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About Pawsitively The Best

 
Pet sitter / animal communicator, Ann Guenther, with her cat, Abby.
 
Ann relaxes with her cat, Abby
 
 
Pet sitter / animal communicator, Ann Guenther, with her cat, Theo.
 
Ann and her cat, Theo

Mission
To 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.

As 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.

I welcome 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 situations.

History
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.

Ann 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.

Top Quality Standards for Your Peace of Mind

Pet Sitters International
  • Adherence to the high quality standards laid out by Pet Sitters International.
  • 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.

Specialized Training
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 and Certification.
  • 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.

Pet Sitters InternationalProfessional Memberships
You can rest assured your pet is receiving professional care because Pawsitively The Best is a proud member of Pet Sitters International.

Referral Program
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.)

Clients 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.

Community Service
  • 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.

About Ann Guenther
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.

Working 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 people.

Contact me today for more information or use an online form to request pet sitting or animal communication services.

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Pawsitively The Best Pet Sitting & Consultation
P.O. Box 3282
Renton, WA 98056
Phone: (425) 271-7297
Email: info@PawsitivelyTheBest.com

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