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. Our staff works in teams so that our staff can take time off without disrupting the pets in our care. We take our company seriously, we hire only the best staff, and then we make sure they are fully trained in pet care as well as pet first aid.
To find out more about becoming part of our team, please see the Employment page.
Lisa C. - 7+ 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. - 5+ 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. - 5+ 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. - 4+ 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. - 4+ 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. - 4+ 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. - 4+ 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. - 4+ years
Holly currently pet sits in Niagara County.
Lisa H. - 3+ 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.
Becki K. - 2+ years
please see the Dog Trainer page for her bio.
Mercedes C.- 1+ year
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.”
Pet Sitter & Dog Trainer
David worked for SNS back in 2013 and then moved to Portland. We are happy to report that he is back in WNY and back with SNS, working as a dog walker as well as training to become a dog trainer! David has loved animals even before he was allowed to have any of his own. He began volunteering at the SPCA in high school and has continued that passion for working with animals by working as a pet sitter for the past three years both independently and with Sit n' Stay. When he isn't working he's playing music and chilling out in nature with his dog Marley.
Angelica M.- 1+ year
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.
Kyle M. - 2+ years
Kyle started out many years ago as a client, and now we are thrilled to have him join our staff. He is loved by all human and pets that cross his path!
Barbara B.- 1+ year
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."
Melissa S.- 1+ year
Pet Sitter & Dog Trainer
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!"
Katie T. - 6+ years
I was pretty much born a dog person and have always felt a connection with the