Pet Owner Reviews

what our customers are saying….

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

Margaret & Chuck, Scituate

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

— Margaret & Chuck, Scituate

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

Amy & Joe, Scituate

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

— Amy & Joe, Scituate

Jo-Ann, Hingham

“Nancy, being with you and Jada was the closest thing to being at home for Sally! She had friendship, companionship, a beautiful yard to “sun” herself, a comfy bed and obviously a lot of attention and love! Thank you for welcoming Sally into your home and heart. With gratitude.”

— Jo-Ann, Hingham

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

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

David, Scituate

“Looks like you have new friends for life. It certainly makes me feel at ease that they’re settling in nicely. Thank you for taking the time to send a picture while providing an update.”

— David, Scituate

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

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

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

Alan, Spectacle Island

“Thank you for taking care of Max when I was away – and on such short notice. The pictures of him at your house, on the trail, and riding in the back seat of your car were a real treat! You take pet care to a new level! Thanks again!”

— Alan, Spectacle Island

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

Joanne, Scituate

“I would like to share my experience with Take The Lead Pet Care. Your add says it all!  They make pet care uncomplicated. Nancy walks our Yorkshire Terrier “Mattie” daily during the week while we are at work. Aside from our regular schedule, we have had some unexpected situations arise and needed Nancy’s service. She’s been terrific with accommodating us and there has never been a problem. Just recently the family went on a vacation for 8 days out of the country. I was somewhat reluctant to leave a young dog (8 months), but it worked out perfectly. She was wonderful with Mattie and I know Mattie enjoyed her stay also. Nancy is wonderful with animals and her pleasant and calm demeanor is received by the animals in a such positive manner. I don’t know what we would do without her. She has certainly made our lives so much easier.”

— Joanne, 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

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

Margaret, Scituate

“We rescued a young dog from the South, sight unseen, and then needed to find someone to walk her during the days we’re at work. We would referred to Nancy through a friend, and from the moment our new dog met her, I was certain we had found the right person. Rescue dogs can be a bit quirky, and Nancy understood this right away – our dog is a love, but certainly quirky! From the first day Nancy walked her, we felt completely comfortable leaving her, knowing she would be in great and caring hands on her walks with Nancy. Our dog became more socialized on her walks with Nancy and her dog Jada, and this helped is enormously. Nancy truly has a caring spirit and loves the pets in her care, we are so lucky to have found her, and so lucky that each day that our dog gets extra hugs and kisses from someone like her!”

— Margaret, Scituate

Christine, Scituate

“Thank you so much for the excellent care you provided for Yankee, Salem, Lightning, Shadow and Padmay while we were traveling over the holidays. We came home to a happy family of pets whom were obviously given lots of love and attention. Sometimes after a vacation we come home to evidence of anxiety (Salem chews paper), and Yankee looks like she lost her best friend, but not this time, everyone was surprisingly normal. We really love our little animal gang and having someone like you available to take care of them while we are away is a great feeling. Thank you again! Peace.”

— Christine, Scituate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tammy, Scituate

“It has been our pleasure to know you over the past few months. Always so positive it is very refreshing.”

— Tammy, Scituate

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