I was born with my passion for animals. My first pet was a kitten named Tiger for my 5th birthday. As a kid, I aspired to a career working with animals. Life and practicality controlled my 20's and 30's, with positions in medical secretarial environments, pursuit of a degree in nutrition, then positions in the nutrition field. But as life often does, paths change and truths become clearer. I still enjoy the science of nutrition and health immensely. But when circumstances in 2003 presented the freedom to reconsider options, Happy Paws became my clear path. It's been over 19 years, and I've never reconsidered again.
I love caring for these precious little beings. Every age, every personality, and every entertaining little quirky behavior. I've enjoyed the learning and the interactive depths with every special little soul. Every pet's wellbeing means the world to me. And communicating as I'm able with each one as well. I pursued certification in Animal Reiki in 2017, and participate in animal communication studies whenever I can. Your pet is as important to me as he or she is to you.
Pet care is my life. And holistic health is another passion for me. I have found another path to combine my love for animals and their wellbeing with my nutrition interests. So, along with fulfilling your pet care needs when you can't be there, I am also happy to provide assistance in your pet's holistic nutrition needs if your pet has ongoing issues.. And at the very least, preventative and proactive measures that can help your pet have a healthier, happier life for as long as possible. I'm here for your furbabies, for basic care and beyond.
Providing professional pet sitting services since 2003
Gentle, nurturing care with a soft-spoken manner. Pet sitting services that specialize in small dogs, cats, elderly pets and special needs pets.
Featuring "Critter Comfort Visits". Extended visits for your special needs pets who are comforted by having companionship just a little more than what's needed for basic care.
Daily pet sitting care for your loved pets while you're at work or away.
Pet visit to include feeding, fresh water, litter box scooping, playtime, outside potty, meds and household tasks
Walks for 20-30 minutes. Small or non-pulling, loose-leash walkers only
Extended visits including basic care plus extra companionship time. Times limited to before 10 a.m. and after 2:00 p.m. unless schedule allows otherwise.
Pet sitting overnight 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. for non-smoking, clean homes only. Dogs must be house-trained or good about using pee pads.
* Thanksgiving Eve day/night through Thanksgiving night.
* December 24 day/ night through December 25 night.
* New Years Eve day/night through New Years Day night.
Extra services that incur fees
* Oral medications
* Insulin injections
* Puppy care cleanup
* Full bedding replacement/cage cleaning for caged pets
* Others as individual situation may require
Extra fee incurred for distance to pets' homes
It can be stressful to leave your pet while you're away for the day or for longer. If you have any questions or concerns about how I can make your pet's time happy while you're away, please reach out. I will get back to you soon!
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