Pet Owner Reviews

what our customers are saying….

Amy & Joe, Scituate

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

— Amy & Joe, 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

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

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

Margaret & Chuck, Scituate

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

— Margaret & Chuck, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tammy, Scituate

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

— Tammy, 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

Jim, Humarock

“Thank you so much for the great care you provide…Purg definitely loves you back and I appreciate the attention you give her. She has been purring and happy since I arrived at home.”

— Jim, Humarock

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

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

Kevin, Marshfield

“Thank you so much for taking care of Zooey & Zydeco. They must have really enjoyed themselves with you, they didn’t eat our carpet while we were away!”

— Kevin, Marshfield

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