If you attended the Villa Rica Gold Rush parade this past weekend, you may have remembered a distinctive group: a pet sitting business named Wags and Whiskers Sitters led by a person in a T-Rex costume. What was that all about? Just as the dinosaur suggests, Wags and Whiskers is the apex pet sitter business in the West Georgia area – serving Douglas and Carroll counties, Dallas, Bremen, Tallapoosa, Buchanan, Cedartown, Rockmart, and Hiram. They provide insured and bonded services to anyone whose pooch needs an excursion or some company throughout the day.
Last year, owner Regina Patrick noticed that post-pandemic, there was a distinct increase in pet ownership. This trend was actually documented nationally by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. And with those pet parents’ returning to work, a remarkable demand for pet services materialized. Patrick and her well-trained team quickly worked toward gaining additional skills to help meet the demand.
“Like many of us in the industry, I have been around animals all my life,” Patrick states. “As a young person, I cared for people’s livestock and pets when they traveled or just to help out.”
Right as the Covid-19 pandemic struck, Patrick had an idea to start Wags and Whiskers, where pets can enjoy a walk, receive transportation to and from appointments or just have a joyride. Finally, in January 2022, that dream came true. Patrick is also continuing to build her team! If you are interested in loving pets and want on-the-job training, contact Wags and Whiskers at [email protected].
“I realized the need for knowledgeable, trained, and skilled individuals as this industry continues to grow and evolve,” Patrick acknowledges.
Wags and Whiskers Sitters serves busy, working professionals to vacationing families and everyone in between. Their qualified, compassionate care is just what your beloved critter needs! For business updates and cute animal selfies, check out their Facebook page or their website, www.wagsandwhiskerssitters.com. You can also request their services over the phone at 678-447-1795.