New Nanuet Business Offers Pet, House Sitting

After being laid off from a company she invested 27 years with, Nanuet's Deb Wanke started Paws Around the House which covers Nanuet, Pearl River, New City, West Nyack and Orangeburg


It’s vacation time, but what to do about man’s (or woman’s) best friend? There’s a new business called Paws Around the House, Inc. started by Nanuet‘s Deb Wanke.

Wanke started her pet and house sitting business on Feb. 4.

“We will offer pet sitting in your home or ours. We can house sit for your pet or just your house and offer grocery restocking when you’re away on vacation,” she said. “I have been researching and setting it up since September of last year. The idea came to me as two fold.  One - I have been a pet owner and sitting for other peoples animals for most of my life.  The second was my mobile dog groomer (The Good Life,  also based in Nanuet) suggested the idea to me as she said that people who are her clients ask all the time for a sitter.”

Wanke is not a stranger to hardships, but was able to find her silver lining.

“(This) opportunity presented itself last September when I was laid off from my company that I had worked for 27 years,” she said. “During the down time I thought I would get this business started.  I truly believe that there is a need for a pet sitter that is bonded and insured.” 

Wanke’s current area covers Nanuet, Pearl River, New City, West Nyack and Orangeburg and she has a few things in the works, such as a phone number, Facebook page and a website, which she plans to have ready by the end of March.

Paws Around the House covers dogs, cats, small caged animals and birds: 

  • Vacation and business travel - will visit a clients home for as many visits as needed
  • Business professional that is out of their home for many hours and their dog needs a potty break during the day.
  • In home boarding.  I am able to take a limited number of small/medium size dogs, small caged animals or birds into my home while client is on vacation.
  • House sitting for the no pet person who just wants the peace of mind to know that someone is looking after their home.

Her future plans are to establish a successful pet sitting service, that provides quality pet care to Rockland residents. 

Paws Around the House, Inc.
phone number:   845-623-1011
email: pawsaroundthehouse@verizon.net
Website: www.pawsaroundthehouse.com

Chris March 18, 2013 at 05:42 PM
http://www.lohud.com/article/20121206/NEWS03/312060024/Dog-walking-sex-offender-accused-stealing-Rockland-client-s-jewelry A sex offender became a dog walker and helped himself to jewelry in the client's house. I guess we should be thankful that he didn't molest the dog. Before hiring anyone to come into your home with your pets, children and personal property, make sure you do a background check to make sure they don't have a criminal past.
Deborah Wanke March 18, 2013 at 07:13 PM
Hi, thank you Kim for posting this article. You can also see my website for additional information at www.pawsaroundthehouse.com. Deb
Deborah Wanke March 18, 2013 at 07:16 PM
As for your comment Chris, yes I agree that you have to be very careful in hiring anyone that enters your home. We at Paws Around the House Inc. are a professional pet sitting service that is bonded and insured. We have had criminal background checks preformed by the Clarkstown Police Department and the certificate is in a folder we present to our clients during our initial consultation. All of my staff has a background check preformed before hire. Deb


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