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Our Team of Pet Sitters & Dog Trainers

Read our pet sitter bios to learn each pet care giver’s story of how and why they love being pet sitters. What makes them tick and of course why they are passionate about pets and more!

MARLAINE BARNES -PET SITTER/DOG WALKER

Marlaine is a retired school teacher who has been with Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care since November 2012.  In her spare time she enjoys volunteering, both at her church as well as tutoring after school kids.  Marlaine is great with pets who have special needs. Her attention to detail makes her a wonderful care giver. She is always thinking ahead.

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Marlaine says “Caring for other people’s pets is rewarding and enjoyable”.

Before becoming a pet sitter for Good Dog, she cared for her own pets. ” Our family presently has one Chihuahua, two cats, one gerbil and one rabbit. In the past,  I have taken care of pets for family and of course neighbors, including two Huskies,  a Boxer-Hound mix,  a miniature Poodle  and numerous cats.  Moreover, all of the animals received loving care”.

 

CASSIE WILLCOXON – PET SITTER/DOG WALKER

I’m Cassie, I’m a senior at Georgia Gwinnett College about to graduate with my B.S. in Environmental Natural Science. I grew up surrounded by dogs and cats my entire life. My love of animals started at a very young age and I knew I wanted to wpet sitter bio cassie willcoxonork with all types of animals when I got older. 

Currently my house has 3 dogs. My baby Charlie, a Labrador/Golden Retriever mix, my sister’s dog Yogi, a Chow Chow, and our oldest Pookie, a Pomeranian. Before working with Good Dog! I pet sat for family, friends, and neighbors, mostly my aunt’s 5 dogs ranging from a chihuahua to a very large German Shepherd. I love being a pet sitter because it gives me the opportunity to meet and bond with so many new pets and their owners. I enjoy all the different personalities of our client’s pets and it’s rewarding when an animal loves seeing you when you walk in the door. I’ll spoil and love on your fur babies as much as I can while I’m visiting them. 

When I have free time I enjoy going to concerts, hiking, traveling, spending time with my friends, watching movies, and playing video games. 

Are you ready for this kind of care?

ABBIE BRAY WILLIAMS -PET SITTER/DOG WALKER

When I was a little girl, I lived in a rural area, far away from my classmates, so my dog, was literally my best friend.  The bond I shared with my dog was pet sitter bios of Abbie Bray Williams pet sitter in snellville gaimmeasurable and I knew from a young age that I wanted to work with animals.  Currently, I am a volunteer with two animal rescue organizations so I have experience with a variety of dogs.  When I’m not spending time taking care of the dogs at the animal shelter, I’m “MOM” to my two dogs, Chica and our newest addition Chloe. My dogs are my babies and I spoil them rotten.  I can assure you that I will treat your “babies” like they were my own, not only because I’m an animal lover, but because it’s how I want my “babies” treated while I’m away.

 

KEENA ROSETTI -PET SITTER/DOG WALKER

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Keena has been providing pet care for dogs, cats and other pets her entire life, and really understands what is important to your loved one. 

Her nurturing ways combined with experience will ensure your pet gets the best possible care under any circumstances.

Keena is reliable, discreet, pays attention to your needs, loves dog walking and of course is genuinely concerned about your pets. Families she has served describe her as responsible, kind and fun loving. Keena goes above and beyond in her duties as a pet sitter. 

A Lawrenceville resident, sure to be convenient to your home day or night.

What’s it gonna take to convince you? Our pet sitters are the best in the industry!

GWYNNE SCHRETTER-WHIPPLE -PET SITTER/DOG WALKERPet sitter bios of Gwynne Schretter Whipple a pet sitter in lilburn, georgia

Gwynne is an active mom of 2 boys (one two legged and one four legged) Zack anpet sitter bios of Gwynne and her son pet sitter in lilburn georgiad Buddy.  She has been with Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care since 2012. She pours her heart and soul into the care she affords her furry clients. She is a softy when it comes to  animals. If your pets are in her care you can be sure they will get lots of love and pampering.

 

MANDY BROWN -PET SITTER/DOG WALKER

My name is Mandy and I was born in NJ but moved to Lilburn with my parents and 5 sisters when I was 16. I now live in the Snellville/Grayson area with my husband pet sitter bios of Mandy Brown and her dog CharlieSean and 3 girls, Katie, Sara and Maggie.

I’ve loved animals all my life and have had multiple cats and dogs growing up. I now have 2 cats, Meow and Oreo and a Lab/Pit mix, Charlie – all rescues.

In my spare time I enjoy walking and other outside activities as well as spending time with my family and friends.

I have been pet sitting for friends, family and neighbors for years.

I have always considered animals to be an important part of family.

Moreover, I love having the opportunity to interact with other families and seeing the love they have for their pets. Please know that I will treat your animals with the same love and devotion that I show my own children and pets. Your fur babies will be safe and very loved!!

Doesn’t your pet deserve to be pampered and loved?

 

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JANA BRANDELIK -PET SITTER/DOG WALKERpet sitter bios of dog walker Jana Brandelik with her dog

My name is Jana Brandelik,  I recently graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with my B.F.A in photography. I absolutely love animals and photographing them in my free time. I have four animals of my own that I absolutely love. Roxie, a Rottie-Beagle mix, Colby, a mutt, Spooky, a black cat, and Periwinkle, a Calico kitten. I joined the Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care family because it allows me to care for and play with animals. I look forward to caring for your pets and to taking some great photos of them for your pleasure!

 

CALLI GASTON -PET SITTER/DOG WALKER

Calli Gaston started out as a dog training student of Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care.  She has a large mix breed dog named Scout pet sitter bio calli gastonthat she needed some help training. Calli used her new training skills to teach Scout good manners and is now putting those skills to use while dog walking and pet sitting for Good Dog!

Originally from Stone mountain, Georgia Calli has a passion for animals. She is driven and passionate about what she does and gives everything 100%. She is currently in college and is studying psychology. She works two jobs, one as a behavioral therapist for children with autism, and this one:)

KIMBERLY LANUM -PET SITTER/DOG WALKER

Hello! My name is Kim and I am originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma.  I have lived in Atlanta since coming here as a college student at Emory University in 1989. I hold a B.A from Emory University and an MBA from Kennesaw State University.  After working for Emory and other colleges and universities in fundraising and development, I became a stay-at-home mom to three boys, ages 18, 14 and 12 years.  My oldest son is now a freshman in college, leaving two at home.pet sitter bios of dog breeder Kimberly Lanum with her dacshund

I have been a dog owner my entire life.  My pets as a youngster ranged in size and breed but my current pets include standard longhaired dachshunds and whippets.  I am a breeder/owner/exhibitor of AKC standard longhair dachshunds and consider it a joy to participate in preservation breeding every few years.

I truly enjoy the company of pets and I look forward to providing you peace of mind and the utmost in care for you and your four legged family members!

JACKIE LASTINGER -PET SITTER/DOG WALKER

Hey y’all! I’m Jackie and I just plain and simple LOVE dogs. I have lived in Georgia pet sitter Jackie with her dogmy whole life. Originally from Lilburn, I now reside in Lawrenceville. I grew up with many dogs and cats and have been pet sitting since I was a teenager. I am familiar with many breeds and love all shapes, sizes, and ages of dogs.

I also have my own dog, Mason who is a Black Lab/German Shepherd mix. I trained him on my own and he is my sidekick and shadow. Trust me when I say I will treat your pup as if they’re my own. 

As for my life outside of pet sitting, I am a Georgia Southern alum and current student at Gwinnett Tech. When I’m not busy studying or loving dogs, I love to go hiking, kayaking, cooking, traveling, scuba diving and working out. 

I can’t wait to meet you and your dog and to create a lasting friendship with both of you!

KATHY CHEEK- PET SITTER/DOG WALKER/PRIVATE DOG BOARDER

Born & raised in Clarksville Georgia and a graduate of University of pet sitter in flowery branch, gaWest Georgia, Kathy has owned cats, dogs and a Parrotlet (miniature parrot) that lived to be 18 years old.

With the loss of her beloved dog Oscar in 2017 Kathy decided to fill the hole in her heart by sharing her love of animals with other people’s pets and become a pet sitter. 

We are thrilled to have her as part of the Good Dog! Family. Her attention to details and huge heart will provide client’s who are lucky enough to have her visit their pets with loads of love and care. 

TAYLOR STOWERS -PRIVATE DOG BOARDER

Hi I’m Taylor and I am a pharmacy student at Mercer University. I love animals and I don’t remember pet sitter Taylor with her doga time in my life where there wasn’t a dog in my house. I’ve had a jack russell terrier, and collie, a rottweiler, a german sheppard, and the list goes on. I now have a poodle mix named Tiki. There’s also Bennie & David:).

I love to take long walks to the cul de sac and play fetch lol! My dogs are my family and any dog that steps paw in this home is family as well so feel at ease and know that your best bud is in the best hands! Pet sitter bios. 

 

SHERE GOLDEN PRIVATE DOG BOARDER

Hi! My name is Shere, I’m originally from Virginia but have lived in Lawrenceville, Dog boarding Shere with her dogGA for the past 10 years.  I love caring for pets and have been a professional pet sitter for over a year.

I own an adorable Shih Tzu, named Pumpkin, who is spoiled rotten!  

In my spare time I enjoy hiking, traveling, reading and volunteering in the community as well as at church.  Growing up I’ve always had pets and I’ve cared for other family members pets.                                                                                   
I am excited to be apart of Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care and look forward to meeting and spoiling your Furbabies!

JESSICA & JIMMY DILLON -PRIVATE DOG BOARDING

My husband and I have grown up with dogs all of our lives so we pet sittertreat all dogs as our own and have huge hearts for them! Someone is always home (myself or my husband). We will provide a couple of walks or runs a day and play time with the pups in our large backyard where they have plenty of room to roam.

We taught our dog commands like sit, shake, lie down, and stay so we are very patient with our fur babies. We have two very energetic kids who love to play with dogs and will keep your fur babies very active! We are available pretty much any day of the week unless we go out of town on vacation. 

 

LEE ROBERTS – DOG TRAINER/PET SITTER/DOG WALKER

My name is Lee Roberts and I am a Gwinnett native. I live here withpet sitter in snellville my Wife Laura, new baby Madison and our latest edition Oliver our new puppy!  I have owned cats, dogs, birds, snakes, turtles, lizards, rabbits, and fish! Not a fan of bugs but I love all animals.

I have also worked as a dog trainer for two plus years and I am excited to be on the Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care team as both a Dog Trainer and Pet Sitter. I look forward to caring for your pets while you travel or work during the day as well as helping clients with any basic training or behavioral issues they may have with their dogs. 

 

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