We had the good fortune of connecting with Kimberly Boyd and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kimberly, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
Being true to yourself. Being loyal to my friends, family and my clients. It’s about having a passion for something and sharing that kind of joy with the world.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am in my 22nd year of pet sitting. I’ve been doing it longer than most. I am happy to say that we were voted Best of Gwinnett for 2019! When I started out, I worked temp office jobs during the day and retail at night. I sacrificed and did things my own way. I told anyone and everyone what I was trying to do and started in the neighborhood I grew up in. It was so new in the 90’s, so the challenge was convincing people not to kennel their pets and leave them at home. I was able get them to see that their pets are happier and safer in their own homes. I’ve learned to be careful whom you trust. I’ve learned to stay true to who I am and my beliefs and causes, the importance of spay/neutering, fostering and animal rescue. I continue to have strong relationships with the most amazing clients. Since the pandemic, the outpouring of love and concern has been heartwarming to say the least. I have their loyalty and they will always have mine.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My best friend wants to relocate here. I would take her to the Aquarium, the zoo. A few days to Savannah which I love. We would grab a few meals at the Duluth Diner. I would also drive her through Buckhead to look at homes and doing the same in my residential area.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
It started with motivational public speaker, Les Brown. I read his book, Live Your Dreams. I owe him alot. I remained strong and motivated. My best friend of 33 years. Cynthia. She was always so encouraging and positive. My older sister. Debra, who knew that I wasnt happy, drifting along in Corporate America. She knew that I would make it, as I wanted nothing else. My sister, Stephanie, who always kept me laughing and reminded me that we were raised to be fighters.