Wags & Purrs Pet Care

Burtonsville, MD

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Simple; I treat your pets and your home as if they were my own. I understand each pet has unique needs and as pet parents, you have your own way of caring for them. I'm here to do it your way!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Location

Burtonsville, MD 20866

Background check

Complete

Years in business

5

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

14

Reviews

19 Reviews
  • Terri M. Nov 19, 2015
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
    I am beyond exceptionally impressed with Adam of Wags & Purrs Pet Care. I called him on rather short notice last week, and when he came to my home to meet my crew -- a Great Pyrenees, two parrots, a cat and my indoor-kept Pekin duck, Adam was not fazed – not even about caring for a duck! He was very businesslike and asked all the appropriate questions an experienced pet sitter would ask. I liked the idea of hiring a vet tech, but when I met him, I also immediately felt comfortable with his easy-going and professional manner. Even though my trip was stressful, because I was 1,500 miles away for my 94-year-old mother’s surgery, I never, EVER once "worried" about how things were going at home, because Adam kept me apprised of every detail. I’m sometimes a worrier, but I was very impressed with Adam’s ability to handle anything that arose. His reliability and consistency were immediately evident, and when my two-day trip suddenly turned into three because of a massive blizzard, Adam picked up the third day without hesitation. He faithfully texted me after his twice-a-day visits, but he did much more than that. He sent me lots of pix of my pets, video clips, and always updated me on how they were doing. Adam was never, ever in a "rush" when we talked or texted, which says so much about his dedication to animal care. I am confident Adam genuinely cares about animals’ health, safety and welfare, and clearly doesn't see pet-sitting as "just a job." He is extremely responsible and detail oriented, and even stopped by a time or two just to check on things. I knew I found the right person for the job with my varied crew when Adam took it upon himself to make friends with my African Grey, 18, who NEVER goes to anyone except me! I was beyond shocked and impressed!! Greys are extremely cautious of anything and anyone "new," but mine undoubtedly sensed Adam was trustworthy, and sat on his hand every day! In the pictures Adam sent me, my Grey looked so content! I have always made sure my parrots’ cage doors are secure to avoid “escapes,” but when Adam took it upon himself to open the parrots’ doors -- and my Grey let Adam handle him, that’s when I was convinced WITHOUT a doubt that Adam is “the” sitter for my crew. He was extremely attentive to all of my "family" members, and even my standoffish cat kissed him on the nose. Adam made sure my duck had her bath to exercise her arthritic legs, and prepared her salads and watermelon in addition to her the regular diet. In fact, he did not hesitate to take care of every little detail each pet needed -- and took it upon himself to do much more. I was also very impressed with his respect for a client's home. Of course, he made sure my home was secure and never hesitated to call and text when he had a question or concern. But he also treated my home and my family like his own. My landline rings incessantly (it's only backup), and Adam called me because he was worried someone was trying to reach me! My laundry sink overflowed (my fault for not advising him!) and he was very concerned about it. Not only did he clean up, he even improvised a “new” cat litter box when my kitty’s box became wet from the sink issue. Amazing. When I came home last evening, I honestly wondered if my critter crew was a bit disappointed it wasn't Adam coming back! They were all so content, and that simply spoke volumes about Adam’s care. I hope to keep him as my permanent pet sitter for a long, long time -- and I know my “family” feels the same way. Terri M C, Nov. 26, 2015
  • Daniel K. Nov 13, 2015
    Adam is a true professional and animal lover!!! He took great care of my Rotty :)
  • Kelly L. Nov 6, 2015
    Adam was amazing! I felt very comfortable having him care for my dog and cat while I was out of the country for two weeks. He sent pictures and videos each time he stopped by which let me know everyone was happy and healthy. Adam is reliable and trustworthy, I would not hesitate to have him care for my pets next time I am out of town.
  • Dawn M. Oct 20, 2015
    Adam is just amazing! Trustworthy and sensitive to my dogs needs. He's a true animal lover and my pups seem to love him even after getting their nails cut! Thanks Adam!!
  • Alison P. Sep 14, 2015
    Cat Sitting
    Verified Review
  • Jessie D. Aug 3, 2015
  • Amber M. Jul 31, 2015
    Adam is wonderful! He looked after out 4 cats while we were out of town and I was very happy to know they were in his capable hands. I loved that he sent pictures too!
  • Yoshiko C. Jul 27, 2015
    Adam was great! Very responsive, cared well for my two finicking and high maintenance kitty boys, and conscientious about follow up. Highly recommend!
  • Susie C. Jul 26, 2015
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
    Adam is flexible, reliable, and great with animals. I had a great sense of peace knowing my pets were in good hands while I was out of town, and loved getting videos of him playing with the pup in the backyard! Thanks Adam and we will see you again soon!
  • Elizabeth M. Jul 16, 2015
    I contacted Adam about staying with my two dogs on super short notice. He responded to my original email very quickly, and was able to come over the next day to meet the dogs and get information about their routines and medications. While we were gone he sent us daily updates/pics of our pooches, and a reminder to re-order mess for one of the dogs (he gave the last dose while we were gone). I will definitely work with Adam again!
  • Janet V. Jun 4, 2015
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
    Adam babysat our two dogs and Amazon parrot from May 18-June 2 at our home. He was completely terrific. Before we left, he stopped by the house on two occasions, the first time to meet "the boys," and the second just to square everything away and make certain he knew how to work all appliances, assure us he had our house key, etc. etc. During our vacation, to my happy surprise he emailed us a daily picture of one or the other of the dogs, which was incalculably reassuring to my husband and me. He let us know what was going on, but at no time did he overburden us with information. One day he noticed some water under the refrigerator and let us know, but assured us he was prepared to do whatever might be needed to address the issue, if there was any problem with the fridge. He also let us know that one of the dogs had chewed a non-dogtoy item, which we assured him was no big deal. In short, he was extraordinarily responsible, and did everything to make us know that all was well while we were away. When we got home the house looked in better condition than when we left, and both dogs were in a great mood. Our parrot looked even happier than when he's under my care, and it turned out that Adam had given the little guy a lot of out-of-the-cage time, because they got along so well together. That says a lot, because our parrot is afraid of strangers and only acts like that with people he trusts. In short, Adam did every single thing he promised us he would do and he did it all with a smile. The dogs appear to have been very comfortable with him and I am now contending with a parrot who I suspect has been secretly trying to negotiate an adoption by his new best friend so he can get out of our crazy house. I would wholeheartedly recommend Adam as a pet sitter. He is thoroughly responsible, has a real feel for dogs and parrots, and is unfazed by peoples' quirks. He's terrific!
  • Kaytee P. May 30, 2015
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
    Adam was fantastic! He did everything I asked! My parakeet had a respiratory infection and he was able to administer medication at no additional cost. I will definitely be using him again and highly recommend his services to anyone.
  • Julie H. May 20, 2015
    Adam Malleck is THE best pet sitter! He is trustworthy, follows your instructions to the letter and gives you great peace of mind when you have to leave your pet for an extended period of time. We had to go out of town for four days, so Adam stayed at our house for three nights. We were completely reassured when he sent texts to let us know that all was well with our dog - he also sent photos throughout the day so we could see for ourselves that she was fine and happy. Adam's easygoing personality made it a joy to work with him. Since he has worked as a vet tech, he knows animals extremely well and best of all, he sincerely loves them. Our dog had the best attention and care possible and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a pet sitter.
  • Tara H. May 11, 2015
    Adam is great, reliable, dependable, and very good with animals. I love the fact that he sends me pictures of the dogs while we are away each time he visits. The next time I leave town and want the best pet sitter in town to watch my pup, I will call Adam!
  • Karen R. Apr 20, 2015
    Adam has taken care of our group (Maya, Kizzy & Rory) on two occasions since we moved to the Silver Spring area. We have found him to be reliable, a true animal lover and a very good communicator. Our home and our pets are always in great shape when we return home. I am a veterinarian and definitely picky about who I trust our kiddo's care to. Adam is top notch!
  • Samantha M. Oct 21, 2014
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
    Adam is dependable and trustworthy, and I felt completely comfortable letting him watch over our home and reptiles while we were out of the country for 9 days. He checked our mail for us, stopped by the pet store for crickets for our lizards and fed them at the required intervals, and sent me a quick video during each visit to show that everyone was happy. It was really nice to have someone watching over everything so we didn't have to worry while we were so far away. Thanks, Adam!
  • Deborah L. Jul 21, 2014
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
  • Haseeb A. Jun 19, 2014
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
    Adam was great and took awesome care of our cats. He was on time and very professional he even sent us updates everyday with pictures and videos. We highly recommend Adam for all your pet sitting needs!
  • Michael C. Jun 1, 2014
    Pet Sitting
    Verified Review
    Adam simply loves animals and it reflects in his work. My fiance and I love using Adam because he is trustworthy and professional, but also mostly because our cat took to him and responded to him almost immediately. We are very glad we found him and never have to worry when we leave town.

Q&A

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Credentials are key in looking to hire the right provider for you. It is important you leave the care of your pets in the hands of a true professional. In addition, t's important to make sure you and your pet sitter "click". You want to be able to establish a relationship with your pet sitter so you can feel at ease, without worry or concern, during your time away from home.