I was putting off hiring a walker for my foster pitbull, Lucy, as she’s extremely strong and can be dog aggressive — I didn’t want to burden a walker with the responsibility. Justine and Wylie of Brooklyn Paws put my fears to rest as they were pit-savvy, responsible, and very caring (they had supported me in trying to locate an appropriate adopter for Lucy, so I knew they were dedicated and service-minded). Not only does Lucy LOVE Wylie and Justine, but she’s now enjoying incredible workouts thanks to the rollerblading runs she gets in the park! There’s NO WAY I could possibly give her the amount of exercise she truly needs so Brooklyn Paws is the ultimate energy-release solution for us! I also have two rescue cats which Lucy doesn’t care for, especially at mealtime. After a home consultation with Brooklyn Paws, I’m confident that the boundary management issues between dog and cats will always be well-handled, and all animals lovingly treated. I can now go to an all-day event worry-free, knowing everyone will get the care they need as if I never left home. I cannot recommend Brooklyn Paws enough. Not only are they great with animal care, they are also dedicated to local rescue efforts and demonstrate true love and kindness for our furry friends. Brooklyn Paws, bless you for taking a huge weight off my shoulders and being a true friend to Lucy!
Froxy, Lucy's Owner.
Brooklyn Paws are life savers, quite literally. I couldn’t have a happy, healthy dog — in the city especially — without the consistent and caring support of Justine and Mark. Justine has gone above and beyond, being in touch even at the last minute or on the weekend/at unusual hours and has been patient with schedule changes, illnesses and overnight care requests (of which there have been many!). I cannot say enough about how kind she is during life’s unpredictable moments, which I have truly appreciated. Her company is a big reason why I renewed my lease for at least another year! Meanwhile, Mark truly loves my little English Bulldog. My doormen regularly rave over him and how much genuine care he provides for her and the other dogs he sees regularly. He goes out of his way to care for her and flag is something seems a little off with her and takes great pains if she doesn’t want to walk that day (she’s a bulldog, sigh!). I never worry when Brooklyn Paws is taking care of my Maggy! In fact, my doormen urged me to switch to Brooklyn Paws a few years ago, and I’m so glad I did. I now tell others in my building and neighborhood because they are so wonderful for me and my pup. And, the daily picture text updates and occasional bits of advice when I have a question (I’m a “single, first time dog mom,” so the insights are welcomed!) are priceless!
Jessica, Maggy's Owner.
Justine and her team are perfect. They do everything I would want my dog walker to do without me having to ask for it. Here are high-level reasons why my dog and I adore them: – They love my dog like I love my dog – Mark probably gives my dog more kisses and cuddles than I do! – They never miss a walk – They are always there, ready and willing to help if a last minute issue comes up – They try to do what is best for the dogs (my dog loves to walk with one dog in particular and they are doing everything they can to continue having them walk together even though there are timing conflicts) – They meet any requirements we have even bizarre high maintenance ones e.g. crating the pup if she destroyed anything in the house, refilling water bowl, giving her a Kong after the walk, informing us that we left our keys in the door and taking them inside for us etc…. – They always provide photo and text updates of today’s walk – They have online tools to allow for easy bill payment and scheduling – I am pretty sure Ru sometimes gets longer walks Our little Stevie Ru enjoys walks with Justine, Mark and the crew so much that we are stopping doggy daycare and going full time with Brooklyn Paws.
Nadia, Ru's Owner.
Justine is fantastic. We have a rescue dog who is dog-aggressive, and she handles her wonderfully. Beyond that, she’s extremely responsive, often available at the last minute, friendly, and completely responsible. She (or another walker) will send you a photo of your dog during the walk, which is not only good confirmation that your pet’s needs have been taken care of, it serves as a nice little pick-me-up for those of us who are sitting in a cubicle from 9-5. I have nothing but positive comments. I’ve had many good dog walkers over the years, but Justine is a pro’s pro. Hire Brooklyn Paws.
Robert, Baby Girl's Owner.
One of my first tasks upon moving to BK Heights was finding a dog walker for my 2-year old rescue dog, Raleigh. I was a little worried at first since I had such a good experience with my old walker in the UES, I figured it was only downhill from there…however Justine and Brooklyn Paws have proven me wrong! Since my dog’s initial meeting with Justine, she’s been nothing but kind and helpful. The day we scheduled Raleigh’s first meet and greet with Justine, my wallet was stolen. When she arrived for our appointment I was in a craze in my apartment trying to file a report with the police. In that moment, Justine offered to take Raleigh for a nice long walk so I could concentrate on the task at hand. I couldn’t be more appreciative! Raleigh has been walking with Justine and Ricky since February and her transition has been seamless. I get a photo and update every day at work. My schedule can be a bit erratic, yet Justine has always been able to accommodate last minute requests or cancellations. I can’t say enough good things about Brooklyn Paws. If you need a pet sitter/walker in the downtown BK area, look no further.
Jackie, Raleigh's Owner.
I’ve been using Brooklyn Paws’ cat sitting services for almost two years now and could not recommend Justine and Mark more highly. They are always available for last minute requests, always flexible for last minute changes – and my cat, Ninja, always looks happy, well fed and loved when we come home. We travel a lot and for long periods, and Justine and Mark are so great at sending us daily updates and photos of our little cat. It’s the best peace of mind to always know that Ninja is going to be well taken care of when we’re away.
Jessica, Ninja's Owner.
Mark and Justine are just the absolute best. They are so responsive and, best of all, they care about our pup just as much as we do! Our Boston Terrier Gertie loves Mark so much that when she sees him again after a vacation or break, she showers him with kisses and love. We had used another walking service prior to Paws and while they were pretty good, nothing can compare to the personal love and attention that our puppy gets through Paws. When Gertie was being housebroken, we needed a more flexible walking schedule to help get her on track. Mark and Justine were willing and able to make adjustments to help us out where other walkers were not. It was and continues to be a huge stress reliever. The daily texts are so great and we love the pictures that come with. It’s a great break in the day when we get them. All of my coworkers love it too and stop over to see the latest pics from Mark and Gertie’s adventures. I love knowing that our dog is in such great hands when we can’t be there ourselves. Paws is truly the best and I just cannot recommend Justine and Mark highly enough.
Kelsey, Gertie's Owner.
Justine and the crew are FANTASTIC! My Stella was always a happier pup after being walked during the day. Especially in the summer months they made sure they took time to give her fresh water and make there was a fan on for her. They taught Stella to get along well with others and she even made a few friends in the neighborhood. Most importantly- they are SUPER accommodating. I can’t count the number of times I asked for last minute walks because I had to work late/couldn’t get home in time. There was never a problem and I got picture/email updates with each walk. As a ‘single parent’ I always felt safe knowing I could count on Justine’s crew to help out. Stella and I are VERY sad to be leaving the neighborhood. I know Stella will miss her friends and walker buddies.
Alicia, Stella's Owner.
Mark and Justine are the best dogwalkers in the world. There is simply no comparison – I wish I did business with more people like them. They respond immediately to texts and last minute requests, send a daily picture and paragraph with what our dog is up to that day, and their payment system is quick and easy. Our dog Ralph loves Mark so much. They are best friends. We are moving to Westchester and we don’t know what we will do without them. I want to bring him to the city just to walk around with Mark all day and play. Go Mark and Justine!! We love you!!
Ali, Ralph's Owner.
You can definitely trust your pet in the care of Justine and Brooklyn Paws. When she came to meet my cat Mimi before a weekend trip out of town, I could sense her love for animals immediately. Very responsible, communicative, and affordable pet care. I appreciated the text and photo letting me know that Mimi was fed and happy. Highly recommended, and would use Brooklyn Paws for pet sitting services again.
Sherri, Mimi's Owner.
I met Justine after finding her on Yelp after my previous dog walker had resigned. The minute I met her I felt comfortable and could tell she truly loves animals. She was very professional and prepared with all pertinent paper work. I have a crazy rotating schedule and she is always accommodating to the changes (adding/deleting) walks….weekday, weekends, holidays…she’ll make it work! My Shih Tzu, Romeo, is easy going but can get a little anxious with change. But since Justine started he has been calm and exhausted at night (sign of a good walk). He, also, is more toned/fit as she takes him to Prospect Park a lot. Which is great because he loves the ducks, leaves and other dogs there and I can’t always take him. She, also, sends me a daily photo of my little guy. He always looks so happy and it brightens my day to see him having fun. I would not hesitate in second to recommend Justine and Brooklyn Paws to walk your pup. You’ll be wondering, “What did I ever do without her”?
Leah, Romeo's Owner.
Seriously, to echo the previous reviews, Justine truly is amazing. I called her out of the blue and she was ridiculously accommodating. We needed her to walk our crazy hound dog literally the next day. Within a couple hours of us talking, she came by, met the pooch, and we gladly handed over our apt keys. In just 5 minutes of our meeting we could tell she was legit and trustworthy enough to handle access to our place and, more importantly, our dog’s livelihood. I’ve never written a full blown review on Yelp but this woman deserves all the praise. If you need your dog walked or if you’re just too god damn lazy sometimes to give Rover a proper run, for the love of God call Justine.
Gary, Libby's Owner
Justine is amazing. I was new to NYC from Chicago and I can’t believe I found her. She was so great with Pickle-and so accommodating to my horrible retail schedule. I had a dog emergency and she was there immediately to help-which is beyond what a normal dog walker would do. She truly loves dogs and has great customer service. I cannot say enough about her!!
Becky, Pickle's owner.
The Brooklyn Paws team has been walking my Great Pyrenees, Sully, for over 6 months. Since day one, Justine and Mike have been nothing but incredibly nice, helpful and accommodating. They will help me out in a pinch, make sure Sully is fed if I have to work late, last minute emergency walks, etc. Sully’s dog walker, Alan, is so nice and amazing with Sully – who is quite the quirky fellow – and couldn’t be more patient and helpful with him. Before moving to this side of BK, we went to another dog walking company in Williamsburg whose service was NOTHING compared to Brooklyn Paws. They sent a different walker each day, there was no daily pictures (highlight of my afternoons!) and you felt like you and your dog were one in a million. With BP you know your dog is in good hands. Highly recommend!
Kelsey, Sully's Owner.
You can definitely trust your pet in the care of Justine and Brooklyn Paws. When she came to meet my cat Mimi before a weekend trip out of town, I could sense her love for animals immediately. Very responsible, communicative, and affordable pet care. I appreciated the text and photo letting me know that Mimi was fed and happy. Highly recommended, and would use Brooklyn Paws for petsitting services again.
Sherri, Mimi's Owner
“Justine is amazing! I called her based on her reviews on yelp, and I’m so glad I did. She watched our kitty, Sasha, over the Christmas holidays, and she texted us the cutest pictures of Sasha playing and running around the apartment. Sasha’s kinda shy, so I was really happy with how quickly she warmed up to Justine. Her prices were also very reasonable without extra cost for the holiday. In addition, I locked myself out of the apartment, and she came by with my keys to let me in within the hour. I highly recommend her services to anyone!”
Colleen, Sasha's Owner.
The team at Brooklyn Paws is great! They are available, flexible, and very responsive. Mark and Doug are great walkers and always give detailed daily updates and photos on my pup Balan. I really appreciate the care the owners give to the animals, I trust them with my baby!
Kristeen, Balan's Owner.
We love Mike and Justine and the team that works at Brooklyn Paws. They send a wonderful (and often entertaining) photo with a detailed and observant update of our dog Dart (who is a black and tan King Charles cavalier and Maltese mix) adventures during walk and/or play time every day so that I can see that he’s being well taken care while I’m at work. They also refill his water bowl and check that all is well with his apartment environment. They are loving caretakers and I’m just really grateful that they take care of Dart as if he were their own – he has been thriving and healthy under their care. They are super responsive to emails and flexible with scheduling (both additions and cancellations) – great communication! – and their online automated payment system is breezy and simple. You can rest assured that your pup will be in great hands with Brooklyn Paws.
Terry, Dart's Owner.