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.
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.
Everett 98203/Mukilteo dog walker
I’ve loved animals ever since I was a child. My first pet was a frog that soon lead me to convince my parents that we needed more. And by more I mean more, I’ve had exotic animals such as rats, birds, and snakes all the way to your typical domestic animals like dogs and cats.
My ideal day is getting to go up into the mountains and hike with my sister and our 2 fur babies: Kylo our German shepherd, and Opi our Rottweiler.
My last job as a Kennel Technician at a doggy daycare/boarding facility taught me how to understand and work with dogs with aggression, reactivity, and those who were fearful. From this I’ve learned how to read their body language, and pick up on not just verbal but also non verbal cues to them being uncomfortable/ loading and getting ready to react…
I can’t wait to get to know your fur baby and spend time with her outside in nature.
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.
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.
Certified Dog Trainer
Cathy is very passionate about training and caring for dogs. She entered the field of dog training after studying at the internationally recognized Animal Behavior College (ABC).
Since completing her education at ABC, Cathy has gone on to pursue impressive credentials as a dog trainer. She is currently a member of the Association for Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen Evaluator as well as the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).
Aside from being a highly educated and well-credentialed dog trainer, Cathy also has considerable experience to draw from.
Early on, she spent plenty of time observing and learning while caring for dogs in a daycare environment. Later, she expanded her knowledge while caring for future service dogs. She leveraged this learning to become a more effective volunteer. Cathy has worked with the Animal Friends of the Valley in Wildomar California, the Carolina Boxer Rescue, and Rescue Ranch, both in North Carolina.
For Cathy, dog training is not simply a career. It is a calling that is at the center of her life.
Cathy’s main role within the TAILored Pet Services team involves working closely with both puppies and adult dogs. If your pet dog has some undesirable habits, Cathy will teach them to drop those.
Don’t worry about your pet being subjected to harsh training methods. Cathy only uses methods that rely on positive reinforcement. You can count on her to treat your dog as if they were her own pet.
We are thrilled to be working with Cathy. We are sure that your pets will enjoy training with her as well!
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!
Dog Walker: Everett 98208, Mill/Creek Bothell 98012, Snohomish 98296
I was born and raised in Snohomish County. My first puppy “Dixie” joined the family while I was still a baby. Growing up as an only child, my “brothers” and “sisters” have always been 4 legged. The whole family has always had fur babies.
I currently live with 4 fur siblings. I love reading and spending time with family. We like to spend our time outside as much as possible. My love of animals lead me to the 2 year Veterinary Assistant Program at Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center in Everett.
I am so excited to meet and spend time with your fur babies. This also will allow me to continue to broaden my passion in the animal field.
Walker: Edmonds 98026, Everett 98208, Lynnwood, Mill Creek
Born and reared in Edmonds, Neille and her family knew she loved animals when she advocated for adopting six stray cats over the course of her childhood. Any animal in need pulled at her heart strings. Neille has ten years of experience dog sitting in New York City with a reputable and long-standing dog sitting and child care agency, Babysitters Guild.
She spent two years in Costa Rica with the local paws foster care system, fostering dogs and cats in need of a temporary home until adoption. Her dog, Lux, a Chorkie (Yorkie Chihuahua mix) she adopted while living in Manuel Antonio, CR. He has brought so much joy to her life, and she is always looking for new tricks to teach him as he is a quick study. Neille is an entrepreneur devoted to her imagination and creativity.
She works in a variety of fields that she enjoys, and she is currently growing a company advocating for elephant and rhino conservation. Her company is passionate about advocating for organizations supporting the reversal of the biodiversity crisis that risks a wide variety of species becoming extinct. She is committed to all creatures, great and small, and never ever kills a spider.
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.