Soupy Sits provides loving care in your home while you work, travel or convalesce. From a simple walk
to care for aging or special-needs pets, making life a little simpler is our goal.
A little about me...
My name is Sue Phelan and I have been living in Tucson since 1994. A lifelong lover of animals, I grew up with seven cats as best friends, along with various and sundry goldfish, turtles and parakeets. When they came to their end, their lives (and their enrichment of mine) were celebrated in solemn funerals, each laid to rest in a lovely spot in my Mother's flower garden. In recent years I have hearkened back to these foundations and discovered my true vocation in pet sitting; I resolved to dedicate myself fully to this work in 2008.
Before diving in full-time to pet sitting, I supplemented my career as an insurance agent with local volunteer opportunities. I fostered kittens for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and dogs for the Second Chance Prison Canine Program. In 2007, I attended the compressed summer seminar at the Assistance Dog Institute (now the Bergin University for Canine Studies) in Santa Rosa, California.
I was blessed to have my best work partner ever. Texi (pictured here) was a mini-golden doodle. She and I started pet therapy with the Humane Society’s Pet VIP program when she was just one year old. We were a pet therapy team certified through Pet Partner’s for 10 years, and we regularly visited folks at St Joseph’s Hospital. Texi didn’t just visit patients, but actually helped them with their physical rehabilitation. As with all animal companions, she reminded me that our relationship was characterized by reciprocity – our animals always repay us with unbridled love and devotion.
My skills and certifications include:
Certified in Pet First Aid & CPR
Administering insulin injections
Experience as a professional pet sitter since 2008
Soupy Sits is available to serve Northwest Tucson, including Continental Ranch, Dove Mountain, Marana, Rancho Vistoso and Oro Valley.