Highland Lakes Crate Escape, Inc. is a licensed, bonded, and insured in-home pet care service. Our local, loving, and reliable pet sitting team allows you to keep your loved ones at home while you travel for the day or week, without the stress of a kennel or overnight boarding. Whether your plans take you away for a weekend getaway, extended vacation, or just a day trip to San Antonio, take along peace of mind and reassurance in knowing your loved ones are in their home and in the very best hands with Highland Lakes Crate Escape, Inc. Each of our services are customized to your pet's needs and all of our team members are local, mature, adult pet owners. We will spend quality time with your fur babies: petting, walking, play time, feeding, giving fresh water, treats, and cleaning their environment.
Why you should trust Highland Lakes Crate Escape: Mary Jo Callaway & Brenda Morris started this business because they know what it is like to board their own pets and they don't enjoy it. They wanted to provide people with an option. They consider their pets as family and know that is how they should be treated. Everyone has stories about sitters hired to stay in their homes and care for their pets who failed. Highland Lakes Crate Escape wants to ensure that doesn't happen to you or your pets. Our team will maintain your pet's normal diet, eliminate anxiety associated with boarding, decrease their exposure to illness, and give them the love and care they are used to!
Special rates offered for long-term pet and house sitting
- Bookings of 5 days or more require a 50% deposit one week prior
You and your pet(s) will meet with one of the owners and your pet sitter, and together our team will customize your care plan.
Co-Owner Mary Jo is the Director of Business Administration for the Community Resource Centers of Texas. She is huge advocate for animal rescue and her love for animals is evident with each one she meets. She recently lost her beloved Boomer who she rescued 10 years ago - he lived the perfect life including going to work with Mary Jo everyday.
Co-owner, Brenda Morris, owner of Restorative Skin Care, has been a pet owner and animal advocate all her life. From hermit crabs to dogs, every living creature that arrived at her house was welcomed and loved. For the last 20 years, cats and dogs fortunate enough to live with Brenda and her family were rescues, volunteers, and strays. Currently, Luna, Pepper, Tailing, and Sookie are all rescues and family members.
Meet team member Stacey. She is a Texan, born and raised in Austin. Stacey and her husband are raising 4 beautiful girls…one of which is part lab, husky and shepherd. She owns and operates an entertainment company with her husband to bring live arts to historical theaters in the hill country! She loves animals and will without a doubt adopt a few more once her little humans get older.
Meet team member Debbie. She was born in New Orleans, but considers herself a Texan. Debbie moved to Texas in 1992 and has since retired to Serene Hills. She loves being around her furry friends, especially her little Bella.
Meet team member Alyssa and her 6 year old yorkie, Ringo. Alyssa has been around animals all her life, from gerbils to draft horses and everything in between. She grew up in Maine and moved to Burnet, Texas in 2018. Alyssa worked at a pet store for over a year and looks forward to meeting and loving new fur babies.
Meet team member Griff Morris. Retired business owner and former Marble Falls Mayor enjoys helping entertain and care for your fur babies. Griff is available for pop-in visits when you need him!
Meet team member Joe. Now retired, Joe held the positions with Highland Lakes Canine rescue for over 10 years. His roles included Volunteer, Manager, and on-site Facilities Manager. Since his long-time companion, Brody, is no longer with us, Joe is waiting to find the perfect rescue to share his home. When he is not fostering dogs, you can find Joe dog sitting for his friends and now for you as well!
Meet pet sitter Becky Maddox. She was born and raised in the Texas Hill Country, but moved to Houston 12 years ago to be near her granddaughters. Becky retired recently and moved back to the Lakeway/Serene Hills area. She has 3 pups at home named Bella, Bailey and Murphy.
Meet team member Keegan. He is currently a junior at Texas Tech and has had a passion for dogs his whole life! Keegan has an 11 month old Australian shepherd named Korra. She’s the best thing in his life and when he can’t be the one with her, he always makes sure she’s in good hands. He can’t wait to meet your furry friends!
Meet team member Britney Deering. Britney is a 23 year old graduate of Tarleton State with a degree in Kinesiology. She is a passionate dog lover with two beautiful pups of her own.
Meet team member Laura; a retired nurse with her granddog, Sonny. She is from Houston, but now lives in Horseshoe Bay. Laura has been a pet owner her whole life...from cats and dogs to horses. She loves animals and is available and ready to care for your loved ones!