Our Pack

Meet our pack, pride, clowder – your dedicated Professional Pet Care Providers! The right care begins with the right people. The Just Fur-Babies staff is loyal and focused on the care and well-being, as well as the best experience for your pet during their visit. They go above and beyond, collaborate and communicate with pet parents and each other to make sure each service is as seamless as the next.

Kelly, owner of Just Fur-Babies in Kansas City.

Kelly Detherow, CPPS, FFCP
Owner of Just Fur-Babies

As the owner and founder of Just Fur-Babies, I am fulfilling my dream and passion for animals. For over 20 years, I was a leader in corporate sales. My training instilled the importance of forging lasting long term relationships and the highest quality of customer service. I was repeatedly acknowledged for my outstanding sales performance, winning several awards. My creative strategies enabled me to surpass company goals and excel in my corporate career.

Personally, I used pet sitters for 7 years prior to moving to Kansas City. In 2015, I accepted a job transfer to relocate to Olathe. Being a single pet parent, new to the area and not knowing anyone, I struggled to find the quality care for my own fur family. I had to make a decision and walked away from my successful corporate career to make a difference in pet care. My childhood dreams were filled with aspirations of growing up and having a professional career working with animals – Just Fur-Babies has fulfilled that childhood dream. The inception….

My relationships continue to grow as I collaborate both locally as well as nationally with business owners, subject matter industry experts and others to keep Just Fur-Babies one of the premier pet care providers in Kansas City. Family members come in all shapes and sizes – two legs or four, they are our children. I have dedicated my career to providing the highest expected care and knowledge as a professional in our industry to pet parents across the Kansas City area!

Certified Professional Pet Sitter, January 2017
Pet First Aid Certified, August 2019
Certified Pet First Aid Instructor, January 2019
Fear Free Certified, May 2020

Alex, a cat sitter and pet sitter in Kansas City.

Aunt Alex, FFCP

I was very excited to start working for Just-Fur-Babies in June 2019. I had wanted to do something with animals for as long as I can remember and was happy to find a company in my area that looked promising. Animals have always had a place in my heart and my life for as long as I can remember and the fact that I get to make sure pets get the attention they deserve and care that they need is honestly a wonderful feeling! I’m very excited to further my knowledge of being able to understand and take care of all the fur babies with the best knowledge and care we can provide.

Fear Free Certified, July 2020
Pet First Aid Certified, August 2019

Olathe pet sitter, Krista

Aunt Krista, FFCP

For as long as I can remember, my family has been stewards for animals of many species. The joy of a family pet is immeasurable. They facilitate comfort and love in so many ways. It is important to me to ensure a happy and thriving environment for all fur-babies. Working with Just Fur-Babies is a joy and opportunity to assist and observe the care of domestic animals.

In California, I started with Just Fur-Babies by being a support to the team in Kansas City, extending to all Just Fur-Babies clients as well. September 2023, I relocated to Kansas City, with four wonderful dogs and one amazing cat. We share the Just Fur-Babies culture of caring for your fur-babies where they love to live.

Fear Free Certified, August, 2022

Julie, a cat sitter in KC.

Aunt Julie, FFCP

I am thrilled to start working for Just Fur Babies. I have always had pets and my love for them has grown even more. I have a passion for learning and understanding all different types of animals. As a past client, I was so happy with the care and attention this company has shown to my fur babies past and present that it just made sense for me to come aboard. I recently retired from the corporate world and am excited to start this next chapter of my life.

Fear Free Certified, January 2023
Pet First Aid Certified, January 2023

Melissa, a cat sitter in KC.

Aunt Melissa, FFCP

I am excited to join Just Fur Babies and meet new feline friends! I currently work part time for a veterinarian clinic in Olathe. My 23 years of experience as a veterinary technician include emergency and specialty skills. I have attended multiple American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) conferences and had an integral part of my clinic becoming AAFP certified. I have helped implement and introduce fear free restraint training in several clinics.

When I am not working, my spare time is spent with my husband and children, reading, and watching movies. My volunteer time includes working as a Girl Scout leader for the past 6 years. Currently, I lead my daughter’s Cadette troop and a Brownie troop. I assisted my daughter’s troop to earn their Bronze Award last year by enriching the lives of shelter pets. They created cat scratchers out of recycled Girl Scout cookie boxes and donated them to KC Pet Project.

I have three handsome black cats and a sweet schnauzer at home that I love to spoil.

Fear Free Certified, October 2023
Pet First Aid Certified, July 2023

Brianna, a Kansas City cat sitter.

Aunt Brianna

From a young age, animals have held a special place in my heart. Whether it’s the wag of a tail, the gentle purr of a cat, or the boundless energy of a playful pup, their presence has always brought me immense joy.

As a pet sitter, my main goal is to ensure that your furry friends receive the love and care they truly deserve. I completely understand that each pet is special and has their own unique needs and personalities. You can trust that I am reliable, compassionate, and responsible. I will make sure to stick to their regular routines, provide them with nutritious meals, and ensure that they are happy and healthy. Throughout your time away, I will keep you updated with regular messages and send you adorable photos of your pets’ adventures. Open communication is incredibly important to me, as my ultimate aim is to bring happiness to your pets and give you peace of mind.

When I’m not busy, you can find me curled up with a good book on my days off. Reading is my other great passion, and it allows me to explore new worlds and gain insights.

Join our Team!

Just Fur-Babies is looking for some new team members. Visit our employment page to learn more about the opportunities.

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