Oh how I hated boarding our Golden Retriever girls at a local kennel during the time we traveled to Canada. Rather than chance being rejected at the Canadian line, boarding was a necessity. The chosen kennel after having toured their facility seemed suitable. Since Goldens are typically happy about everything, once on the road our worrying faded. It was on our 'unexpected' early return, that my sad eyes welled-up to see our poor lethargic unclean girls in that filthy kennel. Both were dehydrated and not until they drank a tremendous amount of water at home did they come out of confusion. It was completely clear that NEVER again would I consider such a choice for any reason!
Unfortunate for some pets, the above boarding facility continues to do business in Meridian, well covering up several incidents.
It didn't take long at all to realize I had to do something for the sake of other pets! Not much was known in our area about this offbeat little trade 1994, but it WAS known that I preferred pets to people, and that my inspiration could not have been more vivid... I was about to venture into'professionally' caring for pets in THEIR OWN HOME!
So Finally!!... A 'CHOICE' FOR PET OWNERS!
... At home pets would NOT endure drop-off stress to live at a busy commune feeling unsure if family will return.
... Pet parents would be free of inconvenience.
... Caring for pets in their familiar comforts would be ideal both for them and for me... the PERFECT MATCH!
Logically my idea didn't happen overnight; but when word did get out, ZAP! PawsWatch took off in a BIG way with all sorts of purring and waggings! I had found my calling and never looked back! A local LLC business with no employees was perfect since my intentions were not about spending time finding genuine pet people and having to oversee them. After all, I'd founded PawsWatch not only to set in motion superior pet sitting, but to enjoy caring for pets all to myself!
Founder, Owner, Caregiver...
And still delighting in every minute of it! Since the 1994 birth of PawsWatch Pet Sitting, many have followed suit, but in a less pet-focused means either with a big-business goal, or as a hobby sideline. Most losing sight of PERSONALIZED professional pet care. I feel proud to boast of continuing it MY WAY reaping the loveliest of rewards in keeping it genuine... pet nurturing one-on-one!
Meet ALL my loved furs, present now and those at rest
'BEAUCOUP' - purrfect name for our beautiful Tortie of many colors! Always crossing her paws like a lady, she was tiny and confident and full of personality, demanding "ma-ma" to get my attention! She ruled the roost of siblings, flitting here and there talking to them every step of the way!