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Mutts & Magnolias LLC is a professional in-home pet care service based in Lafayette, Louisiana for people who value the wellness of their pets.


Our services increase the quality of life for both our human clients and their pets when a substitute caregiver is needed due to a busy schedule, vacation, work travel, or medical condition.

We provide care for dogs, cats, and birds on-location in your home. The services that we provide take into account both the physical and mental well-being of the pets that we work with.

In addition to being insured and bonded, Mutts & Magnolias LLC is certified by Pet Sitters International, the world's leading educational association for professional pet sitters and dog walkers.

Certifed Professional Pet Sitter Acutraq Pet Sitters International

About the Founder

Dana Cormier
Dana Cormier, Aponi, & Nala

Dana Cormier is a life-long animal lover who has cared for dogs, cats, birds, horses, reptiles, and mice. She currently shares her home with two dogs and four cats.

Dana is a native of Louisiana and spent 13 years living in Dallas, Texas. In her care for animals, she draws upon 18 years of experience working as a Licensed Nurse providing compassionate and attentive care for her human patients.

She has volunteered with animal welfare organizations such as Acadiana Animal Aid, Spay Nation, and Wild Cat Foundation. She has rescued and rehabilitated multiple animals and has worked to trap, neuter, and release feral cat colonies.

In alignment with her support for animal rights, she has been a vegetarian for 13 years. In her spare time Dana enjoys reading, exercising, being outdoors, and cooking.



"Rest assured, if Dana is taking care of your pets you don’t have to worry while you’re away from home. The attention to detail, care, and love she gave to the cats in Wild Cat Foundation’s care was invaluable. Protocols were always followed and every cat was treated respectfully."

Paula Stude
Executive Director, Wild Cat Foundation

"Dana was wonderful when she was taking care of my dog, Baxter! She took care of him on two occasions, once for five days and the other three days. Before the initial visit, we had a meeting so she could meet Baxter and find out all about him: likes, dislikes, typical schedule, etc."

"While she took care of him, she engaged in games with him, walked him, brushed him always in a loving, gentle way. She sent me photos by phone while she was there and kept a journal, writing each time she was with him. I felt completely comfortable knowing Baxter was in her care. And, most important, Baxter loves her!!"

Carolyn Barousse


"Dana is an animal lover. She put in her time to get all the cats at motel spayed/neutered. She continues to buy food for all the nine cats here; they never go without thanks to her. Smokey, Jr became really sick and I didn't know what to do. I called Dana and she responded quickly and rushed him to vet and he recovered 100%."

"She’s compassionate, dedicated, trustworthy, and supportive. She goes out of her way for all the animals."

Martin G. Smith, Jr
Housekeeper, Acadian Village Motel

"Dana is one of the most kind and compassionate people I’ve ever met. Her love for animals is like none I’ve ever seen. I would let her sit with my pets anytime. I know they would receive the best care and get lots of love!"

Kristyn Dugas
Staffing Manager/Partner, Platinum Healthcare Staffing