Kits and Kats operates in the Greater Vernon and Armstrong area.

Kits and Kats operates in the Greater Vernon and Armstrong area.

Cat-sitting service open

Shannon and Shelley Carpenter recently opened Kits and Kats cat-sitting service.

Local cats have a new place to hang out.

Shannon and Shelley Carpenter recently opened  Kits and Kats cat-sitting service.

“We have been life-long cat lovers and have used cat boarding services, in-home care and cat and dog kennels,” said Shannon Carpenter.

“We knew based on our experience sharing our home with cats and what we learned from boarding our cats that we could provide a top-notch cat sitting service. I felt that it would be an excellent service to start once we moved to Vernon. We decided to incorporate all facets of cat sitting: boarding, in-home care, pick-up and delivery and short notice bookings for clients who are selling their homes and are having open houses.”

The couple moved to Vernon for retirement purposes.

“My wife’s family has been here for years, and I lived in Vernon in 1978 and caught the bug,” said Shannon.

“Consequently, we both know Vernon well and knew we would eventually retire here.”

The couple have two cats of their own, George and Lizzie, both of whom are 11-years-old.

“We have them proudly posted on our website,” said Shannon.

“George is never far away from us and Lizzie is a little more solitary, she is very skittish but very lovable.”

Kits and Kats offers pick-up and delivery service to Armstrong and the Greater Vernon area.