Hounds of the Helderbergs... - Keeping dogs happy one walk at a time.
About Us
 
Pawsitive Initiative is owned and operated by me, Ellen Gagliano, of Westerlo, New York. Born and raised on Long Island, my husband and I relocated to Upstate New York in 1998 and ultimately settled in the beautiful Helderbergs. We service most of the Capital Region and surrounding Hilltowns.
 
What began as routine daily activities for our own dogs has now turned into what we enjoy sharing with others. Many people worry on a daily basis about their furry friends at home while at work and would love to have someone trustworthy come and take them for a walk and play a bit. A walk relieves pent-up energy and creates a better state of mind for your dog. Unless you have walked your dog prior to leaving for your long work day, the energy has built up all day long and now you might be too tired to go for that 30- to 45-minute jaunt. Let one of our dog walking team, affectionately known as the "Hounds of the Helderbergs," visit during the day and relieve that energy. We'll walk your tails off!
 
That same service and additional pet sitting can now be delivered in your home while you are on vacation, whether you're away for a one-day event or enjoying a relaxing two-week cruise. Now you can be at peace knowing your pets are safe at home and not in a strange kennel all day with little one-on-one attention. There is also the possibility of contracting parasites or disease from a facility. Your home will be safer as well with someone visiting several times a day. Please see our list of services for details.
 
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. We are committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
 
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
 
Location:
Your home is the best place for your animals to be in order not to feel stressed while you are away. They will be comfortable and able to relax, eat and maintain their daily routines.
 
Hours:
Whatever is required for your particular situation. We are currently operating on the following schedule for all week-day services: early morning, evening, and bedtime visits for cat and small animal care and dog feeding/walking. Midday dog walking requests are assessed per situation and location.
 
Additional Services:
Don't forget to ask about our pet waste removal services. Dog waste is toxic and should not be left decaying in your yard. We can set up removal visits to fit your schedule and budget. We scoop the poop when you're too pooped to scoop!
 
 
We take care of dogs, cats, and most small animals.
 
Come back and visit us again for updates and photos.
 
 
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