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***** PAWS: Phil’s Animal Wellness Services LLC is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, based on 44 reviews!

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    Phil took excellent care of our cat and was attentive to her special needs as an older cat. He sent photos and updates and we trusted him 100%.

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    Prior to his relocation, Phil walked my pups 3x per week for a period of 2 years. I have nothing but praise for his services. My dogs, Stella and Fergus, can be a challenging pair to walk. Phil exhibited great patience, and approached their walks with a smile and enthusiasm. The dogs absolutely loved him. And with in a short period of time, Phil had walks down to a rhythm with those 2. Phil and PAWS provided exceptional care, flexibility when I needed it, and reliability. The unpredictable winter weather here in Cleveland posed no impediment. I do not hesitate to recommend PAWS, and Phil's services. Stella and Fergus wholeheartedly agree.

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    Phil is an amazing animal caregiver! For two years he watched all of my animals while I was out of town--cats, mice, fishes, and aquatic frogs. He was extremely attentive to all of their different needs--from changing the mouse bedding when I was on a particularly long trip, to giving meds to one of the mice when she was sick.

    Phil goes above and beyond to make sure that your pets get the top notch care that they deserve, and he is extremely responsive. Every time he visited I would get an update of how everyone was doing, along with some photos. I always knew that they were in the best hands. It is obvious that Phil cares very much about the animals he's looking after. He is hands down the best sitter I've ever had!

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    Phil took care of my three cats for a few years before he moved to New York. I always felt very comfortable that they were all taken care of when I was out of town, including one that needed regular medication. I loved that he sent pics and detailed updates after each visit, so I could see my littles and feel confident they were being looked after. Online scheduling was easy and convenient.

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    My dogs loved their walks with Phil! Hes very responsive and friendly to owners, too :) My dogs go to daycare some days and we walk them ourselves of course, but some work days are very busy and thats where Phil is a great person to work with. The dogs return happy and ready for another nap! Phils very easy to work with, scheduling and payment are easy too. Highly recommended!

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    Ive had a few elderly cats with health issues over the years and I still felt confident that they would be well cared for when I was out of town. Phil has given my cats pills, subcutaneous fluids, and even rushed them to the emergency vet. He is an excellent pet caretaker and I highly recommend him!

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    Phil is the best! He takes wonderful care of our dog Penny, and is always reliable. Penny absolutely adores him, and she always gets excited for her walks. When she had to have surgery, he was so caring and understandingeven texting me day of (even though he didnt come that day!) to make sure she was doing well. Cant say enough good things! Thank you to Phil for taking such good care of Penny.

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    Phil was my dog walker in Cleveland before he moved to Buffalo and I cant recommend him more highly. When I went to work and knew that my dogs were in Phils care, I was completely at ease. I knew that my dogs were not only going to get the exercise that they needed, but that they were going to spend quality time with one of their FAVORITE people. Phil would send us photos from their daily walks and my dogs smiles were never bigger! You will be completely satisfied. Phil was also professional and prompt in communicating with me and my wife when our dog walking needs changing. You cant do any better than Phil!

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    Phil is an outstanding professional and gifted with all animals. He took care of my grumpy, anxious, and periodically hostile cats for years, and I never felt worried about them when I traveled, even for long trips. The best part of his practice was his daily check-ins, complete with pictures and a quick comment about how they were doing. Some of the pictures of my grouchy cat are now legendary, and Phil took each hiss and baleful glare in stride. I can't recommend him highly enough!

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    I was devastated when Phil announced he was moving from Cleveland to Buffalo. Who could ever take care of my cats as well as he did? His business is well organized, he communicates superbly, he is reliable and trust-worthy, and of course, he was great with my cats. I appreciated his texting daily photos of my cats when I was out of town. The house and cats were always in good order upon my return. Cleveland's loss of PAWS is Buffalo's gain.

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    Amazing service every time! My dogs give his service 4 out of 4 paws! Very punctual and professional. Also love receiving pictures of my dogs while on their walks. Best investment for my dogs lives

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    Phil has been walking our 2 dogs for 4 years. Hes the best pal a dog could ask for. He has gotten to know the quirks of each of our dogs and they love him. To the humans, hes courteous, timely, and flexible. We would highly recommend Phil to take care your furry family members.

  • *****

    PAWS Phils Animal Wellness LLC is a
    great business as Phil has worked with my dog for several years. In addition, I worked with Phil part-time with his animals and he truly is a pet lover. He is organized, professional, and kind.

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    Phil is the best! My 11 year old bulldog Lola was a tough customer to get along with but Phil won her over with his approach and care. She always wiggled her bum in excitement when he rang the doorbell. I would not trust anyone else with my pets! Thanks, Phil!

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    I used PAWS for years when Phil was based in Cleveland. He was extremely reliable and punctual, and most importantly, he truly cared about my cat Dusty. He even learned how to give her her cat inhaler, which is no easy feat! I would recommend Phil to anyone. When he watched my cat, I always had a worry-free vacation because I knew she was in caring hands.

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    Phil and his associates cared for our dog and two cats periodically over the course of several years in Ohio. We always received photos and updates about the pets' care. He handled feeding, cleaning, playtime, and walks. Additionally, Phil would bring in mail and packages, water plants, and handle ancillary tasks as needed. My wife and I would highly recommend PAWS.

  • *****

    Phil is a true animal lover, as evidenced by the care he showed my dog. Although she can be difficult with strangers at times, this did not phase Phil one bit. Phil goes above and beyond just checking the box of watching your pet, he truly works to establish a relationship that will last across multiple visits! Thanks, Phil!

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    I would give a resounding recommendation to Phil Slater for any endeavor.
    My service dog, Gadget, had picked up a lot of weight almost over night! The Vet suggested we up his activity.
    A friend was using Phil and raving about him. We call him the Dog Whisperer! From the moment he walked in, gadget was crazy about him. Im a few
    Sessions, Phil turned Gadget in to a world class frisbee player!. This activity was just what the doctor ordered. He lost the extra weight and built lots of muscle!
    Beyond this, Phil is a complete professional. Hes very reliable. Can you tell? I am a huge Phil Slater fan!!

  • *****

    Phil has been walking our dog, Luna, for a couple years. He is very dependable, professional and is very good with our dog and cat. You can tell he loves animals and enjoys his time with Luna. We appreciate the pictures and updates after his visits.

    He also has helped in a pinch a number of times when Im unexpectedly stuck at work. Luna has extenuating medical issues that require many pills at specific times. Phil is very competent with administering medication and feeding.

    It has been a joy working with Phil after experiencing many other walkers prior to him. The majority were doing the job as a side gig while pursuing other interests. This is Phils business - he cares very deeply about it and his customers.

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    I used PAWS for over 3 years with 100% satisfaction. The service was highly reliable and trustworthy. I enjoyed receiving photos of our dogs during the middle of the day from PAWS walkers. It gave a great peace of mind to know they were well taken care of. And on a couple of occasions, Phil contacted me to let me know of concerns about one of the dogs (nothing serious but it shows how attentive he was). I recommend this service without any reservations.

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    We always feel comfortable going out of town, knowing that Phil will be taking care of our four cats. Often they wait for him at the side door! And he sends pictures, so we know theyre happy.

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    I used Phil to take care of my elderly dog, Vera, and my elderly cat, Fiat, for several years. I am very *particular*, shall we say, about their care. I needed someone who's patient, reliable, communicative, and accurate, and Phil is All Of The Above. He came as scheduled, always shot me a text with a pic (check his Insta, Vera is the one with one ear up and one ear down ) administered all the meds they needed, and my girls liked him. Fiat passed away, and I lost Vera in a divorce, but I used Phil to take care of my new kitties over Christmas last year. He came on Christmas Day, in a snowstorm, to make sure they were ok. He had to shovel out of his driveway and shovel into mine, but he did it. That's dedication, and that's what you get when you work with Phil. I was heartbroken to lose him. Cleveland's loss is definitely Buffalo's gain!

  • *****

    We use Phil both for our daily dog walks as well as to watch our two cats when we go on trips. We couldn't be more pleased with the service. Phil is communicative, courteous and puts his clients first. Also, he seems to capture the BEST daily pet pictures, which he sends via text so you know all is well with your animals. We've been clients for about a year and would highly recommend PAWS for any pet sitting services!

  • *****

    Phil was amazing with my cat Teal. She warmed up to him immediately and went straight in for snuggles with him (shocking for my normally shy little kitty). While I was gone, he updated me with a text and the most adorable photos or videos every single day. I'm very anxious about leaving my cat, but I knew that she was in good hands with Phil. He clearly LOVES animals and they love him. He is also super organized about everything, which is very reassuring for me. I can't recommend him highly enough.

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    Phil was great with my cats! Contacted him around a week before I was leaving, and though it was one of his busier seasons, he was able to fit in time to provide excellent care for my cats. Constantly updated via text/photos and allowed me to rest easily. Had to add an extra day of care last minute, and Phil was very accommodating. Also takes Venmo, which is very convenient. Will definitely contact him again if I need someone to watch my beloved pets :)

  • *****

    Phil and the PAWS staff has cared for our animals (2 dogs and 2 cats) for over a year and we could not be happier with the service. Phil is very responsive and kindly accomdates my last minute requests. They provide updates every time they come by the house which is very reassuring when we are away. I would 100% recommend PAWS to anyone looking for a reliable trustworthy pet sitting service.

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    Phil has watched our dogs while we've gone on vacations for over a year. He is absolutely fantastic! He sends text updates at every visit with super cute picture and videos. I can always trust that my pups have been well cared for while I am away. He is a true animal lover and ensures that they thrive in our absence. I would recommend his service to anyone without hesitation!

  • *****

    Phil is the absolute best
    He knows tons about dogs and is not afraid to jump in and start training
    He gets friendly so with the dogs and they love him
    I wouldn't go to anyone else after having him at my home

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    We've used PAWS for over a year now, and Phil has been great with our 3 cats. He has gained their trust, even the skittish one, and gives them some cuddles in addition to feeding them and taking care of their litter (and even cleaning up some "accidents" here and there). He even sends us daily texts with photos of the cats to let us know how they are doing, and to show that he's at the house taking care of them. He's always been reliable, and his online scheduling system through his website makes booking services really easy. He's always responsive to emails and requests to schedule service. He's been available over the holidays so we don't have to worry about leaving our kitties over Christmas. Of course, the charge for visits on holidays is slightly more, but not super expensive, especially considering he's coming to take care of the cats ON Christmas Day. Phil genuinely seems to like the animals he's taking care of. We are glad to have found him! We would recommend to him to anyone looking for a pet sitter for their furry, feathered, or scaled friends!

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    Phil knows what he is doing and took great care of my dog while I was away. He really considered my dog Tasha's needs and special personality. I felt very reassured that she was being well taken care of. I will definitely use Phil's services in the future! Also, the process was super easy to set up. Thanks you so much!

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    Phil and his assistant are simply amazing!! My son and his fianc were married on Nov. 4, 2017 and wanted their 5 dogs in the ceremony. I was asked to find someone to help with the dogs on the day of the wedding and then transport them to their kennel. From the moment we first spoke, Phil was helpful, accommodating, and professional. Phil treated the dogs with kindness and care...as if they were his own. In addition, my son's house recently went on a the market and Phil even helped out with the dogs during several house showing. I wish I could give him 100 stars!!! He is worth every one!!!!!!

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    Phil has taken care of our cat on several occasions. He takes the time to meet you and get to know your pet and go over expectations. He is very communicative. The best part is that he send pictures for each visit. Our cat is high anxiety and seems better adjusted when we get home from trips. He goes out of his way to clean up after her and take care of plants/mail and extras you wouldn't think of. He's friendly and reliable. We are really happy to have found him!

    - Tessa Newman

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    We are so happy to have found Phil from PAWS! In the past we would board our dog when we were in need of overnight care. We were not always happy with the results. We decided to try in home pet sitting but were concerned about a stranger having access to our home and pets. Upon meeting Phil, my reservations were immediately alleviated. He is very skilled and we call him the "dog whisperer"! Our pets love him. I know this because upon our return our pets act like we were only gone for the day! We have used his service 3 times and will continue to call on him for future trips! We highly recommend PAWS for pet sitting needs!

    - Lee Silverblatt

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    Phil is wonderful! He is a lifesaver, when my husband has overtime shifts and I need a last minute appointment he always always make it work! I would recommend Phil to anyone looking for a caring and reliable dog walker!

    - Ashley Cantin

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    Phil took care of my cats as if they were his own! Despite being out of the country i was sent frequent photos and updates. This was my first time ever using a pet sitting service and I am so happy to strike gold with Phil.

    - Emily Satin

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    My husband died in April 2016 after a 2-plus-year battle with heart failure. At the end, I promised him that I would take care of his pup in addition to mine no matter what came my way. I work full time and needed a dog walker so the two of them weren't alone 50 hours/week. Let's just say the first one didn't work out, i.e., I saw her being cruel to my husband's pup, a little guy who had just become blind in one eye and was mourning the loss of his rescuer and best bud. I was concerned about trying again after that shocking experience. I wondered if they were better off home alone. Phil to the rescue! He isn't just a dog walker; he's their new buddy. A kind, very smart person and a consummate gentleman and professional. Consider yourself blessed if you and your furry friend(s) cross paths with him. He's as good as it gets.

    - T. Parry

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    I've been very pleased having Phil watch out cats. He keeps us updated by text on how are cats are doing as well as an accational photo. One of my cats needs medication twice a day and Phil has no issue administering. Phil is reliable, great with communication, and good with the cats. I would highly recommend PAWS to a friend or a neighbor.

    - Brian Baker

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    I have a cocker spaniel and a golden doodle and Phil Slater does such a good job with them! He's helped me a few times when I've gone out of town and I know that my dogs are in really good hands with PAWS. He takes them on walks and even plays fetch with them, I'm worried they'll start liking him more than me!

    - Kevin Teague

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    I've had lots of people take care of my cats and home over many years when I've gone out of town. Phil goes above and beyond. It's the first time I've gotten updates each day that I was away. It was incredibly comforting and reassuring. All was well when I returned home!!

    - Lucia Messina

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    Phil has been an absolutely delight for not only us but our three very different cats. Our first meeting was very easy, and Phil asked all the important questions and appeared to take a lot of notes. Better yet, two of our three cats took to him very quickly. Once our first vacation came up, Phil confirmed the dates ahead of time and it everything went so smoothly. He updated us every visit with a picture or two of our cats and let us know how everyone was. Not only that put he took care of our mail and secured our home after every visit. After our second vacation this summer, Phil was able to finally win over our most temperamental cat, which was very impressive. It was wonderful knowing our cats were getting all the TLC they needed and our home was being looked after while we were away. There is even an online scheduling service that allows to you schedule time and update information on your home and pets, that way Phil never misses a beat. This is an amazing service and I HIGHLY recommend PAWS to everyone I know.

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    We were pleasantly surprised with PAWS and Phil's fantastic service. He was recommended by our usual petsitter (wasn't able to accommodate us at that time). Clich as it sounds, but things happen for a reason- we met Phil and was blown away by the quality of care our Major, a 16 yr. old greyhound, received from him.

    His rates are reasonable too! The daily pictures of Major gave us peace of mind that he was well taken care of.

    Thank you, Phil! Looking forward to working with you on our next trip.

  • *****

    Phil is the best. He has watched our dog on multiple occasions and always done an amazing job. Our dog can be a little particular about who he likes but he loves Phil and that is saying something. He is a true animal lover and it really shows in his passion and dedication. Now that he has moved away from NJ, I know I'll be hard pressed to find someone to replace him and his service. You won't be disappointed, I promise!

  • *****

    Phil is fantastic! He has several animals of his own, and he brings the care and attention that he provides his own animals to the animals in his charge. I know that when Phil watches or walks my dogs that when I get home I will find two happy pups.

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    Philip is amazing! I will not trust anyone else to look after my home or animals when I am away. Super prompt, super nice and just...amazing!
    He's a true professional and he knows pet cpr and first aid so I know my four legged kids are in great hands.
    His prices are very reasonable considering how much time and attention they get when I'm away.