Professionally, I am a retired CPA. I served many clients and worked for many companies as an accountant. Professional care, customer service, integrity and inspiring confidence and trust were my competencies. After my children grew up and began living on their own, I decided it was time devote my life to my passion – serving people through caring for their pets. I started Powers Pet Porters as a pet transportation business and put 50,000 miles on my van, transporting pets coast to coast and everywhere in between. I called it pet sitting on steroids! Oh, the stories! I transitioned primarily to pet sitting and dog walking locally, while continuing to work as a “pet travel agent” for the pet transport service I drove for. I love caring for people’s pets while they are away, easing their mind that their pets are loved and cared for in their own home, according to their routine.
I’ve been in love with animals my entire life! I’ve had a special affinity for them since my dad started bringing home stray cats when I was a little girl. Dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets, fish, turtles, frogs, toads, snakes, lizards and a chinchilla have been beloved members of my family. Throughout my entire life, my home has rarely been without a pet. They bring me joy and in return I give them all the love and care they deserve.
Mab at the library
powers pet porters llc in monument
pet sitting in Monument
dog walking in monument
I have two pugs, Mab and Cinci, two snakes, and a chinchilla. Mab was adopted from Colorado Pug Rescue. She was displaced by the Black Forest fire and needed a new home. She is a retired therapy dog who is peacefully enjoying her senior years. As a therapy team, we read with children as part of the Pikes Peak Library District Paws To Read Program, and we visited patients, visitors and staff at Sky Ridge Medical Center through their Pet Therapy program. Pugs are the breed that have my heart, and I volunteer with Colorado Pug Rescue. With the rescue, I have served on the Board of Directors, coordinated adoption and fundraising events, inspected foster and adoptive homes, transported pugs and - my favorite - fostered pugs in my home. Cinci is my current long term foster. I discovered while caring for my own special needs dog and fosters that I really loved the special needs pets – senior, blind, diabetic, anxious, mobility issues – the more they needed help, the better the fit for me!