(The following are excerpts from a few unsolicited notes/ letters Pet-tenders has received over the past 40+ years. We have received hundreds of wonderful thank you notes and remain grateful for all of them. Many others have been gracious enough to post wonderful reviews on the Internet, to which we are also very thankful   : )

-“Thank you for taking great care-once again! of Elsa. She seems so happy when we return because she so enjoys her stays with you. We also appreciate that the house is so nice and clean…. DC/Pacific Beach, 92109

-“To me, your service was beyond belief, incredible and wonderful!!! I want you to know how comforted I was not only coming home to my well-taken care of Norman but the comfort calls, updates, knowing that my most precious was in the hands of someone skilled and caring at the same time. Further, the additional details given to my home and my well-being. … You are truly gold. ..I sing your praises to every pet owner I know. JM/University Heights, 92116

-Thank you for loving Lucky as much as we do. It is a comfort to know Lucky is in such good hands while we are away. You are an angel. JZ/Tierrasanta, 92124

-Many thanks for keeping me worry-free about Deva when I was gone! I also appreciate your thoughtful organization of my mail! a kindly and considerate touch. SH/ Poway,92064

-Thanks again soooo!!! much!!! For taking care of these two doggies. They love you and I go on vacation with my heart at peace knowing that they are in the best of hands!!!..RM/Rancho Bernardo,92128

-I want to say how pleased I am with your service. I was nervous at first to leave my “babies” with someone new but I will absolutely call again. The house was clean, the mail was organized, and the whole crew was fat and happy. …I am thrilled that I have finally found someone to care for my pets. I always felt that I was putting a burden on my family and neighbors. Now I know that I can leave with someone who will love them, too! I couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much and I look forward to booking with your company in the future. EL/Spring Valley, 91977

-I am writing to recommend Cheryl Dagostaro and Pet-tenders to all pet owners who love their critters and worry about entrusting these loved ones to people for care while they are away. I am a Corporate Researcher and my work often requires me to travel for business. ..I needed care for my 3 guinea pigs while I was away. Eastwood was blind and had come to me from a shelter after having suffered terrible abuse from his previous owner. He was therefore understandably fearful of strangers and environmental change. Cheryl was a wonderful caretaker for all three, and they came to look forward to her visits. In addition to her reliability in coming to care for my critters, Cheryl impressed me with her deep affection for animals and with her extensive knowledge of a wide range of creatures…I Have since had to relocate to Maryland and …have so far been unable to find anyone remotely like Cheryl…My critters and I miss her terribly. If you need knowledgeable and heartfelt care for your beloved critters, call on Cheryl and Pet-tenders. With much gratitude and appreciation for Cheryl. LK, Ph.D./Tierrasanta, 92124 (now MD)

-Thank you so much for the loving and professional care you provided for Chaser while we were away from home. It was such a comfort to know that he was getting one-on-one attention in his own familiar surroundings. Thanks also for your excellent customer service and going beyond the call of duty sometimes to accommodate my last-minute requests. Chaser will be greatly missed but thanks for helping him have such a good long life. LE/Clairemont, 92111

-I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the great service your organization provides. We’ve wanted to go away on a trip for some time but have hesitated because we have 2 cats (one with serious health concerns, feline leukemia) as well as a large dog. …After talking with you and meeting you, I realized how committed you are to the well being of our pets and how reasonably priced you are. What a nice alternative to boarding…Knowing you are a phone call away and that if we need to want to go away on a short trip I have peace of mind that my animals will be given the utmost care is a weight off my shoulders. Thanks so much for your caring and professionalism. LD/Lemon Grove, 91945

-From the moment she arrived on time for the initial interview, until we returned home yesterday, there was an exceptional quality of service and an obvious concern for our property and our dog. We have been using the services of other petsitters for over thirty-seven years and it gives me a great deal of pleasure to let you know that…provided the ultimate level of care. We were astounded when we returned home… Thank you again for your wonderful agency and in particular for such caring professionals. RR/Clairemont 92111

-Dave and I wanted to express our most sincere ‘Thanks’ and our appreciation for all the special care and attention you gave to our girls…All your calls and attentiveness to our apprehension made our trip relaxing and enjoyable!…Thanks to you, we had a great trip knowing our babies were in the best hands ever. KA/Chula Vista, 91910

-I just wanted to thank you for taking care of our bunnies. I appreciate the care you took of them and also that you called to follow up and check in when we got home. I am definitely going to recommend to anyone I know to call you to care for their animals in the event they go out of town. ….thank you for making this a worry free trip! JG/San Diego, 92104

-I just wanted to thank you again for the absolutely fantastic job you did. It was by far the best I have ever had. I loved how my mail was neatly stacked on the counter, everything was vacuumed, all the litter and the hair normally on the bathroom counter was wiped up. Everything was neat, …and everything looked dusted for heaven’s sake! You did a great job with my plants…KC is so sleek and shed-free now. He was glad to see me but it seemed like he wasn’t quite as lonesome this time. You are so GREAT! DM/LJ, 92037

-I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and congratulate you on your wonderful business. …an outstanding job and took superb care of our very needy animals. It is so encouraging to hear people that love their job, respect and admire their employer (You!) and have a nice stable grasp of life…. With utmost respect, B/D.D.S. Normal Heights, 92116

-I wanted to take a moment to tell you what a wonderful job…Always there at a moments notice if I need to go out of town. I can’t tell you how nice it is to be able to go away on business or pleasure and know that care is just a phone call away. I always know my cats are in good, loving, caring and kind hands when she comes to my house. It is also a great relief to be able to have someone that I can trust to come into my home. That is a rare find these days and your service allows me the peace of mind to be able to leave and know that I will return to find everything in tact. Thank you for all you do for us animal lovers, we need more people like you in the world : ). LC/San Diego, 92115

-This letter is to express my appreciation for the excellent job you did looking after my cat while I was on the east coast. When I returned my home was in perfect condition, my plants watered, my call well groomed. My cat’s food and water dispensers were full. You have earned my trust and respect. I would not hesitate using your service again and would also recommend your services to other friends. Thank you very much and best wishes for your successful business and the professional service you provide. LD/Serra Mesa 92123