I have worked with Steve and Bonnie of FOTF 6 plus years.They have done many services for me, including daily visits for walks, extra visits for times I would be out late, and extended overnights for vacations. They are always very accommodating.
Unlike other dog walkers, they actually seem to love their jobs and are very attached to all of their “clients”, treating them as their own. And on the random occasion that I have been home when Steve comes by, I can see that my dog is equally attached to him as well – he is all wiggles and roo-ing as soon as he sees him!
My dog is my heart, and I am not someone that will trust just anyone to care for him. But I whole-heartedly trust Steve and Bonnie at Friends of the Family. They make it completely possible for me to go to work and not stress out that he is home all day. I honestly do not know what I would do with out them. They have become part of my family, and I am so glad to have such caring people in my life. I would highly recommend them for anyone that is looking for caring, thoughtful people to help love and care for their pets.
Amanda Gerwig, Naperville, mom to Charlie and Pete
Bonnie and Steve Toye of Friends of the Family Pet Sitting Service have
Mia & Simba
been lovingly and diligently caring for my best furry friends for over a dozen years. They first started caring for my previous dog when she became older and needed attention at mid-day. Then, they continued mid-day care for my subsequent puppy. I have large dogs, so walks are not easy. They have always treated my pets as they would their own. When I have an emergency and need them to visit at another time, they always come through. They also find and provide oversight to individuals that stay with my dog at my home when I’m on vacation. Knowing that they have carefully chosen these individuals to care for my best furry friend and maintains oversight allows me the piece of mind to enjoy my vacations. They have also provided care for the pets of other members of my family (both dogs and cats). They are the only people I would trust with my pet, and the only people I would recommend. They have never let me down, even in the coldest weather and the heaviest of snowstorms. I can’t say enough good things about these people. If you love your pet, then Bonnie and Steve Toye are the people you should trust.
Dawn Scarborough, Naperville, mom of Winston (aka Winnie the Pooh)
We love, love, love Friends of the Family Inc.!!! Thank you Bonnie, Steve
and everyone at FOTF! You guys are absolutely wonderful and we are so grateful to have you in our lives. Bonnie, you’ve been with us since Olive was 12 weeks old and we don’t know what we would do without you. Thank you for loving and taking such good care of her (and us too) all these years.
Sarah and Phil, Naperville, parents of Olivia Candace
Frankie says treats, walks and a hug, life is good:-) We thought a “dog walker” would help us get over the hurdle of training a puppy. Two years later, Bonnie continues to be the favorite part of our dog’s day. Even our cat Spydie, who doesn’t like strangers, eagerly waits for his treats from Bonnie.
Afraid to board our skittish dog, we used the overnight service for several days. We were able to enjoy our daughter’s wedding and know our pets were in loving hands.
Barb and Tony, Naperville, parents of Frankie and Spydie
When we first brought our beagle puppy (Opie) home over nine years
ago, we knew that we were going to need help with his care. His aversion to crates, severe separation anxiety, and a life-threatening illness when he was 11 weeks old, presented some unexpected challenges. We had no family in the area and my wife and I both work full time. We interviewed several dog service companies. When Bonnie from Friends of the Family arrived for our initial consultation it was obvious that she was not only knowledgeable and experienced, but very comfortable with dogs and they with her. Opie was usually a bit careful with visitors and tended to keep his distance, but much to my surprise within ten minutes of meeting Bonnie he was curled up in her arms while she petted his pink puppy belly! She has been with us ever since.
Friends of the Family has been an invaluable resource to us when it comes to having a happy, healthy dog while maintaining busy work schedules and traveling out of town. They are available for scheduled visits, and can almost always help out with unscheduled visits when work emergencies arise. Our dog is a beloved member of our family, and we trust Friends of the Family implicitly with Opie’s care when we are away. It provides great peace of mind to know that Opie is in their capable hands.
Mike and Jodie, Naperville, parents of Opie
Our girl Mulligan thanks you so much for taking care of her. We know how much you care about her and she absolutely adores you. It gives us peace of mind that you come to walk her. I know that no matter what, you will take care of her.
Everyone has given Mulligan stellar care. She doesn’t miss a beat when we are on vacation, since you have provided someone to stay with her. Each of the women you have provided has been wonderful. It means so much to us that you are flexible with your schedule. I don’t know what we would have done if you weren’t available to help us out when I broke my wrist. You came later in the day and on additional days. It was a life saver! You treat Mulligan and our home as if it was your own.
Sue and Dennis, Naperville, parents of Mulligan