We’re fully licensed, insured, bonded, background checked and are a CPPS (Certified Professional Pet Sitter) through Pet Sitters International.
All Staff also has over 13 hours of certifications: Dogs 101, Equipment 101, Feline Fundamentals, Pet Health + Wellness, Canine Development, Bite Prevention, Dog Breeds, Canine Behavior + Communication, Pet Training for Pet Pros, and Hemp+CBD 101 provided by FetchFind.
We believe not all pets are able or can handle travel, long bouts alone, boarding, day care or kennel type situations and our goal is to make you and your as happy and stress free as can be! Plus, no pick up/drop off times! View our Services Here
Just because they miss you, does not mean they should have to miss their home too (and all their favorite smells, places and toys!)
We will then HAND SELECT a professional pet sitter/dog walker/ pet care provider from our team that fits best with your needs and personality. We have a TEAM- so there is no worries of emergencies or missed visits. Meet Our Team of Pet Sitters HERE
We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, breed, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Everything about our services are created to make your life easier & more comfortable- we always say...
" Happy Pets, Happy People!".
Why Choose Us
Atta Boy! Animal Care was founded in December 2013, when our Founder Amber Van Denzen ( Hey, that's Me!) saw an essential need for a client-oriented, trained, professional full-time Pet Sitting + Dog Walking pet care service company in Lakeland, Fl.
The image of a company that was a family oriented, animal educated, welcoming and friendly with small + large pet families alike, which would focus on providing the quality of care and service anyone would want for their own home and furry family members came to my mind over and over. I used my 13 year career as a Trained Emergency Veterinary Technician and took my skills learned from my Animal Science Bachelors Degree from University of Florida to create such a company for YOU!
My husband and I were constantly traveling as couple, and then during our adoption process and now family travels.We always were trying to schedule for our dogs to go to one of our parents home (and having to drive them over 2 hours away!) or ask a neighbor to watch our chickens and turtles. We also had a dog that was epileptic (he had seizures) and was on seizure dog medication that was required to be given 3 times a day on a routine schedule- so having someone able to be available for those times and able to successfully give them medications was critical.
Eventually the drive, the having to constantly ask neighbors or family to watch the pets, and then coming home and our pups had been fed food that upset their tummy ( because they were so cute and begging for those treats, of course!), medication missed by accident, plus if we were running behind or early and having to schedule pick up/drop off, and then of course all the extra hair in the car/their food/their toys/their beds etc got TOO MUCH!
We looked around for a professional pet sitter that had veterinary medical knowledge and that didn't charge by pet -because with 3 dogs, 3 turtles, and 14 chickens- that just wasn't going to be financially do-able. We soon realized MANY families and individuals locally in Lakeland, Mulberry, Bartow, and surrounding areas had the same needs!
...and that is exactly what Atta Boy! Animal Care has created! Hopefully you will find what you are looking for here with us at Atta Boy!- where we always say "Happy Pets, Happy People!"
- Amber V.
December 2013: Opened our Virtual Doors for business. Our Founder Amber was the only staff person.
2014-2016: The team grew from a solo operation to a team + expanded from just South Lakeland to Central Lakeland.
2017-2018: The company’s service area was able to increase and improvements in coordination, scheduling, and invoicing were brought on board with the implementation of the online client portal. Clients schedule appointments, communicate with the team, pay and much more directly through this easy and convenient site! GPS tracking and Daily Updates via email are added
2019: Re-branded from our previous multi-animal and key design and slogan of "We are the KEY to your pets comfort + care" to a fun, current dog design with a slogan of "Happy Pets, Happy People!"
2020: 5,000 visits completed! In the past 6 years of business we have cared for hundreds of pets- dogs, cats, horses, goats, geese, chickens, pigs, rats, snakes, fish, aquariums, turtles, geckos, chameleons, hamsters, guinea pigs, tortoises, and more! We look forward to adding you and your pets to the Atta Boy! family