​​​​​Ruby Slippers Pet Care 

Pampering your pets in your home because

​"There's No Place Like Home!"

Nicole with Bruin

​​Originally from Chicago, Nicole moved to Michigan from the University of Tennessee at Martin, specifically to attend MSU.  She is a Senior at MSU, with a major in Animal Science and a focus in Veterinary Medicine.  She plans to attend the College of Veterinary Medicine at MSU as well, so she can one day achieve her goal of owning her own clinic.  She is engaged to her best friend, Kodiak. Her other best friend is her three year old Maine Coon, Oscar.  Nicole has known she was meant to work with animals since day one, and it is never a dull moment for her when she’s with them.​​


with Rudy Valentino

Kathy is the owner and founder of Ruby Slippers Pet Care, Inc
She oversees all the details to make sure your pampering services are the best experience for you and your furry babies.

The Ruby Slippers Pet Care Team are all Professional Pet Sitters​​.  Everyone is dedicated to providing the most knowledgeable professional care for your furry family.

Pampering Visits for Cats, Dogs, Small Animals 

Dog Walking

On Call Visits

Overnight Pampering

House Sitting

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Jamie is a senior at MSU majoring in Animal Science.  She does internships at zoos every summer and plans on making her life career to work at a zoo.

Dr. Erin - Executive Director

​Erin has always had a love for animals, growing up surrounded by cats, dogs and other furry friends.  She currently has two cats, Jinx and Oliver, who share her home with her and her husband Gabriel.   She is a huge Michigan State Fan and has a PH.D in Fisheries and Wildlife from MSU, where she has gained a lot of experience caring for fish and working with wildlife in their natural habitats.  Erin enjoys everything outdoors, including hiking, kayaking, camping and running ...especially when she has a dog friend to go with!  She currently lives with her husband Gab in Elko, Nevada.  She handles the administration work for Ruby Slippers Pet Care and also has her own Ruby Slippers Pet Care in Elko.  Erin who joined us in 2017 says "Once you pamper some  4 legged furry babies, you just can't stop!"


Allison is a student at Lansing Community College with hopes of becoming a  nurse.  Currently she works at Burcham Hills as a CNA.    She grew up with animals all her life, mostly dogs.   She used to read bedtime stories to her cat, Simon when she was a shy little girl.   Now she has a cat, Echo  and a dog, Ruby to read stories and pamper all the time.  She loves all animals unconditionally and loves that you share all your furry babies for her to pamper.  She has been with Ruby Slippers Since 2016.

About Our Team

Toto approved and recommended!

Offering Pet Sitting, Dog Walking in Okemos, East Lansing, and Haslett, Michigan

Professional Pet Sitting Team

An alternative to Boarding



In loving memory  7/1/1987 - 7/17/2016

Katie was one of the founders of Ruby Slippers Pet Care.  She was a full time professional pet pamperer for Ruby Slippers for over 3 years.  She brought so much love to our family and shared all that love with the Ruby Slippers Family, the four legged babies she pampered and the two legged owners.

We miss you, Katie!