4-Legged Kids was started in 1997. Since that time we have grown into the largest in-home pet care service in the St. Louis County and St. Charles County areas with over 150,000 visits in homes just like yours. Whether you need pet sitting or dog walking services in from Central West End, to Eureka, to St. Charles, we’re only a call away! We have seen about everything…from our usual dogs and cats to horses, chickens, goats, iguanas, snakes, birds, pocket pets…you name it!
We focus on learning daily here at 4-Legged Kids. We aren’t one of those app-based technology groups that lets anyone sign up to come walk your dog. We know that you demand more for your pets. We know you need a professional who has been educated and trained to expect the unexpected (as it is with pets!). We demand that of our team and provide continuing support and education to elevate the concept of pet care in St Louis. We pride ourselves in achieving industry-defining independent certifications and pushing the boundaries of expectation for your pets.
THE GOLD PAW
Employees undergo a rigorous hiring and training process including 25+ education modules on safety and behavior before we can say they uphold our industry-defining Standard of Care. We continually look to improve our staff knowledge and understanding of best practices in the pet care industry. Staff that has achieved the Gold Paw have demonstrated their commitment to growing themselves by completing an additional 80+ education modules including advanced behavior and health.
*CPACO – Certified Professional Animal Care Operator
The Mission of the Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) is to bring independent testing and certification to the pet care services industry. Independent certification is an important step for a rapidly growing, easy-to-enter industry frequently damaged by news reports of serious pet accidents and deaths.
**CPPS – Certified Professional Pet Sitter
PSI’s CPPS-Certified Professional Pet Sitter Exam provides candidates with the only knowledge-based assessment designed specifically for professional pet sitters. PSI’s exam requires that candidates demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed and prosper as professional pet sitters.
***Fear Free Certified Professional
Fear Free provides online and in-person education to veterinary professionals, the pet professional community, and pet owners. Courses are developed and written by the most respected veterinary and pet experts in the world, including boarded veterinary behaviorists, boarded veterinary anesthesiologists, pain experts, boarded veterinary internists, veterinary technicians (behavior), experts in shelter medicine, animal training, grooming, boarding, and more.
First Impressions & Schedule Handler (F.I.S.H.)