About Us

Why Hire Us?

What Sets Us Apart From all the Others?

  1. Cathy has been full time pet sitting since 2009, Mark since 2012. That is a lot of experience!
  2. We have a rock solid great reputation in our community. Check our 100+ reviews on Angie’s List.
  3. Because this is our only occupation, we take pet sitting very seriously.
  4. We carry business liability insurance and bonding that protects your home and pets from pet sitter negligence. Anything goes wrong and you can file a claim for damages.
  5. We have many years of life experience and know how to handle unexpected emergencies.
  6. Our clients are like extended family to us. We care about you and your pets!
  7. When we hire pet sitters to work for us, we put them through a very extensive interview process which includes a thorough background check. If we would not trust them with our house key, we would not give them yours!
  8. We pay taxes on every dollar we earn, thus funding social security, medicare, schools, police, fire, etc.
  9. Our prices are competitive with other “Professional Pet Sitters” who have the same qualifications listed above.

Meet Cathy, Mark and our pet family:

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Furry family members who have passed over the Rainbow Bridge:

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Location:

North Woods at Geist

Indianapolis, IN 46236

317-260-1082

Hours:

7 Days a Week: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (approximate)

Cathy's Philosophy:

I respect all living creatures and their right to share this planet with us. I believe each has a valuable place in the web of life and that all life is connected and sacred.

Pet Experience:

We have had personal experience raising dogs, cats, parakeets, hamsters, a gerbil, mice, rats, guinea pigs, a rabbit, fish and even prairie dogs! Cathy has been a full-time professional pet sitter since the end of 2009, and Mark has been a full-time professional pet sitter since 2012.

Work History:

Cathy was lucky enough to work as a stay at home mom for 8 years while children were young. Cathy also worked as a legal secretary for approximately 22 years before starting this pet sitting business. Mark retired from the Army National Guard as a Major, and he holds both a teaching degree and an LPN degree. He prefers pet sitting (smile).

OUR PART-TIME SITTERS:

KRISTEN HARRIS

I was born in Indianapolis, but grew up in western Michigan, along the shores of Lake Michigan, and learned to love the outdoors at a very young age. I've always loved both the hot sun and snow. I was very active outdoors and spent my spare time with the family pets.

I moved back to Indianapolis after graduating from Ball State, and for the last 18 years, I've worked in media and sports entertainment as a freelance graphic designer.

Currently, I'm single and have no kids or pets, but I'm seriously considering welcoming a new puppy into my home! On summer days, you can often find me on the road in my Jeep Wrangler, with its top off, singing along to country music. I enjoy landscaping my yard, and talking antiques with anyone who has the same passion.

As a pet sitter, I understand how crucial it is to treat your furry friends like family--they ARE family! I will communicate and listen to your wants and needs, so that I'm able to provide the best possible care. It would be my pleasure to make sure you AND your pets have peace of mind while you're away!

BRIANNA PRATHER

I grew up in the small town of Seymour, IN and graduated from Ball State University with my Bachelor’s in Business Admin in 2016 where I met my husband, Austin. We purchased our first home together in Indianapolis about two years ago and we love it here.

In addition to pet sitting, I also work independently as an Esthetician at Project You located in downtown Seymour. I’ve always held a passion for skin and making others feel beautiful inside and out and wanted to share that with my small town community.

I have decided to begin pet sitting because I am a huge animal lover and enjoy being around them while also helping their owners. My husband also encouraged me to do this in the hopes of preventing me from constantly trying to get more cats and dogs of our own. So, I think this will be a win-win for all parties involved!

My family always had cats and dogs growing up for as long as I can remember. Each of them had such a huge impact on our lives and was so important to us. My husband and I now have two cats of our own, Oscar and Pharaoh. We absolutely love them dearly and spoil them rotten.

Austin and I enjoy traveling often and understand the stress of finding someone who is reliable, loves animals, and will give them the same level of love and attention. While you are away, whether it’s a week long vacation or a long day’s work, making sure your fur babies are well taken care of and happy is my number 1 priority. I hope to be your girl when it comes to putting your mind at ease knowing your babies are in good hands.

I’m very excited and look forward to meeting you and your pets!

JANIS ABBE

I have been a Hoosier my whole life. I grew up in Carmel, graduated from IU many moons ago and now I am raising a family in McCordsville. I have been a stay at home mother for the last 8 years for our girls ages 8, 8, and 6. Our girls love anything animal-related and outdoors. We love hiking, creek stomping and camping. We have chosen to homeschool and love the freedom it allows us. It is a daily adventure in learning that keeps all of us on our toes. I love being able to take care of my family in this way, in this space and time.

My life has been blessed with cats, dogs, guinea pigs and horses over the years. We have always loved having pets in our home and part of our family’s daily living. After having our 18 year old doxy pair cross the rainbow in June, we welcomed a new puppy named Boo into our lives. He is a total joy. We are a dachshund family and just can’t live without one or two.

Petting sitting was attractive to me because it allows me to continue to stay in Mom-mode, just for some additional Fur children. I understand the trust it takes to open your home to someone and count on them to take care of someone precious to you. I take this responsibility seriously. I want to care for your pet in a way that keeps them safe and happy and you as worry-free as possible. It should feel like your pet just had a friend come by for social visit. Who doesn’t want to snag few extra snuggles and kisses during the day? (I will not be bringing my children when I visit your home.)

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