In 1998 Jane Stiner, Alan Stiner, and Yvette Oppenheim launched Pampered Pets Inc. after being inspired by a young orange cat found living in the woods in upstate New York. Jane and Alan adopted the cat and named her Charlie.
Like many other pet owners, Jane and Alan were reluctant to place Charlie in a boarding facility when they travelled. They preferred that she remain in her own home where she was the most comfortable. Jane and Alan wanted Charlie to be cared for by a pet sitter that they knew and trusted. Finding adequate and reliable care proved to be difficult. Jane and Alan realized that there were many dog and cat owners like them needing care for their pets.
Jane, Alan, and Yvette took the leap, leaving behind jobs as management executives at large corporations and founded Pampered Pets Inc.