Pawsitively The Best
relaxes with her cat, Abby
and her cat, Theo
enhance the lives of animals and their people by providing the highest
quality in-home pet sitting services available for cats, dogs, birds,
fish, guinea pigs and other animals. To strengthen the bond between
people and their animal companions by helping them understand each
other better through animal communication services.
a pet sitter I love having daily interaction with animals in their
homes and having the opportunity to provide loving, hands-on care
while their people are away. I'm honored to be the person that people
entrust their animal companions to while they are away.
opportunities to work with people who love their animals and seek
help with communicating with their animal companions. I enjoy helping
people and animals understand each other better and to offer tools,
resources and information that help them address their particular
Pawsitively The Best Pet Sitting and Consultation Services was founded
in January 2003 by Ann Guenther. Ann has lived with and cared for
animals for most of her life. She was drawn to learning more about
animals and their impact on our lives after her beloved 18-year-old
cat Sam passed away. She began reading dozens of books on cat and
dog behavior, animal communication, and pet sitting. She met and
trained with experts in the animal care field including pet sitters,
animal communicators and animal behaviorists. She also volunteered
for two local animal shelters. She realized that working with animals
really was her heart's work, so she decided to follow her passion
and created a pet sitting and animal communication business.
has more than twenty years of experience caring for animals, first
for her own animal companions and those of friends and neighbors,
and now for her clients. She also has years of experience communicating
with a wide variety of animals, including cats, dogs, birds, horses,
fish, and animals living in zoos and in the wild.
Pawsitively The Best was recognized in the very first
"Spotlight on Business" by the Greater Newcastle Chamber
of Commerce in the Newcastle News.
Quality Standards for Your Peace of Mind
- Adherence to the high quality standards laid out by Pet Sitters
- Bonded and insured for the benefit of our pet sitting clients.
- Pawsitively The Best holds business licenses in Bellevue, Newcastle,
and Renton and is a registered business with the State of Washington.
You can count on receiving the highest quality care backed up by
training by the highest quality professionals.
- Pet First Aid for Cats and Dogs by the American Red Cross. Training
- Cat, dog and bird behavior training.
- Pet sitting courses and training.
- Animal Communication Comprehensive Training Program by Carol
Gurney, renowned animal communicator, teacher and author of The
Language of Animals: 7 Steps to Communicating with Animals
and cassette, video and CD training programs.
- Masters in Social Work and 18 years experience in the social
work profession. The people and animals that use animal communication
are often in stressful situations and appreciate a compassionate
caring person to listen to them and help them with their situation.
You can rest assured your pet is receiving professional care because
Pawsitively The Best is a proud member of Pet Sitters International.
Referrals from our current clients are the highest compliment! When
you refer new clients to Pawsitively The Best, Pet Sitting Services,
you'll receive one free pet sitting visit when your referral schedules
a minimum of three consecutive visits in our service area. (In order
to receive the free visit, you must also live in our service area.)
who refer a new client to Pawsitively The Best, Animal Communication
Consultation Services that purchases a one-hour consultation, will
receive $10 off of their next one-hour animal communication consultation.
- Volunteer for the Humane Society for Seattle-King County.
- Volunteer for the MEOW Cat Rescue Organization.
- We hold pet food drives for homeless cats and dogs in
local animal shelters.
I love animals! They have always been an important part of my life.
Growing up, my first animal companions were my dog Midnight, my
cat Patches, and my bird Rainbow. They were my first teachers of
how to care for and how to interact with animals. I continue to
learn much from my current cats, Abby and Theo, and from my clients
- animal and human.
with people has also been a primary focus in my life. I worked as
a social services manager for 18 years, including eight years in
social service agencies managing programs for children, families
and older adults; and ten years in local governments, researching
and writing social policy and managing social service contracts.
I have a Bachelor's of Social Work (BSW) from Bethel College in
Minnesota, and a Master's in Social Work (MSW) from the University
of Washington. After 18 years of working in social work and government,
I decided to pursue my passion of working with animals and their
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