Local Entrepreneur Ends Pet Care Dilemma in Houston!
Posted Apr 09 2009 6:12pm
While most Americans continue to stress over finances, work, relationships and life in general, dogs, cats and other pets throughout the Houston area recently entered a state of animal euphoria. They’re wagging their tails, purring, and whatever else animals do when they’re happy more than ever before. Reason: They no longer have to sit home bored and alone, or be kenneled while their “people” are off at work or travel.
Taking the leap to operate his own business, local entrepreneur Jeffery Sundseth has combined his professional business savvy with his passion for pets to launch FETCH! Pet Care of Pearland, part of a fast-growing, national franchise that is the country’s first branded chain of professional, affordable, at-home pet sitting and dog walking services. That’s welcome news and a long-awaited solution, particularly for area pet owners, who frequently find themselves in a quandary when it comes to reliable care for their pets when jobs or other obligations take them away from home.
With a fitting tagline of “We’ve Got Your Tail Covered,” FETCH! Pet Care of Pearland will provide the widest range of services to meet pets’ and their owner’s varied needs, including daily small pet visits, private dog walks, in-home overnight sitting, day and evening care, private boarding, pet taxi services, home care, yard pet waste cleanup and medication for pets. For the more active pets, FETCH! Pet Care also offers pet fitness services and group off-leash dog outings.
“We always say that if your pets could talk, we know what they would say. Our caregivers are in tune to the unique needs of every pet we care for. I’ve always been passionate about pets, so I know how important it is for pet owners to have complete peace of mind while their loved ones are not with them,” said Sundseth. “That’s why FETCH! Pet Care takes every measure to make sure that pet owners choose the right caregiver for not only them, but for their pet as well.”
FETCH! Pet Care of Pearland maintains a large staff of professionally trained, bonded and insured pet sitters who care for all types of pets, including dogs, cats, hamsters, birds, fish, iguanas and even horses. In order to ensure a perfect match, FETCH! Pet Care offers a free in-home consultation prior to the first pet sitting assignment, which allows time for the customer, pet and chosen caregiver to get acquainted and make sure everyone is comfortable. Caregivers can be hired for ongoing services, as well as on weekends, holidays and on short notice.
FETCH! Pet Care also uses a sophisticated telephone dispatch system and advanced software that tracks assignments and delivers real-time electronic client order confirmations and automated sitter assignment reminders.
“I created this business with the mission that no pet should go uncared for,” said Paul Mann, founder and CEO of FETCH! Pet Care. Pets want and deserve the best love and attention possible every day, in their own comfortable setting. That’s the core of our business. That’s what FETCH! Pet Care will always be about, and that’s why owners who use our services will always come home to a happy pet.”
About FETCH! Pet Care
Founded in 2002 and with over 1,800 service areas in the United States, FETCH! Pet Care is the pet sitting industry market leader – the new face of pet care in the 21stcentury. The company offers a humane alternative to kennel boarding by providing loving, in-home overnight and/or daily care to any kind of pet in the most professional and reliable manner possible. FETCH! Pet Care thoroughly selects, screens, trains and insures all of the pet sitters and dog walkers within its network. Entrepreneur magazine named the company among its coveted “Franchise 500” in both 2007 and 2008, and in January 2008 ranked the company as the nation’s 24thTop New Franchise. In September 2008, FETCH! Pet Care was awarded the rank of the 963rdfastest growing private company in the U.S. on the Inc. 5000 list. For more information, visit www.FetchPetCare.com or call 1-866-FETCH-ME.