About Us

Before considering us as your pet sitters, we encourage you to read about the “DANGERS” of our services in this article below:

 The “DANGERS” of Using Us As Your

Pet Sitting Company     



My passion for animals goes back to childhood when at age 3 I ‘horseback rode’ our patient family German Shepherd, Baron. Nothing like improvising when you can’t get a pony. I considered being a vet as a little girl, but the idea of having to put animals to sleep was more than I could bare. So a lifetime later, and dozens of well loved pets later, I’ve been blessed to find a career working with animals anyway. With over 30 years of pet care, I’ve personally cared for, owned, and loved dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, parrots, and snakes. 

As a former animal rescue volunteer, I have a way with animals, including anxious, shy, and ‘tough to get to know animals’, that is not typical. My gentle, loving and playful demeanor appeals to all animals. Hopefully some day, I’d like to have a rescue and shelter for animals. People ask me why I love animals so much and I tell them it’s because of their often deep and unconditional love.

Listen, I know how hard it is to leave your critters behind with someone else and *hope* they receive the same love, attention, and exceptional care they get when you’re there with them. It’s my desire to assure you that your pets will be loved, cared for and tended to as if they belonged to me. Whether that is throwing the ball for your dog 50 times, scratching that sweet spot your cat loves, letting your ferret roam around on the ground exploring, giving kisses to furry foreheads, or whistling to your canary; just know that it brings me great joy to know your pets are happy while you’re away! Of course I can’t replace you, but I can do my best to help make their time away from you fun, safe, and secure! And I will. 

Thank you for opening your home and heart to our company. You won’t be disappointed!


leo (1)Nicole grew up surrounded by dogs. At age 14, she found two orphaned jackrabbits and raised them until they could be released in the wild. This cemented her future in animal rescue. She is currently a teacher and volunteers with several different non-profit rescues in the valley, and also with Maricopa County Animal Control.

She has cared for dogs, cats, rabbits, fish, salamanders and tortoises. Nicole also fosters felines until they are ready to be put up for adoption, or until their owners are able to take them back home.

Nicole is comfortable with all sizes and breeds of animals, but holds a special place in her heart for pit bulls. Nicole participates in shy dog socialization classes and pit bull manners classes with rescue dogs and can work with shy or more dominant dogs. She owns two cats, Toby, a rescue from the Humane Society; and Barkley, a “foster failure”.   Nicole is able to give oral medications, and administer insulin shots. She is available for daily visits, puppy and kitten care, dog walks, and  overnight pet sitting in Mesa and Gilbert.



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Randi has  had a passion for animals as far back as she can remember.  Her house growing up, was always full of an array of critters, from the smallest lizards to horses.  She has owned both large and small breed dogs, and is very comfortable with both.  Randi worked for two years  recently as a foster parent for the Yavapai Humane Society.  She also raised several litters of kittens and found homes for them.  It was a very rewarding experience for her.

Randi also volunteered at weekly events held to find homes for various shelter dogs.  She currently owns two cats – 13 year old litter mates,  a 1 year old desert tortoise, and a she has a koi pond.  She believes Critter Caretakers is the perfect job for her, allowing her to take care of lots of different animals.

Randi is available for pet sitting in North East Mesa and is comfortable administering medications, both oral and pill to pets.



Kathy always had animals of some kind in her life. She grew up with a black Cocker Spaniel and a turtle named “Junior.” Stray dogs used to “find” her even when she was a little girl. Her family haddogs for a long time, but when she was in the 6th grade, she was given a newborn kitten whose mother had gotten run over by a car. “Lucky” lived with her for 16 years. After that, she cared for and loved cats, dogs, birds and fish — sometimes separately, sometimes all  at the same time. She started “pet sitting” for others when she was 10 and really hasn’t stopped since then!

She absolutely loves all animals and taking care of them – It’s her passion. She has done some volunteer work with the AZ Humane Society, mostly working with cats and is currently the proud mom of 2 rescue cats who “found” her after they were abandoned. Kathy is amazing with shyer animals who respond well to her.

Kathy is available for all types of visits including overnight pet sitting, daily visits, puppy care, dog walking, and mid-day potty break visits in both Mesa and Gilbert.



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Born in Wisconsin, Jo Anna has been around all sorts of animals her whole life, even some with fur ;). She lived across the street from a farm so horses and cows were part of the landscape. Her love of animals drove her to have “secret” pets in her tween years, critters like hamsters, mice, gerbils and rats (domestic) were tended to without her parents’ knowledge (or so she thought, parents know all).
Since growing up and moving to the Valley she has raised a son and pursued comedic acting/writing as a hobby, her sense of humor is too weird for most humans so she decided to earn her money caring for animals because they are the best audience, they love you even when your jokes are poorly written.
Dogs, cats, reptiles, rodents, fish, birds, equine, bovine, ovine, pretty much anything with 2-4 legs, are all equally lovable to her!   



Anne had a long and rewarding career working in the legal field. Now she is free to pursue her love of dogs and cats! Anne has a genuine love for animals, and they connect with her. There's nothing like seeing your fur baby snuggle up with Anne on the meet and greet. You’ll know you are leaving your babies with a compassionate caregiver. You can count on Anne being professional,trustworthy, and conscientious.

Anne has had dogs and cats and a couple of horses all her life. Her father bred Labradors so she grew up in a dog-loving home (which she also filled with cats of course!) and has had an animal ever since. She is very aware of your pets’ needs. 

Big or small, Anne knows how to feed, exercise, and love your baby just like you do. When Anne walks your dog, it’s not just a walk – it’s a chance to explore. Anne believes every dog needs to be given the time to sniff and smell the flowers! And if you have cats, Anne knows how to play and rub behind the ears. She currently
lives with three cats: ChiChi, Akira and Pancake.

Anne is flexible and reliable. Anne always shows up and does her job as you have outlined it. She is available for drop-in visits, overnight visits, and dog walking.




Melissa has been working with animals of all kinds for over 20 years, it all started with her passion for horses at age 5.

She has a dog grooming certification as well as an Equine Science degree, and prides herself in her animal care skills! Melissa has owned all types of critters including horses, chinchillas, snakes, cats, and of course dogs. No animal is too big or too small for her to care for!

She also enjoys communicating with pet parents to make sure image1.jpegtheir pets get exactly what they need. Melissa is able to administer oral and topical medications, and is available for daily visits, dog walking, puppy/kitten care, and mid-day visits.



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