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
Land O' Lakes, Lutz
Hi, I’m Tami. I moved here from Ohio in 1986. I lived on a farm most of my life and have had a lot of different animals! I have always loved all types of pets.
I rescue cats and re home them to good homes. I can’t wait to meet you and your fur babies! I do overnight visits as well as pet sitting and dog walks.
Wesley Chapel, Tampa Palms
Hi, I’m Angela but most people call me Angie. One thing about me, I love animals! Something about them boosts my serotonin so I am very pleased and excited to meet your pets! I recently moved here from Texas and I’m loving it here! I have a fur baby of my own and her name is Bella. Growing up, I was raised with cats and dogs. In my country, Philippines, I was raised with goats, pigs and horses as well. 🙂 I am looking forward to meeting you and your pet/s!
Wesley Chapel, New Tampa, Lutz, Land O' Lakes, Odessa
Hello, I’m Barb and I’ve been loving/caring for animals since I’ve been a child. I continued to carry this love on to my family and made a career choice for 10 years working as a vet assistant. This career choice taught me many things that will help me take care of your fur babies.
A little about me and what I do in my spare time. I like to swim, garden, kayak and spoil my grandchildren. In my quiet time, I love a good book.
I look forward to caring for your fur babies and you knowing they are in great care while I am in your home.
Land O' Lakes, Lutz
Amy T. is a 52 year old mom and nana transplanted from Missouri.She grew up in the country. She has always had all sorts of animals and strays. She currently has two dogs that she loves spoiling. Being around her boys, Max and Mocha is very calming and relaxing to her. Amy looks forward to the opportunity to spoil your babies.
Lutz, Land O' Lakes, Wesley Chapel
Hello!! I’m Heather. I am a sophomore at USF studying Psychology, with a minor in Sociology. I’m not sure exactly what career this path will lead me to,but I adore the puzzle of personality that psychology presents, and I know I want to be helping people. When I’m not caring for other people’s pets I like to create; through writing,painting and playing guitar. Other than that, I spend most of my time exploring nature or listening to music.
Although (sadly) pet-less at the moment, I grew up alongside two beautiful and brilliant yellow Labradors names Summer and Honey. I loved them more than anything. Their friendship started a fire in me, and I’ve loved animals my whole life. :).
So that’s me I look forward to meeting you,and I thank you for trusting me with your babies. -H
Wesley Chapel, New Tampa
Becca just finished her first year of law school at Stetson. 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!
Wesley Chapel, Tampa Palms, Lutz, Land O' Lakes
Hi, I’m 46 years old and when I saw that Platinum Pet Sitting was hiring I immediately applied. I ‘m a former pet foster and rescuer. Pets or fur babies (as I call them) are family members and deserve to be treated as such. I’m unable to have pets at my current house so the chance to be around animals is the next best thing! I look forward to being able to take care of any and all fur babies I get a chance to.