Leader of the Pack
Paul is a 42-year old entrepreneur whose greatest passion is dogs. In fact, he spends more time with “his pack” than us humans! Originally from Boston, Paul moved to Jersey City many years ago with his dog Milo, who became sick and passed away soon after. Four days later, he rescued Bo, a Rhodesian mix from a local shelter. Bo was very scared and in need of help to relieve him of his anxieties when Paul found him. Today Bo spreads good energy in the pack and is one of the best dogs Paul has ever owned.
As the business grows, so does Paul’s personal pack. Living happily side-by-side, the two decided to rescue and rehabilitate Mush, a full-bred 8-month Bull Mastiff. Badly in need of structure and socialization, Mush is now among Paul’s most balanced pack members.
In the fall of 2009, Paul came home one day to find a mastiff puppy tied to his front porch. Abandoned, scared and in need of some fun, Paul integrated her into his pack. Today she is doing well and turned out to be one of the sweetest dogs ever, hence her name Sweets.
Paul has spent a great deal of energy studying and working with all breeds of dogs over the years. Much more than your average walker, Paul has a gift for communicating with dogs and responding to their needs to nurture their well-being.
Paul is a gentle but strong and confident handler of dogs, and his pack responds enthusiastically to his methods. His methods have been developed over a period of years, borne from the philosophy of communicating with a dog on a dog’s terms, bridging the gap between what we as humans want and expect from our furry friend with what every dog needs in order to feel balanced and to live “issue-free.”
Paul’s papers are in order. He is insured and is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.
Consultations are scheduled on a Saturday or Sunday at your home. Paul likes to bring his dog (Mush) along to help in the evaluation of your pup. This is an important step to insure his service is right for your dog!
All dogs must be friendly and non-aggressive.
If you need to cancel service or add an additional day we ask that you please give 24 hours’ notice. Clients that cancel without 24 hours’ notice incur the daily fee.
Customers do not pay for holidays. Paul observes holidays as per the “corporate” schedule in accordance with that of most of his pack, including: New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas day. Paul schedules vacation the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, so service will not be available this week.
Paul cares about the health of his dogs. Proof of vaccinations from a licensed vet for Distemper, Rabies, Parvo, Bordatella as well as a clear fecal exam and heartworm test are required prior to the first day of service. Additionally, all pack members are required to be on monthly Heartgard and frontline or equivalent medication.
Puppies are excluded from this policy until old enough to be spayed or neutered.
BE A PART OF THE PACK
Paul's unique service provides safe, monitored opportunities for your dog to fulfill his/her innate desire to socialize within a balanced pack environment
After a long day at work, its hard to muster up the energy to give your dog the exercise and socialization they need! Your dog will play with the same dogs every day for 2 to 3 hours at Paul’s house in his safe and secure 3000sf yard – providing a powerful opportunity for your dog to become part of a fun, well behaved balanced pack! You will come home to a happy and tired companion at the end of the day.
Your furry friend will be well-cared for when you’re away, and enjoy a vacation of his or her own with plenty of exercise, mental stimulation, and comfortable place to rest his head at night in a cage free home environment. You provide the food, and all the other comforts of home are provided by Paul. Pick-up and drop-off included.
Competitive Pricing for a Superior Service
What Clients Have to Say
"Paul offers a unique service at a great price. On top of having a high energy dog who needs time with the pack, Paul goes the extra mile to extend training tips and pointers when he notices our puppy taking on bad tendencies. We are very happy we found Paul." - Dylan's Mom
Serving Paulus Hook, Van Vorst Park, Hamilton Park, Exchange Place/Water Front, Power House Arts District