Meet The Sitters
Learn more about the Berks Pet Care team and why we love pet sitting your furry loved ones.
Why Choose Us
Undeniably, you can be sure your pets are in good hands with the sitters at Berks Pet Care.
I have been an animal lover my entire life and figured what better way to show my appreciation for my love of animals than by caring for the best furry friends of others while they are away.
When I was a child, I had a German Shepherd who was my best friend for 13 years. I also had cats, turtles, fish, a cockatiel, a Shih Tzu, and two Yorkies while growing up. I loved knowing I always had someone to keep me company!
Presently, I live in Berks County with my husband and daughter. We share our home with Chloe (Brussels Griffon/Pug Mix), Lucas (Pit Bull), Otis (Boston Terrier), Frankie (Cavalier King Charles/Shih Tzu Mix), and Teddy (Russian Tortoise).
In addition to the pets of my own, I am also a foster parent/volunteer for many rescues in the area. I love being able to help save the lives of those in need. Although my foster dogs moved on to their forever homes, they will always be a part of my heart and family!
When I was a child I had a Pound Puppy that I would sleep with every night and wish that I had a real dog. I would occasionally pester my parents about getting one but it took many years of doing that until it eventually worked! I was so happy the day that we finally brought our Shetland Sheepdog, Max, home! He was my best friend for 15 years of my life. He was smart, funny, gentle, and well behaved; just an overall amazing dog. I have also had many awesome cats over the years and will continue to have animals for the rest of my life.
I grew up in Sinking Spring and have lived in Berks County my entire life. In my free time I enjoy playing sports and spending time with friends and family (many of which have animals of their own). I have been passionate about animals all my life and I love connecting with them on an emotional level. My favorite thing about animals (besides being furry and adorable) is that they don’t judge you, they just genuinely love you and that is an amazing thing to experience.
My mother and her sisters grew up on a farm in upstate NY and were no strangers to animal care. They had horses, dogs, cats, and even a pet skunk! So when my mother raised me, she instilled in me the same passion and love for animals. I was taught that a home isn’t complete without a pet’s unconditional love to fill it!
So now, I’m married to my amazing husband, JD, and we live in Shillington with our 8yr old cat, Princess Kida Kitten (or, Kida for short!). We’ve just moved back to PA after 6 years of living on the west coast. Over the years, I’ve always tried to find a way to stay involved with animal care. I’ve volunteered at shelters, worked as kennel staff at a veterinary clinic, and constantly offered to help look after the pets of friends, family, and neighbors alike! Anyway to help care for the animal community is always a win for me! In addition to caring for animals, I also enjoy running, writing music, playing video games with the husband, and singing in my small karaoke business (appropriately named) “Kaylaoke Entertainment”. Animals and singing have both been huge passions of mine, so why not surround myself with both! I’m very excited to be a part of Berks Pet Care and I look forward to meeting all of your pets and treating them like family!
I grew up in a family of animal lovers and now have three boys of my own; Hank the Tank (Dachshund mix), Pip (Papillon/Chihuahua mix) and Kirby (a naughty cat). Both Pip and Kirby are rescues. Pip is special needs. He is my miracle. I also have a passion for working with horses. I spent over two years at a horse rescue and now ride weekly.
I grew up in Berks County, graduated from Wilson High School and earned a BA in Communications from Penn Start University. I am a huge college football fan, love the Phils and I’m obsessed with ice hockey. Go Pens! I also enjoy hiking, anything outside in nature pretty much.
Most importantly, I promise to love your pet(s) like you do!
For the past 21 years, I’ve taught 8th grade algebra. Besides getting along with 14-year-olds, I’d like to say that getting along with animals is what I do best! I cannot remember a time when I didn’t have a pet. Growing up in the city of Reading, there was always an animal or two (or three) in my life. As a working adult, I’ll never forget the first time I adopted my own cat, Vinnie, from the Humane Society of Berks County. Ultimately, after meeting my husband through work, and moving to West Reading, we rescued Buster the Boston Terrier and June the chunky diabetic cat. We raised and cared for all three pets while instilling a love of animals in our daughter, Naomi, just shy of 11 years old.
Currently, we are a pet-free home, but we’ve grown close to many pet children of neighbors, friends, and family and are known to pet sit frequently. I have also volunteered at the Humane Society of Berks County cleaning both dog and cat kennels, and took part in the Book Buddies program at the Animal Rescue League with my daughter where we spent time reading books to cats and kittens.
I am thrilled to be a member of the Berks Pet Care team to get to know and care for your pets as if they were my own!
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