I have 3 dogs, 2 Maltese and 1 rescue Pit Bull. The dogs loved Missy right away, they could tell that she was a pet person! Missy was very affectionate to the dogs, and they ate it up! The dogs were very relaxed and calm after I returned from my trip, a sure sign that they were treated well. If you are looking for responsible, loving pet care, do yourself a favor and hire Missy.