About Us

 
About Katie & Co
Why Us?

At Katie & Company Pet Sitting, we believe that pets enrich our existence and add value to our lives in the form of friendship, unconditional love and boundless fun. Because of all that pets offer, they deserve the best care imaginable. We are passionate about providing personalized pet care to your four-legged, furry, scaled, finned and feathered companions.

For the pet parents who value relationships, you can count on us to be there for you. We take the time to get to know you and your pet so there is established trust between all of us. We understand how difficult it can be to leave your pets at home, whether you are away for the day or traveling for an extended period of time. We are dedicated to providing and maintaining a stress-free, loving, and familiar environment for your pets. Enjoy your free time and let go of guilt, knowing your pets are safe at home with people who will love them just like they were our own. Our goal is to keep your pets routine the same so they stay comfortable and happy while you’re away. We also know you want to feel confident that your pet care provider is responsible and trustworthy with not only your beloved fur babies but your home too. You can take comfort knowing that we are insured, bonded, CPR/First Aid Certified and that all pet sitters are screened and background checked.

We are here for you. Focus on work, travel or family commitments, we’ve got your tail!

Katie

Tacia Staton

Owner & Pet Care Professional

My entire life I have been surrounded by and loved animals of one kind or another. A lifetime of loving pets was the driving force for opening Katie & Company Pet Sitting. It has given me a career where every day brings laughter, tail wags, and tons of meows.

I am incredibly grateful and amazed for the journey this business has taken me on. My mission for Katie & Company Pet Sitting has always been to provide pet owners with someone who is reliable, trustworthy and compassionate to care for their pets. I am incredibly honored to have been given the chance to do so for the people within my community. I pride myself on a dedicated, professional, and loyal team, who like me, LOVE WHAT THEY DO. We look forward to many years of providing the best quality pet care for your pets and building strong, lasting relationships with you.

We are here to help you with all of your pet needs.

Tacia Staton

Owner

Katie and Tacia Hiking

Katie

Founder

Katie, “Katiebug” as I fondly called her rescued me in 2007. She was found tied to a pole in the heat of the summer and taken to a high kill shelter where an amazing rescue organization found her. They said she was three and not much else was known about her. I fell in love with her at first sight. Her eyes told a story of neglect and abuse but also a longing for a safe home. Don’t ever touch my tail she told me and I listened whole heartedly. We were inseparable and became the best of friends. She was an escape artist at first and I nick named her “Bolt”. She was a magnet to cactus and liked her adventures over the hill. She soon realized she was in her forever home and decided she didn’t need to explore any longer. Katie loved the water and never found an ocean, lake, pond or puddle she didn’t like. I can’t count the times I had to swim out to get her. Never mad, always just so happy to see her having such a great time. She was the most incredible girl…she possessed a wide smile, a happy tail and a sweet spirit. When I decided to move here to Oklahoma from San Diego she was the best co-pilot a girl could ask for. She didn’t like the elevator so much and was too old for the stairs, but she loved having her own bed and room service was her favorite. She loved living here in Oklahoma and gave me 10 amazing years. I miss her each and every day. I couldn’t think of anyone or anything to name this incredible business after, she is the namesake and will be with me every day.

A very wise man once told me that dogs find owners, not the other way around. They pick you and they choose to stay with you. In that way, they are also giving you the end of their life. The deeper the bond, the harder it is to say good-bye. I know I’d rather have any amount of time with a dog I love and suffer the mourning than not have the time at all.

Katie
To Katie, Love Mom.

Dear Katie,

I wish you could know –- really know -– how grateful I was for you, how much you changed me, how I’m a better person because of you. Thank you for all of the laughter. Because of you, there wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t laugh. Even in the darkest times, the bleakest moments, you managed to put a smile on my face. You found the fun in every little thing and encouraged me to do the same.

Thank you for perspective. It’s true that sometimes I took myself too seriously. I thought too much about things and spent too much time glued to the computer and my phone. But you were a constant reminder about what’s truly important. With a gentle, well…not so gentle paw on my leg, you convinced me to walk outside, feel the sun, and maybe stretch out with you on the grass. Enjoy this moment, you seemed to say, because this moment is all we have and the only one that ever really matters.

Thank you for being there. In the last few years, I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs. Hellos and goodbyes. Life and death. Triumphs, failures, and uncertainties. But what never wavered was you, dear Katie. Regardless of what was happening around me, there you were in the center, my furry, shedding girl keeping me grounded, whole and balanced.

Thank you for just being you. It seems impossible that by not doing anything, you still managed to do so much. Your happy attitude in the morning –- this is the best day of my life! –– set the tone for the rest of my day. Sitting near you in the same room while drinking my coffee while you were snoring quietly (or not so quietly) on the couch filled me with peace and made me calmer. Just the fact that you existed somehow made life better.

I have always thought you would live forever. That I would never have to make the decision we had to make, but we both knew that wasn’t true. No matter how much I wished it or willed it, that day did come, and a piece of my heart left with you. But….my heart is bigger because you were a part of it.

My dear, dear Katiebug.

Katie and Company
Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, and Overnight Pet Sitting in Oklahoma City and Surrounding Areas

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