The ‘Tail’ of

homeward hounds


Suzi Burk + her husband are lifelong animal lovers.

One year, before their vacation, they looked for a decent, affordable boarding kennel that could accommodate their six dogs. It was difficult, but they selected the kennel with the best reputation, left the dogs, and started the journey. About 10 minutes later, a call from a member of the kennel’s staff told us one of our pups had a meltdown, growled at employees, and refused to go with our other dogs. An emergency trip to the veterinarian meant that our dog was drugged with a potent tranquilizer and given pills for anxiety and nausea to get her through the week.

A week later, the kennel’s bill was twice the cost of airfare and hotel combined, and all six dogs were a mess! They were stressed out, smelly, and hoarse from non-stop barking.

Suzi is the former owner of Camp Bow Wow®, a premiere dog boarding franchise and doggie daycare facility. She has extensive, first-hand experience running a first class boarding facility. After her dogs had this bad experience, Suzi decided they would never go to a kennel again. She believed that if she’d rather let her dogs stay in the comfort of their home environment surrounded by familiar sights, sounds, and smells and cared for by a pet sitter, other people would too. It was a matter of peace of mind.

Suzi’s lifelong passion and love for animals inspired her to create Homeward Hounds Pet Sitting in 2008.





Suzi is a lifelong animal lover who is extremely passionate about her work and the wonderful business she has created! A native New Yorker, she obtained a B.A. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and attended graduate school at New York University where she studied nutrition and early childhood education.


Jason is Suzi’s husband, best friend, business partner, and an animal lover. Dogs and cats have always been a big part of his life. During the day Jason works as a partner at an Atlanta law firm, and is also a law professor. At night, on weekends, and holidays he proudly assists Suzi with the joys of pet sitting! Suzi and Jason have four dogs and four grown children.




Denise has a lifelong love of animals and has had pets since the day she was born. Now a wife, and mother to two sons, Denise’s motto is: “Any amount of time spent with precious animals equals a happy heart!” She is dependable, trustworthy, and reliable and works for Homeward Hounds to fill in for Suzi and Jason when necessary.




Suzi has been a lifesaver to us. We have two beautiful standard poodles and since moving to the Newnan area 4 years ago Suzi has been our pet sitter. She is the most reliable sitter I’ve ever worked with and she loves these dogs as if they are her own “fur babies”. She comes four and five days a week according to our schedule and has never in four years left me wondering if she would be available. I am amazed and so happy we found her. I love the fact that I never have to worry about the babies when my work day runs long, and that is a great feeling.
— Sharon W | Google
Hands down the best pet sitter ever! Suzi took care of my Maxx for the last 8 years and was with me and helped me through his last days on this earth. I called her in tears and she came to my aid took me and Maxx to the vet and comforted me through it all. Thanks Suzi Kate Burk!
— Deborah C | FACEBOOK
If you need professional pet sitting services, and peace of mind, I highly recommended Jason and Suzi Burk. They know what they’re doing and it shows in the way they care for your pet. They sent me pictures of my Beagle and we FaceTime’d every day, which allowed me to see him in real time. He looked relaxed and peaceful, something he would never do with someone he doesn’t know. Because of their genuine love for pets, and the way they care for them, I highly recommend Jason and Suzi Burk of Homeward Hounds LLC to look after your pet. My Beagle now has a pet sitter and I couldn’t be more happy. Very satisfied!
— partnerz for life | facebook
We have been using Suzi for years to come over and take care of our precious dogs. We will not let anyone except Suzi care for “children”. She has always accommodated the times we need and it’s so comforting knowing that while we are away, that our dogs are well cared for. It is very rare to find someone that loves your pets as much as Suzi does. It’s a real blessing.
— William C | Google
Suzi was always there to take care of and love on our Fefe when we could not take her with us!!! Thank you for such personal service!!!
— Alonia H | facebook
Suzi is terrific! I received daily updates & pictures of my cat while traveling, and loved knowing he was so well taken care of while we were gone. This was my first time using a professional pet sitter & my expectations were far exceeded. Very highly recommended!
— Tiffany M | Yelp
I can’t say enough great things about Suzi and the way she loves animals!! I had read all the glowing reviews here and knew she must be wonderful to have so many positive comments. But, until she took care of our three boxers for the week, I had no idea how TRUE all these comments were! Every day of our vacation, Suzi was kind enough to send me texts and videos of our boys running, playing, and getting love from her. Knowing they were happy and well taken care of made our vacation so much better! We could relax and enjoy ourselves without worrying about our fur babies... and that was priceless! If you are looking for a pet sitter who will love your pets like you do, don’t look any further. Suzi is trustworthy, responsible, and has a heart of gold for animals. I highly recommend her for your pet sitting needs!
— Mary C | Google
Suzi is truly the best. My pampered kitties love her and so do we!!! We have a diabetic cat so she is at our house twice a day giving our cat insulin injections. We have another cat who is an indoor/outdoor cat who likes to roam. She always makes sure that he is taken care of when he is out on the prowl and gets lots of love when he returns. It will take you all of 5 seconds with Suzi to feel a connection with will take you pets less than that.
— Shannon J | Yelp
Suzi is absolutely amazing! She takes wonderful care of my cat dog kiddo AND our house. We’re so grateful for her!!!
— brandy s | angie's list
We met Suzi over a year ago when we moved to Newnan and wanted to ensure our two Coton de Tulears had reliable dog walking. Suzi is amazing. She is kind, loves animals, and is completely reliable. She has never missed a day of work, regardless of cold or hot weather. If she is out of town, which is rare, she ensures she has back up coverage so there is never any concern. We feel fortunate to have met Suzi and are grateful for the loving care she provides our dogs. Both dogs adore her and she has a calming presence. Her rates are extremely reasonable for such high quality care. We couldn’t be happier with her service.
— Norleena G, M.D. | Google


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