Rochelle’s mission

Simply put? To take the very best care of you and your pets.

Rochelle understands the demands of a busy, modern life. She wants her clients to enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing their beloved four-legged family members are well cared for when they can’t be there.

Rochelle prides herself on flexible, customized, reliable service. Many clients come to see Rochelle as indispensible extended family, and that suits her just fine.

Rochelle’s Menagerie

Rochelle shares her home with the “4 Big Brothers,” litter mates left at her preschool many years ago. Originally dumped with six other siblings and a very tired, stressed momma dog, Rochelle took them all in, eventually finding homes for the first six. The four remaining brothers and momma happily stayed on with Rochelle. Momma passed on some time ago, but her remaining pups—grown to 100 pounds each!—continue to fill Rochelle’s home with lots of love and dog hair.

Rochelle considers the dogs and cats she cares for to be part of her extended animal family as well. Loving them and caring for their people is at the heart of being a back-up pet mom.

 

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Professional, certified dog walker and pet sitter for Plano, TX. Providing pet sitting and dog walking to these Plano zip codes: 75023, 75024, 75025, 75074, 75093

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Meet your “back-up mom”

Rochelle (Shelly) Strandstra, CDW, Mom4Paws Owner

Rochelle’s professional credentials

To fulfill her mission, Rochelle believes it’s imperative to be a true professional as well as an animal lover.

dog*tec Certified Dog Walker

Rochelle is a graduate of the most widely respected course for dog walkers. The dog*tec Dog Walking Academy teaches professional dog walkers about dog behavior and learning, safety and emergency protocols, canine first aid and CPR, canine aggression, reading canine body language, basic training, leash handling, walk management, and ethical business practices. To certify, graduates must pass both a hands-on and an extensive written exam.

Other Credentials

Additionally, Rochelle is Pet Tech Certified in Canine 1st Aid & CPR and a member of DogSafe and Pet Sitters Associates, a professional membership organization for pet sitters.

Life Before Mom4Paws

Prior to becoming a back-up dog mom, Rochelle was a school mom, running a respected and trusted Plano preschool caring for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers for sixteen years.

Even then she had a reputation for taking care of animals, and her school became a common drop point for abandoned dogs, puppies, and kittens. Eventually she decided it was meant to be that she’d work with animals, and so she opened Mom4Paws.

“The only person I would trust with my animals.”

“My animals are my world and the only person on this earth I would trust with any of my animals is Shelly and Mom 4 Paws. Thank you for being a friend and care giver to the animals. You can judge a person's heart by their treatment of animals and Shelly, your heart is huge! Woof-Woof.”

–Tammy Paul, Mom to 8 rescue and foster dogs

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