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New pet care service opens in Scio

Contributing writer for The Canyon Weekly

Belinda Kidd, owner of Kidd’s Pet Care Services, offers in-home doggy daycare and in-home services.
Belinda Kidd, owner of Kidd’s Pet Care Services, offers in-home doggy daycare and in-home services.

Going on a trip and can’t take Fido?

Kidd’s Pet Care Services, a new business in Scio, can help.

“I’ve always felt that good affordable pet care can be difficult to find, especially for those with lower incomes,” said Belinda Kidd, owner and pet lover with 20-plus years experience. “I have loved animals since I was a child and feel they should always receive the best care possible. Therefore, I decided to open a business focusing my talents on providing quality pet care at affordable prices. 

“Anything I can do to make pet ownership easier on my clients is my main focus.” she added. 

“Too many shelters are full of pets where the owners needed help but couldn’t afford it. This is why I try to keep my prices low.”

The mother of two teenage boys, who have been raise around animals and help out with clients’ pets, started working with animals as a teenager.

“Over the years I’ve worked as a kennel attendant, veterinarian assistant, receptionist, and dog trainer,” Kidd said. 

“As of this year, I am partnering with a local trainer to complete my professional dog trainers certification. Soon I will be able to provide obedience group classes, which is very exciting for me.” 

Dedicated to helping people with their furry friends, Kidd offers an array of services to cover most any client need. 

Kidd’s Pet Care Services offers in-home doggy daycare, which can include enrichment activities, dog walking, or “simply stopping in to make sure your pet has a chance to go potty during the day,” said Kidd. She is bonded, insured and veterinary recommended. 

Certified in first aid and CPR trained, Kidd transports pets through all of Oregon into western Idaho, southern Washington and northern California. 

“Cleaning up after your dogs can be tiresome, so we offer yard waste removal services either on a weekly or monthly basis,” she said. “Currently the greatest need seems to be for pet sitting and training services. A lot of people tend to shy away from traditional boarding kennels which can be incredibly stressful for dogs and cats alike, not to mention there is always a chance of communal illnesses in large pet populations. There also doesn’t seem to be a lot of affordable training options available for dogs with behavioral issues.”

Feedback to date has been all positive which Kidd attributes to her desire to meet client needs and ensure pets are treated as her own.

“In the future, I hope to add group training classes so people can live with happy, well-adjusted pets at home,” she said. 

Potential clients can reach Kidd at 541-602-1827 or via email at [email protected]. More information can be found on Facebook.

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