Lora R

Lora R

Senior Team Member

Lora R has lived in the Apex and Cary area since 1982. She worked in Real Estate and Property Management before starting Lucky Dogs & Cool Cats Pet Sitting. She started Lucky Dogs & Cool Cats in 2016 because she loves cats, dogs and small animals and wanted to provide pease of mind to all the pet owners that truly have a hard time leaving their pets home alone. Lora loves to surround herself with the many different and unique cats and pets that she adores and loves! You will feel confident knowing that she is there treating your pets like she would her own!

Lora has a husband, 3 daughters and a son all of whom are married. She has 6 grandchildren and 2 cats. She is a volunteer at The Goathouse (a no kill cat shelter in Pittsboro) and loves to fish, garden, travel and scuba dive.

She is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitter (NAPPS) and is a Certified Pet Sitter through NAPPS. She and all the pet and cat sitters that work with her are all Bonded and Insured. All of the sitters with Lucky Dogs & Cool Cats go through a Pet First Aid Course before ever starting with Lucky Dogs & Cool Cats.

Marleen K

Marleen K

Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

A Michigan native, Marleen moved to North Carolina in 2015 with her husband and three children. Shortly after arriving she welcomed baby #4 and settled in Apex shortly thereafter.

Marleen has a biology degree with an emphasis in zoology. She spent 10 years serving clients in a veterinarian hospital before committing herself full-time to her family.

Marleen is a sports enthusiast and loves spending fall Saturday’s rooting for her beloved Michigan Wolverines. She also enjoys volunteering as a pre-K Sunday school teacher at her local church.

Marleen joins Cool Cats as an Administrative Assistant and looks forward to ensuring your pet gets the very best care while you’re away.

Intro Message:

Just a quick note to everybody to introduce you to Marleen Kendall. She will be helping me in my office Monday through Friday to schedule pet sitting visits.

Marshal is originally from Michigan and she moved to North Carolina in 2015 with her husband and three children. Shortly after arriving she welcomed baby #4 and settled in Apex shortly thereafter.

Marleen has a biology degree with an emphasis in zoology. She spent 10 years serving clients in a veterinarian hospital before committing herself full-time to her family. She is also a sports enthusiast and loves spending fall Saturday’s rooting for her beloved Michigan Wolverines. She also enjoys volunteering as a pre-K Sunday school teacher at her local church.

Susan C

Susan C

Pet Sitter

Susan has been living in the Raleigh area on and off since 1989. She has resided in Apex for close to four years. She is a wildlife ecologist by training and is a certified bird bander. Susan has been North Carolina’s chief hummingbird researcher for over two decades. She has had a life-long love of pets of all kinds. She has cared for everything from dogs and cats to fish and guinea pigs--even a red-tailed boa. Susan is also an avid birder and backyard bird feeder. Animals, quite simply, bring joy to her life every day of the year.

Susan lives with her significant other Steve, his teenage, fish-obsessed son Zachary and a 13-year-old Puggle named Ozzie.

--Susan

Bertie B

Bertie B

Cat Sitter

am a native North Carolinian and I have lived in Wake County since graduating from NC State over 40 years ago. I now live in Cary with my husband Ben and our two cats, Max and Sadie. They rule our home! I have had cats nearly all of my life and simply cannot imagine a life without them. We also care for four backyard box turtles and several honey bee hives. I love all animals and wildlife, and I enjoy growing plants and flowers to attract songbirds, hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators to our yard.

I enjoy the beach, especially shelling and searching for sharks’ teeth, but our kitties don’t travel so I know how hard it is to leave furry babies behind. It is so important to feel confident that your pets will be cared for when you are away! I will make every effort to learn what your kitty likes, and I will take great care of them and give them all the love, play, and attention they will allow.

Heather H

Heather H

Cat Sitter

Heather H. is a native North Carolinian who has been living in Wake County for 13 years, and in Apex for the past 10 years. She is a practicing attorney during the day, which helps fund her cats’ lavish lifestyle! She is mom to five cats, and foster mom to three others. Heather has also been mom to dogs, birds, guinea pigs, and aunt to a couple of rowdy goats, a bunny, and one very sweet snake. Heather has experience with administering pet medications of all sorts, to include injections for feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). She can’t wait to become just as devoted to your fur babies as she is her own!

Karen H

Karen H

Pet Sitter

Hello! My name is Karen Hoover and I have lived in Cary for 25 years with my husband, Dave. Originally from Rochester, NY, I moved to Chicago after graduating from college. After spending a few brutal winters there (even compared to Rochester!) we set our sights on our ideal place to live and fell in love with the Triangle area and everything North Carolina has to offer. We have 2 grown children and a sweet old dog, Mario. We also have a grand fur baby, a sweet and sassy cat named Nova! I’ve also had 2 other cats and 1 dog in my lifetime, and they have all been such an important part of our family through the years. It’s hard to imagine life without a furry friend!

We love to travel and when we do, we are so thankful to have reliable care for our pets. It brings us peace of mind and so I know how important that is. I look forward to meeting you and your beloved pets, and bringing that peace of mind to you!

Nicole C

Nicole C

Cat Sitter

Hello, I am Marie. I am originally from Northwest Pennsylvania and grew up in Rochester, NY. Through high school and college, I owned a cat. I also volunteered at a no-kill cat shelter in New York while living in Rochester. I came down to NC for college in 2007 and I’ve been living in North Carolina ever since! I graduated from Guilford College in 2011.

I’ve enjoyed taking care of dogs and cats throughout the years and I enjoy learning about animals, especially cats. In 2017, I completed training for my Montessori infant/toddler credential. Currently, I am a Montessori toddler teacher in Durham. For several years, I taught swim lessons to people of all ages and skill levels as well as art classes for kindergarteners and high school psychology. My hobbies are painting with acrylics, Rummikub, and swimming whether it’s in a pool or the ocean, Zumba, yoga and outdoor walks. I love spending time with my parents and siblings who have also moved to the Raleigh area. I am looking forward to spending time with your extended fur family in the near future!

Nicole C

Nicole C

Cat Sitter

Hi everyone, my name is Linda and I’ve lived in the triangle area for over 47 years with most of that time in the Cary/Apex area. I have a husband, three daughters, three granddaughters and two cats (Charlie and Louie). I was raised in a household with dogs and birds but have had many cats since I was married over 40 years ago. I worked as a Financial Analyst as a career but now that I have retired, I wanted to work with animals as they bring me so much joy and I know how important it is to find good and loving care.

My hobbies are gardening, reading, playing games and especially traveling to places near and far. I know how important it is to have good care for my fur babies when I am away from home and I want to provide others the same peace of mind that their fur babies are in trusted and loving hands.

Allison P

Allison P

Cat Sitter

Allison is a native North Carolinian, born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill, she moved to the Raleigh area where she met her husband and eventually settled down in Cary, NC where she has resided for the last 25 years. She has 1 daughter who is currently studying for her Bachelor’s degree at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Allison currently works in a Special Education Pre-K classroom working with children ages 3-5, with developmental disabilities, and Autism (ASD). She is passionate about being in service to others, and is super excited to extend her love, patience, and compassion in service to your pets!! Allison has owned both cats (4) and dogs (2) and has cared for animals (dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, horses, and various wildlife) throughout her life! She truly has a love for all God‘s creatures and considers it an honor to serve your pets! Just tell her what your pet’s needs are, and she will make sure your pet is served with care, and in excellence!"

Dana A

Dana A

Pet Sitter

Hi, my name is Dana Anderson. I have been living in the Cary area since 1998 and have been working as a preschool teacher most of that time. I was raised around many different animals while growing up. But my favorite were always dogs and cats and my household has always had at least one or the other or both. I believe that they are very therapeutic and love to spend time with them. I live with my daughter, Brandi, cat, Dax, and a dog named Holly. In my spare time, besides spending time with my children and furry family, I love the beach, the mountains and enjoy getting lost in a really good book surrounded by my furry family! I cannot wait to meet you and your furry family members and provide you with the peace of mind you deserve!

Lynne C

Lynne C

Pet Sitter

Hi, I’m Lynne. I’m a native New Yorker living in West Cary, NC since 2020. I am a life-long cat lover. I’ve had cats since I was a teenager and have always been smitten by their playful and curious nature and stunning looks. I am especially fond of the Persian breed, but I love all cats.

I have four rescue cats at home that I completely love and adore as they are my babies!
I am extremely reliable, responsible, and trustworthy. I understand the unique personalities of cats, and I will go out of my way to make your cat very happy when I am caring for them. I am also skilled at taking care of special needs cats and administering needles.

I am a HR Administrator by profession, but, in my free time, I’m actively involved with several animal organizations such as ASPCA and Best Friends, volunteering at adoption events and participating in the annual Mutt Strutt.

I look forward to meeting you and your cat companion(s)!