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OUR PROFESSIONAL PET NANNY TEAM

All our pet nannies complete an extensive interview process, pass a federal background check and join the team as employees plus are continually trained while working for us. You can rely on us to provide you with quality service or receive a 100% refund if dissatisfied.

Owner-Antigone and Director of Love and Fun-Chance
FOUNDER/OWNER & DIRECTOR OF LOVE AND FUN

Antigone Killingstad

If you are not familiar with the play by the same name, my name is pronounced “an-tig-uh-nee” or click here to listen to it pronounced on dictionary.com. My name means “in place of a mother” in Greek which describes perfectly the reason I started TAILored Pet Services. I know pets are important family members and I wanted to provide a motherly substitute to the furry babies in my care. 

Born and raised in Western Washington, my love for animals evolved at a young age. I began informally pet sitting for friends and neighbors at age 10 (39 years ago). Growing up, my house was always filled with dogs and walking them became part of the normal family routine!

I worked in the newspaper industry for ten years before deciding I wanted to help make a difference in the lives of others. In 2004, I began working with numerous local non-profit organizations: Providence Hospice & Home Care, Village Theatre, the Snohomish County Center for Battered Women (now named Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County), Housing Hope and Cocoon House. After 5 years of working with agencies helping homeless people, I realized I wanted to work with animals so I traded my slacks/loafers for jeans/sneakers and started a dog walking and pet services company. I continue to make a difference in my community by taking part in events to support animal welfare organizations like the Animal Rescue Foundation of Everett, NOAH, Save A Mutt and Old Dog Haven.

MEET THE TEAM

Our Pet Nannies are the heart of Tailored Pet Services (TPS). Because of their importance to our company, TPS is dedicated to finding and hiring the best professional team members.

Ashley, Dog Walker In 98201/98203

Ashley

Everett 98201/98203 dog walker

Meet Ashley!

They have lived with animals for as long as they can remember, having had multiple cats at home and a lifelong friend with a family farm. Animals (and cats in particular) have been a constant presence and grounding relationship through many moves and difficulties. They currently have a black cat named Buffy (the-too-scared-of-everything-to-be-a-vampire-slayer) and, as a tabletop RPG player, often refer to her as a familiar because animal companions are awesome.

Over the years Ashley has done a lot of informal/volunteer pet sitting for family and friends. After trying on a variety of jobs, they are thrilled to have a chance to work with animals in a more professional capacity. They are looking forward to getting to know you and your pet(s) to help you live your best lives.

Chantelle, dog walker

Chantelle

Everett 98208, Mill Creek/Bothell 98012 dog walker

Meet Chantelle!

She was born and raised in the PNW but spent the last 13 years traveling in the US and eventually the world. She thrives on the constant change, new place/people/work. But even in the midst of constant change, she believes you’ll always find your way to the things you love. For her, those things include hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, canyoneering, kayaking and DOGS!

Over the years, she has hiked 1000s of miles in 26 states, spent 130+ nights in the backcountry and summited 26 mountains. In between, she found time to volunteer at many Humane Societies where she felt the work as rewarding as any summit. While living in Thailand, she also volunteered with a small group of people focused on the rescue, rehabilitation, sterilization and vaccination of the many stray dogs and cats in the city.

After traveling solo for so long, she’s acutely aware of just how important our bonded relationship (both 2 and 4 legged) are to us. She recently moved back to the PNW with the sole focus of rebuilding a foundation based on those relationships and firmly planting herself in positions to express her loves/passions.

How does Tailored Pet Services fit into her plan? She’s excited and truly honored to spend her time combining everything she loves into one opportunity. She does not take this responsibility lightly and promises your pets will be more than well taken care of. She looks forward to easing the stresses in both her human and furry clients’ lives.

Christina, dog walker

Christina

Everett 98201 & 98203 dog walker

Meet Christina!

Growing up in the Northwest, her passion for animals started at a young age with the county 4-H program where she first learned the basics of proper dog handling and leadership. After high school, she decided to take her passion for animals and go to a veterinary technician program at a local college. She ended up realizing my interests aligned more with dog behavior and started a dog walking position at a dog training company.

Through that company, she walked dogs and started to apprentice under the lead trainer and eventually ended up becoming a trainer herself. She became very attached to her new four legged friends and their owners and enjoyed developing what are still long lasting friendships with them years later. Her ultimate joy is being outdoors with her own dogs Gus (1 year old Pembroke corgi) and Freya (9 year old Belgian malinois) and client dogs.

In her spare time, she’s an avid reader and also enjoy baking, drawing, painting and music.

Nyx and Jennifer (Everett 98208 and Mill Creek/Bothell 98012 Dog Walker)

Leaha

Cat Sitter/Photographer

Meet Leaha!

Our family always had animals growing up. From Great Danes/wiener dogs to rabbits/hamsters. Animals have always had a special place in my heart, and with the way they are capable of loving us unconditionally, I feel in some ways they are more evolved than humans.

I currently live with my son and three cats, and life is never boring for us. I love photographing animals and will often be seen with a camera in hand, never wanting to miss a photo opportunity. When I’m not capturing still shots of furry beasts and scenic landscapes, I’m making funny cat TikTok videos.

Working in a profession that revolves around animals is really a dream come true for me, and having the opportunity to spend time with other people’s pets gives me great joy!

Patricia, back-up dog walker

Patricia

Back-up Dog Walker

Meet Patricia!

Patricia grew up in a military family moving every two years – the one constant, and best friend, was her dog, Topsy. The relationship was the start of a lifelong love of pets!

During her studies, and career, in higher education at a major university back east, there was never a shortage of animals to keep her life balanced.

After starting a family of her own, Patricia passed down her love of animals to her three children and a house full of rescued kittens, their own dog, cats, parakeets and fish became the norm.

Patricia’s daughter became a professional dog trainer and, pretty soon, there were plenty of grand pups to help train. It’s been wonderful to have the benefit of a professionally trained handler to pass on the loving wisdom that make the owner/pet relationship one of fulfillment and purpose.

Along with her growing love for her walking buddies, woof woof, she also spends time with her grand dogs training to run agility courses. The communication between a dog and its handler while running agility courses is a wonder to behold, requiring both trust and skill.

Tracy, Walker in 98205, 98037, 98274, 98026

Tracy

Mukilteo, Lynnwood 98037/98087 & Edmonds 98026 Dog Walker

Meet Tracy!

I have lived in the greater northwest my whole life.  Growing up in such a wonderful state I was raised with various kinds of animals.  I have loved and lived with gerbils, snakes, lizards, toads, birds (of many kinds), dogs (various sizes and breeds) and cats.  My greatest love is dogs and cats.  The bond I feel between me and my dogs is incredible.  They know every emotion I have and they comfort everyone.  I believe animals are here to help us heal, grow and learn.

I have two dogs of my own, Abigale (Staffordshire Bull Terrier) and Bella (Skipperkey/Chihuaua mix)…they are my two amigos. I love to spend time with them taking them for walks, playing in the yard, going to the beach as well as tucking them into bed with me at night. I am very aware and attentive to them.

Over the years I have always been asked as well a volunteered to walk and or dog sit for my family and friends.  I am very excited to help clients as they (you) have to work long hours as well as many commitments and you don’t alway have time to attend to your family pet.  I have been in that situation and I want to help.

I now have that opportunity to share my heart and love for your animals with you.  I understand the full importance of trusting and knowing the one that will be taking care of you family pet.

Wynn, Dog Trainer, Wynn, IAABC-ADT

Wynn

Dog Trainer

Meet Wynn, IAABC-ADT

Growing up in rural Oklahoma gave Wynn a lot of time and opportunities to
become close with a variety of animals (horses, goats, chickens, and most impactful: lots of dogs). The animals she encountered early in youth taught her so much about patience and what can motivate creatures of all sizes.

While in high school, Wynn was faced with the challenge of dealing with a number of new disabilities. It also presented her with the opportunity to benefit from a service dog. These life events sent her down the path to becoming a professional dog trainer.

Wynn has learned under a number of trainers and a number of philosophies before coming across L.I.M.A. and the community of reward based trainers with whom they count themselves a proud member.

In November of 2020, Wynn earned the title of Accredited Dog Trainer from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants by showing a mastery over how dogs learn and humane training practices. Gaining this auspicious title has only propelled her to commit herself with staying up-to-date with the science and honing the practice of welfare based dog training.

Today Wynn is thrilled to be a part of the TAILored Pet Services team and is committed to using all the knowledge she has gained to help your pet/s live the longest and happiest life possible.