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Newton Pet Care Professionals

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  • 26 years in business
  • 325 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
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Professional polite and very concerned about the dogs care She was pleasant and very responsible Did a wonderful job on the dog

Gemini Cleaning Services
4.7
from 82 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
Niloo F.
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Rheana did an amazing job cleaning my apartment! She was accommodating with scheduling, arrived on time, and was extremely thorough in her work. I have 2 very fluffy pets and she left the place sparkling. She also did an interior window cleaning and my windows are so clear right now I'm stunned. I would highly recommend her!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ross B.
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My experience with Nikki was amazing. She went above and beyond taking excellent care of my cat. She provided daily text updates with pictures, and was professional in every aspect. Highly recommended! Ross B.

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Jezzie Paws Dog Training
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacki L.
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My experience has been wonderful! Jess treats my puppy like one of her own and I know they are both happy to see each other. Jess is very responsive and I have complete confidence in her taking care of my pets when I'm not home.

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  • 21 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandy K.
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I felt very comfortable leaving my pets in her care. Great piece of mind when away.

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Reckless Adventures
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annmarie C.
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Joan has been wonderful to deal with and takes great care of my two dogs! She is very accommodating with scheduling, i.e. you can text her in the morning if you determine that you do not need a walk for the day. She also leaves detailed notes after their daily walks so I know when they had gone out and what they had done. It is so nice to know that my dogs are taken care of by someone who really cares for them ...the dogs look forward to their daily walks with Joan! If you work with Joan and the Reckless Adventures team you will be happy you did :)

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Puppy Love By MacK
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diane W.
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MacKenzie did a wonderful job. Not only did she care for our cats, but she left everything neat and clean and brought in our mail and packages. She also gave me text updates on how the cats were doing. I’ll definitely be using MacKenzie for all our pet sitting needs.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara M.
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I fully recommend K's Pet Care Services/Krytal Green. She is very capable, competent, punctual, easy to work with. She cares for the animals, and thinks out situations with forethought. 5-star service!

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia F.
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I would highly recommend Deborah for pet sitting services. You can tell she loves her job and her furry clients. Deborah took such great care of my dog Dixie and my friends dog Murphy while we vacationed for a week. I don't think they wanted to come home. They were quite tuckered out upon their return. Thanks Deborah for treating our dogs like they were your own!

Wildflower Pet Care
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Renee S.
    Verified review

    I hired Wildflower Pet Care to walk my dog a couple times a week when I am at work. My dog has anxiety issues and can be difficult around new people. But it didn’t take long before she warmed up to both Jade and Lisa and is happily going on walks and adventures with them. They update me after each walk with photos and it looks like my dog is smiling in all of them! They are responsive to any of my questions and always let me know the details of the time the spend with my dog. I would definitely recommend this business and I know when my dog is in their care she is both in good hands and having fun!

    Katie’s Animal Care
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Kelsey A.
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    Katie is an incredible pet owner. She cares so much about the animals and treats them very well. Great place to leave your pet!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kathey C.
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    Tracey is very reliable prompt she dedicated to her clients is always available. She has golden personality vet caring . My dogs loves seeing her when she comes to get him . She 5 star ⭐️ you must try her

    Devine Paws and Claws
    4.6
    from 5 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Janine B.
    Verified review

    I have known Susan Devine for the past 13 years. We worked together for the Brigham and Woman’s Hospital where she was a very dedicated employee. Over the years we became very good friends and a part of our family. Susan’s love of animals was always present. When she rescued her dog, Roxie, 12 years ago, Susan’s devotion for her was very apparent. She is one of the most loving pet owners I have ever known. Susan has taken care of my 2 golden retrievers countless times, along with our fish and hermit crabs. My dogs think of Susan as part of our family. She is beyond reliable and trustworthy. If it wasn’t for Susan, my family and I would not have been able to go on vacation for years. One of my dogs is aggressive, with other dogs, Susan would go out of her way to be able for him to still get the walks he needs while taking care of the other pets.

    Allyson Beheler
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    David G.
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    I was lucky to have Allyson's help with my older dog. She was understanding, trustworthy, and was a great comfort to me knowing that my golden retriever was with a dog lover. Allyson was great. Anyone would be fortunate to find such a person if you need help with your pet.

    • 3 years in business
    Donna B.
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    Emily is such a caring pet sitter. You can tell by the reaction of your pet when she comes through the door!

    • 15 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Christine D.
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    Kendra has been watching my dog Cooper for 5 years now. I can't think of enough good things to say about her!! It is such a relief to go on vacation and have her stay at our house. Not only does she give my dog excellent care, somehow my house is cleaner then when I left! On one particular trip as we were leaving my dog had a little cough, a couple of days later it got worse and Kendra took him to the vet, picked up medicine and made sure he was well. When we came home he was back to normal. Kendra is always reliable she has never once cancelled and has actually gone out of her way to help us out on last minute trips or emergencies. Most importantly is how much my dog loves her! I have recommended Kendra to many friends and all have been thrilled with her services.

    Annabelle's Pet Care
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Patricia M.
    Verified review

    Christine was very friendly Got down on the floor and started interacting with Bugs. He's my pet rabbit. she took good care of him while I was away. would recommend outstanding service :)

    Hands of Time
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Linda D.
    Verified review

    Carolyn was fabulous!!! When we met I knew she would be a great pet sitter. Loki was loved and well taken care of while I was away. Will be calling her again!!

    All Creatures Great & Small
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Emily P.
    Verified review

    Patti has been a joy to work with. She has walked our dog daily for over a year, and watched her for the occasional weekend when we travel. I know our dog enjoys their time together and knowing she is being looked after puts our minds at ease.

    Dog Gon' Good Time
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Kathy A.
    Verified review

    I met the owners this week. I hired them to come do pet visits for me in December. Was very impressed by them and know they will do a great job.

    Auntie Donna's Playful Pups
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I have been working as a dog person for the past 4 years. I had previously worked as a nurse but decided to work full time with pets because there is unconditional love. Over the years, I have been privileged to meet some awesome dogs and cats. I have had animals all my life and have lots of experience taking care of pets with special needs. I offer pet walking, trips to off leash areas and pet sitting.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is included in a dog grooming?

    Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

    Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

    What does a dog walker do?

    We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

    • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
    • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
    • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
    • What are your different walk routes?
    • When will you pick up and drop off?
    • How will we communicate?
    • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
    • What’s your cancellation policy?
    • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
    • How and how often do I pay you?
    • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

    What is a dog groomer?

    A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

    What is a dog groomer?

    Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

    A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

    What vaccines do dogs need to be groomed?

    It’s important to make sure your dog is up to date on its vaccines before taking it to a groomer. Vaccinations keep your dog and the other dogs that use the establishment healthy. Viruses can linger long after a dog is gone, so an unvaccinated dog can infect a number of other dogs days or even months after their visit. Find out about your dog groomer’s vaccination policies, and think carefully about receiving services from a company that does not require vaccinations. Here are the main vaccinations that are generally required for dog grooming:

    • Parvovirus: Parvo is a nasty virus that can kill dogs within 48-72 hours of infection. The virus is incredibly persistent and, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, is resistant to heat, cold, humidity and drying. It’s spread by dog-to-dog contact or contact with contaminated feces, environments (food and water bowls, collars and leashes, etc.,) or people.
    • Adenovirus 2: Dogs receive this vaccination to protect against canine infectious hepatitis. The vaccination can also helps prevent canine cough.
    • Canine distemper virus: Distemper has no known cure and can cause serious pain, illness, and even death, although recovery is possible with medical intervention.  
    • Rabies: This disease attacks the central nervous system and — when untreated — will
    • lead to death. The CDC recommends euthanizing an unvaccinated animal that has been exposed to rabies, although six-month isolation followed by vaccination is also permissible.
    • Para-influenza: Canine para-influenza leads to kennel cough and an unhappy dog.
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