Two Thumbs Up!
"Cannot recommend Don and his team highly enough. They bend over backwards to accommodate our last minute requests. They go the extra mile for me and I really appreciate all that they do. His team is always professional and dependable." ~ J.B.
"Don and his team are hands down the best dog walkers I have ever seen in New York. Our dog is extremely happy, always gets a proper walk and a good workout. Further, Don is professional in all aspects of the business (team selection, scheduling, billing) not directly related to the core aspects of the business. In my experience, one usually has to choose between "dog people" and "people people" in this type of service (this is an actual quote from a previous pet boarding provider) - Don gets it all right!" ~ Alex
"Don & George are great with our dog, Mandy. We began using Gimme Paw in September and Mandy is super excited to see them when they come. What makes Don & George good walkers is that Mandy has really been so much better behaved than ever before and we are happy with that!" ~ Denise
"There is no question that Don is THE BEST. He is TOTALLY reliable, available last minute, and extremely careful with our house and dogs. I trust him completely with our house, and more importantly, with our dogs.
I have two labs who fight with each other when I walk them. Don has full control, he has taught them restraint in their eating and walking, and gives them a ton of love. I cannot explain how happy they become when he shows up at the door. In fact, my one dog was sort of getting depressed. now she waits by the door for him, and comes home so very happy. She LOVES the other dogs he walks. He has superb judgment in putting dogs together in a pack, and can also take care of "problem dogs."
Truth is, with Don you not only get a dog walker, but a trainer. He is as dedicated as a dog walker can get, and also a really fine person. We are moving out of town, and when we move back, we are likely to move back to LIC for no other reason than Don. Having someone like him to be with our dogs is a top priority.
I have known Don for a year now, and I can attest to the fact that he runs an excellent business, is well organized, and knows what he is doing. He is a perfectionist, which is exactly what you want when trusting someone with your dogs. Do a "meet and greet" with him -- you can see right off the bat how thorough he is.
Also, the group walking is really terrific - this is the first time we've done this, and the dogs crave it. I used to send them to day care but they really love the group. On weekdays, you get a real bang for your buck -- the dogs usually get over an hour or more of exercise, for $19 for two dogs, $14 for one. Cheap! Again, how could someone complain about his rates?!? An hour and a half of exercise for less than $20. Other dog walkers charge much more for ding much less, and they are not as 100 percent as Don is. Not even close.
I love Don. I cannot say enough good things about him. I only wish I could take him with me when I move. The dogs will be very very sad, and so will I and my husband." ~ Heather
"Don is great! He's been walking our dog for the past few months and we've seen our shy dog become more social around other dogs. He's also easier to walk. We highly recommend Don -- he's professional & passionate about dogs." ~ Sam
"We have used Don (owner of Gimme Paw Dog Walking) for the past three years, his service has been exceptional! He is trustworthy, honest, always on call for help, and offers additional services, like dog sitting and extended walks. Our time in the LIC area would not have been the same without him. He really took the time to get to know and bond with our two babies, a 4 year old and 2 year old, both 55+ Soft coated Wheaten Terriers. Are little one is extremely shy and he was able to form a wonderful relationship with him and that made all the difference to us. We would and have always highly recommended him." ~ Stacy
"I met Don shortly after moving in LIC .. I was always impressed by the way he and his team handled dog and how loving they appeared to be with the pack . I naturally called him when I found myself in need of dog walking. I first delt with Don and then was introduced to Jo who is the dedicated walker for My baby Louis blue King. They are reliable, on time , and so loving. Louis waits everymorning by the door and cries until his best friend Jo shows up. I always get a ver detailled report on the walk , from Louis s new friend to his level of excitment or calmness . They are the best hands down , it takes a lot of dedication to do this job rain or shine. on hut days they are always careful to take a break and hydrates the pups and rainy day Jo always asks for a towel to be left out so he can dry Louis , they love what they do , and the dogs give the love back . I strongly recommend them." ~ Marie
"Don is a fantastic walker, we went through several dog walkers and noone had been more accomodating and went out of his way to walk our pooch. For example, on several occasions we had to travel unexpectedly and we could always rely on Don's company to walk our pooch on a very short notice or take him in when we had to be away. He is also very attentive to our specific requests, very upfront about everything and responds right away. We are very picky, and would highly recommend him to anyone! Our dog is picky too, and he loves him!" ~ Bibi
"Best Dog Walker Ever!! If you are looking for a professional, dependable, reliable and trustworthy dog walker, you can't do better than Don. He is great with dogs and loves his job. We miss him in Brooklyn!" ~ Alana
"Reliable and generous. As a professional dogwalker with 12+ years experience I highly recommend Don Spanton. He is reliable, friendly and has integrity. He helped a friend of mine walk her dog when she was ill. He always showed up on time, & was energetic and generous with her dog." ~ Nancy
"Great Service - Great Person. We have worked with Don for a couple of years now. He is always timely, professional and courteous and the dogs love him!" ~ EB