How it all got started

How it all got started

I had just moved to North Carolina from Germany and I didn’t know the area at all.   I was getting ready to take a trip but taking my dogs and cat were totally out of the question.  One of my dogs would rather jump out the car window than to sit quietly, so I ended up boarding them.

The result was that they all came back home with separation anxiety (and kennel cough). Who’s to blame them, in their minds they probably thought they’d never see me again after that experience!

The next time a trip came up, I vigorously searched the phone book for an alternative to boarding.  I found a pet sitting company and decided to try it out. When I returned home from this trip, my furry babies were very content and healthy!  And, the added bonus of knowing that my home was also looked after, sold me on pet sitting versus boarding.

I was so impressed with my pet sitting experience,  that when I moved to Colorado Springs in 1996,  I decided to go into the pet sitting business myself so I could offer this wonderful service to pet owners like me!

Little Paws Pet Sitting was born….!

 

 

My Philosophy

Animals have always been my passion. I’m the kind of person who’ll stop and pull the car over because there’s a stray dog on the side of the road or injured wildlife that needs rescuing. I have volunteered and fostered for All-Breed Rescue as well as 9-Lives Rescue. My house is like Noah’s Ark…:Three dogs, two cats, a bearded dragon and a bare-eyed cockatoo. Wild birds and squirrels also know where to find me when they’re ready for some yummy treats. I always go the extra mile to make sure all animals are taken care of.

FAQ

FAQ

What types of payments do you accept?

Check, bill pay, cash, money order, credit cards ($ 70 and over)

How do I get billed?

You will receive an invoice via e-mail.

Can I make reservations directly with my Little Paws Pet Sitter?

No. Our pet sitters are not in a position to accept reservations from new or repeat clients.

How do I make reservations?

By filling out the contact form on our website any time or by calling or texting Ulrike at 719-232-6757 (8 AM – 6 PM).

 

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.

Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to the new layout for Little Paws Pet Sitting! We’re excited that you’re here and hope to see you around. Please, contact us today for all your pet sitting needs.

Vicki, C/S 80906

Vicki, C/S 80906

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,

Liz S., C/S 80906

Liz S., 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!

Les & Sheila, C/S 80918

Les & Sheila, C/S 80918

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!!

Jody M., C/S 80922

Jody M., C/S 80922

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.