Quality Pet Care
I spent my career as a social worker in healthcare. During that time, it became abundantly clear to me that pets are more than just pets, they are members of our families that deserve the very best care we can give them. When I began using dog walkers and pet sitters it became exceedingly clear to me that not all dog walkers or pet sitters strive to be professional, while others are exceptional.
Milwaukee Paws Pet Care was founded to bring a higher level of professional care to your pets. I am accustomed to providing in home care with respect and dignity to clients who demanded the best. Milwaukee Paws Pet Care will bring that same level of care to our pet clients and each owner will see that with every home visit that our staff completes.
All of our staff are certified as Fear Free Professionals by Fear Free Pets. This means that they have undergone extensive training to help animals feel comfortable and not increase the pets stress, anxiety or fear. We are the only pet care company that has every staff person certified as Fear Free Pets.
What makes us different?
- We are bonded and insured
- Every staff person is trained in Pet first aid and pet CPR prior to ever meeting a pet.
- We utilize a fully automated software system to provide all of our clients with an experience that is comprehensive and easy. Scheduling, staffing, communication with staff, invoicing and payment of services can all be done with the app.
- Every visit is ended with a complete report card including pictures of your pet during their visit.
- Every pet with a birthday listed with us, receives a special birthday gift.
- Throughout the year, we do special events for our pet clients and their owners to show our appreciation to them
- All staff undergo regular training to stay informed of the best practices being utilized in pet care.
- We are members of both Pet Sitters International and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters
- We utilize common sense when posting pictures of pets, maintaining the highest level of confidentiality and privacy to give you peace of mind!
Reliable and Trustworthy Caretakers
Our caregivers are thoroughly vetted and have passed a rigorous national background check- not just statewide like some other companies. In addition, every caretaker is trained in pet first aid and pet CPR prior to ever meeting a pet client.
We also offer regular training in topics such as: canine aggression, safe introductions to other dogs/people, how to use equipment properly, and head to tail wellness checks for felines and canines. Ongoing training is important to us to ensure that your pets always have the absolute best care!
In addition, prior to having a care team member assigned to your pet, each pet is thoroughly assessed to determine their needs, personality and preferences.
Our assessment will include questions to you about your pet, visual observation and may include asking you to demonstrate specific aspects of care (for example, how you give medication to your pet).
For dog walking clients, we may take a short walk with your pet to assess your dog for behaviors such as leash or dog aggression, fear reactions, pulling for excessive barking.
We then take that information and pair you with the right care team members.
Our Service Area
Our service area is currently 5 miles from the US Bank building in downtown Milwaukee (located at 777 E Wisconsin Ave).
We take the trust you provide us with very seriously. That's why all of our staff go above and beyond to provide the absolute best care for your pets, we respect your home and your privacy and why we continually strive to improve your experience. We value any feedback our clients have to offer; and if you are not satisfied for any reason, we will work to make it right! Just reach out to us and let us know!
"Dawn came highly recommended by our former walker who had to (sadly) move away. From the moment we met Dawn at our meet and greet, I felt instantly at ease. One of my dogs is a jumper and she took his annoying hyper activeness in stride. The dogs took to her right away and her affection for dogs was instantly apparent. She has been flexible and already helped us out of a bind last minute when plans for care fell through. She is making this her main gig, which is nice from a customer perspective as you never feel like you are annoying...it's what she does and loves to do it! I, too, would highly reccomend Dawn" - Meredith
"Dawn is reliable, trustworthy and will absolutely treat your pets as if they are her own. I am very cautious when it comes to the care of my dog and cat. I know that when they are in her hands they will be safe and receive the utmost affection and love! 🐾"- Jennifer S.
"Milwaukee Paws has been an excellent resource for me and my dog. Dawn truly loves working with dogs. From day one she has been reliable, trustworthy, and helpful. My dog Bennitt loves her! When she took time out of her weekend to come over to our new apartment after moving he would not leave her side and really trusts her. She even brought Bennitt a birthday card and toy and it's those little things that make her a special part of our life! I have heard horror stories of dog walkers from other people and Dawn has shown me that someone who is passionate about their business and compassionate with their clients puts all those fears to rest and Milwaukee Paws has been a perfect fit for us."- Kendra
"Loving companion and professional approach to intuitive pet care! We are so grateful for this service! Any pet, any time.... this is who we will call."- Jenni C
"Dawn has been wonderful caring for my cat Roxy who is a chatty and loving kitty requiring lots of attention. She is great with animals, extremely reliable and responsible, always checking in and sending reports with progress and pictures, which gives me great peace of mind when I'm away. Couldn't ask for a better sitter for Roxy. Thank you Dawn for everything you do!" - Juliana
"Milwaukee Paws does an excellent job walking my special needs dog Murphy. I was nervous letting someone into my home to walk him but she made me feel so comfortable. Murphy is a rescue dog and deaf. Dawn took the time to learn basic sign language to communicate with Murphy. Murphy is always excited to see Dawn and tired after each walk. I really like the daily report card with pictures after every walk. I highly recommend Milwaukee Paws." - Dale