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Happy Paws Pet Sitting will service dogs, cats, horses, farm animals, and other critters

About Us

Animals have been a huge part of my life from childhood to today. As a child, living on a farm, I was surrounded by animals. After marrying and having children, we always had a menagerie of animals in our home. So, life without an animal or two running around was not and still is not an option at our home. Needless to say, I love animals and animals love me. We have a connection.

One summer, we decided to take a week's vacation and made the difficult choice to board our dogs while we were away. We checked around the area for the best place we could find. When we returned, our two dogs were in sad shape. They shook for weeks and were not the fun and carefree dogs we left behind. Due to that incident, I decided there needed to be someone who loved and understood animals and who would go in to the pet's environment to care for them while their family was away. Thus, Happy Paws Pet Sitters of Rockford was established.

Pets are habitual creatures. They like sleeping in their own bed, eating out of their own dish, and being in their own familiar environment. The family may be absent but their scent is there, along with the structured schedule they have been used to since living there.

Happy Paws Pet Sitting is not for everyone. Some animals do quite well being boarded, but it can be devastating to some pets to have to adjust to the family leaving them behind and also adjust to being in unfamiliar surroundings - also separated from another pet they are used to being with daily.

Our pet sitters are loving and caring people who will treat your pets as they do their own. We have been caring for pets for over 15 years. We take great pride in the work that we do and we can supply you with client references that will attest to the gentle care we provide. We are bonded and insured and certified in pet CPR, as well as pet first aid. We welcome special needs animals and senior pets. Our goal is for you to have peace of mind when you need to leave, knowing that your pets are in good hands. I hope you will give us a try. You will not be sorry that you did.

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