Calhoun Pet Care
Dog Walking and Vacation Pet Sitting



Hi, my name is Kathy Calhoun, I am the Owner and Operator of Calhoun Pet Care.  If you are considering me for taking care of your pets, then you probably want to know more about me.  I have always loved animals and started to take a special interest when I was very young.  I grew up back east, in a rural area of PA.  We always had several pets and I knew that I would end-up in a career that allowed me to care for animals.  I have had pets my entire life and have always treated them as part of the family.  I currently have 3 cats of my own, ranging in age from 3yrs to 19yrs old, and a 4 years old Chihuahua /terrier mix.   I have 7 years of experience as a professional pet sitter and dog walker.   Before starting my own company, I was a dog walker and pet sitter for another service.   I loved every minute of it, but thought I would like to give more personalized service to my clients.  So I started my own pet-sitting company... it was the best decision I ever made.  (Well second best, marrying my husband is first  :) Prior to that I worked at  The Helen Woodward Animal Center, where I worked at their Pet Hotel/boarding facility.   I was responsible for the care of guests, including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and on occasion reptiles and pocket pets.  I assured that the exercise schedules, feeding instructions and  medical charts were all accurate and to clients' specifications.
I am also very involved in
animal rescue and adoption
.  I have been a volunteer for for 7 years and it gives me great satisfaction.  I initially got involved as an animal caretaker.  Caring for the animals at our adoption centers.  Little by little, I took on more tasks and responsibilities for the homeless animals.  I began helping at the adoption events, caring for the cats and advising people interested in adopting.  Then I began fostering in my home, taking in rescued cats and assuring they get proper medical care and of coarse lots of love.  I now am a Foster Team Lead, where I not only care for my own foster cats, but oversee and mentor several foster homes and up to 40 cats and kittens. ( Oh, I still do all the other stuff too).  As well as spoiling my own cats rotten. 
I was trained by a veterinary nurse and am familiar with giving all types of medications.  I am also Dog and Cat CPR and First Aid Certified through the American Red Cross.


My husband, Mike, works with me.  He has been an incredible help and the animals all love him.  Mike is very athletic and strong and loves to give the really energetic dogs a good work-out, by taking them for a run or playing fetch with them.  But, he can offer a gentle hand too.  He has been helping me rescue cats and has done everything from giving medications and socializing cats to bottle feeding baby kittens.


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