Known to many four-legged pals as "Uncle Scott", fluent in English, Brooklynese and Dog Whispers!

Known to many four-legged pals as “Uncle Scott”, fluent in English, Brooklynese and Dog Whispers!

“It’s just this simple, this guy is way beyond terrific. The service he provides is wonderful.”

Brian B. Yorktown Heights NY 10598

Scott has been walking my dog now for 11 months. She bonded instantly with him and is excited when he shows up everyday. It’s not just a job for him, he truly loves these dogs. As the weather got hotter quickly, we hadn’t had a chance to put the AC unit in. Scott came to walk my puppy and realized my dog was over heating…..he couldn’t reach me and took things into his own hands. He noticed we had AC upstairs, so he carried a 75 pound dog crate up stairs and set her up in the cool part of the house. He was so concerned he came two more times to check on her. Scott sends me updates on their walks on a daily basis and I can truly say I know and trust that my dog is safe with Scott. I highly recommend.

– Rosa & David R. Chappaqua NY 10514 

I  left the care of my two dogs, three cats and pet bunny to Dancing Paws over the winter holidays for 10 days.  I have a “difficult” Chihuahua and Scott came for a few visits prior to the trip as a “get-to-know-you” .  I couldn’t believe how the dog came to really like Scott and was giving him kisses. The dog usually likes no one but Scott is now a member of our pack. He has a way with animals that is patient and genuine.

Dancing Paws not only took care of our pets but made sure that our home was looked after as if it were their own. Mail was brought in, plants watered and security lights were turned on and off in the evening.

Most pet sitting services simply come in for a quick fifteen minute visit but Scott came over to sit with the animals for some normalcy and cuddle time. He would bring his lap top or watch tv after their walks and let them climb all over him. He sent lots of photos and updates to let us know things were good.

When we returned home we found everything in perfect order and everyone was happy.

– Cynthia N. Mahopac NY 10541

Scott and Dancing Paws have been there for our animals for many years.  Our large dog, two cats and even our lizard have been lovingly cared for every time we’ve gone away and are always happy and healthy when we’ve returned.    They’re great.

-Melissa G. Chappaqua NY 10514

My pups adore him!! Scott is honest and professional. I can actually enjoy my trip when he’s taking care of my pups.  I have seniors who require extra care and young pups demanding attention too — Scott can manage it. He’s great about staying in touch. I always feel like I know exactly how my group is doing. We’re very lucky to have him as a part of our pack.

-Michelle S. Cross River NY 10518


Dancing Paws (Scott Goldman) is THE BEST pet care around.  I used him for years for my dog, Jerry,  He obviously loves animals and loves what he does.  He provided excellent care and companionship to Jerry, while I was away all day at work.  Scott took Jerry on nice long walks and even to “play dates” with other dogs in the neighborhood.  On rainy days, Scott would hang out inside for a while with Jerry.  I would occasionally get a surprise text update or pic of Jerry from Scott, which I loved.  On days when I was working late, I would text Scott and ask if he could go back a second time to walk Jerry, and he was always available to do so.  Unfortunately, Jerry passed away, but when the time comes that my family will get a new dog, I will be calling on Scott once again

-Jean P. Somers, NY 10589

Scott is a born leader who reaches out to others seeking to better their lives. I’ve known Scott for over a decade because of our work in the community and am impressed by how he extends himself to others–be they human or animal. Simply put, he’s a warm, decent human being

– Linda R. Mt.Kisco NY 10549

Scott Goldman and I served on several high-profile community boards together. We became instant friends and partners committed to like-minded causes. Scott is insightful, highly intelligent, and creatively brilliant capable of deep thought and analysis. A natural leader among men and always willing and prepared to offer level-headed compassion and assistance. Scott Goldman is a caring, passionate, and soulful person always prepared to motivate, inspire, and lead by example.”

Jonathan T. Bedford NY 10507 

We are so glad we met Scott. My dog immediately bonded with him the minute she saw him, he has that touch with dogs that is truly amazing. He doesn’t just do this as a job, he truly cares about the dogs. His job goes beyond just taking our dog for a walk. He is always providing great tips, he reinforces our training, he takes the time to play her and he cares for her well-being. He’s always flexible with our schedule and there in a pinch if needed. We currently have Scott come twice a day and I can say I can sit comfortably at work knowing my dog is in great hands.

 -Dave  R.  Mount Kisco NY 10549

We have personally known and recommended Scott and Dancing Paws for years. He  genuinely loves animals and it shows!

– Jennifer G. Somers Animal Hospital Somers NY 10589

You have been taking care of our cats, Zim and Zam , every time we go away for many years now and they are always happy and healthy when we return. The love you bestow on them and the time you take with them, means the world to us.

When we come home they look at us and say “and who are you??”

I found Scott through a recommendation from my neighbor.  He was wonderful ,we needed him when we took long vacations, sometimes up to 2 weeks. He texted us and kept us informed.  . We will miss Scott and his thoughtfulness and love to our cats as we have moved out of State and I don’t know how I will ever replace him.

 – Jennifer and Frank T. Katonah, NY 10536

Having gone through the ringer with some other big pet walking services, I searched for a full service company who would love and care for my dogs like I do. Enter Scott Goldman. Dancing Paws is more than a dog walking and sitting service, Scott has become part of our family. I noticed the difference right away when Scott took over, not only are my dogs truly cared for but he goes above and beyond with the training of my energetic  100 lb puppy! He is a consummate professional, sometimes even putting the dogs safety before his own. As a pet owner all you want when you’re away is someone who will give your pets the same love that you do and that’s exactly what we found with Dancing Paws. This company is truly a gem in the world of pet services.

-Nicole P. Katonah, NY 10536

I don’t have to look any further than my doggie’s wagging tail and jumping feet to know that Scott and Dancing Paws are top-notch caregivers. Although I’m not around when Scott takes care of my pets, we recently ran into him in town. Wow! My dog literally had “dancing paws”. It’s clear that she adores her “Uncle Scott”, and that he feels the same about her. Simply put, Scott is an animal person. One of those rare individuals that just connects with pets in a special way. He is also responsible, thoughtful and very knowledgeable about training, nutrition, socialization etc. He’s taken care of my dog since she was a pup, and he’s given us some wonderful advice along the way. I recommend him wholeheartedly. You can’t go wrong with Dancing Paws!

-Barbara K. Mt Kisco NY 10549


I want to thank you for taking amazing care of our Pug, Leo and our cat, St Lucia! The kindness and love you show them while taking care of them is truly comforting. It’s a very difficult thing to find someone you trust to take of your pets while your away and you have given me that piece of mind.

Thank you to you and Dancing Paws.

– Marc G. Mt Kisco NY 10549

Scott was so kind and patient with my very shy 90 lb golden- lab mix. He sat with Cooper, let him get comfortable and then stayed an extra-long time, persuading him to go back in the house, which sometimes is a comedy in itself He treated Cooper like family.

– Jamie A. Bedford Hills, NY 10507

“I have hired Scott’s company to care for my home and my dogs many times. The dogs love Dancing Paws, and Dancing Paws loves my dogs. Scott is cautious and responsible, and doesn’t take chances with their care. He takes the time to update me as to his visit by text, which is so meaningful. It takes a village to raise a dog and we are so grateful that Scott is part of our team. Scott has been a wonderful dog sitter, and has made my life easier and my dogs lives better. From what I can tell he speaks dog and they are the happier for it. He is reliable, responsible and compassionate. I wholeheartedly recommend Scott to care for your dog, too.’’

 – Annah P., Katonah NY 10536

Dancing Paws Pet Care is a wonderful pet sitting and dog walking service. Scott has many clients (2-legged and 4) and all are very happy with his company. He is trustworthy, honest and loves all of our furry friends!

Trish M. Somers, NY 10589

“Scott Paul is and has been a devoted animal lover his whole life. He is reputable, filled with integrity, and will go the extra mile to be sure that you and your pets are happy with his services. He cares and is knowledgeable about the care and health of animals. His wife Debbie is so devoted to animals that she has rescued many cats that really needed safe and loving homes, which she has provided for them. You will be very happy with Dancing Paws Pet Care. I have no qualms about wholeheartedly recommending this loving and caring pet sitting service.”

– Linda L. Carmel, NY 10512

“I have known Scott to be a fierce advocate for his mission, as well as a truly caring and compassionate man. He is keenly aware of the need for teamwork, while never losing sight of the goal. A decent man through and through. I would not hesitate to put him on any task he would accept.”

Richard T. Katonah, NY 10536

Dancing paws pet sitting has been my go to pet service for 10 years. Scott Goldman is a true professional and above that an animal lover and advocate. His knowledge on animals is broad and his network of animal professionals even broader. Scott has always been there for all my pet needs.

He loves my dogs almost as much as I do and goes above and beyond for them. I can rest easy when I travel knowing he is there. He has become a member of our family.

I cannot recommend Dancing Paws Pet Care and Scott Goldman enough.


– Heather B. Mt Kisco, NY 10549

Scott is such a loving and caring person – our dog literally showers him with kisses whenever she sees him. Anyone leaving their dog with him need not worry.

Hope S. Waccabuc , NY 10597

“Scott has been an associate of mine for almost seven years, and although we were not able to work with each other until recently, we shared ideas and networked together to further ourselves in our respective career paths. I have relied on Scott’s insight and business acumen often and have always found him to be reliable, intuitive and willing to go as far he can  to the best of his abilities as a resource to assist in any shared endeavors. I would recommend Scott to any of my business associates

-Tom B. Bedford Hills, NY 10507

Natalie is an older rescue and can be very discerning with her human “friends.” Well, needless to say, she fell in love with Scott (at Dancing Paws) right away. He spends individual, quality time with her and sends me detailed texts after her walks, so I don’t have to worry at work. Her day is better because of Dancing Paws and so is mine. Scott makes it his duty to know Natalie, her quirks and what her needs are each day. Thank you for caring so much Scott!!!

– Christina F. Katonah, NY 10536

We recently began utilizing Scott and his services.  The care and genuine love he shows for animals immediately gave us great comfort.  He is our new go to for our treasured dog members of our family!

– Ginger S. Goldens Bridge, NY 10526

I was away for 10 days and didn’t wanna leave the puppy without a pee break during the day.  Scott showed up on a timely manner.  He even handled some untidy messes. Also on evenings my wife had commitments, they came back for an evening feeding and walk

– Brian G. Somers, NY 10589

Scott and his team are the best. We would trust him with our family, and we do with confidence whenever we are away. Knowing pets are well cared for and loved makes each trip away from home more enjoyable.

John D. Katonah, NY 10536

I just met Scott on Saturday. He will be taking care of my cat while I’m away. After meeting w/ him, I know my cat Bailey is in wonderful hands!! He is truly an amazing person & has a uniquely wonderful way w/ pets as well as people!! I strongly recommend Scott & this company for those who need someone to take care of their pets while you go away!

Valerie W. Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Hi Scott,

Thanks again for lending us your listening ears and all your wisdom. Corey and I feel very grateful to have found The Dancing Paws Pet Care family. Jenny has been fabulous. Just to let you know we will need a dog walker Monday-Friday next week and then the week after, Tuesday-Friday.
Daisy seems to be settling in well, although she is definitely frightened by children. We are going to continue working on that with her.

Thanks again,

– Shelby T. Katonah, NY 10536

I want you to know that your care of my cats has changed my life!! No more stress about who will care for them like I do. Your services were amazing. You guys even washed my floor!! My cats spoke so highly of you…not easy to get praise from them. Thank you more than I can express with mere words. Special people for special animals….dreams do come true.

– Anna F. Mount Kisco, NY 10549


I just want to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful service with which you provide Kelli, Kalisha and I. As you know I moved back into Katonah several months ago and my daily commute to lower Manhattan results in lengthy hours away from home. Before retaining your services I often came home to two dogs full of pent up energy, needing to go to the bathroom and prepared to jump out a window. Since having the good fortune of finding you and Kate my dogs are content and well cared for. Furthermore, my days no longer include the stress of worrying about
Kelli and Kalisha. It has been such a pleasure working with Kate who is not only a wonderful animal person but is incredibly trustworthy and reliable. Thanks again for providing such a great service.

– David K. Katonah NY 10536

I am an overprotective dog owner and have had Dancing Paws, care for our two dogs several times- both overnights and day visits. Kate has stayed with them and is always sending me texts as to how they are and making sure I am well informed if anything comes up. A huge plus is that she leaves my house cleaner than when I left and my dogs are happy she is there so I can relax and not worry. Michelle helped in a pinch over Thanksgiving and was wonderful! Definitely recommend Dancing Paws – well run and reliable!!
– Jill A. Waccabuc NY 10597

I can’t say enough positive things about Dancing Paws. Obviously I was initially concerned about a stranger having access to my home and caring for my two dogs. When I first contacted Scott he arranged to come to my home and interviewed me as much as I interviewed him. Needless to say he made me feel at ease. On the following day Kate, the dog walker, came to my house to meet me and to become familiar with the dogs. Since then Kate has been incredibly reliable, professional, trustworthy and sensitive to the needs of my dogs. If you’re considering hiring a pet service then Dancing Paws is the one to call without hesitation.

– Dave K. Bedford Village NY 10507

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