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We have been sending our dog to Susan at Nu Pawspective for about a year now. Susan is an intelligent trainer with a "dog whisperer" instinct for dogs. Our dog loves going with Susan every day and always comes home exhausted and happy. We are thankful to have someone whom we trust to care for our dog as much as Susan does.
I had a meet & greet with Sonia yesterday; she brought her "pack" of dogs to meet my dog, who is sometimes aggressive toward other dogs. Sonia really seems to know her stuff, and gave me great advice on dealing with my dog!! And he behaved pretty well around all her dogs, thanks to her coaching! I was impressed!
Christina hasn't yet started with my puppy, but I was very impressed with her when we met. Her references were stellar and I'm looking forward to having her help take care of my puppy!
Laura was extremely professional and took really good care of my pet.
Craig is amazing he connects with my dogs. Yes he takes them out for exercise, but he also learns about each individual dog and understands their needs. I’ve been a client for over 12 years and had foster dogs as well as my own from puppy to senior. He’s worked with and built relationships and trust with my fear aggressive female or does not trust humans except kids, and doesn’t care for all dogs. In essence, it’s important to understand her, so that you can catch cues when she’s overwhelmed or needs a timeout. I also have a fear retreat male that Craig has built a relationship with so that my dog trusts him. I also have a puppy that is clingy and can become over stimulated that Craig has taken the time to work with. I also had two beagles that Craig was amazing with. Currently, I have 2 ridgebacks and a beagle that go out daily with Craig. Craig has also taken out my foster dogs on occasion. When my dogs come home, they are exhausted. Craig is also flexible when I need to cancel or have an emergency he’s available and understanding. He’s done overnights with my dogs and I can leave on vacation and not worry about them. Even when I had surgery, Craig came and got the dogs to ensure they were exercised and exhausted so that when I got home I could rest. He has keys to my home and trust him. The one thing that sticks with me, is Craig’s compassion- it was Sunday and he has a big family of his own, but I was having a home euthanasia, I called Craig and he came and got my other 3 dogs and took them for 5 hours so that I could spend the last hours alone with my senior. Craig would have kept my other 3 longer, but I needed them home as the euthanasia was hard on me. Craig is part of our family, and he cares about my dogs and when there are certain requests he obliges whether it’s making sure my senior boy doesn’t jump down. Or when one of my dogs was on limited activity and crate rest, Craig would make sure to take him potty in my yard on a leash before or after he took the other 2.
Mirna is fantastic! She is available to text any time of the day and texts me daily to let me know how my puppy-son, Samson, is doing. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is searching for a dog sitter! -Vanessa
Nadia is a dream come true for my 3 year old energetic lab, Kaepernick. It is obvious that Nadia really cares for dogs. I injured my knee and have not been able to walk Kaepernick. Nadia has been walking Kaepernick twice a day, six days a week for 2 months. Nadia is extremely reliable, is always on time, and I feel completely safe with Nadia having a house key for when I am not home. Kaepernick adores Nadia and eagerly waits at the front window for Nadia to arrive for his walks. Highly recommend!
Francesca has gone above and beyond to groom Dudley. Dudley is a "special needs dog" who has seizures and also a neck problem. He is also very weak in his back legs and can not stand up for any lenght of time to be groomed. Francesca works with me at my home to make sure he is able to be groomed without stressing him out. He really enjoys her and does not shake or get scared when she comes. Not many groomers would have the patience and kindness that she has shown Dudley. She truly loves my pet and I can not say enough positives about her!!!
It has been excellent to have Caitlin take care of our dog. She has been extremely flexible to accommodate a lot of our last minute requests and my dog loves to visit her and her dogs :).
Hi, there! I am a stay-at-home mom (to a baby and a two-year old dog) with over 12 years of dog-caring experience. I offer dog walking and sitting at very competitive rates. Are you worried about your dog at home while you are working long hours? My female havanese and I can help.
I can do overnight stays with dogs. I volunteer for WOOF Animal Rescue, and 10% of my income will go to this organization for fundraising.
Are you taking a little trip and don't wanna leave your pooch in a kennel? Do you have a busy work schedule but still want him to get the exercise that it needs? I've got you covered for all your puppies' needs. I have great experience with dogs and flexible hours.
Dogs and cats have always found a special place in my heart. All through life I have always found comfort in my dogs and cats. Grooming, walking, and overnight care for the animals are my greatest passion. The happiness and well being of the dogs and cats!
I provide individual care for your dogs. I have over 50 years of experience with dogs and their care. I am dependable, as well as responsible. I would love to have someone like me to help with my pets!
I walk, feed, clean, and bath dogs. I sit dogs at home. I have 10 years of experience. I worked for the shelter of San Jose and Vac Rocker Hospital.
I get the work done, and do it with care and simplicity. I love the exercise, playing with dogs, caring for them, and having fun while doing my job.
I always loved animals, especially dogs and cats. I love walking them. I love being helpful to others. I am responsible and committed.
I am a dog owner, dog lover, and dog walker. I am available from Monday through Friday between 9am and 12pm. I love all breeds and temperaments. I have experience with different sizes, breeds and attitudes.
I am a student at Foothill College. I love pets. I have a dog in my hometown. Sorry about my poor English, but I am a really good caregiver.
I have two wonderful dogs at the moment (beagles), but I would like to earn some extra money besides the money I earn from doing chores. I am comfortable walking and taking care of all dogs, but I preferred those who are potty and/or crate trained. I am in high school, but I am a great caretaker. I love walking and playing with dogs, and I will even groom your dog! I love all kinds of dogs, so I will take care any kind. Contact me if you're interested. I have walked and taken cared of dogs around my neighborhood, so I have tons of practice.
If you need help with pet care, dog walking, pet sitting, house cleaning from a trusted, respectful and caring professional, then I am your girl! Our pets get lonely during the day and would love a little extra attention to get them through that time when you are away. I would come to your home and give them love and care, walk and play with your dog(s), clean up any mess they made, brush, feed and provide water too, if requested. Cats don't like to be walked, but I offer the above services for them as well. Rats, hamsters, birds, snakes, and fish, I've had them all and know how to care for them. I offer housecleaning services as well. Sometimes just the company of someone in the home is good enough for your pet.