About us

Pet Sitting & Dog Walking since 2010

At Little Friends, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of service to our clients and their precious pets. We’ve developed a model that allows Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking to deliver top-notch service using a top of line online scheduling application, experienced Client Service Representatives and trained awesome pet sitters and dog walkers. We work hard to ensure that all of our team members are not only animal lovers, but service-oriented, trustworthy, reliable, and hardworking as well.

CEO/Owner

Terry Richardson and Jon Noyes - Owners

Terry and Jon are true animal lovers. They are parents of 3 dogs and throughout their lives, they have had many other pets including dogs, cats, birds, and fish.

Terry worked in the corporate world for 30+ years. She has implemented many ‘small business’ type functions and enjoys building businesses from the ground up while implementing best practices to ensure efficient and effective core operating elements. The client is ALWAYS the focus of any business she has implemented.

Jon worked in the service industry with major hotels and vacation resorts for 30+ years. He has the ability to put himself in the ‘shoes’ of the client and ensures all of the processes, policies and practices we use at Little Friends has the client as the center of the focus.

In 2009, Terry and Jon needed to find care for her kitty while she and her husband were out of town. Previously the care they used included either friends, neighbors, or boarding. They had exhausted the ‘kindness’ of their friends and neighbors and did not want to board their kitty. They decided to hire a pet sitter. Wow! What a fantastic experience. It clicked! They decided to become pet sitters. And why not start a full-fledged pet sitting and dog walking company? In 2010 they opened Little Friends Pet Sitting.

Terry has a BS degree in Food and Nutrition from East Carolina University and an AA degree in Computer Programming from Pitt Community College. She is a member of Pet Sitters International (PSI). She also has a pet sitter certification from PSIT and the National Associate of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) and a pet first aid certification from both Pet Tech and the Red Cross.

Jon has a BS degree in finance and a Pet Grooming certification from the Animal Behavior College (ABC). He also has a pet first aid certification from the Red Cross.

They enjoy spending time with their pet family, human family and friends.

Terry is a voracious reader of both fiction and non-fiction. She enjoys traveling and WORK! Yep, she loves to work and is always thinking of new and innovative aspects to her pet sitting and dog walking business which will benefit the clients, their pets and the pet sitters and dog walkers who care for them.

Jon loves all things ‘water’. He does a lot of the dog walking for Little Friends and his own three dogs. He is an avid sailor and boater. He also loves spending time working in the yard making things ‘beautiful’ with flowers, trees and plants.

Management Team

Beth D. – Client Service 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 clients and sitters 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 pets are loved and cared for while you cannot be there! I look forward to having the opportunity to be a part of your Little Friends experience!

Lexxi York, Client Service Representative

Hey there! I have lived in Charlotte for 6 years now; which is the longest I have lived anywhere in my life. My biggest passion in life has always been animals. I was a veterinary assistant for a small & large animal hospital and was fully trained as a receptionist and assistant for both the small & large hospitals. Ended up stepping back from it as I could not handle the sad parts that come with the job. This job has been an excellent happy medium for me as I enjoy administrative work and still getting to work with animals. Hoping to go back to school for Business Administration soon!

In my spare time, you can find me either at a bar somewhere in Ballantyne, or trivia nights at Sugar Creek Brewery, or at home with my cats binge watching Netflix while eating chips & salsa from my favorite restaurant. I have three cats! I adopted Oly (3 y/o) and Oscar (12 y/o) from the Humane Society of York County in the summer of 2017. I also have Pumpkin, who I have had for 7 years now; her mamma and siblings were found behind a dumpster in West Texas where I lived at the time. When she was 4 months old, she broke her growth bone on her back right leg and had to get it amputated, but that doesn’t hold her back! Some fun facts about me:

  • I started riding horses when I was 8 y/o and still have my incredibly handsome horse, Sundance, that I have had since I was 9. He and I pretty much grew up together as he was only about 3 when I got him.
  • I have moved more than 20 times and have lived in 5 states: California, Texas, Nevada, North Carolina, and Indiana.
  • I had surgery on my left wrist twice and right wrist once in high school.
  • Went to school for Dental Assisting and am certified, but never pursued it as a career.

I look forward to helping you and your fur family out.

Monique, Client Service Representative

Growing up I spent every summer camping with my family all over the Midwest, I love making homemade treats for my furbabies, I share my birthday with Michelangelo, and I’ve lived in California, Texas, Georgia, Ohio, and now North Carolina!

I currently live in Concord and I was born in Los Angeles CA, but I’ve spent most of my life in Columbus OH. Go, Bucks! I’m studying for a degree in Psychology, I am a certified dog groomer, and I enjoy volunteering with animal shelters in my free time.

Pet Sitter and Dog Walker Staff

Alexandra F.

Alexandra F.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Syracuse, NY

Pets:
I currently have one dog, Morgan who is a 12 yr old boxer. I also have 5 cats (crazy cat lady already!), and two leopard geckos

Fun Facts:
I will be getting married next fall!, I cant wait to have a frenchie one day!, I currently work as a paralegal in downtown Matthews, and I have a younger sister who is currently my roomie!

Bio:
Hi, I’m Allie and I am so excited to care for your pets! I love animals and providing care to them. Spending time with animals is the best stress relief for me and I promise to treat your fur baby like they are my own!

Alicia V.

Alicia V.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Lodi, NJ

Pets:
Halo, 4 year old Yorkie

Fun Facts:
I love being outside, experiencing new things, I have a great sense of humor, I love being around animals, and I have a lot of energy.

Bio:
I’ve been living in Charlotte, NC for 12 years. Before that, I was born and raised in Lodi, NJ. I have three children, one of whom walks on four legs… I also have a granddaughter. In my free time I love spending time with my family, going out and just enjoying life. My dream is to build a career working with and around animals. I absolutely adore animals. I think they are one of God’s most beautiful creations. My goals are pretty much like my dream. Being able to make a career out of what you love in life is a dream and that’s why it’s also my goal in life. I would have say my greatest achievement in life behind raising my two wonderful children would be that I am the only one in my family to have graduated from college and receive an A.A.S.

Allison M.

Allison M.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Gastonia, NC

Pets:
12 Dogs- Rocky, Cooper (Recently passed), Tobey, Scrappy Dappy Doo, BabyGirl, Gunner, Ruby, Rufus, Chloe, Sampson, Roxanne, and Lady; 1 Bird- Ozzy Ozzbourne the Bird

Fun Facts:
I love animals more than people, I’ve owned or helped take care of over 30 animals in my short 23 years alive, any ocean is my favorite vacation spot and I’m a Pirate (East Carolina University graduate!)

Bio:
My name is Allison Martin, a recent graduate from East Carolina University. I have big dreams of quickly paying down my student loan debt, becoming financially stable, and becoming a homeowner. I currently live in Gastonia, but travel to surrounding Charlotte areas for work. Little Friends pet sitting and dog walking helps me reach my goals with additional income near where I’m already located for work, while also providing a stress-relief system, as every animal always makes me smile. It will be my pleasure to meet you and your precious fur-babies!

Alma H.

Alma H.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Houston, TX

Pets:
I had a beagle until about 2 years ago

Fun Facts:
I am from Bosnia originally (born in Germany), my parents moved to Texas in 2001 and I have been to 15 countries since I graduated high school. I have been painting furniture for a couple of years and find it a great therapeutic activity. I enjoy kickboxing and staying active!

Bio:
I just moved to Charlotte from Houston, Texas. I am currently in school to get a B.S in psychology and I hope to move on to a master’s once I have completed my degree. I enjoy working on puzzles in my free time as well as working out and painting. I hope to graduate school and figure out how to help people in the best way I can with the education that I receive. I also hope to pet all the doggies in the world (a girl can dream right?!)

Andrea M.

Andrea M.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Charlotte, NC

Pets:
2 Rescues – Sasha & Zobe

Fun Facts:
I enjoy live music, dancing, walking, hiking, gardening, going to the movies and working with Non-Profit organizations

Bio:
Hi, my name is Andrea! I am a Charlotte native. I have always had a strong passion for animals. I have 2 spoiled Cocker Spaniels, Sasha & Zobe. They are better known as the energetic Team Duo! They are truly the love of my life! I love to take Sasha & Zobe with me on walks, road trips, Pet Expos, and shopping! I grew up in the country with my cat, Margaret, and my Grandfather’s German Shepherd, Sampson. I am so excited to be a part of the Little Friends Pet Sitting team! I look forward to meeting you and taking care of your pets!

Ann P.

Ann P.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Charlotte, NC

Pets:
Sadly none, at the moment but I’m a proud dog-aunt to Hope and Riley!

Fun Facts:
I’ve played guitar for 8 years; I’m a long-time distance runner! I love it!; I’m a licensed clinical social worker; I’ve lived in North Carolina my whole life .

Bio:
I live in the Charlotte area and am currently a pre-medical student at UNCC. I love running, cooking and hanging out with my dog niece Hope! I’m also a clinical social worker!

Anna R.

Anna R.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Charlotte, NC

Pets:
2 dogs (a Staffordshire Terrier and a Cockapoo Mutt)

Fun Facts:
I love paddle boarding, Science and medicine is my passion, I love 70s decade fashion and I never met an animal I didn’t love!

Bio:
I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and proud to be! In my free time, I love exploring this and new cities with my pup and friends. My uptime career dream is to be a surgeon or an anesthesiologist. I currently run a support group in Charlotte which is my passion project and really the fuel for my drive.

Ariel B.

Ariel B.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Schenectady, NY (Upstate)

Pets:
2 cats named Ziggy and Daredevil. Daredevil is my blind rescue kitten, currently 3 months old.

Fun Facts:
I competed in a bare-knuckle tournament in 2015 and WON!
I’ve been to Spain, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Istanbul, Austria, and France.

Bio:
I moved to NC in 2017 and absolutely love it! I am in the process of completing my Master’s degree in Higher Education. When I’m not studying you can find me outside running or mountain biking. I love being outside in any capacity, even if it’s just reading a book. I’m hoping to live in the Charlotte area after my Masters and can’t wait to explore the city more through working with Little Friends Pet Sitting!  

Beth D.

Beth D.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Albany, NY

Pets:
1 four legged fur child, King.

Fun Facts:
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.

Bio:
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.

Bill F.

Bill F.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Boston, Massachusetts

Pets:
Two rescue dogs

Fun Facts:
In Massachusetts, I was a volunteer with the New England Brittany Rescue where I was a foster parent.

Bio:
I recently moved to the Charlotte area with my two rescue dogs. Over the years, I have had dogs, cats, fish, a rabbit, and a snake as pets. My two children live in the Charlotte area and they both have family pets, which warms my heart knowing my grandchildren will grow up with animals in their lives.

Brea H.

Brea H.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Maryland.

Pets:
2 cats, Tangi & Buzz.

Fun Facts:
I have always loved animals. Growing up in the country I have been around all types of animals from fish to horses. Currently, I have two wonderful cats, Tangi, and Buzz who make me happy every day!

Bio:
Hi, my name is Brea H. I am from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I am a Pre-Med student and I currently attend UNCC, working to get my Bachelors Degree!

Cassandra A..

Cassandra A..

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Charlotte, NC

Pets:
No current pets. My kitty (Nube) of 14 years passed away recently

Fun Facts:
I love animals, I love people especially kids, I prefer to be outdoors, Music/singing are a passion of mine, I enjoy travel and adventure

Bio:
I grew up in Charlotte and have always loved and needed animals in my life. My mom had a soft spot and always let us help or adopt strays/injured furry friends. I understand the importance of pets in ones life and know how hard it can be to leave them behind for work or travel. That is why I have a passion for pet care. I want to give pet owners a peace of mind while they are gone, and know their animals will be much loved and cared for. In my free time I enjoy getting outside whether it’s swimming, hiking, going to the park, or lounging by the pool. I also love being at home with a good book, tv series, movie, or cooking up a storm! I love to travel and see the world. It has always been a dream of mine to cover the globe. I work full time for a family of five here in Charlotte. I’ve been with them for eight years and have had the pleasure of helping them raise their wonderful daughters, and now almost two year old golden retriever. It is really a blessing to work with people I love, and I hope to create more meaningful relationships through Little Friends Petsitting.

Chan S.

Chan S.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Charlotte, NC

Pets:
I own 1 dog (2 yr old, Beagle Mix)

Fun Facts:
I like baking. I like instrumental music with good beats. I want to pursue yoga. And I graduated with a Sociology degree.

Bio:
Hi, I’m Chan and I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. I like to have my daily dose of Youtube and movies. A main goal of mine is to make myself happy in life and for my dog to have a long and healthy life with me! I love taking care of other’s people’s pets and cannot wait to spoil your babies as if they are my own!

Cierra J.

Cierra J.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA

Pets:
1 Dog, Coco; 1 cat, Clyde

Fun Facts:
I Studied French in Paris, France. I intend to move to Mississauga, Ontario. I’ve been working with animals for a year.

Bio:
I love in Charlotte, NC. I play video games, read, and cuddle with my cat in my free time. I’m starting school to be an aircraft dispatcher. My dream is to become a pilot. I want buy a large plot of land, design my own house, build my own airplane, and own a cat sanctuary.

Claire G.

Claire G.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Weston, CT

Pets:
1 cat named Maggie and a Maltipoo named Mika

Fun Facts:
I have lived in Paris when I was younger and I enjoy baking and being with my pets

Bio:
I grew up in Connecticut and lived in Paris France for 10 years when I was younger. I have just moved to the Charlotte area to be closer to family.

Courtney L.

Courtney L.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Charlotte, NC

Pets:
5 cats and a whole bunch of foster cats

Fun Facts:
I’ve been volunteering with animal rescues for about 5-6 years now. I love the fall and Halloween, as that is my birthday. I love doing anything outside.

Bio:
HI! My name is Courtney and I am 21 years old. I LOVE animals and have been with animals since I was little. I have been working with animal rescues for almost 6 years now and have been fostering for about 5 years. I am at Gaston College for my Associate in Arts. I look forward to caring for your babies!

Courtney W.

Courtney W.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Hickory, NC

Pets:
Khloee, Hayword, Gatsby, Samantha, Harmony, and Melody. All cats.

Fun Facts:
I sing, I play the guitar, ukulele, and piano. I have a twin brother.

Bio:
I enjoy cooking new recipes. I love to garden and right now taking care of at least 50 pepper plants. My goal is to get a house in the next year and start to create the farm that I want with my partner.

Cristal R.

Cristal R.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
New York, NY

Pets:
I currently own 3 pets

Fun Facts:
I am a swimmer, anime lover and a gamer, I used to be in the special Olympics and I used run my own pet rescue.

Bio:
Hi, my name is Cristal and I’m happy to be a part of the Little Friends team! I live in Charlotte and I love being outside and going to flea markets and malls. I always dream to be bigger then I am, maybe become a lawyer or an accountant. My greatest achievement is when I won 1st place in the Special Olympics! I love being around animals and look forward to caring and spending time with yours!

Daniela G.

Daniela G.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Fayetteville, NC

Pets:
I currently have 2 dogs, the breeds are in questions as both were adopted/rescued. Kaira, is 3.5 years old, possibly chocolate lab/pitt mix. Remi is 5.5 years old, possibly a greyhound/lab mix. I also have a spider ball python, he’s 7 years old, I adopted him at the age of 3 years old!

Fun Facts:
I moved to Charlotte, NC for my undergraduate degree in psychology/religious studies. I’ve been accepted to graduate school at UNCC for a master’s in counseling that I’ll be starting in the Fall. I currently teach 2 vinyasa yoga classes at NoDa Yoga and will soon be joining the YMCA Dowd teacher rotation! I love to lead an active lifestyle so I’ll be happy to help your furry (or not furry) friends do the same. Growing up I had several cats on top of the dogs we consistently took in. I couldn’t imagine a life without having any pets around! I’m super excited to be on Little Friend’s team and cannot wait to pamper your pets!

Bio:
HI! My name is Courtney and I am 21 years old. I LOVE animals and have been with animals since I was little. I have been working with animal rescues for almost 6 years now and have been fostering for about 5 years. I am at Gaston College for my Associate in Arts. I look forward to caring for your babies!

Eliana D.

Eliana D.

Pet Care Professional

Pets:
A rescue that I rehabilitated myself, a Chihuahua named Oliver Twist.

Fun Facts:
My family has been rescuing and rehabbing animals for over 16 years now! Also, I come from an athletically diverse background of MMA, ice hockey, volleyball, football, and surfing!

Bio:
Hi! I’m Ellie. I have a deep rooted love and passion for animals. I love to spread love and kindness to all animals. I adore providing pets and their owners with exceptional quality care. I believe that my can-do attitude, tenacity and excited willingness to learn has a lot to offer to you and your furry loved ones. Some of my first jobs were in the pet sitting/care fields. I have many years of experience under my belt. Pet sitting, walking, feeding, boarding and overnight care have all been apart of my experiences. I look forward to providing my services and care to your beloved furry buddies.

Elizabeth W.

Elizabeth W.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
New Milford, Connecticut

Pets:
I own 4 cats 2 black haired, 1 grey haired that is a bobtail, and 1 cream haired, 4 ferrets, 1 chameleon. I live with my parents and they own 5 Siberian huskies and 1 chihuahua, which I help take care of.

Fun Facts:
I am a gamer, I love to play video games in my spare time. I am a marvel fan! I enjoy going to the zoo, lazy 5 ranch, and any place where I can see/ and engage animals. All my cats that I have are rescues or strays which I took in.

Bio:
Hello my name is Elizabeth, but I go by Liz. I am 20 years old. I just finished my associates degree in science. I plan on going back to school this fall to pursue a bachelors degree in Wildlife biology. I own 4 cats, 4 ferrets and a chameleon. Pet sitting is something I have done for a few years now and I enjoy every minute of it! I have pet sit dogs, cats, and turtles.

Ellen C.

Ellen C.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Advance, NC

Pets:
Kitden, my Hemingway/Polydactyl Cat (White with Gray Spots), approx 11 years old

Fun Facts:
I have a portrait Cattoo (Cat Tattoo) of my first feline, Roxie, on my left thigh so she can always be in my lap. I don’t really like sports but I LOVE the Atlanta Braves! #ChopOn I’m very into all things True Crime (podcasts, documentaries, movies, books, etc.). I’ve performed in the London New Years Day Parade (January 1st, 1999). I have a borderline unhealthy addiction to Postmates. David Sedaris is my favorite author. In High School I was voted Most Likely to Become Famous. My hands are always well manicured. I went to a Twilight Convention in 2010. I hope to have my own condo at Myrtle Beach someday. Halloween is my favorite Holiday.

Bio:
I moved to Charlotte in 2003 to attend UNCC as a Dance major. I currently live in the Oakhurst neighborhood and love spending time in the Plaza Midwood area. Additionally, I’m furthering my education as a Fashion Marketing student at Parsons School of Design: The New School. I am an active member of both local Zeta Tau Alpha alumnae groups: Charlotte & Lake Norman/North Charlotte. Plus, I’m also an online fashion stylist with Tailor app and I own Shoppe Devereaux, where I sell vintage & thrift goods online and at local pop-up markets.

Emilie E.

Emilie E.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Florence, SC

Pets:
I currently own two beautiful cats!

Fun Facts:
I hiccup at least once a day. I know how to ballroom dance. My favorite holiday is Christmas. I can speak French.

Bio:
Hello! I recently moved to Indian Land, SC. I have a lot of experience taking care of different kinds of pets, from cats to chickens to rabbits to dogs. I love spending my time listening to podcasts, writing short stories, and cuddling with my cats. I also enjoy the local walking trails and hope to one day visit every continent.

Emilie J.

Emilie J.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Sparta, NJ

Pets:
2 Dogs (Black Lab and Lab/ Husky Mix)

Fun Facts:
My first dog was a Dalmatian. My favorite place to be is the beach! I love coffee, my friends, and on line shopping. I recently saw the Ellen show live!

Bio:
Hi! My name is Emilie and I grew up in Sparta, NJ. I just graduated from East Carolina University and moved to Charlotte! I grew up with dogs my whole life and have two sweet Labs at home. I love animals, traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. I am pursuing my Masters in Social Work and hope to work in a children’s hospital one day. I am so excited to care for your fur babies and have an active, fun job where I can be paid to love what I do!

Emily B.

Emily B.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Jacksonville, FL

Pets:
Earl and Lucy

Fun Facts:
I also work for a children’s toy company!

Bio:
Hi, my name is Emily and I moved to North Carolina in 1992, lived in Charlotte for a while and now currently reside in Belmont. I absolutely love all animals! I currently have a bird named Earl and a cat named Levi. I have always had an animal in my house and I always will have one because I just love the joy that they bring to my life! Aside from animals, I love spending time with my friends & family, traveling, hiking and working out. I look forward to meeting new animal friends and giving them lots of love and attention while you are away 🙂

Emily D.

Emily D.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Washingtonville, NY

Pets:
2 cats- Jakey and Abbie, 1 hamster named Charlotte & 2 doggies that live in New York

Fun Facts:
I am an only child. I was a figure skater for 12 years- I started skating when I was 4 years old. I used to live right next to Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs and it was beautiful! I’ve never traveled to the West Coast, but I want to! I’ve known my fiancé since middle school.

Bio:
I currently live in Huntersville with my fiancé Matt and our two cats and a hamster! I am a first grade teacher and have been teaching for almost five years. I earned my Master’s Degree in Literacy in January 2015 and moved to North Carolina in July 2015. My puppy Bailey still lives in New York though and I miss her terribly!
When I am not at school I enjoy playing with the cats, reading a good book, browsing Target or swimming at our pool. We also enjoy heading to the beach when we can or going to New York for a visit when we get a chance!

Emma R.

Emma R.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

Pets:
I personally own Gigi, but my family owns; Dogs – Odin, Shadow, and Bean. Cats – Nepeta, Snickers, Natsu, Ichigo, Boo, and Coraline. Rabbits – Captain Jack and Sage

Fun Facts:
I love to write and have filled over seven composition notebooks with partial stories and ideas. I have owned or cared for at least one type of pet from every animal kingdom. I like anime and cartoons, and often dress up as the characters, even sometimes making my own costumes by hand. I went to a Montessori school from Pre-K to 8th grade and even pioneered one of the first public Montessori Middle Schools. I have really sensitive hearing and can hear most dog whistle frequencies. I am also very good with technology and have always been able to pick it up pretty quickly, my first experience with a computer and using it was at two years old.

Bio:
My name is Emma, I currently live in Bessemer City, NC but I have lived four different states! I love to write but struggle finishing my stories, however, I still aim to finish and publish one someday. In my free time, I mainly play video games or pick up one of my random hobbies such as sewing, knitting, painting, stamp collecting, and several others I have picked up over the years. When it comes to what I want to do with my life, I am still unsure. Part of me wants to open up a bar that I designed in one of my stories, another part wants to become a voice actor and attend conventions, and another part wants to open my own horse ranch, but since I am still young and undecided I am continuing to explore my life and take steps to discover myself further. And even with all of these things, I couldn’t do it without the support of my first dog and best companion Gigi, my dachshund. She is my love and my life, everything I plan to do will include her for as long as this world will let me keep her by my side.

Erin M.

Erin M.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Gastonia, NC

Pets:
2 mixed dogs named Grant and Cooper. 2 leopard geckos named Marco and Lola. A chameleon named Tank and a Syrian hamster named Clem.

Fun Facts:
I love ALL animals of any shape and size. I use to have a pet rabbit that was basically a small dog for my bedroom, he was my little pride and joy, his name was Ranger. I love traveling, and I have been to many different places in and out of the country. July 2019 I will be traveling to England with my boyfriend to visit his family!

Bio:
Hello, my name is Erin. My friends like to call me Ern. I currently reside in York, South Carolina but I usually just say I live in Lake Wylie, since its close enough. In my free time, you will usually catch me working out, hanging out outside in the sunshine, or sitting in bed watching youtube videos of animals trying to learn everything and anything I can about them. My goals in the future are to have my own farm with lots of lands so I can adopt older doggos for them to be able to live out the rest of their life is happy, loved and well taken care of. I would also like to eventually have my own boarding and grooming facility. I will start to pursue that in the near future when I go back to school!

Erin W.

Erin W.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Nashville, NC

Pets:
2 kitties, Jack the Orange Tabby (named after Jack Nicholson) and Goldie the Tuxedo, named for her golden eyes!

Fun Facts:
I have more pictures of pets than my boyfriend on my phone.

Bio:
I’ve been a sitter with Little Friends for two years now, and find great joy in providing peace of mind to pet parents while they are away. I moved to Charlotte four years ago with my now-fiance and our two kitties and outside of pet-sitting I enjoy singing with local chorus Carolina Voices, trying local restaurants, and hosting game nights with our friends!

Heidi C.

Heidi C.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
New Orleans, LA

Pets:
2 cats (Half Brothers) named: Tigger (2yo) and Blue (1yo)

Fun Facts:
World Traveller, Coffee Lover, Urban Gardener and Lover of all things Beautiful!

Bio:
I am a passionate animal lover, world traveler, and an aspiring Thai food chef. My inner light shines brightest when I am with my fur babies and other furry friends. I have visited exotic destinations such as Paris, Pakistan, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, and Saudi Arabia. I have called Louisiana, Texas, California, Florida and North Carolina home. But It seems that Charlotte has captured my heart! I have years of pet sitting and volunteer experience. I am currently volunteering at the Humane Society of Charlotte. Also, I have had a long career in the health and beauty industry, but my dream job would be opening a cat cafe!

Ivy T.

Ivy T.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Matthews, NC

Pets:
I have a dog named Zoey! She’s almost 10 and I love her to death!

Fun Facts:
Fun facts about me are I love to sing, dance, cook, and bake!

Bio:
I live in Charlotte with my husband and his mother in law. My husband and I love to play board games in our free time. I love singing music (but wish I could write it!). I love spending time with my wonderful family! I can’t wait to meet all of you and your fur babies! I look forward to giving them exceptional care for you :)!

Jeanette M.

Jeanette M.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Tampa, FL

Pets:
A lionhead bunny named Chuchi

Fun Facts:
I am bilingual (English/Spanish); I always have a Happy Go Lucky mood; I’m a Jehovah’s Witness and I like doing different outdoor activities.

Bio:
I moved to Charlotte from Tampa about a year ago and I love it here! I love traveling and taking roadtrips! My husband and I love to hike together! I have tons of expierence with animal care and I love working with animals! I have worked in the past at pet resorts, kennels and daycare/boarding facilities. I love giving all the attention and love your furry family member needs!

Kendall W.

Kendall W.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Santa Monica, CA

Pets:
Brinkley (mix breed, 8) and Deacon (husky/shepherd 3)

Fun Facts:
I attended the university of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (go heels!), I showed horses growing up, I drove across the country from California to NC with my mom, 3 dogs and 3 cats when I was in high school, I have won 3 gold metals in competitive cheerleading.

Bio:
My name is Kendall and I currently live in Noda with my 2 dogs Brinkley and deacon and best friend. I graduated from UNC in 2015 and moved to Charlotte where I have enjoyed exploring all the city has to offer for the past 4 years. During my free time I love taking my dogs on a walk around the neighborhood or to our favorite local spot. You could also find me at a local brewery, out for a run, or exploring the white water center.

Kim N.

Kim N.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Charlotte, NC

Pets:
A 9 year old Beagle/Daschund mix named Champ, a 1 year old Beagle named Luke (go Panthers!), a 7 year old Tabby named Timothy, and a 6 year old Rag Doll named Oliver

Fun Facts:
I love to hike with my husband and pups! I grew up with a St. Bernard named Beethoven — he looked just like the pup from the movie. I have a degree In costume design and have been sewing since I was 6 years old

Bio:
I’m what you would call a Unicorn — meaning she’s one of the few Charlotte natives in town. My 4 beautiful pets mean the world to me and I spoil them every chance I get. My husband and I are very active and love to “climb every mountain” (I’m also a musical theatre nerd). In our free time we take our pups to local breweries, hike crowders mountain with the dogs, and love to travel all over the world!

Kristina R.

Kristina R.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Charlotte, NC

Pets:
1 cat; Black and White Ragdoll, her name is Sasha (Bean)

Fun Facts:
I’m adopted; I’m part Mexican; I majored in Horticulture and I have two siblings

Bio:
I’ve lived all over Charlotte and now living in the inner city. I love to garden, propagate, and take care of my plants, as well as spending time with my friends in my free time. I grew a love for Horticulture when I was a sophomore in high school and decided that was my dream career. I just recently graduated with an Associates in Horticulture Technology in Applied Science. I hope to one day start and own my own landscape design company or working in the floriculture industry, I love flowers!

Maggie R.

Maggie R.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

Pets:
Rockie (8y/o Vizsla)

Fun Facts:
My first memory is of my mom telling me that we were going to get our first Vizsla, Rosie. My favorite animal is the sloth – This summer I traveled to Costa Rica to accomplish my life long goal of seeing one in the wild! I am one of 5 kids and currently have 5 nieces and 1 nephew. Over my life I have lived in Illinois, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Florida, and North Carolina and love to travel both in and outside the country

Bio:

My name is Maggie and while I am originally from Illinois I recently moved to Charlotte from sunny Florida to be closer to my family. Animals have always been an important part of my family and growing up my home was filled with a variety of dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, and birds. In my free time I enjoy hiking with my Vizsla, Rockie, practicing yoga at the local Whitewater Center, and watching my Gamecocks play every Saturday! I am currently taking courses in computer science and hope to use my new knowledge to help improve the health of others. Finally, my ultimate goal in life is to someday have a home with a big yard where all of my future Vizslas can run their hearts out!
Marnie B.

Marnie B.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

Pets:
3 dogs, a bearded dragon, and fish

Fun Facts:
I love all kinds of animals, hanging out with my family and playing outside. I am addicted to puppies and when I was little, I would take lost pets home and reunite them with their owners!

Bio:
I live in Waxhaw. I like to hangout with my family and go on family adventures. I have been a general sales manager of a staffing company, a preschool teacher, a swim instructor, a lifeguard, a pool coordinator, and a stay at home mom. I have done a lot in my life and now my ideal thing would be to have a job that allows me flexibility to hangout with my family and is fun. I couldn’t think of anything more fun then hanging out with animals all the time.

Megan D.

Megan D.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Asheville, NC

Pets:
2 dogs- Zibby (a Golden Retriever) and Henry (a Chocolate Lab)

Fun Facts:
Aside from growing up with traditional cats and dogs, I also grew up with bunnies and horses!

Bio:
I have lived in Charlotte for the past 3 years and enjoy this city! I love animals and it is a passion of mine to care for them in my spare time. I have lots of experience with animal care which helps me connect with all pets. It is comforting to me to be able to provide your fur family with exceptional care and you with peace of mind. I look forward to meeting you and your pets!

Megan L.

Megan L.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Charlotte, NC

Pets:
Malibu- Golden retriever, Shimmy- Chihuahua, Carter and Luna- Cats

Fun Facts:
A few things I like to do when I’m not out attending to all the animals is play softball, workout, fish, relax by the pool, and work on getting my real estate license.

Bio:
Hello my name is Megan! I am looking forward to walking your best friend. I myself have both a chihuahua and golden retriever so whether big or small I’m ready for the job! I’m born and raised right here in Charlotte and have over 5 years experience in pet sitting. I know how much my pups enjoy their play time and long walks so it’s essential to me to give your pups the same attention!

Monique S.

Monique S.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Columbus, Ohio

Pets:
I just adore my Chihuahua Mix named Beans and my Persian kitty named Sterling!

Fun Facts:
Growing up I spent every summer camping with my family all over the Midwest, I love making homemade treats for my furbabies, I share my birthday with Michelangelo, and I’ve lived in California, Texas, Georgia, Ohio, and now North Carolina!

Bio:
I currently live in Concord and I was born in Los Angeles CA, but I’ve spent most of my life in Columbus OH. Go, Bucks! I’m studying for a degree in Psychology, I am a certified dog groomer, and I enjoy volunteering with animal shelters in my free time.

Morgan G.

Morgan G.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Morgantown, WV

Pets:
1 dog (part terrier, part pomeranian) named Rusty and my sweet baby boy Spyro: my bearded dragon whom I’ve had since he was the size of my thumb

Fun Facts:
I was in a Navy JROTC unit for one year of high school (freshman) and a Marine Corps JROTC unit for the three remaining years of high school. I’m a gymnastics coach at Carolina Flipz and I was a competitive gymnast myself, for 8 and a half years! I got my bearded dragon after my English teacher in my Senior year of high school brought hers in and I completely fell in love. I named my bearded dragon after a popular video game character from when I was little. I’m currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics. I lived all over the east coast!

Bio:
I grew up all over the east coast, starting in Morgantown, West Virginia, then approximately ten moves later (FL-GA-MD), I landed myself in North Carolina, where I feel more “at home” than I have anywhere else. I’ve always been a huge supporter of the armed forces and after four years of Marine Corps JROTC, I wanted to join myself; however due to unfortunate circumstances, I’m medically disqualified. This forced me to give up the dream of mine to become a USMC Drill Instructor, and allowed me to go down a different path towards a mathematics degree. I’m currently working towards earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and hopefully being able to work my way back into the military field through a civilian position. In the meantime, I’m able to continue doing what I love by working with children as a gymnastics coach, and of course, working with animals as a pet sitter!

Nichole B.

Nichole B.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Pets:
8 year old male Siamese named Leo 11 year old female corn snake named Samantha

Fun Facts:
I’m an avid snake lover. I am a Disney fanatic. I’ve been a vegetarian for three years now. I have nine niece’s and nephews; Coffee and chocolate are essential.

Bio:
Hey! My name is Nichole. I’m originally from Colorado, but I moved here to Charlotte a few months ago. When I’m not cuddling with my cat Leo, I can be found baking all kinds of baked goods or rereading one of my favorite books and drinking a nice strong cup of coffee. I’ve really always loved animals and can even remember from a very young age wanting rescuing kittens and dogs alike whenever I could. I truly believe that every animal, regardless of size, has its own unique personality and should be taken care of in the same way as you would a child. My favorite part of providing pet care is working with the animals and getting to know each one individually.

Norma A.

Norma A.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Miami, FL

Pets:
I am currently owned by two Yorkies, mother, and son and an orange tabby who thinks is the king of the castle.

Fun Facts:
I am always finding something to smile about since it is good medicine for the soul. Long walks in the park with my furry baby makes my day and to end it off I enjoy a glass of my favorite drink as I bird watch in my backyard. Taking pictures of each moment keeps the memories alive.

Bio:
I moved to Charlotte from Miami fifteen months ago and I have enjoyed getting to know the city. My favorite thing to do is discover new parks where I can enjoy the outdoors with my furry babies. I served in the pet sitting industry for over 10 years in Miami and have missed being a part of it. I am glad to be working alongside Little Friends Pet sitting and Dog walking family and am looking forward to serving you and pampering your pets.

Paul F.

Paul F.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Charlotte, NC

Pets:
2 cats, Jack & Goldie

Fun Facts:
I am also a full time musician!

Bio:
Over the last 5 years, I have pet sat for immediate family and friends– taking care mostly of dogs and cats. While helping out friends and family, I noticed I had a knack for bonding with animals and experienced great joy in bringing a little pick-me-up to pets while their owners are away. As an owner of two cats, I understand the worry pet owners go through when they are away from their loved ones. Even if for a short amount of time, l hope that I can bring a little peace of mind to these owners while they’re away from home!

Sam D.

Sam D.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Madison, Wisconsin (Go Badgers!)

Pets:
I have two adorable kitties. Loveable Bella (12) and spunky Jack (3) – both rescues! Looking to foster dogs in the near future!

Fun Facts:
I moved to Charlotte in July 2014, we are absolutely LOVING the weather and southern hospitality. My number 1 passion in life is animals. My dream is to pursue a career in Environmental Law to protect the lives of animals and their environments.

Bio:
My whole life I have always surrounded myself with animals. In my childhood home, I grew up with a dog, bird, cats, bunnies, and lots of fish. I have been pet-sitting for animals of all kinds for years and I LOVE it! I am very compassionate and I look forward to meeting you and caring for your furry family while you’re away.

Sam K.

Sam K.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Oklahoma City, OK

Pets:
A dog (Coco) and a Freshwater Tropical Aquarium

Fun Facts:
I am a total aquarium nerd, I love to wear Fedoras, I am a full time bass player, and I have the only Chihuahua mix I have ever seen that has absolutely no interest in toys!

Bio:
I am from Oklahoma City, and I have been around animals my entire life! As a kid we had two Maine coons, later we got two Miniature Schnauzers, and now I have a Chihuahua mix named Coco who will gladly cuddle with anyone. In my free time I love to cook and cuddle with Coco while watching a movie or playing a game. I bond with animals very quickly and I really look forward to showing your fur babies the same attention and affection that I show mine!

Samuel S.

Samuel S.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Elmont, NY

Pets:
Wile- an American Staffordshire Terrier and Bagheera- a Russian Blue Cat

Fun Facts:
I am a Marine Corps Veteran, a car enthusiast, I love going camping with my pup, Wile and I have a lot of experience in dog training

Bio:
My name is Samuel Shustak. I am originally from New York but recently moved from Colorado to North Carolina. I enjoy the outdoors and anything sports related. I aspire to travel as much as possible. Animals make me happy and I cannot wait to spend time loving on yours!

Savannah S.

Savannah S.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Matthews, NC

Pets:
Two cats. One male & one female, Sammy and Scarlet

Fun Facts:
I can sing, I play ukulele, I paint, used to ride horses. I’m adopted, I have two siblings, I’m 20 years old.

Bio:
I’m 20 years old and I have grown up in Matthews NC, and I love to paint and sing in my free time. I want to get my associates degree in either something with art or science. I love spending time with my friends and hope to have a career where I’m not only happy but I can do things to bring happiness to other as well. 

Steven G.

Steven G.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Atlanta, GA

Pets:
2 Dogs: Deegee & Hudson

Fun Facts:
Avid Gamer, Horror Movie Connoisseur, Lover of all things fiction

Bio:
I’ll treat your furry friends like royalty because they deserve it. My wife and I are the proud owners of a Pit-mix & a Dane-Boxer Puppy and we will be happy to extend that same tender care to your furriest friends. We did not have any pets growing up so when I got my first apartment I rescued my first dog and have had an affinity for rescues ever since. My specialty is large breed dogs who need to burn a little energy or cats that love to play. I’m an Atlanta native but Charlotte gave me my loving wife so I’m proud to call it home.

Suzanne O.

Suzanne O.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Gastonia, NC

Pets:
None at the moment.

Fun Facts:
My favorite thing to do while on a pet sit is when I can hold an animal in my arms up close to me and feel their comfort.

Bio:
Hi! My name is Suzanne O and I am from Gastonia. In my free time, I love gardening and horseback riding! There are very few places in life that I find pure love. Some of those places are with the elderly, special needs children and animals. Their expectations from you are quite simple. Feed me, keep me safe and love me unconditionally. I didn’t chose this vocation, but rather it chose me. Everything about animals lifts me up and inspires me. Watch the love of animals for each other, that is the purest of all loves.

Tanya B.

Tanya B.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Alpharetta, GA

Pets:
1 cat who I’ve had for 10 years

Fun Facts:
I have dual citizenship; I was born in Wales; I have 4 neices & nephews; I was a Kindergarten teacher & I am the oldest in my family.

Bio:
Hi, I’m Tanya and I currently live in Charlotte! I love to hike when I have free time and I love to travel and try to visit a new country every other year. I am excited to take care of your pets and to be working with Little Friends!

Terry & Jon

Terry & Jon

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
Farmville, NC-but have grown up in the Queen City!
Pets:
2 Morkies- Kai & Sydney, 1 Shih Tzu-Abbie, & 1 Golden Retriever mix-Maizee
Fun Facts:
I am the proud owner of Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking! In my free time, I like to read, travel, hang out with my family and friends (human & fur), listen to Jazz music & shop of course!
Bio:
My husband and I are proud parents to 4 dogs! I have a BS degree in Food & Nutrition from ECU and an AA degree in Computer Programming from Pitt Community College. I have spent 32 years in the Corporate world!

I am a member of two professional pet sitting organizations: National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) and Pet Sitters International (PSI). I also have a pet sitter certification from NAPPS and a first aid certification from both Pet Tech and the Red Cross!

Val H.

Val H.

Pet Care Professional

Hometown:
St. Petersburg, Florida

Pets:
I have a rescue cat named Jillibean

Fun Facts:
I was born in Ohio but spent most of my life in Florida. I moved to North Carolina in 2012 and currently reside in Concord. I have been an animal lover all my life. I have owned dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits, horses, and birds. I love helping people and animals. My hobbies are listening to music, decorating and horseback riding. I love to travel and my favorite place is San Juan, Puerto Rico, it’s so beautiful there. If you have never been, you must go!

Bio:
I am semi-retired. I am also a driver for Lyft and Uber, which I have been doing for the past 3 months and have met a lot of really nice people. I have also had two businesses of my own, a residential cleaning service and a country gift store. I was also a flight attendant for about four years, sure miss those free flights. I have family still living in Florida and try to visit them a couple of times each year. I have also raised a great son, who is now 22 and a second-grade teacher. I am a proud mom! I am so excited, I recently joined the Little Friends Pet Sitting Team and hope you will give me the opportunity to care for your babies as if they were my own.

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