Part of the family and surprisingly buddy-buddy.  If your pup needs a BFF while you are at work or on vacay, call David Shaw with Walk The Paw. He’s great!!

– Adrianne S.


David is conscientious and does a great job taking care of our two dogs. He has a relaxed manner with them and obviously enjoys being around pets. He displays a high degree of professionalism, is dependable, and follows instructions very thoroughly. He has provided pet sitting services for us on two different occasions, and we are very happy with him. David texted me after his visits to notify me that all was well with our “girls.” I highly recommend David and plan to call on him in the future.

– Carla S.


We’ve been extremely happy with David’s services at Walk the Paw. We hired him for regular potty breaks/midday walks for our dog (Cody) on workdays, but he goes above and beyond with action shots, texts, training help, and excellent communication of ongoing progress, issues, and successes. Our dog’s behavior has improved and we are given the peace of mind that our dog’s needs are being met consistently. David is flexible and responsible; you and your pet will be glad to know him!  We highly recommend David Shaw (walkthepaw.com) who walks our high energy dog Cody. It is a huge convenience to have to not come home to let our dog out to go potty at lunchtime.  Our carpet is much cleaner, and we know our crazy Cody gets some good exercise.  He is a much more calm dog when he gets some regular exercise. David tries to modify his fear/anxiety behavioral issues, as well. Anything helps. The pictures that he texts on the walks are nice, too. Thanks David for doing this valuable service for us!

– Paul & Erin B.


Most pet owners eventually find ourselves in a situation where pet needs and human needs do not mesh. I must be gone for long hours for several weeks, and I cannot set my schedule at all. Darling Doggy cannnot stay out in the rain or heat for all those hours. So what elegant solution can I find to that dilemma? David Shaw, a longtime neighborhood volunteer buddy of mine, owns a pet service in our area (walkthepaw.com). With a call, I arranged for my dog to be walked, to play catch, to earn treats, and generally to receive good company and care while I was unavailable. Some days I asked for extra help or help at the last minute. I’ve known David to be a good guy for years, but for people who don’t know him, he is bonded and insured. Best of all, he’s an animal lover and as is careful with our four footers as we would hope! Thank you, David for the excellent care you give my Doggy!

– Barbara H.


Walk The Paw (David Shaw)  has given me so much peace of mind. Any time I have to work long hours, he is there to let my Hershey out to potty and give him some attention. Hershey gets the exercise he needs from the regular walks and has learned some new “good behaviors” thanks to David at Walk The Paw. David is easy to communicate with and is always professional. I really enjoy getting photos of Hershey on his walk and can tell he is a happy dog. I have complete confidence that we are in very capable hands with Walk The Paw. Thank you so much for the loving way you care for my boy.

– Cindy W.


Riley, is much more relaxed now that he’s getting regular walks. He also doesn’t seem to need me to play with him as much! Thank you! I can tell how much Riley loves his walks by how excited he gets when you come!

– Nancy J.


I have 2 big dogs (Jack & Gunny) Jack is not very social and can be a little “snarly” with new people. I can’t say enough awesome things about David! (walkthepaw.com). We were out of town over the Christmas break and had considered a boarding facility, but the expense was huge over 5 days for 2 dogs. My neighbor recommended David, he lives in our neighborhood and we felt comfortable with him the very first meeting. Both of our dogs loved David and he was so good with them! He sent texts and pics of them over the 5 days so we knew they were doing great in his care. We were especially impressed with David’s volunteer work with patriotpaws.org and knew he had a huge heart for dogs. My husband and I were extremely pleased with David’s service and we highly recommend him to anyone who would need a very trustworthy Pet Sitter. Thanks!

– Amber W.


David is outstanding at taking care of his client’s pets! He’s reliable and dependable, and went above and beyond in taking care of my two dogs, Bella and Brando. While I was out of the country, he posted pics and videos while taking them on walks in the park. He also noticed they needed their nails trimmed, and did that free of charge. I highly recommend David for anyone looking for topflight care of their pets. Thank you!

– Mike L.


Hi David,

“Thank You for taking such good care of me while my Mom and Dad were out of town. I know they were worried about me since I am 14 years old and a little confused but you did a great job. They told me that the pictures that you texted to them really helped. I hope you take care of me the next time they are gone and I hope everybody contacts you at walkthepaw.com or 214-675-9481 (text or voice) when they need help with their pets.”

– Miss Maggie the Yorky


I feel at ease going out of town now leaving my dog, chickens, and plants care in Davids hands. He does an excellent job and I love that he sends pictures to let me know my baby Lucky is happy! That makes me happy!

– Melody N.


When David pet sits our dogs we enjoy the updates we get about them when we are away, including great photos. People in the neighborhood comment to us what a greatd job he does walking our dogs. He keeps an eye on the house and waters our plants, brings in mail etc. If there are any problems with the house David immediately lets us know and is happy to help us fix them.

– Robin N.


We have had David pet sit our two dogs for several years now. He is the most professional, conscientious pet sitter we have ever used. Our dogs love him and always greet him with enthusiasm.

– Robin N.



David has an unmatched affection for pets, and his service far exceeds his rate. In short, we and our cats loved him.

– Joan Z.


I recently returned from a trip and David Shaw took great care of my diabetic kitty who needed insulin shots twice a day. He sent me pics of my kitty all during my time away so I knew that my baby was in good hands. I will definitely use his services again and I highly recommend him for your pet sitting needs. Contact David at walkthepaw.com.

– Lauri G.


Gilbert loves having you visit him. Thank you!

– Becky S.


When we go camping Rosie really loves it when you come to visit her. Thank you!

– C. B.


Ginger sure loves having a friend like you visit her. Thanks!

– Maggie B.


Thank you for watching Annie and Cosby whenever we take our trips. It’s so comforting to know they will be well loved.

– Julie Z.


To Whom It May Concern:

I have known David Shaw and cared for his pets for the past two years. He is knowledgeable both about the husbandry of dogs as well as general aspects of canine behavior. He is of good moral character, and has a genuine and caring personality. For these reasons, I feel he is an appropriate field and would be an apt candidate for certification.

Danielle M. Kitz VMD
Abrams Forest Veterinary Clinic

To Whom It May Concern:

Please accept this letter with our strongest support of Mr. David Shaw for any position for which you might consider him.

Mr. Shaw came to Patriot PAWS in early 2014 as a volunteer for our Trainer Assistant program. We also know him through the dog training industry attending the same dog training workshops and seminars.

He is dependable and conscientious of the work he performs.  His loyalty and passion for our organization is evident in his positive attitude and willingness to always lend a hand with extra projects.

His natural ability in handling dogs and his gentle demeanor has made him one of our most valued volunteers in our Trainer Assistant program.  He continues to show a great desire to learn new techniques and improve on his training skillsets.

We are very fortunate to count Mr. Shaw as not only one of our core volunteers, but an instrumental member of the Patriot PAWS Service Dogs Team.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Sharon Terrovona
Patriot PAWS Trainer