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Pet-sitter finds Ahwatukee an animal-friendly place for business

- As featured in Ahwatukee Foothills News -

Bridget Freighoff has found that she doesn’t have to leave Ahwatukee often to find clients for her petsitting business, 4Paw Sitting.

“I primarily work with Ahwatukee residents, and I don’t market of Ahwatukee,” she said.

While there are exceptions, she has found that “I have to be in close proximity to my clients to stay competitive with my services.”

But there’s another reason she likes servicing people who live in the community she and her husband have called home since 2011.

“I’ve found that the Ahwatukee pet community has a special bond with their furry friends and understands the value or finds comfort in knowing their treasures are watched over by a professional,” she explained.

A Midwest native who moved to the East Valley 16 years ago, the graduate of Ball State University in Indiana is all about animals – and not just mammals.

“Animals are my passion and I typically have three to four small rescue dogs that I’ve adopted,” she said. “Right now, I have a 12-year-old, 5-year-old and 6-month-old,” said Freidhoff, the mother of a 5-year-old boy.

“We also rescued a desert tortoise 15 years ago that’s just as outgoing as our dogs,” she added. “Although the tortoise is our only reptile right now, we’ve raised a baby snake and had plenty of lizards and fish over the years.”

4Paw Sitting was in some ways a logical progression for Freidhoff, who professes, “I have always had a passion for animal care and rescue services.”

She worked for eight years at a Scottsdale animal hospital “treating dogs and cats of all breeds, assisting in surgeries and exams, performing dentals, lab work, blood panels, and educating owners on wellness. I also helped friends and family with pet sitting and rescue services on the side.”

In the end, Freidhoff says, “My passion for animals and interest in serving others inspired my decision to become a professional pet sitter.”

4Paw Sitting, an LLC in Ahwatukee, Arizona provides full time caring for pets while their owners are away. Knowing their pet is in a comfortable environment while on vacation or being exercised while they are at work provides pet owners with peace of mind.

For more information on 4Paw Sitting’s services, call (480) 430-1353 or book online at

Ahwatukee Pet Sitter | Bridget Freidhoff | Ahwatukee Foothills News
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