Our Pet Sitters are critical to making our clients feel comfortable with their choice in pet care. We are committed to a professional culture based on shared goals and mutual respect, encouraging a genuine spirit of cooperation and confidence.
All of our Pet Sitters are bonded and insured, and many are PetTech CPR / First Aid trained. Our sitters are committed to developing a personal relationship with your pets so they will feel comfortable and relaxed during our visits.
Joyce W. - South/Southeast OKC/Moore
Joyce has always had at least one dog (sometimes more), as well as, numerous birds. Currently, Joyce fosters for Heartland Lab Rescue and takes her therapy dog, Ginger, to visit at area hospitals, children's homes, nursing homes, libraries, DHS, and other organizations sponsoring Therapy Dog visits.
Joyce enjoys every pet she cares for as each one has a unique personality and holds a special place in her heart. Joyce decided to be a pet sitter after retiring from working for years in the administrative field. She was looking for something different and most of all, fun. She loves the welcome she receives from the pets and the appreciation they give for her attention. Joyce realizes how important it is our client's feel their homes and pet will be secure when they are away.
Buddy G. - Edmond
From being a lover of animals in his childhood to transitioning to a career in pet boarding, Buddy is someone who has been an avid pet lover his entire life. Since retiring from a dog boarding business he owned for more than 25 years, he now continues to pursue his passion and love for animals as a Pet Sitter for Carey Pet & Home Care.
When Buddy is not pet sitting, he can be found at home cuddling with his own four dogs. In addition to working with dogs, Buddy rode and trained horses for many years. Buddy has a multitude of reasons he loves pet sitting. He loves it because of the variety of breeds and the attitudes of each that he encounters when doing visits. He also enjoys the relationships that he has built with the pets and the many different adventures he has experienced while caring for them.
Buddy believes clients will feel comfortable with him because he is honest, caring, and knows the importance of giving their animals the utmost care. Not only will he deliver the highest level of care to clients' pets, he will also be respectful of their homes. Buddy believes it is an honor he gets to do something he is so passionate about as a career.
Lyn O. - South OKC/Moore
Lyn has loved animals her whole life. As a child everyone in her family had rescued animals, so she grew up caring about animal welfare. Lyn has four dogs, three that are rescues, and a cat, another rescue. She has fostered dogs of all ages for The Bella Foundation for about three years. Lyn has trained several dogs in obedience and agility, and she introduces her foster dogs to obedience training, even the puppies, during their stay with her.
Lyn is retired from the Federal Government and was a disaster volunteer for the American Red Cross for 10 years. Lyn thinks pet sitting is the ideal job. Being greeted by wagging tails and slurpy kisses make her day. She looks forward to taking care of her client’s pets the same way she would look after her own.
Victoria P. - Northwest OKC
Victoria has been surrounded by animal companions since she was a baby. In 2015 she followed her heart and started working at a dog daycare and suddenly life made a little bit more sense.
After leaving the daycare, she wanted to continue caring for more pets than just her own, so pet sitting was the next logical step. She believes that pets aren’t just pets, they are family. Victoria wants to care for your furry family members so you don’t have to worry while away from home and make sure no detail is left undone.
In the future, Victoria hopes to help save animal lives through rescue organizations or veterinary medicine. Her ultimate life goals are to be an advocate for all animals and help spread the joy that animals can bring to everyone around her. She wants to meet as many animals - including the more exotic ones - as possible.
Tina W. - Edmond
Simply stated, Tina LOVES animals. She has grown up with and cared for them her whole life. In Texas she grew up with dogs, cats and a pinto pony. As a child she brought many strays home, even attempting to hide kittens in her bedroom closet. Her parents learned quickly her passion for rescue.
She volunteered for four years with Paws for Life Inc. at the Edmond Animal Shelter. Tina served the last year as the Volunteer Coordinator. While volunteering at the Edmond shelter, she co-created Community Cat Coalition of Edmond which concentrates on caring for and decreasing the feral cat populations around the Edmond area. She has one rescue dog, McDuff and several cats, the oldest Mary Ann at 15, pictured.
She has been pet sitting for friends and family for years. Tina is very much looking forward to caring for your fur, feather and scale kids. She will absolutely love and treat your four-legged kids as her own.
Kirby J. - OKC Metro
Since the age of 18 Kirby has been professionally working with animals and knows this is her passion! She’s owned a variety of animals including snakes, fish, rodents, dogs and cats since the age of 5 when she got her first dog - a Dachshund.
Over the years, she has found pets are true stress relievers, which is why she loves pet sitting. The unconditional affection from a pet is a very healing property that makes every day great! Kirby has been volunteering for and fostering for Central Oklahoma Humane Society since 2014 specializing in dogs with PTSD, anxiety and other behavioral issues.
The pet who touched her heart the most so far was a Doberman named Oscar who had no eyes. He went to dog daycare almost every day and played with the pack like he didn't even realize his ailment! It was very heartwarming.
Kirby is confident that you can have peace of mind knowing she will care for your pets as she cares for her own! She treats every animal, from snakes to dogs and everything in-between, with dignity, love and respect. That goes for the home care as well!
Genny M. - South OKC/West Moore
Genny has always lived in homes with pets and believes that it takes a house with pets to make it a home. Growing up in Washington State, she worked as a pet sitter taking care of dogs, cats, small mammals, and occasionally chickens.
Before moving to Oklahoma, Genny spent a couple years in Texas working as a pet sitter where her client list included a hissy “speedy” Russian tortoise named Ivan.
Genny enjoys meeting and making new animal friends and giving clients the reassurance that they will find their house in better shape than they left it. Genny is a current volunteer for the Central Oklahoma Humane Society and the local libraries.
Robert H. - Edmond
Caring for and showing respect to our fellow beings on this earth has been more and more important to Robert through the years. Along with his wife, Robert has taken care of a feral cat colony for many years.
As many come and many go, Robert has loved and respected them all. Part of the care for the feral colony is assisting with TNR (trap, neuter/spay and release) so that controlling stray populations can be accomplished. Robert’s care for feral cats and other volunteering activities, including rabbit and primate sanctuaries, has easily translated into a wish to take care of pets and animals full time. Pet sitting seemed like the perfect thing to do!
Aside from the care of animals, his main interests include reading and studying of religion and theology. Robert received his Master’s Degree in 2004. Music and art are also intrinsic to his life - appreciating music from all cultures is a lifelong past-time of his.
Pet care and pet sitting is something that Robert thoroughly enjoys because he gets instant satisfaction from seeing a pet’s happy face when he comes to feed, care for and love on him/her. Giving this attention and love to not only his animals, but the pets of others, brings a sense of joy that only a true pet lover can appreciate.
Robert feels that clients allowing us to come into their homes and care for the animals which they cherish as children is an act that is truly sacred. Clients can be sure that he will give their pets all of the love, attention, and care that they need and require.
Jana G. - Mustang/Yukon/Tuttle
Jana’s always been a pet person. Through her growing up years, she had all kinds of pets such as fish, mice, hamsters, gerbils, snakes, chinchilla, guinea pigs, parakeets, cockatiel, squirrels, cats and dogs. She also had daily chores to care for cows, horses, goats and chickens.
Jana currently volunteers and fosters for The Bella Foundation, which she has done now for a little over 2 years. Jana has helped a lot of cats/kittens/puppies/dogs find their forever homes and every single one of them has a place in her heart.
Jana will treat your home and pets like she would her own and want you to know that they are going to get the best care. Your pets will be happy and excited when they spend time together while you are away.
Amber B. - Central OKC
Amber grew up to animals running around the house bringing unconditional LOVE!! She’s always had an animal in her life at any given time…dogs, cats, birds and ferrets. Amber has always had a passion for animals and taking care of them. She gets excited before she walks into her house because she knows that her fur babies are there to greet her and give lots of kisses. Animals bring her JOY!
Amber has been working in the veterinary field as a veterinary technician for over 10 years. She also has fostered for The Bella Foundation and became a “foster-fail” when she adopted the puppy she was fostering. She loves teaching her children how to take care of animals, just like she was taught. Her family’s holiday tradition is to take their children along with our 4 dogs and go look at Christmas lights.
She would love the opportunity to take care of your babies! Amber has done pet sitting for family and friends for many years. She feels that it is a privilege when someone allows her to take care of their babies. Amber would LOVE to spoil your BABIES, like she does hers!
Andrea B. - Moore/Norman
Andrea has been around animals most of her life. Starting with her best friends bunny when she was in grade school, to having a family dog that was a rescue named Leesha when she was is high school, to her current fur baby Twilight who traveled with her from Missouri to OKC.
Andrea has two passions in life, interior design and animals. She started her pet sitting career in Missouri and when she moved down to Oklahoma in 2018 she knew she wanted to continue working with animals. When Andrea has free time she likes to spend it practicing design work, volunteering at animal shelters, reading fantasy books, or just relaxing at home with Twilight.
Andrea believes clients will feel comfortable with her because she is very personable, easy going, and will treat their pets just like they are her own.
Stephanie M. - Norman
Her love for animals started as a child growing up in the country on a farm where she quickly learned the animals were her family. She worked for the local vet for many years during and after high school where her love and knowledge only grew as she started fostering and adopting many of the special needs animal. She continued her passion for 'caring for others' in her career as a massage therapist. She also continued her education working with at-home health agencies and this care for others graduated to pet care as well. She found how truly important touch is in caring for both her human or animal clients!
Steph T. - Northeast Edmond
Steph fell in love with animals when her grandfather surprised her with an eight-week-old Sheltie puppy she named Lucky Donut. Since then, she’s owned dogs and cats over the decades, including her current crew--a Chinese pug named Princess; Missy, a schweenie (shih tzu/dachshund mix) and a tuxedo cat--the stray that stayed, Mr. Whiskers.
She decided to become a pet sitter because her family has been clients of Carey Pet & Home Care since 2014. She was impressed with the quality care and attention to detail that they received with each visit. Steph is excited and proud to join a company dedicated to service excellence. She embraces these high standards and is eager to care for your pets!
Steph believes clients will feel comfortable with her because she’s sincere, honest, and intuitive with animals. As a current client of Carey Pet & Home Care, she knows how she likes her pets and home to be cared for while she’s away. Whether walking dogs, playing with, brushing, or loving on pets, Stephanie feels it’s an honor and blessing to connect with and care for each unique animal.
When Steph’s not pet sitting, she’s probably at the soccer field cheering for her daughter, attending or leading a Bible study, working out at the gym, or in her home office editing her novel. As a professional writer, she’s published several stories about her own pets and other people’s animals in Guideposts, Angels on Earth, and All Creatures magazines. Steph and her family also served as a foster home for Homeward Bound Pug Rescue and Adoption of Oklahoma. She, her husband, and daughter have loved many pug dogs until they found forever homes.
Tacia S. - Mustang/Yukon
Animals have always been Tacia’s true love from a very early age. There hasn’t been a time in her life when pets weren’t a part of it. Currently, she’s mom to her 12-year old Lab, Katie, whom she adopted from Labrador and Friends Rescue 10 years ago. Katie is her heart and soul and has Tacia wrapped around her paws! Tacia feels that pets aren’t her whole life…they make her life whole.
Tacia also worked closely with several rescue organizations in San Diego CA. She helped with fostering, adoptions, donations, pulling them from shelters and getting the word out about the available pets who need forever homes.
Over the years, friends and family have entrusted her to care for their fur babies because they knew she would treat them as her own.Spending her days with animals is the ultimate job (but really hard to call it a job). Who could resist wags, wet kisses and purrs? Not Tacia!
As a lifelong pet parent herself, Tacia understands finding someone reliable who will care for your pets and respect your home. Tacia is committed to provide the highest degree of professionalism and heartfelt care for your pets - that your pets will have a “5 Paw” experience.
Caitlin L. - Edmond
Caitlin was raised around animals of all kinds; dogs, cats, donkeys, goats, llamas, rabbits, lizards, etc. Her mother was an avid animal rescuer. It didn't matter what kind of animal it was, if it needed help, she and her mother would drop what they were doing to go help. No matter where Caitlin was, she was always around animals. Home just didn't feel like home pets!
Aside from rescues, her family also had a passion for Chihuahuas and always had at least three at any given time. Caitlin also helped her grandmother at dog shows where she used to show German Shepherds. When her grandmother switched to showing Abyssinian and Silver Bengal cats, Caitlin was right there helping at the cat shows. Caitlin's interests outside of pet sitting consists of photography and making dreamcatchers.
Caitlin became interested in pet sitting because she recently started going to college for social work and can't have animals at college. Caitlin deeply missed always having animals in her daily life and pet sitting gives her that "pet fix" she needs!
Growing up with different types of animals taught her responsibility, compassion and commitment. Caitlin believes that these qualities will help Carey Pet clients feel comfortable with her caring for their homes and four-legged family members.
Maddy W. - Norman
Maddy got interested in pet sitting because she has a huge soft spot for animals. Her parents always told her that she wanted to become a veterinarian ever since she could talk. She has always had a pet in her life. Maddy has had six dogs, three cats, three birds, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, turtles, geckos, you name it. She currently has four dogs, a 12-year old chocolate Labrador Retriever, a 3-year old Dachshund mix, a 15-year old Corgi mix, and a 1-year old German Shepherd. She also has a cat and a turtle.
Maddy is currently in college to become a vet tech in the near future! She volunteers with the Norman Animal Welfare and her family has also fostered a few dogs from Lab Rescue OK. She worked at a dog daycare where she got to learn about all different kinds of breeds from Tea Cup Chihuahuas to a Great Dane whose head reached her shoulder! That job only grew her love for caring for animals even more.
In Maddy’s spare time, she babysits (eight years running), trains the dogs she has at home, and helps out at the schools where her parents teach. She has a very positive outlook on life and loves helping people when she can! She has a very calm and welcoming demeanor which helps tremendously when working with people and especially animals. She is very attentive and treats every dog she encounters like it is her own. Maddy is so thankful for the opportunity to take care of your fur babies!
Jan D. - Central/Northwest OKC
Jan met two Carey Pet & Home Care sitters at an event. They talked about the services Carey Pet provides and the flexible schedule. Jan couldn't think of a better opportunity to relax and get in some exercise while taking long walks with new 4-legged friends. She currently shares her home with two dogs, a parrot, snake, and a few rats. Kayaking, riding her bike, attending summer concerts downtown and eating healthy are other things she enjoys. She feels pets are our children and should always be loved on and played with.
She is currently going to nursing school and it can become very stressful. Yes, she also has a desire to take care of the two-legged kind, too. Animals have always been a part of Jan's life, from hamsters to horses. They have great personalities and each is an individual. Jan feels that being a pet sitter is somewhat selfish, because she gets so much enjoyment from it. She feels walking with a four-legged-friend, playing fetch or just snuggling is a win-win-win situation for the client, their pet/s as well as herself. Carey Pet & Home Care clients can always rest assured that she will treat their babies and their home as carefully as she does her own.
Allison T. - NW OKC
Compassionate would best describe Allison. She is compassionate about many things in her life, but what stands out the most is her passion for animals. Her love for animals stems back as far as she can remember and is easily seen through her interactions with them.
Allison graduated from Texas Tech University in 2004 with a B.S. in Wildlife Management. She did some seasonal work with wild Rio Grande Turkey in Kansas and the endangered species Lesser-Prairie Chicken in New Mexico. However, she has dedicated the majority of her career to the veterinary medical field.
She owned her own pet sitting business for four years, which included sitting not only dogs and cats, but also horses, wild mountain lions, lynx and bobcats. But she cares for all animals, no matter how big or small, wild or domestic. Allison feels her life would not be as fulfilling if it weren't for the presence of these divine creatures, including her own cat, Holiday.
Lindsay B. - Northwest OKC
Lindsay grew up in a house filled with all types of animals. As an adult, she shares her home with dogs, cats, rats, mice, and a fluffy guinea pig; most of whom she rescued. Lindsay has worked with animals both professionally and via rescue. She also plans to return to school to pursue a degree in zoology in the spring.
Rescue is very important to Lindsay as she was raised to view animals as family members and believes all animals deserve love and respect. She currently volunteers and fosters for Misfits, Mutts & Meows Rescue.
Lindsay chose pet sitting because it’s the perfect fit for her as she understands that pets are more like children, and because she loves meeting new animals. She would love the opportunity to care for your babies and promises to give them the same care and respect that she gives her own!
Michele B. - The Village/Nichols Hills/Belle Isle
Michele grew up in Oklahoma City and has been a lifelong animal lover and caregiver. Since a small child, Michele has always been an animal magnet - she never had to seek out an animal to adopt, the homeless ones always seem to find her. Even those with homes in the neighborhoods where she lived would track her down for some extra special TLC. She was raised with, and cared for, multiple pets including a horse, a bunny, snakes, iguanas, fish, and a total of 16 dogs and cats. Michele couldn't imagine living her life without them and decided that caring for shelter animals and pet sitting other people's animals would be the perfect solution to fulfill her desire to help both animals and people, while also providing fulfillment to what speaks to her heart.
Michele lived in the Virgin Islands for 20 years as co-owner of an exclusive property management business and is also a licensed Esthetician. In her free time, she enjoys music, dancing, reading and research, but most of all she enjoys being outside as much as possible exploring, taking walks and hikes in nature. And, if there are animals and children around at the same time, she is in heaven.
She is used to caring for and looking after people's homes and their beloved animals providing much needed peace of mind in their absence. Michele is a Foster Volunteer with Central Oklahoma Humane Society helping save lives while providing a great start to future forever homes. Michele truly feels animals are family members and knows from experience how important it is to have someone you can trust and count on to provide them with not only fresh food and water but also loving care and affection while you are away from home. Responsible, organized, trustworthy, loyal, kind and cheerful are words that describe her and you will feel completely at ease knowing that your animals and home will be in excellent caring and compassionate hands.
Joni M. - Edmond
Joni has been an animal lover all her life starting with turtles at age five and then a guinea pig when she was seven. She's always had dogs in her life --usually adopted-- from a Yorkie to a German Shepherd. She's also had cats, birds, fish, reptiles, rodents, and has rescued multitudes of strays and wildlife. Every one of them has been a joy to her and lived their "best life" possible.
Joni is recently retired from the Department of Homeland Security and has been eagerly waiting to spend the rest of her life loving and caring for animals. Pet sitting is the perfect avenue for spreading the love to many new friends - finned, feathered and furry! Having done volunteer work for a rescue sanctuary, Joni realizes that all animals really want is love and care to respond with the purest form of unconditional love. She will always find joy in providing that love and care to your babies while respecting your guidance and property.
Amanda M. - Central/NE OKC
Amanda grew up with a love for animals and learned the many responsibilities at a young age. Her family always had a pet whether it was a turtle, bird or rescue dog. As an adult, she started fostering through The Bella Foundation several years ago and her first foster dog was also her first foster fail! She is now a proud owner of one of the most spoiled cocker spaniels in Oklahoma! On the weekends she and her dog, Manny, can be found discovering new dog-friendly places around OKC. Since graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Amanda continues to volunteer by fostering, transporting pets to and from the shelter, photographing available pets ready for adoption, and more.
Her favorite thing about fostering is caring for a pet as if it was her own and observing the pets' different personalities. She is very patient and understanding of pets who are wary towards humans and eventually gains their trust and forms a relationship with them. Amanda also enjoys helping pets transition and adjust to change; meanwhile, seeing their confidence grow. She loves helping the pets transform with a quick grooming and some TLC before sending them on their way to join their furever family. She is used to making the most of her time with a pet whether it will be for a quick visit or longer stay.
In addition, Amanda has been known as the go-to pet and house sitter for her friends and neighbors for years. Amanda and her family used to travel often and would make arrangements depending on whether their pets would be cared for and by whom. Therefore, she understands the importance of trusting someone with your pet while you are away and she ensures they will be treated as one of her own. Thank you for considering Amanda to not only care for your pet, but love on your pet and respect your home as well!