Morag

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Hello, I am Morag, owner and operator of York Professional Pet Sitting Inc. since May 2000. I am hoping this page gives you an opportunity to get to know a bit more about me and my extraordinaire team of pet care professionals who are entering your home and caring for your beloved pets, when you can’t be there.

All team members are bonded and insured under the company policy and all have been careful chosen for their love of animals, reliability, responsibility and compassion.

Many people think that pet care is easy. You just go in and walk the dog, or feed the cat right? NO – very wrong. There is an enormous responsibility in caring for someone else’s pet and home.  Many pets get anxious when their “pet parents” are away. Being in their own familiar environment helps tremendously, however, it is the caring, compassionate and nurturing nature of our team that helps make your pet less stressed and less anxious. We know they are missing you and that we will never take your place but we put ourselves as role of “grandparents” (although we are all too young for that :-)) by giving them lots of undivided attention, exercise, TLC and most importantly keeping their routine as close to normal as possible. Apart from that it is a 365 day a year job in all and any kind of weather and no matter how you are feeling. My team is dedicated to their job and the well being of the pets they are caring for and respectful of your home.

We are proud to have one the Era Banner Readers Choice Award in 2013, 2014 and 2015.   The Toronto Pet Daily Readers Choice Award for Best in “Dog Walking” and “In home boarding” in 2012 and 2015.    We were honoured to receive the “Round of A-Paws” award and the “Pet’icularly Awesome Award” from the town of Newmarket for being part of building our community.

Now a bit about me. I was born and raised in South East London, England, and moved to Canada with my parents in 1972. I am blessed with 2 amazing adult children, and recently an adorable grandson and cute as a button grand-daughter.

York Professional Pet Sitting is my passion and I am enjoying watching it grow and meeting wonderful new people and pets on a regular basis. I love hearing that Pet Owners no longer worry about their “fur kids” when they are away, because we are taking care of them.   I work hard to make sure we are up-to-date on the latest in the pet world and love to be able to give back to our community.    We help wherever possible to give to the many worthy causes around whether pet or people related.   We have recently sponsored a night at Inn From the Cold,  did a fundraiser for the Womens Centre, sponsor a Newmarket Baseball Association  Jr. Rookie team and donate our time as much as possible.

Glenn and I are owned by Ben the dog, our Black Lab and Social director, who has big shoes to fill after the passing of our Chocolate Lab of 15 years, Bob.  You will read more about them in their bios.  I also enjoy swimming, reading, writing dining out (especially patios in the summer); I am an active member of the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, Petsittingology, Pet Sitters International, PIJAC ( Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council of Canada) and the Model A Owners Club of Canada.  Glenn and I love touring in the old cars during the summer months. Travel is also a passion of mine, whether local or further afield.  We have not had much opportunity to do that since I started York Professional Pet Sitting Inc, as growing and maintaining a new business is more than a full time job. However, I am hoping to travel more in the future with such great team members to entrust the business too while I am gone.

I look forward to meeting you and your pet one day.

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