My Story

shabbaandtigger bannerMy name is Susan Flaherty and I am the owner and operator of Calico Susan’s Hug A Day Pet Care. The business is over 20 years old. I provide top quality pet care for a large part of Sonoma County, California. I am licensed and bonded and have a good standing in the community.

I worked in the corporate world for many years. But I always heard that voice whispering to me to follow my passion which was working with animals. In the 1990’s, I started taking care of animals part time while still working full time. As fate would have it, I was able to purchase an existing pet care business at exactly the same time that the company I was working for was downsizing. So I took that leap of faith and opened Calico Susan’s Hug A Day Pet Care full time.

I have worked for many types of companies, including Visiting Nurses Association and Home Hospice. While working at Hospice, I took the caregiving and bereavement training and also became a volunteer.

My education consists of a Bachelors in Psychology from Fresno State and a Masters in Human Resources from Golden Gate University.

I am a former Foster Parent for the Humane Society.  I have also been a volunteer for the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

Please contact me for a free consultation. I would love to meet you and your pet companions. It would be an honor to have you as part of my family of animals and the people who love them.