Absolutely a lifesaver. I hired the Content Critter about 5 years ago after a really bad experience with a local doggy daycare (Camp Bow Wow). I work a full time job with about a 1 - 1.5 hour commute added to both ends of the day. So it was really important that I found someone to watch my basset hounds, Jilly and Dudley. Claudia was so friendly and reassuring when I first met her for the introduction. It was obvious to see that she really loves what she does and that the dogs would be in great hands. It's hard to feel comfortable about having someone in your home whom you do not know and when you are not there. So, I was a bit apprehensive. Yes, I read the reviews (all wonderful) and even called a reference (wonderful as well). I needn't have worried. Claudia and her entire staff (Wendy is the best!!!) treat my "kids" as their own. They have wonderful play times in the back yard, short walks (my bassets refuse to walk more than a few houses), lots of fresh water and treats. I arrive home to a summary of the time spent with my kids. The staff at the Content Critter is completely trustworthy and very reliable. And kind. In all the years of working with them, there has never been an issue. Never had a missed appointment. Honestly, I couldn't ask for a better group of people. If you are considering a dog walker for your furry kid, consider the Content Critter. I would be lost without them!