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Hi, My name is Tamarra. I've been a pet lover since I can remember. The dogs that I've owned and the ones I board fulfill my nurturing spirit.
When a pet owner allows me to take care of their precious pet, I recognize the trust they are putting in me. I also understand how hard it can be to leave their pet, so my goal is to ease their anxiety with frequent updates by text and pictures so they can see how their little one is doing.
I love all the personalities that come through my door and I love to see how they adapt to their new vacation spot and new friends. If your pet is shy, I let them have the time they need to adapt at their own pace. And I give them hugs and kisses just like the rest. I also enjoy seeing their joy and excitement when their owners return for them. So sweet! I'm trained to give diabetic pets insulin shots and have taken Pet First Aide.
I look forward to meeting you and your special pets.
Hi! My name is Andrea! I’ve always had a love for animals. Growing up, there was always a dog, cat, turtle, rat or some combination in my house. As a little girl, I dreamed of being a Veterinarian. I ended up taking a different path but my love of animals remained. While looking for a way to make additional money, I discovered pet sitting. I knew this was the ideal job for me. What a privilege to get to meet, play with and take care of animals! I’m now the mom of 2 elementary age girls, 4 dogs and an ever changing number of cats. I volunteer with a local cat rescue so there is always at least one foster cat waiting for a forever home. While my life is busy, I always enjoy the chance to pet sit for a new or existing client.
Hi, my name is Stephanie. I've been enjoying work with animals for 14 years now. I still love it as much as I did when I first started. I have 2 pups of my own, Dallas and Zeke. I cannot wait to meet your fur babies!
Hello, my name is Wendy. Growing up, we always had dogs and cats around our home. Now, my own family has two dogs, a Rottweiler and a chiweenie, and two cats. I love animals! Pet sitting is a dream job for me. Every visit is different and offers a chance to meet and love a new animal. It’s fun to see each animal’s personality and how excited they are to see me. It is an honor to care for your beloved family member while you are away from home.
Owner and General Manager
I'm Lauren Baldwin, the owner of Sugar Max Pet Care, and thank you for stopping by to get to know us! My love for animals began when I was a little girl growing up in rural Illinois. We always had a menagerie of animals from cats and dogs to horses, cows, and goats. My affinity to animals has followed me throughout my life and inspired my participation in several animal rescue groups, including Great Dane Rescue, for over 20 years. When I decided to leave corporate America in 2011 to be a stay at home mom, I had no idea that my passion for animals would provide a source of income for our family.
I had always been fortunate enough to have plenty of friends who would stay with my pets in my home when I needed to travel but, eventually, people became busy with their own lives and could no longer do that. My dogs had never been boarded at a facility and I wasn't too keen on that idea anyway. Through a close friend, I discovered the world of private dog boarding and pet sitting and eventually went to work for a local pet care company in 2014. I fell in love with the service and wonderful relationships (human AND pet!) in my role as the manager of that company and opened Sugar Max Pet Care in early 2018.
Sugar Max Pet Care was born out of my desire to bring happiness to pets, peace of mind to pet owners, and for my daughter to grow up with her mom around as much as possible. The company's namesake, Max, was my beloved Dogue de Bordeaux who left this world far too soon. As is true with so many of our furry companions, Max saw me through some very difficult times in my life and I will forever be grateful for his unconditional love. I am committed to honoring Max's legacy through my company's values and the personal relationships I develop with my clients.
Thank you again for supporting small business and considering my company as you carefully choose your pet care partner. It is a blessing to be able to provide love and care for your beloved pets while you're away!