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.



Adriana  I was born and raised in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany, Italy.  A region where down to earth politeness and respect are still second nature.  I grew up around dogs, horses and cats, which helped me a lot to understand their behavior and my passion for them.

I am a certified dog trainer, and I currently volunteer at a local Sanctuary, Sweet Olive Farm in Winterville GA, where I help to take care of all kinds of furry friends, Dogs, Cats, Llamas, Alpacas, Horses, Goats and Pigs.

I love being a part of the solution for pet’s owners.  Thus allowing them to have some peace of mind, by knowing that their best friend is in good and caring hands.

If your dog has any type of behavioral problems, or if he just needs to learn some good manners.  I can provide a very professional and caring, dog training service…customized to your dog’s needs.

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Heidi, I grew up in North Miami Beach and moved to Athens in 1973 to finish my college education. During my professional career I taught middle school, managed an artist’s studio, developed and conducted community leadership classes, and held public office.

I have always had a fondness for cats but my parents didn’t want one. My husband’s experiences with cats were very negative so he didn’t want to own one either. At some point early in our marriage I told him that he had to relent and let me have a cat before I died! Guess what? He became a cat lover, too, and since that time we’ve been loved by many wonderful kitties.

When I’m not pet sitting I am riding my bicycle, playing Petanque and Mah Jongg, traveling, reading, cooking, and as time allows pursuing something with my hands: sewing, weaving, or book making.



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.



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.



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 Sydney. I am currently in school pursuing my dream of becoming a veterinarian. I also have the opportunity to get first hand experience by working at an amazing veterinary office, Animal Wellness Center of Athens. In my free time I like to be outdoors, go on hikes, and learn as much as I can.  

I have taken care of many kinds of animals in my life and animals of all kinds are my passion as I love making sure they are both happy and healthy. Belly rubs and ear scratches are my specialty! It will be my pleasure to serve you and care for your beloved pets as if they were my own.



I’m Alex, an Athenian native who has lived in the Athens area throughout grade school, then attended and graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Fine Art.

I have always had a deep and all-encompassing respect and compassion for animals. Though I love animals big and small, I have always been especially partial to cats: particularly my own orange tabby, Gatsby!

I am also an artist of wide range and a variety of mediums. My other hobbies include video games, writing, listening to tons of podcast and audio books, and watching television and movies.



Kathy I was raised in Oklahoma and graduated from the University of California in Davis. Being a military dependent, I have lived in a number of places and settled in Athens 18 years ago.  

I have always had a variety of pets around, and am currently lead staff for the three rescue cats in my home. I was a client of APS long before joining as a sitter. When I’m not taking care of the dogs and cats I kayak, garden and often travel to the DC area to visit my  grand dachshund.

Caring for the furry faces in your homes is a joy.  I will do m best to keep them happy and loved while you are away.



Hi, I’m Annie! I am currently 21 years old living in Athens, and I am attending the Piedmont College School of Nursing. I plan to graduate with my BSN in May of 2020 as a licensed RN.

Before starting nursing school, I worked as a Veterinary Assistant for 2 years. I gained plenty of experience assisting veterinarians caring for animals from appointments to surgeries. In addition to the medical care of animals, I also managed the boarding facility walking dogs, giving medications, feeding, and having plenty of playtimes!

When I am not working, I love spending my time with my 3 year old shepherd mix, Lyla. I love caring for all types animals such as dogs, cats, reptiles, and horses!



I’m Olivia, and I’m from Alpharetta, GA. I just started my fourth year at UGA pursuing a degree in Wildlife Sciences with a French minor. I grew up volunteering and shadowing at the San Diego Safari Park and have had a love of animals big and small ever since.

I have worked at veterinary clinics and hospitals for most of my life, most recently as a vet assistant in the Large Animal Department of the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital. I plan on becoming a zoo keeper after graduation.  



Lisa For 25 years my career was a Certified Dental Assistant. After I had kids I changed careers and started pet sitting . I’ve been a pet sitter for 15 or more years .

I’m also a jewelry Artist I love to take vintage jewelry and make something new with it.

I have 2 Doxie dogs and a mixed rescue terrier.



I am currently in school pursuing a major in Animal Health from the University of Georgia. I also have the opportunity to work for an awesome veterinarian office, Animal Wellness Center of Athens.

I have the biggest heart for animals and I know I could provide the best care for your precious fur babies. Every animal needs TLC, I will make sure that your pets are my top priority at all times.