Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking
Bonded & Insured Professional Pet Care Provider
Charlotte, NC 28203
Call: 704.340.8102

Owners and Management

Terry Richardson and Jon Noyes – Owners

Starting Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking was a natural extension of our love for animals. We are proud parents to five dogs and two birds, regularly foster pets, and both volunteer with the Charlotte Humane Society. In 2009, our personal experience as clients of a pet sitter gave us an appreciation for this invaluable service and the inspiration to start Little Friends Pet Sitting.

At Little Friends, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of service to our clients and their precious pets. I (Terry) combined my business experience with a love of animals to develop a business model that allows Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking to deliver top-notch service. I work hard to ensure that all of our team members are animal lovers who are also service-oriented, trustworthy, reliable, and hard working.

We have significant experience with all types of pet personalities and focus on getting to know our pets and putting them at ease. I (Jon) have been around animals all of my life and have had dogs, cats, birds, mice, a hamster, and a turtle. I enjoy interacting with animals and figuring out their unique personalities.

Terry is Pet Sitters International Certified, National Association of Professional Pet Sitters Certifited (NAPPS), Red Cross Pet Certified, and Pet Tech Certified. Jon is also Red Cross Pet Certified.

NAPPS sitter certified logo

We offer peace of mind for pet parents. We want our clients to feel completely secure in the attention and care their pets will receive while they’re away, by loving and caring for their pets as if they were our own.



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Lauren F. – General Manager

Hi, my name is Lauren. I love animals and I love my job! I eat, breathe, and sleep Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking. I always want to take steps forward and make this company the best pet sitting company around! I am proud of our office staff, admire the extensive knowledge and support the owners provide, grateful for the excellent job that our sitters perform, and most of all, thankful for the clients who have continuously given us the chance to care for their “fur “babies. Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking would not be here without each and every one of you.

They say “It’s a beautiful thing when a career AND a passion come together.” Being with Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking since 2010, I can truly say this is my career and my passion, and I could not be happier. I have lived in North Carolina all of my life and Charlotte has been my home for most of it. I graduated from Johnson & Wales in 2007 with a B.A. in Sports, Entertainment, and Event Management. I was one of the original pet sitters when the company started. As the company grew, and my interest in pet sitting expanded, I was offered an Operations Manager position in 2011.

I have two rescue dogs of my own, a Schnauzer mix (Mollie) and a Yorkie-mix (Scotch). They are my life. They come to work with me everyday, and are my fur children. They are my backseat drivers and nothing beats their company. I am an avid dog lover and like being the organizer of the meetup group- Charlotte Active Dog Group. Please join if you like doing activities outside with your pet!

I am Pet Tech Certified, Outstanding Pet Care University certified, and Pet CPR certified from the American Red Cross.  If you ever have any questions or concerns, please email me personally at

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Beth D.-Office Manager

Hi! My name is Beth. Originally from Albany, NY, I moved to Charlotte in 2000 and have lived here ever since! I have 3 beautiful daughters and 1 four legged fur child, King. My family is my number 1 priority. As an avid animal lover, I have grown up around all different kinds of animals my entire life. I always enjoyed being around animals and interacting with them. Aside from animals, I enjoy interacting with people as well. So, I was happy to find a job where I can do this all day long.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. With a house full of girls you can imagine our favorite thing to do is go shopping ;). We also love taking King around to the park, pet store and wherever else we can get him in.

I have been a part of the Little Friends team since 2012. I get to work closely with our client’s and our sitter’s each day making sure your pet’s care is top dog!  Aside from working in the office, you may also come across me as your pet sitter. I actively take pet sits aside from being in the office. Either way, we will have the pleasure of working together to ensure your pet’s are loved and cared after while you cannot be there! I look forward to having the opportunity to being a part of your Little Friends experience :)!



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Jennifer C. – Marketing & Events Manager

Hi!  My name is Jennifer. I am obsessed with animals and absolutely love working with them.  Growing up I have always had dogs and cats.  Currently my husband and I have two dogs– we have a four year-old Vizsla, his name is Cejka and we also have a nine year-old long haired Chihuahua, named Charlotte.  I have had kittens, guinea pigs, geckos and doggies growing up and I am obsessed with my fur babies.  They have changed our lives!

My husband and I love being outdoors, in my free time I enjoy doing yoga, being with our friends and families and playing soccer.  Our dogs keep us active and very busy!

I am honored to be a part of Little Friends and started out pet sitting before I started working in the office.  I am very passionate about animals and people, which shows in my job here at Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking.  I am Pet CPR certified by the American Red Cross, as well.  I am happy if you and your fur babies are and  I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies, helping you out in the office or working together at an event!  For event sponsorship, vendor information, Rescue Drive questions or you simply would just like to be involved with Little Friends, feel free to email me.

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