"Providing the love and care that your home and pets deserve!"

Meet Our Team!

Amanda and Andrew began Assured Home and Pet Care in 2010, and incorporated in 2017. Assured has grown into a full team of animal-loving individuals serving Calgary and surrounding areas (e.g., Cochrane and Strathmore), Edmonton, Kelowna and Vancouver! Fully insured and bonded, all of the pet sitters of Assured Home and Pet Care do their utmost to provide quality, caring, loving and responsible pet sitting services. Furthermore, the majority of our pet sitters have been certified in Pet First Aid through the Walks n' Wags training program!

Amanda (Calgary-based Owner)

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!

Andrew (Yellowknife-based Owner)

Born in Cochrane, AB, Andrew is a well-traveled percussionist. When not on the road with some of Calgary's finest musical artists, Andrew can be found teaching percussion workshops in various schools throughout the city. A new resident to the city of Edmonton, Andrew is settling in and setting-up shop for us up there! In addition to a busy schedule filled with music and animals, Andrew loves to be outdoors: fly fishing, and ice, rock and alpine climbing in the Rockies.

Hana (Senior Manager) - Calgary 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.
Beverly (Manager) - Calgary

Beverly is a student at Mount Royal University in the Bachelor of Arts-History degree program with minors in Political Science and Geography. Upon completion she will be attending the University of Calgary for the Bachelor of Education-Consecutive (after degree) program. She loves all animals, big and small, and also loves to play soccer and travel.

Candice (Manager) - 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.

Jess (Manager) - Calgary

Jess is a PhD student in the Department of English at the U of C. When she isn't reading or writing, she relieves her academic stress by snuggling animals, knitting, and having adventures. She also eats copious amounts of cake and peanut butter cups!

Kit (Manager) - 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.
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!
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.
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.

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!

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.

Chelsea - Calgary Chelsea is a PhD student in Epidemiology at the University of Calgary. She loves wall climbing, baking, reading, and traveling. She grew up with many pets, including dogs, cats, frogs, and even a salamander. She mainly works from home and loves having fuzzy workmates.
Colleen T - Calgary

Colleen recently returned home to Calgary after finishing a university degree in Life Sciences in Ontario. 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!

Courtney A - 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.
Elaine - 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.
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.
Elizabeth - Calgary

Currently an administrative assistant, Elizabeth has also worked at the Calgary Public Library and co-owned a second hand bookstore. Elizabeth has loved and owned cats all her life. She has also been a pawrent to a Toy Pomeranian. For the past six years, she has volunteered at outreaches for ARF, and has learned much more about medium to large size dogs. Besides furry friends, Elizabeth also enjoys the theatre, reading books, hockey (usually at playoff time) and bird watching.

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!).

Hayley - 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 T - 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!

Isabelle - Calgary

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.

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!

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!

Marc - Calgary Marc moved to Calgary from Ontario January 2022 for work as a lawyer. He misses his family corgis, Moose and Tilly, and would love the chance to make some new furry friends! He has a love of animals, having grown up with a variety of pets such as cats, dogs, fish, small birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, small lizards and one rabbit. In his spare time, he practices muay thai, teaches himself acoustic guitar and hopes to get into the Calgary community theatre scene. (Pictured: Tilly)
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.
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. 

Melissa - 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.

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.
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!

Renata - Calgary

Renata has been a pet lover all her life. She loves to spend time with domesticated 4-leggers who bring such joy into people's lives. Animals have such pure unconditional love and are a precious gift in life. Professionally, Renata is a Data Geek: data engineer, data analyst, data governance professional.   Her focus is on quality data and the critical impact that data can have on an enterprise's operational and strategic plans. With a career spent in report creation, Renata has been blessed with the knowledge of obstacles and the proven ability to drive forward programs to improve critical data to a desired level of quality. Personally, she has been blessed with three wonderful grandchildren, who engage in all the activities that she enjoyed as a child: cycling, hiking and playing with animals.

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!

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!
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!

Varya - Calgary Varya was born in Moscow, Russia in 1985. As a child she 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.
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.

Kelsey T - Cochrane Kelsey was born and raised in Saskatoon and moved to Calgary in February 2018. She works full time as a kinesiologist and played 5 years of Huskie basketball with the University of Saskatchewan. Kelsey loves to spend her time outdoors playing fastball, hiking, playing games and staying active. She grew up with both cats and dogs in the household.
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.

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!

Brenda - Kelowna

Brenda is a Master Herbalist and animal lover. She has done everything from waitress to engineering drafter, but her real love is helping people help themselves through herbs, crystals, energy work, breathing and meditation. Her earliest memories are around pestering her mother for a cat and she has always welcomed animals of all kinds into her life. Her favourite activities are walking and horseback riding.

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.
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!

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!
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!
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!

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