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
Cris’ 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
Joyce 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
From 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
Mandy 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
Bailey 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
Paula’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.
Victoria P. – Northwest OKC
Victoria 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
Simply 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.
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.
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.
Robert H. – Edmond
Caring for and showing respect to our fellow beings on this earth has been more and more important to Robert through the years. Along with his wife, Robert has taken care of a feral cat colony for many years.
As many come and many go, Robert has loved and respected them all. Part of the care for the feral colony is assisting with TNR (trap, neuter/spay and release) so that controlling stray populations can be accomplished. Robert’s care for feral cats and other volunteering activities, including rabbit and primate sanctuaries, has easily translated into a wish to take care of pets and animals full time. Pet sitting seemed like the perfect thing to do!
Aside from the care of animals, his main interests include reading and studying of religion and theology. Robert received his Master’s Degree in 2004. Music and art are also intrinsic to his life - appreciating music from all cultures is a lifelong past-time of his.
Pet care and pet sitting is something that Robert thoroughly enjoys because he gets instant satisfaction from seeing a pet’s happy face when he comes to feed, care for and love on him/her. Giving this attention and love to not only his animals, but the pets of others, brings a sense of joy that only a true pet lover can appreciate.
Robert feels that clients allowing us to come into their homes and care for the animals which they cherish as children is an act that is truly sacred. Clients can be sure that he will give their pets all of the love, attention, and care that they need and require.
Donna K. – Midwest City/Del City
Donna grew up with pets running all around the house - from Rottweilers to Chihuahuas to kittens! The first pet she can remember having of her own was a cat named Whiskers. Since growing up around animals she feels like they are such an important part of the family which is why she wants to help other families take care of their fur babies.
Donna has volunteered her time at shelters and has taken care of a lot of family and friend’s pets while they were on vacation. She has recently adopted a Labrador and German Shepherd Mix who will be one year old next April! She finds a lot of comfort in taking care of animals as they are some of the greatest companions we can have.
Donna is excited to be working with your fur babies and keeping them loved while you are away!
Marydoris C. – Edmond
She’s been a cat lover and has had cats most of her life. Originally from Chicago, she moved her family to Oklahoma in 1999. She has many furry kids: a dog named Batman; several special cats including Batman's best friend, Slippery Pete; a vision impaired kitty, Kremlin; her special snowflake, Carl, who is allergic to everything; and several senior gals.
Marydoris is the President and co-founder of the Community Cat Coalition of Edmond. She has previously volunteered with the Edmond Shelter, Best Friends of Pets, and the Pet Food Pantry of OKC. She looks forward to meeting and caring for your fur babies!
Penny G. – South OKC
Penny has a sign on her front door that says “A house is not a home without a pet”. How true!
Ever since she can remember, she has always been around and loved animals. She started pet sitting when she was in elementary school walking dogs and taking care of a menagerie of pets when her parents’ friends and neighbors were at work or went on vacation. She also worked at the local riding stables cleaning stalls just to be near the wonderful horses. She begged for a pony and a dog, but living in a townhouse in a big city, she was only allowed to have turtles, guinea pigs, fish, parakeets, and white mice. As soon as she was on her own as a young adult, she got her first dog, a German Wirehaired Pointer, from a local shelter and joined the local dog obedience club. Penny has been actively showing and training pointers for over 30 years.
A few years later she added 2 horses to the family and competed in local western and trail horse competitions. Living in a rural setting at the time, Penny became the house/pet/kennel/ranch sitter for all her friends and neighbors. Having worked at a large boarding and grooming kennel, she truly believes that our pet companions are much happier in their own homes with a pet sitter while their “people” are away rather than being boarded in strange and sometimes stressful surroundings.
Penny now lives in Oklahoma City and shares her home with a German Shorthaired Pointer and an English Pointer. She looks forward to utilizing her passion and love for all animals and many years of animal-related experience to provide the dependable, quality care pet owners can expect and their treasured companions deserve by being a part of the Carey Pet & Home Care group of sitters.