Sit n' Stay’s staff includes a number of fantastic office managers and area managers as well as 35+ pet sitters and dog walkers that have been carefully screened and selected. Sit n' Stay is different than most pet sitting services because when you hire Sit n' Stay, you are not hiring an individual, you are hiring a company. We take our company seriously, and we hire only the best staff.
To find out more about becoming part of our team, please see the Employment page.
Lisa C. - 6+ years
Northtowns Manager, Senior Pet Sitter & Marketing Manager
Lisa has a BS degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin. She enjoys working for Sit n' Stay because she is able to combine her business background with her love of animals. Lisa likes to travel, bike, garden and play piano. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially watching her children participate in all of their activities.
Michelle T. - 8+ Years
Office Manager & Senior Pet Sitter
Michelle has a CPHT in Pharmacy and was employed for over 15 years in Pharmaceuticals before joining Sit n' Stay. Michelle has always had a great love of animals and wanted to incorporate that into her life. Sit n' Stay has given her that opportunity, Michelle says ” I have the greatest job, I get to speak to a lot of great pet owners and care for their furry family members”. Michelle loves the outdoors and enjoys biking, walking, swimming, hiking, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. When not outdoors she likes cooking , baking and reading. Michelle shares her home with her husband and 2 German Shepard Dogs, Ryce & CeCe.
Mary G. - 4+ years
Mary married to Gary and has 2 sons, Christopher and Nathan. Although I no longer have any dogs of my own, I have watched other people’s dogs for many years. I wanted to be a sitter because I love dogs, wanted to make some extra money, and get some extra exercise. I like to work out, read, garden, play word games and spend time with my family and friends. I look forward to this new endeavor and to meeting new people and new pets!
Tammy S. - 5+ years
Tammy has lived in the Buffalo area for 12 years. She grew up in South Illinois but went to college at SUNY Oswego where she obtained her Zoology BS and a Psychology minor. She then followed her husband to the Buffalo area where she held an internship at the Buffalo Zoo. Shortly after graduating college, she landed her dream job of working with the elephants at the Buffalo Zoo where she also discovered her love for training. She went on to spend 8 years at the zoo, mostly with the elephants, rhinos and sea lions although she also worked with a wide variety of animals. Tammy says “I truly loved my time at the zoo but was able to become a stay-at-home mom after the birth of my second daughter.” Tammy also had experience as a training instructor at a local pet store once a week for about 4 years.
According to Tammy, “I feel that being a pet sitter will provide a great balance to my life of being able to work with animals and be outside, while being able to raise my girls.”
Kim B. - 4+ years
Kim is currently between educational endeavors and is taking this time to put her love of pets to use pet sitting and dog walking. Kim says, “Because I know, and understand, the love and affection of pets and their owners it just seemed natural that I help others.” She currently helps care for her parents 8 year old German Shepherd, Kona. When she is not studying or working she is out running, traveling, and enjoying the WNY life.
Angela B. - 3+ years
Angela, like all our staff has a love for animals. She wants our clients to know, “I look forward to serving you and your pets!”. She loves all animals and volunteers for Feral Cat Focus, Farm Sanctuary, and Messinger Woods. She also works for the West Seneca Central School District as a Community Education Instructor as well as teaching 1st Communion classes at her Church. She owns a very high energy Papillion, 3 cats and 1 rabbit. She says, “I realize that it’s always hard to leave your pet for any reason and you can be rest assured they will be in good hands!”
Katrina M. - 3+ years
Katrina’s love of animals started at a young age, growing up having many different kinds of pets (newts, fish, cats, rabbits, and more!). She started “babysitting” her neighbors dogs to help save up for a her first car. Today, she is excited to still be able to enjoy her love for animals by working for Sit n' Stay. She has two dogs (Skoshi and Samsung), three cats (Buttons, Ella, and Adelyn), and a horse (Dolly) of her own. Katrina has an Associate’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management, hoping to one day work as a Event Planner for a top company. In her free time she likes to go horseback riding with her sister, fishing, and taking walks in the woods with the dogs.
Julie S. - 3+ years
Julie currently lives in Elma & is the proud parent of two wonderful cats. Zena, her little,brown tabby diva, is 13, and Ziggy, her gentle male, is 9. Julie’s three passions in life are art, nature and animals. She holds a Masters In Art Therapy from Nazareth College in Rochester, however, she currently works for the Girls Scouts of Western New York, in which she is continually attempting to sneak in her three loves into the Girl Scout programming. Julie says, “I adore meeting everyone's animals. I particularly appreciate the shy animals, which require a little extra time to become friends. Meanwhile, when I am not working, and being trained by my cats, I love working in the garden together with creating art. I believe my greatest challenge of being a pet sitter with Sit n' Stay, is not to fall in love with every one of our clients animals!”
Jeannie L. - 3+ years
Jeannie is a professional figure skating coach. She resides in Williamsville with her husband, 3 sons, 3 dogs, cat, lizard and fish. Jeannie has always been an animal lover and has organized numerous donations for various rescue groups. She is committed to providing the highest quality care for your pet.
Holly H. - 3+ years
Holly currently pet sits in Niagara County.
Lisa H. - 2+ years
Lisa is currently a “Stay at Home Grammy”. She has always had a love for animals, but after working at the SPCA Serving Erie County it became her passion. She has fostered all types of animals, mostly bottle fed puppies and animals with medical issues. She currently has 2 dogs, Missy- a 9 year old pit bull, and Nemo- a 5 year old pit bull, and Abigail- a Russian tortoise.
Kate is a pet sitter who resides in the town of Cheektowaga. She has grown up with animals always being part of the family. Kate is mom to 2 tuxedo cats, Minnie and Daisy. She also helps take care of her parent's dog, Merle, who is a German Shepard mix. Kate went to school for theater and spends her free time using the skills she learned to volunteer with local charity organizations that dress up as fictional characters for special events. Kate loves all kinds of animals and hopes to someday become an animal actor trainer.
Katie T. - 5+ years
Katie says, "I was pretty much born a dog person and have always felt a connection with them. I could always be found hanging with one since I was a toddler and I'm still the girl at parties that sneaks off to play with the host's pets. I've worked with animals in some way shape or form (vet assistant, bather, dog daycare, training) for over 10 years and previously volunteered at the SPCA Serving Erie County and I'm still an active foster for them. Taking care of other people's pets with SNS seemed like a no brainer. My dog Jersey is a Newfoundland (age 11!) and she's my BFF and thanks to her I'm guilty of being a crazy dog mom which I think serves me well when it comes to caring for my client's furry family members."
Emily B. - 1+ year
Emily is the caring mother of a beautiful, charismatic, pure-bred German Shepherd named Athena and the wise, sage, house cat, Scat. She loves animals of all kinds and especially loves meeting new pets. She graduated with a BA in Classics from the University at Buffalo, and spent two years teaching English in Cambodia with the Peace Corps. Now she enjoys reading, gardening, and walking her dog.
Mercedes has a “regular job” working for a local General Contractor/Construction Management firm as a Project Manager. Her educational background is a B.S. from SUNY ESF in Construction Management and an EMBA from the University at Buffalo. She is the mother of two Great Danes, Wellington is the one pictured. In her free time she can be found at a barn riding horses, which is something that she has done from the age of 8. She also shows horses in a few of the local hunter shows and Quarter Horse shows every year. Mercedes says, “I have always grown up around animals and have found their company to be something that relaxes me after a stressful day at work.”
Dave works for Blue Cross/Blue Shield as a claims processor and as a pro wrestling referee for Empire State Wrestling. He grew up his entire life with pets at home. So it's no surprise that when he's not in the office or the ring, him and his wife spend lots of time with their two cats, guinea pig, tortoise, tarantula and fish. Working for Sit 'n Stay gives Dave the opportunity to meet new animal friends while also doing something totally different from office work.
Angelica is a student currently working for a dental hygiene diploma. She worked at a pet store in the past for a total of 4 years, and her job was to provide excellent customer service and ensuring health and care for all the animals that were bought and sold including the Erie County SPCA's cats, fish, birds, reptiles, and small animals. She is the go to person that her family chooses to care for their animals when they go out of town. Because of this, she has chosen a career with Sit 'n Stay to incorporate her love for animals while she goes about her studies.
Andrea has a bachelors degree in psychology and works full time in the mental health field. She grew up around cats, and realized her passion for animals when she got her first dog- Deogi. Andrea said, "He quickly became my best friend and constant companion. I enjoy working for Sit n' Stay as I truly enjoy being around animals, and gaining more knowledge and experience." In her down time she enjoys biking, camping, exercising, and spending time with her husband and dog. Andrea lives in Buffalo with her husband, and hopes to add more fur babies to her family soon!
Barbara's passion for animals began as early as age five. Her dad brought home a dog, who she fell in love with so much, that she didn't want to leave him to go to school. Barbara says, "Growing up we always had pets; cats, dogs, birds, fish, and a turtle, to name a few. I began pet sitting over 40 years ago for family, friends, and co-workers. I pursued a career in Social Work, but never found it to be as fulfilling as pet sitting. Thus, I was thrilled to be hired as a sitter for Sit n' Stay. I have also volunteered for animal rescue groups, which were great learning opportunities for me. I currently share my home with five rescued cats, and a former puppy-mill rescue dog."
Taylor is one of our wonderful sitters in the East Aurora area. Taylor tells us, " I love all animals! I have been with Sit n' Stay for a few years now and I love it. Can't wait to see what this next year brings!"
Melissa is one of our Pet Sitters and Dog Trainers, and has a 9 year old little girl, whom she has passed on her love of animals. Melissa says, "We have 3 dogs, 3 cats and 2 birds that make our home very happy and full of laughs and love!
Grammy lives with us, which means my little girl and animals are all spoiled!"
Melissa is a certified dog trainer through Animal Behavior College. She says,"I really enjoy being able to help owners not only train their dogs, but also bring to them an understanding of why they learn/behave the way they do.
In addition, Pet sitting/dog walking allows me to meet so many people and their animals, which makes me look forward to work everyday! I know how important it is to be able to trust the safety and well being of a pet to someone, and being that person makes my job the best! It doesn't get any better than spending my days with so many great animals!"
Chris has always been an animal lover. She has been fortunate enough to care for all sorts of pets, including mammals, reptiles & some insects.
Chris was formerly a social worker. These days, when she's not walking dogs or pet sitting, Chris works as a teacher's aide. She has one furry daughter - Annabelle, & two human daughters, who all keep her happily busy.
We are happy to have Jennifer join us as a Licensed Vet Tech and many years of kennel management and human resources in her past!
I was pretty much born a dog person and have always felt a connection with them. I could always be found hanging with one since I was a toddler and I'm still the girl at parties that sneaks off to play with the host's pets. I've worked with animals in some way shape or form (vet assistant, bather, dog daycare, training) for over 10 years and Used to volunteer at the EC SPCA and I'm still an active foster for them. Taking care of other people's pets with Sit n' Stay seemed like a no brainier. My dog Jersey is a Newfoundland and she's 10 (but will be 11 this month.) she's my BFF and thanks to her I'm guilty of being a crazy dog mom which I think serves me well when it comes to caring for my client's furry family members.