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About Pawsitively Purrfect Pet and Home Care Service

hired 40 times on Thumbtack

We offer pet sitting in your home! Let your furry friends stay in their homes, where they belong, when you leave for a trip.

We have been providing our services in the Bay Area for more than 17 years!

Our specialties are the following:

- Dog walking
- Pet sitting
- Small animals in our home
- Overnight pet sitting
- Home security
- Almost all animals, including birds and reptiles
- Water plants
- Bring in the newspaper
- Alter lights

We work 365 days per year.

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San Jose, CA 95123


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  • 5/5 stars Cat Sitting Verified Review

    The last time we went on a short trip and left our cat alone, when we returned he was stressed! After using Elizabeth, our cat was mellow, happy and content, and that's the best endorsement I can leave for anyone wanting to use her. Elizabeth did a great job, even cleaning out the cat food cans for recycle! I highly recommend her.

  • 5/5 stars Cat Sitting Verified Review

    Elizabeth is a great caregiver for my kitties! They instantly bonded with her and she was very attentive to their needs.

    I'll definitely be hiring her again :D

  • 5/5 stars Dog Walking Verified Review

    I'm so happy I found Elizabeth on Thumbtack. She's been walking my two dogs twice a week for the past few months and she's been reliable and very prompt with responding via email and text. My boys look forward to their walks with her.

  • 2/5 stars Dog Walking Verified Review

    Liz only walked my dogs for a month and quit. I did ask her in the beginning concerning the distance and she did not think it as a problems. After 2-3 weeks of walking my dogs, she just suddenly quit the job and gave me only one week notice. I had to rush in to find another dog walker. I don't think I can trust her service in future.

    Elizabeth And Stephen M. from Pawsitively Purrfect Pet and Home Care Service replied to this review on November 10, 2014:

    I offered to do at least two weeks notice so the customer would have time to find a new dog walker. Unfortunately, the conditions of the home were not a comfortable working environment for me so I needed to end my commitment.

  • 5/5 stars Pet Sitting Verified Review

    We have used Elizabeth and Stephen twice this year to look after our two cats while on breaks away from home and would definitely recommend them to anyone with pets. They are always thoughtful and helped put our mind at ease while away by sending us a photo of the cats chilling :)

  • 5/5 stars Pet Sitting Verified Review

    it was so nice to have peace of mind when while we were away that our cat was being taken care of. Elizabeth was so great and updated us when we asked. I will definitely be utilizing her services again!

  • 5/5 stars Pet Sitting Verified Review

    Great experience. Elizabeth is very reliable and took the time to meet my baby and me before I went away. She was very prompt and made sure she was able to access the property and do other things like water plants and get mail. She sent updates while I was away so I knew how my baby was doing.

  • 5/5 stars Pet Sitting Verified Review

    They were great with the cats, gave them their pills and took care of specific requests about the cat boxes.

  • 5/5 stars Dog Walking Verified Review

    Elizabeth was just wonderful. Very outgoing, great with my 1 year-old dog, and she listened to my needs and flexible with her time if it was possible. I'd definitely recommend her.

  • 5/5 stars Pet Sitting Verified Review

  • 5/5 stars Pet Sitting Verified Review

    Elizabeth and Steven did a phenomenal job taking care of our 14 week old labradoodle Monty and our 7 year old Jack Russell Terrier Cooper. Because of Monty's age they stayed in our home which was not something we were initially comfortable with until we met Elizabeth. She immediately put us at ease with her professionalism and friendly nature. While the dogs were under their care we received consistent updates on what they were up to. We had a change of schedule and they were incredibly accommodating. Before they left they changed out sheets, cleaned up and left a really nice note...from the dogs. I would highly recommend Pawsitively Purrfect to anyone who needs pet sitting.

  • 5/5 stars Dog Walking Verified Review

    Elizabeth is the best. She is professional, fun, reliable, and extremely committed to her work. She is awesome with my dogs.
    I trust her to take walk and take care of my dogs, and am thrilled to have met her.

  • 5/5 stars Dog Walking Verified Review

    I'm so happy we found Elizabeth through Thumbtack. She was wonderful with my dogs. I will not hesitate to use her services again.

  • 5/5 stars

    We have been using the services of Pawsitively Purrfect Pet Care for about 14 years, that fact alone I think speaks highly of what they provide! I appreciate the peace of mind knowing that our beloved cats are well tended to as well as the security of our home in our absence. We request one visit daily during which time the cats are fed, sand box cleaned and there is also some playtime which gives companionship. I like the idea that someone lightly checks the interior of the house in case there should be any maintenance mishaps. Being a bonded professional business I have no problem having Elizabeth retain a key and that way is easily available when needed.

  • 5/5 stars

    Elizabeth is fabulous. We had a new puppy and an older dog and she bonded with both of them very quickly....She is kind, responsible, on time, and very reliable. She understands dogs very well and what they need. Our dogs are high energy and she walked them alot when she sat, and taught them to be better on leads....what a nice gift....
    Our family and our canines can not say enough good things about Eilzabeth....having her help is priceless.

    Elizabeth And Stephen M. from Pawsitively Purrfect Pet and Home Care Service replied to this review on August 28, 2013:

    I feel very lucky to have such wonderful customers who have become great friends.

  • 5/5 stars

    We have used Pawsitively Purrfect for more than 10 years. We have always felt very secure leaving our pets in their care. They are extremely accomdating and very pleasant to work with.

  • 5/5 stars

    Andy takes care of my cat Zeke and does a wonderful job. Zeke is always in a good mood when I get home - even when I'm gone a week! A great sign that Zeke is getting wonderful attention and care.

    Elizabeth And Stephen M. from Pawsitively Purrfect Pet and Home Care Service replied to this review on August 28, 2013:

    It's great being back to pet sitting Zeke. Andy misses he and Juno but Steve, Aiden, and I love taking care of them.

  • 5/5 stars

    Andy cares for my ragdoll cat, Olive, whenever I am out of town. He is very attentive to her and takes great care of her. I tend to be a nervous pet mom and Andy is always available by phone to give me an update when I need one. I really should not worry because she is so well cared for with Andy. Thanks Andy and the rest of the PAWS stafff. I don't know what I would do without you.

    Elizabeth And Stephen M. from Pawsitively Purrfect Pet and Home Care Service replied to this review on August 28, 2013:

    It's great to be back to pet sitting and I feel so blessed to have such great customers like Olive and her mom.

  • 5/5 stars

    We have been using Pawsitively Purrfect for our cats for about 20 years. They have taken excellent care of our cats when we are away, even coaxing the shy ones to come out & play. They really spend time with our cats, as well as doing the other chores that you would expect (clean the litter box, take in the newspaper & mail, etc.) They leave us a nice long note for us to read when we return, telling us how our cats did while we were away. This is a personal service, with real people who truly care about our pets. I recommend them very highly.

Question and answer

Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?

A. I have always wanted to work with animals but being a vet was not an option. I would not be able to handle the really sick and dying animals. In 1994 I read a copy of Cat Fancy magazine about the pet sitting profession and thought now this is for me. I can work with animals who look forward to seeing me and get to spend time playing and caring for more than I could ever have on my own. I do care for some sick animals once in a while giving them medication and fluids but because it is not part of my everyday routine so I am happy to care for them.

Q. What types of customers have you worked with?

A. We come to your home once or twice a day to feed, brush, play, and cleanup after your pet. Your dogs can be walked and pets can be given medication for no additional fee. We will bring in you mail, newspaper, adjust your lighting and draperies for home security, and will also water you plants and gardens. Our visits are about 30 to 40 minutes in length.

Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

A. The number one thing to look for in hiring a pet sitter is to look at how long they have been in business. In our case we have been in business for more than 15 years. The longer a business has been around the more references they will have. This doesn't mean the newer business will not do a great job it is just there is more to look at in an older established business. I know we were a new business at one time, all I am saying is do your homework. The other thing to look at is the rate structure if the business is charging a fee that is out of line with the rest of the businesses, buyer beware. An example is if everyone is charging $20 per visit and someone else is charging $12. There is to much of a difference. Most of the time the business will not be a professional service(part time or on the side) or they will have just started. Do yourself a favor and check references very carefully. You want to make sure that the pet sitter will be there no matter what, whether they are sick or not, holidays, emergencies no matter what. The pets always come first. A professional pet sitter will always be there for your pets. Most pet sitters do a great job.

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