Pet First Pet Care is a refreshing change of pace from other pet care companies. We offer different services and many other fabulous gifts for you because our priority is you! We are a unique Christian company and genuinely care about the people and pets we help more than just "making a profit."
We love to show our clients that we love them! We give our clients exceptional service and care for their pets and as a result, have many happy clients and pets that we adore! We love to treat our happy clients with occasional gifts to show our love for them. We offer a 5% discount for regular clients. Regular clients are those who use our services at least biweekly.
Check our website often as our gifts and offers change. You can view these offers on our "Hours & Additional Pricing Info" page.
Here at Pet First Pet Care, we are animal fanatics with a huge passion and love for animals and caring for them. Caring for animals is not a job for us; it's a passion. No matter how many pets we may care for, you and your pet(s) will never be treated like a "client."
These wonderful people and pets are highly respected and treasured friends. They are like family to us. You can therefore be certain and have peace of mind that your furry friend (or not so furry) will always receive the exceptional care and love they deserve. When it comes to caring for pets, we are naturals because we genuinely love what we do. We love people and pets and find great fulfillment in helping others and caring for pets. We were born for this. It's what we do.
Honors and Special Recognition
We have the honor of having the less than 1% chance of being spotlighted on Thumbtack!
Pet First Pet Care was selected as PetSitUSA's featured St. Louis pet sitter!
We were also selected by CBS and KMOX News as one of the top dog-walking companies in St. Louis! Check it out on St. Louis CBS local’s 'Top Dog Walking Services in St. Louis'!
Fewer than 3% of Thumbtack pros have reached top pro status- and we are one of them! We have been awarded 'Top Pro' 2 years in a row; in 2016 and 2017!
We also received a 'Best of' award from Thumbtack 2 years in a row; in 2015, and 2016! Check it out on Thumbtack's '10 Best Pet Sitters in St. Louis, MO'!
We have an A+ rating with the BBB!
We are licensed as well as insured and bonded for your safety and peace of mind.
We like to make sure our clients have as much peace of mind as possible, and we only give them the very best; that is why all of our walkers/sitters use our GPS check in software for each visit/walk, and it shows us precisely where they are throughout the day, what time they arrive, and how long they are with each pet.
A WORD FROM SARAH ZUMHOFE, OWNER OF PET FIRST PET CARE:
I have always had a love and special connection with animals. Ever since a young age, I knew I wanted to work with animals. I have been working professionally with animals for 12 years, since the age of 18. I have been a pet care associate at big chain pet stores and a veterinary technician. I loved that with those jobs, I could work with animals, but I also started to realize that I wanted to work for myself, while still working with animals.
This line of business is so rewarding and fulfilling. The most fulfilling projects, are the projects that require me to work my hardest at. Those are the dogs that pull a lot when I first walk them, and they become good walkers, or the pets that are initially the most withdrawn, and they learn to trust me and we become close friends. For example, I have one client that rescued abused dogs. They adopted 3 different pugs that were all formerly abused by their previous owners. It broke my heart to learn that... But I thought it was such a noble thing their new pet parents did, to look for animals in need to adopt and show them a better life; and I was glad they were now in a loving home. I was also happy I could help them to trust people again and give them the love and affection that they so deserved. When I first started working with them, they were terrified and defensive and would bark the entire time I was there. It was a very loud 20 minutes... It took weeks, and several projects with them, for them to really learn to trust me. Now they love me and are excited when I am there. I am their best buddy. They love me, and I love them so much! My workers have worked with them as well, and the pugs are now close to them. They have finally learned, that not all people are bad people. They have slowly learned to trust again. It is triumphs like these, that make my career amazingly fulfilling and worth it all.