Our Best Friends provides professional, reliable, and loving care for your cat or dog, whether you need in-home care while traveling, or help administering a medication.
* Veterinarian recommended
* Professional and dependable
* Animal reiki services
* In-home pet-sitting
Pet visits while you travel:
- Food and fresh water daily
- Administration of medicine as needed (including insulin, subcutaneous fluids, and asthma treatment inhaler)
- One or two visits per day depending on your pets' needs
- Nutritional and behavioral guidance
- Transportaion to and from veterinarian
- Daily doggie walks and hikes
- Alternate lights as a crime deterrent
- Collect mail & packages
Reiki: In-home healing touch therapy
Reiki is a technique discovered in Japan in the 1920's. Research studies show that it lowers blood pressure, reduces pain, and decreases anxiety in people. Participants
also feel a sense of connectedness with others. Why not share this peaceful practice with our animal friends?
During a scheduled reiki visit, a relaxing environment is created by using music and candlelight. Palms of hands are gently placed on the body. This practice is intended to calm your pet, balance their energy, and
aid in the healing process. Reiki is a
wonderful complimentary therapy.
"Carmen has taken care of our cat Buster while we've been away many times over the last year, starting when he was about 5 months old. Buster was always very calm and happy when we returned, no matter how long we were gone. He clearly got plenty of love and exercise during Carmen's visits. She is great with cats and provides them with the kind of attention and care they need. I highly recommend her for your cat-sitting needs."
"Friends and family are great but can you truly rely on them to take care of your cats while you're away the way you'd want them to? If the answer is "no" and you live in West L.A. then we recommend you give Carmen Weitzel a phone call. Over the past couple of years, Carmen has periodically visited our home to look after our two beloved home-fries, Mao and Claireby, not the easiest two cats to sit for!
Awhile ago, Mao had one of his back legs up in a cast after a particularly nasty battle with a grocery bag and had to be given Metacam drops for the pain. Claireby is an all-seasons asthmatic cat who needs to be puffed with Flovent on an Aerokat device every other day. A newbie to cat puffing when we first met her, Carmen now expertly administers the Flovent to Claireby when needed, and with Mao, she always made sure he never missed a dose of his Metacam.
Carmen's customer service dealings with us are personalized, timely and top notch as well, and we can always rest assured that Mao and Claireby are in excellent and loving company when they're with their friendly and reliable cat sitter. She is that rare kind of person you can count on to come into your home and take care of your pets your way - and as if they were her own. Keep in mind to book Carmen far in advance, especially for overnight stays, as she is a busy lady for good reason. 5 stars!"
Justin and Clara Speer
"I travel on a regular basis and thought really hard about getting a cat and how it would affect my life and cat. I found Carmen and I never worry when I leave town. My cat has fallen in love with her. She comes into my home and takes care of all aspects of my cat care and home care. My home is immaculate when I return but most importantly my cat Mia, is so happy when I return. She is so knowledgeable about cats and has helped me with her diet, behavioral issues, and any cat questions I have. Mia and myself have found a good friend."
"I retained Carmen to care for my cats and marine fish recently when I took a
week-long trip recently. She visited me before my trip for an orientation, and bonded with my cats. I enjoyed my trip without worry, thanks to her frequent status updates, and came home to happy cats and healthy fish and house plants. She has an obvious empathy for cats. I will definitely use her for future trips."
"I have used Carmen over and over when I go away for the last couple of years. I can really enjoy my trips when she is cat sitting with my girls because she remembers to text me each day with a quicnote that they are fine. Carmen is the responsible type of person who seems to cater toward each person's needs and remembers to follow up. I would not of enjoyed my trips if Carmen wasn't looking in after them. I never worry if she'll remember or show up because of this responsible nature about her. One even more important fact is that my cats seem happy when I come home and not all freaked out that I was away. I recommend her 100%. Please let her know if you want to email me, if you want to hear me rave about her."
A portion of total earnings are donated to the following sanctuaries and animal shelters. Click on the links below to volunteer, adopt, or donate!
Shambala Preserve & the Roar Foundation