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clients recommend us!


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"To call Kim just a dog walker is a bit like calling a doctor someone whom just administers bandages. 


She’s a solid professional who's our honorary pet co-parent, a trusted confidant, a pet health crisis manager, a puppy training project manager, and, to our delight, a friend. It’s with great respect & admiration that we give our highest recommendation to any dog &/or cat parent that wants their special buddies to be exceptionally well cared for.” L & T Waring., Forest Heights 


“Wow, wow, and yes, wow. This is the highest level of service I’ve ever experienced in a pet sitter - in fact, the highest level of service I’ve experienced in almost any category of service providers. Happy cat, happy me. Wouldn’t consider anyone but Muddy Paws.” S.T., Nob Hill


"I am so very grateful for Kim's loving care of my dog Copper. Be it walks during the day or overnight care, Kim's level of service of attentive care is unsurpassed, even checking in via text messages & photos to keep me updated on how my girl is doing. Wow! Talk about fantastic. 


Copper is well loved, cared for, exercised & happy when I return - which is clearly reflected in the delight with which Copper reacts every each time she sees Kim. It's fantastic to know I can leave and not worry a moment about my dog Copper's well-being. I trust Kim completely and refer her at every opportunity. Thank you Kim!"

A. Canon, Pearl District 


"Trying to find a really good pet sitter can be quite difficult. I’m glad to say our search is over!


You can tell Kim really cares about the pets left in her care. Kim went over and above what was asked of her. The extra time spent, the attention to detail, knowing what our Maxwell would enjoy, and the daily updates set our minds at ease. It’s the first time coming home from a vacation that we really couldn’t tell if our cat missed us. We can’t say enough about Kim and the service she provides." K. & R. Hays, Beaverton


"Kim is a responsive, caring, professional and an absolute pleasure to work with.  From the moment I left her a panicked message asking if she
could meet me at 6AM the next morning, so that she could help me transition my pup Perrin from an unsafe situation with another walker, she has been there to assist. As a first time pet owner with a new puppy I
whole-heartedly recommend her!" A. Phillips, Nob Hill 


"Pets are like kids. And you don't leave your kids with just anyone. Kim's love of all animals, her trustworthiness, her kindness, her awesomeness, her willingness to walk our dog that extra mile and pay attention to all our idiosyncratic details means we'd entrust our favorite furry friend to her any day of the week. And have." R. Lufrano, NW Portland 


“How did I not know about Kim when I moved to Portland six months ago?  What an oversight.  Hired her, within 5 minutes of meeting her, to hang with my cat Bently when I'm out of town (& when I think he needs a little TLC during the week) & have never looked back.” P.K., Pearl District 


“Breaking through the noise of all the dog walkers who work in the Pearl is the delightful, cheerful, friendly Kim. Not only is she phenomenal with my terrier Rosco, she’s terrifically smart & sophisticated to be around. College educated, well-read, well-traveled, & corporate background. I trust this level of life & career experience to care for my dog.


Based on her extensive travel experience, I asked Kim to assist me with my Paris itinerary. On the morning of my flight I was freaking out about leaving my dog for the first time in ages, so Kim drove me to the airport so we’d have an additional 1/2 hour to chat about Rosco’s care in my absence. Can you think of any other pet professional that would have done so? The resounding answer is no.


Book Kim. Not only will your days be less stressful but you will have brought a little bit of sunshine into your life.” J.P., Pearl District


“If asked to recommend Kim I would give a resounding yes, but she is far more than that…


I had just brought a new French Bulldog puppy into my life and was fortunate enough to have someone recommend Kim to me as a dog walker. I was struggling to manage my work and personal life while making sure my little guy was well taken care of. Kim was the answer.


The service she offers is far more than just walking my dog. If he’s sick she is there to watch over him and she even told me that I could call anytime with issues, even late at night - of course I said I wouldn't do that. Two days later I was bitten by another dog and needed to go to the hospital.  I called Kim at 6:00pm and she came immediately to come get my little pup, took him home while I was being treated and took extra time with him to make sure he wasn't traumatized by the dog attack. 


I don't know what I would do without her - she has offered my the peace of mind to know that during the day he’s well cared for and the supplemental training/reinforcement that has made our lives so much better."

J. Garside, Pearl District


"I can’t say enough wonderful things about Kim. She is thoughtful, conscientious, and devoted to animals. When I brought home my new puppy, Olive, Kim was the first person to come over and meet my new addition, give her lots of love, and help assuage my new-puppy fears. Kim also worked closely with me on our puppy-care plan, so that Olive will grow up to be happy, healthy, and well-adjusted pup. Kim’s enthusiasm is contagious, and I look forward to working with her for many years to come." C.S., Pearl District  


“They broke the mold when they made Kim; she stands head & shoulders above any other pet sitter / dog walker in the city.  You've lost your mind if you consider hiring anyone else.” Rob T., Pearl District


"When we planned a long trip, we were looking for someone who was trustworthy and who could get along with our sometimes cranky cat. Kim was the perfect person. She and Stanley seemed to hit it off immediately and we both felt like he didn't miss us at all! Thanks Kim!! T. Calk, NE Portland


"Kim is a top notch, fantastic pet sitter; she absolutely a pleasure to work with when I was leaving for a work trip.  Kim came and dog sat for Buddy, my little poodle mix.  Buddy was so happy and well taken care of that I don’t even think he knew I was gone. 


Kim went above and beyond her responsibilities to make sure Buddy was happy and comfortable while Portland was experiencing a heat wave.  Buddy got plenty of exercise and play when being taken care of by Kim.  My house looked beautiful when I returned (I think better then when I left).  


I would not hesitate to refer Kim to anyone who is looking for a responsible, experienced, capable, warm person to take care of and love their pets while you are not at home.  Thanks Kim!!" K. Dunston, N. Portland


"Kim's love of animals makes her an exceptional choice for a dog or cat companion. She takes care of a dog & a cat for us and we could not be happier with how conscientious she is of their individual needs.  She also is extremely reliable. I would recommend Kim to anyone who wants to leave their animal friends in the best of care.” J. Sederberg, Pearl District 


"Kim is extremely thorough, reliable and trustworthy. I am confident that my dogs are being lovingly cared for according my ever-changing needs, and appreciate Kim’s patience and understanding - especially if/when I seem to obsess about the myriad details. Kim has definitely given me peace of mind!" A. Rikker, Pearl District 




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