If anyone is looking for a service to come walk/feed your dog while you are away at work all day, I highly recommend the service we used, Maestro’s Tail. They are dependable, reliable and really seem to know a lot about dog and dog care.
The very best part of their service is the great notes they leave for you every day telling you how wonderful your dog is and what occurred on that day’s visit. It was the highlight of my day to come home and read the note. (yes, my days must be pretty dull, but fellow dog owners may get how nice that could be).
We sadly don’t need the service anymore because we had to let our sweet Lali go yesterday, but they even made the final weeks easier. The agency owner, Lisa Shannon personally texted me every day these past couple of weeks to tell me how my girl was doing.
It would be to everyone’s advantage to give them more business in the neighborhood, so they stick around.
Oh, and they do cats, birds, etc as well.
I have used Maestro's Tail for over 8 years. They have provided everything from pet walking to pet sitting which included special diets, cleaning leg wounds, and giving medications. I began using the services after one of my dogs had shoulder and elbow surgery and needed regular walking as a part of her rehabilitation. Lisa came and met my dogs, assessed our needs, provided scheduling and fees information. I have recommended this company for anyone who has needed a dependable, reasonable priced, pet care provider and I will continue to do so.
Lisa has been a bright spot throughout the pandemic for us, and our work at home has been very positive (Paw-sitive if you're a fan of Lisa's). By having this service through our transition it has kept our 3 big doggies from being bored and unexercised. There have been several instances where we've had to travel, and their pet sitting service is top-rate as well!
When I returned to work after being stay-at-home mom, we needed someone to do mid-day visits for our two dogs. Maestro's Tail was fantastic, always reliable and the dogs loved having attention from someone other than mom and dad. We have also used Maestro's Tail for in-home "boarding" with four visits a day while traveling multiple times, and the peace-of-mind of having all the pets (we also have three cats and a fish tank) able to stay in their familiar place cannot be over-stressed.
Highly recommend Maestro's Tail, if we hadn't moved out of state we would definitely still be clients.
We have used Maestro's Tail for the past 5 years and have been satisfied through and through. Lisa has always ensured a steady supply of well-trained dog walkers, continuance of service and most of all, reliability and love for our two chihuahua pups. Her pricing is very competitive and fair and she is quick to respond to any communication. Sadly we are moving away from the area, but I can only recommend her to any prospective dog parents looking for a reliable dog walking service in the College Park area.
I have a one year old and a 12 year old standard poodle. My 12 year old is what Lisa calls a “special needs pup”. My older poodle has weak legs and hips and can’t walk very far. For months, when my younger poodle went out for walks and play, she had to stay behind. She was getting very limited exercise and her quality of life was deteriorating. Lisa wanted to find a way to get her involved, so she provided a carriage for her so she can walk until she gets tired and then she hops in and rides in the carriage. This enables both our poodles to get outside and exercise together all while still providing the energetic walks the younger poodle needs and the important, although limited, exercise that my “special needs pup” craves. She has actually gained strength and is walking greater distances since beginning this routine.
Lisa is a kind, compassionate, more than competent person who has gone the extra mile in caring for our special needs older dog as she walks them both. They look forward to seeing her every day. Lisa is just a great pet care provider for my poodles.