Edna - Fairfax, VA: June 2017
As usual, Ashley reports my dog's general mood, his walk and what his does("business"). She marks the time and adds pleasantries.
I relax knowing my pet has a visit and a walk during the time I am away from home. Thank you.
Virginia - Arlington, VA: June 2017
We have been with YourDogSmiles for over four years. They have been easy to schedule and work with. The staff have all been a pleasure. They have gone above and beyond in taking care of my picky pup, especially Ashley. Ashley has been excellent to Windsor, always giving him love and honey, his favorite treat. We are confident he is well cared for during his midday walks and it allows us flexibility in our professional careers.
Katie- Falls Church, VA: May 2017
Steve rocks! One of my dogs is shy with men, but Steve won him over in a few days. He has been taking care of my boys for about 2 years now, and he is 100% reliable; I'm so grateful for him. If he ever has a question or concern he immediately calls or texts to make sure I'm aware. I love the notes that he leaves about their walks, and I know my boys love him. Thanks for everything, Steve!
Nancy - Ashburn, VA: April 2017
My boy Leo is always very well taken care of by your dog smiles!!!
I will always recommend using their services.
Kathleen - Sterling, VA: July 2016
Gwen was awesome. She was incredibly communicative on how my fur babies were doing at every visit, including sending us pictures. When she had a question, she immediately called us to double-check our instructions. Leo has medical issues, and she did great giving him his meds (he can be a handful!). Having YDS take care of the kitties while we were gone really allowed us to relax and enjoy our vacation knowing our babies were well cared for. For service and value, YDS can't be beat. Thanks so much!
Ryan- Arlington, VA: July 2016
Jefferson had the privilege of having Lauren doggy sit for him while my girlfriend and myself were away. Lauren provided us with multiple updates via text message and by writing pet journals after each visit. Lauren went above and beyond to make sure Jefferson didn't have to deviate from his routine. I was super nervous this being his first time really away from us and I can tell by the pictures and when we got home, Jefferson barely noticed we were gone.
Jessica - Sterling, VA: May 2016
Gwen is terrific!! We always come home to happy pups & funny notes! She also sends pictures with each journal and detailed text messages to ease our minds while being away.
Fleming - Sterling, VA: May 2016
Great service. Always got our updates after the visit. I would love it if YDS would pick up any supplies at a pro-rated cost. We wanted to make sure the boys were taken care of so we extended the time another week. We ran out of kitty litter and it would have been wonderful if we would have received an email update that you had to pick up litter and it was a certain amount of money. Might be one small thing to take off people's plate or have a checklist requirement people are required to have before they leave. (YDS does offer to pick up supplies if you run out. :) )
Ainslie - Arlington, VA: May 2016
Steve was fantastic! Our dog had fallen and was on some pain medication that made her a bit sick. He was very attentive to her and very respectful of our home. We were apprehensive to leave her but he put our fears to rest and did a fantastic job taking care of her while we were away.
Mary - Sterling, VA: May 2016
As always everything was perfect!
Andrew - Falls Church, VA: May 2016
Steve was (as always) great with our pets. We got updates each day we were gone; and the kitties were excited to see us when we got back. YDS is the best.
Lara - Arlington, VA: May 2016
Steven was wonderful. I have a hard time leaving my dog overnight but he eased my anxiety by giving me prompt updates after his visits and also sending a picture so I could see she was settled in and looked happy and content. I would gladly have Steven walk Daisy again.
Madeline - Reston, VA: April 2016
I can't say enough good things about your company. I LOVE getting the logs about each visit and because of them, I'm always confident my dogs are being well taken care of. It's clear that the people who care for my pets spend time with them by the descriptions written in the logs. When I can see my pets' personality in the words, I know that they received great care.
Sarah - Chantilly, VA: April 2016
Gwen and Colleen took excellent care of my pugs! I loved the daily pics and updates; it eased my mind knowing they were being well cared for while I was gone. Appreciate all the great care and professionalism.
Michelle - Falls Church, VA: April 2016
Steven is awesome! Everyone that has taken care of Muggs for us has been awesome. I think Muggs is finally getting over not seeing Steven every day...he cried the first two nights we were back staring at the front door, we are convinced waiting for a visit from Steven. Thanks for making my travels so worry free!!
Michelle - Oakhill, VA: March 2016
I love YDS and all of the sitters. We've been using this service for nearly 6 years and have had nothing but wonderful experiences. They take care of my boy Rocky just as if he were their own dog and I know they truly care about him. The best part is the awesome direct and real-time communication. When I get a text (especially with a photo) at each visit, my mind is at ease and I have no worries. You've got a great crew Colleen !!
Paula - Leesburg, VA: February 2016
All sitters did a great job! Otto and Franzy were very well taken care of and happy!!
Thanks so much!
Mary - Sterling, VA: January 2016
Everything was perfect:) Thank you. I feel very confident leaving my pets in your care while away.
Louise - Reston, VA: December 2015
I received an update after every visit. I received pictures of the pups which made me smile. I am very pleased with the service and will definitely use you again!
Sandy - Arlington, VA: December 2015
Maria S. has taken care of our pets several times and always does an exceptional job. We're thankful to have a sitter who loves our pets as if they were her own. Recently, when our hamster appeared to be ill, her dedication was evident in the way she handled the situation and stayed with him until he was better. As a result he's feeling fine and is back to normal.
Joe - Arlington, VA: November 2015
We have two weird, wonderful cats. Sweet, cuddly, curious, friendly, bizarre, singular, undefinable cats. We can't leave them with just anyone. We wouldn't.
But Maria, with the wisdom of experience and the patience of a cleric, knows just how to put our boys at ease. She knows to turn the bathroom sink on juuuuust right, so that both of our boys will jump up and drink water off of each other's heads. She knows which cat wand unleashes Constantine's inner Siberian tiger, and how to start a game of fetch that transforms Napoleon into a jungle panther. She knows exactly how many Greenies they *need*, and often gives them how many they *want*.
The best part is, of course, the daily updates and the occasional photo set Maria sends while we're away. It's like having all the benefits of being with our boys, but we still get to sleep in. Thanks, Maria!
Maria is fantastic, and YDS is fantastic. We have already recommended them both to friends, and we will continue to do so. Next time we take a trip, Maria will be getting a phone call.
Catherine - Great Falls, VA: September 2015
As always, our pet sitter was communicative, friendly and thorough.
When we returned the house and the pets were all in great shape. The animals were happy and I could tell they had been well cared for.
Andrew - Falls Church, VA: September 2015
As always, Your Pet Smiles was excellent-- they took care of our three furry guys while we were away, giving us updates and assuring us that they were doing alright while we were on vacation.
Michael - Springfield, VA: September 2015
The walkers are doing great!
Lia - Springfield, VA: August 2015
Marta took wonderful care of our three pups while we were away this weekend! It is so nice to return from traveling to find the dogs calm and happy instead of stressed! Thank you so much Marta and YDS! You do a great job.
Michelle - Oakton, VA: July 2015
Lauren was fantastic and kept me informed regarding Rocky. She texted me after every visit and even sent photos of him. I'm happy Lauren is taking care of Rocky again this week !!!
Kathleen - Sterling, VA: July 2015
Danielle B was awesome. She left detailed handwritten messages for us when we got home, as well as updating the care journal regularly. We never had to wonder how the kitties were doing...the pictures showed us how happy they were! I could tell from the posts that Danielle is truly an animal lover and that she seemed to be enjoying the time with our kitties. It means so much to us to be able to go on vacation and not have to chase down the caregiver to see how they are doing. The online journal is the BEST!
When we got home, the kitties were happy as always to see us, but they seemed so much more content this time than other times in the past we have left them. I'm convinced the difference is your loving care. :)
Thanks so much! We will see you again soon, I'm sure!
Ansil - Arlington, VA: April 2015
Maria is the best! She is a total lifesaver even when we get in a pinch and need something at the last minute. We really appreciate her diligence and care for Mercy when we are unable to be here with her and we know Mercy is quite fond of her too. Thank you for providing such continued amazing service and care for our baby :)
Eliisa - Herndon ,VA: April 2015
SARA (AND COLLEEN) TOOK GREAT CARE OF DIAMOND, AS ALWAYS. DIAMOND LOVES THEM BOTH VERY MUCH. I USUALLY WORRY SO MUCH ABOUT DIAMOND THAT THIS VACATION WAS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL TRIP MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TAKE TOGETHER IN YEARS. ESPECIALLY EVER SINCE DIAMOND WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER, I HAVE BEEN TOO NERVOUS TO TRAVEL ANYWHERE UNLESS I COULD MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR FAMILY TO TAKE CARE OF HER. THIS WAS NOT EASY SINCE THEY LIVE IN CONNECTICUT. NOW THAT SHE HAS WONDERFUL YDS PET-SITTERS, I KNOW SHE IS IN GOOD HANDS. I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR THAT. I DIDN'T REALIZE HOW MUCH I NEEDED A REAL VACATION. WHEN WE ARRIVED HOME, DIAMOND LOOKED EVEN BETTER THAN BEFORE WE LEFT. THE BEST PART WAS THAT WE GOT IN A BIT EARLY, SO I WAS ABLE TO BE THERE FOR SARA'S FINAL VISIT. I WAS THRILLED AT DIAMOND'S EXCITEMENT. IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT THEY HAVE DEVELOPED A GREAT BOND. IN THE FUTURE, I WILL NOT HESITATE FOR A SECOND TO GO ON A TRIP, BECAUSE I KNOW THAT HER YDS PET SITTERS WILL TAKE EXCELLENT CARE OF MY BABY DIAMOND.
Megan - Annadale, VA: April 2015
Maria is great with my kitties and communicated with me wonderfully. I appreciate her help and will definitely use you again!
Michelle - Great Falls, VA: April 2015
Thanks so much for taking great care of Olive & Kiara. Love your service, the updates and all the pics. Thanks again,
Jonathan - Alexandria, VA: March 2015
It was great. Plan to continue using you for my needs. Another visit coming up in May, then in July. If anything, I could only say that I maybe only need one update per day at the most, unless anything urgent happened. I am sure many people would like constant updates, but Andrew does great at keeping them alive and happy. My concern would be that if something urgent happened and I could only get my email, then I would probably just disregard any email not marked urgent.
But, super happy with you guys.
Michelle - Oakton, VA: February 2015
Julie is awesome and I hope she is can continue to look after Rocky. I always feel very at ease when she is the one who is taking care of him. She is a very good communicator and I can tell she really likes my boy Rocky.
Matthew - Arlington, VA: December 2014
We are delighted by the service we got from Maria! She updated us daily on how the boys were doing, even including some pretty cute pictures a time or two. We really appreciate that she didn't just stop by to feed and water them, but made sure to play with them as well, to show them some affection, and to make sure they weren't lonely.
We will definitely be calling back next time we take an extended trip (and requesting Maria!), and we have already recommended your services to friends. Thanks!
Andrew - Falls Church, VA: December 2014
Great service-- received an updated on our furry friends every day and it was sent straight to my email. Our kitties were fed, played with, and cleaned up after--- couldn't have asked for better service. Thanks!
Vicki - Arlington, VA: December 2014
"Your Pet Smiles" is such a great service. Every petsitter has been reliable and conscientious, and I love the daily updates! thanks for being there.
Vic - Reston, VA: December 2014
Yourdogsmiles always lets us travel without our pets but with the confidence that Indi, Bella, Toby and Marley will be taken care of. Our fury friends actually like the sitter service!
Danielle - Alexandria, VA: December 2014
Andrew did a great job of taking care of our kitties while we were away last week. I love getting the email updates for journal entries and the call at the end of the service to make sure our travel plans didn't change. He was friendly on the phone, and I'm happy to know that Amber and Ruby were well taken care of. Everything was in order when we returned and our kitties were happy. Thanks! :)
Christy - Reston, VA: December 2014
Everything was great, I loved getting the pet journal online as well as the pictures. I think the pictures are the best part!! I really appreciate how you helped Maxine and went to get her Pepcid AC when she wasn't feeling well.
Thank you again for taking care of my bullies!
Debra - Arlington, VA: December 2014
I love the daily pet journals - makes it so much easier while I am away.
Jean - Reston, VA: December 2014
YDS is the by far the best pet service ever! They are reliable, and caring and if you don't already use them you should! What would I do without them?!
Wojtek - Reston, VA: September 2014
Chris has been wonderful with Charlotte! She seems very happy with him and that makes us happy. The service has been reliable and puts us at ease. Thanks YDS!
Seth - Arlington, VA: August 2014
I requested an emergency last minute pet visit and everything went smoothly. Everyone at YDS is very dependable and I am very happy with the service I have received so far. Thanks!
Leni - Reston, VA: August 2014
My animals did fabulously with the caring staff, Gretchen and Sara. They enjoyed excellent care, long walks for the dog and much petting. I think they enjoyed their vacation! We also enjoyed ours knowing they were in good hands.
My daughter says your notes are more complete than she gets for her little ones at daycare.
Keep up the great work!!!
Angie - Reston, VA: August 2014
I always know our cats are in great hands. Communication is great with texts from our sitter and the posts on the website.
Zelda - Vienna, VA: August 2014
Another perfect service with great communication while we were gone. Returned to happy little dogs.
Katie - Arlington, VA: August 2014
Maria has been wonderful. She calls when she arrives on the first visit and then again on her last visit. She leaves helpful notes on what the cats did while we were gone and follows our feeding guidelines (they are fed in separate rooms, small portions, etc). We feel very confident that our cats are well taken care of and Maria is a very reliable sitter.
Betsy - Fairfax, VA: August 2014
Marta and her mom are amazing! My dogs looked better when I got home than when I left (all brushed, happy). I think the dogs really missed them! One stayed by the door after a while when we got home (usually where they go when missing someone). It is expensive, but the care is commensurate with the price. I have zero complaints-- I am always completely happy with Marta and her mom, and I think they really click with my dogs. I appreciate them so much!
Kimberly - Reston, VA: July 2014
Every sitter has been wonderful and taken good care of my new puppy, Winston. I am grateful to have someone check up on him after while I am working and appreciate all the details and status updates. Communication has been great and timely. Thank you!
Emily - Springfield, VA: May 2014
Marta took great care of the pups. She spent some extra time with them so they could play. The pups were quite happy as were we.
John - Ashburn, VA: May 2014
I love the txt and web postings that Jane provides. She is so warm and caring to our 22 year old cat. Love the videos and pictures
Lisa - Herndon, VA: May 2014
We are so lucky to have found you guys! We love the new email notifications so we can hear how the pups are doing while we are away. Most of all we have been so impressed with you service and care for our two girls. Bella is on the mend with a leg injury and we knew she would be well taken care of by your staff while we went out of town. We recommend your services to anyone we know with pets. Thank you so much for all you do for our pups!!
Lindsay - Sterling, VA: May 2014
Your Dog Smiles has been doing a great job with Pearl. We use them sporadically if we are away for a night or Pearl will be alone for an extended period of time. She always seems to enjoy the time spent with the dog walkers when we are away. The walkers are always timely in taking care of Pearl during the requested time slot as well as completing her journal for us to see. We love getting the updates after the walker has stopped by to know how Pearl is doing while we are away and if there is anything we need to be aware of. The walkers always seem to go the extra mile if need be whether calling to make sure Pearl not going #2 at every walk is normal and so we are aware for when we return or texting me a picture of my fur baby.
YDS is always prompt in answering any questions I have and confirming any requested appointments, even if they are requested on short notice.
I would definitely recommend YDS to anyone in the area looking for dog walking or sitting services and we plan to continue to use them in the future as we need.
Alysoun - Middleburg, VA: April 2014
It's obvious you take great care of my dogs and cats when I'm away. The real time reports and photos put me so at ease, and when I'm come back they're always happy!
My household with 2 dogs and 5 cats is quite a handful - but Colleen/Your Dog Smiles always takes excellent care of everyone - and sends me up-to-the-minute reports with photos! I tend to be an anxious "parent" when I'm away from my "kids" - but thanks to you guys, I can enjoy my time away knowing that everyone back home is in good hands.
Emile - Herndon, VA: April 2014
Its a relief to know my pet is not just fed and walked, but really loved, when I'm out of town. The thing that sets you apart from the rest is the customer service focus - you're all about me and my pup feeling and being well taken care of...BIG thanks to the YDS team!
Lisa - Arlington, VA: March 2014
I had such a great experience with Maria! She was very communicative throughout the entire process. I was a bit worried because our cat is a pretty finicky eater but Maria did a great job of following our complicated feeding routine for him. She also kept me up to date on how they were doing which really put me at ease throughout the weekend. We will definitely be using YDS again!
Glenn - Fairfax, VA: March 2014
We were very pleased with Julie and the overall service from YDS. Everything went great and I'm sure Hobbs enjoyed the visits while we were gone!
Cheryl - Arlington, VA: March 2014
Desiree and Maria S. did an excellent job of taking care of the pups, as always. They were happy and healthy when we returned. Desiree sent me a few electronic updates which I had never received before. Loved, loved, LOVED receiving those. She provided a quick update on the services she provided as well as some other fun little facts about the visit and pictures of our babies. Really loved receiving those!!! And of course, the notebook was filled out for all of the visits when we returned. But LOVED the electronic updates!!
Thanks for everything - you guys are always wonderful :)
Michelle - Reston, VA: March 2014
Chris always leaves very sweet notes after his mid-day visits with Xuxa. I always come home to a happy dog. My work day is a lot less stressful knowing my old girl is in good hands.
Adam- Reston, VA: February 2014
Jessica is ideal. Super great. I really appreciate what she does and I feel like you all go above and beyond. Thank you so much. I don't know what I would do without you. :)
Daniel - Fairfax, VA: February 2014
The sitter was terrific. Joey was well cared for and happy. We were glad to receive a lengthy note about the care he received.
Dyann - Reston, VA: January 2014
I am new to the area and have used your services on three occasions to care for my kitties while I have been out of town. I appreciate that Jessica has been available each time. She texts me to let me know how they are and leaves me notes each time she visits. Most recently, my work schedule changed on short notice and I had to be out of town the a day earlier than expected. I appreciate you and Jessica being flexible to care for my kitties.
Allison - Reston, VA: January 2014
Alexa and Kristina were awesome! Holly is typically very anxious and although she did not approach them willingly when they came, they worked with her and by their second visits, she was friendly and excited to see them. Kristina even sent us a picture of Holly getting a belly rub the second night we were away which eased our minds. Holly was in great hands and we now know we can go away with peace of mind that Holly will be well cared for!
Sarah - Arlington, VA: December 2013
The sitter did a wonderful job in the report to let me know that my pet was taken care of while I was away. i appreciate how thorough the reports are and the level of care to which the sitters use for my pet. I am completely comfortable knowing that my pets are in good hands with these sitters.
Marian- Arlington, VA: December 2013
I have always been very happy with the service YDS has provided. I loves the personal touches: The daily record/journal that the sitter writes in to let us know what happened each day. I am sure this must be tedious for the sitter, but I truly appreciate the effort that goes into letting us know how our family pet has been faring while are away. I appreciate the call on the first, and last day, to confirm that all is well. Thank you to YDS and to our sitter, Maria, for a job well done.
Erica - Herndon, VA: December 2013
Sara and Colleen were wonderful! I appreciated the text message updates so I knew everything was OK visit-to-visit.
Laura - Reston, VA: December 2013
Kristina is great--totally reliable and our kitty loves her. Thank you!
Sara - Vienna, VA: December 2013
Katie did a fine job. Since this was her first time with Thor, I was a bit nervous. All went well. When I sent texts to Katie, she responded immediately. Thor seems to have done just fine. It's very nice that he can stay in his home and we don't have to put him in a kennel when we travel.
Danielle - Ashburn, VA: December 2013
We have had a very positive experience with YDS so far. The walker leaves detailed notes and the office is very responsive.
Tony- Arlington, VA: December 2013
Katie did an excellent job with the boys! Came home and they were nice and quiet until I opened the door, which was a big surprise! Katie left thorough detail on each visit and I know the dogs enjoyed her company. Thank you for your help while we were out of town this week! Looking forward to having Katie come over again next week.
Will- Aldie, VA: December 2013
Anna was great.
Jenna - Reston, VA: November 2013
Thank you for the text message updates. Always nice to hear that your loved one is well taken care of while you're away.
Mary- Arlington, VA: November 2013
Your service is fantastic! For some reason, our cat seems happier and healthier after a YDS visit : )
Amy - Reston, VA: November 2013
Jessica was wonderful - she provided thorough updates, the dogs obviously had a great time, and she was so helpful when our alarm went crazy and kept saying the garage door was up. She made us feel good about leaving our pets for the weekend!
Kathy - Great Falls, VA: November 2013
Alexa, did a great job informing me of our dog Kylie getting sick in her crate She cleaned the crate and then texted me what happened. I really appreciate the communication because if I was worried I could have gone home early to check on her. The next day we communicated by text and she let me know that Kylie was doing okay. It's a huge relief to know when your at work.
Linda- Ashburn, VA: November 2013
Robert took care of the kitties this time around and let us know that upon arrival at our home, the back patio door was wide open! He shut the door, did a spot check to make sure both cats were there, and that nothing else looked odd. Both Finley and Fargus were in their beds and safe. I guess they could have stepped out and came back in, but at least they were OK. I want to thank Robert for his numerous attempts to call and alert me. Happy it all turned out well.
Thanks again. I'll be sure to double-check the back door before I leave next time!
Kristen- Reston, VA: November 2013
The trip was unexpected and Sara and Gretchen were fantastic in getting back to me right away so I could make my travel plans. As always, Gretchen did a great job taking care of Dulles and she left wonderful notes of their adventures and time together. I really appreciate their flexibility and help!
Lia - Sterling, VA: November 2013
This was our first time using a pet sitting/walking service and I have to say it was excellent through and through! The initial application process and the meet and greet with a manager left my husband and I feeling totally comfortable with your services. We were away at a family wedding and could actually relax knowing our three doggies were in good hands. The texts and pictures especially were SO nice to receive! Thank you Jane and the Your Dog Smiles team for loving our doggies like we do! We will definitely be using your services again!
Michelle - Oak Hill, VA: October 2013
Julie was terrific. I feel so much more at easy going away when the sitter texts me. She did a great job with that and texted me at least once a day. I hope she will be available again to take care of Rocky :)
Elissa - Herndon, VA: October 2013
Shadow seems to do very well and has gotten to know Jessica especially as his own family. The reason we know that he is happy is the fact that he eats while we're gone. YDS does a great job reporting all Shadow's activities, as well as bringing in the mail, trash cans, etc.
Cheryl - Arlington, VA: September 2013
Your service is always exceptional. Lilly took excellent care of Joey and Phoebe during two 30 minute visits this past Sunday. She even texted me to let me know the dogs' food bowls were empty in case I wanted her to feed them. It's little extra details like that that always puts us at ease when we leave the pups in your care. Sincerely appreciated - and I know our little guys love it when you all come to visit.
Matthew - McLean, VA: August 2013
Karen did a fantastic job with Sadie. She provided texts and pictures during the service and very detailed reports in the notebook. It made for a great first impression of her and YDS, I look forward to having her take care of Sadie during my future travels!
Jenna - Reston, VA: August 2013
Your staff was great about making me feel comfortable as this was my first time leaving Diddie with a "stranger", so thanks for that. I also found the before hand meet/greet to be a wonderful experience. I intend to use your service again the future.
Joy - Herndon, VA: July 2013
Kari P. was amazing with little Cary. Her personality was a perfect fit for a very skiddish little dachshund. I got great pictures, great reports, and Cary was happy throughout my entire conference trip. I couldn't be happier with the service provided by YDS.
Debra - Arlington, VA: July 2013
The daily text messages really helped lessen the anxiety I feel when I travel.
Kate - Reston, VA: July 2013
I'm very happy and will use your services again for sure! :)
Angie - Reston, VA: July 2013
As always, a great experience. The pet sitters were great about calling regarding the issue we had with the front door. We knew Max & Ruby were in great hands.
Eileen - Reston, VA: July 2013
We left worried that our beloved Harry would not do well while we were gone. When we came home he was happy and even looks like he added a little weigh! Julie obviously loved him and vice versa. Thank you for giving us a vacation of no worries!
Maggie - Reston, VA: June 2013
Terrific service and a great pet sitter! Thanks for the great care and peace of mind!
Will - Aldie, VA: June 2013
Lee was excellent. No issues at all.
John- Ashburn, VA: June 2013
This was our first time using your service. Lee did a great job. He kept us informed with calls and even left a daily journal which we enjoyed reading when we got home. Being an elderly cat we were not sure how Frisky would take to a stranger. He seemed very good when we returned and less stressed out than with a kennel. We are now looking forward to our next trip knowing Frisky will be well taken care of.
Alysoun - Middleburg, VA: June 2013
You did everything we asked and more! We especially appreciate the photos of our pets. Not only do the photos assure us that our pets are well, they are beautiful too (better than photos we've been able to take after years with our cats and dogs)! We also appreciate your flexibility about offering to add visits to our house when flights are delayed etc. Thanks so much!
Sara - Vienna, VA: May 2013
I was concerned about this trip, because our son, who usually watches our dog, had just begun a new job and was working long hours. He then decided to go out of town for the Memorial Day weekend. Nikki was extremely flexible, providing excellent care for Thor while my son was at work and then, on short notice, over the holiday weekend. Thor is a crazy, people-loving golden retriever and Nikki provided the love and attention he needed, while keeping us informed. Nikki and YDS allowed me to enjoy our trip, knowing we had the dog care in place that we needed.
Page - Sterling, VA: May 2013
Thanks so much for texts and reports. I really enjoy reading his reports when I arrive back home. Also I like receiving the texts since it makes me worry much less when I am away.
Anne - Fairfax, VA: May 2013
Ashley did a GREAT job with Fergus this weekend.
Her notes were thorough, she texted when we needed her to, and above all else, Fergus was VERY HAPPY.
I'm not sure we could do better!
Erin- Fairfax, VA: April 2013
Kristina was wonderful as always! I loved receiving the pictures while I was away and the daily log was great to read! They clearly had a lot of fun together! My mind is definitely at ease knowing my pets are in great hands while I am away.
Rebecca- Herndon, VA: March 2013
Wonderful service - thanks again for taking care of our guy! We love the wonderful notes and photos e-mailed to us while we are gone. We are so appreciative of those extras and the thoughtfulness. This is our third year with YDS and we look forward to more great dog sits!
Pearl- McLean, VA: March 2013
Karen did an excellent job!!! Our pets were happy and well taken cared for when we got home. She kept us updated with texts and pictures which made us feel so much better. Thank you so much!
Cathryn- Great Falls, VA: March 2013
This was out first experience with Your Dog Smiles and everything went beautifully. We came home to happy and well cared for pets and a detailed report on daily visits and activities. We were very pleased with the service we received.
Cheryl - Arlington, VA: March 2013
Just wanted to say thank you for the great care. When we lived in San Diego, we had a pet sitter where the dogs stayed over her house. Leaving them home alone is quite sad for us so we appreciate the girls coming 4 times a day to keep the pups company. Sincerely appreciate the help!! Everyone seems so kind and wonderful :)
And someone asked if the dogs are named after the "Friends" characters - yes, they are!!
Thank you again!
Nancy - Arlington, VA: February 2013
Great job with my kitty, Coco, keeping her healthy and happy. I appreciate the texting while I'm away and the daily log of events in writing waiting for me on my return. Annie is super - I hope she's available to care for Coco the next time I travel.
Tami - Herndon, VA: January 2013
Very Happy with the service. Looking forward to the next pet sitting.
Chelsea - Reston, VA: January 2013
Everything was great, as always! No complaints. :)
Vicki - Alexandria, VA: December 2012
I've now used YDS twice for my cat Ruffian and I think you folks are terrific! Lily leaves a detailed report on Ruffian's daily shenanigans and even checked with me over Xmas break about possible flight delays. and I returned to a very contented cat.
Rose - Reston, VA: December 2012
We got our new Basset Hound, Peppermint Patty in October and Arlen is our walker. She is absolutely AMAZING! She keeps me constantly informed about Patty. I am so happy we got Arlen for taking care of Patty, she really is the Best of the Best!
Erin - Arlington, VA: December 2012
I know I'm in good hands when I use YDS. Recently, I was notified that our regular sitter was no longer available for mid-day walks, but I was pleased that the new sitter, Kelly, provided the same level of care and enthusiasm for my crazy dog as I do. I could tell from her notes (and from Porter) that she was reliable and good to him. He can be a little overwhelming since he is still a puppy, high on energy, but it didn't seem to phase her. Thanks!
Jessica - Reston, VA: December 2012
Melissa walks our puppy Abigail twice a week and always leaves a friendly note with details. She is always on time and is very mindful of things around the house. When we get home, toys are always neatly put away and any dirt/leaves in the foyer are swept up. Abigail is always happy when we get home and it's great that we have someone so reliable to help with her care.
Lauren - Arlington, VA: November 2012
I couldn't be more pleased.
Libby - Ashburn, VA: November 2012
Jane and Ken are awesome. We come home to 4 very happy pets and wonderful notes of what they did while we were gone.
Chole - Arlington, VA: November 2012
It was great!
Marie - Arlington, VA: November 2012
This is my second time using Your Dog Smiles and I'll definitely be using them again! They accommodated the special requests I had for cat-sitting procedures. This time, the sitter was Lily. She kept my cat happy and occupied while I was away. She did a great job caring for my pet's basic needs and desire for playtime and attention. Lily's detailed notes from each day left me satisfied that the weekend went smoothly. I came home to a happy cat.
Kiersten - Herndon, VA: November 2012
Lee provided daily text updates along with photos of Monti, which was unexpected and a great surprise. We were very happy with Lee's care of Monti and his communication, to include leaving detailed and amusing notes about their adventures together. Lee seemed very compassionate and that was appreciated very much.
Rebecca - Alexandria, VA: November 2012
I had a truly fantastic experience with Maria and your company during my recent trip. My trip was unexpectedly extended due to the recent storm in the DC area. Because of the company's policy of calling on the first and last visit, I was able to talk with Maria about this problem and then left a message with the office number. Even though it was a weekend and everyone was preparing for the storm, I heard back within an hour that my cats would be cared for. Maria called the next day to let me know that she had been to my apartment, and answered her phone when I returned her call notwithstanding the ongoing storm. The peace of mind that I got from knowing my pets would be cared for during this unexpected absence was incomparable. I came home to very calm happy pets and great notes about their visits. Cannot say how impressed I was with the quality of your service!
Shari - McLean, VA: October 2012
I use the dog walking service every day for our two dogs. Jennifer leaves a great note every day and the dogs are happy. Thanks Jennifer
Karen - Arlington, VA: October 2012
Julia and Lily did an awesome job with our \"babies\" during our last minute, three night trip. Julia walks our dog regularly and is loved by our pooch, who can be skittish about being outside. Even though she hadn't met Lily before, Lily managed to get her out and about. Both her and the cat were happy and well when we got home.
Laurie - Arlington, VA: October 2012
Maria is wonderful with Shadow. He always looks forward to their walks together. She always leaves us detailed notes so we get to know how he did during the day. We love reading about his adventures. It's not easy to be away from him during the day, but I know he's in good hands. Thank you!
Betsy - Aldie, VA: September 2012
The notes that Ken left were very thorough - which I appreciated. My girls were happy and not stressed when I got home. Thank you!
Kayla - Arlington, VA: September 2012
Julia did a terrific job taking care of Sadie. I loved reading the detailed notes about their time together. It was great knowing that Sadie was being taken great care of while I was gone. Thanks so much!!!
Amanda - Arlington, VA: September 2012
Julia was amazing with Oscar. She was great to accommodate our last minute trip, and we felt comfortable leaving Oscar and his schedule to her care. It is a great feeling to be able to travel knowing that my dog is comfortable in his own home and well taken care of.
Lori - Alexandria, VA: September 2012
Walter was so well taken care of during our 4 visit pet sit this past Saturday. Amanda left very detailed notes, and called during the first and last visits to update me. When we returned from our day trip, Walter was happy and calm. Thank you so much!
Kate - Reston, VA: August 2012
Shawna and Sara did a wonderful job walking my elderly dog, Jack. He sometimes needs extra TLC because of his hips. I loved reading the comments about Jack's walks when I returned from my trip. When I go out of town again, I will definitely use YDS! Thank you so much!
Jeanette - Alexandria, VA: August 2012
I can't tell you how wonderful it is to come home after a long day and see the note from our dogwalker, Amanda. She always leaves a paragrph description of her walk with Indy and it never fails to make me smile. She is so sweet to our pup and we're so grateful to Your Dog Smiles and Amanda for taking such great care of him!!!
Rose - Reston, VA: August 2012
We always appreciate your service and did even more so the other week when i was released home after surgery. Thanks so much for everything--your folks are excellent and we deeply appreciate the friendly, dependable service and resulting peace of mind. Thanks!!
Jenifer - Reston, VA: August 2012
This was our first time using a pet sitter for an extended period of time (one week), and I now I only wish I'd done it sooner. Arlen left us notes about each visit with Doogie, and it was nice to see she hung out and gave him some additional TLC during a thunderstorm where he appeared anxious and scared. I will definitely be using this service again and will recommend to others.
Elissa - Herndon, VA: August 2012
Shawna and Jessica did such a great job taking care of Shadow for the week we were at the beach. He had never been left alone in the house that long, and he really did well with Shawna and Jessica. They both kept me informed about Shadow's well being and all his activities. Our family was so happy on our vacation that Shadow was in such great hands!
Randy - Fairfax, VA: July 2012
This is our first experience using a pet sitter (other than friends and relatives)and it couldn't have gone better. One of our pets is an 8-month old mutt and he's a handful. But Sara, Shauna and Kristina did a wonderful job taking care of our two dogs and one fish. We were out of the country and would typically be very anxious about the pets' well-being but after meeting the sitters and touching base during the trip we were very comfortable and relaxed. The written \"diary\" was a great touch. Thanks for everything!
Mary - Fairfax, VA: July 2012
Chuey and Sadie are hard-core Colleen fans but they loved staying with Sara (move over Colleen - lol). Did not have anxiety and they were happy pups when I picked them up. Chuey found a lap in Sara when there were slight thunderstorms. Chuey and Sadie are looking forward to another B&B with Sara!
Tami - Herndon, VA: June 2012
We were very happy with Your Dog Smiles. Angela stayed over for four nights and the dogs snuggled with her each night. It was nice to know that our dogs were taken care of in their own home while we were on vacation. Angela also was able to comfort our dogs during the big storm that passed our area. We look forward to future overnight stays.
Kristi - Arlington, VA: June 2012
Rachel and Julia were great with my little one! They kept me informed with his well-being and even left daily notes as to how the day went with him. My dog was very well taken care of and I would use YDS again in the future! Great service and very cordial employees!
Will - Aldie, VA: June 2012
I really enjoyed reading the log. It was quite touching and funny. Ken was a genuine dog lover. One of the best things was knowing when the power went out after the big storms, I knew Ken would take care that the dogs were safe and cool. Thanks for the great service and I would highly recommend you.
Eileen - Reston, VA: June 2012
We love how reliable and caring Sara is for Harry our cat, when we go away. She even brought in some boxes that were delivered. Thank you, Sara, for making our vacation so worry-free!
Nicole - Herndon, VA: June 2012
OMG! We LOVE Liv! Cleo and Cody love it when she comes to walk them. Every time we come home, we have a full report waiting for us and two extremely happy pups. Thanks YDS!
Rebecca - Arlington, VA: May 2012
Julia has been our walker since we first brought Jackson home and she has been phenomenal! She feels like a part of our family. She helped us get through two major puppy illnesses. Jackson clearly loves his walks with her and is always a happy pup when we get home from work. We would highly recommend YDS, and especially Julia, to anyone!
Joanne - Ashburn, VA: May 2012
This was so great to know my babies were taken care of as if it was me there, thank you Jane :-). I love the text and photos each day. What great employees you have.
Anna - Reston, VA: May 2012
I was very pleased with the attention Olivia gave to our dog Brighton. She was sensitive to Brighton needing extra cuddle time during our absence. I really liked that Olivia contacted us when she first arrived for the first visit. Feel very comfortable with Olivia taking care of Brighton while we are away.
Sharon - Fairfax, VA: May 2012
I loved getting texts from Nikki while we were away. I alway worry about our elderly kitty when we're on vacation and those daily updates made us worry a lot less. Thank you so much for great sitting and excellent service.
Lisa - Arlington, VA: May 2012
I am so appreciative of the outstanding service YDS and the pet sitters (Julia, Lisa, and Brian) provided for my 12 year old dog, Alex. We were away for a week and it was the first time I ever left him home for the duration. Lisa's care was fantastic!!
Don - Reston, VA: May 2012
I had Liv twice a day for my new puppy and was ecstatic about the level of care my pup was receiving. A good walk, some play time, and awesome notes about how Bailey was. Bailey seemed to always have fresh water and a great disposition after her walks. This was my first time with Pet sitters, and I am extremely happy with their service.
Karen - Arlington, VA: April 2012
I love the daily diary that our walker leaves. It sounds like she's getting along really well with our skittish dog!
Mitzi - Reston, VA: April 2012
I am so pleased with the care that my PoopieCat received while I was gone. I didn't expect the service diary, but I am happy that there was a real bond created. I will definitely use this service in the future and recommend it to my friends.
Nicholas - Reston, VA: March 2012
Excellent. We were very happy with Sara. I could tell Stoli liked her as well as when I said her name she always got real excited. Glad you were recommended to us and we look forward to using you in the future.
Sandhia- Alexandria, VA: March 2012
We were very pleased with YDS's service while we were away on our trip. When we returned home the dogs looked very happy and well adjusted. Bette did a great job of keeping us informed and replied quickly to any inquiries I had. The notes she left were thorough. This was our first time using the service and I was a bit anxious. However, this experience has given me a lot of comfort and I know the next time we use your service our dogs are in good hands.
Greg - Reston, VA: March 2012
Thank you so much for the great service. I was away on vacation and it was so wonderful to know that I had someone I could count on dropping by to walk my pups before my wife returned from work... It was a great relief!
Jamie- Fairfax, VA: March 2012
Thank you so much for taking such great care of our little Frenchie. We were extremely impressed with the level of service provided. I think it's extremely important to have a meet and greet which made us feel 100% following the pet sit. We will definitely use Your Dog Smiles in the future:)
Beth - Reston, VA: March 2012
Your Dog Smiles provides a great service. We have used the service repeatedly for out of town trips and always know that our dogs have great care and we have no worries.
Erin - Fairfax, VA: February 2012
Your Dog Smiles and Kristina gave me the peace of mind that I was looking for. YDS’ Kristina provided absolutely professional and excellent care that exceeded my expectations. My babies were absolutely happy and healthy when I returned from a ten-day trip. THANK YOU!! I will definitely be calling YDS for Kristina's excellent care when I travel again.
Kelley- Arlington, VA: February 2012
Thank you for great service. What I liked the best was the text message after the visit. This really puts your mind at ease when you are traveling and you know your dog is being taken care of. Thanks Julia
Christy - Arlington, VA: January 2012
I have loved Your Dog Smiles since the Groupon. I use them explicitly. Julia is absolutely amazing and I love her detailed notes. It brings a smile to face every time (sometimes I laugh out loud!) I read them because I know Finn is in good hands. I trust her and I know she is taking good care of him. I also know that Finn probably greets her super excitedly now and that makes me happy.
Kim - Fairfax, VA: January 2012
Thanks to Colleen, this was the most relaxed I have ever been on a trip. She checked in daily and sent me lots of pictures. I think both dogs were a little disappointed to see us return!
David - Arlington, VA: January 2012
We are very happy with the service YDS provided during our recent week-long cross country trip. Our pet sitter, Annie, visited and fed our precious cat daily and provided us with text messages and even a photo after visits. We definitely plan on using YDS for future trips.
Chloe - Arlington, VA: January 2012
YDS and our sitter Julia are awesome! I used them for the first time this Christmas break and when I needed to extend the visits for New Years they were there to help. Julia kept in touch over the time to make sure I didn’t need extra visits and left a detailed log of her visits. The girls were very happy when I came home and well taken care of! I highly recommend YDS; its convenient and the staff really cares about their clients/pets!
Linda - Ashburn, VA: January 2012
Jane is awesome... she leaves detailed notes on the visit and any happenings while I've been away. I've been pleased with how she took care of my fur babies and the messes they sometimes create. I feel good leaving them in her hands. Thanks Jane!
Melissa - Reston, VA: January 2012
Jamie took super care of our two dogs on New Year's Eve. She took them out for a nice walk after dinner and made sure all was well with them.
Lauren - Arlington, VA: December 2011
I think YDS is great! I'm always confident in their service and that my pets will be well cared for. Thank you so much for everything!
Patty- South Riding, VA: September 2011
YDS has been awesome. Vin loves Maribeth, who comes to visit him during our long days at work. I would definitely recommend YDS.
Carrie- Reston, VA: September 2011
YDS was a HUGE help in a short amount of time while I had travel plans. They were so eager to help and provide a truly pleasant and professional experience. The detailed reports comforted me as I was out of town, providing me information on the daily dog walks. Hudson was excited each walk and I would definitely recommend the services of YDS to anyone! I plan to use them often again in the future.
Katie- Arlington, VA: September 2011
We've used YDS for the last two years and have always been impressed with the ease of making appointments, the professionalism of the sitters, and Colleen's quick responses. The level of service is always outstanding. Julia has been particularly fantastic. Ally is no longer upset when we leave on vacation, because she knows Julia will be there to give her tons of attention!
Carrie- Annandale, VA: September 2011
We have been so pleased with our experiences! The website set-up with the forms and reservations is impressive....and Marta (our pet sitter) is wonderful! She is so very sweet. We don't worry how Maizie is doing when we are away because we know she is getting love during her visit from Marta....and we love coming home to a note. Thank you so much, Marta!
Margret- Fairfax, VA: August 2011
Kudos to YDS and Maribeth! Colleen, Wanted to say thanks so much for putting my mind at ease when I was away. I really appreciate the care Clayton received and especially the daily update text messages I got from Maribeth. I was so worried about Clayton, since he's been through a major adjustment with our recent move from Florida and he's spoiled. I am very picky about how things get done with Clayton and Maribeth followed all my notes and instructions perfectly. Clayton seemed absolutely fine when I returned home. Thanks again. Look forward to Maribeth's \"Clayton visits\" while we are away again!
Amy- Reston, VA: August 2011
Both Sara and Tam watched over my 18yr old Husky, Nakai. He was in great hands and I didn't worry about him during our whole trip. Sara also watched my son's 10 mo old Pitt, Mia Moo Cow and again, we had no doubts she was in good hands. We recieved daily goofy pictures of her (Mia, not Sara). I enjoyed reading their daily notes on both dogs, upon our return. I would definitely recommend YDS for any pet sitting needs.
Lauren- Sterling, VA: August 2011
YDS was a lifesaver during my period of shift work. I found the website easy to use and appreciated the notes that Rebekah left for me. My dog takes a while to warm up to people, but Rebekah had him on the leash and walking outside by the second visit! I would definitely use YDS in the future.
Marie- Arlington, VA: August 2011
This was my first time leaving Toby after less than two weeks in our new apartment and I was incredibly nervous about how he would do alone all weekend. I really shouldn't have worried, Toby loves his mid-day walks with Julia and didn't seem to notice I was gone. When I got home he was napping and was in no rush to wake up and greet me. Once he finally decided to get up he was very happy to see me, but I was so relieved to see him so relaxed and comfortable even though he is still adjusting to the new place.
Nicholai- Herndon, VA: July 2011
Sara was fantastic. I know Pancake had a great time on their walks. Plus the YDS website was easy to navigate and set appts. Thank you.
Tonya - Herndon, VA: May 2011
Sara with YDS was great! Our two labs were in good hands while we were away. Colleen was great two and came to save the day on an unrelated issue when we needed a copy of our shot records when our vet was closed
Thank you both!!!
Lindsey - Reston, VA: May 2011
We have been so happy with the service and professionalism we have experienced with YDS. Sara and Colleen have been wonderful with Sparrow (our 7 month old boxer). We sometimes work unpredictable schedules, and knowing YDS is there to maintain consistency and provide attention for Sparrow is such a relief. Thank you!
Jocelyn - Springfield, VA: March 2011
I am very pleased with the services YDS has provided. My mind is at ease when I am at work knowing that James is being taken care of and walked every afternoon, regardless of weather conditions. Marta is so nice and very attentive with James' needs, and I don't know what I would do without her. Colleen is wonderful and very thorough with anything that may come up from day to day. I would highly recommend YDS to anyone whose furry friends are a part of their family and who are looking for someone to take care of your pets and treat them as their own.
Gina - Reston, VA: February 2011
YDS is extremely accomodating to the needs of the client, and is flexible with scheduling. I know that I can turn to them at anytime to ensure my dog's happiness! Rebekah has been wonderful to work with, she is very attentive to Penelope's needs and I never worry about knowing if my dog is happy and well taken care of!
Kathleen - Sterling, VA: February 2011
Katie is happy to work with Gigi. Gigi can take some time warming up to people, but after a week or so, things started to go very well between the two of them. Thanks for taking such good care of Gigi, Katie!
Kelly - Leesburg, VA: February 2011
Beth is awesome! Always so great with her notes/updates, coming on time, so attentive to last minute requests and even went so far above and beyond with picking up an accident that Katie left one afternoon. I trust Beth to the fullest and know that Katie is in the best hands. It's smooth sailing when working with Beth and I'm so grateful. Katie truly loves her 2nd mommy! Thank you YDS for bring Beth into our lives!
Julie - Sterling, VA: December 2010
After interviewing several pet sitting services and then meeting Colleen, I thought that Your Dog Smiles was for our family, and I was absolutely right. The anxiety that I felt when I left my 2 very large, very hairy, very excitable dogs--(a Golden Retriever and a German Shepherd)--for the first time was almost overwhelming. My mind was quickly put at ease when I got the first (of many) texts from their sitter, David. Knowing he was there to provide their daily medicine, walk, play, feed, and give them the love that I couldn’t for a few days was so significant to me. I received regular updates while gone and a summary when I returned. David spent extra time ensuring that they were well played-out and content before leaving the house. I absolutely recommend YDS to anyone who is contemplating hiring their services, and I will absolutely use them in the future to care for my girls, Freedom and Zoe. My family and I thank you so much for being so accommodating, caring, fun, thoughtful, and for treating our girls as if they were your own.
Joy - Hendon, VA: July 2010
Amazing service. Kristen was wonderful with my little dachshund Cary. Normally my travelling upsets Cary so much that I dread taking vacation. The service was WONDERFUL. Cary was happy, which made for a relaxing vacation for Mom.
Sean and Hillary - Reston, VA : February 2010
Ever since we met with Colleen to begin service with Your Dog Smiles, we have been impressed. Everyone is incredibly friendly, and it is such a relief to not have to worry about whether or not our pets would be taken care of. When we went to the Caribbean for our wedding, Your Dog Smiles stayed over and took such great care of our cat and dog, sending pictures and putting our minds at ease while we were out of the country.
Colleen, Megan, and Jaime - thank you all so much!! Sushi and Shiloh look forward to seeing you all after the \"snowmeggedon\" this weekend!
Dal Rae - Arlington, VA : January 2010
We used the pet taxi service and were really happy as the rate was reasonable and our dog arrived safely. Other services were charging outrageous prices including wait time, distance from their office to the pick-up, and additional \"congestion\" fees. There were no hidden costs and we liked the honest service.
Andrew - Reston, VA : January 2010
As busy professionals my wife and I have used Colleen (Your Dog Smiles) to look after our Golden Retriever puppy Bailey! The service is great and most importantly very very reliable. Our sitters have been amazing (Robyn and now Amanda) and we would recommend YDS to anymone. We love it and so does Bailey, woof!!
Kendra - Burke, VA : January 2010
Colleen and her staff are always so attentive with my dogs. They take extra time to make sure each one of my three pups get love and attention with each visit. They have gone above and beyond, even calling me one day to alert me to a possible issue with my boxer. I know my kids are in great hands with Your Dog Smiles!
Kelly - Leesburg, VA: September 28th, 2009
Wow what can I say about "Your Dog Smiles", Colleen and her company is awesome! She does a phenomenal job of making sure that Katie is well taken care of. From the very beginning she took the time to come meet me and Katie and for the last year Colleen's services have worked out so well. She is always quick to reply to my last minute, desperate requests for walks. Even with the short notice is is sure to provide the best she can for Katie and that may be sending John to the house for the rescue. I never feel as if a stranger as been in the house, but rather that one of my friends popped over to help me out. It sure makes for a happy doggy. It is so wonderful to have peace of mind know when John or Colleen will be over to visit Katie. I know Katie really enjoys the visits as well. It's a great way to break up her day! Thank you so much John and Colleen for all that you do for Katie and the Graber family! Keep up the excellent job and I'll be sure to spread your name to all of my friends.
Jessica - Alexandria, VA: September 24th, 2009
I am very happy with Your Dog Smiles. They take the time to know how to care for your pet for a routine visit and in the event that there is an emergency. They leave detailed notes about how the visit went, so that you don't have to wonder. I will certainlty call again-my pets were happy, so I'm happy!
Charlotte & Bret - Leesburg, VA: September 24th, 2009
Colleen and Gwen love our dog, Simon, and he loves them. Simon is a rescue with a history of abuse and is usually nervous around new people, especially those who come into our home. From minute one, he was completely comfortable with Colleen and Gwen. We know that Simon is in caring, safe hands with Your Dog Smiles.
Jamie -Reston, VA: March 13th, 2009
Your Dog Smiles goes above and beyond standard dog walking service. I am always notified about any change in behavior or health with my older pug. The other day my dog broke his nail off and it was really bad. Both Colleen and Sara offered to come over well after hours and help. I tended to him however on my own. The next day Sara notified Collen that my dog was obviously still very uncomfortable and Colleen took him to get a cap put on his nail. I have never seen such service and true concern about every animal these hard workers come across in my life. If you are looking for a service for your pet, these are the people to trust.
Barbara & Bailey - Herndon, VA: October 30th, 2008
Colleen - I wanted to "THANK YOU" for taking care of BAILEY for me. I know sometimes the notice is short, but you always make sure he is taken care of. You are a true godsend to me and Bailey, and extremely happy I finally found "THE ULTIMATE DOG WALKER/SITTER" in this industry. I have tried and been thru many people and mishaps, and you have far exceeded any expectations I had or could possibly want. The TLC you have given Bailey due to his slight disability means more to he and I then you could ever know. Living in Herndon, and working in Baltimore....I NEVER once had to worry that Bailey was not out and/or taken care of and that is huge burden off of me knowing that. YOU are a blessing to say the least. Keep up the great work, and I am glad it took my move to Virginia to finally find the best in the industry.
Kat & Dash - Sterling, VA: October 20th, 2008
Hi Colleen, This note is long over due. I have been meaning to tell you what a great service that Sara provided. She is so caring and sweet. Even my neighbor who is home during the day commented positively about her. He said, she was there for the entire time that she said she was there (unlike our previous dog walker) and that he could tell Dash got a good work out. Sara left detailed notes which we very much appreciated. Also, it is hard to explain but I could just tell that Dash loved Sara. I just wanted to take a minute to let you know what a great person you have working for you, not that you don't know that already. Dash and I miss her and hope that both you and Sara are doing well. Sincerely, Kat & Dash Ernst
Kate - Reston, VA: October 10th, 2008
Colleen and Sarah allowed my husband and I to go on vacation without worrying about our dog, Jack, getting enough exercise. When we returned from our trip, Jack was relaxed and happy. It was as if we'd never left. Thank you, Sarah and Colleen!
Kate - Alexandria, VA: September 29th, 2008
I would recommend Your Dog Smiles to everyone! Colleen and Holly (our walker) are the most caring animal lovers around. Our cocker spaniel Candy loves them!!