Our Story

Hi, my name is Eleanor McCoy.
I am a pet sitter and dog walker in Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

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Hi, my name is Eleanor McCoy, 
a professional pet-sitter and dog-walker in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

And I can’t wait to meet your pets! 

Our Story

I’ve always been a pet-lover, but my career path didn’t initially take me down that route. When I launched East Paws in 2006, I was working as a bookkeeper at the School Board of Broward County and teaching group fitness classes. East Paws started as more of a side job that provided another stream of income—but what began as a hobby quickly transformed into my full-time passion and career. The more the business grew, the more I noticed the need for trustworthy pet-sitting, dog-walking and pet-care services for the Fort Lauderdale-area community. This need combined with my passion led me to take on East Paws as my full-time venture!

Since making East Paws my priority, I have pursued continuing education courses and certifications. After joining Pet Sitters International (PSI), I studied and tested to become a Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS). At Animal Behavior College I studied and tested to become an ABC Certified Dog Trainer.

Our professional pet-service team will provide you with peace of mind while you’re away.

Just as I have dedicated much of my time to becoming the best, most qualified pet-service provider in the Fort Lauderdale area, I make sure to hire the most first-rate staff so you can rest assured knowing your pets are under proper care. East Paws prioritizes education and training to ensure professional knowledge in all areas of pet care.

We understand that not any two households or pets are the same, which is why we offer customized services to fit you and your pet’s unique needs. No matter your personal pet-care plan, you can have peace of mind knowing that your pet is content in the comfort of their own home with all those familiar smells, sights and sounds!



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