Its time once again to celebrate a company that has taken their clients’ safety as their number one priority. There is so much that goes into owning and operating your own pet care business. One of the greatest assets I have found in doing so is the ability to network with others in the industry. It’s hard to navigate the pet sitting waters alone but it’s easy to feel that way when you’re running your own business.
Support Networks Matter
I have had the good fortune of stupendous support systems from pet care business owners from all across the United States, from our northern neighbors in Canada, and even from across the pond in Ireland and England. Lori Mendelsohn Thomas is just one of the many people that has helped to offer support and offers up an incredibly positive attitude. This business can be tricky, while it seems like we play with puppies and kitties all day – there is much more behind the scenes that others are not aware. Pets get sick, planes get delayed, pipes in houses burst, cars breakdown and finding good staff can all be constant headaches. It takes an incredibly dedicated person and lots of hard work to run a business. Pet care has an added element of not only providing quality service but making certain each client’s pet is our number one concern. It takes a compassionate person, a dedicated person and Lori is just that – she leads her team at Wisconsin Pet Care, LLC to be each one of her client’s heroes.
About Lori and Why She Created Wisconsin Pet Care
What is the name of your business and what made you choose that particular name? Wisconsin Pet Care LLC. I chose it because I wanted to expand state wide and with a name like this, I can.
Where is your business located and what areas do you serve? Its located from Bayside, WI to Pleasant Prairie, WI, then west to Brookfield. WI. We cover a very large territory.
How long have you been caring for people’s pets? 8+ years
What caused you to start your pet care business? I was laid off from corporate America in 2008. I had no prospects of work and decided if I was going to be poor, at least I would be helping people and be around pets all day.
What is the most fulfilling part of owning/managing your business? Being able to run it, change it, expand it or tailor it however I feel is best.
What is the most challenging part? Hiring and retaining the wonderful employees we have. We are extremely picky about whom we hire-we only hire 1 in 145 applicants and do thorough background checks, inclusive of an interview with a professional profiler who used to work for the NYPD.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Retired and my business being sold.
How has ProPetHero’s pet first aid & CPR certification course benefited your company? When we hire new employees, its difficult to time local Pet First Aid and CPR classes. ProPetHero is perfect for our needs because new employees can pop on as their schedules allow.
Trustworthy Care Demands Live-saving Training
Lori has built a wonderful and trustworthy pet care company. While she is looking forward to the next phase of her life she knows she can walk away with pride knowing that she has established a company who cares about other people’s pets. Whether you are just starting your business or just starting to plan to exit your business – the care and safety of your client’s pets are paramount. Having you and your staff trained in emergencies brings your clients peace of mind and your business the clear reputation that your client’s health and well-being are your greatest concerns.
Whether you own a pet, are looking to enter the pet care market or are already caring for people’s fur-kids – make certain you know what to do when something goes wrong
. Their life depends on you knowing pet first aid & CPR