The Barking Butler is the Jersey Shore's premier pet sitting, dog walking, and pet taxi service.  The Barking Butler provides pet sitting, dog walking, and pet taxi services in Wall Township, Belmar, Brielle, Manasquan, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Sea Girt, Avon-by-the-Sea, Bradley Beach, Ocean Grove, Asbury Park, Neptune and Neptune City.

A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.
— Robert Wagner


Our Dog Services


Complimentary Client Consultation

The Barking Butler requires an initial client consultation for all services (irrespective of type)!  At the consultation, the staff member will come directly to your home, so you can introduce them to your pet and point out the location of any required items (i.e. crate, food, bowls, leashes, cleaning products, waste disposal area, etc.).  The staff member will explain any of The Barking Butler Services, client portal, and client registration packet forms.  This will be your opportunity to provide any special requirements or instructions for your visits (don’t worry, if you forget any special notes or instructions, they can be updated through your portal page at any time!).  We require two keys at the consultation.  One key is kept on file, in our office safe (in case your pet sitter is ill or cannot make it to your home), and the other will be held by your assigned sitter.  There is a charge of $20.00 if we need to come back and pick-up the keys or drop them off.  Please test both sets of keys to make sure they're working properly.

All Dog Services Include

  • Fresh water & treat (due to food sensitivities, treats must be client provided only!)

  • Medication, if necessary

  • Food, as necessary (we suggest that the “normal” routine be maintained as closely as possible)

  • Daily updates through your client portal (includes pictures, list of activities, and feedback)

  • GPS check in and check out

The Barking Butler will make every effort to accommodate specific time requests; however, due to the unpredictable nature of dealing with animals, we like to schedule our clients in “time windows”.  We will ensure that we visit within the (2) hour time frame requested, but cannot guarantee a time, to the minute, in the case that a preceding client visit requires more time.

Time Windows

  • Early Riser – 5:00 am-9:00 am

  • Morning – 9:00 am-11:00 am

  • Midday – 11:00 am-1:00 pm

  • Early Afternoon – 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

  • Late Afternoon – 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

  • Early Evening - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Evening – 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

  • Late Night – 9:00 pm-12:00 am

*Services between 12:00am and 5:00am will be accommodated on an as available/urgent basis


Dog walking visit

Do you feel guilty about leaving your dog alone all day while you're at work or wish you didn't have to rush back home to let him out?  Allow The Barking Butler to help!  Daily walks are a perfect opportunity for your dog to expend some energy, enjoy the fresh air, and have some human interaction and affection.  As The Barking Butler only provides individualized walks (exception: same household), we will ensure that the time, route, and pace are in line with your pet’s preference and exercise ability.  Mid-day dog walks tend to be the most frequently requested and are scheduled between the hours of 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Time slots are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  Interested in saving money, booking a daily service, and guaranteeing your time slot?  See our VIP Membership Program Details in our “Rates” area for more details.

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dog Taxi

Not enough time in the day to take your dog to the groomer or vet?  We can transport your pet from within a 10 mile radius of your home to your vet, groomer, boarding facility or doggy day care (The Barking Butler has various crate sizes available and requires that your pet be crated during transport).  We can also pickup your pet's medication or pet food if you're too busy. Additional fees will apply if outside of 10 mile radius.

Wedding Dog Handler

Why would you not want to include one of your closest family members in one of the biggest days of your life?  When you show your children your wedding album, do you want them to wonder why their four legged brother or sister is not in any of the pictures? Don’t ask a family member or friend to leave the ceremony in their suit or dress to transport your furry loved one to their destination during the reception.  The Barking Butler can pick up your dog and bring him or her to your wedding for the ceremony and photos and drop him off at your home for dog sitting visits or a boarding facility, after the ceremony is over.

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Hourly Dog Sitting Visits

Do you want to go out for the evening but feel guilty leaving your pet alone?  Was he already in his crate all day while you were at work?  Does your senior or small dog prefer affection and low key play time instead of walking exercise?  The Barking Butler can come to your home and keep your dog company while you're out for the afternoon or evening. We can provide a bathroom break, fresh food and water, playtime and plenty of attention.

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Hotel pet sitting

Are you in town on business or vacation and worry about keeping your dog in your hotel room or rental house alone? Does your dog like to get into trouble or bark while you're away?  Our hotel/vacation rental pet sitters can keep your dog company while you're out on the town or at a business meeting.  We can take your dog on a walk, give fresh food and water and hangout in the room and keep your dog company. You'll never have to worry about your dog getting bored and bugging other guests with barking or howling. 
Parking fees may apply.  
One hour minimum required.

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