According to Pet Sitters International, of all the people who hire a professional pet sitter, the greatest segment is those in the 36–50 age range (42 percent), while the smallest segment of clientele is younger than 26 years old (about 5 percent). Regardless of where you fall, here are three pet sitters across the Valley that will go above and beyond to keep your furry friends company while you’re out.
High 5 Pet Care
Marc Colucci is the owner and operator of High 5 Pet Care. Currently serving the westside, Colucci is one of the few male pet sitters in the local pet sitting industry. He believes it plays to his advantage when pet owners raise concerns about larger animals, specifically dogs. All of his actions are GPS-stamped, meaning you can monitor the duration and movement of Colucci’s time spent with your pet. high5petcare.com
Offering services in Henderson 24 hours a day, Shelley Palmer has been a full-time pet sitter for five years. Alongside meeting every pet’s needs, she also fulfills home security requests, such as bringing in mail, watering the lawn, taking out the trash and turning on and off lights. Palmer is pet CPR– and first aid–certified through Pet Tech, so she’s prepared for whatever may come her way. crazy4pawslv.com
Unconditional Love Pet Sitting
Heather Cano has only five-star reviews on Facebook and pet-sitting network Rover and prides herself on having a genuine connection with both pets and their owners. Conducting meet-and-greets before each first-time home visit, she meticulously notes every need, habit and quirk of the pets. “It’s as important as childcare, in my eyes. It’s a living being I’m caring for,” she says. “I put my best foot forward every time.” facebook.com/unconditionallovepetsitting