Stable Hands Testimonials

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Sean O.

Virginia Beach

I utilize Stable Hands as Buck’s caregiver because David and Lara have always been great with him. From the very beginning, they spent time getting to know Buck and allowing him to get to know them. Just like our vet, Stable Hands has become a trusted partner in caring for Buck. Lastly, I value Stable Hands utilization of technology and love getting the report cards (every visit) and pictures (most visits); it makes being away a little easier.


Meaghan D.

Virginia Beach

I have never used another pet-sitting service before, but when I was new to town and didn’t know anyone I could trust to let my dogs out while I was at work Stable Hands was recommended to me. Not only did you clearly love my dogs and they were at ease with you. But the comfort I felt with how thorough you were getting to know them and their routines was awesome. I have used just about every service offered from 15 minutes visits during the day to late-night and overnight visits. I have even called in a rush the night before or the day of needing a visit due to unexpected work schedule changes. Loved that I can work my long night shifts and know that my baby will be looked after and not in her crate all night. Prices are also super reasonable. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.


Dawn F.

Virginia Beach

What I love about Lara and David is their obvious love for our girls. I look forward to reading the daily notes they leave for me; the detail they will take the time to document like meeting a duck on their walk and how the girls reacted. I feel like Lara and David are part of our family and that gives me great comfort and allows me to concentrate on my job. We are coming up on a year utilizing Stable Hands and the only regret I have is that we didn’t find them sooner!

Page G.

Virginia Beach

I chose Stable Hands on a recommendation from my previous dog walker who relocated to Hawaii. When I called and spoke to Lara and David, they set up a time to come and meet me and my dog. Not only I could tell that it was important for them to make sure I was comfortable with them being in my home. But also caring for my dog. The time they spent getting to know Sasha put me at ease, as I work long days with a long commute.

I felt comfortable knowing Sasha would get exercise every day and I was happy that there was a team of people that were getting to know her and her quirks and anxieties and caring about her beyond the 30-minute daily interaction. Because of their consistency, Lara and David were often able to detect or confirm when Sasha wasn’t feeling or acting like herself and gave great advice as to how to help her feel better. Sasha and I highly recommend Stable Hands.


Tyler W.


“Our dog Charlie loved working with David! She is a high-energy lab who needed a mid-day walk daily. We not only felt confident with David taking care of her. But, he was prompt, reliable, and flexible. When she had CCL surgery and needed extra attention and sensitivity during her walks, we knew David would be able to take care of her. Working with him gave us great peace of mind while we were at work or away.”

Tracy M.


“David has provided exceptional pet-sitting services for my 4 Siberian Huskies over the last 5+ years.  Moreover, his loyalty to me and my family has always been greatly appreciated.  Not only was he always on time. But he also left detailed status reports and goes the extra mile by sending a text to let me know all is well when he arrives and departs.  That extra level of communication would give me complete peace of mind. Not once did we have an issue. David has also accommodated some crazy schedule requests sometimes without much notice without any complaint.  Lastly, and most importantly, my dogs LOVED HIM!”

Sheila H.


“David and Lara have been pet and house sitting for us for the last few years. They are very attentive to the pets and their needs. Our dog Sappho likes very few men, but David won her over the first time they met. You would be wise to hire David and Lara as they are caring, able to see a problem if it arises, and adept at addressing the needs of the pets and the owners. We are extremely sorry to have them leave the area. Finding anyone else to care for our pets and our home will be a challenge.”

Linda L.


“I am writing to you to provide a very High Recommendation for David and Lara Huzzard. Moreover, they have provided dog walking and pet sitting services for us for our two large dogs over the past 4 years.

David and Lara are reliable and dependable and very conscientious. Not only did they arrive at a punctual time in the afternoon to walk our two dogs, so we and our pets know when to expect them. But they also provided commands and training to our dogs that they understand and obey. When David and Lara walk our pets, they give them enough walking time, so they can get exercise and also time to perform their business. Not to mention, they are conscientious in that they pick up our pets’ business in plastic bags.

Whenever we have had to be out of town, we have been able to depend on David and Lara to pet-sit our dogs and watch the house and bring in the mail. We also have been able to feel at ease with them watching our pets and the house, as they are very trustworthy and dependable. We know our pets are being well cared for by David and Lara while we are away.
In addition, we have sometimes had last-minute or emergency requests where we would need David and Lara to sit our pets for us. Above all, they have always been able to accommodate our requests and make themselves available to help us out in times of need.

We truly have appreciated their service to us and our pets and they have become more than just pet sitters and dog walkers, but are true friends.

We Highly recommend David and Lara Huzzard to you.”

Lila L.


“David and Lara have been taking care of my two dogs and cat for about two years. Not only have they always done a great job. My dogs love them and it is such a comfort to me to know that they are being well taken care of. David and Lara are extremely dependable, and responsible, and go out of their way to accommodate my needs. I highly recommend them to take care of any type of pet!”

Robyn T.


“David and Lara dog sat my two goofy basset hounds for years. One summer while we were away on vacation, a terrible storm came through and knocked the power out. Concerned about the heat in the house, they contacted me to see if they could take my dog to their house where there was air conditioning. Sadly we have lost both of our hounds in the last year or so. As soon as we have another one, I know who I will be contacting.”

Margie H.


“David and Lara cared for my Labrador Retriever puppy – walking and playing with him while I was at work. They were reliable, caring, and kept me abreast of anything I needed to know. Hopper looked forward to their visits! He was well cared for by them. I was sad when they moved from our area.”

Sue G.


“Lara walked my two dogs, a beagle and a lab/spaniel mix, daily for over a year. She was fantastic with both dogs — especially as my lab mix was an exuberant puppy! The dogs loved her and couldnt wait to see her every day. She arrived on time, was caring toward the dogs, showed flexibility when our schedule required it, and was a fabulous help to my family!”

Melissa W.


“David and Lara took excellent care of my older dog for at least 2 years. They were always very tuned in to my dog’s needs and completed all visits in a timely manner. My dog loved them and was thrilled to see them when they came to take care of him. If our dog was still with us we would definitely still be happy to use their services.”

Lori K.


“Lara walked my challenging fox terrier for about year. She is an outstanding dog caregiver, and I strongly recommend her to other pet owners. She is extremely conscientious and reliable. I never had to repeat the instructions for care of my dog, and never had to worry whether he was getting the care that he needed when I was at work. What really distinguishes Lara is her ability to understand pets’ unique personalities and fears and give them the patience and encouragement that they need to make her time with them happy and productive.”

Katie B.


“You won’t go wrong having Lara and David pet sit for you. I can’t say enough great things about Lara and David. I have known them 7 years. They have cat sit and house sit for me. They take the time to make sure my fur babies are doing alright and gives them lots of love and attention. I have become best of friends with Lara. I give them 4 paws up.”