Coddled Critters
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Coddler #1 LaLainya
Owner of Coddled Critters

Current Pet Family includes: 2 dogs, 4 cats, 30 guinea pigs, 5 box turtles, 4 Redfoor Tortoises, 1 75- gallon mbuna tank … and a 19 year old son and a husband of 20 years!

Lifelong experience with and love for animals. Began Pet-Sitting for pay in May 1982. Earned certificate of Pet Grooming in 1990. AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator .. Experience breeding a showing a variety of critters. Extensive exotics experiencce.

Hi! My name is LaLainya and I am a huge animal lover.

My mom worked as a vet tech and I remember many afternoons spent helping out by feeding and watering overnight stays and walking many of the dogs. This was at the age of 5 (probably wouldn't happen in this day and age, but things were different back then.) By age 6 I was bathing cats and pilling dogs. At 11 I was assisting with injections. My first paying clients were when I was 12. I had two dog-walking jobs and I walked the dogs every afternoon, 5 days a week. I also had a client with a black lab and a 1/2 Rhodesian Ridgeback that I pet-sat for on a regular basis. I even spent a summer volunteering/working at Kendalwood Morgan Showhorse Farm in Glenpool, Oklahoma. I fed and watered and groomed and cooled down the horses everyday. (I wasn't getting paid so I didn't muck the stalls!).

I graduated from pet-grooming school in the summer of 1991. I have done volunteer work with the SPCA. I have done work with rescue animals including Greyhounds (where I received instruction on the T-Touch Massage Method), wolfdogs, goats, hedgehogs, cats, turtles, rats, ferrets and guinea pigs.

I have bred and shown guinea pigs, hedgehogs, rabbits, and dogs over the last 25 years. I have not bred any dogs in over a decade, though that may change with the addition of a show quality Finnish Spitz to the family. We are currently raising and showing cavies (guinea pigs) as a 4-H project, and for fun.

Over the years, my love for all critters has never waned. I have preformed various in-home pet services regularly since 1981. Pet-Sitting, Photography, Grooming, Training, Dog Walking, Pet Taxi... you name it I have probably done it. It was sporadic and very informal for the first 15 years or so.

I am a home-schooling mom. While I had previously considered taking all my pet-related experience and turning it into a career offering pet sitting to the general public, I decided against it. This was because I was not willing to give up my holidays with my family, and I knew as a pet sitter holidays would be busy times. We used to travel between 3 or 4 homes between Wimberly and Houston for the holidays. Now we generally stay in town and my son is old enough that I don’t feel like I am missing out if I leave to care for people’s pets on the holidays.

So Coddled Critters was born. Since I began accepting strangers as clients, I have joined Pet Sitters International (PSI), National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) and Houston Area Professional Pet Sitters Association (HAPPSA) in order to network with other pet care professionals. I have also purchased both insurance and bond coverage for myself and my mother, Chery, and a lifelong friend, Angela, who work with me.

I am very excited to be able to offer dedicated and professional pet care services to my community. I look forward to serving the needs of you and your pets!!

call Coddled Critters today
and leave your critters in good paws ----- ours !

281) 728-9001

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