Reviews (Full)

“We moved into our little house when I was eight months pregnant, and I’ve been having trouble getting and keeping it organized. What a delight to discover Jolie Gischer! With her cheerful yet calm personality, excellent organizational skills, can-do attitude, and creative, trouble-shooting mind, we’ve gotten lots done in just two 2.5 hour sessions! My partner and I now have desks to work at in our garage, the bedroom is a child-friendly zone, and more and more un-needed items are making their way to being recycled, re-used, or dumped if necessary. Affordable, reliable, efficient, and fun to have around, Jolie is a perfect person to call upon if you need someone to help you with organizing, de-cluttering, and generally getting a jump-start on your to-do list. I give her my highest recommendation!” -Alisa Malinovich, Rolando

“When I responded to Jolie’s posting on NextDoor.com a few months ago, I asked her about the services she offered.  She told me that along with pet care, she offered help with the things I didn’t have time to do (or want to do) myself. And as a bonus, Aaron, her husband, was available for help with computer, light carpentry, and handyman tasks. This was even better than what I had in mind, so I immediately signed up for a couple of hours a week.

I can’t overstate how good it feels to keep a running list of things that I don’t want to do (but need to get done anyway), and on Tuesday afternoons, Jolie comes and does them.  In addition to walking and bathing the dogs, she’s willing to run errands (groceries, car wash, laundry, dry cleaning, goodwill drops, etc.), find answers to questions (where do I dispose of this toxic stuff? is my computer drive wiped clean enough to donate? etc.), reset the garden path (heavy pavers), change light bulbs (I hate getting on ladders), and on Mother’s Day, I received my first ever greeting card in the mail from my dogs (with a little help from Jolie).

Jolie is uncommonly thoughtful, always on time, responds to text and email messages within minutes, works with careful attention to detail, accomplishes everything in about half the time it would take me if I did it myself – and, also important, she brings an agreeable, can-do approach to everything. On one occasion, I needed to have a set of keys retrieved from 25 miles away, and Jolie (and Aaron) cheerfully fetched them for me – on a Sunday morning!

Jolie is wonderful with my dogs (I think they like her more than me now) and her help with the garage has turned that space into something it’s never been before: usable!  After just three months of once-a-week visits, both my garage and home are totally organized, and thanks to Aaron, my cellphone is finally paired with my car.

So, if you’re looking for someone to help with your pets or personal tasks, I wholeheartedly recommend Petfriender. I have found both Jolie and Aaron to be completely professional (the business is licensed and bonded), capable, and a pleasure to work with.” -Elissa Ellis-MacLeod, El Cerrito

“I have known Jolie for 10+ years and can’t say enough about her professionalism and caring heart. She is extremely organized, reliable and detail oriented with a very caring personality. She loves her animals and her heart for rescue is unparalleled. I would highly recommend her services and guarantee that it will be the best decision you ever made!” -Kari Schaffner, Santee

“I needed a little help organizing my garage, and had remembered seeing on Next Door that a neighbor of ours was offering personal assistance services, so I reached out, and am so glad I did! Jolie and I spent 3 hours together today which was the motivation I needed to make decisions on keeping or donating items. Having a helper kept me on task, which is just what I asked for! In just a few hours, we made a nice dent on the work that needed to be done and I can walk into my garage now without feeling overwhelmed and stressed!  I would strongly suggest Jolie and her company, Petfriender -https://petfriender.wordpress.com/ (she pet sits, too)!” -Lisa Walker, Rolando

“Jolie and Aaron have volunteered with Southern California German Shepherd Rescue for three years. They are compassionate, reliable, energetic, honest, upbeat and friendly and I know for a fact they can handle anything pet-related from your tiny sick kitten that needs medication to your Great Dane who loves to make you fly on walks! You won’t regret hiring Petfriender!” -Marcy Astorino, La Mesa

“I have known Aaron and Jolie for over 10 years and ever since I brought my cat home five years ago they have been the go to people when ever I need somebody to take care of her. You couldn’t ask for a more loving or dedicated team!” -Melissa Mitchell, Del Cerro

“I can personally vouch for them.  A very talented, passionate and trustworthy couple.  From pet sitting to small home repairs contact them to inquire about anything you need.” -Susan Rosenberg, El Cerrito