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.

Cristine B

Cristine B

Pet Sitter

Cristine has lived in the Minneapolis area for the past 15 years and now lives in Hopkins. Her cat Pilar recently passed away but she has several doggy friends nearby. Cris grew up in Wisconsin with small dogs, but loves animals of all shapes and sizes. She has completed the Veterinary Technician program through Minnesota School of Business in Plymouth.

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

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.

Melissa H

Melissa H

Pet Sitter

Melissa is originally from Brooklyn Center, MN, and is currently living in Minneapolis as she finishes her Pre-Vet: Wildlife degree at the University of Minnesota. Melissa has always had a variety of pets growing up including cats, dogs, fish, hamsters, birds, and a bearded dragon! Her interest in animals started at a young age when she began helping her grandpa take care of Bernese Mountain Dog puppies. Melissa has had a wide range of experience in working with and handling many different species and breeds of animals. In her free time, she volunteers at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota in Roseville taking care of sick, injured and orphaned animals. She currently works at New Hope Animal Hospital as well as Whiskers To Tails Petsitting.

Service areas:Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center, New Brighton, New Hope, Plymouth and Fridley.

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.

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.

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.

Hillary L

Hillary L

Pet Sitter

Hillary has lived in Minnesota for 22 years. She grew up with dogs and has always been a big animal lover. She attended Normandale Community College and graduated with an Associates degree with an emphasis in Psychology in 2015. She currently resides in Northeast Minneapolis. She has a chihuahua mix named Sammy, and her roommates have a dog and two cats. She has been watching cats and dogs for friends and family for about 5 years and now is a full time pet sitter. She enjoys doing artwork on the side and is an avid reader, but her first love is animals!

Service areas include Northeast Minneapolis, downtown Minneapolis, Roseville, St. Louis Park and parts of South Minneapolis.

Kallan M

Kallan M

Pet Sitter

Kallan is originally from Glenwood, MN, where she was surrounded by pets her entire life. From gerbils to special-needs dogs, she’s had experience taking care of a variety of companions. As a vegetarian, she has a passion for the strong bond between human and animal, both at home and at her hometown’s humane society where she was a volunteer. Kallan currently resides in Uptown Minneapolis with her two cats. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in music therapy. She loves to sing and play the ukulele - she’s even performed for furry friends at some of her petsitting visits!

Service areas: Uptown, Downtown, Southeast Minneapolis, Edina, Saint Louis Park, Plymouth

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 entire life. She has over 10 years of experience caring for and training dogs, cats, and horses and cannot imagine a life without being surrounded by her furry friends. She also has experience with other small animals including birds, fish, hamsters and guinea pigs. She moved to Minnesota 5 years ago and is planning to continue her career in animal care with a degree in animal behavior. Being a fur-mom herself, she completely understands the need for a trusted and loving friend to care for your fur babies when you aren’t there. She has provided care for elderly and special needs pets as well as administered medications and helped shy and anxious pets become more comfortable with her. She lives in Brooklyn Park with her husband and four-legged menagerie: two cats Isis and Loki, and two bouncy golden doodles named Piper and Riley.

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.

Frances S.

Frances S.

Pet Sitter

Frances has a strong passion for animals and has never been without at least one dog or cat in her life. She understands why pet parents treat their pets like family members and what a great responsibility it is to be entrusted with another family’s pets. She currently volunteers for Can Do Canines in New Hope, MN, walking their dogs in training. She graduated from UW-Madison with a BA in Psychology and after 7 years in the mental health field decided to switch professions. She is currently an evening student at Dunwoody College of Technology studying Construction Project Management. She and her husband live with two spoiled pets - Frankie, her cat, and Bailey, her dog.

Service areas include downtown Minneapolis, Northeast Minneapolis, Columbia Heights, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park, Plymouth, and some northern suburbs of 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.

Heather V

Heather V

Pet Sitter

Heather has always loved animals and has experience taking care of dogs and cats, as well as other small pets. She has a 1-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix, Hazel, and a 5-year-old cat Nala. She is currently attending school at Augsburg University, where she will graduate with a Master of Arts in Education with a Special Education License.

Service areas include Minneapolis downtown, Northeast, Uptown, South Minneapolis, New Brighton, Roseville, Arden Hills.

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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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