Although born and raised in Las Vegas, my siblings and I didn't grow up in the stereotypical Vegas household. We shared our home with a horse, numerous dogs and cats, rabbits, ducks, chickens, and even a raccoon named Bandit. As a result, these childhood experiences helped me realize animals were, and still are, a huge source of comfort for me.
Feeling the pull to serve my community, I joined LVMPD as an officer in 1988 and eventually rose to the rank of lieutenant. After twenty years, it was time to retire and pursue other passions. Having a life-long love of photography, it was only natural to begin selling my work. I immersed myself in landscape and wildlife photography and became internationally published. I'm passionate about learning, so I returned to college and obtained a psychology degree with an emphasis on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. Additionally, I completed a year long study at Canyon Ridge Christian Church and served as a biblical counselor. Today, I volunteer with the Crisis Text Line by supporting those struggling with life issues.
Realizing I can merge my desire to serve others with my love for animals, I opened The Dog Sitter as a solo pet caregiver in May 2015. I am a Certified
Professional Pet Sitter through Pet Sitter's International, pet CPR and pet first aid certified, and routinely participate in ongoing training related to the pet field. Today, I'm surrounded by a rockin' team of six who possess a wealth of knowledge, experiences, and passion for animals. Together we proudly service 190 families and conduct 450 visits a month.
When not visiting pets or running the business, you can find me with family and friends hanging out and enjoying good food, exploring the Southern Utah mountains, or catching a Vegas Golden Knights game. I'm married to a pretty cool LVMPD traffic sergeant, have three beautiful children, two spunky grandkids, and two giant dogs named Clyde and Axle.
Life is indeed good.
Hello, my name is Jacqie and I am a true animal lover. I was born and raised in Las Vegas. A lot of people ask me how I got into working in the animal world and I always say that it’s in my blood. I have 2 aunts and 1 uncle who are veterinarians and a mother and father who always believed in helping unwanted animals find love.
I grew up in a house full of different types of animals from dogs and cats to fish and rats. We adopted our first dog before I was even one, a small puppy that had been abandoned in the desert sick with the parvo virus. Through love and dedication my parents were able to save his life. From that point on all animals were welcome in our house and I have continued that mentality throughout my life rescuing abandoned and unwanted animals. I started working in the animal world in 2004 after graduating from high school splitting my time between a spay / neuter group and a low cost veterinary clinic. I fell in love with helping animals and their humans.
I've worked in different aspects of the animal world including in veterinary hospitals helping in exam rooms, performing dental procedures, assisting in surgeries, booking appointments, and cleaning, caring and loving for hospitalized patients. I worked at an animal shelter trying to calm and soothe frightened animals and helping them to try and find a new caring loving home. I also worked at a continuing education facility with the top veterinarians in their field training others in the newest techniques they themselves developed. I'm experienced in basic pet training to fear free handling techniques to medication administration just to name a few.
When I'm not helping take care of animals, my husband and I love to explore the outdoors, whether hiking at Red Rock or Mount Charleston, on a white water rafting adventure, or traveling to different countries.
I too was born and raised in Las Vegas and have always been an animal lover. Although my family seemed to gravitate towards large breeds, we were open to any that needed a human. At a young age, I shared my home with eight rescues, all Rottweilers! I loved every one of them. I'm certain this is when I knew I'd always have dogs in my life.
I currently have five rescues: Thorne the Pitbull, Rose the Thai Ridgeback, Sonny the Mastiff, Manolo the Min-Pin, and Chico the Chihuahua. As you can tell, I keep every dog I find and spend time with each teaching them tricks, how to swim, etc. I also have two rescue parakeets named Kiwi and Louie.
I'm so excited that I get to work with all types and breeds of animals. I look forward to meeting yours!
My name is Shannon and I have always had a passion for animals. I grew up in Las Vegas where I have had several opportunities in different fields, but caring for animals has always been my favorite. There has always been a cat in every home I've lived in. Currently I have four, one being a leash trained Bengal. I also have a cattle dog mix that I've trained on my own and is my sidekick on lots of adventures.
In my free time I enjoy hiking, painting, and relaxing with friends and family. I promise I will give your pets unconditional love and care and treat them as if they were my own.
In 2016, my family and I had three puppies and needed the services of a professional
pet sitter. I connected with The Dog Sitter, LLC and have been a devoted client ever since. Being particular about my furry families routine, I was impressed with their professionalism and the love and attention they gave my sweet babies. I'd always had puppies in my life and thought that it was a pretty cool job. So when my youngest started school, I contacted them. The rest, as we say, is history!
I primarily handle our daily potty break services. Some of our clients have been with us for years and I have developed close, personal relationships with my four-legged clients. I love going to my client's home and being greeted at the door by a pup who flops on the floor and exposes their underside in anticipation of some belly rubs. Recently, I started working behind the scenes in the office. Duties include scheduling client services, issuing keys to the pet caregivers, and coordinating training for our team.
When I'm not visiting our clients or working in the office, my girls keep me very busy with all their activities. We have three puppies: Zoey, Marley and Rooney. We also have a talking parrot named Rico. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, reading, going to the gym, spending time with my husband and family, and playing fetch with my dogs.
Daisy, our beloved golden retriever, was a client with The Dog Sitter, LLC. When she passed passed away in 2016, I found pet sitting to be a way to continue enjoying animals. I love spending time with our fur-clients!
My family also fosters dogs through Dogs on Deployment. Dogs on Deployment allows servicemen to have their animals fostered while on a deployment rather than having to rehome them. This allows me to help our country's service members, as well as provide a safe and loving home to a dog or cat.
When I am not pet sitting, I spend lots of time with my family traveling, reading, watching true crime mysteries, and running. Lots and lots of running. Additionally, my 4 yr old son keeps me on my toes with activities and constant questions. I'm pleased to say I am slowing passing my love for animals on to the little guy.
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I was born and raised in Las Vegas, but currently reside in Phoenix, Arizona where I am in my senior year majoring in counseling with an emphasis on substance abuse and addictions. After graduaton in Spring 2019, I plan to pursue my doctorate degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Behavioral Analysis. I started working for The Dog Sitter, LLC as a pet caregiver in 2015. When I headed off to college, I was offered the position of Virtual Assistant. From my apartment 4.5 hours from Vegas, I send out client confirmations and notifications as well as maintain The Dog Sitter, LLC's social media presence on Facebook and Instagram. I always look forward to returning to Las Vegas for holidays and summers as I get to see all my four-legged clients. I also work part time at Steve Madden shoes and I volunteer for Crisis Text Line.
In addition to my passion to better our mental health system, I am a little crazy about animals. Having grown up with dogs, cats, and birds, any animal which crosses my path gets lots of pets, hugs, and hellos. Frequently, you can find me at the local adoption spot or pet store checking out the animals and making sure they get lots of love. I especially have a soft spot for dogs and all the hard luck stories out there.
My final point: whoever said dog is a (wo)man's best friend was spot on!