Meet Stella Flannery, Stella purchased Critter Sitter Connection in January of 2008. Stella is dedicated to helping create a peaceful and sustainable community for all relations. Pleased with the buisness of providing the best in home pet care services with the highest level of respect for the responsibility of humans as caregivers for the plants and animals who also care for us, Stella says, "My love of plants and animals has guided my journey this far. From researching the behaviors of wolves in northern Wisconsin while studying Biology and Chemestry at Northland College, to studying the science of herbal medicine in the rainforests of Washington State while attending Bastyr University in Seattle, all the way back to my original roots volunteering at the Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park, my love of life and desire to study and grow has led me into many great adventures."
Featured in the Kansas City Star in 2009, Shirley says, "I have had a passion for animals all of my life. Born and raised on a dairy farm in Berne, Minnesota, I was always around a lot of animals. For 12 years I have devoted many hours to volunteer work with my pet therapy dogs, Sandy and Shadow, through Pets for Life and Platte County Pet Power. This has been a wonderful way to give back to the community. Witnessing the way the animals touch people's lives on these visits is awesome and very rewarding. This past year I lost Sandy and Shadow due to health issues. Sandy and Shadow were angels, in a sense, and will be remembered by the many lives they touched. I am proud of our golden pup, Wally, who graduated and will continue with pet therapy work where Sandy and Shadow left off. For the past six years I have enjoyed working for Critter Sitters providing the best possible care for my clients' pets in the comfort of their own homes. I think of these pets as an extension of my own family."
We are very proud to have Shirley as a representative of Critter Sitter Connection!
Shirley's service prices are:
Get Acquainted visit $15.00
Visits for 1 pet $15.00-$40.00 per day depending on how many visits per day.
Angela provides excellent and exceptional pet care for many clients in North Kansas City and in the River Market area. You may see her and her two dogs at local pet events, as Angela is an activist and volunteer for a number of pet loving groups.
Katie is a fun-loving person with a passion for animals.She has owned and cared for many different types of animals including:dogs, cats, rabbits, chinchillas, ferrets, hamsters, iguanas, birds, and horses.She knows how hard it is for owners and pets to be separated.Therefore, she strives to do what it takes to make a pet comfortable and an owner at ease while they are away.
Katie’s pet-sitting experience began as a child when caring for a neighbor’s dog while they were out of town.During high school, she worked at a boarding stable.It was not uncommon for people to ask her to exercise and care for their horses if they were too busy to come or if they were out of town.In college, Katie continued to pet sit and house sit for co-workers and others.Katie now has many returning clients in the Parkville and North Kansas City areas.
Katie’s experience with horses began at the age of 3 when she first rode a horse on her grandfather’s farm.The love and awe she felt when she was little has only grown.The love of horses compelled Katie to buy a 2 year old gelding when she was 16 and to learn to train horses.She worked at a boarding stable in high school, and is familiar with many types of riding.Katie rode her horse, Peanut, in the local parade in high school.She also took Peanut and Duney on week long trail rides in Southern Missouri during the summers.
Vanessa - Gladstone Horse & Pet Care
Vanessa is a new member of our 2010 pet sitting team, with years of experience in pet care. She is interested in pet sitting for horses, dogs, and cats in Gladstone.
Amanda - Professional Pet Sitter in Overland Park
I have loved all types of animals ever since I was a toddler. I have rescued numerous pets and found old homes for lost ones or new homes for homeless pets. I have pet sit for all types of animals in the past 10 years from pigs to snakes to chinchillas. I dreamed of being a vet but I can't stand seeing anything in pain after my father's long battle with cancer. I adore meeting new animals and getting to know them over the years. I especially enjoy walking dogs as I love to be outside as well. I have known many pets for my entire career with Critter Sitters and have decade long references. I would love to meet any new animals in the Overland Park area. I am available for mid day walks as well. I am married with two girls, one dog named Lucy, two rescued guinea pigs and a tankful of fish.
Georgia provides care for many of our clients with special needs, and often accepts overnight reservations. Her and Amanda are a great Mother/Daughter team.
Leslie - Experienced Pet Sitter in Lenexa Kansas
Leslie is without a doubt one of the best pet sitters in Kansas City. Her clients love her versatility in working with all kinds of animals. Leslie says, "I have been with Critter Sitter Connection for over two years. During that time, I have provided care for a variety of animals from lizards to horses. I grew up in Iowa where my parents were (and still are) weekend farmers, so I have experience with a wide range of animals. I have two dogs of my own. Tao Jones is a Norfolk Terrier and Kirby is a Cairn Terrier. I also have a Siamese cat named Mika. My husband and I have four children ages 11, 9, 6 and 4. Our children love animals as much as I do and can't understand why we just can't keep adding more to our household! When you make a Critter Sitter reservation with me you can count on reliable, professional service. You can be assured that your pets will receive the best care possible."
Tracy - Serving Mission, KS and surrounding areas
Tracy is a professional pet sitter, and owner of KC Dog Nanny. She has provided A+ service to many of our top clients, and has been a leading member of our team since shortly after she joined in 2008.
(Photo coming soon) - Kathy - Serving Waldo and surrounding areas
Kathy has a well established client base, and rarely accepts new clients. New clients in Waldo and Brookside will likely be cared for by either Stella, or Tracy.
Katie S- Serving Midtown and The Plaza
Katie is a great sitter. Her clients are always sending us emails saying how pleased they are with her services. She offers special rates for afternoon and evening walks around the Plaza. Make a reservation request online, and set up a get acquainted visit so your dogs or cats can meet Katie.
30 Min walk around Plaza - $20
1 Visit for 1-2 cats - $15
2 Visits for 1-2 cats - $25
each additional pet - $5
Susan W - Pet Services for Independence & Surrounding Areas
A wonderful sitter with years of experience, who goes above and beyond. Susan does not charge any extra for holidays, can give injections or medications, will bathe and brush both dogs and cats, and has grooming clippers ready for any pet needing a shave when our hot & humid Kansas City summers demand it.
Susan charges $15 for one pet for each visit.
There is an additional $3 per day for each additional pet.
Grooming charges negotiated case by case.
Ginny - Serving Independence and surrounding areas
Ginny is one of the sitters in our network who really goes above and beyond, and does so while keeping her prices affordable for everyone. She provides quality pet-care services for $15 per visit (for one pet), and has only a $3-$5 additional charge per pet. A get acquainted visit is the best way to find out if Ginny is the right sitter for your pets.
Bath & Brush Small dog - $15
B&B for a Medium dog - $20, Large $30.
Beth C - Now accepting new clients in Blue Springs, Pleasant Hill, and surrounding areas
Beth is a new addition to our Critter Sitter Connection team. Beth says, "The welfare of animals has been a passion of mine from a very early age. I have had cats & dogs as pets all of my life. For the past 15 years I have taken care of many pets belonging to others, including horses. I volunteer at Wayside Waifs and have found homes for a few strays on my own." We are pleased to announce that Beth is available to provide pet-sitting services for all pets from hamsters to horses for only $20 per visit.
Sarah K - Serving Lees Summit & Surrounding Areas
Sarah is very experienced with equine care, and is also a riding instructor. She brings years of professional horse care to our team, and is also available to care for dogs, cats, and other pets as well.
More Professional Pet Sitter Profiles Coming Soon
I have received great "Sitter Profiles" from many of our top sitters so that you, our existing clients, and potential clients, can see who some of our professionals are. Throughout the greater Kansas City area, we've got you covered, with dependability you can count on and a reputation you trust!