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Nominate the Region's Best Dog Sitter/Trainer

What's the best place to take your pooch for care?

Rufus is a cute pup, but you're tired of finding your shoes ripped up and covered in slobber. Or you have to go away for the weekend, and need a nice place for Max to stay. Which dog sitter/trainer do you depend on?

Patch is re-launching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else to nominate the best dog trainer or sitter in the region.

We’ll accept nominations through July 9. After that, nominations will be closed and we’ll start the voting, so make sure to get in your favorites now.

All you need to do to nominate your favorite canine-caring business in the comments below. If you already see the business you want to nominate, make sure to add your comment about why it should be included; we may not be able to add all nominations to our poll and we want to make sure the top ones make it into the poll.

Thanks in advance for your participation.

Joe Koenig June 17, 2012 at 11:22 PM
I nominate Carol Millinghausen. I met Carol at Pet Smart in Willow Grove. She was knowledgeable and professional. She was able to help me with everything from dog behavior issues to dog supplies, grooming, and dog health advice. I could never have made it through that first year with a puppy without Carol.
Ruthy Davis June 18, 2012 at 02:35 AM
I nominate Dawn the Pet Nanny. Both Dawn and Pat have been dedicating their lives to help rescue dogs for a very long time. They have brought their experience and dedication to taking care of the pets while the family is away. I wouldn't think twice about leaving my dog with either of them. I know that he would have the best care and I wouldn't have to worry. They are the best.
Kristen Weir June 18, 2012 at 11:10 AM
Julie Barnett's Walk the Dog - Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Services
Julie O'Neil June 18, 2012 at 12:38 PM
I nominate Dawn the Pet Nanny. Dawn is totally dedicated to your pet's well being. She goes above and beyond what any other person would do!
Bob Sciubba June 18, 2012 at 12:47 PM
For us it's the Dog House. Jim treats every dog there as if he/she is his own. I think my dog Louie now looks forward to us going away so he can spend time with Jim and his pals! It is so nice to know that he is being looked after so lovingly.
Terry June 19, 2012 at 03:00 AM
Best Friends, they are very caring and personable towards our dog whenever we need a sitter
Emily Wallace June 20, 2012 at 12:25 PM
I use the Doggie Daycare at Runaway Farm Vet Hospital in Pennsburg. My dog has a blast there and a veterinarian owns it. Cheaper than a sitter and my dog gets to play with his friends. They have pools and play time and they are happy and tired when they get home. No cages.
JM June 20, 2012 at 08:20 PM
For dog training I nominate Bark Busters of Collegeville. Jeri comes to the house and works with the whole family to educate us and the dog to have better behavior.
Chris Zabaska June 27, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Lorraine's Pet Sitting & Walking Royersford
Tammy Auman July 03, 2012 at 06:30 PM
I nominate Russ at Old English Grooming and Our local Pottstown Pet Smart! He helped our little girl be prepared for her CGC which she needed as part of her search and rescue training. He kept up our confidence and helped us bond together as we learned together!
Janice Olszewski July 08, 2012 at 11:37 PM
I nominate Pabby's pet pantry in colmar and hatboro. They have doggie day care. boarding and puppy training plus you can get all your pet supplies from dog food,toys, and cloths.
Rosemary Kelley July 09, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Seconds for Julie Barnett's Walk the Dog services! She is wonderful and caring, and I would recommend her to anyone
Cahoju July 09, 2012 at 01:54 AM
I second Carol Millinghausen! She did wonders for our pup Marcy!
Cindi Freeburn July 09, 2012 at 02:02 AM
I am leaving a third recommendation for Julie Barnett's "Walk the Dog" service. She cares for our pup on an almost daily basis while we both work. She has also helped us so often when we've needed to be away from home. You can tell what good care she gives by how excited our dog is to see her !! Julie is the BEST !!
Cindi Freeburn July 09, 2012 at 02:03 AM
I agree with you, Rosemary !! Julie Barnett is the best !
Cindi Freeburn July 09, 2012 at 02:04 AM
I agree with you Kristen ! Julie is the best !!
julie reinhardt July 09, 2012 at 02:39 PM
I vote for Stacey Marlow at Charlenes pet Sitting... she loves her doggies the most!
LoriT July 09, 2012 at 05:44 PM
I nominate Central Bucks Pet Sitting - Kimberly takes the best care of our dogs !!!
Megan July 09, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Penny @ Wiggles n Wags Pet Services!
Jennine Gibbons July 09, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Perfect Pooch in King of Prussia

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