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Shelly is amazing! I hired her to walk my parent's dog during an extremely stressful time in their lives. She was easy to get in touch with via text and was awesome about coming to meet the dog and my parents efficiently. Our dog gets walked twice/week and we get updates from Shelly and Connie-it is the highlight of the day!Apr 25, 2017VerifiedTailwaggers Dog Walking & Pet Sitting's reply
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Our three dogs and two cats need lots of love...enter Tailwaggers! Shelly is a professional from start to finish, even sending fun pictures of our furry friends while we are on vacation...something that makes you feel not so far away! The peace of knowing that the dogs can stay in their own home and have walks with familiar smells makes our time away that much more enjoyable. Tailwaggers has been the best discovery for our household of pets!Jun 12, 2011
Shelly, of Tailwaggers Dog Walking & Pet Sitting, gets 8-paws way up in the air from my two dogs, Olympia and Ramona. My dogs adore her ... I can tell because when I get home after a night of "Shelly-wagger's visits" my grrrrrlz run around the house searching for their 2nd mom. Shelly leaves incredibly descriptive notes after each visit (and she also includes the time of the day or night of her visits). She has acclimated herself to my dogs' quirks (one has to be "conned" off the back porch when it is raining, while the other has to be tricked and bribed with lots of love to come inside from the rain!). I am so thankful that I have met Shelly of Tailwaggers Dog Walking & Pet Sitting. I completely trust that each time I leave for the night that my grrrrlz are in great and loving hands!Jun 9, 2011Tailwaggers Dog Walking & Pet Sitting's reply
I can not thank Shelly enough for all that she did for our animals. My fiance and I had to leave out of town very unexpectantly for a funeral. Shelly made time to meet with me the same day I called her, and agreed to take care of our 3 year old boxer/bulldog mix, and our 2 cats starting the very next day and for the next 6 days. She came over 3 times a day and made sure that our animals were fed, took our dog on frequent walks, and kept an eye on our house while we were gone. What started out as a very stressful trip soon became easier to cope with knowing that our pets were in great hands. Never did we leave town feeling so assured that things would be okay while we were gone. I would recommend Shelly and her pet sitting services to anyone, and will not hesitate to call her in the future! :) :)Jun 12, 2011
They were great! Wonderful communication and my dog was happy. The price was fair, too. This is a much nicer option than day care!Apr 10, 2016Verified
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The typical process for a new client would be to have a discussion over the phone, text or email. We would set up an appointment for me to come to your home and meet you and your furry babies.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I’ve always loved animals and wanted to do something related to the field. I thought of becoming a veterinarian, but knew I couldn’t handle the heartbreak of euthanasia or major illnesses. This is the happy and helpful end for pet parents and pets alike!
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Be wary of anyone offering you very low priced pet sitting. "You get what you pay for" definitely applies to dog walking/pet sitting too.