Meet our award-winning staff of pet sitters!
2019 is a very special year for us as it’s our 20th anniversary for delivering the highest quality pet care in Maryland and D.C. I am incredibly proud of our stellar team members, who work night and day to make certain each client gets the best care possible. It is my honor to announce that for the first time in PHC’s history, we now offer healthcare benefits to all of our employees! I believe the strength of a great company comes from its staff and core values.
We appreciate the profound trust you place in the Pet and Home Care team whenever you book service with us. After all, it’s our team that looks after your pets when you can’t and cares for your home while you are away. It’s our goal to continue earning your trust for life so that you can be confident and comfortable with our service. That’s why each member of our dependable and trustworthy team is carefully selected and trained to ensure they are sincerely dedicated and capable of providing you, your pets and your home with the highest level of service possible.
For your peace of mind, each member of our staff are hired as employees, must pass a rigorous, nationwide, county-level professional background check to verify that they are credible, honest and upstanding. All sitters are also bonded and insured through Pet and Home Care for your protection.
Of course, the common thread between us all is our deep love and reverence for animals and our eagerness to provide outstanding customer service.
President & CEO:
A vigorous passion for animals led Pet and Home Care Founder and Owner Tiffany Lewis to launch a pet sitting business in 1999 at the young age of 17. Over 20 years later, Pet and Home Care has evolved into a company that services over 125 customers a day and is rapidly expanding. Tiffany takes a great sense of pride in knowing that Pet and Home Care has held the Angie’s List Super Service Award for eight years for services throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Tiffany says that her favorite part of being a momtrepreneur is “Providing much needed services to our customers and knowing that the animals are receiving great care. I love providing affectionate care to the animals and helping our employees grow.” Tiffany has been around animals since birth and has professionally cared for thousands more including reptiles, horses, and goats. In April 2018, Tiffany welcomed a healthy and active baby boy named Everett. He already adores animals and always tries to pet their seven-year-old Shih Tzu Millie. Everett says he looks forward to running the business one day! Tiffany’s favorite activities include; hiking, yoga, cooking, attending cooking classes, caring for Everett, reading, and anything related to the growth and betterment of her business. A fun fact about Tiffany is that she used to want to be a veterinarian. As a teenager, she realized that she could not handle performing surgeries or euthanasia. Tiffany got into pet sitting and found it more rewarding because the animals are always happy to see you, unlike at the vet where they tend to cower. This led to a high school business that transitioned into a life-long career!
Pet Resort Managers:
Kevin has been the Pet Resort manager and team leader since January 2010 holding years of prior pet care experience. He, along with his team at our wonderful Pet Resort, provide an exceptional level of love, care, and fun for the animals that board and attend daycare. We receive countless testimonials from our valued clients explaining how their dogs sit anxiously by the window in the morning, waiting for the familiar white van to pull up. Then they sprint towards Kevin and shower him with hugs and kisses knowing that great fun lies ahead at our Pet Resort. Kevin’s love for animals and for his stepdaughter Tiffany (Pet and Home Care Founder/Owner) made his transition from the real estate industry to the pet care business an easy one. Kevin is known to be the leader of his pack and the dogs he cares for both adore and respect him. He has several animals at home including; a Jack Russell named Hunter, a cat named Ke Ke, and various aquarium dwellers. Kevin, along with his wife and son, have made their 50-acre farm a home to pygmy goats, alpacas, chickens and the like, most of whom were adopted to have a better life. In his free time, Kevin is an avid sportsman, conservationist, and wildlife manager. A fun fact about Kevin includes; continually undergoing habitat improvement projects and cultivating both annual and perennial food plots to benefit whitetail deer, wild turkeys, and numerous other species of wildlife that reside on his property. In case it wasn’t clear to you yet, Kevin is a genuine animal lover.
Kira has been the manager at Pet and Home Care since February 2015. She possesses an exceptional eye for detail and displays exemplary dedication to our clients and their pets, and the entire Pet and Home Care team. Kira’s role includes wearing several other hats daily to ensure that Pet and Home Care continues to always run smoothly. She helps with many of the operational duties, in-home visits, overnight visits, and works at our doggy daycare and boarding resort. Kira loves caring for and spending time with the many animals she meets. Her professional experience expands over seven years starting in college caring for small animals such as guinea pigs, rats, mice, finches, frogs, turtles, and rabbits. Kira grew up with many dogs and small pets like fish, hamsters, and helping with her friend’s iguanas. She also had opportunities to learn obedience training and attend many dog shows and training seminars with her father. Since working with Pet and Home Care, she has been able to expand her knowledge and skill working with cats, seahorses, snakes, and tropical fish. She is interested in learning about all animals and continues to attend seminars on pet care anytime they are available. Some of Kira’s favorite activities outside of work include cooking, baking, quilting, and listening to audiobooks. A fun fact about Kira is that she likes to participate in local 5K races!
Teresa joined the pet resort team in June 2016 and became assistant manager of Pet and Home Care in December 2018. Teresa proudly helps run the resort, drive the dog taxi, and handle social media. She says, “My favorite part of the job is getting to play with the dogs!” Teresa has been caring for animals either of her own or for friends and neighbors her entire life. She currently has a cat and a tortoise, and has experience with various animals including; snakes, geckos, rats, and tarantulas! In her free time, Teresa likes to paint, create, do yoga, aerial silks, and spin fire. She has a huge heart and makes every pet she sees feel just as loved as they do at home, all pets love her! Fun facts about Teresa include being fluent in American sign language and being a co-creator of a fire/performance troupe in Frederick, MD.
Maiya joined the pet sitting team in February 2018 and became an executive assistant of Pet and Home Care in October 2018 when Tiffany began her road towards maternity leave. Maiya confidently assists our CEO Tiffany and our office staff with various tasks and pet visits. She proudly boasts, “the best part of my job is having the ability to help my colleagues and care for pets at the same time!” Maiya holds more than 13 years of prior personal pet care experience and has had the opportunity to care for various animals including; fish, birds, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets, turtles, cats, and dogs. Maiya has always had a love for animals, especially big dogs! Currently having no pets of her own, she enjoys visiting her sweet nephew Bodhi (pictured) a couple of times a week for playtime! In her free time, Maiya enjoys traveling and exploring new cuisine, reading and writing, and spending time with family. A fun fact about Maiya is that she has a photographic memory! She believes having this ability helps her tremendously throughout her schooling and everyday life.
Pet Resort Team:
Caitlyn is a new member of the Pet Resort team as of December 2018 and has over 13 years of animal care experience. At the Pet Resort, she helps look after and care for the dogs that come in for doggy day care and boarding. Her favorite part of caring for dogs at the resort is getting to know the dogs’ personalities and playing with them in the yard. Caitlyn has cared for horses for over seven years and has been a pet sitter for over six years, caring for dogs and cats of all ages and sizes. Currently, she is enrolled in graduate school at Hood College and is a therapist in training studying clinical mental health counseling. She has one dog of her own, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and mostly has experience with dog, cat, and horse care. In her free time, Caitlyn loves to bake and go hiking.
Caroline has been with Pet and Home Care’s Pet Resort team since August 2017 and enjoys the luxury of working and playing with dogs! She has had the opportunity of being around animals ranging from fish to dogs for most of her life. Caroline has always wanted to work with animals for as long as she could remember. Coming to work at Pet and Home Care makes that dream come true! When Caroline is not pet sitting or playing with pups at the resort, you can find her hanging out with friends, refining her artistic skills, or hanging out with her own dog Stella! When asked what she loves about Pet and Home Care, Caroline says proudly, “I love how we treat all our clients’ pets like our own!”
Emily joined the pet resort team in March 2017 with four years of prior pet care experience personally and in her neighborhood. She says; “my job is the best because I form a bond with each and every dog, and it’s the best way to prepare for when I have my own. The job is rewarding and never boring!” Emily has volunteer experience at the Misty Manor Horse Rescue Farm. There she learned to; ride, tack, clean, and care for horses with special needs or who were abused. Emily’s love for working with dogs all day led her to find PHC where she says she is; “happy to gain experience working here because it teaches me so much about dog behavior, training, and different breeds.” She will finish her second year at Frederick Community College in spring 2019 with a General Education Associates. Emily previously had two hermit crabs, but currently with no pets she says; “working at PHC allows me to pretend the dogs are my own since I see them so often, I can’t wait to have my own dog sometime soon!” Emily’s hobbies include hiking and running. She cooks too and is best at making soup and cookies.
Pet Sitting Team:
Andrea joined our pet sitting team October 2018 and has over 40 years of pet care experience. She says, “I love being able to enjoy the outdoors with the dogs, especially when they’re super psyched to see me and anxious to get outside. I also love the kitties who purr and rub on my legs while I’m preparing their food.” Andrea’s pet care experience started with her dog niece Ava, a beautiful and sweet Yellow Labrador, who needed insulin shots twice daily. After caring for Ava so well, she cared for an eight-month-old Yellow Labrador with lots of energy and her neighbor’s two Burmese cats. In previous years; Andrea had a male domestic shorthair cat for 16 years named Sami who was the love of her life, and grew up with a female Poodle-Schnauzer mix named Toto. Most recently, she adopted a female Calico-Tortoiseshell mix cat with quite the personality named Raffi in early 2018. Andrea’s favorite activities include; baking, cooking, gardening, biking, yoga, and dancing. Andrea adds, “Pets are truly human’s better half. They serve as steady companions, therapists, and comedians. Life is better with pets in it!”
Erica has been with Pet and Home Care since April 2017 having prior pet care experience. She prides herself on caring for other people’s fur babies! Erica says, “I love giving my clients’ pets some love and attention while their people are away, I so often feel guilty when I have to leave!” She has been caring for animals since she was old enough to walk, and currently has a golden retriever named Harper. Her family would always have dogs in the home growing up, and she often cared for her neighbors’ pets as well. Erica also spent some time in high school interning at her family’s vet office. In her free time, Erica enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, and spending as much time as possible with her dog!
Jana joined our pet sitting team in May 2016 and her responsibilities include walking/in-home visits, overnight sitting, and being a part of the resort staff. When asked about her favorite part of her job, Jana confidently states “I love caring for senior dogs, they make my days so special! Being part of an animal’s care team is rewarding.” She believes that the best advertisement for her service is her compassionate care of your pet. Jana has been caring for animals her entire life. Her experience includes her senior dog Keno, other dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and bunnies. In her free time, Jana enjoys taking photos for social media, live music, and cooking. She is also a sushi fanatic, holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from Temple University, and has traveled to Peru, Mexico, and Canada!
Jean has been a part of our pet sitting team since December 2017. Her responsibilities include anything from checking up on the cats, walking your dog(s), or keeping your pet company overnight. Jean says her favorite part of the job is “the opportunity to care for all different types of animals, caring for other people’s pet is more fun than it is work.” She is an avid animal lover with vast experience caring for pets including her own. Her experience started in 2006 caring for her own hamsters and guinea pig, in 2007 she started caring for her neighbors’ cats and dogs. Jean currently has 3 dogs, 5 rabbits, and 2 rats, and is enrolled in school. She graduated from Montgomery College in May 2017 and enrolled at UMBC in the fall of 2017. Jean is currently double majoring in Philosophy and Political Science in hopes to attend Georgetown University Law School. In her free time, some of her favorite activities include baking, traveling, and going on new adventures!
Jeannine has been a part of our pet sitting team for over ten years starting December 2009. During her time with Pet and Home Care, she has consistently worked full-time and has always been ready to help! Jeannine specializes in elderly and special needs animals, but of course, loves and cares for every animal she has the opportunity to meet through Pet and Home Care. She has received numerous glowing reviews from our valued clients throughout the many years she has been with the company. Jeannine is hard-working, dedicated, and loves all animals. She looks forward to providing exceptional care for your furry friends!
Jennifer has been a member of our pet sitting team since February 2014 and has lots of prior pet care experience. When asked about what she loves about pet sitting, Jennifer says; “I enjoy having pets treat me like their favorite aunt. What I like best are those occasions when clients tell me they had complete peace of mind on their trip knowing that their pet was in good hands getting great care.” Taking candid photos of your pet to send with her updates is another part of her job that she enjoys. Jennifer’s pet care experience includes working with PHC for over five years and watching neighbors’ and friends’ pets since middle school. Currently having no pets, she enjoys loving and caring for your pets as if they were her own. Jennifer’s exceptional attention to detail and analytical skills on the job were easily translated from previously working as a research analyst. In her free time, she likes learning new things, reading for pleasure, art, and being outdoors. Jennifer adds, “At this point in my job, I feel that I can safely say there is always something new to learn and the job is never boring!”
Kassandra is a new member of Pet and Home Care’s pet sitting team as of December 2018. She is originally from New York and has loved animals ever since her family got their first dog when she was five. Two months after getting her first dog, Kassandra introduced her first kitten to the family. Since then, she has owned two more dogs and three more cats. Kassandra says that her life is not complete without animals. She is super friendly and overly affectionate which resonates well with any dog or cat. Kassandra has years of pet care experience and is happy to join the PHC team.
Kathy joined our pet sitting team in March 2011 and takes care of your pets when you are away, or even when you are home. Kathy exclaims, “My favorite part of my job is that I get to be outside in the nice weather getting exercise!” After years of administrative office work, Kathy decided she needed a change and found Pet and Home Care. She truly loves what she does and states, “It is always a pleasure to see how excited the animals are when I arrive, I always look forward to seeing them again!” Kathy does not have any pets of her own currently but hopes to have some again in the future. She has been caring for animals since she was a kid, assisting neighbors and relatives with their pets when they would go away. Kathy says, “in my time with Pet and Home Care, my experience has expanded beyond cats and dogs and now includes; birds, fish, hamsters, bearded dragons, salamanders, and gerbils!” In her free time, Kathy likes to listen to music, go to concerts, walk, read, watch tv/movies, and go to dinner with friends!
Kimberley has been with Pet and Home Care since August 2016. Her responsibilities include caring for animals in their home environment making sure they are happy, as well as making sure the home is safe and clean. Kimberley holds a lengthy background in the medical field. Having this experience enables her to administer care of bandages and medications by mouth or injection as part of pet care services. Kimberley has been caring for animals all her life and currently has two labs, three tabby cats, and two fish. She grew up with pet rats, ferrets, and a chinchilla. Some of Kimberley’s favorite things to do in her free time are road trips to historical places and outdoor activity in all four seasons!
Liz joined the Pet and Home Care team in February 2019. She loves each and every pet as if they were her own, ensuring your fur babies are always happy and at ease. Liz says “the best part of this job is how happy the pets are to see you, it melts my heart. More humans should be like animals, the world would be a better place”. Although she loved her job in the dental field, she often found herself stopping on the road to help animals. Liz has provided pet care for her friends, family, and neighbors all her life, so she decided to follow her love of animals and care for them full time. She grew up in southern Virginia with a variety of animals and has cared for dogs, cats, snakes, fish, reptiles, bunnies, birds, goats, pigs, cows, and horses. Liz lives in Rockville with her daughter and their furry family including Rocco (Australian Shepherd mix), Nyx (black spooky house cat), Sheldon (turtle), and their pet fish. In her free time, she enjoys creating arts and crafts with her daughter, reading, and hiking with her best friend Rocco.
Mary joined our team in December 2018 and has prior experience caring for pets since childhood. When asked about her favorite part of being a pet sitter, she says, “As a professional pet sitter, I get the privilege of taking care of your beloved pets. Spending my day making sure your furry friends are happy and healthy is a dream job if there ever was one!” Mary has cared for pets of all sizes ranging from Chihuahuas, Greater Swiss Mountain dog’s, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, and many more. Mary grew up with cats, dogs, birds, small animals, and she currently has a beautiful senior tuxedo cat named Maggie. She has been caring for animals since she was a kid, but only started professionally caring for animals in the last couple of years. In her spare time, Mary enjoys hiking, drawing, and playing music with her band. She is a professional musician in the DMV and is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance.
Michael joined our pet sitting team in March 2018. As a pet sitter, he has had the opportunity to fine tune his skills with various animal breeds. Some examples of what Michael does includes walking dogs, feeding cats, and keeping hamsters’ company while their owners are away. His favorite part of the job is that he loves meeting all kinds of pets! Michael has been caring for animals for over two years. He has been caring for many types of animals with Pet and Home Care, and previously cared for other people’s pets as well as his own. Michael had a cat when he was growing up and currently has fish. Michael is an Eagle Scout and former swim team captain. Some of his hobbies outside of work include gaming, building things, and reading.
Michele has been taking your pup for walks and giving lots of love to all pets in her care with our pet sitting team since March 2010. Michele’s favorite part of her job is the animals’ excitement when they see her come over again for playtime! After demonstrating an exceptional standard of care at the Pet Resort, Michele’s love and care for animals were eventually needed in our in-home pet care services. She enjoys the daily walks with the dogs and her favorite breeds are labs and greyhounds. Michele has been caring for animals for over nine years with Pet and Home Care and has experience walking neighborhood dogs as a teen. She currently has a one-year-old family yellow lab named Buster. A couple of Michele’s favorite hobbies include walking outdoors and cross-stitching reading. Most of all, she just loves being with animals and enjoys all of her visits!
Peter has been a part of the pet sitting team caring for client homes and animals since March 2018. His job is to go to your home while you are at work or away and care for your pet based on their needs. Peter says that he loves spending time with the animals and giving them the attention that they deserve! He has prior pet care experience as a dog walker and had the privilege of growing up with animals in his home. Before working with Pet and Home Care, Peter worked at a local law firm and got his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the College of St. Joseph in Vermont. He has two cats named Moo and TJ, as well as Darcy, the family dog. Peter has experience with other animals such as hamsters, gerbils, fish, and birds. He has life experience caring for animals and two-plus years of professional pet care experience. Some of Peter’s favorite things to do outside of work include music, sports, and spending time with friends and family.
Rachel has been providing pet and home care services with Pet and Home Care since April 2019. Services with her include dog walks, cat visits, overnight care, light home care tasks, and of course caring for the animals! Rachel has several previous years of experience in pet care. She has worked at Camp Bow Wow as a doggy daycare counselor, at Passionate Paws and Claws as a groomer, and more recently at Olde Towne Pet Resort as a supervisor. Rachel has also spent time volunteering at animal shelters and landing pet sitting jobs through Care.com. She has two dogs, a Cavalier and a Staffordshire Terrier, and she also has experience owning guinea pigs and bearded dragons. In her free time, Rachel enjoys going to the movies, attending concerts and shows, and spending time with her dogs!
Rhonda has been a pet sitter with Pet and Home Care for over nine years beginning in December 2009. She has had a passion and love for animals since she was a toddler. Rhonda has always had animals of her own, and simultaneously works as a full-time veterinary technician for 10-plus years as well. She is comfortable with caring for young and old animals such as; dogs, cats, birds, fish… you name it! No matter the species or breed, Rhonda accepts and loves them all. She is beyond comfortable with administering medication, insulin, subcutaneous fluids, and anything else your pet may require. Animals and their innocence and unconditional love are what keep her sane!