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I have hired Helene multiple times to care for my 4-year old tabby, Izzie, and one time she also cared for our bearded dragon. Helene is extremely diligent about taking notes during the interview process and asks detailed questions about things that I would never have thought about. I truly appreciate how she leaves a note every day about her interactions with our pets. It is nice to come home and see what the furry kids were doing in our absence. Additionally, if you request it, she will send a text message each day giving a brief overview of that days interaction. She (meaning Izzie) can be somewhat skittish when people come over, and I like that Helene will make a conscious effort to find her and play with her. She will even provide massages for your pets. In addition to pet-sitting, Helene will also bring in your mail, newspaper, and turn on and off lights. I appreciate her thoughtfulness. I also give her an A+ for reliability. During our last trip in early February, it was during all the snowstorms and bitter cold, and Helene still came out to see Izzie each day we were gone. As you know, cats can be fairly independent and not necessarily need everyday attention. I would have completely understood if Helene would have decided to stay home, but nope... she came out every day. I have no reservations in hiring Helene again for our pet-sitting needs. I think if you hire her, you will not be disappointed in the service(s) you will receive.
The pet sitters were understanding of our dogs individual needs. They also worked to meet our schedules.
Belinda was great. She did everything we asked for our pet dog Sandy. We intend to use her again and definitely recommend!
Cat sitting. I get email updates with pictures at each visit. Tremendous service. Angela is a great with taking care of the animals as well as taking in mail and other odds and ends. Highly recommend! Will use again.
I had a challenging situation, a very large and strong, young husky mix whom is still relatively untrained and very difficult to walk, on top of that my work hours are long. Jackie took the time on our consultation to not only get to know me and my situation, but went on a walk with us to experience what I mentioned might occur. Dakota fell in love with her on first site and the walks have benefited him greatly, he is content and well exercised when I get home given Jackie's athleticism and running ability. She also takes the time to play with him during sessions as well. Jackie is very flexible with requests and client schedules, has very competitive rates and is responsive in any correspondence. Dog walking you would think is a commodity, but searched for months for the right fit so it is not. Dakota now has a friend and not just a dog walker. The net net is that I can clearly see he is much happier and as a result so am I. I highly recommend Jackie.
I cannot say enough great things about Dina. Dina is my first pet sitter and from the start she made me feel very comfortable. Dina makes sure to send text messages and pictures to let me know how my pets are doing. My dogs are not the easiest, and Dina has such compassion that within a day my dogs consider her part of the family (and so do we). I HIGHLY recommend Dina!!!!
Jackie took care of our dog, cat, and rabbit when we were out of town. She was very professional during our first meeting and left a report of how the pet sitting went. We look forward to using Muttsley's again.
Susan has been cat sitting for us for over ten years and we have only positive things to say. First, she did cat sitting for one cat and now for our three. She always asks how they are doing along with detailed questions so she knows what is going on with them, their food and medicine issues, etc. She is easy to work with, 100% reliable, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and experienced. She has a very calm demeanor which our cats respond well to and she spends the time to play with them and give them attention while we are gone so that they are happy and in good spirits when we come home.
We are so lucky to have found Stephanie as a trusted caretaker for our 2 dogs. They absolutely adore her. We have used her several times for dog sitting in our home while we are out of town. It's so nice to be able to relax knowing our boys are in good, loving hands . She is very responsive & professional. I would highly recommend using Stephanie for reliable care for your pups!
Working with with Pawfect Dog Training was an amazing experience. We adopted a new puppy from the shelter and wanted to crate train her, so she would be comfortable in her crate when we were not home. Matthew did a great job training our dog to go into the crate on her own and feel comfortable in there. More importantly he helped teach us the right way to train her and taught us how to keep up with that training to get positive results. After only a few weeks of working with Pawfect and keeping up with our training at home, our puppy had no problem going in her crate on her own. Now she is so comfortable with her crate that she will go relax in there even when we are home! I definitely recommend anybody to work with Pawfect Dog Training to help train their dogs!
Savvy pet sitting is a wonderful service for your four legged friend. She does what she says she is going to do, very satisfied!
Sally looks forward to her visits from Brenda and Jennifer each week. 2Hearts2Paws are reliable, flexible and fun! They care about the pets they see and go the extra mile in the rain, sleet, snow or cold to make sure everyone is happy with tails waggin'!
We just started utilizing crazy paws for our new puppy during the day. Tiaya is very knowledgeable and flexible. She has really put us at ease and we have loved working with her!
I was delighted with the pet sitter who came to my home during a short work trip! I was sent a text message after each visit and got a clear idea of how my pet was doing! I will definitely use this service again!
This was my first time using a pet sitting service so I was naturally nervous about the whole process. I was basically giving a stranger unsupervised access to my home and dog. Fortunately, Sara was great about everything. A few days before my trip, she came to meet me and finalize Gizmo's care requirements. From the beginning, Sara was excellent about giving me status updates. I would receive a detailed email with a report on Gizmo (with pictures!) twice a day. It was extremely comforting to know that it was business as usual for Gizmo. She spent her days chasing squirrels, eating grass and trying to get someone to play fetch with her. Gizmo had the unfortunate luck of getting injured while playing. Sara quickly notified me that she thought Gizmo was favoring one leg to put weight on. We agreed that it was best for a vet to see Gizmo. Sara coordinated the appointment and made the vet visit in short order. Sara was fantastic about Gizmo's meds and after care. I couldn't have asked for a better caretaker. When I came back from my trip, I was happy to see that my dog was happy and that my house was in the same condition I left it in. I am definitely requesting her services again whenever I leave town. I recommend Sara's Compassionate Pet Care wholeheartedly!!
Tiaya has been the most accommodating and wonderful person to work with. They are there any time my schedule changes and are always willing to shift things around to ensure that my puppy is taken care of. Definitely recommend using Crazy Pawz for all of your pet needs.
It's a Good Life watched our dog while we were on vacation for a week. Shar did a great job! Would highly recommend!
I'd tried just about everything to get my terrier to behave to no avail. But after just a couple of sessions with Monica I saw a huge improvement and now I have the most well behaved dog on my block. Highly recommended!
I am just starting out in the pet sitting industry. I took my Pet Tech First Aid and CPR Certification class from Randa at Tailchasers Incorported. It was very thorough and informative. I feel that I certainly got the best training available. Thanks Tailchasers!
Leo and Loni are the first furry babies I have ever had (I was allergic to lots of things, including many animals, when I was younger). So finding someone to look after my little ones when I am traveling was an important decision for me. When I reached out to Modern Pet, Israel explained to me the process and he came for a visit to introduce himself in person and meet L and L. It was clear to me that he and Kris (who I met later) love animals and the work they do. I happily recommend their services without reservation. The pets that we choose to bring into our home become family for many of us and it is a nice source of comfort to know that Modern Pet is there to look after my little family when I am traveling. - Keith
She was a tremendous help. She came in today, evaluated my dog and gave me lots of helpful hints. She is highly recommended.
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