"Providing the love and care that your home and pets deserve!"
Meet Our Team!
Assured Home and Pet Care was formed in 2010 by two friends, Amanda and Andrew, while they were caring for a friend's lovely Shih Tzus. What started out as a great idea for making some extra money during their University years, soon blossomed into a full blown agency with a group of animal-loving individuals wishing to serve the Calgary community. The below list includes our three administrative employees, Amanda, Beverly and Hana, as well as the team of subcontractor pet sitters who provide services in our current areas of Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna and Vancouver.
Assured Home and Pet Care incorporated in 2017, and began its first expansion into Edmonton in 2018 when Andrew moved to the city. With strict policies and procedures, and with Pet First Aid training encouraged for the pet sitters (provided by Walks n' Wags), Assured Home and Pet Care is proud to offer an approved list of bonded and insured subcontractor pet sitters in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna and Vancouver, with hopes of continued expansion across Western Canada. Look no further than the list below to find your caring, loving and responsible pet sitter!
Amanda (Owner & Administrator)
Amanda is a full-time Mom and past Secondary Music teacher with the Calgary Catholic School District. Animals have always been a big part of Amanda's life. She grew up amongst cats, dogs, birds, fish and a leopard gecko, giving her a love for critters of all shapes and sizes! She is now a pawrent to the very opinionated and particular Raz, a tuxedo kitty. Amanda is passionate about exploring our beautiful Rocky Mountains through climbing, running, hiking and back-country/cross-country skiing. She is also an avid traveller - her human baby had already visited four countries before he was a year old!
Beverly (HR & Administrator)
Beverly is a student of Mount Royal University's Bachelor of Arts-History degree program, with minors in Political Science and Geography. Having worked with Assured for more than a decade, you may find yourself interacting with her either as a pet sitter, or replying to your email inquiries as the Administrator! She loves all animals, big and small, and also loves to play soccer and to travel.
Hana (Subcontractor Relations Manager)
Hana was born and raised in Calgary and is crazy about animals, especially her cat: Shasta! She currently works as a Legal Assistant with a local firm. When not working, she enjoys doing crafts and cuddling with her cat.
Candice (Sr Pet Sitter) - Calgary
Candice is a professional athlete who is passionate about all types of animals! Growing up in South Africa she had numerous pets and spent time on her family farm. Candice plays on the South African national softball team and has been a member for the last 12 years. On her travels playing softball, she has often had the chance to care for animals through host families; and has always made looking after the animals a priority, along with making them feel loved and cared for. Candice currently has two cats who she loves and cherishes – if she had the space, she would probably have a small zoo! As an animal advocate, Candice has always adopted animals from the SPCA and Humane Society.
Elaine (Sr Pet Sitter) - Calgary
Elaine has recently moved to Calgary from Toronto. An avid pet enthusiast, she is a proud pet parent to Minx and Milo, and has had cats in her life for over 30 years. Elaine has been dog walking and pet sitting since 2018. Prior to this, she has worked a variety of jobs, including: occupational therapist assistant/physiotherapist assistant, retail product demonstrator, administrative assistant, as well as being a nanny and housekeeper to two families. Elaine loves all her furry friends like they are her own, and enjoys meeting new people and new animals. In her spare time, she likes cooking, bicycling, hiking and kayaking.
Gina (Sr Pet Sitter) - Calgary
Calgary born and raised, Gina has been an animal lover since before she can remember. Gina has been working in the veterinary industry for almost 12 years, with the last five years being a registered veterinary technician. When not exploring the mountains, Gina can be found doting on her family’s senior dog, Kiah.
Hayley (Sr Pet Sitter) - Calgary
Hayley is a born and raised Calgarian with a love for animals. She was constantly surrounded by pets of friends and family members growing up, as well as having some smaller furry friends of her own. Hayley is currently completing her Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy. In her free time, she likes to attend yoga and indoor cycling classes, as well as take trips out to the mountains for hikes.
Heather Templeton (Sr Pet Sitter) - Calgary
Heather was born and raised in Calgary and just completed her Master’s Degree. She currently works with the homeless and is also a healthcare advocate. Heather grew up with pets for most of her life, from dogs and cats, to fish and birds, rabbits and even a snake once. She currently lives with two dogs, a bird and fish and could not imagine life without a pet!
Kit (Sr Pet Sitter) - Calgary
Kit is an actor, clown, puppeteer, and arts educator. Originally from Cochrane, they currently live in Bowness with their two black cats, Pantalaimon and Fauna. Kit enjoys reading, writing, exploring, and gardening. They are particularly proud of the catio they built for their cats.
Lili (Sr Pet Sitter) - Calgary
Lili has spent her life surrounded by furry family members: mostly lots of dogs and cats, with a few birds, a turtle, and some hamsters in the mix. A preschool educator, she enjoys watching little ones grow and flourish. Phoenix, her 4 year old Lab/Bernese dog loves long walks off leash and could spend every day swimming in the summer months. Lili has been a trusted pet/house sitter for a network of friends over the last few years, and is thrilled to be joining the Assured team.
Melissa (Sr Pet Sitter) - Calgary
Melissa is a born and raised Calgarian – some people tell her she is a rarity. She has a BA in Sociology and currently works for the Alberta Government. Melissa has always loved animals – all animals! So much so that she is quickly approaching her 4-year “meatless” birthday. Melissa started off her animal/owner relationships with a beloved fish, then a hamster – well, let’s be serious: a thousand hamsters! She then made her way up to the wonderful world of canines. She currently owns a cat named Kylie (a grey-haired tabby) who has quite the vivacious personality. You can usually find Melissa on the soccer field, on the water or travelling the world.
Adarah - Calgary
Born and raised up north in Fort McMurray, Adarah grew up in a household always brimming with pets and family. Besides numerous dogs and cats, she took care of a huge spectrum of rodents: from fancy mice, gerbils and hamsters to degus, rabbits and chinchillas. If it weren't for her mom's ophidiophobia, there is no doubt that reptiles would have found home with her too. Now that she is all settled into her tiny apartment here in Sunalta, she loves to bike along the pathways, read amongst the many green spaces Calgary has to offer, volunteer within her community and throughout the city. Oh and of course, bug her mom for photos and updates of the pets back home.
Ahmed - Calgary
Ahmed was born in Bangladesh and moved to Calgary in 2008! He currently works as an Accounting Supervisor. Summer is Ahmed’s favorite month, as he loves to take in all the natural beauty of the Rockies; is trying his best to get a hang of the photography game, and is really looking to have it mastered this summer. Ahmed loves to volunteer – his life mission is to make volunteering about dignity rather than charity! He loves going out for walks and exploring all the city has to offer. Ahmed is a huge foodie at heart and is always up for trying out a new restaurant and food from various cultures. He has had the pleasure of looking after his neighbor’s Golder Retriever over the years, as they travel frequently for work, and is looking forward to meeting your pet and providing them with a loving, calm and responsible environment for them to enjoy themselves.
Aiden - Calgary
Aiden is a natural born animal lover. From his earliest memories as a child he was surrounded with the company of new puppies, rescues, cats, reptiles and fish. He is best friends with his short-haired black cat, who he named Blackjack because he is his lucky charm! He also has the sweetest Labradoodle named Daisy. Aiden is currently attending the University of Calgary pursuing a degree in Economics, and has had the opportunity to work a summer internship for an environmental sustainability company. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and eating delicious food, coffee, travelling, and growing his appetite for life at any chance! Aiden has a passion for the NBA, NHL and the UFC. He is currently being certified as a personal trainer, so you might find him in the gym or running on the trails with Daisy by his side!
Alexis - Calgary
Alexis is a born and raised Albertan, having roots in Edmonton, Calgary and Cochrane. She has spent years travelling and working abroad, but is always drawn back by the winter and her parents’ dogs to cuddle. She loves to get her hands dirty, having worked with horses, sheep, calves, a bit with llamas and chickens, and of course, with dogs and cats. Aside from dreaming about farming (again) in New Zealand, she loves to get outside and moving; be it climbing, biking, running, hiking, acro-yoga or surfing. When it’s time to come inside she loves crocheting/sewing funky things, cooking and reading.
Alida - Calgary
Alida was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. With an engineering background, she spent years working for Canadian engineering firms in Venezuela. She moved to Calgary in December 2020 with her two dogs, Sasha and Manchis, and they are loving it! She lives with her daughter, Carolina, who also is an animal lover and pet sitter with Assured! Alida is a natural animal lover, ever since she was a child she has been surrounded by rabbits, hamsters, fish, and a parrot; and in the last fifteen years, she has been a member of an organization in Venezuela that takes care of abandoned animals. With this organization, Alida has been a foster mom and has helped raise funds to assure proper care for the rescued animals until they were able to find a caring forever home.
Amariles - Calgary
Amariles was born in Mexico were she grew up on a ranch surrounded by all types of animals: tucans, monkeys, parrots, crocodiles, snakes, dogs and horses. She is an international chef and moved to Canada in 2012. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, mountain bike riding, dancing, and spending time with family, friends and her cat, Lisa, who is 15 years old!
August - Calgary
August is a freelance flutist and teacher, with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Calgary. She will be returning to school to get her Bachelor of Education in the Fall of 2017. August has two adorable bunnies named Rosie and Ted who won't stop hopping for long enough to take a picture with her. She grew up with dogs, cats, budgies, hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits, and she loves animals of all shapes and sizes!
Cara - Calgary
Born and raised in Calgary AB, Cara’s passion for animals led her to pursue a BSc in biology from Carleton University in Ottawa. Cara has worked as a field biologist on various conservation and wildlife related projects since graduating. She is currently working part time doing data entry for an environmental consulting firm while studying full time at St. Mary’s University in Calgary to pursue a Bachelor of Education. Cara hopes to teach secondary science when her degree is complete. She would like to help students find their own paths, something she is well-versed in having worked in various different industries and ultimately focusing on teaching. Cara and her roommate have two cats: Reuben (pictured), who is a rambunctious ball of energy, and Boots (a calico), who is shy at first but warms up quickly if you play fetch with her. Cara and her partner are hoping to move into a house within the next year or so and would like to adopt a dog when they do. In her spare time, Cara loves to be in the outdoors, whether that be camping, hiking, biking, or even just out walking with friends and family in the many beautiful parks we have in Calgary.
Carolina - Calgary
Born and raised in Venezuela, Carolina moved to Canada in 2011. She went to school in Kingston, ON, for her second Business Degree (she also has a Bachelor in Business Administration from Universidad Metropolitana) before moving to Calgary in 2013. She currently works in Procurement. Carolina has always loved animals and has been actively involved with different animal shelters in Venezuela and in Calgary. She fosters dogs and volunteers at AARCS (Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society). In her spare time, Carolina loves to play soccer, run around the city with her friends, go hiking on the weekends, read a good book by the river, and watch lots of sports on TV. She is also a music lover and plays the drums whenever she has a chance.
Chantelle - Calgary
Born and raised in British Columbia, Chantelle has always been an avid animal lover. She grew up with many different pets such as cows, sheep and cats! She currently works in Calgary as a Dance Studio Manager and instructor. She loves spending her free time fostering animals and hanging out with her four cats (two of which are foster fails). She loves spending her free time with animals and helping to give them the best life and she is excited to be part of the Assured Team!
Christine - Calgary
Recently returning from a six-month trip of a lifetime in South America, Christine grew up in Calgary and saw the 88 Olympics and 89 Stanley cup win. She has lived with all kinds of animals: dogs, cats, hamsters, birds, and reptiles. Christine says that animals are naturally drawn to her: anytime she is out walking, cats and dogs always want to come and say, “Hi!” Christine shares her animal healing skills, and volunteers with local animal rescues. She loves hiking, reading, baking and singing! Christine would be honored to take care of your furry family members and home: she treats what is sacred to you as sacred to her. Trust is very important to Christine and she ensures your needs and preferences are attended to. Christine says animals are the best part of life: they show us how to have fun, play, rest and love us unconditionally.
Cindy - Calgary
Cindy was born in Ottawa, Ontario but has always been an Alberta girl, having lived in and around Calgary her whole life. She is a Senior IT Project Manager and works in Health Care. Cindy is passionate in her support of the Calgary Zoo and in particular the Wilder Foundation for conservation. She also regularly donates to the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society. Cindy is a cat Mom to Missy, a 16 year-old Tuxedo who is very spoiled but very loved.
Corinne - Calgary
Corinne works as a registered massage therapist and has a degree in anthropology. She enjoys daily walks in nature, year round. An introvert by nature, Corinne enjoys crochet and online podcasts. She has three grown children, three grandchildren, and five grandpets. With a home filled with pets over the span of two decades, Corinne has cared for cats, dogs, frogs, guinea pigs and a giant angora rabbit. At present, she does not have any pets of her own but enjoys the pets of those around her. Corinne is personable and respectful, and very experienced with working in private family homes. She can be counted on to make your pet(s) comfortable, cared for and happy. She is very text saavy and expedient, so whenever you need an update on your fur family, she will be happy to give one!
Courtney - Calgary
Courtney is a professional athlete who is passionate about all types of animals! She grew up in Edmonton with various cats, dogs and birds, and has also often stayed at her grandparents’ farm and looked after the animals there. Courtney went to school in the USA on a softball scholarship, where she obtained a degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. On her travels playing softball, she has often had the chance to care for animals through host families; and has always made looking after the animals a priority, along with making them feel loved and cared for. Courtney currently has two cats who she loves and cherishes – if she had the space, she would probably have a small zoo! As an animal advocate, Courtney has always adopted animals from the SPCA and Humane Society.
Daniela - Calgary
Born in Russia and raised in Calgary, Daniela has been surrounded with big dogs, cats, and turtles since before she could even walk. With the pandemic forcing her to finish a BSc through a computer screen and the passing of her laborador retriever, she could not be happier to have her Vizsla puppy by her side. A proud “velcro mom” and recent Orange Theory enthusiast, she is now more active than ever. They often hit the trails by foot or bike, and their favorite activity is cruising through the city on roller skates. Heck, you might even catch them with a scooter in downtown YYC! The world has yet to be explored by this dynamic duo and they will not turn down the chance to take on any kind of adventure.
Eilidh - Calgary
Eilidh is a veterinary technologist from Bragg Creek, AB. She enjoys agility training with her Miniature American Shepherd, Blitzar. Eilidh currently works in the Pharmacy department for a veterinary practice, and helps with Nutrition Consultations and other client consultation appointments. In her downtime, Eilidh likes to play relaxing games like Stardew Valley and to explore Calgary's dog parks.
Elena - Calgary
Elena is currently studying to become a Registered Massage Therapist. She has been vegan for four years and vegetarian before that because of her love for all animals big and small! She has grown up with pets, including: bunnies, fish, guinea pigs, cats and dogs. She enjoys weightlifting, yoga, hiking, swimming, being in nature, painting and spending time with her loved ones.
Emily - Calgary
Emily was born and raised in Calgary, and has had a family cat or two her whole life. Currently taking a gap year, Emily will be attending Mount Royal University for a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology in the fall. Pictured here with their two cats, Charlie and Franklin, Emily spends their free time dancing, reading, and doing arts and crafts.
Emma - Calgary
Emma loves all creatures – her cats come before anything else! She cannot wait to run a farm someday so that she can rescue all the animals. If Emma could just spend her days surrounded by animals, she thinks it would be a pretty great life!
Gerda - Calgary In-Home Boarding
As a retired RN, Gerda is able to follow her passion and care for dogs in her home. Gerda has had dogs and cats most of her life and presently has two rescue dogs: Mr. Quincey, an 8-year-old Bichon Shitzu and Mr. Tucker, a 16-year-old poodle cross. Gerda’s home has a fenced yard and ample space for the dogs to play, and she offers lots of love and cuddles! She is able to take two small dogs at a time, and is also available for check-ins in the NW area.
Graham - Calgary
Graham works in the Oil and Gas engineering business, and hobbies include almost anything done outdoors, including hiking, camping, skiing, skating, etc. He has a long history with pets. Growing up, his family lived on acreages, so there were always several large dogs (usually German Shepherds) around as pets. Over the years, in addition to dogs, he’s had cats, iguanas, hedgehogs, gerbils, fish, mice and snakes, and jokingly tells people that he currently has about 1200 pets in the house (he does vermicomposting [worm composting], and that is the estimated number of worms in the composter!).
Heather Thomas - Calgary
Heather is back in her old home town of Calgary after spending 25 years in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It is the coming prospect of her first grandchild that has drawn her away from the large, hilly, green sheep farm where she has left her husband, 21 working dogs, her own elderly labrador (sadly), chickens, ducks and a large pet pig named Sigrid. Heather has raised dozens of orphan lambs and several motherless calves, and socialized countless border collie and huntaway puppies. She is a nurse, a conservationist, bird watcher and a keen reader, and she is currently studying Spanish.
Jaimy - Calgary
Jaimy was born and raised in Cologne, Germany and moved to Calgary in 2021. She is currently finishing her bachelor’s degree to become a teacher in English and Social Sciences. Jaimy has always had a love for pets, and grew up together with her cat and Labrador retriever. Next to dogs and cats, Jaimy also had fish, bunnies and hamsters as pets. In her free time, Jaimy loves to go hiking in the mountains, play softball or spend time with friends and family!
Jennifer - Calgary
Originally from the States, as a child Jennifer moved to Ontario with family and relocated to Alberta herself a decade ago. Jennifer works in a downtown Calgary law firm as a Real Estate and Corporate Law Paralegal. In her downtime she likes to run, watch movies, be outdoors and volunteer with Rabbit related organizations. A lifelong lover of all animals, Jennifer has specific experience with dogs, cats and rabbits. She cares about all animals and is fully vaccinated and ready to help you with yours!
Julija - Calgary
Hailing from a little-known country named Lithuania, Julija has enjoyed living in Calgary with her family for more than 16 years. As an online student working towards her Bachelor's Degree, she has a very flexible schedule and a willingness to provide the best animal care possible. In her spare time you can find her volunteering at AARCS, attending barre workout classes, or petting any dogs within reach. Having always grown up with different types of animals (both furry and scaly), she feels comfortable and informed dealing with various behaviours and temperaments. With previous shelter, pet-sitting, and boarding experience, you will feel at ease leaving your beloved pets with her!
Justin & Estefi - Calgary
Justin and Estefi are pet lovers of all kinds that have been pet sitting for multiple years now. Justin has been around all kinds of pets since he was a child and Estefi has been gathering experience with him since they started pet sitting as a team. In their time off, they like to travel and try out new foods, while exploring different parts of Calgary during their pet sitting bookings.
Kaitlyn - Calgary
Kaitlyn is currently in her third year at Mount Royal University, majoring in Health Science. In her spare time, she loves to go hiking, climbing and travelling. Even though, at the moment, she has no pets at home, she has always loved animals of any kind – especially cats and hedgehogs!
Kelsey M - Calgary
Kelsey has been living in the Calgary area since she was very young, and her family has always had dogs! From a Miniature Poodle to a Great Dane, Kelsey has experienced just about anything dogs can dish out! Kelsey also has experience caring for exotic pets, such as amphibians and reptiles. She also rode horses and competed in show jumping competitions for about eight years. Currently, Kelsey and her partner have a two-year-old rescue mix named Luna, whom they adopted as an eight-week-old puppy. Luna is the light of their lives! From a young age, Kelsey has been passionate about animals - that passion has never faded! She understands how important it is to ensure that our animal companions thrive and live active, healthy and happy lives. Kelsey is dedicated to continuing to grow her knowledge of pet care. Kelsey is a responsible, organized and clean individual who also understands the importance of maintaining a healthy home! Not only is it good for us humans, but it is also beneficial for our pets to live in a safe and clean environment. Kelsey will do her best to ensure that you have the ultimate peace of mind while away!
Kim - Calgary
Born and raised in Calgary Alberta, Kim’s childhood home was in the Bragg Creek area where she was surrounded by household pets and wildlife alike. Any free time she had was spent outdoors, and summers consisted of camping, hiking, and fishing. Kim has been working in the veterinarian industry since 2016 and has always felt a strong connection to animals. Besides her work, Kim has previously volunteered with "AARCS" and the Calgary Zoo, obtaining valuable hands-on experience working with domestic and exotic animals. More Recently Kim has returned to Mount Royal University to obtain a degree in Environmental Science. Currently, any free time Kim has is spent with her beloved rescue dog, "Koda".
Kristi & Alec - Calgary
Born and raised in Calgary, Kristi is a full-time pediatric interior designer and lives with her husband Alec, a cyber security analyst. Kristi and Alec are the parents to one human baby, Hunter, and two Bengal cats, Cricket and Xena. Previously, they have had dogs, cats, hedgehogs, frogs, snails and fish as pets.
Kristyn - Calgary/Vancouver
Kristyn is majoring in International Relations with a Psychology minor at the University of Calgary. She is passionate about global health and development, and enjoys hiking and playing soccer in her free time. She has been around pets from a young age and is excited to hang out with your furry (and not furry!) friends!
Lana - Calgary
Lana has tried living outside Calgary a few times, from Nova Scotia to Hawaii, but Calgary keeps pulling her back. Those mountains (not to mention family and friends) make it hard to stay
away for long. Lana has always had pets, from furry to scaly to feathery. Rescues are her thing,
especially since volunteering at the Calgary Humane Society and fostering dogs: she has seen too many pets needing a furever home. Recently retired from health administration, and
having sold properties she was managing, Lana is eager for the shift to working with animals.
Your home will be well looked after since she also has a knack for horticulture. While you’re
away, she may even knit your dog a sweater (or perhaps a little cozy for your snake??).
Laurel - Calgary
Laurel is currently in her third year at Mount Royal University, majoring in Health Science. She plans to continue on to optometry after she finishes her undergraduate degree. When she’s not at school, you would probably find her outdoors, climbing, hiking or camping. While Laurel does not currently have any furry friends at home, she loves animals of all shapes and sizes. She is also very passionate about travelling, and hopes to travel the world one day!
Lisa - Calgary
Lisa is a native Calgarian and animal lover. She has had all kinds of pets throughout her life, including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and many others. Over the years, she has worked in schools and also volunteered with animal organizations to provide humane education. Lisa enjoys gardening, and her current pets include rabbits, budgies and a feral cat with kittens. Now that her children are grown (and with animals of their own), she is ready for a more flexible lifestyle which includes helping others with their animal and home care needs.
Matthew - Calgary
Matthew is a music teacher, a lover of adventure and of all earth's creatures. Originally from Ontario he was called to the West by the prospects of work and is finding a new home here. Matthew has years of experience working and volunteering as a house and pet sitter, with times ranging from a month in a cabin in the woods taking care of an old long-haired cat named Abbie, to spending weeks downtown Ottawa taking care of his brother's 100lb German Shepherd. He loves animals and is happy to be a part of the Assured Team.
Marie - Calgary
Marie came to Calgary from Montreal 12 years ago and fell in love with the city and nature that surrounds it: especially the mountains! She loves the number of parks and scenic routes in Calgary and finds it extremely impressive. Marie enjoys walking and hiking all year round and swimming in the summer. She loves animals, and has had a lot of experience with dogs, cats and even ferrets. Marie loves to have dogs as companions on her walks. She grew up with birds (budgies and canaries), bunnies, hedgehogs and cats. Once a college instructor, now she is a freelance data analyst and online tutor specializing in college Statistics and Mathematics.
Marnie - Calgary
Marnie was born and raised in Canmore and moved with her family to Calgary 19 years
ago. She has owned her own business for almost 15 years and has numerous
clients with pets ranging from a miniature Yorkie to Shepherds, to cats and
virtually everything in between. Growing up, Marnie always had a houseful of animals
(mainly cats) and loved every minute of it! She currently has two dogs, Jezzie and
Lucie, who love to get outside and play, especially in the snow! Marnie is a firm believer that all animals, big or small, are lovable and enrich our lives. All of her animals have been from rescues and she routinely supports AARCS and the Meow Foundation. Marnie loves meeting new animals and enjoys the challenge of figuring out their individual personalities. She looks forward to all the sloppy kisses and cat cuddles!!
Matthew & Silver - Calgary
Matthew and Silver are avid pet lovers and currently have a black Maine Coon Mix named Kilva. Matthew grew up in Strathmore, 40km east of Calgary, and was raised in a dog family. He had five dogs growing up, from big to small! Currently, Matthew works as a pharmacy intern in Calgary. Conversely, Silver grew up in a cat family with a special big love towards black cats. Silver is currently an online student with a flexible schedule. Both Matthew and Silver are coffee enthusiasts, and on their weekends, love to go out trying different cafes.
Megan - Calgary
Megan is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Education degree in Calgary, after completing a music degree at the University of Victoria. She is happy to be home in the Rocky Mountains, where she loves to spend time hiking, kayaking and snowshoeing. She has a great love for all animals, having grown up with dogs, fish and bearded dragons. As well as outdoor activities, Megan is very excited about growing vegetables in her garden, hanging out with her dogs, and baking yummy treats in the kitchen.
Nattacha & Smith - Calgary
Nattacha and Smith moved to Calgary from Thailand. Nattacha is an aspiring photographer, and Smith is a Business Administration student at SAIT. They both are animal enthusiasts who grew up with animals along their side their whole life, separately and together. They are great with dogs, cats, hamsters and fish, as well as experienced with chickens and roosters. They are also open to caring for snakes and chameleons. They have one furry family member, Hargao, a nine year old super energetic Jack Russell Terrier, who is currently waiting in Thailand to come to their new home here.
Neil - Calgary
Neil was born in Lethbridge, Alberta. He grew up loving animals of every kind. During summertime at the family cabin in B.C., if Neil was not off in the woods looking for frogs and Garter snakes, he was in the lake snorkeling with the fish or playing with the family dogs. When not at work, Neil can be found enjoying the hockey game in the winter months, and beekeeping (a new project!) in the summer months.
Oleg - Calgary
Oleg is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Calgary but has lived and worked in Western Canada, Europe and the Middle East. His love and care for animals has made him the go-to pet and house sitter amongst friends and family. During his free time, Alec enjoys rock climbing, hiking and cycling in the Canadian Rockies.
Pietro - Calgary
Pietro is a full-time student at the University of Calgary, with the goal of attending Medical School. In his home country, Italy, he had a dog, three cats and fish. Pietro has a lot of experience with animals, including administering medication (even when they do not want it!), as well as with aggressive behaviour in dogs. He is looking forward to getting to know and taking care of your pets!
Sai & Brandon - Calgary
Sai was born in central Thailand in the province of Lopburi, and her husband, Brandon, was born and raised in Canada. Sai came to Canada in 2016 and has worked as a nanny/caregiver since coming to Calgary, and Brandon works as an attendant at the Porsche dealership. Both Sai and Brandon have had pets all their lives, with Sai’s pets being dogs and Brandon’s being fish and hamsters. They enjoy travelling and being outside – whether it be a walk around the neighbourhood or a hike in the mountains!
Sam - Calgary
Originally from Southern Ontario, Sam moved to Calgary in 2020 and works for the federal government. She has grown up with cats and large dogs her whole life, and now has one rescue cat. In her spare time, Sam loves to be travelling, camping, and staying active in the mountains.
Sara - Calgary
Sara is a market analyst in the financial sector and loves animals of all kind. She has grown up with cats and dogs her whole life, and now has two rescue dogs and three tree frogs! Sara and her partner often pet sit for friends and family and always enjoy spending time with animals. Sara loves bouldering, spin classes, yoga, mountain biking and spending time outdoors. On top of that, she loves to bake and enjoys a good book. Sara works from home most days and is excited to be surrounded by even more furry friends!
Steph - Calgary
Meet Steph! Her home base is Calgary, however, she loves to explore the globe and is always looking forward to a new adventure. Most of her days are spent in her classroom where she is surrounded by energetic and creative eight-year-old students. Teaching is a passion for Steph and she is always trying to ensure her students feel safe and empowered. She is a lover of all animals but holds a special place in her heart for dogs. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, baking, reading, gardening, and exploring new places.
Tiffany - Calgary
Tiffany is a native Calgarian and exotic pet enthusiast. A Clinical Research Consultant by day, she spends her nights lavishing attention on her three adorable bunnies Pumpkin, Cookie and Oreo. She is renowned in her social circles for her ability to binge Netflix and kitty cuddling prowess while volunteering at her local no-kill cat shelter.
Titia - Calgary
Titia was born and raised in the Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in 1979. She has lived in Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan and in China. Titia is retired from the health care industry, and enjoys going for walks, during which she is often joined by her friend and her friend’s dog. She enjoys skiing, hiking, camping and several sports. Responsible and energetic, Titia looks forward to looking after your pets!
Toni - Calgary
Toni is currently a Nursing student at Mount Royal University. During the summer, she works full time as an emergency and surgery VTA at an animal hospital, then switches to part time once the school year starts. When she's not studying or working, she likes to read, dance, bake, and snuggle animals.
Varya - Calgary
As a child, Varya would always bring home stray kittens, but some how they always seemed to be rehomed by her mother. When she was five her grandmother gave her mother chicks for Easter – her parents built a coop for them on the balcony, and in the summer the not-so-little chickens and rooster would move to live in the countryside. Her first dog was a mighty rottweiler that she had in her life for 13 years. With the big move to Canada in 1999, the family could not bring their beloved dog with them, but were able to bring their beautiful cat, Vova. After a couple of years in Canada, they decided to get a chocolate lab. His name was Phil and he was their sunshine for many years. Now Varya is a lucky mom of two amazing boys, age 8 and 5. They love exploring nature together.
Viktoriia & Kate - Calgary
Viktoriia and Kate recently moved to Canada from Ukraine and immediately fell in love with the beautiful nature and people. Viktoriia loves helping people choose cosmetics and works at Sephora. Katerina works in the field of marketing. Since they had to leave their pets behind in the Ukraine, they would be happy to share their love with your pets. The girls love to travel and explore the cuisine of different countries.
Vitaly - Calgary
Vitaly comes from Zaporozhye, Ukraine, and came to Canada in early 2023. He has had pets his whole life, with a Labrador, Mel, being called his best friend for the past 12 years. In the Ukraine, Vitaly was a member of two animal shelters, which he loved very much. Whenever his friends have travelled on vacation, he has stayed with their pets. He has also worked as a pet sitter in Switzerland! Vitaly is a hairdresser who loves sports, listening to music and travelling. One day, he hopes to drive the whole of Canada!
Karla - Cochrane/Calgary
Born and raised in Alberta, Karla spends her time writing, while snuggling in with a furry companion. She has published a book of poetry and is working on novel-length fiction and screenplays with elements of fantasy and science fiction. As a lover of animals, Karla enjoys filling in the time an owner is away with constant companionship for the pets in the place where they are most comfortable. Besides writing and animals, she loves puzzles and can be found challenging herself with Room Escapes and strategic board games.
Colleen - Cochrane
Colleen is the mother of our co-owner, Andrew, and resides in Cochrane, AB. Colleen has a degree in Communications and Culture, with a minor in Psychology, and puts it to use in one of the local Elementary Schools. In addition to her love for animals, Colleen enjoys commuting on her bike and hiking with her family.
Heather K - Cochrane
Heather is a retired nurse who grew up in Saskatchewan. As a child, she always had cats as pets and also had a German Shepard for several years. For the last 25 years, her and her husband have had one or two cats as part of the family. Heather is now retired and travelling a lot, so does not have pets of her own. She gets her "doggie fix" by talking to and petting friendly dogs that she meets, with their owners, along the river path where she walks every morning. The dog's excitement to be petted by a "new friend" always makes her smile. Besides animals, Heather also enjoys hiking, canoeing, snow shoeing, x-country skiing, yoga, and she plays the alto saxophone in a concert band and with a duet partner. Heather loves reading and cooking for friends and family.
Donna - Carstairs In-Home Boarding
Born and raised in Alberta, Donna is the grandmother of co-owner, Amanda. She is a retired teacher and has also been employed with Statistics Canada. As a child, Donna spent her summer months with her Grandparents helping at their farm east of Edmonton, where her love of all animals blossomed and grew. She has spent her married years living in beautiful Rural Alberta with her cherished canine, feline and equine companions. Recently relocated to small-town-living, Donna resides in Carstairs with a wonderful dog and two cats. Donna’s home is located on a pond, with a beautiful backyard complete with secure chain link fencing. She welcomes your special small, furry family member into her loving, calm and responsible care while you are away! Prior to joining the Assured team, Donna has frequently cared for dogs of family and friends – her niece even calls her home ‘ Doggies Club Med’. Donna also enjoys gardening, bird watching, developing her yard for native bees and is becoming an avid reader.
Adam - Edmonton
An Edmonton based performer, Adam is loving the varied climate of Alberta, comfortable in both sandal and snowshoe weather. A dog at heart, and lover of all pets, Adam works as an actor in film and theatre. You might see him in a commercial or short film! But mostly as a clown, trained at the University of Alberta, and performing physical theatre all over North America, but always coming back to beautiful Alberta!
Ashley - Edmonton
Having spent three years caring for at risk youth before moving to Edmonton, Ashley has found it difficult to settle in completely now that she does not have any humans to care for. So, the logical solution: to care for some furry friends! Ashley grew up with cats and dogs, and has also spent a fair amount of time around her friends’ pets, including: hedgehogs, snakes, ferrets and lizards. Since moving to Edmonton, Ashley has been working at a local spa downtown.
Bailey - Edmonton
Bailey is a professional makeup artist and costume maker working mostly in theatre, having started out in cosplay as a self-taught sewer. Growing up, she spent lots of time on her grandpa's farm, helping to bottle-feed calves and taking care of chickens. She has spent over 5 years pet sitting for family and close relatives, from cats and dogs, to even a prize-winning pet rabbit! She likes to say she is a single mother to two rowdy sons: her cockatiel, Victor and hedgehog, Hoss! Bailey says that getting to know all these different animals and learning their unique personalities has been a treasure, and she has come to love and appreciate many different species from scales to fur.
Felicity - Edmonton
Felicity is an Edmonton born and raised artist and writer, who works part time at a downtown bouldering gym and cafe. Her life has always included animal friends: house rabbits, hamsters, dogs, cats and canaries! In her free time, she likes climbing, drinking lattes, open mic performances, and of course, cuddling the gym puppies!
Jill - Edmonton
Gillian was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She has been an avid animal lover since the age of 5 and has been called the “pet whisperer” amongst her friends and family. Furry, feathered or finned, Gillian has a knack for understanding animals and treating them with care and compassion. Gillian lives with an 8-year old sealpoint ragdoll, a 13-year old grey tabby, a 3-year old Dutch blue peach faced lovebird, and a 1-year old Australian Cinnamon lovebird!
Kira - Edmonton
Kira is fascinated with dogs and their unique human bonds. Did you know that dogs are the first domesticated animal? Arguably humans and dogs domesticated each other, but that is a fight for the academics. Speaking of, Kira spent her Bachelor’s and Masters’ at the University of Alberta obsessing over dogs, old and young. She even travelled through Europe and Russia understanding how we bonded with dogs in the ancient past. But this is just academic experience; Kira’s day-to-day focuses heavily on her Heinz 57 agility-dog, takes biweekly care of her and her brother’s cat, and casually cares for the chinchilla she left with her parents to adore. Mostly for fun, she performs roles as a Standardized Patient, which if you have never heard of, please kindly find episode 172 of Seinfeld, “The Burning”. No, she has no idea where she is going in her life, but hey, making sure your pets have a great day while you are away is a pretty sweet place to be!
Mellissa - Edmonton
Mellissa is a dedicated fur friend and humanitarian! She has been watching many different pet species off and on for more than 10 years, and currently has a kitty and a rabbit in her own fur family. All the pets Mellissa has had in her adult life have been rescues. She is experienced in caring for pets with health issues, and if she had the funds and space, she would most likely build an animal sanctuary! That being said, she currently lives in a tiny apartment and so she works through Assured to get her pet fix :)
Renée - Edmonton/Calgary
A passionate animal lover who hates the thought of you having to put your pets in a kennel with other pets; Renée is a firm believer of keeping pets in their familiar environment when the owners need to leave them. Renée is a semi-retired commercial interior designer who has been pet sitting for more than 8 years, not only in Alberta, but also overseas. She feels it is a treat to care for animals as she does not have any pets of her own. Renée is an avid traveller who loves to explore the arts, paint and create sculptures to stimulate her creativity and curiosity.
Steven - Edmonton
Born and raised in Calgary, Steven has always been an animal lover. He grew up with a black lab, a miniature schnauzer, hamsters, fish and a snake. He now makes his home in Edmonton, where he works as an actor and music director, and is the proud owner of a schnauzer cross.
Urvashi - Edmonton
Urvashi is a Grant MacEwan University graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, holding a Chartered Insurance Professional designation and working in the Commercial Insurance Industry. Since she was a little girl, she has had a soft spot for cats and puppies. Five years ago, Urvashi brought home a mischievous, high-energy ragdoll kitten named Leo, who she absolutely adores and cannot imagine her life without! Ever since Leo became a part of her life, Urvashi truly understood how pets can so easily become such a close member of a family household. Urvashi loves cuddling, playing and taking her furball on short walks with his harness. In her free time, Urvashi focuses on improving her health by working out at the gym and reading self-improvement books. In addition to cats, Urvashi has become accustomed to small dogs. Three years ago, her boyfriend brought home a sweet miniature Dachshund puppy named Beamer. Urvashi has interacted with Beamer on countless occasions, even babysitting him while her boyfriend has been away. She is very excited to meet your special fur babies and to give them loads of love and attention!
Anna - Leduc
Anna was born in Poland and came to Canada with her family when she was 11 years old. She has worked in sales and customer service for the past 20 years, and lives on a farm outside of Edmonton in Leduc County – it is her Zen place! Anna’s life revolves around her teenage son, two cats and border collie. She loves going for long walks with her dog, biking and gardening. Anna cannot wait to come home from work for my cuddles from her fur babies (cats). Her son and her fur babies are her happiness – they bring her the most joy!
Isabelle - Lethbridge
Born and raised in Calgary, AB, Isabelle is halfway through a Psychology degree at the University of Lethbridge, with an ultimate goal of Medical school. Isabelle loves helping people and animals alike; and loves all animals no matter how big or small. Her family currently has an 8-year-old dog named Milo who is super energetic, but also as big a fan of cuddles as she is! Isabelle is awaiting the day that she is out on her own and able to get a cat and a leopard gecko. She spends most of her free time with friends and family, but also enjoys embroidery, table top games and swimming.
Celine - Kelowna
Celine has been a lifelong animal lover, and has owned and cared for a variety of pets, including fish, hamsters, birds, and dogs. Born in Edmonton, raised in Calgary, and having recently moved to Kelowna with their two cats, Andromeda and Oberon, and a scorpion, they are looking forward to becoming familiar with the Okanagan Valley. In addition to completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, they enjoy spending their time cooking (and eating) delicious food, dabbling in various arts, and listening to podcasts.
Daelik - Kelowna
Daelik has been an animal lover all of his life, and over the years he has raised two cats and three dogs. Originally from Northern Ontario, Daelik moved to British Columbia in 1990. He lived in Vancouver for 30 years before moving to Kelowna in 2021. Daelik was a professional dance artist for almost 30 years, which
included directing a non-profit dance company for 17 years. Working in the arts gave Daelik the opportunity to travel across Canada, the United States and Europe. In 2019 Daelik retired from dance and became a certified dog trainer. When not being obsessed with dogs, Daelik enjoys discovering new places for coffee and food, reading speculative fiction, and riding his bike around the city.
Rachel - Kelowna
Rachel is an animal enthusiast. A former elite athlete with a business degree, she works at a pet resort, coaches softball pitching, and draws plans for her family construction company. When not working on her current venture you’ll find her exploring, meeting new people, being outdoors, practicing yoga or meditating! Rachel believes that every living thing is love, and deserves our fullest attention at that present moment. Living a non-traditional life results in no pets of her own, sadly, so she looks forward to meeting your furry loved ones and loving them like they deserve!
Susanne - Kelowna
A long time resident of the Okanagan, Susanne is an avid outdoor enthusiast. Her joy for animals, gardening and cooking keep her busy now that her children are grown. Peaceful, purposeful living round out Susanne’s time.
Brian & Megan - Vancouver
Brian and Megan are an adventurous, animal loving couple. Brian is originally from Hamilton, ON, he moved to Alberta in 2008 to pursue his career in the Canadian Armed Forces. Megan is born and raised in Edmonton, and is a Licensed Optician. Growing up they both had several family pets of all species and varieties whom they loved and cared for. Megan used to volunteer at the SPCA as a dog walker. Now she takes care of her parents' pets whenever they travel. Brian and Megan have been happily married for three years and are parents to three bengal cats; Zara, Snophee and Phoenix, as well as to two ball pythons, Krypty-Krytch and Guccidorah. They look forward to meeting and caring for your beloved pets - no matter how exotic they may be!
Colleen - Vancouver
Having completed a university degree in Life Sciences in Ontario, Colleen returned to Calgary for a while and has now transplanted to Vancouver! Her passions include public health, plants, good hiking trails, chai tea, and of course, animals. She has had pets her entire life - dogs, cats, and even a few rabbits, and believes a family is best completed with some sort of animal companion. She loves spending time with animals of all kinds and is always excited to make a new furry friend!
Shakiba & Elliot - Vancouver
Shakiba and Elliot are a pet loving couple who live in Vancouver. Elliot is a children’s basketball coach and enjoys snuggling up with his 7 year old chihuahua, Biggie Smalls, in his free time, as well as staying active. Elliot grew up in Calgary and would often stay at his grandmother’s farm in Cochrane, helping out with the animals. Shakiba is born and raised in Vancouver, and is half Persian and half Colombian, she also speaks Farsi and Spanish. She is a lifeguard and swim instructor. Although she doesn’t have any pets at home, she has a huge sweet spot for animals and has always jumped at the opportunity to take care of and walk her neighbour’s pets growing up. She also spends a lot of time snuggling with Biggie in her free time and working with children is another big passion of hers. They are both very excited to get to meet you and your furry (or not) loved ones!
Sue - Vancouver & Calgary
Sue has a deep love for animals - all animals - but particularly dogs and cats, because they are our children, our playmates, our confidantes and sometimes even our spirit guides. Sue completely respects the love that people have for their pets and does her best to duplicate that love when she is responsible for them. She is a retired physician and a singer songwriter musician. Sue has lived most recently in Nicaragua, and thinks that traveling, especially to a completely different culture, is a worthy adventure. She is grateful to be a thinking, feeling and creating human on the planet.
Tudor and Anika - Victoria
Tudor and Anika are a couple from Calgary who both love animals! Tudor is currently working at the University of Calgary and Anika is finishing her degree in nursing. In their free time, they love to spend time outdoors (hiking, skiing, climbing), as well as spend time with their family, friends, and dogs.
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We look forward to meeting you and your fur babies soon!