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Espanola, Santa Fe, Kirtland AFB

About Michelle


How My Pet Sitting Career Was Inspired

I started walking and sitting for dogs in New Orleans in 2007 for my military friends while they were out of town or working late.  I realized I loved it so much that I started my own business in 2010.  Pet sitting has allowed me to travel, get exercise, and have the freedom self-employment provides.  Pet sitting doesn't feel like work, because it feeds my body and soul.


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My original pet-sitting business is in New Orleans, but I have taken 6 months (Jun-Dec 2013) to go to school at Northern New Mexico College in Espanola, NM to study Pueblo Indian Studies (T&Th Aug-Dec).  While I do this, I'm couchsurfing, staying with different members of my family in Espanola and Santa Fe, while I research my ancestry and perform military duty at Kirtland AFB the first weekend of each month.  I'm uniquely able to pet sit in clients' homes since I don't have pets or children of my own to take care of each evening.  I can still do visits-only pet sitting if I'm already booked for a portion of the time you will need me, but the benefit of booking early is more affordable rates and more personal time with your pets.

What sets me apart from other pet care professionals?

  • I'm a member of the Air National Guard at Kirtland Air Force Base
  • I have a CAC ID that enables me to serve the military community living in base housing on Kirtland AFB even during FPCon Delta
  • I have a Security Clearance which involved an extensive background check
  • I don't smoke (no smoke odors or fire hazards will be introduced into your home)
  • I also have a network of other sitters to recommend if my services do not fit your needs or if you are out side of my service area.
  • I've been background checked on Sittercity & Care.com    
  • I have excellent references upon request 
  • I'm Red Cross certified in Pet First Aid
  • I have my own car for reliable transportation and auto insurance that covers pet passengers
  • I offer Pet Sitter Insurance when you book with a credit card on DogVacay.com

I Care for the Community

  • I bring my own biodegradable bags to properly dispose of all poop to keep your neighborhood beautiful and save our earth.
  • I shop local whenever possible and encourage my clients and associates to do the same.  If you have a product or service that is produced locally, please let me know.  Affiliate programs are welcome as well.
  • I volunteer for pet related charities when I can, so please feel free to send me volunteer opportunities, volunteer with me, or donate pet supplies or newspaper.
  • 50% of all my tips go to the Humane Society of Louisiana.


  • I network with other pet sitters, and we prefer to meet at pet-related fundraisers.  If your charity has one or your business is sponsoring one, please invite us!
  • Hablo un poquito de espanol.  Si tienes un companero quien habla espanol solo, podemos entender al otro, pero hablame despacio por favor!


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Mission, Vision, & Culture


My purpose is to help my human and canine clients put life in their years by making new friends, going places, and doing more things while doing the same for myself and stimulating the local economy.

Each client is an individual with unique lifestyles and needs.  As small company, I will make decisions and exceptions based on circumstances while respecting the privacy of my clients and maintaining a simple pricing structure.

My goal is for my services to be so valued by my clients that I get so many word-of-mouth referrals that I don’t even need to advertise.


I envision this business being a way to enrich my life as well as the lives of my clients by giving them the flexibility to be away from home with peace of mind knowing that their pets and home are taken care of while I make my living travelling, exercising, and being entertained by pet antics.


My business is to make the lives of people and their pets easier and more fulfilling.  I want each client to think of me as a friend and everyone who comes in contact with me to feel comfortable and safe around me and to know they are accepted "as is".  Many pet owners are unique and quirky and these are the types of people who inspire me!