about Nose, toes & tails
Hey there! I'm Michelle Kempinski, owner of Nose, Toes & Tails Pet Care, LLC.
I love outdoor trekking and I'm a huge advocate for a healthy environment, and the health & welfare of animals (including us humans). For 28 years I developed a career in the fields of Environmental Health & Safety and Landscape Architecture.
And, for as long as I can remember, I've had a knack for making fast friends with critters, both large and small.
In 2012, after surviving a battle with cancer, I began a journey to re-discover my goals in life and my path forward. As part of this process, I wanted to get back to doing something that I felt proud of and passionate about. I also realized that a great deal of my own emotional and physical recovery was grounded in the times spent in nature with my fur-buddies.
With decades of part-time pet sitting experience, in 2017 I decided to take the plunge and make it a full-time gig. Building on that journey, in 2018 I launched my own pet-focused, pet-care business in Durham.
The members of our pet-familes bring us joy, love, comfort, healing, and companionship. What great gifts! My goal is to support you by providing professional and compassionate care for your pets... whenever you need a hand. Nose, Toes & Tails Pet Care, LLC offers comprehensive pet care services, including:
Vacation Care (Home and Pet)
Individual or 'Buddy' Daily Walks
Trail and Park Excursions
Pet Taxi Service
Providing responsible care for your pet is our priority, as well as thoughtful, professional and courteous service for you. Some of our extra creds include:
Pet Tech Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
Duke University Dog Emotion and Cognition course certificate
Competent with medicine administration and insulin injections
Experienced pet care provider, for both City and Farm critters (including rabbits, dogs, cats, goats, horses, fish, hens, hamsters, and a bearded dragon).