Praise for Linus & Clyde
We have two beautiful Standard Poodles who are a big part of our family, and who we do not trust to just anybody when we leave them for an afternoon or an evening. We discovered Andraya Simpson several years ago, and she has been our dog walker ever since.
She is great. There are several important requirements to a successful relationship of this nature. One is availability and flexibility. While we try to give Andraya appropriate lead time for her scheduling purposes, it sometimes happens that we have to call her upon short notice, and she always does her very best to accommodate us. The most important requirements for a dog walker are reliability and trustworthiness. Owners need to know that if someone is asked to be at the house at, say, 3:30 PM to take the dogs out, they show up at that time. This is especially important for an older dog. Andraya has reliability in abundance. How does an owner ever really know if the dog walker comes at the agreed-upon time if they are not there? Well, Andraya has a wonderful practice of texting a note, often accompanied by a photo, that documents she came on time, and all is well. This provides great peace of mind to the owner. Another practice of Andraya is to leave a written note. When the owner returns home, you learn what transpired–which dog did what kind of business, who played which activity, who got what treats.
Finally, and importantly, the person should actually like dogs, and they, in return, like her. Everything about Andraya’s demeanor, and evident from her notes, is how fond she is of her doggie clients. This is apparent from all her interactions with our dogs, and it is clear from their behavior when we see them together, that they, in turn, like her.
We will continue to work with Andraya, and we recommend her without hesitation to dog owners looking for a reliable, trustworthy surrogate when they are not at home.
- Joanna and Ron G., Pottersville, NJ
Andraya Simpson is an amazing pet sitter. She took complete and wonderful care of our FIVE cats while we were on vacation for over a week. Before vacation she spent over an hour at our house meticulously reviewing every detail of feeding and care of the cats. She took notes of their names and descriptions so she could keep track of them individually. She asked questions with the goal of taking the very best care of our cats while we were away from them, even thinking to have us leave out the cat carriers in case of emergency. I knew she was a keeper when our very shy cat “Naomi” flopped on the floor in front of her for petting! While we were gone Andraya sent us sweet pictures of the girls and daily updates. She visited twice a day and spent quite a bit of time with them. We returned home to find five happy, well-fed cats, clean litter boxes, rinsed and recycled cat food cans, watered plants, mail in neat piles... perfection.
It’s rare these days to find someone so trustworthy, caring, and reliable. Andraya is all these things and more. I give her the highest recommendation!
- Laura S., Califon, NJ
I am very happy to recommend Andraya and Linus & Clyde Pet Care Services for extremely capable and worry-free horse care. My friend, Marge and I rent a small barn where we do all the barn work for our two horses, “Memory” and “Cole.”
Marge and I went on a 1 week vacation with our families. Andraya did an excellent job of caring for “Memory” and “Cole.” She covered the feeding, mucking, grooming, and turnout along with keeping the barn clean. She came 3 times daily, but is flexible to meet any request. She is a pleasure to work with. We were gone in the Fall when the temperatures fluctuate daily. Andraya used good judgment knowing when to put the horses’ sheets on and when to take them off.
She pays attention to all details, and has the safety and well-being of the horses in mind at all times. We found her to be very flexible with our needs, and she kept us up-to-date with emails, texts and pictures. We were able to stay relaxed and enjoy our vacation. When we returned, the barn was neater then we keep it, and “Memory” and “Cole” were very relaxed and happy.
- JoAnn M. & Marge Z., Tewksbury Township, NJ
Andraya has been taking excellent care of our dog, “Gus,” since 2009. Time and again, she has been able to accommodate our ever changing schedules, business travels, vacations, and impromptu requests. She has also been able to help us manage our dog’s recovery from major shoulder surgery. Andraya has, and continues to care for our dog with love and kindness. We couldn’t be happier and highly recommend her.
- Tran and Tom K., Tewksbury Township, NJ
I’ve have had the pleasure of working with Andraya Simpson of Linus and Clyde for a couple of years now. When I moved to New Jersey, I wasn’t sure where to begin in finding a pet sitter. My vet gave me Andraya’s number and from the moment I met her, I could see that she was a professional woman who takes her business seriously; and her way with animals was evident from the moment she met our beloved Boxer!
My husband and I both travel frequently on business and Andraya cares for our dog while we are away on business, as well as when we are away on vacation. She is always available, even on short notice and on holidays. Every visit is followed up with an email or text, and an accompanying photo or video. There is great peace of mind that comes with being hundreds of miles away but knowing that our dog is being taken care of so well (and getting photos as proof). When we get home, our dog is always in great spirits and looking happy and healthy. We trust Andraya completely with our dog and our home, and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a responsible, reliable person to look after their four-legged family members. She doesn’t just take care of pets – she really seems to truly love every animal that she cares for!
- Julie and Mike O., Tewksbury Township, NJ
Andraya Simpson has been our trusted petsitter since November of 2010, and we are extremely fortunate to have found her. Like many pet parents, we consider our dogs to be part of the family and would only entrust their care to someone who provides the highest level of service and professionalism. Her extensive knowledge and love of animals was immediately evident, and she has consistently demonstrated her willingness to go above and beyond to ensure their needs are being met, from daily feedings and regular exercise, to medication administration and occasional post-veterinary care. To find such a kind, generous, friendly, and trustworthy individual with her level of experience is rare, indeed, and with Andraya’s help, we know whenever we travel that our precious pups are happy, healthy, and safe at home.
- Jill and Budge H., Far Hills, NJ
with assistance from the boys, “Jäger” and “Thor”
One only has to look at our dog’s frantically wagging tail when he sees Andraya to know that she brings a wonderful love of pets to her work. For the many years we have worked together she has never missed an appointment and has our pet’s full interest at heart. We could not be more enthusiastic in our recommendation of Linus & Clyde.
- Ginny and Joel S., Tewksbury, NJ
I have had animals my whole life, and feel most at ease knowing they will always be taken care of by Andraya when my husband or I can’t be there. Most importantly all details are paid attention to not only with my two competition horses and our toy poodle, but also with their surroundings. Andraya gives a level of care that is hard to find anywhere else. My horses and our dog love her!!
- Elizabeth and Robert D., Tewksbury Township, NJ