We are the Taylor family. We moved to Holly Springs from Iowa a few years ago.
Our family now includes 8 children and over the years we have owned and
cared for dogs, cats, birds, fish, hamsters, turtles, rabbits, and geckos.
Carolina Pet Angels began in 2013. As we grew we added pet sitting and dog walking staff. We decided from the start that our staff would be employees and not independent contractors so that we could better ensure high standards of training, quality and accountability. Rest assured that each employee has passed a thorough interview process and background screening. We only hire individuals we find completely competent and trustworthy to care for our own pets while we are away.
Meet the Taylors
I am husband to Linda Kay and father to 8 wonderful children. I grew up on an Iowa farm around cows, dogs and cats. I was an active member in FFA (Future Farmers of America) and 4-H, in which I showed cattle at the county fair. Being as we lived 12 miles outside of town, much of my time was spent playing with and caring for the animals on our farm.
After graduating from high school, I went on to earn a Bachelar’s Degree in
Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University, a Masters of Business
Administration from St Ambrose University, and a Systems Engineering
Certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I’ve been
employed by John Deere for over 30 years, starting in Engineering and
now in Program Management.
My favorite pet currently is my miniature dachshund which my family gave me one Father’s Day a few years back. He has become one of the family and is currently at my feet licking my toes as I write this. My wife and I have encouraged our kids to love animals. The latest additions to our family are two adorable rabbits for our girls.
Linda Kay Taylor
I am an animal lover since my childhood. I grew up on a farm in Northwest Iowa. When I was five my grandpa and grandma gave me my first two cats, Blackie and Winnie. Then my grandpa “gave” me a horse he had broke, named Pal. My dad really did the feeding and care but I was able to bridle and put the blanket and saddle on all by myself while standing on the livestock chute. Needless to say, Pal was a very calm horse. Chores on the farm taught me a lot about caring for animals.
My college years were spent at Iowa State University. I studied Zoology for three years. During this time I was a lab assistant in the Entomology department. The research was on the cold hardiness of Lyme disease. This gave me the opportunity to work with mice, rabbits, mosquitoes and ticks. Strangely I can say I learned to raise bugs and ticks.
Since marrying Mark and having eight kids, I still enjoy having animals in my life. As a family we have many and varied animals in our home. Each is a part of our family and has added something special. I can not imagine life without our furry, feathery and scaly family members. I look forward to caring for your pets while you are away.
Meet our Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers
I have lived in Holly Springs for three years with my husband and two children. As a child, I was always fascinated by animals but was not allowed to have a pet of my own. In high school, my mother finally allowed me to get a cat. He was a tuxedo long hair bundle of cuteness and I named him Winston. Since then, I have never been without a cat or dog. Right now, we have a three-year-old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier named Finnigan. I enjoy walking him, playing in the yard and teaching him new tricks. In my years before having children, I worked in marketing and fundraising, including a year at the SPCA of Wake County. In addition to being a mom, I enjoy volunteering for PTA and Girl Scouts, crafts, and travel. I look forward to spending time with your pets and taking great care of them.
I was born in Lynchburg, Va but have lived in the Raleigh area since 1990 with the exception of 3 years at UNC-Greensboro where I received a BA in Psychology. My family and I moved to the Holly Springs area in 2014 after living outside of Garner for 11 years. I grew up around dogs and cats and a variety of other animals including fish, hermit crabs, gerbils, birds and a rabbit. I have always had dogs in my life and currently have 3 of my own. I have been a dog obedience trainer since 2004. Currently, I conduct private lessons in the owner’s home and am working towards becoming a Therapy Dog Instructor/Evaluator. In my spare time, I like enjoy a good baseball game, spending time with my family, gardening, and anything Star Wars. My full-time job is administrative so I try to get outdoors as much as possible during the Spring-Fall months. Being a part of Carolina Pet Angels will give me more opportunity to do that while caring for others’ pets.
I have been lucky to call Holly Springs my home for the past fifteen years. I have a wonderfully supportive husband and I am blessed to be a mom to three great kids. Growing up, I have always been surrounded by a wide variety of animals, ranging from goats to snakes in my life. I was previously in 4-H, mainly caring for the rabbit barn. In my spare time you could catch me with a book in my hands, walking with my family, or carpooling back and forth for sports. Most of my time has been dedicated toward rearing my kids and being an active part of their lives as theyíve grown up. I look forward to being able to give you peace of mind while being away from your animals and want to ensure the highest quality of care I could provide for the furry members of the family.
I was born in Washington DC and grew up in Arlington, VA. As a child I was always bringing home stray animals and finding them homes. After attending ECU I had the opportunity to live in many cities across the US including New Orleans, Atlanta, Denver, Chicago and Washington DC. I have a Masters degree in Organizational Psychology and my career includes being a Delta Airlines flight attendant and a healthcare recruiter.
After my daughter graduated from NCSU I decided to move to Holly Springs to be with her and to get out of the traffic in Northern Virginia. I worked at WakeMed as a recruiter before retiring 7 years ago. Today I spend my time helping out with my 3 grandsons here, a granddaughter in DC, and volunteering at Horse and Buddy, a therapeutic horseback riding facility. I love riding my bike on the American Tobacco Trail, tap dancing, and attending my grandsons’ sports and activities.
As a lifelong animal lover I decided to join Carolina Pet Angels to help others with their pets. I currently have 4 kitties (all rescues) but have also had dogs throughout the years. I am excited to meet your pets and provide peace of mind to owners when you are not there.
I’ve lived in Holly Springs for the last 21 years and am proud to say I’m one of the few NC natives in the area. I primarily grew up in Cary, but have lived in five other states over my lifetime: Wisconsin, Colorado, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi. I met my husband Jeff while we were working as summer camp counselors at Autism Camp together during college. I attended Peace College to receive my AA and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. Go Heels!
I enjoy going to the beach, camping, kayaking, reading and doing puzzles. I have always had a pet throughout my life, mostly dogs, but had several hamsters growing up and loved visiting the animals on my grandparent’s farm. As an adult I’ve mostly been a stay at home mom and raised two children who are now in college. Currently I work part time as an instructor for adults with disabilities at Wake Tech CC. We have an 11 year old goldendoodle named Naya who is the center of the family. I look forward to caring for your animals and will treat them just like my own.