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Laura Stauffiger
Northtowns Community Blogger, Owner of Laura's Critter Care, LLC

Hi I’m Laura Stauffiger! I own and operate Laura’s Critter Care, LLC in Amherst, New York. Thank you for visiting my site. I understand that your home and pets are your most valuable possessions. I am a dedicated animal lover, life-long pet owner and an experienced animal care provider. I started sitting for pets while in High School and College to earn extra money.

I spent 20 years in the corporate world as a Regional Manager and Executive Recruiter in the employment services industry. I oversaw sales and operations for up to 6 different locations, managing anywhere from 10-50 internal employees as well as upwards of 400-1,000 temporary employees at any given time. I also recruited and placed executives within some of the countries top companies. I decided to follow my dreams and work with animals. So I retired from the corporate world and started Laura’s Critter Care, LLC in 2009.

I care for all types of pets, not just dogs and cats. Some of my clients have included goats, birds, salt water and fresh fish, ferrets, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, rabbits, reptiles, other small animals, and poultry. No matter what type of pet you have, I can sit for you!

My husband and I reside in Snyder and also share our home with 3 cats, 3 dogs (2 pugs and a pug/boxer mix), 1 Bearded Dragon, a Dumeril Snake, 3 Gold Fish, 2 Lineolated Parakeets  and an African Grey Parrot. We have previously owned other breeds of birds, fish, rodents, a Burmese snake and a boa snake. Most of our pets have been rescued.

I am a member of Pet Sitters International and National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. PSI and NAPPS both provide valuable resources for the professional pet sitter, as well as continuing education opportunities. I am also college educated and have attended classes on dog training, pet care and animal health through Medaille College and UB’s Mini Vet School and I am PetSaver certified through PetTech.

In August 2010 I was asked by WGRZ.com Channel 2 news to be one of their Community Content Providers for their pet sections of several towns in Erie County.

I have been the personal pet sitter and dog walker for clients such as Jerry Hughes, Defensive End of the Buffalo Bills, Ramon Humber, Linebacker of the Buffalo Bills, Preston Brown, Linebacker of the Buffalo Bills, Brandon Spikes, former Linebacker of the Buffalo Bills, EJ Manuel, former Quarterback of the Buffalo Bills, Christian Gaddis, former Center of the Buffalo Bills, Adam Benigni, Sports Director/Anchor for @WGRZ (NBC) Buffalo, and Maria Genero, Meteorologist for Daybreak and is co-host of The Healthy Zone on Channel 2 @ WGRZ (NBC) Buffalo.