VIP Pet Sitter

Brandi

Resident Pets

I have a dog who is a rat terrier mix name Quita. I’ve had her seance she was a puppy. My aunt has a German shepherd named Rico who I look after. Sometimes I take Rico to work to get baths and just kinda have a  little spa day.

Why do you love working with animals?

I have loved animals ever since I was a kid. I used to get yelled at all the time when I was younger for bringing hold stray animals. My love for animals will be with me until my last breath and I plan on getting back into school later in life to continue my education to be a veterinarian.

What is your ultimate goal in life?

I have many goals and dreams. I want to continue helping others – making them happy and guiding them any way that I can.  
Cedar Park pet sitter Kristina

Kristina

Resident Pets

I  have had many pets from a tree frog named Phoebe to a small and goofy Pomchi named Pickles.

What is the funniest or most memorable experience you’ve have with an animal?

One funny thing Pickles did that had my husband and I laughing until tears came (and he did a Lot of funny things) was sneeze so hard in our living room that had hard floors that he knocked his little head pretty hard on it…and then he did it again.  He was ok but it was hilarious!

Why do you love working with animals?

I love working with animals because they are precious and can sometimes help someone where a human cannot.  They are friends who are often even more loyal than a person and there is so much beauty in them!

What is your ultimate goal in life?

My ultimate goal in life is to grow in Christ and love more and more!

 

Cedar Park pet sitter Clare

Clare

Resident Pets

I have two  sweet dogs, a male boxer and a female pit bull. Both are full of energy and love walks around the neighborhood.

What is the funniest or most memorable experience you’ve have with an animal?

The most inspiring moment I have had was when we brought home my boxer, Mack, as a puppy. He was so tiny, dependent, and full of curiosity. He has shown me how companionship and stability create the foundation of a joyful life.

Why do you love working with animals?

I love the genuine connection you have with animals. If they are treated with love and compassion, you will receive love and compassion. There are no strings attached.

What is your ultimate goal in life?

To find peace, fulfillment, and joy.


 

Photo of sitter Bethany with her dog laying next to her

Bethany

Resident Pets

Ally is an 11-year-old Border Collie/golden retriever mix.  I’ve had her since she was 9 months old, and she’s been with me through so much.

What is the funniest or most memorable experience you’ve have with an animal?

When Ally met my boyfriend for the first time, she got so excited that she jumped up and head butted him and gave him a fat lip.  Luckily, he stuck around and loves her almost as much as I do.  Also, we have taught her not to jump!

Why do you love working with animals?

I love their empathy and unconditional love.

What is your ultimate goal in life?

I am currently a licensed social worker, and I hope one day to be able to incorporate animal therapy into my practice.


Bethany’s clients say:

Our sitter, Bethany, has been great. She’s checking when the weather gets real bad (hot, cold, stormy) sometimes by stopping by a 2nd time to check on kids. She has also covered for us when our vacation runs long. Last minute plans? No problem. How she does it, I don’t know. If we were the only ones on her schedule, then I can see, but we are not (I don’t think we are).” -Randy

Austin pet sitter Marty

Marty

Resident Pets

I have two pups, Tanner and Lucy. They are both rescued. I adopted Lucy at 10 years old, the day before she was slated to walk the ‘green mile’. She was dumped at the pound when she got old.

Why do you love working with animals?

I have done rescue work for over 25 years. I helped start a low cost spay/neuter clinic in NW La called Robinson’s Rescue. We have now done over 40,000 surgeries. I have loved animals since I was a small girl.

What is your ultimate goal in life?

My husband ‘went to Heaven ‘ in 2015 and I have moved to Austin to be near my daughter and grandson. I love it here!

Picture of Karen D with her cat

Karen

Resident Pets

I have three cats; Mary, Martha and Lazarus. They are rescue kitties. They were born under a bush outside the business complex where I worked. There were four little kittens, but one was adopted by another person. I knew I could not adopt just one or two because that would leave one alone, so I decided to take all three. I have two females and one male, Mary, Martha and Lazarus. We have been a family for seven years this month.

What is the funniest or most memorable experience you’ve have with an animal?

When I was young my family had a duck named Flapper. We lived in a small town and everyone knew their neighbor’s pet. Flapper loved to take a several walks during the day and visit the different neighbors. She was not shy and often crossed the local streets. Our dog, Butch, kept a close watch on her and if she wandered to far or decided she should take a rest in the middle of the street, Butch would gentle take her by the wing and bring her home. Flapper would quack and fuss but Buch ignored her protest. Once they were safely in the yard, Butch would go back to his faithful watching to make sure Flapper did not get injured. Flapper lived to be fifteen years old.

Why do you love working with animals?

What I love the most about animals is that they are genuine. If they want to be touched, petted, cuddled, etc. they will let you know this and they will not accept no for an answer. They in turn know when we need comfort and are forth coming in with their attention.

What is your ultimate goal in life?

I am living the goal of my life. My two sons are grown with beautiful families of their own and successful in their chosen pathways. I can spend my time serving those most in need. This work I support by caring for one of my great loves, animals.

Storme

Storme

Resident Pets

I have been a dog owner and dog lover my entire life! I grew up with 3 schnauzers, and since then I have had a black lab, a pug, and a couple of loveable rescue mutts. I currently have two rescue Pit mixes, and they are the loves of my life!  Their names are Luna and Ringo.  Luna is my beautiful, spoiled little princess and Ringo has more personality and energy than any pup I’ve ever known!

What is the funniest or most memorable experience you’ve have with an animal?

My husband and I moved from New York City to Austin a few years ago.  We drove 1800 miles with our two 70 lb pit mixes and a U-haul trailer attached to our tiny car.  Being raised in NYC, our pups were not used to riding in cars, and they refused to lie quietly in the backseat. They insisted on riding in my lap the entire trip while my husband drove.  That’s 140 lbs of panting, drooling Pitbulls in my lap for 2 days straight. In a tiny car. In the middle of summer.

Why do you love working with animals?

I find it extremely important to keep mind, body, and spirit in balance. However, society is constantly reminding us just how unbalanced and disconnected life can be. Working with animals helps to keep me grounded and re-establishes the healthy balance that we struggle maintain in our busy lives.  Their accepting and unconditional nature is truly a wonderful gift that I cherish daily.

What is your ultimate goal in life?

My dream is to someday own a home on a few acres of land, that my husband and I can turn into a doggy sanctuary.  There are too many wonderful dogs in shelters that deserve a chance at a great life.  I hope to be able to provide a happy forever home to as many dogs as I can manage!

Cherlyn

Cherlyn

Resident pets

My husband and I have 7 dogs and 3 cats.  Our dogs are Shorty, Owen, Patrick, Sylvester, Lily Belle, Blueberry, and Olive.  Our cats are Basil, Chloe, and Claire.  All of our dogs are rescues, except for Lily Belle, whom I inherited from my mother when she passed away. 

What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing you’ve experienced with an animal?

Owen is pictured with me in the photo.  A few years ago, we were waiting in the drive-thru at Shipley’s Doughnuts, when Owen decided to jump from the car window and run to the drive-through window when he smelled the doughnuts.  I had to leave my car to retrieve him, but the ladies at the window gave him an entire box of doughnut holes. 

What is your ultimate goal in life?

My ultimate goal in life is to be a Physician Assistant or attend medical school.  I feel like I have already accomplished a lot in earning my master’s degree and becoming a psychotherapist, but medicine is something that I have always dreamed of doing.

I love working with animals because they provide unconditional love and joy.

young woman with black dog

Jennifer

Resident Pets.

My dog Grizzly is a GIANT black lab mix that weighs about 90 pounds. She is 3 years old and very playful. Her favorite things to do are chase birds and squirrels in the backyard and take trips to the dog park. She always makes new friends.

What’s the funniest or most embarrassing thing you’ve experienced with an animal?

I have the hardest time getting people to call my dog a girl. Everyone who meets her, even multiple times, calls her a boy. I even bought her the brightest pink collar and a big pink bow to go along with it. It didn’t help. Now, I just let people think that she’s a boy. Sorry, Grizzly. 🙂

What is your ultimate goal in life?

It is my passion to help animals in any way that I can. In the future, I hope to be involved in an animal rescue organization and own as many animals that I can. I am working towards becoming a teacher and I hope to spread awareness about animals, and how we can help them to future generations to come.

megan c

Megan C.

Resident pets.

I currently don’t have any, though I look forward to getting a cat in the future. I did leave two cats with my parents: Misty and Smut. Misty is the oldest one; she’s timid and soft-hearted, preferring to stay out of trouble. She’ll often enter a room slowly and cautiously and tends to jump at the littlest noises. I’ve had her for her whole life, so I know this is just a nervous trait rather than anything traumatic happening. Smut’s definitely a leader, very much in charge and letting everyone, both Misty and her humans, know it. She hogs the food, so even though I’ve given my parents advice on how to fix it, she’s still become very fat and is quite happy with this. Misty was adopted from a factory cat who had kittens, while Smut was rescued from the side of a country road.

What can we learn from our animal friends?

Compassion, empathy, patience, how to take care of a life that isn’t our own.

What is the best part about being a pet sitter?

Getting to know the people who have these pets as their friends, and the animals as well! Plus, I love to take care of animals.

What is your ultimate goal in life?

To travel to at least one place outside of the USA.


Megan’s clients say:

Megan is the best to take care of all my cats! I get photos and details faster than with any pet service and I’m very comfortable having her take care of everyone when I’m out of town!” -Carrie