See what some of our awesome clients have to say about Doggie Latchkey!

We now refer to our Doggie Latchkey sitters as Uncle Marc and Aunt Kat. After relocating from another state for a very demanding job Doggie Latchkey came to the rescue with Marc and Kat. They have gone beyond the call of standard duty for our furry children. Our dogs Jake and Sammi love them so much! They even took Sammi to doggie emergency when she got into things she should not have before the sitter arrived. To say that “Uncle Marc and Aunt Kat” give us comfort when we have to be gone is an understatement. Thank you Doggie Latchkey!!!

Jen, Northville 11/18/2013

We’ve been using Doggie Latchkey for several years, every day. Our dog is our only child and we take his care very seriously. DLK is top notch! Denise is very detail oriented and everything runs like clockwork. We love her employees and trust them implicitly. Highly recommend!!!!!!!

Arthur, Farmington Hills

Denise and her staff have been the best pet service I have used in the last 15 years and I’ve used three. Molly absolutely loves them and is always happy and worn out (a good thing for a pit bull) when I get home. I don’t know what I would do without her considering my work and performance schedule! They have been a life saver, especially when I have last minute needs!

Molly, The Pit Bull

This has been such a great thing for us and for Brissy, our golden retriever. Denise and her company have been excellent in providing whatever we need from them whenever we need it. We come home to a happier, healthier pup. Since we require different days of the week, we have seen several different dog sitters, and they have all been great! I recommend Doggie Latchkey to anyone interested. They are a great group of people and we feel very lucky to have found them.

Brissy, Golden Retriever Pup

My dogs were happy to see me and all were in great shape, well fed and cared for. Thank you very much for taking on this assignment! I was worried with leaving them but the texts throughout my trip helped ease some of the worry. The overall experience was very positive and I will be using you in the future.

Happy Dog Who Loves DGL

We’ve been blessed to have Mike coming to take care of our dogs for over 4 months. He has been patient and caring with our ‘wild child’ (a 1+ year old pup who stresses over being left during the day) as well as loving and reliable with our older dog. We would strongly and unreservedly recommend Doggie Latchkey to anyone looking for reliable and communicative day care services.

Puppy and Older Dog

We recently used Doggie Latchkey’s weekend pet sitting services when we were out of town for a few days. This was new to us but we needed to find a solution that would provide us with peace-of-mind to caring for our pets in our home. The solution: Doggie Latchkey. The care they provided was outstanding! The pet sitter kept us well informed about how our pets were doing while we were away. She visited our home several times daily to feed, exercise and play with our four pets. When we got back our pets were very content and well cared for. Next time we go away it will be a comfort knowing that we can rely on Doggie Latchkey to take such good care of our pets. Their exceptional staff and caring service make all the difference in the world.

Well-Informed While We Were Away

My dog sitters were extremely reliable and sent me feedback and a picture after every visit, which ensured me that my girls were cared for and given the attention their used to getting while I was away. I would definitely use the service again and highly recommend it to those who are considering using Doggie Latchkey!

Reliable Pet Sitters

Doggie Latchkey provides exceptional, professional, and dependable in-house pet sitting service. Denise worked with us to develop a visitation schedule that satisfied our new puppy’s needs and she followed through with great results. We’ve come home to a happy and healthy puppy with improved manners thanks to Denise’s consistent reinforcement of our training program. This gives us the peace of mind and we know our pets are comfortable, secure and safe in their own environment.

Loving and Professional In-House Sitter

This is no ordinary dog sitting service. While my family was away we had DLK come watch our three dogs for almost two weeks. Let me just say they really think of EVERYTHING. The communication is fantastic & very consistent. Also we received text updates (some w/pictures) everyday updating us on the dogs. We were very happy with the services they provided and look forward to using them again in the future.‎

Fantastic Dog Sitting Service

Chelsea was beyond wonderful in everything she did with/for Maggie while we were gone. She sent us texts and pics so we could see her while we were away. Chelsea even worked on Maggie’s obedience school training everyday. We were MORE than pleased with Doggie Latchkey in every way. Maggie was also happy when we got home without being traumatized while we were gone. We really do look forward to working with Denise and Chelsea again. They were marvelous!

Maggie, Trained Doggie

Our 5 pets (3 dogs, 2 cats) were home and it was such a relief knowing that they had that comfort of being home and knowing they were getting a lot of attention. I love Angela our sitter and our pets do too. BTW, we will need you at Christmas time. 🙂

Peca, Curly, Shadow, KooKoo & Woody

Doggie Latchkey went above and beyond to make sure that our pets were taken care of like they were their own. I cannot thank them enough for the wonderful service that they have provided for us. We will definitely be using Doggie Latchkey again in the future and we highly recommend them as a top-notch pet-sitting service. THANKS AGAIN DOGGIE LATCHKEY!

Max, Charlie, Buzz Lightyear, Fiona & Pinky

We recently used DLK’s weekend pet sitting services and the care they provided was outstanding! They kept us well informed about our Australian Shepherd, Nick, visited our home several times a day to feed, exercise and play with Nick. I could tell by their comments they really paid close attention to him and got to know his personality very quickly. Next time we go away it will be such a comfort knowing that we can rely on Doggie Latchkey to take such good care of our pet.

Nick, Australian Shepherd

My request was very last minute, but Doggie Latchkey was able to accommodate me with no problem! Wonderfully thorough, nice touches with the report card and the texts and pictures to let me feel assured that my dogs were in the best of care. I would highly recommend them to anyone searching for home pet sitting.‎

Recommend 100%

I have an English Bulldog named Tyson and he is totally spoiled by his dog walker Dianne. She drives to Auburn Hills to take care of my bully 2 times a week even though they normally do not service Auburn Hills. I am so lucky that I found such amazing people to walk my bully when I have to work really long hours! Doggie Latchkey thank you so much for all of the love you give Tyson!

Tyson, Auburn Hills

Angela did such a wonderful job with our spoiled pets. Loved how we received a text every time y’all came out to take care of all 5 of our pets. Such an awesome feeling knowing that they are well taken care of while on vacation. Peace of mind is good thing while away. The other benefit is the fact you don’t have to worry about them coming back from the kennel sick or tired. No bordetella shot needed either. Savings all around. So on behave of Holly, myself, Koo Koo, Curly, Peca, Woody, & Shadow, Thank you. We will be using y’all again real soon. I highly recommend you to all my friends and family. p.s. Loved the report card thing too!!‎

Holly, Koo Koo, Curly, Peca, Woody & Shadow

Doggie Latchkey LLC, is the most professional pet sitting service around. They promise to provide blue ribbon service, and they exceeded that. When we were away, we had no worries that our pet would be taken care of, with text messages at every visit and the bonus pictures,we were rest assured they were the best, We came home do daily report cards, letting us know how there day was! I give them an A+ Thanks Doggie Latchkey LLC, cant wait to use your services again!‎‎

We Love Doggie Latchkey

I have two very active Rottweilers with a lot of energy and are very smart, which means they’re often bored and frustrated if not stimulated. I turned to professional pet sitting for the first time in my life and am AMAZED by the professionalism and quality of the service. The dogs met me at the door when I got home but I know they were looking behind me for the Doggie Latchkey person. I found them better exercised, happy and content.

Shotzie and Pancho, Active Rotts

If you are in need of a pet sitter in GR, Erik w/ Doggie Latchkey is the person you need. He’s professional, responsive (even last minute!) & I completely trusted him to take special care of my little Pom Toby. It’s a great alternative to boarding. Your dogs stay right at home and Erik will even send an update email after each walk letting you know how things are going.

Toby, The Pom

My husband & I had never been away from our two cats for more than a night, so we were nervous about leaving them for the three day trip. We can’t say enough good things about Doggie Latchkey. The calls from Denise came like clockwork. I can not think of anyone I would trust more to care for “my babies.” Doggie Latchkey is professional and the love of animals is very apparent.

Misty and Abby, Loving Cats

We feel so lucky to have found such a conscientious and fun-loving person to look after Ellie! Our puppy is so well cared for during her visits! She gets exercise, treats, playtime and love, and reinforced puppy training to help Ellie learn faster than she would all day alone. I will highly recommend Doggie Latchkey!

Ellie, Loving Puppy

I had never used a pet service before so I didn’t know what to expect. Upon arriving at my Meet/Greet, Denise already knew my cats names from the initial inquiry I had filled out online. She was so kind with hem from the start and showed a lot of interest in their routine and personalities. Her emails weren’t your standard updates, they were so personalized and loving. I don’t travel often but now I won’t hesitate when it comes to do what to do with my cats, let them be in their own homes with caring and loving people. The staff at Doggie Latchkey obviously love what they do and do it very well!

Hannah, Farmington

This is a wonderful company. We are so lucky to have found Doggie Latchkey. After visiting 5 or 6 dog boarding facilities, we knew this wasn’t the right choice for our dog. Even on short notice, Denise was very reassuring and worked out a plan for us. Our petsitter, Suzanne, was the best. Communications were excellent. We received phone call updates frequently. Our dog was so happy with her new friend. When we got home, she was healthy and happy. We will be calling again soon. Thanks again for everything; we went to our son’s wedding feeling relaxed knowing that our girl was in good hands.

Happy Dog, We Love Doggie Latchkey

We are so thankful for your consistency and kindness to us and to Larry. He is a pretty needy dog and I know he loves being with Phil. We always know he is in good hands with Phil and we feel comfortable having him train and take care of Larry. He is always open to fielding questions and suggestions and is so kind in his response. We hope that you and your family had a great Christmas and we wish you a Happy New Year! Thanks again for everything!

Natalie (and Bill), Sterling Heights

Phil has been absolutely wonderful. He watches my dog Rosco twice a day, 5 times a week. While I am at work, it is comforting to know that someone who is loving and wonderful is watching my dog. Everyday Phil sends me detailed text messages letting me know when he arrived at my house and what he did with Rosco during each visit. He feeds Rosco, walks Rosco, plays with him in the backyard. Phil goes above and beyond in everything that he does. He was so kind to take a picture of Rosco, frame it, and leave it with a very kind note as a surprise when I got home from work. Doggy Latchkey is a reliable company. I have been nothing but 100% satisfied with Doggy Latchkey. I feel comfortable leaving my dog, because I know he is going to receive the love and care that he should be getting. I highly recommend Doggy Latchkey to ANYONE who is considering having a service of this kind!

Rosco, Happy Dog

Denise and her staff have been the best pet service I have used in the last 15 years and I’ve used three. Molly absolutely loves them and is always happy and worn out (a good thing for a pit bull) when I get home. I don’t know what I would do without her considering my work and performance schedule! They have been a life saver, especially when I have last minute needs!

Molly, Pit Bull

I started using doggie latchkey a few months ago on a weekly basis and they are absolutely wonderful. I recently was surprised with a trip to California and I called Denise the night of Christmas and she was able to set up everything with such short notice. Dianne and Phil took turns taking care of my dogs like they were their own. I received texted messages everyday letting me know how they both were doing. It definitely put me at ease knowing my dogs were being cared for so well while I was gone. It was nice knowing that while i was away my dogs were able to be at home and have someone come into my house to take care of them.They even stayed over night for the whole week. I definitely recommend doggie latchkey they have never let me down and they continue to impress me. Very affordable!!!

Sarah, Rochester Hills

John and I would like to say thank you for providing such great care for our cats while we were gone. Suzanne sent emails every day telling us what the cats were up to. We appreciated that so much, it really put our minds at ease. Thank you again for the loving care you showed our pets.

Rose, New Hudson

Exceptional service, I would rate Doggie Latchkey much higher if it were possible. Upon my first meeting with Denise, I felt very comfortable leaving my dogs in her care. While on vacation for 5 days, she sent me texts, photos and updates consistently. I was extremely impressed with her attention to detail. When I arrived home, my dogs were happy, healthy, just glowing. Not only did she provide my dogs with lots of love, attention and medications for my senior dog she took care of our dry cleaning, mail, lights etc. I didn’t have to worry about timing my flights according to boarding drop off and pickup times. I am absolutely thrilled that I found her. I have already booked Doggie Latchkey for an upcoming trip and will continue to use their service. Great, Great Service, I highly recommend Doggie Latchkey!!!!!!!

Toni, Novi

Dianne was wonderful. It was easier to go on vacation knowing someone was watching over “the kids”. My meeting with Dianne put me at ease, it was obvious she loved caring for cats. Molly does not come out when strangers are in the house, yet Dianne still managed to make a sighting. I think Max is still waiting for Dianne to come through the door to play with him. It was also nice knowing someone was checking on the house. I will without doubt use Doggie Latchkey in the future.

Blanche, Shelby Township

My husband and I were so pleased with your services. Jen watched my son’s 2 cats for a week. She gave us twice daily updates with pictures and descriptions of what they were up too. We felt totally comfortable leaving them knowing they were in great hands. We highly recommend your service to anyone needing their animals watched in the comfort of their home. We plan to use your services for our dogs and cats again very soon.

Thanks for making our vacation animal stress free!

Patti, Redford July, 2012

Doggie Latchkey is the best pet sitting service we have ever had. They are very nice to our pets and have always done everything we requested. They also help look after our house when we are gone and the text us with every visit so that we are at ease while gone and they check with us if they have any questions.

Linda, Rochester Hills September, 2012

We have been using Doggie Latchkey for over a year now. We have 3 Doberman’s, two of them are 7 year’s old, and the third one is 1 year old. Sarah is fantastic and the dog’s love her. She goes to our house every afternoon and let’s the dog’s out to run and play, and also take care of there business. My wife and i are able to go to work everyday and feel confident that the Doberman gang is being taken care of. Thank’s Doggie Latchkey and Sarah for being true animal lover’s.

Terry, New Boston August, 2012

I can really tell that you care about our pets. Paying attention to the details and sending the caring text messages meant so much while we were away. Lauren is great!

Sue, Farmington Hills August, 2012

We have used the services of Doggie Latchkey for over a year now and are very happy and relieved to have them care for our German Shepherd Max. Denise has been wonderful with Max. She is very professional, reliable and caring. Max is very fond of her and is always excited to go out with her. Engaging the services of Doggie Latchkey helps us keep Max at home, in his own comfortable environment while we are away. Denise sends us an update after every visit and the updates are pretty detailed. We would recommend Doggie Latchkey to anyone who needs a caring petsitter.

Veena, Northville April 2012

We had Jennifer come out for the meet and greet and had a very nice visit. Despite the size of our 9 month old Great Dane puppy, Jennifer wasn’t nervous or overly confident. She was very relaxed and Kona was very accepting of her! In fact, Kona immediately started bring her toys to Jennifer and tried to climb up in her lap! Jennifer was very good about note taking and going over the paperwork for her upcoming visit. The reason we needed a sitter was because we were getting married and all of our usual family sitters, were obviously going to be busy. We wanted to be sure that we had someone we trusted to stay at home with her and keep her comfortable in her own surroundings.

Our minds were completely at ease the day of the wedding…well, as far as the pup went! 🙂 Jennifer left us a report card and a little note card also with updates on everything they did. And she even gave in to our little bell-ringer every time that she rang the bell to go outside! (even when she just wanted to go out and play). Jennifer spent the night and even let Kona sleep with (probably more like ‘on’ her) all night!

We could tell that she had been well played with because she was pretty tuckered out, although happy, when we got home the day after!

Jennifer was VERY accomodating to our situation and needs, as well as Kona’s needs. We will be using Doggie Latchkey and specifically Jennifer, anytime that we are in need of a sitter or extra walk, etc.!!

Thank you Doggie Latchkey and Jennifer!!!!!

Matt and Andrea, Chesterfield Twp

After three weeks in a new home, we had to make a last minute trip out of state. Our dogs were still adjusting to their new surroundings and we didn’t want to board them and send them to another new place. Doggie Latchkey was the perfect fit. Jennifer was absolutely wonderful! She kept us completely informed about our dogs through text messages and pictures! Our spoiled babies always sleep with us and Jennifer let them sleep with her even lifting our arthritic, 16 year old cocker spaniel on the bed since he’s unable to jump up on the bed anymore. We have always used family and neighbors to care for our dogs while we were gone, I feel our dogs were much happier and more comfortable with Jennifer taking care of them. I can’t thank Doggie Latchkey enough for the fantastic service 🙂

Patricia (Royal Oak, MI) November 2012

I could not possibly be more thrilled with Doggie Latchkey. They provide great care and are the most responsive team I can think of. Whether it’s needing a last minute walk for a late night at the office or much needed dinner out, Denise always comes through. I’ve used both the walking services and training services since my puppy Pepper was 3 months old and I rave about both: the trainer, Jen, has already managed to mellow out my dog in only a few sessions (we still have a ways to go, but I’m amazed!) and our regular walker, Stacy, gives great updates on Pepper’s progress and reinforces all of Jen’s great lessons. I feel like I have the ultimate dog swat team!

Karen, Novi

WE LOVE DOGGIE LATCHKEY!! They really treat Brody as if he were their own! Denise is amazing, Phil is amazing, and Jennifer is amazing! Thank you so much for loving Brody and taking great care of him during the day!

Lauren, Birmingham

What a lifesaver- I had ankle surgery and can’t walk my crazy Thurber who much needs his walks. Erik comes every morning, rain/snow/ice/whatever and gives Thurber the energy outlet he needs. Thurber looks forward to Erik’s arrival every day. I couldn’t be more pleased with the courtesy and professionalism of this company. They are so flexible, trustworthy, easy to schedule, and even worked with my insurance company- SO great! I will use this service again anytime!!

Sarah, Grand Rapids

I am more than satisfied with the services that I have recieved from Doggie Latchkey over the past year. I have 3 senior pets, a boston terrier, Madeline, and two rescue cats, Nieko and Savannah.

Doggie Latchkey came into my life when my current pet service which I had used for years was not working out. Needless to say, I was very apprehensive about entrusting the well being of my beloved pets to someone new. After some research, I contacted Doggie Latchkey.

I honestly could not be more happy. I know that my pets are in excellent hands when I am working long hours are unable to be with them . My boston is 15 years old and recently had a medical emergency. Suzanne, our primary caretaker from Doggie Latchkey did not hesitate to take control of the situation and do all the right things. She went above and beyond to make sure that Madeline was safe.

I am impressed with the kindness, compassion and professionalism that Suzanne, and the entire team at Doggie Latchkey demonstrates on a continuous basis.When I’m unable to be with my pets, I know that they are in excellent and loving hands with Doggie Latchkey.

Cynthia, Farmington Hills

I cannot say enough about Linda—her work ethic, her help, her friendliness and the love she showed for our Shih-Tzu, Molly. She will walk Molly tomorrow (Saturday) for the last time during this “contract”. I will surely use your services again and will recommend your services to anyone who needs pet “sitting”. You run a class organization and I have been so comfortable with the services. Thank you.

Linda, West Bloomfield

I am very particular as to who I let take care of my furry child, and therefore did a lot of research before I even looked for a dog to adopt. Once I talked to you on the phone, I was very comfortable in starting my search. I love the care that is taken with Jack, so I can be away without worry. I love that if I call, I get a prompt response. I love the contact that I get from Phil when he is with Jack. I like the variety of services / care availability to me by Doggie Latchkey.

Lisa, Lathrup Village

Couldn’t be happier with the level of dedication and professionalism. Great job, Denise and Phil. So glad I’ve found you!

Lindsay, Detroit

Lauren went above and beyond our expectations. Her detailed email updates were awesome.

Kevin, Farmington Hills

My “babies” we all so happy and obviously well cared for. They’re gonna want “mamma” to go away more often. They were walked and played with more then I am able to do for them.

I loved the texts and pictures of them having so much fun. Knowing that they were in good hands gave me the peace of mind I needed, to be able to go away and relax.

Thank you for everything!

Crystal, Novi 7/30/2013

Doggie Latchkey is a wonderful, reliable service that we’ve used many times. They are professional, trustworthy, and you can rest assured, whether you are only a short distance away from home or out of the country, that your pets will be cared for as if you were doing it yourself! Doggie Latchkey is the best and I would recommend them to everyone looking for a pet sitter!

Tracey, Dearborn

When having our second child, regular walks for Moose and Abby were just not happening and we started to come home to accidents and chewed up household items, my dogs cry for attention, we started having doggie latchkey come and the accidents and other cries for attention have resolved so we are all happy again!

Kristin, Farmington Hills 8/23/2013

Cathy took great care of our dogs! We are so happy that we can count on Doggie Latchkey for the times we have to be away from home.

Kristin, Rochester Hills 8/26/2013

With Lauren and Courtney, we never have to worry about our rescue dogs, Koda and Slim. They are so precious to us and our rescue, Bullys Angels, and we know they are in good hands if we have to leave for a long period of time. Some of the dogs we get in to our rescue are a bit unmanageable but the wonderful people at Doggie Latchkey know just what to do. The text and picture updates from their employees are so comforting, just to know that our dogs that are waiting for a forever home are in such good care makes us extremely happy. I would never consider calling any other service to assist us in our rescue needs and I recommend them highly to anyone.

Steve, Farmington Hills 8/29/13

Jen and Phil do an excellent job watching Holly. They take her for walks and play with her outside. She gets more exercise from them than she does from us. Holly loves them both just as we do. I know they treat Holly like she is their own. I am so glad we found Doggie Latchkey. Our lives are less stressful because we know Holly is always taken care of. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DOGGIE LATCHKEY TO ANYONE WHO OWNS A PET AND TRULY LOVES THEIR PET!!!

Patty, Redford

Our 3 Papillon Girls are completely comfortable, well cared for, and always safe, and our home is just as we left it.

Justine, Wixom

I Highly recommend Doggie Latchkey! I recently broke my leg and have 2 spoiled doggies that I needed help with. One is extremely temperamental and does not get along very well with most people. From day one I felt totally at ease with the way my dogs took to “Sharon”. She has so helped to make a terrible situation very tolerable!! I would not hesitate to call again! Thank you Sharon and Doggie Latchkey!

Andrea, Novi 10/4/2013

Linda was terrific. When she came out for the ‘meet and greet’ she spent as much time as we needed and got to know our furry family. While we were away, she was fabulous with communication about our pets. It was so comforting to know she was here and that they were well taken care of. When we returned everything was terrific and the boys all seemed happy. We were very happy with Doggie Latch Key and with Linda!!!!

Fran, White Lake 10/17/2013

We have been using Doggie Latchkey for the past year and we are so pleased with the service we receive. Never having used a pet sitter before, I was incredibly nervous, but when Stacy came to meet our furry babies before the first pet visit, I was so relieved to know that such a kind individual would be taking care of our babies. We have three small dogs and a cat, so travel has been hard with them, but Doggie Latchkey makes it easy. We often have to leave for a weekend at the last minute, and the service has been most excellent in working with us on last minute trips. When we are away, Stacy often sends me text photos so I know everyone is doing well, and her text updates are always so comforting. I have told my out-of-state relatives about Doggie Latchkey, and they tell us how lucky we are to be able to trust someone with our pets, and we are so lucky to have found Doggie Latchkey. I highly recommend their service for your furry family members.

Tara, Wixom 11/11/2013

I’m blown away by the truly unique service and customer-driven culture at Doggie Latchkey!

Really appreciate the attention you have been giving my cats, especially Tofu. I’m SO glad he was a good boy last night.

Dawn – thank you so much for caring for my cats these past days. Hope Tofu didn’t scare you away! He’s actually pretty sweet when he’s not on guard. Thanks again!

Cammy, Sterling Heights 10/24/2013

Doggie Latchkey has been a lifesaver for my fiancé and I. Beau, our dog, is very high-energy and needs a lot of love and attention, so we were concerned when we realized we would both need to be working longer days at the same time. Doggie Latchkey assigned us Kathy, who is very sweet and reliable; she’s great about sending us text/picture updates of Beau’s playtime and walks. She is also flexible about schedule changes, which is so convenient with our busy lives. We know that Beau is taken care of with Doggie Latchkey, and it gives us peace of mind to know that our furry boy is being looked after with such consideration and care.

Kara, Ypsilanti 10/24/2013

This was the second year in a row that we used Doggie Latchkey. It is so nice to go on vacation and know that our babies are being taken care off. Jen sent us text messages and pictures of the dogs everyday so we never had to worry about them. I would recommend Doggie Latchkey to all my friends and relatives.Thanks for everything.

Terry, New Boston 12/18/2013

I was so thrilled with your service. I felt so guilty for leaving my “baby” and the text messages helped me tremendously. I would suggest Doggie Latchkey as the best Pet Sitter available in Grand Rapids!

Renee, Grand Rapids 11/1/2013

Autumn was great. The sits during our vacation went exactly as planned and Gandalf was calm and happy when we returned. Autumn sent us email updates (my preferred form of communication) while we were away and that really helped my confidence that Gandalf was well-cared for during our trip.

Suzanne, Detroit 1/3/14

I would not hesitate to use Doggie Latchkey again. They are a very professional company and they are well able to handle even the most difficult pets. Dorit provided full services for my German Shepherd, Lucy, (who is an abused rescue) and Lucy did very well. This included an overnight stay. I was away for major surgery and when I returned home I found everything clean and in its place, which was such a great help to me. Additionally, this was during the Christmas holiday and no other pet sitting service I contacted would help me, but Doggie Latchkey came through.

Carolyn, Beverly Hills 1/29/2014

I am glad that I chose Doggie Latchkey. I could tell my cats were well looked after while I was out of town for 10 days. The company is very professional, and is happy to accommodate your reasonable requests. I will definitely use Doggie Latchkey again.

Yoko B, Wixom 1/13/2014

I live in downtown Detroit so there aren’t many pet sitters that serve my area, Doggie Latchkey said they would for a very reasonable extra few dollars of fee due to the additional transportation distance.

I reached out to the company and they responded to my inquiry right away and 1) confirmed service coverage of my area, 2) confirmed availability for my dates (which included Christmas), and 3) inquired when would be convenient for me to set up a meting before starting the sitting service with my assigned sitter. Doggie Latchkey scheduled an appointment for a meeting exactly during the times I suggested, and then confirmed the appointment a day or so before the scheduled visit.

My assigned sitter arrived promptly for the meeting and showed genuine interest in my two cats, including getting down on the floor to try to coax them to play. Both my cats are pretty shy of strangers, but the sitter wasn’t put off at all and was determined to win them over gradually with toys and (approved) treats. I am a bit of a nervous pet owner so I had a ridiculous number of details I wanted to go over, the sitter went through every one of my details with me and took copious notes. The sitter even offered to check mail or turn lights on/off while I was away.

Doggie Latchkey and I agreed on a price and they provided me with a clearly detailed invoice so I understood exactly what I was paying and what services I would receive. I would rate the price as competitive with other pet sitting services, not cheap, but not unreasonable since I am asking someone to come all the way to my house every day including Christmas.

It turned out that I had some trouble getting my holiday travel dates nailed down and due to weather had to make a last minute shift of my dates, Doggie Latchkey was very accommodating and helped me to make sure my kitties were cared for despite my last minute changes.

While I was out of town, I received an email (she offered text, but I preferred email) from the sitter each and every day giving me a quick update on how her visit went, when she changed the litter in the box, etc. Additionally, I happen to have a nanny cam installed in my home, which allowed me to keep an eye on the kitties. Every day I saw that they had filled food bowls, toys moved around, and the kitties were safe and sound. When I got home the sitter had cleaned the used dishes so things were tidied up.

Melanie, Detroit 1/2/2014

This is a great service. I don’t have to worry when I go to work that my dog will be well taken care of when they stop by. My dog loves them too. I have learned so much about dogs that I didn’t know (being a first time dog mom)…this company is very flexible and easy to work with. I am also using the “trainer” service they offer and its been great!

Donna, Farmington 12/28/2013

I have used Doggie Latchkey’s dog walking service on a weekly basis for a year now and am extremely pleased. I have an almost three-year-old female Chihuahua who is my world and I was worried about having someone I didn’t know care for her, especially in my own home. She was born in a puppy mill and is a diva to put it nicely! Despite extensive training classes and advice from vets, she still has issues such as fear aggression. However, she adores Samantha from Doggie Latchkey. She looks forward to her visits and behaves with Samantha. I credit this to Samantha’s good nature, compassion, friendliness and the fact that she treats my pets (I also have a cat) as her own. Samantha takes the time to know each pet and their ways, is very respectful of my house, desires, and my dog’s quirks! We all love Samantha in my household. The owner, Denise, is responsive, friendly, and compassionate as well. I feel their prices are fair for an established business. I believe you typically get what you pay for- cheaper is not better. I have met other Doggie Latchkey dog walkers and they were great, too.

April 10/3/2013

Christian is a wonderful “fur”baby sitter. He went above and beyond the call of his job to make sure that my doggies were well taken care of. I have a large breed dog, and he is very standoffish to strangers. Christian made sure he took the extra time to gain Blue’s trust so that Blue would be comfortable while we were away. I love Doggie Latchkey!

Kris, Wixom 10/22/2013

Nikki did a wonderful job on the overnight visit. I think she is a great fit for the Flynn fur kids. It was such a relief to not have to board our dogs and make separate arrangements for our cats. It was also so much less stressful for Cotton. He seemed so relaxed and happy after spending the night with Nikki and having her taking care of him. We will absolutely contact you again when we need another overnight and hope that Nikki is available.

Mandy, Ypsilanti

I am so pleased with the dog-walking services provided by Doggie Latchkey. I consider myself lucky to have found so professional a service. Lauren and Steve, the team who walk my dog Hershey — a 65 pound Airedale — are wonderful with him. He eagerly awaits them when they come to walk him. We all love our pets like children and want the best for them, so if YOU are looking for a professional and caring dog-walking service, I suggest you get in touch with Denise, the owner of Doggie Latchkey, as soon as possible.

Regina, Farmington Hills