Pawtastic! Pet Care LLC
Locally owned and operated
In business since 2013
Trained in pet CPR & first aid
Easy to reach & fast response times
Friendly, caring, trustworthy, & reliable
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 own Pawtastic! Pet Care. I have been a resident of Rogers, Minnesota for 18 years. As a teenager I became a huge pet lover after finding my first cat, a stray, who just showed up on my doorstep. I knew absolutely nothing about cats, but she meowed at the door and chose us. I read books, learned quickly, and adored my new fur baby! When I was 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 at the vet hospital and became their office manager. After I graduated college I became a hospital director with Banfield Pet Hospitals (the vet offices located inside of PetSmart stores). I got my first experience with pet sitting while working in the veterinary field. I loved pet sitting for veterinary clients who had pets with special medical needs and needed help when traveling. 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, a Hungarian Vizsla, & one spoiled cat who is the queen of the house! I love spending time with my dog & we have enjoyed therapy dog work, rally, & lure coursing together.
I really enjoy working with new puppies as it's very rewarding to help owners with socialization and training. I have trained many, many puppies! I also have a lot of experience with senior pets, pets with special needs, and administering all types of medications. I am trained in Pet First Aid & CPR. I decided to start my business in 2013 when I was unable to find an in-home pet sitter in the area for my own pets. I feel very blessed to have a job that I absolutely love and to be able to provide peace of mind for pet owners when they are away! And it amazes me to think about how this journey all began with a little stray cat!
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.
Presents For Pets: We collect pet supplies for Ruff Start Rescue
Teaching preschoolers about dog safety.
We hosted a movie release party at the St. Michael Cinema for the movie "The Secret Life of Pets".
Bell ringing for the Salvation Army
at Cabelas in Rogers.
Meeting with Rogers Girl Scouts about pet business ownership.
Christy & her dog, Benelli, teach Girl Scouts about Therapy Dogs.
Benelli is all set to visit with
residents at a local nursing home.
Teaching preschoolers how to safely greet a dog.