AbouT Paws at HOMe
Meet Our Team of Pet Professionals
Pet Sitting professionally since 2018
Pet First Aid & CPR certified
Fear Free Certified Professional
Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Foundations & Dog Trainer Comprehensive certifications
Hi, I’m Cassie! I am the owner and founder of Paws at Home Pet Care. I’ve been taking care of animals for as long as I can remember. Growing up, we had dogs, horses, cats, rabbits, fish, and even geckos! I gained a lot of experience just growing up around these animals, and I think I always knew I wanted to work with animals when I got older. I loved caring for them and making sure they lived their best lives possible.
I started professionally pet sitting on the side in 2018, while teaching second grade. It was during this time that I fell in love with the idea of caring for animals full- time. I couldn’t imagine a more fulfilling job. I wanted to be someone that the community could lean on and trust to care for their animals while they were away. So in 2022, with the support of those around me, I made the difficult decision to leave the classroom and begin pet care full time. And it has been THE BEST decision!!
Since starting, I’ve worked with hundreds of pets- dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, goats, geckos, fish, you name it! I love learning about each new animal and what they like to do and what makes them happy. I take pride in giving professional level care for each and every animal I meet. I ensure that they are loved on, cared for, and safe while their families are away.
I look forward to meeting you and building relationships with you and your pet(s)!
Pet Care Professional
Hi, I’m Kim! I have called Washington my home since I was born. And now I have raised my own family of 3 kids here.
My fur babies include a retriever mix and two dachshunds. All of them are over the age of 14! I also have 5 horses and love going to Appaloosa shows with them. We show in the summer all over the Midwest.
I am super excited to be on the Paws at Home Pet Care team and can’t wait to meet your fur babies!
Pet Care Professional
Hi, I’m Gabby! Animals have been my passion since I can remember. There was never a year in my life that I didn’t have an animal in my household whether that was a dog, cat, rabbit, or even a frog. I currently have two cats, a senior Beagle, and a tripod Labrador/Shepherd mix. If I had room for more, I definitely would!
During the week, I work as a Certified Veterinary Technician, and I have been pursuing this career for the past three years. I love being able to work with animals every day, and I’m excited to be able to work with the Paws at Home Pet Care team to provide loving, extraordinary care to your pets on the weekends.
OliviaPet Care Professional Hi, I’m Olivia! I was born and raised in Washington, and am passionate about loving and caring for animals. I grew up in a cat-lover’s household with my two childhood cats, Lucy and Willow. Those sweet cats brought our family so much string chasing, belly rubbing, laser-point stalking joy. However, after marrying a dog-lover in 2017, we decided we wanted to raise a four-legged friend of our own and brought home Poppy, a mini Golden Doodle. She is endlessly entertained with games of hide-and-seek, walks on the bike trail, and summers spent swimming in our pool. Now, I’m both a cat and dog lover, and I can always appreciate the joy and hope animals bring into our daily lives. This fall, I’m entering my 7th year of teaching English. I love being able to share and discuss incredible stories with my students. When I’m not teaching or hanging out with Poppy, you can find me searching for treasures at the thrift store, obsessively organizing my closets, or listening to a hilarious podcast. I’m so excited to meet and connect with your furry family members!
BrodyPet Care Professional Hi, I’m Brody! I’ve lived in Washington my entire life. I’ve grown up and cared for all sorts of animals, such as dogs, a cat, geckos, fish, and even horses. I am currently studying mechanical engineering at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, and will graduate next year. I’ve played sports my entire life, and I’m always looking for something to keep me active. Dog walking is great for that! I am so excited to be a part of the Paws at Home Pet Care team and help the pets of our community!
Pet Care Professional
Hi, I’m Alexis! I was born in Peoria, IL, and have lived in the area for most of my life. Being in a family that always had pets, I fell deeply in love with them. I always adored and wanted to take care and love any animal I laid my eyes on. We’ve had dogs, cats, lizards, hamsters, birds, and even bunnies! I knew I needed my own fur babies to love and take care of. That’s when I got my lovely bearded dragon, Diamond, who loves to either cuddle on your shoulder or play hide and seek, and my gorgeous Border Collie/ Aussie mix, Luna.
After becoming an animal mom, I found out I was pregnant and was going to be a mom again. I have now been a stay at home mom for the first year of my daughter’s life, but officially ready to get back into the workforce, doing something I love! Which is exactly what I get to do with Paws at Home Pet Care Team, while still getting to reach my dream of becoming a Vet Assistant in the future! I’m so excited and happy to love and take care of your pet(s) like they are my own. They will always have my heart and attention when attending to them!
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and experience the difference for yourself