Reviews & Testimonials
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Celebrating 25 years
Client since 2016
"We have been using A Pet's Best Friend for years now and would recommend them to anyone. We have four high-drive Australian Shepherds that can be a handful, but our sitter has bonded with them and handles them so well. The best part is the flexibility of the scheduling. We have a regular set schedule each week but often find ourselves having to add days at the last minute. Melissa is so awesome at making that work. Last month was a tough one with a couple of sick dogs and another one injured. Our sitter was great with giving pills and individual attention to all of the dogs needs. Its a great piece of mind knowing someone is giving them care and attention while we are work each day."
Kristin and Stewart Gormley
Clients since 2007
"We have been using A Pet’s Best Friend for over 10 years now. From Day 1 when Melissa came to our house for the consultation, we knew this is a professional operation. The fact that she truly loves pets and animals is obvious. She is good about learning the unique traits of your dog to ensure a dog walker’s personality and temperament matches that of your dog. It is the highlight of our dog’s day when their walker comes to visit them midday! I can’t stress how much this relieves my husband and I for having to be out of the house all day for work. The happiness and safety of your pet comes first. We have also been in a bind on a weekend and used them for overnight stays too which was great. We don’t know what we would do without A Pet’s Best Friend!"
Jackie and Mark McGlashan
Clients since 2008
" Having APBF look after our dogs gives us peace of mind knowing they get their mid-day walk, along with extra play time and loves. Over the years, we’ve had two different pet sitters with an occasional substitute. For us, the sitters become part of the family. In fact, when our dogs became very ill years ago, our pet sitter went to the hospital to visit them. I’m not sure you obtain that one-on-one bonded relationship for your pets with a doggie daycare facility. We have no hesitation about the representatives of APBF being in our home, knowing they will properly feed our pets and always refresh their water. We love receiving the pet sitting reports which allow us to stay informed of our dogs' behavior and well-being."
Pam Decker and Beth Saperstein
Clients since 2007
"Our dogs have been with Melissa and “A Pet’s Best Friend” for over ten years. Melissa is an animal whisperer and only hires adults who are as serious and responsible as she is about pet care. Our dogs love each of the pet sitters and they get wonderful care. These folks make it their business to know our pets well. We are never nervous leaving or coming back home when a “Pet’s Best Friend” has taken care of our pets."
Dave and Jenn Culbertson
Client since 2007
"We have been using APBF for over 10 years. (It’s been so long, that I’ve lost track!) Melissa Kauffman and her group of pet sitters are wonderful. We currently have 4 cats and I know that they are all very well taken care of, whether we are away from home for a few days or a few weeks. The sitters leave detailed notes every day (in addition to email reports), so you know exactly what happened while you were gone. This gives us peace of mind that all is well with our furry family back at home. It’s clear that the sitters care about our cats and get to know their specific personalities. I can’t recommend APBF highly enough."
Diane and David Tomecek
Clients since 1997
"My husband and I can’t say
enough good things about Melissa Kauffman and her incredibly professional pet sitters. It was such a relief to find Melissa back in the late 1990s.
My husband and I travel quite often and the sitters always send e-mails or texts to update us on how our cat, Mara Jade, is doing. They usually send a photo too - of MJ playing or enjoying the
brushing attention of her sitters. I wholeheartedly recommend the service of A Pet’s Best Friend that
Melissa founded many years ago. There is never a question in my mind that MJ will enjoy her time with the sitters while we are away. Additionally, other household tasks like retrieving the mail, watering plants, putting the trash out are all handled precisely by A Pet’s Best Friend staff members."
Client since 2003
"APBF has been my pet sitter for about 15 years! Today I have Sassy (13) and my newer kitten Alley Cat (1), but there have been others. Melissa and her group have always been available to pet sit for vacations and some business trips - I have also had a few urgent last minute trips. They offer loving care and provide any unique services I request. I love the notes from the pet sitters on the cats’ activities while they are there!."
Client since 2008
"Your team has always been great, but this time they really outdid themselves. They knew I was a bit worried about the interaction between Matilda and the new kid, Huckleberry. Lianne and Karen made a special effort to text me with progress reports. I really appreciate them, because they made me feel so much better about how things were going in my absence. I have and will always enthusiastically recommend your services to everyone!"
Fred and Daryl
last name anonymous
Client since 2013
A Pet's Best Friend is absolutely the best pet sitting and dog walking service ever! Melissa and her staff are professional, friendly, knowledgeable and kind. They care for our pets as if they were their own! When we are away for a vacation, we are confident our pets will be happy and our home will remain clean and secure. When away from beloved pets, it's so important to have peace of mind. I can't say enough positive things about this business, which we've used for years (we have a dog, 2 cats and 2 chinchillas).
Some of our happy four legged friends
A photo speaks 1000 words. Look how happy these pets are!
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