best! We went on a 3 week trip, leaving our three kitties at home and under Tonya’s care. After meeting with Tonya initially, we felt a lot better about being gone so long and while away she really kept us up to date with pictures and notes to put our minds at ease. I am a bit of a neurotic pet mom, and Tonya dealt with my highly specific and lengthy care notes with extreme detail and understanding. We just love our fur-babies and she gets it! I really feel like our kitties were in the best of hands, to the point of being spoiled while we were away. I would trust her with our pets anytime and would highly recommend her as a farm, house and pet sitter.
— Barbara P., Waynesboro, VA
Tonya is the absolute best! I could say every nice thing about her in the world, and it still wouldn’t be enough. Like any pet owner, my dogs are my babies, therefore, it’s hard to trust other people to take as good of care of them as I do, but I have absolutely zero worries when they’re with Tonya. She takes the best care of them both, and they both adore her for it <3 She’s worth every cent and more because she’s incredibly affordable. The Farm Girl, LLC is reliable, professional, affordable and, most of all, a lifesaver for any pet owner.
— Katherine H., Waynesboro, VA