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"Scratch N’ Sniff Pet Care has been providing care for our two dogs since January 2008. Our dogs means the world to us and we are very particular about who watches them. We knew when we met Shaley that she would be the perfect match. The dogs LOVE her and I know she loves our dogs. It makes it easier on us leaving our dogs at home knowing they are in good hands."

Brandi and Dan Kyle - Owners of Atlas and Olive

Atlas and Olive

“Scratch N’ Sniff has been walking our Great Dane Bella for almost a year now and we couldn't be happier. We love coming home to notes telling us about their adventures and feel completely comfortable trusting her with our pets and with house sitting when we are out of town. We really appreciate how flexible she is and her willing to help us out of a jam when she is available.”

Heather Coston - Owner of Bella

Great Dane

“I began using Shaley Howard as a dog walker in January of 2008 after I had foot surgery. What began as a daily necessity grew into an ongoing weekly routine for my dog, Bennie. I realized that after I healed and could resume my daily dog-walking responsibilities, that losing Shaley would be difficult for both Bennie & me. Bennie was so accustomed to (and in love with) Shaley, that I had to maintain some sort of weekly contact. Wednesday is “Shaley Day” and Bennie sits at my front door patiently awaiting her arrival for upwards of an hour. And the moment Shaley arrives, Bennie melts with love.

From the first time I met Shaley, I was taken with her enthusiasm & love of dogs and the professionalism with which she ran her Scratch & Sniff business. I had been given Shaley’s name from a friend of mine. My friend had been out walking her own dog and Shaley made a point to introduce herself. In addition, she passed on a business card. She was really seeking out ways to get the word out about Scratch & Sniff. I was greatly impressed with willingness to do whatever it took to build her business.

Since working with her, I feel like Bennie & I have both made a new friend. Shaley is so thoughtful, conscientious and happy. It is fun to be in the presence of someone who LOVES what they do. Shaley Howard loves her dogs and Bennie and I benefit greatly from her passion - Woof!”

Allison Martin - Owner of Bennie-Girl

in home dog care

“I feel so lucky to be able to go on vacation with full trust that my dog, Turtle, will be well-loved and cared for. Shaley takes her on long walks and plays with her here at the house. She leaves notes detailing how things went- between seeing my happy dog and reading her notes, I am pretty sure that when Shaley comes it's like a vacation for Turtle too.

-Thank you for all that you do!”

Gwenn - Owner of Turtle

portland dog

"We cannot say enough about Shaley and Scratch n Sniff! Shaley starting taking care of our dog almost 9 years ago, and there is no one we trust more. Her effusive love for animals and conscientious care (always a handwritten note at the end of a walk) have led to many house/pet sitting weekends/vacations and regular walks. Our dog just about exploded when he saw her come up the driveway! Shaley also has excellent judgment in crisis (neighbor's home break-in), acts fast and keeps your home and puppy safe. Her team is flexible and willing to help on short notice. Scratch n Sniff is the real deal!"

The Honish Family - Owners of Roscoe

licensed and bonded dog walker

“What can we say about Shaley other than “Shaley is awesome." She is willing to come to our house at 6:30am in the morning to walk our dog, Anna Banana, when my partner is out of town. She is so sweet with animals and our dog knows it. Anna Banana gets so excited when she sees Shaley her tail goes in a huge circle (or something we like to call “helicopter butt”). If you haven’t already met with her to talk about your pet needs, we urge you to do so.”

Autumn and Megan - Owners of Anna

Scratch and Sniff portland

"Shaley has been such a great help in caring for our puppy Ruby. She has been helping us out since Ruby was only a few months old, Ruby absolutely loves spending time with her! Shaley's very reliable and has even come on same day notice to walk Ruby when we've had schedule changes. She's very professional and easy to work with, we highly recommend her!"

Renee and Travis - Owners of Ruby

dog sitting portland oregon

“Soon after we got our cocker spaniel puppy, Olive, I broke my foot and it was 'Shaley to the rescue'!! She is dependable, reliable, responsible and Olive just ADORES her! She also doggie/house-sat for us when we were out of the country last summer and did a fantastic job.

We can't recommend her highly enough.”

Tam Martin & Carol Daiberl - Owners of Olive

licensed and bonded pet sitter

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