But, only a handful of them have what it takes to work on our team.
Qualified! Lucy made the decision to hire all pet sitters as Employees, rather than Independent Contractors, which allows her to give them unlimited training to support consistency in terrific service for you!
Your pet sitters are Happy! They get to spend their days and nights with the most awesome pets on the planet! As Employees, we’re above to give our sitters greater financial support. As part of this, Lucy’s Pet Care is a certified employer of the Durham Living Wage Project, which means we pay our sitters even above-and-beyond the Standard Living Wage rates. Having happy pet sitters leads to greater retention and consistency, which is of benefit for you and your pets. You’re able to establish lasting relationships. Be forewarned – you WILL become very attached to your pet sitter!
Insurance: All sitters are covered with pet sitters’ insurance and are bonded with Kennel Pro. They are also protected with Workers’ Compensation through Travelers insurance. In addition, all sitters have passed criminal background checks.
Support Sitters:Does Your Pet Sitter have a Safety Net? On becoming a client, you will meet your designated, preferred sitter. Your preferred pet sitter is hand-picked especially for you – to best match the particular needs and personality of your pets. If there’s ever a time when your primary sitter isn’t available for a requested schedule of visits, never fear! We work as a team of pet sitters. This means that another of our pet sitters can step-in to make sure there’s never a break in care for your pets. And, Lucy keeps a copy of your key on file in case of emergency, so we’ll always be able to reach your animals. We keep your records up-to-date in our secure web-based system, so we always know the current schedule of care for your pets.
LUCY MOORE (Owner and Founder) “I’m a native of North Carolina and have lived most of my life in the Triangle area. My parents helped to nurture the love and respect I have for animals by having family dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, turtles, goldfish and tropical fish. I’ve also cared for guinea pigs, rats, frogs, chickens, ducks, snakes, chinchillas, parakeets and tropical birds. Watch this short video! In 2007, after 20+ years in real estate customer service, the downturn in the real estate market coupled with my burnout led me to make the choice to leave that career. But, ‘What now?’ I took a step back to evaluate my next career. Ideally, I wanted to do something I love that affords meaning, purpose and joy. That cultivates my passion for helping people and animals….and, make a living. Quite the tall order! I stumbled across an ad for a pet sitter. I took the plunge to test the waters…and have never looked back! Since then, I’ve been a full-time professional pet sitter and am fortunate to have many new clients who were referred from satisfied customers. I’m so happy to be able to follow my heart’s desire!”
With the growing demand from pet owners wanting Lucy’s outstanding level of care for their own pets, she expanded her business to include additional, highly-qualified sitters. Thus, we are better able to serve everyone who wants to enlist services from Lucy’s Pet Care. Lucy currently resides in southwest Durham with her dog, Sammy Star, and her 2 cats: Midas and Shadow. She’s a coffee lover with a sizable sweet tooth; a movie fan (usually movie genres of rom-coms, murder mysteries and general action flix); a small garden enthusiast; has a passion for home decorating; and enjoys creating tasty vegetarian meals.