Guardian Company Bio

Information About Our Company and Staff



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About Us


Who’s Leading This Posse?

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Guardian Pet Care & Massage is owned and operated by Jim. When needed, assistance is provided by Jim’s daughter, Carla, who also resides in Overland Park, Kansas. The Western theme of the company logo and this web site reflect Jim’s love of all things Western and Cowboy.


photo of Jim and K-9 Sari

Jim went into pet sitting and animal massage following a career of 38 years in law enforcement. His background includes many positions with high level responsibilities requiring extreme trustworthiness. He was a Military Policeman with a Secret security clearance in the U.S. Army. In civilian life, Jim worked on the Federal level as a National Park Service Supervisory Law Enforcement Ranger and on the local level as a Police Officer. In his police career, Jim has achieved specialty positions in the Tactical Response Team, Aviation Unit, Scuba Dive Team, Criminal Investigation Division and his favorite, as a Canine Handler.

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photo of young Jim and one of the dogs

Jim is 62 years old and keeps active by hiking, running, swimming and walking dogs for several miles each day. He enjoys backpacking and camping. Jim is the guardian of two German Shepherd Dogs, two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and two Maine Coon cats. He also enjoys feeding and watching the wildlife that visit his yard. Jim's love of animals started at a very young age and has continued through his life.



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Jim was certified as a Canine Massage Therapist and an Equine Sports Massage Therapist through hands-on training programs at Brandenburg Massage Therapy in Martins Ferry, Ohio. While a Canine Handler, Jim completed several courses in canine and animal first aid and CPR. He is also certified by the American Red Cross in Pet First Aid and CPR. Jim is highly interested in continuing his training and education to work with animals. He is currently studying Acupressure and Reiki for dogs, cats and horses. Jim is also a Notary Public for the State of Kansas and is available to come to you for notary services.


Jim is a member of several professional organizations, including the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, Pet Sitters International, Association of Professional United Pet Sitters, Pet Sitters Associates, the International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork and the Association of Canine Water Therapy. He is also a member and supporter of the Humane Society, ASPCA, Defenders of Wildlife and several local pet rescue groups.

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Guardian Pet Care & Massage is a member of 1% For The Planet.


1% For The Planet is an alliance of businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment. They understand that profit and loss are directly linked to the health of our environment. In addition, these businesses are concerned with the social and environmental impacts of industry. If you're a business owner ( or have any influence over your boss ) please consider becoming a member of this socially and environmentally progressive group. By contributing 1% of net annual sales to grassroots enviro groups, members of 1% For The Planet affect real change. And members receive other benefits: The satisfaction of paving the way for more corporate responsibility in the business community and the recognition, support and patronage of conscientious consumers who value serious commitment to the environment.

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National Association of Professional Pet Sitters



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Pet Sitters International



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Professional United Pet Sitters



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Pet Sitters Associates



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International Association of
Animal Massage & Bodywork



Association of Canine Water Therapy

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