Jessica Dwyer, 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:
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.
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 Fiancé
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.
THE GREAT PURR
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.
VP OF SECURITY
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 originall
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