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Nanny Dolittle client - Conor

Service: Pet care
Breed: Chinese Crested
Location: Mill Creek

Peace of mind!  That is what you'll get when you arrange pet care from Nanny Dolittle. For several years now we have relied on Michelle and her crew to provide daily care for our now 14 year old Chinese Crested when we go on vacation......and we couldn't be happier.  Our Conor never did well in a kennel/boarding situation, and he would fret and starve himself with anxiety when we were away.  Now he is able to stay in his comfortable surroundings, and my husband and I have tremendous peace of mind knowing he is safe and content.  Michelle and her team do a great job communicating, and following up with any issues or questions by email or text, and the love and care they have for animals is very evident.  Conor looks forward to the daily visits, and we now come home from a holiday to a happy dog!  Professional, caring, and reliable - Nanny Dolittle has been the perfect solution for us, and our sweet pup!

~ Dauphine B.

Service: Cat sitting
Breed: Tabby and Tri-colored Tabby

We are loyal Nanny Dolittle customers. We have been using this service for over 6+ years and cannot say enough good things about the quality of care our pets receive. They are dependable, loyal, customer oriented and extremely caring. When we return from our trips we are always so thrilled to read their comments about our time away, how our pets did and the special hugs Nanny Dolittle gave them. I recommend them for all your pets needs, including dog walking, house sitting, pet snuggling and, you will never worry again about leaving home and your precious pets.

~ Michele & John W.

Service: Dog walking
Location: Bothell

"Nanny" has a great staff, flexible scheduling, always consistent with walking time and duration, and very smart regarding inclement weather. Very good service; been using about a year and I would recommend to anyone.

~ Kurt L.

Service: Cat Sitting
Breed: Domestic Medium Hair
Location: Mill Creek

When my elderly cat with multiple health problems got to be too much for friends and
neighbors to tend when I was gone, I decided to use a pet-sitting service. Michelle
came to my home and did an extensive interview to make sure that she fully
understood my and my pet's needs and to determine that she was able to cover every
contingency or emergency in my absence.

I entrusted my cat to Michelle and her staff at Nanny Dolittle when I was out of
town, once for ten days. Each time, I not only came home to a contented,
well-cared-for pet but also found pages of notes detailing her daily condition, her
activities, what they did for her, and how much time they spent with her.

I am very pleased with the Nanny Dolittle pet-sitting service and highly recommend it.

~ Karen W.

Breed: English Labrador
Location: Mill Creek

We've had Michelle and her employees taking care of Hank since day one. She was highly recommended and a true dog lover and professional. She is flexible, easy to work with and we would trust no other with our young, energetic lab. She is fairly priced and we always know and trust that our little guy is in good hands. Nanny Dolitle is simply the best. Five stars from us and a high five from Hank!

~ Peter O.

Service: TLC and Pet Sitting
Breed: Pit Bull/Boxer mix, Aussie mix, Border Collie, Austarian & Lab mix

While visiting "Paddywhack" pet store I stumbled upon a business card for Nanny Dolittle. I'd been looking for a pet-sitter or someone who can drop in on a long work day and tend to my pack. Some time went by and we adopted a fourth rescue dog. Adjustment periods for the dogs can take some time and extra tending to, so I decided to call the Nanny. We met, reviewed each dog in depth, my expectations for her visits, their expectations and then we created a visitation schedule on the spot. She left with a key to our home and has been coming regularly for over a year.

Nanny Dolittle provides loving care to my dogs that desire it most and endless ball throwing for the other two. She knows exactly what each one needs and intuitively reads them when she visits. I know this because she leaves a note at the end of her visit that describes her stay and interactions with them. What she writes is exactly what we would have done for them had we been home. In addition, we notice the difference in their energy, happiness and general well-being on the days the Nanny has visited.

She is reliable, flexible, trustworthy, accommodating, gentle, caring and provides exactly what she promises. We feel lucky to have her in our pack and the dogs are always excited when we leave for work with the parting words, "The Nanny will be visiting with you today, just rest until her arrival."

~ Rachael M.

Service: Dog walking
Breed: Pomeranians

Nanny Dolittle has been a wonderful addition to our family. We have been using Michelle's company for dog walking since April 2011, three to five times a week and have been very pleased. We have two adorable, 5 year old Pomeranians that we love dearly and spoil every chance we get. To better manage their high energy, we make sure they get plenty of exercise/stimulation each day. Given that my husband and I both work full time, we usually rely on Nanny Dolittle to do the AM walk, and we do the PM walk. Michelle and her crew have been fabulous with providing great service that is dependable, honest, and reasonable. She communicates well, is very courteous and conscientious, and has always followed through on her commitments. She is very careful about who she brings on to her team (which we appreciate very much) ensuring that they are well screened and well trained. We have been very pleased with everyone from her company that has cared for our pups. We would highly recommend Nanny Dolittle for walking/caring for their furry loved ones!

~ Terese & Rob S.

Service: Dog walking and potty breaks
Breed: Toy Spaniel/English Spaniel

When I first "interviewed" Michelle to take my dog for daily walks while I was at work, I was so impressed by how thorough she was. She had more questions for me than I had for her! She had a check off list to make sure she covered everything. I knew I wanted her to take care of Barley before we were done.

Not only does she walk Barley, she truly cares for him. She and her staff leave preprinted note cards letting me know where they walked, about bowel movements (which is nice to know) and anything eventful or interesting Barley may have encountered during his walk. Whenever I have a special request or need to change the schedule, she accommodates me. She is always friendly, upbeat and truly a pleasure to work with.

Not only does Michelle walk Barley, but she does extras that I don't even expect. For instance, bringing in my trash cans on trash day, filling Barley's water bowl and leaving the most thoughtful and adorable gifts for us.

I am VERY picky and would highly recommend Nanny Dolittle to anybody who asked me.

~ Susan F.


Service: In-Home Cat Sitting
Breed: Domestic Short Hair

OK, so this sweet girl is Sundown. She is a surprisingly social and sensitive cat and, although she has claimed the storage crate here, it could just as easily have been the suitcase when we are heading out of town. We have had other pet sitters in the past, most of whom were gentle and adequate but Sundown has a special way of telling us if she has not received enough 'lovin' while we were away. We found Michelle about 3 years ago and could not be happier. She clearly cares about the work she does and her great reputation. We feel completely comfortable with her and our sweet cat is always happy to see us but does not send out the 'I've been neglected' vibe in any way. We whole-heartedly would recommend Michelle and her hand-picked team for your special ones too.

~ John & Daria D.


Service: Dog walking
Breed: Mixed

Hello, my name is Leslie, and I would like to tell you about a wonderful dog-walker that I have had the pleasure of knowing for over 2 years. Her business name is Nanny Dolittle, but she also goes by Michelle. Michelle has been walking my dog Kasey 2-4 times a week for quite a while. I am a college student and my schedule changes about every 10 weeks, and bless her heart she has managed to fit us into her schedule each time it changes. She works with my schedule, my dog loves her, and she just plainly takes real good care of my little girl. I would recommend her to anyone.

~ Leslie B.


Service: Dog walking
Breed: Yellow Lab

I'm delighted to recommend without hesitation the wonderful, conscientious services of Nanny Dolittle. Rose-Bud-the-Dog attends all client appointments and meetings during the work day EXCEPT when she has her time with her nanny. Given the nature of my work, Michelle's attention to schedule, cleanliness, and communication is 100% helpful and appreciated. She picks up Rose and returns her to the office sometimes she arranges a doggie-play-date and Rose-Bud's anticipation of Nanny Dolittle's arrival and smile on return says it all.

~ Karen B.

Nanny Dolittle client - Kona

Service: Dog walking
Breed: Chocolate Lab/Border collie mix

Michelle has been a lifesaver for me & my dog Kona. It is so wonderful to have the extra care that her services provide to my busy life. I have an older dog that suffers from anxiety and Michelle has gone above and beyond to provide the special care my Kona requires. Thanks so much!

~ Merrilee D.

Nanny Dolittle client - Saint Bernard

Service: Dog walking
Breed: Saint Bernard

Life never runs as scheduled and having Michelle there to help us out in caring for our dog has been a true blessing. Her flexibility, professionalism and extra mile she goes for our dogs care is something you will not find from many people. I don't know what we would do with out her.

~ Ben B.

Nanny Dolittle client - weimaraner

Service: Dog walking
Breed: Weimaraner

Nanny Dolittle's service has been life changing for me and my dog. Her daily walks brought joy and attention to my energetic puppy while giving me comfort, knowing that my dog was in good hands.

~ Matt B.

Nanny Dolittle client - Chocolate lab

Service: Pet sitting
Breed: Chocolate Lab, Yellow Lab, Chihuahua

 am writing this to recommend Nanny Dolittle for pet sitting. My husband and I spent years hauling our dogs to and from kennels in order to go on vacations - until the age and health of our chocolate lab made the stress of travel unbearable for her. We were concerned about what we would do when summer came round. On a whim I looked up pet sitters (http://petsittersofpugetsound.org/) and through them found Michelle.

The first time I met Michelle she came to my house on time and very prepared. She had a questionnaire that she filled out after asking me the questions. Each animal has its own set of paperwork. I was surprised at how thorough the questions were: Vet information, food, play, where to dispose of the poop! She went on to show me all of her licenses & bond information and explained in detail all of the services she offers.

Since then we have had Michelle come to care for our three pets more often than we had planned- its just so nice to run off to go camping without bringing all three dogs along! Some times we leave the oldest at home- and take the two young ones knowing she will get the best of care while we are gone and some extra rest.

Michelle comes to our house three times a day when we are away to give our old girl her Rimadyl, have bathroom breaks and playtime. She brings in our mail, newspaper and turns on and off lights for safety. Our neighbors have commented on how long she stays and how well she takes care of things.

~ Janis T.

Nanny Dolittle client - Paker & Eli

Service: Special Needs
Breed: Dalmation,  Standard Poodle

In January 2009 we relocated to the Mill Creek area of Washington with our two dogs. They are used to having a walk at noon everyday with a professional sitter as both my spouse and I work. Thus when we moved 800 miles north of our former home we had the task of finding someone to continue with this daily tradition. The difficulty here was to find someone willing to work with our "special needs" rescued Dalmatian. "Parker" represents a special challenge due to the abuse he was subjected to for the first two years of his life. He is distrustful of strangers and can exhibit fear-aggressive behaviors as a result. Thus it is hard to find someone who will work with him. Our Standard Poodle, "Eli" is just the opposite, so the pair present an interesting duo.

Michelle of Nanny Dolittle immediately won over "Parker" with kindness and her gentle way with him; so much so that she also stays at our home when we are away for get aways. "Eli" and "Parker" now continue their noontime walks and we are so pleased with Michelle's service and loving care of our pooches. Thanks Michelle!, you have our vote of confidence!

~ J&S and "Parker" & "Eli"

Service: Pet sitting
Breed: Birds and Special needs dogs

Not too many of Michelle's clients mention having birds, but we do have them (3), and we are very particular about their care and feeding. Michelle has developed a relationship with all three of our birds and cares for them AM and PM while we are gone. We have been very satisfied with the care our birds have gotten from Nanny Dolittle. Michelle was also been a wonderful petsitter for our two aging dogs in their last years. Michelle made sure our two dogs were kept comfortable and well looked-after when this kind of care is very important for two older pets. When we returned from our vacations we found that our dogs were relaxed and happy. We now have two new pups and are looking forward to introducing them to Michelle and continuing our relationship with her as a quality sitter to our pets.


~ Paula J.


Service: Pet sitting
Breed: Siamese and Russian Blue Cats

You will have peace of mind and happy pets upon your return if you use Nanny Dolittle! I just wanted to let anyone considering having Nanny Dolittle (Michelle) watch their pets know that we love her!! Our fuzzy babies enjoy their time with Michelle. We have had other people watch them while on vacation and they always seems so depressed upon our return home, but with the care of Nanny Dolittle they are bouncing around and happy to greet us. There is no pouting and giving us the cold shoulder. Clearly they are very well taken care of while we are gone sometimes we think she actually spoils them more than we do! We have used the services of Nanny Dolittle for the last three years and have always come home to happy kitties!!!

~ Jeanne & Steve S. and family