Paw Pals LLC was established in 2013 by siblings Marissa Thureson and Rich Thureson. They wanted to provide peace of mind for pet parents who need to be away from their furry family. They saw a need for a pet care company that would treat pets, and people, the same way that they would like to be treated themselves. Thus, Paw Pals LLC was formed.
Pet parents who choose Paw Pals LLC know that their pets are home, comfortable, and cared for while they are away. We respect your pets, privacy, and possessions. We understand that your pets are happiest when in their home environment, and on the routine that you have created for them.
Marissa has always had a love of animals. She began working as an animal care technician for a kennel in 2001. While there, she realized that some pets prefer to be in the comfort of their own home while their parents are away. Due to this, she opened her first pet sitting company in 2008. She is Certified by Pet Tech in First Aid and CPR for Pets, and has volunteered for several animal related non profits.
Most importantly, she is a very proud Pet Mom to Henry, Mama, Baby, Blacky, Rabbit, and Moo.
Rich became a Pet Sitter earlier on in life. He would visit friend's and family's pets while they were away on vacation. As he got older, life pulled him away from working with animals. He noticed a gap had been created due to this, and realized that pet sitting was what he was meant to do. That is when he began working with Marissa. He has now been pet sitting on a professional level since 2009.
He has been NAPPS Certified and is also Certified by Pet Tech in First Aid and CPR for Pets.