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Meet the Carey Pet Sitters

At Carey Pet & Home Care we recognize our Pet Sitters as team members who are critical to making our clients feel comfortable with their choice in pet care. We are committed to a professional culture based on shared goals and mutual respect, encouraging a genuine spirit of cooperation and confidence.

All of our Pet Sitters are bonded and insured, and many are PetTech First Aid and CPR certified. Our team is committed to developing a personal relationship with your pets so they will feel comfortable and relaxed during our visits.

Cris Carey, Owner

Joyce W. – South/Southeast OKC/Moore

Jenny T. – Central/West OKC

Jaclyn P. — West OKC, Yukon

Buddy G. — Edmond

Mandy J. — Norman

Bailey H. — Norman

Lyn O. — South OKC/Moore

Paula G. – Edmond

Chelcy H. – Central OKC/The Village/Nichols Hills

Victoria P. – Northwest OKC

Tina W. – Edmond

Andrea J. – Central/West OKC

Maria A. – Northwest OKC

Andrew C. – South Edmond/North OKC

Courtney M. – Northwest OKC

Kirby J. – OKC Metro

Genny M. – South OKC/West Moore

Ivonne D. – Mustang/Tuttle/Newcastle/North Blanchard

Meike P. – Choctaw
Cris Carey, Owner

2016 BadgeCris’ passion for animals started early in life. Growing up on a farm in Indiana, she learned to raise and care for all types of animals including family pets and livestock. She also learned the countless responsibilities that go along with being an animal owner.

The idea for Carey Pet & Home Care was formed when Cris realized working in an office doing the same thing day after day was just not for her. So, she decided to take her 20 years of business operations experience and her knowledge and love of animals to start her own pet sitting company. AND, in January 2005 Carey Pet & Home Care was born. Over the last nine years, Cris has nurtured her business to its current status as one of the leading pet care providers in the Oklahoma City Metro area. As a member of National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Carey Pet & Home Care and their team of pet sitters have the qualifications and experience to take care of your extended family and look forward to being given the opportunity to meet all your pet sitting needs.

Joyce W. – South/Southeast OKC/Moore

2016 BadgeJoyce has always had at least one dog (sometimes more), as well as, numerous birds. Currently, Joyce fosters for Heartland Lab Rescue and takes her therapy dog, Ginger, to visit at area hospitals, children's homes, nursing homes, libraries, DHS, and other organizations sponsoring Therapy Dog visits. Joyce enjoys every pet she cares for as each one has a unique personality and holds a special place in her heart. Joyce decided to be a pet sitter after retiring from working for years in the administrative field. She was looking for something different and most of all, fun. She loves the welcome she receives from the pets and the appreciation they give for her attention. Joyce realizes how important it is our client's feel their homes and pet will be secure when they are away.

Jenny T. – Central/West OKC

Jenny says, "Animals are my heart and soul, my passion". As a former employee of the Central OK Humane Society, she enjoyed every aspect of her work, from volunteering at adoption events to simply providing a good meal to a homeless pet. She believes any time spent caring for or helping those in need is time well spent. She prides herself on her genuine compassion, loyalty, and the ability to go above and beyond when caring for our furry little friends!! Clients can leave town and have peace of mind knowing Jenny is taking exceptional care of their special family members when they are not around!

Jaclyn P. — West OKC, Yukon

Jaclyn has always had a huge heart for animals. Growing up on her grandmother’s farm in Arkansas she learned to take care of a variety of them. Five years ago, Jaclyn began taking care of pets for friends and family and quickly realized how much she enjoyed it. She is the proud pet parent of three dogs -- Phoebe (Dachshund), Pumpkin (chihuahua), and Piper (chorkie – Chihuahua/Yorkie mix). In her spare time Jaclyn enjoys spending time outside walking her dogs, teaching them new tricks, or playing fetch. Jaclyn looks forward to meeting and playing with your fur babies and will treat them as if they were her own.

Buddy G. — Edmond

2015 Pet Tech BadgeFrom being a lover of animals in his childhood to transitioning to a career in pet boarding, Buddy is someone who has been an avid pet lover his entire life. Since retiring from a dog boarding business he owned for more than 25 years, he now continues to pursue his passion and love for animals as a Pet Sitter for Carey Pet & Home Care. When Buddy is not pet sitting, he can be found at home cuddling with his own four dogs. In addition to working with dogs, Buddy rode and trained horses for many years. Buddy has a multitude of reasons he loves pet sitting. He loves it because of the variety of breeds and the attitudes of each that he encounters when doing visits. He also enjoys the relationships that he has built with the pets and the many different adventures he has experienced while caring for them. Buddy believes clients will feel comfortable with him because he is honest, caring, and knows the importance of giving their animals the utmost care. Not only will he deliver the highest level of care to clients' pets, he will also be respectful of their homes. Buddy believes it is an honor he gets to do something he is so passionate about as a career.

Mandy J. — Norman

2015 Pet Tech BadgeMandy began caring for animals when she was very young, starting with her dog Molly who is now 15 years old. She has three dogs of her own, as well as, two fosters that make every day new and exciting. Mandy’s interest in fostering dogs began with special needs pets that have filled her home with some amazing and wonderful experiences. Mandy works at the OKC Shelter and serves as a Board member for The Underdogs Rescue. She considers taking care of animals one of the most rewarding parts of her life. Mandy loves being around pets, and she looks forward to meeting and caring for many more!

Bailey H. — Norman

2015 Pet Tech BadgeBailey has had a passion for animals ever since she was a little girl. As an aspiring pet groomer, Bailey enjoys spending time with all kinds of furry animals, big and small. She loves to volunteer at her local animal shelter and is happy to be able to ensure the health and safety of all the little creatures that bring us so much joy. She has cared for a variety of pets throughout her lifetime including dogs, cats, fish, and various types of rodents. Bailey is comfortable and familiar with dogs that have special needs. She grew up with a fluffy bichon frise named Casper who is now 12 years old. As a senior pet, he requires specific care ranging from monitoring dietary restrictions to administering medications, to treatment for  occasional digestive issues. Bailey can assure you that she will treat your pet as she would her own—with all of the love and care she can possibly give!

Lyn O. — South OKC/Moore

Lyn has loved animals her whole life. As a child everyone in her family had rescued animals, so she grew up caring about animal welfare. Lyn has four dogs, three that are rescues, and a cat, another rescue. She has fostered dogs of all ages for The Bella Foundation for about three years. Lyn has trained several dogs in obedience and agility, and she introduces her foster dogs to obedience training, even the puppies, during their stay with her.

Lyn is retired from the Federal Government and was a disaster volunteer for the American Red Cross for 10 years. Lyn thinks pet sitting is the ideal job. Being greeted by wagging tails and slurpy kisses make her day. She looks forward to taking care of her client’s pets the same way she would look after her own.

Paula G. – Edmond

2016 BadgePaula’s deep love for animals started in early childhood and has continued to grow throughout the years. Paula has been caring for animals in some way, shape, or form since her first memories.

From caring for her own pets to the dog boarding business she owned with her husband for more than 25 years, Paula’s love and desire to care for animals runs deep. Animals have always been such an integral part of her family.

Paula chose to join Carey Pet because why not be surrounded by animals and work doing something that brings so much joy to her life. She also enjoys being able to ease families minds while on vacation while priding herself in providing the best possible care to the animals. Paula brings extensive experience caring for pets and is truly honored to be a part of this team.

Chelcy H. – Central OKC/The Village/Nichols Hills

2016 BadgeChelcy has always had a love for animals of all kinds! She grew up with a variety of different pets ranging from dogs, cats, turtles, birds, fish, hermit crabs and even rats! Chelcy and her Dad got to experience some up close and personal animal care while assisting her Stepmother, who is a Veterinarian.

Additionally, Chelcy worked for a short time as an assistant for snake shows in her teens. Recently relocated from New York City as a performing artist, Chelcy was seeking work in a field that she was passionate about, was flexible and fulfilling. Carey Pet & Home Care was the perfect match! Chelcy loves meeting new animals. She is the person at any party or gathering who can be found socializing with the pets over the humans.

When not loving on clients' fur babies or performing in a local theatrical event, she can be found cuddling up with her tortoiseshell kitty, Lily, or her Australian Cattle Dog, Mellie. To Chelcy, her pets are her children and her best friends. She ensures to treat each and every clients' pets with the same love and devotion.

Victoria P. – Northwest OKC

2016 BadgeVictoria has been surrounded by animal companions since she was a baby. In 2015 she followed her heart and started working at a dog daycare and suddenly life made a little bit more sense. After leaving the daycare, she wanted to continue caring for more pets than just her own, so pet sitting was the next logical step. She believes that pets aren’t just pets, they are family. Victoria wants to care for your furry family members so you don’t have to worry while away from home and make sure no detail is left undone.

In the future, Victoria hopes to help save animal lives through rescue organizations or veterinary medicine. Her ultimate life goals are to be an advocate for all animals and help spread the joy that animals can bring to everyone around her.  She wants to meet as many animals - including the more exotic ones - as possible.

Tina W. – Edmond

2016 BadgeSimply stated, Tina LOVES animals. She has grown up with and cared for them her whole life. In Texas she grew up with dogs, cats and  a pinto pony. As a child she brought many strays home, even attempting to hide kittens in her bedroom closet. Her parents learned quickly her passion for rescue.

She volunteered for four years with Paws for Life Inc. at the Edmond Animal Shelter. Tina served the last year as the Volunteer Coordinator. While volunteering at the Edmond shelter, she co-created Community Cat Coalition of Edmond which concentrates on caring for and decreasing the feral cat populations around the Edmond area. She has one rescue dog, McDuff and several cats, the oldest Mary Ann at 15, pictured.

She has been pet sitting for friends and family for years.  Tina is very much looking forward to caring for your fur, feather and scale kids. She will absolutely love and treat your four-legged kids as her own.

Andrea J. – Central/West OKC

2016 BadgeAndrea is a second-generation animal trainer, specializing in exotics. She has traveled all over the world to train, consult and care for animals. She spent 5 ½ years in Japan with zebras, giraffes, lions, tigers, and ligers, oh my!

Andrea also spent time in the UK, Germany, and Thailand consulting on health, care and welfare of wild animals, including the leading elephant conservation facility in Thailand. After all that traveling, Andrea decided to settle down back in her home state and found a wonderful home at Carey Pet & Home Care.

Andrea has two rescue dogs of her own, Biggs and Mona. Biggs was feral in the woods behind Andrea’s house and slowly built trust with her and let her take him in. Mona was a “foster fail” of Cris Carey’s, who then found her forever home with Andrea and Biggs!

Andrea is so happy to be able to feed her passion by caring for animals of all shapes and sizes. She is very excited to meet and care for yours!

Maria A. – Northwest OKC

Maria has been caring for animals ever since she was a child. She had dogs grow up with her before she started reading and grew up with farm animals when she lived in the Philippines. She enjoys pet sitting because she can be with everyone's family pets and get to take care and love them when they are away. Outside of pet sitting, she is an amateur photographer and loves to take pictures of her pet in silly situations.

Maria hopes to be able to rescue and foster animals soon. Her most unique pet she has owned was a pet chicken when she was a child. She would make a great sitter for your home because she is very diligent in caring for your pets and will do what she can to make sure everything is going smoothly for your pets and home.

Andrew C. – South Edmond/North OKC

Andrew has been caring for pets for over ten years for family and friends when they would go out of town. He enjoys pet sitting because he loves seeing a pet get excited when he walks into the room. Andrew thinks animals have better instincts than people, and when he knows that pets trusts him, he feels good that he’s able to make them feel at ease. He has fun training his dogs to see just how smart they are – it’s fun!

Andrew also rescued all of his dogs and has yet to find a "bad" rescue pet. The most special pet he cares for is a completely blind dog which is about 13 years old.  It takes constant observation and guidance to make sure he is not nose diving down of the stairs or walking into a wall.

Andrew knows that Carey Pet clients can feel at ease about him entering their homes and caring for their pets, because of his dependability and caring. He wants to leave your home and pets just as good, if not better, than they were in when he arrived.

Courtney M. – Northwest OKC

Courtney has always had two, if not more, animals at any given time.  She’s never met an animal of any sort that she hasn’t instantly fallen in love with.  Starting with a childhood pet cat named Smokey Joe, then a dog, Buddy, came along and it kept going from there.

Currently, she adopted an orange tabby named Zazu and has a Great Pyrenees/Australian Shephard mix named Luna that just turned a year old in February of 2017.  Whether it’s volunteering at her local animal shelter, raising funds for animals in need, or helping out at the local rescue’s adoption days, she’s always had a special place for animals in her heart.

When Courtney isn’t working with Carey Pet clients, you can usually find her with Luna either at the dog park or on the walking trails around the City.  Courtney promises to take care of your pets as if they were children because that’s what your pets are; your furry children. To Courtney, her animals are her world, so why wouldn’t it be the same for everyone else, too? She’s comfortable taking every means necessary to make sure your baby/babies are well taken care of.

Kirby J. – OKC Metro

Since the age of 18 Kirby has been professionally working with animals and knows this is her passion!  She’s owned a variety of animals including snakes, fish, rodents, dogs and cats since the age of 5 when she got her first dog - a Dachshund.

Over the years, she has found pets are true stress relievers, which is why she loves pet sitting.  The unconditional affection from a pet is a very healing property that makes every day great!  Kirby has been volunteering for and fostering for Central Oklahoma Humane Society since 2014 specializing in dogs with PTSD, anxiety and other behavioral issues.

The pet who touched her heart the most so far was a Doberman named Oscar who had no eyes.  He went to dog daycare almost every day and played with the pack like he didn't even realize his ailment!  It was very heartwarming.

Kirby is confident that you can have peace of mind knowing she will care for your pets as she cares for her own! She treats every animal, from snakes to dogs and everything in-between, with dignity, love and respect.  That goes for the home care as well!

Genny M. – South OKC/West Moore

Genny has always lived in homes with pets and believes that it takes a house with pets to make it a home. Growing up in Washington State, she worked as a pet sitter taking care of dogs, cats, small mammals, and occasionally chickens.

Before moving to Oklahoma, Genny spent a couple years in Texas working as a pet sitter where her client list included a hissy “speedy” Russian tortoise named Ivan.

Genny enjoys meeting and making new animal friends and giving clients the reassurance that they will find their house in better shape than they left it. Genny is a current volunteer for the Central Oklahoma Humane Society and the local libraries.

Ivonne D. – Mustang/Tuttle/Newcastle/North Blanchard

Ivonne has been caring for pets professionally for the last 10 years, and has loved every minute of it. There have been many times that family, friends, and neighbors asked her to look after their pets when they were away. It was during the pet stays that s he became aware of how much fun she was having caring for other animals. It was also the first job she had were she did not consider it a chore – but FUN!

Ivonne enjoys the challenge of adapting to each pet’s needs. Their response to being played with, taken for walks, or just talking to them, is rewarding. The pets that have been a part of her family throughout the years have helped with her blood pressure, assisted with exercise, and brought companionship and unconditional love. She want to give that back to these furry kids.

Every pet is different – not all of them like the same thing! But Ivonne enjoys learning from their behaviors, and finding out their favorite thing to do. Sometimes it's going for a walk, or playing catch. Other times, it's giving them some space, or teaching them a new trick. Ivonne also understands that a pet's home is a sanctuary – a safe place – for your pet, and for you. Your home deserves a great amount of respect and care, and Ivonne is more than willing to treat your home and your pet with great care.

Ivonne has been blessed with several pets during her lifetime, but two of them stand out: her rescue cat named Calico that learned how to retrieve bottle caps, and Harley, her red nose pit bull who had the most gorgeous yellow eyes. It was literally love at first sight!

Meike P. – Choctaw

For Meike, animals always come first. She moved to Oklahoma City from Germany in 2008 with her rescue cat and partner in crime of 12 years, Mabel.  Mabel was quite the trooper in transitioning into a new country and living with numerous dogs until she passed at the age of 20 in 2013.

After living in Oklahoma City for a few years, Meike recognized the need to help Oklahoma’s homeless animals.  To help fight pet overpopulation and honor Mabel’s memory, Meike established The Underdogs Rescue, Inc. (a 501c3) in 2013.  Since then, her rescue family has found loving homes and changed the lives of over 400 animals throughout the Oklahoma City metro area.

In 2014 Meike joined the ranks of Carey Pet & Home Care to be able to use her passion for pets and pet-related experience to offer and provide care for even more companion animals.