ABOUT US

My husband, Steven and I are proud owners of Cohen Sitter Service. We strive to share our passion for caring of all kinds of species of animals from fur to scales, caring for homeowners’ property while they are away and their children.

Steven works as a vet-tech in Deltona and enjoys caring and being hands on for animals that visit for a yearly check-up or sick patients. He enjoys reptiles, farm animals, and also rodents. Growing up, he loved all and cared for them as if they were his own.

For myself, I have always enjoyed caring for children whether they need one-on-one or in a single family with multiple siblings. I take precautions and safety seriously so I am certified in working with special needs children, DCF 45 hours, certified in CPR and FIRST AID. I can also stay even if it’s for overnight or multiple nights.

We are proud to offer our experience, knowledge, and passion to care for your pets, home and children. Whether your precious pet is a fur babies to reptiles, and even farms animals. No job is too big or too small for us to handle. Our goal and passion are to bring you a peace of mind when you are away whether it is for a short trip or a long vacation. We want to offer you peace in mind with constant updates of your home, children, or pet.

We truly believe for our company’s moto that “Quality over Quantity” service should still be instilled to make any business a success. We wish to accept all clients, so, give us a try and doesn’t hesitate to contact us to schedule your first appointment with us.

How It Works

  1. Fill out the client intake form which you can access here. That will give us the general information for us to know before reaching out to you.
  2. Once we receive all the information, we will send you an estimate of the breakdown of what everything will cost so that there are no surprises. (medication dispense is extra depending on what the medication is used for)
  3. Once, you approve the estimate, someone from our office will schedule a meet & greet. The meet & greet is for the client to see us in person and ask us any questions they may have. For us, we will ask some questions depending on which service you request such as; pet sitter, live-in pet sitter, & house sitter. The meet & greet can last between 15 minutes to an hour. For the sitter at Cohen Sitter Service, it’s to get familiar of the animal’s routine because we try our best to replicate the animal’s schedule as best to our ability. We will ask the clients some questions about their home routines, canines, felines, pigs, horses, etc. 
  4. An additional option for the client to fill our veterinarian consent form in case of an emergency, where they would like us to take them, whether it’s their preferred veterinarian, our veterinarian, or animal hospital open 24/7 that’s located closest to their home. 
  5. Once, the service is completed, the client will receive the invoice the day after the service is completed. The payment is expected upon you receiving the invoice.
  1. Fill out the client intake form which you can access here. That will give us the general information for us to know before reaching out to you.
  2. Once we receive all the information, we will send you an estimate of the breakdown of what everything will cost so that there are no surprises. 
  3. Once, you approve the estimate, someone from our office will schedule a meet & greet. The meet & greet is for the client to see us in person and ask us any questions they may have. For us, we will ask some questions depending on which service you want such as; babysitting and nannying services. The meet & greet can last between 15 minutes to an hour. For the sitter at Cohen Sitter Service, it’s to get familiar of the children’s routine because we try our best to duplicate the children’s schedule to the best of our ability. We will ask the clients some questions about their home routines, children’s routines, and house rules. 
  4. An additional option for the client to fill our parent consent and contact forms in case of an emergency. We recommend parents to fill out the parent consent form and contact form which states, during an emergency the parent and the guardian cannot be reached, you are allowing us to take them to their respective emergency clinic, pediatrician, or family doctor. Of course, we will contact the parent and guardian through phone call, text messages, and lastly e-mail and continue to update them along the way until the child is released from the clinic or when the parent/guardian arrives to the scene.
  5. Once, the service is completed, the client will receive the invoice the day after the service is completed. The payment is expected upon you receiving the invoice.

See What Our Clients Have to Say

We want to thank Shirley and Steven from Cohen Sitter Service for caring for our dog Duke. They took the pressure of leaving him for the time off. They were wonderful and the pictures said it all.

Hank and Jane Rivet and Duke

Shirley & Steven were awesome. We decided to use Cohen Sitter Services because we were looking for sitters that had a lot of experience with animals and with nervous dogs as our boy is nervous with new people at first. They were so patient, they took the time he needed and spent a good amount of time with him for each visit. They sent us pictures and text message updates with each visit which I appreciate the awesome communication. We will definitely continue to use them for our pet sitting needs in the future. I feel so relieved that we have found people that I know can handle him when we travel now. Also considering using them for our future babysitting needs for our little girl since Shirley would be comfortable with our dog already and has wonderful reviews for babysitting kids as well. An excellent first experience for me. I will definitely use their service again. I truly recommend them to anyone.

Aarin Callaway

On April 4th, we took our new puppy to the Cohens sitter services. I was a bit nervous to leave my 4-month-old Jack Russell puppy with strangers for the first time. We met the sitters the day before so that our puppy can get acquainted with the sitters, their home, and their two small dogs. At first, they were all skeptical of each other, some barking went on and after some coaching, they started running around the back yard as new friends. The next day, we took her back and she enjoyed herself. Throughout the day, Mrs. Clark sent us pictures and updated information about our puppy. We were so glad that things went well for her. I can tell you without a doubt that the Clarks are genuinely nice, and they really care about my pet. They are licensed, bonded, and have their veterinarian on speed dial. No worries here, everything is covered. A side note: she even taught our puppy some basic lessons for which we were grateful.

An excellent first experience for me. I will definitely use their service again. I truly recommend them to anyone.

Sylven Black

I have had Shirley, at cohensitterservice, care for my four cats a few years now, and couldn’t be happier. Over the past couple of years I’ve had a couple of emergencies and she has cared for them, with no advanced notice. I would gladly recommend cohensitterservice.

Andy Adams

I have had Cohen Sitter Services take care of my pets when we travel. Shirley is very professional and always on time. I know that while we’re away our dogs are being well cared for.

Paul Ketcham

Thank you for taking such good care of Yorkie, Valentino. Great care and service! I am sure he’s looking for the next time I go away. I will recommend your service to everyone I know.

 

Sarah Matthaei

EXCELLENT
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Kelli Eckert
Kelli Eckert
June 28, 2023.
Verified
We recently moved to Florida for a year-long stay. We were looking for a house and pet sitter while we are down here and received Shirley's contact from a neighbor. I was impressed with Shirley from the beginning - she had a detailed questionnaire and was incredibly thorough with her questions. You could tell she was a pro! Having Shirley be a former vet tech added an extra layer of comfort. Shirley was perfectly communicative during our trip and was incredibly responsive. Our pets and our house were treated as if they were their own. We couldn't ask for better home and pet sitters!
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Mary Estupinan
Mary Estupinan
January 17, 2023.
Verified
Steven and Shirley were amazing with my Gizmo we are very fortunate to have found them and knowing we can have peace of mind when we travel ❤️
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Joy Brand
Joy Brand
January 10, 2023.
Verified
My cat, Sassy, just had an poor experience with a neighbor feeding and taking care of her at the beginning of December, 2022. I had to leave town for 3 days in the middle of the month and had Cohen Sitter Service take care of her. Sassy was still on medicines from the veterinary; which was not a problem at all with Cohen Sitter Service. Sassy was visited twice daily, received her wet food timely as well as her medicines. The litter box was cleaned twice a day also. I received photos as well as comments that she was doing well. My house was also treated with great respect; everything in its place, locked, and security alarm set with each visit. It was with great confidence that I left Sassy, especially knowing that she would be getting her medicines from trained individuals who were keeping close watch on her. If needed, Sassy would have been taken to the veterinary. Everything was absolutely ideal, from my first call, to the 'meet and great' with myself and Sassy, to the service agreement, invoice, and payment, plus the care Sassy received while I was away. I will be utilizing Cohen Sitter Service from now on, even if it is just to give my cat medicine if I can't be home at the time it's necessary to give it to her. I highly recommend Cohen Sitter Service without hesitation. Joy Brand
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Aarin Callaway
Aarin Callaway
November 21, 2022.
Verified
Shirley & Steven were awesome. We decided to use Cohen Sitter Services because we were looking for sitters that had a lot of experience with animals and with nervous dogs as our boy is nervous with new people at first. They were so patient, they took the time he needed and spent a good amount of time with him for each visit. They sent us pictures and text message updates with each visit which I appreciate the awesome communication. We will definitely continue to use them for our pet sitting needs in the future. I feel so relieved that we have found people that I know can handle him when we travel now. Also considering using them for our future babysitting needs for our little girl since Shirley would be comfortable with our dog already and has wonderful reviews for babysitting kids as well.
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Brandi Marrero
Brandi Marrero
October 11, 2022.
Verified
Shirley and Steven took wonderful care of our pups while we were away! Our pups were happy when we came back and our home was secure. They provided a fantastic service, are trustworthy, and even sent us photos so we could see how our pups were doing. We definitely recommend Cohen Sitter Service!
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Jennifer Banken
Jennifer Banken
August 13, 2022.
Verified
We recently moved to Florida and needed someone to take care of our dog Jax when we travelled. We found Cohen Sitter Service through a referral and couldn't be happier. I love that she sends photos and videos so I can see how he is doing. Jax stays at their home and is treated as part of the family.
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D Nichols
D Nichols
June 29, 2022.
Verified
Cohen Sitter Service is the absolute best. They are always ready to accommodate us even when given short notice. We have 3 cats, 1 parrot and this last time 3 kittens. Shirley is the best. She is so loving and really cares about the care of your pets. She is just a sweet caring person. If you have any doubts about using a sitting service don't be hesitant in calling Cohen Sitter Service because they are the best!! Debbie
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Jennifer Williams
Jennifer Williams
April 10, 2022.
Verified
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Cohen’s Sitter Service! They take such wonderful care of our dog Murphy! It doesn’t matter if it’s for a day, a weekend or a week! It gives me such peace of mind knowing he can be home and that they have a vet on standby ready to take care of him if needed. They always send pictures and a report on how he’s doing! I wouldn’t use anyone else!
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Stanley Gunter
Stanley Gunter
July 16, 2021.
Verified
We have been customers for a couple years now.We enjoy a lot of outdoor activities in which most are weather dependent.They have been able to accommodate us on about 98% of all our “ No notice “ requests. Never have they once complained of any of our cancellations which again are sometimes frequent because of the weather. But most of our dogs like them.
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Mary Est
Mary Est
2023-01-17T03:18:56+0000
Steven and Shirley were amazing with my Gizmo we are very fortunate to have found them and knowing we can have peace of... mind when we travel ❤️read more
Sandra Jenkins
Sandra Jenkins
2022-12-21T13:44:08+0000
Love having Steven and Shirley watch my boy!!! Feel so at ease going on a trip with him in their hands for care. ... Thank you so much for all you do!!read more
Allison Molieri
Allison Molieri
2022-11-29T02:11:37+0000
Shirley & Steven did an awesome job with our pets! They sent us plenty of updates on them so we didn’t have to worry... about them at all. We knew they were in safe hands! Thank you so much!! - The Stead Familyread more
Aarin Callaway
Aarin Callaway
2022-11-21T15:13:56+0000
Shirley & Steven were awesome. We decided to use Cohen Sitter Services because we were looking for sitters that had a... lot of experience with animals and with nervous dogs as our boy is nervous with new people at first. They were so patient, they took the time he needed and spent a good amount of time with him for each visit. They sent us pictures and text message updates with each visit which I appreciate the awesome communication. We will definitely continue to use them for our pet sitting needs in the future. I feel so relieved that we have found people that I know can handle him when we travel now. Also considering using them for our future babysitting needs for our little girl since Shirley would be comfortable with our dog already and has wonderful reviews for babysitting kids as well.read more
Harry Graham
Harry Graham
2022-08-06T23:19:35+0000
We have a farm with chickens, pigs, goats, dogs, cats, and God knows what else! We also love to travel and frankly... there is no other group we'd trust with our animals. We count on them any time we travel and we trust them enough to enjoy our vacation!read more
Debbie Nichols
Debbie Nichols
2022-06-28T17:27:10+0000
Shirley and Steve are wonderful!! Shirley is the sweetest and really cares for your pets as if they were hers.I have... 2 dogs 3 cats and a parrot and they are well taken care of.They always send pictures and text updates.I highly recommend them for any sitting service you need.read more
Kelly Harris Hutson
Kelly Harris Hutson
2022-06-02T00:15:40+0000
Thank you for the fantastic, caring service you provided for our sweet fur babies. I appreciated the photos and videos... while we were away. Our minds were at ease knowing how well they were being cared for. We’ll definitely be calling again & referring our friends 🥰 🐾read more
Peggy-Sue Tribone
Peggy-Sue Tribone
2022-04-14T15:25:01+0000
I highly recommend Cohen Sitter Service. Their compassion and level of care of our pup is outstanding. I can go out of... town without any worries and know that Buddy is safe and happy.read more
Tanya Aldrich
Tanya Aldrich
2021-11-12T16:24:32+0000
Shirley and Steven were great sitters, watching our 3 crazy pups while we went on vacation. This was our first time... ever leaving the dogs, but they made us feel comfortable in our decision. They provided updates as well as pictures and videos as we requested, to know they were having a great time with their sitters. Shirley and Steven stayed in our home the nights to make the dogs as comfortable as possible and to keep with their routines. Our house was just as we left it when we returned. I highly recommend Cohen Sitter Service. We will use them again for sure!read more
Nelly Duprat Caraivan
Nelly Duprat Caraivan
2021-06-19T15:53:02+0000
I trust Sheryl to watch our 3 month old and 2 year old. She’s very responsible, plays with the kids and takes care of... them. She doesn’t just let them in front of the TV or plays on her phone like most teenager babysitters do.She gets down on the floor and plays or reads with them. You can trust herread more
Leslie Huerta Hamlin
Leslie Huerta Hamlin
2021-03-05T01:13:00+0000
We had a great experience with Shirley! Not only has she watched and loved our boys— she is great with our pets, too!!... She takes care of our fur babies as if they are her own. She makes sure that they are well taken care of and follows their routine. She is great with communication. Will definitely recommend and use her services again!read more
Diana Palmer-Morgan
Diana Palmer-Morgan
2021-03-04T15:47:09+0000
Shirley has been a babysitter for our son (& pets) for years. She’s on time, easily handles when our pets become a... handful, and is always smiling when we get home.I don’t trust many people with my child but if it’s not family, I always choose Shirley. I think that speaks for itself! Highly, highly recommend.read more
Eustacia Kanter
Eustacia Kanter
2021-03-02T20:57:51+0000
Shirley was a sitter for our twin sons for years. She was always punctual, trustworthy, responsible and amazing with... children (she taught them so much that they were way ahead when they started school). I can’t recommend her highly enough. She also pet sat for us several times when we went out of town and she did a wonderful job with our pets as well.read more
Jennifer Gunter
Jennifer Gunter
2021-02-11T19:19:52+0000
Shirley has been a godsend with our three dogs. I feel so comfortable leaving town knowing she is watching my babies.... Very flexible with our crazy schedule.read more
Sue Moynihan
Sue Moynihan
2019-11-30T17:22:41+0000
She takes wonderful care of our animals !!!
Shirley Clark
Shirley Clark
2018-01-25T03:19:33+0000
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