There aren't enough good things to say about Dean's pet care services! First, let me start by explaining what pet sitting involves at my house - I have 4 rescued chihuahua's, one of whom is 15 years old and has to be medicated for a heart condition, 2 cats and 2 chinchillas. It's not a pet care situation for the faint-hearted but Dean is undaunted by my urban petting zoo and 5 minutes after he arrived for the first time he was on the floor playing with everyone. Dean genuinely loves animals, I mean REALLY loves animals! Like many pet parents, mine are like my children and are excessively spoiled. I am neurotic about leaving them with anyone and my pet care instructions are literally four pages long. Dean takes all this in stride. He's meticulously responsible, trustworthy, and caring. Most importantly, all my pets love him. Honestly, I think they were disappointed when I returned home from my last trip. Dean is also a great communicator which is so important for helicopter pet parents. He sends me videos of everyone daily while I'm away and answers my texts promptly. He even made himself available recently when my return flight was canceled unexpectedly, staying with my pets until I was safely on another flight home. I've used a few other pet sitters in the past and I was always worried the entire time I was away. Now, I don't hesitate to leave my pets with Dean as I know they are in very capable hands! I cannot recommend Dean more highly to other pet parents.
-- Martha K., Brooklyn
I felt so confident and comfortable with Dean watching my dog Kyna that I was able to truly relax on my vacation. He stayed at my apartment per my request. A true lover of animals who goes above and beyond for his clientele. He texted me pictures and provided me with updates so I could see my dog was really happy. I'm extremely pleased with Dean's service and have used him multiple times and would do so again! And best of all I came home to a very happy dog who wasn't stressed out like she would get in a boarding facility!
-- Kirsten V., NYC
I needed someone who is knowledgeable, responsible, and sympathetic to take care of my dog, Carl, while I'm away on vacation. Carl is very large (90 lbs), very cuddly, and does not get along with other dogs. Dean understands how to walk Carl so that he and other dogs on the street are safe. Carl has such a good time with Dean that when our trip is over and we come home, Carl is even a little sad to see Dean go. Dean gives Carl so much loving attention, keeps me updated every day with comforting texts, that I can fully relax and enjoy my vacation, knowing that Carl is in the best of hands! I highly recommend Dean for dog sitting and dog walking. I am so happy we found him!
-- Michal N., Brooklyn
I admit it, I'm a neurotic dog mom. Recently when the two dog sitters who have been taking care of Rusty for years moved out of state, Dean came to the rescue! Not only was he able to take care of my dog on short notice, but Rusty was treated like a prince. He got extra walks, his favorite treats and most importantly someone who cares about him almost as much as I do. I can't give Dean any higher praise than entrusting him with my best buddy the next I'm out of town.
-- Robin B., Miami
We were delighted to find Dean was available for in-home pet sitting. He's a true animal lover and a caring, trustworthy and dependable professional. He looks after our 2 dogs AND our 2 cats each of them with different personalities and quirks!! They're the best of pals now, so when we start packing they know Uncle Dean is coming!! That translates to extra fun and games and a reasonable amount of extra treats!! When we return home our pets are stress free and relaxed. Dean graciously handles any task with the animals and the house - he's simply the best. He keeps us updated with pics, videos and texts while we are away which makes our travels that much more enjoyable. We recommend him without reservation.
-- Bruce P. & Lyle C., Miami Shores
Dean is absolutely great with my little boy Winston. He’s very professional and provides the necessary paperwork in case of an emergency situation, and I appreciate that Dean sends a picture or text message after each visit, which is great to receive during my work day in the office. I truly know Winston is safe and cared for when he is with Dean.
-- Kenny E., Brooklyn
We have had the pleasure of using Dean's dog walking services several times and cannot say enough good things! He is diligent, never late, and makes sure he spends plenty of time with our dog. We enjoy the updates and pictures he sends. Anna Bananas clearly loves it when Dean spends time with her as she is happy and relaxed when we return. We will definitely call Dean again!
-- Fred H., South Miami
We've relied on Dean several times over the past year to take care of our dog. Sugar is so happy to see him it's like she is his dog! We've been out of the country on several occasions and have never had any issues. Dean provides us with photos and videos of our pup to keep us up to date and we just love it! He's also super contentious about our home when he stays over and leaves it better than we left it. More than just a dog walker, Dean has become our dog’s best friend!
-- Cynthia N., NYC
We've used Dean to stay over in our apartment so our dog could sleep in her own bed. It's important to us that people who oversee her are responsible and patient with her. Dean treats her as if she's his, and she's very much in love with him. Because Dean has had dogs, himself he'll follow your instructions to the 'T' and be able think outside the box. You'll never, ever need worry when he's watching and walking your dog!
-- Nils E., NYC
I’m a big dog lover, and my dog Bruno is my family. I would never let just anyone take care of him! Dean was amazing. He took such great care of him! Gave him all sorts of love!! Bruno needed a little extra care because he was having some health issues. He needed to be walked more than usual and be given medication. I could tell Dean was a dog lover and was going to give Bruno that extra care. He also sent daily pics of Bruno which made me feel more comfortable while I was away. I would highly recommend Dean.
-- Tony M., Miami
I’m a very overprotective dog daddy! I don’t trust my baby Scrappy with just anyone. Uncle Dean is the best! He treats Scrappy with so much love and care – extra walks and treats and he even lets him sleep in the bed. If you need a dog sitter you can rely on and trust, the Dean is absolutely the best!
-- Bobby G., Miami Beach
Dean has been a godsend to help with our two dogs. He is extremely loving and good to them and very accommodating to us. He has never missed a beat, is often available on short notice and sends great pictures of our boys on their walks. The dogs love him and we very much appreciate and recommend him.
-- Jorge & Rebecca G., Miami
As an over protective “dog mom” I was a bit flipped out when I learned I would have to take frequent business trips in my new position. But all that changed once I booked with The Dean of Dogs. Dean was professional, responsible and dependable allowing me to remain worry-free during my time away. I especially appreciated the frequent check ins and photos that he provided during his stay. I would highly recommend Dean for anyone needing pet sitting services!
-- Andrea Z., Sunrise
We recently traveled for five days and needed to entrust our six dogs (yes, six dogs!) and home to a reliable and trustworthy person. Fortunately for us Dean came to our rescue. He was able to manage the various tasks required and ensure that our pups were walked, loved and well cared for. Dean is now our go-to dog sitter, and we highly recommend The Dean of Dogs.
-- Pablo C. & Joel R., Coconut Grove
My dog is particularly needy and stubborn, so I was leery of leaving him with a dog sitter while I was on vacation. Fortunately, I found The Dean of Dogs. Hachi took to him like a duck to water. Dean sent me daily pictures of Hachi. And he seemed happier with him than me! When I returned home, my dog was truly sorry to see Dean leave. I can strongly recommend Dean.
-- Bruce B., NYC
I was so happy when Dean took care of my aging poodle in my home. He was very kind and loving. He was even able to give him his daily medicine injections. Dean would frequently send me great pictures and videos so I could see how their fun-filled week was going. Thanks Dean, I’m not sure what I would have done without you!
-- Rose S., Miami
Dean is the best! My dog, Luna, loves him. Dean is always on time, sends pictures and a short recap of the walk. I've also left Luna overnight with him and do so with complete confidence that she will be safe and loved! Dean is extremely reliable and a pleasure to work with.
-- Karina D., Miami
... and from my favorite cat mom:
Dean has taken care of my two cats, Finny and Fifi, many times when I’ve been away on vacation. He is great with them, and obviously they love him. He regularly sends me pictures and videos showing them cuddling together, eating and being groomed. I’m not sure they ever miss me at all! And the apartment is always a little cleaner than when I left – fresh litter too, of course! Woo hoo! I couldn’t ask for a better house and cat sitter … responsible, dependable and very caring. Highly recommend.
-- Sue W., NYC