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How do you serve precious pets?

  • Pet Meds Administration
  • Pet Sitting
  • Pet Training
  • Pet Taxi
  • Pet Walking
  • Pet Waste Removal

What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?

  • Birds
  • Cats
  • Chickens
  • Chinchillas
  • Dogs
  • Ducks
  • Ferrets
  • Fish
  • Frogs
  • Gerbils
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Hamsters
  • Hedgehogs
  • Lizards
  • Mice
  • Parrots
  • Rabbits
  • Rats
  • Snakes
  • Turtles

What licensing do you have?

  • Business License

On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?

  • under 20 lbs
  • 20-39 lbs
  • 40-79 lbs
  • 80+ lbs

Certifications

  • National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) Certification
  • Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Pet Sitters International (PSI) Certification

Proud member of...

  • Pet Sitters International (PSI)

Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?

  • 48 hours notice required

Which part of the country do you serve pets?

Colorado Springs, Colorado and Manitou Springs, Colorado

What year did you begin serving pets?

1997

How did you hone your craft?

As founder of PlayTime Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers, Susan’s work is her passion. She lives for all animals and has invested over 20 years in caring for them. Since starting PlayTime, Susan has systematically established and grown her team into the exceptional and devoted crew of pet sitters they are today. Her approach to animals is patient and thoughtful. In her gentle, unassuming way, she strives to thoroughly understand every pet she cares for and deeply respects them without exception. Her greatest triumph as a pet sitter is winning the respect of pets who make her work hard for it. Her one goal is for all the pets in PlayTime’s care to be healthy, happy, and to have fun. On the rare occasion she is not pet sitting, Susan enjoys spending time with Bell, her delightful raven-furred pug.

Can you give pet parents a tip for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?

As important as it is to love your pet, it is just as important to respect them—their likes and dislikes, fears, emotions, and intelligence. Respecting your pet involves working hard to get to know them and we take great pride in doing just that. To us, they will always be number one. We treat them as we would like to be treated, in little things such as promptly cleaning out their litter trays (because no one likes to “go” in a dirty environment), to big things such as seeking immediate medical attention should they need it. Love deeply connects us to animals. Respect ensures we love and care for them the right way, without exception.