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.

Amanda H

Amanda H

Pet Sitter

Amanda grew up in a household with a number of pets from cats and dogs to hamsters, guinea pigs, a turtle, ferret, bird and goldfish. She now has an older cat of her own named Scraps and has joined our team as a pet sitter after experiencing our service as a client. She is a consultant to non-profits and public agencies and knows the importance of responsive communication and high-quality service. With her flexible work schedule, she is available to pet sit mornings, evenings and weekends.

Service areas include South Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Richfield

Anne Z

Anne Z

Pet Sitter

Having begun my pet sitting career in August of 2015, Whiskers to Tails is the most qualified and caring group of pet sitters I found thus far. My animal-loving journey started when I was very young. I was raised with a Doberman Pinscher, a Boxer, and a parakeet and often spent time with neighborhood pets on my way home from school! As an adult, I’ve raised, trained, and enjoyed the companionship of six Miniature Schnauzers, a Toy Poodle, a Goldendoodle and a Bernedoodle (the Doodles are my grand-puppies). In addition, I’ve owned and cared for fish, gerbils, guinea pigs, and hamsters. In case you couldn’t tell, taking care of animals is my favorite hobby! Prior to my employment at WTTPS, I worked at a local pet hospital where I gained incredible knowledge of animal behaviors, health, and nutrition. My tenure with WTTPS includes providing care for many cats, dogs, fish, and even turtles. It will be a joy for me to care for your pets whether they are canine or feline, whether they have feathers or fur, whether they require lots of love or are more independent. I want your pets to be safe and secure while you are away, and moreover, I want you—the pet parent— to be confident that your fur babies are happy, cared for, and loved.
*Fear Free Certified

Service Areas include: North, West, Northeast suburbs and Minneapolis, other areas upon request.

Annie K

Annie K

Pet Sitter

Annie has been a pet lover from the very beginning, learning all the names and routines of the dogs being walked in her neighborhood as a toddler. She spent years trying to convince her parents to get a cat and finally adopted Phoebe, a beautiful tortie with a love of muffins and bird watching. Unfortunately, Annie now lives in an apartment that doesn’t allow pets, but she makes plenty of fur friends to make up for it. At Grinnell College, where she studies anthropology, German, and environmental science, her best friend is a 14-year-old corgi with one floppy ear and fur like a toasted marshmallow. When not at school, Annie can be found reading, napping, baking and texting cat videos to everyone on her phone contact list. She has been a pet sitter for over 5 years and loves every pet she cares for like her own.

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

Bree T

Bree T

Pet Sitter

Hi, I’m Bree! I’ve been with Whiskers to Tails since 2017 and am so grateful to have made countless fur friends in that time. I’m a devoted cat mom to 13-year-old Baby (also known as Boogie, featured above!) and an aspiring dog mom (someday soon!). My friends, family, and clients know me to be a dedicated “aunt” to the many animals I’m lucky enough to care for. I have experience caring for cats and dogs with special needs and I especially enjoy winning over the hearts of shy or nervous fur babies. Outside of petsitting I’m a doctoral
candidate in Communication Studies (Critical Media Studies) at the University of Minnesota, where I also work as a graduate instructor teaching courses such as Media Literacy and Organizational Communication.

Service areas include Downtown, Uptown, Northeast, South Minneapolis, Roseville, and south suburbs

Caroline E

Caroline E

Pet Sitter

Caroline has been an animal lover from the start, which is a must when growing up with a menagerie of pets! She grew up with three dogs, a bird, a cat, two fish, three hamsters, and a gecko. Most recently (and after growing up riding horses), she has added a mustang rescue named Georgia to her animal family! As a result of this variety she’s comfortable caring for a wide range of animals, big and small.

Caroline went to school for film and has a master‘s degree in cultural heritage. She currently works as a research grant administrator, and lives in Minneapolis with her lab mix Mika, a roommate, and her roommate’s tri-pawed pup Zelda.

Service areas include Hopkins, Edina, Minnetonka, South Minneapolis, and Bloomington.

Christina L

Christina L

Pet Sitter

Christina grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota where animals often crossed her path, especially lost cats, whom she often snuck into her room before her brothers outed her or tried to rehabilitate and comfort injured wildlife. At a young age, she developed a passion for helping animals feel better physically, but also recognized the value of connections between people and animals in how understanding one another allows us to live peacefully together. Christina has spent years researching best practices on how to bridge the gap of human and animal psychologies to obtain desired behaviors from our pets, and enjoys teaching other pet parents how to effectively communicate with their own animal companions. Prior to joining WTTPS in 2015, Christina dabbled her paws in various animal-related fields such as veterinary technology, grooming, pet supplies sales, solo-pet sitting, and volunteering at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. When asked about why she likes working with us, Christina wrote, “I am proud to be a part of the WTTPS team. I truly enjoy caring for pets, but am especially honored to earn the trust of their parents. I like open and transparent communication and want to give of myself what I’d like from someone caring for my furbabies.” At home, Christina is owned by fish and two special needs senior rescues (a spirited tripawd Beagle/Dachshund and a sensitively sweet Border Collie/Golden Retriever). In her free-time, she can be found practicing photography, exploring nature trails, attending local car shows, and embarking on adventures with her pups!

*Pet First Aid & CPR Certified
*Services include overnight care

Service Areas: Andover, Anoka, Blaine, Champlin, Coon Rapids, NE Dayton, and SE Ramsey. Can travel upon request pending availability.

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 eleven years and is the mother to three adopted rescues--a domestic Tuxedo cat named Pickles, a Bombay cat named Oliver and a Maine Coon named Boots. She attended the University of Iowa and graduated in 2005. Her background is in healthcare systems and IT, but the best part of her day is returning home to her furry babies. 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, and Robbinsdale.

Dee K

Dee K

Pet Sitter

Dee has been a pet sitter with Whiskers to Tails since 2013. She has 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.

Emery L

Emery L

Pet Sitter

Emery was born and raised in Bismarck, ND, and now currently lives in the Minneapolis area where she is attending graduate school for chiropractic. Throughout her entire childhood and growing up, she has been surrounded by many pets and animals. Her family has always had two dogs and two cats in their household as well as a hedgehog, two sugar gliders, fish, and lizards! She has a lot of experience pet sitting fur babies and has also volunteered at humane societies to give animals the love and attention they deserve. She has about 15 years of pet care experience.

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

Grace K

Grace K

Pet Sitter

Grace grew up in an animal-loving household and continues to be passionate about caring for pets. She currently has a very special retired racing greyhound, Mo. Although he is a handful, she has learned a lot from training him and working with his "eccentricities"; as a result, she is personally experienced with dogs exhibiting aggression and anxiety issues. Professionally, she has over 4 years of pet care experience. She has worked for Whiskers to Tails for two years.

Service areas: Roseville, St. Paul, Shoreview, Maplewood, Woodbury, Fridley, parts of South Minneapolis and Plymouth.

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.

Jennifer H

Jennifer H

Pet Sitter

Jennifer has always had a passion for animals. She grew up in Philadelphia with dogs and cats and had three cats most of her adult life. She has also owned white rats and was an “auntie” to a snake, an iguana and two bearded dragons. She always wanted to work with animals, but after she earned her associate degree in veterinary technology, her career path took a detour into marketing research. She was thrilled to have found her way back to her first love, animals, in 2013 and has been pet sitting for Whiskers to Tails Petsitting ever since. Her education in veterinary technology paired with her experience with her own pets with chronic medical conditions has taught her to skillfully administer all different types of medications, including transdermal creams and gels, oral and sublinqual pills and liquids, and subcutaneous insulin and fluids. She is happy to get to care for cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, fish and even a few reptiles in her pet sitting work with Whiskers to Tails. She especially loves gaining the trust of her animal clients and developing a relationship with them, and she can’t wait to get to know yours!

Service areas include Minneapolis and most Twin Cities suburbs within a 15 mile radius of the I-94/494/694 junction

Jordyn K

Jordyn K

Pet Sitter

Jordyn, an animal lover from a young age, grew up caring for cats, turtles, fish, birds, and hamsters. Cats were her true first love, and the admiration for animals only grew from there. She’s now the proud mama of two doggies--mixed Shiba Inu breeds--one cat, and a family of crested geckos.

Jordyn is an aspiring entrepreneur, founder of The Northeast Arts Commune, a community-focused and collaborative 24/7 creative space arriving soon to the Minneapolis arts district. Jordyn lives with her daughter, partner, and pets in Northeast Minneapolis. She can’t imagine a life without animal family members and looks forward to meeting yours!

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

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.

Kylene K

Kylene K

Pet Sitter

Hi, I‘m Kylene (also known as Ky) and I’ve been working for Whiskers to Tails Petsitting Since 2019 but have already met so many amazing people and their fur babies! I grew up with dogs and recently became a dog mom to my puppy Quinn which has been one of the best choices I‘ve made in 2020! I am also a cat aunt so have experience caring for cats of all ages! I like to think of myself as a "pet whisperer" because even shy cats seem to come out for me which is great! Outside of pet sitting, I coach volleyball at a club in North St. Paul and also at Hill-Murray high school. When not coaching I try to fill my day as much as possible with pet sits to make sure everyone is getting some love while their parents are working! I’ve loved all the opportunities I‘ve been given and can’t wait to meet more fur friends!

Service areas include Minneapolis and Northeast, Uptown, Hopkins, Minnetonka, St Louis Park, Golden Valley, Plymouth, Maple Grove

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.

Melissa D

Melissa D

Pet Sitter

Born and raised in the Twin Cities, Missy learned early on all animals deserve a chance at a loving home. Her first experience with pet care taking was her family’s spoiled Siamese cat, Pixie. A few years later, they adopted Greta, an abused lab/springer mix from the Humane Society. Since then, Missy has been a champion for adopting animals from shelters and rescue agencies. Missy has provided care for several dogs, cats, hamsters, fish and even raptors for her friends and family. Having several animals in her life, she works to spend time with each to read their quirks and personalities. She believes each has a different way of being cared for and works to ensure the needs of your pet are understood when providing pet sitting and walking services.

When not with animals, Missy works as a nonprofit administrator for the University of Minnesota where she occasionally tries to sneak her two dogs - Brody, a lab/hound mix, and Aspen, a feist terrier, into the office. She is also a supporter of the Animal Humane Society, Midwest Animal Rescue and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

Service areas include Arden Hills, Columbia Heights, Fridley, New Brighton, NE Minneapolis, Robbinsdale, Shoreview and Spring Lake Park.

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.

Certifications: Fear Free Certified

Michelle L

Michelle L

Pet Sitter

Michelle lives in Plymouth, MN, with her husband and two daughters. She has a border collie mix named Okie, two black cats, Ghillie and LuLu, and a horse named Cinder who lives in Maple Plain at Copeland Farms. Michelle grew up with many pets due to her parents‘ love for animals. That love rubbed off on her. She has a strong passion for all animals and knows they were put on this earth to make our lives sweeter. Michelle’s educational and work backgrounds are a mix of hospitality, mortuary science, psychology, home health care, pet care, and volunteering. "I really enjoy being a pet sitter for Whiskers To Tails Petsitting. My passion and prior bad boarding experiences make it easy to provide my clients with the fabulous care I would want for my own pets. I look forward to serving you and your pets."

Service areas include Plymouth, Maple Grove, Hopkins, and Minnetonka.

Natalie B

Natalie B

Pet Sitter

Natalie has always had a love of nature and animals. She and her husband Francisco live in North St. Paul and their family includes three cats—Marley. Wiley and Cheeto--and their horses Fiona and Wrigley live on a farm nearby. Natalie also works as a Director of Operations for a nonprofit social justice organization. Natalie has really enjoyed getting to know her many ongoing and repeat clients and their furry family members over the past 4 years with WTTPS and can’t wait to meet you and your pets.

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.

Val H

Val H

Pet Sitter

Val has worked in the corporate world for most of her career, but her real passion is for animals. She loves pet sitting and has worked with shy and elderly cats as well as with cats that need medication, insulin, or bottle-feeding. She has 3 cats of her own, George, Luna, and Batman, whom she loves dearly as well as several horses. She loves spending a peaceful Saturday morning at the farm with them. Val is actively involved in Rescue and Rehabilitation. She is currently working on her Certification as a Healing Touch for Animals practitioner and has completed levels 1 & 2. Val hopes to use Healing Touch on her horses as well as on dogs and cats.

Service areas: Lakeville, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Rosemount, Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Farmington

Certifications: Healing Touch for Animals Certified

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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!