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“My husband and I recently moved to the Buda area. One of our first concerns was finding a pet sitter. Our standards are very high. Murphy and her contractor, Athena did an excellent job while we were gone on vacation for an extended period of time. We would highly recommend Lucky to be at Home Pet Care if you are looking for an excellent pet sitter.” Joan and Roger Goodwin, Buda, TX

“This service has far exceeded my expectations! They (Lucky to be at Home Pet Care) will love your pets as their own. As a family that loves their animals dearly, it is priceless to be able to travel knowing they are in good hands! I would recommend Lucky to be at Home Pet Care to anyone.” Monica Smith, Buda, TX

“When I first let Murphy & Athena watch my little girls, I was nervous.  But after meeting them both I was comfortable.  I will always call on Lucky to be at Home Pet Care when I need my babies to be watched!  I personally give them a five-star rating.” ~Abigail (11½ yrs old), Kyle, TX

“Thank you so much!!  You guys took amazing care of our babies and even changed a light bulb!  You went above and beyond” ~Nicole Yarger, Kyle, TX

“I have never felt more confident and comfortable leaving my pets behind on vacation.  Murphy and Athena were through, and cared for my pets and home just as I would!  I absolutely recommend them to everyone!”~Lauren Miller, Kyle, TX

“Thank you (Lucky to be at Home Pet Care) for taking such wonderful care of our kitties over the holidays.  We will definitely be using you in the future!”~Valerie & Kelly Shutt, Kyle, TX

“Murphy and Athena exceeded all our expectations in caring for our schnauzers, Macy & Riley.  We had no worries as Murphy kept us up to speed on how our pups were doing.  They will have our business in the future for sure.  We highly recommend them.” ~Misty Carreiro and Gwen Cruzan (mother & daughter), Buda, TX

Zeb (the dog) looked really good when I returned home. I felt better knowing that someone was checking in on him and keeping him company throughout the day. I also liked the daily notes left at the home on Zeb’s daily routine. ~Elizabeth Sanders, Kyle, TX

Murphy has been watching our dogs for about a year now. Our dogs are thrilled each time she shows up. Murphy goes above and beyond to take are of our fur babies and we are so happy to have her love on them. They are in better condition when we arrive home than when we left them.  ~Courtney Poole, Kyle TX

Lucky to be at Home always does a wonderful job taking care of our dog, Blue.  We can always trust them to come in our home and love Blue as their own, and I know he loves them back.  I work a crazy schedule, but I can always count on Murphy & Athena to be there in the clutch.” ~James McDonald, Kyle, TX

“The only issue I have is that now my pets like Athena more than me. LOL.” ~Richard Lasher, Kyle, TX

“We are incredibly thankful that we found Murphy and Athena to care for our two cats while we were away. Each day we received updates on our boys and even received pictures! Having Murphy and Athena checking in on our home and our boys, put our minds at ease and helped us to enjoy our time away more. We are so grateful for all they did. We look forward to working with them in the future.” ~ Gabrielle Aufiero & Johnathan Gucciard, Kyle, TX

“LOVE these ladies; they are AWESOME!!  Murphy and Athena took such good care of my girls.  I love that they sent me pictures and texts letting me know my girls were in good care. I highly recommend Lucky to be at Home Pet Care!!! 5 STARS!!!!!” ~ Sherry Olivas, Kyle, TX

“Thank you so much for taking such good care of our pets while we were away?  It was a comfort to know they were in good hands and we really appreciated the daily notes and texts!” ~ Susan Evans, Buda, TX

“So pleased!!  We have never left our pets in the care of others and we were totally comfortable and didn’t have any worries while on vacation!  Thank you so much!  Loved the texts and pictures!” ~ Karen & Jason Smith, Buda, TX

“We have never left our pets at home before, but we really needed a vacation and didn’t want to worry about them while we were gone.  I was concerned at first about having strangers come in my home, but Murphy and her contractor came to meet our pets before we went out of town, which gave our labs time to get to know them first.  After that, I was very comfortable leaving our pets in the care of Lucky to be at Home Pet Care.  We will definitely use them again.” ~ Bethany Ericson, San Marcos, TX

“I can’t say enough about Lucky to be at Home Pet Care.  Murphy and Athena are wonderful.  They texted me every day and even sent me pictures.  When we came home, they had left us a note for each visit they were here.  We will absolutely ask them again to take care of our babies in the future!” ~ Ellery and Laura Pennington, Kyle, TX

“I wasn’t sure what to expect, as I had not used this type of service before. NOW, I will only use Lucky to be at Home for my pet care needs. They were awesome. I highly recommend them.” ~ Allison Pflaum, Kyle, TX

“It’s been a long time since we’ve taken a vacation, and I was anxious about leaving our two dogs and cat – we have a dog that’s extremely timid and untrusting of strangers. It didn’t take long before all three of them fell in love with Murphy & Athena. We’re thrilled with the services provided by Lucky to be at Home Pet Care; they kept us informed of each day’s activities and went the extra mile to provide additional services, i.e., collecting mail and watering plants. They’ve earned our complete confidence and trust and we highly recommend them! We won’t worry about our precious babies anymore! In fact, I think our babies are ready for us to leave again!” ~ Sam & Shirley, Kyle, TX

“They (Murphy & Athena) were great! They sent me daily updates, so I always knew my cats were safe and well-fed. They were so patient and knew how to make my shy cat feel comfortable. She even came out to play a few times. When I got home, there were little notes from each visit. They really take the time to provide great, individualized care.” ~ Brandi, Kyle, TX

“It’s so nice to be able to go away and know that our dogs will be taken care of by professionals who love what they do! We are so excited that we found them! They are great! ” ~ Corine & Jeff, Kyle, TX

“Murphy went above and beyond our expectations in every way. Our cat was happy and healthy when we returned home after a week, as were our plants. She is a definite ‘animal person’ with so much knowledge, great instincts and a wonderful heart. She will be part of all our travel plans from now on!” ~ Mary Beth, Kyle, TX

“We have never felt confident to leave our kitties in the care of strangers. Our 1st meeting with Lucky to be at Home Pet Care put us and our cats at ease. We were comforted by text updates while we were away and daily notes when we got home. We can whole-heartedly recommend this service. They were warm, caring & professional.” ~ JK & Torq, Kyle, TX

“Murphy is fantastic! I was a new client desperately looking for help caring for my pets, when all other options fell through. Murphy made arrangement to meet with me a day before I was going out of town. We received text messages to let us know all was well during our trip. When we arrived home, we found all of our pets happy and healthy. Then, the evening we arrived home, I unexpectedly went into labor almost a month early. We asked Murphy if she could continue services while we were in the hospital. Murphy reassured us that she would continue to look after our pets. It was such a relief to know my pets were well taken care of as my husband and I welcomed our new son. I couldn’t be happier with Lucky to be at Home’s services and flexibility. We will definitely be loyal clients going forward. I recommend Lucky to be at Home Pet Care to any pet owners. They provide high levels of customer service at reasonable rates. Thank you so much to Murphy and Lucky to be at Home Pet Care.” ~ Jennifer Root, Buda, TX

“Just can’t put into words how appreciative we are to the stellar care Murphy and Michael provided to Oliver and Toby while we were on vacation the past 10 days. My worst fear came true when my 14 year old Whippet, Toby had a horrible seizure while we were far away in Hawaii. Murphy knew exactly the right thing to do. She kept calm and was able to administer life saving medicine we had on hand and save his life! She immediately called the emergency vet and myself, and followed the care directions perfectly. Her follow up care was so loving and thoughtful! She and Michael truly treated my babies as if they were their own! Toby recovered the next day, and we were able to continue our vacation knowing they were in the best care possible! I am forever grateful to Lucky to be at Home Pet Care and The Lord Jesus!” ~ Denise B., Buda, TX

“Very professional and obviously great with animals. Our rescue pup, Yogi, warmed-up to Murphy right away! It was great piece of mind knowing that he was having all his needs met and was still getting personal attention and love even when we were away!!” ~ April & Ryan Wheeler, Kyle, TX

“Many thanks are due to Murphy for the wonderful care she gave our elder fur faces. One of our cats has asthma that we’re struggling to control, and we were dealing with some flare ups in the weeks before our trip. I was extremely nervous and guilty about leaving her, even though she seemed much better. Part of our trip was on a cruise, which meant we would also be unreachable for a number of days, ramping up my anxiety. To add to that, I was facing needing an entirely new pet sitter, as our last one’s behavior was less than professional. Enter Murphy to save the day! The problem with almost every pet sitter I’ve ever used is that even though they clearly love animals, they forget that this is still a business. And as such, I encounter a lot of flakiness. Things are forgotten or not cared for appropriately, records aren’t kept, they have no contingency or emergency plans in place, prices change at the last minute, etc. It’s a little disconcerting to turn your precious animals, let alone the keys to your home over to such people. But Murphy not only was very patient and understanding when this nervous pet-mom flooded her with information about our feline’s condition, she came armed with careful procedures and an information gathering process that made sure she was prepared to handle any eventuality for you and your pets. I didn’t think anyone could out-do me with Type A planning, but she remembered things even I forgot to mention. And let’s face it…the fact that she was undaunted by having to give pills to a fussy senior cat is impressive! But I really knew she was the person for me when she teared up a little while I was detailing what we’d been through medically with our girl. And that’s ultimately what every pet parent wants in pet care — someone who will care for them as much as we will. Another thing I love is that Murphy offers to send updates on your trips — calls, texts, etc. She also left detailed notes for each day she visited that we enjoyed reading on our return. She also went out of her way to do little extras. For instance, without being asked, she took out our recycling. And because she did this, she found that a tap on the side of the house had been turned on by some unknown person. If she hadn’t found it, it would have run for a week straight, costing us who knows how much in water bills and potential damage. When we returned, we found our girls happy and healthy. She made this very nervous pet parent feel much better about leaving home now and again.“ ~Brandi & Chad Young, Kyle, TX

“We are so impressed by our experience with Lucky to be at Home Pet Care, LLC. I never thought I would be comfortable with a stranger coming in to my home unsupervised for a week, much less tasked with taking care of and loving our dogs.  Murphy completely obliterated that state of mind and there is no doubt you will be hearing from us the next time we need Taz and Hana looked after. I must say that your professional approach is a big part of what has impressed me. From the thorough interview, to the daily notes. From the follow up emails, to going above and beyond with caring for our home and garden. I could not imagine someone doing a finer job than you have done.  It’s so nice in these days and times to be able to say nice things about a service oriented business.  I want to encourage people to stop using dirty, loud, overpriced kennels when there truly is a trustworthy and affordable option.  I wish you lots of success and hope that you continue what you are doing because you are really good at it!!!!” ~Ty & Summer Gosnay, Austin, TX

“In one word – DEPENDABLE – you can sum up the experience of Murphy and Lucky to be at Home Pet Care, LLC.  We have a 12 year old large German imported dog that needs “special“ attention, a hyper Jack Russell terrier, several cats, a wild Shetland pony, a pot bellied pig and our newest addition, a Dwarf Nigerian milk goat for our 6 month old baby boy. Each member of our little farm family has their own unique requirements and Murphy tends to them all.  Most importantly, I am able to go out of town on business trips and never have to worry that the animals want for anything, food on time, water with ice cubes, plus she goes the extra mile with lots of love & attention.  It is a great relief to finally find a person who is responsible as well as loving towards your animal children.  Murphy was eager and receptive to milking our pet goat so that we would have fresh milk upon our return for our baby which keeps the milk goat on a schedule and is the key to allowing me to travel.  The added value Murphy gives to your peace of mind is worth every penny.” ~Tara & Craig, Buda, TX

“I used Lucky to be at Home Pet Care, LLC over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. I was a little nervous because one of my dogs doesn’t always take well to new people. But I had nothing to worry about! Murphy totally won him, and all my other pets, over! They loved her! And I loved the detailed reports she gave me. I was so relieved knowing my pets were in good hands. I can’t recommend Lucky to be at Home Pet Care, LLC highly enough!“ ~Christie Smith, Kyle, TX

“I was so nervous about leaving my dog Gunther at home alone all day, but Murphy made me feel so much better about it. She would leave notes every day and text me when she got to the house to let him out. She always commented on some silly thing Gunther did and noticed all the funny things he does. I know Gunther was so happy to see her every day and I feel like she treated him like she would her own dog. She really loves him; they hit it off at the first meeting. Unfortunately we are moving too far for Murphy to visit with Gunther anymore but I would definitely recommend her services.” ~Susie Anusbigian Beckman, Kyle (Austin), TX

“I’m not accustomed to leaving my dog in the care of just anyone because Maggie is my beloved baby. I’ve known Murphy for over 15 years and have always known her to be dependable, trustworthy and a true animal lover. So, when the time came for me to travel out of town on a leisure trip, it was not a concern for me to trust that Lucky to be at Home Pet Care, LLC would be the source for taking superior care of Maggie. Murphy met with me to get a better understanding of what I needed and wanted for Maggie in order to best make Maggie feel comfortable. Murphy still checks in with me from time-to-time just to make sure Maggie is doing fine. I have and will continue to recommend Lucky to be at Home Pet Care, LLC to anyone and everyone who needs excellent pet service.“ ~John Medrano (and Maggie), Austin, Texas

“I have been using Lucky to be at Home Pet Care, LLC and they are totally awesome! Murphy really loves animals and understands the needs of both my pets and myself. I always get an update on how the dogs are doing and did while in her care. The dogs really love Murphy and would like her to come every day!!“~Cherie and Charles Hampton, Kyle, TX

“I’ve been using Lucky to be at Home Pet Care, LLC, not only for my pet’s care, but also for personal assistance for my household. Murphy has been outstanding in every instance. Always there as promised, reports after every service and is very efficient. I highly recommend Murphy and Lucky to be at Home Pet Care, LLC and my pets give Murphy 5 paws for the walks, love, care, great tennis ball throws and kibble in their bowls!“ ~Michele Waldman & Joe Bacon, Kyle, TX

“I love the notes and text messages that I received. It let me know that my cat, Pete, was under great care! Thank you so much!”~Cara Pollei, San Marcos, TX

“We recently had our first experience with Lucky to be at Home Pet Care, LLC but it definitely won’t be the last! Murphy not only did all the things that we agreed upon, but went out of her way to ‘go the extra mile.’ After her last visit each day we were given a report, and we knew she had Rusty wrapped about her finger (or was it the other way around?) when after the first day she said, Rusty likes to have his belly rubbed! Her love of animals is so obvious and it didn’t take her long to discover his likes and dislikes. I think Rusty wants us to go on another trip just so Murphy can come play again!”~Jake & Millie Crowell, Kyle, TX

“Our cats were lucky to be at home. We used another pet sitter in the past that ripped us off. Murphy followed all of our instructions. Lucky to be at Home Pet Care, LLC is professional and dependable. We were able to enjoy our family vacation knowing our cats were well cared for and Lucky to be at Home, LLC. ~Joey & Sarah Maines, Kyle, TX

“Murphy did a wonderful watching my house and kitties while I was away. She made me feel very comfortable while I was away. During her visit with the cats she corresponded with me via text messaging and gave me an update about how everything was going. Murphy will also do miscellaneous tasks around the house such as take out the garbage or pick up your mail. It was so nice returning home and finding the newspapers on the table and brief note left by Murphy about her visit. Additionally, Murphy followed up with me to make sure I made it home safely. I am a female that travels frequently and most of the time alone. So this follow-up call by Murphy made me feel even more comfortable with her services and care! Murphy cares about her customers and their satisfaction, and she’s honest, caring, and compassionate about her job. I would recommend Lucky to be at Home Pet Care, LLC services to anyone!” ~Rachel Luthen, Kyle, TX

“You spoil Mandy more than I do! Thank you!  Now that I have found you [Murphy] and Michael, I don’t want Mandy to be with anyone else!!!!!  I never worry about Mandy or my home when I’m gone…what a relief it is for me!!!!!  You are truly a God send to me!” ~Cory Blum, Kyle, TX

“For me it’s all about the details, and Murphy has that down!  My boys were living the good life with hugs and tummy rubs while I was away.  Murphy kept my babies happy and very well cared for, as well as my home.  I highly recommend Lucky to be at Home Pet Care, LLC!~Denise Beniretto, Kyle, TX

“The service we received was outstanding!  I was amazed at the TLC given to our pets and attention given to our home.  What a blessing to have you!  Thanks!” ~Dawn McCarter, Buda, TX

“What a great service! My dogs have never been so well taken care of and loved on. Murphy is phenomenal! My dogs miss you and were sad to see we came home and she [Murphy] did not come back over ;)” ~Lyssa McGurren, Kyle, TX

“Thank you SO much for taking such good care of Lola (and our home) while we were away.  It was one less thing to worry about and we came home to a very happy girl! She’s looking forward to your next visit soon!” ~Jennifer Marino, Kyle, TX

“Very Professional!  I believe my dog was well cared for and was calm and content upon my return.  I will call upon Murphy again and will recommend her services to anyone looking for a professional pet sitter with confidence.” ~Sue Morrison, Kyle, TX

“Choosing Lucky to be at Home Pet Care, LLC was the perfect choice for us and I completely trust them with our babies.  Each day a note card outlined how things went and any issues which was nice, but even better than that was the text messages letting me know how all went well.  Thank you Murphy!” ~Shawn Manning, Kyle, TX

Macin Miller
Macin Montgomery
Buda Weiner Dog Races
Zina “The Red Rocket”
Kirsten-&-ShortyShorty & Kirsten Elsie Penhall
Elsie
Moses
Moses
Zina
Zina resting after the Buda Weiner Dog Races
Chica & ZinaChica & Zina Jari
Jari
Mishka-&-Sasha
Mishka & Sasha   
Dexter & PiperDexter & Piper
dog
Ru and his stuffed animal
baby mishkaBaby Mishka
elvis, the dog
Elvis
Jackson Miller, dog
Jackson
dogs
Snow White & Angel
dog
Sasha
benji, dog
Benji
dog
Raja
weiner dog
Zina
dog
Princessa Chica
cat
Baby Dexter
Yari & SashaJari & Sasha
dog
Sasha
dogMishka
cat
Sam
cat
Charlie
dog, lucky
Lucky
cat
Pete
dachshund
Rusty
Scampers cat
Scampers
Max, cat
Max
Bob, cat
Bob
Mandy
Mandy

Maggie