What Clients Say About My Services
"From Ally's owner, Brenda L. :
"I’m not the sort of person who typically writes testimonials so it says a lot that I really wanted to add a note on the Urban Dog Excursion’s website. Our little Ally is a rescue dog and she can be very frightened of the new people she meets. Janet came to our house a few times to visit with our girl, while we were home to allow Ally to get to know her. Once Janet began to show up for dog walks she still had to carefully wait each time to allow Ally to come to her. Janet’s gentle nature and patience quickly won Ally over and now “Auntie Janet” is one of the family. I cannot write enough about how much we adore her. Janet considerately sends me notes about Ally’s walk each afternoon along with pictures. She is wonderful about letting me know in advance about days she may need off and always has a backup walker available if needed. I trust her in our home and more importantly, with our furry princess. Bill, Ally & I feel incredibly fortunate to have her in our lives!
Thank you Auntie Janet! We love you!
"Hello my fellow Canines,
My early years were really “ruff”. I was abused by my first owners before I was even a year old. I ended up in the pound and on death row. I was lucky enough to find my current owners who have helped me to understand that I’m a princess and I deserve to be spoiled rotten every day. You can imagine how upsetting it was for me to find out that my Mom was going back to work…until I met Janet. I was a little scared of Janet at first but she just sat back and waited until I was ready to spend some time with her. She knows I love the ball so she coaxed me in with some play time and treats. Auntie Janet’s really clever like that! She knows the things that I really enjoy like catching toys, tummy rubs, and doing tricks for treats. We have been together for over a year now and Janet’s training is coming along really well. She has learned all the routes that I like to walk in the afternoon and she recognized when I’m not feeling good and want to keep the walk short. I can’t take all the credit for training her…she’s really good with dogs. So, if you are looking for an afternoon playmate, walker and a fantastic snuggle to get you through until your owners get home, I might be able to loan her to you for a little bit…My parents are trying to teach me to share."
One of Janet’s favorite pooches – Ally Elser
"Not only do we completely trust her with the care
and exercise of our dog and access to our home, we now
recognize her expertise in raising a healthy dog and
welcome her advice when she sees something we should
consider. Janet is organized, has excellent
communication and clearly has wonderful people skills
along with puppy skills. Her service is worth every
Sting and Earl
"The best endorsement of Janet comes from our dogs (and cat). Shortly after she spent a recent weekend watching them, she came by our house. When our dogs saw her, they went crazy with happiness.
Janet is everything you could want in a dog-sitter. She keeps her word. She is punctual. She cares deeply for the dogs she watches and understands each of their little quirks and personalities. She stays in constant contact with us and always sends regular reports on how everyone is doing - including wonderful photos!
She’s just the best."
Jim & Ginny/Issaquah Highlands
Misha & Nadya and Augustus
"My husband and I live in Issaquah Highlands and we
are super busy. We have the most amazing walker, Auntie Janet
who walks our three pups, Misha, 10, Nadya, 9, and Augustus, 9.
They absolutely love her and she also loves them. Auntie Janet has been walking them since December 2013, when I was in the hospital recovering from surgery and I absolutely trust her with all three of them. I love the relationship they have. I should also add that I am probably the most picky person on this earth when it comes to my pups. I rarely let anyone take care of them. An example, a trip to Europe where we took them with us, because I was so nervous and would never let them stay in a crate for 3 weeks in a kennel. Let's just say it was not easy to travel with 2 dogs at that time. Now that we have a our "Auntie Janet" I would never hesitate to leave them in her care. This is how amazing she is!
Alexandra & Michael/Issaquah Highlands
"Nervous to leave our puppy in anyone else's care, my husband and I searched for someone professional, reliable and trustworthy to walk our Frenchie, Winston, during the workday. We found that and so much more in Janet. The very best thing about Janet is how much she genuinely cares about Winston - and Winston just adores her too! Janet has become a part of our doggy family and we truly couldn't feel more fortunate to have her!"
The Hart Family/ Klahanie