Owned and Operated by
Sherry Lee Meyer
Alton Bay, New Hampshire 03810

Origin. 2003
~ "We are the longest standing Pet Sitting Service in the Lakes Region"

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New Number! 520-9428

Pet Sitting Will Provide You With Peace Of Mind:

  • No Stress For You or Your Pet
  • Maintains Normal Routine
  • Daily Walks
  • Brushing
  • Administer Medication
  • Yes. Poop Scooping Too!


  • Transportation To & From Veterinarian
  • Emergency or Routine Examination

Home Security:

  • Alter Window Coverings & Lighting
  • Pick Up Newspapers & Mail
  • Water Plants & Yard
  • Put Trash Out / Recycles
  • Visits In Unmarked Vehicle
  • No Need To Tell Anyone You’re Away
  • On Site Vault -- Safe for Keys


Your 1st Choice in Pet & Home Care,
When You Can't be There!



Why Choose a Pet Sitter?

There's No Place Like Home! According to the American Humane Society, pets are happiest when they're at home, surrounded by familiar sights, sounds and smells. In the past, most pet owners had few choices concerning care for their animals when they were away from home. They could turn to friends, neighbors or professional boarders -- all of which are possible solutions, but not ideal for every pet. Many have found that a new alternative presents the best choice of all -- a professional pet caregiver who comes into the home to care for the pet while the owner is away. That is indeed why in-home pet-care is one of the fastest growing industries in the country today. According to the experts, from the pet's perspective, the familiar environment, diet and exercise routine, along with the personal attention provided by a professional pet caregiver are the perfect answers. Eliminating the trauma of being transported and minimizing exposure to illnesses of other animals are certainly additional advantages to the owner and pet alike.

The in-home pet-care solution is a relief to most owners who no longer have to impose on family, friends or neighbors or have the inconvenience of transporting the pet. There are also extra services offered, such as crime-deterrent measures, watering plants, bringing in the mail, etc.

The incredible growth of the in-home pet-care industry over the past few years is evidence of its effectiveness in well-satisfied owners with well cared for pets.

Copyright© 1995 by the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters Portions of this section were derived from an original authored by Patti J. Moran

Sherry has been a professional pet sitter in the southern NH Lakes Region since 2003 after spending more than 18 years working in banking administration and management. Her love for animals and her desire to put her business talents to work prompted her to fill a much needed gap in Alton. As a seasoned professional, she began this venture by joining the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and soon earned the prestigious NAPPS CERTIFICATION.

DOWN BY THE BAY's reputation is far reaching as Sherry continues to obtain new business through recommendations from her happy clients, veterinarians, groomers and fellow ABA members. She is Trusted, Loyal, and Experienced with all Breed Types & Personalities.

During peak periods, DOWN BY THE BAY contracts help from other screened and experienced professional pet care providers whom have undergone background checks before becoming bonded and insured through DBTB.

Updated June 2016

Providing Services:

New Durham


“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

~ Anatole France