About Us

When I was five, my family got a dog that we named Chips. Over the next few years, he bit me 15 times. I deserved every bite. Even two neighbor dogs bit me, but it didn’t matter. I loved dogs. I have had nine more dogs since Chips, and more than 30 foster dogs.

I always liked the way trainers with a CPDT certification approached problems. Although it is not required to be a dog trainer, I received my Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) certification from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers in 2015. The next year, I became the first trainer (and still the only) in Hillsborough County FL to earn the Knowledge and Skills Assessed certification (CPDT-KSA). I have over 4,000 hours of training experience, have worked with more than 3,000 dogs, and I do it all for Chips.

My days now start with running the shelter dog playgroup program at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Every day, I work with happy dogs, scared dogs, playful dogs, and dogs that have no manners at all. I want to find ways to help the dog be comfortable in that environment, whether it’s the shelter or a home.

But enough about me… I want to talk about you. What is the biggest problem you are having with your dog?

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Customer Testimonials


We have used the home visit/dog walking service for several years now. The post visit texts and pictures are very reassuring. Fido is a homebody and was much more content with that rather than a kennel.




We like the trustworthiness of the service and the walker. It's not easy to give out a key to our home as well as the alarm code. We have recommended My Pet Sitter to several neighbors who I believe have used the service.




What I like is the reliability and excellent care that was given to past pets with medical needs and now my present cat.



Our History


5th Year of Shelter Dog Playgroups

Dog Playground Pic

Completed 5th year of Shelter Dog Playgroups


South Korea Dog Rescue

Accepted 22 dogs rescued from dog meat farms being shut down in South Korea.


Hillsborough County Recommended Dog Trainer

Hillsborough County Florida

Approved as Hillsborough County recommended dog trainer for court-ordered dog training as a result of a bite citation.


CPDT-KSA Certification

CPDT-KSA Certification

Received CPDT-KSA certification.


Everglades Rescue

Dog Sunset

Took 6 semi-feral dogs rescued from Everglades and used playgroups to prepare them for their new life.


CPDT-KA Certification


Received CPDT-KA certification.


Group Dog Training Classes

Group Dog Training

Started teaching group Dog Training classes.


Shelter Dog Playgroup Program

Started the Shelter Dog Playgroup Program at the Humane Society.


Humane Society of Tampa Bay

Humane Society of Tampa Bay

Trained Staff and Volunteers of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay on body language signals and dog handling.


Be-a-Trainer Boot Camp

Be-a-Trainer Boot Camp

Attended a Be-a-Trainer boot camp held at Longmont (CO) Humane Society and Humane Society of the South Platte Valley.