Our deep love for all animals is evident in our dedication to their well being and the companionship we provide.
Jessica Dwyer Bartlett, Owner of Whiskers at Home
Jessica brought 15 years of experience in the service industry (working for Marriott International) and 30 years in personal pet care to the company when she started Whiskers at Home. She grew up having many pets–including a Chow Chow, a ringneck parrot, rabbits, and cats; and also loved working with horses. Jessica earned her Certified Advance Feline Training Professional (C.A.F.T.P) degree from Animal Behavior Institute in 2020, and uses this education regularly to help train her team of Cat Care Professionals, to advise clients, and provide outstanding service to the felines under her care.
Jessica is currently a volunteer at Homeward Pet Adoption Center, and is a member of their Cat Behavioral team. She also volunteered as an Adoption Counselor for the Purrfect Pals Cat Shelter from 2009 to 2015. From 2010 to 2013 Jessica served as a Board Member for the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and in 2015 was the co-winner of their national Business of the Year Award. Because of her passion and knowledge, she believes in providing the cleanest, safest, and most loving environment possible for all cats. Jessica adores cats so much that she has enlisted her own feline family members as part of her company staff.
OUR CAT CARE PROFESSIONALS
Here are our sitters and the areas they serve.
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Robin • 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...
Jennifer • Kirkland & Bothell
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, since she couldn’t have pets of her own...
Lisa M • Kirkland & Redmond
Lisa says animal welfare is part of her life force. True to this passion, she has dedicated many of her days as a volunteer at Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville, W...
Bethany • Bellevue
Bethany lived in Florida, South Dakota, and South Texas and has always had cats. At one point, she adopted two cats who turned out not to be spayed and they both had 5 kittens.
Jill • Kirkland & Redmond
Cats became a big part of Jill's life when she first met her husband. Growing up, Jill's family only had a hamster and later a guinea pig, but no dogs or cats. She assumed she was a dog person, but honestly, didn't really know one way or the other.
Stephanie • Bothell
Stephanie always had cats as part of her household growing up. Her feline companions were a consistent presence throughout all of life’s ups and downs.
Rob • Mercer Island & S. Bellevue
As a child, Rob had very bad allergies and had to give up his favorite stuffed animal because of all the allergens it collected; in its place he got his first kitten, named Roo. Little Roo was Rob's first introduction to cat caretaking, and his love for providing great cat care continues today.
Julia • Redmond
Julia loves all animals. She has always had family cats as well as her companion exotics. It started with frogs, fish, and turtles - and now three precious rescue parrots! Her world began to form on her 6th birthday when her family brought home an orange tabby kitten.
Taylor • Kirkland
Taylor Laehle was born and raised in Orange County, CA, and moved to Seattle in 2018, where she fell in love with the beauty and culture of Washington.
Christina • Overnight Pet Sitter
Christina loves how animals effortlessly make her smile; how they are sweet and gentle but also energetic and fun. Her most tender animal relationship thus far was with her very first kitty, Adar.
John, The Husband
John has loved cats for as long as he can remember, having many of them throughout childhood & his adult life. He started fostering for Purrfect Pals in 2012 and has fostered 63 sets of cats & kittens of all ages from birth to senior.
Other than cats, John also has a love for computers, gadgets, gaming, and tech in general. John found a way to merge his love for tech with his love for fostering and created the first ongoing Foster Kitten Cam; The Critter Room, airing 40 sets of fosters around the world 24×7. While the Foster Kitten Cam was originally created to help get his fosters adopted, it has grown to raise awareness of fostering, volunteering for local shelters, and it also helps people relax and forget their troubles for a short time, as they watch kittens scampering around or just sleeping.
VP OF TRAINING
Ruthie Ann Dwyer is 5 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 3 years 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.
Libby Mary Dwyer is our 10-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!
THE GREAT PURR
VP OF SECURITY
Trillian is a 7-year-old snowshoe who was a foster fail (win) for John on his 42nd litter, the only cat he has ever adopted from fostering. Trillian has a loud, deep purr that happens the minute you look at her. She also “popcorns” when something (anything) unexpected happens. Check out her Facebook Page “Trillian’s Guide to the Mewniverse” which she shares with TinyKitten alumni Nakia & Beatrice.
Nakia and her sister Bea are 3 years old. Nakia loves all cats, she loves to play chase with all her sisters and always wants to make peace. Nakia was born two days after Beatrice in the foster care of TinyKittens in Canada. Three pregnant ferals gave birth within days of each other to form a blended litter which two of the mothers co-nursed.
Beatrice loves the laser light, she could run up and down the hallway 50 times if we let her. She has also had the hardest time adjusting to the blended family and likes to keep everyone in line with a paw. She is a huge Daddy’s girl, they could spend hours together on the couch. Bea & her sister Nakia spent a few nights at John’s house while being transported on the Kitten Underground Network from California back up to TinyKittens after their adopters decided to return them. Obviously, they never made it back.
Harley is the latest addition to the family. Her favorite things in life are; her daddy, her bestie Penny, food, and play time. In that order! She keeps the rest of the VPs running (literally!) and assists with all their needs.
CAT TRAINING FOR HUMANS, BY CATS.
Join our 8 Purr-fessors on a journey to keep your cat happy and healthy! Each week our Purr-fessors will provide a new class in their field of expertise via our video blog.