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Earl Newland literally saved our dog's life. Hudson, our 2 year old blue heeler mix, had been getting more and more aggressive. He was becoming harder to control around guests and children. Without intervention, he would have been put down. After reaching out via Thumbtack, Earl contacted us with impressive credentials. He very quickly identified with our frustrations and concerns. I immediately knew he was our best hope. Before his visit he gave us background information concerning dog behavior and training methodology. Earl came to our house to meet both our dogs and to show us better methods to establish control with Hudson. He gave us a head halter and training video. Before Earl left we could already see a huge difference in Hudson. He has become less nervous, more attentive, calmer, and happier. I can now see that Hudson is capable of not only just becoming a tolerable dog, but highly trained. Earl is very personable, responsive and dependable. He has promised to be there to support us with Hudson's training and has provided many support websites, including pet supplies and training sites. He even has offered any help we might need with our other, very quirky dog - all included in the original bid - a lifetime guarantee. I couldn't be happier. I am no longer worried about Hudson hurting someone and am excited to see how far we can go with training. Thank you, Earl!!
Melissa took the time to come over and meet Bear and myself to answer questions and make us comfortable. When we came back, she could show us the progress they made and I was thrilled! We’re 2 weeks out and his behavior has stayed consistent. I’ve been incredibly pleased and would recommend Melissa to anyone considering training and/or boarding with her.
Cindy is the sweetest, most kind, fun loving animal/house sitter!! She does exactly what you ask of her, and much more! She even washed the bedding she used before we got home from a four day trip! She fed and watered my horses, and spent a lot of time out petting them and giving them treats until my friend came to let them out and do their stalls. My dogs are definitely under her spell!! I have four big dogs that can be a little overly happy. But, Cindy did what my pit bull asked of her every minute. She loves all animals as much as I do, and I would never use another sitter! We even work our plans around when she can come stay! She's funny, happy, and it showed when we got home. The animals were all calm and happy, as if we'd never left!!! I don't trust many people to care for my animals as I know they can be a busy handful!! But, she is willing to fit in to their schedules, she doesn't expect them to change for her being there. If you need a trustworthy, fun, animal loving person to help you take the trip you haven't been able to take, or help in a small crisis, Cindy is always who I'll use, and so should you!!!
Melissa is not only a professional pet sitter, but a caring and compassionate pet sitter. She is a also an animal advocate and foster parent to a variety of animals, and I highly recommend her services.
We have been using the dog walking and sitting services for over 2 years. We are very happy with the care our dogs receive. When we come home from vacation and the dogs are dropped off, they are well cared for and in good health. They get very excited to leave on vacation when we do as well and Like Summor and Shawn a lot. When our dogs have had health issues, we are always updated. Our one dog is loving, but dumb and eats a lot of non-food items. Summor, Shawn, and their staff always let us know when she has had any suspicious ingestions or colorful stools. Our Dog Duke got a cut right before we left for vacation. Summor took him to our vet when it started to look infected and got the care he needed. They are prompt with online billing invoices, quotes, etc. I have no complaints and only praise for their service and am a very happy customer!
She did an amazing job on my cat that was really matted! Very kind and coukd tell her love for animals! I’ll be back! ☺️😻
Kati Farney treats the dogs she takes care of as if they were her own. She does not view this as a routine - she truly loves the animals she cares for and it shows!
professional people with great dog instincts. They are experienced and able to work with any dog. I have seen them take the time and patience to get an aggressive dog to a positive outcome. I would trust them with my dogs. Highly recommend.
Thanks Lea. This was a great experience for me. Great tips and techniques on how to train my dog as well as how to understand my dogs breed specific behavior. Lea is more than a dog trainer, she's a dog expert. I wanted someone to teach me how to best teach my dog and that's what I got. Very reasonable price for that kind of experience. Thanks again, Lea.
Angela has a very high level of knowledge in both dog behavior and dog training. She was always on time for each appointment and was willing to stay a little late to make sure I understood each facet of the training. You can tell she loves dogs and loves helping people train their dog. She would always return my call when I had questions. I would highly recommend her to anyone serious about training their dog.
I can't say enough good things about mother-daughter team Kristen and Natalie. It's obvious that they're doing this because they love being with animals. The first day I was gone they sent me a video of Natalie playing with my dog which I absolutely loved! I have never felt more comfortable with any dog sitter I have hired in the past. I knew that I could trust these two in my home and with my much beloved dogs. Kristen is professional, super friendly, and always responds quickly to messages. I have zero complaints and will use K&N Pet Sitting any time I need a sitter in the future!
Laurie cat-sat our small clan of ferals while we were on vacation. She came out for a free consultation, was on time, very knowledgeable & comfortable with the animals & even brought them a little treat. While we were gone, we got daily text updates, she refilled our bird feeders, got our mail, watered my son's tomato plant & even brought the ferals more treats (at no additional cost!).. It was such a relief to have Laurie looking out for our little clan. We'll definitely use her services again & highly recommend her.
Diana did a great job dog sitting our boys. We were very surprised when we came home after a long weekend with the family and noticed that she hand wrote all of the daily activities that she did with our babies. You can definitely tell that she cares very strongly about animals, hence her current profession! Thanks Diana for the great care :)
one on one with your pets no huge groups cageless daycare and boarding all day small play groups outside walks 4 times daily
Cause I care
I am working a part-time job currently as a nanny for the summer. Animals have always been my biggest passion in life which is why I am looking into becoming a groomer. I am willing to provide occasional care for most types of animals, including walking dogs. I am not afraid of big dogs either!
I provide pet sitting, dog walking, and whatever needed to care for your pets. I am married with two children and five animal children. I have two dogs (Ripley, a Boxer, and Dexter, a German Shepherd) and three cats that are all rescued (Chewey, Catalina and Harley).
I am a marine biology major at the University of West Alabama. I am very hardworking. I have always had a deep love for animals and enjoy taking care of them.
I offer obedience training as well as behavior modification and rehabilitation training. I am happy to accept "hard cases."
I am an animal enthusiast who would love to help improve the lives of you and your furry companions. As an owner of a high energy pet myself, I am more than capable of long walks, extended fetch sessions or other forms of exercise. I can also do basic animal grooming, fur trimming and administer medications.
I enjoy caring for animals. I am an animal lover at heart. I will perform daily care for cats, dogs, rabbits and domestic pets. I don't do care for any type of reptile.