If you’re going to hire someone to care for your pets, it should be someone with a deep love for animals, and that person is Katy Dale, owner of Precious Pups Pet Sitting Services in Waterloo. Katy loves spending time with animals, so her “in-your-home” pet sitting business was a natural fit. “We provide in-your-home pet sitting for dogs, cats, birds, hamsters and other household animals. Visits are tailored to fit your pets needs. Whether it’s a vacation, a long day at work or a weekend getaway, Precious Pups can be there to provide the attention and care your pets deserve.” she said.
A Waterloo native with years of experience in animal care, Katy said she started looking for an alternative to kenneling her dogs. After learning about in-home pet sitting, where animals get to stay in the comfort of their home, she immediately knew that was what she wanted to do. She started Precious Pups Pet Sitting Services in July 2011.
Her experience with animals goes back to her childhood. “My exposure to animals began at an early age when my family had a hobby farm and I learned how to take care of farm animals and all of our dogs and cats. I have also worked in a doggy daycare and I am certified with Pet First Aid/CPR,” she said.
Other than pet sitting, Katy enjoys archery, spending time with her family and friends, and of course, spending time with her dogs! She sponsors a donkey at The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada and continuously supports The K-W Humane Society, World Wildlife Federation and Save the Rhino International.
What do you wish you knew (but didn’t) when you started your business?
I wish I had a mentor to explain the ‘business side of things’ like contracts for clients and having a cancellation policy. I learned a lot in a very short period of time.
What advice do you have for other entrepreneurs in Waterloo Region?
Keep your head up and work towards your goals!
What sets you apart from your competitors?
I set myself apart by upholding professionalism and providing a loving, positive experience for your furry family members. I build a relationship not only with the pets, but also with the pet parents. My goal is for your pets to be safe and happily cared for in their own home and to provide peace of mind to the pet parents so you can enjoy your time away.
What do you want people in Waterloo Region to know about you or your business?
I am a Waterloo native with years of animal care experience. I have always had a soft spot for animals and so, I provide the best care possible to your furry family members.
Fore more information:For the last 4 years, I have loved providing pet care to the residents of Waterloo Region. I look forward to be doing this for many more years!
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