Having grown up with animals, Kristen developed a passion early on. It started with her Golden Lab Duke, holding him in her lap, then riding his back once he outgrew her! She found and adopted a hamster, brought a frog home from school, and adopted a kitten a few years later. Now that she’s on her own, she rescued two amazing sibling cats that steal her heart and are forever trying to play tricks on her! The best part is they are head over heels for her daughter, born only a year after she rescued them. The three are inseparable and it brings Kristen joy knowing her daughter gets to experience the special bond between people and animals at such a young age. As the General Manager of Valley Pet Sitting, Kristen comes to us with several years of hospitality and office experience, working behind the scenes at Valley Pet Sitting ensuring everyone receives the five star care we are known for!
Irina was born in Russia and moved to California with her family twenty years ago. She had a deep love for animals as a child and often rescued stray pets in her neighborhood. She spent two years volunteering at a local pet shelter by walking dogs and brushing cats. Her childhood pets included a rabbit named Zaichik and a kitty named Lucy as well as a turtle. Growing up, her love grew to include more exotic animals as well, adopting a Brazilian Rainbow Boa named Hunter. She took various trips for the opportunity to interact with animals which included lions, giraffes, and cheetahs. Anything to expand upon her interactions with animals. Being the Operations Manager, Irina comes to VPS with a vast experience in customer service and running day to day administrative management tasks. Her goal is to make every interaction with your pet a special and unique experience.
Niki had developed a passion for animals from a very young age. She worked with many animals and had more than 20 cats and 7 dogs, many at the same time! She learned a lot about animals from her aunt who is a vet. She worked with exotic animals, as well, and knows how to care for them. She has spent time working in both the hospitality and the office environment and feels this is the best balance between office work and her passion for animals. She works currently as a Office Supervisor as well as our Marketing department. She wants to make you feel comfortable and confident that your loving pet is getting the best care possible. She believes that every visit to your home should provide your pet with a feeling of security, warmth and love, as if you, yourself were home and caring for your adorable family member.
Jordan has had a love for all things animal related ever since he was young. Although born in Canada, he spent most of his younger years in Europe, growing up in Switzerland. However, he has now lived in Ventura County for 14 years and currently works as a Home Health Aide caring for Seniors. He has two dogs, Newman a French Bulldog and Dougie a Teacup Shih-Tzu. Jordan has worked in several sectors of the pet care industry, and previously worked as Kennel Technician for a high end pet hotel. In his work, Jordan continues to find great satisfaction and joy, caring for both people and pets. His priority is to provide your furry, feathered, or scaled companions with love and top quality care.
Aissa is a Southern California native and a graduate of UC Irvine. She comes from a family of animal lovers and has had dogs her entire life. She remembers her first pet, a Doberman Pinscher. She currently has three dogs and considers them her best friends. In her free time she enjoys cooking and travel. She is comfortable working with animals of all sizes and breeds. She is kindhearted, responsible, and looks forward to caring for your pets!
Ayelette has a deep respect and love for all animals and her goal is to give your pets the same attention, admiration, and care that you give them. She grew up with several birds – an African Grey, a Cockatoo, Cockatiels, and Parakeets – small mammals – a guinea pig and hamsters – and fish. As an adult, she cared for her mom’s dogs and has adopted several cats. She also spent two years volunteering at a Wildlife Rescue organization, caring for sick and injured reptiles, birds, and small mammals. Ayelette is an actor who started her career as an attorney, and understands the importance of clear and responsive communication, reliability, and attention to detail. She appreciates the trust you are putting in her, and will do everything she can to make sure your animals feel as comfortable and loved as possible.
Savannah is a passionate animal lover, and has grown up with animals all her life. Savannah has experience caring for dogs, cats, birds, fish, turtles, bunnies, and snakes. She currently lives with 3 dogs, a cat, and a bird. Along with her love of animals, Savannah enjoys working with children, and currently coaches gymnastics for children ages 3-12. Savannah is passionate about all aspects of health and is currently working on becoming certified in holistic nutrition and yoga. She enjoys going for walks, practicing yoga, cooking healthy recipes, and cuddling, playing, and going on adventures with her animals. Savannah believes that every animal is a unique individual who deserves love, respect and happiness. Her hope is to one day run an Animal Sanctuary and Rescue, specializing in rescue animals in the fur and agriculture industry.
Keren was born in Israel and moved with her family to California about 9 years ago. She loved animals from a very young age and was always passionate about making them happy. She has grown up with a dog named Shishi for the past 15 years! She took care of her daily and started to love taking care of animals of all kind. Keren has been pet sitting and dog walking for the past five years now! She treats every animal with as much love and care as if they were her own!
Growing up with her dog Shadow, Sarah was given the responsibility to care for her pup exclusively, which sparked her interest in animals and opened up a lifelong love for all furry friends! After high school, Sarah worked multiple animal daycare jobs and work became fun, not a chore. Going into college, Sarah realized that she wanted to work with animals as a permanent career, and is majoring in zoology at Moorpark College. She will get to know your pet’s personality and make sure they are well cared for. She is dedicated, and she can’t wait to meet you!
Christy has been an animal lover all her life, and was lucky enough to have parents allowing her to have any kind of pet imaginable. She grew up having turtles, fish, hamsters, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, and rats. She loved and care for every single one of them, and it made her childhood happy and complete. She looks forward to helping you with your own pets!
Nanci is 20 years old and plans to become a veterinarian. She has a passion for animals big or small always treating every animal with love and compassion. She has already dog sit for some of her neighbors pets, including her own family pets. She also knows how to trim dogs nails and clean out their glands. She plan next year to get her license in pet grooming as well. She is doing has much as she can to get involved with animals. She might be a bit timid at first, but very easily opens up to start a conversation with anyone.
Hanah has had dogs and other animals all of her life. She is currently attending college and taking care of her two dogs (Lola and Charlie), fish, a snake, and a new addition to the family, a kitty! She does not believe in breed discrimination and loves all dogs of all shapes and sizes. Hanah grew up with two loving and goofy pitbulls that showed her nothing but love and kisses! She loves taking care of animals and it just makes her day that much better! She cannot wait to further her life loving and caring for as many animals as she can!
Nimi is a twenty-one year old college student living in Woodland Hills, who enjoys working with animals. Nimi’s experience with animals started with raising and training his own dog when he was just nine years old. Throughout his life, Nimi was able to gain more experience with animals when he was given the job of walking neighborhood dogs and entrusted with providing care for other types of animals at neighbors’ homes while they vacationed. Animals included cats, hamsters, rabbits and even birds. Nimi also volunteered his family to be a foster family for a dog rescue group. Some of these wonderful creatures were unfortunately sick and required medications, and constant care. Others suffered from separation anxiety. Nimi was responsible for all the fosters dogs’ care and rehabilitation while they waited to be adopted.
His goal is to eventually take off in the music business, but his love for animals is another strong passion that he has. He also enjoys spending time with his amazing friends, family, and pets of course. Bruce is truly thrilled to have the title of being a pet sitter, and hopes he can make new friends with ALL animals and their owners everywhere!
Ashley is in her final year of the credential program at Cal State University of Northridge to become a secondary English teacher. Growing up in the Los Angeles area she has spent her whole life surrounded by animals owning 4 dogs, 3 cats and 1 turtle. Having a passion and love for animals Ashley strives to offer your pets the best caregiving experience. She makes a promise to offer the same care, love and helpfulness to your pets as she does to her students.
Megan was born and raised in Ventura County and has found her passion with animals. She is currently in the process of enrolling at the Animal Behavior College to start a career as a vet assistant. She currently has 2 dogs and a cat that she loves and takes care of as well as pet sitting friends, family and neighbors animals most weekends. She has experience in dog obedience training that she learned from her mother who had a side career in dog training. She is looking forward to meeting your animals and meeting your needs.
Ever since Sam was a little girl, she’s always had a strong love for animals. She currently lives with her family and their four rescue dogs including her Jack Russell mix named Charlie (who is usually dressed up in her favorite unicorn costume). Having animals in her household her entire life has taught her how to give the care and compassion they need. She is extremely passionate about travel, being in the water (whether it be in the pool for swim practice or in the ocean scuba diving), environmental issue,s and making sure animals of all shapes and sizes, wild or tame, are treated with the love and respect they deserve. After just recently receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Business & Nonprofit Communication from Cal State Channel Islands, she is hoping to soon work for an environmental or animal related nonprofit.
While working at both a CA state park that allows dogs on trails, and as a kennel attendant, Laura has always gone out of her way to make sure that the animals in her care are happy and safe. Numerous times she has relocated venomous snakes away from highly populated areas to protect guest and their pets. While volunteering at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, and working as a kennel attendant, she learned how to administer medications to dogs, various training techniques, and how to read animal body language. She also has experience caring for cats, snakes, fish, and lizards.
Laura’s first love in this world was her dog of 15 years. She trained him to sit, stay, walk well on a leash, play hide and seek, and how to follow her bike to name a few. She even trained her parent’s slightly older dog who had some trust problems. She would love to help other people and animals find the same level of true friendship, and trust that formed between her family and their pets.