In 2003 with her husband Gerard, Cara Armour co-founded Active Paws Inc., a professional pet care business based in the greater Boston, MA area. In 2009, Cara won Pet Sitter of the Year, the industry’s highest honor awarded by Pet Sitters International. In that same year her company was awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award, in 2011 the Tails Reader’s choice award and in 2013, the Angie’s List Super Service Award. Active Paws Inc. expanded into a grooming and holistic pet supply store, in addition to the pet sitting.
Since 2003, Cara has been trained by the American Red Cross as well as several veterinarians in Pet First Aid and CPR. In 2011 she completed an instructor training course and became a certified pet 1st Aid and CPR instructor. In 2015 she co-founded an online pet first aid and CPR company and now works as a product manager for ProPetHero, the pet first aid and CPR division of ProTrainings. She is also a volunteer and foster home for The Boxer Rescue Inc, a health conscious breeder of Boxers, as well as an active member in the Middlesex Boxer Club and Wachusett Kennel Clubs. She has been a mentor to many in the pet industry as well as those in the small business world.
She spends her free time traveling to agility, lure coursing and conformation trials. When not at a trial or finding a good home for a Boxer through the rescue, she’s training with her pups or playing in her garden.