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about our company

our mission:

At Lakewood Ranch Pet Care, our primary objective is to create a positive care experience for both you and your pet. We understand how important it is for you to have peace of mind while you're away on a trip or at work, and that's why our team of professional pet sitters is dedicated to ensuring that your pets are safe and well-cared for. We recognize that each family has unique needs and every pet is different, which is why we take the time to get to know your pet and their routine.

We treat every animal that comes into our care with the same level of love and attention that we give to our own pets. We absolutely love spoiling our pets, and we want to do the same for yours.

You can rest easy knowing that we are fully insured, bonded, pet CPR and First Aid Certified, and a Fear Free Certified Professional Pet Sitter. To get started, simply head over to our Sign In | Sign Up page to create your account and schedule your complimentary meet and greet. We can't wait to get to know you and your furry friend!

our process:
step one

Create your client portal account.

step two

Schedule your meet and greet.

step three

Enter your pet's info in the portal.

step four

Meet us and have peace of mind.

meet the owner:

Hello, my name is Jen, and I am the owner and founder of Lakewood Ranch Pet Care. As a lifelong animal lover and pet owner, I have always had a passion for taking care of animals. Before moving to Florida in 2019, I was heavily involved in a foster-based dog rescue in Ohio. When we relocated to Florida, I decided to pursue my passion and turn it into a career.

I started by pet sitting for a local company and through app-based services, where I gained valuable experience in caring for pets of all kinds. Eventually, I realized that I wanted to provide a higher level of care to pets in my community, which is why I decided to open my own business - Lakewood Ranch Pet Care. My ultimate goal is to provide the highest quality of care for your pets, and to treat them with the love and respect that they deserve.

a team approach:

Having a team of sitters introduced to pets is important for a pet sitting company for several reasons. First, it increases availability as there are more sitters available to take on jobs and provide care to pets. Additionally, with a team in place, it allows for flexibility in scheduling and provides coverage in case of illness or other unexpected situations. It's also important to note that all sitters pass a thorough background check, are fully insured and bonded, and Pet CPR and First Aid certified, ensuring the safety and well-being of the pets in their care.

why fear free?

As a Fear Free Certified Professional, I am committed to alleviating fear, anxiety, and stress in the animals under my care. I utilize scientifically sound, reward-based methods that positively influence not only the animal's behavior, but also their underlying emotional state. The rewards I provide can come in the form of treats or high-value toy play, so please let us know of any food allergies or intolerances your pet may have.

If you're interested in learning more about Fear Free, I highly recommend checking out their website. By using Fear Free techniques, I can help create a more comfortable and pleasant experience for your pet, whether it's during a routine check-up or while they're in my care. My goal is to make sure that your pet is as happy and relaxed as possible, and I am dedicated to achieving that goal every time I work with an animal.

join our team!

Do you have a passion for animals, enjoy spending time outdoors, and want to earn extra income? If so, Lakewood Ranch Pet Care is currently seeking part-time pet care professionals. This position offers hourly pay as a W2 employee, as well as numerous benefits, including tips, paid travel time between visits, mileage reimbursement, flexible scheduling, educational opportunities, and plenty of love from our furry friends.

If you're interested in joining our team, please visit our careers page and complete the form to be considered. We're looking for individuals who are reliable, caring, and enthusiastic about providing exceptional pet care. So, if you're excited to work with animals and provide them with the highest level of care possible, we encourage you to apply today!

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