Chris and John are the go-to pet sitters and dog walkers for taking care of animals in the cities of Millburn, Short Hills, Maplewood, South Orange, and West Orange in Essex County NJ.


Here’s some of our happy customers! …


We have had the pleasure to use the services of The Pet People (Chris and John) for the past 8 years.

We began using their services for our two cats, and two dogs and continue to use them for our Golden Retriever Carter.  So over the years we have trusted our animals in their care. Be it cat visits, dog walking, dog walks in the park system, or boarding we have enjoyed friendly, reliable and trustworthy support.  Most importantly our animals always were happy to see both Chris and John, and Carter continues the long tradition.  Animals never lie!!

We strongly their services, and know your pets will be loved and well cared for.

Cory H.



John and Chris have been a real blessing to our family. We have a variety of pets they have expertly cared for over the last six years and they have never failed to earn the trust we have placed in them. From the smallest one in a cage to the largest one in the yard, their regard for our “furry family” allows us to truly enjoy our family time away. Our dog is never happier when their car pulls in the drive.

Whether it’s for a walk or a week, your pets will be in the most capable and loving hands.
Their care continues to exceed all expectations. We highly recommend John and Chris to you.

Terry and Bill L.



We have used Pet People since 2003 when we had two cats and two dogs all cared for by Chris and John of the Pet People.  Our two dogs, Bentley & Jasper, were walked on a daily basis, and boarded periodically due to work travel.  Our two cats were also looked after while we were away traveling, and in all instances they were extremely accommodating, responsible, and reliable.

Since the passing of our four animals we welcomed our latest canine family member, Carter now a two year old Golden Retriever.  Carter goes out with John on a daily basis for walks/runs, and loves the great outdoors.  He is also looked after when we need to be away from home, which is quite often unfortunately.  He is looked after as if he is a member of their family, and they continue to be wonderful people caring for our dog.

In a weeks’ time we will welcome Carter’s brother, an eight week old Golden named Chase.  Chase is already scheduled for sleepovers with Chris and John, and will go out with John on his daily outings once he is old enough to do so.

The bottom line is that you will be very happy with the services that Pet People provide, and you too will find that they are accommodating, reliable, caring individuals when it comes to caring for your pets.



Buddy is our 3 year old golden and has been with Chris and John since he was a pup. He is full of energy and daily outings with his canine friends lets him burn off all his excess energy. He looks forward to his outings and we love having a calmer Buddy at home. When we travel Buddy gets to go on vacation to Chris and John’s house. Knowing he is happy and well cared for when we travel gives us peace of mind. Chris and John are wonderful and we feel fortunate to have them.

Mary Anne K.