Welcome to Small World Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers

January 18, 2014

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At Small World Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers, we believe in taking the “worry” out of your time away from your pets. Our family-owned and operated business is based in South Midwood, Brooklyn. Our daily involvement and dedication to our clients and their pets is, and continues to be, the foundation of our business. Whether you see us out walking a dog, meeting with people in the neighborhood, or riding our bikes to our next pet sit (we also believe in being as “green’ as we can), we believe in being part of the community and keeping our business hands-on.

We specialize in attentive full-service pet care, including
daily dog walking
daily visits to your pet while you are away
senior pets and pets with medical needs
overnight stays in your home

We take care of cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, and other small pets. We are expert caretakers, animal lovers and life-long pet owners who not only tend to the physical care of your pets, but take the time to tend to their emotional needs as well.

We offer our services in most neighborhoods in Flatbush, including Ditmas Park, Caton Park, Prospect Park South, Fiske Terrace, and parts of Kensington and Midwood.

We know your pets would call you if they could, so we text you after each dog walk and after each cat visit to let you know how the visit went and how your pet is enjoying their day.

To learn more about us, our staff, our services and to meet some of the amazing pets we care for, please click on the links to the right.

Read our client reviews below, or search us on our Google business page and Yelp.

Call us or send us an email with your pet care needs. After we get to know you, we find it best to communicate by email with requests, dates of travel etc., since we usually have our hands full with dog leashes and cuddly cats.

Newton and Praline

January 10, 2014
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Praline

I cannot recommend this service more highly. Ann and Boni take thoughtful, individualized care of every pet they work with, they are safety-conscious, considerate of people’s homes and schedules and also are just all-around lovely, trustworthy people. AND our dogs love them madly. Doesn’t get any better. They have for years been our saviors during snowstorms, when my daughter was a baby and I couldn’t leave the house with a stroller to walk the dogs, and my husband was stuck out of town and unable to get home. Even now they work with my husband’s travel schedule so that our dogs don’t lack attention when one of us is out of town. They are always flexible, attend to details, and attentive to customers in terms of their pets’ needs and administrative matters. Ann and Boni can be counted on to go above and beyond, with grace and good humor. If you live in their area, you would be fortunate to have them walk your dog!  Karen, Ditmas Park

Clementine and Louis

January 9, 2014
Clementine (relaxing on Ann's leg)

Clementine (relaxing on Ann’s leg)

I’ve used Small World three times, and they did an excellent job of taking care of my two cats. They sent me pictures of the cats while I was away, which was a great touch, because I was really missing my kitties! I also found the prices reasonable, and the intake process was very thorough.

I trust that they are genuinely concerned for the well-being of my cats; they asked me to text when I got back home — no matter the hour — so they could confirm that my flight hadn’t been delayed, just in case they needed to add an extra feeding on.    Jennifer, South Midwood

Daphne the Rabbit

January 9, 2014

Absolute life savers. After a friend backed out of watching our bunny Daphne for 7 days, my wife and I were scrambling to find a trustworthy, experienced sitter (in house) that we could rely on. Ann responded immediately to my email and came and I was immediately impressed that she was writing down/drawing diagrams/taking notes of every word I said regarding the bunny’s care. She mapped out exactly where food/dishes were and explained their service very clearly. She told me another employee (her husband) named Boni would be doing the visits and that I could also meet him if I wanted. When we left for vacation for the first day, I was a little bit nervous about how everything would go. Living in NY and trusting people to enter/exit your apartment is always scary at first. Just as promised, we received a text message that day, and every day after updating us on Daphne’s status, saying “Daphne is doing great, all food eaten!, fresh water, hay, pellets and lettuce given at 4PM”….I really appreciated this level of communication, knowing that Daphne was being fed but also knowing she was ok. Upon our return, we found Daphne happy as could be and the apartment exactly as we left it. Boni even cleaned up the bunny droppings that Daphne occasionally leaves on the floor when she misses the litter box. Once they knew we were home, Boni came by and dropped off our keys, he was extremely friendly and likable. I cannot express enough how happy we are to have found Ann and Boni. They offer an amazingly detailed service for a great, affordable price. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone in need of loving pet care.    James, Midwood

Zelda

January 8, 2014

Zelda, photo by her person

I think it would be impossible to find better care takers for your pets than Ann & Boni. They are loving, kind, dependable, trustworthy, and professional. We have a deaf dog (Zelda) that Boni walks everyday…if you could see Zelda’s reaction when she sees Boni, you would understand everything!! I know that after every walk, I will receive a text letting me know whether Zelda did a #1 and/or a #2 and anything else I need to be aware of. I also have 3 pussycats that Ann and Boni take care of when we are away. I know that if I’m ever in a jam and can’t get home, I can call Ann and they will take care of my babies. You will never find anyone who will be more dedicated to the well-being of your pets. I am so grateful to have Ann and Boni in our lives!!– Ali, Fiske Terrace

Dylan

January 7, 2014

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Boni and Ann are two of Dylan’s best friends! I was gone for over two weeks and Dylan was calm and happy when I returned. He especially loves Boni who was his primary caregiver. They are both kind and loving and very concerned about Dylan. My plants also thrived under their care. I can recommend them highly!  Susan- Midwood Park

Momo, an Amazing Tabby

January 6, 2014

Momo and Ann enjoying a little bit of sun on the patio

The cat-sitters of my dreams :)‎ – ‎ -I am overjoyed to have found Ann and Boni. I travel a lot–almost every weekend–and recently had to be away from my kitty (aka The Love of My Life) for a MONTH! Ann and Boni sent me detailed emails or texts every day letting me know all was well. They are responsible, caring, and wonderful with animals (and people). My cat is a socialized feral, and until he met Ann and Boni I was the only human being he’d ever let touch him. Well, no more! Ann has been able to pet him and Boni and Momo have their own “man to man” relationship blossoming. I couldn’t recommend Small World more highly.

Phoebe

Doodle and Ralphie

January 1, 2014

Doodle & Ralphie after a hard days walk :)

My dogs and I love Ann and Boni.  They are so trustworthy and loving with Doodle and Ralphie.  Doodle can be a little skeptical with new people, but she loved them both from the beginning.  Totally recommend to anyone looking for extra special care for their animals.—Jessica D.

Moose

March 15, 2013
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Moose

This review has been in waiting for many months, but it’s not too late to compliment Ann and Boni for the amazing service they provided for us. From the initial phone call to the final farewell, Ann and Boni were professional, compassionate, and reliable, which is exactly what we needed. I would definitely recommend them to anyone. And so would Moose! – Lawrence

Jeep

October 16, 2012

Jeep

It was hard to find walkers who did weekends in Ditmas Park, but I’m glad I came across these guys. Over the last nine months, they have proved themselves week after week as really knowledgeable, friendly and professional. In our first meeting (which they set up for all to get a sense of each other and basic information, including my Vet’s information), my dog instantly took to both Ann and Boni. When Boni did a test run of taking my dog for a walk, he did not hesitate at all. Boni displays an instant ease with the pets (I’ve bumped into him in the neighborhood with other dogs), and I can tell my dog senses this and feels safe with him. The texts I receive after every visit let me know the visit has occurred and sometimes if there is an issue (such as a loose stomach) or a question. They confirm every visit and their rates are quite reasonable. A great find and great service for my dog!

Mark


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