I knew I chose the right sitter for Sinbad at the initial Meet and Greet. Sinbad was purring up a storm and rubbing again Jessica. Sinbad takes medication for his arthritis, and he is in perfect shape everytime I come home from my weekends in New Hampshire. Furthermore, everytime I e-mail Jessica, she gets right back to me. I never worry about the security of my house or Sinbad while Jessica is around!
My husband, Jared, and I did not believe that anyone could be as obsessed with our dogs as we are. That is, until we met Jess.
We knew from the minute we met Jess that Walking Tails is not just a job for her - it is her passion and a calling. Jess is intelligent, capable, creative, personable, and could undoubtly succeed in any profession of her choosing. She chose to be a pet sitter and dog walker because it is her love, and we couldn't feel luckier to have found her.
Choosing a dog walker/pet sitter, you are entrusting both the care of your pet and the safety and privacy of your home to that person. There is no one I could feel more comfortable entrusting with these two things than Jess. Before we found Jess, we had experiences with other dog walkers where we questioned whether or not they were even coming to walk our dogs. Jess removes any doubts from our mind by providing you with a journal, complete with a photo of your pet(s) on the cover, and she leaves detailed notes for you each visit she has done.
When one of our dogs was sick, we had to feed him a special diet. The food smelled so foul, neither my husband nor I would even touch it. One day when Jess came by just as we were leaving, I looked over to see her mashing the food up with her bare hands. She could see the shocked look on my face, and she smiled, saying she was "infusing it with love." Jess infuses EVERY visit with love.
Jess makes it a priority to work with you on whatever training system you are using. She gladly attended a training session that we had with our dogs, and frequently checks in with us to "make sure we're on the same page." When we have had behavioral issues with our dogs, Jess has always had some great advice - and even did research on her own time to provide us with additional information.
The other day as Jared and I were driving home, I turned to him and said, "If I am reincarnated, in my next life please let me be one of Jess's dogs."
A Tribute to my very own "Dog Whisperer"!!
I met Jessica in October 2009, and she has been walking my dog, Caleb, since then. From our first meeting, I felt Jessica's high energy, warm personality and love for dogs. She has proven herself to be trustworthy, dependable, organized and capable. Jessica walks Caleb between 3-5 per week. Some days they stay in the neighborhood and other days they go to the park. She always leaves me a daily note and sometimes surprises me with some awesome pictures of Caleb! He also stays at her house when I am away. I never worry about him when he is in Jessica's care. He gets exercise, discipline, affection, and great care. Caleb and I are very lucky to have found her!
Caroline P. - Smithfield, RI
When I first met Jess one year ago, I knew instantly that she was kind, warm, and a true animal lover. My three cats took a liking to Jess the moment she walked through the door and started showering them with love and affection. She treats my cats just as I do, and it is comforting to know that they get the same royal treatment even when I am away from home.
Minnie, the youngest of my cats, has a medical condition that requires daily medication and a lot of behavior monitoring (she is a LOT of work!). Until I found Jess, this made getting away for a night impossible, let alone taking off for a weekend or a week. Jess cares for Minnie as if she was her own, administering medication twice a day without any problem and routinely updating me on how she is doing. I recently took a job that involves a good deal of out-of-state traveling. I could have never taken this job if I hadn't found Jess. It gives me indescribable peace of mind to know that all three of my cats are in the very best of hands when I am away.
Margreta V. - North Providence, RI
Jess is fantastic! She has been taking care of my dog, Macy, when I go on travel, for about 2 years now. Jess is professional and reliable. When we first adopted Macy, she had to take medication for a little bit and Jess was right on top of administering it to her during her visits. Jess always leaves entries in a journal with detailed information on her visits with Macy. She genuinely cares about Macy's comfort. When my family and I went on vacation for a week, Jess offered to take Macy into her home so she wouldn't be alone most of the day. One time, I had a last minute trip, due to family emergency, and Jess was more than willing to accomodate Macy and I. All-in-all, I would highly recommend Jess to anyone needing pet sitting services.
If you are the kind of person that worries about your pet and only want the best to care for them, then Jess is the best fit for you! She is so caring and love to her "kids", yes she calls them all her kids! She knows each animal as an individual and treats them all with compassion, love, and understanding. I have had Jess take care of my boxer, Trigger, for the past 2 1/2 years and each time she has him, I know that he is in the best hands and I never worry. Jess treats each animal as if they were her own, is so very caring, and always reliable.