As a dog owner, I understand what it's like to find the right sitter for your family member. Rest assured, I'm more than happy to provide references if these pawsome reviews from previous and repeat Shellz Dezign Photography & Dogs clients aren't enough to ease your mind!
I am not one to write reviews but I want people who are thinking about using Shelly’s services need to know their pet will receive excellent care. We found Shelly by not giving up on our expectations of who we would want to be watching, walking and caring for our precious puppy Shiloh. From the time we had our first “meet and greet” with Shelly our puppy of ten weeks old loved her immediately. Shelly genuinely cared about our pup and our top concerns about Shiloh’s care. Shelly’s great animal knowledge and knowing the phases helped us in knowing what to expect as our puppy went through her phases of growth. Shelly guided us with walking her and training us with what to expect with respect to her growth and stages. Basically she helped us be street wise in a country environment with a new puppy which we greatly appreciated. Shelly was also very instrumental in our puppy Shiloh’s socialization aspects. We started with Shelly’s dog Yosemite and going on morning walks with Shelly ad Yosemite. Months later Shiloh is walking great and has no fear of other groups of dogs and interacting with other dogs. Thanks to Shelly this came to us as a huge relief. We can honestly say Shelly and her services have been instrumental in the growth of our puppy Shiloh through various stages.
So if you are reading this review, give Shelly a call and see for yourself. Your pet will be in great care. Ours has and that’s why I am writing this review. We feel blessed and beyond grateful to have Shelly in our lives.
~ Chris & Mardell Hudson & Shiloh
Shelly (and Yosemite) were perfect hosts for our dog’s first staycation. From pre-drop off, to drop off, to communicating with us while we were away, to pick up, Shelly was incredibly professional, caring and switched on. We look forward to using her again.
~ Michael Raher
We have left our Sassy with Shelly twice now. As much as we miss Sassy when we are away, I know, without a doubt, that she is being loved and getting all the exercise and hugs she needs and wants. I highly recommend Shelly to care for your dog while you vacation...unless of course, we need her during the same time frame. In that case, we call dibs. ❤️
~ Lynn B.
We had the best first experience boarding our dog!! Shelly was professional, personable and made us feel comfortable leaving our pup. We loved the video and photo updates. I highly recommend her!
~ Anessa Peterson
Shelly was amazing with our older girl Precious. Her pup Yosemite played with her in her level. Her walks to the park and play time made for a happy girl. Shelly was great communicating with us and sent several photos making the time away from her less stressful. We knew she was in great hands. I highly recommend Shelly and will use her again in the future. I’m happy to talk with anyone who needs more info. Thank you SHELLY you’re the best!
~ Renee H.
Shelly was a god send. My labradoodle has just turned a year and hasn’t been left with anyone. I was nervous about leaving her, hoping she would behave and mind her manners, the few that she possesses.
~ Darla A.
Buddy & Bolt
My dogs had a great time with Shelly and Yosemite. We know them from the local dog park so I knew my boys would be in great care. Shelly was flexible with drop off and my late arrival. She took great care of my dogs and will certainly use her services again and again!!!
~ Bob J.
Charlie had a GREAT time with Shelly and Yosemite. I loved getting her videos and updates, with her giggling in the background because my dog is such a goof. She was a wonderful parent to our dog, and I had no worries or regrets leaving Charlie with her. She took him for many walks and really spoiled him! Thank you Shelley. I know who to call when we travel again.
~ Desiree H.
Shelly is amazing! Libby loved her stay and was treated like a princess! We will use her again in the future for sure and I would highly recommend her. So thankful we found her to care for our girl.
~ Michelle Rozendal Gunnett
Shelly was awesome and I will definitely plan on using her again to watch my dog Marty. She watched him for 2 weeks and constantly sent me updates with pictures (high quality pictures:)
Your dog(s) will get plenty of exercise with Shelly and you don't have to worry about anything! I've used multiple dog sitters before but she is the best and really cares about the dogs.
~ Greg W.
Mighty Joe Young
Shelly was awesome! Her love and passion for dogs definitely shows. Shelly was able to accommodate our needs and was super easy to work with. Mighty, my 125lbs Cane Corso, was dropped off at home by Shelly. He was happy and pooped! She also sent pictures throughout the day and had time to make a video clip of Mighty. It was awesome. I recommend Shelly and will be calling her again whenever we are in need of a sitter :)
~ Melis C.
I'm so glad Shelly was recommended to me! She was wonderful with mowgli. Sent me daily updates along with pictures and will for sure be using her in the future!
~ Yorgi S.
Shelly is the best! Our Sadie loved her and Yosemite. We met them at the dog park & when we found out she dog sat we knew we found the right person to watch Sadie. First time leaving her we knew she was being loved and cared for. We highly recommend Shelly.
~ Jeri G.
Maggie & Mia
Shelly did an outstanding job watching Maggie and Mia! She walked and played with Maggie and provided wonderful care! Will definitely use Shelly again!
~ Pam W.
Shelly was just plain awesome. I know this because of how happy Dash was in all the photos and videos she sent. I knew Dash was taken care of and that let me enjoy my vacation. Dash can't wait to hang with Shelly again.
~ Elizabeth K.
Shelly is so loving and caring towards my dog. She treated the dog like it was her personal animal. Shelly always kept in touch on Geyser, which made me not have to worry about Geyser. I will definitely use Shelly again and recommend her to anyone looking for a sitter. I was very appreciative that Shelly would take her lunch time to come home and walk my animal.
~ Jasmine H.
Shelly has been the only sitter I've used for my little guy. This was his third stay with Shelly and he came home happy. I know he's well taken care of from the moment I drop him off until I pick him up. The pics of his puppy smile help too!! And this recent trip I was delayed an extra day due to airline/weather issues and it was not a problem for Shelly. Definitely appreciated on my end! thanks again Shelly!
~ Leeann B.
Enzo got spoiled again with his Nov. 2016 stay with Shelly & Maui. He LOVES the playtime and attention he gets here. Maui is such a great playmate and Shelly gives lots of loving and exercise. Enzo always comes home happy & tired - what every dog owner wants. And I love the pictures Shelly takes - so creative, fun and artistic. Thanks!
~ Mary-Jean Z.
Shelly is a great sitter! I used her for the first time recently when I had to go out of town for a week. She was super accommodating on short notice, which I really appreciated. I have several other hosts that I use on dog vacay, but Shelly is my new favorite! I like that she is very active with the dogs and she sends tons of cute photo/video updates. You won't have to worry about your fur baby when you're away, Shelly takes good care of them and is super easy and pleasant to work with.
~ Kelli B.
We could not be any happier with the love, care and attention Jackson received while staying with Shelly & Maui. From our meet and greet, the connection and calmness that Jackson felt towards Shelly was immediate. This was important because Jackson is a rescue who is a scaredy cat (shhh he's our big boy) and is anxious. Shelly made Jackson feel at home like he was her very own. He got a whole lot of lovin' which is exactly what we were looking for. We were excited to receive pics and short video clips of our baby boy while on our trip. We could tell he had a great time because he came home not acting up and was a happy boy. We will DEFINITELY use Shelly again. Jackson found a new bud in Maui also. We are already planning our next trip :) Thank you so much Shelly & Maui for taking such great care of Jackson!!!
~ Cat B.
Shelly was a great find!!! She cares so much for animals, and you can tell that right away. From the moment we met for a meet and greet, I could tell that Zoe would be in great hands. She always requires a meet and greet for the safety of all dogs involved, and I appreciate that greatly. She's very responsive when emailed or through text, and she frequently sent pictures throughout Zoe's stay. Her home is very clean and tidy, and the dogs roam as they please. I could tell that Zoe had a great time because she was so relaxed and chill when I picked her up at the end of her stay. I will definitely use Shelly again, and I definitely will recommend her to everyone!!! Thanks again, Shelly!!!
~ Cory G.
Shelly was fantastic! She responded right away.
She took such great care my dog Buddy.
He came home so happy and tired,
I would definitely use Shelly again!
~ Michael B.
Shelly made our dog feel right at home. She was terrific about making sure Zander was happy and comfortable, and stayed in touch with us with updates throughout our time away. I would highly recommend Shelly! And her dog Maui is also wonderful and welcoming with other dogs.
~ Lynn R.
Sadie & Dodger
Shelly watched my 2 baby dogs for three nights. I didn’t worry a bit because I knew they were in great hands! She sent me lots of pics to let me know what my dogs were up to. I highly recommend her as a pet sitter. Glad I have someone I can depend on for my fur babies.
~ Crystal Burlington
Shellz has saved my LIFE! I have a 6 month old German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois pup who just FULL of energy! With my work schedule I can't get him the exercise he needs to stay a happy and healthy pup, but luckily there is Shelly! a couple times a week she comes and grabs the baby and they go on an adventure! She not only keeps his body moving but keeps his mind active too with little pit stops for training and treats! I am so thankful for you Shelly! it's an incredible service what you do for me and Baby Bare!
~ Taryn Morris
Shelly was extremely easy to work with and my golden retriever, HoneyBear loved her too. Shelly is very responsible with her background intake information and set up a first meet and greet at a dog park and at her home.
Shelly also had me fill out emergency info as well as the dog’s preferences, food, habits and exercise.
In addition Shelly is a fabulous professional photographer and made a movie of HoneyBear. We were very satisfied with Shellyz’s services and would use her again.
~ Ellie Slade
Absolutely LOVE Shelly and her dog services that she offers! Always on time and really spends that extra quality time with the fur pets in her care. My Tucker boy is always so excited when she comes to take him on his weekly walk,not only does Shelly treat every pet as if they were her own but she looks forward to sharing each new adventure with them and as an added bonus shares photos of their adventures with you! Can't recommend her enough .
~ Christy Penner
Shelly is a very kind compassionate person who clearly loves dogs and loves what she does. She has been a lifesaver for my Dad and his dog Huey. Shelly is also extremely reliable which is hard to find these days.
~ Susan Wilson
I couldn't have found a better person to care for my dog, Huey. He is really enjoying his walks three times a day with Shelly. She cares for her client's dogs as if they were her own and I couldn't be happier with her services. If you are looking for someone reliable and caring, Shelly is your girl!
~ Jerry Wilson
From our first meeting, it was quite apparent that Shelly loves and has a special connection with dogs! Signed my Kira up for multiple dog walking sessions, as she has no leash experience. Let me tell ya, it’s not rewarding being walked by a Great Pyrenees, pulling your arm out of it’s socket! Well, Shelly turned that behavior around in no time, with lots of love, praise and positive feedback.
Shelly knows good folks and practices when she sees it. She’s smart, compassionate and steady/consistent. Run don’t walk to her services - so glad we did!
~ Vicky Adams
Shelly is awesome! She took great care of our dog while we were gone. I did not have to worry to whole time we spent out of town. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a responsible and caring sitter.
~ Andrea Wilson
Roxy & Archer
Shelly has been a huge help to our family! Especially when I can text her last minute to come get our fur babies out even in the heat. We appreciate her loving way, and know that our puppy and older cautious rescue (and our home) are well taken care of while we are out. It also helped us to know early on that she's well-known and respected in our community and completely trustworthy! 😊
~ Denise Saltzman
Shelly took care of my Golden Retriever for 8 days in her home. She sent updates daily if not more with pictures and posted to other sites I could keep updated with. It was clear that he had a really good time. I know he's going to be sad to leave. He gets a lot more exercise with her than at home plus caring and attention. She definitely pays attention to a lot of things regarding my pet. She got to know his quirks quickly and was cautious about fitting him into the pack even though he loves everyone. She also said she wouldn't take him to the dog park that he went to daily unless she knew and trusted every other dog there. From everything I saw and talked to her about, I definitely trust her with my boy. She's also better than a commerical kennel because she doesn't leave at night. Come to find out, he was sleeping in her bed with other dogs. How much better can it get? She does have limited capacity to take dogs in her house, but that's the only potential downside I may run into in the future.
~ Dean Martens
Shelly is amazing! We had a 4 day trip coming up that we needed someone to come and check-in on our 2yr old bernedoodle Ollie and let him out to go potty while my sister was at work.This was Ollie's first time being left home alone for more than a few hours and days. Shelly was so great with updates, photos and flexibility of her schedule to attend to Ollie. I highly recommend Shelly's services and will be using her again for drop-in or dog sitting in the future. Thank you Shelly for keeping our pup Ollie so happy while we were away!
~ Alyssa Olow
Shelly provided drop- in care for my dog and cat. I was impressed by her from the beginning by her meet and greet with the pets and her attention to the details of learning about our needs. She made sure our quirky dog was comfortable with her. Right before we left, a plumbing issue turned our house into a demolition zone, she proceeded unphased. While we were zone, Shelly spoiled us with pictures of our fur babies.
I will be calling Shelly for our pet sitting needs in the future.
~ Nancy Clark
Tiki & Maggie
OMG, I can't say enough great things about Shelly and the amazing care she took of our senior dogs! She boarded them at her house, crate-free, so that they could live like they do at home (though a crate is available if that's what the owner requests!). They spent 8 nights with her. The best part was receiving fun videos and pictures of my girls everyday. That is such a relief when you are away and worried about and missing your fur-kids!!! Shelly loved on them and treated them like her own. Speaking of her own, Shelly has a beautiful lab, Yosemite, that was so sweet with my seniors and they all got along great!! I HIGHLY recommend Shelly for the care of your pups...you will not be disappointed!!
~ Leslie Amancio