Gopher Dogs Boston
204 Bowen St, South Boston, MA 02127
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11/04/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Walkers are excellent - my dogs are always tired when I return. Website is great - I just setup a weekend service in a matter of minutes and I love that I can read about the dogs' day while I'm travelling. In my opinion Gopher Dogs is a very good value.
06/13/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I am so impressed with Gopher Dogs. We have had more undesirable dog walkers than we can count and stumbled upon Gopher Dogs when we just didn't know what to do any more. While they are a ""service,"" each of the walkers provides personal care as if Grady and Fitz were their own dogs. You can request to have the same walker all the time (within reason) but each and every one of them is fantastic. Grady and Fitz love their walker so much that when we see her on the street, they get more excited than usual. When Grady ran out the door after a desired rodent (on my watch of course) recently, I called Kelly hysterical and she organized a 24/7 search party. They had everyone on the look-out for my pup. Grady eventually came back on her own (2 1/2 half days later) but thanks to Gopher Dogs, I knew that we would find her. I am soooooo happy with this company that I would recommend it to anyone who needs a walker daily or just for a weekend. Either way, Gopher Dogs will love your dogs just as much as you do. I promise! The best walkers yet!!!!
06/01/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We started using Gopher Dogs right after we got our puppy 'Bama. She'll be two in September, and we still use Gopher Dogs because of their high level of customer service. It says something when our dog (who tends to be a little shy) is as happy to see one of the Gopher Dogs staff as they are when we come home after a long day. The flexible scheduling and service offerings are a great fit for almost everyone, and I highly recommend Gopher Dogs,
02/28/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This service is great and I just started using them, but almost immediately my dog Franklin had an eyelid infection that needed attention right away. I couldn't leave work and Chris took him to the vet for me and kept me updated on his status and took great care of him. He even gave Franklin hiks midday dosage so I didn't have to change my schedule or bother friends to go over and do it. For them to fit him in on a short notice (I travel for work sometimes), I am absolutely biasd that this is the dog walking service in Southie.
08/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I recommend Gopher Dogs to anyone who loves their dog. The service is hands down the best I've encountered, and after using a pet service in the South End (where I used to live), I didn't believe pet sitters could get much better. Kelly and the rest of the staff are so kind and I absolutely love the diaries on how my little guy is doing when I'm at work. There have even been times when I've had to work late unexpectedly and they were available in a pinch. I couldn't even get a babysitter that fast! If you want a dog walking service that really keeps you in the know and eases your worries, these are the guys to go to. I would recommend no other.
03/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I work in downtown Boston and used to rush home on my lunch hour to walk my lab Iggy and quickly let him do his business and rush back out. I was very hesitant to use a dog walking service because where I live in South Boston I used to see walkers with 5 or 6 dogs at a time or see dogs tied up outside a house while the walker was in getting the next one! Unbelievable! Then my neighbor had told me about Gopher Dogs and how they walk all dogs individually and that you have the same walker every time. I decided to give it a try and started out just 1 day a week and now I use them Monday - Friday and I couldn't be happier! Our walker is fantastic and has never let me down once. I am so relieved knowing that Iggy is getting one on one attention and he seems so content and happy when I get home. I could go on and on... Gopher Dogs has been a lifesaver!
01/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I had used a family friend as my dog walker for several years. Was heartbroken when she relocated. A friend recommended Gopher Dogs, and I couldn't be happier. Our walker is exceptionally attentive, pleasant, and reliable. Daily online diary is a great feature! Business owners Chris and Kelly are very responsive. Online billing is a snap! Highly recommend this business.
I've been using GopherDogs for about 3 months now and can't recommend them enough. They provide a professional approach with a personal touch. They can accomodate almost any type of walking or sitting program you could want. Their flexibility is amazing and can add you to their schedule on very short notice. A bonus is that they will detail what your dog did during the day on a customized online diary.
When I moved to Boston, I needed a reliable dog walker to take care of my lab while I was at work. I went through a number of different companies and had to fire each one for various reasons like failing to show up, leaving my apartment messy, or returning my dog with injuries, such as gashes on his legs (I shudder to think about it now). These walkers would also either walk my dog in a large group for a short amount of time, or just take him to a park to run around, which I did not think was proper exercise, nor safe for I have a special needs dog who cannot play rough. I thought all was lost until I met Kelly and Chris. They not only answered all of my questions, but they tailored the walks for my dog and his needs. Their website was one of the best parts, for I could easily pay, schedule a walk, and read the 'doggy diary', which told me what happened on their walk, and also included some pictures which was fun! Right away I noticed a difference in my dog's behavior, for he was more relaxed and content when I arrived home from work, and his well-being was of course the most important part for me. Kelly and Chris went above and beyond when I called them in a panic one night, for I was stuck at work and wouldn't be able to return home for hours. They quickly went over to feed and walk my dog, basically saving the day! I do not know of any other company that would do something like that on such short notice. I have since moved from Boston, and very much miss the services of Gopher Dogs. I highly recommend this company and the great job that they do!
01/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Gopher Dogs is the best dog-walking service I've found! My schedule changes constantly and they are always flexible and friendly. They write ""dog diaries"" every day and post them online, so you can see what your dog did that day. The people that work there really love animals and I am always comforted to know they'll be checking in on my little one when I can't be home!