My name is Carol. I was born and grew up in Houston, Texas. In 2007, I began my pet sitting business, Hill Country Pet Sitters Plus.
My story begins like other pet sitter’s. I have always had a love for all animals. I grew up around dogs. The dogs we had belonged to the “family”. As a child I wanted my own pets so I adopted lizards, turtles and frogs. Once grown, I acquired “normal” pets of my own, turtles, birds, fish, cats and dogs. I now have just one cat and small dogs. I graduated from Baylor University with a major in Speech Pathology and Audiology. I was then on my way to having a career. One day, I began having children. I had two, Chris and David. My two boys were such an answer to prayer. When they were teenagers, I decided to go back to school and earned two master degrees, one in Early Childhood and the other in Mid Management & Administration. My career in education was flourishing. When I wasn’t working I would facilitate the rescue of animals and assist my friends with their pets. They told me I was like Dr. Doolittle. I talk to the animals and seem to have a gift of knowing how to help them when in need.
My two boys grew up to be wonderful young men.
David, my youngest son has given me 4 beautiful grandchildren.
My son Chris & his fiancee went to be with the Lord in December 2002. He was in the Navy at the time and the two of them were involved in a fatal accident.
2002 was an eventful year because I also directed a dog rescue from a puppy mill of approximately 100 dogs. During and after the rescue, I developed a strong desire to learn about the health and care of dogs and cats. My veterinarian allowed me to visit him on a daily basis to observe and learn about the health and care of dogs and cats. I learned a great deal which contributed to a newly born passion, pet care, and I sought to learn more. After extensive study and experience with pets, people began to ask me questions about the health and care of their own animals. I was shocked that I could answer their questions and be correct.
My life changed dramatically from 2002- 2005. After suffering a heart attack and losing Chris, I was forced into retirement. Living in Missouri City was a constant reminder of Chris, so I moved to New Braunfels, Texas and built a house. After a couple of years living in New Braunfels, I no longer was afflicted with the issues I suffered at retirement. Since I had the opportunity to learn about the health and care of animals, I decided to begin a new career in pet sitting.
I offer pet sitting/home care, in home boarding , overnight stays when I stay overnight to take care of client’s pet/pets in the comfort of their own home, grooming cats and dogs, dog walking, and pet taxi.
I grow to love client’s pet(s) pets. I am very dedicated, dependable, responsible, honest and compassionate in my business and in my personal life. I don’t think of pets that I take care of as a “job”. The pets I care for are “family”!
Thank you for taking the time to read about Hill Country Pet Sitters Plus. If you have questions, would like to arrange for a complimentary consultation or schedule dates please call or text my cell phone any day of the week from 8:00a.m.-6:00p.m.