Pet care service providing
lots of love & peace of mind(Newton, Wellesley, and surrounding area)

  • Selective small group or solo dog walking
  • Dog sitting in our dog-friendly home where your pup will be a member of the family
  • Home drop-ins including feeding, walking, and lots of cuddles
  • Adventure walks in nearby parks and wooded areas

Deanna was great! Our two dogs just stayed with her for 10 days and I would definitely book her again. She sent me photos and updates on the pups which made me feel very comfortable about how they were doing. Deanna was very caring and took such great care of my boys. I highly recommend using her!

- Michelle L.

This is the third time our dog has stayed with Deanna and we really appreciate having someone we can rely on and trust to take such good care of him. She provides us with regular updates and pictures so we can see how he is doing- and he always looks like he's having a great time! He comes home very happy. We're really glad to have found such a wonderful sitter.

- Marie S.

Deanna was fantastic! Our chocolate lab Roo had a great time and I felt so at ease leaving her at Deanna's spacious lovely home with a fenced in yard! She sent me the sweetest update pics and messages that really made us feel like Roo was on her own vacation. What a wonderful host she was!

- Lisa T.

Services & Rates

All services require a free Meet & Greet before commencing. At the Meet & Greet, you will meet your walker and establish a customized plan for your pet. Our walks are always three dogs or fewer.

Dog walking

30 minute walk: $22

Your dog receives a 30 minute visit including:

  • 25 minute walk
  • checking water and food
  • administration of medication if needed
  • lots of love and affection

5 walks/week: $100

1 hour walk: $34

Adventure walk: $38

Your pup is picked up and whisked away for an adventure in a local wooded area including:

  • at least one hour walk
  • pick up and drop off

Additional dog: +$12

Overnights in our home


Your pup becomes an honorary member of the family during their stay.

This service includes:

  • customized walk schedule based on your pup’s needs
  • regular pee breaks in our fully fenced backyard
  • food and water according to your specifications
  • administration of medication if needed
  • all the cuddles your pup can handle


Pet/House visits: $22

  • 10 - 15 minute walk
  • checking water and food
  • administration of medication if needed
  • lots of cuddles

We can also bring in the mail and adjust lighting and curtains upon request.

Pet taxi/Concierge: $18/trip within a 5 mile radius

Your pup will be picked up and lovingly delivered at the location you designate.

Holidays and Weekends: +$8 for each walk, +$10 for overnights

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if the weather is bad?

We do our best to walk in all conditions. Rain, snow, ice, mud -- we’ll give your pup the exercise they need and then clean them up when they get home. No muddy paw prints! Services may be delayed due to snowstorm, lightning or heavy rain. Safety first!

When will my pup be walked?

You will work out the preferred time with your walker. All services are guaranteed within a two hour window.

When are you closed?

We provide services year-round, except in the case of severe weather. Holiday and weekend bookings include an additional charge.

Will you work with all pets?

We try to accommodate all dogs and cats (house visits). However, if a pet is not up-to-date on vaccinations and immunizations or is unlicensed we can not begin service until these things are done. If a pet has a history of aggressive behavior we may deny service.

How do I get started?

Great! We can’t wait to hear from you. Once you decide you are ready to setup a free Meet & Greet to discuss services, please fill out the contact form. We will contact you within one business day to schedule your Meet & Greet. At your Meet & Greet, you will meet your walker and talk about your pet care needs. Working together with your walker, you will come up with a plan for your pet. Once you have decided to join Paws ‘n Walks, you will be asked to provide important safety information about your pet to ensure the safety of your pet, the walker, and your property.


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Deanna (with Bailey)

I grew up with dogs and cats that were beloved members of the family greeting us with love (and lots of energy) every time we came home and bringing us a bit of joy and comfort during difficult times. Through college and graduate school there was no time or space for me to have my own pets, however I was lucky to build relationships with people who had pets in their families and who trusted me to care for their much-loved pets while they were away.

I started dog sitting more than ten years ago when I was living in the Burlington, VT area. When I moved to Massachusetts for graduate school in 2008, I was lucky to have roommates with dogs and cats that became a part of my life, too. Although we have spread out around the Boston area now, these dogs still travel to my new home on a regular basis when their owners are away.

Every pup that I visit in their home or that comes to our home has become like an extended member of my family and I’m always sad to say good-bye at the end of a visit or just the end of a walk. After 13 years as a public and school librarian, I am now spending my days in the company of happy pups.



Paws 'n Walks, Inc.
Phone: 781-591-7088

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