Trask Pet Services and Products LLC
Pet & Livestock Care in Santa Fe New Mexico
Now serving Albuquerque areas too!
Meet Our Team!
CEO / Owner
Laura (pictured with her GSD/Mal Ranger) was born into a animal-loving family and grew up caring for a large variety of pets from hamsters to horses.
Through pursuing a technical writing career, her love of animals never waned and she often cared for pets of friends and co-workers.
When her girls (Annie and Caroline) were young, as a family, they dove into rescue and foster care for shepherds, special needs dogs, cats and horses. Laura took on regular pet sitting to off-set the costs associated with rescue and foster care. Annie and Caroline were usually in-tow or took the neighborhood jobs to earn money and gain experience.
Laura currently resides in Pecos and frequently enjoys long horse rides in the wilderness. She has been fortunate to be able to move her career towards a small business owner and high quality service provider.
Laura specializes in complicated situations and animals with special needs, elderly pets, exotics, livestock, and professional barns / boarding / training facilities. Laura is also in charge of high profile clients and high value homes.
Laura is available for a limited number of clients.
VP & Pet Sitter
Annie (pictured with her rescue dog Trixie) comes from a long line of animal aficionados! In fact, one of her first words happened to be "woof-woof"!
Annie has always been a very responsible and kind-hearted individual who was very protective, and caring of her animals. She participated in Girl Scouts for over 10 years and often had the whole group participating in events that supported the local animal shelter. She has worked as a Counselor, Art Director and Horse Wrangler as well as Assistant Director at Girl Scout Camp each Summer.
As she got older, Annie often cared for her elderly family members, as they did for her when she was young, and is recognized for having a very caring spirit.
When she was in high school she was hired to help care for a dog who belonged to a man in an assisted living facility. She devotedly made daily visits during the week and three visits on the weekend days for the last year and a half of high school.
Annie comes highly recommended by numerous clients and specializes in dogs, puppies, cats and exotics.
Annie is available for a variety of visits or overnights within the Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Los Alamos areas.
CFO & Pet Sitter
Caroline (pictured with her rescued horse Scooter) is a natural animal person. She has always melded into any animal environment in an animal-whispering type of way.
Caroline has also been involved in Girl Scouts and our troops animal endeavors. She started riding horses at age 11 and quickly fell in love. She joined the United States Pony Club, Los Alamos and Santa Fe chapters, where she learned all about horse care and safety.
At age 14 years she adopted a former race horse from The Horse Shelter and (with the help of many generous trainers) turned him into an amazing eventing horse.
As Caroline and Scooter needed more training, she began working at barns and for trainers to help off-set the costs. She worked many full summers (dawn til dusk) as a working student, continued training, working and competing during the her high school years. She worked at many barns including Goose Downs Farm, Sky Bound Farm and Loal Tucker Horsemanship where she transitioned into western ranch riding and competition.
Needless to say, Caroline gained a huge amount of horse care and health knowledge including first aid, training, hauling and showing. She is very independent, responsible and insightful and makes a great horse-sitter (she is happy to do over-nights).
Through her new career pursuit, Caroline is now a professional dog groomer. She is available for a variety of visits or overnights in the Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Los Alamos Areas.
Rose has a vast range of expertise when it comes to caring for animals of all shapes and sizes! From growing up on a small farm in Texas and working part time at her grandfather's feed store, The Hitching Post, to barrel racing in the rodeo, Rose has tackled a little bit of everything! With her extensive knowledge of animal care, partnered with her ability to read animals in a unique way—which she learned from watching none-other than her grandfather—you can feel confident when leaving your fur babies in her care!
Rose first started riding horses at the age of six, where she started racing in rodeos no more than a year later. Eventually, this experience helped Rose to find employment at a plethora of different barns in both Texas and New Mexico; mucking, feeding, grooming, exercising, etc! Her first, and only horse, Jasper, was a retired racehorse who refused to interact with anyone else other than her! They quickly formed a close bond, and competed in multiple local rodeos while in Texas!
Growing up on her small farm, Rose helped raise a variety of different animals; pigs, dogs, MANY cats, bunnies, birds, and even RACCOONS—if you can name it, most likely, Rose has the experience. To counter this, from the age of ten, Rose always helped/worked at her grandfather's store, where she learned about animal feed, medicine, and other animal/gardening fields. At her grandfather's store, as a young girl, Rose was in charge of watching and taking care of her grandparents' local star, Sammie-Lee, just one of their three pot-belly pigs! He lived at her grandpa's feed store—and get this, he even had merch! T-Shirts, cups, he was the town novelty, and a treasure to their entire family!
Rose tends to specialize in horses, dogs, and cats, and is available for a variety of visits or overnights in the Santa Fe area!
Shellie (pictured with her dream horse Smokey) an early retiree from Los Alamos National Laboratory, where she had an illustrious finance career. During her employment, Shellie held a top-secret clearance. Shellie’s retirement dream job is to work with animals, especially horses, dogs, and cats.
Shellie’s love of animals started practically at birth. She grew up on a nearby horse ranch surrounded by animals. She has trained many horses to handle and ride, including taking horse management classes at New Mexico State University (NMSU)
under the instruction of famed horseman Dr. Joe Armstrong.
Shellie is a member of the Backcountry Horsemen’s Association and has also been involved in the Northern New Mexico Horsemen’s Association for many decades. She started riding horses at age 8 and will always be an equestrian. Shellie also supports
the local Horse Shelter and has since their beginning. While Shellie’s current focus is trail riding, she was a member of the NMSU Rodeo Team and competed in barrel racing and won Sheriff Posse and Rodeo Queen titles.
While Shellie is deeply knowledgeable about horse care and health, she also loves dogs and cats. She is very conscientious, knowledgeable, kind and makes a great pet-sitter.
Shellie is available for overnight visits, as well as drop-ins.
Kyla is a Georgia native who moved to New Mexico with her family. She has always loved her pets and influenced her family to increase their household with rescued cats and dogs. Pet sitting has given Kyla aspirations of pursuing a career in animal care and she will begin studying to become a veterinary technician.
Kyla has been with us since June 2018 and was recruited by Laura as her family was a client and she had obvious experience and a deep love for animals.
Kyla is great at snuggling with pets overnight and often works in the surrounding areas of Santa Fe such as Las Campanas, Rancho Viejo and Eldorado.
Judy is a MN native who spent most of her life in Southern California where she raised her sons. After reading about a small film planning to shoot in San Diego she formed a casting and production services company that provided background actors and services to film and television for several years. A move to Los Angeles resulted in exciting work at Paramount, Universal, and Sony and with independent producers. Along the way there have been other roads taken and one led to Santa Fe in 2008 where she enjoys the many activities, art, food and friends.
Much of her pet sitting has been for friends and includes cats, dogs (including special needs), and even horses. Judy feels that she has the ability to relate and understand animal thoughts and emotions as they trust her and she is am honored to be accepted by them.
Judy has been with us since October 2019 and is available for a variety of pet sitting needs.