Specializing in Pet Sitting & Dog Training Plans

 

Pet Sitters


 

 

Carrie VanVoltenberg

Pet Care Specialist & Pet First Aid Certified

  "If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected." -Chief  Seattle of the Suwamish Tribe 

 

My name is Carrie.  I was born and raised in Council Bluffs, IA but moved to Colorado Springs, CO in July of 2004 to study Graphic Design at Pikes Peak Community College.   With my furball friends in toe (Dexter, a tabby cat rescue from Council Bluffs Humane Society and Halo an inherited stray) I set out to explore the beauty and fun the mountains had to offer. 

In 2006 I began working at an art gallery in Old Colorado City as a sales associate and eventually became the Assistant Director, assisting in overseeing all operations of the gallery.   While the gallery was a perfect setting for my background in art, my personal time was and is dedicated to my truest passion: animals.  In recent years my husband and I extended our furry family with the addition of rescue dogs, Ollie, a Labrador/Pitbull mix and Chino, an American Staffordshire Terrier.    

Puppy classes, long hikes, dog park adventures, vet visits and a lot of cuddling with my animals has been such a great teacher for me.  Earning an animals respect and trust is such a gift.  Learning an animals language and understanding their needs is skill all of us pet lovers should aspire too.

I am really happy to be part of the PAWfect team and am also Pet First Aid Certified.  I look forward to meeting your animals, it's a my honor to be able to care for your pets when you cannot.

~Carrie

Hilary Yao (Apple)

Pet Care Specialist & Pet First Aid Certified

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”   -Mahatma Gandhi

 

Hi, my name is Hilary! I live in Papillion, NE with my husband Patrick, and our 2 four-legged children, Maya and Misty! Maya is an 11 year old (but I tell her she doesn't look a day over 5!) Lab mix & Misty is a 4 year old Pug/Mini Pinscher mix. I adopted Maya 10 years ago from an animal shelter in Austin, where I moved from in 2011 and my husband rescued Misty a few years ago when he lived in Kansas City during med school.

I have been pet sitting on a professional level for over 11 years now and even ran my own business in Austin, TX.  I absolutely love it!  Prior to and for a short time during my time as a professional pet sitter, I gained work experience in veterinary clinics; mostly front desk and kennel work.

I have learned so much about animals over the last 11 years and continue to educate myself on animal-related topics, such as nutrition, behavior, and overall health, so that I can care for your pets in the best way possible! I am looking forward to spending time with your animals.

-Hilary