Michelle grew up in Arlington, VA, and is a serious animal lover from way back. She was lucky to be surrounded by all types of animals from an early age. It started with Tootsie the tortoise in Montessori school. There was always a wide variety animals in her home growing up including: Jasper the goat, Rasputin rat, countless gerbils, Charlie the horse and many, many cats and dogs. Even T. Rex the horned toad!
“Animals are the one common ground in our family. We all are passionate about them and there isn’t one exception.”
After a career in retail management that included many years at Whole Foods Market, Michelle took time off in 2005 to travel and also lived in England & Canada. Michelle and her kitties: Sunny & Kisa moved back to the Boston where she decided (as the saying goes) to “Do what you love!” and opened pet city sitters in July of 2010.
Michelle has completed over 1400 pet sitting assignments and has traveled to Cape Cod, London, UK, New Hampshire and Oregon to care for her kitty and doggie clients.
pet city sitters is a licensed business in the city of Somerville, MA.
Michelle is bonded and insured, and has received certification from The Red Cross in pet first aid
pet city sitters supports animal charities all over the world including:
- Kitten Rescue
- Happy Tails
- MSPCA Boston
- Northeast Animal Shelter
- Gifford Cat Shelter
- Sea Shephard
- Kitten Associates
- Broken Tail Rescue
- TRIO Animal Foundation
- Animal Rescue League Boston
- Somerville Dog Festival
- New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue
- Save Japan Dolphins
- Charles River Alleycats
- Earth Island Institue
- Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest
- Hurraine Harvey Animal Relief/Greater Good
- All But Furgotten Humane Resuce- Pennsylvania
- Neopolitan Mastiff Rescue
- Cape Cod Wildlife Center
- The Pegasus Foundation
- Takis Dog Shelter - Ierapetra, Crete Greece
- Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue
- Toronto Cat Rescue