Hi, I'm Melissa!
Melissa with Yoda and Phoebe, 2015
Founder, Melissa Boose, has over 20 years of professional pet care experience, with 12+ of those years in veterinary medicine. She worked for a professional pet sitting company before attending school for veterinary technology. After graduating from tech school at the top of her class, she passed the national boards exam, earning her veterinary technician certification in Virginia, LVT. Later on she earned the certification, RVT, in North Carolina. For over 8 years she provided excellent, compassionate nursing care for hospitalized dogs and cats at a large, well-known specialty hospital in Raleigh, NC. She left her full-time nursing position to devote herself to running Phoebe’s Pampered Pets in late May 2015.
Melissa is a proud, loving mama to her rescue chis and Russian tortoise. She is very passionate about animal rescue and animal welfare: volunteering with a local rescue group, raising awareness and funds for non-profits, and fostering precious fur kids.
Who is Phoebe?
Phoebe is my adorable, long hair chihuahua who has been a major inspiration for me. Phoebe was born with two heart abnormalities that require life-long medical management. I adopted her knowing this, as the breeder was only willing to give her to someone with a veterinary background, who understood the risks of her condition. Phoebe can be described as a bundle of happiness bursting with joy. I’ve never met such a grateful, happy dog who loves life like she does. She sure doesn’t let her heart condition get her down! Her amazing spirit made her the perfect choice for the “face,” of Phoebe’s Pampered Pets.
When working at the specialty hospital, I would often hear about clients being upset that medical boarding wasn’t available. I felt this was a great opportunity to help pets and their families, thinking “I can do that!” Thus Phoebe’s Pampered Pets was born. Now I’m able to use my experience to provide professional, compassionate care for pets where they are the most comfortable, in their own home. ~Melissa Boose
*We sadly lost Phoebe in cardiac surgery on January 28, 2016. Phoebe’s Pampered Pets, LLC, will continue on in her memory.