Just like our furry friends, each one of our pet sitters has a different look and personality. While we all come from different backgrounds and have different talents and interests, we have a few common elements that make us similar: We are all responsible, dependable pet lovers!

Dana
Dana earned a master’s degree from the University of Illinois in 2001 and soon after started Chicago Pet Sitters. Today, she runs Chicago Pet Sitters with the help of her three pups and an amazing group of pet sitters!

Jared
Jared earned his degree in Television Production from Columbia College but quickly discovered that he preferred a career working with pets. When he’s not managing Chicago Pet Sitters, he loves volunteering for One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue.

Laura
After graduating from the Indiana University School of Music, Laura moved to Chicago to continue her studies at Roosevelt. When she isn’t practicing the flute, Laura spends time with her kitty!

Andrew
Andrew, a graduate of the University of Virginia, is a local actor and stage designer. When he’s not entertaining our furry friends, he’s writing music and prepping for his upcoming shows!

Sarah
Sarah has lived in the city for three years now and often goes home often to visit her 8-year-old terrier Westie mix. She graduated from the Caninelink dog training and career program and shortly after joined AnimalSense as a junior dog trainer. She is currently working toward becoming a senior dog trainer while working as a dog walker and pet sitter for CPS!

Leigh
Leigh is a graduate from Michigan State University. As a mixed-media artist, she’s often capturing her love for animals in books and illustrations as well as murals and greeting cards!

Rachel
Rachel is a pet lover by day and an actor by night! She moved to Chicago from Nashville in 2012 and has loved every minute of it! When she is not auditing and performing, she is taking care of her two kitties, Link and Zelda. She is very proud to be a part of Chicago Pet Sitters!

Gerilee
Gerilee, a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, is a native Pittsburgher. While she misses her four cats back home, her role as a pet sitter helps her get the animal fix she’s been missing!

Nicole
Nicole is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and moved to Chicago in 2015. When she isn’t walking pups, you’ll probably find her behind a drum set or hanging out with her cats Professor E. Gadd and Toulouse.

Clayton
Clayton, a native of northern Kentucky, recently graduated from The Theatre School with his Masters in Acting. He grew up with three wonderful cats and around some great neighbor dogs. He’s excited to be working with CPS and to hopefully get a pet of his own soon!

Rebecca
Rebecca graduated from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland were she earned her BA in Acting. After moving back to Chicago she splits her days between auditions and rehearsals as well being a certified personal trainer. The most important thing in her life though, is her cat Apollo Creed! She finds it a privilege to be able to care for people’s loved ones.

Cydney
Cydney graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in acting! She recently moved to Chicago and is pursuing her career now in the city! She’s very excited to be with Chicago Pet Sitters and get to hang out with the coolest cats in Chicago.

Britt
Britt, originally from Canton, OH, graduated from Miami of Ohio in 2014. Shortly after, she moved to the incredible city of Chicago! She’s currently a graduate student at DePaul in pursuit to become a high school French teacher. When Britt isn’t walking dogs with CPS, she’s usually hanging out with her cat, Rick James.

Ash
Ash is a high-energy transplant from Michigan who moved to Chicago for school. When she is not working with all of our amazing pups and kittens, she is immersed in art and music while hanging out with Smokey, her 7-year-old, 70-pound boxer/mastiff mix!

Jodi
Jodi is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and a former pet care business owner. Today, she a licensed Realtor and a huge advocate for raising awareness of adopting and rescuing homeless dogs and cats. When she’s not finding one of her human clients a new home, she’s dog sitting or walking one of the many furry clients of Chicago Pet Sitters.

Lauren
Lauren graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in Vocal Performance. She is Chicago suburbs born and raised, but spent the past few years living in Virginia and California, where she pursued a career in the equestrian industry as a horseback riding instructor and rider for show jumping horses. Lauren and her husband have two cats, Sofia and Hans.

Derek
Derek is currently living in Chicago to pursue an audio-engineering degree from Columbia College. In the meantime, he writes and records music, collects tapes/vinyl and pals around town with the best dogs on the planet! As a kid he begged his parents and even wrote up a contract to get a dog in the family. 🙂

Chris
Chris is a native of the Chicagoland region and a graduate of the College of DuPage. He currently runs an online business along with being an employee of Chicago Pet Sitters. He loves dogs and gets his “dog fix” with CPS, but he plans on adopting a rescue as soon as he moves into his new apartment.

Michelle
Michelle is a Chicago native and self proclaimed “crazy cat lady” with 3 kitties of her own. She loves working at CPS so she can spend time making sure the cats of the world get extra TLC when their parents are away. In her free time Michelle focuses on getting her new event-production company off the ground.

Clayton
Clayton, a native of northern Kentucky, recently graduated from The Theatre School with his Masters in Acting. He grew up with three wonderful cats and around some great neighbor dogs. He’s excited to be working with CPS and to hopefully get a pet of his own soon!

Caitlin
Caitlin is a graduate from the Theatre School at DePaul University. A native of Iowa, she has now lived in Chicago 4 years. When not helping CPS, she’s taking care of her lab/pointer mix Max.

Kyle
Kyle has been a Chicago resident for more than 20 years. When he isn’t giving the best care possible to our furry family members, he’s either teaching, directing or acting at one of Chicago’s most popular improv theaters.

Britt
Britt, originally from Canton, OH, graduated from Miami of Ohio in 2014. Shortly after, she moved to the incredible city of Chicago! She’s currently a graduate student at DePaul in pursuit to become a high school French teacher. When Britt isn’t walking dogs with CPS, she’s usually hanging out with her cat, Rick James.

Ash
Ash is a high-energy transplant from Michigan who moved to Chicago for school. When she is not working with all of our amazing pups and kittens, she is immersed in art and music while hanging out with Smokey, her 7-year-old, 70-pound boxer/mastiff mix!

Jes
Jes is a writer, reader, avid nature lover and pet enthusiast. In her life, she’s had a dog named Squirt, a cat named Maxwell Sheffield Not-So-Smart, a quaker parrot called Al and a pot belly pig named Gus. And yes, she is from the South.

Jenna
A Ph.D. grad in Clinical Psychology, Jenna conducts research studies at Northwestern University. Her family has always raised top winning Australian Shepherds, so she loves to help CPS when she can!

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