Meet the Laughing Pets Atlanta Owner
Karen E. Levy, Owner
Like many pet owners, I love animals!! My thirst for knowledge of “everything dogs” began several years ago when I adopted my fur-baby, Diesel. I’ve always loved cats though I don’t have one of my own. Since adopting Diesel, I’ve spent countless hours learning about animal behavior, dog training, animal nutrition and best practices for caring for a happy, healthy pet. I’m certified in Pet First Aid & CPR and am an advocate for positive reinforcement training.
I’ve volunteered with various pet-rescue organizations such as Atlanta Pet Rescue and Canine Cellmates. My areas of volunteerism include being an adoption counselor, a dog-training assistant and raising funds totaling over $25,000.
In 2010 I founded Laughing Pets Atlanta and have been dog walking and pet sitting ever since. It’s my honor to be selected as a caregiver for my furry clients. Nothing makes me happier than waking up each day and seeing a bunch of laughing pets!!
Why Hire Laughing Pets
Loving Animals is not enough!
Laughing Pets Atlanta works as a team. Our team members are employees rather than independent contractors. There are multiple benefits to working with a company that has employees.
CONSISTENCY IN CARE
Our staff members are trained to follow specific instructions in how to best care for your pets. No matter who your care provider is, you will get the same level of service. Companies utilizing independent contractors cannot train or guide independent contractors. Independent contractors determine their own set of procedures and make their own decisions in how to best serve the client. Your care from one independent contractor to the next could be very inconsistent.
In addition to this training program, management will periodically accompany care providers in the field for further guidance. They are shown how to dispense medication, reinforce training and work with reactive dogs. Employees even learn fun things they can do with your pet such as tricks, games, etc.
All employees are closely monitered and supervised. Companies utilizing independent contractors have little to no supervision. Most independent contractors are not subject to GPS tracking so you won’t know if the visits are shortened or done at different times than your request.
Laughing Pets Atlanta, applicants go through an intensive screening process. All applicants go through a 5-step interview process including a risk assessement evaluation and personality test. In addition, all employees have passed a national, state and county background check. Companies hiring independent contractors have a minimal screening process and oftentimes don’t meet the applicants. Everything is done online.
Did you know that independent contractors can contract out their jobs? They can send anyone into your home without notification to you or even our company! You will not know the level of training and education they have, not to mention that the substitutes are not insured. Though independent contractors are required by law to have liability insurance, most do not. More reasons to hire Laughing Pets Atlanta.
You have direct access to the owner of the company so when there’s a problem you have someone to call who holds its employees accountable for their actions. When using independent contractors or services like Rover, Thumbtack and Uber-like companies, who do you call when there’s a problem? A customer service department who is giving you “canned” answers!
Consider all of those things together and you’ve hired a company who takes dog walking and pet sitting very seriously. Laughing Pets Atlanta recognizes that your pets are family and deserve the best care providers. Knowing who has access to your home is not taken lightly by you or by us. With Laughing Pets Atlanta you are hiring the best of the best and can feel confident your home is protected and your pets are given the very best care.