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Stella's Story

Stella's Story

In May of 2014 I was sitting at my desk after a particularly wonderful day in the office, reflecting on what an awesome life I had. I had a successful telecom business that was profitable enough for me to live a life most people can only dream of. I had supportive employees and a nurturing office environment where people were able to express their talents and were well rewarded for them. Then it dawned on me...Wow, I had come a long way. My mind started to wander, and suddenly I thought back to a time when I was not so fortunate.

It was in the mid-90s when I found myself at a crossroads in life. I had been married for 13 years, had two beautiful little girls, a cottage style house on the corner and many great friends. My days were filled with “kid activities”, cooking, and play dates with other moms. I had the ultimate dream job being a stay-at-home mom and I was in heaven! People around me thought I had the perfect life. WRONG!


Suddenly, there I was: single, wondering how I would re-invent my career and wondering what the master plan was for me. No longer was I living in my safe little world of skating rinks and soccer fields – I was thrown right back into Corporate America and was forced to give up the flexibility I loved and had become so accustomed to. It was difficult to imagine never getting to spend time at my kid’s school, missing their school plays, and not getting to be involved with the Brownie troop. There had to be another way...


I founded a new company in 2001 only a few days after 9/11 hit. I thought to myself “This couldn’t be worse timing to start a company” and the fear of failure was greater than any fear I had ever experienced in my life. Facing that fear head on, I forged ahead and told myself every day that I could do it! Persistence and faith would prevail. And it did...


14 years later here I am. Personally, I have had financial freedom, and although I had to work through many challenges, I did it... and I never gave up the quality time with my children to get here. I have been able to give some people careers that had similar situations like me, who needed flexibility in their schedule or others who simply “wanted” flexibility. However, the burning desire to help more and more people began to plague me so once again I found myself with an insane madness to do it again.

For 10 years I had this idea for a company that would take my love of pets and my love of people and combine them into a powerful machine that will give independence and freedom to so many others. I thought to myself, I have run this game before and I can run this game again and this time I will give anyone with a desire that chance.

So that was it. I took a deep breath and Yuppy Puppy City Kitty was born.

Stella Dowling - Founder & CEO

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