Pets Rule at Snaggle Foot Birmingham

Birmingham, AL, May 16, 2009 --( Snaggle Foot has a new boss: the pets of Birmingham. May’s launch of the newest franchise of the blooming national company that provides dog walks and pet care in a unique fashion sees the area’s furry, feathered, and even scaly family members hanging their name on the CEO door. And they have Karen Gambrell to thank.

The proud owner of Snaggle Foot Birmingham, Gambrell’s enterprise adds Alabama to a swiftly growing list of franchise locations including Texas, New Hampshire, and California that are providing the country with the premiere services of Houston-born Snaggle Foot.

“I am thrilled to offer Birmingham’s pet owners this superior service,” says Gambrell. “Having shared my life with numerous pets, I empathize with the anxiety that pet owners experience when they must leave their pets behind to go on vacation or to work long hours. They find peace of mind in the knowledge that their family member is receiving professional care in the comfort of its own home.”

Offering the pioneering menu of services that has fueled the rapid success of Snaggle Foot since its founding in 2006, Snaggle Foot Birmingham―which covers greater Birmingham, Irondale, Mountain Brook, Vestavia and Moody―provides daily dog walks, a pet taxi service, and Royal Snaggles care that ranges from doggy field trips to spa visits. Clients even enjoy easy access to their account and appointment management through the company’s online scheduling system.

“Our most popular service is the vacation visit,” explains Gambrell, “which lasts from 30 to 45 minutes and includes a walk or play time, feeding, watering, and even bringing in clients’ mail, watering their plants and alternating the lights.” Having resided in Birmingham for seven years gives Gambrell a leg up on knowledge of the area as she transports pets around town.

Snaggle Foot is attentive to every detail, carrying full bonding and insurance and requiring employees to pass a drug screen and background check and complete a training program that includes pet CPR.

A refreshing alternative to kenneling, the growth of pet sitting and the pet care industry amidst a challenged economy is testament to owners considering their animals as family members whose care cannot be sacrificed. Gambrell says love for animals is a building block of Snaggle Foot’s success, and animal care and rescue has always been an important part of her life.

The official grand opening of Snaggle Foot Birmingham will be synchronized with the 30th anniversary of the city’s Do Dah Day ( May 15-16. Pets trot out in droves, owners in tow, to the annual event that occupies two parks and features bands and booths offering services and products. All proceeds from registration and sales support pet charities such as the Humane Society of the United States and the Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation. Snaggle Foot will man a booth in Rhodes Park.

“We’re excited to get our Birmingham franchise off the ground,” says Snaggle Foot founder Karen Cockrill. “We invested a great deal of research before opening in Birmingham and know there are a lot of pet owners there who are looking for better options in at-home pet care services.”

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Snaggle Foot Birmingham
Karen Gambrell