"When moving to Agawam, my main concern was how my dog would adjust when I was at work since I had a longer commute and couldn't come home on lunch breaks anymore. I received Alex's name when I posted looking for recommendations for somebody to walk my dog maybe once a day, a service I had never tried before but a friend recommended to ease my worry. Alex from West Side Pet Sitting came over to "meet and greet", and I immediately knew that she was the one for the job! Since that day, Alex has been such a large part of my life, along with my fur babies! The smile that is on my dog's face when Alex walks in the door is enough to make your heart melt. Also, the pictures of my kitties jumping on her for snuggles right when she walks in the door brings a smile to my face every single day. Alex stays with my pets overnight often when I am away, and I can not even put into words how comforting it is knowing that I do not have to put them in the kennel; they can stay home in their own surrounding and be with their best friend! Ill never forget the time that I was so overwhelmed with work and life stress and just needed a break.. and on an hour's notice she was at my house to spend the night and take care of the pets, telling me to go relax and have a good time....The sacrifice that Alex makes for her clients, both 2 legged or 4, is incomparable."
- Sarah M. (Sadie, Bookie, Nash)
"Alex is amazing. I called her two weeks before our vacation because the closer my vacation got the more I was getting anxious about boarding my dogs. She was absolutely fantastic. She checked in with me regularly and made my vacation so much more enjoyable because I knew someone was home loving my pups. They loved her so much that they actually sniffed towards the garage door opener on the counter and cried a little like they were looking for her. I absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a professional and reliable person to give your dogs some TLC when you are away. "
- Jillian (Jelly and Bean)
"I have been a client of West Side Pet Sitting for several years with Alex providing cat sitting services for my two cats. Alex is very professional and you can tell she enjoys her work with animals. My cats love her and I know when I'm away from home they are in great hands. She corresponds with me when I'm traveling and sends updates and pictures so I know all is well in my absence. I'm never worried while I'm away knowing Alex is checking in and taking great care of the cats and my home. She's great and I'm very glad to be one of her clients!"
- Tracy P. ( Frank and Lola)
"One afternoon several weeks ago, Alex entertained and exercised our 10 month old puppy Pepper! As much as we didn't want to leave our furry family member for an afternoon while we were out of town, we were fortunate and comforted to know Alex would take great care of our little girl! After a long day away, we were able to come home and enjoy being around our puppy and not worry about if she had been cared for sufficiently. Alex's enthusiasm and love for animals of all types is apparent and genuine- we recommend West Side Pet Sitting and Alex Irish highly and with enthusiasm for your pet sitting needs."
- Matt S. (Pepper)
"Alex did a great job caring for Piper at our home the week we were on vacation. She took her for many walks and car rides (her favorite) and sent me pictures while I was away so I could see how much fun she was having and I knew she was in good hands. She also helped train her to walk on the left side only since I am expecting a baby soon and this will help me walk her with a stroller. Thank you West Side Pet Sitting!"
- Karen L (Piper)
"We have three animals: two kitties with various idiosyncracies and a tennis-ball obsessed Golden. Alex is great with all of them. She cares for the beasts and the house when we are away, and we trust her completely." - Vivian and Anne (Rio, Soucie and Figgins)
"I highly recommend West Side Pet Sitting. Alex honestly loves animals more than people. My dog loves her and starts wagging her tail if she hears her car pull up. She is very mindful of any rules that you may have (that are individual for each pet owner) she is very punctual...and the best part is SHE LOVES HER JOB!!" - Lee G. (Saoirse)