My name is Patricia Haas (rhymes with paws), I am the owner/operator of Mongo's Pet Sitting Services. I opened my business in 2016, and it was never my goal to be the biggest or flashiest, I simply wanted to provide quality pet care services. I treat each pet with the same care they receive from their pet parents. The favorite part of my job is getting to know the unique personality of each pet, while learning everything I can about them, in order to provide quality pet care.
Over the years I have been blessed with many wonderful pets of my own, including a turkey, goats, ferrets, chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits, parrots, rat, mice, fish, cockatiels, horse, dogs and cats.
I was born and raised in Kalamazoo. My father was a veterinarian and he met my mother when she came to work at the vet hospital. With parents as animal lovers I was destined to follow in their footsteps. As a child I was extremely shy and connected to animals easier than humans.
South Florida was my home for 18 years. My major was law enforcement and I worked for the Broward County Sheriff's Office in telecommunications. The agency was the first in the country with an animal cruelty unit. I became a strong outspoken advocate for animal victims.
While living in Florida, I volunteered at the Wildlife Care Center, rescuing orphaned and injured wildlife and also became trained in Animal Disaster Relief after observing the impact of Hurricane Andrew. When I returned to Michigan I worked with the Office of Emergency Management and developed the animal disaster plan for Kalamazoo County.
My work with Dogs Deserve Better was extremely rewarding, with two of the dogs I rescued being featured in the book Unchain My Heart. Mongo was another awesome dog that I rescued, and I named my business after him. Mongo passed away in 2018.
My volunteer work brought me to the Red Cliff Indian Reservation in Wisconsin. I brought supplies for the dogs on the reservation and along with their animal control officers gave a presentation on animal care. With help from the Humane Society of the United States, I worked with the Tribal Council to revise their laws to benefit the animals and people on the reservation. The Native Americans were eager to learn more on how to care for their pets, and when I left I was presented with a small birch bark canoe and sweetgrass. While they had learned more about animal care, I learned a lot on Native American culture. This was an experience I will never forget.
My past professions include retail, security, and a nationally certified Activity Director working in long term care.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my daughter, reading, watching movies, and scrapbooking.
I look forward to spending time with your animal companions!