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.

All Our Pet Sitters Undergo Continuing Education 

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.  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

Heather

Assistant office manager/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. 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.
Candy

Candy

Candy Pet Sitter/AnimalLover

I’m Candy. I’m a 47 yr old mother of one son that just graduated high school and currently the mom of 2 furbabies Lola, my Chihuahua and Henrah, my cat.  I’m a retired pre k teacher of 20+ years and I’m following my passion for working with animals.  I’ve been married for 28 years and I have had a house full of critters and children the whole time.  I had my 2 elder dogs pass away just last year.  My German shepherd who was 15 and a border collie who was a blind diabetic on insulin twice daily for 7 of her 12 yrs.  I have experience with lizards, turtles, hamsters, you name it I’ve loved and cared for them and I would love the opportunity to do the same for your furbabies ..thank you ????
Sylvia

Sylvia

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

Hello.  My name is Sylvia and I am originally from Bethlehem PA.  I moved to beautiful NC 10 years ago and currently live in Monroe with my daughter.  I have 2 adorable fur babies…Rosie my little poodle mix and Minnie my Chihuahua.   In addition to our dogs, and thanks to my daughter, we also share our home with a Corn Snake named Oogie and a Bearded Dragon named Barrel.  I have always been an animal lover and advocate for animal causes. 

My past work experience includes working at an animal shelter in Allentown PA and after moving here I worked for a local spay/neuter clinic in Monroe for 3 ½ years.   I miss the daily interaction I had in my previous positions with the pets and their owners. 
 I am truly happy and feel very blessed to have the opportunity to work with Love and Kisses Pet Sitting and provide only the best care for your pets in the comfort of their own homes and peace of mind for you…the client. 
Katie

Katie

Assistant Manager/Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

Hi! My name is Katie and I recently moved to Indian Trail from Syracuse NY. I am a married, stay at home mother of 3 with 7 fur babies! Sasha is our youngest, a 1-year-old Great Dane. Figment is a mini poodle, Gus a Collie mix and Belle a lab mix. We also have 3 cats named Oswald, Daisy, and Oliver. I love animals, as does my family. All of our cats were once strays and Gus & Belle were rescues. I am super excited to be able to love and care for your fur babies as well because if I had the room in my house I would certainly be allowing my kiddos to rescue more animals in need of a loving home! I look forward to giving your fur babies all the love and attention they need as well as peace of mind for you that they are in excellent hands!
Angela

Angela

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

Hi, I’m Angela.  I was born and raised in South Carolina and moved to North Carolina nearly 20 years ago.  My passion has always been helping the “underdog,” especially those with disabilities, but I was truly hooked on animals and rescue when I experienced their amazing ability to compensate and persevere after an injury or impairment all while maintaining the same loving attitude.  This occurred when my first dog went deaf and then the second went blind while in their senior years.  From that point on, they stayed side by side and became the ears and eyes for each other.  Then I adopted a crippled rabbit and as they say, the rest is history. For the last several years I have volunteered extensively and fostered with a local animal rescue organization.  I am also a North Carolina certified wildlife rehabilitator caring for injured and orphaned wildlife.  Along with my husband and two children, my family includes rescued dogs, rabbits, and birds, each with an interesting story.  I understand how important pets are to our families, each with their unique needs, and would be privileged to be entrusted to care for your pets where they feel most safe and comfortable.
Lori

Lori

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

Hi, I am Lori, I grew up in the Midwest but have called NC home for over 25 years.  I am married with one daughter who is 12 years old.   My work background is in medical/pharmaceutical sales but I have always had a passion for all animals, especially rescued ones of any kind.  We have 2 adorable rescue dogs, Coco and Chica and would have more if I could convince my family to move to a farm!   I really would like to have a donkey!  I am excited to work with Love and Kisses Pet Sitting and spend my time to love your animals!
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. 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

Crystal

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

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

Taylor

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

Hi, my name is Taylor and I am 28, soon to be 29 years old. I am originally from Los Angeles, California. I now live in Monroe. I have two adorable fur babies. My cats are my everything! I don’t know what I would do without them. Their names are Greysie (Miss Priss) and Milo. They both are rescue cats found on the street as kittens. As long as I can remember we have always had pets in our home growing up. I will treat every animal I sit for as if they were my own. I have always been a huge animal lover! I look forward to caring for your pets and making sure your mind is at ease while you are away or working and that your fur babies are well taken care of in my care.
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.
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”
Dana

Dana

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

Hey there! I’m Dana and I moved to Indian Trail from Harmony NC in 2004.  I have been a Cosmetologist since 1997.  I’ve been married since 1998 and have 2 fantastic kids along with 4 fur-babies.  Mocha is a 10-year-old Labradoodle, Gracie is a 6-year-old Goldendoodle, Velvet is my 12-year-old big furry black cat, and Sansa is the baby Calico cat that’s only 1 1/2 years old.  My daughter is a member of her high school band, so I am a huge Band Mom during marching/football season.  I am also a PTO Board member of my son’s school and help out as much as I can there as well.  I love helping people and being around animals.  I have never NOT had a pet my entire life and as long as I have a say, I always will.  Furbabies are a big part of my life and what better way to spend the day than to come play with yours?  Thanks and I hope to see you soon!

Holly

Holly

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

Hello, my name is Holly. My husband, daughter and myself relocated to Waxhaw in the summer of 2006. We decided to leave the cold New England winters behind for the milder Carolina blue skies! We chose Waxhaw for the small town charm and sense of community.

I have loved animals my whole life despite having a mother who is petrified of animals. I am a sucker for a wayward animal of any kind. I currently have one dog named Casper, he is golden/husky mix we rescued five years ago. He is an integral part of our family and we hate when we have to leave him behind to travel. I appreciate how cherished the family pets are, and look forward to treating your pets as one of my own. I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies.

Alessandra

Alessandra

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

Hi there!  My name is Alessandra.  I’m originally from Wayne, NJ and came to live in Charlotte, NC with my husband in 1996. I have many dogs in my life and just love them with all my heart.  My love of caring for both humans as well as animals has been deep within me since I was a child.  As a matter of fact, I wanted to be a veterinarian “when I grew up”. I’ve owned many animals in my lifetime including dogs, cats, birds, turtles, fish, rabbits and even a ferret (thanks to my Sister).  I love creatures, great and small and I understand that pets are family members and need just as much love and attention as people.  You can trust that any one of the pet sitters here at Love and Kisses Pet Sitting will treat your pets like our own.  I’m looking forward to meeting you and the opportunity to care for your pet!

Derinda

Derinda

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

I enjoy traveling, baking cakes and cupcakes, hiking, gardening and reading.  I have always been around animals and have always enjoyed the company of unconditional love from my fur babies.  I could always count on a smile from them!! I absolutely love all animals and I look forward to spending time giving love to your pets.

I have Sassy, the Calico,14 years old. She’s had two litters of kittens, which is how Lily became a member of our family. She’s 11 years old.  Both cats have their own little personality and are pretty independent, as most cats are.

Jennifer

Jennifer

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

Hi! My name is Jennifer, married almost 26 years and mom to 4 human kids and 4 with fur! I’ve been an animal lover since birth and have never been without pets in my life.
I’ve been in NC all my life, moving from Charlotte to Union County 28 years ago. I’ve worked in Veterinary Clinics for 12+ years, but the hours are not family friendly so I discovered Pet Sitting is a great way to stay connected with my love of animals! I currently reside with my Pom-a-Poo Copper (12), my Chihuahua Fritz (4), a Balinese named Hershey (15), and our Persian named Little One (11). They are all rotten to the core with 2 having medical concerns currently doing well with diet and/or medication.

I look forward to my visits! Seeing how happy the pets are to see me makes me happy!

Kinae

Kinae

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

“Hi, my name is Kinae. I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia. I recently moved to North Carolina to further my education at Wingate University. I have a dog named Raphael, who is a boxer and pit bull mix. During my free time, I enjoy volunteering at my local animal shelters and horse farms. Throughout the years that I volunteered, I learned how to care for a variety of dogs, cats, and even reptiles. I have seen and experience the connections and benefits of a furry friend. Pets are family members that bring joy and happiest to pet owners.
I am a firm believer in traveling, but I know how difficult it can be to leave your pet behind. Luckily, Love and Kisses Pet Sitting have trustworthy and loving pet sitters that will make sure your pet is safe and stress-free. I look forward to meeting your amazing pet one day. “
Becky

Becky

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

Hi, my name is Becky Sharp and I am originally from Sandusky, OH. My husband and I moved to NC with our daughter and son about four years ago and I love being a stay at home mom to them. My family and I enjoy being outside and traveling. I know how hard it can be to find a good place for our dogs to stay when we are out of town, knowing that our pets are well taken care of can really make a vacation more enjoyable. I am so happy to be part of the Love and Kisses Pet Sitting family where we provide loving care while keeping pets where they are comfortable. We have a 2 year old boxer mix named Rango and I had a black lab mix named Ozzy for 11 years but unfortunately we had to say goodbye this past year. Since losing Ozzy, I wanted to get more involved with helping animals and I started fostering puppies through a rescue in Lancaster which has been such a blessing. I have grown up with dogs and always find myself to be the happiest and most comfortable when I’m around animals, they bring such joy to my life. I look forward to meeting your pets and making sure that they are as happy as can be while you’re away!
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. 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.
Belinda

Belinda

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

Hello I am Belinda Sisk, I live on the edge of Indian Trail and Monroe with my honey and our 2 little Yorkies… Princess Anne is 13 and Little Bear is 8.. We originated from Mo about 4.5 years ago.. We came here to be closer to our family, 4 grandchildren to be exact. We have 2 other grands in Arizona.  I grew up in a small town and my parents where farmers and that meant every crop and every animal you might imagine.. While I now live in what I refer to as “the city” I am still a farm girl at heart. I grew up loving and appreciating all animals. My children grew up on a farm with many of those same animals plus their precious kittens and dogs… Our love was large. Once we become empty nesters however we also found ourselves with out pets and knew it was time..  I picked out my sweet Princess when she was just 6 weeks old and she was barely as large as an egg… she snuggled right up to my neck and we were both in love.. We didn’t bring her home until she was 12 weeks old and she still fit in the palm of my hand… She hardly ever leaves my side… She currently weighs in at under 5 lbs.. so adorable…   Damon and I purchased Bear when he was 2 from a family member that was unable to provide proper care ( yes they both are registered and have their papers) but I consider him a rescue as he needed rescuing… 🙂   Bear is about the exact same size as our girl so we make quite a cute family. We also have a nice koi pond and enjoy feeding our fish and relaxing on the back patio. I enjoy the calming effect animals have on our lives and  will appreciate the opportunity to show your babies some extra loving.
JimmiAnn

JimmiAnn

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

I am JimmiAnn. I have always had animals. My first pup was a toy poodle named FiFi. I worked with people/patients all my life. That was great but I’d much rather be with dogs and cats and what ever else animal is out there that needs a friend. They don’t talk back and just need love. Thanks to Maureen for allowing me to do this.
Amber

Amber

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

Hi! My name is Amber Tichenor. I’m born and raised in heart of union county. I have a passion for animals and caring for them. I have a degree in veterinary assistance along working in horse farms and dog kennels for several years! I live on a farm with all my animals which include a  horse (Dixie), donkey (Ms. Walter), dachshund (bojangles), Australian Shepherd (molly), along with many turkeys and chickens! Animals has been a passion for me since I was little and has never change!  I will take care of your pets with the best care like they was my own!
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. 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!
Tammy

Tammy

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

Hey, I’m Tammy and I have always been a huge animal person.  I love to spread love and kindness to all animals.  I have owned and loved many dogs over the past 29 years, a pot belly pig named Precious, a gecko lizard, a hamster, a hermit crab, fish, water turtles, yellow belly turtles and bunnies.

Today I am a proud pet mom to Kimmy a full blooded, 11 month old Golden Lab. She is energetic, full of personality and spoiled rotten. She is a great companion and I love spending time with her every day.  Kimmy and I like to play Frisbee, go on walks thru the neighborhood, sunbathing together in the yard and playing catch and swimming in the pool. I am also a mom to a handsome 19 year old son, a beautiful 15 year old daughter and a wife of 29 years and we all live happily in the Unionville area.

I can’t resist wags and purrs, wet kisses, puppy breath (my favorite) and lap naps. I love cooking, nature, spending time outside, making my garden grow and relaxing with book on the beach. I also love making homemade dog treats especially for all my doggie friends at Christmas time.

I assure you I will treat your “babies” like they were my own, not because I’m an animal lover, but because it’s how I want my “babies” treated while I’m away. I Love making new pet buddies!

Tammi

Tammi

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

Hi, I’m Tammi. I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. I met my hubby as teenagers and we were High School Sweethearts, later married and have four beautiful and fantastic children. 

I grew up with four siblings and always had animals around and we bred American Eskimo Spitz… they were so beautiful! Over the years with having four kiddos of my own we have had dogs, cats, fish, guiena pigs, hamsters, birds, frogs, rabbits, turtles… you name it-we had it! 

I currently have a Chiweenie who is part Chihuahua and part Dachshund. She is my Baby and started out life not so good… It was Christmas break at Belmont Abbey College and someone had placed a tiny newborn puppy in a small cardboard box outside in the bushes beside the dorm in hopes a college kid would find it. It was cold and that puppy started crying and yelping. A young girl just happen to stay over the break, whereas most kids go home she stayed and heard it and found her. She listed her in the paper that she could not keep this baby as she was a student. We went a met her and fell in love with that tiny baby puppy we called Juna! She is almost 11 years old now and the sweetest gal ever. I have always loved any animal and I’m happy to say that I’m excited to be a part of Love and Kisses and can’t wait to meet you and your fur-babies!

Mandy

Mandy

Pet Sitter/Animal Lover

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

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. 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!  

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