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"A few weeks before our vacation date, I called her to confirm the dates. She then complained that she needed to attend to her community college adult education classes," then she claimed that we have to the right bed for her, as she needed comfortable beds for sleep. After that conversation I had to scramble to find another sitter. After that, I did not want to deal with her. She then sent an email, saying that because of health reasons, she could not stay with my dog. (as if that was a consideration after all her complaining). I would definitely describe her as unprofessional and a FLAKE!

-Paul L.

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"It could not have gone better. Each lady left a diary so we knew how each day went. We were worried because our dog is a rescue animal with severe separation issues," but the service handled him with love, and he thrived.

-Marilyn H.

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We have used a few pet sitting services in the past, as we don't like to use kennels. This is by far the best pet sitting service.
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runs the company, but
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is normally the one who does the service in our home.
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is very personable and we are comfortable with her coming into our home. She provides great feedback to us with each visit. They bill twice a month, using a credit card on file, which is very convenient. I highly recommend this company!!!
- Keith W.
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is a very nice person very professional,
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came to my home and all my dogs like him which is shocking with my dogs. He played with them, feed them and cleaned all their feeding bowls as well as brought in my mail. My only critique of
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is that is not a morning person and had a difficult time getting to my home in the morning letting my dogs out, he was late 1-1/2 hours.
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is insured and bonded which is important to me. I will use Jays services in the future.
- Kelly B.
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I never worried the whole time we were gone, and this was the first time I've left them more than one day. After talking and meeting, I was comfortable they would be in good hands with Sandy. My guys are very timid and hide from almost everyone, so as I suspected, she never even got to see them except for the photos I showed her. Everything was neat and tidy when I got home and the cats seemed no worse for the ware. She left a note as well logging all her visits.
- BARBARA C.
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emailed me an update the first few days I was away and told me that
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greeted her at the door and was eating well. She left the feeding and litter areas spotlessly clean; also there was a log of her daily visits.
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left my key with a neighbor on the last day. I am very pleased with
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's services and plan to call on her again in the future.
- Anne F.
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Always goes great...
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is so responsive to changes in my schedule, and I am so happy with what my dogs receive during their lunch break. One of my dogs had a small scratch on his neck, and I was texted a picture to make sure I was aware of the scratch. It really is a great service!
- Nancy M.
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Ever since
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took over poop scooping my yard I have seen the quality of my service decline. I have been a paying customer of the "poop scooping" service for over 3 years now. Since
Holyoke Pet Sitters Provider Name Locked
has taken over this service from the previous provider I've noticed a sharp decline in just how effectively the scooping has been done. There have been weeks where I have wondered if they even came at all. The only way I knew was that they left a note on my door and a lightly filled bag of poop on my driveway. But you wouldn't know it from looking at my yard.
Not to mention the emails and communications have been less than professional.
Then today I get a rudely worded email that includes, among other "policy changes":
"Yards need to be maintained with grass cut short in order for us to provide the service. It is too difficult to find and collect poop in long grass. If your grass is too long, we cannot provide service. If we visit but find that your grass is just too high, you will still be charged for the visit."
I get that tall grass makes your job harder, and I would understand if the yard wasn't cleaned as thoroughly with the grass being tall. (This is how it was previously handled) I would also understand charging a nominal fee for showing up and noting that you are unable to perform service to cover cost of gas and time driving out. But to show up, declare the grass is too long and charge me anyway... (And they don't have an official definition for what constitutes "too long", so if they decide they want to charge you FULL PRICE for doing NO WORK, there's no recourse for you.)
So essentially if you hire
Holyoke Pet Sitters Provider Name Locked
, they may decide that your grass is too tall, not even try to service your yard and still charge you anyway. Good luck getting your money back if you contest it because they also require you to pay for a full month of service up front.
When I reached out to point out the logical fallacy in this policy (That it essentially gave them the freedom to claim anyone's yard was too tall to service be able to charge anyone without providing service) I was basically told I could take my business elsewhere.
Sound like a company you'd like to hire?
- Jeremy A.
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The first time I hired her, she responded to my text asking how it was going. She was slow responding, but she did respond. I only texted her once while I was out of town for business. Unfortunately, my front door was UNLOCKED when I returned home! Thank goodness the animals were okay and nothing was stolen. She acknowledged that she had difficulty locking the door, however, she said she must have forgotten to lock it. Excuse me?
The second and last time I hired her, I sent numerous requests via text and voicemail to check if she had remembered to walk my dog on the last morning I was out of town. I didn't hear back from her for five hours! I was out of town and unable to return home to make sure my dog had proper care. I had to call a friend to come over and walk my dog, just to make sure that my elderly dog was able to relieve herself.
After two different weekends of this, I would NEVER recommend her to anyone seeking a pet sitter.
- Tracey F.
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I have used
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on 15 separate occasions from 2011-2015. During the first 13 occasions, I had no major problems.
In November, 2014, I returned home from a trip where Hot
Holyoke Pet Sitters Provider Name Locked
cared for my pets, and when I arrived, I discovered that the back door to my house had been left unlocked by “
Holyoke Pet Sitters Provider Name Locked
.” I contacted the management (
Holyoke Pet Sitters Provider Name Locked
) and was told “This was a grievous oversight on her part and she is very sorry for it.” It did not appear that anything had been stolen from my residence.
In May 2015 I was traveling for a week, and on the evening of my trip I got a text message from “Sienna” telling me that there was some sort of malfunction with the garage door to my house. She stated that it would not close properly. This is a newer garage door and has never had any prior problems. In order to get the garage door closed, she pulled the release handle, and left the garage unlocked overnight.
The next morning, “
Holyoke Pet Sitters Provider Name Locked
” texted me to let me know that he was checking on the animals. I asked him if there was something wrong with the garage door, and he told me that there was nothing wrong with it other than the release handle being unlocked. He re-locked the release handle and carried on.
When I returned from my trip, I discovered that my garage had been burglarized, with multiple things stolen including my bicycle, a generator, and camping equipment. There was no sign of forced entry which means that the break-in had to occur when “Sienna” left the door unlocked.
As you might imagine, I am extremely upset that
Holyoke Pet Sitters Provider Name Locked
left my property unlocked on 2 separate occasions and during the second occasion I was robbed.
Fortunately,
Holyoke Pet Sitters Provider Name Locked
does carry insurance and I filed a claim, and eventually was reimbursed for my stolen items.
The business owner April "Hunter" Sunrise was polite and responsive to me throughout this process and I know she feels badly that it occurred. She tells me that she does background checks on all of her employees and that she doesn't think it is possible that any of her employees were involved in the theft.
I highly recommend that you look elsewhere for your pet sitting needs since the pet sitters who work for
Holyoke Pet Sitters Provider Name Locked
left my property unsecured on two separate occasions.
- Timothy H.

Pet Sitters in Holyoke, MA

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Bonsai Zen Dog Obedience & Training

340 Pleasant st.
Holyoke

Firestone Complete Auto Care Store

327 King St
Northampton

Great to be Home Pet Care, LLC

19 Crescent Circle
Southwick

IT'S PAWSIBLE! DOG TRAINING CTR

60 MAIN RD
Easthampton

K & C Pet Sitters

177 N Main St

Karen's Pet Sitting

3101 Hillside Dr
Bondsville

Pampered Pet Sitting LLC

247 Northampton St
Easthampton

Paws Up Pet Sitting

p.o. box 538
Westfield

PETS ARE PEOPLE, TOO!

288 Silver Street
Granville

POOCHES PARADISE

106 Brimfield Rd
Monson

So Many Pawsibilities, LLC

19 Crescent Cir
Southwick

Teri's Dog Walking/Pet Sitting

295 Poplar St.
Feeding Hills

The Pampurred Puss

149 East St
Granby

West Side Pet Sitting

West Springfield

Whatever You Need! LLC

35 State St.
Northampton

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