“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.” - Karen Davison, Published canine psychologist and behavioriest -
Hello, my name is Bob – why is this site called Vickie Lynn’s Home Pet Care then? Because Vickie was my wife and partner in life since 1988, but in 2016 I lost her to cancer. Vickie had owned and cared for dogs her entire life, and back in 2002 she started this business because she recognized that our neighborhood needed a dedicated and professional local pet care person; one that lived in the heart of the historical Heights and would serve our neighborhood (and surrounding area) only – in other words, close at hand and open 24/7, 365 days of the year.
From 1995-2011 I worked at NASA/Johnson Space Center as a graphic artist/designer, but unfortunately, when the STS shuttle program was shut down, so was my job. So what do I know about dogs and cats? Since our marriage began we owned both, and I often helped Vickie evenings and weekends, becoming a happy dog walker. So it was only natural that soon after my layoff I joined her as a fulltime partner. We also jointly owned and ran a daycare center from our home, which had a large, fenced in front and backyard. Come to think of it, there hasn't been a day since that I haven't spent hanging out and interacting with dogs - dogs of every age, every size, every breed.
After Vickie’s passing, I sold our house but stayed in the neighborhood I’ve known and loved for over 20 years now. I relocated to a nice apartment at Yale and 22nd, where I continue the business and its reputation, along with my happy partner, Jake, an SPCA mutt seen below (and above with his good buddy, Hero) who keeps life fun and interesting!