About Us


 A message from April:

I started Lucy’s Friends Pet Sitting at an interesting time in my life. I’d just decided to go back to college and get a degree in psychology; my plan was to be a minister in the Quaker church. While attending Guilford College and doing an internship in pastoral ministry, I started pet sitting part time. It turned out to be a pretty great job!
After graduation, I did indeed enter the ministry. But I continued to pet sit part time. In 2008, I felt that I had to pick one–either being a pastor OR being a pet sitter. Both ‘jobs’ were truly full-time endeavors, as they should be. I realized that Lucy’s Friends was where I belonged.
Today, I am a Certified Professional Pet Sitter and continue my education in the area of senior and special needs pet care. 
I volunteer with Triangle Beagle Rescue and Feral Cat Assistance Program, and have nine (yes, NINE!!) rescue pets. Over the years, I have also been a foster parent to nearly a dozen beagles and several cats.
I love pet sitting, and I have poured everything into this business. I promise to love and care for your animals and home with the same level of dedication that I give my own family. 
April Mauney, CPPS
Lucy’s Friends Pet Sitting LLC
 Who was Lucy?
Lucy was the red and white beagle that inspired our name.  She was very friendly, mischievous, and loving.  She welcomed everyone into our home–even the homeless beagles we fostered were loved by Lucy. She often shared her crate with the extra-scared foster dogs; they were able to relax due to Lucy’s sweet, gentle personality. Lucy was a special needs dog, and through learning to care for her, we became interested in caring for all types of special needs pets. We found our name and our passion through Lucy, and we were incredibly lucky to have her. Lucy crossed the bridge in November 2012. She was 11 years old.
 Daniel, the LF Mascot
Daniel joined our family in August of 2014. He was 9 years old and had been in the Stokes County Animal Shelter when he was lucky enough to be taken into the Triangle Beagle Rescue adoption program. We met him at an adoption fair and fell in love right away. Daniel is a pretty old guy now; he is blind and spends most of the day snoozing in his favorite bed. But he loves being the face of our company and agrees to have his picture taken regularly.
 Megan, the newest LF Mascot
Megan joined our family in August of 2015. She was supposed to be a foster pup through Triangle Beagle Rescue, but that’s not quite how things worked out! She and Daniel are best friends (even insisting on going to the vet together), and they both share a love of peanut butter kongs, snacks in general,  and napping on the softest bed in the house.  Megan enjoys sharing the spotlight with Daniel at Lucy’s Friends!
    • Lucy’s Friends Pet Sitting is a member of Pet Sitters International
    • Lucy’s Friends Pet Sitting is insured through Business Insurers of the Carolinas
    • All of the sitters at Lucy’s Friends have passed a criminal background check
    • All of the sitters at Lucy’s Friends have been trained in pet first aid and CPR

  • April Mauney is a PSI Certified Professional Pet Sitter
Call us at 336-508-2643 or email us at for more information and to set up a free consultation.