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 ring neck parrot, rabbits, and cats; and also loved working with horses. Jessica earned her Certified Feline Training and Behavior Specialist (CFTBS) degree from Animal Behavior Institute in 2017, 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.


Here are our sitters and the areas they serve.

Click on each name to learn more about them:

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. 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. Robin did not get her first cat until she was 20 years old; but as often happens, one rescued kitten from the clinic she was working in turned into a second, and then a third.  Cats 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 loves building relationships with clients, and learning all about their kitties! She looks forward to getting to know all of the Whiskers at Home clients in the coming months.

Sarah W - Bellevue
Sarah is originally from the UK but most recently spent 8 years living in the Middle East. When she first 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 consequently volunteered with a local TNR program (Trap, Neuter, Release) in Dubai. When Sarah, her husband and two children moved to Bellevue in January 2016, they of course brought along their beloved pets: an 8-year-old Arabian Mau cat called Binky and a 6-year-old ‘desert dog’, Rosie, who were both rescues from Middle East animal shelters.  Most recently Sarah has added two 1 year old kitties to their family, little Ollie and Zoey.  Binky is still the leader of the pack though, and loves nothing more than eating as much as possible. Even though Rosie is a desert dog (Saluki cross) she loves going for walks in our beautiful North West. Sarah is thrilled that she can meet and care for more fur babies with Whiskers at Home.

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. 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, and how she is able to work one-on-one with a patient; making them comfortable; talking to them; and providing quality care in their times of need. Jennifer finds it especially rewarding when they return the affection and appreciation to her, even when they may not be feeling their best.  She loves cat sitting and being able to provide the same high level of care to happy and healthy cats as she does to sick or injured ones. Her own pet 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.

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, WA.  Upon joining Homeward Pet in 2011, Lisa cared for kitties that had been newly admitted to the shelter, as well as those who were ill, injured and recovering from surgery. In the beginning of 2012, Lisa also became a volunteer Veterinary Assistant there.  She thrives in this role, as she has the opportunity to care for cats in all life stages and with a multitude of personalities. Her mission has always been to ensure a cat’s physical and emotional comfort. Additionally, Lisa is a proud “foster failure,” and has personally rescued several kitties from life threatening situations.  She is also honored to have spent two amazing weeks volunteering at the 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.

Sarah H - Kirkland & Redmond

Sarah grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has lived with cats all her life. She has worked as a pet care professional for over three years now, working with everything from saltwater fish, to poison dart frogs, and of course, with cats! Sarah loves forming meaningful connections with a wide range of animals, and learning from each and every one of them. Sarah is passionate about art and gardening, and loves keeping her apartment patio lush for her feline family members and some of the local wildlife.  Sarah received her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from Western Washington University, which gave her remarkable opportunities to care for many non-domesticated animals as well. She has worked in rehab wildlife hospitals and at facilities like the Seattle Aquarium, and loves to bring this unique experience into her work at Whiskers at Home.  Sarah uses her knowledge of inherited behaviors and natural origins to ensure that your pets are comfortable, happy, and healthy until their favorite person in the world is returned to them. You!

Emily - North Kirkland

Emily has owned cats her whole life and currently lives with two: Gwen, a 12 year-old Savannah, and Suki, a 4 year-old Siamese mix. Emily was just 18 when she adopted Suki as her emotional-support animal, and they are truly best friends. Emily especially appreciates her strong relationship with Suki because she was able to help Suki overcome extreme nervousness as a young kitty and address litter-box issues she suffered from when she first joined Emily’s family.  Eventually with patience, Suki became successfully litter-box trained and is now truly best friends with her human, Emily. Every cat Emily has owned has been wildly different from the other in terms of personality and needs, so Emily has learned how to individualize her approach with each one to what works best for them. Emily is always excited to meet a new kitty and looks forward to getting to know and care for the many Whiskers at Home client cats.

Bethany - Bellevue
Bethany up 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. She was a happy girl with 12 cats running around! She’s worked at veterinary clinics for almost 4 years and has learned a lot about cats and their medical and behavioral issues. Bethany currently has 3 cats who are her whole world, named Baby-T, Nooks and Spooky. She found Baby-T when she was in elementary school in South Dakota and has been in love with him ever since. Nooks came with her partner, who got his name from hiding in the nooks and crannies of his house when he first adopted him. And Spooky was a clinic cat at a veterinary clinic she worked at, who was losing his vision and is now in his forever home.
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. 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 showered her with unconditional love every day. Christina enjoys providing overnight services for Whiskers at Home because she is able to spend extra time caring for and bonding with the household’s cats and dogs, in addition to providing peace of mind to their parents.

Joy - Overnight Pet Sitter

Joy has a lifelong love of cats and a lifetime of experience caring for a multitude of animals, including cats, dogs, horses, birds and more.  She also enjoys taking care of and cultivating plants, and has a degree in Horticulture. Currently, Joy also cares for cats in her volunteer work at MEOW cat rescue and by working at a Kirkland cat shop.  She especially enjoys discerning the individual personalities of each cat and figuring out how to develop a strong empathetic connection to them and their households. Joy believes every cat deserves individualized attention and care, and is especially patient with shy cats who often need more time to warm up to new people.  She loves helping each of the cats under her care miss their parents just a little bit less while they’re away!



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.


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.


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.


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!

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.



Trillian is a 5-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 1.5 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. 


Dorian Gray is a 16-year-old lover. He is always the first to meet guests, and loves to give “nose facials” by licking others’ nose non-stop. Dorian was originally found as a stray kitten by a neighbor, and John held onto him while the neighbor tried to locate an owner. Clearly the owner has been found. 🙂