Message from Ken
I am new to the arena of having several pets, yet confess to loving it. A bit over four years ago, I married my wife and "joined the pack" so to speak. Since then, we have added two more pups and now have five dogs. Now, I will admit that when I came into the pack, I was not as avid a pet person as my wife and I concede that openly. Yet I must now say that I have found the truth in what my wife says about animals (among other things) and how they can influence you, how they make you feel, how they reward you. Our pets show us that they care how we feel, know when we are ill or hurting, have compassion, empathy.
Our dogs add to our lives in ways that I had not imagined and they are more thoughtful and caring than many people are at times. I cannot imagine not having our dogs, nor can I imagine not having the love and warmth they add to our home. For those who worry about having others take care of their pets in their stead, let me assure you of this. With us, we will love your pets as our own and will treat them as our own personal pets. Why? Well, we feel that your pets are just as valuable and wonderful to you as our pets are to us, so they naturally deserve the same level of care that we give our pets.
To us, this isn't just a business. It is something we very much enjoy. We get as much from the pets that we care for as we give, in terms of love, care, fun. It is a wonderful feeling to show up at a client’s home and have the animals happy to see you, wanting to spend time with you and enjoy you. We hope to share that same feeling and happiness with your pets.
Message from Yvette
As long as I can remember, dogs have been a part of my life. I got it honestly, though… When I look at family photographs from previous generations on both sides of my family, the canines always had a prominent place in the picture.
Pets were present throughout my childhood. Caesar, my male Westie, was my first pet as an adult. When I brought him home, I looked at that cute 8-month white fuzzy boy pup and I had the same revelation that new parents do—I am totally responsible for you—for you eating and going out, and you are totally dependant on me. He shared my life for over 17 years, and is still in my daily thoughts.
It wasn’t intentional but as the old adage goes, “birds of a feather flock together.” Most of my friends had dogs and when we’d get together to cook out, on holidays, or just to visit, the dogs would gather too. As a group of “single mothers” we all would help each other out when one worked or attended school late or traveled. In retrospect, this was the beginning of FurPals®.
I currently share my home with my husband of four years and our five mixed breed dogs, composed of two former strays and two former rescue pups. The “planned” one joined our current Alpha after dear Caesar passed away.
We are a family and our dogs are our fur children. We know firsthand the joy and comfort that they bring to you, and we extend the same care to yours as we do ours. Although we are solely a canine and aquatic family, trust that your other species will get the same loving attention from us.