Backed by more than 30 years of pet care experience, Sit, Stay & Play! provides personalized love and care for pets in their own home while the pet parents are away or at work.

Professionally reliable with great respect and care for the well-being of all animals
Exceptional ability to create a warm, loving environment for pets of all kinds
Focused and dedicated to the best possible care of your pets

  • Medical Treatments
  • Dog Walking
  • Pet Taxi Services
  • Pet-Related Errands
  • Pet Waste Yard Scooping
  • Horse Visits
  • Personalized Attention
  • And Much More

Kari Monson:PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

OWNER & OPERATOR: 2006-Present

SIT, STAY & PLAY! IN HOME PET SITTING, LLC

Sit, Stay & Play! provides personalized love and care for pets in their own home while the pet parents are away or at work. Our services include feeding, watering, medicating, cleaning up after, playing, walking, snuggling, bringing in the mail/packages/newspaper, alternating lights, watering plants, checking security of the home, and much, much more. We also offer pet taxi services, pooper scooper services, and personal assistant services.

Sit, Stay & Play! Mission: Our mission is to assist pet parents and provide the best care possible for all pets, in the safety and comfort of their own home.

  • Currently have a list of more than 200 regular clients ranging from 1-11 pets.
  • Grew business from 172 visits per year in 2006 to 2,000 visits in 2012.
  • Consistently earn repeat business through excellent referrals and happy clients.
  • Specialist in senior/geriatric care.

Type of Pets cared for:

• Dogs
• Cats
• Horses
• Goats
• Rabbits
• Chickens
• Ducks
• Turtles
• Guinea Pigs
• Hamsters
• Fish
• Gerbils
• Mice
• Rats
• Birds
• Reptiles
• Amphibians
• If it is a legal pet, I’ll look after it.

KENNEL ASSISTANT: 1997-2012

CREATURE COMFORTS PET RETREAT Loveland, CO

Creature Comforts focus on treating your pets as individuals, and giving them the caring attention they deserve.

  • Monitored play groups and took dogs on their daily walks.
  • Medicated all cats and dogs that required it, and properly charted medication history to ensure each pet was given the proper dosage.
  • Cleaned kennels, changed litter boxes, checked in and out arriving/departing pets, and focused on providing the best possible experience for the pet and the pet parent.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS- GRAPHIC DESIGN 1991
  • UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Lawrence, KS

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • BBB- Better Business Bureau (Sit, Stay & Play!) *accredited business.
  • PSI- Pet Sitters International (Sit, Stay & Play!)
  • “Pet First Aid” workshop- Colorado State University Veterinary Hospital

VOLUNTEER WORK

  • Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center- Westminster, MD: 2008-Present
    • Foster care volunteer and graphic design work.
  • Larimer Human Society- Fort Collins, CO: 1995-1998
    • Foster care for puppies too young to be adopted.

Kari started pet sitting for family, friends, and neighbors in April 1983 when she got her first Cocker Spaniel. Since then she has shared her life with and trained 8 dogs of her own.

When the pet sitting became fairly steady and regular from referrals through friends and family, Kari formed Sit, Stay & Play! In-Home Pet Sitting, LLC in July 2006.

Kari has cared for 9 foster dogs since June 2009 and found permanent, “forever” homes for all of them.

Kari has been passionate about animals all of her life!

*Written referrals are available upon request.

*Sit, Stay and Play! is bonded and insured.