Meet The Sitters

Whiskers To Tails Petsitting creates an environment of security and trust for pet owners who travel and leave their best four-legged friends behind.  We use cutting-edge technology to give pet owners ultimate access to their pets when they’re away. We proudly offer unparalleled pet sitting services for Minnesota to ensure happiness & health for the pets, and an affirming sense of comfort for the owners. For your convenience and security, we also provide back-ups for our sitters in case of any emergency.

Linda Deml-Drahota

Linda Deml-Drahota

Owner

Linda’s background includes work in corporate communications, wellness, coaching and freelance writing. She’s a cat lover by nature and has two cats of her own -- Mia and Kali. She’s been pet sitting for several years and started her own in-home pet sitting business to connect pet owners with reliable, compassionate pet sitters.

Service areas include Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Spring Lake Park, Coon Rapids, Roseville, Columbia Heights, Fridley, Minneapolis, Maple Grove, MN

Mike Drahota

Mike Drahota

Vice President, Operations

Mike’s business background includes starting his own mortgage brokerage plus a 20-year corporate career in management positions. Having grown up on a farm in rural Minnesota, he has always had pets around. For the last 14 ½ years he has enjoyed walking his own dog, Parker, until his recent passing. Now he enjoys walking clients’ dogs.

Service areas include Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, Plymouth, St. Louis Park, Minneapolis, New Hope, Blaine, Anoka, Maple Grove, MN

Brooke B.

Brooke B.

Pet Sitter

Brooke has been surrounded by animals her whole life. She has experience taking care of cats, dogs, ferrets and many smaller animals such as hamsters, birds and fish. She currently has a 2-year-old husky named Dozer, three Tonkinese Ragdolls and multiple fish. Brooke loves spending time outside, especially with animals and always makes time for playing and exercising with her pets.

Service areas include: downtown Minneapolis, Falcon Heights, Roseville.

Natalie B

Natalie B

Pet Sitter

Natalie grew up in Lakeville, MN, and has always had a love of nature and animals. From wading through ponds looking for injured frogs and salamanders to rescue to gallivanting through the woods in search of snakes, rabbits or the elusive leopard she was sure lived there, her adventures always included a potential animal in need. Today Natalie’s family includes four cats--Diablo, Ramsey, Marley and Wiley--and 2 horses--Fiona and Luna--plus her saint of a husband Francisco.She is also passionate about non-profit work and currently serves as Director of Finance for a national nonprofit called Progressive Technology Project. She loves the equestrian sport of eventing, in which she rides and competes with her horse Luna. Natalie, her husband, and their furry family live in North St. Paul, MN

Service areas include: North St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale, Little Canada, Lake Elmo, Woodbury, Afton, Oak Park Heights, Stillwater, Mahtomedi, North Oaks, Arden Hills, Roseville, Vadnais Heights, Hugo, Centerville, Lino Lakes, St. Paul.

Kiki C

Kiki C

Pet Sitter

Since early childhood Kiki has valued the lives of precious beings on four paws. She has a passion for adopting previously traumatized animals and restoring their trust in humans. Friends and family members took notice and asked her to care for their dogs. Although raised around dogs, Kiki attracted many cat friends as well, which led to even more pet sitting requests. While living in Florida, she regularly looked after dogs, cats, a bird and a hamster. Since moving to Minnesota, she has pursued other opportunities to spend more time with new four-legged and furry friends. She spends a lot of her free time with her nature-loving Beagle/Lab mix named Belle.

Service areas include New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park, Minneapolis.

Amanda C

Amanda C

Pet Sitter

Amanda grew up outside of Pittsburgh, PA, and has always adored animals. As a child she had a dog and three lizards, and she currently shares her home with her tuxedo cat, Gizmo. She teaches criminology and sociology at several local colleges, but caring for her furry clients is the best part of her day. When she is not hanging out with animals or teaching college students, Amanda can usually be found running around the Chain of Lakes or snuggled up with a good book.

Service areas include South Minneapolis, Uptown, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park.

Tyler G

Tyler G

Pet Sitter

Tyler is originally from Moorhead, MN and has lived in the Twin Cities area about a year. While he currently doesn‘t own a pet, he grew up around dogs and cats and enjoys going home to see his family’s yellow lab puppy. He began professionally pet sitting in the summer of 2016 and looks forward to continuing his pet sitting experience with Whiskers To Tails Petsitting. He has a B.A. degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Coaching from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. He enjoys many outdoor activities including frequent hiking and camping throughout the state and country.

Service areas include Uptown, downtown Minneapolis, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park, Wayzata.

Diane G

Diane G

Pet Sitter

Diane has loved animals her whole life. She has had and/or cared for animals ranging in size from parakeets and pocket pets to horses. Fur, fins, feathers or scales -- she loves them all. She is a certified professional pet sitter and specializes in overnights. During the day, she is a tutor (for humans!). She and her husband returned from two years in the Peace Corps and decided not to get another pet, so now she volunteers at the Animal Humane Society walking dogs and does pet sitting to get her pet kisses!

Service areas include Anoka, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Champlin, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, Crystal, Dayton, Fridley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Robbinsdale and Plymouth, MN

Jennifer H

Jennifer H

Pet Sitter

Jennifer has always had a passion for animals and has lived with pets her entire life. These pets included rats, cats, dogs, and she has even been close to a few reptiles (snakes, an iguana, and two bearded dragons). Although her career has been in Market Research, her first love has always been animals. She has a degree in Veterinary Technology and that, paired with her experience with her own pets, has taught her to skillfully administer all different types of medications and subcutaneous fluids. She lives with her husband and their two wonderful cats--Sylvester and Angel.

Service areas include Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Robbinsdale, New Brighton, Fridley, Minneapolis, Maple Grove, Coon Rapids, Blaine.

Courtney H

Courtney H

Pet Sitter

Courtney is a Midwest girl from an animal-loving family, raised in Chicago with a Schnauzer and a pair of sister Cocker Spaniels. She‘s been in Minneapolis for nine years and is the mother to two adopted rescues--a domestic Tuxedo cat named Pickles and a Bombay cat named Oliver. She attended the University of Iowa and graduated in 2015. Her background is in healthcare systems and IT, but the best part of her day is returning home to her furry babies. She also has owned many different types of fish and sizes of fish tanks. From her sister’s Golden Retriever to her friend‘s Persian cat, Courtney has always been the one called on to pet sit because she loves interacting with their pets. Pet sitting is not just a job for Courtney--it’s one of her passions. Service areas include Downtown Minneapolis, Northeast and South Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Fridley, Roseville, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale.

Camille J

Camille J

Pet Sitter

Camille has been an avid animal lover her whole life. She grew up with a house full of cats, dogs, hamsters, gerbils, fish and lizards. Her current fur babies include a black lab/pointer mix named Chip, a Great Pyrenees mix named Shyla, and a tabby cat named Cubby. Outside of her love for animals, Camille is a graduate student pursuing degrees in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies and works with youth with mental health issues.

Service areas: Hopkins, Edina, Eden Prairie, Bloomington, South Minneapolis.

Dani K

Dani K

Pet Sitter

Dani loves ALL fur babies! She currently lives in Richfield with her fiance and three dogs -- Cooper, George, and Ernie. Cooper is a German Shepherd/Great Dane, George is a Basenji mix, and Ernie is a Shih-Poo. They range from 5 lbs. to 75 lbs. and all love each other and have their own furry personalities. Dani has always been an animal lover. She volunteers and has fostered through No Dog Left Behind, and when her doggie limit isn’t full, she plans on fostering again! Currently, she owns her own business in Edina providing massage, facials, and waxing services. She loves meeting new people and their pets.

Service areas: Richfield, Bloomington, Edina, South Minneapolis, Uptown and Downtown Minneapolis.

Dee K

Dee K

Pet Sitter

Dee has a cockatiel, Neco, and three cats--Morgan, Winston, and a retired Pet Partners therapy cat, Spaghetti-Bob. She had dogs growing up and has fostered a few for Foster My Pet. She also has had guinea pigs, rats, mice, frogs, fish, anoles and bred newts. Past experiences include working as a Behavior Counselor at the Animal Humane Society and working in research at the University of Minnesota. Her interests include clicker training cats, photography, animal behavior, hiking, camping and gardening. Dee says, "On pet visits I enjoy bringing new activities to your pets if I can, like hiding treats around the house to alleviate boredom while owners are gone. Sometimes I just have to sit with shyer pets and wait and that’s cool too! I love them all and feel I treat client pets better than my own sometimes because they get my undivided attention."

Service areas: St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale, Woodbury, West St. Paul.

Cleo K.

Cleo K.

Pet Sitter

Cleo is a Journalism and English major at the University of Minnesota who spends her time bonding with her mom’s shy dog Pele and with April, her leopard gecko. Her long love for animals led to her first job in high school at a local pet food store where she developed a detailed knowledge of pet food, nutrition and health needs. She imagines a day in the near future with a house full of foster dogs and cats- but until then, she hopes to continue working with local animal shelters and spend time with as many creatures as she can.

Service areas: downtown Minneapolis, SE Minneapolis, St. Paul

Cristine L

Cristine L

Pet Sitter

Cristine has lived in the Minneapolis area for the past 15 years and now lives in Hopkins with her cat, Pilar, and has several doggy friends in the adjacent apartments. Cris grew up in Wisconsin with small dogs, but loves animals of all shapes and sizes. She recently completed the Veterinary Technician program through Minnesota School of Business in Plymouth. One day soon you may see her working for your local vet!

Service areas include South Minneapolis, Uptown, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Hopkins, Edina, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park, and Plymouth

Margaret L

Margaret L

Pet Sitter

Margaret has always made an effort to surround herself with animals. She grew up with a dog, and as a teenager, worked summers on a farm. Once she moved to the Twin Cities to work as a commercial graphic designer, she also began caring for cats. In addition to her own feline family, she worked five years as a volunteer for Feline Rescue, becoming the shift leader for the Sunday morning team as well as being responsible for delivering meds to the cats who needed pills, eye drops or special diets.

She has also home fostered litters and post surgical animals for the Humane Society. Currently living in Eden Prairie and working from her home office with her cat Mugs, she understands the peace of mind that comes from knowing your pet is in loving hands while you are away. What she gets from the animals in exchange is an incalculable sense of fulfillment.

Service areas include Eden Prairie, Bloomington, Shakopee, Chaska, Edina, Shorewood, and Minnetonka.

September P

September P

Pet Sitter

September, now in her 30’s, grew up with several pets including bloodhounds, a sheepdog, greyhounds, boxers and several cats and has always enjoyed being around animals. She lives in Plymouth and has lived in the Twin Cities area all her life. Currently she is going to school to be a dental assistant. She is excited to work with and meet new animals and pet owners.

Service areas include Plymouth, Minneapolis, Hopkins, Eden Prairie, and West Bloomington.

Claire N

Claire N

Pet Sitter

Claire has been involved with animals her whole life. She has cared for and trained dogs, cats, horses, and has experience with other small animals including birds, fish, hamsters and guinea pigs. She moved to Minnesota 3 years ago to attend St. Catherine University’s Physical Therapist Assistant program from which she graduated in May 2015. Claire hopes to become an animal assisted therapist in the Twin Cities area. In the meantime, she is excited to pet sit for new pet friends and their owners. She lives in Brooklyn Park with her husband, two cats Isis and Loki, and a golden doodle puppy named Piper.

Service areas include Plymouth, Minneapolis, and north and west suburbs.

Bobbi P

Bobbi P

Pet Sitter

Bobbi‘s love of animals started at a young age with her first family pets -- TC the cat and Rufus the dog. Since then she’s owned guinea pigs, ferrets, fish, hamsters, mice, rats, dogs and cats. She currently has two dogs and a cat -- Dylan, a lab mix; Charlie, a spaniel mix; and Ice a tuxedo cat. In 2013, Bobbi graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Animal Science. While working toward her degree, she worked at Petsmart as an Animal Care Specialist. She also interned at a veterinary hospital as a receptionist and pharmacy technician. After graduation, Bobbi worked for the Humane Society as an Animal Technician. She has attended workshops about fear and anxiety in dogs and food bowl aggression and has performed enrichment programs for dogs and cats in shelter. She has fostered over 25 cats and kittens until they found their forever homes.

Services Areas: Coon Rapids, Blaine, Champlin, Fridley, Anoka, Andover, Robbinsdale, Ramsey, Roseville, New Brighton, Arden Hills.

Carly S

Carly S

Pet Sitter

Carly has over three years of animal care experience, including boarding care and humane society work caring for cats and dogs. That included extensive kennel cleaning, administering medication, personality & temperament analysis as well as grooming and socialization of stray/abandoned animals and beloved family pets. "I know all pets should be happiest with their families, however, if that isn’t possible, I do my best to provide the next best option and show every animal I care for the love and patience that I would hope people would show my pets," says Carly.

Services Areas: Downtown Minneapolis, south Minneapolis, Uptown, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park.

Linda S.

Linda S.

Pet Sitter

Linda has been a foster and volunteer for a local rescue, and currently shares her home with two German Shepherd mixes: Doc, a GSD/Chow Chow mix, who is training to be a Therapy Dog, and Bena, a sassy senior Belgian Malinois/GSD. Before buying a house with a yard, Linda was a cat person: she’s had kittens to seniors, healthy cats to ill cats, and even a diabetic, so she is practiced in administering insulin and other meds. Linda has fostered post-surgery dogs, shy dogs, flight risk dogs, and until his passing in December, she owned a dog with Irritable Bowel Disease who received B12 injections and a myriad of meds and supplements. Linda is certified in Pet CPR by the Red Cross. Her background before she fell in love with dog walking and pet sitting included operations management in higher education, retail sales management, human resources, and marketing. She recently tried going back to the corporate world, but missed working with animals too much.

Theresa S.

Theresa S.

Pet Sitter

Theresa has been an animal lover for as long as she can remember and has shared her home with dogs, cats, rats and hamsters over the years. Her current fur babies include Murphy, a British Lab, and Dexter, an orange tabby cat. She and Murphy recently completed training classes to prepare for the Pet Partners animal therapy exam with the hope to volunteer with schools in the future. Theresa has worked in education, teaching elementary physical education for the last 18 years.

Service areas include Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Richfield and South Minneapolis.

Bree T

Bree T

Pet Sitter

Bree is a devoted cat mom to ten-year-old Baby (also known as Boogie) and an aspiring dog mom (someday soon)! Bree loves all animals. She has cared for cats and dogs with special needs, and enjoys winning over the hearts of shy or nervous fur babies. Bree is currently pursuing her doctorate in Communication Studies (Critical Media Studies) at the University of Minnesota, where she also works as a graduate instructor teaching courses such as Media Literacy and Public Speaking.

Service areas include Downtown, Uptown, Northeast, South Minneapolis, and Roseville.

Katie V

Katie V

Pet Sitter

Katie has been an animal lover her whole life. When it was her 15th birthday, she chose adopting a dog over getting her driver’s license and it was the best decision she ever made. In college, she was a regular at the Humane Society where she would hang with the dogs all day if she could. You can now find Katie in Maple Grove living with her dog Scooter. She has experience with puppies to seniors. Her own dog is diabetic and blind so she has experience administering insulin and other meds. Katie is a filmmaker in the Twin Cities area, but has found her true passion is caring for animals.

Service areas include Maple Grove, Osseo, Champlin, Anoka, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, and Coon Rapids.

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You?

Pet Sitter

Whiskers to Tails Petsitting is always on the look out for people with the biggest hearts for animals to join our team!

If you have a real passion for animals of all kinds, an incredible sense of respect for other animal-lovers, and are looking for a meaningful position to provide you with genuine sense of satisfaction- We want to talk to you! Please visit our "We’re Hiring" page today!

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