Katoomba and Kiah

I needed a dog sitter for my two dogs and thankfully I found Malina! She is fantastic! I have two dogs: a Shepard mix and a hound mix. She took great care of them while we were gone for 5 days. They were happy and tired when we got back. Malina took pics of them and sent them to me. The pics were really good pics too! Like professional looking pictures. I loved the fact that she only takes dogs out on leash. That made me feel really comfortable because I am very protective of my pups. My mind was at ease. She would also text me to make sure it was ok to take them to the beach or other places. She has a love for animals and I know my cuddle bugs were happy with her and cuddled with her. I would have Malina watch my dogs again.

Bun,Mobitz and Peter

Malina and her crew provide exactly what I look for in a pet sitting company: experience, flexibility, professionalism, last minute requests, reasonable prices, and detailed visit documentation WITH pictures! It is very refreshing to know I can rely on Pawsitively Paws for any sort of pet sitting task that is needed for my cats and rabbit while I am out of the house. I recommend this company to anyone seeking excellent pet sitting services!


We hired Malina to watch our baby girl, Keva (1 yr old Bengal cat) for 5 days while we were out of town. Would definitely recommend!

When I first reached out, she responded quickly and enthusiastically, and scheduled a meet-and-greet to ensure that we all had a chance to meet and feel comfortable before leaving town. When she came by, Keva instantly took a liking to her. She asked lots of questions to make sure she understood our fur-parenting style, what dates we needed her service, and any special requirements that come with our girl. After a visit that instilled much confidence, we lent her a set of keys so she could access our home.

Her rate was very fair - $25 per 30-minute visit, which included feeding, emptying the litter box, about 20 minutes of play-time, AND she collected our mail for us! We decided to purchase a food timer so that she could come by once a day and feed her in the morning, and set the timer for 12 hours so her dinner would be automatically administered.

We actually we're gone for 10 days and had a friend coming by on weekends to feed/play with our kitty. Malina was great in "trading shifts" with our friend and really made the whole process super easy!

Each day she came over, Malina sent lots of adorable pictures of our sweet girl, and made sure to communicate any info regarding her health/behavior that could be important.

In summary, Malina did a great job, and we will definitely be hiring her again for our next vacation!

Clyde and Gus

The team at Pawsitively Paws is amazing! I have 2 kitties - one 17 year old kitty who needs meds 2x a day - and they took great care of both my boys. They send updates and pictures after each visit (which was my favorite part). They were all experienced and professional and always responded to me right away. And they cover the west side of Portland!!!