Marcia Kay Foster:
Marcia Kay started Creature Comforts in 2001 with the goal of keeping pets as comfortable as possible in their normal stress-free routine in their home. She worked as a veterinary assistant for over 3 years and saw firsthand the stresses they could endure while boarding. She enjoys tending to her clients’ pets and making sure they are treated with love, kindness, and lots of attention. Each one of her charges becomes an extension of her own family, and they are very near and dear to her heart. She helped organize a Red Cross Pet Safety course be provided in 2012, so she is certified in Red Cross Pet Safety and First Aid. She has a genuine connection to the pets she cares for and says, “There couldn't be a more satisfying job. The love from the pets is unconditional.”
Heather's earliest memories of growing up in the country were of stray animals always dumped and added to her home, that was already occupied by multiple cats and dogs. Throughout her whole first half of life, she was more a cat lover coming from generations of cat lovers before. In college, one single dog stole her heart and was her best friend and daughter for the next 12 years. After she had her son in 2002, she found a new career path working with animals. She states, "I get so much satisfaction befriending and caring for pets, especially the ones overcoming adversity and disabilities." Heather has 9 furbabies, all rescues and all overlooked. She's worked for pet care facilities for over 6 years, but now is happy to be caring for pets in their familiar environment. She says, "I'm excited to build positive relationships with more pets and gain their trust on their turf."