Welcome To Bama's Natural Instinct

We're Here For You!

We at Bama's Natural Instinct are leading experts in professional dog care and we're here to make your life a lot easier -- and your dog's life healthier and more interesting. We have been providing pet sitting and dog walking services to clients in and around the South Plainfield, New Jersey area since 2001.

» Have a new puppy who needs to be housetrained?
» A senior or disabled dog who needs to be let out at lunchtime?
» Working overtime and need someone to walk your dog?
» Going away on business or vacation? Letting your dog stay at home while you're away means no kennel and no stress -- and no threat of picking up kennel cough, fleas (or something worse) while being boarded.

Whether you work set hours, Monday though Friday, or have a more unpredictable schedule, we're here to care for your dog when you need us to. This means peace of mind for you and your dog.

Our visits include feeding (if needed,) fresh water, walk/playtime and a daily note (or text if you prefer) to let you know what adventures we had during our time together!

Have a dog who's a picky eater? Has a case of "the itchies?" Digestive issues? Sore joints?

After almost 20 years experience in the field of dog nutrition and supplementation, we've had success helping dogs and their owners solve many nagging health problems -- of course with the help of your trusty vet. So share your dog's health concerns with us and we'll figure out a way to make your pooch a happy camper!

Why You Should Hire Us:

  • We've been in business since 2001.
  • We're Bonded and Insured.
  • We're Members of Pet Sitters International and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.
  • We're certified in Pet First Aid by The American Red Cross.
  • We have puppy, senior, disabled and large dog expertise.
  • We're skilled in medication and supplements administration.
  • We can provide you with references.
  • We provide regular daily walks, overnight pet sitting, "let outs" and puppy housetraining.

 

 

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Service Area

Some of the towns we provide dog walking and pet sitting in are: South Plainfield, North Plainfield, Middlesex, Dunellen, Green Brook, Bound Brook, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Edison, Metuchen, Clark, and Colonia. (If you don't see your town mentioned and you live near South Plainfield, give us a call!)

Rest assured, we will provide your pets with love and care when you can't be there!

Service Rates

Daily Dog Walking

Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Reservation Inquiry
(dates requested will be scheduled according to availability)


$20.00 for each half hour visit/walk (one dog). $3.00 each additional dog.
Half hour visit/walk also includes changing drinking water and feeding (if requested) administering medication or supplements (if necessary) taking in mail, turn lights on at night and off in the morning and watering plants (if requested).

Pet Sitting
Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Reservation Inquiry
(dates requested will be scheduled according to availability)

$75 a day, four/thirty minute visits-a-day.

Why should you hire a dog walker/pet-sitter?

  • Your pets are safe and comfortable in their familiar home environment.
  • They are able to maintain a routine while you are at work or on vacation.
  • They will receive individualized care and attention. We'll treat your pets like they are a part of our family!
  • They will not be exposed to other pets’ illnesses, as they would be in a kennel environment.


Why You Should Hire Us:

  • We've been in business since 2001.
  • We're Bonded and Insured.
  • We're Members of Pet Sitters International and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.
  • We're certified in Pet First Aid by The American Red Cross.
  • We have puppy, senior, disabled and large dog expertise.
  • We're skilled in medication and supplements administration.
  • We can provide you with references.
  • We provide regular daily walks, overnight pet sitting, "let outs" and puppy housetraining.

Click here to see photos of our satisfied customers!

Reputation is Everything

Bama's Natural Instinct is one of the best discoveries ever. I was connected to her through scoopapoop.com and I am grateful.

It started out to be a service because of an injury I suffered, but it became much more than that. Bama's -Jackie and her crew provide personal service and beyond. I say that because I would walk my dogs at least 5 nights a week.

I have 3 dogs (getting a 4th-a new rescue thanks to her) and she worked with us to adjust. She's part of our family-my dogs wait for her and have their routine. She is my go to girl-any health concerns I get holistic answers that work. I expressed my concerns over food and she provided the solution. (Within the 1st couple of weeks getting acquainted). They just adore her-as you can see by the pictures.

I will never give Bama's up! Their personal attention has made her/them a full-time part of us, it's great to have someone that cares about my dogs as much as I do. I have no concerns using her pet sitting service when needed - I can now not worry if I need to travel for work or if we take a short vacation!

If you love pets, she's an investment! I have healthy, happy pups that show it as soon as I get in the door! Even my family has noticed the difference! - Patty - Ernie, Elton & Templeton's ("T") Mom

 

If you're looking for a reliable pet sitter then you’d better call Jackie from Bama's Natural Instinct! She’s been taking care of my Boxers, Bella and Spencer, for a number of years now. It gives me the peace of mind that both of my dogs are taken care of reliably, and with the love, care and attention that I would give them myself. I can honestly say, that Jackie takes care of all my pets like they are her own. And because she is so meticulous with details, I never have to worry that the safety of my pets or the integrity of my home is at risk. You should call Jackie today. You’ll be glad you did! - Ellen Hoelzel, Bella & Spenser's Mom - Owner of Scoops Dog Waste Cleanup Service, LLC.

 

I love Bama’s Natural Instinct pet sitting service! My family has always used kennels in the past, with adequate results and mixed feelings. My dogs were cared for in the kennel, but they came home stressed, achy and exhausted. Now that they are getting older, have arthritis and a lot of medication needs, I felt the need to make a change to our boarding plans. Although I was initially uncomfortable about having a stranger enter my home in my absence, Jackie from Bama’s came to my home to meet me and my "boys”. She immediately made me and my dogs feel comfortable with her. My family was able to enjoy our summer vacation away from home with the feeling that our Buddy & Buster were well cared for and comfy at home. Jackie handled feeding, watering, walking and lots of meds for my boys and kept in contact with me regularly while I was gone. It was like having a friend at home. Our boys are an important part of our family, and if we cannot have them with us, it’s nice to know that Jackie is caring for them as we would. Thanks Jackie! - Madeline - Buster & Buddy's Mom.

 

We used Jackie to pet-sit for our dog and three cats for a couple of nights. She was fantastic! She came at least 5 times a day and spent a lot of time with all our pets, making sure they were fed, and played! She took our dog outside, and tucked her in at night! She is very affordable, and much better than putting your dog in a kennel, where they’re locked in a cage all day. Our pets were able to stay in the comfort of home and we felt very relieved knowing that they were being taken care of. She provided many updates while we were away and even kept an eye on my cat, Dot's wound. Jackie is very knowledgeable and caring. She offers so much more than just a pet sitter. Would gladly recommend to anybody in the Central Jersey area, and will use again, guaranteed! - Kristina - Honey, Shirley, Burly and Dot's Mom.


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