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 were always animals around the house, including: Jasper the goat, Rasputin rat, countless gerbils, Charlie the horse and many, many cats and dogs. Even T. Rex the horned toad! “Animals were the one common ground in our family. We all are passionate about them, and there isn’t one exception.”
After an intense 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, her husband Pat and their three kitties: Sunny, Freya & Kisa moved back to the Boston area in 2010, where Michelle decided to actually make a living doing what she loves.
Michelle has completed over 1000 pet sitting assignments and has also traveled to Cape Cod, London (England!), 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