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Fetch Worthy Reviews

Nora, a Happy Labrador client of Fetch Worthy

We are always very satisfied with Shelly Haines of Fetch Worthy for dog sitting whenever we have had to travel without our dog. Fetch Worthy is a Southwest Austin business, so you’re supporting local. We’ve used Fetch Worthy several times in the last three years.

Shelly came by mornings and evenings to feed, exercise, and care for our dog. Our yellow lab received the most heartfelt and loving care! At our request, Shelly would arrange to stay overnight at our home with her friendly yellow Labrador Kai, very compatible with our dog! If you have a difficult time being separated from the pet you left behind, know that Shelly will communicate daily with you, by text and an occasional photo, so you are reassured all is well while you’re away from your dog or cat.

Shelly’s vast experience with local shelters, veterinarians, and trainers is indispensable. Shelly discerned an ear problem with our dog, and was even willing to take our dog to our veterinarian while we were away. Shelly has even taught our dog several important doggie social skills, and our dog loves her! Shelly Haines is the smartest, most attentive, most loving dog and cat sitter you will find!

Samuel & Doreen Marshall
Fetch Worthy customer Joanna & family.

Fetch Worthy has been helping me with my very large, sweet, but a hot mess of a German Shepard pup, Sky. I needed a dog walker because Sky is hard to walk, and knew we needed to enroll in the Walk + Train program. She was able to connect with her right away, which is hard since my dogs can be fearful of strangers in the house. Sky has improved her leash walking manners, focusing on me and our walk together without pulling without the use of aversive walking equipment. I’m very pleased with Shelly’s guidance.

I’ve also used her as a pet sitter for my three dogs, and she was INCREDIBLE. The daily summaries we got were a few paragraphs long, and we arrived at least a dozen photographs each day of our dogs. We were gone over Christmas but were not charged anything extra and also got a lovely card when we returned from our trip. 🙂 Fetch Worthy goes above and beyond to serve their customers. They love their jobs! I highly recommend Shelly Haines and the Fetch Worthy team!

Joanna C.
Brenda & John: Fetch Worthy Clients

Before we met Shelly, the founder of Fetch Worthy, we stressed about what we would do with our dogs (a German Shepherd and an Aussie Doodle) when we would take a vacation or a long weekend away. Our dogs are attached to us as much as we are to them, so finding the right person to care for them was stressful.

Once we met Shelly and saw how well she treats her dog, we decided to try her services. Oh my gosh, it was a perfect match!

She kept us informed on how things were going, and our pups looked so happy. She is loving, patient, kind, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. So, if you need peace of mind when you need a pet/house sitter, I 100% suggest Fetch Worthy!

Brenda & John M.
The McAndrews: Fetch Worthy Client Photo. Photo includes dogs!

We have two King Charles Cavaliers that are very needy for attention and love as well as having heart conditions that require medication. Even though I had written up a page of instructions regarding my pets habits and schedule for medicine, one thing that really impressed me about Shelly was her many astute questions about my pets that would allow her to really take the best care of them.  I smiled when she asked if they were “counter eaters” so she would be sure and not leave things on the counter if they were.  She planned to stay at our house and was not opposed to letting them sleep in her room as they are accustomed to do with us.

We received regular updates that included pictures which were great to see and know our pets were being well cared for while we were gone. She has a gentle way with animals and easily built good rapport with our 2 Cavaliers in a short time. Combine that with her experience doing what she does and you can’t ask for anyone better.

We have used Shelly to keep our dogs more than once and plan to keep using her. I highly recommend Shelly if you want the best for your pet, she gives Five Star service! 

The McAndrews
Daniella S.: Fetch Worthy Client

We have two rescue dogs, a 6 year-old Shar Pei named Oso, who has always pulled during the first 10-15 minutes of our walks, and a 2 year-old Shepherd mix named Stevi, who likes to walk in a zig zag, and comes from at least two generations of feral street dogs (we even joke that she may be part coyote, lol). Needless to say, it became nearly impossible to take them out for walks without them pulling and barking at everything. They were difficult  to walk without pulling on my arm.  We were almost ready to give up, then we started the Walk + Train Program with Shelly Haines, founder of Fetch Worthy.

Did I mention yet that they both love her, and get SO excited and happy when they see her car in front of our house? She’s teaching them how to walk politely on leash, which is called loose leash training through force-free dog training. They’ve learned several manners like wait, leave it, sit, and place. The way she explains things is easy to understand which has taught us how to communicate better with our dogs. We are becoming more confident and knowledgeable in dog training knowing how to reinforce the behaviors we want. Shelly has been such a good resource helping us understand and implement canine enrichment plans. We trust her with our dogs’ training, care and well-being.

I have been a caretaker of dogs, cats, rabbits, fish and birds throughout my life, and honestly I have learned more from Shelly this summer than I have my whole life. It is amazing to see our fur kids flourish, and we are so grateful to Shelly for her knowledge, dedication and the endless loving care she puts in each and every time with our whole family. 

Daniella S.

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