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Waco Pet Care Professionals

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Pet Pal Palace
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Blake H.
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Great experience with Pet Pal Palace!!! Highly Recommend them if your looking for Pet Sitting Services. Will definitely use them in the future.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Denise R.
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Mr. FixIt did some siding work for me at my home. He was quick and his work was wonderful. Very professional and genuinely caring about this customers and the work he puts in. I will be using him again for my handyman needs. I would rate him a 10 out of 10.

Chore Me
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine J.
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She was on time and did a great job. I love that she uses natural cleaners that are safe for my pets

Sierra Coleman
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lakasia Y.
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Comes in and get straight to work! She is very organized and clean, also very pet abd kids friendly. Her children are quite respectable also and plays well with my 4yr old. I highly recommend.


I am currently going to school to become a vet tech. I have worked with almost all animals small and large.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

For the Family 4-legged friend it is essential to evaluate the dog behavior in conjunction with the animal's environment and the realistic expectations of the owner/owners. Guard/K-9 training requires a different evaluation, as does guide or search/rescue training. In addition to training I also am intimately involved in rescue work in more than one country. I also work with wolf and wolf hybrid species. My first pet was an alligator that was to be put down (rescued & still living) and 4 White Shepherds. I use non GMO treats/food .I provide a thorough evaluation for free and should any behavioral difficulties appear in the future will re-educate at no charge. My primary focus is to unite in harmony our furry friends with our life style. Since I recently arrived on this site I am still in the midst of completing a more comprehensive profile. I also provide massage therapy.


I am a kind, trustworthy, easygoing, outgoing, and young lady. I have been around dogs and cats all my life. I have a love for taking care of animals and making people happy. Life can sometimes be overwhelming with animals and daily life, and I want to relieve some of the stress from your life.


Im a certified veterinary assistant with two years experience and I love all animals:)


I cut and trim hair, cut and grind nails and clean teeth and ears. I also do external anal cleansing. My prices vary by breed, size, and service. Thank you. I also dog sit.


I've alway value everything I do. No matter what job you do or have I do it and get it done.

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We offer professional pet sitting, dog walking, overnight visits, pet taxi, and waste removal. We are insured and bonded, certified in pet first aid, and are members of 3 different pet sitting associations.


I can help you out with just about any animal clippings. I can brush, bath, and de-flee any animal that needs it. I can clip all animals' nails, even chicken wings so they can't fly too high and make it easier to contain them; basically any pet -- dog, cat, ferret, chicken, or even the pot belly pig.


I am more than happy to pet sit at my spacious home, or travel to a client's house to pet and house sit. Not only do I have love for pets, but also for children. I have much experience and am more than happy to provide references for both my services. Most importantly, I provide extremely fair prices.


I can take care of your dog while you are out of town with no worries. I love dogs! Please trust me to take care of your little four-legged family members.


My services include basic cleaning; dusting; mopping; sweeping; vacuuming; kitchen cleaning; washing dishes; cleaning bathrooms, tub, walls, toilets and house; and pet sitting as well.


I will walk and feed the animals as needed and play with them daily


Even as a child, my toys had a place and a purpose, to look pretty and sit neat. As I got older I was diagnosed with OCD. I have the need, more so the want to help overly consumed and time deprived individuals with all the household chores and tasks their busy schedules or physical condition may hender.


We are very kid and pet friendly. We clean anything you would like to be cleaned. We paint, patch holes in walls, do laundry, pet sit, and sometimes babysit.


This business is a new start for me. I absolutely love working with animals and helping them. I can guarantee you that you and your pet will be very satisfied with my service and care.


I train young puppies and adolescent dogs in obedience commands, and the owners to continue training when they are alone with their pets.


I watch pets and walk them. I clean the house/apartment if needed. I'll bathe the animals and make sure they are well fed.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is included in a dog grooming?

Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

What does a dog walker do?

We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

  • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
  • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
  • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
  • What are your different walk routes?
  • When will you pick up and drop off?
  • How will we communicate?
  • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
  • What’s your cancellation policy?
  • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
  • How and how often do I pay you?
  • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

What is a dog groomer?

A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

What is a dog groomer?

Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

What vaccines do dogs need to be groomed?

It’s important to make sure your dog is up to date on its vaccines before taking it to a groomer. Vaccinations keep your dog and the other dogs that use the establishment healthy. Viruses can linger long after a dog is gone, so an unvaccinated dog can infect a number of other dogs days or even months after their visit. Find out about your dog groomer’s vaccination policies, and think carefully about receiving services from a company that does not require vaccinations. Here are the main vaccinations that are generally required for dog grooming:

  • Parvovirus: Parvo is a nasty virus that can kill dogs within 48-72 hours of infection. The virus is incredibly persistent and, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, is resistant to heat, cold, humidity and drying. It’s spread by dog-to-dog contact or contact with contaminated feces, environments (food and water bowls, collars and leashes, etc.,) or people.
  • Adenovirus 2: Dogs receive this vaccination to protect against canine infectious hepatitis. The vaccination can also helps prevent canine cough.
  • Canine distemper virus: Distemper has no known cure and can cause serious pain, illness, and even death, although recovery is possible with medical intervention.  
  • Rabies: This disease attacks the central nervous system and — when untreated — will
  • lead to death. The CDC recommends euthanizing an unvaccinated animal that has been exposed to rabies, although six-month isolation followed by vaccination is also permissible.
  • Para-influenza: Canine para-influenza leads to kennel cough and an unhappy dog.
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