Reliable Care When You Can’t Be There


Professional Pet Sitting, Overnight Care, Dog Walking, Large & Small Animal Care, Dog Training in Hunterdon, Morris and Warren Counties Since 2012

Taking the Lead Pet Care

Your Trusted Pet Care Specialists

Servicing Califon, Lebanon Township, Oldwick, Glen Gardner, High Bridge, Tewksbury, Long Valley, Mansfield, Port Murray, Hampton, Washington, Lebanon Borough, and surrounding areas.

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In-Home Dog Training

Taking the Lead specializes in private in-home training and also provides Basic Obedience and Post Graduate Training.

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Dog Walking

Each of our standard visits lasts 30 minutes. This is for our daily walks as well as each vacation visit we make to your home.

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Pet Sitting

Leave home with peace of mind knowing that you’ve left your home and pet in the care of dedicated pet care professionals.

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Why Hire a Professional Pet Sitting Service?

Your Safety & Security

  • Your pets avoid exposure to illness, rabies and fleas from other animals
  • Our regular visits help to safeguard your home against crime
  • You can travel daily or overnight knowing that your pet and home are safe and secure.
  • No need to impose or rely on friends, family or neighbors.

Trusted In-Your Home Care

Just like anyone, pets are comfortable and familiar with their home. Taking them to a kennel causes unnecessary stress. Hearing other dogs barking all day and being in an unfamiliar environment can exhaust a dog or cat. A great pet sitter eliminates this anxiety by providing personalized service in your home.

An exercised dog is a happy dog.

Most kennels charge extra for this service. A great pet sitter will not only give your pets that one-on-one attention that they deserve, we also take them for a walks at each visit and provide lots of snuggle and playtime!

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Why Choose Taking the Lead Pet Care?

Veterinarian Recommended

Fully Bonded & Insured

Backup Sitters

Customized Pet Care

10+ Years of Experience

Peace of Mind

Our family has been using Taking The Lead Pet Care for a number of years now. Our two German Shepherds, Chewie and Obi are happy and comfortable being...

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Cara Skrzat Long Valley
Cara Skrzat

We rely on Taking the Lead for both vacation and every day pet care and honestly do not know what we’d do without them in our lives. The concern and...

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Kelly Nugent Califon
Kelly Nugent

Taking the Lead has given us great peace of mind when we are away from our dog, Otis, and cats, Mika and Maddie. Jeanine and Dayle helped us enormousl...

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Barbara Leebaw Glen Gardner
Barbara Leebaw

When it comes to Pet sitters in our area, there are many to choose from. They may talk a good game, but Taking the Lead delivers. I’ve used the...

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Amy Duffy Califon
Amy Duffy

Veterinarian Recommended! I trust ‘Taking the Lead’ with my pets and patients. They have detected subtle changes in my own animals and ha


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Dr. Heather Loenser 
Dr. Heather Loenser
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