Jagger would have to agree, it’s perfect walking weather!

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Sweet angels Riley and Bella. Both girls are as sweet as can be, smart as a whip, and attentive as ever. We’re looking forward to helping them both learn some off leash obedience, and to learn that ALL THE TIME is not pool time. We can’t wait to see how these ladies turn out! #clawsandeffect #the...

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This stupidly handsome boy is Bruno, the two year old cane corso with some dog aggression, and leash reactivity issues. This guy has already shown massive improvements in only one session! We are SO looking forward to continuing to work with him. #clawsandeffect #theprincipleofpets

ATTENTION! This is not a statue! It is actually 5 month old, Millie. She’s got the tendency to mouth and bite for attention and with three young, human siblings, that can be a bit of an issue. She also tends to jump on guests and pull on leash. After only one hour at her first session, Millie lea...

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Worthington is our body guard. #clawsandeffect #theprincipleofpets #greatdane #dogwalker #petsitter

This handsome dude is Kono! This young corgi has not yet grown out of some puppy/instinctual biting/herding behavior. With a little understanding and leadership, Kono will soon learn that his mom and her house guests do not need to be herdededed! #clawsandeffect #theprincipleofpets #corgi

Always fun getting to hang out with this pack #foxpack #clawsandeffect #theprincipleofpets



  • Pet Sitting/Dog Walking

    Don't be sad when you have to leave your pet during the day! While you're away, we will provide exceptional customized care to your pet(s). Services can include potty breaks, walks, feeding, waste clean up, medicating and more. Meet & Greets are scheduled prior to any visits and are free of charge. They allow us to get acquainted with you and your pets, give an idea of exactly how you want us to make them feel comfortable and ask any questions you may have.Enjoy the peace of mind of knowing your companion is in good company!
  • Pet Sitting/Walking Package

    *Ten 30 minute visits* If you have a vacation planned and know you will need multiple visits, OR would like to schedule recurring visits throughout the work week, this package would be best for you!
  • Puppy Starter Package

    It's no secret puppies can be difficult and that they require a lot of time and attention. Whether you are simply looking for some direction, or truly feel in over your head, we'll help to lighten the load by teaching you how to communicate with your new addition.
  • Dog Training Starter Package

    Get the ball rolling with this starter package! This package includes three (approximately 3.5 hours) in-home, private lessons ($240 value).
  • Dog Sitting + Training

    What better way to enrich your dog's day than to provide a productive and fun learning experience while you're away? Let us visit with your dog for 10-15 minutes, and then get down to the nitty-gritty. Training will last from anywhere to 20-30 minutes after the initial visit. Each training session will be customized to suit you and your dog's needs. If you truly want the best for your dog, this package is for you. *Additional private lessons are recommended, but not required, though results will vary depending on your consistency and commitment to training.
  • Private Lessons

    Do you constantly find yourself struggling to get your dog to listen to you? Communication can be one of the most frustrating skills to master when it comes to your relationship with your dog. Learn how to become a better leader by implementing customized techniques deemed most effective by our trainer, Katherine Galbo. From basic obedience, to aggression cases, Katherine will work tirelessly to formulate a training regimen best equipped to satisfy you and your dog's needs.
  • Overnight Stays

    We stay with your pets overnight from 9pm-630am, allowing them to continue on with their everyday routine and be comfy at home. *Limited availability


  • Yard Clean-up

    For those who don't have time to waste picking up dog poop, or honestly just don't want to, let us do the dirty work! *Prices vary depending on how many dogs we're cleaning up after. *Special pricing for biweekly, monthly cleanups.
  • Dog Sitting + Brushing

    Do you find yourself without time to keep up with the grooming needs of your dog? Get the best of both worlds with this efficient service add-on. While we're making sure your dog is happy and content, we will also take an extra 20-30 minutes to complete a basic brushing. Now, not only is your dog in good company, but they will be getting the required maintenance for their specific coat and you don't even have to lift a finger.


a week ago
Looking for that piece of mind about your pet when at work or on vacation? Look no more! Claws and Effect is truly the right choice for your pet. Alana and Katherine took great care of my 2 dogs. The attention, love and comfort they gave was genuine. The updates and pictures sent during and after their visits was appreciated and informative. Make the call or send an email you will be happy you chose Claws and Effect Maria P.
- Maria P
2 months ago
Claws and Effect, Inc. was recommended to us to help with a barking problem we HAD with our 16 month old male Maltese, who loved to bark out the window at everything; other dogs, people, squirrels, blowing leaves, whatever. Katherine came to our house and explained and demonstrated what we need to do. We practiced a couple of times and after she left, to our surprise, he did not bark the rest of the night. Then, day 2, 3 and 4 - still no incessant barking. We are very, very pleased. Thanks for being there, Katherine!
- Bernadette B
7 months ago
I randomly found this company and had to leave my special needs cat for a few days...couldn't have asked for better help. They went above and beyond, sending pictures and updates, and allowed me to vacation knowing my pet was taken care of by people who truly care!
- Robin C

Two Friends, One Goal

It has been said that, “the greatest gift of life is a friendship.” As two individuals who have maintained a strong bond for the last 18 years, we can attest to this revelation. We’ve learned, we’ve laughed, loved. We’ve cried, we’ve struggled, and laughed some more. We have experienced so much as a partnership, and continue to learn and grow and laugh as much as humanly possible. Most importantly, however, we’ve learned to communicate with each other and with our loved ones. Whether we cry tears of joy or tears of sorrow, communication has proven to be one of the most important healing mechanisms that would encourage us to unveil what our passion truly was; providing care to your faithful companions.
For the last several years, we have learned what it takes to deliver the comfort of knowing that our client’s pets are being handled with care and compassion. We recognize how difficult it is to leave your animals alone, and in the care of someone else. The sense of vulnerability during these times can sometimes become unbearable. That is what makes our ability to communicate with you so comforting.
In addition, the ability to communicate with your dog is inherently one of the most vital attributes to maintaining structure within that relationship; because, let’s be honest, we all want healthy and happy relationships with our dogs. We will work with you to provide the skills and knowledge you will need in order to be successful in this relationship.
This unique approach to pet-care merges traditional pet sitting with the option of enriching the life of your companion through obedience and balanced training methods.
Enjoy the peace of mind knowing your pet is in good company. Whether they have four legs, wings, fins or claws, always remember the effect communication has on the way you live life with your pets.
Claws and Effect: The principle of pets.
Alana Petruso & Katherine Galbo
President & Vice President of Claws and Effect Inc.

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