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Meet The Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers of Love and Kisses Pet Sitting!

We are professional dog walkers who are fully insured and bonded.
We provide daily dog walking, pet sitting and puppy let outs.
We have established ourselves to be very reliable, experienced, and professional in this industry.
Our sitters are background checked for your protection.

Your professional pet sitter, cat sitter, dog walker will stay in touch as frequently as you request, with updates via email, text, phone calls and/or notes left in your home.  We also send photos of your animals, so you can see for yourself how happy they are in our care. You’ll never have to worry about your pets’ well-being.

Maureen McCarthy (Owner/Animal Lover)

Maureen McCarthy (Owner/Animal Lover)

Pack Leader

My name is Maureen McCarthy, I moved to Indian Trail NC in July 2006 with my husband  (retired NYC Police Officer)  and my beautiful daughter.  I have 3 wonderful dogs and 2 goldfish.  I would have cats, however, my husband is allergic to them.  So, I do get to spend some time loving up on the kitties when my clients have cats for me to care for.  I have always had a love for animals for as long as I can remember.  When I was a child I brought home every stray that I found, and my mom would always tell me “Maureen, you can not save them all”  In 1980 I started a summer job working in a dog grooming shop and ended up working there for 8 years.  I then moved on to open my own grooming shop.   I have worked with dogs and cats either grooming or pet sitting since 1980.  when I moved to NC in 2006 I started Love and Kisses Pet Sitting.  I had to fly to NY for a wedding and had no one to care for my dog so I boarded him ( I would never board my dog again).  He came home with no bark and a scratched up and bloody nose ( from trying to get out of the cage).  I said I don’t want any other dog to have to go through that and that is why I started my pet sitting/dog walking business.  I was always told to follow my heart and so I did!!!  My promise to you is that I will care for your pets as I would want mine cared for.

 At Love and Kisses Pet Sitting we work hard to ensure that all of our pet sitters are not only animal lovers but service and detail oriented, trustworthy, reliable, compassionate and hardworking as well. Love and Kisses Pet Sitting is dedicated to making sure your pets are happy, healthy, and content while in our care. We create custom plans for each client that is carried out by a dedicated team of professional pet care specialists that have undergone thorough background checks, intensive training and they are all fully bonded and insured.

All Our Pet Sitters Undergo Continuing Education 

Meet Our Professional Pet Sitters

MICHELLE

MICHELLE

Lead pet sitter/Animal Lover

I am originally from Orange County California. I moved to the North Carolina with my husband, two children and at the time, one dog in 2006…

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Heather

Heather

Lead pet sitter/Animal Lover

Hi, I am Heather and I am originally from Mobile, Alabama. I moved to North Carolina (Weddington) with husband and two children in 2001…

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Beth

Beth

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

My name is Beth and I have lived in Union County all of my life. I have been married for seventeen years and we have two sons who are 13 and 11 years old.

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crystal

crystal

Lead pet sitter/Animal Lover

Hi! My name is Crystal. I am from Charlotte, NC and moved to Indian Trail almost 14 years ago.

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marie

marie

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

I am NJ native, most recently living in Cherry Hill, NJ. In 2011, I moved to Charlotte with my husband Bill, and our two kitties, Rosie and Rocket…

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heather

heather

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

Hi! My name is Heather. I am from Unionville, PA ( near Philadelphia.) My husband, two sons, and I relocated to Waxhaw, NC in 2011…

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SHELLY

SHELLY

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

Hi! Let me introduce myself!  I am Mom to two teenage boys whom I homeschool…They are 15 and 13 respectively…

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PAM

PAM

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

Hi, there!   My name is Pam and I grew up in South Texas and have loved animals all my life…

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Keena

Keena

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

I am a current Physical Therapist Assistant student at Central Piedmont Community College. I have be a pet lover since I was gifted my first kitten when I was five years old…

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SARAH

SARAH

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

For my entire life, I have loved animals and always had a dog…

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EMILY

EMILY

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

As a person, I am energetic, caring and responsible, three traits that are necessary for an amazing pet sitter…

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MARCI

MARCI

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

Hello friends! My name is Marci and I am originally from Wytheville which is a very small town in SW Virginia…

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MANDY

MANDY

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

Hi, I’m Mandy Mascioli and my love of animals sparked my pet sitting interest! …

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KIM

KIM

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

My husband and I moved to Indian Trail,NC (Lake Park) in February 2017 after living our entire lives in Central New York…

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stacy

stacy

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

Hello! My name is Stacy. My family and I moved to North Carolina in 2016 from Arizona for my husband’s new job….

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Kristi

Kristi

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

My name is Kristi and I am a fur mommy to 2 large mastiffs, Beretta my Cane Corso 125 lbs and Ruger my Dogo Argentino 95 lbs…

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Jessica

Jessica

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

Hi! I’m Jessica. I moved to Waxhaw with my husband in the summer of 2019 from Atlanta, GA…

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Valery

Valery

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

I am originally from Brooklyn and moved to the Indian Trail/Weddington area with my husband (a retired NYPD detective) and my two boys now 17 and 13…

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Sara

Sara

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

My name is Sara Gaster, I am a 19-year-old animal lover living in Matthews, NC…
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Kim

Kim

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

My name is Kim. I grew up in Charlotte, NC and moved to the Union County area 24 years ago…
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Rosanne

Rosanne

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

Hi! My name is Rosanne. I am originally from Hollywood, CA. I moved to Union County in 1995….
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Meg

Meg

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

My name is Meg. I’m a native Charlottean and currently live in South Charlotte but grew up in Mint Hill…..
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Sam

Sam

Pet sitter/Animal Lover

Hey there my name is Sam and I am an animal lover through and through!…..
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Get to Know the Love and Kisses Team!

Michelle

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

…I have loved animals as long as I can remember and much to my parent’s dismay would always bring home any stray that I found.  Over the years, we have had dogs, cats, birds, mice, hamsters, and fish!  After starting my own family, I was surprised to learn that my youngest was very afraid of animals.  Her older brother wanted a dog badly and began trying to convince her that the way to get over her fear was to get a big dog of their own.  She finally agreed and that is how we got Roxy!  We found Roxy at the pound in California and adopted her when she was 4 months old.  Roxy is said to be a German Shepherd/Akita mix, and we love her!  After getting settled into our new home, I decided Roxy needed a fur friend and set out to find a perfect match.  I knew black dogs were the hardest to get adopted, so I began checking various shelters for a large black dog with the right temperament to deal with Roxy and her powerful presence.  I found Bear, a Pit/Lab mix who was 1 yr old and had never had a family ask to meet him! He captured my heart and we brought him home.  He was very fearful of people but loved animals. Go figure!  He has been part of the family for 6 yrs now and the difference is amazing.  I have often pet sit for neighbors and love their pets like they were my own and now I have the opportunity to meet and love even more animals

Heather

Assistant office manager/Lead Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

…I have four dogs, two Labs named Bree and Katie, a Yorkie named Sam and a Beagle named Jules. I have always loved animals and can not remember a time that I did not have a pet.  I would love to have a farm where I could have as many animals as I wanted. Since I probably will not have a farm I thought getting to play with your pets would be the next best thing!  I look forward to caring for your pets and keeping you updated as to how they are doing in my care.

Beth

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

…I have always had pets in my life. Currently, I have a five-year-old Jack Russell named Butterbean who believe it or not is shy and timid. He loves sitting with us and of course, has a special place to sleep on our bed. My 13-year old son saved up money and rescued our cat, Oliver, who is now two years old. Oliver has a fun personality when he isn’t napping (which is most of the time)! Our 11-year old son has a hamster he named Palmer and Palmer are very active at night and has pretty long hair. We also have four fish tanks. Through the years all of my dogs and cats have been rescued animals including Butterbean and Oliver. I truly have a love for all animals and I will do my very best to take care of your animals while you are away.

Crystal

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

…I am married and a mom of two boys and three fur babies. We have three crazy cats Rosie, Nico, and Buddy and I am proud to say they have me wrapped around their little paws. I grew up having dogs, birds, ferrets, fish, hamsters, mice, rabbits, an iguana and anything else I could convince my parents to let me take care of (although I did try and sneak a chicken into the house once). I also seemed to be a magnet for stray or lost dogs and injured birds and baby squirrels. I helped reunite many lost dogs with their gracious owners and nursed many birds and squirrels back to nature. I have always had a love for animals and the joy they bring into your life. I cannot think of a better way to spend a day than to be with animals. I am excited to be a part of Love and Kisses and I look forward to being able to spend time with your fur babies and provide for your pets needs!

Marie

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

…My son had moved down here in 2006 for a job, and we decided to follow a few years later. We have been able to enjoy our grandchildren, and the more laid-back lifestyle down here. I have had cats most of my life, and love all animals. Sadly, we lost Rocket in 2014, and Rosie a month ago. So I am without a pet for the first time in years. While I’m sure there will be another cat or two in my future, I have decided to enjoy taking care of other people’s furry friends for the time being. I have volunteered at an animal rescue in the past and found that very rewarding. I look forward to caring for your pets; they will definitely get lots of “love and kisses”

Heather

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

…We love it here, especially the nice weather and friendly people. We have one son in college and one son in high school. We have one dog, Sadie, a labradoodle. I have always loved animals. I grew up with dogs, cats, and horses and I have always had dogs and cats as an adult. I grew up riding horses and still ride when I can. I also enjoy running, hiking, reading and rooting for all the Philly sports teams. I am excited to be a part of the Love and Kisses team. I look forward to caring for your pets while you are at work or on vacation. I will give them lots of love and attention. You will have peace of mind knowing they are being well taken care of. I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies soon.

Shelly

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

…I have been married 20 years this October to my junior high sweetheart! I am a native to Charlotte, NC and moved to the wonderful Indian Trail community in 2016. I think it’s the best little town on the planet! I have loved animals for as long as I can remember! I adore them ALL! I even have a soft spot for bugs, spiders, and snakes! I have 5 rescue dogs, 3 cats, and a fish!! I would have a zoo if I were able! I have worked with animals for years in many different enviroments! My goals for this year are to become a complete vegetarian(I only eat seafood as of now) and to obtain a certification in wildlife rehabilitation! I am thrilled to be able to serve both my human and furry neighbors alike! I can’t wait to meet you and your sweet animal family! I look forward to caring for them as if they were my very own!

Pam

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

…In Texas, I taught school and made sure my classroom always had at least one pet.  We relocated to Charlotte area in 1980 and I joined my husband in working as an IT professional for Duke Energy until retirement in late 2016.  Through the years of raising two children, we have had many cats, dogs, birds, fish, hamsters, bunnies and tortoises.  I love them all!   Currently we have four cats that we have rescued over the last 15 years.  Everyday is an adventure!

Keena

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

I was the kid that was always sneaking some sort of rescued animal into the house…Thankfully my parents put up with that. I’ve been married for 21 years and have 4 amazing human kids, 3 sweet fur babies, a bearded dragon and 12 chickens(they are spoiled, too). I’ve also been a vet tech for 13 plus years and I’m so excited to take on this new opportunity of getting to love on even more babies.

Sarah

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

…As a child I talked my dad into keeping a possum that he had trapped. I wanted it as a pet. I quickly learned that it wasn’t a good idea, so we set it free. Once when I was in my early teens, I found a stray dog, a pug, and talked my parents into keeping him. I named him Pugsley, original…lol. After about a week we discovered Pugsley’s owners lived near us so we returned him to his home. I was sad, but happy he was home with his family. He was my first rescue dog. While in college, I missed my dog so much I got a guinea pig and named her Pipsqueak. As an adult, I’ve had as many as 4 cats, 2 dogs and a Beta fish at one time. I’ve also had hamsters and gold and tropical fish. My love for all animals has led me to do pet sitting. I have over 10 years of experience caring for other people’s fur babies, and other creatures that are in the home, including mice and even a tree frog. I will love your animals, just like I love mine.

Emily

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

Pet owners book with me repeatedly because they know their pet is in safe and capable hands with me. I take their pet’s emotions seriously and tend to their every need.I was inspired to work with Love and Kisses through the years of experience I have caring for all types of animals of different breeds and temperaments. My deep love for animals drives my desire to care for all pets and I use that passion to provide the best possible customer service for my clients. I make sure I understand their needs completely before any session and keep them up to date on our activities throughout the day.

Marci

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

…I am an only child so growing up all of my siblings had fur. My mom runs the local animal rescue back home and fosters as well so we constantly had new fur baby’s coming in and out of the house throughout my childhood. So I’ve spent time around all breeds and sizes of dogs/cats over the years. I moved to Charlotte in 2010 for college and me and my fiancé just bought our first home here in Indian Trail in June of last year. That city traffic just wasn’t for me! I have 2 of the sweetest cats who are my everything. One boy, Teenie the orange tabby, and his sister, Raven. I rescued both right after birth and bottle-fed them back to health. I have had them almost 10 years now and looking forward to 10+ more. I do my best to keep them healthy, active and loving life. I look forward to being able to spread the love I have for my own animals to yours as well! I can’t promise not to spoil them rotten while I’m there either. I want my visits to be the best part of their day until you get back home:)

Mandy

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

…There hasn’t been a time in my life when a fur baby was not around! Today, I have three rescue cats, Hackman, Sophie, and Beamer. They have me wrapped around their little paws!  I also get frequent visits from my parent’s dog…he’s a 70lb spoiled baby and the best dog ever! A day is not complete without purrs, wet kisses, and snuggles! Your fur babies will be treated like my own, because that is how I want my babies treated when I’m away!

Kim

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

…to be near our daughters and grandkids. Our furry family currently includes Monte a Standard Poodle, Tilly and Luna both Maine Coons, and two guinea pigs Paco and Pepe. I grew up on my parents horse farm where we bred Flat Coated Retrievers and Shelties. Most recently my husband and I bred Maine Coons for nearly 20 years, prior to our move South. I retired June 2019 after working over 30 years in the medical insurance and mental health case management fields. I am very excited to be part of Love and Kisses, and have the opportunity to spend time with your furry family members and care for them in your absence as if they were my own.

 Stacy

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

…We have four wonderful children that range from elementary age through high school age and (currently) four pets – two lovely and hairy golden retrievers and two beautiful tortoiseshell cats (a sweet mother/daughter pair that we rescued from drowning in a storm drain in Arizona and just fell in love with – but they were too “camera shy” for this photo). My ultimate dream is to have a little homestead with horses, goats, pigs, chickens, a dairy cow…and maybe even try my hand at beekeeping! I have always loved animals! As a child, I brought home all the strays that roamed our neighborhood. So, I grew up with lots of dogs and cats as well as birds and reptiles…almost every type of animal that we could have on our small suburban lot, we did! I knew that I wanted to raise my own children to develop a love for animals and they’ve never known life without at least one pet to love on. In fact, when I met my husband, I asked if he liked animals as that was one of my “criteria” in a future spouse…thankfully he does and we’ve been happily married for eighteen years! I love to read, enjoy time with my family in nature whether it be in the mountains or on the beach, watch historical period dramas, play new board games, dabble in interior design and refurbish antique furniture.

I know how stressful it is to find someone you can trust to care for your precious fur babies while you’re away from home! When we moved away from all our extended family who had previously been our designated pet sitters, we reluctantly kenneled our pets at a highly-rated local boarding facility. However, my pets were so traumatized by their experience that I vowed I would never do that again. That’s when I found Love and Kisses Pet Sitting and our experiences have always been phenomenal! Now, I’m a professional pet sitter with Love and Kisses Pet Sitting, too and look forward to meeting you and your fur babies!

Kristi

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

…My husband and I just moved to the Indian Trail area in 2018 from Northern Virginia and love it! I have past experience as a vet tech as well as with large breed and special needs dogs – as Ruger my own Dogo Argentino is deaf! I know the struggle of trying to find the right fit for your beloved dogs when you’re away, as I have had the same struggle. Kennels and boarding facilities are loud and stressful! Which is why I found Love and Kisses Pet Sitting to be a perfect fit! I cant wait to meet and spoil your fur babies as I would my own!

Jessica

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

…I have two wonderful rescue cats, Ripley and Samantha.

Petsitting has always been a passion of mine. I will care for your fur babies as if they were my own extend family, putting your mind at ease so that you can enjoy your time away knowing they are being given the best care possible.

When I’m not pet sitting, I enjoy traveling and exploring new areas, near and far. I also love reading, and can usually be found curled up with a good book and a cat on my lap!

Valery

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

… I have had animals most of my life. We had two cats who lived to 20 and 21! I currently have a bichon-poo we rescued two years ago named Rocco who I call my 8 lbs of crazy!

Most people stop and look at babies but I’m that person always stopping to talk to your dog or the neighbors’ cats when they stroll on by. I love all four-legged friends and look forward to taking care of your furry family members!

Sara

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

… I’ve worked with dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes, and know the different cares they require. I volunteer with a no-kill adoption agency, S.A.F.E., and have been walking and sitting pets for over five years. I have experience ranging from large to small, from high-energy pups to those who are older and of a higher care, such as those who are blind, deaf, etc. I understand that it can be hard knowing your pets are home alone while you have to work, and I would love to be the person to keep them happy, loved, and exercised while you’re away!

Kim

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

… I am a volunteer with the Boston Terrier Rescue of North Carolina. I currently have two Boston’s of my own, one wild three-year-old female and one sweet nine-year-old male. I usually adopt seniors and special needs pets. My family and I have had a range of dogs from Chihuahuas to Pit Bulls as well as cats, hamsters, tarantulas, and an iguana. Working as a pet sitter is not like work at all. It’s fun! I enjoy walking, playing and getting to know your pets. Thank you for trusting me to take care of your “furry children”. I promise to give them the love and care they deserve and you expect.

Rosanne

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

… I am married with two children and currently have two dogs, Luna (Moon) and Sole (Sun) and 10 Beta Fish. I speak three languages, English Italian and Spanish.

I have been a life long pet lover. I have had all types of pets, from dogs and cats to snakes and ferrets! I have always taken care of family and friends animals too, including bearded dragons, frogs and hedge hog. I am completely fascinated by all different animals and am always eager to learn more about them.

I am looking forward to meeting your babies and love them as my own!

Meg

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

… Growing up in a family of 5 children, we always had pets. We had dogs, cats, fish, and even a pet mouse.

Now as a parent myself, we have two rescue dogs and an older, grumpy cat. I love my coonhound Mary (who we found in the middle of nowhere, skin and bones) lab/bassethound mix Bo (who was rescued from a shelter), and cat Bennie (who was rescued from a former owner who neglected her). We recently fostered a neglected chiweenie mix named Rosie who thought she was the leader of our little pack but she recently found a new furever home!

This job grants me the opportunity to be active since my “day” job has me doing a lot of sitting. I absolutely can’t wait to meet you and your pets and take great care of them!

Sam

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

… I’ve owned several breeds of dogs, parrots, hamsters, rats, fish, lizards you name it! I grew up in Union County and I love the community so much me and my husband decided to buy our first home in the area. Currently we own a hedgehog named knuckles that is the most sassy little spike ball you’d ever meet and a miniature dachshund named Winnie (She is so spoiled I just can’t help myself.) In the future I plan on adding many more furr babies to our little family!

Taking care of animals is my passion. Pets come with their own personalities and emotions and I will always put their needs first. I am really looking forward to putting your mind at ease knowing your pets is getting the love and attention they need!

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