"Our chocolate lab, Lucy, came into our home at 8 weeks, and at that time I
worked from my home office every day, so Lucy was hardly ever alone. Then,
when Lucy was about 2 1/2, I took a job that required me to leave home every
day and we in our household panicked: What would we do with our beloved
Lucy? Our vet's office recommended Nancy Kaplan and Animal Instinct. Mind
you, we're quite fussy about our home, and wary of the idea of inviting a stranger
into it, especially to care for Lucy, who truly is a member of the family. When I
first met Nancy, however, I suddenly felt like I'd known her all my life (same for
Lucy!!) -- it was clear from the get-go that she was a professional, that she loves
animals truly with all her heart, and that we might want to give this a try. It's now
been over 6 months that Nancy has, herself, been a 'part of our family.' I simply
cannot imagine our lives without her. She is one of the most caring,
conscientious and reliable people I have ever had the opportunity to become
acquainted with. Nancy is religious about 'reporting' to us what Lucy's up to on
any given day -- her moods, her activities. I can leave my home every morning
with the peace of mind that our cherished Lucy is going to be well looked after --
fed snacks, exercised -- until we can return home in the evening, that Nancy will
have been by to 'work her magic.' Nancy is an absolute gem -- again, I truly do
not know what we would do without her. (And most importantly, Lucy agrees!!)"

Tony Case
Katonah
Testimonials

    "I had never left my two little ones (Chihuahua and Papillon) before but I
    decided to let go and take a week long vacation. I contacted Nancy and
    the first time we spoke we must have been on the phone for about 30
    minutes just chatting. She was extremely warm and personable. I could
    tell she was a “dog person.” She came over for a meet and greet and
    within minutes both of my dogs were on her lap, kissing her and rolling
    around as if they had known her for years. It was very comforting. We
    decided it would be best to board my pups at her house so we had another
    meet and greet, this time at her house. My dogs had never been in
    anyone else’s home before so I was a bit nervous. Well, wouldn’t you know
    that  both of them were anything but nervous as they ran in and met her
    family. They owned the place in minutes.  We watched as our dogs played
    happily and seemed quite at home -  I immediately felt at ease. During
    the week while I was away Nancy kept in contact as often as I wanted and
    would email me stories about what my little ones were up to. They became
    quick friends with Nancy’s dogs, Sophie and Cali. Nancy has been taking
    care of my pups ever since. When I can’t be home to feed, walk or cuddle
    them, I now know I don’t have to worry. They are in loving hands. Thanks
    Nancy!"

    Melody N.-Mahopac

    "Nancy has been a great help in watching our cat Kipling when we're
    away. He's always happy and healthy when we come home, and our house
    is just as we left it."

    Lisa and Alex
    Mount Kisco

    "Having previously experienced less than satisfactory results leaving
    Bridget, our 2 lb chihuahua, with other pet sitters, we approached
    this one with no small amount of trepidation. However, as the old
    adage goes, the proof is in the pudding. We were completely pleased
    with the service provided by Animal Instinct and it's clear Bridget
    was too. Nancy's approach was warm but professional, and her home was
    just beautiful! It is obvious that Nancy and her family
    have a great love for animals. When we came to pick Bridget up,
    there had been a transformation. Nancy had taught Bridget how to
    enjoy playing with other dogs! Best of all, Bridget experienced a
    comfortable transition from our house to Nancy's and back again. She
    was not shaking, growling, or having eating problems which she has
    experienced in the past. We wouldn't hesitate to use Nancy's service
    again. We can offer no greater recommendation."

    Ross & Jess M.
    Thornwood,NY

    "Our chocolate lab, Lucy, came into our home at 8 weeks, and at that time
    I worked from my home office every day, so Lucy was hardly ever alone.
    Then, when Lucy was about 2 1/2, I took a job that required me to leave
    home every day and we in our household panicked: What would we do
    with our beloved Lucy? Our vet's office recommended Nancy Kaplan and
    Animal Instinct. Mind you, we're quite fussy about our home, and wary of
    the idea of inviting a stranger into it, especially to care for Lucy, who truly
    is a member of the family. When I first met Nancy, however, I suddenly felt
    like I'd known her all my life (same for Lucy!!) -- it was clear from the get-go
    that she was a professional, that she loves animals truly with all her heart,
    and that we might want to give this a try. It's now been over 6 months that
    Nancy has, herself, been a 'part of our family.' I simply cannot imagine our
    lives without her. She is one of the most caring, conscientious and reliable
    people I have ever had the opportunity to become acquainted with. Nancy
    is religious about 'reporting' to us what Lucy's up to on any given day -- her
    moods, her activities. I can leave my home every morning with the peace
    of mind that our cherished Lucy is going to be well looked after -- fed
    snacks, exercised -- until we can return home in the evening, that Nancy
    will have been by to 'work her magic.' Nancy is an absolute gem -- again, I
    truly do not know what we would do without her. (And most importantly,
    Lucy agrees!!)"

    Tony Case
    Katonah

    " I have never had to worry about my Golden Retriever Tillie during work
    hours because I know Nancy will be there to walk and play with her.
    Nancy is professional,dependable and a special person. She is like an
    Aunt to my Tillie!"

    J. Pollack
    Bedford Hills