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 the past 27 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’ve recently moved to Holly Springs to be closer to my daughter and granddaughter. I’ve lived in California and Vermont and I am enjoying exploring this beautiful area, especially all the wonderful hiking trails. I am newly retired and I am very happy to have the opportunity to work with animals through Carolina PetAngels. I love all animals and I have always had dogs and cats. I currently enjoy living with a very sweet lab/flat coat retriever named Sadie. We try to have at least one fun adventure every day, but we also just love walking around the neighborhood or playing tug of war. I love to read, I enjoy watching sports and listening to all kinds of music, and playing with my granddaughter. I am looking forward to providing special care to your pets and will treat them with love and respect.
Originally from Texas, I grew up always surrounded by animals and honoring pets as a part of the family. Some of my first jobs growing up were watching my neighbor’s pets and children. My family and I moved to Holly Springs in December of 2012. I live with my husband, son and daughter, our 3 rescue dogs; a lab named Jett, a chi/papillion mix named Charlie and a yorkie/schnauzer mix named Dixie and some fish, frogs and turtles- I’ll spare you all of their names! In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching football, being outdoors and just spending time with my family. I am a special needs preschool teacher by day and also stay busy with my kids’ activities. Taking care of children and animals is so rewarding and truly where my heart is, so I’m excited to be part of the Carolina Pet Angels team! I look forward to meeting you and caring for your family’s pets.
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 lived in Holly Springs for 18 years with my husband and two children. I’ve loved animals all my life and am passionate about animal rescue. I currently have one dog, Kira, two cats, Roxanne and Josephine, and a bearded dragon named Zeeke. I am currently the receptionist at an elementary school but worked previously at Biltmore House in Asheville, NC. I have a Bachelors or Arts in History from UNC-Asheville and I love art, history and literature. My favorite pastime is reading. I love walking Kira, spending time outside, and going to the movies. I also enjoy volunteering at Cat Angels Pet Adoptions in Raleigh. I look forward to helping take care of your family’s pets!
Hello! My name is Angela and I have resided in Holly Springs with my family since 2013. After my sons found their way to college and my days of primary/secondary education volunteering and Cub Scout/Boy Scout volunteering found it’s way to an end, I decided to go back to doing what I love. That love has always been spending time with animals! Ever since I was a child, I was never far from a furry, scaled or feathered friend. Those companions included horses, mice, hamsters, gerbils, a rabbit, birds, fish, a lizard, frogs, dogs, cats and even shrimp. Today my animal companions consist of a miniature pinscher, a bearded dragon and the three shrimp. In my endeavor to spending more time with animals, I called the company I trusted, relied upon and loved most… Carolina Pet Angels! Since 2014 they have been there for me and I reached out to them in hopes they needed another person to love on their clients pets. So, here I am and I’m so excited and honored to have the opportunity to love on, play with and care for your companions whenever you are in need of pet sitting services!