Terese has been taking care of our dog Leo
since he was a puppy. He is a rescue dog and was abandoned and
abused the first 3 months of his life. We adopted him when he was 5
months old. Terese has always handled him with a great amount of
patience and compassion. He is absolutely beside himself with joy
when she comes to our house and takes him for his walk. It's great
for me to see him so trusting of another person. He needs constant
love and reassurance and Terese certainly gives that to him. I feel
that Terese has the best people (Paula and Shirley) working with her
to make "Reigning Cats & Dogs" a service that everyone would want
for their pets!
We connected with Terese and
Reigning Cats & Dogs more than 15 years ago and have been
consistently using their excellent services ever since. Given our
times away from home, more than six times a year for up to two weeks
at a time, Terese and her colleagues have been invaluable for us and
for our cats, Lucy & Desi. Whenever we return, our cats are loving,
unstressed, well-fed and comfortable. As a rule, they tend to be
messy when they eat or use the litter box but all is perfect when we
return. We are so grateful to Terese as even though we dislike
leaving Lucy and Desi, we know that they will be given great, loving
care while we are away.
has been with Terese and her staff since 2002. They started walking
Ami when she was 8 weeks old and now she is 7! They are
professional, trustworthy and they treat my dog like she is their
own. Ami's tail goes a mile a minute when Terese or any of her staff
come to pick her up. The staff is always accessible and easily
reached. They are flexible, personable and you can tell the animals
trust them. You can't ask for more than that! They're a wonderful
Reigning Cats & Dogs is the
best! Our Golden Doodle Lafayette walks every day with
Terese and he loves all his doggie friends! Terese and Shirley
are so great with the dogs and so flexible about the crazy schedule of
owners. We are big fans!
- Beth Ann Dahan
I highly recommend Reigning Cats & Dogs
to anybody who needs a loving caretaker for their animals. The staff
genuinely loves animals. I leave for work everyday secure in the
knowledge that Rosie will not only be safe and cared for, but she has a
blast on her walks and in play group
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Reining Cats & Dogs has been walking my
dogs for about a decade. They are trustworthy, reliable and smart.
They all know and love our pets almost as much as we
do! They have seen us through puppyhood, adoption, illness, training,
and recently, loss. But the most telling story belongs to the dogs
themselves. Often, on my non-work day, I will be walking the dogs in the
park, when one of them stops, listens, and then takes off out of sight
at a run. I no longer worry, knowing that I will run around the corner
and find them happily greeting their canine and human friends from RC&D.
They're the best!
- Amy Shorey
Terese has been our cat
sitter for over ten years. We couldn't comfortably go on vacation
without the knowledge that our 15 year old cat was safe in her care. We
rely on her completely and wouldn't know what to do without her.
Unfortunately we never see her as she comes when we aren't home, but now
we can keep up with her on her wonderful web page!
- Karen Timmermans
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Reigning Cats & Dogs is the best and I
would not consider using anyone else to care for Rocky and Molly when I
When I was looking for someone to care
for my two cats when I travel, I was looking for someone who could not
only just feed them, but someone who would really care for them (like
giving them medication, if necessary). Further, I needed someone who
could take of the kitties on short notice, since my travel schedule can
change at the last minute. Finally, I needed someone who could make sure
that my 'fraidy cat', Molly, was okay, since she would probably be
hiding under a piece of furniture when the person came to the house!
Once I met Terese Thacker, I knew that she was going to take very good
care of Rocky & Molly, and that has been the case since August 1998.
Reigning Cats & Dogs has always
provided Rocky & Molly with the best care, and now even Molly sometimes
comes to greet Terese when she is caring for them! The fact that I know
Terese cares about them really puts my mind at ease when I travel, which
is quite frequently. And when either Rocky or Molly have been on
medication, Terese has taken great pains to make sure they get it, which
is a challenge with Molly in particular!
There are three key benefits of
working with Reigning Cats & Dogs. First, I can easily check and verify
the dates when I need someone to care for Rocky & Molly. Second, if I am
delayed in getting home from a trip, I can easily let Terese know and
she will care for the cats until I can get home. Finally, knowing that
someone is not only feeding Rocky & Molly, but is making sure that they
are okay during a visit puts my mind at ease.
That peace of mind is priceless.
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