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I recently moved to town from Denver and was looking for a dog walker for my 3 year old Shar Pei. I had been searching for some time and was running out of options because my schedule requires only evening or weekend walks, so I turned to Thumbtack. Stacey replied to my request immediately and answered all of my questions quickly. She could accommodate my unpredictable schedule and was a pleasure to meet. We hit it off right away. So far I've had her stop by twice and she's been prompt, sends texts on how Omar did on his walks, and even sends photos! She leaves a nice report about the visit and when the next one will occur if it's scheduled. I also had a large package delivered while away and she brought it inside for me, which was above and beyond what I expected. Overall, I'm really happy with the care Stacey gives my animals. I would highly recommend her to anyone!Apr 15, 2014Verified
I enjoyed working with Stacey. She was professional, prompt and very pleasant. She stayed, by prearrangement, with my greyhound for four hours one afternoon and walked her three times and fed her. She sent me updates throughout the day and pictures and left me a note about the afternoon. I would and will use this service again.May 1, 2014Verified
Stacey was so wonderful with my energetic dog, Bama. She have me text updates and let me know how she was doing. She was so kind and thoughtful and really went out of her way to make sure both Bama and myself were comfortable, excited and satisfied with our service. I will definitely be using Stacey and her services again!Jul 6, 2014Verified
Stacey impressed me from the start! She has a high level of integrity and a natural way with animals. She is honest, intelligent, caring and professional, which immediately allowed me to trust her. She comes prepared with a packet which included a number of pertinent questions regarding the needs of my kitties and myself. She is beyond organized which I love. An organized pet sitter truly a beautiful thing. Stacey is insured and bonded as well as Red Cross certified which speaks volumes. Not only does she have her own pets to whom she is devoted, she also volunteers at the LA-SPCA, opening her heart and home to foster animals. We have three male cats; Allie, Tim-Tim and Sammy with totally different personalities. Prior to meeting with Stacey, while chatting on the phone, I mentioned that our cat Allie has Pica and is highly anxious. Pica, is a disorder that causes my cat to chew and swallow non edible materials such as garbage bag ties, dental floss, string, ribbons, etc. It is a very scary disorder and Stacey was familiar with it. Stacey, asked apt questions regarding Allies behavior and what he inappropriately chews and/or eats. On one of our trips, I suddenly thought I had left dental floss on the kitchen table. Stacey immediately checked and verified that I had not left anything out, alleviating my worry. Allie is such an anxious kitty that he only allows myself and my husband near. It was truly amazing to see that after 4 days, Allie allowed Stacey near. She sent the pictures as the proof! She watered my out door plants, collected our mail and newspaper daily. We received a "final notice" informing us of a parcel that needed to be picked up at the post office. Stacey was so sweet she offered to pick it up. She also helped me with selecting the right food for Sammy who needed to lose a little weight. She suggested switching Sammy to grain free cat food and voila, he is losing weight! In addition, I consulted with my Veterinarian regarding Sammys diet and he supported the diet change. Last but not least is Tim-Tim, my totally lovable and trusting cat who Stacey confirmed was the most approachable of my kitties. However, Stacey spent time loving, playing and caring for ALL of our babies. Every day she sent me amazing, frame-ready photographs and informative texts which I totally loved! She was a real God send! Stacey really understands animals on a level that I've never seen in anyone. You could seriously compare her to a dog/cat whisper. She gave me certain advice and information with regards to understanding our pets and how they think. Stacey is really born to care for animals! She came into our home and surpassed all of our expectations. She took care of everything! There is NOTHING like knowing your babies are being taken care of by someone who loves animals and has such a good heart, as Stacey does. Anyone who hires her will love her to pieces and know that they are leaving their babies in the BEST hands! Sincerely, Erin C.Aug 11, 2014Verified
Stacey has been great. She is friendly and professional and takes great care of my animals.Oct 13, 2014Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Fluffy and Spike's Services/Fees can be reviewed on our website at the following link: http:/fluffyandspike.com/servicesfees.html
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?After 20 plus years in corporate architecture, I was ready to trade the glass office for the great outdoors and pursue my dream of starting a pet care service business and working full-time with domestic animals. After much planning and research, I began volunteering at local shelters, fostering troubled pets, becoming Red Cross certified in pet first aid and CPR, shadowing seasoned pet care workers, joining professional pet sitting organizations and networking with NOLA's amazing community of pet sitters, dog walkers, trainers, veterinarians, catteries and kennels. I ditched my suits, put on my sneakers and voila', Fluffy and Spike was born! I love being a pet sitter and I take my responsibility very seriously.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?A few years back while on holiday, I was missing my funny little pets. My mind turned to their pet sitter and the amazing pet care business she'd created. How I wished to do that too! Instead of turning green with envy, I began planning: volunteering at local shelters, fostering pets, becoming Red Cross certified in pet first aid, shadowing pet care workers, joining professional pet sitting organizations and networking with NOLA's amazing pet sitters, dog walkers, trainers, veterinarians, catteries and kennels. After 20 plus years in corporate architecture, I was ready to trade the glass office for the great outdoors and pursue my dream of working full-time with pet owners and their beloved pets. I ditched my suits, put on my sneakers and voila', Fluffy and Spike was born! I love being a pet sitter and I take my responsibility very seriously.