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 *
Friendly Visits, LLC has been officially operating since
2003 and is insured & bonded through Mourer Foster.
They are members of Professional United
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, Thornton,
All Associate Pet Sitters have had reference
and background checks.
Jen has always had a love for
pets, and whether their own pets or someone else's, or even
nature's creatures she has found them fascinating. This
is why she owns and works for Friendly Visits -- to be with
what she knows and loves!
Jen is originally from New Jersey and graduated
from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Science
in Computer Information Systems. She moved to Colorado in
2005 and worked in the IT department of a company in Boulder,
but quickly decided that she didn't like sitting behind
a desk working for someone else and being away from her
own pets so much. Jen started working for Friendly Visits
in 2005, bought the business in 2006 and was able to leave
her desk job in 2008 to focus full time on Friendly Visits.
This is her livelihood, and not just a hobby! In addition
to pet sitting, she handles the managerial and administrative
tasks such as phone calls, emails, scheduling, and consultations.
Jen is certified in Pet
First Aid, and is dependable, trustworthy, and has a
true love for animals, both her own and yours! Her own furry
family consists of Neisa, an Australian Cattle Dog, (adopted
Chance Animal Shelter in Texas where she 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); Dottie, a Danish Swedish Farmdog
imported from Sweden; Hobbes, a chinchilla; Thelma &
Louise, two fancy rats; and foster dogs from various rescue
When she's not pet sitting, Jen actively trains
and competes with her dogs in dog sports and they have many
titles and accomplishments. Neisa, Darcy, Tyler, and Dottie
all compete in flyball. Neisa competes in agility. Dottie
shows in conformation and competes in Barn Hunt and training
for agility and herding. They all also enjoy hiking, swimming
and the outdoors!
Neisa: FDGCh in NAFA flyball (over 30,000 points)
Darcy: FG80K in NAFA flyball (over 80,000 points)
Tyler: HOBBES in NAFA flyball (over 100,000 points)
Dottie: FDGCh in NAFA flyball (over 30,000 points)
In AKC agility, Neisa has MACH 6 and working on MACH 7.
She was the #1 Australian Cattle Dog for 2012 AKC Agility
and the #1 Australian Cattle Dog for the 2013 AKC Agility
Invitational. In 2012 and 2013 she was invited to and competed
in the AKC Agility Invitational in Orlando, Florida. They
also competed in the 2012 (Reno), 2013 (Tulsa) and 2015
(Reno) AKC Agility Nationals. Neisa also has numerous other
agility titles in AKC, DOCNA, UKC, NADAC, and USDAA.
In Conformation, Dottie has her AKC FSS Championship (Certificate
of Merit), UKC Championship, a National and International
Senior Puppy Championship, a National and International
Junior Puppy Championship, an American Rare Breed Association
Junior Championship, a UCI Championship (INTL EHREN CH).
In Barn Hunt, Dottie has her RATI (Instinct),
RATN (Novice), RATO (Open), RATS (Senior), RATM (Master),
RATCH (Barn Hunt Champion) and RATCHX, X2, X3, X4, and X5
(Barn Hunt Champion X) titles. Darcy has her RATI (Instinct),
RATN (Novice), RATO (Open), RATS (Senior), RATM (Master),
RATCH (Barn Hunt Champion) and RATCHX (Barn Hunt Champion
In Herding, Dottie has her AKC HIC (Herding
Instinct Certificate), a mHIC (MASCA Herding Instinct Certificate)
and one leg towards her AHBA Herding Instinct Certification.
In Dock Diving, Dottie has her Dock Novice
title and qualified for NADD Nationals in 2015 and 2017.
In AKC Agility, Dottie has her OA (Open Standard)
and AJ (Excellent Jumpers) titles.
Dottie also has her AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen)
and AKC CGCA (Canine Good Citizen Advanced) which she passed
at just shy of 7 months old!
The Associate Pet Sitters
Aislyn has 8 years of experience in the pet care
industry. She was a professional dog walker & pet sitter
back home, and recently moved to the North Denver Metro
area to pursue that same passion, her love for dogs! Aislyn
has some basic dog training skills and is Pet CPR certified.
She is good with every dog, but she's especially good with
large breeds and bully breeds. Aislyn has an 11 year old
boxer/pit mix named Zeus, who she spends most weekends hiking
or at the dog park with.
Both personally and professionally, Amelia has
worked with animals for many years. She volunteered with
the Longmont Humane Society for several years until moving,
in both their volunteer program and as a foster caregiver.
She is now a voluteer and supporter of the Rocky Mountain
Feline Rescue. In addition, 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 and
currently going to school for her masters in Social WOrk.
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.
Angelica is a Colorado native. Ever since she was
little she's had fur babies! Growing up she had a Collie,
Miniature Pincher, Border Collie, Chihuahua and cats and
at an early age had to learn how to give insulin injections
to her cat and dog. Angelica's love for pets has only grown
after all of these years. After graduating high school she
became a vet tech for a few years but recently switched
avenues and is now currently a full time student going for
mortuary science, where she hopes to open my own business
Angelica currently owns a dog whom she rescued from Kansas
City and is spoiled rotten. Her diabetic kitty is still
hanging around and she also adopted two more cats, one whom
needed his leg amputated. Angelica loves being outdoors
and enjoying our beautiful state of hiking, fishing, camping
and snowboarding, and believes the sky is the limit!
April is an avid pet lover and conservationist.
Having pets of all varieties throughout her life beginning
in childhood, her love of animals is her defining feature.
As a professional musician, April's flexible schedule has
always left her plenty of time for petsitting. She worked
as a professional petsitter for a year after moving to Colorado
in 2006 and worked as a volunteer for the Longmont Humane
Socitey before the birth of her daughter, Annika. April
is also certified by the Red Cross in Pet First Aid. She
is the first person all of her friends call on when they
go out of town and need a loving pet sitter!
April's household is full of furry companions - two furry
kitties, Ella and her brother, Oscar, a brave and energetic
Maltese, Hera, rescued from the streets of Dallas and a
super sweet disabled 110lb Lab/Border Collie, Grub, rescued
as a pup from a drainage ditch in New Mexico. April has
a lot of experience with animals with a variety of medical
needs and is comfortable with all types of animals. She
has never met an animal she didn't love!
Christie has been an animal lover since her
childhood. Growing up in TX she was always bringing home
strays. Growing up she had dogs, cats, ducks, rabbits, fish,
hermit crabs, birds and gerbils, a lot of responsibility
early on that has continued into her adulthood. If there
is one thing she is truly passionate about, it is her love
for animals. Christie has four of her own: 2 dogs –
Odie & Lilly, 2 cats – Isabella & Abigail,
and when she is not working at her full time job she is
volunteering or transporting dogs. Christie currently volunteers
at a cage free cat shelter and in the past she has volunteered
at numerous shelters walking dogs, cleaning kennels and
fostering cats & kittens for the Denver Dumb Friends
League. She is also very active with groups saving animals
lives in shelters and re-homing them when people are going
to surrender them to shelters.
Though Christie has never had her own business caring for
animals she has numerous friends that call on her every
time they need someone to care for their pets, and understands
the importance of feeling comfortable and trusting that
your pets are in good hands while in the care of someone
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
Jessica has been working with pets professionally for 6
years. She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute as a certified
Veterinary Technician and received her Associate Degree
in 2011. She has worked in a general practice setting for
a few years, and is currently at CRCG (Canine Rehabilitation
and Conditioning Group) as a rehab technician. She provides
treatment for post-operative, geriatric, injured, obese
patients, and patients with neurologic issues. Jessica feels
that this is one of the most rewarding fields of veterinary
medicine and has been with the company for 3 years. Also,
she teaches dogs how to use the big indoor recreational
pool for fun! In her free time, she goes on hikes, trips
to dog parks, lakes and long walks with her dog Riley, a
German Shepherd lab mix going on 3 years old. She also spends
time with her loveable cat named Coffee.
Julie is a Chicago Native. She followed her husband to San
Diego where they lived during his Navy career and then moved
to CO in 2002 when he got out of the military. From her
earliest memory, she has loved animals! She is the person
that will stop to rescue a lost or injured animal. She was
taught from an early age that animals are a part of your
family. She is now a busy mom teaching her son (age 5) and
her daughter (age 9) to be animal lovers with their dogs
Izzy (shepherd/cattle dog,) Piper (boxer) and Piggy (kitty.)
She has been married her husband David for 22 years. She
has her BSBA and spent several years working in financial
services. She loves anything related to Art and Photography.
Kayla, having relocated to Colorado from sun shiny Florida
enjoys working with hotels during the day and caring for
four legged friends by night. During Kayla's younger years
and through college, she volunteered with many animal organizations
such Humane Societies of Cape Cod and Fort Myers and is
most getting involved with the Dumb Friends League here
in the beautiful Mile High state. Kayla has a deep love
for animals and has enjoyed caring for the 20 pound love
of her life - Zeus, an American Shorthair cat who lives
his life very similar to a dog! Kayla believes that passion
and commitment to care is number one when it comes to caring
for four legged family members!
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, 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! Gavin is a United States
Marine, and Evan is heading off to college to study Zoology.
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!
Having been raised in a farming family, Steph has been around
many animals from her beginning a very long time ago! The
whole time she was growing up, she was going to be a vet.
Now she works with two-legged animals instead of four for
her full-time job (she's a teacher). Her love of animals
has included everything from a 50-gallon marine tank that
had many corals and fish (affectionately named after the
Finding Nemo characters) to hamsters (including when she
was in the college dorm where pets weren't allowed) to baby
opossums that were orphaned when their mom was hit by a
car and raised with a dropper. While pigs are her absolute
favorite animal, dogs are her current furkids. She currently
has Dex, the "rabid dingo", who is a ball-crazy
red heeler, and Chet, the brown and black stripey dog who
was living on his own in southern California until the Denver
Dachshund Rescue and Transport folks saved him and brought
him to Colorado, where she couldn't resist his adorable
little face. Steph truly has a love of nearly all critters,
and when she wins the lottery, she fully intends to be one
of those animal hoarders seen on the cable TV show (but
in a good way!).
Tarah, a native Floridian, USAF veteran, and an engineer
in the aerospace industry for 15 years has always had an
infinite love for animals. She has owned or fostered almost
every type of pet or farm animal. She has a passion for
animal well-being, believing every pet has a right to be
loved to the best of our ability. A creative thinker, she
strives to encourage fellow animal enthusiasts and newbies
of the joy that animals can bring to our lives. She has
lived in Colorado for the past 5 years and is currently
mother to a 7 year old husky mix and an 8 year old terrier
mix. She has watched friends' pets in the past and would
love to watch others, no matter how big or small. Tarah
was issued a DoD Top Secret Clearance in August 2004 (now
inactive) and has an active Secret Clearance issued in November
Teri is a Colorado native who grew up with both cats and
dogs. She carried the joy of having animals for love, companionship
and comfort into her own household when she grew up. Teri
currently has two cats, Star and Precious, and and one dog,
Megan. Teri has passed her love of animals on to her 13
year old son.
After spending 15 years in the Corporate world, Teri chose
to leave the business world and has turned her focus to
working with furry family members.
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