I asked 4 Paws to take my dogs out for a morning of fun at the Bark Park. Both dogs were quite excited to go to the Bark Park. As the owner of 4 Paws came over to greet me, she was extremely helpful and took the dogs and helped me get them into the park safely. She allowed the dogs to get familiar with her. My American Eskimo can be quite timid around new people, but within 30 minutes was asking for her fair share of attention. My Sheltie is an attention hound anyway, but quickly had found a new BFF in Shellie! As the Sheltie got tired, she started fussing for attention and received a very adequate massage which she thoroughly enjoyed. I found 4 Paws to be very familiar with canine behavior and very responsive to my dogs’ needs. She came prepared with anything that we might have forgotten or run out of. It was evident that she is very capable and enjoys working with dogs and other pets!
My loyal dog and I recently moved to Colorado from California for a job opportunity. I have never needed a pet sitter in the past as I have always left my pooch with family or friends. However,
since I didn't have any family or close friends here in CO yet, I was desperately looking at pet care alternatives for a week vacation I was planning. I have never boarded my 9-year-old Golden
Retriever because he can get very anxious if he is away from me (or our home, filled with my scent) too long, and I couldn't bear the idea of him being in misery while I was in paradise on the
I found Shellie with 4 Paws Pet Sitter through petsit.com. She is a member of Pet Sitters International, insured, bonded--and most importantly--made instant friends with my Golden Retriever. It was the perfect solution! My boy was able to stay in his familiar environment and still receive the care, love, and attention he needed in my absence. Shellie met me and my dog at an initial consult and was professional, kind, and obviously adoring of animals. She provided a daily activity log during her visits and took some photos of my dog out on walks.
I was incredibly excited to see my boy when I returned from my trip. He met me at the door like I was only gone for the work day. It gave me huge relief to know that he was not filled with anxiety during my time away. Thank you so much Shellie! I will definitely be in touch with you again for my next vacation or weekend away!
We have been very pleased with the quality care Shellie has given to Alexis, our Min Pin. We have always been particular on who cares for Alexis, and have never kenneled our baby. Now that she is older, and has special medical needs, we are reassured in knowing that, when we travel, our Alexis is in very capable hands.
Shellie has been a lifesaver this year for me! I work long hours & have 2 very active Doberman Pinschers. Having her come over a couple of days a week has been such a help to me. She's accommodating with all my schedule changes & requests, regardless of how odd they may be (turning music on, blocking dogs off, leaving them inside vs outside, walking them together or separate). She is great about letting me know if there are any issues (accidents in the house, anything destroyed, etc.) She would gladly leave my daily updates if I asked her to & is responsive to my texts when I ask how they were doing. My neighbors have also told me just how great she is with walking. Duke is very high energy, ornery, & stubborn & she really seems to be very patient with him which I greatly appreciate as it is not always easy to do. My dogs seem to love her too, as I can tell because they no longer bark at the door when she comes. My dogs are members of my family & I'm so happy I found someone trustworthy & caring to walk them while I'm at work.
Professional, understanding of busy / changing schedules, dependable, and most of all, our dog absolutely loves her! On a time that we ended up being home when Shellie was scheduled to come by for
a walk, we saw how our dog reacted when she came in, and then cried at the door when she left!
Clearly great with animals. And a service you can trust whether you are going out of town, or just don't want your animal to be alone all day during those times there will not be anyone at the house during the day.
I had the pleasure of meeting Shellie, owner of 4 Paws prior to scheduling an outing with my 2 miniature schnauzer's. Shellie was very patient with a calm personality which I found very helpful interacting with my one hyperactive and one very timid shy (mill dog). Shellie was very thorough in describing her services and answering my questions. In addition to positive interaction with my dogs she was being attentive she came prepared with doggie treats and water. She is very passionate about animals and talked about her dog as a family member. I would highly recommend 4 Paws and will call on them again.