Once Upon a Dog Tail ​

A tale of a happy pet starts here! 





PET SITTING- In your home

Service Area:

Lancaster City,

Lancaster Township,

Manheim Township.

Landisvile, East Petersburg

  • Our employees are back ground checked, fully bonded and insured and have experience with caring for animals.
  • We only select the best to work with us.
  • We work as a team to give your pets around the clock loving care.
  • Staff undergo training in pet care, behavior and how to deliver exceptional service
  • Our dog walkers and pet sitters have the support of our knowledgeable team
  • Employee visits are monitored for accuracy and quality control
  • We update each other on pet's well being to make sure we are all working towards a common goal
  • We're all bonded through our passion for pets.

" I have always been connected to animals emotionally and physically. Seeing them thrive when I take care of them gives me so much joy. Each animal has their own personality and I love getting to know each and every one of them." - Cara

Cara founded Once Upon a Dog Tail in the summer of 2014. Her passion and dedication to providing premium pet care turned her vision for OUADT in to a reality...a team of like minded pet professionals committed to caring for pets on a physical and emotional level. Cara's diligence ensures that our clients pet's safety and well being is of paramount importance. Cara is experienced in handling pets with knowledge and care and is a vital source of support for all team members. She is devoted to the valued employees, ensuring that they work in a positive and fair environment. Cara is still actively involved in all areas of service as she thrives on her connection to animals.

"My pets: one ailing senior GSD, one young energetic GSD and a senior cat all love Cara! She did a great job providing individualized care to each of them while we were away. She provides great peace of mind when we leave our pets behind!"

C. Walker, Lancaster PA


Staff Relations Manager

Trainee Mentor

Dog walking and Pet sitting

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" This is a job that I look forward to every single day! It's a great feeling to be able to combine my love of the outdoors with my passion for animal care. It is wonderful to have found a local company with a team of like-minded professionals. " - Sarah

Sarah began working for OUADT in July 2018. She had trained horses for many years and brought patience, understanding, and a level head with her - something you just can't teach. Along with her animal skills Sarah's keen eye for detail and organization made her the perfect candidate to assist management with the 'behind the scenes' tasks that keep our business running smoothly. Sarah supports our team daily and ensures that all work is completed to the high standard that we and our clients expect.

" Thanks so much for taking such great care of our pups! I can tell from the pics that they really loved hanging out and playing with you "

H. Koch, Millersville PA


Administrative Assistant

Dog walking and Pet sitting

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" I love having the opportunity to meet so many pets and especially appreciate when I get to see them regularly and build a relationship with them " - Kristin

Kristin has been a part of the OUADT family since August 2016. She has six dogs of her own, varying in size from 4 lbs to 54 lbs, and is actively involved in flyball competitions. Being part of the dog community makes her a great source of knowledge for other team members. Kristin always pays close attention to the health and well being of the pets in her care and is actively involved in assisting the rest of team with their health queries. With 20+ years of customer service, and a degree in communication, Kristin is happy to also assist with administrative duties during evening and weekend hours.

" The care given has been exceptional and loving. Thank you! "

A. Stuart, Lititz PA


Dog walks and Pet sitting

" It is refreshing to work with others who have the same affection for our four legged charges; I thoroughly enjoy the time I spend with my pup/kitty friends and there is nothing better in this world than wet noses! " - Kelly

Kelly has been pet sitting and dog walking  for OUADT since July 2017. Kelly has a longstanding career in professional care and teaching. Her kind, nurturing personality made her a huge hit with pets and staff alike. Kelly takes on many of the overnight visits and the pets clearly love the extended company and cuddle time she provides.

" I love the peace of mind of knowing our precious pups are loved while we are away"

D. Keys, Lancaster PA


Dog Walking and Pet sitting

" I enjoy the ability to give the pet owners peace of mind while they are at work or vacationing, feeling confident and reassured that their pets are getting the same care they would give. I am so lucky to be part of a team of such dedicated professionals! " - Elisa

Elisa came to OUADT in July 2018, already experienced in dog walking and pet sitting. And it showed in her confidence and ability with the pets. Our clients love Elisa's attention to detail and the pets feel like they are having a vacation of their own when in her care. She also is one of our main overnight sitters and will be sure to keep your pets company in the way they like best!

"Elisa was wonderful! She was very helpful and cared for Charlee greatly"

A. Brader, Lititz PA


Dog walking and Pet sitting

" Since working for OUADT I've learned new skills, as well as love and patience and so much more! " - Rebecca

Rebecca joined the team in January 2019. She had experience in caring for her own pets and has been keen to expand her knowledge and learn from senior members of staff. She takes care to work with precision and give the pets the best possible love and care.

" Thanks for taking such great care of my little guys. "

J. Keeney, Manheim PA


Dog walking and Pet Sitting

" I love forming relationships with the pets I've been seeing regularly. It's nice when they recognize you and get all excited to spend time with you! It's also interesting to figure out each animal's personality, and realize they're just like us. " 

- Haley

Haley jumped right into work here at OUADT in February 2020. With a lot of childcare/nanny experience as well as caring for her own pets, her transition into the new role with our company was very smooth. If her cat Lily had a job, Haley is sure she would be a manager at a big company. With enough time, Haley might be able to help you pick out a job for your pet so they can pitch in to help buy their own kibble! 


Dog walking and Pet sitting

" Forming relationships with these beloved pets brings me such joy and satisfaction. Who doesn’t want to hang out with four-legged friends all day? " - Katie

Katie joined the pack in February 2020 with plenty of pet and livestock animal care experience. In fact, she spent time working at an Adventure Farm which combined agriculture and tourism. Adding that to her love of the outdoors, she is truly passionate about her work with us! Katie is sure to make fast friends with your pets, whether they like to explore outside or stay in and cuddle. Or maybe a bit of both!