Meet our Team

The Best, Most Caring Pet Sitters

Waggity Tails is dedicated to contracting only the most caring and qualified pet lovers around. We run each sitter through an extensive screening.

How do we hire our Pet Sitters?

Step 1: A face to face interview, a thorough background check on each prospective pet sitter.
Step 2: We call all professional references supplied to us by the contractor.
Step 3: We make follow-up phone calls to our clients to make sure that they are satisfied with the work done by their Pet Sitter.
Step 4: We continue to run ongoing evaluations of each sitter to assure that they are adhering to the standards of Waggity Tails.


Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
Hello! My name is Lisa and as the office manager, I am here to assist you and the Waggity Tails team in any way I can. When I first learned about Waggity Tails, I knew immediately it was the perfect fit for me. As a passionate animal-lover and the owner of a big, adorable Labradoodle named Mickey, I understand how stressful it can be to find and trust someone to care for your pet in the same way you would. Pets are part of our family and when we can’t be there to spoil them, we want the next best thing. This is why I am so excited to be a part of the Waggity Tails crew. We here at Waggity Tails know it takes a special person to take care of a very special pet. It is so rewarding to help support such an exceptional group of loving, compassionate caregivers who will give your pets the special attention they deserve. Please feel free to contact me if I can help in any way.


Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
When I heard about Waggity Tails and what they do for families and their pets, it seemed to be a perfect fit. I love my pets and know how hard it is find people I trust to watch them. As a child I grew up knowing the love and friendship of my dogs. As a parent, I wanted our children to have the same experience. At the moment our family has an African Dwarf frog, a Beta fish named Midnight, and a Welsh Corgi named Missy. Our dog came to us almost 7 years ago from a breeder who lived nearby and ever since, we have “dog sat” for each other. The comfort I feel when my pets are well cared for is what I want to bring to you and your pets. Over the years, friends have asked us to “pet sit” their animals. We have cared for bunnies, turtles, hermit crabs, fish and dogs. I can’t wait to play, walk and love your animal(s) the same way I would if they were mine. I’m looking forward to meeting you, your family and especially your precious pet(s).


Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
Animals have always been a passion of mine, and throughout my life, I have always had a dog, and various other pets. From previous employment, I was able to gain the knowledge and experience of caring for other animals from ferrets, to geckos, and everything in between. Currently, I am a pet parent to two beagles, three birds, and freshwater fish. Because of the compassion that I have for animals, I am the one that my friends trust to provide the extra care for their pets when they are unable to. To me, there is nothing more rewarding than being able to assure a friend or client that their pet is in the care of someone who will treat them as if it was their own.


Hello, my name is Emily. I love animals!!! I graduated from Towson University with a degree in Animal Behavior. I’ve worked at various Veterinary Hospitals for 7 years and feel very comfortable handling pets of all sizes. I also have done pet sitting since a young age. I am very reliable and trustworthy. I would love to take care of your pets with Waggity Tails. I would treat them with all the love and cuddles as I would my very own pets!


I have spent my entire life surrounded by dogs! I started my own non profit animal rescue organization when I was 16 years old. That is where my true passion lies, in animal rescue. I am the person who always pulls over when she sees any animal in need! I have experience caring for dogs of all types and temperaments. At home I have 5 rescued pets of my own, an 8 year old pit bull and a 7 year old boxer, along with 3 cats. I love to have animals involved in my life so pet sitting and dog walking is an amazing job to me!


True to my name, I’m never “Dunn” taking care of pets! I love all animals and believe our pets are a part of the family. I have even cared for a tarantula! In 2014 our family made the decision to start fostering dogs for Operation Paws for Homes (OPH). We have fostered over fifty dogs and don’t plan on stopping any time soon! While fostering I have taken care of dogs with medical needs, behavioral issues and even newborn puppies. The experience I have gained while fostering will be instrumental in making me a pawsitively perfect sitter for your pet! I’ve always been an avid animal lover and when I’m not busy volunteering with OPH, I spend my time at home with my family and three dogs, Vollmer, Diamond, Gronk and our cat KC. You can rest assured that I will care and show love to your pet just as I would my own pets! I look forward to meeting all of you and spending time with your four-legged friends!


Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
Hi, I’m Mary-Rina, and I can’t wait to get to know you and your pet! I have been a caregiver all my life. I took care of my father as a teen, worked as a caseworker for The Salvation Army, and for the last 16 years I have been a stay-at-home mother to two wonderful sons. Recently, I have also taken on the role of caregiver for my aging mother. Our home is full of love and there is always room for one more. My husband and I have a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel named Rosie. She is the light of my life! Cavaliers were bred to be companions and that is exactly what she is. She is my shadow and loves to follow me around during the day. I love taking care of her and having her be part of our family. We also have a Ragdoll cat who has adopted the dog ways of companionship. She is the sweetest cat, we call her Snowball because she is so fluffy and and white. Rosie and Snowball get along so well. They even share a dog bed together. I have witnessed first hand how animals can help people with disabilities, depression and recovery from illness. Pets have a calming effect on people and give unconditional love. The love a pet is so genuine and pure. I can’t wait to meet your special family pet.


Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
Hello fellow pet lovers! I am so honored to work with you and your beloved pets. Animals of all kinds have always been in my life. I dote on them and believe they are all a blessing. I have been a stay-at-home mom for many years and have added several furry creatures into our family. We have: 2 bulldog-boxer mixes, a pug, a tortoiseshell cat, 5 chickens, 4 pot-bellied pigs and many koi fish. My days start and end with caring for and loving them all. We added our 3 dogs as puppies in one year. That was quite a busy time! While they grew and challenges were presented, I learned a great deal about consistently handling little ones. I am a huge believer in daily walks and walk our dogs every morning. Three years ago we adopted two pigs. After having so much fun with them, we recently adopted two piglets from a sanctuary where I volunteer. As you can see, I am happily surrounded by animals and can’t wait to meet yours!!


Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
Hello! My name is Heather. By nature I’ve always been a helper and a caregiver. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and I’ve previously worked as a mental health counselor and a social worker at a nursing home. For the past 5 years I’ve been a stay-at- home mom to an amazing little girl. Now that she’s in kindergarten I’m thrilled to join Waggity Tails and spend my days providing loving care to your pets. I have always loved and felt a special connection with animals. I grew up with a Toy Poodle mix, and we also had a bunny, gerbils, a mouse, and a parakeet throughout my youth. Today my family and I have one cat, Trixie, whom we adopted from an animal rescue organization. Over the last 18 years I’ve owned 4 other cats who all adopted me, as they made their way into my life as strays. Two of them developed significant health problems as they aged and required extra care and support which I was happy to give in exchange for the love and happiness they’d given to me over the years. I’ve done pet sitting for friends and family and, in addition to cats, I’ve cared for several breeds of dog including Labrador, Beagle, Rat Terrier, Pekingese, and Shih Tzu. I look forward to getting to know you and to providing exceptional care for your beloved pets.


Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
I grew up around dogs, cats, horses, etc. I have been pet-sitting for friends and family for years, with animals ranging from a Jerry, a cockatiel, to Ruben, a Great Dane Mastiff mix, pictured in the photo. They all have personalities and energy levels of their own. I recently left corporate America to pursue my joy in caring for animals. I was very happy to find Waggity Tails, a conscientious and caring service.


Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
Hello, I’m Jessie. I have been around animals my entire life. Dogs, cats, horses, bunnies, birds, you name it I’ve probably raised it. I am currently the proud fur-mom to my Bengal cat and my 2 rescue dogs. Lulu is a sweet Shepard-Boxer mix and Maclin is my lovable Pit-bull mix. I am a rescue and Pit-bull activist. I have
always wanted to work with animals but I cannot stand lots of blood so being a vet was out. After being a hairstylist for 13 years, I knew I needed more in my life and that is when I discovered Waggity Tails. I knew it was exactly what I needed. I have always been the pet-sitter my friends and family call on when they go out of town because they know I always put the pets first. I have always been very picky myself, about who cares for my pets while I am away. I want my “babies” to be treated just as well and get just as much love and attention as if I were home with them. That is the kind of service I want to provide for you. I want you to feel relaxed knowing that your pet is being loved and cared for just as if you were home.


Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
Hi everyone! My name is Caitlin and I’m so excited to meet you and your furry friend! Growing up I had 5 dogs and they were my entire world. I have always loved animals and have always been passionate about taking care of them! When I heard about Waggity Tails I was so excited to join this awesome team and was so thrilled to be able to give the best love and attention to other pets! Right now I have two cats, Ellie and Jethro, and they are as sweet as can be! I have taken care of a wide variety of pets within the last couple of years including dogs, chickens, ferrets, guinea pigs, and turtles. My passion for animals is something I’m so excited to share with you all! I can’t wait to meet you and your awesome pet!

Jo Anne

Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
Growing up, I was always the one to bring home a stray animal in need, or have my parents pull over to help a lost animal. Now, as a mom, my kids and I still do the same thing! I’ve always been around various dogs, from regal Dobermans to lovely mixed breeds, with some guinea pigs, fish, and rabbits in between. I currently have a loving 16- year-old beagle mix whose spirit for long walks is much greater than her aging body can tolerate. We’ve also adopted three kittens (one is now a cat) from the Humane Society, for whom we foster. We’ve loved on and cared for many dogs, mama cats, and both well and sick kittens, helping them find their forever homes. Along the way I’ve taken classes and gained personal experience in caring for many different animals. One thing they’ve all seemed to have in common is the desire to feel safe, be loved, and have personal attention. I’m always more than happy to oblige. Personally, I am an elementary school teacher who has chosen to stay home and raise her family. I am currently a volunteer at two rescue facilities helping with both dogs and cats. Now, when I’m not loving on human babies in a local nursery, or furry babies at a shelter, I’m welcoming the chance to love on some new furry friends.


Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
Hello, my name is Patti, and I can’t wait to meet you and your pets. I love animals in all shapes and sizes, but dogs hold a special place in my heart. I am a proud owner of three loving dogs
Sherman, Lulu and Oscar that are my best “pug” friends. I understand the importance of
exercise for pets, and make sure, rain or shine, to take them on daily walks.
For the past 10 years I have been a stay-at- home mom, but I have always wanted to work with
animals. When I heard about Waggity Tails I knew that it would be a great opportunity to do
what I love the most….spend time with animals. I will go above and beyond my responsibilities
to make sure I provide the same care to your pets that I provide to mine. Animals have given
me so much unconditional love, that I truly cherish my time taking care of them.
I can’t wait to walk, run, play and spend time with your pet(s)!”


Pet First Aid and CPR Certified
Hi! My name is Georgianna. I live in Long Bar Harbor in Abingdon. I have two fur babies, Hershey & Taffy… yes, there seems to be a candy theme! Hershey is a 15-year-old cocker spaniel… 105 in human years, but she doesn’t even know she’s old! Her favorite thing is food. Taffy is a 2-year-old Labrador retriever. She is a non-stop ball of energy, and her favorite thing is a tennis ball.
I’ve cared for many cats and dogs, but I’ve also cared for an iguana, hamsters, pet mice, and fish. No job too big or small… just ask! I will care for your pets as if they are my own!