Grateful Companion Pet Care
Mia & Tucker waiting for there treat.
Mia & Tucker waiting for there treat.

★★★★★ What a great pet sitter!! I felt so good being away knowing my pups were in good hands!!! We got many text updates, pictures and even video!!! My doggies were so happy!!! We will certainly call on grateful companion again!!!! Thank you!! I recommend to anyone who needs a pet sitter!!!

Testimonial from our Facebook Page By Dawn R.

– Dawn R.

I had to go to Sweden for two weeks rather last minute to deal with some issues relating to my father's estate, and Joan and Andre were godsends! I was pretty nervous because Baldr (my pooch) is the apple of my eye and I always want to make sure he's got the best, but they are absolutely the best. Before making any reservations I met Joan and her dogs at a park near to me (but not her, complete props for the amount of distance traveled coming from NE to NW). Our dogs got along well and she gave me great vibes, she was very attentive regarding any instructions I had and extremely affectionate towards Baldr. Andre came and picked Baldr up the day I left and it went smoothly, Baldr took to him immediately (hopped right in the car) and I think the feeling was returned. They sent me photos consistently and little messages explaining how he was doing while I was away. He looked very contented lazing about their place and chilling with their dogs. Andre dropped him off punctually the day I returned and I swear Baldr didn't want to leave him! He looked in wonderful shape; he's a very furry dog and he's obviously been brushed on a regular basis, well fed and well exercised. All of my instructions were adhered to and he's come home in exactly the same state he left, but with some new friends! I highly, highly recommend these folks. Thank you so much, I will definitely use your services again!

– Sophia B.
Dear Andre, Joan, Woody and Margarita,
Thank you so much for all of your love, compassion and kindness. You are exceptional caregivers and we especially enjoyed the daily communication and update photos we received. We told the staff at South Broward Animal Hospital what a great job you did in caring for our babies and assured them that they could recommend you to other clients. Please use us as a referral if you like. We look forward to our next trip knowing that we can leave our little ones in your loving and caring hands.
Best Wishes,
Steve, Pam, Gabe and Benjie (With sweet memories of Pugsley.)
– Pam L.
Our buddy Elvis, Enjoying some sun!
Our buddy Elvis, Enjoying some sun!

My husband and I highly recommend Grateful Companion Pet Care.  We have used them ever since we first adopted our doggy Elvis over a year ago and are so grateful to have found them!  Their compassionate, home-based care FAR surpasses any kennel or pet resort.  Our baby gets to experience loving-care like he does at home while we are away - cuddles, walks, sleeping in the bed.  They are so good at making you feel absolutely comfortable leaving your pet.  They are true animal lovers themselves, so they understand how difficult it is to leave your doggy with someone.  I can't overstate how wonderful this company is!  When compared with other options, cost-wise, comfort-wise, happiness-wise, there is no question that Grateful Companion is the best choice and best value.

Yelp Review from one of our lovely clients.

– Eva W.
Stella and Charlie on our walk.
Stella and Charlie on our walk.

We have used Grateful Companion Pet Care twice now and could not be more happy with Andre & Joan. They took such good care of our dogs Stella & Charlie and also our cat Romeo. Charlie our male Shepherd/Chow mix is not dog friendly at all & there are VERY few people I trust walking him. I trust Andre & Joan, they know how to handle him. They are very professional, trust worthy and loving. Our pets are our children and they treat them with the same love & care we do. Look no further if you are in need of pet care for your furry family while away. They are true animal lovers. I am so glad the rescue group I volunteer with recommended Grateful Companion Pet Care to us. I have already recommended friends and family AND I will be calling them up again soon when we travel!

Review From:

– Helen B.

They were great with our two large dogs. Very professional, and texted each time they visited our dogs just to keep us up to date!  I highly recommend their services!

Review From

– Leah C.

I Highly recommend Grateful Companion pet care, Joan and Andre are very professional and true pet lovers who treated my dog as their own.
I loved the daily photo and video updates on how my pet was doing while I was away on vacation.
They have very reasonable prices, they are actually cheaper than my vet where my dog is caged for long hours at a time.
I'm glad I found you , I will be back and I will recommend your services.

Review From:

– Daniel R.

Our family includes two high energy chocolate lab puppies and 2 spritely cats. We travel quite a bit and are so happy our grateful companion friends, Joan and Andre, are there for us. We had the worst experience imaginable at a previous dog boarding facility in DC with our aging dogs and were very leary to leave our new babies with anyone. We broke the ice with grateful companion and it was such a great experience we returned to them several times.  They are professional, attentive, responsible, and provide daily texts and photographic updates of our babies at play and rest.  In addition, they cat sit our feline family at our house  (not the easiest task as they are trained to use the toilet but sometimes miss!) and when we come home everything is in perfect order. Again, we would not trust giving the keys to our home to anyone else and we can rest easy being away from our zoofamily knowing that they are in the hands of grateful companion. We love you guys and are indeed, grateful.
Love, woof and meow,

– Ren, Aysha and Iansa
& Bailey, Hershey, Cheetah, and Diamond

Joan and Andre at Grateful Companion Pet Care are AWESOME!! They were able to take my two dogs on short notice for a couple days and did a fantastic job of caring for them while I was away. They sent updates and pictures of their adventures with the dogs. I came home to very happy pups! I highly recommend these guys for boarding and daily walking service. They are real dog lovers and it showed in their care for my animals.

– Damien O.

Summer R.     

Joan (Woody and Margarita) took care of Gwen for us while we were away for a week. Gwen is a bit of a nervous dog, but felt comfortable in their home on our first visit (helped herself to the water bowl!). Joan is very enthusiastic and caring for her dogs and extended those same feelings toward our dog while she was with them. Joan was great with giving us updates so we had no need to worry Gwen was in great hands. We came home to one happy pooch! We definitely recommend Joan for your pet-sitting needs.

– Summer R.

Jacob C.     

Joan was WONDERFUL. She was super responsive to emails, very flexible with my schedule, readily available when I needed her. When I picked up Rocko, he was pooped out from all the fun he had with Joan and at the dog park. He seemed to get along great with her two pups, and he seemed really sad to leave her place (shouldn't he be excited to see me? haha). I can't express how accommodating and caring Joan is. I felt super comfortable leaving my baby in her hands. She replied to texts I sent her while he was there very promptly, and it was just an overall great experience. I cannot wait to use her again for another stay!

– Jacob C.
Otis resting on the couch
Otis resting on the couch

Stephanie S.     

Our dog Otis had an amazing stay with Joan. She sent us regular updates (and pictures!). Otis got along very well with her two pups - they were instant friends. When we picked Otis up he was a happy boy. If you are looking for a dog sitter we highly recommend Joan.

– Stephanie S.
Sweet honey watching TV with us
Sweet honey watching TV with us

Alexander M.     

I recently left my dog, Honey, with Joan for a long weekend and couldn't be more happy with the service she provided! She took such good care of Honey and was kind enough to send update photos to me while I was away. I could tell Honey had a great time b/c she was so tired when we got home and slept the entire day! Thanks so much Joan, will definitely look you up the next time I need a sitter!

– Alexander M.
Mac and Woody chilling in the living room
Mac and Woody chilling in the living room

Tricia S.     

Our yellow lab, Mac, had a wonderful time at Joan's for the weekend. He made great friends with Woody and Margarita. Joan was incredibly responsive and responsible, taking into account Mac's sensitive stomach issues. She was very accommodating of our schedule and came home from work so we could drop Mac off on a Friday afternoon. She sent us lots of pictures and texts throughout the weekend so we knew our boy was having a wonderful time. We would wholeheartedly recommend Joan and Andrew as excellent pet sitters!

– Tricia S.
Lady and Woody playing at Kingman Park Island
Lady and Woody playing at Kingman Park Island

Rashmi S.     

We were very pleased with our dog, Lady's, stay with Joan and will be rebooking soon. There were many walks and playtime! Joan sent daily photos to keep us updated. Very glad that Lady can have an active "vacation" of her own while we're away.

– Rashmi S.
Elvis watching TV on his favorite place.
Elvis watching TV on his favorite place.

Adam W.     

Joan did such an amazing job making our Elvis feel at home. Her experience, skill, and professionalism set our minds at ease leaving our 3-year old chihuahua-terrier rescue with a sitter for the first time. Even though Elvis is a very timid and anxious dog, Joan took extra care to make sure he was safe, comfortable, and happy. She even sent us frequent updates/photos by text so we could see how we'll Elvis was doing. Her place is clean and bright and right across the street from a park. Elvis, who usually has some difficulty getting along with other dogs, even made friends with Joan's two pups, Woody and Margarita - a testament to her natural gift helping dogs feel at ease and at home. We will definitely want Joan to watch Elvis again and were thrilled to find her through

– Adam W.
Elvis napping
Elvis napping
Adam W.      November 4
Our Elvis had another wonderful stay with Joan and her dogs, Margarita and Woody. They take such great care of him, and we have peace of mind when we have to go out of town and can't take Elvis with us. We will definitely keep sending him to Joan for boarding again and again.
– Adam W.
Biscuit and Joan during one of our visits!
Biscuit and Joan during one of our visits!

Mallory B. I think she misses you guys. Thanks again! See you next time. (FaceBook post)

– Mallory B.
Twiggy, looking beautiful!
Twiggy, looking beautiful!
5 stars
Twiggy is a very social kitty and loves being around people. So when we travel, we feel great knowing that Joan and Andre are taking care of her. They not only take care of food, water, and the litter box, but they also make sure she gets plenty of play time and love (and kitty treats). She loves having them over when we are away and so do we!
Coral and Malcolm


– Coral and Malcolm
Kaya ready for her walk.
Kaya ready for her walk.

Joan and Andre rescued us shortly after we adopted our dog from an animal shelter. She came home 3 days earlier than anticipated - we had no dog walker, no vet, not even a leash. By recommendation from a friend, we reached out to Grateful Companion. Within 20 minutes of sending off our message, Joan and Andre called to set up a same-day meet and greet with our family and new dog. We discussed her schedule and Andre was able to start her daily afternoon walks the next day. He texts updates, leaves notes, sends pictures, compiled a list of vet recommendations at our request, and is all around awesome. Higher than highly recommended.

Review from yelp's GCPC.

– Kristen M.

Andre's and Joan's Grateful Companion Pet Care are AWESOME . I highly recommend them. I use the daily for walks for my Maltipoo . Andre is very professional and great customer service. The booking site is very easy . Andre texts me and let's me know when he has arrived and then when he leaves . i love the daily pics but the best part was the customized video he sent after our first week ! I showed everyone at work his video and everyone was impressed!

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– Sharon C.

This a great situation for our dogs when we go away. I learned about Grateful Companion from my pet rescue group, Grateful Paws.  Andre and Joan were foster parents to rescue dogs and now have their business. Our 2 dogs get attention, exercise and are closely monitored. The house is roomy and in a quiet neighborhood.  I love the daily photos and comments. Andre and Joan will take our 3rd foster dog as well, when we go away the next time. Prices are excellent.

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– Charmaine H.

I don't even where to start. SIMPLY AMAZING! I was looking for a place to leave my little one while I was away. I decided to give a try to a pet sitter in the area and contacted Grateful Companion. Since the beginning I received the best customer service and attention needed when making such a delicate decision. Andre, our sitter, was very kind and took the time to explain carefully how they services worked. I knew I could trust them not only with Loco ( our dog) but also with my home. I received text and pictures everyday twice a day with a full report just as promised. When arriving to my house I couldn't find a happier dog, which means he was treated with love. I can't thank Andre enough for such wonderful service. I will definitely use their services for my next trip. Keep up the great work :)

Testimonial from our Yelp page

– Vanessa A.

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I would definitely recommend Andre and Greatful companion pet care. I needed someone to take care of my dog's for a few days. I found Andre and he did an excellent job with my pets.. I will continue to use him and would highly recommend him.

– Mike A.