Pet Sitter Bios

Our Team of Pet Sitters

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 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”.



Shelly is a long time pet care provider,  having been in the pet sittingpet sitter bios of shelly hansen pet sitter with her dog cooper business since 2009. She was born and raised in Michigan where she worked as an Insurance Agent for 20 years. After moving to Georgia in 2009, she decided to pursue her passion working with animals. She received her Veterinary Assistant certificate from Penn Foster College with intentions of working in a veterinary office. However, she took a position as a pet sitter and has been doing so ever since. In addition, Shelly has volunteered with the Northeast Georgia Humane Society. Shelly has owned animals most of her life and feels they are just as much a part of family as the humans. She enjoys spending time with her furry clients not to mention, treats them as if they are her own. Shelly lives in Athens with her husband and her boxer, Cooper.

Are you ready for this kind of care?


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.



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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-WHIPPLEPet 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.



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 BRANDELIKpet 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!



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 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!


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!



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!



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!


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.



My name is Mary Jaclyn McCollum; MJ for short and I am 25 yearspet sitter bio mj with dog old. I own 2 dogs and 1 cat at the moment. I have had many other dogs, and cats growing up. I have also had an iguana, a bird, fish, and Guinea pigs.

I am also an exercise physiologist, which is like a glorified personal trainer, I have a degree from Georgia State University. But, before that I went to Parkview High School and was on the softball and swim teams. I was also a Lifeguard for the  Woods of Parkview neighborhood, along with swimming on the neighborhood swim team for many years.

I will be getting married in July of 2018. So I am also planning my wedding while going to graduate school for physical therapy. Taking care of pets allows me to do something I love while helping our clients to feel at ease while they travel or are at work. I really enjoy walking dogs and taking care of pets. I look forward to meeting you and all of your fur babies and other pets.


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