MEET THE OWNERS
Harold and Lois
Lois and Harold married in 2002, recently sold a pet sitting business after starting it back in 2004 in Raleigh, NC. It was time for Lois to come back to Florida where she grew up and be back with her family and now start Platinum Pet Sitting.
Your furbabies are very important to them!
Lois graduated from USF in Business Management and Accounting and has owned a few businesses. She has worked as a veterinary technician and is current on first aid and CPR training. Throughout her life, she’s had dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, fish, ferrets, turtles, iguanas, and even a goat – so to say she’s an animal lover is an understatement!
Lois and Harold currently have two English Golden Retrievers and a Persian kitty.
Harold got his first job when he was 12 years old working in an animal boarding and training facility. He loved it so much, he worked there until he was 21. He graduated from NCSU in civil engineering and then worked for Nortel Networks as a Project Engineer and Manager. He did a lot of the “behind the scenes” work in helping Lois with the previous pet sitting business. Harold has coached high school baseball for the last six years. He is now retired and looking forward to being more involved with Platinum Pet Sitting.
Mike and Erin
Mike and Erin met in 2004 and married in 2013. They’ve been the very lucky parents of 3 Pugs, a Pit Bull, 8 cats, a ferret, and are the caretakers of a TNR feral cat colony near their home. Mike grew up in Florida and has always been an animal lover, having pets his whole life. He was a huge help with Lois’ previous pet sitting company, going on visits and helping with administrative work on his off time from his full-time job in the wireless industry. He considers his furkids to be the biggest priority in his life and he’s looking forward to caring for your furry loved ones just the same!
Erin grew up in Florida and while living in North Carolina for a number of years, she was a busy and active part of Lois’ previous pet sitting venture, working hands on with a large number of clients and their pets on a daily basis. She worked previously as a dog groomer and between pet sitting and grooming, she loves the opportunity to make pets feel cared for, safe, and loved. Erin is looking forward to working with you and your family members and welcoming you to the Platinum Pet Sitting family!
MEET THE SITTERS
Wesley Chapel, New Tampa, Lutz
Karlie is 25 years old and recently moved to Florida from Texas. Karlie has extensive experience and training in caring for pets. Karlie has been a veterinary technician for several years and worked as a receptionist/kennel tech before that. She truly enjoys everything that goes into caring for your furry family member(s). When she is not working, she enjoys, running, hiking and horseback riding. Karlie has a Chiweenie named Kleo, Catahoula mix named Katie, and a Siamese cat named Dakota. Karlie is genuinely looking forward to taking care of your furry family member(s)!
Wesley Chapel & Lutz & New Tampa
Jace H. is 28 years old and was raised on a small farm in Land O’ Lakes, FL. He has experience with multiple types of animals, dogs, cats, horses, birds, and even possums and exotics! You name it, he has probably taken care of it! Along with being a tech nerd he loves the outdoors and enjoys spending time with all sorts of animals & people. A background in the service and event planning industry has given him top notch hospitality skills. Every animal is special to him and he enjoys all the different personalities our furry friends have.
Wesley Chapel, New Tampa
Becca will be attending law school this year. She is punctual, organized, caring and willing to go out of her way to make an impact and serve others. Lover of all animals. She is not afraid to get dirty or deal with pets of all types and sizes. She is a country girl and has been exposed to farm life and all animals since an early age. She has raised and trained two service dogs in high school and grew up with cats, fish, rats and bearded dragons.She is looking forward to caring for your babies!
Land O' Lakes, Spring Hill
Hi, nice to meet you, I’m Tracy. I love animals, all animals. First off let me say animals can teach us a lot about love, loyalty, patience, and understanding. I love walking dogs and spending time with them, getting to know them and them getting to know me. I want each dog or animal alike to be happy and comfortable. There needs comes first and foremost. I’m also a volunteer at the humane society I like spending time with my animals.
Valrico, Brandon, Riverview
Rachel T. is 24 years old and grew up around cats and dogs. She currently owns a chihuahua named Freckle and a tuxedo cat named Uno. Along with being fairly tech savvy, she is her family’s go-to pet sitter and loves meeting new animals and people. She hopes to gain valuable experience watching your pets!