Annie of Paws and Pillows has been walking our dog Willa in the middle of the workday for the past year, and we couldn’t be any happier with her service. It is obvious that Annie truly loves animals and has a lot of experience with them. Willa loves her walks with Annie, but she loves the belly rubs even more. It’s been a relief knowing that Willa will receive a friendly visit every afternoon, and that we’ll get a little update on how she’s doing. Annie’s visits and reports have been especially valuable whenever Willa’s been feeling a little under the weather; there have been times when Annie’s noticed that she’s a little “off” even before we did. On top of that, Annie is a consummate professional. She’s organized, reliable and communicative, and generally very easy to work with. We strongly recommend Paws and Pillows to anyone looking for dependable, loving pet care.
I hired Paws and Pillows to look after 1 indoor cat, 1 outdoor cat, and 3 chickens while I was out-of-town for a week. The person I dealt with – Annie – met with me a week or two in advance to walk through what I needed her to do. She was very friendly, receptive and – most importantly – competent. On the basis of a very good interview, I decided to hire her. It was a good decision: she did everything I asked of her – and then some. I had told her in advance that I would be happy to compensate her for any extra time she spent playing with my indoor cat (I was worried he would be lonely); she appears to have spent a lot of time with him, and insisted on being compensated only in “purrs.” She did a fine job with my outdoor cat, and with my chickens. What’s more, she was very responsive by e-mail and text, letting me know on a daily basis how my pets were doing. This was, perhaps, the thing I most appreciated; being 3000 miles away, it meant a lot to get a text saying not only that the cats and chickens were doing ok, but that she was spending time with the two cats. What made this especially worthwhile is that she described the time she was spending with them in a way that only someone who was actually spending time with them would. I was, in short, confident that this was no flim-flam.
Upshot: based on my experience, I would not hesitate to hire Annie again, and strongly urge others to consider doing so as well.
Annie Huff is a godsend. We are Broadway actors who live outside NYC and frequently travel. Our dog, Cody loves his time with Annie so much, we make the 3 hour drive up to the Boston area in order for him to stay in her care when we are out of town. Annie is intelligent, articulate, warm, kind, and possesses an innate ability to connect with animals of all kinds – humans included. Her fantastic sense of humor coupled with her smarts and common sense make her an absolute dream to work with. We are lucky to have found her! Thank you Annie, from the bottom of our hearts!
Ann-Marie provides a home environment filled with love for your pet. You don’t have to feel guilty leaving your pet when he or she can’t wait to get out of the car and into Ann-Marie’s house! I feel so lucky to have found such a wonderful environment in which to leave my dog when I have to travel. I cannot recommend Ann-Marie more highly.
Ann is wonderful with our dog, Riley. We have used her pet sitting services several times. She always takes excellent care of him when we are away. Our dog can be nervous, but Ann has a soothing influence on him. You can tell that she loves taking care of dogs. Ann is a trustworthy, caring and wonderful sitter! I would not hesitate to use her again.
Annie took excellent care of my cats while my husband and I were on vacation recently. One of my cats has anxiety issues, especially when we’re away. Annie spent extra time making sure both cats were comfortable with her and texted me often with updates. We arrived home to relaxed cats — yes, even my girl with anxiety wasn’t exhibiting any anxiety behavior. I highly recommend Paws and Pillows for pet care. Annie’s the best!