Cara’s life-long love of pets turned into a dream career in 2003 with her husband Gerard Armour, who she met at a dog park. Together they created Active Paws Inc., a professional pet care business based in the greater Boston, MA area. In 2009, they received the Pet Sitter of the Year award, the industry’s highest honor awarded by Pet Sitters International. In that same year the company was awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award, in 2011 the Tails Reader’s choice award and in 2013, the Angie’s List Super Service Award again. Active Paws Inc. expanded into a grooming and holistic pet supply store, in addition to the pet sitting.
Since 2003, she has been trained by several veterinarians in Pet First Aid and CPR. In 2011 Cara was ready to teach her own classes so she completed an instructor training course and became a certified Pet First Aid and CPR instructor. In 2016 when she discovered ProPetHero and how they were bringing ER veterinarian instructed training to anyone; Cara knew she had to be a part of that awesome. So she joined the ProTrainings family, creators of ProPetHero.
In her spare time, she volunteers and fosters for The Boxer Rescue Inc, is a health-conscious breeder of Boxers, as well as an active member in the Middlesex Boxer Club and Wachusett Kennel Clubs. Cara has been a mentor to many in the pet industry as well as those in the small business world.
When not working or volunteering is is traveling to agility, lure coursing and conformation trials where she competes nationally with her dogs. When not at a trial or finding a good home for a Boxer through the rescue, Cara can be found training with her pups, hiking with them on trails or playing in her neglected garden.