We have been clients of Creature’s Comforts for over 10 years now. We travel a lot for our jobs, and Sharon has consistently provided us with high-quality and reliable care for our indoor cats. She has graciously taken on extra care issues with old cats, unexpected trips to the vet, and numerous travel and home-security glitches as well. It helps us a lot to know that we can leave home on short notice and not have to worry about our pets or our home! She also undertook an extensive effort to begin managing a local population of feral cats that was getting out of control, for which the neighbors, the city, and we are most grateful. In short, we are very happy to recommend her services!
“Our primary responsibility is to keep the daily lives of clients’ animals as normal and stress-free as possible,” said owner Sharon Carter.
Creatures’ Comforts was founded in March 1993
and is full-service petsitting company providing periodic visits, daily dog walks, and overnight stays for dogs, cats, birds, small exotics and fresh and salt water aquariums. The business celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year, and continues to operate in its original location in the Houston Heights. It also serves the Galleria, River Oaks, Montrose, Garden Oaks, Oak Forest, Shady Grove, Shepherd Park Plaza, Washington/Westcott, Bellaire, West University, Meyerland, Westbury, and Pearland areas.
Although many of Creatures’ Comforts clients utilize the service for business and vacation travel
a large segment of the business is generated by clients who need daily dog walks during the work week. All of the employees serve a number of dogs during the midday hours, either because the dogs are very young or elderly, or their owners have an extremely busy schedule that keeps them away from home for extended hours during the day.
In addition to periodic visits and daily dog walks
Creatures’ Comforts also provides pet taxi service for clients who need transportation to and from grooming, veterinary visits, or doggy day care. A Registered Veterinary Technician is on staff for unforeseen emergencies.
Per visit price varies due to specific requirements of each job, but there is seldom an extra charge for additional animals.
Sharon Carter (Owner - Creatures’ Comforts)
Sharon Carter founded Creatures’ Comforts in March of 1993 as a logical progression of a lifelong avocation. Having taken care of pets most of her life for family, friends and neighbors, Carter finally decided to leave the hectic world of radio marketing and advertising to earn a living in the more predictable world of four-legged animals. For the past twenty years, she has officially dealt with pampered pets, sick pets, diabetic pets, allergic pets, special needs pets, and even aggressive pets. “My most stressful day as a petsitter is still far more desirable than the stress that the corporate world can dish out,” said Carter. “I always know where I stand with animals.” In addition to tending to the day-to-day operation of Creatures’ Comforts, Carter still finds time to tend to her own family of “rescued pets” - several cats, Mackie her Sheltie, and Zippy the rabbit, as well as participating in feral cat rescue and TNR (trap - neuter - return). “Making my living with animals is by far the most rewarding thing that I have ever done,” said Carter. “It gives me a real sense of purpose”.
With over twelve years of pet sitting/dog walking experience, Stacey has a vast knowledge of dogs, cats, birds and salt water aquariums. She is an avid horse woman and is currently training in Dressage. She and her husband share their Houston Heights home with several dogs and cats that have been rescued during the course of her daily responsibilities.
Shannon L. Small
Shannon moved to Houston in 2000 & has been pet sitting with Creatures Comforts since then. And was a pet sitting for 4 years prior in Minnesota. She has pet sat cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, guinea pigs, horses, and other types of pets. She worked with a veterinarian as a vet & kennel tech for several years during and after college. And training in pet 1st aid. Her degrees are in music, with certifications in fitness. Shannon finds that her three true loves are music, pets, and fitness, so it made perfect sense to combine them into a career, since they are all so intertwined with each other. Being healthy always me to better care for pets. And music is emotionally altering and enjoyable for humans and animals. I have an amazing career, seeing such happy faces when I walk through that door at each client's home, and being greeted with such joy.
Patti has been a licensed Registered Veterinary Technician for over 30 years. She worked at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists for over 10 years and at Animal Emergency Clinic for over 10 years. She's been in the pet sitting business for over 15 years, and has had all different types of animals of her own. "Petsitting is a perfect fit for me," said Johnson. " i truly enjoy being around animals, and this gives me the opportunity to have a lot of positive experiences, rather than constantly seeing animals in crisis."
Lynn started with Creature Comforts in 2007, and has many loyal customers in the southwest area of Houston. She is a level 2 CVA and a member of HOPE rescue group since 2013. She shares her home with her two cats, Luna and Sassy.
Keith Crappell is a full time student at the Lone Star College studying GIS (Geographic Information Systems). He is the proud father of three wonderful pets: Bodie 6 (Mini-Schnauzer), and two rescues: Mollie 8 (Beagle), and Hans-Dieter 3 (another mini-Schnauzer). Keith and his partner live in the Heights in an extremelly pet"friendly neighborhood. He finds being around animals fulfilling and comforting, and enjoys meeting all the pets and pet-parents through his work at Creatures' Comforts.
Creatures’ Comforts is a full-service petsitting company based in the Houston Heights. The company celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Services include:
Periodic visits to the clients’ homes to care for the pets, as often as the client requires.
Visits include feeding, providing fresh water, walking (when appropriate), and administering medication (when necessary).
*Medicating pets includes dosing pills or liquid, giving shots and subcutaneous fluids.
*Overnight stays for pets with special requirements. An overnight stay is at least 12 hours
*Pet taxi service is available for clients who need their pets transported to or from the groomer, the veterinarian, or day care.
Daily dog walks are available for clients who are away from home for extended periods of time during the day.
In addition to pet care, petsitters are happy to perform additional small tasks, such as retrieving mail and newspapers, watering house plants, and turning on/off lights for security.
Sharon Stagg, KBR
Sharon has been taking care of Annie and Bear-my two rescue kitties-for over ten years, and all three of us love her! I know that when I travel I can depend upon Sharon to be there and to watch out for their health and happiness. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Wanda Crowsley, BP Counsel
We have used Creatures' Comforts for three years, and are most comfortable entrusting our house and variety of dogs and cats in their care, either for daily noon visits, or even overnight visits for a week at a time. Our animals are cared for with love, genuine care, and expert knowledge. I unreservedly recommend Sharon and the team at Creatures' Comforts.
Stephanie Payne, Esq, Air Liquide
Sharon Carter, owner of Creatures’ Comfort, has been caring for my animal companions - dogs, cats and an Umbrella Cockatoo - since shortly after I moved to Houston in January 1998. She has always provided them with the TLC that they need. I cannot possibly travel as much as I do (once or twice a month for three or four days each trip) without the peace of mind of knowing that Sharon is taking care of my “kids”. I enthusiastically recommend Sharon.
Denise Butler, Shell Oil
Sharon has been my dog sitter for 7 years and is totally reliable and trustworthy. Her services allow me to manage 2 large dogs and a busy career. I don’t know what I would do without her!
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
Creatures’ Comforts was founded in March 1993, and is full-service petsitting company providing periodic visits, daily dog walks, and overnight stays for dogs, cats, birds, small exotics and fresh and salt water aquariums. The business celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year, and continues to operate in its original location in the Houston Heights. It also serves the Galleria, River Oaks, Montrose, Garden Oaks, Oak Forest, Shady Grove, Shepherd Park Plaza, Washington/Westcott, Bellaire, West University, Meyerland, Westbury, and Pearland areas.