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“I was getting ready to start a new job and needed a person where I knew my dog would be taken care of.  I googled dog walkers and Laura’s Critter Care, LLC came up and I called.  Laura responded very quickly.  I explained what I needed and we set up an appointment.  I immediately felt comfortable with Laura and my dog liked her too.  I set Laura up to come to my house once a day to feed her as needed, give her meds as needed and to walk her.  She was always on time and did an amazing job.  She even sent pictures and text messages which I appreciated very much.  I could not go to work every day without Laura’s services.  She is wonderful!” ~Laura Francese, Professional Archer and Bow Hunter, spokesmodel for Strother Archery,  Retired NFL Buffalo Bills Cheerleader, Star of ESPN2’s mini series Redfield RedZone and previous CW23 Star on Winging It! Buffalo Style Television Show

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About Us 

A  few words to describe Laura Critter Care, LLC  pet sitters, dog walkers and house sitters are professional, experienced, dedicated, patient, mature, responsible and reliable, all the things you want in someone providing care for your critters, fur kids and your home.

Laura’s Critter Care, LLC sitters have a sincere desire to work with animals as a long-term career and are committed to continuing their education in the pet care industry. They are experienced in the pet care industry through paid and/or volunteer work and many of our caretakers are veterinarian trained and proficient in geriatric care as well as diabetes management. We are also trained in administering subcutaneous fluids. Some own their own animal behavior, pet care and training businesses. We also have many certified and licensed vet techs on the team.

You, the client, are able to meet with them directly and instruct them directly as to exactly what you need and want provided to your pet/s.  Laura’s professional sitters work as Independent Contractors.  Independent contractors (ICs)  bring specialized expertise to the job.  They come on board already experienced and trained and receive top pay,  therefore Laura has the top talent in the industry.  They value their reputations because most are well known within the pet industry.

Some of our over 4,000 clients consist of Professional athletes (NFL, NHL, Triple-A Baseball etc), Dentists, Doctors, Surgeons, Nurses, Residents, Veterinarians, Attorneys, Judges, Authors, FBI, Law Enforcement, Professors, Teachers, Television Personalities, News Personnel and Executives.

Laura’s Critter Care, LLC is bonded and insured through Business Insurers of the Carolina’s and is a PSI certified company.  Laura personally screens in person all professional pet sitters, dog walkers and house sitters so you don’t have to!  

Laura’s Critter Care, LLC is veterinary recommended by several Western New York veterinary locations.

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The Management Team

Laura Bailey, Owner

Hi I’m Laura! I own and operate Laura’s Critter Care, LLC based in Amherst, New York. Thank you for visiting my site. I understand that your home and pets are your most valuable possessions. I am a dedicated animal lover, life-long pet owner and an experienced animal care provider. I started sitting for pets while in High School and College to earn extra money.

I spent 20 years in the corporate world as a Regional Manager and Executive Recruiter in the employment services industry. I oversaw sales and operations for up to 6 different locations, managing anywhere from 10-50 internal employees as well as upwards of 400-1,000 temporary employees at any given time. I also recruited and placed executives within some of the countries top companies. I decided to follow my dreams and work with animals. So I retired from the corporate world and started Laura’s Critter Care, LLC in 2009.

I care for all types of pets, not just dogs and cats. Some of my clients have included goats, birds, salt and fresh water fish, hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, rabbits, reptiles, other small animals, and poultry. No matter what type of pet you have, I can sit for you!

I reside in Amherst (Getzville) and also share my home on 3 acres with my husband Keith,  2 cats, 2 dogs (1 pug and a Boxer/Ridgeback mix), 5 birds (Lineolated Parakeet, a Congo African Grey Parrot, a Timneh African Grey Parrot, a Blue Fronted Amazon and a Green Cheek Conure) and a Koi pond full of Koi, different varieties of Gold Fish and Shubunkin. I also have 2 grand pups (a lab mix and a beagle mix), 5 grand kitties and a grand rabbit.  I have previously owned other breeds of dogs, birds, fish, reptiles, rabbits and rodents. Most of my pets have been rescued.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren, driving my 1966 Red Ford Mustang Coupe 289 V8 and gardening.

I am a member of Pet Sitters International. PSI provides valuable resources for the professional pet sitter, as well as continuing education opportunities. I am also college educated and have attended classes on dog training, pet care and animal health through Medaille College and UB’s Mini Vet School and I am PetSaver certified through PetTech.  I am a Certified Professional Pet Sitter.

Over the years I have also been very involved in rescue and placement of pets into their forever homes.  I financially help and support many local rescues in the area.

In August 2010 I was asked by WGRZ.com Channel 2 news to be one of their Community Content Providers for their pet sections of several towns in Erie County.

We are the preferred Professional Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers of the Buffalo Bills Organization and have worked for clients such as present and past Buffalo Bills players Damien Harris, Jordan Phillips, Reid Ferguson, Jerry Hughes, Cody Ford, Dean Marlowe, Tyler Kroft, Evan Boehm, Stephen Hauschka, Spencer Long, Jake Fisher, Ramon Humber, Vontae Davis, Preston Brown, Brandon Spikes, EJ Manuel and Christian Gaddis. 

We also service local celebrities such as Adam Benigni, Sports Director/Anchor for Channel 2 @WGRZ (NBC) Buffalo, Emily Lampa, Program Host for the Home Shopping Network (HSN) and former Co-Host AM Buffalo WKBW Buffalo Channel 7 News, Kelly Dudzik, Emmy Award-winning journalist and anchors Midday on Channel 2 @ WGRZ, Maria Genero, Meteorologist for Daybreak and is co-host of The Healthy Zone on Channel 2 @ WGRZ (NBC) Buffalo, Liz Mantel, Morning Show Host at 107.7 The Wolf, Lauren Fix, The Car Coach, Paul Fix, American Race car Driver as well as others.

We are proud to say we service well know medical doctors such as Dr. Vijay Iyer, MD, PhD with Great Lakes Cardiology and UBMD Internal Medicine, he directs the complex valve clinic at Buffalo General Medical Center, as well as structural heart interventions at the Gates Vascular Institute and Buffalo General Hospital, Dr. G. Richard Curl, MD, FACS with Buffalo Endovascular and Vascular Surgical Associates (BEVSA), Dr. Robert H. Ablove, MD with UBMD Orthopaetics & Sports Medicine, Dr. Tova S. Ablove, MD with UBMD Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Horacio A. Capote, MD who serves as the Medical Director of the Division of Neuropsychiatry at DENT, including DENT Behavioral Health and the DENT Ketamine Clinic. In addition, he is the Medical Director of Addiction Services at Brylin Hospital, Dr. Bindesh B. Patel, DO with UBMB Emergency Medicine, Dr. Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, FACS Chair of the UBMD Surgery, Dr. Lisa Jane Jacobson, MD, MPH, MSHPEd with UBMD Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Ray Ogra, MD, Co-Medical Director for In-patient and Subacute Medicine at Buffalo Medical Group, Michael R. Cummings, MD with UBMB Psychiatry,  as well as other local doctors.

 

Michelle Dailey, Senior Client Care Manager

Michelle lives in Williamsville with her husband and has two daughters who are both in college. She spent ten years living in Australia and moved back to the States in 2000 bringing with her three dogs and a cat. She currently has 2 senior Miniature Dachshunds, Larry & Tootsie, a senior Cocker Spaniel rescue named Nugget, a Dachshund Beagle mix rescue puppy named JoJo and another Dachshund mix puppy rescue named Millie.

Michelle and her husband Ralph own rental properties throughout WNY that she helps manage part time.  She has worked in many fields over the years but working with animals has made her the happiest. She has an un-wavered love and compassion for animals and will care for your pets as if they are her own

She has been a pet sitter with Laura’s Critter Care since November of 2016. Michelle enjoys her expanded role with Laura’s Critter Care as Assistant Client Care Manager during the evenings and weekends.

Melissa Westmiller, Assistant Client Care Manager

Melissa has a finance degree from the University of South Florida. She was a bodily injury insurance adjuster for over 15 years.

Melissa has loved animals her whole life.  Her husband Vince works in the veterinary field as a sales representative. He has been working in the veterinary field for over 20 years.

She and her family currently own a German Shepard and three cats.

Melissa has been a professional pet sitter for Laura’s Critter Care since March 2016.  Melissa will now also enjoy her expanded role with Laura’s Critter Care as Assistant Client Care Manager during the evenings and weekends.

Lisa Giangreco, Bookkeeper

Lisa maintains records of all financial transactions of the company and supports the management of the office. She was previously also a professional pet sitter for Laura and has been with Laura’s Critter Care since 2015

 


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Our Pet Professionals

 

Becca H.

Becca is a graduate of Houghton college with a psychology degree and a graduate of the Karen Pryor Clicker Training Academy. She is a resident of North Tonawanda with her husband, 2 kids, dogs, cats, and fish.

Becca is the owner of her own dog daycare, training and boarding company. Previously Becca has worked at Purrfect Paws Animal Behavior Center and Fetch n Catch, overseeing daycare, playgroups and boarding, as well as working in the training programs. Most recently, she worked managing the dog daycare at K9 Kids Club before leaving to work more with Laura’s Critter Care and being home with her 2 kids. She has over the years been a pet sitter for friends, co-workers, and family. She has experience with dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and exotics.

She is a natural with all animals and has a lot of medical experience in regards to pets and the many different animals she has worked with over the years. She loves to work with pets to give them the care they deserve, as well as giving the owner the satisfaction and reassurance that their pets are in good hands. She has been with Laura’s Critter Care since 2012.

Marissa D.

Marissa has been a pet sitter with Laura’s Critter Care since 2013, taking care of a variety of pets. She has a love and passion for caregiving and is a life long animal lover.  She has been with Laura’s Critter Care since 2013.

Her background is in healthcare management, many of those years as a group home manager. 

Marissa resides in Clarence with her husband Jason and 4 active children. She has a Bernese Mountain dog named Bear, a Cockatiel named Chi Chi Bean and a Parakeet named Disco.

Deb V. 

Deb worked as the Grants Manager of the Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council for 37 years. She retired in 2010 and decided that with her love of animals she wanted to do something with her retirement working with pets. She has never wanted to kennel her pets and as Laura’s Critter Care, LLC does only  home care she decided she would also love to work with Laura and help to care for people’s pets and love them as her own. She has been with Laura’s Critter Care since 2013.

Deb currently owns 3 pugs 11, 3 and 6 mos.. She is involved in pet rescue with the transporting pugs in need to the rescue. She attends their Pug Social fund raiser each year in Vermont. She and her husband have also watched dogs in their home for friends and people they have met throughout the years with the Buffalo Pug meetup group where she was the Organizer for several years.

Deb has taken courses to learn more about animal health and care having completed the American Red Cross Dog and First Aid Course in 2008 the Mini Vet course offered at SUNYAB in 2010 and again in 2017 offered by Medaille.

Other pets Deb has owned have been a Goffin Cockatoo and a Nanday Conure. She is very familiar with the care and maintenance of birds and she has also owned a cat. Deb also has extensive experience in working with elderly pets as her previous 4 pugs that have passed died at ages 13 through 15 including her blind pug Rocco. Deb has a passion for all animals and feel they should be cared and loved like humans.

Marilyn W. 

Marilyn loves your fur kids!  She has been with Laura since retiring from her office job back in 2013 and has never looked back!  “This is the absolute best job in the world, I love it!”

Marilyn is the youngest of four (all girls) and even though her sisters tried getting their mom to allow a pet in their house, Marilyn was the only one that actually changed her Mom’s mind.  She was a little devious at the age of 12, sneaking a kitten into the house using her allowance to buy kitty food, litter and all the supplies she needed.  Her parents were going to a wedding that day and by the time her mom discovered the kitten, she had to let it stay the night.  When her parents came home and saw the kitten all huddled in its bed they actually fell in love!  Cuddles became a part of the family.

Her passion for animals definitely shows when she takes care of your pets.  She has owned 3 cats, 2 turtles and 4 dogs.  She is “grandma” to 3 cats and 2 dogs and currently is mommy to her two Pomeranians, Kody Bear and her third rescue, Bella Mia.  Her dogs never want for anything and everyone who knows her compliments her on her care and love for them.

Everyone who knows Marilyn wishes they were her pet!

One of her very favorite things to do is helping people find their perfect furry friend.  She stays in touch with many rescue groups and has helped several find their furever homes.

Marilyn has also completed Pet Tech training and is Pet Saver certified in Pet CPR and First Aid.

Marilyn currently resides in Getzville with her husband and Pomeranians.  They have two grown sons and in 2022 became first time grandparents to their beautiful granddaughter, Elle Madelynn.

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Karin joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2014.  She is a native of Williamsville and resides with her husband and four daughters.  She has been around pets her entire life and loves all animals big and small.

She attended SUNY Brockport for an undergraduate degree and obtained her Teaching Certification and Master’s Degree in Educational Computing from Buffalo State College.

Karin has spent a lot of time volunteering on committees or in the classroom at her daughters schools, co-chairing numerous committees.

Before pet sitting for Laura’s Critter Care she was a substitute teacher at Saints Peter and Paul School in Williamsville.

Karin has been fortunate to be able to pursue hobbies and passions that she enjoys. She is eager and excited to meet and take care of your pets.

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Krista is a graduate of Canisius College where she received her bachelors degree in Management and Marketing. She currently owns a dance studio in Derby, NY fulfilling her passion and currently lives in Hamburg. She has been with Laura’s Critter Care since 2015.

Krista has three dogs at home, Lucy, Kloee and Watson!  As an animal lover, one of her favorite things to do is go on long walks with her pups, and take them to the local doggy park. She has over the years been a pet sitter for family, friends and coworkers and can’t wait to meet new pets through Laura’s Critter Care!

Christy H.

Christy grew up in Orchard Park and now lives in Williamsville with her family. She and her husband share their home with their daughter, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 Eclectus parrots. Having a large pet family has given her first-hand experience to how important it is to have a trusted care taker come to your home to care for them.

Christy knew at a young age that her future would include working with animals. She started volunteering at a local vet’s office as early as 8th grade and continued to volunteer in various organizations through high school. After earning her Bachelors in Business Administration, she knew something was still missing and again ventured back towards animal care.

Previously to working with Laura’s Critter Care starting in 2016 Christy worked at the Erie County SPCA in both kennels and the office. She worked for four years at Purrfect Paws Animal Behavior Center where her love of dog and cat training flourished. While there, she oversaw daycare and playgroups, assisted with training, and cared for foster animals of all types.

Christy also has experience fostering animals in her own home, to include many with health issues. She has extensive experience with Parrots and is excited to work with all animals.

12829425_10204526057069775_4470921399309375457_oCarrie H.

Since Carrie was little she always loved animals, real, stuffed or imaginary, made no difference to her. She would sit with her grandfather by the hour and learn everything he could teach her, as he’d had a farm once upon a time and a vast array of pets. Nature shows were always a big hit in her home.

She had always thought she wanted to be a veterinarian but she was wrong. After two years of interning with a local veterinarian she knew she could never do the job. Not because she wasn’t smart enough, but because she was too sensitive. Carrie learned an incredible amount during those two years, that she has put to use in her pet sitting.

Carrie is so glad she was inspired to start her own business because she has made so many friends both furry and not. She has yet to meet a dog who doesn’t like her, and once she knows what cats are really thinking she will know if it’s me or just my furry coat that they like.

Carrie joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2016 and is excited to also add additional jobs to her schedule through Laura’s Critter Care and looks forward to meeting you. 

Melissa W.

Melissa is married with four daughters. She has a finance degree from the University of South Florida. Melissa was a bodily injury insurance adjuster for over 15 years before she decided it was time to spend more time with her family.

Melissa has loved animals her whole life.  Her husband Vince works in the veterinary field as a sales representative and has worked for Penn Vet and Abaxis and is currently working for Parnell. He has been working in the veterinary field for over 18 years.

She and her family currently own a German Shepard and three cats. Melissa joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2016.  She looks forward to caring for your pets which she understands are cherished family members. 

Michelle D.

Michelle lives in Williamsville with her husband and has two daughters who are both in college. She spent ten years living in Australia and moved back to the States in 2000 bringing with her three dogs and a cat. She currently has 2 senior Miniature Dachshunds, Larry & Tootsie, a senior Cocker Spaniel rescue named Nugget, a Dachshund Beagle mix rescue puppy named JoJo and another Dachshund mix puppy rescue named Millie.

Michelle and her husband Ralph own rental properties throughout WNY that she helps manage part time.  She has worked in many fields over the years but working with animals has made her the happiest. She has an un-wavered love and compassion for animals and will care for your pets as if they are her own.  Michelle joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2016.

Alyce W.

Alyce grew up in Kenmore and currently lives in North Buffalo with her husband and two rescue dogs Koda and Tilly.

After many years in the non profit field she is now employed as a part time retail merchandiser. She joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2016. Alyce has enjoyed the company of several assorted pets that include dogs, cats and rabbits. She has also looked after friends and family pets and looks forward to taking care of your pets. As a pet owner Alyce understands how important care and companionship is. 

Rachel T.

Rachel currently lives in North Buffalo where she was born and raised. She lives with her boyfriend of 15 years and they have two very lovable cats.  Rachel also spends a lot of time at her father’s house where she has a highly intelligent and very energetic Westie highland terrier. Her pets have shown her what having a best friend is truly about and has guided her to become a compassionate and responsible adult!

Rachel’s past experience includes several years working with individuals with disabilities, nursing home care and child day care. She spent 6 years enlisted with the Army National Guard where one of her proudest accomplishments was being able to assist with Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief.  Along with pet sitting Rachel also works for UPS.

Since Rachel was a child she always had a deep compassion for helping others, along with a deep love for animals. She remembers always begging her uncle and friends to let her be the one to watch over their pets when they were going out of town, and to this day she still makes sure she is their go-to sitter!

Rachel joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2017 and feels this opportunity is a perfect way to fulfill her love for animals while helping others!  

Katelyn D.

Katelyn has been surrounded by animals her whole life and is currently the proud parent of two rescue dogs, Buster and Porter and a bearded dragon named Irwin.

As a client of Laura’s Critter Care she was so impressed with the quality care that her fur babies received that she herself wanted to join the team.

Katelyn is a graduate of University at Buffalo with a degree in Theatre and has experience working with all types of animals in theatrical settings.  Currently, she resides in Tonawanda, NY and has her own business teaching knitting and yoga classes. She has been with Laura’s Critter Care since 2017.

Lauren W.

Lauren is a HUGE animal lover. She grew up in a house of cats and dogs mostly, but has been around all types of animals her whole life.

Lauren joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2017.  Her  goal is to care for your pet with the up most compassion according to your wishes, and keep them as active as possible so they stay as happy as possible. She has plenty of knowledge with proper hygiene, food and diet care for animals. She enjoys going for walks and understand safety is extremely important for your pet.

Lauren is extremely flexible with time and willing to help as much as she is able according to your schedule and hers. Lauren looks forward to meeting you and working with your favorite pets!

Joanne K.

Joanne lives in Buffalo with her husband.  She has been with Laura’s Critter Care since 2017.  She has rescued pets and enjoys taking care of others pets as if they were her own.  Her kitty Pearl is the love of her life.  She has had dogs also in the past and just recently lost her special pup Ace.   Joanne is also a die hard Buffalo Bills Fan!

 

Kristin S.

Kristin is a native of Clarence who grew up with cats, dogs and an Amazon parrot! At a young age her family taught her all living things should be treated with love and respect.

Kristin spent her high school years assisting local chicken farms and helping her grandmother who raised K-9 dogs for local law enforcement. As an adult, she started volunteering for a cat rescue group Ten Lives Club, cleaning cages and taking care of orphaned kittens who needed bottle feeds, as well as fostering cats awaiting a forever home. She also works for a local veterinarians office. She has been with Laura’s Critter Care since 2017.

Currently Kristin has 3 dogs (a Great Dane, St Bernard, and a Shih Tzu) and two cats. She loves spending time walking and getting exercise! Kristin looks forward to meeting new animal friends of all kinds! 

Denise B.

Denise has always loved being around animals. When her kids were still at home they had a dog, hamster, bearded dragon, rabbit and fish. Now that the kids are on their own she has more time to pet sit for other people. She decided to join  Laura’s Critter Care in 2017.

Denise volunteered at the Erie County SPCA for 8 years walking dogs. She traveled to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah in 2010 to volunteer. She enjoys helping out friends and family by staying at their homes with their pets when they go on vacation. It is less stressful for the pets and the owners! It is such a rewarding job. The animals love you unconditionally and are so excited to see you! 

Janice N.

Janice lives in Clarence Center with her fur and feather babies.  She has 3 large dogs, 2 cats and 6 chickens.

Janice has been a puppy raiser and sitter for Guiding Eyes for the Blind.  The lab in this picture, Tacoma, now works for the National Parks Service as an explosive detection canine.  He left the Guiding Eyes program to follow his passion for sniffing.

Janice is a lifelong animal lover who is looking forward to caring for your pets! She has been with Laura’s Critter Care since 2017.

Jessica C.

Jessica was born and raised in the North towns. She has been a lifelong animal lover & dog owner. 

Jessica currently resides in Grand Island with her husband and two children. She has 2 dogs (Rylee, a Border Collie, & Piper, an Australian Shepard) and a cat (Sheldon).

Jessica spent time working at Purrfect Paws monitoring daycare and playgroups, assisting with training classes, & taking care of all sorts of foster animals. She completed the Dog Obedience Trainer program through Animal Behavior College.

Jessica is very excited to be a part of the Laura’s Critter Care team & taking care of your fur-babies! She has been a part of the Laura’s Critter Care since 2017.

Michele S.

Michele is from Williamsville, NY and married with a son and daughter. Michele has had 3 dogs during her life and a few years ago lost her beloved Golden Retriever, Sabre, at the ripe old age of 13.

Her family wants a new dog, but due to crazy kids/sports schedules she has been unable to commit to her own puppy. She watches several neighbors and friends dogs and even took in her nieces 3 year old Bernese mountain dog in to her home for 6 months last year while her niece was studying abroad!

She is thrilled to be connected with Laura and have the opportunity to fill her days taking care of others peoples pets since 2017! Every pup she has ever taken care of has adored her and Michele prides herself on treating them as one of her own. 

Marissa B.

Marissa has thirteen years of retail and management experience. Providing excellent customer service is something she is very passionate about. Her true passion lies in the caring of animals of all types, sizes, domesticated and wild. She has had animals of all kinds in her life since she was born. For seven years she has consistently provided care to cats, dogs, small critters, and reptiles for friends, family members, and others through word of mouth. To provide the unconditional love, loyalty, and devotion to any animal in her care is something she lives by. Marissa has been a Laura’s Critter Care since 2018.

Jordan W.

Jordan is a college student at SUNY Geneseo and is majoring in International Relations. She is an active member of the Sigma Delta Tau sorority and has been involved in both recruitment and philanthropy. She is a native of Williamsville and graduated from Williamsville East High School in 2016. She is the oldest of 4 sisters and has 2 dogs, Ziva and Sebastian, and two cats, Luna and Jeter.

She has been passionate about animals her whole life and has had many different pets. She is a strong advocate for adopting rescues, her family adopted their dog Ziva from the Big Dogs Big Hearts rescue based in the Rochester/Buffalo area. She has experience in dog sitting for family friends and relatives. Jordan has also volunteered at the local SPCA looking after cats.

Jordan looks forward to caring and looking after your pets with the same love she would her own and has been doing so when she joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2018. 

Sara B.

Sara was born and raised in Clarence, NY. She is a graduate of Buffalo State College where she received her bachelors degree in elementary education. She spent four years teaching kindergarten before she took time off to raise her two daughters.

Sara has always had a love for animals. She has been an active pet sitter over the last fifteen years. Her passion is sports and attending all of her daughter’s softball games.

She is eager and excited to meet and take care of your pets and has been doing so since 2018. 

Carolyn P.

Carolyn is currently an RN at Erie County Medical Center working on the Medical Rehabilitation Unit specializing in spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. She has also worked in the Operating Room as well as Orthopedic Unit.

She is a resident of Cheektowaga bordering Snyder, Amherst and Williamsville. She lives with five dogs (one being a blind Diabetic,) and three cats. She loves the balance of taking care of people and animals. 

Carolyn is a volunteer with Pixie Mamas Rescue and fosters dogs of all types and temperaments. She does transport, works events and screens potential adopters. She has experience with medication administration including insulin. Carolyn is an advocate for all animals and is an excellent choice to care for your pet. She joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2018.

Dana M.

Dana earned her Bachelor’s degree from Canisius College and her Master’s degree from D’Youville. She currently works as an analyst in the insurance industry but her true passion involves working with animals. Dana joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2018.

A lifelong pet owner, Dana has volunteered with a number of animal organizations, from wildlife rescue to training service animals to help their new owners adapt to living independently. She currently volunteers her time with various SPCA events and fundraisers.

She is a native of Cheektowaga, where she currently resides with her pit bull Lola, hound mix Mia, 2 cats Felix and Gemma and rabbit Bobby. She looks forward to meeting you and your pets! 

Juli G.

Juli is a transplant from PA but grew up in Ohio. She has lived in the Buffalo area for the past few years years with her husband and two children. She works as a Speech Pathologist in the south towns.

Juli has two dogs, Shila an Australian Shepherd and Lucy a miniature Dachshund along with a cat, Malkin . She loves animals and looks forward to taking care of clients animals like her own.  Juli joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2019.

Caitlin R.

Growing up an only child in a multi-pet household, Caitlin has always felt very connected with animals of all kinds. As a teen, she volunteered weekly at a local animal hospital and also at a wild life refuge. Caitlin routinely worked as a pet sitter for neighborhood friends and acquaintances, watching cats, dogs, ferrets, snakes, birds, fish and more.

Caitlin moved to Buffalo from Brooklyn, New York in January of 2018. She can typically be found working on projects for her Etsy shop, exploring the greater Buffalo area, or obsessively snapping photos of her two cats. She joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2019.

Valerie M.

Valerie grew up in Buffalo, NY and now resides in Depew with her husband and 3 fur kids (yes she says they are her kids and she treats them as if they were) (all Rescued) Bianca Ann who is a Poodle/Terrier mix, Dutchess Leon who is a Pekinese mix, and Mz Kitty Kat Elsa who is a Calico Cat. Valerie always had a love for animals and growing up had fish, gerbils, hamsters, turtles, parakeets, cockatiels, and helped her mom raise Poodles and Pomeranians from birthing on.

A Retired Military Veteran of 26 years served in the Navy and Air Force Reserves. She has Associates in Applied Science degree and has worked in the Administrative field in various positions throughout her career. She also is a Real Estate Salesperson.

Valerie has been a volunteer since 2012 for a Local Dog Rescue. She helps out with transporting and rescuing from the Amish Puppy Mills, Fundraisers and anything she can. Her love and compassion for animals is what makes her the happiest and will care for your pet as if it were her own. She loves to work with animals and give them the care they deserve, as well as giving the owner the reassurance that their pets are in great hands and a loving environment. She has experience in giving medications, sub Q fluids and diabetic shots as she had to give her own pets.

Valerie is excited to be part of Laura’s Critter Care since 2019 and will continue living her dream which is caring for animals. 

Sheri L.

Sheri is a married mom of two boys and a Williamsville resident. Her family also includes 2 dogs (a boxer and a Heinz 57), three cats, and 2 guinea pigs. She has also previously owned a rabbit, mice, a parakeet, and fish. Sheri is a graduate of the University at Buffalo school of pharmacy. While a pharmacist by profession in Buffalo pharmacy, her true passion is, and always has been, animals of all kinds. Working with animals has been her dream since she was a child.  Sheri joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2019. She has been a volunteer for Ten Lives Club LLC (cat rescue) for 7 years. She helps take care of the cats at the Pet Supplies plus satellite location in East Amherst. Sheri is also comfortable giving injections of medications if needed. She is truly looking forward to meeting, caring for, and loving your pets!

Sarah T.

Sarah was born and raised in Buffalo, and spent a short time in Athens, GA for work and school. She now lives in Williamsville with her husband, and they are pet parents to a Manx named Remi, and tabby named Figaro, and a Golden Retriever named Oakley.  She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has a passion for people and animals. She understands that pets are part of the family, and deserve the utmost care and love.

Sarah has loved animals since she was a little girl. She grew up riding horses and worked as a trail ride leader. Over the years she has pet sit everything from horses, chickens, and pigs to fuzzy cats, dopey dogs, and scaly reptiles. Sarah joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2020. She is very excited to get to know you and your furry (or scaly) family members

Michael B.

Michael is a lifelong resident of Lockport, NY and recently retired after 24 years as a Professional Firefighter for the City of Lockport. He is married and a father of two boys.  He is a pet parent to Charlie, a coonhound/lab mix and a cat named Mochi.  He enjoys taking Charlie on long walks in their neighborhood or at their favorite park.  Michael enjoys fishing, hiking and spending time with his family.  He has been with Laura’s Critter Care since 2020 and looks forward to getting to know your pets and making sure they are exercised and well taken care of.

Krissy W.

Krissy is a student at the University at Buffalo studying Business administration. She is also the VP of marketing for the UB Women in Management Club. Through this club, she helps to promote confidence and determination in other young women who want to become future managers and business owners.

She was born and raised in Williamsville, New York. After growing up surrounded by pets and with a father who worked in the veterinary industry, she found a great passion for the care of animals. She has two dogs named Ziva and Sebastian, two cats named Luna and Jeter, and a rabbit named Olive.

You can be sure that your pets will be in loving and safe hands with Krissy. She has been with Laura’s Critter Care since 2021.

Georgia D.

Georgia is a UB graduate student, finishing her doctorate in physical therapy May 2024. She graduated high school in 2017 and has lived in Williamsville since she was 10.

Georgia has four dogs, 1 senior dapple dachshunds name Tootsie, a 6 year old dachshund beagle mix named JoJo and two 5-year-old dachshund mixes named Millie and Evan. She is very passionate about animals, and is very insistent about adopting rescues.

Georgia has been with Laura’s Critter Care since 2021 and is looking forward to taking care of your pets with as much love and care as she would her own.

Kathleen R.

Kathleen worked in the medical field for most of her life, but she has loved animals her whole life.  Pets have been a part of her life since she was a child.  They bring her such joy, comfort and happiness.  Currently she is a pet mom to a senior rescue named Lexi, a Pomeranian papillon mix, and two rescued Norwegian Forest Cats, Odin and Weegie.

Now that Kathleen is retired she is looking for a great opportunity to do something to keep her active and healthy.  What better job could there be than spending time dog walking, dog/cat sitting or just stopping by to spend time with your four-legged furry friend? She joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2021.

Kathryn (Katie) C.

Katie currently resides in Lancaster with her husband and 2 children.  She has 3 beautiful dogs, which she has rescued from various pet shelters, including 2 Pit Bulls, named Sophia and Minnie, and a Rottweiler, named Ariel.  Katie has grown up with both small dogs and big dogs ranging from Yorkies to Rottweilers–she is extremely comfortable with pets of all sizes and breeds.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Administration from Buffalo State College and has spent the past 20+ years working in the Hospitality Industry.  Katie’s love for pets is what sparked her to enter the wonderful world of dog walking/pet sitting.  She understands the importance of trusting someone to care for your “kids.  She is beyond thrilled to be apart of Laura’s Critter Care since 2021!  Katie looks forward to taking wonderful care of your pets.

Lauren M.

Lauren was born and raised in Williamsville. She recently moved to Getzville where she resides with her husband and their fur babies! Lauren is a proud dog and cat mom. She has a hound/lab mix named Ryder, two cats named Stan and Skittles.

Lauren earned a bachelors degree in Business Administration from Medaille College. She now works full time as a Human Resources professional at a leading sports nutrition company. She has a deep passion for animals and helping others. A fun fact, Lauren’s family had a pet snake during her adolescent years. She is proud to say she fed and held a ball python at 10 years old!  Lauren has been with Laura’s Critter Care since 2021.

Alyssa S.

Alyssa is a life-long pet owner and animal lover. She is currently a student at the University at Buffalo studying Mental Health Counseling and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. She has lived in East Amherst her whole life.

Alyssa has a dog, Mandy, two gerbils, Clementine and Piper, a mouse, Dumbo, a turtle, Keni, and a variety of freshwater fish. Alyssa can’t wait to care for and love your animals as if they were her own. She has been a part of Laura’s Critter Care since 2021.

Brooke R. 

 
Brooke grew up with dogs in her family and has always enjoyed their company as if they were another family member. Her dog Dexter (shown in the picture) is now 12 years old. He loves to swim, go for walks and dress up on Halloween. Brooke has experience with caring for large and small dogs. She also helped foster puppies and has cared for guinea pigs and fish. She had a goldfish named Charlie, who lived to be 16 years old! Someday, she hopes to own a Great Dane, but in the meantime she would love to get to know and care for your pets! She is looking forward to meeting them soon. Brooke has been with Laura’s Critter Care since 2021.

Jen M.

Jen is originally from San Diego, where she earned her B.A. in Elementary Education and worked at her church in the Music and Theater Arts department. She and her family then relocated to Grand Island about 10 years ago, where she is currently a stay-at-home mom to three wonderful kids. In her spare time she loves to read, do puzzles, and go for a walk. Jen loves animals, and wants her clients to know that she will treat their animal babies with as much love and attention as they do! Jen joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2021.

Jennifer (Jen) H.

Jen is an animal lover and dogs are one of her favorite pets. She grew up always having a dog for a pet and currently has a 5-year-old Chocolate lab fur-kid named Jax.

She has experience with pet sitting for friends, neighbors and relatives. Jen joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2021, she is very caring and will not only take good care of your animals but will treat them like family.

Rhonda D.

Rhonda has resided in the Buffalo area all her life. She has always had a passion for animals and is a strong advocate for them, as we are their voice. After spending many years caring for a late partner, she wanted to dedicate more of her free time to helping others. Her past has entailed fostering cats, dogs, bunnies and more, until finding them a forever home, some of which remain in her care today. She is a compassionate, trustworthy, friendly animal care provider. She has been commended for providing quality animal care, including managing difficult and aggressive breeds, animals with special needs and medical issues, administering medications and mixing special food formulas to a unique need of the animal.

For many years Rhonda has been a volunteer at the SPCA. She assisted in managing a newly developed program factoring in issues such as animal age and readiness for adoption. She kept animals clean and free from contaminants to promote optimal health and maintained a clean and organized boarding area to promote animal well-being. She has also provided part time volunteer work at a local dog-grooming salon where she professionally bathes, brushed and groomed a variety of dog breeds. It is always Rhonda’s aim to adore your pets as much as you do. She is comfortable with pets of all ages and have made many pet friends with her patience and love. Rhonda joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2021.

Chris M.

Chris is an avid gym goer- she takes a spin class every morning, as it’s a great way to start the! She has always had a soft spot in my heart for animals of all kinds, especially dogs and currently has a beautiful, sweet 1 1/2 year old girl Summer, a Corgi. Chris’s family has always had cats growing up; they took in strays and fed them, and even had a litter or 2 of kittens delivered in their front hallway. Chris loves warm weather and loves traveling to Cancun Mexico every year- She has been there approximately 12 times, and has also visited many islands of the Caribbean as well. Chris has been with Laura’s Critter Care team since 2021.

Maggie S.

Maggie has been with Laura’s Critter Care since 2021 and has always had a love for animals of all kinds. She currently has 2 dogs, 2 cats and a rabbit. All of which were rescues. She has also owned a Guinea pig. Maggie lives in Buffalo with her husband and works in the Mortgage industry full time. In her spare time she likes to attend Bills and Bandits games.

 

Melanie D.

Melanie currently resides in Tonawanda. She is an animal lover of all furry friends and has been around animals her entire life. She has experience pet sitting/overnight pet sitting for friends, family and neighbors. Although Melanie currently does not have any of her own animals, she always makes time to see the family dog (Abby) and the family cat (Snookers). Melanie joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2022. She is known for the love and attention she gives to all animals, and will treat your pets like family.

 

Jackie O.

Jackie grew up in Buffalo and has her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing. She currently works from home so she can spend more time with her animals. She has been around animals her whole life, with her family German Shepard, Mistletoe and then 2 puppy mill rescue Pomeranians of her own – Dolce and Bean (RIP). She loves meeting new animals and getting to know each and every one – they all have different personalities that makes each special in their own way. Jackie joined the Laura’s Critter Care team in 2022.

Sue S.

Sue is from Williamsville, NY and has been married for 30 years. She has 3 children who kept her busy while they were younger, but now they live away in different cities. Sue is a ENL teacher for 25 years in downtown Buffalo. She loves her teaching profession and is hopeful to continue working for at least another 5 years! Sue has two Goldendoodles who she adores, and she has had several other types of dogs throughout the years. Walking, running and being outside is where you will mostly find Sue when she isn’t working. Dog walking allows her to continue her passion for animals and treating them as if they were her own! She has been with Laura’s Critter Care since 2022.

Dustin D.

Dustin was born and raised in Buffalo, spent a short time in S. Florida where he attended a travel and tourism school. He now resides in Depew with his wife and two children. He is a pet parent of an adorable golden doodle, 3 cats and fish. His experience with animals goes back to his childhood where he always had a dog, cat, lizards, fish, and guinea pigs.

Dustin knows the importance of giving love and receiving love from animals. He has also been employed with FedEx as a Courier for 19 yrs. Dustin has made friends with pets and pet owners alike. He considers himself very passionate about animals and enjoys observing animal behavior in captivity and the wild. Although he enjoys all animals, his passion is with fish. He has experience in caring for salt and freshwater fish. Some of his hobbies include playing with his children, traveling, cleaning, and walking his doodle.

Dustin looks forward to being part of the team and serving his community in hopes to be a part of your family in assisting with your pet and home needs. He has been doing so since 2022.

Marie D.

Marie had been a resident of WNY all her life. She currently resides in Cheektowaga.

She has been an animal lover all her life.  She has had dogs and cats throughout her life.  She has taken care of pets for friends and family. She also has experience taking care of small birds and hamsters.   Marie recently moved into a home where she cannot have pets and misses having pets very much.

Marie joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2022 and can’t wait to meet your pets and play with them and take care of them.

Kristin A.

Kristin lives in Williamsville with her husband and two sons. Kristin has always loved all animals – having a variety over the years (cats, dogs, hamsters, and fish). She also loved horseback riding as a child/teen. 

Kristin was intrigued by the entire puppy training process when the family welcomed their first puppy in 2021. She previously had an older rescue dog – and loves seeing the process of growth and learning. The family also has a senior cat (17.5 years old!) and a kitten (1.5 years old) as well as fish. 

Kristin joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2022 and looks forward to caring for your animals with the same care and affection that she does her own. She is comfortable giving injections to your pets if needed. Her jobs have always centered around caretaking in the medical field – and she is looking forward to transferring this same passion and love to your pets.

Joe B.

Joe has had animals his entire life, ranging from dogs to bearded dragons. As a western New York native, he is a diehard bills fan who currently resides in Depew with his wife, two daughters and four dogs: Dodge, Cinnamon Bun, Mama Coco and Willow. 

After several years of working an office job, Joe decided to step away and focus on being the main care giver for his children. 

As a fellow client of Laura’s Critter Care, Joe understands the importance of not only ensuring someone will be there to take care of your pet’s physical needs, but also to make sure the pet parent and pet feel comfortable and safe while the family is away. He joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2022.

Julie A.

Julie is a retired special education teacher. She worked with special needs students for 41 years and enjoyed every minute!

She joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2022. Julie has always had a love for all pets…. Especially dogs. She’s been a pet owner all her life and even volunteered at a rescue for several years. She appreciates the unconditional love that dogs give and enjoys bonding with new animals.

She currently lives in Tonawanda where she is near her grandchildren. She has 5!! She has a remarkable Shih-tzu named Rosey….. her BFF.

In her free time she loves to read, garden and ride her bike.

Denise M.

Denise lives in Williamsville with her husband and two cats Merle and Simba.  She is retired from the Department of Social Services after 35 years of service. She enjoys gardening, shopping and being a caregiver in her spare time.

Denise joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2022 and is looking forward to working with Laura’s Critter Care, because she loves animals and helping people.  She is a responsible and respectable person and will go the extra mile for your fur babies!  Denise is a “grandma” to her daughter’s dog and two kitties!

Ashley B.

Buffalo Born and raised Ashley currently resides in Depew with her husband, Joe, and two young daughters. After graduating college, she decided to pursue her passion and love for animals and went into pet grooming. Now, after almost 7 years of working in the grooming industry, she is so excited to be able to continue doing what she loves, working with pets. She joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2022.

Not only is Ashley a mama to her two tiny humans she also has four fur babies: Dodge (Beagle),Willow (Australian Shepard), Cinnamon Bun and Mama Coco (both Cavalier King Charles)

Rita O.

Rita was born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine.  She moved here with her parents 28 years ago.  Her love for animals started at a very young age.  She has always brought strays home and begged her parents to keep them. It worked some of the time.  Rita studied botany and biology at UB.  Ultimately, she decided to pursue a carrier in dental hygiene. She has been a dental hygienist for 20 years. Rita joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2022.

Rita is married and has a son.  They love and respect nature.  She loves going on hikes with her family! They are strong believers in animal rescue.  She volunteers at the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter as well as Second Change Sheltering Network.  Rita fosters cats through the City Shelter.  All their animals are rescues— they have three dogs, five cats, two guinea pigs and four chickens.  As a child, Rita spent summers in the Ukrainian countryside and is very familiar with farm life and farm animals.  She also volunteered at the Farm Sanctuary at Watkins Glen, NY and ASHA sanctuary in Newfane, NY.  She has been a vegetarian for last seven years.

Victoria (Tori) D.

Tori is a third-year law student at Hofstra Law School, graduating in December. She grew up in Williamsville and plans to practice law here after taking the bar exam in February. She currently works in the downtown courthouse as a judicial extern for the Surrogate’s Court Judge. Tori has lived in Williamsville for most of her life and graduated from Williamsville East in 2015 and Canisius College in 2019. 

She has three spunky kitties, JB, Ken, and Doodle; and four family Weiner dogs, Tootsie, Jojo, Evan, and Millie. She has always wanted to spend her spare time doing something with animals, so Laura’s Critter Care seemed like the perfect fit! She is very adamant about adopting pets and giving them a better life; her three cats all came from animal rescues! If she could she would add many more little fur babies to her pack. She has been with Laura’s Critter Care since 2022.

Rebecca R.

Rebecca is a huge animal lover who’s passionate about animals and animal care and taking care of your fur baby and giving them the best care. She has had cats before and currently has a Black Labrador named Molly. Rebecca is a lifelong resident of Williamsville, NY. She has dog walked for others before and has dog sat and watched friends’ dogs throughout the years.  She looks forward to giving your fur baby loving, attentive care and has been with Laura’s Critter Care since 2022!

 

Melissa L.

Melissa a pet mom to 2 Jack Russel Terrier mixes and 2 domestic cats who are all rescues. She is a proud military veteran and is an adoptive mom to 2 disabled children. Animals and their welfare are Melissas true passion in life. She would love the opportunity to come into your home and love on your pets as if they were her own! Melissa joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2022.

 

Autumn K.

Autumn grew up in a large family of nine siblings in the Town of Eden, NY.  She had many cats and dogs her whole life. Her parents use to breed Collies when she was young so she had some amazing experiences.

Autumn currently lives in Depew, NY and has been a stay at home mom to two sons who also share her interest and passion for animals. Autumn was a medical secretary for 12 years before adopting her sons.  Now that her sons are older she is ready to work again. She wanted to love her job and befriended a dog trainer who helped her with her own 2 pugs. She was immediately drawn to her love for animals and her path.  She then knew she wanted to also work with animals. Autumn now assists with dog training and boarding for her friends business and has current pet sitting experience and dog walking experience. Autumn is fascinated with animals and their behavior and what makes them “tick”. She empathizes with animals which is what makes pet sitting so rewarding for her.  She feels she is able to give security, unconditional love and support to not only the pets but also to their owners. Autumn joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2022.

Samantha B.

Samantha grew up in the Southtowns (Angola/Derby area) but currently lives near Downtown Buffalo. She grew up around all different animals her entire life. Her mother went to school to be a vet tech. Samantha has her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. She works remotely from home full time and pet sits early mornings, evenings, and overnights.  She currently has dogs, cats, birds, fish, geckos and ball python snakes. She has also grown up around ducks, chickens, geese, horses, bunnies, rats, guinea pigs, chinchillas, mice, hamsters, and lizards. 

Samantha joined Laura’s Critter Care March 2023 and looks forward to being part of the team and serving the community helping your family protect and love on your animals.

Kimberly W.

Kim grew up in the Town of Tonawanda, and currently resides in Cheektowaga. She is a graduate in Business from Niagara County Community College, and Hotel/restaurant management from Niagara University.  Kim spent much of her career as a travel agent, while pursuing her love of experiencing new destinations.

In addition to joining the Laura’s Critter Care in April 2023, Kim currently works in the manufacturing industry, and has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years.

Kim’s animal family has included a guinea pig named Grizetta, 2 English Springer spaniels named Lance and Spencer, a rescue golden mix named Sadie, and cats Rudy, Taz, Tiggy, and Phillipe. Kim has learned a lot about animal health through their care, as the dogs all had medical issues throughout their happy, tail wagging lives. You can be comfortable leaving your fur family members in her care, as being around them brings her so much joy.

Kim is a diehard Bills fan and all things football, and enjoys gardening, being out in nature, finding new restaurants, and going to concerts and festivals.

She is looking forward to spending time with your family.

Jenn I.

Jenn lives in Williamsville with her husband, 3 children and 1 fur baby, a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier named Bentley. She has always loved animals. Over the years, she has raised hamsters, a chameleon, many fish, and a variety of dogs.

Jenn has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and worked in the field for over 11 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. When her last child was finishing preschool, she started as a preschool teacher, working around her children’s school schedules. She enjoyed working with children & watching them grow for over 10 years. She is excited to join the Laura’s Critter Care team which allows her to love on a variety of pets as she does her own.

Lindsay C.

Lindsay grew up with cats and dogs and has owned dogs her entire adult life. She lives in Clarence Center with her husband, three daughters, two chocolate labs, and fish. She currently works full time for the Clarence School District. Prior to working at the middle school she worked in a doggy daycare/kennel and fostered puppies through Open Arms Rescue. She has experience caring for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, and rats. 

 

Jessica B.

Jessica was born and raised in Amherst. She graduated from Buffalo State College where she received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Jessica has two children, a cat, a rabbit, and fish. In her spare time, she loves gardening and playing tennis. She has been a lifelong animal lover & dog owner and is very excited to be part of Laura’s Critter Care team. Jessica looking forward to taking care of your pets with the same love and care that she does her own. 

 

Kelly M.

Kelly is a lifelong resident in the Kenmore/Tonawanda area, where she resides with her teenaged daughter. She graduated from Buffalo State College with a master’s degree in education. Kelly worked as a teacher until she was laid off in 2009 due to budget cuts, and now works in law enforcement as a probation officer. Her job can be very emotionally draining and stressful, and animals bring such joy and peace to her life. Kelly has fostered dogs for a rescue group since 2014. Her favorites were the senior dogs, and she ended up adopting a few of them and letting them live out their lives with her. She loves the outdoors, camping, hiking, traveling, Disney, watching sports (especially the Bills!), and working on puzzles. She has always been an animal lover, and currently has 2 chihuahuas and 2 cats. Kelly is looking forward to meeting everyone’s pets! 

Karen W.

Karen lives in East Amherst and love animals! She is a Nurse and have been for 37yrs. where she continues to work 2 days a week with the disabled and she loves it. Karen has two teenage boys and her husband recently retired. She loves to be active and loves all kinds of animals. Karen will take great care of your pets and will shower them with love!

 

Rick T.

Rick has lived in Buffalo, NY for the past 13 years. Previously, he grew up in a small town in Austin, Minnesota. After high school, Rick decided to join his fathers side of the family in Buffalo so he could dedicate his passion to the Buffalo Bills! He resides in Getzville with his wife, Lauren (a current pet sitter), a dog, and two cats. He works full time at a local food manufacturer. Besides for his passion to Buffalo sports, he also has a passion for animals. His wife calls him the pet whisperer when it comes to dogs and cats. He’s excited to join the Laura’s Critter Care team and help care for your pets!

Kate Z.

Kate is back! She previously worked as a pet sitter and dog walker for Laura’s Critter Care from 2019 to 2021. During her time away, Kate became a dog trainer. Educating herself and putting into practice a force free, individualized dog-centered approach Kate has worked with many dogs in private settings and group lessons. She really missed all of the animals she got to take care of with Laura’s Critter Care and is looking forward to working with you and your pups, and cats, and snakes, and tarantulas!

Robin M.

Robin grew up in East Amherst and has lived in Lancaster NY for the past 20 years. She lives with her husband, two college age children, and 2 rescue dogs Willow and Riley. Robin works part time as a server at two local restaurants.  An avid animal lover her entire life, her family has had the pleasure of loving and caring for dogs, hamsters, turtles, frogs, guinea pigs, and fish. She happily pet sits anytime for friends and family and is looking forward to caring for your pets too! 

 

Christine F.

Christine (Chrissy) has lived in Buffalo most of her life. She grew up in a household of 8 brothers and sisters along with different dog breeds, mostly German Shephard’s. She is currently living in Tonawanda with her 3 rescue cats JC, Lily and Sophie. She has an enduring love for animals and wants to bring that to your pets. She helps with her niece’s lab mix Rey, walking, feeding her during the day and stays overnight when needed. She also helps with her sister’s two Cavapoo’s Mario and Luigi. She shoots in multiple pool leagues and had coached boys baseball for 12 years.

Amanda M.

Amanda was born and raised on the west side of Buffalo. She left for about 5 years to pursue her passion for aviation and obtain her BA in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach Florida. She is currently a Multi-Engine Rated Commercial Pilot. She works full time on the weekends as a Supervisor for a Customs Broker, clearing freight across the border through Customs. On her days off she is still actively flying and currently working on her flight instructor rating to introduce more people to the joy and freedom of aviation!

 Amanda is a lifelong pet parent. She’s had dogs, cats and birds. She currently has 3 spoiled rotten cockatiels; Peanut, Cora, and Koda. She loves all animals and is looking forward to taking care of yours as if they were her own! 

Courtney W.

Courtney is recently engaged. She has two amazing fur babies, Magic and Simba. She absolutely loves all kinds of animals. She has a soft spot in her heart for American Staffordshire Terriers (AKA Pit Bulls) as she grew up with them. Her most recent family dog, a brindle pit named Doozy passed less than a year ago, but she is not forgotten. Besides animals, she loves to hike, loves Disney, and really enjoys writing and drawing.

 

Patricia C.

Pat currently lives in Lancaster. She has been in the dental profession 42 years before her retirement in 2022. She is now starting a new adventure using her love of animals. Pat currently has an abused rescue named Gordie. He is the love of her life, so she knows the importance of treating all animals as family. In the past she has also been a parent to turtles, fish, and birds. She is so blessed to begin this new chapter.

 

Carrie K.

Carrie up in a small town in Yorkshire, NY, but has lived in Lancaster for the last 15 years. She lives with her husband, three young children, a senior husky/shepherd mix dog, (Phoenix) a Bernese Mountain dog puppy (Bleu) that they recently adopted, and small flock of chickens. They occasionally have a foster animal staying with them from various animal rescue organizations as well. 

Carrie used to manage the HR department at the bakery the family owns, but she now stays home to care for their young children, pets, manage their rental properties, and maintains their tiny homestead. She also likes to help families in need in her spare time.

Carrie always had a passion for helping animals, of any kind, and making sure they have the absolute best care possible. She used to work at a veterinary/boarding clinic, so has had experience with many different types of animals. No matter what type of animal it is, she loves them, and love spending time with them.

Rachel L.

Rachel currently lives in Williamsville with her husband and three kids. Their beloved Black Lab recently passed away at age 14. Now that her kids are older, she is excited to turn her love of animals into a rewarding career. She has had experience with her own pets and has enjoyed pet sitting for friends, family, and neighbors. She is looking forward to caring for your pets as if they were her own. Rachel joined Laura’s Critter Care in 2024.

 

 

 

 

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