Here's a Little Bit About Us
Hello. My name is Luke Grapski. I'd like
to thank you for taking the time and
coming to our website! I know how hard
it can be to entrust a family member with
a stranger, so I would like to take this
time to better introduce myself and tell
you a little bit about who I am.  
I am 37 years old, born and raised in
River Forest, Illinois, a suburb of
Chicago.  When I was younger my family
stayed at a ranch near Loveland for a  
to Denver in 2003.  We purchased our first
home in the University Hills neighborhood
and share our house with our Chocolate
Lab Ike, an iguana named Stanley, a Whites
Tree Frog who goes by Mr. Peepers, and
our newest addition Lola a very sweet Newfy
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Together I am confident we can provide you with all of
your pet sitting needs or any other pet service you may
require. I would very much like to schedule a meet and
greet at your convenience so we can meet face to snout
so to speak and we can answer any questions or
concerns you may have. Please visit our 'Prospective
New Clients' Tab, fill out the form and send it over to us.
We will contact you promptly to schedule a Meet and
Greet. Again, thank you for your time and I very much
look forward to spending time with your pets, and making
many pupper / kitty friends!
   


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Hi everyone my name is Carol Cruver.  
In 1998 I moved to Fort Collins from
Oak Park Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.  
Luke and I met in high school and have
been best friends ever since.  After
sewing our wild Colorado oats we
settled down in Denver in 2003.  Having
graduated from DePaul University in
1998 with a degree in Investment
Finance, I worked the corporate world
for 10 years.  With a lot of hard work
and our love for animals the opportunity
for me to leave my cubical and do what I
have always loved to do became a
reality with Gentle Hearts Pet Sitting.  
family reunion and I fell in love with Colorado.  At 13, I vowed that
one day I would return.  After graduating from Northern Illinois
University some twenty years later my girlfriend Carol and I moved
Growing up I spent my summers in Oregon Illinois at my
stepfather's petting zoo, it was always so much fun getting to
meet new exotic animals.  I realized then at an early age that I
always loved to be with animals, some of my fondest memories
were of my mother bring home animals as pets to be cared for.  
We had a goat we would chase around the house - hooves are
not good indoors, or the ferrett that ate my stereo that I saved up
all summer for.  I can't tell you how lucky I feel to be able to
spend time with your furry and (some) not so furry loved ones.  
Thank you for taking this time to check out our website and I look
forward to meeting you.
Lab mix who can stay with us for as long as
she likes.
I can't tell you how truly blessed we feel
being able to live in such a beautiful part of
the country, meeting such wonderful people,
and being able to do what we love to do.



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Hello- My name is Jacob or I also
go by Jake. I moved to Colorado
3 years ago from New Jersey with
my dog, Fajita, and two cats,
Mariachi and Santiago, and we all
love it out here! I have been
working for Gentle Hearts since
February of 2015. My job as a pet
sitter is extremely fulfilling, I love
working for Gentle Hearts! The
puppers and kitties I care for are
awesome to be around and
always put a smile on my face. I
can count on everyday being a
good day because I get to see
your furry ones! I hope to finish
school one day and become a
Veterinary Technician. Until then I look forward to continuing to
take care of your puppers and kitties, giving them lots of cuddles
and love when you’re away.


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Hello,
I am Grant, my friends and
family call me... Grant. I have a
good amount of experience with
animals, I worked at a doggy
daycare and boarding facility for
two and a half years and have
been working for Gentle Hearts
since the beginning of 2012. I
am a graduate from the University of Colorado Denver with a
degree in Music Industry Studies. I compose, record, and
produce my own music and friends' music on the side. I also
have a cat named Kevin, he is my son and continues to rebel
against discipline and had done so since I got him as a kitten. :)
Hey y’all! My name is
Lindsey. I moved to Denver
from Texas a couple of years
ago. Working for Gentle
Hearts has allowed me to
spend time with the best pets
and pet lovers in the country.
I relish the opportunity to
meet new furry friends as a
Gentle Hearts dog walker
and can truly say that I love
my job. As a kid, I enjoyed
helping my granddad take care of his horses and volunteering at
the local animal shelter in my hometown. These experiences
fostered in me an appreciation for the wisdom and loyalty
animals possess. Second to my love of animals is my love of
music and my enduring obsession with the X-Files. I am the
proud pet parent of a 12 year old Chihuahua named Frohicky
and a 13 year old tabby cat named Scully. I've enjoyed their
company for over a decade and appreciate each and every day I
get to spend with them. I also play bass in a rock band called
Skadi. If I'm not hanging out with animals, I'm likely playing a
musical instrument, watching the X-Files, or hiking one of
Colorado’s many beautiful trails.
Hi! I’m Ally. I am a pet
sitter and also the
Office Assistant for
GHPS (yep, the same
Ally you’ve probably
seen an email from).  I
have always had a
fondness for critters of
all shapes and sizes,
but I admittedly have an extraordinary weakness for canines. At
home I have two huskies of my own that I love and adore
beyond words  – a sassy little girl, Kaya, and a sweeeet not-so-
little boy, Tank. Obsession would be an accurate term for
describing how I feel about those two.. Saying good bye to my
puppers in the morning is the hardest part of my day, but
thankfully I get to look forward to going to work and hanging out
with some of your amazing animals! I am so grateful for the
opportunity to do what I love – life is but a dream!



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Hey everyone! My name is Ona (oh!-nah) and I am
so grateful to be an employee of Gentle Hearts Pet
Sitting. Having the opportunity to spend my days
with the best pets in Denver makes every day a
wonderful adventure. I have been a dog walker, pet
sitter and overnighter for Luke and Carol for over a
year now and have loved every minute (even the
snowy ones). I grew up in Denver, going to Regis
Jesuit High School and then continuing on to the
University of Denver where I completed a degree in
vocal performance. I have a passion for opera and
have been known to sing to some of your pups! I
have taken care of all sorts of animals since I was
8. My family ran the gamut of family pets (hamsters
Teddy and Willamina, fish, and finally, Annabelle,
our beloved family dog). I started caring for other  
people's pets with neighbors, family, friends, and teachers who all had pets
that needed some love and attention while their family was gone with out up
rooting them and going to a kennel. Then, I offered my services to some of
my regulars during my time as a barista at Back Stage Coffee. During this
time I have taken care of any creature you could throw my way: dogs (tiny to
extra large), cats (hairless to fluff balls), and hedgehogs. In short, I love what
I do and I'm honored to be able to spend time with your pets!
Hi my name is Diane, I am a dog walker and pet sitter.  Animal lover and
once pet owner since 2004; I’ve had the pleasure of loving a variety of pets
over the years.  These include all types of cats, small, medium, and large
dogs, a parakeet and chickens. I have taken care of most of these pets
through my pet sitting years, so I have
experience with caring for al types of
animals. I believe that pets are happier and
less  stressed when they stay in their home,
and keep as close as possible to their
normal routines.  I had a dog named Mitzy
Rae, a Sheltie, and in the past I've had my
pet in the care of a pet sitter or dog walker
when I was away and I know that it made me
feel better knowing that she was getting her
daily walks and had her own toys, food,
bedding, and comforting reminders of me
while i was gone.
of owning and caring for all sorts of furry and feathered friends including
many cats, dog, birds, lizards, snakes, horses, chickens, ducks, pigs,
and even cows.I also have great experience with having a green thumb,
my house is a jungle. As of now I have 2 great dogs about 4 years old  
(EX pointer boxer mix, and  Bella black lab mix), many fish, and 4 fat tabby
cats all about 11 years old (Paint brush, Tiger, Baby, and Mr. Puss). I
have worked many different jobs and fields but I always seem to go back
to the animal world because I enjoy it and love it.
Hi everyone! My name is Michael Kasack
and I am very grateful to be a member of
the best pet sitting company in Denver,
Gentle Hearts Pet Sitting. I moved to
Colorado in 2007 from Grand Haven
Michigan where I spent most of my time out
enjoying the outdoors and rescuing many
helpless animals from danger including a
lot of turtles on the roads, injured birds and
baby birds, and even a goose that
someone shot with an arrow. It has long
been a dream of mine to combine my
passion for animals with a type of business
that would offer shelter for pets in need of a
second chance to find their forever homes.
Through the years I have had the pleasure
I have recently started my own mobile
grooming business Nails and Tails Pet
Grooming LLC, after leaving the master
groomers I was working for and trained
with. I have over 3 years of professional
grooming experience. I groom in the
pets own environment so they feel more
secure and safe. It’s much easier on
both owner and pet. So I bring all the
equipment and supplies to the home
and clean the mess.