Meet the Comfy team!

The team members at Comfy Creatures come from all walks of life; many work or have worked in other pet-related fields, so the experience among the group is vast and continues to expand. All members are subject to a thorough screening, which includes a comprehensive background check, and work & personal reference checks.  Regardless of past experience, all sitters must meet specific criteria, including pet first aid certification every 2 years. 


Pet Sitter Denise gets kisses from client, Luther

Since 2003, Denise has helped set the standards that make Comfy Creatures the reliable, caring, dedicated team that it still is today.

Luther loves when Denise comes to care for him and his furry siblings. They get lots of attention and love – and so does Denise!  Our high standards and quality are evident in our team of sitters as well as the services that we provide.


 

Pet Sitter Lynn with her pup, Sunny

Lynn, pictured with her chihuahua, Sunny, has been part of the Comfy Creatures team since 2009.

 Lynn says:  “The thing I love most about my job is being entrusted to nurture and care for the animals that people love and hold dearest in their hearts.” Lynn’s pet care adventures have included rounding up a peacock that escaped from his pen, and made himself comfortable on the roof of the client’s house!


Paula joined the team in January, 2014. Everyone is all smiles when Paula arrives for the daily dog walk!

Paula has personally had many pets over the years, including dogs, cats, birds, fish, rabbits, horses, goats, and pigs – many of which she still cares for on her own farm! Since 2001 Paula has volunteered at Horses’ Haven in Howell, where she also currently serves as a team leader.


Prior to joining Comfy Creatures in 2013, Teri worked as a dog groomer and assistant manager at a kennel in Novi for 14 years.

Teri is pictured here with client Bodie on their daily dog walk visit.  “Having a love for animals and their well-being brought me to Comfy Creatures. I love that each pet has its own personality, and it’s a privilege to gain the trust and respect of each one as well as my clients.”


Nadine has been giving – and getting – love from comfy clients since 2006.

There is a special bond and fondness that develops between a pet and their Comfy Creatures pet sitter.  Casey is a huge fan of her sitter, Nadine, as depicted in this loving photo!  Our sitters typically work with us for many years.  It’s that kind of care, attention and devotion that sets Comfy Creatures sitters above the rest.


Dawn is an experienced pet sitter with a background in dog behavior and veterinary clinic work.

Dawn is pictured here on a daily visit during which she cares for 5 adoring pups.  Dawn says:  “I love spending time with the animals, it is a very rewarding and relaxing job to do everyday. I feel very lucky to have decided to be in this type of business. All client pets are special to me in their own way.”


When he’s not caring for client pets, which he’s been doing for Comfy Creatures since 2010, Wally loves spending time with his sweet girl, Corona.

Wally has had dogs and cats in his life for approximately 30 years.  He gained even more pet care experience while raising his children, as he helped care for their hermit crabs, fish and a rabbit 🙂   Wally truly enjoys walking and loves being outside, especially during the warmer months.  He says, “I also enjoy how each dog greets me when I arrive at their kingdom, and how excited they are for their visit.”


 

Lisa

Lisa has been with Comfy Creatures since 2011. She is pictured here with her pups,  Sammie and Buddie Girl

After retiring from a 30-year career with St. Joseph hospital, Lisa has cared for dogs of all sizes, many kitties, and even tropical birds.  Lisa says:  “I went from caring for humans to caring for animals, which I love. I love all of my furry babies, they are all so different.  I look forward to meeting new furry friends.”


Dagmar sometimes has the pleasure of filling in when a sitter needs back-up. Gypsy also boards at Comfy HQ, so she and Dagmar are already good friends!

 

Dagmar manages the team of sitters, 100’s of client schedules, and responds to new client inquiries.  She conducts sitter candidate interviews, performs reference and background checks, plus tackles all social media, advertising, web work, and pet photography.  She also helps with last-minute pet sitting requests, from walking dogs to cuddling kitties, and provides Pet Taxi service. As a reprieve from the office side of things, she cares for and plays with boarders staying at Comfy HQ. Since saying farewell to a 25-year career in the banking industry in 2012, Dagmar has become Pet First Aid certified, and continues her education in dog training and animal behavior.