Pet Owner Reviews

what our customers are saying….

Chuck, Scituate

“My daughter Hannah and I had a great backpacking trip in the white mountains this weekend, and couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks for taking care of Sadie and Tony, it was really a big help. And thanks for closing the window over the computer, that’s above and beyond.”

— Chuck, Scituate

Emily, Norwell

“Just wanted to let you know we just got home. Everything is great- thank you SO much for all your help!!!”

— Emily, Norwell

Angela, Norwell

“Nancy is one of the kindest people I know. I have trusted my dog, cat, and chickens to her care and she has shown to far exceed my expectations of attention to each life. I know I feel confident when I go away as my animals are in excellent hands.”

— Angela, Norwell

Jann, Scituate

“We cannot thank you enough for caring for our Fur-kids during our honeymoon. They were happy, relaxed and tired, which tells me that they felt right at home with you.”

— Jann, Scituate

Judy, Hanover

“Nancy, we just returned from our trip and wanted to let you know that Linda did a terrific job. Everything was in perfect order and the pets were certainly fine. We are thrilled to find someone like her so I hope it will work out for future trips. Thanks again!”

— Judy, Hanover

Laura, Scituate

“We have been so impressed and so grateful for your wonderful dog care. From the moment we first spoke, you have been so accommodating, warm and professional. We thank you very much!”

— Laura, Scituate

Amy & Joe, Scituate

“Thank you for taking such good care of our Tedy!”

— Amy & Joe, Scituate

Margaret & Chuck, Scituate

“Thank you for taking such good care of Belle!”

— Margaret & Chuck, Scituate

Shanna & Joe, Hull

“We just wanted to say thank you! Bandit & Darby seem really happy and it sounds like everything went so great. It’s so nice knowing they have somewhere they can go now when we go on trips! Bandit loves to sleep like that so I know he was in heaven!”

— Shanna & Joe, Hull

Ralph & Heather, Scituate

“We couldn’t be more pleased about your service and Hildie our Old English Bulldog has lost 20lbs! Thanks so much!”

— Ralph & Heather, Scituate

Jeannie, Scituate

“Nancy is a wonderful, conscientious, well educated, caring person who adores animals. She volunteers at Scituate’s Humane Society and has taken care of my dog, Chloe. Chloe is a Golden-doodle who can be a handful because, at not yet two years old, she is very exuberant. Nancy keeps Chloe under control and is very loving. Nancy has four cats of her own as well as Chloe’s good canine friend, Jada. All of Nancy’s animals are well cared for and get the best care anyone would wish for their pet. I think you will be extremely happy that you have chosen Nancy to care for your pets. She is a person of high integrity.”

— Jeannie, Scituate

Anne, Cohasset

“Nancy took excellent care of our two very timid cats during my lengthy vacation. When we returned, they were definitely much calmer and less stressed than other times we’ve been away. It was also great to know that Nancy was stopping by every couple of days to bring in the mail and check on the house in general. I was very impressed with her professional and businesslike approach, she was very organized and asked all the right questions when we met before my trip – many of them things I would never have thought of. Her caring attitude was most important – she took extra time to come by before we left and meet our cats, as well as get to know about their habits, favorite hiding places, etc. During our trip she texted us to let us know everything was going well. It gave us great peace of mind knowing Nancy had everything under control at home, and we will most definitely be utilizing her excellent services in the future!”

— Anne, Cohasset

Mike, Duxbury

“I have two, 12 and a half year old golden/shepherd mixes, and my only concern about having them stay with Nancy is that they may not want to come home because she may treat them better than I do! She is very responsible, detail oriented with regards to my dogs’ specific needs, and I would gladly have her care for them anytime I might go away. I’ve also since learned that at least one of my clients has used Nancy several times now as well, and they are pleased. A couple years ago, Nancy gave up her sales & marketing career because she wanted to pursue something she is truly passionate about – her love for animals. It is because she has such a big heart and has made the pursuit of animal care and animal well-being pretty much her entire life that I feel so fortunate to have met her. But it isn’t just all business for her, either – she volunteers at a shelter and fosters animals that need a temporary home. The best thing that can be said about it and what we pet owners want to hear is that her heart is in it. She spends her days and nights surrounded by animals…and can’t get enough of them. She is the ultimate pet sitter! Coincidentally, a client of mine in Norwell uses Nancy’s services also to look after their puppy, a Bernese Mountain dog…I spoke with them just a couple weeks ago and they had great things to say about her as well. So not only do I feel comfortable with Nancy, but I also know other people who do as well…”

— Mike, Duxbury

Cynthia, Scituate

“For most of this past year I have been lucky to have Take The Lead Pet Care looking after my three dogs and cat. This is the best pet service I have experienced in thirty years of pet ownership. Owner Nancy Pickwick is thoughtful, thorough, and loving. As a business woman she is organized, flexible and extremely reliable. She takes great care in finding the best person for the job. I trust her and her pet sitters completely, with my pets and in my house. You can’t imagine what a relief it was to discover her service as I own two rescue dogs and an elderly dog and cat and I will not board them. For daily visits and extended stays this is the best pet sitting service around.”

— Cynthia, Scituate

Veronica, Hanover

“It is a pleasure to write a reference for Take The Lead Pet Care. Before I knew about Nancy’s services I had looked at most of the kennels and people on the South Shore involved in boarding animals. Although they were all appropriate they did not really meet my needs. I was going to be away for an extended period (45 days) and needed my two dogs to be with someone, in their home, who would care for them, provide them with nurturing and ensure their overall well-being. Once I met Nancy I knew I had found the right fit. The dogs took to her immediately. She is warm and sensitive to the dog’s needs, plays with them and walks them daily. During my absence we stayed in contact by phone and email and she sent me pictures of them. When I returned I found two happy and contented dogs who had been exceptionally well cared for. I would highly recommend Nancy as someone who can be trusted to care for the pets you love, as you would care for them yourself. Nancy would be the only person I would choose to care for my dogs again, whenever I have to be away.”

— Veronica, Hanover

Misko & Erica, Marshfield

“Nancy was recommended to us by the Scituate Animal Shelter after we adopted our cat, Harry. The director of the shelter had raving reviews based on her own experiences with Nancy as a pet caregiver. Initially, we asked Nancy to look after Harry while we were on vacation. During this time, our boiler went out. Nancy called us to let us know and then went back to our house to reset the heating system. Such attentive care is hard to find. We now have Nancy come by to walk our dogs when we aren’t able.”

— Misko & Erica, Marshfield

Kari & Thom, Rockland

“We hit the jackpot when we discovered Take the Lead and Nancy Pickwick to care for our two dogs when we cannot. Our cockers, Dexter and Chewbacca, are handfuls and can be persnickety. Nancy took the time on our first meeting to allow them both to become comfortable with her and to listen to all my over-the-top instructions. Take the Lead and Nancy have been there in emergency situations, on short notice and for long vacations. We are at ease knowing Nancy will be caring for our boys. I highly recommend Take the Lead for your pet care needs”

— Kari & Thom, Rockland

Kathy, Norwell

“Words cannot express how much I appreciate your talent and service. During these past few weeks your compassion and patience has meant miles for me as I transition through my life changes and the decision to keep Rogue. You have influenced my decision to keep the little man! Thank you sincerely.”

— Kathy, Norwell

Ginny, Humarock

“We weren’t able to get away for a length of time as our Labradoodle was anxious in a boarding situation and would not eat. Now, thanks to “Take the Lead” and their wonderful caregivers we can get away on extended vacations knowing our dog is being loved and well cared for in a home environment similar to our own.”

— Ginny, Humarock

Annemarie, Norwell

“Just wanted to say how nice it was to come home from our trip to 2 happy dogs and a house that looked so tidy. Linda was great; she checked in with us during our vacation and even texted some pictures of the dogs. The house looked great when we got back. We are really happy with your service and I am sure will be contacting you again. Thanks to both you and Linda.”

— Annemarie, Norwell

Erik, Norwell

“We made it home it one piece last night to a happy and relaxed Simba! Thanks so much for taking care of our baby! Thanks too for taking care of the mail and dishes and all the extras! You definitely made our trip more fun by giving us the peace of mind that Simba was in good hands, having a vacation of his own.”

— Erik, Norwell

Suzanne & Chris, Scituate

“Scuppers is doing so well and Chris & I couldn’t be more pleased. You have been awesome. You are an angel! Thanks”

–Suzanne & Chris, Scituate

Katherine, Scituate

“Dearest Nancy, Thank you so much for taking care of Arial, comforting him and me. You are the best pet care taker, and you make me feel so reassured and safe, knowing you will be there for my cats. Love & gratitude.”

— Katherine, Scituate

Carol, Cohasset

“Your service and flexibility have always been top and I’ve never hesitated to recommend you to anyone looking for a dog walking service.”

— Carol, Cohasset

Gillian, Hingham

“I had Nancy take care of my cat for two weeks while I was on vacation and she did a fantastic job. I was extremely impressed with her organization skills when she came for the initial visit. This, in combination with her friendly personality, made me quite comfortable leaving my cat in her care. I’ve had other pet-sitters in the past, but they don’t even compare to the care and professionalism that Nancy displayed. Take the Lead comes highly recommended from this customer!  Best regards.”

— Gillian, Hingham

Alice, Scituate

“We have a very spoiled cat named Whiskey who we worried about leaving with someone she didn’t know. Nancy hadn’t been at our house two minutes and I think we could have packed our bags and moved and Whiskey wouldn’t have cared! Nancy is the best – dependable, professional and an absolute animal person. We don’t even think twice about going away now.”

— Alice, Scituate

Jean, Cohasset

“Thanks for all your help.  It’s a huge relief to know you are at the house every day.  I will speak for Noelle in thanking you, too!’

— Jean, Cohasset

Margaret, Scituate

“I just wanted to thank you again for taking such good care of Belle while we were away. She was very happy to see us, and looks great. The texting worked out perfectly, and thank you for the pictures, too! It makes such a huge difference knowing Belle is in her home with you….since I am mildly obsessed!!! And Belle obviously loves you! Thanks a million!”

— Margaret, Scituate

Erika & Andrew, Scituate

“Thank you so much again for taking such good care of Boo. We’re so lucky to have found you and were so comforted to know that he would be well taken care of while we were away!”

— Erika & Andrew, Scituate

Ansley, Cohasset

“I am immensely grateful to have found you. It makes me feel like I could be slightly more spontaneous with travel plans.”

— Best Regards, Ansley, Cohasset

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