Your petsitter program is superb; just what we and our dog Lilly needs. We are so happy with our Lilly’s mentor (our sitter) as she is so very kind and considerate to both us and our Lilly; we always look forward to her visits.
– Tom & Barb (Read more!)
About Us: Our Staff
Owner and Sitter
Sitter Bethany came on board when she was 18 years old. She has worked with both Lakeshore Pet Sitters LLC and Pet Sitters Plus LLC for 19 years. A native of Spring Lake, Bethany grew up with cats, dogs and a variety of household pets. She brings to us her experience working in the grooming and daycare industry as well as her corporate background with Pet Smart. She is a certified dog trainer and has worked with various rescues and shelters. She also has knowledge of birds, reptiles and a special interest in aquatic turtles.
Kathy Burch was the kid on the block who always brought home everything alive – dogs, cats, birds, bunnies, turtles you name it. She grew up with greyhounds mostly who gave her the earliest experiences in rescue type canine personalities as they were commonly known as “throw away track dogs.” In her teens and early twenties, Kathy showed cocker spaniels competitively and had the opportunity to apprentice with a local dog trainer who inspired her at an impressionable age to continue and stay updated with training techniques. Though most of her early years were spent with the small domestic pets, she did have horses and showed them competitively as well. When she retired as a teacher in arts and education, she started pet sitting to spend more time with pets which has always been her passion. Her philosophy is that most pets are safer and more comfortable staying home in the “creature comforts” of their familiar surroundings. The sitters who help Kathy at Lakeshore Pet Sitters are all adult caregivers who have a wide variety of professional experience from vet techs to rescue work who devote themselves to their work with “All God’s Creatures.”
Sue has been caring for our pet clients since the first day we opened for business. While working and raising her family she found time to help to grow the business petsitting on weekends and holidays. A native of Grand Haven, she grew up with family pets both cats and dogs and has raised a generation of Golden Retrievers of her own. Now a grandma she brings to our feline and canine clients her familiar steadfast caregiving and commitment.
A Day in the Life…
Pet Sitters International
Lakeshore Pet Sitters LLC is a charter member of Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world’s leading educational organization for professional pet sitters. It’s an organization of nearly 1,000 member services designed to help establish industry standards.