Sandy - After 36 years in the clinical laboratory field in 3 states, the last 13 years as a lab manager, I decided to retire and pursue my lifelong interest in caring for animals. I have experience with dogs and cats of all ages, rabbits, birds, gerbils, fish and-- thanks to a brother -- many reptiles such as lizards, snakes, chameleons, turtles and anything else he could bring home or buy. I have also volunteered for the last three years for Voices for Animals in their endeavor to capture, spay and neuter mostly feral cats each year. Over 1,000 cats were spayed or neutered and returned during the time Voices for Animals was hosting this endeavor.
Maria- is a graduate of VCU and has a degree in Criminal Justice. She has had several pets, including a ball python and has been pet sitting since she was in high school. She has also been riding horses for most of her life although we do not own one. She loves dogs in particular and does most of our overnight visits. She is currently pursuing her second career in the Health industry(perhaps nursing) and is an exercise enthusiast who enjoys getting her 'steps' in by doing dog walks.
Steve- is the head of marketing. For any of you who have found a card or postcard near your mailbox, Steve is the reason for this. He does this in his "spare time" -- he is the author of nineteen science fiction novels that have been published since the 1990's.
Shelley lives in Earlysville with her three
cats and Labrador retriever. She started pet sitting when her young teenager
was asked to pet sit by neighbors, and needed supervision. Shelley and her
daughter pet sat together for years. Now Shelley's son has carried on the
family tradition, and has several clients, including dogs, rabbits and
Shelley and her children have participated in
foster care for cats and kittens with the Charlottesville SPCA since 2008. She
has participated in the catch and release program and has been helping to feed
and care for a group of barn cats for the past five years. Shelley has been a
sitter with Purrfect Place for Pets since September of 2012. She also works part time at Louisa County High School as a career coach, helping students
decide what they would like to do after college. She enjoys all of her pet sitting
clients, both the pets and their owners!
We, at Purrfect Place for Pets would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best pet care service in the industry. We currently care for a wide variety of pets; mostly dogs and cats but also bunnies, birds, even chickens and peacocks for 80 + families in Charlottesville and Western Albemarle County. We will also care for your home as if it was our own while you are away and leave detailed logs of your pets' activities at each visit. We will communicate with you during your absence in any way that is comfortable for you to assure you peace of mind. Your pets will be happy and comfortable in their own environment, free from stress and exposure to other animals and possibly infectious diseases. If your pets need medication, we will gladly administer them according to your instructions. Our team of independent contractors (above) are all experienced, recommended, insured, bonded and backgroud checked to protect the safety and security of your pets and home as well.