Charlotte Petsitters and Support Staff:
Below is just a few biographies of our extensive team of professional Charlotte petsitters & support staff.
Linda South – Charlotte Petsitter
Linda South has lived in the Charlotte/ Fort Mill area for 21 years. She grew up in Madison, WI with a wide variety of dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, hamsters, and other animals. She has 3 sons and decided to be a stay at home mom a few years ago when her youngest son was diagnosed with a form Autism. They share their lives with an array if rescue animals. She enjoys pet sitting and getting to meet a new people and the animals they love . Linda serves as a petsitter in Charlotte & Fort Mill.
Lauren Oliverio – Charlotte Petsitter
Lauren was born and raised in Olney, Maryland. She graduated from UNC-Charlotte in 2006 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and later, obtained her paralegal certification through Central Piedmont Community College. In an effort to find more fulfilling work, she changed careers to pursue her passion of loving and taking care of animals. Because Lauren has been surrounded by animals her entire life, she understands that each pet has their own personality and individual needs and she is happy to accommodate both! Serving her human clients has proven just as rewarding as serving their pets, ensuring her clients have dependable, attentive, and loving care when they cannot do it themselves. She and her husband are proud parents to three rescued animals: Boxer “Lucy” and two cats, “Borris” and “Fezzy”. As a pet mom herself, she understands how important it is to have comprehensive, competent and reliable care for the clients she serves. It gives her great happiness and pleasure to make her visits and spend quality time with her 4-legged clients on a daily basis! Lauren serves as a pet sitter in the the Ballantyne, Ayrsley, and Matthews areas.
Jim Arnold – Charlotte Petsitter
Jim grew up in farm country in rural Maryland and had the typical farm animal experiences: (chickens, cows, pigs and goats). Jim has been around dogs all his life. Jim spent his working career in the high tech communications industry and is a retired Verizon Manager of Large Business Operations Washington, DC. Jim has a passion for customer service and is very flexible for emergency appointments. Jim and his wife currently have a rescued Sheltie named Nala. Jim’s area of expertise includes large breed dogs and dogs that have had a sensitive past. Jim’s services are generally available in the University and Huntersville areas.
Megan Forrest – Charlotte Petsitter
Megan is from the Florida Panhandle and is a teacher in the Charlotte area. She grew up around dogs and cats, and was always known for letting them sleep in her bed (Even her yellow lab, that took up most of the room). She does not have a pet of her own at this time, but considers her brothers German Shepherd, Raisin, and her parent’s Boston Terrier, Finley, her own. When she found herself visiting dog parks and staying perhaps a little too long enjoying all the personalities, she decided to try pet sitting and is so thankful she did. Megan serves as a petsitter in the uptown area and nearby.
Celeste Gustat – Charlotte Petsitter
Celeste is known by family, friends, and neighbors as an extreme animal lover and is always the one they call when they need help or advice. Celeste has served on the board of the rescue group Animal Adoption League (www.mynextpet.com), is the proud owner of three rescued dogs: Duke, a boxer, and two beagles: Bella and Duffy, and has been proudly pet sitting all types of furry, slimy, and scaly pets for 18 years. Dogs are her passion and fortunately, her husband and daughter have caught the fever. Celeste serves as a petsitter in the Providence Plantation area and the surrounding Arboretum area.
Brian Edwards – Charlotte Petsitter
Brian is a native Charlottean and has had a love for animals his whole life. He is the proud owner of a dog named Axel who he’s had for 12 years. Brian’s family and friends have always asked him if he’s available when they go out of town because they know how much attention he gives their animals and the same goes for his clients with Queen City Petsitting. Having worked as a vet technician when he was younger, Brian has extensive experience with pets of all kinds which has come in handy while petsitting. Brian serves as a petsitter in the Myers Park, Dilworth, and Plaza Midwood areas of Charlotte.
Rhonda Lehan – Charlotte Petsitter
My family and I have lived in Charlotte for four years and we love animals! We feel a home is not a home without furbabies! My husband and I have three children Allie Timmy and Evie 6,4, and 7mo and two furbabies Charlie a malshi and Gracie a golden retriver ages 1 and 2. We know how important it is to know your furry loved ones are safe and loved when they can’t be with you. We especially love having the pets come visit at our house so everyone gets a new friend to play with and love!
Amelia Johnson – Charlotte Petsitter
Amelia was born and raised in Southern California and relocated to Charlotte, NC many years ago with her husband and son. As a life long pet owner, she has always been passionate about caring for her pets as well as other people’s pets. This passion led her to her most recent profession, a professional pet sitter. The love that is given to the animals that she cares for is a mirror reflection of the love she’s received from the pets she’s cared for throughout her lifetime. Each opportunity she has to spend caring for her client’s pets brings constant joy to both herself and the animals. Amelia believes that everyone has a special purpose in life and her purpose, is to love and care for animals of every type, shape and size. Amelia currently serves as a petsitter in the Lake Wylie and surrounding areas of Charlotte.
Christie & Todd Martin – Charlotte Petsitter
Christie Martin is married to fellow pet sitter Todd Martin and resides in Madison Park. Christie and Todd are both animal lovers! The have Parker a two-year-old black lab mix and their cat, Dusty. They have both grown up with pets their whole lives and also love taking care of others’ pets. Christie is currently pursuing a PhD at UNCC in curriculum and supervision while Todd works in Architecture, but on the side they enjoy spending time with their client’s pets. Christie is originally from Staten Island, New York and has lived in Charlotte for almost 6 years. The couple covers petsitting in the Madison Park, Sedgefield, Dilworth, Southpark, Myers Park and Southend areas of Charlotte.
Jessica Mazur – Charlotte Petsitter
Jessie was born in Brooklyn New York, and moved to Charlotte with her family when she was eight. Currently, Jessie is going to school for a degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves working with children and of course animals. Jessie has a male Beagle, Bailey, a Boston terrier, Sully, and a female black and tan Coonhound, Isabelle. Jessie loves her pets to pieces! During her pet sitting career, she has cared for gerbils, guinea pigs, iguanas, cats, fish & dogs.
Cole Gentry – Charlotte Petsitter
Cole has a great dane and restores classic Mini Coopers in his free time. Since he was younger he absolutely loved dogs and always got along great with them. He is comfortable with any size/breed (including pit bulls) of dog and can handle any energy level. If it has fur and barks he can take care of it. He is also comfortable around cats and other small animals as long as he’s given direction on the lifestyle they live. Cole serves as a petsitter in the Dilworth, Southend and Uptown areas of Charlotte.
Laura Train – Charlotte Petsitter
A native of North Carolina, Laura has recently returned back to Charlotte with her beloved husband James and their two kitties, George and Gray. The couple rescued George and Gray from the Columbus Humane Society while living in Ohio. Laura cannot remember a time in her life when she has not had two or more cats. She has always taken care of her friends dogs, ferrets, fish, hamsters, birds and cats and loves nothing better than visiting with all types of animals. She will love your pets as if they were her own. Laura covers the Sedgefield, Southpark, Dilworth and Myers Park areas of Charlotte.
Julie Killion – Charlotte Petsitter
Julie graduated from UNC Wilmington in 2010 and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at UNCC in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She is the proud owner of a miniature dachshund and toy poodle mix named Roxie. Julie and her husband spend their spare time spoiling little Roxie to pieces! She has always been a pet lover and cannot wait to get another puppy once they have more space. Julie serves Queen City PetSitting in the University area.
Emily Sansale – Charlotte Petsitter
Emily is originally from the Midwest…Go Bears!!! She has lived in Charlotte now going on 6 years in the fall. She has a cute little Mini Schnauzer named Erma. Erma is a very special dog. When she was about two years old, she was diagnosed with diabetes. When Emily and Erma go home for a visit, they get to see their other family dogs: Max, a Mini Schnauzer, and Lily, a Pit Bull mix. Everyone gets along well. Emily’s mom is really happy that she has this job because hopefully taking care of other clients animals, might keep her from not getting any more animals of her own! Emily serves as a petsitter in Cotswold, Myers Park, South Park and other areas of South Charlotte.
Susie Turner – Charlotte Petsitter
Susie has lived in the Charlotte/Concord area for the past 30 years. She grew up with a number of rescued dogs and cats and even got to help out when her beloved dog gave birth in the family bathtub!!! She is known as a huge animal lover, as she had three of her own (2 toy poodles and an adopted lab/chow mix) but is now down to two dogs. She is a stay-at-home mom and looks forward to her time with her pet clients, as she loves to spoil them, and treat them as she would like someone to treat her pets! Susie will be pet sitting for the University, Concord and Huntersville areas of Charlotte.
Christen & Chris Lewis – Charlotte Petsitter
Christen & Chris Lewis live in the Lake Norman area and have been animal lovers for life. Chris used to volunteer with the Humane Society in his hometown of Mesquite, TX, and Christen has been working with animals at every opportunity since volunteering at Town & Country Animal Hospital of Charlotte, MI in the 6th grade. Chris and Christen have been married for three years, and have two dogs (TJ and Ernie) and two cats (Charlotte and Conan), all from shelters and all spoiled rotten. They’ll treat your pets like family and look forward to meeting you and your four-legged children in the Lake Norman area.
Amanda Fisher – Charlotte Petsitter
Amanda is from the Charlotte area and is a lover of animals of all types. She was lucky to grow up in a family of fellow animal lovers who had a little of everything – Labs, Golden Retrievers, cats, birds, hermit crabs, a gecko, and an iguana. Amanda now lives in Plaza Midwood with her two chihuahuas, Lola and Biscuit (one of whom is a rescue) and four chickens, Loretta, Patsy, Wanda, and Jolene. She has been with Queen City Petsitting since they first opened the doors and has been servicing clients primarily in Plaza Midwood, NoDa, Chantilly, and Elizabeth ever since.
Darcy Bailey – Charlotte Petsitter
Darcy is a very responsible and loving dog sitter. She has been with Queen City Petsitting for over 3 years and during that time she has provided very high quality care and attention to the dogs she watches by playing with them, walking them, feeding them, petting them, cuddling them and yes, even reading to them. Aside from petsitting, Darcy studies Dietetics full time and has a family consisting of a husband, a son, 2 dogs and a turtle. Darcy happily serves the Mount Holly, Belmont, Mountain Island and Huntersville areas surrounding Charlotte.
Shanley Campbell – Charlotte Petsitter
Shanley has grown up in Mint Hill her whole life. She is a Senior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has two dogs of her own, a coonhound mix Elle and a Stafford Shire Terrier named Koda. Shanley has been around animals her whole life, including horses and cats. She lives in the University area and would love to meet you and care for your pets in the Harrisburg, Concord and Mint Hill area!
Heather Lutz – Charlotte Petsitter
Heather is an ex-corporate executive professional who is taking a permanent hiatus from the corporate world. She is an animal lover who has been exposed to almost every type of animal from horses, chickens pigs, and yes of course, dogs and cats. She currently shares her life with 2 Italian greyhounds, but also has experience with large breed dogs and cats. Heather has had exposure to some exotic animals such as tropical birds, reptiles and can even feed your chickens while you are on vacation for the week. Also, if you are looking for non-traditional daycare or boarding, she has a large fully fenced in back yard and 2 adorable italian greyhounds who would love to play with your dog while you are vacationing, traveling for work or just earning the daily kibble. Heather is located in Medford Acres and serves as a petsitter in the Plaza Midwood, Noda, Uptown, Chantilly and Costwold areas of Charlotte.
Margie Sigal – Charlotte Petsitter
Twenty-One years ago, Margie moved from Columbus, Ohio to Charlotte where she raised her children who have now all graduated from college. Margie has been around dogs and domestic pets for almost her entire life and has always had a passion and love for almost anything with 4 legs! Between her mother’s Cavalier King Charles named Chloe, her sister who has more cats than she can count and her very own four-year-old mixed- breed named Rusty, Margie certainly has tons of pets to love on in her family. After the corporate world that she worked in for over 35 years “left” her, Margie decided to do several things that would provide her with a very different experience and allow her to help others. After a suggestion from her daughter, Margie began pet sitting and hasn’t looked back. She is so excited to be able to spend her days with so many different pets that all provide her with as much love as she gives them. Margie serves as a petsitter in the Cotswold, Southpark, Landsdowne, Matthews, Arboretum and other southeast neighborhoods of Charlotte.
Jessica Krause – Charlotte Petsitter
Originally from Detroit, Mi, Jessica moved to Charlotte eight years ago, and has been working in EMS for almost nine. But she’s been an animal lover all her life. Currently, she resides in Northwest Charlotte with her fiancé Brian, and their 5 rescues: Maddie – 7 yr old lab/pit mix, Tate- 3 yr old plot hound/lab mix, Bella- 2 yr old Besinji mix, Ena – 1 yr old chocolate lab mix, and Maggie a 2 yr old sable ferret. Jessica has a soft spot for rescues and the ‘special cases’, especially pitbulls, as she has rescued and rehabbed several on her own. She serves as a petsitter for Charlotte and surrounding areas.
Christine Ward – Charlotte Petsitter
Christine has had a lifelong passion and affinity for all living creatures. From a very young age, growing up in Canada, she brought home many dogs and cats that needed love and attention. A competitive rider on the A circuit she raised and showed horses in hunter/jumper classes for many years. Having met and fallen in love with a native North Carolinian she moved to the south in 2013. After working in the fashion business for many years she decided to devote her time to her love of animals. Working at Queen City Petsitting has enhanced her adventure in North Carolina and enabled her to work with so many lovely four legged clients who are dearly loved by their two legged humans. She loves developing a regular relationship and looks forward to daily visits with her canine friends. She is very patient with rescues and timid pets….and relishes the chance to become close with “special” beings. Her life revolves around her human soul mate and her three rescue kitties….Alleycat, Maggie and Dylan. She has an economical Smart car and serves as a petsitter for the Charlotte area, particularly Uptown, Dilworth, Southpark and Plaza Midwood.
Ebony McDonald – Charlotte Petsitter
Ebony McDonald is a well-traveled, multi-lingual Charlotte native who has been raised around all things furry as far back as she can remember. She absolutely adores all animals but has a special soft spot for dogs. Her favorite pet memories are caring for her mother’s Bichon Frise and poodle and their multiple litters over the years. Outside of caring for pets, Ebony also works with students and refugees. All in all, she enjoys helping a diverse array of community members within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area, be they on two or four legs. Ebony serves as a petsitter for the Charlotte area, primarily in the Concord and University areas.