Meet Our Houston Team

Our team members are pet care experts who are life-long pet owners. We take our job very seriously. We cherish, above all, creating an individualized bond with every pet in our care. Each staff member proudly completes a background check in order to provide you with total peace of mind. Meet the team who makes your pets wag!

Sophia B.

Chief Heart Officer

Furry Friends: Having grown up on a farm I loved milking the goats in the early morning, riding my horse Tango around the pastures, and laying with our pit bulls, Lily and Spot, out in the sun. The chickens would always begin to cluck and fly around the coop as we walked up to the barn, and eagerly burst out into the yard, chasing bugs and feed.

Passions: Acting, Shakespeare, Horseback Riding, Surfing, Bike Riding, Travel, Baking, Swimming, and Hiking

Spirit Animal: A dolphin!

Tyler W.

Director of Development

Furry Friends: Growing up I was raised around two German Shepards, they were both very sweet dogs and knew how to keep a household safe. I currently have a pit bull mix named Bella who is just the sweetest dog you'll ever meet. I adopted her almost two years ago, she is always full of energy and excitement and really loves cuddles and for people to sing to her.

Animal Experience: Owning a young canine myself, I attend professionally taught doggy classes. These classes not only help the owner but the dog learn many new skills and techniques.

Passions: I love sports, was a collegiate athlete. I also am very interested in fashion and entertainment. I own an urban wear online retail/resale shop.

Spirit Animal: Lion

Morgan R.

Team Member

Furry Friends: I currently have a two year old Bengal cat named Vitani. Although I'm quite convinced he's not an actual cat. His personality is that of an absolutely brilliant yet incredibly elderly astrophysicist who's trapped in a continuously nervous body. I've never seen him jump, heard him purring, or show any interest in chasing a laser pointer. That being said his head butts are to die for.

Passions: I enjoy cooking, renovating my home, spending time with my loved ones. I also enjoy attending local events around Saint Louis city. Theater has always been a passion of mine I spend a large amount of time deadicated to the arts.

Spirit Animal: A wolf

Kate F.

Kate F.

Team Member

Furry Friends: My favorite dog was a bull terrier named Vader, who grew into the best friend a girl could ask for.

Education Interests: I am pursuing a B.S. in Business and Economics.

Passions: I'm really focused on finishing my degree, so it feels like my only hobby is studying! I love to cook as much as possible, making food a passion, an interest, and a hobby (I love to eat as much as I love to cook, maybe even more).

Spirit Animal: I'd be a manatee because they love to kick back and relax.

Melissa M.

Team Member

Furry Friends: I just moved to St. Louis with my Jack Russell, Miles. Before that, we lived in Tennessee, where I got Miles as a tiny puppy 7 years ago. He was dirty and unwanted but full of life, so I took him home and he's been my buddy ever since. Now he loves to jump, bounce, run, dig, destroy stuffed toys (my floor is always covered in fluff), bark at runners, and sometimes even howl! He's like a shaken soda can about to be popped open -- ready to explode with energy! So to burn that energy, we've been exploring the city. St. Louis is such a great place to walk, discover, and have fun, so it's perfect for us. We love getting to know the city, and of course the dogs (and people) who live here!

Passions: I am nearly finished with a master's degree in adult ESL (English as a Second Language) education. Besides teaching, I love cooking, walking outdoors, tennis, yoga, sewing, growing plants and flowers, and drinking coffee!

Spirit Animal: A panda!

Hannah S.

Hannah S.

Team Member

Furry Friends: I currently have one cat named rocket. She's about 2 years old. Growing up I have had lots of pets, even 4 dogs at once. I'm used to having a house full of pets!

Volunteer Interests: I also have done service and volunteer work with children at a school for autistic children.

Passions: In my free time I'm probably somewhere in nature hula hooping. I enjoy traveling and going to concerts and I am passionate about music. I love hanging out with my friends as well.

Spirit Animal: A butterfly , always changing and growing--flowing through life and going wherever the breeze takes me.

Ashley B.

Team Member

Furry Friends: I currently have four fur babies, all rescue animals: three cats (Trouble, LBK, and Roscoe) and one pretty princess of a dog, Cami. I didn't understand the unquestioning love of a dog until her. The love of a dog is so different than the love of a cat, though both are precious.

Animal Experience: I was raised to be a (proud!) crazy cat lady. Growing up, we had cats, but my family have always been proud supporters of all animals, especially those in need. If I had the space, money, and time, I would rescue every animal in need that I encounter.

Passions: I love to read. My perfect day is spent on the couch under a blanket with a book, cats and dog cuddling next to me. All is well with the world.

Spirit Animal: Probably a cat: their whole day is spent finding the coziest spot in a patch of sunlight and napping, before cuddling with their human in exchange for food. What part of that doesn't sound awesome?!

Marsha S

Team Member

Furry Friends: My partner and I share our home with our two sons and their two rescues from Posh Puppies in downtown St. Louis. Our older son, Oscar, picked out Fox, a handsome and flirtaious Pomeranian. Our younger son, Corey, chose Snowy, a busy and bossy West Highland terrier. The boys are now 21 and 14; both dogs are seven.

Passions: I love animals and the outdoors, which is why walking dogs is the perfect job for me. I also enjoy riding horses and bikes. When forced indoors I read and play guitar.

Spirit Animal: Right now it is a Swainson's hawk that sometimes graces our backyard.

Gretchen S.

Gretchen S.

Team Member

Furry Friends: I currently have one pup! His name is Rigby and he is a one year old mix between a papillon and a Lhasa apso.

Education Interests: I have a BA in communication from the university of Missouri, but I've decided to go back to school at Saint Louis University to get my teacher certification!

Passions:I love to go dancing, watch new movies in the theatre right when they're released, and I also love baking & cooking.

Spirit Animal: A penguin. They're so cute!

Erica S.

Team Member

Furry Friends: My boyfriend and I have three 10-year old cats (Alli, Otto, and Noche) that we adore! We started with Noche and then recently adopted Alli. I did not know at first that Alli had been dropped off at the shelter with another cat, but when I found that out, I had to give him a home as well!

Volunteer Interests: I volunteer at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Barnes Children's Hospital

Passions: Organizing, reading, volunteering, kayaking, and collecting vintage teacups

Spirit Animal: Turtle

Sharia S.

Team Member

Furry Friends: I have one dog named Bentley. He is a 2-year-old cockerpoo and he is the love of my life! Wherever I go Bentley is by my side. I love to make homemade treats each week for my little guy to try so he stays motivated with training and tricks. You can for sure say that I am a dog lady!

Animal Experience: I went to a grooming academy and got certified to groom dogs and cats when I was 19 years old. For four years I worked in a grooming salon while I completed my bachelors degree in Psychology. When I graduated I became a social worker, working with at risk teen moms and their babies. Though it was tough at times, I loved the job and the relationships I had built with some of my clients. As a maternity social worker I had seen it all! I've been in the labor and delivery to witness a babies first breath, encouraged toddlers to take their first steps, beamed ear to ear when I made a silly song or face to make a child laugh hysterically and educated parents on how to be the best moms that they could be! It truly was a wonderful experience. A lifestyle change has led me back to grooming and working with animals. Both children and animals are amazing to work with and I am grateful that I've been able to spend time with both.

Passions: I love making funny videos and uploading them to social media, reading random facts and trivia, hiking, and playing in a pile of puppies!

Spirit Animal: A Polar Bear

Kayla G.

Team Member

Furry Friends:I definitely steer towards the unexpected! I have a wiggly California kingsnake named Samson, a baby pinktoe tarantula, and two blue death feigning beetles. Growing up, I had cats, dogs, hermit crabs, guinea pigs and more. I have loved animals since I was a small child growing up in central Florida, and spent most of my summers trying to spy on the alligators in the lake down the street.

Animal Experience: I am currently a part time keeper at the Saint Louis Zoo! I've worked with bumblebees, giant tortoises, draft horses and everything in between since graduating from college with a degree in Natural Resources.

Passions: I am a big nature lover and bird watcher. I've planned vacations just to see certain birds. Since I'm relatively new to St. Louis, I'm currently enjoying sampling lattes from all of the city's coffee shops.

Spirit Animal: A squash bee. They love pumpkins just like me!

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