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The Paw Bud

The Paw Bud

Hi, I'm Matthew!

I grew up in the DFW area and I'm very active and give 100% in everything that I do. I'm a part-time Photographer, Mountain Biker and I enjoy being outdoors. I'm very close with my family that I spend alot of time with and their pets. Our fur babies travel with us most every where that we go and participate in all of our activities.
I've worked with The Humane Society of North Texas as well as individuals, walking and caring for their pets most of my life. I'm a very caring, honest and reliable person. And it gives great joy to see a happy animal!
I work part-time from home, so that gives me great flexibility for lots of services needed. I'm looking for ongoing long term and short term set schedules as well as unscheduled. I'm also available for long and shorts walks, drop-ins and sittings and most asap availabilty with advanced notice or requests.
I treat each dog, cat or family pet as an individual with the love and patience that they all deserve! I take my responsibilities for your pets very seriously as if they were my very own, the entire time that they're in my care. I take nothing for granted for their safety, health and love!
My pet care fits into my daily schedule due to the fact that I'm very caring, attentive and organized to give your fur baby the best and fullest attention and love available. I care for all pets by their own specific needs from each individual parents requests. And treat each and every one if they were my very own, when they're in my care!
It's also extremely important to me to know in detail all the information of your pets from A to Z. Which includes medications, emergency contact numbers, personal vets, behavior likes, dislikes, allergies and important health conditions.
Thank you so much for your consideration in caring and loving for one of your most important family members! Hope to hear from you soon!
"The Paw Buddy"

What they're saying about "The Paw Bud"

I appreciate you taking care of my baby! Thank you much :)

- Wallace's Mom

Matthew was great! He was very caring and took Lou on a wonderful walk! Can't wait to have him back.

- Lou's Mom

Took care of my kitty cat and left me photos so I didn't have to stress out while I was out of town. Highly recommend!

- Nyla's Dad

Matthew is an amazing person and friend to us but especially to Kip! Our dog is always excited to see Matthew. He is stocked up with treats and water to make sure Kip stays hydrated and energized for their walks. We even had Matthew watch Kip a few times while we were out of town and he always updated us with great photos of their outings. It gives us peace of mind to know Kip is in great hands with Matthew.

- Kip's Mom

Matthew is the only person I trust with my dogs! My dogs LOVE him and he has always treated them as if they were his own. Whether Matthew is dog sitting at my home for a week or just taking them on a walk, I know that they're in excellent hands! He always greets them with love and has a connection with them, which makes them love him! I can not recommend Matthew enough. He is wonderfully compassionate and trustworthy! And his pictures are amazing! I'll always have their loving memories from his beautiful pictures!

- Frijole and Bitzy's Mom

Matthew is such a wonderful sitter. He is always prompt and takes tons of excellent pictures so you never have to worry about your pet. With Matthew your pups will be in the best hands possible. We will never book with anyone else going forward.

- Fox & Waka's Mom

Matthew is just the best!! Our pups, Maverick & Goose, absolutely love their time with Matthew. They're not the calmest dogs and his patience is unmatched. We appreciate and trust Matthew with our fur babies to come walk them and give them attention during those days we're gone for long hours! The pups LOVE him and I know look forward to the minute he walks in the door.

- Maverick and Goose's Mom

Matthew, is like family to my two fur babies Huck & Finn. They know when it is time for him to come take them on their walks and start looking out the door for his arrival. When he gets there, they immediately run waggle butt to the door to greet him and go prancing around the neighborhood with him as they couldn't be more excited. Matthew is not only extremely reliable and trustworthy but he cares for my puppers as if they were his own! I know they are in good hands when I have to go out of town and Matthew comes to stay with them. He makes travel and having to work in an office that much easier without having to worry about my two sweet boys! I would and do recommend him to anyone that may need help with pet care.

- Huck & Finn's Mom

Matthew did a wonderful job checking in on our pups and keeping us updated throughout the visit. He truly loves dogs and is wholeheartedly dedicated to providing the care and attention they need when parents are away. He also takes the most beautiful photographs! It's not often that I trust someone watching my dogs, but Matthew is patient with nervous parents and graciously received and responds to every last detail.

- Parker & Zoso's Dad

Matt is amazing! He always take such wonderful care of my dog, Aussie. He is always there for me and has never let me down, even when I needed a last minute sitter or walker. Matt loves all animals as if they're is own. When Aussie is in Matt's care, I consistently receive adorable insta posts and beautiful photos of my fur baby ... which I will forever treasure.

- Aussie's Dad

Matt was an amazing pet sitter! He watched my two dogs when I had to go out of town for work for a few days. He kept me updated throughout the day along with pictures! He took them on several walks and made sure they had plenty of opportunities to go outside. He was very attentive to my fur babies and they absolutely loved having him! I would highly recommend Matt to anyone!

- Millie and Jasper's Dad

I don't know what I'd do if I hadn't found Matthew as a pet sitter a couple of years ago. I don't trust anyone else to watch over my babies when I go out of town now. My baby Smokey Bear is a grumpy old Pomeranian, and he loves Matthew. My senior pup is on a strict diet, takes heart medication, and on a schedule. Matthew is very mindful of this and flexible with our routine. He also makes sure my kitty Ripley gets all the attention she needs too. Matthew was referred to me by a neighbor, and I recommend you choose Matthew as your pet sitter too.

- Smokey & Ripley's Mom

Matthew has been our dog walker for several years. He shows up every workday for our lunch walk. We are in our twilight years so extra love and attention to our eccentric is appreciated. Matthew knows who are our friends and foes on our walks and let's us have a good time with our friends on our walks and protects us from our foes. Our parets are so grateful for Matthew treating their four legged kids with patience and love and for being responsible and dependable.

- Collins & Cooper's Mom

Matthew took excellent care of my two kittens! (might I add, the best photos as well!) He was prompt, very thorough, and overall made sure to communicate with me throughout my time away. I highly recommend him.

- Toastie & Onyx's Mom

Matthew did a wonderful job of taking care of our pets! He was so good at keeping us updated and sent great pictures of them at each check-in. We didn't worry once about them as we knew they were in good hands! He even took our dog for walks and this is a dog who is old and difficult to walk. I don't know how he got him to do it but apparently, our dog loves it now! I don't think he even missed us at all. :) We will definitely use Matthew the next time we go out of town.

- Lucy & Cujo's Mom

Matthew did an amazing job. Never felt less guilty about leaving our dogs for the day. He also took the best pics of my dogs I have ever seen! I will definitely request him again.

- Gracie & Sophie's Dad

Matthew was a wonderful sitter! Even prior to our booking, it was very clear to us how seriously Matthew takes this role. He is very communicative, organized, and friendly.

When our dogs first met him during a pre-meet-and-greet, we knew from their reaction that they loved him and that he would take care of our babies with the utmost attention and care. During the booking, he was very reliable. He showed up on time, sent tons of great pictures, gave detailed updates via the Rover cards, and walked our pups. Matthew was respectful of our home and loving to our dogs. He handled our monsters like a champ, which is a lot to say considering they are each 80+ lbs!

We are grateful to have found Matthew, and will be using him again this following week!

- Fox & Waka's Mom

Matthew is what you call a dog lover. He loves dogs of all breeds. He has an understanding of how to be a "friend" to them. Matthew always makes a special connection with each dog he comes into contact with and gives them the attention they deserve. Matthew took wonderful care of our dogs Parker and Zoso when he sat for them when we went to a concert. Matthew will treat your dog just like he treats his own with love, care and respect!

- Parker & Zoso's Dad

I've used Matthew's services for over 6 years now. He doesn't just walk or watch your babies, he develops a relationship with them. He's very punctual and communicates well. His photography skills are amazing. He's taken some of my most prize photos of both my babies!

- Keegan and Bailey's Dad

You are the best person to have take care of our pups! I'm so thankful for you!

- Orville and Wilber's Mom

So caring and attentive. I would trust him to take care of my Wally anytime! I know my dog is in great hands, the best hands, with Matthew!

- Wally's Mom

Always a great walk! And dried him off after the rain. Thanks Matthew!

- Kevin's Dad

He's the absolute best! He walked my dog super late when my regular dog walker told me they couldn't go. I work nights so it was great that he was able to come through.

- Austin's Mom

Matthew is an amazing walker. Provided lots of updates and pictures!

- Niko's Mom

Matt was amazing! He took the cutest photos of Kobe which made it nice when thinking about how my dog was doing. I got to enjoy a trip out of town because my dog was safe! 🐶 10/10, Recommend! 👍

- Kobe's Mom

Scout has a great time when Matt is over! He brings her treats and throws her ball. She looks foward to seeing him!

- Scout's Mom

Matthew has walked/watched Dash since 2018. He's the best! He genuinely loves animals and took such great care of Dash. I always felt so good about leaving Dash in Matthew's care and Dash just loved Matthew! You can't go wrong with choosing Matthew to care for your pet.

- Dash's Dad

I can always count on Matthew to care for Khai as if she were his own. I have a crazy schedule and never know if I will end up being gone all day, but Matthew is very understanding and responsive and still makes time to stop by even when it's short notice. He also takes great pictures!

- Khai's Mom

Matthew was amazing! He was very punctual and Boots loved his outings and playtime! Definitely recommend and will be using Matthew’s services again! Thank you so so much!!

- Boots's Dad