Cute Poodle


The Mindful Mutt provides 5-star service to all of our clients by providing fun, safe, clean, healthy pet care.


The Mindful Mutt's Guiding Principles:

1. CLIENTS FIRST: Here to make your life easier and your pets happier

2. BUILDING A BOND: Personalize care suited for your pet's individual needs

3. PEACE OF MIND: Frequent communication so you never have to worry about your pet

The Mindful Mutt is built around the understanding that a dog's health is multi-dimensional. It is a combination of physical, mental, social, and emotional health that comprise your dog's happiness.


As you surely have experienced, there is a lot that goes into taking care of your precious pup. There are vet visits, dog parks, walks, training, proper feeding, grooming, special medications, and the list goes on. And you also know that life can get crazy! Between work, errands, kids, your dog, getting the car fixed, picking up the dry cleaning, and that list goes on and on, too.

The Mindful Mutt is here to make your life easier while supporting all of the dimensions of your pet's health with professional, respectful, enthusiastic care.


The Mindful Mutt is insured through Pet Sitters Associates, Pet First Aid and CPR certified, and committed to continuing education on animal behavior and pet care.


Deanna Anderson

Founder & Fellow Dog Parent

  • Experienced pet caretaker

  • Passionate about animal welfare & animal rights

  • Believes all dogs go to heaven

  • Certified in Pet First Aid & CPR

  • Member of IAABC

I think I was born an animal lover. I grew up with five tabby cats, an Australian Shepard-Schnauzer mix, and a blind & deaf toy poodle. In addition to dogs and cats, I have had gerbils, hamsters, a rabbit, guinea pigs, love birds, parakeets and fish! 

My instinct and communication with animals has always been a gift I've cherished. But being an animal lover is not the only thing that makes someone a responsible pet caretaker. Education on animal behavior and how they perceive human behavior is essential in a safe and healthy relationship with animals! I know from experience that every animal has their own personality and preferences, which is why I tailor my approach according to their needs. 

I have experience walking and caring for dogs with special needs: diets, meds, hip, skin, and other issues. I have cared for small and large pups from "Teacup" Schnoodles to an English Mastiff and a Great Dane! I am gentle but able to set boundaries when necessary. 

I love working with dogs because it brings me an incredible amount of joy to build relationships and trust with animals. I love seeing that "Ah-ha!" moment in a dog's body language when they realize they will get a treat if they sit before crossing the street. Or helping a nervous dog feel safe and comfortable while their parents are on vacation.

As an advocate of animal rights & welfare, I support the MSPCA, The Animal Rescue League of Boston, and Merwin Memorial Free Animal Clinic for Animals. I also support the local YMCA in Oak Square!

I would love to chat with you about your pets! Feel free to drop me a line anytime!

Nola Bear

CFO "Chief Fluffy Officer" 

  • Resident Dog at The Mindful Mutt

  • Thinks she's a human

  • Loves to sit on the tallest pile of pillows she can find

  • Passionate about telling puppies to calm down at the park

  • Will protect you from the robot vaccuum

"I am the boss. I like to sleep in. Please do not wake me. Unless you have a treat... then wake me up ASAP!"


Director of Barketing

  • Resident Dog at The Mindful Mutt

  • Rescued street dog from Memphis adjusting to civilized life

  • Loves to chase chipmunks and squirrels

  • Passionate about cuddling under the covers

  • Will jump into your lap without asking for permission

"You can take the dog out of the streets, but you can't take the streets out of the dog!"