Hello, thanks for checking out Darcy’s Dog Dayz!

It is a great privilege to take care of your pets. I want you to know that I’m so excited to meet you and your family.

I have been married for 19 years to the best guy ever, Ryan.  We have 2 teenagers, Tristan and Reese.  Currently we only have 4 dogs (very sad for me). I would have 10 if my family allowed it!  I have fostered over the years and hosted several fundraisers for SARA.  I believe in rescuing dogs, helping our community to be better pet owners, and lending a helping hand when I can!

Prior to my pet career, I taught Kindergarten and First Grade in AISD.  I began nannying/petsitting thereafter as a natural continuation as a service provider in our community.

I have been taking care of dogs for the past 10 years for friends and family.  I was lucky enough to work at Dog Camp, in Driftwood, Tx, for 4 years. This job taught me so much about myself, and jumpstarted my desire to go out on my own. I cannot thank the Dog Camp family enough for that experience!!

After a family change I needed to stay home with my daughter, Reese, to homeschool.  During this life change, I started professionally pet sitting in Austin, Tx. I am proud to say my business to date has been through word of mouth/ Facebook.

In 2015, I became insured and bonded through Pet Sitters Associates, formed Darcy’s Dog Dayz LLC, and created this awesome website!! I also joined NAPPS, PSA, and Austin Petsitters.

As a professional Pet Sitter, my top concern is the safety of your pets and home.  For this reason, I have forms for new clients to keep everyone safe, and to make sure I do the best job I can for you!  I also believe that a healthy pet is a happy pet!

Darcy Ludlow

Owner/Pet Sitter


Lindsey Shaver is currently employed full time as a team member at Tractor Supply Co. Additionally, she also works with Darcy Ludlow as a pet sitter for Darcy’s Dog Dayz. She graduated from Dripping Springs High School in 2013 and spent six months backpacking in Europe in 2015. Her passions include animals, travel and reading.


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My name is Cory. I have a background in healthcare and physical therapy, and have been petsitting for 20+ years. In those year of petsitting, I have developed a passion for bird and small animal rescuing.

All of my life I have been an animal lover. We have a cat, two dogs, and twelve birds. Wyatt is a twelve year old Blue Lacy and was born def but you would never know it and he as never missed a beat. Bruce our little 6 year old rescue and the sweetest Chihuahua you will ever meet. People call him “my little shadow” and he has been going to work with me, everyday, for over 5 years. Our oldest is Milly. She is a fifteen year old Tabby who thinks that she is just one of the pack. We also have 12 beautiful Lady Gouldian finches that have multiplied from our rescued pair.

I look forward to meeting and working with your pets!


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Hi, I’m Madi Pogue! I have been working with Darcy, taking care of pets in our community for the past year, and I attend the University of Texas at Austin, continuing my education. I have always loved animals, and have had pets my entire life: dogs, a cat, and fish. I love pet sitting because assuring that you have made an animal (and owner) happy gives your day meaning! I enjoy meeting new pets and getting to know them, whether it’s walks and playing fetch, or doing tricks for treats. My own dogs have given me immense patience and flexibility with animals as well, and responsibility with feeding, walking, and securing the house before I leave for class. I know the love that I have for my pets, and I do my best to make yours feel loved while you are gone!


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