Our Story

Whiskers to Tails Pet Sitting was founded by Linda Deml-Drahota over fourteen years 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. As the company grew Linda added a number of pet sitters to her team, one of whom was Claire Newcom.

Claire joined Whiskers to Tails as a pet sitter nine years ago after over a decade of caringdark haired woman standing in front of doorway with two goldendoodles next to her for animals. Since graduating from St Lawrence University, she has worked as an individual pet sitter, a doggy daycare handler, a horse trainer and horseback riding instructor, and a therapeutic riding assistant. Claire has had a lifelong passion for working with animals and cannot imagine a life without being surrounded by furry friends.

In 2020, knowing that Linda and Mike were ready for the next phase of their life, Claire, and her husband Justin, purchased Whiskers to Tails from them. Being a fur-mom herself to two dogs and two cats, she completely understands the need for a reliable and loving friend to care for your fur babies when you are not there. Claire also understands the importance of building trust and strong relationships so you can enjoy worry-free travel and vacations.

After over ten years as a successful, locally owned business, Claire and Justin are looking forward to continuing the Whiskers to Tails mission of providing compassionate, quality pet care that puts you and your pets at ease.

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• 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.