Serving Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and Mercer Island, Washington.

Our deep love for all animals is evident in our dedication to their well being and the companionship we provide.

Jessica Dwyer

jessicaJessica the Owner, has 15 years of experience in the service industry working for Marriott International and over 30 years of experience in personal pet care. She grew up having many pets ranging from a Chow Chow, a Ring Neck Parrot, rabbits, cats and also loved horses. Jessica is a Certified Feline Training and Behavior Specialist (CFTBS) from Animal Behavior Institute. She currently volunteers at Homeward Pet Adoption Center on the Cat Behavioral team. She Volunteered as an Adoption Counselor for Purrfect Pals Cat Shelter from 2009 to 2015. From 2010 to 2013 she served as a Board Member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and in 2015 was the co-winner of their Business of the Year Award.  Because of her passion for cats, she believes in providing a clean, safe and loving environment for them. Jessica adores cats so much that she has enlisted her feline family members in her staff team.

OUR CAT CARE PROFESSIONALS

Jennifer

Serves the Kirkland & Bellevue areas
Jennifer has had a passion for animals from early on but her family was allergic to pets. Her earliest memories are of taking her allowance money to buy cat food for the feral cats on her block. Jennifer has been an Emergency Vet Tech for the last 13 years and worked for four years as a weekend overnight vet tech in the emergency department at Seattle Veterinary Specialists in Kirkland. Jennifer loves the emergency department working one on one with a patient; making them comfortable; talking to them; and providing quality care in their times of need. Jennifer finds it rewarding when they return the affection and appreciation to her. She loves cat sitting and providing the same high level of care to happy and healthy cats as she does to sick or injured ones. Her family includes 1 dog and 3 cats, each with special care needs.  They were all abandoned animals she has adopted from the hospitals where she worked.

TR

Administrator & Serves the Kirkland & Redmond areas
TR (pronounced Tair) has four cats and three chickens in her family and all are originally from Austin, TX. She loves cats because they have their own individual personalities with their own habits. Emerson, who recently passed away from old age, was a shy guy with his own routine. At the end of a busy day Emerson would join her on the couch for one-on-one cuddle time. TR knows that each pet parent and cat have a unique relationship.  She believes that cats truly are part of their families, just like TR’s own cats are members of her family.  TR looks forward to caring for all our kitty clients; forming relationships with them; and keeping them comfortable and stress-free while their parents are away.

Rachel

Serves the Kirkland area
Rachel has grown up with cats in her life, at one point sharing a house with 7 feline friends. Now down to four cats, she enjoys their assistance and company while writing travel articles— plus a good cuddle during tea breaks. Preferred human of 16-year-old tabby and surly charmer Louie, Rachel has a fondness for older cats. One of her favorite activities while traveling is to take sunset “Cat walks” in order to meet new cat-friends in the areas she visits. Rachel has enjoyed being the go-to cat sitter for friends and family over the years and is excited to look after furry family members in the Kirkland area so pet parents can travel with one less thing to worry about.

Joy

Serves the Kirkland areas & Overnight Pet Sitter
Joy has a lifelong love of cats. She has a lifetime of experience caring for a variety of animals, and has been a house and pet sitter for 10 years. She currently volunteers at MEOW cat rescue. She particularly enjoys discerning the individual personalities of each cat and nurturing a strong empathetic connection to cats and their households. Joy believes every cat deserves individual attention and care, and she’s especially patient with shy cats. She loves helping them become as comfortable and confident as possible. Joy is finishing a horticulture degree and plans to transfer to Bastyr University. She can’t think of a better job than caring for cats and helping them miss their owners a little bit less while they’re away!

Lisa M

Serves the Kirkland & Redmond areas
Animal welfare is part of Lisa’s life force. True to this passion, she has dedicated her post retirement days as a volunteer at Homeward Pet Adoption Center. Upon joining Homeward Pet in 2011, Lisa cared for kitties newly admitted to the shelter, as well as those who were ill, injured and recovering from surgery. In the beginning of 2012, Lisa increased her responsibilities and became a volunteer Veterinary Assistant. She thrives in this role as she has the opportunity to care for cats of all life stages and personalities. Her mission is to ensure their physical and emotional comfort. Additionally, Lisa is a foster failure, has personally rescued several kitties from life threatening situations and spent two amazing weeks volunteering at Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand. Lisa and her very supportive husband surround themselves with the love and laughs that only their seven cats can bring to the family.

 

Robin, LVT

Administrator

Robin has loved animals since the day she was born, so says her Mom. She joined 4-H with her German Shepherd at 10 years old and began training and showing dogs. Through 4-H and other organizations, Robin began volunteering in local shelters, and helping animals became a true passion. At 18, she got her first veterinary job cleaning kennels, and although she attended design school, she “accidentally” ended up back in veterinary medicine and eventually became a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She did not get her first cat until she was 20 years old, but one rescued kitten from the clinic she was working in turned into a second, and then a third. Tux, Teddy and Taz-man were the loves of her life for 17 years. Next came Rosie, the very sweet, three-legged, no tailed kitty, and eventually “Frankie the Toe” a big, polydactyl cat with 7 toes on each foot! Robin also has a dog named MoneyPenny, who is, of course, a rescue. Although Robin is new to Whiskers at Home and works in an administrative role, she still loves to build relationships with clients, and learn all about their kitties! She looks forward to getting to know all of the Whiskers at Home clients over the next few months.

Lisa R

Serves South & Downtown Bellevue areas

Lisa grew up around animals. She lived on a small farm in Connecticut.  She remembered spending time with a new calf because she was lonely outside.  Her first love is with cats.  One time she went to a fair and begged her mother to bring home a kitten.  She succeed and brought the kitten home that day. Since moving to Seattle 13 years ago, she has kept pets company while their owners are out of town.  Lisa joined a dog walking company 6 years ago where she grew to love dogs.  However,  she never forgot her first love, cats.   She loves being around them, and getting to understand their personalities. There is nothing better than curling up with a cat on a rainy day!

Sarah

Administrator & Serves Bellevue area
Sarah is originally from the UK but has spent the last 8 years living in the Middle East. When she moved to Dubai she helped out at a local Feline Friends organization where she fostered cats and also helped on adoption days. As someone who has had cats all her life, she is passionate about the importance of reducing the numbers of feral cats and volunteered with a local TNR program (Trap, Neuter, Release) in Dubai. When Sarah, her husband and two children moved to Bellevue from Dubai in January they included their beloved pets: two 5 year old Arabian Mau cats, Binky and Mac, and a 3 year old ‘desert dog’, Rosie, who were all rescues from Middle East Animal Shelters. Binky is the leader of the pack and loves nothing more than eating. Mac is the only boy, so he avoids the girls whenever he can. He happiest being with Sarah’s daughter. Even though Rosie is a desert dog (Saluki cross) she loves going for walks in the beautiful North West. Sarah is excited that she can now meet and care for more fur babies.

Heather

Serves Mercer Island area
Heather originates from the East Coast where she worked in the technology industry for 17 years. She is a mother of four daughters and two fur babies: Mattie (14) and Ollie (5), who were rescue kitties. She has volunteered at MEOW cat shelter as an adoption counselor, shelter assistant, and foster parent. Having only been without a cat for a few years in her life, she can never get enough cat time! She’s also a lover of all animals, and she enjoys travel to destinations where animals can be watched in their natural habitat. Having felt the guilt of leaving her cats while on vacations, she knows how important it is to make them feel loved, safe, and nurtured while their parents are away.  

Christina

Overnight Pet Sitter
Christina has been with Whiskers At Home since February 2012. She loves how animals effortlessly make her smile. She adores how they are sweet and gentle but also energetic and fun. Her most tender relationship was with her very first kitty, Adar. She adopted him from the Humane Society but he fell ill shortly after. She nursed Adar back to health and was by his side during every step of the recovery process. Once Adar regained his health he knew that he had found a forever home with Christina and showered her with unconditional love every day. Christina loves providing overnight services as she’s able to spend extra time caring for and bonding with cats and dogs as well as providing peace of mind to their parents.
Jessica’s Vice Presidents

VP of Training Ruthie Ann Dwyer is 3 years old.  She was rescued from Kitty Harbor Seattle in September 2015. Ruthie is clicker trained to; sit, give kisses, high five, look pretty, go to places and spin. Ruthie is our brave dare devil, keeping us all on our toes and laughing.
VP Toy Quality Assurance Penny is a year old. She was adopted from Homeward Pet Adoption Center in April 2018.  Her favorite things to do are; build nests to put her toys in, play and carry around all wand toys.  She’s the sweetest little sister a cat can ask for, she’s very none reactive.  Click here to check out her video during one of her QA sessions on wands.
VP of Laziness Eddy is 13 years old. He loves to drink straight from the faucet and he does not hesitate to meow non-stop until the faucet is turned on for his drinking pleasure. He also likes to dip his toys in the toilet so he can throw them in the air and watch the water fling.
Company Princess Libby Mary Dwyer is our 8 year old, she was adopted from Purrfect Pals Cat Shelter in November 2010. Libby loves to bug her older brothers by chasing them and waking them up while they are sleeping. She insists Mommy play laser light nightly by staring at Mom until the red dot shows up on the floor. She’s our Silly Little Girl!
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