About Us

The aim of Critters Pet Care is to give pet owners the peace of mind that their companions will be given the best of care while they're away. We take great pride in being reliable, honest, professional, and caring.

Critters Pet Care was founded in 2009 and is owned by Megan Keating. Louise Hammond, Ashley Cullen, Tyla Cranswick, and Fiona Foster each joined the team over the years as independent contractors, to help cover the growing demand and expand our coverage. Please see this map for a detailed look at the regions covered by each of us.


 

 

Megan and SarellaAbout Megan

Manager

Megan started Critters Pet Care after contemplating how she could make a living doing something that she loves (cuddling animals) and fit it in with her studies. Over her years as a chronic student, completing a BSc (psychology), BScTech (zoology), Cert III in Companion Animal Services, and Graduate Diploma in Education, Megan grew her business beyond what she could cover herself, and so gradually added some wonderful, hand-picked people to help her look after the many pets of Perth.

Growing up partly in the city and partly on 6 acres in Serpentine, Megs has kept a huge number of animal companions including; dogs, cats, mice, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, fish, chooks, ducks and aviary birds. She has also fostered and rehabilitated a handful of orphaned or ill native wildlife, including kangaroos, a possum, bobtail lizards and a range of birds. She has worked as a trainer at the Dog's Refuge Home in Shenton Park and volunteered with Assistance Dogs Australia.

Megan is currently between dogs after her much loved great dane (Banana) passed away in 2019. She shares her home with three cats (Marlin, Molly, and Moth), a carpet python (Sarella), a marine aquarium, guinea pigs (Tigger and Domino), and probably more additions since the list was updated! Not to mention her human family of her husband, and children Francis born in April 2017 and Sebastian born in February 2020 (who often accompany her on pet sitting duties and are already developing an enthusiastic love of animals).



About Louise

Covering the south-western suburbs

Louise credits her huge love for animals to her parents, who had a wide variety of pets pass through her childhood (dogs, guinea pigs, birds, fish, and of course crazy crabs!), and who almost religiously had her watching David Attenborough docos. Louise has been a small dog lover for years (family pets always being Jack Russels), but discovered the charms of the larger variety when in Canada caring for and helping train Huskys for dog sledding.

After struggling for a few years after high school deciding what direction to take with her life, Louise found pet sitting, and has since then been set on having a career with animals. Constantly trying to combine her love for fluffy things with her debilitating travel bug (a virus that eats all your money but gives you unforgettable adventures), Louise has covered a fair amount of the globe, working with animals anywhere she can. Currently studying Conservation & Wildlife Biology at Murdoch University, Louise plans on somehow making a living out of her unconditional love for all critters!


Ashley

About Ashley

Covering the western suburbs

Ashley grew up with animals her whole life, ranging from dogs, cats, fish, mice and horses. Her Grandad had a farm in Serpentine that she frequently stayed at, which had chooks and cows. Currently, Ash has two dogs and two kittens, which she rescued as orphans when they were just one week old.

Ashley is currently studying Veterinary Science at Murdoch University. She also volunteers at Native Animal Rescue, where she assists in the rehabilitation of a range of Australian wildlife species, such as bobtails, joeys, emus, possums and a variety of aviary birds. She has a huge passion for all animals and, being a vet student, is always keen to help and look after them when they are in need.



Tyla

About Tyla

Covering the south-western suburbs

Growing up in Zimbabwe, Tyla was exposed to a variety of animals, both wild and domesticated. It was here that her love of all creatures developed. She spent her childhood with horses on the Polo Cross field, monkeys visiting the backyard, cattle and wildlife on the family farm and dogs, cats and fish at home. In 2002, her family moved to Perth, where they rescued a dog and a cat.

Tyla’s love for animals followed her throughout life. She completed her Bachelor of Science (Zoology & Neuroscience) in 2016 and in the last few years she has volunteered at veterinary clinics and animal rescue centres in Perth, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Through these experiences she developed a passion for animal welfare and decided to study Veterinary Science from 2019.

 

Fiona

About Fiona

Covering the northern suburbs

Fiona, growing up in rural Tasmania, has always loved pets, with her family’s menagerie of dogs, cats, goldfish, ducks, chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits, mice, canaries and budgerigars, including several litters of puppies, kittens, guinea pigs, rabbits and mice. She also enjoyed her horse riding lessons and has fond memories of riding an elephant and a camel at a traveling circus.

Since adulthood, Fiona has had had dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, crazy crabs, goldfish, tropical fish, chickens and a canary and cockatiel. Currently she lives with her 15 year old poodle called Snuffy, her husband and 2 of her adult children, who all share her love of animals. She also gets to be with a constant stream of dogs coming to visit her home that her daughter cares for.

Fiona has a background in the health care industry. She loves working with animals, getting to know each pet’s beautiful, unique personality and helping to give them happy fulfilling experiences.