GREATER SAN MATEO COUNTY
Premier Pet Sitter Reviews...
(In Alphabetical Order)
Palo Alto Pet Care
Sullivan is the dog whisperer of dog walkers!
I’ve been a loyal client for three years now and there are many reasons
why. Here’s my top ten list of why Dan
is the greatest dog walker in the world!
10. He works
exceptionally hard through all kinds of weather – icy rain or sweltering hot
9. He genuinely loves what he does.
8. He is great with dogs of all shapes, sizes,
7. He really cares about my dog and keeps his
eyes out on potential problems/issues.
6. He is dependable and if he’s running late or
behind schedule, he always lets you know.
5. He is really flexible with respect to
scheduling, which is so important for me because my schedule is changing
4. He is available – even last minute!
3. My dog adores him – she adores everybody but
she especially adores Dan.
2. He will take care of your “furbaby” as if it
was his own.
1. He’s not
just a great dog walker, but a great human being as well.”
L., Palo Alto
money you’ll ever spend is on Dan Sullivan as a pet photographer! I’ve had
photographers who have made unsuccessful attempts to take pictures of my dog
Baby Girl – she is not an easy subject and hates cameras in general. So I was skeptical about how the photos would
turn out. When I got them, I was
completely surprised not only by how good they were but how perfectly they
captured her essence and spirit. He has an amazing ability to hone in on what
makes your dog so special and brings them out in beautiful pictures. You will get wonderful, well thought out and
conceptualized photographs that really highlight your pet’s personality and are
worthy of being framed. What a wonderful
way to pay tribute to your pet!”
L., Palo Alto
Baby Girl from Palo Alto!
Peninsula Critter Care
"Cyndi has been great! My schedule is hectic and constantly changing,
and I haven't been the best at giving her extended notice for walking my
golden retriever, Molly...but she still has made time in her schedule
to walk Molly every day I needed it. I'm only in San Bruno
for the summer, but Cyndi's services have been a huge help. She's also
been great while Molly had to wear a cone (to prevent her from licking
her paw), taking it off for walks and putting it back on before leaving.
She plays with Molly some, makes sure she has food and water, and
always texts me to give me updates on how the walk went. Would
definitely recommend Peninsula Critter Care!"
Brad Z. ~ San Bruno, CA
"I usually leave my dog Maestro with my parents when my husband and I
go out of town, but they were unavailable so I had to make other
arrangements. A friend referred me to Cyndi at Peninsula Critter Care
and I called and spoke to her on the phone. I got a good feeling from
our conversation and could tell that she was an animal person, not just
someone in it for money. She came to my house and walked Maestro a
couple of times a day and fed him. When I returned from being gone for 3
days, Cyndi was playing with Maestro in the backyard and he was happy
as a clam. I was actually a little jealous.
I highly recommend Peninsula Critter Care. Especially, if you're
like me and are particular about who you trust with the care of your
Kristine P. ~ San Francisco, Ca
Summerhill Pet-Sitting Services
Pet Sitting.... We have used their services with great success. We just
returned from a trip of 5 days to find our pets, happy, calm (from all the
great walking) and loved up. Erika the owner, is excellent at what she
does down to the smallest detail. She even took one of my pets to the vet
while I was gone with great success. We have a couple of pet sitters but
I have to say Erika is now our first choice for watching our pets."
Frances Himes Cairns, Belmont, CA
From left to right: Jakers & Abbey & Casey from Belmont!
To whom it may concern:
I’ve had the
good fortune of having Erika care
for my dog (Sophie) and cat (Luna) many times.
Sophie generally becomes very anxious when I go away and usually refuses to eat
for the first day or two. This is not the case with Erika. Sophie seems to
enjoy my being away so that she can spend time with Erika. Sophie has never
gone on a food strike with Erika and she is always very calm when I get home.
Erika has taken the time to learn Sophie’s personality and tailors her service to
Erika is also very good with Luna. Luna is the type of cat that stays under the
bed or in the closet while I travel. Luna does quite the opposite with Erika.
She seeks Erika out and loves the special attention Erika gives her. Just as with
Sophie, Erika has taken the time to learn Luna’s personality and works
incredibly well with her.
Erika is very accommodating and has found a way to help me every time I’ve
needed last minute service. She is willing to do a midday walk during a specific
time even if it isn’t exactly midday. She is very dependable and I can leave my
girls in her care with great confidence. She exercises great judgment in the
care that she provides which lets me travel with peace of mind.
Each time I’ve called Erika to check in, she sounds as though she is the one on
vacation. She clearly loves what she does and it shows in the excellent service
she provides. Erika always leaves a note with detailed information of her time
with my girls and calls to make sure I’ve made it home.
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Erika for your pet sitting needs.
Sophie from Redwood City!
Erika does great with my special needs kitty. Alec is a
senior kitty in his twilight years (18.5 yrs) and has developed old kitty
aliments such as high blood pressure and kidney disease. He eats a special
diet, takes 4 medications daily, and gets SubQ fluids every other day. Erika's
can do attitude and friendly way with Alec enable me to feel confident that his
special needs are met and he is well cared for while I am away. I highly
recommend Erika for anyone who has a elderly kitty in need of extra TLC.
Monica Wetzel ~ Burlingame, CA
Twin Pines Pet ServicesLisa Warden and Twin Pines
Pets is a God-send!
"I have known Lisa for 3 years through her work
at the Humane Society Silicon
Valley, where I volunteer. Naturally I was excited to hear that she was
offering pet services in my area, Palo Alto. I
have a special needs dog, Charley, and recently due to foot surgery I was not
able to walk him regularly. Lisa has been coming like clockwork 2-4 times per
week for training walks, and Charley loves her. I have noticed significant
improvement in his behavior when I do walk him, as her support has augmented
and reinforced the work Charley did with his regular trainer. Not only does
Lisa know what she’s doing with dogs and cats,
she is very dependable, reliable, and trustworthy about accessing the dog while
we’re not home, and an excellent communicator. She always leaves us a note
about how things went, and we have never had a misunderstanding about an
appointment or a service. I would recommend Lisa and Twin Pines to anyone in
the area who needs a reliable and well-trained pet services professional at a
Anna W. ~ Palo Alto, CA
"My first impression of the owner is that she's knowledgeable and competent.
She's friendly but has a no-nonsense approach to taking care of animals. She
taught me a method to teach my 12-year-old terrier how to get along with cats.
No easy task, but it worked. I've seen her with other pets, and she seems very
caring of their well-being. Best of all, she's reliable. If I were asked
to recommend a pet sitter or walker, I'd be
confident in recommending her."
DeEtte S. ~ San Jose, CA
"Lisa took excellent care of our cat while we were out of town. My wife and I
also rested easier knowing our house was in her capable, conscientious hands.
Animals are both her passion and her expertise. So she recognizes risks to
their health and safety that I would never have thought of, knows techniques
for handling and coaxing them, and cares enough to go to the trouble to do
No more begging friends to do us favors when we go out of town. From now on,
we'll just call Twin Pines."
John Boykin ~ Belmont, CA