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Dog Walking | Pet Sitting | Cat Sitting | Dog Hike | Pet Taxi | Nail Trim | Special Care |  Farm Sitting | House Sitting | Overnight Stay

OUR OVERNIGHT HOUSE SITTING SERVICE IS CURRENTLY BOOKED FOR THE YEAR OF 2023. 

Meet The Team

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Caroline Lavigne

Business Owner

I was born French-Canadian in Montreal, Quebec. I have lived in the United States since 2012, after graduating from the University of Montreal with a degree in Biology. 

My first Veterinarian Technician position was in 2007, and it convinced me to pledge healing animals in need whenever possible. I fostered hundreds of animals, as well as volunteered in shelters, and even started a Catch & Release program with one of the many clinics I have worked at in Montreal.

 

After 14 years of working as a Veterinarian Nurse, I started a position as a Veterinarian Manager in a local rescue. 

I finally decided to work for myself and started WNC Pet Care in 2017, after caring for many pets as a side job. 

My veterinarian knowledge has allowed me to provide a superior approach to this field. Our staff are all CPR Pet Certified, and they undergo training for basic procedures, such as nail trimming, injections and more. 

I couldn't be more grateful for all of our client's trust with their beloved pets. I am, and always will be, taking care of animals as my own, and I share this important business motto with my team.

Caroline L.

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Amanda Burk

Business Manager
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Professional Pet Sitter

I graduated in 2011 from the University of Southern Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in Individual Studies (with an emphasis in Nutrition) and  minors in Marketing and Business. In 2010, I graduated from massage therapy school. I’m also a Certified Transformational Life Coach, Bowen Therapy Practitioner, and hold a 200 hour RYT. 

Although my career path has led me to work mainly with people, I’ve spent my free time caring for our furry friends. I grew up on a small farm in southern Missouri. It was there that I learned to treasure our four legged family members. 

I started rescuing animals in 2004. In 2013, my husband and I started a small domestic cat rescue on our property in southern Illinois. 

I’m truly honored to be a part of such an amazing community! I’m looking forward to helping care for your furry family members!

 

Amanda B.

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Benjamin O.

Professional Pet Sitter

Dog Walker

Greetings, fellow pet enthusiasts! I'm Benjamin, a proud local from the heart of WNC, Sylva NC. Animals have been my lifelong passion, and I'm thrilled to bring my love and care to WNC Pet Care as your dedicated pet-sitter and dog-walker.

From the enchanting world of horses to the delightful hops of frogs, I've shared my life with a diverse range of pets, each teaching me valuable insights into their unique needs and personalities. While all creatures hold a special place in my heart, dogs have an undeniable bond with me. As a devoted fur parent to two incredible canine companions, I understand the joy, love, and responsibility that comes with pet ownership.

Growing up, I've been entrusted by my neighbors to care for their beloved dogs, and my journey has led me to tend to various farm animals like sheep, chickens, pigs, and cows. Now, back in the embrace of our beautiful region, I'm pursuing my dream of becoming a therapist while nurturing my true calling of caring for animals.

When I'm not immersed in my studies, you'll find me exploring the great outdoors, be it through my passion for white-water kayaking or tending to a thriving garden. I also value time spent with my loved ones. Every moment spent with loved ones, including your cherished pets, is a treasure.

In Joining WNC Pet Care, I am committed to providing the highest quality care for your furry family members. With a blend of professionalism and genuine kindness, I'm eager to create a lasting bond with both you and your beloved companions. Let's embark on this wonderful journey together, ensuring your pets are showered with the love, attention, and joy they deserve.

Ben O.

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Max Ringenbach

Professional Pet Sitter
&
Dog Walker

Born in Idaho but having grown up in Raleigh, I call North Carolina home. I initially pursued a Bachelor's degree in Emergency Medical Care, but the pandemic caused me to make the decision to walk away from college. 

I have always had a love for animals, and I enjoy getting to meet new pups and cats every day I am at work! When I am not helping with fur babies, I also work for a local bakery in Asheville. 

I enjoy spending time with my dog (Nala, as pictured above) and my beautiful wife. We love exploring the mountains, and you can oftentimes find me tackling the whitewater in my kayak!

Max R. 

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Gracie Craft

Professional Pet Sitter
&
Dog Walker

I attended the University of North Carolina- Charlotte, and specialized in art. I have grown up in North Carolina, and I have always loved working with and being around animals!

 

I have thoroughly enjoyed volunteering at numerous local animal shelters, and I held an internship where I job shadowed at a veterinarian office as well.

I have always wanted to pursue a path where I could work with animals, and this job has made that dream come true for me! 

I love being creative in my free time. I also enjoy spending time with my two dogs, Cletus and Butter. I think it is important to be the voice for the ones who don't have one. 

Gracie C. 

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Trish Johnson

Professional Pet Sitter
&
Dog Walker

I am a native of Western North Carolina, grew up in Brevard, attended UNC-A, and have lived in in Asheville ever since.

 

I have a degree in Mass Communications, and certifications in Functional Nutrition and Fitness.

 

I’ve always had a huge passion for health and animals, and now I’m proud to have created a career doing what I love. And I’m so excited to be a part of the WNC Pet Care team!

 

I have been pet sitting for over 15 years and have cared for hundreds of animals. I have a lot of experience with senior dogs, but I love puppies and cats too!

 

I used to have three dogs of my own and a job where I worked long hours or traveled often, so I understand how important it is to find someone qualified to take good care of fur babies. I always treat animals like they are my own and care for them with the highest attention and detail. 

 

In addition to hanging with animals, you can find me teaching fitness classes, cooking, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, and taking photos…mostly of adorable sleeping dogs!

Trish J. 

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