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Paws For Care, Professional Pet Sitting Service

If you have never used a Professional Pet Care service, the advantages may not be immediately evident, but we think that once you use Paws For Care, you will understand and appreciate the sense of security and the convenience of in-home care.

We are so sure, that we offer an introductory offer of
one free pet-care visit
with your first 3-day or longer reservation.

Benefits For Your Pet!

  • Your pet receives love and personal attention when you are away.
  • Pets follow their customary routine and diet.
  • There is less stress to your pet because they are not in an unfamiliar environment.

Benefits For You!

  • Peace of mind in knowing that your pet is being cared for by a professional when you cannot be there.
  • No imposition on friends or family by asking for assistance in caring for pets.
  • The owner’s home is made more secure by the coming and going of the pet sitter and the measures taken to give the appearance of activity.
  • No missed work for such things as vet and grooming appointments.
  • An ill, elderly, or young pet can receive the extra attention the pet owner wishes for them.

Contact us today to find out how we can benefit you and your pets!


Or... use our on-line reservation form

About Us

About Melinda

Paws For Care has been created out of an understanding of the desire of pet owners to have their pets receive personal care when they have to be away.

I worked in the corporate environment for over 20 years. Through those years we always had pets. It would have been invaluable to me to have a Paws For Care type of business as a resource for our family so our pets could stay comfortably in their own environment.

Whatever your pet care needs, we would like the opportunity to visit with you about how we might make life for you and your pets more comfortable and convenient.

In the Wichita area? Contact us to schedule your free in-home consultation.


Or... use our on-line reservation form

Pet Services

Paws for Care Services

We have an initial consultation in your home to get to know you and your pets, become familiar with your pet’s routine and needs, and become familiar with the environment - such as where the food is stored, etc.

All this and we are comparably priced to a kennel. We love pets, we love pet owners and we hope to build a relationship with you that makes pet ownership even more rewarding. We are bonded for your additional peace of mind.



The average pet-care visit is 30 to 45 minutes and includes walking, exercising, and playing. Feeding and treats are given as instructed. Scooping the litter box, picking up mail, alternating lights and watering houseplants are also included.



Traveling with your pets? Consider a Home Security Check. This service includes bringing in the mail, watering plants, adjusting lights and taking out the trash.

  • Pet Transportation:
    • $30, 2 hour max
  • All Day Care:
    • $50
  • Overnight Stay:
    • Your Home
    • $65, 9:30 p.m.- 7:30 a.m.
  • Lock Out Key Delivery:
    • $20 for keys on file

Our service goes beyond vacation needs. A pet-owner’s hospital stay or a temporary nursing home stay can cause pet-care problems that we can help with. Pet Transportation, such as to the vet or the groomer; extended stays with your pets and key delivery are additional services.

Outside of Wichita additional $3; Holidays additional $5 fee; Unscheduled care (less than 48 hours notice) $21, After Hour visits (before 7 am or ater 9 pm) additional $5. Combined day and night care $100.

Other Services

Paws for Care Other Services

We have a full line of other services we offer in addition to pet care. Perfect for busy executives, homebound individuals and senior citizens! Our services include:

Errand Running
  • Car services
  • DMV
  • Courthouse
  • Post office
  • Bank
  • Dry cleaners
  • Courier service
  • Pharmacy pickups
  • Meal delivery
Shopping Services
  • Grocery shopping
  • Gift shopping / wrapping
  • Personal shopping
  • Returns and exchanges
Home Services
  • Wait for repairmen
  • Light housework
  • Declutter
  • House sitting: water plants, mail/newspapers, trash cans, rotate lights, property check, water lawn
Senior Services
  • Peace of mind visits
  • Assist basic house needs
  • Assist mail and/or bill pay
  • Grocery shopping
  • Restocking supplies
  • Drug store pickup
  • Doctor appointments
  • Hair Salon/Barber

We can also combine our home services with our Pet Services... and your INITIAL CONSULTATION IS FREE! We have an initial consultation in your home to get to know you and your needs, and to become familiar with the environment. We are bonded for your additional peace of mind.

In the Wichita area? Contact us to schedule your free in-home consultation.


Or... use our on-line reservation form

In Memory

Paws for Care - In Memory

Rainbow Bridge

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.

There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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Paws for Care

Pet News

Paws for Care - Pet News

Separation Anxiety in Dogs - Quentin Yu

I had a wonderful dog whose was the sweetest dog on the planet when we were together. It was when we weren't together that she did not handle life so well. I would go off to work and come home to a house full of torn papers, an occasional pool of urine, and obvious claw marks in a definite path on the carpet. I began to get complaints from neighbors that my dog howled during the day, and I quickly determined that it was times during which I was off working. It became clear that my sweet dog was terrified to be by herself.

I had "rescued" her at a flea market pet drive. She wasn't one of the pets at the drive, but someone had brought her, hoping to find a new home for her. Apparently, her previous owner had left town leaving everything behind; his job, his girlfriend, and this sweet dog. Well, I couldn't walk away from her, even if the story wasn't true. She was super well-behaved and delightfully cute! I took her home and things were great for a few days, then I had to go to work.

I consulted my vet and she told me about separation anxiety in dogs. There is loads of material out there on the subject, but not much of it told me exactly how to handle the situation. What ended up working was so simple that I was super pleased and ecstatic about how grand the whole thing turned out. Basically, I got a train-your-dog-at-home course and bonded with her while at the same time increased her discipline and self confidence. That was it. The course worked great and she never had any more anxiety attacks of which I knew.

The course that I worked through included both great instruction for me as well as my dog. What did I need to learn? Body language, dog psychology, and many other related factors contribute to separation anxiety and are just as much of the problem as the results of the anxiety that you find on the floor of your home when you come back from work. The good news is that learning how to bond and work with your dog is the key to reducing the anxiety.

I found that there are several of these programs available online. I dug around and found about ten, but I have to admit that only two or three seemed to be courses that would reduce anxiety in pets. I have actually reviewed the ones that I liked the most on my blog site listed below - the Dove Cresswell's Online Dog Training package, the Sit-Stay-Fetch package, and another that claims to have super fast results of only one evenings work, the Dog Discovery package. I am skeptical about the latter one, but I have heard good things about it. I recommend talking with your vet and seeing what they say about the idea. I conversed with my vet about it and she did not seem in the least bit surprised. Instead she seemed to think that she should have thought of it before!

If you have a pet that suffers from separation anxiety problems, I suggest that you and your vet look into the possibility of incorporating a train-at-home course (online or otherwise) for you and your dog.

I hope you found my article helpful. If you like please visit my blog and read more about the online programs that I feel are most likely to assist reducing behavioral problems such as separation anxiety in dogs.

About the author: Quentin Yu

I am a musician and scholar in Honolulu. Please feel free to read my blog for more of my writings and reviews at

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