What Sets Us Apart From The Rest?
Experience: Our owner and sitters are all experienced in pet care, licensed, bonded and insured. Many of our sitters come from veterinary offices and can administer medications, injections and fluids. All of our sitters share a common core of values guided by NAPPS Pledge of Professional Conduct.
Security: We DO NOT advertise on any of our vehicles as not to alert robbers to the fact that you are not home. This ensures the safety of your pet and your home. We also alternate lights and blinds to make a house look inhabited during your vacation as well as keep your regular paper and trash schedules.
Award Winning Disaster Plan: We live in Florida and during summer travel hurricanes can always be a possibility. Our company was the FIRST in the industry to develope a disaster plan for our clients pets and our owner is a Disaster Planning Expert who trains pet sitters around the US on how to prepare their pet sitting businesses disaster plans.
Industry Affiliations: We are proud members of NAPPS. The National Association Of Professional Pet Sitters where our owner is NAPPS Certified, as well as Past President of this national non-profit association for pet sitters.
Best of the Best: Winners of the Venice Area Chamber Of Commerce "Business of the Year" Award as well as six time winners of the Best Of Venice "Pet Sitter" Award.
Proud Member & Association Past President
Meet Our Staff
I have been in the pet industry for 19 years as Practice Manager for Jacaranda Animal Hospital. I am a Past President for the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and I have a weekly spot on the Doggy Diva Radio Show. I'm also a mom and the proud owner of Monica Leighton Photography.
Since 2002 we have been providing the pets of Venice, Osprey, Nokomis and North Port loving, experienced pet care while providing the owners piece of mind. Winner of the prestigious "Small Business of the Year award from the Venice Chamber of Commerce as well as nine time winner of "Best of Venice" Pet Sitting.
I am a retired school administrator, school counselor, building principal and finally ended my career as Director of Human Resources for a school district in Colorado. I have always enjoyed working with populations that needed an advocate...children, elderly and animals and volunteered at a no-kill facility.
I have been bringing home pets the last 60 years, the director of Shamrock Preschool for 15 years, a foster home for pets displaced by the hurricanes and I am on the board for the Venice Cat Coalition. I have cared for almost every type of animal. Dogs, cats, turtles, snakes, bunnies, mice, hamsters,reptiles and exotic pets.
I moved to Venice in 2004 with my cats. I had just retired from Praxair where I was a computer programmer for 29 years. I adopted Charlie in 2008 and Jake in 2012. Through the years I’ve had various pets which included cats, dogs, duck and a rooster. At various times I have taken care of my friends cats, dogs and birds.
I am a native to Venice and I love my hometown! I am an animal and nature lover who enjoys taking walks, even in our hot Florida climate. I have 3 cats (a boy and 2 girls) who bring endless laughter and love to our family. Pets provide such joy! I am the proud momma to a nine year old son and I am a licensed counselor.