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Who We Are

We provide affordable, superior care and attention to your four-legged furry family members as if they were our own pets, better yet we will treat them just as you do! Our primary goal is to make it easy on pet owners and pets by allowing the pets to stay in their own home and keep their routine which gives you peace of mind and keeps your pets safe, comfortable, and loved.

Furry Friend Pet Care is a member of two prestigious pet sitting organizations and we have all passed extensive background checks.

Pet Sitters International (PSI) is the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters. PSI is dedicated to educating professional pet sitters and promoting, supporting and recognizing excellence in pet sitting.

The only national, non-profit, professional pet sitting association dedicated to raising and abiding by industry standards. We support members with education, certification and the resources to operate successful businesses. 

Jessica Rhudy

Co-owner

Jessica, a native Texan, has a lifetime of experience with animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, fish, mice, goats, pigs, and cows. She grew up with pets and knew she always wanted to be able to make a living involving animals. She attended New Mexico State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and worked as a veterinary technician for 2 years. Her education continued as she earned her Master’s in Animal Science at Texas A&M University Kingsville where she cared for her own herd of goats and assisted with pigs and cattle on the school farm. She moved to the Houston area in 2009 and to Missouri City in 2012. In April 2014, Jessica and her husband, Addison, started Furry Friend Pet Care to provide exceptional pet care services to residents of Missouri City, Texas and Sienna Plantation.

Addison Rhudy

Co-owner

Addison, also a native Texan, grew up with pets such as dogs, birds, pocket pets and raised animals for FFA while in high school. He attended Texas A&M University Kingsville where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management and worked on wildlife science research projects. After graduation in 2009, Addison returned to the Houston area and moved to Missouri City in 2012 with his wife. A few months after moving to Sienna Plantation, they got a golden retriever named Fisher. They quickly realized he did not do well in boarding situations and found in-home pet sitting while they traveled to be the best option for Fisher. So in 2014 Furry Friend Pet Care was started to help other pets be at ease in their own home while pet owner’s are away.

Debbie Poncik

Lead Sitter

Debbie is a native Texan and pets of all species were a part of her life growing up. She currently has two dogs of her own. Debbie’s two children were involved in FFA for over 8 years. Caring for animals is not only a job for her, but therapeutic. When not caring for our client’s wonderful pets, she volunteers at the Missouri City Animal Shelter, Child Advocate of Fort Bend, FBISD schools and her church. She also enjoys reading, sewing, being outdoors, and spending time with her family. Debbie has been a part of the FFPC team since 2018.

Michael Brunjes

Pet Sitting Associate

Michael grew up in Missouri City, attended Elkins High School, and then Texas Tech University. After graduation from Tech, he began his career in the Quality Assurance department of Vetco Gray, which eventually became GE Oil & Gas. He was laid off from that company in early 2016 due to the downturn of the oil industry. When he is not at work, he enjoys being outdoors especially near water, working on cars, playing drums, and he is an avid but not a professional dart player! Michael has been a sitter for FFPC since 2017.

Joey Bouldin

Pet Sitting Associate

Joey (short for Joanna) is 50 years young and has a lifetime of pet care. She also has 2 years of professional pet care. She is certified in the OPCLC Level Basic Training and Understanding Body Language for Pet Care Facilities. She is looking forward to meeting your family and meeting all your pet care needs with attention, safety and snuggles! Joey joined the FFPC team in 2019.

April Gilbert

Pet Sitting Associate

April has been in the animal field for a total of 22 years working with dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, and farm animals. She earned a BS in Animal Science from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA. She continued her education to receive a Masters of Health Administration from University of Phoenix in 2011. April is a Los Angeles Californina native but moved to Houston in 1997 after college. She has lived in the Missouri City area since 1999. An interesting fact about April is that she had a cat companion pet for 16 of her 19 years of life. She currently has a dog named Rhexx. April has enjoyed working with FFPC since 2018.

Tami Schutter

Pet Sitting Associate

Tami is from Cincinnati, but grew up an Army brat.  She has always had pets, including dogs, cats, fish, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, frogs, lizards, and even chickens.  Her pets right now include her beautiful little dear-faced, lavender Chihuahua, Maya, and her orange tabby kitten, Hobbs (or as she likes to call him Brat-Cat). She worked in a pet store when in high school, and learned so much about taking care of all types of animals.  Her love for all animals continues now as an adult, and she was privileged to be a Park Ranger and Wildland Firefighter for the Fish and Wildlife Service for five years. Tami feels animals remind us of the innocence and true unconditional love that exists in the world and they hold a special place in her heart.  She has been an amazing addition to the FFPC team since 2017.

We abide by the FFPC Code of Ethics at all times

As a member of the Furry Friend Pet Care team I pledge…

  • To provide compassionate and loving care to every pet trusted to my care.
  • To provide the highest quality pet care and customer service at all times.
  • To fulfill my promised duties as requested by my clients.
  • To be trustworthy, honest, and respectful of my client’s home and property.
  • To observe my client’s confidentiality at all times.
  • To communicate with my clients openly and in a timely fashion.
  • To respond promptly, respectfully, and clearly while communicating with my clients.
  • To be on time for pet care assignments.
  • To act with professionalism and respect at all times.
  • To expand my knowledge and understanding of pet care with continued education.
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