Happy Valley pet sitting service expands


Happy Valley Pet Services has been a one-woman operation providing insured and bonded in-home pet services to pet parents in Happy Valley, Clackamas and Damascus since 2011.  Then owner Cary Riker-Shutt got pregnant.  Instead of cutting back, she decided to expand, adding three women to her team and expanding the service area to include outer SE and NE Portland, Milwaukie, Gresham and Sandy.  While juggling business and a pregnancy would be a daunting proposition for many, Riker-Shutt says for her it’s been an exciting opportunity to change her business model and continue providing personal, professional pet services to the community.  “I love helping animals and their people, and when I got pregnant, I didn’t want to have to stop doing what I love.”