Review by: Richard & Barbara
We enjoyed working with Pawsitive Steps PDX for our house/dog sitting experience. Each interaction and transaction was handled with the utmost professionalism and expediency. We highly recommend Pawsitive Steps PDX for pet/house sitting.
We want to give a special shout out to Mary Early. In short she was fantastic. She dog sat and house watched our pampered 10 lb Shih Tzu for 18 days and nights. She sent pictures and texts at least twice per day and kept us informed of any unusual behavior. She monitored our dogs food and water intake and output. Mary took our dog on long walks and many adventures. She kept the house neat and clean and washed her laundry before she left. She made us feel totally relaxed while we were away on our trip. Mary is our go to choice whenever we need a dog/house sitter.
Review by: Annie Hutson
We highly recommend Pawsitive Steps! Parker is amazing and I couldn’t be more comfortable knowing our dogs are in Parker’s care. Our terrier was traumatized when he was a young dog and he takes a very long time to warm up to people he doesn’t know. I was amazed at how well he did with Parker on our first walk together, and within two weeks, they were the best of friends! Parker receives full butt-and-tail wags from Charlie—a rare and coveted response! To give some perspective, it took a year before Charlie stopped hiding from our last dog care-giver, whom he now adores. I don’t know how Parker did it, but Charlie couldn’t be happier!
Parker also sends the BEST photos with every text update, capturing their mid-day adventures while Mom & Dad are at work.
We are so glad we have Parker and Pawsitive Steps!
Review by: Cony & Juan Pablo Martin
We highly recommend Pawsitive steps. Parker has been walking our puppy for 3 months now. The crew at Pawsitive steps is very professional, they are also caring and loving towards your pet. Juan and I are new pet owners. We got Chiva our dog 3 months ago and immediately hired Pawsitive Steps PDX as our dog walking service. Jesse was great in explaining us how it would work and what they recommended for our puppy. Then Parker came to meet us at our place. Parker has come every day ever since, and Chiva loves him ! We love getting pictures of their walks every day and Parker is very kind and shares with us other details like if Chiva finished his kibble or not, or if there was a particular highlight of the day. We weren’t expecting that level of engagement ! It has been amazing to have Parker be Chiva’s best friend. For us, we’ve also learned from Parker tips on how to train Chiva better and how to give him more love.
We also love the clarity we get with our invoicing/payments and the quick response to any contingency we might run into. Great communication
Review by: Ellen Schragel
Ali from Pawsitive Steps is amazing! With grace and enthusiasm Ali has taken on walking our 3 dogs. Every walk we get multiple pictures of our Mutley Crew and texted any need to know information. Like when she came into the house and someone had an accident, Ali even cleaned it up. The Mutley Crew are happy and it's great knowing they are being walked by someone as caring as Ali.
Review by: Meagan Reed
I want to do a shout-out to a very special person. Jesse Tishkoff started walking Ellis a few months ago and has become one of his absolute favorite people. All my animals just ADORE this very kind, loving and badass individual. Ellis even pulls towards jesse’s home when we are out on walks. Thank you Jesse for all you do. We are so lucky
Review by: Lisa Zigarmi
The Pawsitive Steps PDX Team has become an integral part of our family. They love our dogs and our dogs love them. Jesse, Parker and Lisa are reliable, caring, intuitive, and professional. Recently, Parker stayed in our home and looked after our pups for 2-weeks while my husband and I were overseas. We came home to a clean house and happy/healthy dogs. Parker even changed the battery in our failing smoke detector. I couldn't be happier with the services they provide--both dog-sitting and dog-walking. I highly recommend this team to anyone who wants the best for their animals.
Review By: Eliza McBryde
Jesse is lovely to work with, and Kara took excellent care of our cats and home. I would use them again!
Review by: Camille Solyagua
Jesse Tishkoff is not only a wonderful dog sitter, she is also a lovely human being! She recently stayed with my beloved companion for a week while I was on vacation. It happened to be a week during which there was an intense heat wave in Portland. She took extra special care making sure my dog was safe and comfortable. She even cooled him down with wet towels before his walks.
I do not like leaving my dog (we both have separation anxiety) but she was sensitive, thoughtful, considerate and accommodating. She sent photos, videos and texts everyday to reassure me that all was well and that my boy was happy. I recommend Jesse to care for your animals without reservation. She loves animals and they love her. She will go the extra mile without even being asked. We love Jesse! :)
Review by: Y. May
Dear Pet Parent,
It’s my absolute pleasure to recommend Pawsitive Steps PDX for any pet-walking/sitting needs.
I am a crazy-dog lady and aim to treat my pup with every enrichment I can. When looking for an overnight sitter, I was looking for more than someone to drop by for 'potty-breaks,' but actually a replacement for my care. That's tough. I just need to say right here, that not every pet-care pro brings the same high level of oversight. Pawsitive Steps PDX brings it!
Our dog is a bit shy, and Jesse helped her come out of her shell to feel comfortable during our absence. The frequent photos and timely correspondence set our minds at ease and helped us enjoy our time away!
We feed our pup a special diet, and felt like Jesse didn't miss a beat. Jesse was courteous in our home and we felt very comfortable having them as a house-sitter.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Jesse, and came to know them as a truly valuable resource to any pet parent. I have known them for approximately a year. Jesse is honest, dependable, and incredibly hard-working. Beyond that, Jesse has a big heart with incredible attention to details.
Without a doubt, I confidently recommend Jesse and the staff at Pawsitive Steps PDX. As a dedicated and knowledgeable animal advocate and an all-around great person, I know that Pawsitive Steps PDX will be a big help for your any animal-care needs.
Review By: Kathy Glanville
Indy loves Kara and Pawsitive Steps! We love the reliable and on time service of Pawsitive Steps leading to our peace of mind knowing our pup is being well taken care of during the days we need them.
Review By: Wayne Bliesner
Jesse was exactly who I was looking for to take care of my two cats. She was prompt when setting up the schedule with me I could tell she is a pet lover. I am keeping her contact information handy and will no doubt be using her services in the future. By the way...the kitty cats keep asking where' that nice lady who came to visit?
Review By: Jessica Aiona
Jesse is great! She has been walking our two dogs regularly since January. They both love their midday adventures with her. Working with Jesse is very easy. She always checks in with us about our schedules for the week and I appreciate her flexibility and proactive communication.
Review By: Amanda and Will Clifton
Jesse is totally AWESOME! We were so stressed out from our impending trip, that we accidentally left the wrong address for her and proceeded to leave the country without being able to be reached. Jesse, with only the name of our apartment complex, took it upon herself to track down and find our apartment so that our kitty, Vera, could get the proper care. Above and beyond customer service and we are grateful we found her!
Review By: Susan Carter Anderson
Jesse is professional, awesome with pets, a great communicator and very reliable. We loved using her and I would highly recommend her. She's a pro!
Review By: Alina Satterfield
Jesse is wonderful with my dog and my schedule! Jesse responds quickly and has been incredibly flexible with my rapidly changing schedule. Could not recommend pawsitivesteps enough!
Review By: Joy Margheim
Jesse gave me a great deal of peace of mind when my husband and I were both called out of town unexpectedly for four days. My dog, Roxanne, can be a bit skittish with new people, but she immediately recognized Jesse as a friend. Jesse was easy to work with, completely reliable, and her rates are very reasonable. It was reassuring to get a text from her each day, usually with a picture of my sweet girl to brighten my day. I came home to the same mellow, happy dog that I left behind, safe and sound. Thank you so much, Jesse, for the good care you gave her. I would highly recommend Jesse and Pawsitive Steps PDX to anyone who needs a pet sitter.
Review By: Laura J.
Jesse has been fabulous as a regular walker and companion for my sweet but highly strung pooch. Her gentle demeanor and genuine affection for my dog have won her over, and now she forgets all about me the second Jesse walks in the house (exactly what I was hoping for!) Not to mention Jesse makes my life easier by being 100% reliable. She has given me a positive, responsible vibe from day 1 and never let me down. I always recommend Jesse to people looking for help with their pets.
Review By: Heather Sielaff
Jesse did a great job with Britches and Hoover! I am always really nervous leaving the cats for long periods of time but I was comfortable with Jesse after our first meeting. She was very organized and communicative. She sent pictures and updates so I always knew what was going on with the cats. And, Hoover let her pet him! He is very shy so that's a huge endorsement from a very discerning cat. I highly recommend Pawsitive Steps.
Review By: Erika Stanley
Jesse saved us from a year of no vacations. Our longtime sitter is studying abroad for an extended time and we were hesitant about bringing in anyone new to take care of our old staffy mix. (He's a special guy, as well as arthritic which sometimes it makes him grumpy.) He was well behaved with Jesse and we got regular updates along with sweet pictures to make the time apart easier. Her communication was great and we've already recommended her to friends. Looking forward to having her help us take care of the mister again soon. We all appreciated the care and attention she gives.
Review By: Robert Renk
PawsitiveStepsPDX is just what the doctor ordered! My Chihuahua mix Lola just loves when Jesse comes by for their lunchtime walks. There have been several occasions where Lola simply won't trust people, but she quickly warmed up to Jesse and her kind, pawsitive energy. Jesse has proven being trustworthy and flexible too! I can't say enough good things about Jesse, and if Lola could talk, I'm certain she'd agree ;-) Sometimes I even get a sweet photo text from them!
Review By: Annie Sanditen
Jesse is fantastic. We have two cats, one very vocal & loving and one very cranky & older. They both hate when we are out of town, plus we are the typical pet parents who worry about their cats while out of town. Finding a professional and caring person who understands our household has been a long road! We have worked with her twice on long trips and we trust her completely. She's incredibly consistent and always let's us know daily what the status is with the cats and our home. Jesse brings us solutions when there is an issue (ants!) and let's us know if something is off with one of the cats. We know she will always be honest with us and take fantastic care of our pets. Seriously, for the first time, we are actually more relaxed on vacation and traveling for work knowing that she is there. Thank you Jesse! From Annie, Marc, Ike & Moo She
Review By: Theresa Jahangir
Jesse is fabulous. Our Dog is a pretty particular former shelter/street dog who has a short list of people he trusts in the world, and with LOTS of patience and love, Jesse is now on his list! Jesse is very trustworthy, and provides a great service for us. I would highly recommend her for anyone need a reliable dog-walker/sitter!!
Review By: Gita Mehrotra
As someone who travels a lot for work and family commitments, having reliable care for our sweet, older cat is really important to me. When I moved to PDX a few months ago, I learned about Pawsitive Steps and got in touch with Jesse. Although a lot of her work is with dogs, Jesse was immediately responsive and willing to help with our cat care needs. Over the past few months I've already asked Jesse to care for our cat multiple times and she has always been super reliable, responsible, kind, and easy to communicate with. I really appreciate that Jesse has bonded with our cat--it gives us huge peace of mind when we are away! I highly recommend Jesse to care for your furry loved ones!
Review By: Susan Carter Anderson
Jesse is amazing. She is on top of taking care of our dog and always makes sure to check on our aging cat when she's at the house. She's organized, reliable and trustworthy. We instantly liked her and our dog is never happier then on days she gets a walk from her. Thank you Jesse!
Review By: Annie Gilligan
Jesse is super friendly and loves my dog! She is flexible with finding times for a walk and is open and adjustable to our family and dog's needs. I would happily recommend working with her to a friend. She's great!
Review By: Richard
Jesse has and continues to be a great friend to me and most importantly, Wiley. She was patient working with Wiley in the beginning, as he is a Terrier, and they now have a close bond. I see Jesse’s love and passion working with animals and feel very lucky that Wiley and I have met her. She was referred to me via a local privately owned pet food business.
Review By: Pat
Jesse has been walking Piper, my energetic standard poodle, for almost a year now; and both of us love her. She is utterly reliable and trustworthy; if she says she will be here, she is here. Her calm yet authoritative way with the poodle is exactly what he needs. When he returns home from a walk with Jesse, he is tired, happy and calm. She helps him be the good dog that I need him to be.
Review By: Mimi
Jesse stays at my home, looking after my 15 year-old dog when I am out of town. I cannot say enough good things about her! Both dog and home are in great shape when I return home. Jesse is completely trustworthy, responsible and reliable. She is very loving with my dog who is always happy to see her.
Review By: Holly
Jesse was referred to us by a friend and we were hesitant, of course, because not only were we leaving our dogs with her but she was staying at the house as well. We met, asked her to watch the dogs for 2 weeks, and left on vacation. When we got back I’m pretty sure the house was cleaner then when we left and the dogs were super happy!!! We are thrilled to have found someone we can rely on and be our “go to” sitter
Review By: Marissa Franck
Jesse is so wonderful with our two dogs. Our first children, Harry and Winston require lots of attention which Jesse is able to provide on a consistent basis. Jesse is not only reliable and consistent, she is extremely flexible which is very nice for our extremely busy household schedule. I highly recommend Jesse for anyone who wishes to place their pets in the care of someone who has a high attention to detail and loves animals.
Review By: Diorzuko
I can’t say enough good things about Jesse. She has help improve the quality of my dogs life and mine. Always responsible and punctual and has great feed back or helpful information to help contain my Catahoula leopard dog which if you don’t know about they are amazingly challenging! I can’t thank her enough for all the the help except to tell you to how amazing she is.
Review By: Nancy
Thanks Jesse for walking Leroy while I’m recovering from surgery. Friends have commented on how good he looks. He’s obviously lost a couple pounds and is much more fit! Just what he needed. He really seems to enjoy his walks with you.
Review By: Jessica & Fletch
We have 2 LARGE bearded beasts with plenty of energy & they love their hour-long mid-day walks. Three days before attending my sister’s destination wedding, we learned there would be NO cell service the entire weekend! :/ Upon meeting Jesse, I knew in spite of our communication issues, both our pups would be in the best hands! We took an introductory walk & Jesse handled our pups with such care & confidence, I trusted her right away. And our handsome dogs trusted her, too! She was available to our friends who were also caring for the pups & she even texted me a photo while I had service @ the airport! We will continue to seek her professional care and have already recommended her to neighbors & friends! Thanks so much Jesse! We look forward to helping Pawsitive Steps grow!
Review By: Beji Lippott
Jesse watched our two cats while we were away for a week and provided daily drop in service. Jesse posted regular updates and pictures on Facebook of the cats and it brought a sense of ease to my partner and me. The cats seemed relaxed when we returned. She has a knack with four legged friends. I would definitely recommend her and will certainly seek her services again!
Review By: Chrissy
Jesse is such a loyal and loving friend to those with or without Paws. She cares so much for the well being of all animals the moment she meets them. Not only am I so lucky to have Jesse in my life as a friend, but Cooper Babe (my dog) is most fortunate to have such a devoted friend to help him follow in his Pawsitive Step, especially when I am not around. Petsitting, walking my boy, taking him to dog parks and giving him constant cuddles, just for fun or to help me out, is an area where Jesse has excelled immensely. She has always had a passion for animals and I am so happy to see her pursue and follow her dreams. Any person and any animal would be lucky to have Jesse as a companion, whether it be short or long term!
Review By: Saryn
Jesse is very sweet and respectful with every animal she meets! My pets all gather around her when she comes through our door. They love her energy and love.
Review By: Jess
Jesse has been pet / house sitting for me for a few years now. She is professional, trustworthy, upbeat, honest, and most of all my animals love her! My pup, Jack, lights up when he sees her. He always comes home after their play dates tired and happy as can be. I would recommend Jesse’s services to anyone with not a lot of time on their hands who needs to have their furry kids exercised and loved! My home is always just how I left it when I return and I know that my animals are cared for properly.
Review By: Mindy & Greg
Jesse is truly amazing. She has dog/ cat/ house sat for us twice and we are so lucky to have her in our life. We have two high-maintenance dogs (medication, feeding habits, etc.) and she cared for them just as we would. We absolutely trust her to care and love for our family and home. She even sent us pictures of the pups and kitty while we were away! She is fabulous and is now ‘Aunt Jesse’.
- Mindy & Greg
Review By: Erin
I’m a pet/house sitter myself and Jesse is a friend of mine. She is the first person I contact when I’m unable to take on a job myself, she’s helped me out on several occasions and I know I can trust her to take excellent care of my clients’ pets. Jesse is a true animal lover/advocate, you won’t regret hiring her to care for your animals!
Review By: Marla
Jesse stayed at my house with my 16 year old dog when I was out of town and he couldn’t have looked better when we got home. Jesse kept in touch and even sent pictures while we were away. Jesse’s love for animals is so obvious and genuine from the moment you meet her. I totally trust her with my sweet old guy. My only hesitation to writing this review is that you’ll nab Jesse to watch your dog when I need her!!
Review By: Alyssa
I owe a big big thank you from the bottom of my heart to Miss Jesse Tishkoff of Pawsitive Steps pet walking/sitting today. Thank you for dropping your fun plans on your day off to pick my boy Hammy up at the hospital, get the instructions from the Dr., bring him home and love him until I could get there. You gave up the river on this hot day to sit in the waiting room at Dove Lewis and then sit on my boring couch all afternoon. There is NOBODY else that I would trust with my sick pet. You are an amazing friend to me and my little family and we appreciate you!
Review By: Alyssa
Jesse has helped with both daytime walks on days when I am gone for a long time and overnight pet sitting when I am out of town. I have two dogs and a cat and one of my dogs is special needs with both physical and medical issues and she is able to step in and handle my pack as if she has known them forever! She loves dogs and cats more than anyone that I know, and since I volunteer with rescues, I know a lot of dog lovers! She is so careful and patient with my animals, and I know that when I am out of town they are getting all the love and attention and spoiling in the world! It is so nice to be able to go on vacation and not worry about whether they are getting the care and love that I want them to get. It is a treat for them to have Jesse around. Jesse is not one of those people who starts a pet walking/sitting business because they need a job and don’t know what else to do, Jesse does this because it is truly in her heart to spend time with animals. I know that it does her soul good to get her daily dose of dog and cat love. She is doing what makes her happy, and your animals will be happy too! I wholeheartedly recommend Jesse for all of your pet walking or pet sitting needs. You will never find anyone who will shower your pets with as much pure love as Jesse will!