I will never forget the great joy and excitement I experienced as a child when I held a tiny kitten in my hands for the first time. I fell in love and was thrilled to be able to take her home to love and nurture. From that day on, my passion for cats began and I soon discovered my innate ability to communicate with them, understand their needs and gain their complete trust.
In 1982, I received a Master's Degree in Home Economics and opened a private practice as a Consulting Nutritionist in Hackensack, N.J. After 15 years in practice, in 1997, I moved to the West Coast and found my true calling as a Professional Pet Sitter when I opened up "Happy-at-Home Pet Sitting" in Aptos, California. It was a labor of love shared by my husband Burt who helped me to make my service a great success.
Over the years, I received many letters and reviews from happy clients who complimented me on my knowledge and dedication to my profession and attention to great service. They expressed their appreciation and gratitude for how quickly I bonded with their cats, including the timid and shy ones.
As time passed, I realized that I had a special affinity for cats. Returning clients would often tell me that their cats were still waiting by their front door for me at my regular visit time. Others told me that upon their arrival home, their cats reaction was, "So you're back. Where's Ronni?" Eventually I restructured my company to be a cat's only pet sitting service and changed the name to "Ronni West's Happy-At-Home Cat Sitting."
In 2013, after 15 years of service, we relocated to the Boise, Idaho area. Two years later, while Burt operated the Idaho office, I established a second location in my hometown of Fair Lawn, New Jersey to offer service in the Bergen County area. In my spare time, I really enjoy volunteering at the local animal shelter where I look after and socialize the cats and help to improve their chances of adoption.
If you are looking for dependable and responsible caregivers who are enthusiastic and passionate about their work, call us and let us love and pamper your cat(s) the next time you are away. You will love what we do and how we do it!