The Team

Your Pet Sitter Team

The team at Bull City Pet Sitting has over 40 years of combined experience, ranging over subjects such as animal behavior and training, veterinary science, management, physical therapy, and of course, pet sitting. All our professional pet sitters have passed a criminal background check. While our experience and services make us great, our professional pet sitters make us exceptional.

BCPS Leadership



BCPS Executive Belly Rubs Manager

AKA: Mel or Mo. I’m in charge of: feel good rubs and ear scratches
Since: 2016. Sign: Taurus. Breed: Great Dane. My Furry Family: Ella (Staffordshire Terrier); Jasper (Italian Greyhound/Chi); Harley Quinn (Bulldog, Staffy, hound dog mix); Lylee the orange cat with all the opinions. My Favorite Walk: Beach at sunset. My Favorite Place to Nap: In my bed with clean sheets. My Favorite Treat: Cheesecake with cherries. My Favorite Game: the Ungame. Best Toy Ever: Brenda Breyer Horses. Best Thing to do on a Sunny Day: Swim and nap under an umbrella. Best Thing to do on a Rainy Day: Clean and organize. Best Gift Ever: My family. My Super Power would be: Time travel. Life Philosophy: Keep moving forward. If I could say one thing to the whole world: Be a lover not a fighter. The Animal I Fear Most: A wild turkey (don’t ask!). I collect: Bowls. I am a Geek when it comes to: Science. Everyone should read: Written on the Body, Jeanette Winterson. Favorite Bad Movie: Adventures in Babysitting



Client Liaisons and pet care providers (and chicken)



Business Manager

AKA: Stacey (with an “ey”). Since: 2018. Sign: Taurus Breed: The bigger the better! My Furry Family: Claira, world's sweetest, scariedy-cat Newfie, Wilson the barking hound dog, Gwen the "fluffy, not fat" cat, and Eleanor, orange tabby kitten who's quickly going through her 9 lives. My Favorite Superhero: Tied between Iron man for his intelligence and Thor because, well, have you seen him? My Favorite Hike: Eno River.  Best Toy Ever: Wiggly Giggly Ball. It’s wiggly, giggly, annoyingly funny! The Animal I Fear the Most: Velociraptor. Those dinosaurs are hard core! Favorite Concert: Barry Manilow. Seen him 3 times so far. I’m a fanilow! Yummiest Treat: Icing. I would probably eat cardboard it if had icing on it but you didn’t hear that from me. Words to Live By: While you’re at home holding a grudge, the other guy is out dancing.



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This is a chicken. She doesn’t actually pet sit. Well, she does sit… on eggs, which could be a pet one day, so in theory, she could be a pet sitter. Actually, we don’t even know whose chicken this is, it’s just better than an empty space. Loves watermelon rinds, meal worms, and assorted snakes. Chicken was recently promoted to client liaison. Bwwaak!

Thanks to NPR for letting us borrow a chicken photo.

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BCPS Super Senior Pet Wrangler

AKA: I’ll admit it. It’s KiKi. I’m in charge of: facilitating tail wags. Since: August 2012. Sign: Scorpio. Breed: Shelter mutt. My Furry Family: Sandler, Aussie mix who lives for a tennis ball; Rafter, orange tabby who grinds his teeth; Tabby, the calico who is in charge and Woodstock, the loudest cockatiel. Favorite trip: is with no destination. Favorite Place to Nap: in a hammock. My Favorite Treat: I am a chocoholic. My Favorite Game: Connect 4… I know it’s childish but I am freakishly good at it.. Best Toy Ever: A clicker makes training my dog easier. Best Thing to do on a Sunny Day: Kayaking, although I don’t have a kayak. Best Thing to do on a Rainy Day: Sitting on the porch with a book or a guitar. Best Gift Ever: My dog, Sandler. My Super Power would be: Telekinesis- so when I misplace things I can will them to me. Life Philosophy: Just go with it! If I could say one thing to the whole world: Be kind and pay it forward. The Animal I Fear Most: Cockroach, Palmetto Bug, or Water Bug. I collect: pint glasses. I am a Geek when it comes to: anything German. Everyone should read: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Favorite Bad Movie: Billy Madison



BCPS Green Thumb Goddess

AKA: Squee, Little Squee, Squelia, Squeege I’m in charge of: Charming and irreverent visit reports. Since: June 2022 Sign: Capricorn Breed: Rare My Furry Family: Currently my housemate’s little-head kitty Kimi, who spends most of her life on my lap trying to eat breakfast sandwiches. Previously, Big Boys only! Two mushy lazy rats named Fox and Dana, and an enormous old white punk cat named Coach (RIP). Also any outdoor cat I see. Favorite trip: Singapore through the eyes of a local. Favorite Place to Nap: On the floor in a spot of sunshine. My Favorite Treat: Mini cucumbers and bell peppers. And tropical flavored candies. My Favorite Game: Solitaire and Bananagrams Best Toy Ever: Anything with a good handle for some committed tug of war. Best Thing to do on a Sunny Day: Have a good Hobbit picnic with meat and cheese and bread by a river. Best Thing to do on a Rainy Day: Movies! Best Gift Ever: Tickets for a hot air balloon ride. My Super Power would be: Making soup that literally healed people. Life Philosophy: Direct the play in the room, not the play in your head. If I could say one thing to the whole world: Pretty much everyone is just doing their best. The Animal I Fear Most: Ocean Sunfish. I collect: Cool t-shirts. I am a Geek when it comes to: Education pedagogy, folk arts, and the paranormal.. Everyone should read: The Mushroom At The End Of The World by Anna Lowenhaupt-Tsing. Favorite Bad Movie: Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle



BCPS Actual Paid Actress

AKA: the Chicken Whisperer. I’m in charge of:  everything, because that's what stage managers do...and treats. Since: forever. Sign: Aries. Breed: Goat. My Furry Family: don’t have pets of my own… I just claim everyone else’s. My Favorite Walk: the woods or the beach. My Favorite Place to Nap: my bed on a rainy day. My Favorite Treat: I'll take anything with matcha. My Favorite Game: I like people who… Its a theatre thing.. Best Toy Ever: Doctor Dreadful science lab. Best Thing to do on a Sunny Day: Eno hike! Best Thing to do on a Rainy Day: paint or work in the theatre. Best Gift Ever: Gillian Welch signed t-shirt… be jealous. My Super Power would be: mind erasing. Life Philosophy: start before you're ready and trust your gut! If I could say one thing to the whole world: Cake is a breakfast food. The Animal I Fear Most: ones I cant see. My dad made me watch Jaws at the age of 4.. I collect: cameras. I am a Geek when it comes to: music, art, being a theatre ghost. Everyone should read: the instructions! Favorite Bad Movie: The Room



BCPS Lead Turtle Wrangler

AKA: Alex. I’m in charge of: Learning, loving, cuddling, and occasionally worrying too much. Since: Fall 2016. Sign: Scorpio. My Furry Family: Currently the caretaker of the Cat (she is Effanineffable- cf. T.S. Eliot’s “The Naming of Cats”) My Favorite Place to Nap: Anywhere familiar, quiet, and warm. Best Gift I Have Received: A home in Durham, amongst good friends. Life Philosophy: “Gnothi seauton,” or “know thyself.” I am a Geek when it comes to: Philosophy, literature, and film. Everyone Should Read: It is hard to choose one. Perhaps ‘Leaves of Grass’ by Walt Whitman. I collect: Books and good conversations



Bonnie R

BCPS Morale and Meows

AKA: The Whistler I’m in charge of: Power walks Since: April 2022 Sign: Pisces My Furry Family:  Raven a working line Bouvier de Flanders dog, Lucky an orange tabby cat, and Sarge a grey tabby cat Favorite trip: Scottish Highland Games at Grand Father Mountain Favorite Place to Nap: on a blanket under a tree My Favorite Treat: cup of hot Earl Grey tea My Favorite Game:  Monopoly Best Toy Ever: Roller skates Best Thing to do on a Sunny Day: plein air painting Best Thing to do on a Rainy Day:  go to a museum Best Gift Ever:  A cruise My Super Power would be: communicating with animals Life Philosophy: Be authentic and share your love with others If I could say one thing to the whole world: let's take better care of our home Earth The Animal I Fear Most: shark I collect: Artist Trading Cards from artists around the world.  I trade my art for theirs I am a Geek when it comes to: watercolor painting Everyone should read: Daring Greatly by Brenee Brown Favorite Bad Movie: Galaxy Quest



BCPS Careful-est spider relocator.
AKA: Hi I’m JessieJayne. I’m in charge of: ensuring your pets and home has everything it needs so you don’t have to worry when you are away. Since: I've been pet sitting as a part time job since 2021 but made it a full time career in November of 2022 Sign: Taurus. Breed: mutt  My Furry Family: I have a 1 year old 13 pound mutt of my own named Oatey B and he is the light of my world. As well as two identical, black cats named Mary and Baby Favorite trip:  I'm a big fan of camping and am always happier in warm weather Favorite Place to Nap: in a hammock. My Favorite Treat: I am a big fan of skittles or anything peanut/peanut butter My Favorite Game: I love any game I get to run around (which plays perfectly into this job)  Best Toy Ever: Oatey's favorite is a rope toy so I’ll go with that! Best Thing to do on a Sunny Day: also perfect for this job I must say Go for a walk!Best Thing to do on a Rainy Day: Horror Movies Are Perfect for a rainy day Best Gift Ever: being here and alive everyday! My Super Power would be: shape shifting Life Philosophy: It is all gonna work out if you put the work in If I could say one thing to the whole world: be nice, stay thankful The Animal I Fear Most: none I love them all, even the bugs and rats. I collect: YES, I collect pins, pogs, salt and pepper shakers, and anything clowns or octopus. I am a Geek when it comes to: most things. Everyone should read: The Secret


BCPS Fetch Playing Superhero

AKA: Jessy I’m in charge of: Purrs, tail wags, kitty scritches, and belly rubs Since: November 2022 Sign: Aquarius My Furry Family: Howl, my very human and fluffy Norwegian Forest Cat Favorite trip: Any kind of trail! Favorite Place to Nap: A nice, sunny spot. My Favorite Treat: Gluten Free Oreos (I don't even have a gluten allergy; the gf Oreos are just better). My Favorite Game: All variations on fetch. Best Toy Ever: The laser! duh Best Thing to do on a Sunny Day: Run around. Best Thing to do on a Rainy Day: Play guitar. Best Gift Ever: The option to stay home and do something cozy instead of going out. My Super Power would be: Animorph. Life Philosophy: ...Never walk alone... - Deleuze If I could say one thing to the whole world: Be kind to animals. The animal I fear most: um, humans? Animals are great. I collect: Books  I am a Geek when it comes to: Ancient Greece. Everyone should read: All About Love - bell hooks Favorite Bad Movie: But I'm a Cheerleader



BCPS Senior Freedom Harness Evangelist

AKA: “D”  I’m in charge of: The world according to LARP Since: time immortal Sign: Virgo Breed: Mutt My Furry Family: my tomcat Scruggs, Roy and Joy the Koi (fins not fur!).  I’m in between dogs at the moment but looking for the next right fit!  Favorite trip: the next one Favorite Place to Nap: in my hammock. My Favorite Treat: I bake a mean banana bread (Mom’s secret recipe) My Favorite Game: Hold’em/No Limit  Best Toy Ever: Anything musical  Best Thing to do on a Sunny Day: A Hike or a Bull’s Game Best Thing to do on a Rainy Day: Play Banjo Best Gift Ever: Can’t answer that. It’s a trap!   My Super Power would be: To come up with the perfect thing to say BEFORE I open my mouth Life Philosophy: Amor Fati (yay Stoicism!) If I could say one thing to the whole world: “Enough Already, just stop it” The Animal I Fear Most: Jelly fish  I collect: Vinyl and Books  I am a Geek when it comes to: Anything Tolkien Everyone should read: I totally agree with this Favorite Bad Movie: Basically anything starring Bruce Campbell


Stacey C

BCPS Catistician

I’m in charge of: Baby-talking your pets into loving me. Since: October 2018
Breed: Love them all, though I love those chunky tabbies the most! My Furry Family: Kara, the mixed breed doggo, Truffles, the feisty feline (aka Truffle-Trouble), & Vermicelli, the friendly feline and gentle giant. My Favorite Walk: Along the Eno River. My Favorite Place to Nap: In bed. Usually unable to breathe because my cats show love by suffocating me during sleep. At least we’re warm? My Favorite Treat: Maple View ice cream. My Favorite Game: Skyrim. Best Toy Ever: Megabyte Dog! Best Thing to do on a Sunny Day: Enjoy the weather with my fuzzy friends and family! Best Thing to do on a Rainy Day: Enjoy the indoors with my fuzzy family, cook, and maybe catch up on Netflix! Best Gift Ever: My dog AJ that we adopted on my 7th birthday. My Super Power would be: Teleportation. If I could say one thing to the whole world: Treat every one as if they were you living another life. The Animal I Fear Most: Spiders! I collect: Dragon stuff. I am a Geek when it comes to: Dragons, Hearthstone, Pokemon, Skyrim. Everyone should read: The Rubaiyat (Omar Khayyam) and Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe) Favorite Bad Movie: Airplane!



BCPS Director of Snack Drawer Operations

I’m in charge of: scanning the ground for chicken bones Since: August 2018.  Breed: Chinese Crested (bad hair days) My Furry Family: Nacho (Chi/Pit mix) and Reggie (Plott Hound mix).   My Favorite Game: doggie hide-and-seek.  Favorite Place to Nap: In a hammock. My Favorite Treat: Gummi bears. Best Toy Ever: love a cat wand Best Thing to do on a Sunny Day: ride my scooter  Best Gift Ever: food or coffee. My Super Power would be: knowing the perfect thing to say before the moment has passed. If I could say one thing to the world: "Play is the highest form of research” -Einstein The Animal I Fear Most: Ticks I collect: Houseplants. I am a Geek when it comes to: Music Education




BCPS Mess Hall Captian

AKA: Doog.  Since: 2017. Sign: Scorpio. Breed: some weird looking mutt. My Furry Family: Jack Russell (Bongo) and a mutt (Midnight). My Favorite Walk: 18 holes on a great golf course. My Favorite Place to Nap: Couch. My Favorite Treat: Ice cream. My Favorite Game: Trivial Pursuit. Best Toy Ever: Espresso maker. Best Thing to do on a Sunny Day: go for a run. Best Thing to do on a Rainy Day: Cook something tasty. My Super Power Would Be: Infinite patience. Life Philosophy: Still working on it. If I Could Say One Thing to the Whole World: Listen more, talk less. I am a Nerd When it Comes to: Cooking/coffee. Everyone Should Read: Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey. Favorite Bad Movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (is it bad?)



BCPS Holiday Party Wild Card

AKA: Principal Little. I’m in charge of: tummy rubs. Since: 2018.  Sign: Gemini. Breed: Love ’em all! My Furry Family: Harold Louise 13 years old girl cat and Leticia 3 yo dog. My Favorite Walk: In the woods. My Favorite Place to Nap: Recliner. Favorite Treat: Anything Chocolate. Best Thing to Do on a Sunny Day: Work in the garden (although I’m a recent transplant to NC so…) Best thing to Do on a Rainy Day: Snuggle with my dog and cat. Animal I Fear Most: Snakes. I Collect: Nothing. I’m working on downsizing! I’m a Geek when it Comes to: turning off lights. Favorite Movie: Harvey. Best Gift Ever: Every day. My Super Power Would Be: Invisibility! Life Philosophy: Be kind. If I Could Say One Thing to the Whole World: Be kind and look at situations from multiple perspectives



BCPS Cat Whisperer

Sign: sun sign Virgo, moon sign Libra. Breed: I say American Bulldog, my girlfriend says English Bulldog, unquestionably some kind of bulldog. My Furry Family: a 5 year old American/Olde English Bulldog mix, Abby; a 3 year old Boston Terrier/pit mix, Starla; and a 9 year old sassy little tuxedo cat, Robin. My Favorite Walk: in the woods near the Eno. My Favorite Place to Nap: in my recliner, with the TV on and a 60lb dog on my lap. My Favorite Game: wrestling with my two bullies. Best Thing to do on a Sunny Day: hit up a swimming hole or the beach. Best Thing to do on a Rainy Day: marathon Netflix while suffocating under all three pets (let’s be real, this is every night). I am a Nerd When it Comes to: variations on Rubik’s cubes, Star Trek Voyager. The Animal I Fear Most: deep sea marine life. Everyone Should Read: more female writers. Favorite Bad Movie: Death Race 2000 (but really, it’s not bad)




BCPS Junior Harness Wrangler

AKA: I don’t really have a nickname, but I’m open to suggestions! I’m in charge of: Animal whispering. Since: September 2022. Sign: Leo. Favorite Breed: I love them all. My Furry Family: Libby - A 7 y.o. Chiweenie who is either hot or cold, with no in-between. Favorite trip: Sydney, Australia has my heart.  Favorite Place to Nap: I don’t really nap. My Favorite Treat: A vegan donut from Whole Foods - I could live off of them! My Favorite Game: Gotta say, “Sorry!” Best Toy Ever: Does a bluetooth speaker with Spotify count?
Best Thing to do on a Sunny Day: Sunny when it’s cool/cold - anything. Sunny when it’s hot - stay inside. Best Thing to do on a Rainy Day: Dance and sing in the rain. Best Gift Ever: Anything personally made with love.
My Super Power would be: Teleportation, so I could travel the world anytime. Life Philosophy: Be Kind and Always Fail Forward. If I could say one thing to the whole world: Be grateful for everything you have and everything you are. The Animal I Fear Most: Crabs. Crabs terrify me. I collect: Hair bows and flowers. I am a Geek when it comes to: I’m not sure. Superhero movies and shows? Everyone should read: “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho.
Favorite Bad Movie: Maybe “Troll 2” (which has absolutely nothing to do with trolls).



BCPS Lead Primate Guardian

AKA: Jules, Dude, JP I’m in charge of: keeping critters beyond content Since: 2015 Sign: Capricorn Spirit Animal: Bonobo Breed: Mix My Furry Family: Currently, my furried kids are Maynard and Wee-bey, 2 - 8 year old black DSH littermates from the shelter. Floki Loki Franklin, a 5 year old tabby from a research lab, and Ryuk, a 2 year old gray with white DSH that was a "foster fail".  I also foster cats and right now have a sweet momma and 10 day old kittens that were born under my bed:)   Non-furry family:  I have 3 aquariums, 2 terrariums and 1 paludarium full of various fish, frogs, and reptiles  . My human children, thankfully, are not furry. My Favorite Place to Nap: Adult humans have time to nap??!? My Favorite Treat: cheese My Favorite Game: Euchre Best Toy Ever: Legos Best Thing to do on a Sunny Day: Anything OUTSIDE Best Thing to do on a Rainy Day: Bake or clean Best Gift Ever: My kiddos (both human and non) My Super Power would be: Teleporting Life Philosophy: Peace, love, respect, altruism. I am a Geek when it comes to: Music (especially vinyl), sports, craft beer, anime.... If I could say one thing to the whole world: “In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” – Baba Dioum The Animal I Fear Most: Does mold count? I collect: Vinyl records, pez dispensers, recipes Favorite Bad Movie: Clash of the Titans (1981)

Julie is pictured with Tiberius, the Coquerel’s sifaka after she climbed a tree to help rescue him when he had a broken leg and arm.

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BCPS Resident Reptile Expert

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BCPS Master Bestower of Perfect Nicknames

Since: March 2022 Sign: Pisces Breed: Sphynx cat, because I’m soft, often cold, and a little high maintenance.  And I love long naps.  Favorite trip: The Philippines. Favorite Place to Nap: in my soft bed, wrapped in a 3-blanket cocoon. My Favorite Treat: Chocolate chip cookies My Favorite Game: Dungeons & Dragons Best Thing to do on a Sunny Day: Longboarding or roller skating! Best Thing to do on a Rainy Day: Relaxing with a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle while listening an audiobook or a good podcast Best Gift Ever: Electric piano My Super Power Would Be: Telekinesis or shape-shifting.  Either way I would finally be able to reach things on high shelves. Life Philosophy: There is always more to learn.  Be open to it. If I could say one thing to the whole world: Listen, be compassionate, communicate openly, and know it's okay to admit when you're wrong. The Animal I Fear Most: Bedbugs, Assassin bugs, and cockroaches. *shudders* I collect: Pretty rocks, feathers, shells — anything interesting-looking that I find on the ground while walking in nature. I am a Geek when it comes to: Language learning Everyone should read: "His Dark Materials" trilogy, by Philip Pullman Favorite Bad Movie: FernGully or Halle Berry’s Catwoman

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Bonnie K

BCPS Beautification Expert

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