The City Of Paws Story: A Message From Our Founder
Thank you for visiting our site! My name is Danny Offenbacher and I’m the Founder of City of Paws Pet Care, a professional dog walking & pet sitting company based in Manayunk, Philadelphia.
My love for animals stems back to early childhood, when I first felt a special connection with animals. I started walking dogs and pet sitting for neighbors and family friends at 10 years old and dreamed of owning my own business. When I was in high school, I started a pet care company in my hometown of Rochester, Michigan. By the time I was in college, I had established a client base of over 200 pet owners. After graduating from college with a degree in Human Resources, I took a job in Philadelphia and handed off my business to new owners. I quickly started to miss my daily interaction with animals and began planning a re-entry into the pet care industry. In 2016, I decided it’s time I get back to doing what I love most – being with animals and managing a business that’s mission is to ensure family pets are loved, cared for and completely comfortable while their owners are away.
I’m thrilled to provide pet owners with the ease of mind that their four-legged family members are in the best hands while they're away. At City of Paws Pet Care, you’ll get to know my team and I personally. We want to build a personal connection with you and your pets and love them as if they were our own. Thank you for considering City of Paws Pet Care for your pet care needs. I look forward to speaking with you about how we can help!
Danny Offenbacher, Founder
Meet Our Team
Our mission is to ensure our client’s pets are loved and cared for with their safety, health and contentment in mind at all times. At City of Paws Pet Care, the pets we care for will receive loving attention and individual, customized care provided by a team of trained pet sitters. We are committed to following science-based, positive reinforcement training methods, and will never use or recommend the use of aversive training techniques. Our promise is to provide loving, reliable and consistent care that positively impacts the lives of pets and their owners.
Our Training Stance
City of Paws Pet Care stands behind the Force-Free, Fear-Free, Pain-Free training methodologies and techniques approved and promoted by the Pet Professional Guild. This means that we will never use or recommend the use of aversive tools and techniques, such as shock collars, prong collars, choke collars, and other means of instilling force, fear and/or pain on any animal. We believe in using and promoting positive reinforcement methods of training through the use of tasty treats, which encourages learning for the dog with long lasting effects. While we are not dog trainers, we can and will come armed with treats on walks if it helps the dog learn proper walking behavior!
As a team of professional pet sitters, we have over 20 years of collective experience pet sitting for 400+ happy pets! We pride ourselves in having experienced, reliable, and compassionate sitters on our team who care for our client's pets with love as if they were their own pets. Our sitters are employed by our company, not independently contracted, which means they are committed to taking part in the growth of our company and have various protections including Workers Compensation. Below is a list of our credentials and memberships:
- Insured and Bonded with Pet Sitters Associates (Membership ID Number: 70496, Policy Number: 2CN0145)
- Registered business with the City of Philadelphia (#2424653)
- Registered LLC with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (#6423745)
- Our sitters are background checked by PetProCheck
- Our sitters are Pet CPR and First Aid Certified by Pro Pet Hero
- Our sitters take part in continued education & training sessions each year
- Member of Pet Professional Guild
- Member of Pet Sitters Associates
- Member of Pet Sitters International
- Member of Manayunk Development Corporation