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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!

Sincerely, 

Danny Offenbacher, Founder


Meet Our Team

  Chelsea Andreoni , Office Manager & Lead Pet Sitter  My name is Chelsea and I’m a Pet Sitter at City of Paws Pet Care!  I was born and raised in Manayunk but spent a few years in Los Angeles where I worked for another pet sitting company as well as an emergency animal hospital.  I have always loved animals and grew up surrounded by them which is probably why I now have five of my own! I have three cats, a rescued 14 year old chihuahua mix, and I recently just acquired a bearded dragon. I love working for City of Paws Pet Care because I love being able to care for and connect with animals every day! 

Chelsea Andreoni, Office Manager & Lead Pet Sitter

My name is Chelsea and I’m a Pet Sitter at City of Paws Pet Care!  I was born and raised in Manayunk but spent a few years in Los Angeles where I worked for another pet sitting company as well as an emergency animal hospital.  I have always loved animals and grew up surrounded by them which is probably why I now have five of my own! I have three cats, a rescued 14 year old chihuahua mix, and I recently just acquired a bearded dragon. I love working for City of Paws Pet Care because I love being able to care for and connect with animals every day! 

  Carol Norton , Pet Sitter  My name is Carol Norton and I'm a Pet Sitter on the City of Paws Team! I'm a lifelong resident of the area and grew up with almost every pet imaginable. I'm so happy to be given the opportunity to join the CPPC team in doing something I've always loved - caring for animals!

Carol Norton, Pet Sitter

My name is Carol Norton and I'm a Pet Sitter on the City of Paws Team! I'm a lifelong resident of the area and grew up with almost every pet imaginable. I'm so happy to be given the opportunity to join the CPPC team in doing something I've always loved - caring for animals!

  Luke Wysocki,  Pet Sitter  My name is Luke and I’m excited to be a pet sitter at City of Paws Pet Care! I’m an animal lover who grew up with a barn in my backyard with chickens and pigs as well as dogs of all sizes from Great Danes to Toy Dachshunds. I’m also a passionate Philly sports fan, especially the Eagles, and I graduated recently from Ithaca College with my degree in Sports Media. Some of my past work experiences include interning for sports teams, customer service positions at country clubs, and work in education including fieldworks with students in the classroom as well as experiences as a camp counselor at a social skills camp for children with special needs. I currently live in an apartment in Manayunk with my girlfriend Leksey and our two cats, Oscar and Pete. I’m very happy to be able to join the City of Paws team and begin caring for your animals!

Luke Wysocki, Pet Sitter

My name is Luke and I’m excited to be a pet sitter at City of Paws Pet Care! I’m an animal lover who grew up with a barn in my backyard with chickens and pigs as well as dogs of all sizes from Great Danes to Toy Dachshunds. I’m also a passionate Philly sports fan, especially the Eagles, and I graduated recently from Ithaca College with my degree in Sports Media. Some of my past work experiences include interning for sports teams, customer service positions at country clubs, and work in education including fieldworks with students in the classroom as well as experiences as a camp counselor at a social skills camp for children with special needs. I currently live in an apartment in Manayunk with my girlfriend Leksey and our two cats, Oscar and Pete. I’m very happy to be able to join the City of Paws team and begin caring for your animals!

  Melaine Liss,  Pet Sitter  My name is Melaine and I am super excited to join the City of Paws pet sitting team!  I am pictured with my cockapoo Kolby who as my kids would say, is my favorite child.  I am a big fan of the outdoors and enjoy long walks and hikes with Kolby daily.  I reside in Bala Cynwyd with my longtime partner Michael and our 4 children Spencer, Peri, Zara & Cooper.  I am thrilled to care for any and all animals with love and warmth as if it were my own. Peace, Love and Furry Creatures.

Melaine Liss, Pet Sitter

My name is Melaine and I am super excited to join the City of Paws pet sitting team!  I am pictured with my cockapoo Kolby who as my kids would say, is my favorite child.  I am a big fan of the outdoors and enjoy long walks and hikes with Kolby daily.  I reside in Bala Cynwyd with my longtime partner Michael and our 4 children Spencer, Peri, Zara & Cooper.  I am thrilled to care for any and all animals with love and warmth as if it were my own. Peace, Love and Furry Creatures.

  Caity Dillard,  Pet Sitter  My name is Caity and I'm very happy to be a pet sitter with the City of Paws Pet Care team! I grew up with lots of dogs ranging from 5-200 lbs, birds, cats, guinea pigs, rats, fish and turtles. I live in Manayunk with my boyfriend, Ben, and our adopted fur-baby, Khaleesi shown in the picture. I love this pet-friendly neighborhood because it is the purrfect place for for me to enjoy the outdoors, running, hiking, and has numerous dog-accessible places. I'm so excited to extend my love and care to your furry, feathery, or scaly family members!

Caity Dillard, Pet Sitter

My name is Caity and I'm very happy to be a pet sitter with the City of Paws Pet Care team! I grew up with lots of dogs ranging from 5-200 lbs, birds, cats, guinea pigs, rats, fish and turtles. I live in Manayunk with my boyfriend, Ben, and our adopted fur-baby, Khaleesi shown in the picture. I love this pet-friendly neighborhood because it is the purrfect place for for me to enjoy the outdoors, running, hiking, and has numerous dog-accessible places. I'm so excited to extend my love and care to your furry, feathery, or scaly family members!

  Ashley Neelis,  Pet Sitter  My name is Ashley and I am thrilled to be a pet sitter and part of the City of Paws Pet Care team. I have been a huge animal lover all of my life and I have owned/cared for just about every pet you can think of. I grew up in Michigan, in a family of veterinarians so of course we had many animals such as horses, goats, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, a parrot, an iguana, and even a pet rat! Over the years, I retained a lot of knowledge about animals and their health, which has helped me significantly when caring for other peoples pets. I currently have two long haired chihuahuas, Mac and Tincey who mean everything to me. We just moved to Manayunk from VA so we are anxious to meet new people and their pets. I have been pet sitting for many years and I always treat each pet like they are my own and part of our family. I can't wait to meet you and you're 4-legged friends!

Ashley Neelis, Pet Sitter

My name is Ashley and I am thrilled to be a pet sitter and part of the City of Paws Pet Care team. I have been a huge animal lover all of my life and I have owned/cared for just about every pet you can think of. I grew up in Michigan, in a family of veterinarians so of course we had many animals such as horses, goats, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, a parrot, an iguana, and even a pet rat! Over the years, I retained a lot of knowledge about animals and their health, which has helped me significantly when caring for other peoples pets. I currently have two long haired chihuahuas, Mac and Tincey who mean everything to me. We just moved to Manayunk from VA so we are anxious to meet new people and their pets. I have been pet sitting for many years and I always treat each pet like they are my own and part of our family. I can't wait to meet you and you're 4-legged friends!


Our Mission

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!

Our Credentials

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 throughout the year
  • Member of Pet Professional Guild 
  • Member of Pet Sitters International
  • Member of Pet Sitters Associates
  • Member of Manayunk Development Corporation
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