ABOUT OUR STAFF
Catherine Grant, MA
Bailey, Tucci, Michael, Bridget and Teddy Bear
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Catherine Grant, a member of Pet Sitters International and owner and operator of Comforts At Home Pet Sitting, is proud to offer reliable and professional pet sitting services for residents in the SE Vancouver and Camas areas of Washington.
In addition to operating her pet sitting business, Catherine is a retired marriage and family therapist and is a certified Quantum Touch practitioner, specializing in pain management for pets and people.
She continues to be a devoted animal lover with her companion Tucci, a beautiful 7 year old cat. Sadly, her Border Collie Bailey and Bridget, her feisty Bichon Frisee passed away in 2016 and 2017. Catherine's beautiful green Severe Macaw named Michael passed away in October 2014. She misses them all very much!
Raised on the East Coast, Catherine grew up taking care of a variety of household pets. Dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, birds, wildlife, and horseback riding all contributed to Catherine’s love of animals. There’s never been a time when she hasn’t had a pet companion in her home!
Catherine's other passion is energy healing, a non-invasive technique for targeting the cause of pain in pets and people. She has been an energy healer since 2002 and would love to extend to your pet (or you) a free introductory session when you book a pet sit with Comforts At Home Pet Sitting or as a stand alone session. Distance healings are also available!
Energy Healing and Quantum-Touch® are great ways to ease chronic pain and anxiety in animals, especially seniors who have arthritis and other age-related issues. Catherine occasionally uses energy healing when she's pet sitting for animals which are anxious and stressed being separated from their owners. She finds that it calms them down and gives them a sense of security while they are alone.
Catherine's healing website: www.energyhealing4pain.com
Marci Koski: Marci is a member of Pet Sitters International and a certified cat behavior and training consultant with her own business, Feline Behavior Solutions, which she started in 2015. Marci also provides her behavior services to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington and has been volunteering with Furry Friends (a cats-only rescue group in Vancouver, WA) since 2014; she is currently on the board of Furry Friends as their cat behaviorist. Marci holds a Ph.D. in Fishery and Wildlife Biology, and worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for over ten years as a biologist, where she focused her efforts on the conservation and recovery of threatened and endangered species.
Gina Dastrup, a member of Pet Sitters International, was born and raised on the West Coast and has always had dogs and cats in her household. Her love for animals began as a very young child and her home isn't complete without pets.
Gina is a pet sitter for North Portland and Vancouver. She lives with her husband, Matt and their three fur babies which include a 4 year old highly intelligent and energetic Labrador/Border Collie mix named Jubilee who earned her name with her jubilant demeanor and keeps them on their toes with her extremely high level of energy. They also have two cats, Bodie, a 15 year old Bombay and Gir, their 14 year old gray Munchkin Tabby. Their animals add a lot of laughter and happiness to their household.
Walking and hiking with Jubilee is one of Gina’s biggest hobbies but she also enjoys gardening, kayaking, cooking, crafting, and spending time with friends and loved ones.