Carmen is a seasoned entrepreneur and a proud lover of felines and recently launched Slinky Cat at Home with her daughter, Marina (aka MiMi) (now in her early teens).
As cat parents and frequent overseas travelers (Carmen and her cats) have been in your shoes. Finding loving cat care should not be stressful for you or your cat. So what started out as a personal plight has now transformed into a much needed business service for local San Diego cat lovers.
MiMi has been the greatest supporter of this start up and shares in the caring of felines together with Carmen. Their mission is to provide peace of mind kitty care while their owners are away. As a former dolphin trainer, Carmen enjoys spending time with the cats in her care, observing their behavior and coming up with fun and enriching actives to keep the kitties engaged and occupied while their owners are away.
Together, Mimi and Carmen foster kittens, including bottle babies. Taking an active role in supporting local shelters and nurturing the next generation of amazing cats looking for their forever homes fills their hearts with joy. They also enjoy a weekend trip to CatCon every year where they are feline fine in their element, learning, and engaging with other like-minded cat enthusiasts.
Both Carmen & Mimi are experienced in giving oral and topical medicines, as well as supplements. Carmen clips nails and Mimi loves to give any kitty a bath!
Kate was referred to Carmen by a mutual friend and colleague. And talk about the purrfect addition to the Slinky Cat team of expert kitty caregivers!
Kate is an experienced VetTech of over 16 years. She has often been referred to as the cat whisperer within the local veterinary hospitals she has supported. In addition to providing advanced veterinary technical services she also supported doctors in various additional roles that included administration and management. Kate will be our primary kitty caregiver to cats with extraordinary medical conditions, such as diabetes or when SubQ injections or fluids may be needed. She will guide and train our kitty caregiving team on the various alignments our furry felines may encounter.
Kate is also a creative genius and wood working pro. You can view her line of unique, hand crafted, and tailored pet items here www.pawsandclawswoodworking.com
Angelica has been on the Slinky Cat team since it’s inception, supporting our longterm kitty care clients. Carmen describes Angelica as a caregiver of all things. Humans and cats equally. Her loving nature is fun and focused. She never misses a detail and our Slinky Cats gravitate to her loving, nurturing ways.
Angelica is an experienced kitty foster mom, and proud mama to her son Robert (13) who is frequently with her. Her daughter, now 24 is also a kitty foster mom in Chicago whilst becoming a rockstar doctor of neuroscience. They all speak Cat well.
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Kelli S. from Leucadia
Shonzi R. from Del Mar, CA
Kate D. from Oceanside, CA
Catherine M. from North Village Park/Creek