Our Story

Whiskers to Tails Pet Sitting was founded by Linda Deml-Drahota nearly 2 decades ago. Linda, assisted by her husband Mike Drahota, created a local pet sitting company that utilized cutting edge technology to provide trustworthy, comprehensive care to Minnesota pets. Even though both Linda and Mike have since retired, their legacy lives on with the new owner as he continues their mission of providing compassionate, quality pet care that puts you and your pets at ease.

Justin Winkelman is a graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He spent his career building a resume that boasts many accolades in positive business leadership and meeting and exceeding goals.  However, his focus on employee relationships and creating a compassionate workplace is what made him the perfect successor to carry on the mission set forth by Mike and Linda.  He strives to build a community of compassionate pet sitters who not only care about the pets and pet parents, but also each other.  To create a place where people can feel excited and energized about coming to work and doing something that impacts their lives in a positive way.

Operations Manager, Jaci Craft, came to Whiskers to Tails Petsitting with a degree in education and a professional background in business management and client relations.  However, it’s her love of animals and experience with their care that made her perfect for the role.  Not only has Jaci spent her life around animals; she is also a pet parent of 3 dogs and 3 rabbits.  Having safe, loving, and reliable pet care while you are away from home is vital, and something every pet parent needs to have a fun and worry-free vacation.

We are excited to show you just how amazing our pet sitters are and how well cared for your furry family members will be.

We hope you join the Whiskers to Tails family soon! Get started

• Whiskers to Tails Petsitting is in-home and all-inclusive, providing exercise, cuddles, feeding, & medications.

• We are the safest & most trusted option for your pet’s care; all of our sitters have had background checks.

• Our clients have their own secure portal to login for pet care requests and payments.