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Ethan was amazing with my aggressive dog Leo. He worked with him until he was comfortable and the two became best friends, and Leo got to the point of being able to go on group walks! Just incredible.Sep 12, 2016Verified
Very fast response. We were able to meet with a walker and Ethan that evening. Very professional. They took the time to learn about our pups routine. Asked great questions. Overall a very good experience!!!! I look forward to using them as our dog walker :)Jan 15, 2016Verified
I highly recommend MixyPaws dog walking and pet sitting services. Our senior Chihuahua mix Elmer gets walked by them five days a week. Post-walk, we are left an informative note about the visit. We have also had in-home dog sitting and weekend dog-walking. MixyPaws is always accommodating to our schedules to watch Elmer when we need them. MixyPaws' service is excellent and we have loved all the walkers; the whole team is thoughtful and reliable.Jan 3, 2016Verified
Extremely nice people who clearly love dogs and take the time to get to know yours. Very responsive to any and all questions and requests. Ray gives our crazy Lab lots of attention and love. Highly recommend.Oct 13, 2015Verified
Kate is amazing. She has really helped us adjust to having a new dog in the family. Highly recommend!Oct 5, 2015Verified
- How did you get started doing this type of work?MixyPaws was founded by Kate and Ethan; they are both New Yorkers who are lifelong dog owners and dog lovers. We understand how busy life can be living in this city and recognized the absence of a service that provided the level of professionalism and care we would want and expect for our own dogs. The simple answer is that we were inspired by our pets. The long answer is that Kate and Ethan saw an opportunity to add professionalism and personalization to an industry that seemed to lack those values. Our founders knew that we would be more than capable to fill that void and provide the highest level of care for New Yorkers and their pups.
- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?MixyPaws Co-Founder, Ethans', favorite and most successful project is Maximus the Chihuahua. When Ethan won the opportunity to work with Maximus, he was a five year old Chihuahua with territorial anxiety which led to aggression. Leo prevented guests of his owners to feel comfortable in their home by growling and biting at their feet. A few weeks later, Maxs owner has created boundaries in her apartment and is able to bring guests into her home without fear of her dog running them out. Max is now able to walk in with his friend Bella every day around noon during a MixyWalk - a proposition that seemed impossible only weeks before.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?We would tell them to pay close attention to how the provider is talking to you and if they are actually listening. If you are not 100% certain that they care about you and your best friend, do you really think their walker will?