Paws & Claws Pet Services
Hired 5 times
26 years in business
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Laura was an excellent pet sitter for our two Aussies. They are young dogs full of energy and she helped by playing fetch and staying outdoors with them. She left us a note, took picture and sent us a text to let us know how they were doing. I felt like my dogs were in great hands. I will definitely hire Laura again in the future and would highly recommend her as a pet sitter.Jun 1, 2015Verified
I am so HAPPY that I found Laura to take care of my dog, Windsor, my cockatoo, Ellie, my parrotlet, Emeril and my gecko, Lazy. My pets look forward to her coming. Laura is wonderful and prompt - always welling to help at any time. She is OUTSTANDING and I recommend her to everyone.Mar 4, 2015
Laura is great and we completely trust her watching our kitties. She sends daily updates and pictures and goes above and beyond. We plan on using her for our cat sitting needs for years to come.May 25, 2017Verified
Pet sitting for my two cats went very well. I was updated daily with texts and pictures. We I came home, I could tell right away how happy my cats were vs. when I employed other sitters. I would definitely recommend Laura to anyone who wants peace of mind on their vacation instead of worrying about their pets.Jun 28, 2016Verified
Laura came to do an initial meet and greet with myself and my cats before taking them on for a full week of pet care. She was prompt, took extensive notes on both cats and their habits as well as their daily routines. Laura was in constant communication leading up to the start of her airing for my pets, and while I was gone sent daily detailed updates as well as pictures of my pets so I could see they were being taken care of. Highly recommend her to anyone looking for a sitter :-) Will definitely hire again!!Nov 18, 2014Verified
- What types of customers have you worked with?The most common types of jobs that I do for my clients include dog walking, pet transport services, and house and pet sitting. I specialize in the needs of owners and their pets, so if the owner has a particular need, I will try to accommodate them. I am fairly flexible with my schedule and able to make daily visits to the owner's residence or even stay overnight if needed. I own and love several pets and don't really have the space to board dogs or cats in my home, however, I will consider small pets such as exotics or birds. In addition to general pet care, if I am visiting the owner's house on a daily basis, I will also collect the mail and newspaper, open and close the curtains, turn on and off lights, and water plants. I am respectful of the owner's home and belongings. I also will clean up pet waste in the yard. My pet care is tailored to the needs of the owner and their animals, so no jobs are ever alike.
- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?I wish customers knew my profession is not an easy job. Some people are under the impression that pet care involves just the basics of food, water, and bathroom, but there is so much more to properly caring for animals, especially for someone elses. All pets are unique and have different needs, as well as personalities and behaviors. Not all are trained and friendly either. Being a pet care provider requires lots of love, patience, and kindness, as well as physical strength. It can be difficult to hold onto a dog who wants to drag you down the street during a walk. Although pet care can be a difficult job at times, it is also very rewarding.