Sarah Sit and Play

Sarah Sit and Play is an in-home, caring, and insured house and pet-sitting business. The owner, Sarah Groh has been a client of the SBDC for 10 years. She began attending workshops and one-on-one meetings with a business mentor while forming her first business, Groh Music (a voice studio for all ages). Sarah still runs the first business and can be seen leading her jazz quartet around town or teaching voice for the VAPA Program at UCCS. Sarah fills most days with dog walks, handling the logistics of her thriving pet business, and talking with current and new clients about details for their upcoming sits.

In March 2022, Sarah began sitting for friends and new client referrals. In May 2023, Sarah Sit and Play registered as an LLC with the State of Colorado and became a National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) member. In the summer of 2023, Sarah Sit and Play began training and hiring contract sitters to expand the business, including two women looking for a summer job on college break. In December 2023, Sarah managed seven sitters, two dog walkers, 45 clients, and a 2023 year-end total of 94 house sits.

Sarah Sit and Play supports Coloradans and their pets by offering peace of mind when they go on vacation or business trips. Dogs, cats, farm animals, fish, and horses all receive excellent care and their own “Staycation” with Sarah Sit and Play. Sarah is a member of the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, The Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, and 1 Million Cups, Colorado Springs. Sarah Groh is a supporter of SCORE and the SBDC. Her business also promotes ongoing education to young women who want to work as contractors, learn business acumen, and plan to be small business owners. Sarah Sit and Play can be found at www.sarahsitandplay.com or on Instagram: @banditcolorado. Look around the website, enjoy the pictures and reviews, and schedule a Meet & Greet.

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