A Little about Me

Following my passion, I have been caring for pets and homes professionally since 2009.  I am an avid AKC and UKC hunt test dog trainer and also have had cats in the recent past.  Currently I am the proud mother of my male chocolate lab, Breaker and my black female lab, Betty!  I am training them both for duck hunting and upland birds.  Additionally Breaker has his AKC Canine Good Citizen patch earned at 4 months old.  I am an active member of the Platte Valley Hunting Retriever Club and volunteer for Freedom Service Dogs and the Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue.  I have been enjoying full time pet sitting with Must Love Fur since November of 2013.

Training and Education

Pet First Aid

  • PetTech offers CPR and first aid training specifically for dogs and cats. I received certification through their PetSaver Program, an 8hr course designed to cover the basics in pet first aid and wellness. Recertification occurs every 2yrs through additional class time and training.

Volunteer Involvement and Other Community Activities

Current Board Member and Newsletter Publisher of Platte Valley Hunting Retriever Club, a non profit conceived by hunters for hunters.

Training to volunteer with Freedom Service Dogs.

Volunteer with the, Rocky Mountain Labrador Rescue.

Additional Services offered outside of MLF

Custom Quilted Pet Beds

"I recently employed Must Love Fur's dog walking services and was very satisfied with both the care my little man was given and the level of communication exhibited between the company and myself. Sarah Hailes was excellent with my dog. I have a 6 year old Shiba Inu whom is very finicky (being a Shiba and all). Sarah took the time to make him comfortable with her and he warmed up well. I highly recommend Must Love Fur, more specifically though Sarah Hailes :)"

− Jennifer H

"Sarah H has been a fabulous addition to the care circle for my beloved cat Maxwell - I have had to travel for business and knowing that Max has special medical needs it has been a blessing to know that he is taken care of well. She has been prompt and attentive to ensure that medications were administered according to Max's chart, both in the morning and the evenings. Sarah also spends that quality time sending update photos and leaves notes for me to review about Max's experience in my absence. She really does provide peace of mind for me with her tender and loving care of Max!"

− Beth L

"I am overwhelmingly pleased with the pet sitting service I received from Sarah. She stayed in our home with our 11 year Labrador for 13 days. He can be a bit anxious with changes, especially as he is getting older. Usually when we leave him with friends or even take him with us on a trip, he loses weight, seems not quite himself, and takes awhile to get back into his regular routine. This is the first time we have ever left him with someone and then came home to find that he had actually gained weight! He sure was happy to see us, but he seemed content and happy rather than anxious or desperate. I could tell Sarah had not only met his physical needs, but his emotional needs, as well. In terms of our home, it was spotless upon our return. She even left little inexpensive gifts for our children from our dog. I believe she was extremely respectful of our space and never felt worried about the security of our home or objects within it. I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone who wants their pet(s) competently and lovingly cared for in their home."

− Susanne K