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Pet Sitters Rockford MI

Dog Sitting in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pet Sitters in Grand Rapids, Michigan

At Pet-Agree, we pride ourselves in offering reliable services to both current and future clients. We hold ourselves to high standards – offering flexible, dependable, and affordable in-home care for a variety of pets. Pets are happiest in the comfort of their own homes. Let’s face it, animals are creatures of habit. The home offers a relaxed routine environment which decreases stress and anxiety. This, in turn, encourages a stable appetite and comfort for your pet.

Not only will your pet receive an abundance of affection while in the care of their personal assistant, but you can also rest assured they will continue to be safe while you’re away. Your pet’s personal assistant currently holds an ABKA pet care technician certificate and is fully insured through Pet Sitters International.

Our pet sitters are professionally trained to care for your pet. They handle each and every job alone, so you never have to question who’s inside your home. They will take the time to get to know both you and your pet – ensuring a trusting relationship is developed.

Through stimulating interaction with your pet’s personal assistant, a purr-fect relationship will form. Your pet will agree!

Danyell

Pet Daycare Rockford MI

My name is Danyell. I started working with Pet-Agree in April of 2019. My family began fostering and volunteering when I was 15. Helping with foster pets in my teenage years really taught me love and patience. We worked with energetic puppies, shy seniors, large breeds, special needs, and everything in between. Over the last 10 years, my love for animals has only grown. Our own family dog, a Boxer named Clover, was the dog that truly turned me into an animal lover. She was not just a dog, but also a best friend. She had such a silly, human-like personality and a zest for life that could not be tamed. Next came Cookie, a sweet pit bull baby rescued from an abuse situation. Even with a missing foot, she has never let it hold her back. She has such a sweet, gentle demeanor and a glued-to-your-side personality that you just can’t help but be cheerful when she is around. My husband and I have two cats and one dog of our own – Lefty, Kiwi, and Zada. In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, and yoga.

Sarah

sarah

Hello! My name is Sarah, I’ve been working for Pet-Agree since March of 2018 and I have had a love for animals for as long as I can remember. I have grown up around dogs and cats my whole life. I have a beagle mix named Gage, who is a rescue I got as a puppy that has my heart and is a part of my family. Gage along with my sisters German Shepard, Nova, has given me experience as a dog walker and sitter for several years before I came to Pet-Agree. I am so excited to be working for them and meeting everyone’s amazing animals!

Diane

Diane

Greetings and Salutations!

My name is Diane Whyatt and I have been working with and caring for animals both personally and professionally for most of my life. My love for animals began at a very young age. Growing up as part of many packs has taught me how to respect all of them as individuals, with personalities as unique as they each were. I was lucky enough to be part of packs that have included German Shepherds, Saint Bernards, Cairn Terriers and Poodles along with other types of pets. Naturally, my love affair grew to include cats, birds, lizards, snakes, guinea pigs, rabbits and many more.

Early on, I began working for Curious World and V.I. Pets. This eventually evolved into a job with Chow Hound and also earned me the title of Assistant Manager. During my employment with these companies I began to service their patrons on a more personal level by performing some pet sitting for them as a side job. Providing this service only intensified my longing to continue working with pets in this capacity.

Eventually my pet care background landed me in a position working for Woodland Veterinary Clinic as a kennel assistant here in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While with Woodland I had even obtained an ABKA Pet Care Technician certificate.

My duties at Woodland included:

  • Daily feeding, medicating, and cleaning of all animals in current residence.
  • Administer daily medical exams of veterinary patients. (TPR) Temperature, pulse, and respiratory.
  • Daily monitoring of weight, appetites, and general health of all animals in current residence.
  • Educate clients on animal diet needs.
  • Several times weekly perform direction and operation of doggy daycare.
  • Other duties included kennel cleaning as well as boarding facilities.

Also in my past are a host of continuing educational events and seminars which include:

  • Various other seminars from dealing with difficult customers to dealing with the death of a pet.

Currently my pack includes two rescue pups. Luna Lou a Great Dane and Ziggy Lee a Cattle Dog. I have a Quaker Parakeet named Chick and a beautiful song bird canary named Ruffles. My favorite hobby is keeping fish and African Clawed Frogs. I breed fancy guppies and really love my 8 frogs. 13 aquariums total in my household . 

Tamara

tamara

Hello my name is Tara. I have had dogs all of my life and recently have gotten a cat. I currently have a 5 year old pit bull, 6 year old Boston terrier, 2 year old boxer and a 6 month old kitten. I love spending time with my animals, their unconditional love is the best feeling. I look forward to meeting all of your pets and providing stellar pet care . 

Melissa (Mel)

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Hi, my name is Melissa Symanski and I’ve been working for Pet-Agree since July 2012.

I have always loved animals since I was very young. Growing up my family had several different types of animals, from fish, guinea pigs, rabbits and Labrador Retrievers.  I really loved helping my dad train each of our dogs for duck and goose hunting. Currently I have two small dogs, a Rat Terrier and a Chihuahua that are both rescues. A few years ago, I also adopted 2 kitties that are rescues.   My first dog named Gem, which I adopted back in 2010 really helped me get though some tough times in my life and now I value every day with each one of my animals. 

I currently work full time in the Accounting Department for Alliance Beverage Distributors in Grand Rapids.  I have an Accounting Degree from Davenport University plus several years of Purchasing and Human Resources experience.   

I have taken online courses in Animal Psychology, Veterinarian Support Assistant and Animal Nutrition to further my knowledge of animals and their care. 

I am a volunteer for the Pleasant Heart Pet Food Pantry in Grand Rapids, which is a non-profit organization that provides food and supplies for people in need.  Also when I have time I work with a few local rescue groups in the Grand Rapids area.

I have been working for Pet-Agree for almost 9 years now on a part-time basis and love it so much and now I am also helping with the marketing of the company.  I am very glad that I met Diane on that warm summer day at Dogs Days in the Park and that I was able to join her crew.

Email:  petagreellc.mel@gmail.com

Wren

wren

Hi, my name is Wren! I started working for Pet Agree October 2021, after previously working for a vets office. I’m an avid animal lover with 3 cats and a cattle dog mix named Avery. I’ve had animals my entire life, including cats, dogs, rodents, and reptiles! I have always been passionate about animal care, and look forward to getting to know your pack. Some of my hobbies include collage work, video games, and going for walks!

Shay

Hello, my name is Shay! I started working for Pet-Agee in February 2022. I am a Registered Nurse, but was looking for an enjoyable way to spend my time when I’m not caring for humans. What could be better? Spending time with animals! I was told about Pet-Agree and fell in love with the concept of loving pets in the comfort of their home. I have always loved animals even as a child. If I’m at someone’s house with a pet they get the majority of my attention! I grew up and owned mostly cats and love their varying quirky personalities. I am now a momma to a German Shepard, Kato. He is the most loving, fun, patient, protective, and loyal bub I could ever ask for. He loves his spiky balls, long walks, sleeping in, and snow I have been the go to dog and cat sitter for many good friends over the years. In my free time I enjoy backpacking, kayaking, journaling, reading and yoga. I can’t wait to get to know your furry friends and love on them as if they were my own!

Susan

Susan

Hi, I’m Susan, I started at Pet Agree in May of 2022. I’m a longtime animal lover currently with two cats, a snake and a few beehives. I also help my mom out with her yellow Labrador from time to time. 

I’ve had a long career as a Physical Therapist Assistant and Massage Therapist but eventually I decided to just focus on massage and opened my own massage practice in 2021. I’m originally from Midland,MI and moved to Belmont with my family in 2016 after spending 14 years in the Chicago area. I love the Grand Rapids area and all it has to offer as well as meeting new people and their pets!

My free time is usually spent outside in the garden, cutting down invasive brush in the yard or hanging out with my family. 

Tate

tate

My name is Tate, and I started working with Pet Agree in May of 2022. I grew up on hobby farm, have been a small animal foster for many years, previously worked at a dog vaccine clinic, and volunteer at the Wildlife Rehab Center in Grand rapids. This means I’m a bit of a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to animal care with a love for animals of all shapes and sizes. I am always working to learn more and to improve my animal knowledge and handling. I am incredibly happy to be working for Pet Agree, and overjoyed that I get to care for animals for a living.

Heidi

Heidi

Hiya! My name is Heidi! I grew up in a very rural area working on farms in North Carolina. I’ve been around animals of all kinds since I was a baby. I worked at a vet clinic in Colorado for about two years before moving to Michigan. I’m also currently in a online program for my veterinary technician certification. I have an old hound/lab mix named Izzy, she’s a rescue I found at a gas station 12 years ago. I have three cats Pip, Seras, and Freyja who are all rescues from shelters. I, also have a ball python named Nue and an albino corn snake named Waffles. I love working with all animals and providing amazing care for them. I can’t wait to meet all your pets too.

Matt

Matt

My name is Matt Acker, Office Manager.

I started working at Pet-Agree, LLC in February of 2021. I grew up on a farm in Central Michigan and attended Michigan State University. We grew corn, soybean, black turtle beans, kidney beans, and wheat.  We always had dogs and barn cats, along with chickens, hogs, and steers we showed at the county fair.  I also showed horses at the county fair, and also showed at the State Fair in Detroit back in 1978.

I moved to Holland in 1986 when I met Diane at a pet store in 1989. We became quick friends. I formerly worked in hotel and restaurant and golf resort management for 32 years before coming to Pet-Agree.

I started my customer service as a 15 year old, carrying out groceries at the local IGA store, and have been in customer service most of my life.

Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

If you need information on pet sitting or with help on scheduling, you may reach me at 231-720-4522 or mattacker.petagreellc@gmail.com

Primary Communities Served

Rockford

East Grand Rapids

Ada/Cascade

Grand Rapids