Tired of worrying about finding dependable and trustworthy care for your pet(s) while you’re away? KatieKare "For Your Pets" can help…we come to you!
Do you hesitate leaving on a trip because you can't find the proper care for your pets? Experience the difference with KatieKare.
For many pet lovers, it is stressful to even think about leaving a pet, let alone leaving them in an environment other than their own. Cages, kennels or boarding facility aren't for everyone and KatieKare is here to be sure your loved one(s) get the care they need, in the comfort of their own environment and on their own routine.
In-home pet care is the best thing you can do for your pet when you are away. Stress is a common occurrence for pets who are separated from family and home. When stressed, your pet may quit eating and become more susceptible to illness. Many boarding facilities, kennels and other highly populated pet areas suffer from contagious disease outbreaks such as kennel cough, which can spread rapidly and which are airborne. Possible exposure to illness or even injury adds to that stress. With KatieKare, they "Stay & Play While You're Away".
Ready to hear more about the all inclusive care? Your home, your pet(s), one on one attention, the love, the security and your peace of mind. We're just a call, wag, purr, hop, chirp or slither away!
~~ Licensed, Insured, bonded, Vet Tech experienced & Animal CPR Certified~~
My name is Katie Milliken, owner of KatieKare "For Your Pets"
- I have always had a passion for all animals.
My inspiration for opening my business was the first love of my life, “Lacy”. Lacy is just one of many loving companions I have in my life, all of whom have a special place in my heart. I couldn’t stand the thought of Lacy or any beloved pet spending even one night away from home and knew a kennel or boarding facility wouldn't be appropriate for my pets needs; my dear Lacy would be happiest in the comfort of her own home and on her routine schedule when I was away. I felt sure that many other pet lovers felt the same way and struggled with finding loving and professional pet care for their family members.
My desire to fill this need lead to my education and career path in the care of pets and animals of all types, not just our fellow domestic animals. Along with the medical knowledge I had already obtained by working as a Technician at a pet hospital, I also was interested in learning more about wildlife and exotic animals to where I spent 3 months at Santuario Silvestrie Wildlife Sanctuary in Costa Rica; feeding, mothered, rehabilitating, socialized with, and caring for a delightful array of unusual animals.
So, whether your pet is 4-legged, scurries, slithers, flies, or hangs from a tree, KatieKare is here for you!
At KatieKare, we adore animals and treat each and every pet as our own. We value your trust and work hard to earn and keep that trust. 90% of our business comes from very satisfied "word of mouth" families and/or are repeat customers. We encourage you to check out our references and reviews on our testimonials page to see what other families are saying about KatieKare.
"The world would be a better place if everyone had the ability to love unconditionally as a dog" -M.K. Clinton
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"My two dogs love and look forward to their weekday visits from Katie and her colleague Barbara. Pet sitting is not just a job for them, they clearly love animals and go out of their way to actively play with my German shepherd and shepherd mix. They have also helped out with foster animals I have taken in for a local rescue. So glad to have these ladies in my "puppies'" lives!"
Pilar Onate'Quintana - E.D.H., Ca
"In a word - awesome! Katie cares deeply for animals and her passion shows in her pet sitting. She has cared for my dog, Shade, and my two cats, Domino and Checkers for two years. I travel frequently for business, as well as the occasional two week vacation. My "babies" love her! My dog has severe food and environmental allergies, as well as intestinal and anxiety issues. Katie handles all of them with skill and gentleness. She gives Shade his meds, plays laser-tag with him, walks and brushes him. Shade is so pampered when Katie stays! I wholeheartedly recommend Katie. You will never want to take your pets to a kennel or dog resort again!"
Lorie Ireland - Folsom, CA
"KatieKare Pets is who I'll be hiring from now on when we go out of town. They dotted every "I" and crossed every "T" before we left and kept in contact with me when I asked how things were. Lisa came to stay at our house each night. Our two dogs LOVE her (and Katie for that matter)! Their prices are reasonable and they leave personal touches! I returned home from Christmas vacation to hand written daily journals of the dogs behavior and day. I could not have been happier! Thank you KatieKare! Fudge and Buford look forward to your return!
The Stryker family - Folsom, Ca
"We consider our pets to be fell fledged members of the family; deserving of excellent care and lots of love. This is exactly what Katie provides. In addition to having an outstanding technical background, she possesses intangible qualities that are simply invaluable. Katie is personable, professional, trustworthy, and highly organized. Her qualities as a true professional in pet care are only matched by her qualities as a person. It can be nerve racking to say the least when turning your pets and home over to someone. We've contracted with Katie several times to take care of our four pets, two of which have specific medical requirements. We could not be more relaxed when away, knowing she's there, and our pets absolutely love her. We have never seen anyone more skilled at immediately connecting with animals. We are extremely selective about who cares for our pets and home. We have already referred many of our friends and cannot recommend Katie highly enough. She simply is the very best!"
Mark & Kim Cerutti - El Dorado Hills, CA
"Right after adopting two dogs from the shelter, I had to go out of town for a week. I didn't want to put them into a boarding kennel because they had just gotten out of a 'cage' situation. I googled for a pet sitter but did not find anyone qualified. When at the vet, I heard that Katie, an experienced vet tech, was also a pet sitter. Having known her for years, I knew that she was skilled with animals and very compassionate. I hired her to take care of my boys and have used her services ever since. I completely trust Katie with my pets and feel secure that they are fully taken care of in my absence. When she stays overnight, my pets never leave their comfort zone and my house is cared for, which is an extra bonus. Katie feels like family - I wholeheartedly recommend KatieKare to anyone who wants the very best care for their pets."
Lisa Molera - Folsom, CA
We absolutely love KatieKare For Pets and completely trust them with our baby, little Miss Abigail!
I find myself becoming a bit more obsessive with each pet I bring into the family, and have hit the mark with my little Abby. My boys are grown and moved out, so Abby is the baby, my precious baby, and has my complete attention. I almost did not return to work after the summer break in which I brought little Abby home, worried about having to leave her alone for part of the day. That is, however, until I met Katie and Barbara.
Katie was recommended by my vet, who I trust immensely, so I was not at all surprised when I met Katie and Barbara, and immediately felt at ease. There was an instant connection and immediate sense of trust and comfort. Abby fell in love! I knew Abby would be safe and well cared for, as well as be happy and thrive under the care of Katie and Barbara! Their level of knowledge and skill is quite evident in how they connect with and care for Abby, not to mention the intense love that they share.
Barbara is our primary care giver and Abby waits anxiously every day for her visit. She has play time, potty time, and tons of love!! Barbara made it a point to get to know Abby and has always been amazing at sending me daily updates with lots of great pictures, which is always the highlight of my day, and gives me such peace of mind. We consider her Abby’s second mommy and feel so blessed to have Barbara and Katie in our lives! They truly are family to us!
I can not say enough about how much we love and trust KatieKare For Pets!! I highly recommend their services if you want your pet to receive the best care and most love possible from someone who will treat them as if they were their own family!!
Kristen Kudler- El Dorado Hills, CA