Kind words from my clients


Buster has been my best buddy for almost 8 years now and I would not trust too many people to look after him until meeting Rene. She has sat for Buster many a time over the 2 years I have known her and she treats him like her own, as she does every animal that I have known her to watch. She understands that our pets have their own personalities and demeanor and is very in tune and caters to those different traits. I never have to worry about a thing with Buster because Rene always lets me know exactly what she does with him ( food, water, play, walks, etc…) and any other updates that I would need to know. She always goes above and beyond what I would expect and I would recommend Rene’s services to anyone and everyone!

Blake (BUSTER)

I recently had to leave my two cats for several weeks, which I had never done – one of them was very ill at the time – I was most fortunate to find a recommendation on Nextdoor for Rene Downey of Tucker’s Pet Service -she is profoundly professional, conscientious, and the best part of all was that she got my cat well through expert knowledge and resources. She kept in close contact with daily communications including photos. — With the ill cat, she was most observant regarding food intake (and output) which was reassuring beyond words!

Paula Todd

Since moving to Austin 4 years ago, I have been fortunate enough to have Rene looking after my dog, Bear. My job keeps me working long hours and those days that I knew I wasn’t going to be able to let Bear out, Rene was there to help. I knew he would be taken care of like I take care of him. Rene doesn’t just walk your dog, she really takes care of them…plays with them, makes sure they have enough food/water to get them through the rest of the day, gives Bear medicine if needed, etc. And she always leaves a note to update me on Bear so when I get home I don’t have to wonder if he went potty, got his medicine, ate… I would recommend Rene for any pet sitting needs, as she is such an animal lover and thoroughly looks after all animals. (Even keeping a wild baby bird safe and cared for overnight until we could get it to the right place the next day!) Rene also cares for plants when needed, she has probably saved a few of mine!

Shannon K (BEAR)

It was such a relief to know that my best buddy, Amber the Cat, was in good hands while I was away for two weeks. Rene sent text messages and pictures of Amber at every visit. Rene took Amber for rides in her carrier stroller outside. One of Amber’s favorite things to do. She also provided great tips on pet care and for preventing stress (both mine and Amber’s). Rene is worth every penny and more, and I will definitely be using her services again!

Janet K (AMBER)

I was panicked when my pet sitter of 15 years moved away. I found Rene’ on the Pet Sitting Austin website and was impressed with her work with feral and stray animals. I had taken in a stray, semi-feral male cat that had been living under our deck. After I took him to Emancipet and had him neutered and gave him all his shots, etc. we were gradually working to get him domesticated. A week before we were going to Port A for a 4 day weekend we had been keeping him in the house at night for safety. I have a female cat who is very jealous and wasn’t real sure how the two cats would cope being locked in the house together for 4 days. Rene’ was extremely patient and accomodating and I really appreciated her texting me, with pictures, after each visit. It helped my anxiety level greatly. I have complete confidence in her ability to care for my two kitties. I highly recommend her to care for your pets. Thanks Rene’ Marcia, Lou, Odette and Sammi


Rene took care of my dog Misha aka Grandma who is now 15 years young. Knowing that she was in the hands of a knowledgeable pet sitter was ease of mind. What stands out about Rene is how loving she was towards Misha. She was able to administer Misha oral meds with no issues. Misha has allergies and has to take pills and liquid cough medicine by syringe. She did it well. I highly recommend Rene for your pet sitting needs.


Rene took care of our dogs Chicken (Alaskan/Border Collie) and Charlie (Dachshund/Jack Russell) and cats Cyril and Methodius (both domestic short-hair) for a long weekend recently, and we couldn’t be happier with the service she provided. She not only kept them fed and safe, but played with and walked the dogs and spent time with all of the pets to keep them from being lonely while we were away. Rene is thorough, serious, and conscientious, and I can say without reservation that she is someone we are perfectly comfortable trusting our pets and home with. We recommend her wholeheartedly.

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