Pet Care

Pets are special members of the family

When looking for quality care, it is important to consider the personality and temperament, as well as the level of experience, of the sitter who will care for your pets when you can’t be there for them. With It Takes a Village Pet Care, you can rest assured that your pets are in caring, loving, experienced hands.

We offer:

  • Dedicated Pet Care Team – your pet care team consists of a primary, secondary and tertiary provider to ensure that there is always back up care for your pets should your primary pet care provider be unavailable.
  • Village Care – once you are a customer, our Village will be there to support you 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year.
  • Pet Safety – all team members are required to obtain their pet first aid/CPR certification within 30 days of employment.
  • Insurance Coverage – team members are insured and bonded. Should a situation arise, you are covered.
  • Security – all team members complete a county and federal background screening.
  • Resources – we offer additional resources on our website that will connect you with other pet industry businesses as well as educate you about sustainable living.
  • Private online customer portal – your pet care team will share updates and pictures after each visit through your personal online portal. You can also download a handy app to your mobile device for easy access to your pet care schedule, pet’s information, vital documents and more.
  • Custom Care Plan - we will create a plan customized to your pet's unique needs. After answering a series of questions and having a discussion about your pet care goals, we will develop a plan to help guide the team in caring for your pet(s) per your exact specifications.

Our services are available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days a year, including major holidays (additional charge).

We offer dog walking and vacation pet sitting services in the communities of Barrington, Lee, Durham, MadburyNottinghamDover, Gonic, Rochester, Northwood and Strafford. In addition, we also offer dog walking services in Newmarket, Somersworth, Rollinsford and South Berwick.
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Our professional pet care providers will give your furry friend the exercise and stimulation it needs to be healthy and happy. When you return home at the end of the day, your dog will be relaxed and anxious to greet you after an exciting day.


Cats & kittens need quality play and stimulation throughout the day. Our pet care team brings the fun to your furry feline - puzzles, games and other interactive toys. They will be happy and content for your return home at the end of the day.


Let us give you peace of mind with our worry-free, vacation pet care services available for dogs, cats and other small animals. Our professional pet sitting team will ensure that your pets are well cared for per your exact specifications.

Professional Pet Care

Once you experience our professional pet care services at your home, you’ll never worry about being away from your pet(s) again.

In addition to concerns about leaving pet(s) alone for several hours, pet owners have expressed anxiety about the safety of their home while they are on vacation. During our pet care visit, we can also assist with the safekeeping of your house. This includes collecting mail, turning on/off lights, closing/opening shades/drapes, shoveling walk ways, managing any lawn care/plowing needs, watering/feeding plants, waiting for cable/septic/furnace cleaning/pest management professionals, etc. Many of these services are complimentary and can be requested as needed.

Benefits of At-Home Pet Care

  • Staying at home in a safe, secure environment
  • Being surrounded by familiar sights, smells and sounds
  • Following a regular diet and exercise routine
  • Having quality play time
  • Receiving love and personal attention
  • Maintaining medical treatment, when required
  • Having someone responsible in case of an emergency
  • Eliminating the trauma of travel or an unfamiliar environment
  • Helping to ensure good health (no exposure to other animals’ illness or parasites)
Kim & Shanti W.
Madbury, NH
It Takes a Village Pet & Home Care has shown us time and time again that it truly does “take a village” to make sure our Boston Terrier’s needs are met, including taking our sweet girl to the vet when they noticed something was off during a visit. We feel so very fortunate to have found the absolute best dog in the world, and feel doubly blessed that we found someone to love and care for her as much as we do while we are at work. The team at It Takes a Village loves what they do and it shows!!
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Amanda G.
Rochester, NH
I highly recommend Traci at It Takes a Village, she is just fantastic with our little Frenchie. We hired her after our guy started having seizure activity and needed to be medicated. The medication makes it difficult to make it through the day for him plus I really wanted someone checking on him for his safety. Traci is very attentive to his needs, and updates me immediately after each visit. She has really developed a bond with him and I know he looks forward to their time.
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Christine & Ross F.
Dover, NH
It Takes a Village Pet Care was referred to us by a friend who highly recommended their services. We hired them to care for our two dogs while on vacation. They took them on daily walks and played ball with them in the backyard. Our pups were given lots of attention and exercise. While I was away, my husband said that they even expressed concern that one of our dogs may not be feeling well and offered to take a fecal sample to our vet. We are so glad to have found It Takes a Village!
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