Kacey Kares Pet Services Launches New Business | Baldwin Park Living
Anyone who has a four-legged friend in Baldwin Park knows the name Kacey Kelly.
Kelly, 29, has lived in Baldwin Park for seven years and has served the community and beyond with her pet concierge business, Kacey Kares Pet Services since 2017 as an LLC, although she started two years ago previously as a side business.
She stumbled upon Baldwin Park by accident. However, since moving from New York to the Sunshine State, Baldwin is the first place she feels like home.
“It’s the first place I’ve moved to since leaving New York that felt like a community to me,” she says. “There are so many dogs here; it’s like a dream come true.
Now Kelly is capitalizing on her skills and her passion for people and their pets with the creation of her new business, Pet Free Showings.
Pet Free Showings offers on-demand dog walking services to realtors, owners and sellers.
The concept is simple. Customers call Pet Free Showings, and the company will pick up pets from customers so the customer can have a successful show or open house without the stress of a pet.
Kelly explains that the business has many benefits for real estate agents and landlords.
In the United States, 30% of the population suffers from pet-related allergic reactions. Sellers can avoid severe allergic reactions that they may not be aware of in potential buyers.
Sellers can also avoid security and liability issues. Visits can be stressful for pets who may be protecting their home, which can lead to disruptive barking, growth or aggressive behavior.
Also, not everyone is an animal lover. Some odors can be off-putting such as poor animal hygiene or post-tagging odors.
“I have a lot of clients now who are real estate agents, and they’ve told me it’s hard to sell a house when there are animals,” Kelly says. “My original business opened up another path for me that I really wanted to pursue.”
Since opening, Kelly has already served clients from several companies, including Fannie Hillman and Keller Williams.
The agents discussed bringing Kelly to their business meetings to discuss his services.
Kelly says she wants the new business to take the stress and pressure off her clients because she understands the value of those relationships.
“I always want to go above and beyond for my clients, because I’m so grateful to them,” she says. “I’ve made so many connections through that, so they’re also my friends.”
Some of the dog lover’s clients have even gone so far as to have Kelly travel to Santa Monica or Napa Valley to take care of their pets.
“It all starts with their pet and they just want someone to love their pet like they would,” she says.
In the future, Kelly says she would like to create an app for Pet Free Showings services.
She says she would like to hire contractors from all over the United States to introduce themselves to all the local vendors in their area and hopefully provide a new opportunity for other dog walking businesses as well.
She would also like to donate a portion of the proceeds to a relief organization if someone uses her services.
ABOUT THE OWNER
Growing up as an only child and a person with many health issues, Kacey Kelly often found herself isolated.
However, her three childhood dogs always encouraged her to look on the bright side.
“I never felt completely alone,” she says. “You really don’t realize how much they give you. There’s nothing better than unconditional love.”
Although Kacey Kares started with an accident, Kelly now serves 400-500 customers locally and has 11 other employees who work under her to help with taxi, boarding, pet sitting, dog walking , cat care and more.
She and her employees pride themselves on being motivated, punctual, trustworthy and enthusiastic.
The company also took over other animals, including guinea pigs, crayfish, lizards and parrots.
“A lot of people assume that walking a dog is easy, but it’s actually quite hard work that’s very taxing on the mind and body,” Kelly says. “However, I know that no matter what business I work on, it will always be very important to me, and I will always do my best at the end of the day to make sure I do the right thing for my clients and their pets.
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