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Finding reliable and trustworthy care can be complicated. Let Paws First make it simple for you. 


About Us


Who are we?

What do we do?

What do we do?

Paws First provides professional and reliable pet care to the central New York area. I studied at Cortland State College and graduated with a business degree in 2018. Paws First, LLC was established in June 2019, marking my 7th year in the pet care industry. 


What do we do?

What do we do?

What do we do?

We offer dog walking, pet sitting, and enrichment. We are available around the clock, 365 days a year for all your pet sitting needs.

To get started fill out our contact form, and then we will set up a complimentary meet and greet. 


Why us?

What do we do?

Why us?

 You can always count on us rain, snow, or shine we will be there. Paws First is all about communication. We love to keep you in the loop leaving updates in real time on the Time to Pet App. The app allows for convenient online scheduling, invoicing, and provides a secure method of communication. 



Weekly Dog Walking

Duration: 30 minutes, 45 minutes

Work long hours? Have an over active companion? This service is recommended for the pups who just can't wait until you get home. We are happy to fill the time in-between so that you return to a happy and tired puppy. Never worry about rushing home again!


In Home Pet Sitting

Duration: 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 1 hour

Leaving your pet for a vacation can be stressful and finding someone you trust can be hard. Let us make it easy for you! We will stay in contact with you the whole time, receiving updates after each visit. Service includes a walk/play time to ensure your pet is getting the attention they need and desire. This service is recommended for pets who do not board, or prefer the luxury of their own home. We offer up to 3 drop in visits per day. No overnight care is available at this time.


Canine Enrichment

Duration: 45 minutes

Mental and physical stimulation is the key to a good companion. Enrichment will help your dog build confidence, dedication, and new problem solving skills. This service is recommended for any pet who wants to have some fun! 


Doggie Play Dates

Duration: 45 minutes

The more the merrier! This service is for pets who need time with their furry bffs or want to make new ones. Available in the form of a trip to the dog park, a group walk, or play date at one house.

Our Policies

Last Minute Cancellation

All visits must be cancelled 72 hours in advance. If visits are cancelled after this time period, you will be subject to a cancellation fee.

The fee will be half of the cost of the service. 

Last Minute Booking

Any visit scheduled with less than 7 days advance notice will be subject to a last-minute booking fee. This fee will be $5 on top of the regular service charge. 

Holiday Fee

We charge a $10 holiday fee for services on Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, New Years Eve/New Years Day, and Easter, Christmas Eve/Christmas Day. 

Contact Form

Please fill out the form below to get started!

Areas of Service

De Witt, Syracuse, Chittenango, Cazenovia, Manlius, Fayetteville, and Jamesville

Nicole Ziemba, Owner 315-857-6424 @pawsfirstpetservices@gmail.com

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