It wasn’t until after a long career in the corporate world that I actually discovered what I wanted to do with my life. People always told me, “If you love what you do, then it won’t seem like you’re going to work every day”. So I set out searching for a way to spend time with all the animals I love so dearly and still be able to make a living.
After “accidentally” landing a fantastic job with a well known and respected Pet Sitting Company in Northern Virginia, I was able to explore and learn everything about the profession from the Best in the Business, and I had the epiphany: I love this job! And I’m pretty good at it. And my life was forever changed. Read more about Caring4Paws.
Cindy – Assistant Manager of Pet Sitting/Dog Walking Services
Cindy, Caring 4 Paws’ Office Manager and Virtual Assistant, grew up loving animals and spent her childhood camping and backpacking with her Fox Terrier. Cindy’s mom was always trying to pull her away from stay animals because she would try to hug and kiss them. Throughout her life, Cindy has been the proud owner of several animals (three cats, two Norwegian Elkhounds, an American Eskimo and a Pomeranian). Currently, she has a Main Coon mix cat named Sampson, an adorable Pomeranian named Gabby and a beautiful male Norwegian Elkhound named Zepper. Cindy has a bachelor of nursing from the School of Nursing at the University of Colorado and has owned her own pet sitting business. She now is the founder and creative director of Achieve Virtual Solutions, where she is happy to assist Lori as her Virtual Assistant.
Tatiana – Tatiana is originally from Iowa. Her family moved to Florida in elementary school and then ended up moving to Panama, where her mother is a native of. After the invasion of Panama in the 80s her family moved back to Florida and they resided there for another 10 years. Tatiana graduated with a degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix in 2002. She then moved to Colorado the week after the big snow storm in ’03 and has been here ever since. Tatiana is married with to Chad they have 4 children. Two teenagers and two pups! Sean Mike is a freshman in college at CMU in Grand Junction and Katia is a senior at Erie High School and will be attending CSU in the fall.
Nikki, her black lab is 12 and Marley, a min pin/ Pomeranian mix, is 8. Her husband calls Tatiana the “dog whisperer” … “Dogs always love her,” Tatiana has always loved animals, especially dogs. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and helping others with non-profits her family supports. She also loves to play volleyball and paint on the side. Tatiana recently left her corporate position of 13 years. She started working with pets in the beginning of March. She is loving every minute of it and enjoys the kind kisses from all of the babies. She is living the dream and cherishes every minute she has.
Amanda – Amanda is a Colorado native and has lived in Thornton all her life. Amanda grew up with dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs and donkeys. She especially loves that dogs are always so excited to see you every time you walk through the door no matter how long you have been gone. She says “I’ve never met a dog that didn’t trust me and feel comfortable with me right off the start”. In her free time, Amanda enjoys live music and spending time with her friends. Amanda has been very dependable, trustworthy and quick to catch every detail of her services. She is gentle and kind with all the pets!
Andrea – I was born and raised in Colorado and couldn’t imagine calling anywhere else home! I grew up around a variety of breeds for dogs and a few special kitties. I also have experience with box turtles and hamsters. I’ve always loved pets, and one of my favorite things to do, on a daily basis, is to read the incredible transformation-rescue-overall lovable stories about animals. Currently my life is likely filled with animals more than it is humans as I also work for the Denver Animal Shelter. I truly love getting to see all of our client’s babies each day and it makes my heart fill with such joy seeing shelter animals move on to their forever homes. When I’m not working, I love to travel, practice photography, and hang out with my friends and family!
Cathi – Cathi is a Colorado native and comes from a family of animal lovers. There were always family pets around, staring when Cathi was just a little girl with her first dogs, Ginger the boxer and Chi Chi the Chihuahua. Her Dad showed Golden Retrievers and two of them, Prince and Pebbles, were a big part of family life for many years. Cathi has two daughters, Natali 27, and Madelyn, 30, and two grandkids, Noah, 4 and Delilah, 2. All of them share her passion for pets and from an early age have been great doggy Moms. While the girls where growing up, they loved the family dogs Jonas and Tegan, two beautiful Pomeranians.
Cathi currently lives with her big boy Tabby cat named Samson. He came to her as a bit of a “scardy-cat” stray, but he now is a loving baby very bonded with his Mom. Cathi loves pet sitting and enjoys all of the different kinds of animals she has the pleasure of walking or feeding or even staying over with. She knows how important they are to their humans and enjoys attending to each detail to make sure she takes care of their every need!
Stephanie – Stephanie has loved animals all of her life, ever since she was a little girl. Her dream is to open an animal rescue in the future and she has plans to go back to school to become a veterinarian someday soon. She has three animals of her own right now “and counting!” She has a friendly and peppy dog named Cece and two cats, Zoee and Delilah. Stephanie has been working full time for Caring 4 Paws for a long time and loves all of her furry clients and enjoys her visits and walks with them.