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Referrals

 

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As always, you are a lifesaver.  We greatly appreciate your services.  Mt. Vernon Client ~ JAN 2014

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You and all of the dog walkers have been great. Your flexibility is very helpful. Thank you for taking such great care of Bella :)AA ~ Manchester Lakes Client Since 2009

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Thank you so much for always taking such great care if the pups!  ~  Mandy ~ Kingstown Client Since 2009

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Just want to say thank you - when I arrived home Friday Zella seemed relaxed, well fed, and happy. Casey's notes were much appreciated, as was the text pic she sent me on her first visit. I plan on using Walking Paws the next time I need a pet sitter!  ~  Whitney ~ Old Town Client DEC 2013

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 Thanks as always for the superb job!  ~  Old Town Client ~ DEC 2013

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Thanks so much for taking such good care of Maxie, Cloudy and Hunter too! I know they appreciated the attention. And my vet is aware of Cloudy’s  cough.  Thanks for your concern. Just keep the key so we can use you in the future.  VC ~ Franconia Client DEC 2013

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Thank you for taking such great care of our cats! We really appreciate all that you did for them. Also, thank you for the wonderful holiday card! We had a wonderful trip and didn't worry about the kittens because we knew that they were in great hands.    Manchester Lakes Client ~ JAN 2014

Cats couldn't be in better hands!  MI ~ Kingstown Client Since 2009

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We LOVE the texts that Jill has sent us over the week, it is so difficult to be without our boys whenever we leave, but it's particularly difficult over the holidays and she helps tremendously with her messages and pictures.    GF ~ Springfield Client Since 2010

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Thanks, Shannon. We always appreciate the wonderful care that Walking Paws provides.

SS ~ Burke Client Since 2010 ~ October 2013

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Thanks for the flexibility. I really like that your company is flexible. Because life’s roads sometimes go a little sideways and we all need to be a little flexible to bend with the road.

Hollin Hills Client ~ September 2013

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We have enjoyed your services and would definitely recommend them to anyone. You guys were great with my cats and my dog. Thank you also for being so flexible with us while I was ill. It was a great relief to know that we could count on you guys. I know Rosie will miss you, Ashlin and Tammy. :(
Client Since 2008

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Please feel free to use us as references for any perspective clients they will get the highest recommendation of walking paws from us. You were a pleasure to work with, always flexible and able to accommodate all of our schedule changes. You personally went above and beyond to take care of our dogs during hurricane sandy while we were out of town! We did not worry for one minute!  Your employees were all very nice and reliable and our dogs loved them.  Thanks for being a part of our family for the years we have known you.

Valued Client Since 2005 ~ July 2013

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Kudos to Shannon LeViner and Waking Paws Pet Care Services. She and her staff did an outstanding job caring for our dogs and cats when Jim and I were recently out of town. Since our pets are very special to us it meant a lot to know they were safe and happy.

Helen Garamone ~ Stratford Landing Client Since 2009

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I know Scooter was in good hands and that gave me peace of mind. Thanks you for everything you did and all the ways you helped Scooter and me.

LG ~ Amberleigh Client ~ April 2013

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Jackie did an amazing job on the Overnight Stay with *** & ***. I know the alarm and other specific needs can be overwhelming.

Everything was GREAT! Thank you.

Mt. Vernon Client Since 2008 ~ MARCH 2013

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We've been very pleased with Jackie. She's worked out great so far! Thank you!

Mt. Vernon Over Night Clients ~ March 2013

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Jackie has been great! Thank you for the hook up!

Kingstown Client ~ FEB 2013

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We are very happy with Jackie’s care for Mimi, Chloe and Patches.

MC ~ Island Creek Client ~ February 2013

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Jackie has always had a way of relating to my feisty boy (BIG Maine Coon kitty) and is able to make him comfortable around her.

No one has ever been able to do this with ******!!

Marie Hyder ~ Alexandria Client ~ January 2013

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Jackie has a deep love and passion for animals. I was very impressed with her dedication and compassion. Jackie has a keen way with animals and pays attentions to their needs and wants. She is very trustworthy, does what she says she will and is punctual.

And is one of the most dependable people I know.

Trina Wood ~ Franconia Client ~ January 2013

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Shannon, Got home to two very happy dogs and two mellow cats. Thanks so much for getting the dogs some air time. I'm putting a check to you in the mail. I also included several extra dollars as my way of thanking you for collecting the poop piles.

Mt. Vernon Clients Since 2008 ~ March 2013

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Hi Shannon,

In the time that you have taken care of Max and John Henry, I realized that this is a business to you but it goes beyond just the scheduling and billing - I can see that beyond this is your care about animals, and specifically cats and when I had asked you if you could watch Max on late notice - the very evening before and you simply said you would - and then my having shortly there after cancel - I thought that it was only fair to do the same good gesture in return.

I also would believe that there are a lot of folks and their pets that you share the same help, and kindness and with the economy as it is, perhaps they may not be able to afford things and where you may be extending generosity ... so perhaps my being fair may in turn help someone else.

RF ~ Old Town Client ~ March 2013

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Thanks, Shannon. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness and the great care you've given the cats over the years.

Stephanie ~ Delray Client since 2007

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And thanks again to you and Trish for helping me out earlier this week. I really appreciate it. It’s been a crazy 3 or so weeks and I so appreciate your willingness to always help me out. I am blessed! Kingstown Client ~ FEB 2013

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Haha you are nicer to them than I am! I am sure they LOVE the attention! Thank you!!
Karen ~ Old Town Client Since 2005

 

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I appreciate all your assistance with Max. I will highly recommend your company if anyone asks about dog walking services. You and Jill have been a pleasure to work with.

Springfield Client ~ February 2013
 

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Thanks so much. You guys really are the best.
Mt. Vernon Client ~ February 2013

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Thanks...you are all holiday goddesses.

Patti B ~ Rosehill Client December 2012

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We all wanted to thank you so very much for your great care this last year.  Sometimes, I have to request a sitter with little notice, and you have been very accommodating.  It is so much easier on the boys to be able to stay at home, rather than be kenneled.  The biggest drawback with that, is that they can't cuddle.  They tend to miss their home more than they do their parents.

ND ~ Mt. Vernon Client Since 2007

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Thanks SO much for double-checking. Shannon, if everyone I worked with was like you – well, let’s just say the world would be an even better place!

LG ~ Kingstown Client Since JAN 2011 ~ December 2012

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We would never even think of calling anyone else! We LOVE you all and so does Murphy! Thank you!! Happy Summer.

AG ~ Wilton Woods Client ~ June 2012

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Thanks for your understanding  and kindness.  Your flexibility and organization is truly exceptional!
 
Dianna ~ Kingstown Client ~ November 2012

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Thank you and Barbara so very much for your updates and your great care of the boys in the face of the storm.

D Boyz Mom ~ Mt. Vernon Client Since 2007 ~ November 2012

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Jill was FANTASTIC!!!  She sent me text message updates which made a nervous kitty mom (ME!) very happy.  When we came home the place was immaculate and the kitties were fat and happy.  Thank you for everything!

Diane ~ Landmark Client ~ November 2012

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As always thanks again for everything, going above and beyond!
SL ~ Holin Hills Client ~ November 2012

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Thank you Shannon, but that wasn't necessary. You and Chris bend over backward for us. I would have preferred if you'd not reduced the charge. Thank you though. :-)
ND ~ Mt. Vernon Client ~ November 2012

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Shannon, Thanks again for braving the storm and for securing my furniture-you always go above and beyond and I really appreciate it!! 
KVG ~ Landmark Client ~ November 2012
 

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Hi Shannon.   Just want to say thank you again for coming out both days in the hurricane.  I really appreciate how Tammy keeps in great communication with me about Garda's walks/welfare.  I know she really cares and she has been very accommodating with my crazy job and all my health problems also.  As you know, she is amazing and I really appreciate her as Garda's walker for Walking Paws!
SW ~ Cameron Station Client ~ October 2012
 

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I appreciate the offer of floating the credit, but your scheduled time is of value and we don't mind paying it. You're worth it! 
Springfield Client Since 2007 ~ Sept 2012

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Shannon, Thanks for taking good care of kitties and going extra mile to take out the recycling.
AB ~ Groveton Client wit FIV Cats ~ September 2012

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Thank you so much for all you guys did.  I always felt good knowing Frankie was loved and cared for by you all. 
JK ~ Landmark Client Since 2010 ~ 9/12

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It was great meeting you and Trish tonight.  I’m very happy that Lulu will be in very good hands.  Thanks again for your rapid response! 
Franconia Client ~ September 2012

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Please let me know if Walking Paws can do it.  We want quality care for the cats and fish, and you and Trish routinely deliver that. 
Kingstown Client Since 2008 ~ September 2012

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Hey Shannon
Thanks again for all the help! You guys rock.
Cleremont Client ~ Sept 2012

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You don't know how much I appreciate being able to leave them at home knowing y'all will take such good care of them. Thanks!

Kingstown Client Since 2010 ~ July 2012

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By the way I want to tell you how wonderful Maby is.   I'm so glad that Joy recommended your company.  It's truly made a difference in our pup's life! DD ~ Kingstown Client ~ August 2012

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Cool! Thank you for the 6 month raise. Btw you are awesome! I was talking to a dog walker from B****** about what they get. Paid less and I know she charges more because I called them once before I knew you...
Walking Paws Employee Since FEB 2011

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Thank you Shannon.  All the watering was SO necessary.  I appreciate all Ashlin's successful effort to keep my 'babies' alive, and thanks to you for being very fair wit the billing.

KC ~ Wilton Woods Client Since 2008 ~ AUG 2012

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Thanks for being able to help us out totally last minute this weekend. Ashlin did a great job. We will certainly use you again when we need care for our dogs.  Thanks again!

SM ~ Bush Hill Client ~ August 2012

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I appreciate all you did  (posters, driving around) to help locate Tito. I look forward to recommending your service, and using you in the future. That's how highly I think of you and appreciate your help in finding my lost cat.
Stratford Landing Resident ~ July 2012

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Thanks so much Shannon!! I know you always work a solution to help your families that you provide care for and I really appreciate it. That is definitely why I will always stick with Walking Paws!! :-)
Landmark Client Since 2008
 

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I wanted to say thank you again to Ashlin for taking care of Perry while we were gone and enduring the storm with him.  I could tell when I came home that he was well taken care of.  He had a huge "smile" on his face.  :)
Kelly ~ Manchester Lakes Client Since 2007 ~ July 2012
 

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Thanks Shannon for dealing with my erratic schedule. Jill does such a great job with Riley!
Helen ~ Burke Client Since 2009
 

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What, water the flowers? Seriously, no need! I'll do it when I get home, but thanks, I do appreciate Walking Paws truly exceptional service. :),
West Springfield Client ~ June 2012

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Hi Shannon -

Thank you for accommodating me at the last minute.  My dad is terminally ill and in NC.  It is nice to know that Maby will be there to look after the cats.

Karen ~ Park Fairfax Client Since 2007 ~ June 2012
 

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We truly were very happy with the service you provided us over the past 5+ years.  We always knew Pip was well cared for.  You were always responsive when we had to call at the last minute to set something up.  All of your walkers were great- not only to Pip, but us. I remember getting some nice tomatoes, amish friendship bread, and a Christmas card with Pip wearing Antlers, which cracked us up. And of course, we we were very grateful when Chris (Thiel) took the initiative to get Pip out of the house when our CO detector was going off. Thanks so much again for all that you and your company have done. 
Lisa ~ Stratford Landing Client ~ June 2012

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Many thanks for your truly exceptional service! 
AG ~ Wilton Woods Client ~ June 2012

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First, my sincerest thanks to you and Trish.  You guys have been tremendous on such short notice.  I can't tell you guys what a relief it is to have such dependable pet care just an e-mail away.
Amberleigh Client ~ May 2012

 

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We are most likely cancelling services as of 7/15 (unless of course you have operations in Bonn, Germany).  I Chris has been great with Pip (when I saw him the other day, I asked Chris if had trouble walking Pip with all of us home, and he said 'Pip didn't have an option'" That is what that dog needs!)  I hope that the dog walking service over there is as great as you all have been the last 5 years.
Stratford Landing Client ~ May 2012
 

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First, my sincerest thanks to you and Trish.  You guys have been tremendous on such short notice.  I can't tell you guys what a relief it is to have such dependable pet care just an e-mail away.
Amberleigh Client ~ May 2012
 

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My mom called us and said Caitlin came to walk Orion and he LOVED her :)  Thanks again- so glad I found your company :)
Mt Vernon Client ~ May 2012

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Thanks for taking care of the dogs this week and we really appreciate the daily journal.  They seem very happy and well cared for.  Thank you for removing the last day without charge.  That really helps when things go wrong while traveling!
SM ~ Springfield Client ~ April 2012

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Hi, Shannon--

Thanks again to you and Gerda for swinging by last night. I like what your service has to offer! It looks we can start up with a noon walk tomorrow.
Delray Client ~ April 2012

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Many thanks!  Your service is indeed "exceptional".
AG ~ Wilton Woods Client ~ March 2012

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Shannon, We really appreciate that and your diligent follow up!
Mt Vernon Client ~ March 2012

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Hi Shannon,
I just wanted to send you an extra special thanks for yesterday. Chris really went above and beyond the call of duty in making sure that Pip was OK and we really very much appreciate it. He was nice enough to take Pip out of the house, and then even more kind to bring him back in the evening. We were more than happy to go pick him up ourselves, but Chris wanted to drive him back.  It really is nice to know that there is such a good team of people at Walking Paws who truly care about Pip and can spend quality time with him when we can't.

L&M ~ Mt. Vernon Client ~ February 2012

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Hi Shannon,
Max has been very cheerful all evening. I think that he really liked playing with you and Lia.
: )
Landsdowne Client ~ February 2012

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A NOTE FROM OUR CLIENT AFTER CHRIS DETECTED A CARBON MONOXIDE LEAK IN THE HOME AND GOT THE PET OUT.

 

Thank you very much.  Your fast action and alertness has probably saved our entire family.  Thanks for taking care of *******.  We will let you know when the heater has been repaired and we get back in the home for midday walks.  We are very grateful to have Chris in so many ways.

LH ~ Mt. Vernon Client Since 2007 ~ FEB 2012

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Thanks for the nice note Shannon. She is such a sweet dog and we appreciate the great love and care Maby and you give her. 
RT ~ Wilton Woods Client ~ February 2012
 

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Dear Shannon, Thank you very much for all your efforts to find a home for Sam and Tammy. You can not imagine how much you have helped in our time of need.  I am grateful you are better to me than my own family Shannon.  Thank you for baking us the Upside Down Pineapple Cake as well.  It was delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!  Best regards,
CEL ~ Kingstown Client Since 2005 ~ February 2012

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Great!! Thanks so much Shannon.  I really appreciate so much knowing that my babies can always get such great pet sitting so easily (even on kind of short notice).  It gives me great peace of mind!  Thanks again!  :-)
Heidi ~ Landmark Client Since 2007 ~ February 2012

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Thanks for you help and caring ...  It means so much that JH is well taken care of now that he is sick.
Rich ~ Old Town Client ~ February 2012
 

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Thank you for taking such good care of *** and ****. It's a nice feeling, especially under what's to come, that I can leave them with people to who love and understand cats.
Old Town Client ~ January 2012

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Thanks for addressing the issue and also for the great service you provide.  We appreciate it.
BK ~ Mt. Vernon Client ~ January 2012

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Jill did a great job taking care of Sam, Nelle & Truffles.  We look forward to going away now that we have found you.  Thank you and Happy New Year!
SS ~ Burke Client ~ January 2012

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Grant & I don't know how to thank you for dealing with the squirrel incident.  You definitely went above & beyond the call of duty & we can't thank you enough. We know we're in good hands with you.  Thanks again so much!
G, C, C & Y ~ Springfield Clients ~ January 2012

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Thanks so much for being able to care for my babies.  I always know they are in good hands with you and Tammy! 
Heidi ~ Landmark Client ~ January 2012

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Thank you so much for keeping her company!!  THANK YOU SO MUCH for take such good care of her and for sending the wonderful pictures of her!!!!  It was so good to see her while we were away :)  
S&S ~ Kingstown Cat Owner ~ December 2011

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Shannon,
Thanks so much for taking care of Perry for me this year. It is nice to know you are there for him.
Kelly ~ Client Since 2006 ~ December 2011

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THANK YOU for always making sure we may be worry free about our girls .  We greatly appreciate ALL you and the ENTIRE walking paws TEAM. 
Kingstown Client Since 2006 ~ January 2012

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We received your beautiful flowers and card.  We are greatly appreciative of all that you and your staff have done for us throughout the years but especially over the last few months.  Randy was our special sweet boy and we will miss him forever.  Eventhough we wish we could have had more time with him, we think it was Randy's time.  This day has been a very long and very hard but your thoughtful gesture and kind thoughts have touched our hearts and in some way made the day less bad.  Thanks! 
Carrie & David ~ Mt. Vernon Client Since 2005

 

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I first want to tell you that you have a very dedicated employee in Tammy. Friday morning, before Tammy arrived, the power went out in the neighborhood. Tammy walked up to the 12th floor, carried Nigel down the stairs, when he refused to walk down them, and carried him back up the stairs after his walk. How she managed to find the energy to walk back downstairs after all of that, I do not know. I am so thankful that he has someone to look after him that cares so much about him.   Tammy, thank you so much for being so dedicated. I know he can be a little stinker at times, but he knew that he would safe with you on Friday. J  Landmark Client ~ November 2011

I think you came up with a most excellent solution to a very difficult situation.  Thanks so much for your creativity!  cheers, Kate ~ November 2011

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Thank you so much! I so appreciate all that you do, and the way that you and your group do it. Scooter will be happy to see you and to spend time hangin’ with his girls!

Linda ~ Amberliegh Client ~ October 2011

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Shannon, I just wanted to say thanks to you and Ashlin for taking such good care of the pups. I was a little nervous leaving them home, but I came home to them greeting me at the door like it was just any other day so they were clearly loved and cared for!  Thanks again, Mandy
Kingstown Client Since 2007 ~ October 2011

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Hello Shannon.  Many thanks to you and Margie for all that you did for our cats, especially for your prompt and life saving efforts on behalf of Ocho.  We are so pleased that he has recovered from his diabetes and no longer needs insulin.  I will send a check to cover the additional expenses.  Thanks again for all that you did . 
Regards, Steve & Janet ~ Springfield Client October 2011

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Shannon - Even though he was excited to see me when I got home, I could tell that he did fine with me being gone.  I know that is because of you.  Thanks for taking care of him.  Its comforting to know that he is happy with you.
KW ~ Kingstown Client Since 2006 ~ Sept 2011

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Oh thank you Shannon! That is really sweet! You didn't have to do that! But I am glad that it worked out and you guys were able to connect! When we first got Toby we had a hard time finding someone we felt comfortable with until Christie gave us your card! So I am so happy that I can help and recommend good people! Anyway, thank you again! Have a great week!!!
Sara ~ Summer Grove Client ~ September 2011

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The cats are doing very well--thanks to Walking Paws and Tammy.
Ellen ~ Walking Paws Client Since 2005 ~ September 2011

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Maby did a wonderful job.  Here is an extra $25 for her.  Tell her I said thank you very much.
Clermont Client Since 2005 ~ Sept 2011

 

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Thank you and Casey for watching my cats.  I am glad I found your service and will be very comfortable in calling you in the future to help again and referring you.
RF ~ Old Town Client ~ May 2011

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Ashlin has spent the summer taking my dog Micah for walks during the day.  She does a wonderful job!  I always look forward to her notes telling me about what happened during the time they spent together.  Micah is always happy and much more calm when i came home on the days Ashlin walks him.  It feels good to know that I have someone who I can trust and that I know will take such good care of my Micah while I'm not around. I would recommend Ashlin to anyone who is looking for someone who will take great care of their pets while they are away.  Thanks!
Michelle ~ Landmark Client July 2011

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Ashlin has been a fantastic dog walker and companion for our 14 year old dog, Frankie. She has let us know each day how their walks went with her notes and how Frankie did since she is an older dog and sometimes doesn't want to walk far. Ashlin has gone above and beyond with her responsibilities and has even cleaned up our carpet when Frankie had gotten sick. This would have been easy to just let go, but she went ahead and took care of it, which says a lot about her integrity. Ashlin has shown that she is trustworthy and has definitely eased our minds with leaving our dog in such good care.
Thank you,
J&T B ~ Landmark Client August 2011

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Thank you so much for taking such good care of Riley and Angel and for watering my plants and grass- I was so grateful to come home and find that my plants had survived the horrendous heat.  I feel so lucky to have you to rely upon and I'm thankful you can also do it for my August trip. Thanks again!
Carol ~ Huntington Client Since 2007 ~ July 2011
 

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Thanks so much for being so flexible!!!  You guys are the best!
JM ~ Mt Vernon Client ~ July 2011

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Also, wanting to share w/ you what great care our pets get w/ Tammy!   She goes above and beyond to update, And kept a daily log of the dogs activities which is greatly appreciated!   Also, she keeps the house so neat..   like for example-- straightening up after the pets, and keeping things very orderly--    So nice to have a reliable person w/ whom you can trust as well!!!  Have a great day!
Carol ~ Alexandria Client ~ July 2011
 

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Thanks to both of you for accommodating our specific puppy times!
CS ~ Kingstown Client Since 2005 ~ June 2011

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Kaye is wonderful!  I love her daily notes and Dublin seems to be doing great with her.  I also really appreciate that you give us credit when we change the schedule, even at the last minute.  
CG ~ Kingstown Client ~ April 2011

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You are very good to me.  I am always last minute and you are wonderful!    JS ~ Mt Vernon Client Since 2006 ~ April 2011

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I wanted to give a GREAT BIG thank you to Tammy. She did an amazing job. She was extremely comforting in her texts.  She does exactly what she is supposed to do and obviously has a passion for animals.

CS ~ Eisenhower Client ~ March 2011

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I do like Jill. She and Jessie have been great with my critters. Thanks for choosing your walkers so carefully.
SQ ~ Springfield Client ~ March 2011

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It's always a pleasure dealing with Walking Paws.
Client since 2006 ~ January 2011

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Please convey my sincere thanks and appreciation to Kaye and Trish for going the extra mile with him this last month.  It meant a lot to me. 
Client Since 2006 ~ January 2011

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The docs have prescribed the very last protocol available for him, so we shall see.  Trish and Kaye were both really good in dealing with him....I so appreciate it.  Trish especially...but Kaye the week after Christmas too.  It's all very sad for us.  
Kate ~ Client Since 2006 ~ January 2011

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Trish is great with them and they always take a big nap after they get back from their walk (which the nanny appreciates). Our daughter Anna also has to see Trish and smile at her every day. We are very fortunate!
Summerridge Client ~ Nov 2010

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Trish is great with them and they always take a big nap after they get back from their walk (which the nanny appreciates). Our daughter Anna also has to see Trish and smile at her every day. We are very fortunate!
Summerridge Client ~ Nov 2010

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Thank you for both (Jessie) your flexibility and reliability.  You have been great to work with.  Journey seems to be doing very well for a dog who grew up with my wife at home much of most days.
Jack  ~ Burke Client ~ December 2010

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Thanks Shannon.  As always, you are very accommodating and we appreciate it. 
B&B's Mom ~ Springfield Client Since 2006 ~ December 2010

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We think that Sasha is really enjoying his walks with Edna.  He seems to have more energy in the evening.

Alisha  ~ Franconia Client ~ November 2010

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Shannon...
Thanks so much for your kindness and help regarding Lola.  She's got lymphoma in her spleen and liver...and it's grown very fast.  ...  It's all very sad but we take some comfort knowing that we've got you and our wonderful, caring walkers with us.  (Maby & Mary)  Thanks again.  This is a hard time for us and for Roxie.  You're making it easier for us to just get up and go to work.
J&L ~ Clients Since 2005 ~ November 2010

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Thanks, we love Barbara and hope she is finding everything convenient at our house, if not let us know.

NB ~ Alexandria Client Since 2004 ~ October 2010

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I am writing to tell you how much we appreciate your donation to support our recent benefit.  Things are tough for everyone and your contribution comes to a very grateful rescue group.  We take nothing for granted so we are very thankful for your generous gift.

Sincerely,

Carol Edwards w/ Animal Allies ~ August 2010

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I hope all is well. I am not sure if you and your wonderful team will be able to help us, but of course as always at the last minute.

THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH. I really appreciate it.  I REALLY appreciate all of you, you such big part of our family.

Kingstown Clients Since 2007 ~ September 2010

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Please tell Samantha that we LOVE Wally's report cards. We are so glad we found you and that you introuced us to Samantha.  She is wonderful and everything is working out really well.
BH ~ Springfield Client ~ Sept 2010

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Tammy is working out well. She actually takes Stella on little jogs which i'm certain Stella loves. Thanks.
AC ~ Cameron Station Client Since 2006 ~ September 2010

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Christie has been great! Nigel has adjusted well to my going back to work and is always happy when I get home. Christie has a lot to do with that.
Landmark Client ~ August 2010

 

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Thanks.  We really appreciate how flexible you are – you really offer the best service.   

Mt Vernon Client ~ August 2010

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My husband and I just got home from our weekend and we wanted to Thank You SO Much for taking such good care of Fee Fee! She looks like she had a great weekend and you were so nice to her. I can't tell you how much we appreciate it and what a relief it was having her in such good hands. I know you were concerned about her eating, but please no worries... she doesn't eat much even when we are around. We will certainly be contacting Shannon in the next couple days to let her know how happy we are and to see if you are available for a few more weekends this summer to watch her.  Thank you again for everything!!!

North Van Dorn Client ~ August 2010

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 I wanted to let you know as soon as I could how happy and pleased we were with Maby! She took such fantastic care of Gracie and she was so good
about keeping us posted on how she was doing! It was such a relief to us and totally unexpected. You can tell she just has the kindest heart and I
felt totally comfortable leaving my most prized possession in her care :) My neighbor even stopped by to tell us that she saw Maby out walking Grace
and she said the two of them looked so happy together. She went on to say that she even noticed that Maby stayed for a while because she could hear
them playing and she saw our light was on for a while. My neighbor is a real "watch dog" (no pun intended), so to hear that kind of feed back from
her is a REALLY big deal!!! I have already sent Maby an e-mail, but please tell her again Thank You from the bottom of our hearts and we would be
thrilled to have her watch Gracie again, if she would be willing to!

Alexandria Client ~ August 2010

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Shannon,

I just wanted to thank you for your services.  Walking Paws has been great for Pink.  Mike and Ally both are wonderful.  I am so glad I had the chance to meet you all.  Thank you so much for being so flexible and thank you for your concern.

Jenna ~ Fox Chase Client ~ July 2010

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Shannon,

Thank you so much for everything you & your staff did for Roxie over the last 2 years.  Best Wishes.

Erica ~ Island Creek Client ~ July 2010

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Great! thanks again for cat sitting. Maby is great.  Cooper likes to play with her!

k ~ Park Fairfax Client Since 2005 ~ July 2010

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Shannon,
Thank you so much for the care you gave Callie and Taylor this weekend.  It was nice to know they were being well taken care of while we were away.  We appreciate your diligence.
J&K ~ Kingstown Clients ~ July 2010

 

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Hey Shannon,
We just got home a bit ago.  The boys are happy and so are we :)  We always enjoy our trips but also always miss the boys and are anxious to get home.  Thanks for taking care of them this weekend - sounds (and looks) like all went well!
Mary ~ Kingstown Client Since 2005 ~ July 2010

 

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Thanks to Kaye for all her care and time. This sad time was helped by having Kaye so close to care for Toby & Neptune.

Sharon ~ Kingstown Client ~ July 2010 

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Shannon ~ Thanks for taking great care of Amber. When we got home she was lying on the kitchen floor. She looked up at us with a, "Oh, it's you guys..." expression. Then put her head down.  That's exactly what I was hoping to see.  We came home from one trip with another sitter and poor kitty wouldn't leave us alone. She meoowed, followed us, ran between our legs, sat on out laps... In any case, this time she was purrrfect. :)

Kevin ~ Mt. Vernon Client ~ July 2010

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Thanks for everything, you and Jen have made things so easy and given us peace of mind as we cant be here all day with her.
Carey ~ Kingstown Client ~ June 2010

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I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with Mike. He leaves the happiest notes and the dogs acting better than ever with him doing their daily walks.  He is just wonderful!  He also does a great job when I am away.  I can tell the dogs are well cared for.

Donna ~ Eisenhower Client ~ May 2010

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Hi Jen (Bodnar),
You are so sweet to give Frankie a fabulous new collar! I love it! I'm pretty sure she had an extra spring in her step when I put it on her. :)
Frankie's Mom ~ May 2010

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Hi Shannon,

Excellent. Thank you. Yes, very happy with Chris. Jackson's behavior on walks has gotten a lot better since Chris has been walking him, so we're very pleased.

Neal ~ Mt Vernon Clients Since 2004 ~ May 2010

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Maby is doing a great job.  And thank her for taking Cooper (the cat) out on the leash.  He LOVES the backyard!  Have a good weekend.
Karen ~ Park Fairfax Client Since 2006 ~ May 2010

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Maby is WONDERFUL and I hope she is enjoying her time with Lucy.  I've been trying to refer you guys when possible.  
Wilton Woods Client ~ May 2010

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That is so absolutely sweet. I really do not mind, but I sure appreciate everything all of you do for us. The last minute assistance, etc.  THANK YOU
TMC ~ Kingstown Client Since 2006 ~ May 2010

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Hi Shannon!
Jennifer is working out wonderfully! She always leaves nice notes and Frankie is very happy.  Thanks so much!
JK ~ Landmark Client ~ April 2010

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We are EXTREMELY happy with the service Amber is providing. She is doing a great job and we are SO  happy that we switched companies. Thank you for providing excellent service.
Amberleigh Client ~ April 2010

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Hi Shannon,
Just thought we'd send you a note to say that we're really happy with Ally! She leaves us great notes to let us know how the boys are each
day and they seem very happy as well.  Thanks for setting us up with her!
Mary ~ Kingstown Client Since 2005 ~ March 2010
 

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HI Shannon-Amber is doing a terrific job with Mollie. We are blessed to have her.
Best regards,
RAB ~ Kingstown Client March 2010

 

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Thank you for always being patient with my crazy schedule!!!
PEO ~ March 2010 ~ Franconia Client Since 2006

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Shannon,
I want to thank you so much for the great pet care you always provide for me.  Tiger had to have an antiobiotic twice/day while I was gone, and that, along with everything else, was handled expertly by Barbara.
Thank you again,
Janie ~ Mt. Vernon Client ~ March 2010

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Yuengling and Rachel & I have grown to love your service, your walkers, and how much you care about your business.
Sincerely,
Matthew & R ~ Kingstown Clients Since Octobert 2006

 

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Hi Shannon,
We returned home last night.   Both girls seem perfectly happy to see us, but otherwise very well.  It is quite apparent that they were well cared for and as happy as they could be while we were away.  Thanks so much for your care for them.
TG ~ Landmark Mews Client ~ February 2010

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Walking Paws has been outstanding with the services provided and the personal care that Ally has exhibited towards Sadie in the last 1 1/2 years.  We are more than grateful and I'm sure Sadie is too.  Please use us as reference if you need it.  We have been very happy with your company and we wish you and Ally good luck. 
Sincerely,
Rey Catabay ~ Kingstown Client Since January 2008

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Dear Shannon

Thank you for going "above and beyond" the call of duty during the snowstorm before Christmas.  It was a HUGE relief that the Bullies ~ As always ~ were in such caring hands!

Sincerely ~ CD ~ Greendale Clients Since 2006 ~ January 2010

 

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Thank you for taking such great care of Gracie while we were away. I will call you again when we are on vacation.  (October 2009)

Thank you AMBER for taking such great care of Gracie.

Kingstown Client ~ January 2010

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Amber is doing a good job. We are happy with her...thanks!
Best regards,
RAB ~ Kinstown Client January 2010

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Thank you for your quick response and flexibility when my flight was delayed.  Trying to get rebooked and home is a struggle in those situations and I was worried about the dogs.  It is really helpful when you and Trish respond quickly and are so understanding.  I finally made it home last night and of course the dogs were happy and content.  
Thanks,
TO ~ Franconia Client Since 2006 ~ January 2010 

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Shannon,
Thank you for your WONDERFUL care of Cubbie, Gracie & Shenzie. You are the best. Everything was so well taken care of.

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Shannon,
Thank you for taking such great care of Amber. she was very happy and well adjusted when we returned.
Gum Springs Client ~ December 2009

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Duce loves his walks.  We really appreciate your efforts and Duce loves you guys.
Wilton Woods Client Since 2006 ~ December 2009

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Thanks so much Shannon!  Things worked out nicely with Trish staying and I enjoyed her "blogs" about the visits.  Thanks again to you and Trish for giving me peace of mind over the holidays. 

Kathy ~ Kingstown Client Since 2005 ~ December 2009

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Thank you, Shannon. You don't know how much it means to me to have you guys in our lives. I always feel Molly is in good hands.
Best regards,
Ruth ~ Kingstown Client ~ November 2009

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Thanks re NYE.  By the way, Amber was terrific, we thought she was just great with Gazi.  Thanks!
A ~ Kingstown Client Since 2005

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We anticipate getting another puppy in the spring so will be contacting you again and are very hopeful that Ally is still available as she has been absolutely fantastic!  Not only will we miss having her, but I am very sure Brody will as well.  We have truly appreciated your service and look forward to getting back in touch with you in the spring.

Best Regards - NC ~ Springfield Client ~ October 2009

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Amber has been wonderful with our new puppy.  He was very sick when we first adopted him and she helped give him the care he needed.  Now that he is healthy she has been really great about giving him the play time he needs and helping to reinforce our housebreaking efforts.  Amber has been really responsible and reliable.  She has also been accomodating to our schedule and has been able to schedule extra visits when we've needed them.  She has a great attitude and I know our puppy looks forward to her visits.  We would definately recommend her for any kind of pet care.
MF ~ Client and Ex-Employee in Kingstown ~ Sept 2009

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Everything was clean and picked up when we got home.  Thank you so much for your great service and understanding when we sometimes have to change our dates.

Nan ~ Mt. Vernon Client Since April 2006

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Shannon,
My cats were very happy when we returned home yesterday! What a difference your interaction with them made...as silly as this sounds they were not mad at us for leaving them. I will use only you or your employees when we travel from this point forward.
VA Hills Client Since 2006

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Hi Shannon,

Just a note to let you know that Maria did a fine job with the girls last weekend, and we are very appreciative.   They clearly were fed on their schedule and the box scooping was done as requested (it’s easy to tell when we have been away if the box is kept clean or not—no odor at all when we returned).  

The girls did not “yell” at us so I think it was a great success.  I don’t have Maria’s email, but please convey our thanks and know that we will be happy to have Maria to continue to sit for our girls when we take our next trip.  Thanks again to you for making this a positive experience.

  T ~ Landmark Client ~ August 2009

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Shannon - Thanks so much for being so flexible and responsive - as always!!!
Mary ~ Manchester Lake Client Since March 2006 ~ August 2009

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Good evening Shannon,
K, Muffin, and I were very happy with Trish's visits this past weekend.  She left detailed notes on Muffin and we were very happy to know just how Muffin was doing the whole time.  It is nice not to have to worry about Muffin, especially since she is a senior cat who is very spoiled when we are around.  It was good to see that by the second or third day she was meeting Trish at the door.  Thanks,
J, K, & Muffin ~ Island Creek Client ~ August 2009

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Trish did a fantastic job and we will be using you again!!

T ~ Kingstown Client ~ August 2009

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Also, we are very happy with Kelly!!!  Digby has quickly settled in with him (and of course Otto was good from the start).  I think he's going to have a very positive impact on both of the boys.  Thanks!
Mary ~ Manchester Lakes Client Since 2006

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Julian,

Thank you for the excellent care that you gave Maggie & Grace.  They were peaceful and happy when I returned.  Also, thanks for the notes.  You must be in excellent shape from all of that walking!

Sincerely,

B ~ Ft. Hunt Client ~ July 2009

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A HUGE thank you to Trish for helping me out last minute when my trip was extended.  She was excellent - and, as always, the kitties were in great hands. 
Amy~Diabetic Cat Owner in Island Creek~Client Since 2005

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Congratulations Shannon! I know that statistics say that it's incredibly difficult for a small business to survive past its first year, let alone five! So you should be very proud of yourself for making Walking Paws such a great name in Pet services in our area. When talking with my friends and coworkers who own pets, I very much enjoy bragging about the advantages of using in-home sitting, pet care, and of course Walking Paws! 
As you mentioned a few weeks ago, I've been with Walking Paws for three of those five years, and they've been a blast! Since I'm a student I can't as many jobs as I'd like to. But being able to do any is great since it lets me enjoy what I love about having pets around without paying for food and vet bills (one dog is enough!)  
Anywho, here's to another five years! Give yourself a pat on the back! 
Jenn Maberry ~ Employee Since 2006

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We certainly appreciate all the attention and loving care you gave our little Chelsy when we were away and also being with her on her last day of life.  I could not have done that without you Shannon. I will always remember that day and you being there. You are a great employer and a caring person and you will go far.  Love and best wishes on many more years with Walking Paws.
Barbara and Joe ~ Franconia Clients Since 2004

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Thanks to Walking Paws to all of the help in finding good homes for all the kitties.
Lillie w/ Animal Allies ~ July 2009

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Congrats Shannon, it's well deserved!!  I miss you all so much.  We are now settled.  We love it here and it's so beautiful.  However, I really miss the fur-babes.  Walking Paws was the funnest and most rewarding job I ever had, really!
    Christie H ~ Walking Paws 5 Year Anniversary

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Congratulations and THANK YOU to you and everyone at Walking Paws for taking such good care of our girls and being so patience with us. We appreciate all you do for us.
OM ~ Kingstown Client Since 2007

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Shannon,
I just had to write and say how wonderful Kelly is!  He has been fantastic and every one of his messages each day have made me either smile or LOL.  I love his manner with Ash, and obviously she does too!  Thanks again for having great people take care of our babies! 
MP ~ June 2009
Kingstown Client Since Febuary 07

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While I have you, I wanted to let you know that both Trish and Ally have been great and I am really happy that Ally is staying w/us for the once a day service, it has been a huge help to us and one less thing to worry about during the day.
Nicole ~ Island Creek Client ~ June 2009

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Wilson is my sister's dog.  He doesn't really like walks but Kelly tries to get him to go. He is very sweet and really scared of people.  Kelly is really good with him.  He got him to go for walks!
JB ~ Landmark Client ~ June 2009

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Both dogs love Kelly and he and Zorro usually have a howling session after their walk.
KM ~ Kingstown Client ~ June 09

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Thanks for the GREAT assistance the past 1.5 years.  Ally and yourself have been fantastic!  Move to SD and join us!

R&H ~ Kingstown Client ~ June 2009

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Kelly has been fantastic - I will definitely recommend Walking Paws to whoever asks.
P ~ Kingstown Client ~ June 2009

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Thanks again for your good care of Dulcey. I appreciated Julien's detailed notes, which helped me to track how Dulcey was doing. The vet appreciated them, too, when I took Dulcey in on my return. She is now better and her old perky self.
Regards,
LN ~ Hollin Hills Client - June 2009

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Shannon: J and I just wanted to tell you how much we LOVE Kelly and so does Bear.  He takes such good care of Bear and Bear has warmed up to him much more quickly than other people.  We especially appreciate the care he shows in making sure we know how the walks go and Bear's mood and demeanor.  It makes us feel so reassured.  Also, we appreciate the small things that Kelly does, like bringing in our mail and also wiping his feet before coming in. Those might be small gestures, but they are HUGE to us.  We feel so fortunate to use your company.  Thank you for providing such a quality product.
Have a great day!
SN ~ Kingstown Client May 09

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I can't thank you enough for helping us out in the short time, as we were transitioning to the new place. We have really enjoyed using your service and as I mentioned Kelly has done an outstanding job.   
BM ~ April 09

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Ron did a wonderful job.  My dogs were very happy!
Thanks,
JH ~ Manchester Lakes Client ~ April 09

 

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By the way, the year-old lick granuloma that Max had on his front paw(s) is finally gone, and I attribute part of the healing to great loving care from Ally, Sharyn & Mike while I’ve been gone! : )

Thanks again ~ Kingstown Client ~ April 2009

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Thank you for the excellent service you have given us for the past 4 (almost 5!) years. It is a lot to write, but you do provide "exceptional pet service". We appreciate it a lot.
Neal ~ Mt. Vernon Client ~ March 09

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Trish did a wonderful job with our cats.  We are very happy with her service and will use you again.  Thank you.
Karina ~ Island Creek Client ~ Feb 09

 

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Julian is the absolute best pet-sitter I've had, and I appreciate both of you so much.  Thank you!

Mt Vernon Client ~ Mar 09

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A big thank you to Mary for coming to see Roxie in this awful weather today.  I really appreciate the great service and I know Roxie does too!

Island Creek Client ~ Mar 09

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It is always a big relief to know that ***** will be taken care of while I'm gone, and Ally & Sharyn do such a good job w/ leaving notes as well.
Thanks again,
Van Dorn Client ~ March 2009

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Lizzie seemed really happy and healthy yesterday. Julian clearly took good care of her while I was gone. Thanks to you both!
Kristina ~ Mt. Eagle Client ~ 3/09

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Mike and I have been very happy with all of the dog walkers you've provided.  We've had several neighbors ask us who our dog walking company is, and we always rave about how happy we've been with your company.  Thanks again for taking such good care of our animals.

Kathy ~ 3/09 ~ Van Dorn Client Since 2005

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Mike (Krolak) is working out great....Bailey seems to really like him and he is a very nice guy!

Thanks very much,
LT ~ Kingstown Client ~ 2/09

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Shannon and Julian,
Thank you so much!  I really appreciated the wonderful care you took of my crew! 
JS ~ Rt. 1 South Client ~ 2/09

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Trish has been working with them on obedience and I've notices an improvement in the barking and jumping.  She is wonderful!
Thanks!!!!
PEO ~ Franconia Client ~ 2/09

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Shannon,
Thank you! I appreciate you hiring me and I can truly say for the first time that I really love my job!
Amber Morris ~ 2/09
 

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Thank you so much.  Everything last time was just perfect and I'm so glad Julian will be back. 

Molly's Mom ~ Mt. Vernon Client

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Mike is great with animals! He has this quality about him that just makes dogs and cats radiate toward him and trust him immediately. He is definitely a favorite amongst my cats. :)
 

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We appreciate all that you and your staff do to afford us the opportunity to travel when we need or want to.  So thank you again.
J and L  (Greendale Clients ~ Jan 09)

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Ava and Zoe were very spoiled after Sharyn's last (Overnight Stay and 2 Hour Pet Sitting) visit so I know they
are looking forward to seeing her again.
Thanks,
T (Franconia Client ~ Dec 08)

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Mike R did a great job and left excellent notes - much appreciated!
MH (S. Van Dorn Client ~ Dec 08)
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POSTED IN DC BULLDOG SOCIETY
We live in Alexandria, but possibly our pet sitter could recommend someone. Her name is Shannon LeViner, and she is the owner of Walking Paws (www.walkingpaws.net). Phone number is 703-434-0910. We've been using her for two years for Boomer and Amelia. Her people definitely know that bullies don't like long walks. Sometimes my bullies will barely get out of the driveway before they've decided they've had enough....and then they lay down.

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You guys are Fabulous!!!  I just woke up a few hours ago.  It was so nice to see all my critters!  Please tell Ron Thank You so much! 
Tanya ~ (Delray Client ~ Dec 08)

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Kaye is doing a great job - Jake loves her!
B&B C ~ Kingstown Client in Dec 08

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Please let Trish know that she did a great job.  Thank you again for your help.  I can't tell you how much it means to us to have reliable and professional pet services for Twister and the cats.
Sincerely,
L and J (Kingstown Client ~ Dec 08)

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Thanks for letting me know.  Please thank Ally for being so attentive.  I know about the problem; we were at the vet again last week and we just got the results of another blood test on Friday.  I am grateful to know that you and Ally are so responsible and concerned.
Thanks,
Gordon  (Franconia Client ~ Dec 08)

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Best Wishes for success in 2009!  Thanks for always being there for our family.  We appreciate it very much!
Warm Regards,
Belle View Client ~ Dec 08


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Shannon,
Thanks so much for the year of wonderful service.  My Pugs look forward to the walk days so they can have fun with their walker - Christie, Kaye or you!  We so appreciate the care and love you all have shown Moka, Sammie, Riley and Rafaul.  Thanks Again :)
Pug Lover ~ Kingstown ~ December 08

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Hello Kaye,
Thank you very much for being so sweet to Chloe.  I'm sure she looks forward to seeing you every day and misses you on the weekends.
E.K. (Telegraph Road Client ~ Nov 08)

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Thank you as always for your flexibility, and great employees!  I know Max really enjoys seeing Ally at lunchtime.
 
Monica (Van Dorn Client ~ Dec 08)

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Hey Shannon.  Just wanted to touch base with you to let you know that did a great job taking care of Juniper.  Thanks so much for everything and we cant wait to use you guys again!  

John  (Delray Client ~ 11/08)

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Please thank Julian for walking Hattie on Saturday in that god awful weather!  My mom said she put the Thera-Paw boot on Hattie and they went for good first walk before the heavy rain.  Then Hattie came back and took a long, long, long nap before the second walk.  Julian did a great job drying the “Queen” off after the second walk in the drenching rain.  Hattie was tuckered out Saturday night.  A tired dog is a good dog.

 

Thanks again

KD ~ Hayfield Client ~ November 08

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Hi Shannon,


I just wanted to say thank you so much!  I really appreciated the notes you left and am so glad you and Romeo had fun together.  It means so much to me that I can go out of town and now he is in such good hands with you! 
Andrea ~ Landmark Client ~ Oct 08

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Shannon,
Much thanks to you and your staff for taking such good care of our pets.  I appreciate it & know they love Christie so much & will come to love Kaye too.  Thanks so much!
Kathy ~ Kingstown Client ~ Oct 08

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Hi Shannon:

I wanted to add that Reshma and I really appreciate all the great work your employees have done. We will miss you all when we leave Virginia! Most of all, Max will miss all the great walks and the TLC he receives from your team! If you ever need a reference, don't hesitate to let us know - we have nothing but good things to say about Ron and the rest of your team.

Thanks,

Arun

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Christie just so you know...we REALLY appreciate you!  A good walker is priceless!!  Thanks so very much. 

Kathy  9/08

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Please thank Trish for taking Ms. Hattie for her mid-day stroll last week.  Trish does a great job.
Thanks again.
Kathleen  (HAYFIELD CLIENT ~ 9/08)

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Ally has been a great help and Sadie has been very happy having Ally come over in the middle of the day.  She always leaves detailed notes for us and sometimes detailed information on how the walk went.  She's great!


Thanks again!
Rey

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Just a note that Trish is wonderful and so patient with the girls (which are a hyper handful!)  I really appreciate her  and the detailed notes
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Christie thanks for all of your TLC with them, it really means a lot!!

Kathy 8/08

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Lily loves Sharyn, I can tell that it is working out just great!  Usually, when we get home, Lily is super excited and can't stop jumping.  On Monday evenings, she's a little calmer, as if she's gotten lots of TLC so she's happy :)  Please tell Sharyn that we really appreciate all she does!  Oh yeah, if her husband Mike joins her on future walks, I have no problem with him coming in the house as well.
Thanks,
Theresa  (KINGSTOWN CLIENT ~ JULY 2008)

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Christie I'm glad you are enjoying the walks and that you enjoy taking care of them.  That makes ALL the difference!  Thank you so very much for all you do!" 

Kathy and the Pugs ~ 7/08

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Ron (WEAVER) is very nice and good with the cats. They don't miss me at all when he comes to play with them.  ;-)
 
thank you, Karen

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Hello Christie,

Thank you for the great notes about Chloe.  Chloe loves her walks and will
miss you on my days off around the 4th. :-)  I appreciate all you do!

EK ~ Tartan Village Client ~ 7/08

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Christie:  We LOVE your notes!  Thank you for giving the girls TLC! ~ OM ~
Kingstown Client ~ 5/08

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Christie: I just wanted to send you a note to thank you for all the TLC you
give to our "girls". They love you so much! The last time I was home and you
came to walk them I could tell by the way they greeted you that they
absolutely adore you . Thrust me: mothers can tell the difference, that was
a show of love. We appreciate and enjoy your detailed daily notes, as it
let's us know how the "children" did during the day.  Thank you for loving
our girls and always being so accommodating with our schedule!Kingstown
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Christie,

Thanks for taking such good care of Jake.  He seems to have adjusted well to
his (our) new routine, and he doesn't seem anxious when we leave in the
morning.  We appreciate your care and concern for him.

B&B ~ Kingstown Client ~ 7/08

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Shannon,
Thank you so much for going waaaaay beyond the call of duty the other day with Ash!  That was so thoughtful of you.
Meribeth ~ Kingstown Client ~ 7/08

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You have been blessed with the wonderful people you hire to walk our babies.  I'm grateful!  :)
M.P. (Kingstown Client ~ 7/08)

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Shannon,
Ron is great!  I already like him better than Jason, who didn't communicate
daily, like your folks do.  Too bad the weather has been so nasty.  Poor
Gizmo & Widget haven't gotten a long walk with me for days, since I am a
wimp in the wet weather.
Regards,
A (Cameron Station Client ~ May 08)

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I also wanted to let you know that Courtney did a great job!  She left notes on what she did everyday and what Romeo's behavior was like, and I was so appreciative of this!!!  Again, Courtney is great and I am glad Romeo warmed up to her right away.  I will definitely use your service in the future and recommend to my friends as well.  Thanks again for everything!!!
 
LANDMARK CLIENT ~ JUNE 08

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We really appreciate her (ALLY) daily notes, and know that Max is much happier with a walk and some attention every afternoon! : )
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Anyways, I just wanted to tell you that you are an exceptional pet sitter
and we feel very blessed to have you come to our place to take care of
Reilly & Luke.  Everyday I say out loud to the boys, "Did you get to see
Miss Ally today?" and they shake their tails and butts and smile!  Thank you
for being so good to our dogs (our babies).  We are very lucky to have you.

Love,

H & R (Kingstown Client ~ June 08)

 

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As an aside, both Deb and I are really happy with what you guys (Shannon & Julian) have done for the dog(s), and will happily recommend you guys going forward.  Thanks, Matt
Hollin Hills Client ~ May 08

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B,
Sorry for the delayed response. Here is the web site and info for the company we use for Truman. I have had only positive experiences with the owner and our dog walker.  I highly recommend them. Our dog walkers name is Sandy. She is absolutely great with Truman.
Kingstowne Client (4/08)

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Hey Shannon,

Just wanted to let you know that we appreciate that you provided an  adjusted rate for existing clients for M - F outside of 10am - 7pm.  We've been very happy with Walking Paws and Sandy - great value and great service and at very competitive prices! :-)
M (for Sweets Sweets and Sugar Booger!)  (MANCHESTER LAKES CLIENT ~ 4/08)

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Shannon

I wanted to let you know how wonderful both Trish and Sharyn have been through all of my recent travel.  I really appreciate their notes and all the little extras they do like putting the trash in and out. 

Thanks

Patricia

Franconia Client

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Ava and Zoe are loving both Trish and Sharyn.  I am pretty sure they do
not miss me at all when I am gone!
Tricia 
Franconia Client ~ 1/08

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By the way, not that all your walkers aren't fabulous, but Sharyn is great.  I love reading the notes when I get home and Kona seems very happy.

Thanks,
KONA'S MOM

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Sharyn did a very nice job according to her copious notes—totally spoiled Ferro, and her husband even called Sunday afternoon to make sure I had made it home. 

John B.

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We just got back and everything looks great.  The boys are soooo happy to see us.  It is hard to go away and leave them, but at least we know they are in good hands.

Julian did a great job.

Thanks again,

ND ~ Mt. Vernon Client ~ Sept 07

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Thanks for another outstanding job Sandy!  It is so nice to come home to a sparkling house and the kitties are always so content.  You are by far the BEST cat sitter we have ever had.  Thanks again for a terrific job.
 

Kate (MANCHESTER LAKES CLIENT 9/07)

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Thank you very much! I am hoping things will slow down soon, but sincerely appreciate your flexibility in the meantime!! Sharyn is doing a wonderful job-Valentine seems happy.
 

VAN DORN CLIENT 9/07

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Sharyn is terrific with Elmo - and he is very responsive to her. She seems to truly enjoy him, and his enthusiasm and curiosity.

CAMERON STATION CLIENT SEPT 2007

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I can't thank-you enough for the wonderful care you have provided Bear.  It has been a great comfort while on travel to know he was in such good  hands.  And, your support for last minute changes made our lives so much easier.  I am happy to be a reference for your business!

Regards, Trish (KINGSTOWN CLIENT 7/07)

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Shannon,

Thanks again for taking care of Jeeves.  He seemed really happy and well adjusted -- I was concerned that the long absence would affect him.  However, I think Julian's visits made all the difference.

Best wishes,

Kelly (Huntington Client June 07)

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Hi, Shannon and Sandy! Looks like everything went great. Todley and Belle are just fine, and we always appreciate the care you give and time you spend with the crazies.  Thanks again, and we'll be calling again next time!

Sue (Ft. Hunt Client)

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Marisa is so wonderful!  This has worked out so well.  Thank you so
much!

MP  (Kingstown Client 5/07)

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Good morning Shannon!
I'm again on a business trip and just spoke to my dad and he tells me that Kim left Jazz some doggie biscuits yesterday.  He tells me that Jazz enjoyed one of the biscuits he gave her to try.  Please tell Kim than you on our behalf.
Also, please let her know that I appreciate the time she spent with Jazz yesterday, taking her to the doggie park and playing with her.  My Jazz is so sensitive that with me not being there needs a lot more TLC.  Thank you again for your help.  Also, please give our love to Candy if you talk to her.
III (CAMERON STATION CLIENT)

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I just wanted to take the opportunity to share how very happy we have been with Walking Paws and Sandy in particular.  We have two very active shepherd mixes – “willful” Otto who is friendly but has a lot of “I want to go where I want to go” hound in him, and “skittish” Digby, who is sweet but rather wary and afraid of strangers and other dogs.  So despite a desperate need for a mid-day break for our boys, we were a bit concerned about having a “stranger” coming in to care for them.
 
Well, we didn’t get a stranger, we got Sandy!  She’s friendly, fun, firm and ever so flexible whenever we need it!  If we happen to be home on a weekday I think Otto and Digby are a little disappointed when Sandy doesn’t’ come by.  And do they ever go wild if she sees all of us out walking and jumps out of her car to give the boys a hug. Even our parrot Alfie is enjoying Sandy’s attention when she visits each day (not to mention the peanut she gives him!)
 
Walking Paws and Sandy have provided us with professional, friendly and reliable care as well as piece of mind that our pets are in great hands. We’ve been so comfortable that we’ve also used Walking Paws for extended house/pet sitting when we’ve g/ne away for a weeks vacation.  We give both Walking Paws and Sandy “4 Paws Up!”
 
Mary K.

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Please tell Jenn I'm sorry for the icy conditions. ...  I appreciate the considerable effort getting in there and my dogs were happy and well cared for.  THANK YOU!!!


JH (Manchester Lakes Client 2/07)

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By the way, AGAIN, Amelia is very good to the girls. She leaves very nice letters and brings them treats when I don't have time to go to the store. we are very lucky to have her. Plus, since she's been coming Annie no longer destroys the trash cans. . .

L.B. (LANDMARK CLIENT)

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Melinda is a caretaker by nature and always dependable. As long as I've known her she's been the one people call when they go on vacation or out of town. They know they can relax because she will make sure their pets
are safe and happy. I am one of those people. My cat loves Melinda. She loves and has a way with all animals, large and small. She is patient and kind, but also can be firm when necessary. I know she will be a great help to
you in your business.
All the best,


Fannie Z. Mallonee

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Thanks again for having a great business - I can truly go away for the
weekend and know that Max will be in good hands, and not miserable in a
kennel.

-Monica

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Hi Shannon,
D.. and I wanted to thank you and Maria for taking such good care of Oscar and Lola.  They were so happy and well-adjusted when we came home, and while we were away, we were worry-free and had such peace of mind that you and Maria were taking care of them.  Thank you again.  
 

We’re so happy to have been referred to Walking Paws and look forward to using you again soon!

 

K and D (DELRAY CLIENT) 1/07

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Thanks for providing EXCEPTIONAL service to my baby…she LOVES Chris J

Natalina

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Hi Shannon,

Thanks so much to both you and Amelia. I've been spreading word of your company's outstanding service around our neighborhood.

SPRINGFIELD CLIENT

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Amelia,

Thank you for all of your hard work this week.  I just wanted to let you know Yuengling, R*** and I appreciate everything you do.

Thanks,

M.(Kingstown client) 12/1/06

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Chris did a super job with Bubba.  We are very happy with progress notes she left and the care she provided.  Thanks!

B  (KINGSTOWN CLIENT)

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Shannon,
Last but not least, I want to let you know that I love the way Candy treats myJasmine; and, I can tell that Jasmine likes her very much -- (I must say, metoo!).  Thank you for assigning her to us.

I.(CAMERON STATION RESIDENT)

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Shannon,
Thanks so much for having Chris (Fonville) take care of Sam.  She was great!
We will definitely call you next time.  We are so glad we found you. 
Thanks
again!  Lynn & Scott (Kingstown Client)

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Thank you for taking such good care of Maddie and Texas.  (Even though we had someone staying at out home...)  I enjoyed our vacation so much more knowing that they were getting out for exercise in the middle of the day.
Be assured that we will use you again as our needs requite.
Thanks Again,
G...  (Groveton Client)

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Shannon,

Thanks to you and Candy for taking care of by "babies"!  Although they can't talk to me, I know they appreciate it - I know I do!!  Thank you!

Warmest Regards,

B...  (Kingstown Client)

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Sandy was driving by today when we were walking the dogs so she stopped and got out to say hello to the boys.  Man, we're they excited and happy to see her!!!
And thanks for being so flexible with us - we've been very happy with
Walking Paws! :)

(MANCHESTER LAKES CLIENT)

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We have been using Walking Paws for almost a year now.  We travel quite a bit and hated kenneling our one cat. 
 
Then we got a kitten, and decided that we wanted to find a pet sitter. It wasn't the cost that made us decide, it was the fact that the kennel wouldn't let the two cats sleep together in the same cage.  My cats are real cuddlers.
 
The older cat is shy around new people and had a traumatic time in the kennel.  When we got him home, he would run whenever we got ready to leave the house.
 
Now, with Walking Paws, Sissy comes to the house and not only feeds them and changes their box, but she plays with them and cuddles with them.  Even my older cat lets her hold him and play with him.  She is meticulous, reliable, and gives them the love that I would have given them if I had been home.
 
I would recommend these ladies completely.  My cats act like I just went to the store when I come home from a 3-week trip.  I couldn't ask for anything more.
 
Nancy Donnis

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I wanted you to know that Chris was truly wonderful to our puppies while we were away.  They were very happy when we got back---and there don't seem to be any issues with separation anxiety.  We are really happy with her!

Thanks,
Deanna

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To Whom It May Concern,

I highly recommend Walking Paws. Walking Paws has provided daily walks and multiple in-house overnight stays for my two dogs for over a year. Walking Paws is dependable, caring, and very accommodating to my ever fluctuating schedule. 

I have peace of mind that my dogs get some interaction with a person during the day and have the opportunity to go for a walk. In a few instances when my dogs have been recovering from illness, or acting under the weather, Walking Paws let me know how they acted during the day and if they did anything out of the ordinary.

I know if the dogs could put their two cents in they would give their kudos as well. They have loved their walkers although they have lost a couple due to newborn babies!

I am moving out of the area and I know if it will be hard to replace my dog’s best friends.

NB (Ft. Hunt Client)

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I am so happy with your services, and it is nice to feel this comfortable.  I can tell she is happy too.  Less lonely and A LITTLE less energetic...she's a bottomless pit of energy!  Thanks so much
N..  (ROSEHILL CLIENT)

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Shannon,
I just wanted to tell you how much we appreciate Sissy's services.  She's really done a great job with Roscoe and Carmen - and I think they really love her.
Thanks - A Franconia Client

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Hi Shannon,
This is perfect.  Thank you so much.  It was always my biggest hurdle, thinking about putting Charlie in the kennel.  Now you have made this enjoyable for "the boys" as well as us. 
 
N...
(Mt. Vernon Client)

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Shannon:

I just wanted to thank you for taking care of Rufus while I’m away. His happiness is solely due to your caring & affection. It’s really hard to leave Rufus @ home for so long. So it takes a load off my mind to know he is being taken care of. And I have to say his socializing skills are much improved due to you and Lori’s hard work! He’s so much more comfortable around other dogs!! …Thank you for taking such good care of Rufus! I appreciate everything! 

Happy Alexandria Walking Paws Client

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I have known Sissy and her family for the past 10 years.  She is very good with animals.  She lives with me and has for the past 2 years.  I have two min pins that she loves very much.  She lets them out every day and takes them for walks.  I also help with Animal Allies and Sissy is a great help with that.  She watches the animals when I am at work or away.  Sometimes they are little so they need extra love and care and she is very good at that.  I think she would do anything to help them.  I would recommend Sissy for any animal care position.  She would take great care of your pet.

Lillie Suthard

Foster/Fund Raiser

Animal Allies

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Dear Walking Paws -
 
Shannon, I wanted to write you this e-mail and thank you for your team's excellent pet-sitting services during the six days I was in Europe last week.  You truly went "above and beyond" the call of duty to ensure the safety and well-being of my two boxers.  I am extremely pleased with your services and highly recommend your company to those pet owners who are looking for the best pet care possible at very reasonable prices.  The pride you take in your work and your obvious dedication and love of animals is wonderful to see and truly appreciated.  I wish you and the "Walking Paws" team much success in the future. 
 
Sincerely,
 
David K. Spahr
Lieutenant Colonel
United States Air Force  

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To Whom It May Concern:

I have know Lori for about six years and she has my full endorsement as a dog walker and/or pet sitter.

When I was in need of a pet sitter, Lori contacted me for the job and I entrusted my beloved bichon, Daisy, to her care.  Daisy just loved Lori, which as a dog lover you must know, is a very good indication.  Lori was so enthralled with my Daisy, that she got two bichons for herself from Bichon Rescue.  Those lucky dogs are Anna and Tonia!

Lori has a happy, optimistic outlook on life that bubbles over and people (AND DOGS) can't help but like (AND LOVE) her.  She is very conscientious, caring, honest, sincere and reliable.  If she tells you she took your dog for a walk or she gave you dog his pills, rest assured that she did.  You can trust Lori without any hesitation.  Your dog will be meticulously cared for and happy in her care.  In fact, your dog may not be all that happy to see you when you return!

Sincerely,

Kathie R.

Vienna, VA

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Shannon,

I am so thankful that we found you!   As soon as I called and talked to you about Walking Paws and your services I knew it was a perfect match.  Raven is a big and active dog and enjoys his midday walks.  He gets so excited
when I mention that "Miss Shannon" is coming. He starts talking to me.  I am also thankful that you were able to help us out when we are in a bind as well. 
Thanks again for everything and I am so happy we have you!!
Regards,
R~~~~~~~~~~~~ (Kingstown Area Customer)

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Shannon,

I am so grateful that we found you, Raven really likes you. When I mention
to him that Ms. Shannon is coming he gets all excited. I think he really
enjoys his midday walks....at least that's what he says.  I am glad that he
hasn't been too much to handle and that you have taken the time to work
with him. I think Raven has made great progress with his behavioral
problems and it is partly owed to you.

Thanks again for everything and I look forward to seeing the picture of my
happy boy on your web site.

Regards,
Rachel
 

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Shannon has been the first and only dog walker my 5 month old Miniature Schnauzer (Maddox) has had.  I interviewed a half a dozen dog walkers before Maddox and I met Shannon.  Shannon was recommended by my Vet.  Maddox adores Shannon, she runs and plays with him and has become his "play pal".  I have observed him greeting Shannon and he is so happy to see her.  He is so content when she is with him.  Maddox is a very playful puppy and requires someone with lots of energy and that is Shannon. 

Sandra

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To Whom It May Concern:

 Shannon LeViner worked full time for my company from 1996-2004.  Over almost a decade, Shannon performed her job of executive assistant and office manager superbly.  In that time, we grew from about 50 employees to 200, and Shannon's responsibilities grew commensurately.  She oversaw a budget of over $1,500,000 and breathes life into the idea that it is truly the "assistants" of the world that really get things done. 

 One of Shannon's responsibilities was to help me with my dog during the work day.  Over time, my first dog, Oskar (a friendly male Rottweiler) came to love her perhaps more than he loved me.  She would walk him about an hour a day (as well as "field trips" to play with her dog, or to PetSmart, etc).  But, even for the remainder of the day, he spent most of his time over at her desk, or following her around the office.  When I would travel, Shannon kept Oskar at her home 95% of the time; these were sometimes long trips, as much as a month at a time.  At age nine Oskar got bone cancer, and I decided to amputate his front leg in the hope that he might live a few more years.  And in fact, he did... he made it two more years, but the first two months after the surgery were very difficult.  As a single person, the responsibility fell on me alone to help him do absolutely everything-it was very stressful to say the least.  Fortunately for me, Shannon pitched right in, going far beyond the call of duty as my assistant.  Without going into the details, it is fair to say that Shannon helped take care of Oskar in ways that you could not ask anyone other than a loving family member to do.

 After several months, I bought another Rottweiler, and again, Shannon was there to be his "mom."  Only this time, it was from the very start with a new puppy.  As we all know, puppies are quite a challenge.  Long story short, he was as much her dog as mine.  We both trained him, disciplined him and loved him.  Unfortunately, he had hip dysplasia at the age of 5 months, and I decided to go with surgery.  Once again, it was very difficult handling a 40 pound puppy that couldn't be allowed to walk without someone holding him up.  And once again, Shannon was right there, helping me (and Ferro) through it all. 

 Ferro recovered as hoped, all to meet the greatest difficulty of all-Shannon was leaving to start her own business.  Thankfully, it was a pet care business, and Ferro could continue to see her.  Of course, I was very disappointed to see her go, but that's life, as they say.  As a testament to Ferro's attachment to Shannon, even though she left full time employment over four months ago and is not here when we arrive in the morning, the first thing Ferro does when we walk in is to literally run to her old desk to see if she is there.  Fortunately, Ferro's "mom" is here an hour a day when she comes by on her daily visit.

 When it comes to choosing someone to take care of your beloved four-legged friend, I know with certainty that you could not make a better choice than Shannon LeViner. 

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