We left town for 10 days and Ben walked & cared for our 2 dogs, as well as feeding & loving on our housecat and several barn cats. He sent daily pics & videos of our goofballs having a terrific time and I’d recommend him over kenneling any day! 10/10, awesome experience, will hire again!
~Adrienne Whitney and Swifty & Kyger
If you are looking for amazing pet care – check out Ben's Friends. Ben is a natural with animals, highly professional, and a joy to work with. Zephyr is so much more relaxed after his strolls with Ben.
~Kristin and Zephyr
Ben takes amazing care of our dog and two cats. Our animals love him and he brings interactive toys for our senior dog! I have never had a more reliable and trustworthy animal watcher. I really enjoy the daily photos so we know our pets are safe. He spends a lot of time with the animals and they really enjoy him.
~Kaye Gorb and Clovis & Big Boy & Hawk
You can't do any better for pet care than Ben. So reliable and caring, with credentials to back his wonderful service. His pet photography skills are amazing too!
~Maryann Gunderson and Tag
Ben is the best! He’s professional, friendly, reliable, and, perhaps most importantly, he genuinely connects with and cares for animals. He also sends the best pictures of your furry friends while you’re away! Highly recommend!
~Neil Romanosky & Boris & Archie
We love Ben's Friends pet service. Ben is phenomenal...loves on your pets as if they were his own! Sure is a pleasure knowing our geriatric pups are in good hands when we can't be there. Many thanks!
~Terri Gillespie and Larkin & Hobbes
We called on Ben after our regular sitter was unavailable. Our golden CiCi can be a bit slow to warm up, so introducing her to new people can be tricky. She definitely did not make his job easy, but Ben was so patient with her, they eventually became fast friends. Leaving your pet is always stressful, but knowing they are with someone who cares for them as much as Ben does makes it so much easier!
~Erin Jordan and Cici
Can’t recommend Ben enough! Took amazing care of my cats when I was out of town. Easy to contact and flexible with pets’ needs.
~Matthew Barrille and Oscar & Leon
This was the first time that I have used a dog sitter - and it was an awesome experience. Ben was super duper great with my dog - very conscientious and attentive - and patient with my guy's various quirks. I really liked that he was very communicative and kept me in the know with what was up - and bonus points for all the really great pics. Highly Recommend!!!
~Heather Elizabeth and Chomper
Ben’s friends is an excellent pet-family service. Ben is very flexible with time slots for pet care and can accommodate as many or few visits as needed. I was very pleased with the quality of time spent providing basic care and then play/exercise with our two dogs. We enjoyed receiving updates and pictures too. I trust Ben with our pets and the key to our house. Ben’s Friends is highly recommended by the Mitchell family.
~Vana Cesta-Miller and Farro & Iris
My sister moved to Athens with her dog Jake. When she moved in, the back yard was not fenced and she had trouble walking Jake. Luckily we were told about Ben’s Friends. We set up a regular schedule with Ben to walk Jake. Ben never misses a day...rain or shine! Jake loves him. I strongly recommend Ben to anyone who wants a happy, friendly, well exercised dog.
~Lynn Smith & Jake
We have used Ben's Friends several times, and Ben is terrific. On the front end, he promptly responds to requests for appointments, and he shows up right on time. He sends us pictures of our dogs while they are out on the walk, and we always return home to 2 very happy dogs! We will definitely use his service again in the future!
~Tom Scanlan and Nigel & Marty
My dogs have a whole new outlook on life. They’re reconditioned with positive attention and exercise during a part of the day they need it most. Each time I come home from work to these furballs they are happier and healthier.
~Phil Ortman and Lugnut & Larry
Tom and I used Ben to walk our dogs when we both were ill and unable to do so. Ben was always on time and it was obvious that he really liked our dogs and also enjoyed the walks himself! Our dogs came back happy and well exercised. We really recommend him as a great dog walker.
~Sue Erlewine and Bella & Sadie
What a relief to find an affordable and nicer option than resorting to kennels! I’ve only just started using Ben’s services but he is professional, cares about his clients and takes his time with them. My dogs are noticeably calmer when I return from a trip and I look forward to using Ben’s Friends for all my future dog-sitting needs.
~Nate Hayes and Razzy, Malfoy & Max
Ben is a favorite person with my two dogs and cat. When I have to be gone from them he comes over for feeding and playtime, nice to know they have a friend in Ben. ♥️ ~Cheryl Cesta & Vinnie
The highlight of my dogs’ day is with Ben of Ben’s Friends! He’s helpful and insightful with both our 9-year-old black lab and our 1-year-old lab/pit ball of energy. Ben even gives us tips on training and encourages us to try new things with the pup. Highly recommend Ben’s Friends!
~Andrew Weiland and Mac & Olive
Ben is wonderful with all animals! My cats both love him!
~Michele Fiala and Frodo & Samwise
There was an immediate connection between Ben and our pups. They drool over him! Ben is friendly, knowledgeable and professional. He listened and asked questions regarding both dogs and their needs, behaviors and our expectations while we were away. I can’t describe how relaxed he made me feel about leaving, he eliminated the stress I previously had of leaving the dogs for two weeks.
During my time away, Ben stayed in excellent communication on a daily basis. He sent updates and photos and little notes on their behaviors. Knowing my dog children were getting this kind of love and TLC while I was away allowed me to enjoy my vacation fully. Ben is trustworthy, reliable and offers affordable pet sitting services. He truly is the bees knees, and thank you for setting my mind at ease. We love you, Ben’s Friends!
~Nina Bierlin and Lugnut & Larry
Ben and my new pup Max quickly became special buddies. They have great walks, romps and very helpful lessons. I trust Ben and his judgement, and Max and I enjoy his visits.
~Karen Nulf and Maxwell, King Charles Spaniel
I am so happy to recommend Ben. He has helped me learn how to better manage my small dog on walks. My dog has a tendency to be aggressive towards others dogs he meets along the way. Ben patiently helped us using his own dog Felix to help Mr. Smidgen learn to walk along without being a pest to other dogs.
He is always great about responding to requests and is reliable. I feel comfortable having him come into the house when we are not home to get our dog out for a nice walk. He is a "dog whisperer" and his kindness and savvy ensures that our dog is happy to go with him when he arrives.
~Jeanne Heaton & Mr. Smidgen
I strongly recommend Ben to take care of your pets when you’re away. Ben takes care of Gizmo, my 12-year-old grumpy tuxedo cat (who is a bit of a tough client), and he does a wonderful job. Upon meeting Ben, I was immediately comfortable with allowing him access to my home and leaving my girl in his care. He was friendly with me and was understanding when I mentioned Gizmo’s hesitance with people who are not me. While I am away, Ben always sends me text messages and photos to reassure me that she in good hands. He also followed the instructions I left and even swept up the litter from around the litter box. I am so glad to have a trustworthy and professional pet-sitter to rely on when I travel. I can relax and enjoy my travel knowing that Gizmo will be safe and fed and her litter box cleaned while I’m away!
~Amanda Cox and Gizmo
Ben did a great job with our two dogs. Added bonus was daily texts with awesome pup pics!!
~Katie Able-Perkins and Tucker & Fiona