About Us

All Inclusive Care for your Family and Household

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Valley Pet Sitting is one of the top local professional in-home pet care providers fully staffed with experienced, background checked, and loving pet sitters. At VPS, we care about our staff and their futures – which is why we classify them as employees and not contractors. This also means we are able to provide a uniform approach for our pet care as well as regular training refreshers – so regardless of which sitter is paired with your home; your care will be provided with the same Valley Pet Sitting care standard.

We view each and every single one of our clients as a member of our VPS family. It is our pleasure to go above and beyond the call of duty whenever needed. While our employees are on the clock, they are never alone! There are always two or more office staff on standby to monitor and assist pet sitters with questions they may have while in the field or offer in person assistance in the event of an emergency. Since pets can be unpredictable, each pet sitter is uniformly trained according to our care standard, allowing them assist or step in for one another when ‘timid dog’ or ‘scaredy cat’ delays occur. Of course, for more sensitive pups or kitts we offer more exclusive care options.

Meet The Owner

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SHIRA WINITZKY

Hi! I’m Shira, the owner of Valley Pet Sitting. Ever since I was a little girl, I loved animals. In fact, since I didn’t have any dogs of my own at the time, I would go door to door around my Woodland Hills neighborhood, offering dog walks. Growing up in the Valley, I would take care of homes, dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, fish, horses, and animals of all kinds; earning myself the privilege of owning a childhood dog, Bobi. I graduated in 2002 from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and accepted a corporate desk job where I worked for 10 years. In 2010, I decided to risk it all and start my own Pet Sitting business. I’ve always loved to help people, and I thought what better way than to care for people’s homes and animals while they were on vacation? I started small, with only 5 clients and myself as the sole pet sitter.

As the demand increased and business picked up, I hired some team members to help, screening and training them carefully to be as thoughtful, loving, and committed to their clients as I am. Now, I can proudly say that my dreams for Valley Pet Sitting have come true! Covering a service area spanning from Newbury Park to Burbank and all cities in between, we continue to help people and animals with their care needs all around! Currently I have 55 gallon freshwater tropical fish tank, two cats Dante and Hunter, and my sweet poodle Mamba. I will never forget where we came from, and this vision has carried forth in my business practice: to treat every client as though they are our only client!! We look forward to working with you, loving your animals as though they are our own, and showing you what makes us special.

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Meet The Management Team

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Abby

Abby

Manager

Abby is a great addition to the VPS Office Team! She has vast knowledge of rats, guinea pigs, bunnies, fish, lizards, snakes, dogs, and cats whether she has cared for them for others or owned them herself.

Abby has loved animals since the moment she was born, enjoyed reading books about them, and she even tried to convince her mom to let her get a donkey (she never got one, but a girl can dream!). Abby lived in Arizona most of her life where she got to learn and observe lots of different wildlife around her before she moved to Los Angeles. She currently has a cat named Zoey, a bearded dragon named Lil Liz X, a chihuahua named Dandi, and enjoys caring for all types of animals whenever needed. Abby has rescued all of her animals and has also fostered many others! She hopes to someday be a foster for senior animals and make sure they get the love and care they deserve in their final stages of life!

Sharon

Sharon

Assistant Operations Manager

Sharon has always loved animals and wanted to combine her passion for them and her experience in business. Before working for us, she came from a background of her family’s retail business and worked at various other companies as an operations manager. She has loved all animals since having her own first dog Shilgy, and it grew from there where she took care of both cats and dogs for various friends and relatives. Several years ago, she discovered her passion for aquatic life; becoming an expert in fish care having had over 4 freshwater fish tanks and learning about breeding, feeding, and their maintenance needed. Sharon helps oversee the day-to-day tasks making sure our Office/Sitters have the proper information needed to take the best care of our clients.

Scarlett

Scarlett

Office Administrator

Scarlett was born and raised in Los Angeles and has always had dogs growing up. Now she has her own dog, a pitbull mix named London. Scarlett always had a love and passion for animals and used to work for general practice/ emergency veterinary hospitals. As she furthers her veterinary medication studies to progress her knowledge, she has also been a VPS Sitter for over 7 years enjoying taking care of a wide variety of clients pets and is very knowledgeable when it comes to animal care especially if any animal is on any type of medication.

Scarlett is happy to be a part of the VPS office and to apply her skills anywhere she can.

Kevin

Kevin

Office Administrator

Kevin has had a passion for animals since he was a little kid and is proud to have been with VPS for several years as a lead sitter. He is currently the proud father of two squeaky guinea pigs named Amber and Frankie, and one snuggly kitten named Nia! Kevin grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area with two family dogs and many stray cats in the neighborhood. He has passion for the performing arts, a flair for the dramatic, and loves to sing and dance like no one else is watching.

Kevin is thrilled to have crossed over into the VPS office by applying all the experience of being a longtime sitter!

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Valley Pet Sitting’s Amazing Sitter Team is composed of experienced animal lovers who undergo in-depth pet care training consistent with our VPS Care Standard and a background security check. They look forward to meeting you and taking care of your family!
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