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Jennifer Rust

Jennifer Rust Pet Sitter

Title: Owner/Pet Sitter

Area: Ballantyne, Charlotte, Indian Trail, Monroe, Mint Hill, SouthPark, Weddington, Waxhaw, and almost everywhere else

Pets have always been my passion. We lived on a farm when I was little and always had pets after that. I moved to the Charlotte area, with 6 cats and 4 birds (that was a fun 10 hour drive), from PA in July 2001 for a position in Human Resources for a local company. During this time I was pet sitting part time here in the Carolinas. In June 2006, I decided to leave the company that I had been with for 5 years and provide pet care in the Charlotte area full time. And so, Carolinas' Critter Sitters was created. I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA. I also have an MBA from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA. I am thrilled to be able provide pet care and live my dream.

Debbie Kilduff

Debbie Kilduff

Title: Pet Sitter

Area: Southwest Charlotte, Steele Creek, Fort Mill, Tega Cay

I am originally from New Jersey and have been living in Charlotte since 2000. I am an elementary school teacher. I have 2 Maltese dogs that are spoiled to no end. I am very kind, loving and patient when it comes to people or animals. I've always had a pet growing up--dogs, goldfish, and I'd often rescue an animal and bring it home for my mom! I met Jennifer in 2001, when she moved into my neighborhood. We became friends through the adventures of our dogs. I still enjoy pampering pets, long walks and taking care of my furry friend. I know how important it is for them to have lots of TLC when you can't be home.

Su Kelley

Su Kelley Pet Sitter

Title: Pet Sitter

Area: Ballantyne, Indian Land, Fort Mill, South Charlotte

After living in Las Vegas for about 12 years I moved to Charlotte in 2009 along with my husband, my son, and our pug Spencer, (which I often refer to as our first born). We are happy and blessed to be able to call this amazing city home, and I'm pretty sure Spencer approves as well.

I started pet and house sitting for friends in Las Vegas. Word of mouth spread and my client base spread from friends to friends of friends. Before I knew it, I had a very busy part-time job caring for pets and homes in addition to my full-time job at a casino. It quickly became apparent to me that caring for pets was a far more gratifying way to spend my time.

In my experiences in pet sitting, I had the opportunity to care for all different kinds of critters including birds, turtles, fresh and salt water fish, ferrets, rabbits, rats, cats, and even a couple of snakes. I found a lot of happiness in getting to know each critter in addition to being able to offer pet owners the sense of security that their precious pets are being cared for in a safe and familiar environment. This is why I am absolutely thrilled to become part of the Carolinas' Critter Sitters team. My goal is to provide each and every pet owner with satisfaction of knowing that their beloved pet will be receiving the same care and attention that I would give to my own.

Jenny Smith

Jenny Smith pet sitter

Title: Pet Sitter

Area: Indian Land, Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Steele Creek

I was born and raised in Maryland and headed south almost 20 years ago after my parents retired to Mt. Pleasant, SC. They later moved to the Charlotte area and I have recently relocated with my own family to Fort Mill. I have a wonderful husband and 3 beautiful daughters. We moved here to be closer to family (my husband's family is from Charlotte) and we thought this would be a great area to raise a family. Growing up, my two siblings and I, each had our own dogs. My sister was always bringing home strays and I would take care of them when she was not home! I absolutely love animals. Currently, we have 3 rescue dogs. We are not quite sure what they all are, but they are very loving and unique. I'm looking forward to pet sitting for you your animals as if they were my own!

Meredith Barlow

Meredith Barlow pet sitter

Title: Pet Sitter

Area: Midtown

I was born and raised in Charlotte in a large family of five kids. Growing up, I always did pet sitting for our neighbors, and, when I got older, did overnight sitting as well. I grew up with cats and birds and now have two sweet cats, Eloise and Enzo! I worked for the same company all through college and graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2010, earning a BSBA with a concentration in Marketing. Now I’m a Marketing Database Analyst for the advertising firm, hawkeye, and a part-time pet sitter. I look forward to giving your pets the love and care they deserve!

Tara Carrazzone

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Title: Pet Sitter

Area: Waxhaw, Mineral Springs

My husband and I moved to NC from NJ one year ago (and love it!). I am a stay-at-home mom to our three children, 14, 12, and 8, as well as to our 5-year-old Goldendoodle, Shanni (80 pounds of pure love!), our 4-year-old cat, Molly, and my daughters' lizards, Meeko and Bubba. I grew up in NJ and have always had pets growing up, mostly dogs and cats, but some fish and a bird as well. I know the importance of your pets as they are a part of your family, and I would treat them like my own while you are away from them!

Michelle Germano

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Title: Pet Sitter

Area: Waxhaw, Weddington, Wesley Chapel, Indian Land, Ballantyne

Hi there! My name is Michelle and I am so excited to be able to watch your beloved pets while you are away! I have dogs of my own as well as 3 sons. They may tag along occasionally to help me care for your pets, as they love animals too!! My family and I moved to the Charlotte area in 2012 from New York and so far we love it. I am a stay at home mother and this job is perfect to enable me to spend time with my children. Growing up I had many pets...hamsters, rabbits, gerbils, cats, dogs and fish. There was never a time in my life that I did not live with an animal of some sort. My husband and I will be working together as a team to ensure your family is taken care of. If there is ever a time that I am unable to make a visit due to a scheduling conflict, my husband will step in. We want to make sure you and your pet is taken care of while you are away so you will not worry. So as you see, this is a family affair!! We are all looking to developing relationships with your family as well as caring for your pets as if they were our own.

Jennifer Iberg

Title: Pet Sitter

Area: Mint Hill, Matthews, Indian Trail

My name is Jennifer Iberg and I currently live and work in Mint Hill. I work for a mortgage company and am the Disclosure Desk Supervisor for the Carolinas. I have three rescues; a 10-year-old retired Greyhound, a 7-year-old Chihuahua mix and a 5-year-old Chihuahua mix. I am also a certified beekeeper! I have been working with Carolinas Critter Sitters since 2015. I am committed to taking care of your family members as if they were my own. Although I am not yet certified, I have taken an animal first aid and CPR class.

Sheri Lowe

Title: Pet Sitter

Area: South Charlotte

Sheri Lowe was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She graduated from the University of Florida and has been working as a marketing professional in the healthcare industry for over 10 years. Sheri relocated to Charlotte, NC in December 2012. She has 3 beautiful cats (April, Button and Sam) and a wonderful boxer puppy named Baxter.

Jennifer Parson

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Title: Pet Sitter

Area: Lake Norman, University Area, Concord

I am originally from West Virginia but have lived in the Charlotte area for nearly 15 years. I was married just over a year ago and have a seventeen year old step daughter. I have been in the Mortgage Business for several years and have worked part time at Critter Sitters Resort since the summer of 2015. My dream job (when I win the lottery) is to run a no cost sanctuary for animals belonging to our Military. I think it would be great to care for their animals while they are away and when they return home they know that they will be there to welcome them home. I am an active member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and a volunteer for the American Pit Bull Foundation and the PKD Foundation. I have one dog, she is my baby! Sadie is a Pit Boxer mix that I rescued in 2008, she is 10 years old and is known by most everyone as “Piggy”. We also have a rescued turtle (Yellow Bellied Slider) named SunDoo. We found SunDoo in a gas station parking lot last April on our way to the beach, we believe she was washed into the lot after a heavy rain storm. We have raised her since she was a tiny hatchling, she was smaller than a 50 cent piece when we found her! I l grew up with and love all animals! I had a rescued Cat named Angel or “Muttley”, but she passed away in 2013. I would love to have another cat/kitten and my husband would love to have a Bearded Dragon but because we currently in a townhouse, we just don’t have the room for any more animals. With the purchase of a new home in the near future, there will certainly be additional animals added to our family!

Angela Armstrong

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Title: Pet Sitter

Area: Indian Land, Ballantyne

Hi! My name is Angie. I’m a native North Carolinian that migrated to South Charlotte over 25 years ago. I have 2 grown children and my furever love, Tobie. Tobie is a retriever mix that rescued me almost 5 years ago. I’ve always had pets growing up... turtles, ducks, rabbits, parakeets and dogs. Couldn’t have a cat because of family member allergies... or I would have. I LOVE ANIMALS!!! I am a retail professional by day and find great joy in caring for pets mornings, evenings and weekends. I take pride in giving families peace of mind that their fur kids are well loved while they are away.

Linda Paxson

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Title: Pet Sitter

Area: Indian Land, Fort Mill, Ballantyne

Hi there. I am a retired health care professional from Ft Myers Florida. I relocated to be close to my daughter, Michelle Germano, who also works for Carolinas Critter Sitters. During the move, my Weimerdoodle (YES..RARE) OF 13 years sadly visited the Rainbow Bridge. During this time of healing I decided to rescue and join the team. This has helped me in the healing process. I would love to take care of your babies just as it was my own. I have experience with cats, dogs and some birds. Look forward to meeting you and your fur babies.

 

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