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Why choose Little Paws?

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Little Paws Pet Sitting is the perfect stress-free alternative to boarding your beloved pet.  Why kennel or board your pet when you can have the peace of mind knowing that your pet is well taken care of and loved in the comfort of their own home!  We are Colorado Spring's leading pet sitting service since 1996 that is bonded, insured & licensed. We are proud to have earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and are a member of Pet Sitters International. Scroll through our pages to find out why we are the pet sitter of choice in all of Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs.

Meet our pet sitters

Click on picture below to view individual sitter:

Kelly

I’ve always been passionate about animals and I love to work with them. I’ve been pet sitting for friends for years and now I’d like to pet sit for you! I currently volunteer as a Puppy Raiser with a Guide Dog organization that provides dogs free of charge to individuals with visual imparement. I work with a puppy from 8 weeks to 18 months old, preparing them for Guide Work with basic, specialized, and situational training. I’m happy to impart any dog wisdom if you ask! I’m comfortable working with large, strong dogs as well as small or inbetween! Big or small, I truly love them all! At home I have a cat named Raven who loves chin scratches and the cat grass I grow.
I’m punctual, organized, and I’d love to meet you and your fur family! When I visit your home you can expect text and photo updates, plenty of playtime and fun, and lots of love for your pet.
When I’m not working with animals you can find me backpacking on the Colorado Trail, tinkering with my vintage sewing machine, or curled up with a book.
Suzie

Suzie

Hello:)  My name is Suzie.  My dog and I are brand new transplants to the beautiful state of Colorado.  Besides owning dogs and cats most of my life, for the last two years I have been living in Dallas, TX, where I owned my own pet sitting and dog walking company.  The most difficult part of leaving Texas was having to say goodbye to all of my furry friends.  I have a beautiful 11 year old black lab named Buddy, who I adopted a year ago.  He owns my heart:)  Walking dogs and caring for animals is an absolute passion for me and I feel grateful for the opportunity to meet and care for your pets.
Christina

Christina

Hello Pet Lovers.  My name is Christina. I am a long time Pet Lover from the small and furry to the large and hairy.  I have been a Veterinary Technician since 1991 and have enjoyed all aspects of pet care.  I am currently a stay at home caregiver for my elderly father.

My furry family includes 1 Shiba Inu and 1 domestic shorthair cat well as 2 pound puppy “Granddogs” and a Main Coon “Grandcat”. We enjoy spending time at Fountain Creek Regional park walking the dogs and meeting new friends. The cats and I spend our morning watching the birds at the birdfeeders and enjoying our morning caffeine (Well I enjoy mine, they just watch)

When I’m not caring for the people or the animals you will find me in the kitchen cooking for the masses.  I enjoy entertaining and I love to cook for big groups.

 I have been in the Colorado Springs/Fountain area since 1991 and love the area, I have been pet sitting since 1991 and enjoy being able to help people feel more comfortable when they must leave home without their furry loved ones.

Julie

Julie

My name is Julie and I am excited to be part of the Little Paws Pet Sitting team.

I have been around animals all of my life. As a child I had what my mom fondly called “a zoo”. Cats, a dog, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, turtles and small exotic birds. I could never get enough of my furry friends.

I grew up always wanting to work with animals. I have been a certified veterinary technician since 2010. At home I have multiple rescue cats and a German Shepherd named Razzmatazz. My mother and I live together and share the responsibility of taking care of all our animals.

I have experience in the veterinary field as well as house sitting and pet sitting throughout my life. I want you to feel comfortable leaving your fur babies and your home in my care. I will do my very best to make it an excellent experience for both you and your pets.

Diana

Diana

Hi there! I’m Diana, a Colorado transplant with a vast  military travel family prior to finding a home here in Colorado. I have a large family and a long history of pet care.

 I have been pet sitting and walking since 1987, when twin Great Danes came along and showed me my very first passion in life, caring for animals.  I have been the go to sitter for close friends and family and I wish to take it to the next level.
My schedule is open to you! Small, medium or large, fur or no fur, medication or treats, scales or talons,
365 days of the year.
I promise to love and care for your pet as I love and care for my own puffy white Pomeranian, Cooper.
Thank you for taking time to learn about me. I look forward to meeting all of you!
Diane

Diane

Hello everyone!

My name is Diane and I’m so excited to meet you and your fur babies!
I’ve grown up around all kinds of animals. We always had dogs and cats but also fish, birds, mice, and a squirrel here and there. I grew up on a farm as well for a few years with cows, goats, sheep, ducks, etc.
My family has always said I need to go into a field with animals because I’m so good with them. Sometimes my family and some friends would call me an animal whisperer. I’ve worked with strays, volunteered at an aquarium, pet sat neighbors animals, and so on.
Because of all this and my love and passion for animals I’m going to school to be a vet tech right now! So rest assured, your babies are in good hands!
Wendy

Wendy

Hello fellow animal lovers!  I’m Wendy.  I’ve lived in the Colorado Springs area for about 25 years.  I am a long-time wife to a loving husband, the mother of two beautiful (and grown) daughters, and even the grandmother of an energetic youngster (who affectionately calls me “meemaw”).

I was raised in rural New Hampshire, have two degrees claiming that I am a meteorologist by trade, am an Air Force veteran, have even worked as a computer system engineer, and am currently a junior high field hockey coach.  My biggest “job,” however, is as “CEO/CFO of my household.”

Through it all, there has always been at least one pet keeping me company.  Dogs, cats, birds, fish, hamsters…  even a couple of horses and a ferret.  I was raised thinking “a house isn’t a home without a pet,” and I still believe it.  Presently, there are two four-legged furry family members in my house.

I know from experience how stressful it can be to leave a pet behind – both for you and your pet.  I promise to give your pet the love and attention it deserves while you are away, and hopefully alleviate everyone’s stress in the process.

Kathy

Kathy

Hello!  My name is Kathy.  I grew up in a small farm town in Minnesota and I love animals.   My mother would attest to that because she would say, ‘Kathy was always bringing animals home.” ……garter snakes in the cookie jar, kitties hidden under my bed, injured squirrels, abandoned birds and bunnies, and even turtles, salamanders and frogs.  She did not always appreciate the critters I brought home, but she and my dad did allow me and my sisters to have a toy terrier and horses.

I am retired from my career in Water Quality Management and recently returned to my beloved Colorado after living for six years in Puerto Rico.  I fulfilled my dream of living on an island, but missed the mountains, my family and all the adventures Colorado has to offer.  Living in Puerto Rico also meant living in a culture where animals are rarely seen as family members.  It broke my heart every day to see abandoned, abused and neglected animals.  I rescued Apache, a Rottweiler who had heart worm and was starving. I “fixed him up”, and we had almost six wonderful years together.  I still miss him and think of him often.

I used to live in an area in the mountains where people were known to dump their pets they no longer wanted.  One cold snowy night right before Thanksgiving, a tiny kitty showed up on our doorstep.  My two year old daughter loved the kitty and, after some fancy talking to my spouse who did not appreciate cats, Little Moon Cat joined our family.  He was very independent and adventuresome, yet laid back, friendly and very smart.  He must have gone through several lives and lived to be 20 years of age.  Other pets we had when my kids were growing up included dogs, a horse, a gerbil, fish and mallard ducks.  Animals are so interesting to hang out with, each has their own personality. I find it rewarding to care for them.

I have house/pet sat for friends and family.  I am a caring pet sitter and will make sure your pets are safe and comfortable in your absence.  I am experienced in caring for infirm animals.  I am a dependable, responsible adult and will respect your home as if it were my own.  I do not have an issue spending prolonged periods “at home”; I read, watch movies, crochet, do puzzles, and am exploring my artistic ability by learning to draw, sketch and use water color pencils.  I too have had to select pet and house sitters and understand the importance of finding a qualified person to trust in these instances.  No worries.

Linda

Linda

Linda has had a life-long love affair with animals. In addition to having many family pets while growing
up, she often brought home stray kittens, injured wildlife , and other assorted critters to add them the household, or deliver them to the proper medical facility. Over time, Linda became increasingly more involved with animal welfare work. She discovered her true passion was working with humane organizations in finding permanent , loving homes for unwanted companion animals. Although a computer consultant and archaeologist by profession, Linda has worked with many dog, cat, bird and horse welfare organizations over the years. In fact, one of her dreams came true when she co-founded Help Save Pets (HSP), a humane society in Plainfield IL. She was also appointed to a special animal welfare task force to advise Illinois government prosecutors in animal abuse cases. Linda adopted a mustang horse, who was wild-caught by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) when he was two years old. Through natural horsemanship training, Zorro became a well seasoned trail horse and Linda’s companion in doing wild horse advocacy presentations at county fairs and humane society functions. Although both are semi-retired, Linda and Zorro are still involved in seeking federal legislation for the protection of America’s wild horses. Linda brings many years of experience working with companion animals to Little Paws Pet Sitting.
Her motto is, “I treat your pets as if they were my own.” She is dedicated to providing the best possible care to your animals while you are away.

Ulrike Kazimer

Ulrike Kazimer

Owner and founder of Little Paws.

Your first contact when inquiring or scheduling pet sitting. I am the person to talk to about any questions regarding your pet care, reservations & billing.

I love my business and the fact that I’m able to help my clients with their pet care needs. I founded Little Paws in 1996 knowing that caring for pets and therefor helping pet owners was my calling.

Pet Visits

 It is our goal to have the same pet sitter available for you every time you make a reservation with us.

Our staff has undergone a criminal and personal background check before being hired. All pet sitters have either been pet owners for a long time or have worked/volunteered in the animal community. We have experience administering medication . During all visits your pets will get the personal attention and care they deserve. We understand each pet has a different daily routine, feeding requirements and habits, specific to their breed, age and health. We cater to all of these needs.

1. Upon arrival your pets will be greeted and cared for according to your prior instructions. Depending on your preference, we will also bring in your mail, take out or bring in your garbage can, alternate lights and water plants.

2. At the very first visit your pet sitter will text, call or e-mail you to let you know he/she has arrived. If your pet let's us, we will be happy to text you pictures to confirm your furry family is happy while you're away.

3. A care report will be left in your home each day that your pet sitter visits. This report specifies the arrival time and date, what was done during the visit and additional information that your pet sitter wants to share with you.

4. Before leaving your home your pet sitter will do a home safety check to ensure your pets and home are ready to be left alone until the next scheduled visit.

Prices / Services

30 minute visits - $18

- up to two pets

$1 more for each additional pet

- available any day of the year

- 6 am to 9 pm

What you can expect during our 30 & 45 minute visits:

- Playtime, Exercising, Kisses and Attention

- Clean Food and Water Bowls

- Clean Crates/Cages, Litter Boxes, Accidents

- Bring in mail, paper, water plants, take out/in garbage can, alternate lights

- Home safety check

 30 minute walks for dogs- $ 18.00

- up to two pets

- $ 1.00 extra per additional pet

- available any day of the year

- 6 am to 9 pm

45 minute visits - $ 22.00

- up to two pets

- $ 1.00 extra per additional pet

- available any day of the year

- 6 am to 9 pm

Potty Breaks - $14 - dogs only

(limited service areas, yard let-out only, no feedings)

15 minute visit

- up to two pets

- $ 1.00 extra per additional pet

- 6 am to 9 pm

- available any day of the year

Overnight Sitting

$50 for up to 12 hours

- available any day of the year

Up to two pets, any size and breed

$ 5 extra for each additional pet

What you can expect during our stay:

- Playtime, Exercising, Kisses and Attention

- Clean Food and Water Bowls

- Clean Crates/Cages, Litter Boxes, Accidents

- Bring in mail, paper, water plants, take out/in garbage can, alternate lights

- Home safety check

Day & Night House Sitting

$75 for day and night

- available any day of the year

Up to two pets, any size and breed

$5 for each additional pet per day

What you can expect during our stay:

- Playtime, Exercising, Kisses and Attention

- Clean Food and Water Bowls

- Clean Crates/Cages, Litter Boxes, Accidents

- Bring in mail, paper, water plants, take out/in garbage can, alternate lights

- Home safety check

Hotel pet sitting

Rates will depend on hotel location and hours spend on location (please inquire within for rates)

-  We do NOT administer insulin. 

Administer oral medication: NO extra charge.

- Key pick up/delivery fee: $ 18.00

- There is NO limit to the amount of pets per household we accept.

- You choose how many visits you want!

- Short notice reservations:  Add an additional 50% for visits on first service day (24 hrs.)

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     A 50 % additional charge per visit will be applied for the following holidays:

                   New Years Eve & Day - Easter - Memorial Day - Independence Day -Labor Day                        Thanksgiving Day - Christmas Eve & Day

*Fees may increase slightly depending on distance to your home

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Payment policy: Payment is due in full upon completion of service.

We accept the following types of payment:

Check - Cash - Bank Check - Money Order

Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Discover: With a minimum purchase of $ 70.00. $ 5.00 Service charge per transaction.

References

 

 

 

I am so happy I found little paws! We couldn’t take our two dogs on our trip, so I was looking around a lot. We do not have family around here, so I thought our only option was a kennel. I checked out all the kennels/daycare facilities around Colorado Springs, but I wasn’t happy about leaving my dogs there. They are very people oriented and the little one is a little timid when other dogs bark. At the kennels there was 24/7 barking. And not much human interaction. So then I came across Little Paws internet site and I immediately knew that that was the best option for us. The services they offer are great and our pet sitter did everything exactly as instructed. He also left notes about everyday which were very informative and nicely written. As hard as it was for us to leave our dogs behind, knowing they were in their familiar surrounding and had somebody come multiple times a day to feed them, play with them and give them attention, made everything so much better! Thank you so much!

Vanessa W., 80925

I have been using Little Paws Pet Sitting for over a year now on a regular basis and have had great service every time. Ulrike Rogers, the owner is always very helpful and responsive with any requests and questions. Our pet sitter that comes and watches my pets when I am away is also amazing, and I never have to worry about anything when I’m away. I highly recommend Little Paws Pet Sitting for anyone in need of this type of service.

Christine M., 80909

Little Paws has been a God send for our family. We had no one to watch our two older dogs. Little Paws has provided us opportunities to do things as a family that we weren’t able to do before. We take comfort in knowing that Little Paws will be providing excellent care to our pets. Their staff are so friendly and professional and have always been available. Our dogs love their staff ! We couldn’t imagine using another pet sitting service. They are the BEST!

Heather M., 80916

Thank you for the outstanding service we received while we were away. It was truly a blessing to know our little one was in good hands! We will definitely be recommending your services to our friends and family.

Samantha M. & Lucas S., 80918

Dear Ulrike,

We want to thank you for the care you provided for our dog, Marta, while we took the train trip up Pikes Peak. It was easy to make arrangements with you via e-mail prior to our trip and we were very comfortable with the person who cared for Marta. She made friends with Marta immediately and asked pertinent questions about her. We feel very confident in recommending your service to others.

With thanks, Loretta & Larry Reeser

06-29-2015

Jack O’Donnell Why??? If you want to sleep, or have any peace of mind while you are away…that is why! Wish you were in Tucson!

Jack O., Tuscon, AZ

Little Paws was absolutely fabulous for the three years we lived in Colorado Springs. Both Ulrike and Lessie took tremendous care of our two newfies, who adored them. Lessie earned our respect particularly after one of our beasts had a crippling spinal embolism; she went well beyond the call of duty. These people love dogs, and our dogs certainly loved them.

Peter/C/S, 80923

Peter/C/S, 80923

Winky and Chewy has been taken care by the best cat sitters in town, little paws pet sitting, for over 6 years. I wouldn’t think of leaving my darling pets with anyone else! Little paws is responsible, loving and priced reasonably. They go beyond expectations for those of us that ocassionally forget to buy kitty food before going on a long trip :-). I know my kitties are safe and in great hands when I’m out of town. They are always worried about pet safety and their well being while their humans are gone. They also do a great job with plants, mail and cleaning after pets! I love Ulrike and her staff…Winky and Chewy love Linda! Thank you for all you do for us and our pets!

Rosana, Downtown

Rosana, Downtown

Little Paws!
I don’t know what I would have done without you during the past several months. Thank you so much for taking care of my pets. You have no idea how much it means to me! Thanks again,

Vicki, C/S 80906

Vicki, C/S 80906

Ulrike!

Thanks so much for taking such good care of BB and the girls! I could tell as soon as I walked in the door that you had done a great job! I will recommend your services to my friends and will be calling you again whenever I am in need of your services. Thanks again!

Liz S., C/S 80906

Liz S., C/S 80906

Hi!
We want to thank you very much for the good service you provided. We can always feel confident about Smokey when you take care of him! Also the mail and plants service. Thank you!!

Les & Sheila, C/S 80918

Les & Sheila, C/S 80918

Dear Little Paws!
Thank you for your care of our two cats, Happy and Bashful. We can’t tell you how much we appreciate your taking care of them for so long on short notice.

Julio and Deanne F., C/S 80918

Julio and Deanne F., C/S 80918

Hi Ulrike!
We’re looking forward to seeing you again soon. We enjoyed having you come visit and play with us – it was fun!

Keegan & Cricket N., C/S 80907

Keegan & Cricket N., C/S 80907

Ulrike!
Thank you very much for taking care of Casey. She seemed very happy when I got home and I’m sure she loved your visits. I’ll definitely contact you the next time I need a sitter as I’m confident you took great care of her!
Thanks again.

Jody M., C/S 80922

Jody M., C/S 80922

Dear Ulrike:
How can I express my gratitude for the wonderful service you provide? The fact that I can leave Chester alone for several days and never once feel concerned truly makes it possible for me to take vacations (REAL vacations). And as with any parent of any kind, I can always immediately tell that he has been well cared for. Your service is fantastic.

Dan K., C/S 80904

Dan K., C/S 80904

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