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Top Pro
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kelly L.
Verified review

Paula has made such a huge impact on our family. Our dog Blue was barking at people, barking at dogs, running away and generally didn't seem happy. Typically one of our kids would accidentally let him out and this created a cycle of anxiety, stress and embarrassment as we couldn't get him back. he ran around the neighborhood barking at people, barking at dogs and chasing cars, not to mention running from us as we frantically tried to get him back. This created a lot of stress in our busy family of six. We love our dog but didn't see how anyone could change him. Paula came in and she didn't just "train" our dog. She works with our dog of course, but also has been educating our entire family on how to play, teach, and interact with Blue. She has provided us with so much insight and has given us countless tools to use with Blue. We have been working with Paula for almost two months now and the changes we've seen in our dog are incredible. We now have ways to play with him, and interact with him that are changing his behaviors. It's truly like he is a changed dog. Paula is compassionate, caring and has been a true blessing to our dog and our entire family.

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Critter Sitters
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Corey L.
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She's my baby sister, so I might be biased. but I also have a giant furbaby at home and he just isnt my dog he's my dude. Sarah is kind, patient, and absolutely loves furkids. So if you need to have someone watch your 4 legged kids while you go. Please give her a shot!

  • 10 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah H.
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I have a very large dog that can be quite a handful. Linda is very patient and loving in how she handles him. She knows what she's doing and my dog respones very well to her.

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Erika Bresee, CPDT-KA
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Keith W.
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Erika was amazing with our dog Lilly. In only a matter of minutes, she had her responding to commands like never before. Very professional. We were blown away with her skills in getting our dog to respond.

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Just Four Paws, Inc.
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rich W.
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Very friendly, thorough, and professional. After a less than optimal experience on Thumbtack the last time I hired someone to watch my dog, Just Four Paws was exactly the service I was looking for. Slightly more costly than others, but worth the peace of mind to know your dog is in conscientious, professional hands.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bill S.
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Excellent service !! Unfortunately my dog just passed away but the owner and one of her employees came by and did a meet and greet before taking care of my dog while I was out of country and they gave him a toy that he kept near by till his last day..

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Peace Love and Walks
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Julie M.
Verified review

I always feel safe when Meg is with my dog! I have a dog with special needs (epilepsy) who is 14 years old, and Meg's vet tech background makes me feel at ease. She's reliable, trustworthy, and a truly wonderful person to do business with.

  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Mark B.
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I was looking for someone to come to my home the same day and correct the chop job done on my Golden Retriever. Michele responded almost right away and was on the job within a couple of hours. She was pleasant, communicative, patient, kind and had a great sense of humor. She doesn't have a mobile grooming van, but bathed him in our tub and clipped him in the dining room. It was a very hot and humid day, and she washed and dried him in a hot bathroom with a smile the whole time. She handled that, and my dog who almost never has me out of his eyesight really well. (oh yes..he was barking and crying and not wanting to be still, like a spoiled brat, but she kept him in control, lovingly. I'd have lost patience and yelled at him myself!) She was eager to please us and offered to come back if we found anything we wanted to change later, but that hasn't happened. I'm very pleased. By the end of the visit I felt like Rigby and I had both made a new friend. There just isn't a nicer lady anywhere! She was worth every dollar and the tip and more. Also, my family and friends and neighbors have all made positive comments on how nice Rigby looks! He spent the next couple of days acting light on his feet, showing off his new look! It was obvious he liked it too! I found everything I'd hoped for with Michele's visit! This is my first experience with Thumbtack and won't be my last! I have many upcoming jobs around the house i'll be needing help with!

Doggie Do Pet Services
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Susan M.
Verified review

I first met Wendy through the City of Laguna Niguel dog training classes and she has been in our lives ever since. Her commanding personality and love for all dogs makes her the perfect dog trainer. Not to mention she picks up and delivers our dog when we need to go out of town! Penny is always excited about her time with Wendy and the other dogs and returns better behaved after a weekend with Wendy!!!

Peticularly Perfect
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Kandee C.
Verified review

Really easy to work with! Very responsive to our needs. Obviously love our dogs! Send adorable photos at each visit. I feel very confident allowing Peticularly Perfect in our home, and to take care of our prized possessions--our dogs. After finding them on Thumbtack, will not look any further for our dog sitting needs.

Heather's Pet Sitting & More
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Katie S.
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Heather was outstanding! She took care of my dogs and cat, including two medications for one of my dog's who is older. When I returned home all my animals were calm and happy. I will definitely use Heather again!

Pet Care in your Home
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Susan P.
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Janet did a great job watching my German Shepherd and two bunnies. I liked her from the moment I met her because she liked my dog and my dog liked her. My vacation was worry free and I will definitely use her again.

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Better K9
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kim B.
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Audrey scheduled us right away for a consultation to help with our food aggressive dog. Within one week using her training and tips any family member can pull our dogs food away with out getting biten or even a growl. Our German Shepard will now wait patiently in a calm "sit" position till we put his food back for him. Looking forward to more training!

Mimi's Pet Services
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn K.
Verified review

Jennifer walks my dog three times a week and my dog loves her!

Sit & Stay Pet Care
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Simone H.
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Becky loves her past time(JOB), she makes him (Cab, my dog) happy which makes me very happy. Thus far all is GREAT!!!!

  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Becky G.
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Nancy is the best pet sitter we've ever had. My dog is more excited to see her walk through the door than me! She is reliable, trustworthy, and caring. I know that when we are gone our dog is with the best care and that makes vacations that much more enjoyable. She took care of my aging dog who needed extra care when she was older and now is sitting for my 10 month old pup. I highly recommend her.

Up Your Fit
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kristina P.
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Maggie was my trainer in SF until she broke my heart and relocated to San Diego. I really enjoyed our time together as she incorporated things I like to do (Pilates, strength training) into my routine while making sure I never got bored. She also made me do things I don't like (running, stairs) to make sure that my workout was well rounded. I also had never worked out outside before (and didn't think I would like it) and found out that it could be very enjoyable.

Trina’s Pet Sitting
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Trina R.
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Jennifer O. March 12, 2017 VERIFIED STAY Trina has been checking in on my pups while we're at school and work and has been very patient with my dogs who tend to be very leery of new people. She sends me a report on how it went each day, putting my mind at ease and is making progress with my little ones, which I'm sure isn't easy. I really appreciate having her as our doggie-sitter. ============================= Laura D. February 1, 2017 VERIFIED STAY We're so glad we found Trina! With three dogs and a cat, it's been hard to find quality in-house pet care in Vallejo, but Trina was wonderful. We felt completely at ease having her stay in our home and the animals clearly think she's the best. We are certain we will be using Trina again in the future. ============================== Susan F. December 19, 2016 VERIFIED STAY Trina did a home visit for our older hound. He is a lover, but can be very picky when it comes to eating. Trina spent lots of time with him and even got him to eat! She spent the extra time to clean up after him, and wrote us a lovely note detailing how he did with her while we were gone. We feel very comfortable using Trina, and look forward to using her in the future. ============================== Teresa B. July 21, 2016 VERIFIED STAY Trina was a wonderful help when I went on vacation and had no one to watch my two shiba inus. She was prompt and very professional in responding. Very accommodating with regards to my dogs needs as well as mine. She was very sweet to my two little children when meeting them. The dogs were in good spirits upon my return and I could tell they were well cared for. I appreciate that she let me know each time she was at the house, and it was exactly what we agreed on. She also brought in my mail and ensured the house was intact, in addition the house was how I left it upon my return. I would strongly recommend her to anyone needing care for their animals and I will be calling on her again! Thank you Trina. ================================ Ben S. July 19, 2016 VERIFIED STAY Trina is WONDERFUL! We left our two dogs with Trina to be sat for two nights while we went Rafting & Camping, and then to an event in San Francisco the next day. The dogs ABSOLUTELY loved her! She has a 10 year old Boxer named Max, and Cash, my partners tiny little 5lb. Chihuahua, hung with his new buddy on Trina's living room couch. Tilly, my 12lb. Jack/Pom mix adores Trina as well, and loves going on walks with Max. PERFECT SITUATION for us -- Trina lives about 2 minutes away from us, and she also agreed to take the dogs again last minute for another night the following weekend, while we go kayaking. She's a lovely person, and is VERY thorough, and VERY responsive to her clients needs, both human and canine. I HIGHLY recommended her and her services.

Truly TLC Pet Sitting
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Chris J.
Verified review

My dog was at home alone while my wife and I were working throughout the day. Being at home for five hours at a time. I noticed she was getting bored and in need of extra attention maybe a walk during the middle of the day. I saw Jarod walking other dogs in my neighborhood and decided to look up the company. There rates are reasonable and service is excellent. They spend so much quality time with our dog while we are at work. We can really tell a difference in our dog since they have been seeing her. I would highly recommend Truly TLC if you are looking for a dog walker!!

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
Verified review

I was very happy with Palina. She is a lovely person and was very good with my dogs. I would definitely hire her again to look after my dogs whether it be daily walks or overnight stay.

  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Julie M.
Verified review

We’ve used Best Friends pet services for the last 4 Year’s and can rely on them to take great care of our dogs and cats. They’re professional and can always count on our pets to be cared for as if they were their own.

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