Hi everyone! I’m Ben. I’m a lifetime animal lover who spent my formative years around every kind of animal from dogs to rats to hissing cockroaches to goats and chickens and horses and pigeons. My animal care background pertains primarily to animal advocacy with and in association with various animal rights organizations and sanctuaries, including founding a local Food Not Bombs chapter, an organization that feeds homeless people healthy, hearty, and in our case vegetarian meals. A couple of years ago I moved to Atlanta to start a small film production company, which has given me plenty of free time to spend in the company of little furry friends once again. I have spent much of my life working long, unconventional hours, engrossed with the heartache of being away from my pets. Knowing that they were in the care of loved ones or trusted pet sitters always relieved my tensions greatly, and I am so thrilled to be given the opportunity to provide that same peace of mind to you all alongside Frogs to Dogs. Can’t wait to meet your babies!
My love for animals stems from a childhood obsession with guinea pigs. I grew up with guinea pigs and kitties and spent my summers as a kid grooming and riding horses. As a teenager I worked at my local Petco where I learned the basics of doggie nutrition and fell in love with a sweet ferret named Mel. I attended college at Appalachian State University where I studied Sustainable Development. My two loves are food and critters and protecting our environment helps create world in which healthy plants and happy animals can thrive. The last three and a half years I have worked in kennels in Atlanta supervising large groups of dogs at play. This experience taught me a great deal about canine body language. Outside of work, I spent my time raising a litter of nine bouncing baby bunnies. Currently, I live in Grant Park with my now very large bunny boy named Tito and a sweet kitty named Kitty! I am very excited to be a part of the Frogs team and cannot wait to meet your pets!
Hi, I’m Alyssa! I live in Grant Park with a quirky bospin and a sweet pit-lab mix. I’ve loved and cared for animals my entire life – from mushing huskies and herding cats, to catching crickets for tarantulas, even helping friends with livestock – I am comfortable interacting with almost any critter under the sun! I look forward to providing safe and fun care for your animals because I know how good it feels to have a caring, trustworthy pet sitter.
Hi there! My name is Carley and I’m a proud Atlanta native and lucky Mom to 2 dogs and 4 cats. All of my pets but one are special medical needs rescues, so I’m very familiar with the needs of senior pets, or those with particular health issues/needs. Between growing up in a house and then a Victorian dairy farm filled with everything from cats, dogs and mice, to bunnies, chickens, goats and an exotic bird named Morticai – my love for all animals was fostered at a very young age! I promise to share that same love and devotion to your fur kids. When I’m not spending time with animals, you can find me working hard at my antique business or enjoying historical landmarks. I look forward to getting to know you and your furry family!
Hi, I’m Aden. I’m new to Georgia, and the United States, having just emigrated from Ireland to marry my childhood sweetheart! I live in Edgewood and I love meeting new people and animals alike! Ever since I was a baby I have had dogs and cats in the family, and the bonds that I shared with them are priceless to me. I love spending time with animals that are most in need, so when I am not working you can find me volunteering at local animal shelters. I love my job and I look forward to meeting you and your pet!
Hi I’m Lynsi, a huge animal lover and dog enthusiast living in Decatur. I’ve been pet sitting and dog walking for over 10 years. I’m experienced in working with small and big dogs, puppies, and elderly dogs. I understand the stress that accompanies leaving your pet in another person’s hands while you are away. As a courtesy I am more than happy to text or email photos of your fur babe to you as often as you like while they’re in my care. I’m happy to take care of any other animals that might need food, water, a walk, cuddles, or a little play time and attention. I also have experience with turtles, fish, snakes, chickens, birds, hamsters, rats, and kitty cats.
I currently have three loves of my own; two cats, Gazoo and Snowball, and a rescue pup named Toby. If you like I can bring Toby along to house drop ins for a bonus play date.
I’m very excited to be a part of the Frogs to Dogs team. Nothing makes me happier than being surrounded by animals and I look forward to meeting yours.
Hi, I’m Mandie. I’m from Augusta, GA and have been in Atlanta for 7 years. I am a nurse practitioner and I work with children with transplants. There are therapy dogs where I work and it is incredible to see how animals can comfort and heal your loved ones. I have always loved animals for as long as I can remember. I have a Garfield-esq orange tabby who likes to play with Q-tips and cause trouble. I recently adopted a 10-year-old pit bull who thinks she is a 90 pound lap dog and my shadow. My animals are definitely a part of my family and I understand the importance of peace of mind when you have to leave them. I look forward to meeting and caring for your furry family members.
I’m from Rochester NY and have been in Atlanta for almost 17 years now. I’ve been a graphic designer and am studying to become an aircraft mechanic. I love camping and all things on two wheels, including restoring vintage Vespa scooters. Growing up we had all sorts of pets ranging from rabbits to cats, dogs and salt water fish! My fiance Maggie and I currently have two spoiled cats ‘Hoot’ and ‘Nom’ and recently lost our little 15 year old Corgi mix ‘Tyke’. We hope to find another forever friend soon but in the meantime we’d love to keep your pets happy and comfortable.
I’ve loved animals for as long as I can remember; as a child got in trouble more than once for taking home strays and hiding them from my parents. I can’t say much has changed since then.
We currently have two lovely rescue dogs that just love to travel and go on adventures. They were a lot of work at first, hardly go anywhere without them now and I wouldn’t trade them for the world.
I’ve worked with many different animal behaviorists and professional trainers from across the country on my own pets, and I would love to get a chance to meet and take care of your furry family members!
Carly lives in Decatur with her husband, 2 dogs, and 3 goats, and has participated off and on in the animal foster and rescue community for over a decade. She has been an animal lover from a very early age and enjoys that pet sitting provides a nice diversion from the stress of her day job, working with humans who don’t sit on command.