OUR TEAMMeet Our Team

The North Carolina Cat Experts
Cool Cats Professional Cat Sitting, LLC is dedicated to working with only the best, most caring, and qualified cat lovers. We only work with the best people and hold them to a very high standard!

What We Stand For

All of our Cat Sitters go through a very thorough screening, vetting, and questionnaire process before they are considered to be part of our team. We look for stellar references, a clean background check, a personal love for cats, cat care experience, reliability and a great character and moral compass. Our sitters also complete a shadowing orientation on client directives before they receive their first solo assignment. We can never be too thorough and YOU and your pets can never be too happy!

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Lora Lee Rouse

Lora Rouse is the owner of Cool Cats Professional Cat Sitting, LLC and she is devoted to providing her customers (both furry & human) with the very best that cat care has to offer.

Lora understands the importance of having true peace of mind that your furry family is happy and well cared for when you are traveling. It’s hard to relax and enjoy yourself when you are feeling guilty about leaving your beloved cats at home alone. She understands cats and she and her sitters take the time to get to know your cat(s) so they can provide the best cat care possible while you are away. She knows that no one is as good as mom or dad, but she is determined to be as close as possible for others and their kitties!

Lora is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters(NAPPS), the ASPCA & SPCA of Wake County. She is certified in Cat CPR and First Aid and is a volunteer at the Goathouse no-kill cat shelter. She currently resides in Apex, NC with her husband Don and they are proud owners of 2 Maine Coon Mixed breed cats “Chief and Babe.”


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Cat Care Specialist

Susan Campbell

Susan has been living in the Raleigh area on and off since 1989.  She has resided in Apex for close to two years.  She is a wildlife ecologist by training and is a certified bird bander.  Susan has been North Carolina’s chief hummingbird researcher for over two decades. She has had a life-long love of pets of all kinds. She has cared for everything from dogs and cats to fish and guinea pigs–even a red-tailed boa.  Susan is also an avid birder and backyard bird feeder.    Animals, quite simply,  bring joy to her life every day of the year.

Susan lives with her significant other Steve, his teenage, fish-obsessed son Zachary and a 13-year-old Puggle named Ozzie.


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Cat Care Specialist

Bertie Beeker

I am a native North Carolinian and I have lived in Wake County since graduating from NC State over 40 years ago. I now live in Cary with my husband Ben and our two cats, Max and Sadie. They rule our home! I have had cats nearly all of my life and simply cannot imagine a life without them. We also care for four backyard box turtles and several honey bee hives. I love all animals and wildlife, and I enjoy growing plants and flowers to attract songbirds, hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators to our yard.

I enjoy the beach, especially shelling and searching for sharks’ teeth, but our kitties don’t travel so I know how hard it is to leave furry babies behind. It is so important to feel confident that your pets will be cared for when you are away!  I will make every effort to learn what your kitty likes, and I will take great care of them and give them all the love, play, and attention they will allow.


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Dana Anderson

Hi, my name is Dana Anderson. I have been living in the Cary area since 1998 and have been working as a pre-school teacher most of that time. I was raised around many different animals while growing up. But my favorite were always dogs and cats and my household has always had at least one or the other or both.  I believe that they are very therapeutic and love to spend time with them. I live with my daughter, Brandi, cat, Dax, and a dog named Holly. In my spare time, besides spending time with my children and furry family, I love the beach, the mountains and enjoy getting lost in a really good book surrounded by my furry family! I cannot wait to meet you and your furry family members and provide you with the peace of mind you deserve!


Cat Care Specialist

Heather Haney

Heather H. is a native North Carolinian who has been living in Wake County for 13 years, and in Apex for the past 10 years. She is a practicing attorney during the day, which helps fund her cats’ lavish lifestyle! She is mom to five cats, and foster mom to three others. Heather has also been mom to dogs, birds, guinea pigs, and aunt to a couple of rowdy goats, a bunny, and one very sweet snake. Heather has experience with administering pet medications of all sorts, to include injections for feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). She can’t wait to become just as devoted to your fur babies as she is her own!

Cat Care Specialist

Marie Kelly

Hello, I am Marie. I am originally from Northwest Pennsylvania and grew up in Rochester, NY. Through high school and college, I owned a cat. I also volunteered at a no-kill cat shelter while living in Rochester. I came down to NC for college in 2007 and I’ve been living in North Carolina ever since! I graduated from Guilford College in 2011.

I’ve enjoyed taken care of dogs and cats throughout the years and I enjoy learning about animals, especially cats. In 2017, I completed training for my Montessori infant/toddler credential. Currently, I am a Montessori toddler teacher in Durham. For several years, I taught swim lessons to people of all ages and skill levels as well as art classes for kindergarteners and high school psychology. My hobbies are painting with acrylics, Rummikub, and swimming whether it’s in a pool or the ocean, Zumba, yoga and outdoor walks. I love spending time with my parents and siblings who have also moved to the Raleigh area. I am looking forward to spending time with your extended fur family in the near future!

Cat Care Specialist

Scheduling and Client Happiness Manager

Marleen Kendall

A Michigan native, Marleen moved to North Carolina in 2015 with her husband and three children.  Shortly after arriving she welcomed baby #4 and settled in Apex shortly thereafter.

Marleen has a biology degree with an emphasis in zoology.  She spent 10 years serving clients in a veterinarian hospital before committing herself full-time to her family.

She is a sports enthusiast and loves spending fall Saturday’s rooting for her beloved Michigan Wolverines.  She also enjoys volunteering as a pre-K Sunday school teacher at her local church.

Marleen joins Cool Cats as an Administrative Assistant and looks forward to ensuring your pet gets the very best care while you’re away.

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Pet Care Specialist

Karen Hoover

Hello! My name is Karen Hoover and I have lived in Cary for 25 years with my husband, Dave. Originally from Rochester, NY, I moved to Chicago after graduating from college. After spending a few brutal winters there (even compared to Rochester!) we set our sights on our ideal place to live and fell in love with the Triangle area and everything North Carolina has to offer. We have 2 grown children and a sweet old dog, Mario. We also have a grand fur baby, a sweet and sassy cat named Nova! I’ve also had 2 other cats and 1 dog in my lifetime, and they have all been such an important part of our family through the years. It’s hard to imagine life without a furry friend!

We love to travel and when we do, we are so thankful to have reliable care for our pets. It brings us peace of mind and so I know how important that is. I look forward to meeting you and your beloved pets, and bringing that peace of mind to you!

Pet Care Specialist

Linda Annab

Hi everyone, my name is Linda and I’ve lived in the triangle area for over 47 years with most of that time in the Cary/Apex area.  I have a husband, three daughters, three granddaughters and two cats (Charlie and Louie).  I was raised in a household with dogs and birds but have had many cats since I was married over 40 years ago.  I worked as a Financial Analyst as a career but now that I have retired, I wanted to work with animals as they bring me so much joy and I know how important it is to find good and loving care.

My hobbies are gardening, reading, playing games and especially traveling to places near and far.  I know how important it is to have good care for my fur babies when I am away from home and I want to provide others the same peace of mind that their fur babies are in trusted and loving hands.

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Pet Care Specialist

Lynne Coppola

Hi, I’m Lynne. I’m a native New Yorker living in west Cary, NC since 2020. I am a life-long cat lover. I’ve had cats since I was a teenager and have always been smitten by their playful and curious nature and stunning looks. I am especially fond of the Persian breed, but I love all cats.

I have four rescue cats at home that I completely love and adore as they are my babies!

I am extremely reliable, responsible, and trustworthy. I understand the unique personalities of cats, and I will go out of my way to make your cat very happy when I am caring for them. I am also skilled at taking care of special needs cats and administering needles.

I am a HR Administrator by profession, but, in my free time, I’m actively involved with several animal organizations such as ASPCA and Best Friends, volunteering at adoption events and participating in the annual Mutt Strutt.

I look forward to meeting you and your cat companion(s)!

Cat Care Specialist

Rita Dimoulas

Hi there! My name is Rita. I am originally from Buffalo, NY, but moved to North Carolina in 1994 to get away from that cold, Western New York weather. Buffalo weather is what everyone says it is. Cold and snowy, but they have delicious food! I came to NC after graduating from Buffalo State College with a degree in Criminal Justice. I am a State of NC Government retiree where I worked as a Policy Writer and an Accreditation Manager. I am a fur mama to two kitty cats at home who are my world. They rule my household and allow me to live at home with them! I am a caretaker to several community cat colonies where I provide food, shelter, water, and socialization daily. I have cared for cats all my life and I am passionate about them. I love all cats of all breeds but have a special place in my heart for black cats. 

While you are away, I will go above and beyond to ensure your fur babies are well taken care of and happy. I understand how important it is for you to have that peace of mind. In your absence, I will treat your fur babies like my own and provide them with the absolute best care and love. For fur babies that have special needs, I have experience in administering medication and giving subcutaneous fluids to cats. 

In my free time, my hobbies include pickleball, yoga, walking, reading, painting, traveling, and scrapbooking. I also enjoy volunteering for special events at Safe Haven for Cats and I am an avid supporter of the work that Tiny Kittens Society does for the feral cat community. 

I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies and providing them with the best care while you are away! 

Cat Care Specialist
Emilia Johnson
Peter Ronson
Barbra Stevens

Highly recommend! Fantastic and caring group that will love your fur babies as much as you do!

Frankie & Catherine Jarboe


Lora does a fantastic job sitting for our two cats and giving medication to one. She plays with them and grooms them too…

Greg Rothermel (Woody & Benjamin)


I cannot recommend Cool Cats enough!!!

Marsha Dopheide


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Cool Cats Professional Pet Sitting, LLC. Apex, NC 27523
Service Areas: Cary, Apex, Morrisville and surrounding areas
Service Areas: Cary, Apex, Morrisville and surrounding areas
Hours: 7am-7pm daily
National Association of Professional Pet Sitters

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We proudly serve the following North Carolina towns and zip codes: Apex, NC (27502, 27523, 27539), Cary, NC (27511, 27513, 27518, 27519) and Morrisville, NC (27560).

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