Meet Our Sitters

We Love Our Pet Sitters

At Athens Pet Sitter, we get serious about our pet sitters. Handpicked and meticulously screened, including an official background check, our pet sitters know we think the world of them by the time we accept them into the APS pack — and we think you will too! Enjoy a quick introduction below to our fabulous team.



HI, I’m Jamie. I have been working with animals for over 10 years and am currently employed at UGA’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

I worked in a general practice veterinary clinic for 5 years and during this time I decided to go back to school, where I earned an associate degree in Veterinary Technology and have now been a registered technician (RVT) for 6 years.

Caring for animals truly is my passion. 


Mary Frances

Mary Frances graduated from UGA in 2015 with a degree in Animal Science. She currently works at the UGA Vet School as a Lab Animal Technician and plans to attend Vet School next year.

She grew up in Macon, Georgia and worked there at a small animal clinic and as a barn manager.

Her hobbies include spending time with her dogs at the dog park and traveling.



Michela is BACK!

She started with Athens Pet Sitter way back in 2011. Since then, she has gotten married, moved away, become a mother of twin girls and moved back.

When she isn’t snuggling her two Boykin Spaniels, Nora and Case, she will be taking excellent care of your pets.



I am a student at the University of Georgia majoring in Management with a certificate in Music Business. I have a love for all animals and experience caring for all kinds including dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, turtles, guinea pigs, chickens and lots more.

I am also a member of the UGA IHSA Equestrian Team and I have over 12 years of experience working with and showing horses of all different personality types.

In my free time I enjoy hiking, traveling, riding horses, and spending time with my dog, Iris.



I am grew in NJ and have been in Athens for about 20 years.  I have always been a pet lover and excited to be part of the APS team.

I am also have two small businesses in town.  I started yogaSprouts over 7 years ago,  I co-founded Strong Girls,, a little over 2 years ago.

I look forward to taking care of your pets.



I’m Anne, I grew up on a beef cattle and horse farm in northwest Georgia. I started working in a veterinary clinic while in high school and became a licensed veterinary technician in 2004. I currently work at the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

I joined APS to provide services in Oglethorpe County. If you have cats, cattle or anything in between, I would love to care for your critters when you’re away.



Sharon is a college graduate with a love for all animals. She has raised and taken care of many different pets over the years from sugar gliders to dogs.

Sharon lives in Bogart with her husband, Randy, and is a mother of two daughters in college. The empty nest syndrome is upon her as she drops her youngest off at school this Fall ’17.

Her hobbies include dog rescue/fostering, traveling, kayaking, diy projects and spending quality time with her family.



Jen Simmons has been an animal lover her whole life. From learning to care for her first kitten at age 5 , to her current “furry family” of rescues—animals have always been her greatest joy.

She has experienced the happiness of returning several lost pets to their owners, and carries a spare leash for such occasions!

Jen is always ready to give any animal the patience, attention, and love they deserve.



Hi, I’m Matet. I’m currently a student at the University of North Georgia studying biology. I’ve had many different animals over the years from frogs to dogs and I’ve loved every single one of them. Currently, I have three dogs, two cats, and a fire-bellied toad.

I give all the animals I look after the same love and affection that they would get from their families making sure they are always happy and comfortable while you are out of town.

It’s an honor and a pleasure that you trust me with your furry, feathered, and scaled little friends and I’m so excited to work with them and you in the future!



Hi, I’m Hannah. I am a graduate student at the University of Georgia.

I have grown up with animals my whole life and have experience caring for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, turtles and more! Animals are one of my passions, and I have had the privilege of fostering through the Athen Area Humane Society.

I look forward to meeting your lovable pet and am committed to providing the best care for them while you are away!