Pet Care Referral List
Here are some pet service providers. In keeping with Fuzzy Buddy’s commitment to modern
force-free dog handling, this list only includes providers who are fluent with reward-based methods
to control behavior. These service providers will not use out-dated training tools such as choke chains,
electronic shock collars, prong collars, or squirt bottles on your dogs. They will also not engage in
potentially harmful training “strategies” such as alpha rolls and scruff shakes.
Any time you choose a pet service provider for your furry family member, make sure that you feel comfortable with the person and care situation. Most care providers will require an interview before taking on a new client. Take note of your impressions of the person, and the connection that person makes with your dog. No one care provider is necessarily the right choice for every single dog, so even someone that is highly recommended by a friend may not feel like the right fit for you and your dog. Don’t be afraid to interview multiple people. When you have found the right person, both you and your dog will benefit. You will not have any worries about leaving your dog in another’s care, and your dog will be receiving the best care that you could find!
All of these businesses are licensed and insured. Please direct feedback about anyone on this list firstname.lastname@example.org
Owner: Sarah Lindsay
Phone: (248)821-7272 (call or text)
Services provided: private and pack dog walks, dog park runs, housesitting
Special Training: Pet First Aid/CPR, dog body language, employed at Fuzzy Buddy’s since 2013, over 4,000 hours of professional daycare experience supervising dog play and keeping it safe
Owner: Kristie Koomler
Services provided: private dog walks, pet sitting, boarding in my home, dog park outings, pet taxi, pet supply delivery, canine massage therapy
Service area: Ballard to Sand Point, Wallingford to Broadview
Special Training: Pet First Aid/CPR, various dog training workshops, canine massage therapy
“My philosophy is to treat each pet as an individual, as if she were one of my own, and to provide the highest quality of service and care for you and your pet. I truly enjoy spending time with all of my clients, and they sure know it! For my clients’ guardians, it means peace of mind knowing that their best friend is in experienced, compassionate hands.”
Owner: Christine M Diamond, CPDT-KA
Services provided : Boarding, Playgroups, Board & Train
Service area: Boarding & Training – Eastside & Seattle
Playgroups- Bellevue, Mercer Island, Redmond, Kirkland, Woodinville
Special Training: Christine M Diamond, CPDT-KA; various annual workshops, including Dogs of Course seminars, Kathy Sdao seminars, APDT conferences etc.
Number of Staff: 6
Special Training for staff: All of the staff is certified in Pet First Aid, and are sent to one or two CPDT-KA continuing education classes each year: Jenny – Phd candidate in Animal Behavior; Amanda– taking her CPDT-KA in September and various CPDT-KA approved seminars annually; Ashley – currently studying Canine Behavior at Central WA University.
“We have a very knowledgeable and professional staff that will insure that your dog has an enjoyable stress free environment and you will have peace of mind. Everyone must work from ground up. ie…for our group play sessions, employees start with one dog, then two until they are able to read and predict the dogs. We take a very limited number of dogs and keep our ratio of dogs to people at 10:1 We have a pick-up/ drop-off service for our Eastside customers aboard our custom bus. Please contact us for an evaluation.”
Owner: Jill Seward
Services provided: Designer Dog Walks, Private Playdates, Dog Running, Vacation Visits, Sleepovers, Puppy Socialization
Service area: From Shoreline to Normandy Park (no eastside)
Special Training: Red Cross Pet First Aid, CCS from Seattle Dogworks, Ian Dunbar seminar, BAT seminar, various agility seminars over the years and currently in agility classes
Number of Staff: 10
Special training for staff: They are employees, not contractors – I train them one on one specifically in humane handling techniques and help them handle any issues they are having with pets. We have had two employees with dog training sessions with local trainers, Grisha Stewart and Gayle Ballinger, and a canine body language presentation from Ali Johnson. We also have a handling dvd that they watch, Andrea Dexter from AgilityFlix created that for us.
“We provide personalized online blogs with photos for every service except dog running. I am very particular about the way client’ pets and homes are handled and my caregivers are well screened, professional and kind. They often have vet tech experience or other specialized pet care background.”
Owner: Brittany Beall, VMD
Services provided: veterinary housecalls, pet sitting and dog walking, specializing in medical and behavioral special needs while owners are away
Service area: Central Seattle, Capitol Hill, First Hill, Madison Park, Downtown, Queen Anne, Fremont, Wallingford, Ballard, U District, Leschi, Madrona
Special Training: Veterinary Doctorate from University of Pennsylvania, currently training in veterinary behavior with Companion Animal Solutions
Number of Staff: 1
Special training for staff: Licensed Veterinary Technician