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"I am new to the area and upon arrival, I interviewed several pet sitting services. I chose Patty because she offers the quality of service I want for my very special pet. Some of the most important aspects of Patty's include:
One issue that was very important for me was that I wanted to meet beforehand the person coming into my home to walk my dog. Some of the services have different people coming and going, and I do not feel comfortable with sitters coming into my home that I have not previously met.
Another issue is that I wanted professional references, and Patty offered to me up front many letters of reference and gave me several phone numbers to call to check references. Although this may seem standard, during my interviewing process, another pet sitter took offense to my request for references.
I wanted someone who was available. I am a nurse who works crazy hours, sometimes at the last minute. Patty does not have a second or third job and does this 'on the side'. This is her business and she takes it very seriously and has always made accommodations for walking my dog.
I REALLY APPRECIATE THIS. Patty demonstrates a level of professionalism and responsibility that makes me feel I can trust her. She answers phone calls, returns calls, and communicates openly, clearly, and effectively. She leaves me detailed notes of her visits with Jack, and I enjoy reading them so much when I get home. Trust is very important especially when I'm "out of town" and I know she will be there for Jack. Patty is there for Jack during emergency situations. I feel comfortable knowing if I'm detained at the hospital due to an emergency (e.g., hurricane), Patty would be there for Jack. Patty takes care of 'her' pets during hurricanes, fires, gets up in the middle of the night for visits, goes above and beyond what I know anyone else would do in a similar situation. The most important reason that I value Patty's service is that when I do come home, Jack is HAPPY! He shows no signs of stress from my absence and obviously enjoys his time with Patty. Knowing Jack is happy, makes me happy, and allows me to focus at work. Her service enhances the quality of my family's life; and I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants a superior service for their beloved pet!!!" -Mary Laura Richardson
"When we returned home we found that Patty had been able to pick up one of our cats that had always resisted the gesture even from us." -Patrick and Julie A
"We trusted our beloved dog with her and he was treated as well, if not better, than we could do. This was a dog who disliked everyone but his family, but loved Patty at first sight." -Henry Meyer
"Her caring devotion, constant availability, attention to detail, extensive knowledge of animals, and unsurpassed pet experiences suggest that Patty is an expert in her chosen field of interest which is unmatched by anyone." -David and Paula Freed
"On the recommendation of a workmate we used your service this time, as we were going to be gone for ten days and our past alternatives just did not appeal to us, due to the long duration that we were going to be gone. Having someone look after our home, as well as our much loved Labs (children) seemed the much better choice. We are so glad that we did and will never again use the other alternatives. They had been able to keep their same routine in their own space, thus not worrying about our return. The fact that I am a professional (dog) trainer, I feel gives me a real insight into their behavior and body language. Their actions were much different this time than ever before, when we returned. We did not get the usual snubbing that we usually get (letting us know that they were not pleased at being left behind). This time they greeted us happily for a few minutes and then just peacefully laid down for a nap in their favorite spots. WE WERE SO HAPPY!"-Allen and Adrian Dye