Pawtastic! Pet Care LLC
Locally owned and operated
In business since 2008
Trained in pet CPR & first aid
Fully bonded and insured
All employees are background checked & trained by us
Easy to reach & fast response times
Friendly, caring, trustworthy, & reliable team
Our mission is to provide the highest quality pet care with caring, honest, and dependable service, allowing pets to stay in the comfort of their own home.
CHRISTY PAULSON - Owner
My name is Christy Paulson and I co-own Pawtastic! Pet Care with Lacie Metso (see below). I have been a resident of Rogers, Minnesota for over 15 years. As a child I became a huge pet lover after finding my first cat, a stray on the doorstep. I adored my new fur baby and when I turned 16 I began working at her vet's office. I obtained my bachelor's degree in business from the University of St. Thomas in 2000. During college I continued working in the veterinary field and was a hospital director with Banfield Pet Hospital (the vet offices inside PetSmart stores) after I graduated. I loved pet sitting for veterinary clients who had pets with special medical needs. I left veterinary medicine after having my first child and was a stay at home mom for several years. I began professionally pet sitting in 2013 when both of my children entered school full time. Currently, I live with my husband, two sons, one Vizsla, & one spoiled cat who is the queen of the house! I love spending time with my dogs & we have enjoyed therapy dog work, rally, & lure coursing together. I am trained in Pet First Aid & CPR. I feel very blessed to have a job that I absolutely love! And to think it all began with a little stray cat!
LACIE METSO - Owner
My name is Lacie Metso and I co-own Pawtastic! Pet Care with Christy Paulson. I grew up in a medium sized town in South Dakota with my pets and loving family. I graduated from high school in 2000 and immediately came to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities to study and get my degree in Animal Science. I graduated with a BS degree in May of 2004 and emphasized my studies on small animal care and nutrition. I have years of veterinary assistance training and experience in humane society settings. I reside in Monticello and have a wonderful husband, 3 kids, 3 crazy dogs, and a hamster named Rosie! I love being outside, running, golfing and boating. I am trained in Pet First Aid & CPR. I have been passionate about animals my whole life and have been professionally pet sitting since 2008 when I founded Pawtastic! I look forward to helping you out with your pet care needs!
SAMI - Pet Sitter
Hello! My name is Sami and I live in Rogers. I grew up in Plymouth MN around all sizes of dogs, cats, and horses. As a kid, I was the designated dog walker in my neighborhood. My best friend growing up had two cats that I loved playing with and learning their personalities. I have pet sat for everyone in my family and my friend's animals as well. I have a strong passion for animals! My husband and I rescued our first dog, a white German Shepherd named Nico, in May 2015. And in November 2017 we added another white Shepherd to our family and named her Nora. I believe that our pets are family members and treat them as such! I am trained in Pet First Aid and CPR, and so excited to meet more dogs and cats in the area!
NIKKI - Pet Sitter
My name is Nikki and I live in St. Michael with my husband, 2 daughters, 2 gigantic Newfoundland dogs, and 2 cats. I met Lacie when she would go over to walk one of my neighbor's dogs and soon found myself joining the Pawtastic team! I have a great love for all animals and am having so much fun pet sitting! In my spare time I love to work out, spend time with my family, and cheer for the Vikings. I am trained in pet CPR & first aid. I look forward to providing professional in-home pet care for you!
Pawtastic! Pet Care Owners
Lacie Metso & Christy Paulson
IN THE COMMUNITY
Our community is important to us! We love volunteering our time whenever we can to help educate and strengthen the human-pet bond. We have enjoyed doing therapy dog work, educating children about dog safety and bite prevention, bell ringing during the holidays for the Salvation Army, helping local animal rescues, talking with local Girl Scouts about business ownership, and many other fun local events.
Teaching preschoolers about dog safety.
Bell ringing for the Salvation Army
at Cabelas in Rogers.
Meeting with Rogers Girl Scouts about pet business ownership.
Benelli is all set to visit with
residents at a local nursing home.
Monticello Riverfest Parade
Teaching preschoolers how to safely greet a dog.
Christy & her dog, Benelli, teach Girl Scouts about Therapy Dogs.
Presents For Pets: We collect pet supplies for Ruff Start Rescue
We hosted a movie release party at the St. Michael Cinema for the movie "The Secret Life of Pets".
Kids of Peace Preschool
Ribbon cutting at the Monticello Chamber of Commerce!.