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 Detherow, owner of Just Fur Babies Pet Services, 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.

In 2017 I became Pet First Aid certified. My instructor certification was earned in 2019, as a trainer for Pro Pet Hero to teach Pet First Aid/Safety/CPR classes. The knowledge to share with pet parents and other professionals to educate them in an emergency is a personal mission.

Continued education through PSI’s Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS) certification allows me to share skills and proficiencies of the industry with our team and clients.

Dr. Marty Becker was the key note speaker at the first conference I attended. He discussed a new program designed for professionals in the pet care industry. Fear Free certification is highly regarded and was achieved in 2020.

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!

Kansas City pet sitter, Alex

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. I received my Pet First Aid Certification in August 2019 and furthered my education in becoming a Fear Free Professional in July 2020.

Kansas City dog walker Tracy

Aunt Tracy, FFCP

As a client who has personally benefited from the amazing services provided by Just Fur-Babies, I could not be more excited to become a part of the team and to provide love and care for your furry best friends. When the opportunity presented itself to join Just Fur-Babies and take care of not just my own fur baby but others, I was elated!

Animals have always been part of my life. Growing up in a home where we always had at least 1 cat, we also had chickens, turkeys, parakeets, gerbils, and bunnies as well and I can’t imagine life without an animal by my side. I currently have one feisty cat named Wasabi who brings me joy daily. I am looking forward to meeting your furry family members and giving them heaps of love and attention. In addition to my love of animals, I am an avid reader, a huge Chief’s fan and I like to be outside as much as possible.

Tracy’s Fear Free certification was completed in June 2021 and her First Aid certification completed in July 2021.

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