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Julie S.:

“Kena has been in the pet care business for many years and has so much experience with all kinds of dogs and cats. I would recommend her to anyone. She is dedicated and responsible, as well as knowledgeable on all aspects of feline and canine care. She even knows how to give medications and help with training. Best of all, it is obvious she loves what she does. I wouldn’t have anyone else care for my 3 cats, rabbit and bearded dragon!”

Amy Z.:

“Our little guy Austin loves Ditmas Paws! It’s great knowing they are there when we cannot be. The cats love them too!”

Casey R.:

“I’ve used them on several occasions when I went away on vacation, it is very hard for me to leave my Gizmo with no one at home to take care of him, he needs constant attention, and he is very active. Jeffrey & Kena came every morning to take Gizmo for a walk, & sure he has food & fresh water, I was able to text message with them to make sure everything was ok (and as usual- it was!) They would return later for his evening walk, and make sure he had some extra company before he went to bed. Knowing that Gizmo wasn’t alone is a wonderful feeling! Plus Gizmo absolutely loves when they take him on walks. 

My mother in law has also used them for her two cats, they make sure the litter box was always clean, there was always food, and fresh water, they always dispose of the kitty litter so no coming home to a stinky smell! To my surprise they also were kind enough to water her plants while she was away. 

Very professional, and very compassionate, you can tell the true love they have for animals. It’s always wonderful to be able to trust someone with our beloved family members that are our pets.”

Al M.:

“Kena and Ditmas Paws are wonderful! They walk our two high-energy terriers every week day and take care of our cats when we go out of town. We’ve even boarded the dogs with them when we went on a week-long vacation. They are incredibly responsive and have always been great with accommodating our schedules, which sometimes change without much notice. We really appreciate the text messages that let us know when they come over and how the visits/walks went. They are friendly, responsible, and–really important to us–know and love our pets’ unique personalities and needs. I highly recommend Kena and Ditmas Paws and am so glad they’re doing business in our neighborhood!”

Jessica V.:

“Kena and Jeff are so great. They walk our two dogs Clue and Noche every day while we’re at work. The dogs love them, and it’s obvious that both Kena and Jeff love what they do and genuinely care for the animals they look after. They are responsible and flexible and always responsive. They even send a summary to let us know how each walk went! I highly recommend Ditmas Paws. We feel lucky to have found them.”

Jenna E.:

“I am so glad that I got the recommendation for Ditmas Paws (shoutout to the Badass Brooklyn dog family for the guidance!). Kena and team started taking care of our dog, Roz Doyle, only a few days after we adopted her. They have been so wonderful and patient with us as we are figuring out new dog ownership (Roz wasn’t quite housebroken when she came home with us, so she needs some extra TLC on walks to get comfortable!). They were also our saving grace when Roz got into the pantry while we were gone (what kind of dog eats hot sauce??). Our pup is always in a great mood when she’s been walked by Ditmas Paws, and we are so incredibly thankful for them! The best dog walkers ever!”

Naoise M.:

“Kena and Ditmas Paws are the best! They truly love animals and because of that they provide the best care around. They are super responsible and diligent, and will never let you down. Bailey loves Kena and her pup crew, and they take such great care of her when we are at work and when we need to go out of town. It’s such a comfort to have petcare we can trust 100%. We love Ditmas Paws!”

Lori H:

“We love our rescue dog, but she is anxious & does not warm up to everyone…  BUT she loves Kena, not only for her daily walks but for her weekend “vacations” too!! It puts my mind at ease knowing how happy she is when we are away!”

Meg F.:

“Kena knows dogs and is a thorough and compassionate handler. She’s the only person besides my mom that I trust to watch my dog overnight!”

Sarah S.:

“Ditmas Paws does an amazing job with Jimmy, our (often stubborn) pup. We get daily updates and it’s great to know that his “walker” doesn’t just walk our dog, he plays with him, gives him belly rubs, and refreshes his water. (Also, I really love Ditmas Paws’ Portal system, where upcoming schedule, messages, invoices etc. are all organized online.) Would 100% recommend!”

Shannon M.:

“We were so nervous about leaving our 3 month puppy Earl for 4 days while we were traveling to DC for work. Not only were their rates reasonable, Kena exceeded our expectations while we were away. Earl was socialized, went on many daily walks, continued his crate training, and we were kept in the loop with pictures and even a small video on facebook. When we realized we forgot our teething puppy bone, Kena ran to the store to make sure he had some bones to keep up with this teething and training. AMAZING. Immediately we were relaxed and could focus on working out of town instead of worrying about our puppy. So glad we tried these guys, and you will be to! Definitely our staple referral and go to for when we need to go work of town. Thank you guys for taking such great care of Earl.”

Jessica O.:

“Wow. I just moved to Brooklyn and Kena could not have made Rusty (my 60lb scared-of-everything pitmix) more comfortable. She is awesome, Ditmas Paws is awesome. They are inexpensive and personable – this was so refreshing to find in this city. I could not be happier with my experience!!”

Tony W.:

“Left town for a bit, and decided to give Ditmas Paws a go. Usually, we board our cat at his vet, but after trying to book online, through email and via phone (they never picked up!), with no luck, I was forced to look at other options. And I’m quite happy I did. The Ditmas Paws crew is professional and caring. Our cat was visited once a day – he was fed, played with, brushed and kept happy. They have a convenient app that was updated after each visit and included pictures with the all the important details. 

Not only is it a great service, it’s less expensive than kenneling and our cat gets to stay at home. We will definitely be using Ditmas Paws in the future.”

People Love Us on Yelp:

  •   Kena and Ash are simply the best! We are so grateful to have them in our neighborhood. They have taken such good care of our puppy, Franklin. They are incredibly reliable and trustworthy. It is such a relief to know Franklin is well cared for. We've boarded him with Kena and Ash a handful of times, and Franklin has a blast when staying with them. We can't wait for them to open up Brooklyn Paw House!

    thumb Megan W.

      We have a regular walker for our sweet pup who went away for the summer and we had a brief window of time to find a suitable and reliable replacement - no small feat! We reached out to Kena and she went out of her way to accommodate us even though she knew we were not going to be longterm customers. We are eternally grateful to her for this! Thanks again, Kena!

    thumb Sameer T.
  •   We moved here from DC and were worried we wouldn't be able to find reliable dog care. These guys are legit, well trained and well staffed. After the first few visits, we were able to breathe a sigh of relief. To top it off, we use them for overnights, too, and their service is impeccable. Recommend highly if you're in the market.

    thumb Adam L.

      Ditmas Paws is great! I know that I never have to worry about anything when they are walking my dog. Kopyrh is amazing, and always sends a helpful follow up when the walk is over. My dog can be a little shy about walks so it's great to find someone we both trust.

    thumb Erin I.
  •   We relied on Ditmas Paws for several years to take care of our cats while we traveled, sometimes for weeks away. Kena, Kopyrh, and the team take their responsibilities very seriously and are 100% reliable in all weather conditions, including the freak blizzard in Jan 2016 and the hottest days of summer. They are obviously very comfortable with animals and always send cute photos and a daily update on our fur babies. So nice to have peace of mind while we were away. We just moved to NJ and I am sorry I won't be able to use their services in the future.

    thumb H K.

      Kena is absolutely wonderful!

    She was nice enough to take a last minute request to cat sit for our foster kitty. She came for a meet and great and our cat loved her immediately. The daily updates were wonderful and so reassuring!

    I can't recommend Ditmas Paws enough. It's a great business run by great people!

    thumb jenna e.
  •   This review is now long overdue, we started using their services a couple months ago and could not be happier. Our pups love them, one has some behavior issues and I feel completely comfortable and confident in their abilities to deal with all personality quirks that may arise. The app they use to send updates and schedule is super simple, they are always on time and go above and beyond for us and our pups. Thanks Kena, Kophyr and Ash!

    thumb Alex M.

      Kena took excellent care of our cat during a weekend getaway, and we couldn't be happier. We adopted him recently and he took quite some time to settle in - we were hesitant to leave him, but it turns out there was no need to worry - he was looked after and we looked forward to the daily updates!

    thumb Kirsten S.