Windermere resident opens mobile pet care business

Tara Sobek owns and operates Woofie's West Orlando, which is set to host a grand opening event soon.

Ella, Jeremy and Tara Sobek are the friendly faces behind family-owned and operated business Woofie's West Orlando.
Ella, Jeremy and Tara Sobek are the friendly faces behind family-owned and operated business Woofie's West Orlando.
Photo courtesy of Hot Dog Pet Photography.
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Windermere resident Tara Sobek has opened her own mobile pet care business, Woofie's West Orlando. 

The business is open to provide services throughout West Orlando, including in Killarney, Kissimmee, Oakland, Ocoee, Orlando, Windermere and Winter Garden.

Woofie's provides a convenient, dependable mobile grooming spa for baths, ear cleaning, nail trims and teeth brushing, as well as services such as dog walking, daytime and overnight pet sitting, and specialty services to help keep area pets (including dogs, cats, reptiles, guinea pigs and birds) healthy, happy and safe. 

The pet care business will host a grand opening event in the near future.

The event will include free drawings for a grooming valued at $100 and a pet gift basket, as well as discounted nail trims for dogs on a first come, first served basis. 

Woofie’s will be joined by Southern Cross Service Dogs, a nonprofit that trains and provides service dogs for disabled veterans; Unleashed Rehab Canine Therapy and Wellness, providing physical rehabilitation for dogs after an injury or surgery; and Hot Dog Photography, professional photographers, offering $25 sittings for digital download of photos at the event. Pet Wants will also provide dog treats. 

A portion of the proceeds from Woofie’s services during the event will be donated to Southern Cross Service Dogs. 

Dogs are required to be leashed at the event.

“We have a deep commitment to this community and to animals. As local owners, we provide personalized service with a hometown feel, and have the advantage of also being part of a national franchise brand with Woofie’s,” Sobek said. “We provide safe, caring services for dog, cat and other pet owners who want someone to take care of their beloved pets in the same manner they would. We look forward to officially introducing Woofie’s West Orlando to the larger community at our grand opening event.”

The franchise is locally owned and operated by Sobek, with the help of her husband, Jeremy, and daughter, Ella, who currently attends college and works at another Woofie’s franchise near her school.

The family owns two “fur babies,” Roman, a mini Australian labradoodle, and Duncan, a Cavachon, who are pictured on the Woofie’s West Orlando mobile van. 

For more information on Woofie’s West Orlando, click here, or call (352) 517-4448.



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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