"Our two dogs are our babies - yes, we are THAT couple lol. We always have a very close friend take care of the dogs when we are out of town but then came this rare occasion that she was going to be out of town at the same time. Our trip was for a doctors appointment out of town and could not be rescheduled, and so not having someone to watch the dogs added unwanted extra stress. I was so glad to find Amy was available and she was so accommodating about when she could come for the home visit to see the dogs, learn their schedule, where we keep their food and medicine, where they eat, etc.
We have two Weimaraners and if you know the breed, they are SMART and energetic. We always say that our girl dog uses her powers for evil and not good. Given the chance, she will unlock the sliding door, steal her brother's food, sneak past a baby gate and get up on the counter to steal people food, etc. I felt a little silly telling Amy about ALL the things we put in place to try and foil the girl dog, but it sounds like she's heard it all and it didn't phase her at all. I bet she's heard some quirky things from pet parents.
Amy took notes on everything I said, she even asked about some things I wouldn't have thought to tell her. I'm not a nervous person by nature but it's just sooo rare for me to leave my babies with someone other than my friend who knows their routine and quirks, that I could have been apprehensive about this trip. Amy definitely put me at ease with her professionalism.
Of course, thats just the planning. The actual visits went great - Amy even texted me updates with pictures after each of the visits. Love to see my puppies looking so happy :) I think the visits went well because everything was planned for and the pups didn't miss a beat in their routine. It was just business as usual for them! I just can't tell you what a relief it is to know I have someone I can call if this situation comes up again. Having someone you can trust to take care of your dogs...that you know will get this level of care, that their medicine will be administered correctly, that they're going to be loved on while you're not there, to me it's invaluable.
PS: paying via PayPal was VERY convenient."
"Amy has been the missing puzzle piece to my life. I am in Corporate work place and travel monthly. I was not fully comfortable with the three boarding places that I had tried for my large breed (high energy) mixed pit-bull. I felt he was not getting the required daily interaction and, upon my return home, it always took him 1 to 2 days until he was “back-to-normal”. I research online and found Amy. Right away her pleasant personality was noticed by both my dog and I. I utilize her services for both daily dog walking and for my week long trips. I would recommend Amy to anyone that I met…she is wonderful.”
“It is with great pleasure that I recommend Amy Swart as a pet sitter. I hired her in May of 2011 to let my 4 dogs (2 Dalmatians & 2 Great Danes) out while I'm at work. Amy demonstrates a strong connection with animals, as one of my Danes has not been socialized and therefore does not take to strangers. When Amy entered our home for the first time, Delilah took to her immediately! To say I was shocked would be an understatement. Amy is an outstanding individual who has a lot to offer and goes above and beyond her call of duty! If you are looking for a dedicated person to love and care for your animals, you need not look any further. Maybe she's the female version of the Dog Whisperer!!!"
"Amy has taken care of my 3 dogs while I was away on multiple occasions. When I come home they are happy and well cared for - it's like I never left! She is very accommodating with other "help" as well; she returned my sons' tuxedos from prom because we were leaving the next morning,called me about something important I received in the mail and even picked up dog food when I was running low. Her prices are incredibly reasonable for the services she offers. Amy is trustworthy, reliable, friendly and great to work with. I would highly recommend her!"
“My wife and I when we are in a hectic schedule allows us to be secure in the knowledge that our dog Hazzie is safe and cared for.”
“IF YOU HAVE A PET WHO IS A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY AND YOU WANT YOUR BELOVED PET TO HAVE THE CARE THAT YOU YOURSELF GIVE THAT PET...AMY IS THE PERSON TO PROVIDE THIS SAME CARE THAT YOUR PET EXPECTS. WHENEVER WE TRAVEL AND AMY TAKES CARE OF OUR DOGS, WE KNOW THEY ARE IN GOOD HANDS WITH A VERY COMPETENT, TRUSTING AND CARING INDIVIDUAL. WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND AMY TO ANYONE WHO WANTS PEACE OF MIND WHILE THEY ARE AWAY.”
“Amy has taken care of our birds and cat several times, probably 4, and I am happy we found her. She is reliable, loves animals, and follows directions. I would highly recommend her to take care of the animals you love when you are away, and can't take them with you.”