Kari Kells - Kari Kells is a professional pet sitter, a partner in Fauna Collective, and the former Research & Knowledge Manager for a local healthy pet store. She is Red Cross certified in pet first aid and CPR, a member of National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), fully licensed and insured, and recommended by the founder of Feline Friends. Kari's expertise is working with shy cats. Through years of working with a local cat rescue, she understands and is sensitive to the unique needs of animals who have survived traumatic experiences that cause them to be very cautious when meeting new people. Kari writes about animal health and welfare, from her Olympia home, which she shares with her three cats - all of whom have special needs.

The 82nd Annual Pet Parade in Olympia

On Saturday, August 20, 2011 is Olympias 82nd annual Pet Parade. Yes, for 81 years this delightful event has been a part of Olympia's summer family fun - fun for human and non-human family members. Observers are welcome to bring pets, too. As long as they're comfortable being around other animals. The Olympia Pet Parade is one of those charming happenings that makes Olympia feel more like a small town than a capitol city.

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