Bio

My name is Michelle Romano and I am the sole proprietor and top dog of Waggs & Purrs Pet Sitting. My love for animals began at a very early age. There hasn’t been a time in my life when pets weren’t a part of it. Pets are my passion! Today I am a proud pet Mom to Emma and Yeti; both canine rescues from Lhasa Apso Rescue Colorado. They are my heart and soul and have me wrapped around their little paws. My heart also belongs to two calico kitties rescued from a vet clinic and a stray calico kitty whose family moved away and left her behind.

Over the years, friends and family have entrusted their precious pets in my care because they trusted my abilities and knew that I would treat their pets as I would my own. Spending my days with cats and dogs is the ultimate job. Kinda hard to even call it a “job.” Who can resist waggs and purrs, wet kisses and lap naps? Certainly not me. Pet sitting and dog walking is my profession, my livelihood and my business.

I have fostered 12 homeless, throw-away dogs that now have loving, forever homes; a new leash on life. Fostering these dogs was the most life-fulfilling thing I’ve ever done. I watched them come into rescue sad, lost, hurting and just wanting to be loved. With loving care, patience and medical attention they blossomed, regaining faith in their human counterparts.

Michelle Romano and her dogs, Yeti and EmmaAs a pet lover myself I understand the difficulty of finding someone who will care for your pets and respect your home. My clients can rest assure that they will be provided the highest degree of professionalism and heartfelt pet care for their four-legged family members. All pets are unique and deserve undivided attention.

Acutraq Background Check for Pet SittersMy integrity, dependability and moral character was formed, and is a direct result of serving in the United States Air Force. I am a member of Pet Sitters International, our industry’s premier, Pet Sitter International Logorespected and trusted pet sitter organization. I am completely insured and have a clear background check. I’m also co-coordinator for the Texas Pet Sitters Conference where professional pet sitters converge for seminars, hands-on learning and discussions to better care for the pets in their community.

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I have many references who will gladly speak of my compassion and abilities to care for animals, my dedication and my high-moral values. I provide the utmost quality pet care for responsible pet parents.

If you have a bored pooch and need daily dog walks, give me a call. When you’re ready to go on vacation, I will not only treat your pets like my own, but I will closely monitor your home and property.

Beach time with my pups, Emma & Yeti, in Port Aransas, Texas 2014

Beach time with my pups, Emma & Yeti, in Port Aransas, Texas 2014

“Pets aren’t my whole life…they make my life whole”