Happy Dog Pet Care is a small owner-operated business serving beautiful Boulder, Colorado. We believe that all pets deserve joy filled lives and thoughtful, loving care. The happiness and well being of your pet is our number one priority. Happy Dog offers reliable and trustworthy home visits, overnight care, and dog boarding to fulfill your pet's daily needs. We welcome the opportunity to care for your furry, feathered, or scaled loved ones while you are away or at play.
Fuzzy, fluffy Greetings! My name is Lisa, professional pet sitter and best friend's companion at Happy Dog Pet Care. For the last two decades I have raised, trained, and cared for all manner of furry friends. Happy Dog Pet Care is a labor of love for me. Animals have always had, and will forever have, my heart. There is nothing quite like the unconditional love and companionship of a furry best friend. The animals that we are fortunate enough to care for deserve to be treated like the bundles of goodness they are.
I have earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA), a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) and a full scholarship to a highly regarded Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) program. My past careers include having worked as a licensed acupuncturist (LAc), a certified Chinese herbalist (Dipl. CH), an art teacher, and a working artist. While I hold dear and embrace all of my teachings along the way, my heart's passion has always been centered around my love for animals. After years devoted to other pursuits, I made the decision to cross over into animal care and have never looked back. I have volunteered with various animal rescue organizations and have received enormous fulfillment as an assistant in equine therapy for children and adults with special needs. Holding professional experience in canine care, feline care, and equine care, I am able to provide knowledgeable, reliable, and thoughtful services to our treasured pets and their human caretakers.
I choose to utilize positive reinforcement methods and believe that all animals are deserving of love, respect, and compassion. The study and implementation of animal behavior techniques has proven invaluable in helping me to better understand the needs of our 4-legged friends. I feel grateful and am honored for the opportunity to care for my fur-family. I insist upon the absolute best in loving care for them and my promise to you is to provide the very best in loving care for yours.
I am trained and certified in Pet Tech™ Pet First Aid and Pet CPR, and a professional member of and insured through Pet Sitters Associates.
When not tending to the furry flock, you can find me in the mountains of Colorado...hiking, snowshoeing, camping, exploring, gazing at wildflowers, and basking in the splendor of nature.