My road to pet care started with the loss of two cats. I had three cats, and lost two of them to Inflammatory Bowel Disease, within one year of each other. I found it odd that I had two cats, not genetically related, die of the same disease, so I started looking at the common denominators.
I thought my cats were eating healthy food, as I was buying it from supposed upper scale stores. I read everything I could get my hands on from renowned holistic vets around the world, and started to really learn about foods. Dogs and cats are biological beings, just like us, and they need real foods, just like us. Thus started my journey in the world of pet health — not to mention a healthier lifestyle for myself and family, as well.
One day while shopping for raw food for my one surviving cat, I chatted with the owner of a very health-conscious pet supply store. She was impressed with how much I knew about the subject, so I took the opportunity to ask if they were hiring. And voila, I was hired! Things just fell into place, as I had recently quit my corporate job as a graphic artist in the medical field, in hopes of finding work that was more personally inspiring. This was the perfect setting to get myself started in fulfilling my true passion.
Working at the shop provided me with numerous troubleshooting and learning opportunities, as people would constantly show up with new and challenging health issues. Teaching people how to provide a healthier food and lifestyle for their furry family members has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my life. I am not exaggerating!
As for pet sitting, I started doing that while working at the shop. Customers would come in and either be searching for a pet sitter, or they would scare us with their stories of how they planned to leave a cat alone while vacationing, at which point we would inform them about the care and safety of a pet sitter. Since I had been doing pet sitting essentially most of my life — watching for friends, family, and neighbors — it was natural that I would start doing it professionally. And now, I have been running my own professional pet sitting business since 2005, and I couldn’t be happier!
Lucky Pet Petsitting LLC is based in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle, WA, and covering all the surrounding neighborhoods. We care for your pets in the comfort of their own home, providing the same loving care you would give your furry family members, while you’re away. We take care of a variety of pets, including some small hobby farm animals, and replicate the care you normally provide. The idea is that your furry family member will have the same routine and loving care, thus making your absence less stressful.
In a nutshell, we are experienced, professional, caring and trustworthy, as well as fully licensed, insured and bonded. I sincerely hope that you will consider letting us care for your furry family members!