Don't want to come home to a mess?
Feel guilty leaving your pet with your neighbor?
Let us give your pets the loving care that
they deserve, in the comfort of their own home!
Call 303.725.2162 or email us at PetCare@FriendlyVisits.com
* Currently Pet Sitting in Westminster, Broomfield,
Superior, and Surrounding Areas * Bonded & Insured *
Photograph Courtesy of Melissa Kauffman.
Friendly Visits, LLC has
been officially operating since 2003. They are insured through
Mourer Foster and bonded through Business Insurers of the
They are members of Professional United
Pet Sitters, the National Association of Professional Pet
Sitters and the North Metro Denver Pet Sitters, in addition
to other groups and educational forums.
Friendly Visits, LLC is based out of Westminster,
Colorado and their service area includes neighborhoods in
Westminster, Broomfield, Superior, Louisville, Lafayette,
Erie, Thornton, and Northglenn.
All Associate Pet Sitters have had reference
and background checks.
Jennifer & Neisa, an Australian Cattle
Calvin & Hobbes, Chinchillas
Anthony & Pippin, a Short-Tailed Opposum
Anthony and Jennifer have always had pets,
and whether their own pets or someone elses, or even nature's
creatures they have found them fascinating. This is why
they own and work for Friendly Visits -- to be with what
they know and love!
Anthony and Jennifer work full time for Friendly
Visits. This is their livelihood, and not just a hobby!
In addition to pet sitting, they handle the managerial and
administrative tasks such as phone calls, emails, scheduling,
Jennifer graduated from Arizona State University
with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems
and Anthony is formally of the U.S. Army. Anthony had secret
security clearance during his service (2001-2005), and also
received USPS security clearance in 2007 and 2008 (includes
drug screening, criminal history, citizenship, and fingerprinting).
Anthony & Jennifer are both certified
First Aid, and are dependable, trustworthy, and have
a true love for animals, both their own and yours!
Their own furry family consists of Neisa,
an Australian Cattle Dog, (adopted from Second
Chance Animal Shelter in Texas where they volunteered
before moving to Colorado); Darcy, a Border Collie (from
the Rocky Mountain Border Collie Rescue); Tyler, a Border
Collie Mix (from the Western
Border Collie Rescue), Hobbes, a chinchilla; and various
foster dogs from the Western
Border Collie Rescue.
Jennifer currently participates in flyball
with Darcy, and agility with Neisa.
Anthony currently competes in flyball
In the past 2 years, they have fostered over
39 dogs that have gone on to find forever homes!
Anthony & Neisa
The Associate Pet Sitters
Alicia grew up in the Broomfield area. She has lived with
and cared for dogs her entire life. In her teen years Alicia
spent her free time working in a stable and especially loved
when she got to ride the horses!
Alicia now owns an amazing blue-eyed husky, a playful beagle
mix, and two beautiful male cats. In the future, Alicia
hopes to have a career working with animals.
Both personally and professionally, Amelia has worked
with animals for many years. She has volunteered for the Longmont
Humane Society over the last year, in their volunteer program
and as a foster caregiver. She continues her work with the
Humane Society and finds it to be a challenging and rewarding
aspect in her life. Her latest fosterees, a litter of four
kittens have recently returned to the shelter to find their
forever homes. In addition to her work with the Humane Society,
Amelia has petsat for a variety of animals over the years,
and established and retained a great rapport with the owners
and their animals.
Amelia is the proud owner of a spunky ten-year-old Maine
Coon mix named Vida, a seven-year-old German Shepherd mix
named Zelda, a nine-year-old Shiba Inu mix named Shika who
was a Hurricane Katrina dog. The cat and dogs exist mostly
coharmoniously, sharing opposite sides of the bed at night,
and a couch occasionally by day.
Amelia also enjoys working closely with people at her
full-time job as a bilingual case manager at Denver Colorado
AIDS Project. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. In
her off-time she is a free-lance writer, enjoys hiking,
performing at open-mikes, and hanging out with her husband,
Tom, and step-daughters Sophia and Sadie.
Carla has lived in Boulder County since 1989 and has enjoyed
sharing in the lives of dogs, cats, gecko’s, fish
and ferrets. Having animals has always seemed to be a natural
part of Carla’s life and she can’t help but
respect and love all animals. In addition to dogs and cats,
Carla enjoys sea life as well. She and her son have enjoyed
many snorkeling and diving excursions admiring the ocean
life, viewing huge turtles in Maui or Stingray’s in
Florida. It’s all just so amazing!
Having a past career in HR, Carla has decided to pursue
a career in Marketing and Social Media and is attending
classes. She also enjoys staying on top of local events
and helping to promote local businesses in Louisville.
Carla’s son Nolan is a sophomore this year at Fairview
and a creator of music. They enjoy walking dogs, hiking,
camping, biking, movies, the occasional 5k race and just
about anything social!
Heather grew up in Massachusetts and has called Colorado
home since 2009. While she didn’t grow up with any
pets, she always wanted one. In Massachusetts she often
was the pet sitter and walker for her sister’s golden
retriever, since her apartment wouldn’t allow for
pets. Upon moving to Colorado, she adopted her first dog,
an Australian Kelpie named Case, who is now 4 years old.
In 2011 she and her husband adopted a second puppy, a German
Shepherd mix named Suji, who is now 2. She loves her animals
and nursed Case back to health from a systemic fungal infection
acquired while he was a stray. He is now a healthy and happy
dog who loves to hike and play fetch.
Heather also owns a photography business, Diamond Photography
She currently displays her nature and wildlife photographs
at a gallery in Georgetown and a coffee shop in Louisville.
In her spare time, she can often be found in the kitchen
baking and cooking or hiking the many trails around Colorado.
Jana recently moved to Colorado to be closer to her family
and is enjoying our sunny skies. Jana grew up with dogs
and has volunteered to work with rescue dogs for most of
her adult life. She has fostered rescue dogs in her home,
exercised and trained rescues kenneled at the veterinarian,
and worked many adoption clinics. Jana’s canine family
includes two Maltese sons, Miko and Schyler, a Miniature
Schnauzer nephew, Lobo, and a Blue Heeler granddog, Papi.
From earliest memory, Jennifer has been in love with animals.
It started with horses, then cats, then dogs and then birds.
She is a CPA running her own firm working with small businesses.
This work allows her the flexibility to pursue her other
interests with animals. She currently lives with her two
cats, Whisper and Kenya, and her two dogs Rookie and Ty.
Jennifer and her dogs train and compete actively in agility
competitions. Ty is her beloved cattle dog rescue/super
star, having earned one national championship and competed
in numerous national level challenges. Rookie is her up
and coming border collie, who is doing quite well in his
Jennifer is also actively involved in raptor rehabilitation.
She serves on the board and volunteers in all capacities
at the Birds of Prey Foundation. The foundation rescues
injured, sick and orphaned birds of prey. The birds are
rehabilitated and released back in to the wild. She is also
active as a bald eagle nest monitor for the Rocky Mountain
Birds Observatory. Pet sitting allows Jennifer to put her
animal care skills and love of animals to work to help owners
when they are forced to be separated from their furry family
Karen grew up here in Colorado and has a great affection
for animals of all kinds. She has owned everything from
dogs to guinea pigs to hermit crabs – anything she
could talk her mother into letting her keep! She has done
volunteer work for the Boulder Humane Society and regularly
is called on to care for her friends and relative’s
pets when they are out of town. A while ago she and her
husband and two boys went to pick out two new kittens from
a shelter after their cat of many years had passed away.
There were too many cute ones to decide between, though,
so they ended up coming home with 3! Felix, Stanley and
Smokey keep the family busy and entertained!
Karen looks forward to being a veterinary technician sometime
in the next five years, and is very excited for the opportunity
to love and care for your pets while you are away.
Lisa has been pet sitting professionally for
over 5 years, and all of that time has been with Friendly
Visits. She has provided care for everything from fish to
130 pound Malamutes. She is comfortable with most every
animal she has come in contact with, professionally and
personally. She has cared for animals that need a variety
of medications, oral and injection without issue.
Prior to professional pet sitting Lisa has worked with
animals since she was in middle school, mostly on a personal
level or through volunteer work. She has been pet sitting
for various families for over 20 years, from fish to reptiles
to dogs and cats. Her love for animals is shared with her
Her and her kids are currently proud owner of 3 dogs, 2
Chihuahua's that are brother and sister, and 1 rescue Golden
Retriever. She also has 4 cats, adopted from a shelter.
Over the past years they have also had frogs, rats, guinea
pigs, hamsters and birds.
In addition to pet sitting Lisa holds a full time job working
for Ball Aerospace. She received her BS from Arizona State
University and her MBA from Regis University. She has 3
children ages 21, 18 and 16. Her hobbies include skiing,
swimming and hiking with her dogs.
Lori moved to the Denver area in 2010 after surviving
30 years in the Dallas area heat. She's been a secondary Spanish
teacher for the past nine years, and now enjoys teaching Spanish
for an online high school. She has also been pet sitting for
over four years in Texas prior to moving here. She has a daughter
living here that attended graduate school in Boulder, and
a son finishing up school at the University of Missouri.
Lori has grown up around dogs all her life, but also owned
a cat, parrot, monkey and horse while living in South America
as a teenager. These past nine years she has been a Puppy
Raiser for the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (www.Guidedog.org),
where she raised three Golden Retrievers and three Black
Labs. She has a 10 year old Schnauzer that is now glad to
be the one and only, 'numero uno' in the house!
Melanie is a Colorado native and has been around
animals all her life. Growing up she had a variety of cats
and dogs in the household and has pet sat for family and friends
for many years. Melanie has always been the person that everyone
gives their animals to when they could no longer take care
of them as they know that the animals will be loved and cared
for with her. She is an avid animal lover and whether they
are her own or someone else's animals, she feels that they
deserve to be treated with the same care and respect as the
people in her life.
Melanie owns a beautiful short hair, tigerstrip kitty named
Parrot, a hamster named Schiz, and an albino corn snake named
Slink. Melanie is the proud parent of human children, two
sons named Gavin and Evan. They also share her love for animals!
Sharla is a Colorado native and has been around
animals of one kind or another all her life. Dogs were always
a part of her life growing up but, she always had a love
for all animals especially horses. She finally fulfilled
the dream of owning her own horse at the age of 39. Along
with her wonderful family, her husband of 27 years Todd,
and her two sons Bryan and Trevor, who are both in college,
she has been blessed with an extended family of pets that
includes 3 horses and 2 dogs. In her free time, she loves
to spend time in the mountains hiking and horseback riding.
Always willing to help out family, friends and neighbors
with their pets, Sharla’s never met an animal she
didn’t like! She loves working in the pet industry
and couldn't think of a better job than caring for animals!
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