We knew at first meeting that Rene was the right person to care for our dogs (Chicken, a 12-year-old border collie mix and Charlie, a 5 year old dachshund mix) and cats (Cyril and Methodius, both elderly). She spent time bonding with them while we were present in a free first consultation. Chicken is a bit stand-offish and she worked to establish a trusting bond. We were away for five days. Every day, morning and night, Rene sent a report with photos, which kept us from missing our pets too much. Clearly they were being well loved. Rene took them for daily walks and kept up with their food and water, of course. She even took time to draw out our fairly anti-social cats. We returned home to happy critters! Rene’s care gave us and our pets peace of mind. We will definitely call on her again and recommend her without reservation to others.