At Mancuso's, your pets are my priority. Whether you are gone for a few hours or a few weeks, your four legged family member will receive personalized care with attention to his or her physical and emotional needs.
Because I am the sole proprietor and care giver of Mancuso's Dog Walking and Pet Sitting, the person you meet at the door for your complementary consultation is the same person learning about, getting to know and caring for your pet.
I created Mancuso's in 2013 with the idea that animal care should be more than generic potty breaks and impersonal interaction. I have built my business on that foundation and continue to serve my clients based on that premise each day.
*Mancuso's is Insured & Bonded and also a member of The Pet Sitters Association
In addition to owning Mancuso's Dog Walking and Pet Sitting, I graduated from the Connecticut School of Dog Grooming in 2010. I share my home with a Boxer, two Great Danes and three cats. I am also a Greyhound Rescue advocate and have rescued 5 Greyhounds over the years. Pictured to the right is myself and my beloved Greyhound Paxton who passed over the rainbow bridge but is still with me in spirit.
Mancuso's Dog Walking and Pet Sitting offers very personalized services. All my walks and visits are 100% focused on your pet. This means truly watching out that your dog doesn't ingest anything on our walk etc... I do not use my cell phone during these times because I feel that I owe you as a customer and your dog my undivided attention. After our walk or visit is completed I will send you a personalized text and picture of how your baby did.
An enjoyable walk or visit, hands on positive interaction followed by my signature text on how your dog did after each adventure with me along with a picture of your pet!
Same description as my 20 minute walk above but for a 30 minute duration.
*Military - Mancuso's Dog Walking & Pet Sitting would like to thank our Miltary for serving our country by offering Active Duty Soldiers and our Veterans a 10% discount on any service.
If you'll be away for one or more days, this is Mancuso's alternative to our "Overnights in Your Home" option. This service is very popular, consisting of 3 to 4 visits spaced out over a 24 hour time frame. Each visit includes a 30 minute walk or visit, poop pick up, playtime, feeding and fresh water, positive interaction and lastly lots of hugs and pets from me. You will also receive a text as well as a picture of your pet after service is completed.
Each visit for a feline family member includes fresh food and water, litter scooping, plenty of petting and playtime (if they're so inclined) and a text with how our time went.
Rather than board your pet in a stange kennel, I provide the option of allowing your furry family member to stay in the comfort of your home by spending the night with your dog. My thought process behind this has proven successful every single time. Your Pet is most comfortable in his or her own enviroment which provides a relaxing state of mind minus the stresses which would accompany them had they made a kennel or unfamiliar home visit. This method promotes a happy, relaxed dog.
The overnight consists of a stay from me starting at 7pm and ending at 7am. During that time feeding and water will be given, unlimited walks and playtime, positive interaction, cuddles & treats, mail retrieval, watering of any plants, and the rotating of lights to discourage any unwanted visitors. As with all services, daily texts and picture updates will be sent!
*Additional Dog Overnight $5
Victoria was excellent taking care of my two dogs Zoey and Mya. The girls would get so excited when she came over to feed them and let them out. Victoria was always there at the drop of a hat and was very flexible and worked around my busy schedule. I highly recommend her!
Vicki has been sitting my dogs for over 3 years now. She is not only very trustworthy and punctual but she truly cares about them. Vicki visited my elderly dog and always helped her when she needed it. Now she is visiting our puppy who can some days be pretty active. Both of the dogs truly looked forward to seeing her. My last dog was very particular about people and she just loved Vicki. I can’t say enough about her as a pet sitter and pet friend.
Thank you Vicki for the extra love and care you gave to Kipper before his passing. We are so thankful that you were with him until family arrived.
Vicki is a professional with a true love of animals. Our dog Kipper was slowly deteriorating in his 17th year. While we were away, he took a turn for the worst. Vicki identified his need and contacted us immediately. She kept us up to date with his condition, made him comfortable and stayed with him until family arrived. Thank you Vicki!
Vicki has given my three dogs the ultimate in care. My Greyhound particularly loves her! I wouldn't trust anyone else with my pets. She treats them just like they are her own. She is a true animal lover which is something that I look for in a pet sitter, someone who is truly caring. I highly recommend her services!
Vicky has been walking my dog Penny for two years and I am very happy with her service. Penny loves her and is always happy to see her. Penny has some health issues and Vicky keeps a close eye on her and alerts me to any problems. I know Penny is in competent and loving hands with Vicky. I recommend her highly.
Vicky is amazing! She took great care of my dog Chance, while I went away for some extended work trips. She sent me pictures every day of their walks and his adorable face! Vicky took care of Chance like he was her own dog. The first time I met Vicky, I knew I liked her right away. She sat right on the ground with my guy and they got to know each other right away. I felt 100% comfortable with Vicky and I knew for sure that she would treat my guy with love and kindness. I would absolutely recommend Vicky Mancuso to you for your furry loved ones. Janine
Vicki is amazing with our three babies. We always have comfort knowing she will be sending pictures and updates our of girls at each visit, and they love seeing her every week. Vicki also did an overnight with out girls recently. I don't think I would have enjoyed our time away had it not been for Vicki's such good care of them.
Victoria is dependable and warm when working with my dog. She is caring and showed my dog positive attention while tending to his needs. She communicates on a daily basis to keep me informed of my dogs activities. She is a reliable pet professional that I would recommend to any who needs quality care for their dog.
What I liked most about working with Mancuso's was her very personal service and daily check-ins complete with pictures. "there is no place like home," when it comes to providing responsible and thoughtful care for my dogs. Mancuso's are the only ones I trust with my Yorkie named Lola and Rocco my Chihuahua. Having Vicki provide home care for my dogs allows me to relax and focus on work or enjoy a family vacation. My dogs love her and I love knowing that they're in loving and capable hands. I highly recommend Mancuso's!
Vicki has been visiting my guys for almost 2 years. One of my dogs is particularly high maintenance and Vicki researched his behavior / health issues so she can better understand and take care of him. She passes on helpful information and suggestions. She sends a text after each visit sometimes with a photo of the guys. Vicki makes every effort to accommodate us with extra visits on a moments notice. She's a professional who is truly devoted to the animals within her care. I know my dogs are in good hands. Vicki LOVES my dogs.
Vicki is very kind and loving with my dog, reliable without fail, easy to reach, sends a text right after every visit and routinely goes above and beyond...like closing doors my kids left open and giving me a heads up when she thinks my dog may be getting sick (eg: an ear infection). I feel very lucky to have her in our lives.
Vicki has done overnights & peek ins with my boys Oliver & Buddha for the past year and has always cared for my guys as if they were her own. I come home to happy happy boys and the texts and pictures she sends of my guys give me such peace of mind. They love her. Thank you Vicki!
We have been using Vicky for a while now. Having two very large dogs I was concerned about having anyone let them out. Vicky has the patience of a saint. One of my dogs is a little stubborn to say the least. When "talking" to the dogs I will say Vicky is coming over and they go running to the door looking for her. Thank you Vicky for your dedication and love for animals. We are very lucky to have found you!!!
Vicky is great, the dogs absolutely adore her and her emails are precise and to the point, I loved receiving my emails. My younger dog Oscar can give you a run for the money and this is the first time, I've gone away completely confident my boys were in good hands and I was right when I got home they were happy and relaxed. A few hours later, they were looking for their buddy Vicky.
I absolutely love Mancuso's Dog Walking! I stumbled upon Vicki well over a year ago when work told me they were sending me away last minute on a multiple day trip out of town. Vicki happened to be located around the corner from me and she came by right away to meet me and my two rambunctious 70+ lb babies! She spent over an hour talking with me and playing with my Weimaraner Chloe and my blue nose pit bull D.O.G. I was comfortable with Vicki and more importantly, so were my dogs.
Since then, Vicki has come over countless times to walk the pups when I get forced late at work and I'm in a bind, or I'm planning a long weekend away. Mancuso's has always been there to take exceptional care of my babies and I can't recommend Vicki's services enough. Your pets will be in great care under the advisement of Mancuso's!
I want to thank vicki again for the wonderful care she gave my dog Molly when she was so ill and for taking her to the vet when she noticed a problem . I can never thank you enough Vicki for that. You are the greatest . Molly loves you!
We wanted to thank you for coming to our home and walking Quincy on weekdays! We appreciate your flexible schedule and the updates each day on how Quincy is doing. We love how reliable, and trustworthy you are. But most of all we know how much you care about Quincy and we are grateful for the wonderful care you give him everyday!
Heather & Nate
Vicki was absolutely amazing while taking care of my boy, Hayden. She was very professional and loved my boy as my family would. While we were on vacation my dog got sick and she took such good care of him in our absence. I am completely confident in her and her business. I recommend her completely!!