Meet the staff of Critter Sitters...
Jane started Critter Sitters when, in 1985, she found herself in need of - well... a pet sitter! At that time there were no pet sitters serving her area. This realization prompted her to begin to provide services to "furry family members" around the area. "I can't be the only one who needs this kind of service." And with that, a business was born. More than 20 years later, Critter Sitters is the premiere professional pet sitting service of its kind in Southeastern Wisconsin.
Jane enjoys drawing and photography in her "copious" free time. Loves reading and listening to music, traveling, and spending time with friends. Currently, she shares her home with 4 cats- Omi, Rio and more recently Gladys and Dylan; 2 tortoises Eek and Kidira, and... oh yeah, her new husband, Scott.*
* The best darn cat herder in town.
Nancy became a Critter Sitter in 2008, and loves being able to play with pets other than her own. She has two cats, Zoe and Ozzy, but grew up with dogs, so she views her job with Critter Sitters as her chance to have fun with dogs and all other pets! She and her family were Wisconsin Humane Society foster care providers for mother cats and their kittens for many years. In fact, Zoe was one of their foster kittens, who figured she had it good at the Coates; house and decided to stay. Nancy is still a supporter of the Humane Society, as well as Home for Life, the wonderful long-term animal sanctuary in Star Prairie, WI. Besides being fun, Nancy views her time as a Critter Sitter as very rewarding – it’s great to be able to give her clients peace of mind, knowing that their pets are being lovingly cared for when they’re away.
Krista is the proud mother of a 6 year old daughter, Sierra, and 1.5 year old lilac British Shorthaired cat, named Gorgeous George. She has spent her life around animals and has extensive experience caring for a variety of species, from a pitbull named Maximus, to a boa constrictor named Lucius, and other cats, bunnies, birds, fish, reptiles, cows and horses. After earning her BS in Biology from UWM, Krista is now working toward completing Master’s in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. She hopes to use her experience and education to help others, especially children and animals. She enjoys being a Critter Sitters pet care provider and looks forward to providing your pet(s) with love and attention!
Noelani has always loved animals. In social situations, she often finds herself with a perceptive furry friend near. Her love for animals encouraged her to enroll in Animal Behavioral College for the dog training as well as the veterinary technician assistant programs. She has volunteered at a horse farm and has had jobs as groomer/bather and caretaker of pets. Her own pets have included Pepper, a Dwarf Belgian rabbit; the family cat of 22 years named Pandemonium; and two crayfish with personality. Currently she teaches her 2 year old son to respect and enjoy her “keetee”, Pounce, and “woof woof”, a black lab named Captain Soot
Michelle's strong and loving bond with all types of animals started from the time she was a baby growing up with her Sheltie puppy that saved Michelle from drowning when she was a toddler, all the way through her entire adult life. Michelle has many years of experience caring for pets in all stages of their life, and has extensive experience administering medication, including insulin and subcutaneous fluids. While Michelle primarily works on the Critter Sitters website, she also enjoys being a part-time critter sitter. Michelle and her husband John currently have 4 "kids" (3 Miniature Schnauzers and a bearded dragon lizard), though they have had many cats, fish and other dogs and reptiles over the years. Michelle has recently taken on the "role" of being the finder and rescuer of lost dogs. They sense that Michelle cares about them and will help them find their way home, even if it means going door to door until they are safely with their family.
Jennifer is the newest member of the Critter Sitters team. Her love for and experience with animals will lhelp her quickly become your pet's second best friend (after you, of course).