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Your Pet Care Professionals

Paula’s Pet Sitting strongly believes in continual education and constant renewal of knowledge. We are constantly adding to our understanding of best pet care practices by enrolling in courses taught by industry leaders. Our Pet Sitters are certified annually in Pet CPR and 1st Aid through the Red Cross. They also study Animal Behavior through the online courses at “Fetch Find”. Fetch Find teaches us things such as: Body Language Basics, Safe Greetings, Nose to Tail Checks, Aggression, Equipment 101 and animal Calming Signals through a series of video lessons followed by a test after each one.

 

Paula Elandt –  Owner and Founder

Hello!  My name is Paula Elandt and I started watching pets as a “Hobby Business” back in May of 2015.  I quickly realized that there was a tremendous need for home based pet care that was professional, affordable and available 7 days a week.   

I am committed to managing a team of pet sitters and providing Professional In-Home pet care services to the Midland community for many years to come.  I am very proud of the professional Pet Sitters that work for me and would absolutely trust them with my own pets and with the reputation of Paula’s Pet Sitting!

The American Red Cross “Cat and Dog First Aid training”.  Completed March 2019.

 

Completed Animal Behavior training through “Fetch Find” March 2019.

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Amy C. –  Administrative Assistant

Hi!  My name is Amy Clark and I will be the person responding to all phone calls, emails and text messages Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  I ensure that our Pet Care provider’s schedules flow smoothly and the needs of our client’s and their pets are taken care of.

I have been owned and loved by animals for my entire life. I have owned a variety of pets including barn animals, horses, cats, dogs, rats, reptiles, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, hermit crabs, birds, fish, etc.  The only critter I am not comfortable with is SPIDERS!  

For years I spent a lot of time involved in training and showing dogs.  It was a ton of fun but also a huge time commitment, especially on the weekends.  As my children started to get busy in sports on the weekends, I decided to give up my hobby for the time being so I could be there to support them.  

The thing I love best about pet sitting is that no matter what kind of day I am having, animals always make my day better!  

The American Red Cross “Cat and Dog First Aid training”.                                   Completed February 2019

Completed Animal Behavior training through “Fetch Find” March 2019.

Gigi paulas-gigi-2Z. –  Pet Care Provider

Hi!  I provide pet sitting, dog walks and overnight house sitting.

I’m originally from Dearborn MI. I have always loved visiting my grandparents farm near Midland where I learned to care for their dogs, cats and sheep and they even had a goose when I was little.  I love nature and all animals so it’s great to now live in the Midland area.

The American Red Cross “Cat and Dog First Aid training”.  Completed March 2019

Completed Animal Behavior training through “Fetch Find” April 2019.

MarciaMarcia B. – Pet Care Provider
Hi There!  I provide Mid-Day Dog Walks and Vacation Services.

I love animals, and believe that a pet is a fundamental source of unconditional love 😉 I feel privileged to be able to help other people provide care for their pets!

While growing up, and while raising my own children, I have enjoyed having many different types of pets, from rats and cavies to birds and fish to dogs and cats. I currently share a home with my cat and three goldfish.

The American Red Cross “Cat and Dog First Aid training”.  Completed February 2019.

Completed Animal Behavior training through “Fetch Find” April 2019.

Angie MAngela M. – Pet Care Provider
Hi there!  I provide Mid-Day Dog Walks, Vacation Services and Overnight House Sitting Services.

 I have had dogs in my life since I was 4 years old. When I got older I was not able to have children so my dogs have always been my kids. I understand each pet has a personality all it’s own.

I look forward to getting to know your pets!

The American Red Cross “Cat and Dog First Aid training”.   Completed March 2019

Completed Animal Behavior training through “FetchFind” March 2019.

 

Adeline B. – Pet Care Provider

Hi, my name is Adeline and I provide pet sitting, dog walking, overnight house sitting, and vacation services.

I have had pets my entire life, and I have a huge soft spot for all animals. I currently have 3 pups that love to go running with me. I was a 4-H kid and spent many years training, showing, and caring for a wide variety of animals. I have had dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, sheep, pigs, and horses. I am very comfortable with animals of all breeds large and small including reptiles. I am very excited to have the opportunity to meet and care for your pets as well.

The American Red Cross “Cat and Dog First Aid training”.                                  
Completed March 2019.
Completed Animal Behavior training through “Fetch Find” March 2019.


Phil S. – Pet Care Provider

I am originally from the Traverse City area, but have lived in Midland for the past 15 years. I’ve always had a love for animals and have always had a best friend in the form of a cat or dog.
 
While going to school at CMU, I was in a zoology course learning about animal behavior and realized I wanted a career revolving around animals. I can’t wait to make more animal friends!
 
The American Red Cross “Cat and Dog First Aid training”.                                   Completed March 2019.
Completed Animal Behavior training through “Fetch Find” April 2019.

Stephanie D. – Pet Care Provider

Hi Everyone! My name is Stephanie and I am so excited to be a part of Paula’s Pet Sitting team. I provide Pet Sitting, Dog Walks, Vacation Services, and Overnight House Sitting services in Midland, Michigan.

My first experience with pets was when I was about 6 or 7 and my parents got me a guinea pig. That was followed by many more guinea pigs and then I got my first dog about 30 years ago and I haven’t been “dogless” since. We currently have 3 dogs and 3 cats and I love spending time with them! I don’t know who looks more forward to our daily walks, me or the dogs?

I look forward to meeting you and spending quality time with your pets!

The American Red Cross “Cat and Dog First Aid training”.  Completed July 2019.

Mike B. – Pet Care Provider

I’ve been a Midland resident for almost all of my life and went to Midland High.  In 2009 I earned my Dog Trainer / Canine Obedience Instructor Certification from Penn Foster school. after that, I continued my dog behavior education by attending many seminars and workshops by some of the world’s best trainers such as Dr Ian Dunbar, Steve White and others.

I served on the Board of Directors in the Humane Society of Midland County in 2009-2010, and was the Midland Animal Control Coordinator for that group. I was a big part of taking over the shelter from the county and turning it into the non-profit shelter it is today, spending hundreds of hours volunteering in that shelter.

I have been a professional Dog trainer and canine obedience instructor, doing group classes and behavioral consultations for the last ten years, and am now working on creating a non-profit organization to end student hunger in Midland County.

 

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Do you love animals? For more details about what it takes to become a
Professional Pet Care Provider with Paula’s Pet Sitting,
go to the “Employment” tab at the top of this page.