Who We are

who we are After having worked in the corporate world for over 20 years and going through one too many layoffs, I decided it was time to strike out on my own and to pursue my dream of working with animals. That was six years ago, and I am happy to say thatI made the best decision I have ever made. I cannot think of a better way to spend my day than with all these sweet, funny, gentle creatures. I have been an animal lover for as long as I can remember and I do not remember a time when I was not bringing home sick, injured or homeless animals to mend and care for.  I currently have 2 dogs and 3 cats and I’m always this close to adding to my menagerie. It seems as if I’ve been a pet sitter forever, taking care of a variety of pets for friends, family and neighbors over the years.

who we are

I’m Lisa the other half of BWM.  The handsome guy with me is Oliver, a stunning Golden Doodle.  Here I am working at my new job as an Assistant Pet Sitter.  A big step up from my last job as an Assistant Treasurer with a Fortune 500 company.

Thanks to Maria (Top Dog) I have been able to diversify and participate in a job that is rewarding in so many ways.  The people I have worked with in the past were happy to see me each day but (luckily) not happy enough to lick me when I came through the door. 

It has been a privilege to take care of so many wonderful animals over the years.  It is comforting to see the level of care and love so many animals are fortunate enough to receive from their very devoted families.  These pets are your family and I am honored to provide them with love and care in your absence.

who we areCooper

This is Cooper, the newest member of the family. He was adopted from Friends Forever Rescue in Miami in January 2009. He was only 9 weeks old at the time and weighed 2.6 lbs. He was found on the side of the road with his brother, Hubel who was adopted earlier that month.  We were told he was a Doxy/Chihuahua mix, turns out after we did his DNA test (yes, we did!) he was Min Pin/Doxy/German Shorthaired Pointer/Great Pyrenees/Yorkie/Keeshond and Sheltie – 100% All American Mutt! He has quite the personality, keeps us in stitches and as you can see is ridiculously adorable – just what we needed after losing our beloved Chanel and Romeo last year.

who we are Casey

Casey is my special needs baby. She is part Border Collie and part Sheltie. She was found at animal control, by Tamara Gibson, the founder of Animal Aid, Inc. an all volunteer run, no-kill, non-profit shelter located in Boca Raton. Tamara had adopted her out 2 times and she was returned each time before she was placed with us. She was extremely timid and afraid of just about everything. Not anymore, she just needed a home that would work through her anxieties, make her feel special and most importantly be patient with her. Now she is a happy, loving dog, who is still wary of new people, but once she gets around to loving you, you are loved for life! She was a diamond in the rough who now shines brightly. I’m thankful everyday that Tamara took a chance on her.

By the way, the big, handsome, red dog in the picture with her is Storm. We think he is part Australian Shepard; he has the most awesome blue flecks in his eyes. He also came from Animal Aid and belongs to my parents. Casey and he were kennel mates at the shelter, so it was happy endings all the way around.

who we areBaci

Believe it or not, he is my very first cat, and I can not for the life of me imagine why. I was always more of a “dog person”. Now I’m hooked! I love him and just about every feline I’ve come across since I’ve had him. I got him when he was a tiny (1.25 lbs.) baby, covered from head to toe in wet food. He and his brother were rescued by the employees of Kraft Nursery. I had to have him and talked a dear friend of mine into taking his brother. We jokingly call Baci the million dollar free cat. He has had a lot of health concerns that to a first time cat owner were very alarming, but with regular checkups and his medications, he has (knock on wood!) been doing well.


who we areBlondie, Salem & Gracey

These are my not so feral, ferals. I started taking care of them a few years back, I had them trapped and neutered and returned to my house, where I provided them with food, water and outdoor shelter. They came and went as they pleased, but they were always laying in the walkway waiting for me when I got home from work. When I moved there was no way I could leave them behind, so with the help of Animal Aid and suggestions from Alley Cat Allies, we relocated them to my new home. It was not an easy transition and it took awhile for me to regain their trust, but all I have to do is look out my kitchen window and see them sprawled out on the lounge chairs and I know I made the right decision in moving them over.

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