About Us


Jess

When I was in high school I very much enjoyed pet sitting for a lot of folks that lived in my neighborhood.  I loved working with animals, and when I was 16 years old my first job ever was at a kennel in Wake Forest.  I worked for a large corporation for seven years, but I really missed working with animals.  Mardella Berg from A-1 Pet Care hired me in 2011, and I quit my corporate job. Going to work for her was one of the best decisions that I have ever made.  I have tremendously enjoyed getting back to taking care of pets again and working with clients as well (I am pretty sure that I have had the best clients in NC and get to visit the best pets as well).

In 2012 I also began working in the kennel for Mayfair Animal Hospital in Cary.  I was the kennel manager for close to three years.  I have had tons of hands on experience with pets and also learned important leadership/management skills.

 Along the way Mardella started asking me if I had ever thought of owning my own pet sitting business.  The more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea.  Mardella kindly started mentoring me and guiding me along, so that I would be able to start my own pet sitting business one day.  I have completed a feline behavioral course, a senior dog care course, and became pet sitting certified.

On January 1, 2016 I opened up Gray Cat Pet Sitting and am thrilled to be able to have a job that I love so much!  


Buster

My cat, Buster, is a rescue from Wake County Animal Center.  They had originally named him Corndog!  I took him in as a foster cat, because he had an upper respiratory infection.  I became pretty attached to Buster, became a foster failure, and adopted him during their Christmas Special on December 23, 2011.  We have been inseparable ever since!

Buster's hobbies include eating (that's his favorite one), napping, looking out of windows, getting into EVERYTHING, looking adorable in his bandanas, and snubbing all toys that I buy for him.

​His job positions for Gray Cat Pet Sitting include company mascot, office assistant (he keeps me company while I do work on the computer), and resident trouble maker.

Compassionate care for your precious pets.