I am proud to have been Sylvia's first client, way back in 2004. She has been an exemplary and indispensable pet sitter from the two Golden Retrievers we had then, Mac and Tilley, all the way through Molly and Mossie, and now for just Mossie.

We have entrusted not only our beloved dogs to Sylvia, but also our home. She has been vigilant, and we have never had a single problem that Sylvia did not immediately recognize and properly handle. This includes her time in our 1790's house while we were away in Europe, on trips ranging from 2 weeks to a full month.Sylvia Baldwin is a dedicated and loving caregiver for animals. She has even tended to my Angora goats when we were away for day trips.I know firsthand that Sylvia is trustworthy, conscientious, attentive, and tuned-in to animal behaviors, especially if something seems amiss. I do not hesitate to recommend Sylvia Baldwin to you for loving and responsible care of your animals.
Shirley Anne Holler
Waynesboro, VA

"We can highly recommend "The Dog Nanny" to pet owners considering pet sitting services in your home. Our 14 yr. old dog had the best care with Sylvia we could have ever imagined. He was ill at the time and she gave him medicine, took him to the vet several times, conferred with us on the phone frequently.

Sylvia is very professional and we feel confident that the only concern you will ever experience is that your pet will want to leave with Sylvia when she departs for her home at the end of her stay. Our dog received the best care we have ever experienced over many years of having sitters in our home while we are traveling, and we gained a new friend as well. The pet world should be full of "Sylvias"."

Ron and Celia Browne
Waynesboro, VA


"Sylvia Baldwin has been puppy sitting our three Boston Terriers and taking care of our home for several years when we are away. She loves and cares for our "children" as much as we do. Her genuine interest for animals is heartfelt and honest. We feel very comfortable on our vacations knowing that Sylvia is taking great care of our "family"."

C. and C. Hughes
Staunton, VA

"Sylvia has been supporting us with the management of our dogs, Jackson and Jules, for the last 6 months. In that time, her 10 years of experience has been apparent. She is extremely caring and conscientious in everything that she does. Her reliability and punctuality provides us with a peace of mind that is very much appreciated and settling."

Doug and Colleen Pugh
Waynesboro, VA

"You provided love and care to my most important possession. Knowing you were with her everyday allowed me to relax and do my job free of stress. But it wasn't just the knowledge that her bladder had been emptied and she'd been walked. You were a valuable source of information and expertise and have helped guide me and given me confidence as a dog mother. We truly cannot thank you enough for all the walks, cuddles, kisses and belly rubs. We'll both miss you sooo much."

S & D
Waynesboro, VA & now Florida