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From: Mike, Daisy, and Andre

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What our clients (and their owners) have to say

I'm extremely happy with Positive Paws. When I began using Ilene's services, I did have a walker that was great, however she could not continue. Now, the owner, Ilene comes everyday to walk my darling Rosy. Ilene is reliable, professional, and absolutely nuts about dogs and Rosy. Rosy is absolutely nuts about Ilene. Ilene walks Rosy on the trail nearby and takes Rosy to her favorite creek everyday. If I need to work late, she has no problem coming back to take Rosy out again. She leaves notes everyday after each walk letting me know how Rosy did. I am so lucky to have found Positive Paws and Ilene!!!


Ilene Applebaum works with Deena, my miniature dachshund. Ilene has always been punctual for our appointments and works with me in teaching Deena basic commands. Ilene is very caring and Deena looks forward to training with her. Through the hard work of training, Deena's behavior has improved. Additionally, Deena enjoys her walks with Ilene while I am at work during the day. I highly recommend Positive Paws for pet training and/or pet sitting services.


I have known Ilene Applebaum for many years. I've always admired her for rescuing Akitas, training them on her own, and giving them active and happy lives. When my husband and I became dog owners, we utilized Ilene's services to help us train our goldendoodle Dylan and to provide him with periodic walks. It was the best thing we could have done! Not only did my husband and I learn a lot from Ilene, Dylan absolutely loves her and can't wait until her next visit! And, it is apparent how much Ilene loves him. Ilene is extremely dependable and trustworthy. It is without reservation that I recommend Ilene Applebaum for dog walking, dog training, and pet sitting.

From: Molly and Rosy

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From: Sandy

Ilene is outstanding. Whenever I need her she is there. She is awesome with my dog, Rocky, and gives a full description as to what she did with him every time she is with him. You know how much she cares about your dog? She texted me asking if she could turn the TV on for Rocky so he wouldn't get lonely. Now that's awesome!

From: Matt

Ilene does an great job with my dogs. She is always professional, accommodating, responsive to my requests, and most importantly treats my dogs amazingly. I look forward to coming home and reading those detailed notes that give me insight into their visit. She truly loves them and they look forward to her visits. I could not be happier with her services!



From: Todd

Ilene has been walking our black labs for a while now. She is always reliable and we have been very pleased with her service. She knows dogs like the Dog Whisperer. It's obvious that our two love her by their behavior whenever she arrives. I whole-heartedly recommend her.

Dear Ilene, I just came home from a hectic 2 night stay in New York City to find this video of my precious Labrador, Baby and his dog sitter. I have never left Baby alone since she was born almost 13 years ago, until this weekend. Loving Baby is more like an obsession than a child so dog sitters were not utilized. Well, the day has come to change my outlook on dog sitters! Your company and your staff were absolutely wonderful with my Baby! The sitter slept on the floor in a sleeping bag next to Baby, wrote notes each day on how she was coping without her parents; and then this video was the cherry on the top! I will recommend you and your staff to my very fussy friends and please use this testimonial in any way that it may spread the word about your merits. What a happy dog I came home to! Thank you ever so much.

From: Debra Cantor

Cats hate having their lives disrupted; they know without a doubt, that the humans with whom they live are only present to serve them. Rather than disrupt my three kitties’ lives whenever I leave town, I rely on Ilene and the staff of Positive Paws Pet Solutions to continue caring for my cat-family in my home. The care provided by Positive Paws Pet Solutions is loving and reliable, the cats’ lives continue undisturbed, and I appreciate the daily notes about their behaviors while I am away. I will only use Positive Paws Solutions to care for my cats.

From: The owners of Brutus, Jim and Hidey

This is my first time using a pet sitter service and I was very skeptical having a pet sitter taking care of my dog. Sage is 14 years old and in great shape but she has never been cared for by someone outside the immediate family. My meeting with Ilene and her staff went very well but I was still unsure of my decision to allow her to be with some one I did not know and she was unfamiliar with also.


My fears were put to rest after one week with Positive Paws. Ilene was extremely reassuring and honest with me. She understood my fears and reassured me that my dog was in good hands. Your Staff were great with her. They gave her the time to get to know them and have been very attentive to and with her. I now feel completely confident leaving my dog’s well-being in both Ilene and her staff’s hands. I appreciate the time they all took getting to know my dog at our initial meeting. Ilene obviously loves animals and truly cares about her clients and their pets with their individual needs. Sage has now past Over the Rainbow Bridge.

From: Mary Ann Owner of Trinity

The services from Positive Paws Pet Services are second to none. I have an extremely busy schedule that often requires me to work overnights and up to 30 hours at a time. I am always rest assured that Paisley is well taken care of by Ilene and her excellent employees throughout the night and during the day. Ilene is very flexible and often easily accommodates my last minute schedule changes without hesitation. I would whole heartedly recommend them to care for your pets.

From: Dr. Katie Ziegler


Get to know more about Positive Paws Pet Services, LLC call 215-219-6012 for a free consultation on dog walking and pet sitting, or browse my website for more information about puppy and dog training or pet sitting and daily dog walking.

Ilene, not only am I happy with your services but my dog was thrilled with your visits !!!! I loved the notes you left and look forward to using you again.. Reggie can't wait either until I go away again !!!

From: Mindy owner of Reggie

I recommend Ilene as a dog walker without hesitation. After being unsatisfied with a previous dog walking company, I feel completely confident leaving my dog's well-being in her hands. I appreciate the time she spent getting to know my dog at our initial meeting. She obviously loves animals and truly cares about her clients and their individual needs. Her daily notes let me know what happened on my dog's walks and if there are any concerns. With a dog that struggles with separation anxiety, it is nice to know Ilene is there to provide love and care to my dog when I can't be there. Positive Paws is a great choice!

From: Hillary

Positive Paws made our lives easier by making us feel comfortable going to work and knowing Penny would be cared for while we were gone.  Scheduling appointments was very easy!  Ilene and Judy were very flexible in accommodating last minute walks for Penny whenever my schedule changed at work.  I would definitely recommend Positive Paws to anyone who wants to make sure their dog is well taken care of whil you are away.  Ilene and Judy have such kind hearts and I am more than happy with the services they provide. They are the best!

From: Lisa

The loving people/friends of Positive Paws gives us a sense of comfort knowing that our cherised 14 year old Maltese, Sugar,  is in loving, caring hands when we are away. Our pet is able to maintain her day to day structure, which keeps her calm and less anxious.


We highly recommend Positive Paws to our friends and family. They are comforting,reliable,and very knowledgeable! Their service exceeds our expectations with every visit!

From: Maria, Andrew, and Sugar

From: Mary Ann Owner of Sage

Welcome Trinity!

The daily notes kept me aware of my dog’s day and if there were any concerns. It is nice to know that Ilene and her people are there to provide love and care to my dog when I can’t be there. Positive Paws is a great choice for me. I come home from work to a happy dog!! I whole-heartedly recommend Ilene and her service.


Loyal company, close to my home. Really liked ilene after the interview with her. Ilene has excellent expectations of her staff and follows through that they are met. Trinity is always happy when i come home. Judy plays with him and takes him out, and he loves Judy. She takes excellent care of him as does ilene.

We always knew that our standard poodle daughters were in good family hands when we were away. They were cared for like family, by loving+ Caring Positive Paws family!


We were confident that our girls would be happy and didn't worry about them when we were away. They got more walks daily from their Positive Paws family than us! We would recommend Positive Paws to our friends an family without any hesitation!!

From: Darilyn and Scott

Positive Paws has made our lives earier and we feel our pets are in very competent and loving hands. Excellent attentive care. We would highly recomend Positive Paws to anyone looking for pet care. They provide peace of mind that our pets are properly cared for!

From: Sue

We chose Positive Paws because we had heard so many good things about them. We feel completely comfortable with the way they care for our cat, Oliver. When we return home, we are very happy to see a happy cat waiting for us. I would recommend Positivie Paws without a moment's hesitation to friends and family!

From: Joan and Ross

We feel so good knowing that our fur babies, Rico Suave and Lady, are in good hands with Kim or any staff from Positive Paws Pet Services while we are away. We love getting updates while we're gone and coming home to happy pups! Ilene Applebaum, the owner, is always able to accommodate us, sometimes on short notice, too!! Thanks so much!!

From: Amanda

You are the best!  I first became aware of Positive Paws when I was frantically looking for someone to take care of my cat after my next door neighbor moved. I have been pleased and happy with your services beyond words. The first few times you took care of Reggae, I lent you my key, and when I returned from my trip, I picked my key up from you. This procedure went on for many years. After a while, you guys just became family, and now you keep my key permanently. I will trust my precious cat, Reggae to no one else. You guys are professional, caring, and nurturing. You are a first-class organization.

From: Duane

Ilene and her staff are reliable, kind, compassionate and capable. Which is what you expect from a pet sitting service. But they are also so much more than that.


I have a foxhound and 2 cats. They all have issues like many of our pets. Walker, the hound has anxiety and doesn't do well away from his familiar surroundings. He takes medication for his anxiety and supplements for a heart murmur and his joints. My cats are on different feeding schedules and need some separation time. When Tanya comes she makes sure everyone gets exactly what they need, including cuddle time, petting and some individual attention. She makes sure Walker gets his medication and she writes lovely updates that make me feel she loves my animals as much as I do.


Just one example of how this team goes above and beyond is that during one of the winter storms I was away, and traffic and travel were terrifically bad. Tanya still made it to the house and not only fed and petted everyone, but using a flashlight, she walked the entire perimeter of the yard (a half acre) to be sure no trees had fallen on the fence creating an escape route for the Houdini Hound). I couldn't have felt better if I were home myself!

From: Betsy