The Farm Girl


Farm, Pet & House Sitters

Serving Waynesboro, Fishersville & Stuarts Draft


about us


My name is Tonya and I am the owner & operator of The Farm Girl.  I am The “Original” 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 have 4 dogs and 2 horses and I know how difficult it can be to trust someone to care for your animals the way you do. 

Bob the Pet Sitter, President & CEO of The Farm Girl.

Bob the Pet Sitter, President & CEO of The Farm Girl.


My name is Paula Barlog and I am The Farm Girl’s big sister.  I currently work at a local pet store and care for animals every day.  I have a soft spot for animals in need and rescue anything I can! I have a Jack Russell terrier, 2 kittens and a bearded dragon. I will go out of my way to treat your animals as my own because I know how important they are, they’re family. Also, unlike my sister, I’m not afraid of birds!  I look forward to adding your pet to our family.


My name is Hailey Stiltner and animals are a huge part of my life and they always have been. I am currently a college student and work at a local pet store. Even as a young girl, I wanted to grow up and work with animals. I have many animals of my own, so I know just how special each and every one of them is! I know how hard it is to trust someone with your animals as I’ve always had those same feelings, but I know I can care for them the way you do!

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… we’ll take care of your fur~babies while you are away! Now even farmers, horse owners and multi-pet owners can enjoy more freedom.  We’ve got you covered!

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



Our Services


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

Doggo Visit or Kitty Duty
start at $15 per visit)

Visits include feeding, medications, walking, litter scooping and plenty of attention. Rate is for up to 2 dogs or 4 cats. Each additional pet is $5 each. (Visits usually average 15-45 minutes.  No extra charge for administering medications.)

Overnight Stay 
start at $60 per overnight)

We 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. It also includes at least 2 visits during the day. The overnight gives you 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. 

We do not offer long term daily dog walking or boarding. We specialize in short term care. Please contact us to discuss pricing or to see if we offer something not listed.


We limit the number of clients we have per day to ensure we can spend ample time with each animal we are caring for.  Our policy is that cats and other small animals are visited at least once every 24 hours, farm animals are visited at least twice every 24 hours & dogs are visited at least three times every 24 hours. 


Satisfied Clients

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
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
Fantastic! My dog, Juno, looks forward to her walks with Paula. We recently were away for almost three weeks and even though Juno missed us, the first two days we were back she kept looking out the front door waiting for Paula! I really feel comfortable knowing Juno is cared for by Paula.
— Jack M., Waynesboro, VA